Saturday, October 27, 2012

Northern Virginia Bead Society Bead Show.

A few weeks ago, I attended the Northern Virginia Bead Society bead show. My main focus of attending this show was to take a polymer clay bead shapes workshop with Katrina Marsh Sarlin. Before my class started, I decided to do a little bead shopping...

Colorful lampwork glass beads made on the island of Java. 
Silk cord and fine silver plated copper leaves.

Kazuri beads from Off the Beading Path.

 Gorgeous lampwork beads created by Kathryn Lagassey.

More gorgeous lampwork...Jennifer Fahnestock. 

Once it was time for my workshop, I headed over to the classroom area. I was greeted by the lovely instructor, Katrina, and handed a bag of supplies. She explained that they were included with the workshop fee-woot!

I thought this class would add to the knowledge I learned in Chritine Damm's class, Color Your World, at Art Bliss. I have been wanting to work with polymer clay for a few years now and these classes were the perfect introduction!
Vicki Holiday and I work on perfecting our bead shapes. 
The ultra sweet and talented Cindy Wimmer, who also signed up for them workshop,  took this photo of us!

These are the beads I created. I still need to paint them.

I found out about the bead show and workshop through the Art Bliss newsletter. If you aren't already signed up for the newsletter, head on over to the art Bliss website. If I hadn't, I would have never known about this bead show and a girl can never have too many beads!


  1. I SO loved seeing those in person -- I'd love to get together again soon -- maybe the Intergem show?

  2. You found some fantastic beads to add to your inventory, and I personally can't wait to see what you design with them. The collection from Jennifer Fahnestock are calling my name. Thanks for sharing links to these artists.

  3. You certainly came home with some gorgeous beads! Thanks for the links to the artist sites! I will definetly pay a visit! YOUR bead shapes are very, very cool! Have fun painting them! Hope you remain safe and sound during this nasty storm...

  4. FUN! looks like a great day! Polymer clay is really fun, I took a class with Christine at ArtBLISS as well - too much fun!