The way it's taught there is a marble in the middle and the piece becomes a giant spinner, spun like a top. Which is very very cool, but I wanted to wear mine, so I put some loops on the back of it and made it into a shawl pin.
There is a series of shapes and today's compass rose is in that series. I am totally enamored with it. Franklin is a great teacher with a very calm nature and a great way of explaining the details and adding untold tips to make you successful. I have my issues with tension and he had lots of different ways of improving it so that perhaps I will end up with the correct form to make a self supporting, unstuffed version of the compass rose. Mine will be gold spines with two colors of teal. I can't wait to show you.....in a few weeks. Thanks Franklin, today was brilliant. Hosted by the lovely Carole Tripp from Creative Castle.
Things I like about zoom classes - comfort of my own home, connecting with other beaders, the ability to see close up demos, the versatililty of offerings that I may not otherwise have been able to attend. Have you done a zoom class yet?
I took my first two Zoom classes this past weekend, and I love it. For me it's a bit more economical (there's only one bead store near me that gets traveling teachers and the next closest place is Chicago) and I love sitting in my comfortable desk chair with my full table and my bead board. Those close-up camera angles of the instructor demonstrating are amazing as well.
I have so many more I want to take. I need to save my pennies!
Yes, I took my first (4 more to come) Zoom class this past weekend and it was wonderful! I agree with Angela - it's great to be able to do it in the comfort of your own home.
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