Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Camping

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Well sort of….If you know me I don't really camp, not as in tents on the ground in the wild, but we are taking the newly blinged Airstream to Tucson which should be quite the adventure.


Then I'll be prepping for a RAW video I will be shooting in Colorado for Beadwork magazine.  Followed by the annual Beading by the Bay retreat, which has often been described as camp for adults.

Did you go to camp when you were a kid?  I did, and it was always great fun.  I've always had the desire to travel and I guess that would be my early travels.  I still get a sense of adventure and wonder when I contemplate travel (even if parts of it are not quite so exciting anymore, the anticipation is still full of joy for me.)

Last year was Bead and Button's first bead camp and this year there are two, one for seed beads and one for metal.  You probably guessed I'm not teaching the metal one….That would be Robyn Cornelius.

I'll be teaching four different classes during camp week.  I like the format because it will provide a lot of time to not only finish the days project but also to explore possible variations that might be achieved.  I'll be on hand to share as much as I can during our three hour evening session so you will be fully immersed in the learning.  Each day is a stand alone project so you can sign up for any day or multiple days and I promise to lead you on a journey of learning beyond the project at hand.  My classes can be found here.  Cassandra and Touch of Whimsy parts can be turned into rings, one is regal and the other whimsical.  Pacific Morning Glory makes great earrings, and a beautiful necklace.  Learning the curves of the Sundial Pendant in Cubic raw opens a whole range of shaping techniques.  I love to explore a projects variations and I love to share that exploration.


Robbins Nest Cuff and Duomos Romanticos will be taught Tuesday and Wednesday of the show week, Touch of Whimsy, Pacific Morning Glory Sundial Pendant and Cassandra are camp days. All six will result in beautiful pieces of wearable jewelry.

32 comments:

Bead-Mused said...

Hey Marcia
The camp sounds a lot like the Embroiders' Guild of America seminars - always my favorite venue for teaching. Enjoy!

Theresa

Donna Maryanski said...

Love you new jewelry and the color combinations. They are almost as fabulous and your hair! Miss you and your classes. I will have to live vicariously through your kits!

DJDietz said...

I Love "camping" at the Crowne Plaza in March for Beading by the Bay. It's my something to look forward to trip.:-)

June Moore said...

I love your work and books. I bought the last one love rings of Saturn

beadyknitter said...

Boy, I'd love to be a part of Bead Camp--seems like so much fun. Love your Sundial Pendant and I do hope that I get to take this class one day.

Rose said...

Camping....? Mmmm.. Maybe.

Sweet Freedom said...

Not big on camping - memories of way too many siblings trapped in a tin box with the parents! I'm more of a 5-star traveler!

Tobie said...

Best way to travel

Rita said...

I remember camping as a child and adult. It is just not for me. My idea of camping is not roughing it, but, enjoying the sunset sitting on a deck. lol Looks like you are going to have lots of wonderful classes!

Becky Pancake said...

I hope that you enjoy your trip. Good luck on shooting your video.

Chris White said...

What a beautiful selection for the Bead & Button 2014 event. 'wish I were able to participate.
'wishing you success and a lot of fun!
'love your work,
Enjoy!

coolmoon said...

I would want to take every single one of those classes. Guess I need to manifest a WHOLE lot of bead and jewelry sales to make that happen! Have fun in Tucson!

Sandy said...

Star light, star bright, wish I may, wish I might, have the wish I make tonight . . . .

Robin Kay said...

Airstream is looking fabulous! Have fun glamping in Tucson.

Sandy said...

Star light, star bright, wish I may, wish I might, have the wish I make tonight . . . .

Carolyn said...

RV camping sounds like fun. I camped as a child and once or twice as an adult but it wasn't the same.

Have fun camping your way.

Carolyn
Carolynscreations@live.com

e5i5L9u1 said...

Love your designs for B & B 2014! I (also) wish I may, wish I might!

Aunt Mary said...

AIRSTREAM camping is fun!

Drache said...

Camping would be nice,but not at this time in germany tooooo cold!

pogata said...

No camping for me. Hotels, spas and restaurants all the way.

pogata said...

No camping for me. Hotels, spas and restaurants all the way.

Jane Tyson said...

I'm a wuss. Camping sounds romantic but doesn't stack up to the reality imho. Give me a nice hotel any day. Besides, you don't need to cook if you are in a hotel! I dips me lid to all determined campers and call for room service!

Jane Tyson said...

I'm a wuss. Camping sounds romantic but doesn't stack up to the reality imho. Give me a nice hotel any day. Besides, you don't need to cook if you are in a hotel! I dips me lid to all determined campers and call for room service!

ktdid1 said...

ALL of the pieces are lovely Marcia!

Kim Dodier said...

Love all you do teaching people to make your beautiful creations.

butterflylovesbeads said...

I love your pieces Marcia...wish you came my way.

Sally Anderson said...

Classes sound really fun and helpful!

DeniseU said...

I camped outside when I was younger, in Girl Scouts. It was either below freezing outside ( I don't know why the leaders too us when it was so cold and the A frames aren't heated) or there were severe storms. So camping and I are not great friends... But an Airstream could make me change my mind.... Shelter, indoor bathroom, cozy... Sounds good!

Denise - Jewelry By Denise said...

I love your jewelry! So amazing!

MPowell said...

My idea of camping is Comfort Inn, seems you have the same idea. Loved your Master's class last year. I guess I better practice my CRAW before your class in June.

Massiel Pimentel said...

I love all your pieces!!! Have fun on your trip :)

Geometricjewels said...

Camping's not for me, anymore.