Monthly Archives: October 2009

Back online, leaves, rice crispy treats and schedule updates

Computer Woes

I flew my dad (an accountant) out for a week so we could finally get my quickbooks all in order and get things set up properly. We worked tirelessly for a full week trying to get everything in order. Wouldn’t you know that just as we are getting to the finishing touches the stinking computer crashes on me. UGH! I just cried and nearly sold the business. Luckily we were able to recover all the data and programs and things are back up and running…. and I am still in business. I was serious about selling the business because there was NO way that I was going to go through all of that again! Well, my computer was being worked on for over a week and I am so glad to have it back now. I did get into the studio to make a few things. I also spoke with a new shop about teaching at their place. We have agreed on the projects and are just now setting the dates for those classes. I have also added some new classes to my schedule as it is now so be sure to check them out.

Published again:

I received some other good news about a week ago also. Back in April, before we left for Indonesia I had submitted a couple of pictures to be looked at for a book. The author of the book would like to include some pictures of other artists work to go along with what she is teaching in her book. I figured that since I never heard from them that my pieces weren’t selected, but as it turns out, there were just a lot to choose from and they selected one of mine. The book is titled “Mixed Metal Jewelry Workshop” and will be out later in the spring of 2010.

New Leaves:
Here are a couple of new leaves that I have made. They will be posted on my website for sale no later than tomorrow.
Forged Leaves

Girls having Halloween fun:
My girls and I made rice crispy treats last night, but they turned out to be cats. The pictures aren’t very good, but you get the point.
Girls with treats

Rice Crispy Cats

Metalsmithing and jewelry classes in North East Ohio

Here is the updated schedule. Note, there is one space left in my Tube Setting Class tomorrow night. It is going to be a good one and limited to only 4 people.

November/December 2009 Schedule
Location Date Time Class Cost
Norton
10/27
6:00 – 9:00 pm
Tube Setting – 4 person limit
$75
Embellish
10/28
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Intro To Wire Wrapping Pendant
$32
Edy Beadys
10/29
6:00 – 9:00 pm
Forged leaves
$50**
Edy Beadys
11/5
6:00 – 9:00 pm
Wire Wrapped Cabochon
$50**
Embellish
11/11
6:00 – 9:00 pm
Wire Angel Pendants (2 angels)
$50
Edy Beadys
11/12
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Wire Angels
$35**
Norton
11/17
10:30 – 1:30 pm
Forged Leaves
$50
Edy Beadys
11/17
6:00 – 9:00 pm
Wire Wrapped Paisley
$50**
Embellish
11/18
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Custom Stamped Pendant
11/19
6:30 pm
Embellish
Free
Edy Beadys
11/21
10:00 – 12:00 pm
Forged bracelets
$35**
Edy Beadys
11/21
1:00 – 4:00 pm
Lily Pendant and Cone Earrings
$45**
12/3
5:30 pm
Melissa’s Studio in Norton – Holiday Social
Free
Norton
12/4
4:00 – 9:00 pm
Holiday Open House
Norton
12/5
12:00 – 8:00 pm
Holiday Open House
Edy Beadys
12/8
6:00 – 9:00 pm
Victorian Earrings
$50**
Edy Beadys
12/9
6:00 – 9:00 pm
Soldered Embellishments
$50**
Embellish
12/12
10:00 – 12:30pm
Working with Resin
Embellish
12/12
1:00 – 4:00pm
Soldered Frame Pendant
Edy Beadys
12/14
6:00 – 9:00 pm
Captured Sparkle Pendant
$50**
Embellish
12/15
6:00 – 9:00 pm
Wired Angels (2 Angels)
$50

** Some materials not included. Please see the class description or shop for details.

Payment
must be received in full to guarantee your space. All materials and use
of tools are included in the class fee, unless otherwise noted.

Custom classes available by request. Contact me at: jewelry@melissamuir.com

Class locations:

Norton Studio

*Click to see pictures of the studio*

My personal studio and classrooms are located in Norton, OH. For address and directions please contact me at jewelry@melissamuir.com. I can be reached by phone at, 800-876-6981 or 330-294-0177.

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Beadtini Boutique

Beadtini Boutique is located in Sawmill Run at

1245 South Cleveland Massillon Road, Copley OH 44321

To Register for classes at this location please call:330-668-4717

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EdyBeadys Bead Shoppe

EdyBeadys is located at 2872 Whipple Ave, Canton, OH, 44708

To Register for classes at this location please call: 330-479-9598

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Embellish

Embellish is located at 19055 Old Lake Rd. – Rocky River, Ohio 44116 – (Directly across from the Pink Hotel) To register for classes at this location please call: 440-333-8885

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Prices will be updated for those classes that don’t have a price yet. You can check my website for updates: melissamuir.com.