Mud and Pearls

Samantha Hinrichs Mud and Pearls DIY class

Want to learn a new DIY skill?  Check out Samantha Hinrich’s Mud and Pearls, a dynamic network of classes and community that aims to ” inspires and motivates people of all ages to create beautiful, sustainable, and hand made projects.”  I dragged my sister and mother to Marian Lee’s Furniture Fix Up class at the Habitat for Humanity Restore, where we learned about tempered class mosaics and gave a new life to a cast away piece of furniture found on the side of the road.  The hands on environment was both great for learning new skills and spending quality time with the family (even with a can of spray paint, rubber gloves and glass shards everywhere).  Samantha has offered up to one InnSide Nevada City reader a free spot in her upcoming Chainsaw class, Saturday November 17th, post a comment on this blog post on what DIY skill you want to learn and if you’re interested in the chainsaw class and I’ll draw the winner on Monday, October 15th.  The winner from last weekend’s National Coffee Day post is DeniseB.

Spray painting furniture for a Mud and Pearls class

Furniture Re-Do at the ReStore, Grass Valley

Mud and Pearls Mosiac Glass Technique

Mud and Pearls Tempered Glass Mosiacs

© 2012 InnSide Nevada City, additional photos by Megan Michelson and Evans Phelps

5 replies
  1. Maggie Lickter
    Maggie Lickter says:

    I’m not eligible for the giveaway because I’ve already taken the class but I thought I’d give a shout out anyways. The class rocks! Samantha rocks! It is so empowering to be able to use a chainsaw and know that you can clear brush, make firewood, and takeout small trees.

  2. Carla Bonetti
    Carla Bonetti says:

    I think Sam is brilliant! She created a fun way for women to learn how to use all kinds of typically male dominated tools. What a great way to become empowered with power tools!

  3. Sasha Coben
    Sasha Coben says:

    A chainsaw class?! I am interested! I would love to learn how to use a chainsaw for arts and crafts, not just firewood. The tempered glass looks great, I think that would be fun to learn as well 🙂

  4. Liz Thiem
    Liz Thiem says:

    I am posting on behalf of Briana Reijnen, who really wants to take this class…If she can run Heidelberg Windmill letterpress equipment, she can run a GD chainsaw…

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