You won’t even BELIEVE this. You know that class that Dustin and I are teaching in May, a seed bead intensive? We only had two students sign up for it, which surprised us (but aren’t they amazing students, Jeroen and Gabriella, who could improve on that roster?) And so we thought, why not use this time and space to evolve? So we invited some our seed beady friends, people who live close, people we have been meaning to work with. Teresa Sullivan (!) and Marcia DeCoster (!) were available and said yes. And that was exciting as hell. Between the four of us, what could we NOT do?
And then I met Jean Power. And she does not live close. She lives in London. And she does things that none of us do. And we hit it off so naturally that we thought that the only sensible thing was for her to fly all day and all night and join us.Jean Power’s stunning geometric beadwork
Now there are the five of us, seed bead powerhouses, innovative, ingenious, with at least one of us claiming the title of Master Beader. (That would be Dustin.) (And you know, no argument here.)
Yesterday, Teresa said to me, “I need to pay my way out there, do you think that people would be interested in my stash of incredible vintage true-cuts and charlottes?” And I said, after I stopped spluttering (because you know those charlottes simply cannot be had anymore, at almost any price,) “YES. I THINK THAT THEY WOULD.”
And so, what do you know, she put them up in a Big Cartel shop. And I can tell you this, you’d better hurry. Because she has 11’s and 13’s in copper. And 24k gold, in a size 11. And light bronze and that amazing chocolate brown in the sought-after size 13.
(And I just bought a hank of the gold, and a hank of the copper 13s, but this time was smart enough to do it before I posted it! Live! Learn!
You know what else? She’s yours on Thursday, May 12th, for a full day if you want to learn how to make beads move. She says,
A beaded evening bag by Teresa Sullivan. Watch Teresa make a beaded head in this excellent short film.
Regarding our weekend class, now that it has turned into this magnificent affair, we are not accepting any more students unless they are quite advanced and comfortable with a good variety of stitches. I hope that you understand. Email me if you want to come, and we can talk.