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NOVEMBER 5th: Bead and Batiks Class Kit

Bead and Batik Kits will be tested for open market. I am preparing kits using my textile designs and then embellishing them with beads. Once I get them fine tuned then they will be placed on the website. I'm really excited about the kits and also making Textile mini puffs available as elements for the bead and quilt markets. The Kit Class cost is only the cost of the kit ($24.95). No Class Fee will be charged. The Class will run from 6 to 9pm)  Students will get to choose their color kit and work with me in my Glass...

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Studio Art Tour "Beads and Batiks"

Today was the start of our annual Studio Art Tour for this area. A great weather day and always good to talk all day about Art and Bead Creating.

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Trends-The Layered Look

The layered look is very in right now, and really anything goes. Mix chunky beads with delicate chains. Mix lengths and textures. The Peruvian is a great layering piece, as is the Scallop Wrap. Another fantastic combo is the Cloak & Dagger with the Ritzy. I love the Cloak & Dagger in Cobblestone and the Ritzy in Steel. The combo has great neutral tones, and makes a statement without being overwhelming. As our new kits are introduced, you'll notice longer lengths. This is a fabulous opportunity to mix the old with the new.  I know I always get stuck in...

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19th Annual Bead Show on Sunday was FUN!

Knot Just Beads hosted by Kim and Rob was a fun show. It was held in Greenfield Community Center and what a great day.  Though Packers played we still had a wonderful turnout of Green and Gold bead enthusiasts attend. I plan on coming back. Also something I thought was a nice addition were a couple of textile / fiber vendors. Me, being a textile person as well, loved the addition.  Thanks Kim and Rob and all those wonderful customers "old and new"!

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Michigan Here We Come!

  Hi guys! It's that time of year again-time for the Bead Bonanza sponsored by the Great Lakes Beadworkers Guild! Suz and I will be headed out there, new kits in hand! Come and join us October 4, 2015. We can't wait to see you all. Don't forget to wear something that you've completed from one of our kits to get $5 off of a new kit! http://greatlakesbeadworkersguild.org/

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