|Mandi, Ralonda and me with a packed to the gills Prius ready to hit the road|
I was absolutely amazed we all fit. I think Mandi's Prius might actually be a TARDIS in disguise.
|the main beading room, my spot is in the lower right corner!|
And so much space. The main beading room was huge, with big round tables and lots of room in between. Made it really easy to visit other tables and see what everyone else was working on.
chatelaine I'll be teaching for Fusion Beads come August. Then there's my latest class, inspired by one of the necklaces I made for Lori's Bead Soup Party last year. This one features a fish pendant made from a modified right angle weave bezel (RAW being my second favorite stitch behind peyote.)
Both classes are currently titled "Catch of the Day". Technically, the title really does work for both as whichever I happen to be teaching that particular day could reasonably be considered the 'catch of the day'. But, it lacks a certain clarity.
So now I need to find a new name for one of them. Ideas anyone?
|Lisa Steven's freeform peyote pendant|
Where my fish class was packed - I think I had something like eighteen students - there were only two people in my freeform class. Some of that may have had to do with the freeform class starting at 8:30am! But it was such wonderfully restful, yet creative class. Interestingly, both of the students in my freeform class had been in my fish class the night before, too.
Lisa Steven's finished up her freeform pendant later that day and allowed me to take a picture. Didn't it turn out beautifully?
|snapped this picture as they set up one morning|
Perfect for designing.
Just steps away from my seat!
See what I mean about dangerous?
|My beady purchases|
I bought the spools of 0ne-G from Cynthia Rutledge - she turned me on to the beading thread at last year's retreat.
Now, it's back to work on my book.
Looks fabulous! The idea of the three of you in the Prius gave me such a happy mind movie...and that table full of seeds would have had me squealing in joy and melting my credit card from overuse! Love the new fish - quite a lovely fresh catch for your students!ReplyDelete
It sound like you had a fabulous time in Texas. The road trip must have been a blast in that little Prius! I love your fishes. Your student Lisa did and awesome job on her free form pendant, but then how can she go wrong with you teaching. Oh my just looking at the picture of the seed beads makes me drool over all the gorgeousness of the colors. You did well with coming away with just a few purchases.
so much fun to hang out with beaders! and you look like you're have fun. Would love to take a class from you and that necklace is so cute - LOVE itReplyDelete