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Someone Has Been A Very Busy Little Bee...

And it has not been me!  Hahaha!!!  I am just kidding.  There are lots of things that has been keeping me away from the bench these days.  

For one, I was recently invited to do a guest post on Love My Art Jewelry! exciting!  I get to share my journey with others.
two, working on organizing a workshop in Mexico!

Where in Mexico you ask?
In this really cool, old town known as San Miguel de Allende.
I am organizing this workshop with an amazing artist!   Jesse Bert to be exact and his home is right there in San Miguel!  It is going to be packed full of fun, adventure, and FUN!

Students will focus on the construction of belt buckles.
Similar to this one (which you might of seen already)...
Botas by Jesse Bert
and this one (which you have not seen already)...
Jesse Bert
the back side because it is just as important...
Jesse Bert
and this one...
Jesse Bert
Is that carved ebony gorgeous or what?  
Those examples are just to show that there are more ways than one to construct a buckle.  For more information about the workshop please go here.  

Here is a new badge - we hope that you will use it for your blog and help spread the word.  

Register between 7/11 - 10/26
Class size is limited.

Please join us in San Miguel de Allende.  We would love to meet you south of the border this year!



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