I'm teaching a beginning metalsmithing class in September! You will learn how to make a sterling silver bracelet cuff (like the ones pictured) in a 1-hour class. We will be using simple, practical and easy to learn techniques. You will cut, file, shape, patina, polish and then wear!
Wednesday, September 8th
Friday, September 10th
Cost: $30 which includes all materials and tools necessary
Calusa Studio is now part of the First Wednesday Art Walk in downtown Salem! The first Wednesday of every month the studio is open from 4-8pm, serving wine and appetizers to the downtown crowd. It's an open invitation to come downtown, enjoy the evening and visit my studio along with many other local businesses that participate in the First Wednesday Art Walk.
Save the date! Wednesday, September 1st is the next First Wednesday Event.
I'm really excited to share that a few of my designs are available for purchase at Bittersweet Boutique. Located in downtown Salem, Oregon, Bittersweet Boutique is a well known gem among Salem shoppers that are looking for a distinctive shopping experience that is usually only seen in big cities. Voted Best Women's Clothing Store in the Mid Valley 2010, Bittersweet Boutique can be found at 321 Court Street Ne, Salem, Oregon. Calusa Studio is proud to be one of their featured local jewelry artists. Check them out on Facebook or visit their website.
This past weekend I was at Summer in the City 2010, downtown Salem, Oregon. My first official festival. In spite of the incredibly hot weather, nearly 100 degrees in my tent on Saturday, festival goers were fun and supportive - I had a blast. Other local artists were there from Artists in Action, along with great musical talents like Cherry Poppin Daddies and Country Joe McDonald! People were keeping cool with refreshing Sangria plied by Hip Chics Do Wine and margharitas from La Margharita. A few Oregon wineries like Hip Chics, Pheasant Valley, Noble among other were there pouring. Thanks to everyone for the wonderful weekend, it was a great experience and a perfect way to spend my 40th birthday! Also, congratulations to Wendy! She was the winner of the $50 gift certificate from Calusa Studio. If you didn't make it out this year, be sure to put Summer in the City on your calendars for next year - it's a great Salem experience.