If i don't see through my artistic self i will never be happy. this is my last chance. i've been buoyed by Tim McCreight forever i admire his friendship. Wait-listed in 1982 had to raise my child whos' a successful artist (runs in families) i'm back. i don't want to go to school again but i've found a 240 hour intensive course for $4,000. i won't have to begin again, i have some pieces on photobucket, i've been using precious metal clay. but i will not be happy until i completely immerse myself so i'm getting ready to take Kristin Hansons classes. this will be about 5 months of hands on - one on one. i want to see if after all this i can market myself. i want to find ingenious tools like the "C" clamp vulcanizer and other things that will help me a novice with alot of heart. presently i'm making photopolymer plates stamps using a uv light for use with polymer clays and precious metal clay, im wondering if i can use the stamp to imprint wax or ways to make mold silicone or otherwise to give a fresh look to designing. i ultimately want my jewelry to match my textile art i want to marry both. so that a person can purchase a quilted silk handbag and the design on the handbag will match the jewelry to a "T".