Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Bead Fest, Philadelphia, August, 2011




Oh my goodness ... I'm going to get to meet a lot of you in person ... because I know a lot of you go to Bead Fest in August ... I've seen the photos as proof!  Even if you're not in my awesome workshop,  "Forging the Way ... to a new direction in torch-fired enamel jewelry," I hope to see you on the bead floor!  If you decide to take the workshop, not only will you learn the Painting with Fire Technique, but we'll forge beads into flattened and square shapes during the enameling process.  We'll use those beads, plus some others we'll enamel earlier in the day, to make a bangle bracelet.  Learn to make an S-clasp and also some really neat links, courtesy of some heat.

Forging the Way ... to a new direction in torch-fired enamel


Forging the Way (detail)



I hope some of you can break away from your busy schedule for some fun and learning at Bead Fest Philadelphia on August 20, 2011 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a flame-inspired creative jewelry project~ 


I was hoping to teach at Bead and Button this year and, in fact, made the first cut ... but not the second.  So, we'll have to try again next year for you Mid-Westerners!

11 comments:

diane cook said...

Looks like great fun Barbara, and a beautiful project! BTW...love the name Forging the Way =)

EB Bead and Metal Works said...

Some day I will take a class with you! That is my goal, maybe I should put that down as a resolution for next year. I am with Diane, I love the name Forging the Way, that is so awesome. The people in your class are going to have so much fun! Have a great day and week!

SummersStudio said...

Oh I wish I was going to be there! Those beads are awesome.

Laura Twiford said...

I will be at beadfest and will look for you there. When will the classes be posted for August? I know they just posted a few weeks ago for April. Bead and button is missing out! Will you have your books in August? Great opportunity for a book signing!

Erin said...

I will be seeing you there!

romantic decay said...

Congratulations on Bead Fest. There is no doubt you'll make all the cuts next year!

Kristi Bowman said...

Those look so beautiful!! Maybe I should start a campaign to get you in my area, we have a great school close to us I'm sure she'd love it!!!

sharon said...

These beads are looking way awesome Barbara....wow! I might have to break away to do this!

The Gritty Bird said...

Gorgeous! I love the beads! Golly I wish I could be there. I would love to take this class with you. I will have to make a strong effort to come. :)

Barbara Lewis said...

I would LOVE to meet all of you at Bead Fest ... and have at least some of you in the workshop.

Laura, it didn't even occur to me that the book will be released by then! YAY!

FryeStyle said...

Darn on the Bead and Button, but try again for 2012. We'd love you in the MIDWEST! Even better, come to Minnesota! Try the Textile Center or U of M Split Rock Arts program.