The December meeting is always jam packed with activity and happenings with a gift exchange, a bead swap game and program planning for the next year or so. Shelly, our fearless leader, had asked me to take photographs of the Show and Share, Challenge and Future program entries. I'm going to hold off on sharing the Future program entries because they're still working on the schedule, but I will happily share photos of some of the rest.
|Challenge Necklace by Shelly Gillmann|
|'Five Years of Challenges' freeform beaded necklace by Patricia Hardway|
|Jellyfish pendant by Jennifer Porter|
I fell in love with Jennifer Porter's jellyfish pendant as soon as she walked in the door and I saw her wearing it. Photographing it posed several challenges - I had to borrow a display rod from one of the other ladies who'd brought items for sale so that I could hang the pendant in my photo boot as it simply didn't look right laying flat against a surface. And once I had the pendant in my hands, I really, really didn't want to give it back. The fact that I did made me feel very, very virtuous.
I photographed this one while it was on the Show and Share table, but it may also be a program topic in 2013. I'll let you know if it is!
|Ann Wilkinson's Zulu Square Stitch Collar|
To cap off this post, here's Georgia McMillan's entry into this year's challenge. All entrants were given a baggie of common household items and were told to recycle or upcycle them into something:
|Georgia McMillan's Recycled Christmas collection|
And once I have the 2013 Schedule, I'll post it along with whatever photos I have of the actual projects/techniques.
Sounds like it was such a fun party! Thanks so much for sharing these tantalizing photos. I simply can't choose a favorite, but I must admit that square stitch spiral has me thinking...and the jellyfish pendant is fascinating!ReplyDelete
Wow, I'm in love with that Zulu stitch necklace. The colors, the way it twists, the clasp. *Swoons.*ReplyDelete
You've inspired me, Karen. Today I'm going to take the first step towards forming a bead club in my area -- I'm going to ask the IDEA Store if I can host meetings there. :)