I’m going to a 3-day class (Hooked on Wire) in San Francisco tomorrow and have been pulling together bits and pieces of beads and supplies to take for all the sessions…which required actually thinking through how I wanted the projects to look since I wouldn’t have my “stash” at my fingertips. I will have access to a “mini bead shop on premises”…which could be a blessing or a curse!
How hard could it be to pull materials together for 4 or 5 bead/wire projects? Those who know me, know that I have to have several projects going at once, so my work area is interesting, to say the least (some would say downright scary, but it’s all part of how my Joolz are born). Here’s a pic of part of said work area:
The thing that became apparent as I was rounding up beads, pearls, wire, silver, and tools is that typically I work “big” and these classes will be working “small”…good thing I got a nerdy looking magnifying headlamp thingie…
It’s good to get out of your comfort zone every now and then; I’m self-taught so going to a real class and getting some great tips can only be a good thing. And I’m looking forward to learning from some incredible teachers plus meeting new people. Who knows…if I can figure out uploading pics from my camera to my laptop, maybe I’ll update from the road with WIP shots. (Adds “charge camera battery” to the list of things to still finish)