Studio Musings

Monday, August 1, 2011

Lots Going on this Month

Beaded Bezels and Captured Cabochons
August is shaping up to be a busy, busy month! 

I have several classes coming up at my studio.  First up is Capturing Cabochons, this Saturday, August 7.  Stitch a beaded bezel using right angle weave and peyote stitch.  I'll also show variations with random right angle weave.

Samples for Dyeing the Rainbow and Creative Play
August 22-24 I'm hosting a three-day Dye Camp, with a different focus each day.

Day 1 is Dyeing the Rainbow, focusing on careful measurements to create reproducible colors.

Day 2 focuses on a variety of surface design techniques including dye painting and simple shibori.

Day 3 is a completely freeform, open studio day if you simply want to play with dyes.

And today through Wednesday, swing by Pretty Things to sign up for Lori's Bead Soup Blog Party!

It's an amazing amount of fun and I highly recommend it!  My swap partner last time was the ever-so-talented JJ Jacobs, the package she sent was stunning, and I had a great time coming up with my design.  And the blog hop reveal was pure inspiration

Beyond that, I'm thinking about class submissions for Fusion Beads winter schedule, and an artist friend has almost talked me into participating in the Uptown Art Stroll at the end of August.

I've never had a booth at an art festival and am really not sure that I can make enough inventory between now and then.  But I'm considering....  Those of you who do art festivals, what sort of price ranges do best?


  1. Hi Karen ! Great to meet you thanks to Lori Anderson and Bead Soup!! I just read your post to the Yahoo grp and I have been to your wonderful website and now I am here!! I must say that i wish I lived in Seattle. I have lots of family there and we lived in Longview WA for awhile and I just love Seattle!! Lucky you!! I love your Captured Cabochons and would love to take the class alas- i can't beam over. I adore free form as well and I incorporate a lot of found objects into my work!!!