The Bryson City Bead Retreat Group held their Weekend Long which turned into a Week Long Retreat the last week of July. It Work out for me to attend because I had Michael flying in from San Diego, CA to see the property he was considering and we would be able to drive back together and enjoy the rest of his leave.
I had offered to teach the Bead Embroidery class and use the program I had worked on in Ft. Pierce, then the butterflies and reality kicked in. I am going to teach, how many bead masters, bead embroidery.....GEESH! But it did turn out to be a wonderful extended weekend. I met some new members that have not been at the previous retreats or gatherings, Susan Council, Riza, Figgy ( everyone swears she did not exist ) and the wonderful other's that make this such a wonderful group to be in. Beebe Goddard was alittle ill with her lower back surgery looming but she made us all feel welcome and special. God Bless her, I can't believe I could find the Cabin.
But the best part for me was learning how to work the Torch with Harleen Powers Metal Working Class.
|Carolyn Brown and Sue Harney at the Work table|
|Wendy Young's First Bead Embroidery piece|
|The Ladies at the Work Table|
|Learning how to anneal Copper Metal Leaves with Torch and Hammering|
|The Red Highlights were from Gilder's Paste. My first attempt.|