* There are still three spaces available in my 1st Level One PMCC Certification class on September 27 & 28. Certification gives an artist a thorough education in many metal clay techniques. You'll learn how to set stones and dichroic glass; make hollow forms using cork clay, form perfectly sized rings, master the syringe and do dry construction & carving. I'm sure I'll also be passing along many tricks and tips from my own Intro to PMC class that I've developed over my 6 years of teaching. Besides, we'll have tons of fun and who would want to miss out on that? If you're in the Los Angeles area and are interested in signing up, please contact PMC Connection for pricing information and to get on the list.
* The Carnival is coming to town! Friday is the day that many members of our blog carnival will be getting together to discuss the burning question " What was your path to designing jewelry". This month we're welcoming Tonya Davidson of Whole Lotta Whimsy to the midway. I'm sure it'll be a fascinating history of our lives.
* Did you know that there is a Flickr group dedicated to Etsy Front Pages? If you've ever missed seeing your work on the FP or are just a fan of the lovely collections that are featured there, join the group to see Treasuries dating back to July '08. Doesn't seem that long ago, but the Front Page Treasury changes many times a day and there are over 1,100 images to gaze at. Just go the the group and then do a search for the shop you're looking for. Fun for a rainy afternoon.