We enjoyed a full day of feltmaking centered around creating a set of complex cane felt beads. Generally, their tastes ran to a more conservative scale than my sometimes honking, if not flambouyantly sized beads. This, coupled with their high energy and rapt attention, had them finish in record time, so I was able to share a couple extra felting techniques. (this is one of the 13 workshops i'll be teaching at the Bead & Button Show in June.)
In the evening we offered 1 session of a 2 session Bevy of Bezels. The intent beader in the photo here is glass/jewelry artist Roxanne. The jubilant beader in the other photo is Barb, a familiar...she has beaded with me at the B&B show a couple times and even wore her Raku and Rivoli bracelet to class. The beader to her left, Gigi, played my hostess and chaffeur for the weekend, oh, save that barb delivered me to the airport this morning. Thank you ladies and fellow feline afficionados.