The first pic shows Arlene, Jamie and Patti knotting away. Below is a close-up of Patti's finished necklace. I had some extra focal beads that I'd collected over the years and Patti picked that one. I get these beads and sometimes never seem to get them, so I offered a certain "pile" of them for sale back; I'm happier seeing them on some, even if it's not me, instead of being in a box. Arlene regaled is with her many true stories of her life. If you ever want to know what a golf ball and a duck have in common, ask Arlene! Here's Oksana on the right. Those that are not used to small beads probably wished they were wearing that magnifier. She had wanted to learn how to do this and her husband apparently thanked me for being able to show her. I'm sure other husbands were rolling their eyes at me when they saw a new craft...but this one you can wear...c'mon!
Yvette was a wild woman. She reminds me of...me! Once she got into the zone, she was on a mission to have a finished piece that she could wear home. She's got the sweater all picked out at home that she's going to wear to temple next week and now can't wait to get some more done. I know, I know, it's very addicting! I have to say, though, that this is one of the fastest ways to get a beautiful focal bead on a beaded necklace. That's why I have so many of these darned necklaces, with another one now a third of the way done!
Patti also did such a great job. They're going to be posting their finished pieces on their Yahoo group site, so I'll be sure to pull more to do a show and tell. I love to teach this class, so anyone interested, just give a holler.
Today "Foofie Toes" and her mommy, Nadine, are on their way down. I'm going to share my Ranger supplies for her class that she's teaching at Lasting Memories, in Somers NY. Although I've just showered, I know I'm going to be "showered" with doggie kisses. Oliver and Minnie know something's up, because I've been cleaning...little do they know!
Everyone have a very knotty, beady and/or inky week! Here's the Beady Links of the Week!
Art Bead Scene Cindy tells us about how she has merged some of her favorite obsessions (beads, books, and blogging) in her new Bead Lit Blog
Bead Arts Bead Arts brings you another artist profile, this time of Olivia Competente's gorgeous mixed media jewelry.