Last year at BRO4, some of you may have seen hot sparks lighting up the RealDeal desert metal studio as hundreds of babes learned how to MIG weld, pin stripe and leather craft. Over the course of the three evenings, Jessi Combs @thejessicombs set up her welding machines and offered the basics while putting the tools in your hands. Just next door, Theresa Contreras @designmuse was volunteering her pin striping demonstrations and Alica Elving @motolady was guiding leather crafting techniques on keychains to all the campers. The entire shop buzzed with activity, creativity, and rad skills all night long. This year at BRO5, the RealDeal ladies are stepping it up!
It is RealDeal's mission to make the trades sexy again; to show babes it’s ok to pick up tools and get their hands dirty. To create and build anything they dream up. To follow the epic journeys to where their passions and craft will take them. To grow confidence through skills and hands-on experience. To create comfortable working environments with no judgements, intimidation or stereotypes. To tell the stories of the women who already live a RealDeal lifestyle, in hopes to inspire more into a RealDeal way of living. So please join!
We are excited to announce that airbrushing, blacksmithing and jewelry making will be added to the RealDeal workshoppes this year. Beth Kearney @lildamestripes from Colorado will take over the pin striping and Theresa will be airbrushing. Joy Brenneman from Joy Fire Metalwork in Santa Ana, CA is heating it up with her forge, anvil, and hammers for some blacksmithing, and Lauren Lands from Milwaukee is serving up some methods on jewelry making. All are super cool skills to have in the back pocket and compliment what you already know. Throughout the worshoppes, you will have your chance to help create the trophies for the winners of the [yet to be announced] RealDeal Bike Show too!
Now, because last year was so crazy busy, a schedule had to be implemented to keep it orderly this time around. THERFORE, signup sheets with the times of all the 6 different worshoppes will be posted on the wall of the RealDeal desert studio in the vendor compound… PLEASE SIGN UP upon your arrival! There will be two workshoppes at a time every hour on the hour with LIMITED SPACES, so make it a priority to claim a spot that works best for you. For those showing up on Friday, have no fear, we will post Saturday’s sign up sheet during the RealDeal bike show Friday night.
Super excited to meet you all! Safe travels down the road!!