Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Announcing ArtBliss Workshops 2012!

Join Us for ArtBliss Weekend - September 21st - 23rd

I'm super excited to tell you I will be teaching at ArtBliss Workshops this year! I can't express how flattered I was when ArtBliss creators, Cindy Wimmer and Jeanette Blix invited me to their event. To be there along side artists and instructors like Kerry Bogert, Diane Cook, Christine Damm, Stacie Florer and Beth Taylor is an honor and a privilege. The ArtBliss retreat will be taking place in the Washington, D.C. area Friday - Sunday, September 21st-23rd, 2012. Visit for all the details and to registrar for classes.

Speaking of the classes, here's what I'll be teaching there:
  Macrame Flower Bracelet - $60
Date: Saturday, September 22nd
Time: 6:00pm- 9:00pm (Evening Workshop)
Instructor: Erin Siegel
Level: All
Kit Fee: $15 (includes all materials needed to make one bracelet)

Class Description:
Macrame is once again popular for jewelry! Learn classic macrame techniques to make this unique flower motif bracelet. Knotting techniques covered in class will include: Lark's head knot, square knot, overhand knot and slip knot. Using Irish waxed linen cord, you will learn how to tie colorful gemstone rounds and accent beads into a pretty flower pattern. Color choices for beads will include: red, orange, green, turquoise and blue. You will also learn how to connect your cord to a metal clasp using a slip knot. Finish your bracelet off with an adjustable chain extender and wire-wrapped bead dangles. Variations of the design made in class will also be shown and discussed, so you will be able to expand on what you've learned.

Tool List: Students should bring the following tools to class:
macrame board and T-pin or office clipboard
round nose pliers
pair of chain nose pliers
wire cutters

 Click Here to Registrar


 Meet & Greet Reception Friday night!

In addition to the classes offered, there are also some exciting events planned throughout the weekend. First up, the Meet & Greet/Author Signing on Friday night. At the meet and greet reception, you will get a chance to mingle with all the other ArtBliss attendees, including the class instructors. I will be there demonstrating some macrame knotting techniques and I will have some jewelry, kits and supplies for sale as well. Come meet me and we'll socialize over good food and drink!

Also, Kerry Bogert and I will have copies of our new books there that evening. Kerry will be signing copies of her new book, Rustic Wrappings and I will be signing copies of the book I wrote with Lorelei Eurto called, Bohemian-Inspired Jewelry.


 Bead Swap Social Saturday night!

Then, on Saturday evening, there will be a bead swap social. Bring your destash beads, swap and go home with a new stash.
 Picture from ArtBliss Workshops website. Click here to go to the Bead Swap page.

 Giveaway Alert!

 Pop on over to Cindy Wimmer's blog, today. She's hosting a great giveaway to celebrate the opening and kick-off of ArtBliss this year. There will be 4 chances to win a tote bag filled with jewelry-making goodies! Visit Cindy's blog for all the details and to enter.

 Hope to see you at ArtBliss 2012! 


  1. Erin, "we" are honored to have you be a part of artBLISS 2012. We'll see you in September!

  2. I second what Jeanette says! Looking forward to September!! :-)


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