I am Jacque Kudner and I love to create. I am an instructor this year at Art is You. Please look at my class, to create a beautiful necklace from a vintage neck tie on Monday, October 12 at Art is You Stamford. I have attached photos of students work from previous classes. My web site is www.remaginedesigns.com and you may visit me on Face book, Instagram and Pinterest.

Last year was my first trip to Art is You. I attended alone because my partner in creating was unable to attend. As I stepped off the elevator at the Sheraton, six women approached me saying “we love your jewelry”. Then each offered me a “trade”. I didn’t really understand the trading tradition. I had brought a few pieces of jewelry to trade, not the lovely charms that everyone hung on the most magnificent name tags that Sallianne and staff make for all attending the event.

Thus, I spent the next two nights in my room creating “trades”. It was my favorite part of Art is You. I was so impressed with the unique charms that women created to trade. Also, very touched by the spirit of Art is You when I said in the beginning “I don’t have a trade” and was answered with “that doesn’t matter, take one of mine”.

I returned home with a name badge necklace loaded with beautiful charms. A great lure for my art group of women to join me this year in Stamford for Art is You.

Jacque is teaching in Stamford in October:

Monday: Vintage Necktie Necklace