Sue, owner of Bella Beads, and I, just discussed which workshops I will teach in her lovely New Hampshire store during the weekend of May 14 and 15.
On Saturday May 14, we'll do Elements of Beadwork.
Each beader will create her own unique necklace in the process of learning and sampling several beadworking techniques. This necklace above features a brooch as the focal element.
- This example features a lampworked bead (made by the beader in an earlier workshop), enhanced by branched fringe.
And this example features several smaller lampworked beads and a beaded bead as the focal element.
See that each beader will work in her palette of bead colors and, in some cases, sizes, to create samples of each stitch or stitch variation learned. Then all the samplers are arranged with concern for balance, adding focal elements. The necessary length is acheived by stringing seed or other beads. We just did this project in Nyack at Crystals on the Rocks, and it reminded me what a wonderful vehicle this project is for conveying so many beadwork techniques.
Sunday May 15 we'll do two half day projects:
This Drop Bangle Bracelet of right angle weave and drop beads.
The undulating Beaded Bead showing the new faster and easier way. And in the moments we save using the faster easier method, I'll teach the beaded chains also.
Sunday I finished jurying the approx 300 entries for the Perlen Poesie (German beading magazine) Bead International Award. You will be able to view all the submissions on the Perlen-poesie.de website after jurying is completed. This contest is sponsored by Toho, Miyuki, Beadalon, Beadsmith, Bobby Bead, beading software, Preciosa, Search Press, Kalmbach Books, Leane Cteatief B.V., Crea non, and Hagemann Restaurant Hotel. The international jury consists of Prof. Herman Hermsen, Toshi Myoda, Evelyn Ulzen, Silvia Winterstein and me.
By the way, when I posted recently about Pat Riesner's kits, I used shoptokill.com as her link instead of the correct shop2kill.
Many of you have expressed concern about my friends in Japan. The folks I introduced you to in the January posts are all well and safe at this time. Most were miles away in Hiroshima when the earthquake and tsunami happened. Motoko was in Tokyo at the time and she and all my friends from Coronet are also safe, though possibly shaken.
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