Last week we hosted our 16th Make a Ring workshop through MeritMake and we are so blown away with the amazing response to these classes and how much we, personally, get from each and every one of them.
MeritMake began in January of 2016, as a way for Kelly to educate people about what it really takes to make quality jewelry, fulfill her desire to share her craft and, honestly, pay the bills in the slowest months of the year. What has happened from there has been a dream come true.
The first handful of classes were held in Kansas City and housed out of the MeritMade studio at Bonfire, in Mission, KS. In May, we teamed up with the good folks at the Little Craft Show and brought the workshop to Springdale, Arkansas. Last week, we returned from taking the class to Colorado and hosted our 16th workshop at a private party in Fayetteville, AR!
Our hosts in Colorado were the awesome ladies of Double Dutch Hair Studio. We hosted two classes and we had way too much fun! It is always exciting to see how each class plays out and going somewhere new made this all the more exciting. Denver really knocked it out of the park, both in the creativity and the awesome people! We met an airline pilot, other metalsmiths & jewelry makers, lawyers, accountants, stylists, chemists; so many interesting people investing in themselves and their creativity for so many different reasons!
And in the end, that is what it is all about for us:
We do these workshops to share and educate about our craft.
We do these workshops to remind you that the beauty is in the process.
We do these workshops because the desire to teach burns as hot as the torch.
We do these workshops to provide people the opportunity to invest in themselves.
We do these workshops to give your creativity a place to come out and play.
We do these workshops to give you a chance to surprise yourself with what you are truly capable of.
We do these workshops because it is too much damn fun not to.
Thank you for supporting us and giving yourself a chance!
If you want to bring MeritMake to your city, drop us a line and we will see what we can do! Have a private jet you want to donate to the cause?? Even better!
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Want more information on the Make a Ring workshop? Check out this post.
Already been through the Make a Ring workshop and looking to take it to the next level? Check out this post from Kelly on what tools you need to get started.