I will be at the Maker Faire in Raleigh, at the NC State Fairgrounds, on Saturday June 18. Not as an author, but as a founding member of the Triangle Jewelry Makers. We will have displays of finished jewelry and demonstrations of jewelry-making techniques throughout the day. Several of our artists will be in and out of the booth to answer jewelry-making questions.
I plan to bring some of my steampunk and spacepunk pieces to display, and I will demo various wire jewelry techniques, including wire rings, charms, bracelets and earrings, and basic metalsmithing. Demos from other artists may include chainmaille, wire-wrapping and bead-weaving.
It looks like it will be a fun event. The website promises “Makers, Crafters, Inventors, Evil Geniuses, Scientists and Artists will come together for a day of family-friendly fun and inspiration. From home-made cookies to home-made robots, Maker faire NC promises something for everyone in a showcase of the American creative spirit.”
FOLLOW UP (6-19-2011): It was a lot of fun! Here are some pics.