Sunday, May 2, 2010

The Creative Connection Event!

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!

A Funny Thing Learned on the Way to the Baby Sweater,  

All That Glitters

Art & Coronation

Crochet Like a Pro

 

Cup O’Joe Pincushion

Display-Your-Creativity Necklace with Keepsake Box

Distress for Success

Embellishing Knitwear

Fancy Christmas Tree Topper

Felted Acorn Necklace

Felted Wool Holiday Ornaments

 

The List goes on and on.... there is a class for everyone!

Hope to see you there!!

Follow the Creative Connection Event on twitter and facebook!  


 

 

 

Special for the Style Shepherd Followers: This weeks Style Shepherd Giveaway is very special.  In the spirit of Creative Connections, and connecting creatively, this necklace is a collaboration of Halligan Norris and John Wind.  To win you must be a follower of the Style Shepherd,  and leave a comment about the classes being offered at The Creative Connection. You can say which is your favorite, what kinds of similar classes you have taken or are interested in... anything related to the classes given at The Creative Connection Event.  You can comment as many times as you like, as long as each comment is about different class. For an extra 2 entries... tweet this link http://tinyurl.com/27phrf3 to @IBelieveInStyle, @JWMaximalArt, and @TCCEvent and one other friend. So your tweet should look like this:

(@Your friend )Check this out http://tinyurl.com/27phrf3 @IBelieveInStyle @JWMaximalArt @TCCEvent   

 Each winner will be chosen by random.org and as always, this giveaway is open to every country. Qualifying comments must be in English (Sorry, no translation yet) and entered by Saturday, May 8th, 2010 11:59PM EST.  The winners will be notified and announced on Sunday, May 9th 2010.

Good Luck!

Rhonda Ryan PR - Maximal Art  IBelieveInStyle@gmail.com 

80 comments:

  1. Besides the family Heirloom class I'm very interested in the crochet class.. that's something I do to relax my mind, but I'd like to learn some new tricks. I tweeted to my friend @InBlueLight.

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  2. I am interesed on FABRIC
    FELTED ACORN NECKLACE cause I loove necklaces :D and I like so much handmade things I can use and make for myself :D

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  3. Crochet Like a Pro sounds nice. I've been crocheting since I was 8 years old but I'm sure I don't know it all :)

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  4. I'm quite interested in the Crochet Like a Pro class. Looks good! =)

    Evelyn
    eggyc at hotmail dot com

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  5. Here's my tweet:
    http://twitter.com/3velyna/status/13310063448

    Evelyn
    eggyc at hotmail dot com

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  6. I follow (follower name is Damla). I'd be interested in the Gemstone Enchantment Jewelry class.

    annabell_lee_dk (at) yahoo.com

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  7. I am a current blog follower Lyudmila.
    I pick the NECKLACE OF FAMILY HEIRLOOMS. It has a moden design.
    lusizova (at) gmail.com

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  8. tweet
    http://twitter.com/Ludmilochka/status/13315154064
    lusizova (at) gmail.com

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  9. I like the NECKLACE OF FAMILY HEIRLOOMS.

    lusizova(at) gmail.com

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  10. The necklace of family heirlooms is beautiful
    I pick that one

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  11. all the classes sound great. But All That Glitters seems most up my alley. I wish I were closer. I love taking creative classes. I have taken a PMC ring class. I am planning on taking a stained glass class at some point.

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  12. Enter me please! I'm already a follower via google
    I love FELTED ACORN NECKLACE

    Ana Belén R.M
    fisiwoman@hotmail.com
    Spain

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  13. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/fisiwoman/statuses/13327944317

    fisiwoman@hotmail.com #2

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  14. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/fisiwoman/statuses/13327944317

    fisiwoman@hotmail.com #1

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  15. I Tweeted

    http://twitter.com/greeeneyedwhwom/status/13333257819

    ty

    nancyrobster@gmail.com

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  16. My grandmother was a master of crochet! I used to dabble, but never really learned how to crochet intricately! Crochet Like a Pro sounds like a great class!

    ty

    nancyrobster@gmail.com

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  17. The class "Fancy Christmas Tree Topper" would be so much fun! It would be brilliant to have an tree topper made by family to pass down through the generations!

    Lovely!

    ty

    nancyrobster@gmail.com

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  18. Tweet #2

    http://twitter.com/greeeneyedwhwom/status/13333257819


    ty

    nancyrobster@gmail.com

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  19. I'm so glad to see the cute pincushions that are being made today! I'd love to take the Wool Felt Pin Cushions class! I was forever losing pins and I never thought of a pincushion!

    ty

    nancyrobster@gmail.com

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  20. My favourite class is the Necklace of Family Heirlooms, taught by Halligan Norris of John Wind Signature/Maximal Art.

