I do know that 2015 will mark my tenth year of teaching there and I love being immersed in so many beads, so many beautiful pieces of beaded art, so many beady people and I love the chance to be surrounded by dear friends some of whom I only get to see this one time a year.
Like the rest of my bead life I have also scaled back the number of days I will teach at Bead and Button and to that end I have offered all brand new classes so that people that I've been fortunate enough to have in class year over year will have good choices.
First up is Tuesday, and I'll be teaching Sprockets! Man how I love sprockets, a truly fun project to make, and totally wearable, on either of it's reversible sides. I will have these three colors at a minimum! It's a lot of beading though, so I've offered it in the slightly longer workshop format.
Tomorrow I'll share with you the current Santa Lucia choices and then we'll see what happens with the sprocket earrings! You will notice if you are paying attention that the sprocket earring is the bottom of the sprocket pendant, so you wouldn't want to take both. Sprocket earrings will be a 3 hour class on Wedneday before Meet the Teachers which may fit nicely into your schedule. It's a bit of shaped beadwork with a sprocket on the tip just for fun. I haven't created all the color ways yet, but these three will probably make the list and a couple of others if I'm productive.
Psst….I've also limited the number of students I take from 20 to 16. Since I lost my assistant the Bad Liz to her own well deserved teaching career I've decided to make things a tad easier on myself. Having said that I do have some excellent help lined up as I like to make sure to have an assistant in the classroom making sure that everyone gets what they need. And…..there is a rumor that Liz may return to help a bit on her day off! Last year I tried to steer her in the direction of embracing her own teacherhood, this year I said I'd love to have you if you're available. Cuz pretty much I miss her and I bet you do to!