HOT Beading… so much fun!

First, I want to say a big THANK YOU to Sally Custer, the one and only organizer for the Heart of Texas Bead Retreats!  Sally, you are the BEST!  It is truly an act of love and we love you for it!

Next, thanks to all of the participants in my Heart Pagoda Add-On Class!  It was wonderful to meet all of you and pass on some new techniques…  I had a great time!  There’s a new page in the Student Gallery for the Heart Pagoda project with a few pictures.  More to come, I hope!  Please send me your finished photos, in email or text.

And last, thanks to all of the fabulous teachers!  Below are my works in progress…

Jean Power:    Heart of Glass Pendant


The “growing crystal” centerpiece is AMAZING!  And, all of us were in awe of the technique for the unique rope.  Jean has a wealth of knowledge and is a fantastic teacher…  her wonderful designs leave us begging for the next one!

Amy Katz:   Treasure Bracelet 

Amy Katz

What fun to learn some new techniques!  Amy kept us on our toes as we made the components, with lots of great ideas for making them special.  She is a clever designer who is willing to share her secrets!

 Melanie Potter:  Estruscan Revival Cuff


This beautiful cuff has the most unusual crystal centerpiece!  We all loved Melanie’s technique of protecting it with a faux suede backing.  Those little dimensional rectangles had us drooling as we made them.   And, the individual care Melanie gave us is unsurpassed!


If you didn’t make it to the Heart of Texas Bead Retreat this fall, I strongly suggest you try to make it to one of the 2019 Retreats – June and September.  Make a note to join in the fun, meet new beady friends, and interact with some awesome teachers!


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