A Cagey Pendant and Earrings ~ Beginner Class
As you may have read, I recently moved back to Virginia after 3 years in West Virginia. The area I lived in West Virginia is beautiful and I was fortunate to be able to sell my jewelry in several galleries. The galleries cater to the tourist that travel to the forest and mountains. But, there isn't a market for classes, mostly because the local population is very small. The population of Tucker County, WV is just a bit over 7,000 and the entire county has one traffic light. So no teaching.
Now that I'm back in Virginia it seems like I am destined to teach and I am thrilled. Teaching is a lot of work, especially the beginner classes, but I do love it. I love to share the techniques of bending wire and to invite new people to learn to make jewelry.
A Blingy Spiral Pendant ~ Beginner Class
My friend Jeanette teaches at the Reston Community Center (RCC). She loves to teach the intermediate and advanced classes. She and I spoke and it seems like a great match for me to take on the beginner classes and then hand the students over to her for the more advanced and lengthy classes.
I've drafted 3 new beginner classes and Jeanette is going to propose them to her contact at RCC. If all goes as we think it will, I will be on the winter schedule.
A Wrapped Up Bracelet ~ Beginner Class
In the meantime, I have a couple other venues that I will be approaching for classes. I'll write about them as they get finalized.
And yes, I'll still be selling my jewelry, just not as much. I'm still at the Buxton & Landstreet Gallery & Studios and I've got plans to approach some other shops and galleries. It all takes time.
Have a wonderfully creative and joy filled day, ~ Linda
P.S. Here are some internet links that you will enjoy!
The Buxton & Landstreet Gallery & Studios
My friend Jeanette
ArtBLISS Workshops A great place to learn more about art and have fun
And then there's my sites: