And then there's the lecture schedule! Once you're in the door the lectures are free and run 50 minutes. Look at the line up:
|Pendant by Linda Larsen|
Learn how to attach a stone or glass bead without soldering.
1:00 - 1:50 Cold Connections and Fold Forming
Create a simple clasp & transform a flat sheet of metal into a 3D object.
2:00 - 2:50 Little/Big
Using small beads to showcase the beautiful art bead you just purchased.
3:00 - 3:50 Polymer Clay Color Transfers
Polymer Clay Color Transfers for beads and pendants
Sunday12:00 -12:50 Viking Knit
Basic & Advanced techniques - from simple chains to variegated, stripes and inclusions
|Seedling Hinged Bracelet by Marlo Miyashiro|
Marlo gave this lecture at the School House Craft conference I attended last weekend and I HIGHLY recommend it! She has some great insights and is an awesome source of knowledge.
2:00 - 2:50 Going Rogue with Free Form Beading
Ever wonder what's involved in freeform bead weaving, or how to start without a specific stitch count or pattern? Karen shares a look into her process from start to finish in creating original, organic designs.
(Since it's my blog, I shared my description instead of their summation.)
And if you're not tired out from the lectures and the shopping, there's also a series of "informal demos" on both days. They may be informal, but on Sunday I'm scheduled to talk about:
11:00-12:00, Peyote and Right Angle Seedbead Weaving
Back to basics here - just the basic stitches, can you believe it?
12:15-1:15 3D Sculptural Seedbead Weaving
This will be a bit of a trunk show, mostly. I'm planning to bring a number of pieces, both completed and works in progress.