Teach Yourself Jewelry Soldering!!

Hello My sparkly friends!!
It is that time of year again... when I teach my online classes at Artful Gathering events.com!!!
This year's class is a very special one, not just because I love to solder, but because the proceeds
from the class tuition will help me help breast cancer survivors who have undergone Breast reconstruction and need to have areola repigmentation. 

  My portion of the proceeds will help  pay for  several micropigmentation classes, my new machine and supplies which are incredibly expensive!!
I plan on gifting my services to women who need this crucial last step in feeling whole again- but who just can't afford it or don't have insurance.  

This is a very special gift for me to be able to help, to use my skills that I have been building for a lifetime as a makeup artist and artist- to give back and have my art leave a lasting feeling of wholeness at last.
I get goosebumps when I think about being able to help these women. 

 It will also help me with healing my own hurt from years ago, when I pretended to myself that my mom wasn't sick and that she would never leave me. 

 Looking back, I wish I had used my talent to hook her up with a bunch of awesome wigs and hats with hair ponytails... but instead I chose to just hyperfocus on my work and business and pretend that everything was going to be ok.  I still beat myself up about that, but by getting out of my own head and giving to these women, 
 I know my heart will mend and one day I will be at peace with it

 It is so true- the saying "Youth is wasted on the young"...  but I DO know better than to let myself get all caught up in "would-coulda-shoulda's"!
On the very bright side of all this (there is ALWAYS a bright side),
this new class is super fun and creative and you will LOVE making jewelry and gifts for all of your friends and family for this holiday season!!!

Summer is the time- just think- everyone will think you have stock in Etsy or something
by all of the handmade lovely trinkets you can make!
The great news is, you can pick up all of the supplies right in Home Depot or Lowes and it won't cost you a fortune!!

All the pics in this post are things I made using the techniques I teach in this class, 
One more thing to note:
I will be adding special project tutorials to the live online class that will NOT be a part of the DVD when it comes out in February- so that's just something to think about!

Please share this post wherever you can- I will love you forever-
 (I will love you forever anyway even if you don't share but please do! :) LOL
xoxo with all my heart,
Tobi and the Pixies

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  1. These are simply gorgeous, Tobi. Your workmanship is outstanding and your descriptions so clear!

    Thanks so much for stopping by the Marmelade Gypsy and leaving such a lovely comment. It's lovely to meet you!

  2. PS -- I was so overawed about your jewelry, I meant but forgot to mention I'm so sorry about your mom. And I know what you mean about that denial. They're supposed to get well. They're our moms. Mine didn't get well either. It's tough. Time heals, but it's still really hard. Hugs to you.

    1. Hugs right back to you Jeanie! I really loved your post about Fran- you are a gifted writer! xoxo