This is a group on facebook where jewelry designers present their handmade components. My shows include beads, pendants, cabochons, and earring pairs. Each show is a unique presentation of my latest work. I also offer a selection of collectables such as ephemera, chain or art supplies. You must be a member of the group to participate.
Occasionally I will also pop up at
Bead Life, or One Sweet Bead Market. or.......Woman Creative Connection! The face book groups have been a gift of community to Creatives. Please check out one of these groups. The designs are always fresh!
Entries - Now- Oct. 15th, 2023
Criteria - use a component by Barbara A McGuire in a work you have created. Any media. Take two pictures, one of the item and one being worn! Send to firstname.lastname@example.org It's OK to use manikins, hand forms etc. If it's 3-D ok to photo wall or table.
No restrictions - time, materials, size.
Prizes - Awarded Oct. 18th.
1st prize - $100 redeemable in Barbara's Artwork, first choice of November or December show
1st Prize - $100 stamp impressions.
Grand Grand Prize - $150 Value 3 hr. private session Zoom class in BB Mokume, Millefiori Canes ( except faces), Wire, Metal Clay, or Marketing!
*****Honorable Mentions - to EVERY ENTRY. Prize is a Zoom polymer color class Date TBA (recordings available). Everyone is a winner - and you don't need to be present to win! ********
Just Do It!
A new opportunity from the best kept secret in WNC - William Holland Lapidary School (located just over the GA border in Young Harris). This is the pilot for future plans and we hope you'll join us. Kim St. Jean and I are combining copper fold forming and polymer in a special 24pp retreat Nov. 10-13 (Veteran's Day weekend). The link just went live yesterday. The only pre-requisite is you must already know how to use polymer. Project materials are included and no need to haul equipment - because it's already there. It's so new we don't have all the details or samples, but I can guarantee you - we are doing our best to make it memorable!
It's a lesson in scale. Less is More! More Metal, Molding and Mokume. Your wall doll is a personal reflection of focus. This is a relaxed social and shared learning experience so all you need to bring is a smile!
William Holland is a residence craft school with complete facilities and classes revolving around lapidary, jewelry design and unique craft. The campus is located in Young Harris GA near the NC border. Sessions begin on Sunday evening and continue though Friday am. Each week offers a unique roster of skilled teachers in lapidary, wire, silversmithing, glass, and beading. Meals are included in the residence tuition. Lodging is double occupancy . Includes evening programs. Rock hound heaven!
Formerly a 1945 skating rink, Mars Landing Gallery hosts 6000 sq. feet of unique and progressive work. We are located 20 miles north of Asheville, NC. Meadowsweet Creamery, a 'must taste' ice cream shop, is located inside the gallery.
These special projects are designed to offer a sneak peak at what is possible with polymer clay. All the designs are premade - making you the designer of your own expression. This is a relaxed social and learning experience so all you need to bring is a smile!