Ever since I started making angels people have asked if I would write a tutorial for them. I had a very hard time teaching them at first because they were so special to me. Most of you already know about Kelsi . Kelsi is my 2nd daughter. She was born 16 weeks early when I developed Severe Preeclampsia. I am very lucky to be alive today and sadly, she did not survive. She passed away in my hands just 2 1/2 short days after she was born.
I developed the angels as a way to honor her and her short little life. She has been an amazing little girl, even though she hasn’t been in our world for quite a few years now. Because of what I had gone through with her, I became involved in the Preeclampsia foundation. I was a grief and loss moderator on their forums for 2 1/2 years where I was able to help other parents as they walked that path of sadness. I have shared my story with thousands of people and I know we are directly responsible for saving the lives of at least 4 people. These angels have brought comfort and love to many people that are living in this world without their children. They have brought smiles to those who receive them as gifts for graduation, mother’s day, birthdays, etc. The list just goes on. I have used them a number of times to raise funds and awareness for the Preeclampsia Foundation to help further research and education. They truly carry a part of my heart.
A friend encouraged me to share these angels through teaching classes. But it still took another 1 1/2 years before I was ready to write the tutorial and share the design and process with others.
While the angels are relatively simple in design and once you make a few, they go together rather quickly, the tutorial was not quite so quick. As most of you are already aware from my previous tutorial posts in the Tool Time Tuesday’s, I tend to be quite thorough. This tutorial is 27 pages long with more than 80 photos showing every aspect of the design and construction.
I have written articles for Art Jewelry magazine and several projects for various books. However, this is my first tutorial that I am offering for sale on my site. And as a way to say thank you to all of my blog readers and those that have encouraged me to write it, I am offering 20% off for the next two weeks (until May 3rd.) Just use the coupon code: AngelTut when checking out. This will make the cost of the tutorial only $8.
I am working on other tutorials ad hope to have one a week for the next little while. Until Tool Time Tuesday tomorrow, have a great day.
Be sure to enter the coupon code AngelTut to receive 20% off the price until May 3rd.
The tutorial is in PDF form and you will need acrobat reader to view it. It is an electronic download and you should receive it just as soon as you are done with the ordering process.
As always, please feel free to contact me with any questions. Also, if you have suggestions or requests for other tutorials based on my work, please let me know.