Saturday, August 30, 2014

Art in the Park

An artist gave this to me today at the Morro Bay Art in the Park.  Heidi Borchers and I had a great time checking out all of the artwork, this guy was especially intriguing.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

How to Paint on Glass

Learn how to paint on glass...Joan will demonstrate several techniques (they're SUPER simple!), then you get to paint 6 wine glasses any style you'd like.  You take them home, let them dry 24 hours, then bake in your oven for 40 minutes and now they're DISHWASHER SAFE!  This paint works on ceramic pieces too!  Think Home Goods!  Think inexpensive, amazing holiday gifts!  Joan will hold an Open Studio Workshop in October using this great paint - you bring the containers and she provides the supplies and expertise.  Keep a lookout for the open workshop posting coming your way in September.  Meanwhile, come learn the basics of glass painting, have some fun and create beautiful wine glasses!

Workshops are held at Heidi Borchers amazing Creative Studio near San Luis Obispo, California.  More details are available on our website  While you're there, check out our retreat October 17-19th overlooking the Pacific Ocean!

Sea Glass Mobile

Are you an ocean lover?  Whether you live where you enjoy sand between your toes everyday or wish you could, you can create this beautiful Sea Glass Mobile.  Learn to wrap and form wire into this stunning memory of the sea.  Joan even provides real sea glass for you!  The workshop is held on the Central Coast of California so come join the fun at

3D Shrink Plastic Flower Jewelry

Love, love, love these shrink plastic 3D flowers.  Can you believe they start out as very thin, clear sheets of plastic?  A little creative magic is added and taaadaaaa, 3D flowers are created.  Come find out the secrets to these adorable flowers at

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Sea Glass Jewelry Class

Learn how to make beautiful Sea Glass Jewelry from Mixed Media Artist and ocean lover, Joan Martin Fee.   Bring your own sea glass or Joan will have some local sea glass to choose from.  Tools and supplies are provided to learn a basic wire wrapping technique to create one necklace and two earrings.  Joan is keeping this class small so you get lots of personal attention. Monday, August 11th at Heidi Borchers Creativity Studio in Los Osos, CA

Wire & Bead Jewelry Class

The holidays are right around the corner so get a jump start on your gift list with this wire and bead jewelry set.  Assorted wire and bead colors will be available along with all of the materials and tools needed to complete one necklace and two earrings.  All skill levels are welcome.  Bring a friend or family member and share a fun evening out.  Thursday, August 21st, Heidi a Borchers Creative Studio in Los Osos, CA

Fort Bragg Glass Beach

I was talking to an acquaintance recently and she mentioned she was heading to Mendocino.  I mentioned I am teaching Sea Glass Jewelry classes and I'd heard about a beach at Fort Bragg that is covered in sea glass.  She drove an hour and a half out of her way to bring me back a bag of sea glass! I was stunned!  Think I'll make her a necklace.

Friday, August 01, 2014

Mosaic Shoe

Love my mosaic shoe!  Heidi Borchers taught this amazing class in her awesome studio filled with all kinds of tiles, beads, name it she had it.  My inspiration was my grandparents China that was broken many years ago and has been hanging around taking up space.  I am thrilled to have preserved the heirloom and created a work of art in the process.