Finally, New Beads…


November already? what happened to August, September & October? Oh yeah, I remember I was busy running around the globe…well after being gone pretty much from September 15th until the first of November, I am back…I have had such a fun past few weeks, as you may know I was teaching a two week class in Turkey that was awesome & I met so many new friends & had fun with my old friends, but I also was teaching class an average of 10 hours a day, 6 days a week, for two weeks…then I came back, made some beads, helped Grace put the finishing touches on the Graceful Studios…a couple of days later Corina Tettinger arrived for her class, we had two awesome, 2 day classes full of great students in a span of 6 days…see Photos of students in a previous post below…

I played the role of assistant to Corina, from getting her coffee to certain size stringer to making beads for her to make some awesome design on, I did it all & I was happy to be able to do it…Corina was/is a very talented glass artist & an amazing teacher, queen of all glass beads in my mind, she was also fun to hang out with, very generous & nice…Grace & Frank worked their tales off as well, Frank ran around & made tools & adjustments to all equipment & of course without Grace & her loving nurturing ways, there would be no Graceful Studios, she did so much work to get the place going & made sure we all ate & had fun the whole time…



The class was so successful that most of the students are already signed up for Corina’s next class in our studio on Feb 19, 20 & 21st, 2010, where she will be teaching a 3 day class called “Let it Bloom” everything & anything to do with flowers of all kinds, from surface to encased & a few she has never shown before…

And now back to our regularly scheduled program, first off if you have won beads on my site in the past two months and don’t have your bead yet, please please send me your address via email & remind me which bead was yours, I have a few sitting here waiting to go to their new homes…

As you may recall a few posts down, I had two beads to giveaway last week, well one of them, the aquamarine rivers bead, the one on the right, I gave to Corina as a gift never remembering that I had offered it here in the drawing, so I will make another one for the lucky winner of that bead which is Stephanie, the other bead the swirly lentil goes to Ginny of Florida…thank you all for playing along…the lovely focal lentil above about 30mm round I made in Turkey in Class while I was teaching, love the way it came out, this one is this week’s bead giveaway…enter to win it by making comment on this post, possibly about your last class or workshop experience…


Oh yeah almost forgot I made a ton of beads, photo above shows them together as a group, I am happy to report after years of not making too many Dichroic beads since I was not always getting good results & the glass is expensive to waste, I finally learned from Corina what was the problem, the glass was not the right stuff, Corina brought some with her for the class, I ordered more from Frantz and made a set of my garden beads, inspired by Corina & her Dichroic beads…I listed them & others yummy beads in my shop on Etsy …some made in Turkey, some made here before & after we hosted Corina at our studio, so you can imagine my mind is full of new ideas & designs, there will be a ton of new beads coming your way as soon as I get some much needed rest…

Thanks for stopping by…Life is good…

Jelveh

Peace

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