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  21. I tweeted:

    http://twitter.com/aikchien/status/13356481794

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  22. I chose The Vivid Vignette because I'd like to paint more, Ruth Rae's Magpie Journal, because I love Ruth's book Layered Tattered and STitched, and the Le Bohemian Charm Necklace because I think it's breathtaking... Off to go click follow. Thanks!!!
    Jen
    www.birdfromawire.blogspot.com
    birdfromawire@gmail.com

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  23. I have a cousin who makes felt "everything" and I've always been envious of her talent, so the Felted Wool Holiday Ornaments class sounds like it may teach me how to do a few things!!

    ty

    nancyrobster@gmail.com

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  24. I really love this one:

    http://www.thecreativeconnectionevent.com/wp/cup-o%E2%80%99joe-pincushion/

    I follow the blog!

    Naomi

    mariko.koda@gmail.com

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  25. I follow you with GFC as joanne.j

    I like the "A Retro Kitchen" class

    joanne.j at hotmail dot com

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  26. Tweet http://twitter.com/joannej1982/status/13418667890

    joanne.j at hotmail dot com

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  27. Tweet http://twitter.com/joannej1982/status/13418667890

    joanne.j at hotmail dot com

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  28. The 'Ditress for Success' class would be fun for me- while I LOVE ot craft, it does not come instinctually for me. I love the distressed look, and would love know how to do it and do it well! khaski78 at hotmail dot com Follower, of course!

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  29. The FELTED WOOL HOLIDAY ORNAMENTS class looks great! I love working with felt. It is relaxing and fun.
    Thanks for the chance. This necklace is so gorgeous!
    eli_green22 at yahoo dot com dot br

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  30. I love crochet so I choose Crochet Like a Pro!!! It sounds so interesting!!!
    cal_rubies at yahoo dot es

    Thanks, it's a great giveaway and your blog is amazing!!!

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  31. I would love the Display your Creativity Necklace class as I enjoy making jewelry and this looks like fun.cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  32. I like the Fancy Christmas Tree Topper class as I could use a new tree topper.cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  33. I think the All That Glitters class would come in handy for Christmas displays.cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  34. I would like the Art & Coronation class for a little girls birthday party centerpiece.cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  35. The Retro Kitchen class would be nice as you could learn how to make something unique for a wedding shower gift.cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  36. I would love the Crochet Like A Pro class as I have always wanted to learn how to crochet.cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  37. The Cup od Joe class would be great for my coffee-addicted sister.cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  38. With Dress for Distress I could make a nice plate to hand in my kitchen.cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  39. The Embellishing Knitwear class would help me to make a little something for my niece.cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  40. The Felted Wool Holiday Ornaments would be a great class for Thanksgiving table settings.cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  41. I follow your blog

    Donna
    dwarrington1@gmail.com

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  42. Great classes, the A Retro Kitchen one looks cool...I love the colors from the 50s. I would love to make some chair covers using the fabric with these delightful color. I'm bookmarking this site and this date. I would love to get a signed copy of your book as well.

    Donna
    dwarrington1@gmail.com

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  43. I had a picture taken of my granddaughter in a red outfit that a friend of mine brought back from Japen, I've since purchased a frame and a kit to gild the frame with gold leaf. Since I haven't even started this project, I'm bookmarking this site and date as well. Might as well learn how to do it first before attempting on mine own.

    Donna
    dwarrington1@gmail.com

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  44. Art and Coronation
    I've decoupage in the past but would love to learn how to use wire in my art projects. My granddaughter's room is in the Princess theme, I would love to make a crown to go with the magic wane that I bought at a Art Fair, I've again bookmarked this site and date.

    Donna
    dwarrington1@gmail.com

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  45. Distress for Success
    I've actually destressed as well with tea but would love to see how you do it. Boy, I think I'm going to be busy in September. Again, book marked it.

    Donna
    dwarrington1@gmail.com

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  46. Fancy Christmas Tree Toppers
    I can't believe we are talking Christmas already but I guess it is right around the corner, I truly think that it's the topper that makes the tree and would love to join you in this class. I love everything vintage as well so I will fit right in. Bookmarked.

    Donna
    dwarrington1@gmail.com

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  47. Folk-Art Portrait Painting
    OK, so I don't know if everyone is like me but in my home, folk-art and vintage go hand-in-hand....I love them. And, if I could learn to paint folk-art portrait, I would have died and gone to heaven. BOOKMARKED...it's like you know I would visit your site. It's me, all me.

    Donna
    dwarrington1@gmail.com

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  48. Necklace of Family Heirlooms
    I actually bought old jewelry at yard sales, taken them apart and made new pieces, some turned out well, others...well, not so well. Perhaps your class would benefit me as well. I like putting objects not normally found on jewelry, such as keys, pet tags, etc on necklaces...I've again bookmarked this class. I think I will have to take off work for the three days of classes.

    Donna
    dwarrington1@gmail.com

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  49. Le Bohemian Charm Necklace
    As in my previous post, I would benefit from this class as well.....Bohemian to me means vintage and again, I would love to attend to learn to make interesting jewelry and one of a kind (that's what I like the most).

