Beadfest was as much fun as I anticipated, although Liz and I were running like mad all weekend. Our booth, Theodora’s, was busy, busy, busy the whole time, so we had limited time to shop ourselves, but we did pick up some cool stuff, which I’ll put in another blog.
Oh and I want to apologize for the delay in posting. No sooner had we come back from Beadfest than we had to turn around and head to London for my niece’s wedding (wait until you see her tiara), and when we came back from that, we dove into organizing a party for my parents’ 50th wedding anniversary, which was last night. So now I can get back to my usual pursuits.
I have to say, if you get a chance to take a class from Margie Deeb, go for it. I have a couple of her books on color for beaders, both of which I love, and I just signed up for the class to get to meet her. I figured I already knew plenty about color theory, which I do, but Margie’s enthusiasm and fresh angle on color got me so excited, I couldn’t wait to get back to my local bead store to start playing with beads. Sadly, I have not had the opportunity as yet (see above crazy schedule). Margie advocates a more deliberate way of approaching color in your designs than I have hitherto adhered to – I usually just start with one or more special beads and go from there. This will be the first time I have created a palette, and then selected the beads. We’ll see how it works.