We are happy to announce that not only will we be now teaching at the Bead Corner in Monument, but they will be carrying a full line of our jump rings.
Our class schedule will be posted later today, and they already have a full line of rings just waiting to feed your muse. Bronze, brass, copper, niobium, silver, aluminum, if you need it, they probably have it.
If you remember back in Sept of last year we posted about teaching at the US Air Force Academy. Well, it took a bit of time, but we are now official military contractors.
Our first 2 classes have been scheduled and will be added to our calender shortly. They will also be announced through the USAFA publications. After our first class, they will also be doing an article on what we do. It should also have some photographs since chainmaille is very visual.
So, for those that have been asking us the last couple of months when we would be there, the answer is now.
We will see you soon!
About a month ago the United States Air Force Academy called me. The art director there is a former student of mine and she was inquiring about me coming out there to teach. Fast foward to yesterday when she called me again. She needed some information from me. Seems in order for me to teach there, I have to be put on a government contract. I gave her the information she needed and she told me that I would get a call in a week or so from somebody higher up in the system to verifiy and get yet more info.
Seems like an aweful lot of work just to let me come on the base (which is an open base) and teach.
Yesterday and today were spent at Woodland Park High School teaching their art and jewelry class some chianmaille. Last semester we taught them a byzantine pattern, this time we decided on HP 3-1. All the students finished a “stretch” bracelet and had a great time. There were even a few that got bit by the chainmaille bug and got some extra rings to start their next project!
We’d like to thank Woodland Park High School for having us up again. We always have a blast.
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