Monday, February 23, 2009

Class lineup next quarter in Bracken

Heyya peeps! I'm working on the class lineup for the next quarter in Bracken, at And The Bead Goes On

I'm working on April thru the end of August.

Any suggestions? Requests? Thoughts? Specific days or nights or times that you'd like to see happen? Speak up!
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Thursday, February 12, 2009

Whoopsie Update for SABOS classes

Last night's sign up was wonderful! Thanks to one and all.
Future students, so nice to meet you!
Not signed up yet? Better hurry, seating is limited.
I'm checking, there was a mix up in the order of classes.
Everything is in it's proper order below. So sorry for the error!

Saturday - May 2 -
Winter Tree of Life

Flutterbye Bracelet and Earring Combinations

Sunday - May 3 -
Toodles Weave Adjustable Ring

2-4 pm
The Cross Pendant

Beginners are Welcome! Supplies included.
Tools available for your use in class, tips on which ones to buy!

Have a question? Want to sign up now and pay later? Email me -

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

SABOS Spring Bead Bazaar - The Classes

I'll be teaching four classes, two hours each, at the SABOS Spring Bead Show, May 2 and 3, in Live Oak, near San Antonio.

Here is the line up of classes -

Saturday -

11 am - 1 pm

The Winter Tree of Life
Complete a Winter Tree in our first 2 hour class, then you can make trees for all the colors of your wardrobe. Learn to bend and forge wire, twist and shape the tree, tips on various bails and finishes, including oxidation secrets.
Join the afternoon Toodles Ring class to learn how I weave the bail on my trees, for a more elaborate and impressive pendant.

2 pm - 4 pm
Flutterbye Bracelet with Earring Possibilities
The Spirals remind me of butterflies, the wiggly links look like serpents. Learn to form and forge the wire, cage beads and use the straight up noose to make links or earrings. Learn to make your own clasps, ear wires, jump rings and dangles. More hammering, oh delightful joy!


Sunday -

11 am - 1 pm

The Toodles Weave Ring
I wrote the tutorial using this weave to form a bezel around a stone, published in Step by Step Wire Magazine. Popular demand resulted in classes for this adjustable ring. See the amazing results on my student blog.


2 pm - 4 pm
The Cross Pendant
Celebrate your faith! Class will complete a pendant size cross, learning the art of shaping wire, forging with a hammer and weaving beads on a frame. The design makes a beautiful wall hanging, too.

Special introductory prices for classes at the SABOS show -

$25 will include 2 hours of instruction and helpful tips, (come pick my brain), and all the required materials and supplies needed for each project. I will have tools for your use, or bring your own, since your hands are already familiar with them.
Paypal to or mail a check to Sue to reserve your seat.

We'll work in copper during the classes, because it's beautiful, and it feels like sterling, but allows the freedom to explore and create without budgetary inhibitions. You are welcome to bring your own wire, if you would prefer something different.

Copper feels like dead soft sterling, so your new skills will translate straight over to your silver projects.

Check out my student blog to see the quality of my teaching skills. *grin*

I can't wait to share my passion with YOU!

Here are the details thus far for the SABOS Bead Bazaar, snipped directly from their website ---->>>

Spring Bead Bazaar

The 2009 Spring Bead Bazaar will be Saturday, May 2nd & Sunday May 3rd at the Live Oak Civic Center (map).

Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 11am - 5pm

Free Admission!

Event details may change as we are still in the early planning stages. Please check back often for updates.


Live Oak is a little town just north of San Antonio, for those of you who are not quite local. The event will be about two minutes off IH 35. See the map.

Sign up NOW to reserve your seat, space is limited -