We're with the talented Cindy Wimmer at Stop #13 on the Virtual Book Tour for "Torch-Fired Enamel Jewelry: a Workshop in Painting with Fire." But before I introduce Cindy, I want to announce that
Sally Anderson of www.wildsallyroad.blogspot.com
has won the enamel bead giveaway by Lisa Crone at www.abeadaday.blogspot.com.
I met Cindy in March 2010 at a Painting with Fire Workshop that she and Jeanette Ryan hosted in Reston, VA. What I lacked in experience as a teacher, I made up with enthusiasm. It was only the second time I had taught the workshop, but I don't think anyone knew it. Well, lets put it like this, I didn't advertise it. :-) We had 15 people ... quite a crowd. Everything was so well thought out and planned. Cindy baked goodies. We dined on yummy sandwiches by lakeside. It was unseasonably warm for March 5, with temperatures in the 70's.
I was on top of the world! Jeanette and Cindy had primed the audience, so to speak. I met so many enthusiastic and talented students that day. I was then and still am so grateful to have had that experience. It really helped to cement me as a teacher ... at least in my mind! Here we are, a year and a half later and I find I'll be teaching four workshops at Bead and Button this year ... but we'll talk more about that later.
So, what does a talent like Cindy do with a couple of beads ... look for yourself! These would look great with the shirt I'm wearing right now! But some lucky reader will be winning these and the decal pendant.
|Cindy's rendition of "Cattywampus" earrings|
I'm going to leave Cindy's creation as a surprise for you ... so you'll have to visit her blog. But we all know what to expect of Cindy ... nothing but the most gorgeous, detailed, and feminine work possible! Wearable shabby chic that shows off Cindy's way with wire!
Remember, you're at the Virtual Book Tour for this book!
So you don't miss out on any of the blog posts, here is the list of hosts for you to follow:
October 6, Mary Jane Dodd, www.mairedodd.blogspot.com
October 7, Gaea Cannaday, www.gaeabeads.blogspot.com
October 8, Linda Larsen, www.objectsandelements.typepad.com
October 10, Andrew Thornton, www.andrew-thornton.blogspot.com
October 11, Lori Plyler, www.waterstonejewelry.blogspot.com
October 12, Diane Cook, www.rosa-josies.blogspot.com
October 13, Lori Anderson, http://www.prettythingsblog.com
October 14, LeAnn Weih, www.summersstudio.blogspot.com
October 15, Jen Judd Velasquez, www.jenjuddrocks.blogspot.com
October 17, Melissa Meman, www.melissameman.blogspot.com
October 18, Lisa Crone, www.abeadaday.blogspot.com
October 19, Shannon LeVart, www.missficklemediacom.blogspot.com
October 20, Cindy Wimmer, www.sweetbeadstudio.com
October 21, Laura Twiford, www.souvenirsfromlife.blogspot.com
To thank you for following along, we will have a BONUS PRIZE at the end of the book tour! All of the entries will be included in the drawing for a kit containing all the elements of "Floral Cascade," one of the projects in the book. You'll receive everything you need to make the necklace, including the chain, jump rings, clasp, enamel beads, and head pins!
But that's not all! Really? Seriously? Seriously.
Thanks for playing along! This is going to be a lot of fun!
P.S. Unfortunately, we have to restrict the giveaways to U.S. residents. Winners should contact me with their name and address through my author website: www.torchfiredenameljewelry.com so that you can receive your prizes!