Happy Christmas Eve! In keeping with the theme of reviewing my work in 2013 and looking forward to 2014, I give you the following!
Lots of preparation goes into Bead Fest and then it's over like that! This past Bead Fest, I offered several new options for my customers.
I had many sets of embossed beads - beads using brass presses to make an impression in the glass.
I offered cabochons this year as well; they can either be bezel set or stitched around.
I offered large focal beads; these ones are over an inch and a quarter.
And finally, I made ruffle discs, which were used as the May Component of the Month piece - you ladies did an awesome job with these!
I got a start on my new goals a few months ago. I purchased a tutorial from DatzKatz on etsy and got busy making beaded beads. I love these, they are so much fun to make. I had made the ones around a solid wood bead core before, and have a few tutorials for those as well, but these are quite fun!
I also did Sally Russick's Beading around a Cabochon challenge which I really loved!