Finding Joy in the Fall of 2020….

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Alas–School is starting up, activities are being scheduled, and the busy Fall Season begins.  I sit here on my last day of “Summer” as I start my day job back up tomorrow as a music therapist in a school for special needs students.  I will still be here after school to make my jewelry creations, and to teach some metalsmithing classes (3 per week). We will all be back  to activities in a very crazy time, made more difficult by Covid 19 protocols.  …

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The Catbird Never Said Good-bye

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One of the best parts of spring and summer for me, is the return of the Catbirds.  Especially this year, spending more time at home due to the pandemic, I have enjoyed watching the Catbird family come to my feeder, right next to me while I sat on my deck.  Now that it is the end of August, my Catbird family seems to have left on its long journey south.  I am fascinated by the birds’ migration.  …

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Jewelry in a Pandemic, Why it is Still Important & How to Wear It

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Wow–I never thought I would be writing this, but here we are. So what jewelry do you wear during a Pandemic? With face masks, gloves and other PPE, why would you want or need jewelry?  For the same reasons as you always did.  Jewelry is adornment, it makes us feel pretty, and it emphasizes the aspects of your personality that you want to put out there.  Yes, we are covering ourselves more with masks and other PPE, but we still want to be unique, stand out as ourselves.  …

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Okay 2020–I am Crying UNCLE!!!

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This year has thrown everything at us–including the kitchen sink! I am astounded at how much we all have had to deal with, and continue to have more challenges thrown at us. Between the virus, the storms, the election, as well of cancellation of favorite activities and events, we have had to find new ways to live, entertain ourselves and re-invent. Uncertainty is not easy. In fact, it can be one of the most stress inducing conditions that we are dealing with.…

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Register Now for Fall Metalsmith Classes!

Metalsmith Classes in Northwest Connecticut
Yes!  We are offering our Metalsmith Classes in September!  Here in Connecticut, we have safe opening protocols in place, and we will be open for Metalsmithing Classes beginning after Labor Day in September. In order to comply with social distancing guidelines, Only 4 students per class will be accepted, and first come, first served. If there is a need, we may add more classes to the schedule. As of now,  we will be offering BEGINNER classes on Wednesdays 5:30PM -8:30 PM or Saturdays from 12 Noon-3PM.  …

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The Time Has Come

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Hello Everyone!  I am excited to tell you that we are moving to the next step in the SilverSpiral Creations Business.  Today we will be launching our new SilverSpiral Creations online store and will be phasing out our Etsy Store. As many of you know, we moved our studio to a larger space.  We began to offer metalsmith classes, in addition to selling our own handmade jewelry.  My online presence has been in several places, on Etsy, Facebook, IG and Pinterest, plus we had our own website.  …

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Metalsmith Classes Registration for Summer NOW OPEN! (With new safety protocols)

Metalsmith Classes in Northwest Connecticut
We have had to pause our metalsmith classes due to Covid 19, but GOOD NEWS–we will be opening back up for classes in July! We have made several changes to make the environment to be as safe as possible. Students and instructors will be wearing masks, and cleaning solutions will be available for tools and materials that are touched. Students will have their own work station accompanied by a plexiglass or wall barrier, and all workstations have been positioned 6 feet apart.…

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SilverSpiral Creations Now Offering Metalsmith Classes

SilverSpiral Creations Studio is now offering Metals classes at their studio in Winsted Connecticut. The next 8-week session will begin in April 2020–and CLASS SIZES ARE LIMITED. If you have always wanted to learn how to make beautiful jewelry using silver, copper or brass, and you live near Winsted Connecticut, now is your chance. Classes are for beginners and intermediate levels. Please consider joining us! Registration is on a first come, first serve basis. For details, please click on the photo!…

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