The show is always a whirlwind, teaching classes, visiting with friends, walking the show floor, appreciating all the talent shown in the Bead Dreams cases….it's a lot and one of the few times a year I burn the candle at both ends far too many days in a row, but I wouldn't have it any other way of course.
Duomos Romantics was my largest class with 19 people joining me that day including multi talented Betty Stephan and International artist Helena Tang Lim. The Bad Liz who didn't teach until that evening came by to assist and good friend Gabriella van Diepen came in from Chicago so I had lots of help.
The class was relaxed and fun and everyone had success. I'll be actively teaching this a few more times, so not website sales yet, but look for it sometime next year. In the meantime I will teach it at Creative Castle in July, in Alaska in September, and the earring version at the Loose Bead Society in October. I will teach the necklace version Quattro Cupole in December at Beadjoux beads in Georgia.
More photo highlights from the show
Nico Tismer, son of Petra who owns Das Perlament in Bad Godesberg Germany. Trained as a carpenter, Nico is able to build equally well in beads. Here he helps me to further my size 15 craw rope which is now done….Thanks Nico!
Here is Pat with her beautiful version of Santa Lucia, perfectly complementing her green top.
I took a day out to do a soutache class with Amy Sweet McNamara who's a great teacher and made my first piece of soutache ever a success.
The wild hair girls, although I must say mine is pretty tame in comparison to Jean's bright blue and Sabine's hot pink and orange.
Here is Nico enjoying a last hug with Sherry Serafini. All the girls want to hug Nico!