Friday, September 18, 2009

Today three beaders arrived to the Advanced Elements of Beadwork workshop wearing felt jewelry. Well, Linda Darmes, above, wasn't actually wearing her felt until I asked her to for this photo. Her piece is still in progress and will be entered into a juried competition for exhibition in the Lawrence St. Gallery, in Ferndale MI. The exhibit will showcase collaborations between beadworkers of the Great Lakes Beadworkers' Guild and members of the local branch of the ISGB called Glass Act. The beadmaker she is collaborating with is Darlene Dombrowski.
Linda G. is wearing a beautiful necklace that combines her bead weaving with one of her hand felted beads as a focal element. B.T.W., the gorgeous sweater she is wearing is one of her hand knits. Its subtle sheen and graceful drape is due to the bamboo yarn.
Audrey wore a strand of felt beads. She was quick to say she had not made them but, we applauded her good taste to purchase them! She will be hand felting her own set of complex cane felt beads in tomorrow's workshop.
Sharon, a board member of the GLBG, wasn't wearing felt today but, she was wearing a Carpet of Beads Bracelet (a retired kit of mine and a project in MASTERING BEADWORK) and an incredible Jeannette Cook necklace she made in a workshop with her.

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