|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.