November 16th, 2004

Bay Area Bead Extravaganza

Last weekend I went to the Bay Area Bead Extravaganza (BABE for short) ( I took a class called "Talisman Bracelet," taught by Susan Lenart Kazmer. She is a good teacher, tailors the instruction to the class and is very enthusiastic and encouraging. And I like her focus on found objects and simple tools. My bracelet isn't finished; I'll post a picture when it is. In the meantime, I'm posting pictures of the beads I bought. I decided to spend my budget on lampworked glass focal beads this year.
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I also picked up some inexpensive non-glass beads.
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We'll see if I can do these justice.