Sunday, July 17, 2016

So we all like to look at photos of others work, right?   I do!  I'd say that's why Pinterest is so popular, lol.   I'll start off with these random pieces....

"Grounded in the Water" Synergy collaboration with Kathleen Robinson.   My wire & metal work & assemblage,  Kathleen's elctoformed glass beads & focal bead.  Lovely piece.

 Simple necklace with glass flower.

 Wire work project I taught.

 A Dallas Lovett class project!  Dallas is a great teacher, I took many of his classes.
His wire work is elegant.

Another necklace project I taught.   You learned how to make your own headpins and form heavier gauge wire & wire wrap beads & weave beads onto the pendant fram.   Good one to complete in class!

I'll add more photos of my work next post.  
It's been a beautiful day here in the Detroit area!   I must sit outside and enjoy....
I have to put together a Bio for the 2016 Charm Exchange and my Guild's Synergy Project, so here is what I have come up with:

I’ve had a love of “playing” with beads since I was a child going through my Mom’s costume jewelry drawer.  I love making making all kinds of jewelry, from stringing, seed bead weaving to metalsmithing, bending wire & flameworking glass beads.   
After retiring from 30 yrs. working in the Automotive Industry, I worked 5 years in a local Bead Store, where I began to teach classes in jewelry making.  I still teach at various venues in the Metro Detroit area.
I continue to take classes and workshops to improve my skills and learn from all the great artists who teach - I want to learn it all! 

I’m an active volunteer of two local guilds.   The Southeast Michigan Glass Beadmakers Guild (SMGBG) as elected Secretary.   Also a member of the Programming Committee for the Great Lakes Beadworkers Guild (GLBG).  And the world wide guild,  International Society of Glass Beadmakers (ISGB).

I think doing a Bio is like going to the Dentist!  but it's done!  lol