Monday, January 9, 2012


B121356 Mixed-Metal Layered Acid Etched Pendant (Saturday, June 9th)

B121468 and B122554 Riveting: A Keepsake Pendant (Friday, June 8th and another session on Sunday, June 10th)

B121469 Metal Etching 101 (Wednesday, June 6th)

Tomorrow (January 10th, noon central time) is the day that sign ups for the Bead and Button Show classes begin.  I'm so excited and I'm looking forward to meeting lots of new students in Milwaukee.  My friend Gail Lannum and I are teaching 4 metal fabrication classes at the show this year.  I met Gail at the show some years ago and we've been great friends ever since.  We have so much fun together and such a passion for jewelry and design that I know our students will have a great time.  Since I discovered The Bead and Button Show it's been a huge part of my life.  I've learned so much there as a participant, I've been awed by the vast variety of what's available on the show floor, and most importantly I've made life long friends at the show.  It's an adventurous week, for sure. Needless to say, I'm a huge fan of the show.  Which is why I'm so honored to be taking part this year as an instructor with Gail.  I hope that if you are able, no matter if your passion is metal, beads or glass, that you'll head to Milwaukee this June for your own adventure.