The Tucson Finale

The Tucson Finale

It’s taken some time to get things in order from the Tucson show, and we’re still working on many of the details, but we wanted to give you a taste of some of the new items we will be carrying that compliment WireKnitZ®.  For the glamour gal or guy as well as the rustic fashionista, we’ll have you covered.  So please pardon our delay in sharing what’s new and know that we’ll be in touch as soon as things are up on the website…so please stay tuned!

Silver Clasp – MC4-CZ-S   Silver Slider - Sl-Prec-Tri-S   Rustic Magnet Clasp

Meet Elaine Moreira and her husband Eric…

Elaine Moreira

We are thrilled to have the talented artistry of Elaine Moreira designing for WireKnitZ® and have included pictures of some of her latest creations…

Elaine Moreira Convertible Bracelet  Elaine Moreira
Elaine Moreira for WireKnitZElaine Moreira for WireKnitZ®  Elaine Moreira
Elaine Moreira for WireKnitZ®

Elaine has been the official jewelry designer for The Miss Universe Puerto Rico candidates for the past few years and many of her pieces have been worn by Hollywood celebrities such as Ashlan Gorse (E! News Host), Lindsey Haun (True Blood), Natasha Alam (True Blood), Fagun Thakrar, LaLa Vazquez, Fergie, Paz Vega and JoJo, to name a few.  Elaine also accepts commissions, so if you or someone you know is in the market for a one-of-a-kind Elaine Moreira design, don’t hesitate to contact her at

Arbel Shemesh, Advertising Coordinator and Designer at FireArbel Shemesh mask Mountain Gems and Beads, was so very kind to send several of her bejeweled polymer clay and WireKnitZ® masks and jewelry.  Naturally, when I saw the masks I had to wear one and there it stayed for the entire first day of the show!  I fluttered about and felt Tinkerbell-like throughout the day…it must have been the magical powers of Arbel’s mask.

Danielle wearing Arbel's Mask

Danielle stopped by the second day of the show and fell in love with this mask…however she agreed to leave it with us until the end of the show so others could experience the fantasy of Arbel’s masks.  Thank you for sharing Danielle 😉

Arbel’s masks were featured at the 2012 Oregon Country Fair and new designs will most likely return this summer.  See more about the fair HERE

It was wonderful getting back to Tucson to catch up with our old friends and meet new ones!  Here are some of the pix that were taken.  Of  course, there were many missed Kodak moments too…there’s always next year!

Denise Peck - Step by Step Wire Magazine
Denise Peck, Editor in chief of Step by Step Wire Jewelry Magazine stopped by to see what’s new in the world of WireKnitZ®
Lynn Pulley, Fiber Artist
You may remember Lynn Pulley’s fiber vessels embellished with WireKnitZ® in last February’s newsletter.  Well, Lynn has been very busy developing designs with WireKnitZ® and selling her work in and around Tucson.Robert Liu, Coeditor Ornament Magazine      Patrick Beresh-Liu, Assistant Editor Ornament Magazine
Good to visit with Robert Liu, Co-editor of Ornament Magazine and finally meet his son, Patrick Liu-Benesh, Assistant Editor.  They were both busy covering the shows but made time to stop and chat.
Rhona Wermers
Rhona Wermer rarely travels without her chocolate and she was kind enough to share one of her bars with us…Thanks Rhona 😉
Nancy Seitz
Nancy Seitz participated in the Solar Flare workshop and stopped by to discover all the other WireKnitZ® Series.
Bead Enchantment
I would like to welcome Tonya and Briana of Bead Enchantment to the family of WireKnitZ® dealers.
Christeen Herrington & Maggie Tomei
Christeen Herrington is trying her best at being serious for the camera with her good friend, Maggie Tomei.  These two designing women are embarking on a new chapter in their lives and to our good fortune, WireKnitZ® is part of their plan!Daily Drwaing Winner - Cheryl  Daily Drwaing Winner - Kenneth  Daily Drwaing Winner - Dawn
A few of our daily drawing winners…Cheryl, Kenneth and Dawn
Orbital Cuff Workshop   Orbital Cuff Workshop
The Orbital Cuff Workshop turned into a ballet of wire working and a delightful exchange of new ideas.  Martha Nachreiner shared how to make a WireKnitZ® bead with the tube wringer…more news about that in the future.Eva Sherman Demoing  Eva Sherman
Eva Sherman found time between teaching and shopping to demonstrate using the SnapSetter…Thank you, Eva!Norma, Sheryl and Helena

Of course this trip would not have been possible without my two companions, Sheryl Lamarand and Helena Hatten.  Thanks to them, we had a successful show!

Local News…
This Sunday, March 17, 2013

A Bead Show and Sale sponsored by the Great Lakes Beadworkers Guild

Sunday, March 17, 201310 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Southfield Municipal Complex Pavilion
26000 Evergreen Road, Southfield, MI
 between 10 & 11 Mile Roads 

$5 admission with FREE parking
For more information…

More Local News
Saturday, March 23, 2013

Orbital Cuff

Saturday, March 23, 2013
1:00 to 4:00 PM
Art Accents, 29168 Woodward Ave. Royal Oak, MI 48067  (North of Catalpa – 11 1/2 Mile)

Create this chic Orbital Cuff that is organically manipulated with crimped wire embellishments; no two are alike.  Students will learn manipulation techniques unique to designing with WireKnitZ® while working with the tools that make this such a fun project.  All skill levels are welcome.

For all the details, please visit
To register, please email Norma at

For more information about WireKnitZ®, please visit

Believe it or not, this is the edited version of our trip to Tucson.
Many thanks for sharing our newZletter with your design buddies!Norma and the GalZ of WireKnitZ®
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