It all started with a piece of wire and a cup of coffee.

Jeanette Blix of Fundametals.net and Cindy Wimmer of Sweet Bead Studio, two jewelry artists, met at a coffee shop and talked wire. They talked about art and jewelry. They talked about growing and advancing their skills. And over a latte and cocoa, they talked about the lack of workshops in the Northern Virginia/DC metropolitan area.

“Well this will just not do!”, they decided.

And so, ArtBliss was born.

ArtBliss is a new series of workshops that encompass jewelry design and mixed media from internationally renowned instructors. ArtBliss brings in the Dream Teams of creative coaches and motivators in a warm, relaxing, and collaborative environment. Join us and open the door to creative discovery and inspiration!

Cindy Wimmer lives in Virginia with her husband, four young boys and their 15 year-old Shih Tzu, Hodgie. Her favorite things in the entire world are antiquing, baking, creating with her children and going on family adventures. Designing jewelry for five years, Cindy’s work incorporates wire, metal and vintage pieces. She has been published in national and international jewelry magazines such as Belle Armoire Jewelry, Step By Step Wire, Easy Wire, Bead Trends and Beads & Beyond. Cindy is a featured artist Wire Style 2 by Denise Peck. Cindy looks forward to meeting you at an ArtBliss event, as you take the next step in your art journey!

Visit Cindy’s blog, www.sweetbeadstudio.com.

Jeanette Blix Ryan lives in Northern Virginia with her husband, two children and their sweet Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier,Teddie. She has been making jewelry for five years and teaches wireworking in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area. She has published two Glass Art Calendars and has been published in Step by Step Wire and Easy Wire.

Visit Jeanette’s blog, www.jeanetteblix.com

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