Okay, I just love to learn and there are some terrific classes out there is cyber world. I just wanted to share with you some sites where online classes and free hatting are available. Online classes are fabulous because, while still in your pajamas or when it’s 2:00 a.m. and you can’t sleep, you can simply log-on to your class and get some knowledge (okay, in my case retention might not be there but it beats counting sheep). I love the fact that I can view something over and over again which is great when wanting to perfect a certain technique. It’s at my own pace and I don’t feel like a donkey butt when I’m moving slower than the rest of the class. I have taken from these instructors/sites and they are wonderful.
http://somethingsublime.typepad.com/ – Deryn is excellent. She gives you a plethora of information and her attention to technique and detail are superb.
http://www.terribrushdesigns.com – Terri gives you exchange in abundance. I can’t believe the time she spent preparing the information. Her soldering class is excellent and you will learn everything about that soldering iron and then some.
http://creativeworkshops.ning.com – This place has just about everything—collaging, painting, jewelry making etc. Great classes.
http://www.beaducation.com – They have all different classes from metalwork to stringing. This site also has lots of freebie instruction. This is a great place for beginners to get some free basic jewelry techniques.
http://artfulgathering.ning.com – This is a great summer online camp. It seems they offer almost every medium in the art world and they have top-notch instructors.
http://stephanielee.typepad.com – Stephanie Lee is an amazing instructor. She has a class coming up in January that if you are interested in doing metal work this is the instructor. Stephanie is so generous in sharing information and techniques.
http://www.iceresin.com – great free tutorials on how to use ice resin and design tips.
FREEBIE SEWING PATTERNS
http://www.sewtinagivens.com there are some free clothing patterns and this woman can do it all. She even designs her own fabrics (I would love to be her but I can barely draw stick figures).
Check these out and let me know if you have any other sites I should look at.
Happy creations and stay sparkly,