Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Things they are a changing!

After much thought and deliberation...I have decided that I am giving up my Studio in Kirkland.  We have just bought a house in Hillsboro Oregon and are going to be living there part time...until we can make a complete move.  Because of that I won't have the time to dedicate to a studio.  I do plan on trying to find places in Oregon to continue teaching at....so if you have any contacts or know of a great store or two in the area....let me know!

I also want to tell you again about the fabulous retreat I am involved with called The Autumn Artist Retreat at Suncadia Resort in Washington State.  I am teaching there along with Sarah Thompson, an amazing wire artist.  The retreat is being held Oct. 23-26 2014.  It will be an amazing and relaxing experience in the Cascade Mountains.  For information check out: http://autumnartistretreat.weebly.com  Hope you will join us!
One more thing to tell you about....I will be teaching again this year at the Bay Area Bead Extravaganza- the BABE SHOW!!  This year it is Nov. 14-16th.  If you haven't made it to this show you need to put it on your must do list!!!  It is located in Oakland Ca. A really great location for jumping on the Bart and checking out San Fransisco while you are there!!  You can check it out at: http://www.beadextravaganza.com  I am teaching a number of classes I hope you will check out!

Well...that is it for now!  If you have any questions you can always email me at:  Tracyastanley@hotmail.com

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Come join me for an Autumn Artist Retreat.....

I am proud to announce that I am taking part in the first annual Autumn Artist Retreat in Roslyn Washington....located in the beautiful Cascade mountains at Suncadia Resort.  You can check out all the details at http://autumnartistretreat.weebly.com 
At this retreat you will take a full day class with me and one day with the amazing wire artist Sarah Thompson- you can check out her work on her Etsy site- www.etsy.com/shop/sarahndippity 
The third day you will have a choice of taking a class from me or one from Sarah!

My classes are up on the website....Sarah's will be coming soon! 
My full day class is a brand new one.....retreat goers will get the first shot at this fun class called: Rivet, Embellish & Express....a necklace piece that makes a real statement!
My half day class is a fabulous ring class called Wrap It & Bling it Ring!

In case you are worried....both of my classes are for all skill levels....if you are comfortable with metal and wire or not....you will have a great time and a successful finished piece you will wear with pride! 

We have very limited space in this retreat so don't hesitate to pull the trigger and sign up!
Check the website for costs.....that include lodging, classes, breakfast and lunch!  Such a great deal!!
If you have any questions you can email me at Tracyastanley@hotmail.com or check the website for how to sign up!
Hope you can join us!

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Watch for an announcement about a fun artists retreat in October!!!!

Okay, we have set the dates for an amazing artists retreat- Oct. 23-26.  Although all the details haven't been worked out yet...we will be putting on a retreat with Sarah Thompson (check out here etsy site-Sarahndippity) and myself as instructors in an amazing mountain setting here in Washington state.  We will be announcing soon how to sign up...but know we only have 32 spaces and it will be first come first serve on this incredibly fun event.  If you are interested in getting the information on this retreat, email me at Tracyastanley@hotmail.com and I will put you on our VIP email list.  More to come soon!
I am currently focused on getting ready for Bead and Button.  For those of you that are coming and are still looking for a fun class or two to take, I still have room in my classes and would love to have you join me!
Click here to see class descriptions and to sign up!
Last but not least...we are getting closer and closer to my lovely daughters wedding!  I really can't wait until I can focus all of my attention on this.  She and Zach(her wonderful husband to be) are two of the best people in the whole wide world!  I just can't wait until it is all official!
Well....that's all for now.  Hope to see you all soon!  Enjoy!!!

Monday, May 12, 2014

Okay....as promised I am going to be keeping up with my blog....no more letting months...okay a year go by...now I am going to tease you all....I know something you don't know....what you asked...there is a very special retreat being planned....for October....here in Washington....that will have a couple of fabulous instructors....oh....I am one of them and the amazing wire worker Sarah Thompson is the other...if you don't know Sarah check out her Etsy site: sarahndippity
You will be amazed by here wire work!  As soon as plans are firmed up I will be announcing all the details!  A bit of metal from me...wire from Sarah...the beauty of the cascade mountains...need I say more.  If you are interested in being one of the first to get the details on this retreat email me at Tracyastanley@hotmail.com and you will get first shot at signing up!  Stay tuned for more  details!!!! 

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Okay....I'm back.  Of course I realize that I am really awful at keeping up with all of the blogging stuff, but I really am going to try to make an effort this time!
For those of you that have heard me talk about the fabulous cruises I have been apart of the past few years...I am going on another one in Feb. 2015....I know this sounds like forever....but it is almost sold out...so if you are interested you should check out this link:Beadcruise.com and get signed up! 
Your not going to want to miss this one...we did these ports a few years ago and they were my favorite!