Friday, April 23, 2010

I teach and give small workshops too!

I have been beading for 20 years and have succesfully taught many a friend and students the peyote stitch.  I would love to branch out with people who are interested in learning to do beadweaving of all kinds.

If you have never threaded a bead in your life or you have been beading for a while and would like to work on some new stitches or patterns I can help.  One on one students are welcome, small workshops (10 people or less), or even a project for a party/girls night in (guys can bead too!) I would love to teach you what I can in the time we have. If you have something in mind that you want to make yourself contact me and we can set up a time to work on your project!

This includes 12 years old and up.  I would like my students to be able to thread a needle. I say this because beadweaving can be tedious and threading the needle is peanuts in comparison to what I can teach you (I have had students over the years that can't quite get past this hump, so practice practice practice!  You won't want to go home and bead more if I've been threading the needle for you!).

Sunday, April 11, 2010

European Productivity!

Midsummer's Fairy Dream Necklace in Beige (Spring/Summer 2010)

It turns out that sitting on the train while traveling in Europe can be very productive. I took a small amount of beads for traveling because I wasn't sure I'd get around to much beading, and they can get heavy. So I was stuck with a limited color pallette. I think the begining of my Spring/Summer 2010 line is looking pretty cohesive because of my limited colors though. I just finished the "Leaves Between" Bangle on Thursday, but it was technically started over there.
These pieces will be at the Ann Arbor Fiberarts Guild's Fiber Feast Show this coming Saturday, April 17, and if they hang around, on Etsy soon!

Leaves Between Bangle (Spring/Summer 2010)

Train in Spain Necklace and Earrings (Spring/Summer 2010)

Neon with Muted Greens and Tan Jewelry Multi Loop Checker Earrings and Bangle

Between perusing Pinterest for current color ideas and watching the movie  Poor Things  I had the urge to play more with the neon green-yell...