I attended the Sewing and Stitchery Expo in Puyallup Washington again this year, the first three days of March.
This year I decided to ONLY take classes that let me do hands-on creating. I ended up with 5 classes over three days (one full day and two half days).
I have not completed all my projects but will be posting each as those finishes happen (except for the one that I was so disgusted with that I threw it in the trash when I got home). So I will have a total of 4 art projects to share.
Today, I am very proudly showing a beaded bracelet. We paid for a kit of materials from the instructor and brought our own tools.
Without a clue what I was doing I was able to follow the wonderfully presented instructions and complete and attach three links for the start of my bracelet. The rest I finished at home this week, including the attachment of the clasp.
Here are some various views of my project:
One important thing this taught me was reading of the diagrams for beading that I've been looking at in the beading magazines for years. I feel like I could actually do a project from one of those articles with what I know now.
One thing I DO know is that I will be watching for this instructor in future years as I definitely liked her teaching style and her design asthetic.