Naughty Secretary Club Classes in Dallas and Austin

1 Comment 12 September 2008

Come join me at The Make Studio in the Historic Bishop Arts District of Dallas for a fun jewelry class and a book signing on Sept 20th. After class from 3-5pm the party gets started! I will be there signing copies of my new book The Naughty Secretary Club: The Working Girls Guide to Handmade Jewelry. There will be yummy cupcakes and drinkies not to mention tons of fun crafty door prizes!

From 1-3pm I will be teaching a class on making your own Revamped Vintage Necklace. Each student will be able to make their own necklace and matching pair of earrings learning how to use jewelry tools, string beads, basic wire wrapping and more. I am going to bring a suitcase full of vintage jewelry supplies for you to play with, but feel free to bring your own goodies as well. The class is $50 per student which includes all the supplies you will need and your own beading board. Feel free to bring your own set of pliers (flat, rounded and wire clippers) or I will have sets available for $10 each.

Never fear Austin I will be teaching 5 new classes in October at Craft-o-Rama. call (512-707-2405) or email Craft-o-rama in Austin to sign up for the new batch.

Collage Cuties Class: Tues. 10/16 6:30pm-8:30pm
Love what you see on the scrap booking aisle, but don’t care a thing about it? Incorporate all the fun papers into your jewelry! In this class you will make a bangle bracelet, large disc earrings and necklace using paper and decoupage medium. Learn to look at pictures in magazines, junk mail, wrapping paper and more in a whole new way. Feel free to bring any paper you would like to class, but Jen will also bring a large stash of her collage curios like vintage wrapping paper, wall paper, book illustrations, old cards and more for you to choose from as well as jewelry supplies and decoupage medium. Fee is $40.

Charm Bracelet and Earring Class: Sat. 10/25 11am-1pm
Learn the fundamentals of jewelry making while whipping up your own one of a kind Revamped Vintage Charm Bracelet, and matching earrings. This fun and informative 2 hour class will cover the basics of jewelry making like the difference between head and eye pins, wire wrapping, and how to open and close a jump ring. Class supplies include everything you need to make your charm bracelet and earrings including a giant assortment of vintage beads and charms from the Naughty Secretary Club stash for you to choose from! You will need flat and round nosed pliers as well as wire trimmers for this class. You will be able to buy a set from the instructor on day of class as well for an additional $10. Fee: $40 and includes materials.

Starting Your Small Business
Tues 10/14 7PM-8:30PM

Did you know you could have your own craft business up and running in under an hour? Signing up for Etsy is that easy. Or do you think a traditional website is the right angle for you? May take a little longer, but it is not a whole lot trickier. Once you have your business all set up the next steps are letting the world know, networking and making some sales. This 1.5 hour long class will you give the run down on getting started! Fee: $30

Marketing Your Business
Tues 10/21 7PM-8:30PM

The success of your business is 40% what you make and 60% how you market it. Not yet signed up for Twitter? Don’t have a blog? Not swapping swag with other crafters? You could be missing out on easy, crucial and often free ways to promote your crafty business. Whether you knit booties or solder jewelry this class will help you understand the best avenues to market your small business. Fee: $30

Taking Your Business to the Next Level
Tues 10/28 7PM-8:30PM

Things are running along smoothly with your small crafty business, but you want to know what else the world has to offer. How do people get product lines, book deals and TV shows? There is no secret formula, but Jennifer Perkins has experience in all three areas and will tell you what she knows. Fee: $30

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Jennifer - who has written 37 posts on Austin Craft Mafia.

Jennifer Perkins can see decorative possibilities in almost anything. If it can be drilled, painted, glued, or bent, she will make it into a piece of jewelry. She got her start selling earrings made from fishing lures at family garage sales in her home town of McKinney, TX. Today she still scours the lure aisle for treasures to add to her line of one of-a-kind revamped vintage pieces for her successful online shopping site Naughty Secretary Club.


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