Wednesday, August 27, 2008

It's up! new etsy shop

Friday, August 22, 2008


Tonight we had a little meet-n-greet at Wabi Sabi Warehouse at 5pm. It was a great group! I laughed and really enjoyed myself.
It really can be a small town, I realized I had admired Debra's work at TS Brown jewelry. Daniel realized he had seen Sara's work at Port City Pottery. We chatted and shared ideas, very fun. I was so jazzed I chattered Robert's ear off when I got home.
I look forward to planning more events. I have long daydreamed about a vibrant metal community here in Wilmington. I go to SNAG and see these big time metals guilds in big cities that sponser such conventions. I think if we could grow and sponser juried shows, scholarships for our members to go take classes elsewhere, guest artists... the possibilities are endless even for a small town like ours. You don't have to be a professional metalsmith to want to be surrounded by quality, creative stimuli involving metal! I think we should strive to bring together like minded folk, creative souls interested in manipulating metal, or enjoying metal work even if its made by others, heck just talking about the metal arts world gets me excited! I just had such a good time....

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Found Object Mania

Jewelry Making Weekend
with Melissa Manley
August 23th 9am-5pm and 24th 12-5pm
At Wabi Sabi Warehouse 19 North 9th Street Wilmington, NC

Learn how to make wearable art out of found objects and copper, tin or recycled metals and wire. We will learn texturing, annealing, piercing, sawing and cold connecting and lots of basics. Bring your work clothes small items to play with like buttons, coins, found bits use your imagination! $125 includes materials
We'll break for lunch at noon. You may want to take advantage of
the wonderful eaterys downtown, or bring a bag lunch and hang out at Wabi Sabi

call 538-1246 or email with questions or to register:

CFM on

Hello all,
Its been sometime since I devoted an energy to this group. But I wanted everyone to know I started a Cape Fear Metalsmiths group to find new people who would like to join us. Our next event is a meet-n-greet at Wabi Sabi Warehouse 19 North 9th on August 22nd from 5-6. See you there!