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Monday, December 28, 2015

A Scheduled Beginner Bead Loom Class, Alternate Design Choice

Choice #2: Class at Bead Soup, in Savage MD, 
"Beginner Bead Loom Class"
January 16 & 23, 2016.
Call the Store for reservation information.

"Cardinaling in Silent Snow"
This cuff pattern speaks to me, even though you see the silence. The bead finishes create this scene, with white-out conditions, surrounding the subject, silouetts of trees in the background, snow layden tree branches and a light play of sun, in the background, (which does happen in some snow storms).
It is hard to share, in the photo, but the snow is glistening and 
you can see sparks of it falling, throughout the cuff.

I am now ready for the class and can't wait to see what the students pick to weave first! My 'Beginner Classes' are a favorite of mine, because I can the wheels of creativity turn, in every face.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

A Scheduled Beginner Bead Loom Class!

Choice #1: Class at Bead Soup, in Savage MD, 
"Beginner Bead Loom Class"
January 16 & 23, 2016.
Call the Store for reservation information.

Meet the "Bundle Buddies", Snowregard, Mel T. and Nippy!

I'll be posting Choice #2, for the same class, same place, same date...very soon!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

If not the Holiday Themed Pendant.....

....then how about this Chickadee and Pine Cone Pendant?

Every thing is ready for the class to begin on December 5th,
at Bead Soup in Savage Maryland. 

As a matter of fact, the store has all the beads need to loom weave
either choice, (this one or the Holiday Theme, shown in the post prior.)
Go in and pick up your Pre Class Pattern and beads! 

See everyone next Saturday!

Sunday, October 25, 2015

A Pendant, Created on the Bead Loom!

It was an uber fantasic day, yesterday at Bead Soup, in Savage Maryland. We had a class full, of beaders, eager to learn advanced skills, on a bead loom. Now, lets move on to December 5th, 2015...aslo an "Advanced Bead Loom" Class. 

This Pendant, AND ANOTHER THEME I WILL OFFER, NOT CHRISTMAS RELATED, is a new technique that will heighten bead loom weaving skills. (Please be sure to watch, for the second pendant design being offered!). 

This class is filling quickly. So if you have taken a 'beginner class' with me, then please consider signing up. You may take this pendant to any level you desire...stopping at any stage to create the perfect Holiday Pendant you feel comfortable wearing. However, every stage to create the total piece, will be included in the class instruction. 

I am teaching another 'Beginning Bead Loom Class', on January 16 & 23, 2016, at Bead Soup in Savage Maryland. This class offers insights about weaving on the loom, threads, beads, etc. and grants you the chance to sign up for 'any' of my 'One Day' Classes, such as this Holiday Pendant Class. We share many one day classes, through out the year, but only a few beginner. 

If you decide to sign up, for a Beginner Bead Loom Class, I only have one piece of advice......Prepare for a new obsession !!
Call Bead Soup, 240-456-4568, to discuss a reservation.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Let's Weave Beads on the Loom Together!

Be sure to visit my Website
for detailed information regarding
the upcoming classes, 

I'll also be teaching a one day class,
at Bead Soup, in Savage Maryland,
on October 24th, 2015. 
There are other classes scheduled,
which I will share soon.
Consider looking through Bead Soup's Event Calendar.
There you will notice other classes I'm offering, 
which will be announced soon!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Class Sign Ups are Now Available!

In honor of my trip to West Palm Beach Florida, 
I created this Mermaid Bead Tole Pendant. 
This technique is much like "Paper Tole",
but using 11/0 beads, woven on a loom.

Please be sure to contact
The Bead Society of the Palm Beaches,
to consider signing up, for one of my three classes.
You don't have to be a Society Member, to take the class. 

"All That Glitters"
Two Part Class, Nov 1 and Nov 4th, 2015

 "Dogwood Pendant"
November 2nd, 2015

 "Flip Flop Zentangle Cuff"
November 3rd, 2015

I'm looking forward to meeting those who have been in contact me,
through the years. Finally, we can put faces to a name!!

Monday, June 29, 2015

Meet me in West Palm Beach!

I am so very excited to share the news!

I'm bringing my looms and custom designs to West Palm Beach Florida, 
November 1 through November 6, 2015. 
There are three classes scheduled, 
one 'two day class' and two 'one day' classes. 

to reserve your place.

I'll be sharing one more custom design,
which is a special request, by the Bead Society. 
Can't wait to show you.

The Class Theme is: "No More Naked Looms".
I hope these Beaders are ready for a new obsession!

Monday, April 20, 2015

Summer Bead Loom Cuff Class!

