While you are reading this, I’m working on making my way back home from another memorable experience teaching on Bead Cruise. Our boat docked this morning and I’m hopping from plane to plane in hopes of making it back to my family before midnight.
It sounds a little cliche when you throw around works like once-in-a-lifetime, unforgetable, and incredibly-inspiriting. Really, is there any marketing agent that wouldn’t throw those words at an event in attempts to get students in the door? This, though… this experience really IS all those things and so much more. Our fearless leader, Heather Powers, has created something like no other bead show or retreat anywhere else. I’m honored to be able to teach along side her, and the other amazing instructors.
Now, it may seem a little silly to have a Studio Saturday post from me when I haven’t actually seen the inside of my studio in over 10 days! HA! However, my classroom really is an extension of my studio. When in a class with me, it’s like we are hanging out together in my most favorite of creative environments.
I thought I’d share with you what projects I showed students how to create in my Bead Cruise classes.
It my class, TRUE COLORS, I show students my technique for creating cold connection bezels for lampwork glass cabochons. We also add a punch of color with embossing powders on metal.
In Sweet Tweeter, we create one of a kind pendants with embroidered birds and colorful embossing powders. Oh how I love seeing all the unique little birds my students come up with.
I sincerely hope my students enjoyed their time in my class and on the Bead Cruise! I know I sure did!! Now that we are back on dry land, it’s time to race to our studios and set to putting all our newly learned techniques to work.
Which leads to this week’s giveaway question, but first, the prize! This week’s giveaway winner will receive a surprise mystery set of my original handmade lampwork glass beads valued at $25!! Just leave a comment here answering this…
As I mentioned, it has been more than 10 days since the last time I saw the inside of my studio.
So, do you find is easier to jump back into creating after a long break or more of a challenge?