Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Soldering With Rita Reade

One of my favorite traditions is gathering with Rita Reade for my birthday soldering class. I think it says so much about a person when they give not just a gift, but a skill. A day at Rita's is an indulgence indeed. You really are spoiled the minute you walk in the door. The day included this cappuccino (which was to die for!) made by her sweet husband, a little Wilson's Creek champagne, chocolates, the best fish tacos EVER, homemade chips and salsa, and in the end, this beautiful necklace which I am proud to call my own creation. Soldering is getting easier and easier for me, and I owe that to Rita. She makes her guests feel comfortable and talented. A day at the Reade's is like a homecoming. Part of the fun for me is snapping pictures of Rita's beautiful house, which is filled with eye candy. Hope you enjoy these Instagram photos I snapped. If you want to learn how to solder beautiful things I highly highly recommend a class from Rita. You can view her offerings here. Thanks again Rita, I can't wait until next year!


  1. Your photos are so great Beth! I love the antique look. Looking forward to next year, same time and same location. Have a wonderful rest of the week. Ciao Rita

  2. That day sounds like a blast...mmm, that cappuccino looks so good, and your necklace, wow!