I am thrilled to announce that I will be at The Gathering in Las Vegas on April 4 through April 8, 2018! I will be teaching the “Birds of a Feather Bead” class with Kristen Frantzen on April 3, 2018. This will be at the South Point hotel from 9am – 5pm. We hope to see you there!
Let your imagination fly as you create one or two whimsical birdies. The purpose of this workshop is to explore the techniques used by these very talented instructors in creating the bird beads in their Birds of a Feather series. Students will learn to make various sizes of stringers for different applications such as simple dots and lines. Then the dots and lines can be combined to create more complex patterns. Workshop participants will practice their stringer control, and explore several different stringer design patterns. Sculpt a bird and change its personality by varying its posture and its tail and beak size. Discover how to work in the middle of the mandrel so stringer from either end can be applied. Followed of course, by fine detail work. www.kristenfrantzenorr.com www.jelvehdesigns.com
The International Society of Glass Beadmakers will hold its annual conference, Gathering XXVI in Las Vegas, Nevada, April 4-8, 2018. The ISGB will once again partner with Glass Craft and Bead Expo to offer our members, and all glass enthusiasts an unparalleled feast of camaraderie, glass instruction, technical vendors, and artists in all forms of glass. I will be there teaching and presenting, I am so excited to be there for these amazing opportunities!