I have to say, I love many of my most recent projects and was thrilled to teach them at this years Bead and Button, but I also truly love a process class.
This years camp format gave me an extended day and folks who wanted to engage a bit beyond the actual project.
SunYoung and sister Sue, of Ezel designs made variations to their sundial pendants and wore then home from class. I love seeing that!
Laurel Kubbie took the time to show me her Dream Keeper vessel ring pattern, repeated 20 times and turned into a bracelet.
I also got to see a lot of finished projects from last years master class which was a huge treat. I continue to think of it as one of my best experiences and welcome the opportunity to do more of it.
This fall I will give my Component Design talk at the Loose Bead Society and in July of this year I will be offering a three day process format class at Creative Castle in Newbury Park. If you've wanted to take your beadwork to a more personal level and create your own designs this class will fully engage you in that process. We do start with five components which are already designed and a robust playground of those components for you to play with and arrange. I'll also provide a booklet with ideas for variations, and present a slide show each day which will explore some of the ways I design. My hope for this class is that you will come away with many new ideas for designing your own pieces and a process which allows you to continue on the path of making your own unique wearable art.
If you don't know Carole, she is one of the most welcoming bead hostesses I know and will be sure to make you comfortable.