Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Today I finish packing for the next week's Puget Sound Bead Festival . It is held in the incredibly beautiful Hotel Murano , whose guest rooms and public spaces are appointed with the work of 40 glass artsits. It is like living in a gallery. A visit to every floor is a must, because each floor features the works and stories of a particular artist.
I am teaching the felted and beaded wire bracelet like the one shown here (by permission HAND FELTED JEWELRY AND BEADS), a felted flower to wear as a brooch or to add to the felted lariat/belt : each of these offered as half day workshops.
This photo is a heap of complex cane felt bead necklaces. Create your own in a full day workshop on Thursday July 9. Choose several colors of fine merino wool to construct the canes. Then combine the canes into a single complex cane. Felt it until firm using my favorite new Turbo Felting Board ($30 gets you one of your own to keep!). Cut the felt cane into individual beads and string them into a necklace. This is the only Complex Cane Felt Beads Workshop I currently have on my calendar. Hope we get to felt this together in Tacoma WA next week.

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