Thursday, June 24, 2010

Bead Class: Serpentine Bracelet

The first bead class that I taught seemed to go over very well and I've been invited back to teach a couple more!  Yippee!  This is again organized by Gerry of ClayDesignsbyglee and she also has beads and supplies for sale in June Bugs Checkered Cupboard in Picayune, MS.  June Bugs has lots of neat antiques and yummy artisan made dips and sauces.  We got to taste some of June's delicious treats during our last workshop.

Serpentine Bracelet Workshop Date: July 17, 2010 - Saturday
June Bugs Checkered Cupboard
120 W Canal St, #B
39466- 4508 Picayune, MS
(601) 798-2226

Time: 10-2pm
Cost: $30 plus supplies*

Serpentine Bracelet in Coral and Golden Seashell:

Barbara's Jeweled Honeycomb Bracelet

This is Barbara's finished bracelet from our Jeweled Honeycomb bracelet workshop.  It looks great! 

I must have done something right as a teacher or most likely I just had really great students!! : )

Monday, June 14, 2010

Pattern - Jeweled Honeycomb Bracelet

This is the pattern I just taught at my workshop and is now available for purchase in my etsy shop.  This is a great bracelet to make because you get to create a bunch of smaller components that are like potato chips--you can't have just one!  This pattern also includes a beadwoven toggle clasp that can be adapted to a variety of different projects.  I've used it in at least 4 different pieces of jewelery.

The patterns includes more than 40 different photograph and illustrations along with a very detailed narrative. I am more than willing to give help to those who need it, if any problems arise when the piece is being made!  Just drop me a line through email.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Successful Workshop!

Yesterday, I got to teach my first beading workshop since 2005 and it went great! The workshop was held at June Bugs Checkered Cupboard in Picayune, MS and was organized by 2 wonderful ladies: Gerry of Clay Designs by Glee and June of June Bugs.  Gerry has her work and beading supplies for sale in June's shop.  I got to meet and teach a great group of women; we worked all day on the Jeweled Honeycomb Bracelet.  A couple of the ladies figured out how to make the bracelet reversible with a different color on each side.  Another of my beaders had an interesting variation on the round part of the toggle clasp that I want to incorporate into a design.

A few of the ladies hard at work. Clockwise from left: Estelle, Barbara, Evelyn, Gerry.  
Missing from the photo: Sidney, Laura, June, Alice

I hope to post photos of some of their finished bracelets for show and tell in the near future!