I have to say that I am pretty darn honored that I got to collaborate with one of the huge rockstars of the beading world!
In December, amidst preparations for the Bead and Button Master Class 'Playing with Possibilities' I spent a few days beading several different colors of the Spirit Flight component. It's the kind of beading I love, one known threadpath, exploring different counts, colors and sizes of beads. Repetition with an organic design aesthetic.
I made a nice pile of these, added some of the seeds and crystals I had used to the package and sent it off to Sherry to do her magic.
Wow did she ever. This exquisite piece named Oz was the result.
I think it is a really excellent blend of our two styles and am in love with the piece. We have 'joint custody' but she graciously extended first visitation to me so I got to bring it home. Yes I did wear it, not home, but to dinner on Sunday night.
and! A photo of Sherry and I taken by Jane Cruz the delightful Bead and Button Associate editor who was in my master class.
Tomorrow you can look forward to more stories from Bead and Button and some wonderful examples of what wonderful design ideas came out of the master class. It was everything I had imagined it to be and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience!