This past Saturday I taught Ostara's Emerging Blossoms Necklace at Beads by Blanche . This workshop focuses mostly on sculptural Polygon stitch and includes a couple of those pod sculptural components and a fast and beautiful bezel. The pod left is one of the pair Pat Riesner made using Swarovski crystals.
Below is the pair Kaja Dedijer made in a class a few weeks ago. Being a jeweler and working mostly in sterling, gold and gemstones has impacted her aesthetics. Though woven of seed beads, her pods acheive the look of sterling with gemstones!
This coming weekend I'll return to New Jersey, this time to Angelfire Studio in Basking Ridge. Sunday 12-5! Call Justine to see if she can squeeze you in. We will be felting around a resist using her yummy merino wool to make either a vessel or purse/case/clutch. We will be using those new Turbo Felting Boards I love so much. No more whining in workshops because the hand-felting just isn't instanteous enough! (Optional purchase $30) As a special treat, I will bring each felter a very special button to adorn the piece.