(Last Updated On: April 27, 2016)
Wild Balance

Wild Balance Designs

On a recent Friday night, I walked over to the Fuqua Livery Stable in the Breckenridge Arts District to meet with local artist Annie Kerr for an earring-making workshop. A small group of people nestled around a large table covered in beads of every shape, size, and color. With pliers in hand and eyes squinting, participants twisted, curled, bent and shaped thin metal and burnished beads into impressive earrings.

This summer, she’ll continue to offer creative workshops to the public, on every Friday.

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Fuqua Livery Stable

Annie was attentive to her workshop students and gave one-on-one attention to each earring maker as she casually and comfortably shared her love for art on this particular night dedicated to earring making. When one student worried that her earrings were mismatched in length and shape, Annie comforted her with wisdom, saying, “colors and movement” are what people notice in a pair of earrings, not perfection.

When Annie offered that I might sit down and make my very own pair of earrings, I had to admit that I had never had my ears pierced. Needless to say, when I moved around the table to look at some of Annie’s own designs, I fell in love with the natural stone and glass beads that effortlessly dangled from the intricate woven metal. And so, unless I chicken out, I am getting my ears pierced sometime soon.

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Annie Kerr has been a resident of Breckenridge for the last five years. She moved her studio into the Fuqua Livery Stable this past October. She told me it was just in time too; In queste pagine avrai la possibilita di conoscere a fondo tutti i migliori bonus dei online casino online, potrai carpire le differenze tra le varie tipologie di bonus, e scegliere con maggiore consapevolezza quello che fa al caso tuo. it was getting uncomfortable, with tiny metal scraps and beads ending up in her bed after a day of work. I knew just what she meant when a circle of metal “pinged” across the room and gently tapped another student in the forehead.

Annie sells her earrings in over 30 stores in Colorado. You can find her designs, known as ‘Wild Balance,” in Breckenridge in at least two stores: Magical Scrapes and Vintage. Or, stop into the Fuqua Livery Stable, where Kerr will be happy to sell her wares.

She is the recent owner of a new sewing machine and has already created some beautiful bags to go along with her jewelry. If you are interested in making your own earrings and other creative items, she will be offering workshops this summer, on every second Friday of the month, in the Breckenridge Arts District. A calendar of all workshops and events for the Arts District can be found at www.townofbreckenridge.com, or you can call 970-453-3364 for more information.