A few images from the 2013 Beading by the Bay. Four years ago, during a drive to Tucson, friend Susan Kazarian and I dreamed up a seed bead retreat on San Francisco Bay. In 2010 our first Beading by the Bay was held and attended with much enthusiasm. 2013 will be our fourth annual retreat and we'll be bringing you great designs from Sabine Lippert, Huib Petersen and myself.
It seems that both Sabine and I carried on the theme of Beads in Motion as I surprised myself with Pacific Morning Glory, a bracelet with a stunning focal of ndbele captured between crystal studded bands of raw. Yes it does spin!
Sabine's pendulum features bars of seed beads and ends of embellished pearls and rivolis which all slide within the neckband that captures them.
Besides learning three beautiful project pieces, you will experience the intimacy that comes with a small group of beaders, a beautiful and convenient bay side venue, a fabulous dessert reception and daily lunches in our private dining room.
Registration opens September 15th, and if you joined us last year you may register on September 1st.