Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Mini Bead Retreat

  This past weekend I was lucky enough to be with some wonderful friends who share my love of beads and beading. We had a mini retreat at Carolyn's house. Wendy was there as was Carolyn's daughter, Sherry. Genny was on a whirlwind tour of the Carolina's that included a stop at her daughter's. Since she was so close, we grabbed her for a couple of days to teach us some new wire tricks. We talked, giggled and admired each other's newest creations. 

Genny taught us how to make a Tree of  Life Pendant. They are going to be like potato chips, can't make just one. 
 Wendy's Tree of Life

Sue's Tree of Life

Sherry's Tree of Life

Carolyn's Tree of Life

Genny made a pendant as she taught us, but I didn't get a picture of it. Genny also taught a chain maille bracelet called Olivia. It is based upon the Byzantine weave. Below is the example Genny brought to show us and Wendy's bracelet. I didn't get pictures of Carolyn's or her daughter's.



While they worked on chain maille, I made earrings by the pattern Antique created by Nadine Dedefleh.

It was a fun weekend that ended too soon.