Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Star Wars informs Creative Journey

We like the idea of "prequels" even more than sequels! Just as we were able to add a second class for Meisha Barbee, we have decided to add a class for Lindly Haunani. Even before the class was described on the upcoming class page, we had a full house. Yea for us ....sad for you if you didn't move fast what to do? Prevail upon Lindly to do a second class.....yes! Go, Lindly! We are scheduling a 'do-over' before the 'do'. August 29th will be the tube bead class, and August 30th and 31st will be the mokume in-depth class. These classes are filling up as well, so if you are interested, call Sue at 404-314-5767 to secure your spot.

Don't forget to sign up for Ernie Hendrix' book arts class. She is teaching how to make the Orient Star Book on July 12th from 10:00 to 5:30. It's only $85 and you'll even learn some origami when everything is said and done. Ernie is an excellent teacher and needs to finalize the headcount so she can prepare, so don't wait to the last minute to sign up.
There are new products in Filigree & More, our supply store. Gemstone beads, silver beads and freshwater pearls are starting to be hung on our new bead wall. It's time for a trip to Buford. Leave time for lunch at Aqua Terra or Rico's to get you in the mood for shopping!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

A Melding of talents

We pride ourselves in the quality of our classes. We have great teachers and a great space, and have a following of students that happily fill our classes. One of the things that makes us extra happy is when someone who is proficient in another medium wants to learn about polymer clay. Ileana Rojas-Bennett is just such a student. Ileana is an amazing silver and goldsmith from Costa Rica (now living in North Carolina). Her Maleku Jewelry line is inspired by the colors of the rain forest and pays homage to the Maleku Indians of Costa Rica, her ancestors. When she was at Creative Journey Studios for a class with Meisha Barbee, she gave Ellen a beautiful example of her work. We wanted to share a picture of this incredible bracelet. We can hardly wait to see how her work evolves as she adds polymer to her repertoire.

You can see her website at and on Facebook. We are delighted to have Ileana be part of our 'gang' and add to the fun at the Studio.