I attended my first meeting of the Upstate New York Bead Guild today and enjoyed meeting and chatting with this talented group of beaders. Everyone was very friendly, and I got to see some lovely beaded name tags. Lots of different techniques were used and I especially like the one with the stacked beads. It added lots of dimension and you could read her name easily too – good design and functional. You can’t ask for more than that.
We made a necklace thanks to Karen. Mine is not finished - what else is new? I do believe I’m the slowest workshop participant in the world, but this was the inspiration for our project:
We each made a big cabochon in the middle. Everyone’s was different, and they were all gorgeous.
While I don’t have a picture of my jewelry from today’s meeting, I do finally have a picture of the copper earrings and necklace I made at last month’s Ogden Art Group meeting:
I loved painting on copper, and was very happy I could wear something I made to today’s meeting.
I changed it up a bit as the kit had silver jump rings and ear fasteners – the same silver color as the necklace fastener. I purchased copper jump rings and found ear fasteners with a copper bead on them to pick up the copper on the roll. That simple change made my day.