Sunday, February 23, 2014

My Exciting Weekend!

I have had an incredible weekend.  Started off Saturday with a "Bevy of Bezels" Class taught by Carol Cypher,  the author of a fantastic book, "Mastering Beadwork."

It is always just a ton of fun to get together with the Bead Society of Greater Kansas City and Carol. This is the 2nd time I have had the opportunity to take classes under Carol's direction.  I have worked with Rivoli's on numerous occassions and use them in my beadwork frequently, but I have never worked with Square, Rectangular or triangular shapes so I was pleasingly surprised with how my first ever Triangle Rivoli turned out.  I plan to post picture as soon as I can figure out how to upload it into the blog.

Today was so much fun as we continued to bead together on Carol's Red Velvet Necklace.  Of course,  when 20+ women get together, it gets loud and silly. It is so much fun to also see the colors that others put together and the embellishments that they add to their pieces.

To end the weekend, I get home to check my email and find that I have been paired up with my blog party partner.  I have been a bit nervous about it as this is my first year to participate.  I am excited to see that I am partnered with Nancy Dale, someone that is familiar with the program so I will be learning as I go from a seasoned 'blog partier'.

Now my job is to prepare a bead soup to send to my partner so she can start designing a project from scratch.  This is the intimidating part, knowing that she too is preparing a soup for me to take to the design board and get cooking...

I have already started preparing the soup....Just have a more ingredients to add then it should be ready.  As with any soup, the 'seasoning' must be just right...For now, it's simmering!

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Excitement and Intimidation ahead

I am about to embark on something that I have never done before...A bead swap and blogging party. I just happen to find this adventure advertised on the Bead Daily site.  I am not sure really what to expect but decided it's time to step out of my comfort zone and give it a try.

As many are aware, I have 2 great hobbies in life...Riding Motorcycles and creating with beads.  In all honesty, I have a lot of hobbies, but riding and beading are the two that I spend the most time doing.

I am a 3 year member of The Bead Society of Greater Kansas City.  In the last 3 years I have had the privilege of participating in workshops and beading classes under some of the best Jewelry and Beading designers in the business.  Carol Cypher, Jill Wiseman, Jean Campbell, Nikia Angel, Marylynne Westervelt and Glenda Paunonen are my favorites.

I am also a member of The Vulcan Riders Association Kansas City Chapter 1-44, Women on Wheels (r) Missouri Chapter Show Me Riders and a participant in the West Central Missouri Polar Bears riders.  Therefore, when I am not beading, I am riding my 2009 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 anywhere and everyone I can.

Follow my blog for more info on the bead swap and blog party...More to come soon.

River Walk Bracelet designed by Cynthia Newcomer Daniel

River Walk Bracelet designed by Cynthia Newcomer Daniel
Stitched by Me. Love the colors of this one.l