Well, here we are, in that downhill slide right into the Holidays! Halloween is behind us. We got to enjoy the witch earrings, the lampworked ghosts and goblin bracelets, beaded masks and LOTS of black leather and skulls in all sizes and colors! This year, for reasons unknown (except that it might just have been that we were just moving too fast), we managed to not gorge ourselves on candy!
There's a chill in the air, the days are shorter, and it's nice to sit around the shop table and bead with friends in the evenings, while we talk about what's new and hot and what's not, as we start to fill out our gift lists with workings of heart and hand. Wrap bracelets are still holding strong, and every wardrobe demands its own, so multiples always work. Leather is also going strong, with new clasps and sliders coming in every day. Our new studded Italian leather has been a big hit! Peyote bracelets are fun to do, and we've been having lots of fun with retro brick stitch earrings!
We've already talked about the projects which will be gifts that we need to start, and, of course, the ones that we still need to finish.
Last week, thinking ahead about gifts, a class full of students made Wire Art Rings and Wire Wrapped Cabochons under the tutelage of Dutch Stowe. Everyone left with finished pieces and lots of materials and ideas to make more! The class was so popular that we didn't let Dutch leave until he had given us another date, which he was only too happy to do! Saturday, November 23rd will be another Wire Art Day at the Beadiak! The morning class will teach two different wire rings, and the project for the afternoon class is a stunning Nautilus Wrapped Glass Pendant. These are great classes for both beginners and students with prior experience who want to expand and sharpen their skills.
Saturday, November 23rd
10:30 - 1:30 RINGS
2:30 - 5:30 NAUTILUS PENDANT
$35 for each class
Materials est. $5 to $30, depending on how many you want to make.
A limited number of tools (mandrels, sizers, hammers, etc.) will be available to borrow, but students should plan to bring pliers, cutters, magnifiers, and any other favorite tools with them to class. As always, tools will be available for purchase at the shop and students will get class discounts. Seating is limited, so please call 818-597-8020 to reserve a seat.
The next date to plan ahead for is Friday, December 6th! That will be the night of the next Beaders Night Out event! Each store will have its own hours, but all of the stores will be doing the same beading project. Keep checking this page and with your local bead store for details.
For now, I would like to wish everyone a blessed Thanksgiving, filled with good food, good friends and good feelings! Find all that you can to be thankful for, and make memories with those you love!
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