Tuesday, January 06, 2009

January Classes and Events


January is action packed month for me with 5 classes being offered this month. I am also pleased to announce that I will also be offering classes at Bead Junction for those of you who live downtown and in the east end of Toronto.

Here is the schedule:

Saturday, January 10 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Wire Bead Crochet Basics - Choker at Bead Junction (colour choices may vary from picture shown)

Saturday, January 17 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Crochet Cuff at BeadFX (colour choices may vary from picture shown)

Sunday, January 18 10:00 am - 12:30 pm Crochet Earrings at BeadFX

Saturday, January 24 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Multistrand Necklace at Bead Junction (colour choices may vary from picture shown)

Sunday, January 25 11:30 am - 1:30 pm Crochet Earrings at Bead Junction

The new year also kicks off with the Toronto Bead Society's Bag of Bead Challenge. This is a really fun event. Everyone who wants to participate, purchases a bag of beads and has two months to create something - anything! I have seen the beads and they are..... I can't reveal anything! SORRY!

The TBS meeting also has a wonderful special guest - Maria Rypan. Here is the info from the TBS website:

Jan 14, 2009 - Maria Rypan Contemporary Beadwork in the Ukraine

Maria’s PowerPoint presentation will debut at the Toronto Bead Society meeting. She has plenty of new material and stories from her many trips to Ukraine where she visited artists and master crafts people’s homes, museums and met many interesting beadwork artists at the Vernisage, a folk art piazza in the centre of Lviv.

There are also many beadwork publications that came out in the past year. Recent meetings with authors of two new adornment and beadwork books enhance the topic. Maria will bring some actual beadwork samples for you to admire closely. Check out the workmanship and designs using beads on eggs and Christmas balls by Vera. You’ve never seen anything quite like it!

There will be a small Trunk Show featuring Maria’s illustrated step-by-step instructions and a few kits and patterns of the Ukrainian-style “gerdany” beadwork. Come and be inspired! Maria Rypan’s work can be found at http://www.rypandesigns.com/.

Also at this meeting:
Bag o' Beads challenge intro and packages distributed

I will in attendance at the meeting with lots of wire for sale! If there are specific colours and gauges that you would like to pre-order for delivery at the TBS meeting, please send an e-mail to me at stephaniedixon@rogers.com.

1 comment:

  1. Janney is so.. "OOOH MY THOSE ARE BEAUTIFUL MOM" "SO PRETTY" I love it when she gets all up and excited about fashion and beautiful things.. she is so expressive.. her face and voice just light up.

    These are nice. They sure do express your personality - so passionate.