Monday, January 8, 2018

Bead & Button sign ups start January 9th!

Just wanted to let you know that Bead & Button sign ups start January 9th!  

I am teaching 4 classes.  Hope to see you in a class or two.....or 3....or 4.......

My first class is: RIVETS COLD CONNECTIONS & MORE
http://www.beadandbuttonshow.com/store/class/b180125 
This class will not only teach you all about riveting, we will also explore different methods of texturing and coloring metals.  A great class for those that are new to riveting...those that haven't been successful riveting and those that are experienced and looking to expand their skills!
Next class is: LET'S COLOR IT!!
http://www.beadandbuttonshow.com/store/class/b180140
In this class you will learn to color metal and then create a piece of your choice using riveting techniques.  No drawing skills required....just the need to have fun and explore!
My third class: A DAY OF EARRINGS
http://www.beadandbuttonshow.com/store/class/b180165
Spend the day creating earrings....after all we can never have too many!  Some of the skills used will be metal forming, chain maille, wire wrapping and creating a unique wire bead.  The hardest thing about this class will be deciding which pair to wear out of class!
Last but not least: SALTWATER METAL ETCHING
http://www.beadandbuttonshow.com/store/class/b180059
This is a technique that I am obsessed with!  Etching metal without the toxic chemicals....be still my heart!  We will explore a number of methods of applying designs to the metals.  After etching you will have the opportunity to create a piece of your choice.  Just beware....you too may become obsessed!
Well that's it....hopefully you will find something that intriguing....something you have always wanted to explore!  Looking forward to seeing you at Bead & Button!




Thursday, August 3, 2017

Another bead store bites the dust.....

I am so sad to say that Fusion beads in Seattle is closing their doors at the end of September.  They will still have their on line store, but the brick and mortar store will no longer be.  For me this is a loss of, not only a wonderful store and staff..but also a local place that I have been able to teach at for so many years.  So sad......

So what is next.....to be honest I'm not sure.  At the moment I am in a bit of a whirl wind....sold my house....need to find another....get moved in and settled....so as it stands I will be looking for another place to call home for my classes after the first of the year.  If anyone has any suggestions or requests let me know where you would like to take local classes from me.

Until then...stay tuned to my blog....I promise to be better about keeping things up to date!  Friend me on Facebook....just be aware I am opinionated about my politics.....or email me at Tracyastanley@hotmail.com and I will keep you informed on what is happening!



       Hope to see you in the future!!  Tracy

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

March means time to go to Creative Castle to teach......

I have a three new classes I will be teaching at Creative Castle March 24-26!  If you are in the LA area I hope to see you there!!  You can check out all the details at:
Click below:
Tracy Stanley's Classes at Creative Castle!

 As with most of my classes, these are open to all skill levels!   

Fridays class is Let's Sparkle Pendant and Earrings. 
It's a fun combination of metalwork and bead embroidery.  This technique also lends itself to making a pin if that floats your boat!


Saturdays class is Flowers & Leaves
Using metalwork, riveting, wire work and resin techniques to create these fun pieces!  So much fun!

Sundays class is: It's All About Color!  In this class we will explore adding color to metal using colored pencils and then take our fabulous pieces and turning them in to earrings or pendants using metalwork and riveting techniques.



Monday, December 5, 2016

Alaska....here I come........

January will be here be for we know it and that means I will be up teaching at the Alaska Bead Company in Anchorage!  You can check their website for all the details: Alaskabead.com

Here are a few pictures of the classes I will be teaching!







If you don't live up in Alaska...I will be teaching at Fusion Beads in Seattle, Creative Castle in Newbury Park CA., and Bead & Button in Millwaukee in 2017.....just to name a few!

Don't forget my new book is available on the Interweave site: http://www.interweave.com/store/emj-wire-wrap-rivet-stamp-force-beautiful-jewelry-paperback

Or on pre-order through Amazon : www.amazon.com/Exploring-Metal-Jewelry-Rivet-Beautiful/dp/1632504561/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1480997732&sr=1-1&keywords=exploring+metal+jewelry


Thursday, December 1, 2016

My New book is out!!!

What a new book!!  Yes, that's what I said!  It's called  Exploring Metal Jewelry: Wire Wrap, Rivet, Stamp & Forge Your Way to Beautiful Jewelry
You can get it now on the Interweave site!!
 I am so proud of this book...it's a real expression of myself! Lot's of great techniques and projects....even if I do say so myself!   I hope you'll take the time to check it out!

If that's not enough there is a really nice article....Designer Q&A: Meet Jewelry Designer Tracy Stanley that you can check out here: http://www.interweave.com/article/beading/jewelry-designer-meet-tracy-stanley/

Just wanted to let you all know I will be teaching up in Alaska in January at the Alaska Bead Company in Anchorage.  You can check their website for classes and dates!



Friday, May 20, 2016

Bead and Button is just around the corner!

It's that time of year when all thoughts are focused on getting ready for Bead and Button!  Making kits, double checking handouts, prepping for Meet the Teachers...trying to stay focused!  For those of you that are going....I still have room in a few classes.  I'd love to have you join me!



PEEK INTO MY WORLD!
http://www.beadandbuttonshow.com/store/class/b160229
A class where you will learn about methods of metal texturing and riveting.  You'll leave this class with your own unique pendant.

If earrings are your thing, I have 2 classes with room:

A full day of fun in:
EXPLORING WIRE WRAPPED EARRINGS
http://www.beadandbuttonshow.com/store/class/b160298

And another half day class:
ART OF THE SPIRAL EARRINGS
http://www.beadandbuttonshow.com/store/class/b160293

All of these classes are open to students of all skill levels!

Anyone that is going to Bead and Button make sure you come to the Meet the Teachers event!  I'll have some kits available and lots of beautiful finished pieces for you to check out!
Hope to see you there!


Sunday, March 6, 2016

New classes on the way!

Now that most of the work on my next book is done, it's time to start designing new classes!  I'll be posting these very soon.... Stay tuned!  Ella says she can't wait!