I could never have dreamed I’d be teaching in New York, let alone two workshops! I have Perry Bookstein of York Beads to thank for having faith in me and booking two classes:
12th June: Tsarina Reversible Lariat
So many of the special-finish rivolis have beautiful reverse sides that it’s a crime if they’re covered with beadwork, but this lariat is the perfect way to show off beautiful double-sided rivolis. There will be two kits available – the Crystal Sahara version is both autumnal and warm, whilst the Bermuda Blue lariat is deep and magical. Wear it long in elegant style around your neck, draped around your waist or Bohemian style – many times around your wrist.
13th June: Tatiana Bracelet
A gorgeous, dangly bracelet full of filigree, fancy and freedom! (How many alliterations can you get into a description of a bracelet?). Why filigree? Well the connectors between the rivoli units are made with size 15 Czech Charlottes and look like tiny triplets of leaves, with an adorable little crystal guarding them. Why fancy? Because it is! And freedom, because the beading is a light touch – you can see the pretty edges of the rivolis and those adorable spikes haven’t been Peyote-ed to death! You can actually see much more than just the spike tips. I wear my Tatiana Bracelets a lot, and love the free movement and swing of the spikes against my hand.
And finally…. one of the most fun things for me will be spending my birthday in New York – BEADING!!!!!! So come and join me!