It is time to register for BeadFest Santa Fe if you are able to go this year. It is a great location with wonderful restaurants, galleries and shopping. The show floor has some great vendors and some unusual ones we don't usually see. I call Santa Fe an "adult dress up town" as it has a really artistic atmosphere and some amazing clothing. One store in the square is filled with enough "bedazzeled"cowboy boots and clothing you begin to think being a country western singer is a lucky thing! Santa Fe Dry Goods is a feast for the eyes with amazing fashion, shoes and jewelry!
I am teaching some new techniques I have been working to to help you expand your skills and allow you to shape your metal to create movement to the eye. Using common elements and tools we will be able to shape and form and connect in new and interesting ways. My new classes include:
Shaping and Forming where we will focus on creating lots of movement for interest.
Creating Tube Rivets, this is a fun and enlightening class where you will make your own tube rivet to accommodate any stone or glass piece. Having new techniques to draw on will help you to be able to solve problems in your construction as they come up.
A Void Tab, this is a fun new tab that allows negative space to really highlight your stone or object.
Cold Join Bezel Setting, this organic setting can be used alone or combined with other connections to create an interesting piece.
Join me by going to www.beadfest.com and registering for your favorite classes!