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Lorie Lynn Designs was created in memory of a dear friend, Lorie York, who died of breast cancer in 2006. We donate 10% of our sales to local breast cancer programs.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Our next show will be in beautiful Medford, Oregon on September 15th and 16th.  We are very excited about doing this show because it is our first show out of the Northern California area and it's going to be held at this really cool farm.  

It's only about a 2 1/2 drive from Redding so I'm hoping to see lots of people I know there.  Here is a link to all of the information.  Hope to see you all there!

We are very excited about an article featuring Lorie Lynn Designs in the Enjoy magazine this week.  The article was written by a dear friend, Kimberly Boney.  

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Wow, it has been a long time since I posted here.  You know that saying - Time Flies When You Are Having Fun? - Well, I guess I have been having a LOT of fun!!!

I guess I will tell you about the latest change in my life.  I have started a new venture with 3 amazing ladies; Kimberly Snowden of Garnet Heart, Ginger Mallard of Le Papillon, and Sarah Bos of Sara Bella Homes.  We have all come together as Altered Wing Studio.

Altered Wing Studio is this amazingly creative working studio where we each have our own work space, a classroom area, and a small, but lovely retail space where we sell some of our creations.

We all teach classes in various art mediums including; painting with Anne Sloan paints, jewelry design and construction, mixed media arts, fiber arts, collage, and many kids crafts.

We held a fabulous Open House on August 4th where we offered $10 classes all day!  So many people came to check us out and take the classes (and nibble on the goodies we offered).  It was such a wonderful day.

We will be adding more and more classes every month and we have some really fun things planned for November and December.

Please check us out and like us on Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/AlteredWingStudios?ref=ts

We are in the process of building our website where all of our classes will be listed and stories of our adventures will be posted.  Check out our progress:  www.alteredwing.com

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Weekly Reflection

How many of you loose your enthusiasm this time of year for things that you normally LOVE to do?  I truly hope I am not the only one. 

I have been having such a time for the last several weeks - struggling to find the energy and enthusiasm I usually have for creating, and having it, for some reason, be out of my grasp.  I don't know if it is the weather or the normal ups and downs of life, or a combination of the two. 

I am a warm weather and sunshine kind of gal and the rainy, cold, dark days do make it difficult for me to want to actually leave the warmth and snuggliness (I know that's not a real word, but I like it) of my bed and my cuddly little dogs.  Sometimes I think I might be part bear - lol.  I just want to hibernate - pull the covers over my head and wait for spring! 

I know one thing I have done - and I have always had a tendency to do this - I have taken on way more than I can humanly do.  I have to remind myself once in awhile that I am only one person and that I can't take off on every little tangent that my brain wants to take me on.  Right now I have a booth at Oregon Street Antiques, jewelry at Palo Cedro Gift Gallery and the Enjoy store, and I have 3 etsy shops, and I'm trying to build a studio business.  Oh, and I'm one of the promoters for The Burlap Harlot Show - and I sell jewelry and home decor at several local shows throughout the year!!    Add to this being a wife, mother and grandmother - Think I might be just a little bit overextended????  lol

 So, I have been doing a lot of thinking on where I can scale back and one of the decisions I have made is to leave Oregon Street Antiques and I'm considering closing one of my etsy shops.  

My love,  and where I want to focus right now,  is in creating my jewelry, learning new skills, and promoting my studio. 

So, I'm hoping that with a little less on my plate and on my mind, I can regain that enthusiasm I know I have in me somewhere! 

Wish me luck!! 

Friday, January 13, 2012

Learning A New Skill

I have wanted to learn to enamel on metal for so long, but I was always afraid to dive in.  I thought I would need to buy all of this expensive equipment - a bigger kiln, trivets, enameling fork, and on and on.  Oh how happy I was to find out I could do it with just my torch and a bead mandrel!! 

Thanks to a wonderful friend, Ginger, who is also an amazing jewelry artist http://www.etsy.com/shop/LeBeauPapillon; I have found a new addiction!!

This technique turned out to be so much easier than I thought it would be and the results are just amazing!  I love watching the color come alive as the piece cools off.  The possibilities are endless!! 

Now everything I look at I wonder if it can be enameled!!  lol

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Etched brass

Etched brass by lorielynn1
Etched brass, a photo by lorielynn1 on Flickr.

A brass square that I etched with French wording and an etched brass open heart.