Saturday, June 9, 2007
Beadapalooza Part Two
The ladies on the right are Lory Citta, one of the ladies I take beading classes with, Kathy Feldman who is in the Loose Bead Society, and Brenda Schweder. Brenda was signing her new book about found object jewelry called "Junk to Jewelry". I also took the resin class with Brenda.
Thursday was my class called Les Perles de la Mer with Marcia DeCoster. That class used right angle weave. I was concerned that I wasn't proficient enough in right angle weave. I got it, but she had to help me more than the other students. The beaded beads turned out pretty well. I need to make a couple more in order to finish the bracelet, but I really went to learn right angle weave and to take a class from Marcia. She was also a good teacher and she was patient with me which I appreciated. There were two ladies from Japan in the class. Neither one spoke English, so they had an interpreter.
I have met people from Mexico, Canada, Japan, and Australia so far. This show really attracts people from all over the world.
What struck me the most was the contrast between the two classes. One was so chaotic and messy and fly by the seat of your pants and the other was so structured because you had to have a base before you could embellish. One was very right brained and the other extremely left brained.
Shopping came next - what list? I didn't overspend that night - knew I'd be back for more the next day.
I went back yesterday to make my seed bead purchases from WhimBeads, but I still haven't made it all the way through the show floor. I get overstimulated easily and my brain turns into mush.
I'll be back on the show floor today with a couple of friends. I have a couple of things I want to pick up, but I'm pretty much done buying beads. (I hope.)
I'll take more pictures today.