Friday, June 12, 2009

A Weekend of Creativity Awaits

This is the cover of the February 2008 issue of Lapidary Journal's Jewelry Artists Magazine. It was the only copy of this magazine I had purchased, until I subscribed last month. The reason I bought this was because of the earrings on the cover. I wanted to explore and learn a little more about metal work too and realized that I needed to enroll in a class....ah, but where?

The time has finally come and I am enrolled in Lexi Erickson's Art Jewelry Workshop, this weekend. It is a two day workshop filled with five projects.

I met Lexi for the first time last month. She is the President of Coyote Creek Studio Arts Foundation, where I am a member artist. I wrote about this meeting in an earlier post and have to reiterate what a great person Lexi is. We had/have an immediate connection.

Lexi is founder/owner of Lexi Erickson's Designs and has a Masters degree in Jewelry Fabrication and Design. She studied at University of New Mexico and Sam Houston State University. Lexi is the past president of Pennsylvania Society of Goldsmiths and currently serves on the Board of Colorado Metalsmithing Association. She has taught private and college level jewelry design and fabrication for the past 20+ years. She's also a regular contributor to Lapidary Journal/Jewelry Artist publication.

We're coming full circle ..............

Now here is something I find really interesting....that issue of Lapidary Journal, with those Windchime Earrings on the cover...the ones that compelled me to purchase that issue....well those are Lexi's!!! When I met her last month I kept thinking I knew this name. She had told me that she was a contributing writer for Lapidary Journal. When I got home I pulled out that issue and discovered why her name was so familiar to was Lexi's article, her project, her article. How cool is that???!!!!

Fate? I believe things happen for a reason. I'm looking forward to sharing my experiences from this workshop in my posts next week. Until then, happy creating all!


Celeste Bergin said...

what a story! It all sort of "rings true" (pun intended). I will be tuned in to see where you go metal-wise. Very exciting!

Sheila said...

Wow!!! It has been predestined and you were wise enough to follow the cosmic cues you were given!

SCJ Jewelry Design said...

Wonderful story! I too, believe things happen for a reason. I'm looking forward to seeing what you create with metal. But beware, metal is addictive :) Have fun!

Shay Stone said...

Kathleen, that is such a great story and I am SO full of envy!! I bet you are going to have a blast. And having Lexi right where you are -- it is just amazing how the universe works :) Glad you subscribed to the magazine, it's a fun one.

Have fun!

Kathleen Krucoff said...

Thanks Celeste, Sheila, Sandy & Shay. It is very exciting for me. I've been wanting to work with metal for over a year. Now I have a prime learning opportunity from someone as talented as Lexi.

I will share my experience and I am confident I will have a great time.

K S Jewellery Designs said...

Isn't it funny how these things happen - I am definitely a believer of fate. Good luck with your course.
Kristin :)