Thursday, October 24, 2013

Studio Updates

First of all, I would like to thank everyone who has participated in my giveaways.  You guys are sweet, wonderful, supportive, and informative.  I am happy to know my creations are going to such lovely people, and I wish I could give something away to each one of you.  Thanks to you all!

Second, for reasons I don't want to get into I will not be able to complete my loan process with Kiva Zip.  I was not turned down or anything, rather decided to step back and attempt to obtain a loan with a local bank.  It should not be a hard process (hubs and I both have good credit), and I will probably be able to get started even faster with a local loan.  I would still recommend Kiva Zip to anyone not able to obtain a loan through the usual channels.  I hope to go with my husband next week and get signed up as a member of our credit union, open up a business checking account, and apply for a personal loan for $3000.  If all goes well I should be able to go shopping for tools and materials by the beginning of November.  Let us hope.  :)

My third update to share with you is that I am in the process of making my first Native Bloom tutorial.  I am teaching a workshop at my local Hobby Lobby on November 2nd, so I thought I would share with you guys the information I will be teaching in my class.  I will have a blog post for you with links to a PDF and a YouTube video.  I decided to present  my tutorials using all three methods since my readers like a variety of teaching methods.  So whether you like a good ol' blog post, prefer a PDF to print out and take with you, or need to be taught visually, your method will be covered.

Here's where the magic is happening.

It's my dining room, and it is a hot mess.  Just keep in mind that I have a four-year-old and a one-year-old running around me the whole time I am doing this, and they constantly vie for my attention.  They scatter toys and confetti the room with small round cereals that crunch under my feet, draw all over my furniture, and scream for "pink chocolate" (strawberry milk) and snacks the entire time I create.  That's not much of an excuse though, and the truth is that if they were not here I would still be surrounded by a mess.  It's how I roll.  

I should have all of this ready by Monday, so keep an eye out.  It is going to be a beginner tutorial, just stringing and learning to use crimps and such.  Don't worry, I will also have a variety of intermediate tutorials up soon.  I plan on working on tutorials for the Painted Rosette necklace next, followed by a multi-strand bracelet, and then my Charmed Brass Book necklace.  

Thanks again to you all, hope you enjoy the rest of your week and have a wonderful weekend!!!!!

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