I am very excited to be participating in the Lacombe Encore Art Sale & Celebration! A sneak peek of Spring Beads I will have for sale.
Hollow Bubble Necklaces
Little Birds and Houses
Desert to Ocean Pendant Beads
Hollow Pendant – Urchin design
We hope you can join us to snack, shop and visit! Jodi will have delicious Chai products to sample, Candice and I have some unique jewellery and Helen has a small sampling of her beautiful Raku pottery.
I attended a four day multi-instructor class at the Terminal City Glass Co-op. Fabulous studio and a well organized event.
Four days of 9-9 instruction, bead demo and torch time as well as ancillary classes in the evening.
Our Four Fantastic Instructors. Alexx Cheng, Corina Tettinger, Janice Peacock and Margaret Zinser
Corina Tettinger – Stringer Control demo
Corina’s Lilly beads
Margaret Zinser – Painted enamel bead demo
Margaret’s enamel Butterflies
Janice Peacock – Vessel bead demo
Alexx Cheng – Dichro Bead demo
Each instructor had their own signature beads and openly shared their techniques and expertise.
Group Photo from Ablaze – such a fun and welcoming group!
Mike Frantz generously gifted all the students with a fresh glass stash. Thanks Mike!
A huge thank you to the organizers and sponsors, Ablaze was a success and I hope to attend next year!
Helen, Barbara and I hope you will join us for some festive cheer!
One Day Show and Sale
On November 22, 2016 I had the opportunity to take a class from Holly Cooper – visiting artist from Austin, Texas. Her beads are painstakingly detailed and absolutely stunning! She shared several of her self-discovered methods with us and we spent the day playing at the torch.
Holly Cooper’s class demo beads
Helen and I hope you can come and join us!
Triple wrap leather bracelet
Hammered Silver Hollow Bead Ring
Modern silver bead earrings
This new series of “Wave beads”, inspired by Hokusai’s wave prints. I revisited notes from a class I took six (6) years ago and began experimenting with new glass colors recently released. I’m really pleased with the results and will continue to play!
Hokusai’s Wave Print
Periwinkle wave pendant
In October I was one of ten lucky students to take a class at Bedrock with Claudia Trimbur-Pagel from France. She is an amazingly talented artist and a fabulous instructor. She showed us every stage of the bead processes she uses and walked around giving each student personal time, attention and helpful tips. Her graphic designs and detailed stringer work, were definitely something to aspire too! A special thanks to Kathy at Bedrock for making all the arrangements that allowed us this opportunity.
Claudia’s bead demo
I had fun blowing shards for the Sandpiper Bead
Sand Piper Demo
Claudia’s Face Bead – love the detailed eyes and hair!
Claudia’s Beautiful Window Fish Bead
Helen and I are finishing up the final details for our Winter Art Show and Sale. Please email me if you are interested in more info!
Some of my new favorites……..
Gravity Bead Pendants
Silver glass pleated marble pendants
etched disc beads
Silver glass disc earrings
Hollow bead pendants
I attended the Red Deer Artwalk Festival on June 21st in Rotary Park East. It started out rainy and a bit windy, luckily the sun came out late morning making for a perfect day to be outside. The Artwalk committee had everything organized to a “T”, and we enjoyed a fabulous day of art and live music.
Setting up and getting ready for the Artwalk!
Charmed Beads Booth
Taking a closer look!
A variety of art booths, everything from paintings, ceramics, handmade journals, photography and handcrafted accessories.