Won’t you join us? artBLISS 2014 has a jewelry workshop just for you!

by Cindy on May 14, 2014

 We’re excited to announce the artBLISS doors are open for registration.

artBLISS jewelry workshops is celebrating its 5th anniversary and we would love for you to join us!  It’s hard to believe 5 years have gone by since we hosted the Inaugural Event, a gathering of top-notch instructors and fellow jewelry designers and friends.  We have met so many people from our jewelry community and made new friends over the years. We’ve learned new techniques and left the events feeling inspired with a renewed love for handmade jewelry.  We’ve had the privilege of learning from generous instructors who have come in from all over the country.  Students, too, have joined us all the way from CA and Canada. This year we’re continuing this tradition and hope to make it the best year yet.  Won’t you join us?

artBLISS 2014

 artBLISS 2014 will offer exciting workshops with these renowned instructors:

Mary Hettmansperger 

Stacie Florer

Christine Damm

Stephanie Lee


artBLISS 2014 5th Anniversary

Digital collage by Susie Hibdon

See all of the workshops being offered and register here.  We have classes to suit everyone’s schedule, from a special evening workshop to a 3-day intensive option.

If you’d like a glimpse of what it’s like to attend a retreat at artBLISS, have a look at one of our recent events.  Deryn Mentock and Diane Cook joined us for Boots & Bliss – an incredibly fun-filled weekend! Here are a few photos from the retreat back in March  

Boots & Bliss 2014

Diane Cook at Boots & Bliss artBLISS 2014

 Diane Cook teaching her Viking knit workshop

Diane Cook at Boots & Bliss artBLISS

Diane Cook's class artBLISS 2014

Deryn Mentock and Dawn Gallop

 Deryn Mentock and Dawn Gallop enjoying a laugh in the Eruption Cuff workshop.

Linda Sinish at Boots & Bliss 2014

 Linda Sinish is a wire + metal pro

artBLISS Workshops with Deryn Mentock

artBLISS Boots & Bliss 2014

Friendships are born and rekindled at artBLISS

artBLISS Boots & Bliss 2014

Having fun at the Saturday night Shindig!  We had an extra-special vendor that joined us all the way from PA.  Linda Sarubin of The Gatchellville Store brought all sorts of vintage and antique components – mainly buttons!   We couldn’t resist.  Fortunately for us, Linda plans to return in September for our 5th Anniversary weekend.

Vicki Holliday at Boots & Bliss 2014

 Vicki Holliday having fun constructing her focal in Diane Cook’s Ruffled Poppies class.

Ruffled Poppies at Boots & Bliss 2014

 Heather O’Brien and Debs Pouliot designing their Ruffled Poppies project.

artBLISS workshops

 Andi Hinkle proudly showing us her newly completed and oh-so-beautiful necklace!

Prairie PeaPod at artBLISS 2014

 Gathering pearls for Deryn Mentock’s Prairie Pearl Pod pendant class.

Prairie peapods with Deryn Mentock at artBLISS

At the end of the day, Deryn’s class gathered their beautiful Pearl Pod pendants for a group photo.

We hope this leaves you totally convinced!   We’d love for you to join us at artBLISS 2014!


– Cindy xoxo


Cindy Wimmer

Cindy Wimmer is a jewelry designer with a passion for combining vintage elements with modern wire design.  She is the co-founder of artBLISS, hosting jewelry and mixed media workshops in the DC area. Her first jewelry design book, The Missing Link, was recently released in the Fall.



Michelle Buettner May 15, 2014 at 1:15 pm

Oh what fun this will be! I desperately wish you were here in AZ – I’d definitely find a way to attend. I just adore Deryn’s pearl pods – they are so awesome!! And to take a class from either Mary or Stacie – that would be a dream for me!! Have fun Cindy!!

Linda Hanes May 26, 2014 at 11:57 am

One of these days I am going to get there!! Looks like a blast.

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