I am very excited to share the Exclusive Cuff Patterns, being offered, for my next class, at Bead Soup....June 13th & 20th. This class will offer many techniques to the beginner, as well as learning to attach the 'crunchie clasp',
(also known as the ribbon end). 

The cuff pattern choices are "Summer Dawn", "Summer Dusk", some are going to complete both :D ! Call the store if you are interested, 240-456-4568.

I just wish I could offer the way the bead finishes react and come to life, in these two cuffs,
by the bead finishes/styles I incorporated. These pictures do not do them justice.

Friday, April 17, 2015

"Carousel Cuff Go Round", Published Pattern!

I was asked to contribute a Bead Loom Cuff Pattern, 
to BEAD Magazine, UK, months ago. 
Their theme, for Issue 62, was 'Movement'. I got started creating a 
pattern to offer such a theme, too,.....A Carousel!

The pattern starts and ends, on each side, 
with only a portion of the Horse, being shown. 
This design concept helps to offer the 'go-round' aspect, 
of this cuff design. 

As included in my article,
bronze findings can be added to either the clasp or
as dangling charms. 

The cuff is also included as an inset, on the cover. 

Be sure to pick up Issue 62, of BEAD Magazine UK,
in either Print Form, or Digital Versions.
(Scroll down the link page, to see purchase options.)

Included are many tips and techniques,
never offered outside of my classroom, before.
Also true is the fact this cuff pattern shares more instructive insight,
than can be seen, in any other publication, to date!

I hope you enjoy recreating this cuff, as much as 
I enjoyed knowing it would be shared, 
with so many bead loom artists.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Fringe hanging ON the cuff base!

I love fringe. I love how it moves and makes you feel, while feeling it sway around the wrist. But, does the fringe always need to lay 'below' the cuff? Or, as I created here, in this next class cuff design, the fringe became part of the cuff pattern, laying on top!

On April 11th, I will be teaching these designs, as a choice each student can make, at Bead Soup, in Savage Maryland. I'm excited for this class. I am for all, of these classes :D

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Fringing a Cuff ''On Top"!

    My next class, at Bead Soup, in Savage Maryland! This is just one version, with others to be shared soon. My mode is to work the fringe 'on' the cuff, as opposed to 'hanging off' the cuff. I can't wait to share the other versions! The class is on April 11th. It's a one day one class and
     I ADORE spending the day with everyone and their looms! 
    Call the store, 240-456-4568, for reservations.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Attaching a Box Clasp, to a Bead Loom Woven Cuff!

We are getting together, at Bead Soup, in Savage Maryland, Saturday Feb 21st & 28th, for a " Bead Quilting Bee"! Here, we will focus on attaching a 'box clap', to a Bead Loom Woven Cuff. The Simplicity of design will take a back seat, to t...he detail methods being offered. This class will allow you to learn how to "finish any bead loom woven cuff", in many style clasps, size and shape, or even
multiple clasps, to accommodate any width cuff.

I look forward to this class because it opens the doors, so the students can sign up, for my many scheduled "One Day Classes". The "One Day" venues allow me to offer new techniques and not spend the time discussing how to finish, with a clasp.

If you are interested in joining in, call Bead Soup 240-456-4568 for availability. If this class is sold out, please inquire about my future confirmed teaching dates.

Monday, February 2, 2015

I'm Creating More Bead Loom Patterns, Than Ever!

So many new things to share, but first, I have reopened my Etsy Store!

I've decided to offer a limited quantity, of older and new patterns. The reason they will be limited, is to keep the shop fresh, with new patterns and keep me moving to make more :D 

You may also look over the sold patterns, to see what other Bead Loom Cuff Patterns I have created!

"Playful Break Through" Bead Loom Cuff Pattern

"Maddest About Color" Bead Loom Cuff Pattern
This cuff was loom woven by Carol Ashworth.
She created the cool edgings, you see on this cuff.

"Floridian Solice" Bead Loom Cuff Pattern

I'm also very excited to share a new cuff, which is logged for publication. More on that soon!

My last class, held at Bead Soup, in Savage Maryland, offered the following three pattern selections! They seem very fitting, for the recent weather and 
Punxsutawney Phil's prediction today...."Six more weeks of Winter". 

"Friends to the Betta End" Bead Loom Cuff

"Joyous Snowman" Bead Loom Cuff

"Margaret's Winter Wonderland" Bead Loom Cuff

My next class will be held on February 21 & 28, 2015, 11-3:00 each day.
The focus, of this class, will be attaching a box clasp, to a bead loom woven cuff.
Call Bead Soup, in Savage Maryland, for availability.