The night we left port there was a meet and great and a pendant swap. I created the layered stoneware pendant on the left. I wire-wrapped the sea glass with bronze wire and finished it with silk ribbon. I wanted it to have a "lost city of Atlantis" feel to it. The amazing seed bead pendant on the right was what I received! It was made by Wendy Zollars. Thanks Wendy!
Beverly Herman and Heather's cast away necklace for my half-day class. I found CRAW to be horribly frustrating but Beverly had me doing it! Bead weaving really isn't for me though and I"ll probably stick to bead embroidery (less counting, lol). We used a bead spinner in Heather's class and I made a mess. There were a LOT of beads stuck to the bottom of my pants by the end of the morning.
Erin Siegel convinced me to go on the cruise and she was my roommate so I got to help set up her table for vending. I LOVE merchandising!
Barbara Bechtel came and picked us up at Port Canaveral. She took us over to Beads by Baker. What...a...fantastic...store... No, seriously. This store was packed with czech glass, trade beads, seed beads, tools, gemstones, blah blah blah!
After my wallet exploded, we did some additional non-bead shopping in the area. Then Barbara dropped us back off at the ship and we headed back out to sea. There were more workshops, yummy dinners and all sorts of fun stuff.
Glynna Merritt White was the lucky winner! Congrats, Glynna! I should also mention there was a crystal clay Make N Take (see lower right-hand photo). I haven't finished my piece but I should probably work on that...
Our final evening at sea, Heather hosted a farewell party. Those of us that created entries for the jewelry contest presented them that evening. I made the three piece set on the left.
I had an amazing time on this trip. I got to spend time with old friends, make new friends and finally meet friends I had only known via the internet. Heather is going to release the details for the 2015 cruise later this spring. I highly recommend going if you can. I hope to be able to attend again next year.
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