Saturday, August 22, 2009
Congratulations to the July "California Girls" challenge winners! FIRST PLACE Cali Couture Brass Bracelet by nansglam SECOND PLACE - TIE Le Blanc Earrings by distinque Sea Bliss Twisted Sterling and Stone Jasper Pendant and Moonstone Accents by go2girl THIRD PLACE Marine Street Beach Soap by PacificParadiseSoap
Saturday, August 1, 2009
Open House for Penrose Designs on Saturdays August 1, 8 and 15, 2009 - 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Mission Viejo. Contact tmpenrose for the address. To see what will be for sale, check out my shop. Everyone receives a free gift, just for showing up. There is also a drawing to win an hour massage at BodyPro Chiropractic. Each item purchased gives you an entry into the drawing. Drawing ends August 15th at 5:00 p.m. The lucky winner will be notified by e-mail and/or phone call. We look forward to seeing you there! Cathi of beadbrains.etsy.com shares with us: I'm going to be artist in residence at the cool craft facility, Hands on 3rd, in Los Angeles. I'll have my torch on most days so I'll be in the window making beads as well as making jewelry and doing macramé and basically anything I feel like doing. I'll also have some classes scheduled in Precious Metal Clay, Glass Bead Making and Macramé. We're having a reception on August 7th, from 6:30-9:00pm. Come on down. I start Saturday, Augst 1st. Check out Hands on 3rd for class info and thanks for your time! New cccoe member Matthew Ronan just built an etsy page with a beautiful assortment of hand made, one of a kind, wood burnt driftwood items. See some of his USB flash drives, jewelry,and home decor items on the internet at MatthewRonan.etsy.com or in person at the Indie Mart in San Francisco on August 16th!! From Terry at Howl At The Moon Gifts: During the month of August, I am going to be designing a new line of steel rings, pendants, and bracelets for ladies and men. This is becoming very big in the EU because there are so many innovative things you can do with steel, which you can not do with other precious metals. The luster lasts a lifetime, etching is crystal clear, you can colorize steel, and the raw material costs are significantly lower which can be passed on to my clientele. I have received a lot of email about this new craze and I have some great ideas up my sleeve that you might not ever have seen so check out Howl At The Moon Gifts in late August for the unveiling of a new line of steel jewelry. And do not fret, I will also do a significant amount of casting in the same timeframe to replenish and/or replace many of my silver creations that I sold this last year. CCCOE member corriesullivan shares with us: "'m excited to let you know about the first embroidery classes I will be teaching on August 8th and August 15th. These classes are open to everyone from all skill levels and will be fun and interactive. I have a degree in textile design and embroidery and look forward to sharing with you my love and passion for textile design." See her flyer below for details. peacefu1 and ShiningLightJewelry are participating in the Folsom Thursday Night Market in Folsom, CA. The market is in old town Folsom on Sutter Street. Look for them in the center of the street between Decatur and Wool St. on August 13th. InMyBlueRoom is having a meet up in Orange County area on 8/12/09. You are all invited to come make mini books which we will resell at my store (my grocery store that is!) and donate all proceeds to MDA. We will snack on goodies and it's all free. CCCOE member can even add their moo tags or business cards to their books for a little extra promo. Please see my website for details. Thanks to everyone for sharing your news with us! CCCOE members who would like their events listed in next month's member announcements please convo your information to shellmitchell. September announcements will be posted during the week after Labor Day.