Thursday, April 29, 2010

Steampunk Workshop

There is still room in this great Steampunk Jewelry
Workshop Monday May, 3, 2010
Here are some links to give you an idea on what Steampunk Jewelry is .

Wire cutters (flush)
Bent nose pliers
Round nose pliers
Needle nose pliers
Sculpey, Premo, or other polymere clay
22, 18, or any size you have,wire. Copper, silver, steel or that artist wire will work fine.

Broken watch parts including
Watch faces, gears, keys, lenses.
Small Images, smaller than a quarter down to smaller that a dime.
Small electrical parts
Small Chain pieces are fine.

Due to the cost of small watch parts I will have an affordable kit available with bits and pieces of the above supplies.

Hope to see you there.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

What's New?

I recently received a shipment from Peacock Park.  Here a few of the things I put into the store.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Upcoming Workshops


May 3  5:30 to 7:30

May 10,  5:30 to 7:30

May 17 5:30 to 7:30

Come on in and sign up.  The Collage workshop has 1 space left.  The Steampunk Jewelry has 3 spaces.
I will have supply and material lists by Wed. in the store.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

New Workshop: Drilling Holes in Things!

In Vital Elements Newest Workshop you can learn how to drill holes in Island rocks and beach glass. Also learn the best way to drill a shell without chipping it.  You need a Dremel tool for this class.  My new preferred Dremel for this process is a cordless one.  I am planning on holding it on Monday Evening  May 17th. 
This class will run from 5:30 to 7:30- 8:00 . 

I will order the drill bits need for this class and there will be a charge for that.
If you have earring or other jewelry findings bring them.  I do have them for purchase as well.
This will be a fun workshop and you will be going home with a finished piece of beach glass and or beach rock jewelry.
Bring your own beach glass and rocks.

Homework and Beachwork  Look for thinner rocks to make this beginners class easy. No agates just the flat dark ones on our local beached.  For beach glass pick out your thinner pieces.  Pair up your pieces for earrings. Start a sketch book with simple drawings of your idea, think of what beads you have or check out Vital elements beads for accents.
Keep Checking Back for Examples.  
This workshop will be 30.00

Thursday, April 15, 2010

All About Resins Workshop Mon. April 19th (Full)

Here is the promised list of supplies you should bring with you to the All about Resing Workshop.                          

bottle Caps and other small jewelry type items like frames or tiny tins
small jewelry size pictures you can copy these from your own files and print them out or cut images from magazines.
small metal embellishments, crystal beads, glass glitter, jewels other things to put into the resin for texture
small paintbrush
apron or workshirt

I think that is it.  Sorry I am so late in getting this posted I came down with a fever last night and just went to bed! 
I will have some jewelry findings available to purchase and some pictures too. The pictures are 5.00 a sheet and the little frames range from 1.50 to 6.00.
Make sure you come by 5:00 so we can get started!   

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Basic Jewelry 101 Workshop

Hi All,
Thought I would update the information for my first workshop.  There has been an opening in this class due to the fact that the Lopez ferry doesn't run late enough for a gal on Lopez to take this workshop so give me a call and sign up.  If you want to take this with a friend I could probably handle two more.  My biz number is (360) 298-0300
Read earlier posts to find out more about this class and what you will need.
Save money and bring your own beads and findings.  Vital Elements will supply stringing material, crimping beads, toggles or clasps, headpins and earring wires.   This class will be fast paced and fun!   Bring a note pad for notes.

Friday, April 02, 2010

Beads and Jewelry Findings oh and Hearts!

I just unpacked a box of great jewelry findings.  They are frames and surfaces to use with small pictures.  Nunn Design makes the little frames.  I am going to find the time today to make a few necklaces and earrings from these wonderful pieces.  I'll add some beads and make some great pieces. 
I have had these hearts in my shop and need to do something creative with them.  They have a loop on them and can be hung.  They're little scared heart bottles. 
One last thing. 
I found these images of old Czech Beads.   I love the images.  These bead cards were offered on eBay.