Friday, July 9, 2010


I really can't say enough about Cindy Wimmer and Jeanette Blix. They are talented, ambitious, courageous, artistically gifted and all-round great friends and wonderful women. Their designs have appeared in just about every jewelry publication that you can find on the newsstands.

Cindy has just had four pieces of work published in the latest Easy Wire 2010 and the piece she shows on her blog post of June 30 for the Art Bead Scene Design Team Challenge is creatively lovely and so well-photographed that you would think it was professionally done.

Jeanette is also a  talented jewelry designer who has published several Glass Art calendars, teaches wireworking and is the owner of Fundametals, an online shop that carries anything you could possibly want for wireworking and jewelrymaking, including some very interesting beads and enamel. She's always looking for the newest and best and her prices and customer service are fantastic.

Together this Dynamic Duo have come up with an amazing event here on the East Coast in Northern Virginia, debuting this September 24-26, called ArtBliss with some very well-known artists teaching day and evening classes in jewelry and mixed media. See the sidebar and click on the announcement for all the information you need. I'm going down to DC from Vermont on Amtrak for the event and I can't wait to meet in person some of the people who have supported me with their ideas, collaborations and mentoring since I began blogging and putting my work out in the world.

The tagline of the event is “All dreams come true if you have the courage to pursue them” something that I have definitely found applies to my life and creative work. Consider taking a class or two-- I'd love to meet more of you in person, my dear online friends!


  1. I agree with you 100% about Cindy and Jeanette and I would love to meet you while taking some classes at ArtBliss - sigh!

  2. So exciting Christine I can hardly wait to attend. So glad to hear that you will be attending as well, can't wait to meet you!

  3. Christine, THANK YOU so much for this fantastic are truly gifted at both jewelry design and marketing too! :-) I can't wait to meet you in person as well.... we're all going to have a great time!

  4. Yea Christine- we'll finally meet in person! Woohoo!
    Think about joining our leaf charm swap- the more the merrier!
    See you in September! Maureen from Long Island

  5. I'm SO looking forward to meeting you, Christine!

  6. Christine, I love your blog, your work is stunningly gorgeous and I love the energy you share (like with the recent bracelet project). Thank you for being so creative and sharing YOU with us.

  7. I utterly adore Cindy. And I miss miss miss Jeanette's art bead calendars! I had all of them and so miss them!