Studio Musings

Monday, April 17, 2017

More Happy Fish from Fusion Beads Workshop

Sometimes, it's important to work on projects simply because they make you happy.  No worries about whether you're creating 'fine art' or even 'fine craft', just crafting, stitching, drawing - whatever - because it's fun.  That's what my Happy Fish are for me.  And that joy in creation fueled my Happy Fish workshop at Fusion Beads late last month. 

My students ran the gamut: one had far more experience with bead embroidery than myself, while others were just getting into the idea of working with seed beads at all.  When asked - everyone's primary reason for joining the class was 'because it looked fun'. 

I snapped photos towards the end of class, and my students said I could share.  I love how different they all are. 

Love the outline variations here!

starting with the glass cabochon

I really liked her use of the O-beads

crescent beads and daggers were very popular this workshop

the whole class had fun coming up with ideas for her 'bait line'

crystal rivoli button for they eye

Vala's fish, starting to take shape - just starting to add some half-round pearls
And here are some photos that I received later:
Vala sent me this picture of her finished fish

Debbie made great use of the new shaped beads

I would have never considered adding the crystal 'bells' for fins!

Lesley's fish, jumping over a candle