Colors of the Stone workshops at To Bead True Blue

Tucson AZ  September 5-9 2019

Easy to sign up just click on the class titles above the photo to go to registration page



Cactus Bar Pendant with Granulation

Thursday Sept 5  2019 

9am to 1:30pm




I love love love cactus skeletons.   I forage through the desert whenever I can.  Due to all the development; they are becoming harder

to find.  That makes me a tiny bit sad.  Only tiny because I have managed to find a whole bunch of them.

The textures are amazing.  In silver they are unique and attention drawing.  So many interesting conversations spark when I wear


This is an easy intro to PMC.  No knowledge is needed at all. 

Granulation the metal clay way adds interest without the anxiety of traditional smithing.

I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with.



Cactus Bar Pendant with Stone

Friday Sept 6 2019

  9am to 5pm







This is one amazing piece. 

We use a delicate skeleton and make a reusable mold that can create hundreds more.

This one has a Montana Sapphire rough.  I also have Rhodolite (ruby colored)  and Hessonite (dark topaz colored) Garnets

to set.  There will also be an array of faceted CZs if you prefer a sparkle on your piece and I have a few unfaceted CZ cabachons

you can use as well.

This piece is so pretty, I have worn mine to death.  I just love it and so many have tried to buy it from me.  The one in the

photo here is not for sale any time soon.

Subtle texture, yet as mysterious as any cactus in silver.






Dainty Sparkling Dot Pendants

Saturday Sept 7  2019

  9am to 1:30pm







There is no reason you can't make two of these during this class. 

Choose your colors or go white if you prefer. I have quite a number of colors to choose from. 


Everyone is wearing these little trend setting pieces.  Why not make your own.

Very simple process with a little extra TLC involved and you will have your own little sparkler.

Sand Dollar Sand Dollar

Saturday Sept 7 2019 

2pm to 6pm







This is one of my most popular classes. 

An amazing way to touch PMC if you have never tried and still come away with a piece you will love. 

There are never bad pieces made from these lovely little Sand dollars.

You will also go home with a reusable mold you can make even more with.  You can use that mold hundreds of times.

Fun and easy way to get just a little taste of PMC.



Jumpin' Cholla Cactus Pendant with Pearl


Sunday Sept 8 2019 

9am to 5pm





Imagine the juxtaposition of the heavily textured gnarly cactus skeleton and the smooth lusciousness of the smooth pearl nacre in this

wonderfully unexpected pendant.

You will also add a bit of granulation the metal clay way to create even more interest.

These pendants spark so many conversations.  They all turn out so differently. 

I will have white, pink or peacock pearls for you to choose from.

You need no experience to create this.  Just patience and love for the art.

You also go home with a reusable mold you can use hundreds of times to create even more if you like.



                                                  I am a member of Arizona Designer Craftsmen, Art Clay Society, SNAG (Society of North American Goldsmiths), Ganoksin,

                                                        Juried and retired board member of the Arizona Art Alliance, and the Treasurer of the Scottsdale Artist's League  

                                                                                                                                       I Took The Handmade Pledge!


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