This week and next week I will be looking at some of the upcoming classes for 2010. We have a lot of great stuff coming up as always, but a lot of it is new!
One big advantage to attending a big show like Bead and Button is to take classes. We know that not everyone can hop on down to shows like these, so we are trying to offer some of those same type of classes at beadFX. In 2010 we will be bringing a number of guest instructors. Kate McKinnon will be back in May. Michael David Sturlin will also be back next October. And a very exciting new addition is Marica DeCoster. Marcia is the author of Beaded Opulence, as well as, many other books. She will be here at beadFX in the summer. Stay tuned in the New Year for all of the details on these exciting classes!
January brings a lot of really exciting classes to beadFX as well.
Amy Waldman Smith's Learn to Make Glass Beads Weekend is running on January 9th and 10th and again on January 23rd and 24th.
Stephanie Dixon has 4 classes in January. The Wire Bead Crochet Cuff Bracelet on January 9th and her new Wire Lace Multistrand Crochet Necklace is also being offered on January 9th. The details for this class should be up in early January. We had a few problems with the photograph so it is delayed, but it is a beautiful necklace made with the new wire lace and Crystallized™ — Swarovski Elements ™.
Coming up on Saturday January 23rd is Stephanie's Wire Bead Crochet Basics and Wire Bead Crochet Mutltistrand Necklace.
Heather Bell-Denison has a few classes coming up this month as well. Saturday January 16th is Charmed I'm Sure.
On Sunday January 17th is the Textured Copper Rings Bracelet. This class is also changing a bit from the description on the site. This class will now incorporate an brief introduction to ARt Clay Copper and Copper Clay.
Suzanne Crudden is also offering a new and really exciting class beginning on Wednesday January 20th, Metalwork of Beaders. In this class rather than focusing on the technical aspects of professional metalsmithing we will focus on having some fun with metal. Students will learn traditional techniques as well, such as, how to saw, pierce and solder metal. Our focus will be not be project based but on skills that you will be able to practice at home with your own work.
Happy Hour Torching is finished for this year and will resume again on Thursday January 7th, 2010.
If you just finished celebrating Hannukah a belated Happy Hannukah! If you are celebrating Christmas this week--Merry Christmas! If you are celebrating Kwanzaa--Happy Kwanzaa!
And a Happy Beading to ALL!!!