    Donna
    dwarrington1@gmail.com

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  50. I like All that Glitters Class!

    joanne.j at hotmail dot com

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  51. Old Book Journal
    I planned a weekend trip to New York City and started my NYC journal, places I wanted to visit, shops I wanted to stop by, etc. etc. etc.....while in NYC, I took my journal out a couple of times and jotted down notes.....as of today, I have more than a dozen journals, a garden journal, kids journal, etc. etc. etc. I would love this class....it would be my favorite, why not decorate my journals? I need to go back to the site to see what I have to do to sign up...I am so excited that I found my site and theirs.

    Donna
    dwarrington1@gmail.com

    Donna
    dwarrington1@gmail.com

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  52. The classes look great. I'd love to take the one on making the Fancy Christmas Tree Topper.
    jentam777 AT gmail DOT com

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  53. The "Distress for Success" class sounds fun and interesting! lockwoodmerrie@yahoo.com

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  54. My grandmother used to distress art work and I don't have a clue how to do it! I'd love to take the Distress for Success class

    ty

    nancyrobster@gmail.com

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  55. The A Retro Kitchen Class looks tres nostalgic and fun!

    ty

    nancyrobster@gmail.com

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  56. Both of my grandmothers were artists and I have many others in the family but none to Folk Art so I think the Folk-Art Portrait Painting Class would be great as I would learn how to do something that nobody else in my family does!

    ty

    nancyrobster@gmail.com

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  57. I'd love to take the Wearable Art Necklace Class as I'm always finding little treasures at thrift stores and making them into jewelry would be a good way to use them!

    ty

    nancyrobster@gmail.com

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  58. My grandmother passed away over 25 yrs ago, but I still have bags and bags of fabric, lace, edging, ribbons etc. I'd like to take the The Edge of Color Class so maybe I could actually use some of them!

    ty

    nancyrobster@gmail.com

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  59. I've taken needle felt classes offered at a craft shop before, it's really fun!

    Angela
    xraiko [!at!] hotmail.com

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  60. I'm a follower. One of my fave is the Folk-Art Portrait Painting Class.

    luvwendy87 at hotmail dot com

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  61. Tweeted
    http://twitter.com/yeahww/status/13442938591

    luvwendy87 at hotmail dot com

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  62. Tweeted
    http://twitter.com/yeahww/status/13442938591

    luvwendy87 at hotmail dot com

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  63. I am a blog follower! I like the Portrait Painting one :)

    samyrocks92 at msn dot com

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  64. A Funny Thing Learned on the Way to the Baby Sweater looks fun!

    joanne.j at hotmail dot com

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  65. I'd love to take the Art & Coronation class! Crowns are always wonderful!

    ty

    nancyrobster@gmail.com

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  66. I'd also love to be able to make a beautiful necklace, so the Display-Your-Creativity Necklace with Keepsake Box class would be fun!

    ty

    nancyrobster@gmail.com

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  67. I used to embroider quite alot when I was younger, but had no training really; I would just look at my grandmother's work and try to duplicate it! I'd love to take the Embellishing Knitwear class to learn some stitches properly!

    ty

    nancyrobster@gmail.com

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  68. My eldest daughter is a jewelry designer and I have always wanted to know just how she manipulates the metals.

    I think the Gemstone Enchantment Jewelry class would teach me well!

    ty

    nancyrobster@gmail.com

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  69. I am follower :D

    I am so interesed on CROCHET LIKE A PRO! I really like to learn to do nice scarfs and sweaters :D^^

    metalliz_gunner(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  70. I like Crochet Like a Pro!

    joanne.j at hotmail dot com

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  71. This classes look great! I'd love Necklace of Family Heirlooms and Petite Coeur Cushion.
    Im follower
    ninusikbel@hotmail dot com

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  72. I'd like to take the All That Glitters Class!


    ty

    nancyrobster@gmail.com

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  73. that is an awesome list of classes to choose from 8D the folk-art portrait painting sounds fabulous, i'd go for that one!
    @FlamingBlingy
    phranne[at]yahoo.com
    (GFC follower)

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  74. My grandmother used to quilt when she was alive and I was always fascinated with the process but never did learn how to do it! The A Retro Kitchen class would be a great start!

    ty

    nancyrobster@gmail.com

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  75. I took a class on making bath bombs once! It was alot of fun and it turns out that its pretty darn simple to make them!

    ty

    nancyrobster@gmail.com

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  76. I'd like to take the Keytag Message Necklace class. I really like the jewerly that's being made with typewriter keys and its also recycling which is always a good thing

    ty

    nancyrobster@gmail.com

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  77. The Magpie Delight Journal class looks like fun and you would learn a unique way to create keepsakes and memories!

    ty

    nancyrobster@gmail.com

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  78. I think I'd pick the 'Crochet Like a Pro' class or the 'Magpie Delight Journal' class - I've always wanted to be able to crochet, and I have tried, unsuccessfully! I'm an enthusiastic photographer and I would love to find new ways to use them in journals and albums.

    Kate1485 @ hotmail.com

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  79. The classes look great! I'd love Necklace of Family Heirlooms and Petite Coeur Cushion.
    Im follower

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