Sunday, December 11, 2011

Beading by the Bay

This years event which will be held in March of 2012 was sold out the first day it opened in September. While I don't mean to tease you...I have been busy working on color two and color three of my Aelia project. (now would not be a bad time to add a reminder to your calendar for September 15th 2012, the day registration will open for March of 2013)

The piece is reversible, with a starburst Czech button on one side and a crystal studded medallion on the other. I think this one is quite pretty!





I may change up the strap to more of a bronze blue, although I kind of like the bright contrast of this one. Thoughts? I know, I know, some of you are enamored of the ribbon I first showed this piece on. I don't want to disappoint, so what I will be doing is bringing along the ribbons for any of you who would like to have that option, along with the directions for the pretty little beaded end caps. But the kits will have beads to make the spiral strap. I like the simplicity of it.

The third color way is almost complete, I'm waiting on an appropriate dangle to set off the bottom bit of laciness. I'm tempted by the silver night 6106 pendant



In other news I am also teaching at the Swarovski Create Your Own Style event in Tucson this year. February 1st and 2nd to be exact. The link can be found here on my home page. There are a lot of pretty projects in the catalog so if you're going to Tucson and you have time for a little creative break you may want to peruse the schedule.

Wednesday Feb 1st 5:30 to 8:30 $52 materials included!



Thursday Feb 2nd 4:00 to 5:30 $36 Materials included!

33 comments:

Debbie said...

That pendant is absolutely gorgeous, Marcia. I think the contrasting beaded rope is perfect.

Terry from Alaska said...

Aelia is beautiful with these Czech buttons; It's neat you have designed a bracelet and necklace with these Czech beauties!

EWA gyöngyös világa! / EWA's World of Beads said...

Congratutaltion ! They are wonderful !

ELLERA said...

The pendant ist beautyful, Marcia, wish I could come to Beading by the Bay, perhaps 2013...;-)

Tycialk said...

Love the pendant. Especially the bottom dangle. It really sets it off. Glad you made it out of the mall. Lol. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Kim said...

nice pendant.

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Marla said...

That pendant is just stunning! And I am loving the glitter polish. If only I could stop biting my nails lol. <3

pamelaric said...

Marcia - You may just see me in one of your classes. I'd love to finally meet face to face. Pamela (Tucson)

TanyaMcGuire said...

My eyes could not leave the pendant. Fabulous

debb said...

So beautiful!

Despina said...

Absolute gorgeousness!!

Sandy said...

Beautiful pendant. I think I'd like the darker one.

vicki said...

Want to take those classes. All of them! Aelia is stunning, of course.

vwise said...

Aelia is beautiful. Hopefully I can get into Beading by he bead nex year

Dona said...

Marcia, I love all your designs. I wish I were brave enough to go to Tucson; I'd probably take both of your classes. And, I'm looking forward to Liliana at B&B in June.

I've been wanting to incorporate ribbons into some of my pieces, so I'd probably choose the ribbon for Aelia.

Jamie Lubin said...

Beautiful Marcia....who would have thought that a gifted button from Blanche would turn into something stunning...I'm not really surprised...love the colors!

Terry from Alaska said...

I think it would look marvelous as well with a darker strap and drops for a more formal look- try it!

Jamie Lubin said...

Can't ask me....I thought the ribbon with the bead caps was stunning.....and I love the spiral chain. I think that if I were attending Beading by the Bay, I'd be very, very happy....

Tia Dalma said...

I would love to attend Beading by the Bay...you always have the greatest group of teachers and this seems like the perfect size group for a weekend of beading and wonderful company! Much more intimate than the large Bead show classes!

And even though the class fee is a great price, it all adds up with the trip across the country and the lodging fees and the class fee!

But at least I know you will post wonderful photos and stories about the entire weekend...and maybe I can save up for 2013...and be lucky enough to register before it sells out!

Aelia is beautiful! I love the contrasting colors...but Bronze is my absolute favorite bead color, so any Bronzy color is a good choice in my opinion!

Can't wait to see your final color options for this one!

Knititall said...

Aelia is absolutely gorgeous!

Marca said...

The Aelia is PERFECT, soooo beautiful!!!

BTW are you going to write a new book? I would be so looking forward to it, I absolutely adore your designs :-)

And I love the colour of Crystal Night, so a good choice in my opinion :-)

Ellen Yunker said...

Marcia, I'm so happy for you that Beading by the Bay sold out, and the projects youall are doing are absolutely incredible! Your reversible pendant is a super idea; I remember you brought the first colorway to Bead & Button last year, and I immediately fell in lust! :) Your creativity amazes me! Ellen

Ellen Yunker said...

Marcia, I'm so excited that Beading by the Bay sold out so quickly; it's a testament to the quality projects and gifted teachers. Is this the third year or the fourth year? Whichever it is, it shows how well it resonates wiht the beading community that such a new event sells out! Thank you for more incredible projects!
ELlen

Luxorhouse said...

Dreary, dreary day....but your bracelets brighten any day!!!

marina said...

come sempre le tue creazioni sono stupende!!!! bravissima!!

donna said...

Nice idea with the reversible pendant. It really doesn't matter which way it is turned, it looks lovely. Great idea, did I say?

Renee G said...

All of these pieces are beautiful! I really like the reversible pendant.

Judi Dean said...

Hi Marcia, another stunner!!! simply gorgeous :) I think i would like the blue/bronze strap...would love to go back to San Francisco and join you for Beading By The Bay...a little tied up right now...one of these days girly girl...i will be taking a class with you :) :) Great pieces as always!

πλουμίδια - plumidia said...

the ribbon and the lamp work bead are fantastic!

prismaspirit said...

I would love, love, love to do Beading by the Bay on my wishlist for sure!!

Pamela said...

I would be willing to give just about anything to be able to take just one of your classes! No wonder they sell out so quickly! Everything is gorgeous, but my favorite is the crystal and pearl bracelet. Is there a way to purchase the kit/directions even though I won't be able to be at the class/event? I would love to be able to make that bracelet....
aaah, daydreaming is such fun!

Beady Zoo said...

Aelia is stunning but I also love the bracel