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.