Saturday, September 25, 2010

All day and evening with IBS

Do we look like we're having fun or what? Clockwise from 11:00 is Sue, a first-timer with the bead society and a self-professed non- artistic type, but, we'd have to argue with her about that; Kim, one of the education committee of IBS; Jackie, an avid beader and associate of the Heirloom Classics Beads and Jewelry; and Francie, also on education committee.

Francie was first to cut her hand felted complex cane into beads. We all held our breath.

Judy, Heirloom Classic owner, wife of Ed who you met in yesterday's posting, is shown cutting her cane into beads.

These might be Jackie's beads.

Chris was first to complete her necklace. Her gold and pewter, black and white palette was enhanced by her puffy cream colored resin and gray disc beads.

Nan chose a jet black faceted nugget bead and yellow round to string with her felt beads.

Kim ended up with two canes of beads, a simple and a complex cane, stringing beads from them alternately.

It was a day of mad hot feltmaking with a great payoff. Bonnie was the only person to leave without a completed necklace but, she had arrived with the intention of producing beads to adorn a garment she knit of her handspun.
It was a great day followed by a delicious meal at Santorini's and an evening class.
The evening class was my chance to share that stitch I devised that produces reversible beadwork...pleating as you work. They all enjoyed it and then we parted. Until tomorrow...
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