One of my beading idols, Carol Benner, author of the book “The Art of French beaded flowers“, dropped by my table on Meet the Teachers night. She bought a copy of my book and some finished pieces. What a dream come true!
Many beaders who were not able to take my classes due to schedule conflicts purchased kits instead. French beaded flowers have always been an under-represented art-form in the bead world. I’m so proud to be the designer that is laying the groundwork for the come-back of French beaded flowers at the Bead & Button show.
I made a lot of mistakes as far as choosing projects for the correct time slots. I will be tweaking some patterns so that they are better suited for class.
I’m a little sad that it’s over. It was even more amazing than I ever expected. I can’t wait for next year!
I debuted my French beaded pink magnolia pattern at Meet the Teachers night. I gave the attendees an exclusive B&B deal on this pattern. I also sent an email to my newsletter followers the same offer. I’m still editing the video course for this pattern. Until that is done, I will not make it available on my website yet. However, my newsletter followers are able to get an exclusive pre-sale. Some of you already have the pdf download. So sign up for my newsletter! I will send out another email before the sale ends on June 30, 2019.
Below are the jewelry that I wore. I was asked over and over if I had patterns for these available. I do not.
The first necklace was published around 8 or 9 years ago in a magazine that is no longer in publication. The last two are necklaces that was going to be in my first book but I held back because I was thinking that I may just do a second book on just jewelry. What do you think, beady friends? Should I do a jewelry/accessories book or have jewelry projects nestled in with regular flower projects?