Saturday, December 12, 2009

2010 Brings new classes to Sitka

January 17th
1-3 PM
Boys and Girls Ages 8-14
Class $30.00
$30 class fee includes all materials plus
instruction book

Quilling or paper filigree is the art of creating designs with
strips of paper that have been rolled, shaped and arranged to form designs.
Quilling is one of the easiest crafts to learn giving you hours of at home fun!!
Visions Framing and Art Supplies
110 American Street
(907) 747-3588
Reserve your spot now!!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Santa's Helpers

Santa's helper make mom's beautiful jewelry. Talented, smart little helpers had a good time designing and then creating a one a kind piece of jewelry.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Kids Class!!! Boys and Girls

December 6, 2009 1:00-3:00
Visions Framing

110 American Street

Phone: (907) 747-3588

Reserve your spot now

8-14 year olds
Make mom or someone special a
Beautiful Pearl Bracelet for Christmas
Join us for a fun filled 2 hour class
$30.00 Covers cost of class and supplies

Learn how to
· distinguish between real and imitation pearls
· to decide which stringing material to use for each type of project
· what the standard length is for a bracelet
· to measure for the appropriate length
· to use crimp beads
· to add a dangle
· to make a presentation of your gift

Walk out with a completed project gift wrapped and ready to give.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Get Wired Class held in Sitka

Thank you Visions for hosting the first Get Wired Class.
Everyone completed at least one pair of sterling silver earrings.
each design was as unique as the artist.


Practicing new skills.

What a wonderful way to spend a Sunday afternoon learning the beginning steps to wire working. We had a great turn out. Lots of fun was had by all and request for more classes in the near future.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Classes Offered in Sitka, AK

Get Wired
Jewelry Making Classes@Visions Framing & Art Supplies
November 1, 2009 Dead line for sign Up October 25th.

Beginning Wire Wrapping; 3 hour class for $35.00
Wire wrapping is one of the most popular techniques in jewelry making. Learn about wire and how it reacts to being manipulated; practice new techniques and master your tools using copper wire. Apply your new skills using sterling silver and Swarovski crystals to create beautiful holiday earrings.

Swarovski Christmas Tree Earrings (crystal colors may vary due to availability)
Supplies; $15.00
Swarovski crystal Christmas tree earring! Easy first project to make and put you in the gift giving spirit! Use your new jewelry making skills to complete the holiday earrings.
Tools Not Included.

Get Wired
Class plus earring supplies $50.00
Class, earring supplies and tools $80.00
I have a few tools to share

Class size is limited so sign up quickly @
Visions Framing and Art Supplies 907.747.3588

More Classes Coming Soon!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Wire Wrapping Classes Offered

Beginning Wire Wrapping

3 hour class

Wire wrapping is one of the most popular techniques in jewelry making. Learn to master the perfect wire wrapped loop using wire and beads to create beautiful, contemporary earrings, bracelets and necklaces. This class is required in order to take more advanced wire working classes.

Make it your own with personal bead and wire choices. Bead holes will determine the size of wire you use. Remember bracelets take more wear and tear so you’ll need heavier wire which means larger bead holes.

Basic Tool Requirements
Round Nose Pliers
Chain Nose Pliers
Flat Nose Pliers

Sterling Silver price varies day to day.
24 gauge, 20 gauge & 18 gauge
Copper wire in same sizes (great for practicing)
German Silver-copper wire covered in sterling silver
My recommendation for beginners.
Artist Wire- copper wire covered with silver plate and nylon

All supplies can be purchased on line at;

All wire work jewelry can be a personal statement.
By simply changing the beads, crystals, or gemstones each piece made with exactly the same technique is uniquely different.
Sign up now by calling 206-550-4198
classes offered in Sitka, Ak

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Felted Clogs

New skills in knitting using Cascade 220 I knit very large clogs then felted them to fit. Surprisingly these were not as hard as I thought they would be.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Knitting Sights!!

I feel very lucky to have been invitied to these events. Fun new friends, great knitting projects, and more adventures to come.

So Many Places So little Time

Aug. 23, 2009

Well we have made the decision to winter in Sitka this year. We are on the waiting list for permanent moorage, and should know within the week where our slip will be. Moorage here is quite different than what we are use to, all of the slips are Hot-berthed- which means when you leave your slip you must notify the port and they rent out your slip if someone wants it. So until you have a permanent slip you could be moving all around the marina at any moment.

We have been in Sitka now for close to a month. We have seen friends from Seattle who have come through on the cruise lines, Don and Liz, John and Yoshiko. That was fun for us.

Fish at last! News travels fast in Alaska from one small town to another. While in Pelican we met a great couple Tom and Minnie who called ahead to Sitka to let their friends Lance and Ann know we were on our way. We have all become fast friends and have enjoyed each others company on many adventures already. Fish was first on our list so Lance and Ann took us along for a successful day of salmon fishing. Jim brought in a 17.5 pound Coho. Each of us caught either a Coho or a King so the freeze was filled.

Girls’ nights out! I have had two fabulous weekend events with new friends here in Sitka. The first was the opportunity to spend the night with friends on a privately owned island. The night was filled with knitting, barbequing, eating, talking and laughing. The second weekend adventure took us to a new log cabin in the forest out side of Sitka. The setting was amazing, the salmon were running upstream and the bear watch was on!! A sow with two cubs has been seen daily in the area unfortunately we did not see her. We were warned however to keep doors and windows locked.

Sitka is alive with activities and we are looking forward to taking advantage of all the events.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Knitting Fun

I had only one pattern and a few limited yarn colors with me while at anchor. So with that one pattern and the yarns available I've created a few items for the coming addition to our family.