Saturday, July 9, 2022

Sunshine, IBW and Flower Power!


Upon popular request, I transformed the Sunshine workshop into a video class. You get the full, detailed tutorial with lots of explanations, and access to 8 videos with all the demos you need to make your own pendant - or brooch or toy or ornament - at your own pace. 

Browsing my blog for a photo of the Sunshine,
I realized that I never posted one of the original
Sunshine pendant!

I am not the most tech savvy so it was - and still is  - a bit of a learning curve. But feedback has been very positive. I'm really happy with my first efforts and hope to do more of this kind of teachings in the future!

I also listed the pattern for the sweet Fairy Flowers...  which was published in the Bead and Jewellery Magazine earlier this year.

Fairy Flowers Lariat


 

Fairy Flowers Lariat detail

 

Another freshly listed pattern is the beautiful Gazebo Tassel: 

Gazebo Tassel on chain


Gazebo tassel is the perfect addition to a pendant,
here a "Muserie"
Pendulum*


Gazebo Tassel with purple "Mary" Pendulum**

* The Muserie Pendulum can be made with what students learn in my "Muserie" Workshop. The first edition was a great success, so with the Guild I will do another Zoom workshop in September, at a more US-friendly time. See the workshop page on my website for other dates when to learn to make an infinite number of designs with warped hexagons!!

**This "Mary" Pendulum is based on my Chess play. There is no pattern for this pendant (yet), but another very lovely pendulum that would look great with this tassel is my Paradox Pendulum.

For International Beading Week, the Beadworkers Guild chose a delightful theme: Flowers of the World. And to enter the prize draw, all you need to do is send in a photo of your beaded flower. 

 

 To encourage you to make a flower, I listed a special bundle of bucolic patterns for US$ 19.- (instead of US$ 53.-) in my shop. This special offer is valid only until the 31st of July, which is the last day of IBW. By then, I hope to have finished the pattern for the Poinsettia flower...

It is not a competition, so any flower you made or make qualifies to enter the draw. I made an edelweiss for the occasion:

There will be Zoom meetings nearly every day of IBW, morning and evening sessions, to suit as many members or even non members as possible. Lots of goodies to win, a special course, etc. Join the International beading week group where we also have our annual rainbow challenge. 

As a permanent Ambassador for IBW, I create and make a free tutorial for a special IBW design, every year. This year, it will be something made with these little bezeled chatons:

Stay tuned!

I look forward to bead with you!

Cath

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