I have come up with an additional sample for the class to work from. This one adds a row of beads around the edge. They don't all show here due to the angle of the shot. And I see a small bit of thread I will need to cut off. I have struggled quite a bit with which method of attaching the beads I wanted to use. Originally I used a blanket stitch which gives a lovely look to the back as well. But it takes a very long time and requires some skill. So I went with the bead embroidery back stitch which does a great reliable job and looks good. The sample above uses the back stitch method. The class is only 2 1/2 hours long so I am trying to teach a method that will result in a finished product in the time allowed.
Here is a picture of some of the cabs I made up for the class. I totally enjoyed making these and I love how the colors came out. I imagine I will be making some more before too long.
I made a lot of earrings for the show and they sold well.
I have also been very busy because last week I participated in a Craft Show: Mare's Wares Art Festival to celebrate Canada Day and start off the long 4th of July weekend. It was a wonderful experience and I am so glad that I did it. I felt a bit rusty since I haven't done a show in 2 years. I see how staying practiced helps. But I sold well and best of all I saw many folks that I hadn't seen since my last show. Great blasts from the past and wonderful reconnections. And the organizers of this show Mare and Karen are just the best. Friendly and helpful all the way around. And the setting: so beautiful. My booth was nestled into a lightly wooded area next to an apple tree. How pastoral is that.
More earrings--my hand stamped hoops with Vintaj flowers
And lots of funky Lake Erie beach glass that my Buffalo friends just love and bought for gifts.
And my beaded bracelets which went well.
What didn't sell well, my new wire wrapped bracelets. Necklaces were not a go either.
I guess you can see what I mean about Fun Busy!!!
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