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Join Julie Eakes on the Silk Road This Weekend!


The Guild is excited to announce its first master class in a long while.  This Saturday, the  talented Julie Eakes will teach her class on Silk Road pins this (June 18) and join us as a guest artist for our  monthly meeting on Sunday June 19.

Where: Sydney Hillman building, second floor
22 S. 22nd street Phila. Pa. 19103

From Julie about the class:

My “Silk Road” series of jewelry gives the feeling of vintage object. In this one day class students will create a pin in this style using color, surface techniques, textures and cane work.


Master class with Julie Eakes June 18- Silk Road pins.  Class starts at 10:00 am
June Meeting with Guest Artist Julie Eakes – June 19.  Meeting starts at 10:00 am

Where: Sydney Hillman building, second floor – 22 S. 22nd street Phila. Pa. 19103

Cost to attend: Master class – $ 110

Cost to attend Sunday meeting with Julie as  guest artist- $20 (the guest artist meeting is free if you sign up for the master class)

Reminder – changes in the works
Starting in September we are eliminating using meetup.com and switching back to membership dues of $40 dollars a year.  Until September meetings with no guest artist will be $5 and meetings with a guest artist will be $20. 
We are in the process of updating the blog and calendar and will be posting updates there and on our facebook page. 


Start Making Travel Plans for this Sunday

This months’ meeting is all about texture and we are pleased to have member Kate Clawson share her ideas and techniques.  This is a meeting you don’t want to miss!  Which is why you need to start thinking about travel plans for Sunday. 
Philadelphia is hosting the Philadelphia Marathon this weekend which will make traveling to the meeting and parking  a little more challenging than usual.  On-street parking will be limited because there will be a lot o people in town.  Some streets will be closed because of the marathon.

Sunday, November 17

  • Kelly Drive to Ridge Avenue will be closed from 5:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Inner lanes of Benjamin Franklin Parkway (including cross streets) will be closed from 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • The 22nd/23rd Street entrances from Route 676 will close on Sunday morning (5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.). Please plan alternate routes to the start.

There is absolutely NO PARKING along the GORE-TEX® Philadelphia Marathon course on Sunday, November 17, beginning at 5:00 a.m.

The marathon route is at


The Philadelphia Eagles play the Washington Redskins at Lincoln Financial Field this Sunday too and the game starts at 1:00 PM.  So make plans accordingly.

Need a parking lot?  These will be crowded too but you’ll find it easier to find parking in a lot than on the street.  Press HERE for a list of nearby lots.

Scenes from Clayathon


Wilma, Gwen, Jacqueline and Mary


The workroom


Patti and Terri


Guest Artist Jacqueline Cherie 


Mary and Sherman

Sherman Interviews Darleen Bellan of DarBella Designs

The newest original video on our YouTube Channel.

If you would like to see more of Darleen’s work and some of Sherman’s,  I did a companion post on my blog, here.

Martha Aleo, Deputy Blogger

Yetta, Yetta, Yetta! (And Ellen Marshall, too!)

Ellen Marshall led this month’s meeting with a session on necklace design.  Ellen brought in some of her early work and pieces by Kathy Amt and Maggie Maggio to illustrate  design principles and explain how to solve design dilemmas. Members brought in their own work and we had a lively and friendly discussion.  And we were graced with the presence of the inimitable  Yetta Colodne who brought three necklaces for Show and Tell.

Thanks to Ellen for such an instructive and inspirational  presentation.  If you would like to read the article by Ronna Savaras Weltman that Ellen recommended,  “Principles of Good Design,” in the December 2010  Step-By-Step Wire Jewelry, press here.

Special thanks to Sarah Sorlien for arranging for members to park in the Hillman garage instead of having to look for scarce street parking on Philadelphia Marathon day.    And congratulations to Sarah on her election as guild president!

It was a great end-of-the-year meeting.  But we’ll keep the blog posts coming during the break.



Martha Aleo, Deputy Blogger

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