Happy spring everyone! (Well, almost)
It’s hard to imagine that nearly a year ago we were facing a lock down and requests to shelter in place.
We all have missed and put life events on hold like celebrations, memorials, graduations and so much more. We also had to make the computer our means of staying connected. I for one, miss very much the fellowship and vibrancy of the physical classroom and I’m already looking to the fall in hopes of making that expectation a reality.
That said, there were upsides to being able to meet students via Zoom classes from all over the world! I was able to develop new curriculum and class projects for the venues where I normally teach in person.
I’m excited to share with you one of those new projects currently being offered through the Vesterheim Folk Art School in Decorah, IA. If you’ve been looking for a bit of inspiration to get your creative juices going outside your pewter thread bracelet projects, check out this new “twist” on tradition. Check out my new Sámi Inspired Sparkle Hoop Earring Class!
Explore a new “twist” on a traditional craft! Using pewter wire thread and a macramé style weave, students will create a pair of hoop earrings with a silver drop and sterling silver French hook ear wires. Finished hoops are approximately 1 inch in diameter and display a soft shimmery sparkle in sunlight and candle light. No previous experience is necessary, but a willingness to use hand tools is required. Kits come with all supplies needed (an $80 value!) with the exception of pliers. Two flat nose pliers are required, but if you don’t own a pair they can be purchased separately from the Vesterheim Museum Store. Get ready to rock your own jewelry tradition!
For more information or to register: https://folkartschool.vesterheim.org/class/2021-05-14-sami-inspired-sparkle-hoop-earrings
Where will your creativity take you this season?