What a great name... The Creative Connection!
I was introduced to The Creative Connection by
Halligan Norris, who coincidentally is Junior Designer at one of my favorite jewelry companies,.....
John Wind - Maximal Art!
Halli will be teaching jewelry design with family heirlooms at an amazing creativity conference, and I need to be front row for that class. My love of jewelry, real and costume, came from watching my Great Grandmother (I feel so blessed to have REALLY known her... she was born in 1902 and left us in the mid 80s) pick through her jewelry box on her way to the Picwell, to listen to the City Councilman speak at the Community Center, or for a family dinner. She always grabbed a pendant from this necklace to pair with a twist of pearls, or pin a brooch inside a big flower pin, "to make it say somethin'". That was her stamp of approval, "Oh this is saying somethin'!". So as you can imagine a class entitled Necklace of Family Heirlooms has me salivating.
Halli describes her class:
If you’re like me, you like to rummage and “flea market” through drawers and jewelry boxes looking for family heirlooms that you can “redefine.” In this class, you’ll learn how to give your old jewelry finds new life by making a unique necklace. Examples of items to bring to our class include keys to previous houses, old pet tags, lockets, fabric flowers from hats, special buttons from a grandmother’s blouse, brooches, chains, beads, earrings, and rings. I’ll have more trinkets and findings on hand for you to complete your necklace.
Mmm Hmmm sounds like fun, right?
The Creative Connection Event takes place in Minneapolis, and is a 3-day conference (September 16th, 17th, and 18th) created by Nancy Soriano and Jo Packham for creative women and women entrepreneurs. The event's goal is to bring together women who are passionate about being creative in their lives as artists, business owners, bloggers, and more. If you're interested in participating, register quickly, as you can imagine classes will fill quickly.
Look at this list of classes, I don't know how I'll be able to choose!