Over 35 attendees stopped by our March 1st Friday Night Liberty to watch Anne and Julie demonstrate their ingeniously unique metalworking techniques. Julie started things off with her unconventional torch-fired enamels. She wowed visitors with the transformation of white powdered glass into colorful, organic patterns. Meanwhile Anne showed off her fascinating hido quench trick for transforming normal metal into brilliant red gradients. Read on for photos!
Meet Julie Monroe
To celebrate our newest instructor, we're hosting an evening of music, live demos, lab tours and a raffle. Julie is a silversmith, lapidary artist, jewelry designer, and talented teacher. Her current classes include Fire & Ice Pendant, Torch Fired Enamel Pendant or Earrings and Silver & Turquoise Jasper Chain ... and they're filling fast! View her class descriptions on our website or stop by and see her amazing enamel work come to life in person this Friday. Julie will be doing live demos on the half hour.
We had a lovely time on Friday night visiting with old friends Guadalupe and her handsome beau who were out celebrating their anniversary. All-in-all about 20 people wandered through checking out The Lab and watching Anne's live goldsmithing demos - she even finished a client ring order! Join us next month when we'll be featuring our new instructor, Julie Monroe. Hopefully we can talk her into doing some live demos of her amazing torch-fired enamel techniques ... stay tuned!
Did you know that we have the 14th century English poet Chaucer (author of the Canterbury Tales) to thank for making Valentine's Day a romantic holiday? Since then it has become an occasion to express love with presents and cards. If you're looking for a unique gift, how about skipping the flowers and giving your crafty loved one something they'll really enjoy - a gift certificate to the new Anneville Jewelry Lab? At our February FNL we'll be offering discounted Lab gift certificates and selected Anneville Studio pendants and rings - and the first 5 customers get a FREE heart-shaped box of chocolates (or a cute bag, if you're not the chocolate type). We'll also have music, nibbles and sips so stop by to see Anne's newest creations and help us celebrate Saint Valentinus! Get directions.
We were thrilled to welcome over 50 guests to celebrate the Anneville Jewelry Lab Grand Opening last night at January's Friday Night Liberty. We saw old friends, made new ones, Anne did jewelry demos and we had a festive, New Year's themed raffle for one of Anne's handmade mokume gane brooches. The lucky winner was Deanna! Thank you so much to our great volunteer helpers Kathy and Diana and to all of you who came out on a cold night to celebrate the achievement of a vision that Anne first had several years ago - that of launching her own jewelry teaching space. Here's to the year ahead, may it be filled with the happy ringing of hammers!
Educator, metalsmith, jeweler, maker of custom mokume gane jewelry and wedding rings.