Spring is here and, as my buds and branches in the garden begin to bloom, so does my teaching schedule. Last week we beaded for 3 days at Bead Gallery Inc (no felting on this trip). Ruth, a "regular" at our twice-a-year-workshops, where I ALWAYS premier at least one fresh new design, (this time 3!) was a real trooper, taking all 5 workshops! Her Dragon Bracelet is embellished with powder blue pearls which not only enhance the frosty beads but, also customized the fit. Patty, another "regular", who admits to being there as much for the camaraderie as the beading FINISHED her gold and blue Dragon Bracelet. Other Bead Gallery beaders I long to see when there were kept away by surgery or work gigs or, dare I guess, a better offer? We keep in touch on Facebook, meanwhile.
Speaking of Facebook...did you check out our page, Facebook.com/TulipBeadingNeedles? Come share the love for Tulip; love of beading; love of our community; ya know, alllll the love!!! Please post your love letters here; pictures of your work, your bead group, your inspirations. Don't forget to "like" us and send a SASE to receive your Tulip cellulose head pin.
Right now...I'm in BWI waiting to board the second leg of my flight to Liberty MO for a long weekend of beading and felting workshops at Bead Browsery. Hope to share some of that fun in a post tomorrow or Saturday. Until then, happy beading. Love, Carol