Monday, July 25, 2016

New Amoracast Sterling Silver Charms!

I just love these little charms by Amoracast! Adorable Alligator, Angler Fish, Flying Pig, Fox, Octopus, and Kitty Charms in Sterling Silver.  Get 'em while you can!








Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Peacock Feather Earring Kits Available

Greetings everyone!

My class at Beyond Beadery was a fabulous success!  I had such a nice time, and really enjoyed meeting everyone.  Several students were inspired to create alternate colorways, and I can't wait to see what they come up with!


I promised you that, after my class, I would list any extra kits available, and here they are:

You can find a few in the original Blue/Green and Antiqued Silver here:
www.etsy.com/listing/462003459/crystal-peacock-feather-earring-kit-blue







The new Purple/Blue and Antiqued Silver here: 



www.etsy.com/listing/466794731/crystal-peacock-feather-earring-kit








And the current 'dye lot' of the Green/Blue and Antiqued Silver here:
www.etsy.com/listing/466796797/crystal-peacock-feather-earring-kit






Tuesday, July 12, 2016

New Toho Demi Rounds in 8/0

Just in!  Several colors of the new Toho Demi Rounds in the 8/0 size.  I haven't had a chance to use them yet, but I can't wait!

 You can find them here: Peacock Bead Shop






Thursday, July 7, 2016

Teaching Peacock Feather Earrings at Beyond Beadery July 17th

I had a last minute booking to teach my Peacock Feather Earrings at Beyond Beadery H.Q. in Rollinsville, CO on Sunday, July 17th at 11am!  I will have 3 separate colorways for this class:

The Main Peacock Green/Blue with Antiqued Silver:

The Purple/Blue with Antiqued Silver:

And only a few of the Purple, Teal, and Blue with Egyptian Gold:


There are still a few places available, and you can sign up for them right here:

http://www.beyondbeadery.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&product_ID=19264&ParentCat=1101

Friday, July 1, 2016

Just a few things I brought back for you from Bead&Button

As most of you know, I came back from more than a week in Milwaukee at Bead&Button Show, only to prepare to sell my finished jewelry at Denver Comic Con the next weekend, so I was absolutely pooped when I came back, and had to stare at a wall for a few days to recoup before continuing on.

Though I'm still listing beads and things that I brought back from the Bead&Button Show,  here is a smattering of what I brought back so far:









There is much more to come, so keep an eye out!

Monday, June 20, 2016

My week at Bead&Button Show 2016

Let me start off by saying that I usually attend the Bead&Button Show as an attendee, and generally fly in to Milwaukee on Tuesday or Wednesday, so that I don't have to wait too long for the showroom floor to open to attendees on Thursday night. That being said, all of my classes were on Sunday, June 5th, so I had to fly in on Saturday to accommodate that schedule, and stayed a grand total of 8 days, flying out on day 9, and it was a long an epic week!

First off, my classes (the ones that I taught) went well!  I taught from 9am to 9pm, and had to pack up after that, so I was exhausted by the end of the day, but it was a good day!  I enjoyed meeting my students, and some of them came from as far as Israel to be at Bead&Button. The rest were a fair mix of Canadian and American.  We had a lot of fun, and everyone managed to get through the main parts of their projects with few issues.

I took a Micro-Macrame' class with Kerrie Sue Miller, who was a lovely woman, and a wonderful crafter.  Admittedly, I hadn't slept in several days at that point (I don't sleep great to begin with, but I really don't sleep when I'm traveling), and I had to leave the class a little early because my eyes had just given out by the time this evening class had rolled around, but I enjoyed the project, and will hopefully finish it at some point!  She had a neat macrame' board that she developed, along with a necklace template that she used, and I loved them, so I took them home with me.

Next, I took Photography for Artists and Crafters with Doug Baldwin.  It was interesting to learn the different techniques he put forth.  The most important thing that I learned was that I needed a $400 Macro lens to go with my $500 camera to really capture my beadwork well.  Though that was a bit of a bummer, I loved his light set up, and purchased one of my own.  Now to figure out where to put them....

I had a nice time in an Intro to PMC class that I took with Irina Meich.  Yes, THAT Irina Meich.  The one who writes all of the books ;) .  She was really great.  I've taken PMC classes before, but I like to take a refresher every few years so that I don't lost the basics since I don't get a chance to use those skills much. I made several little pendants that I adore, and hope to use sometime soon.  Unfortunately, I didn't take any pics of them, and they are currently MIA, but I'll try to post a pic when I find them!

During the week, I wore my Beetle Wing Necklace a few times, and got a lot of complements.

I also wore my new Lemon Necklace, and Crystallized Lemon Yellow Shoes, and even got a compliment from Marcia DeCoster, who was also wearing crystallized shoes in Fuchsia and Ruby crystals.

 

Overall, it was a great trip, and I hope to repeat it next year!  I brought back a ton of new stuff for you all, and I will get it up soon in my Etsy site. www.PeacockBeadShop.Etsy.com

Monday, June 13, 2016

Denver Comic Con 2016

I'm back from the Bead&Button Show in Milwaukee, and I promise to post about my experiences there, and tell you about what I brought back to share with you but, before that, I have to say that I'm vending at Denver Comic Con this weekend!  I'll be at Booth #528 under the Siouxsiequeue's banner.  Stop by to see us and show us your cosplays!