Monday, November 17, 2008
After the Bead Expo......
What a weekend! Four days of 9 til 5 at the BSV Bead Expo in Moorabbin, Vic. It was pretty hard work as I was allotted the task of speaking to all of the Exhibitors about advertising in our society newsletter, which is a pretty spesh full coloured glossy mag - check it out at our website www.beadsociety.com.au. It meant I got to talk to every exhibitor at the Expo at least once and ended up being quite a lot of fun, even though my feet were ready to fall off at the end of it. This morning I soaked for a while in the bath as I had rather a long drive to teach a class this afternoon and I was feeling a bit stressed out after the busy weekend.
This is a picture of one of my entries in the Showcase 2008 at the BSV Bead Expo. Japanese seed beads in 11/0s and 15/0s with a large faceted glass bead in the centre. The front section is all 3D RAW and the band is peyote stitch with buttons and loop closures. The bracelet is Art Deco inspired and I called it Napier after the New Zealand city which has many Art Deco buildings.
I had two other entries in the Showcase, this one is called Lazy Days and is also constructed of size 11/0 seed beads in 3D RAW. It is a deck chair and beach umbrella sitting on the "sand" with a bucket and ball close by. Hope you like it.
My third piece is also a 3D one and rather difficult to photograph. I will try and load a picture later in the week.