Monday, November 19, 2012

Florida Jewelry Artist Retreat Group Gathering

What a great few days in O'Steen, FL.  Bebee and Hank Goddard graciously opened their home to 10 women from the FL Jewelry Artist Retreat Group and we had a blast just enjoying each others company.
It was a first for me as my photo was taken enjoying the gathering on Friday night.
Bebee and Hank fed us Pizza and Italian on Friday night and a wonderful BBQ Steak and Baked Potatoes on Saturday night.  Saturday was pot luck as the Day participants arrived.  WOW! What a spread.  Diana and her Mom gave us our Main Course of Arroz Con Pollo.  Amazing food.

Our Host and Hostess-Hank and Bebee Goddard

Attending was Nancy, Bebee, Alice Silva, Deborah, Annie, Diana, Ana, Suzie, Dian's Mom, Diga, Suzies daughter Lauren and her new one month old Izzy and of course our instructor for the day, Genny Smith.

The project for this retreat was Roller Beads by Carole Lampole a October 2012 Bead and Button pattern.  

Each person completed at least one Roller Bead.  Annie Hesse completed five and I completed three.  Wait till you see those Hot Pink Swarovski pearls in real life.
Anne Hesse Roller Beads

Mine with that Hot Pink Swarovski Pearl.
They are addicting little projects, kind of like Lay's Potato can't eat just one.
Deborah finished her bead in spite of a hand and arm injury....Awesome Deb.

We had our first cyber meetup with Aryd'ell joining us in making Roller Beads. 
You can see her unique and very pretty version here:\

It was a wonderful gathering.  I also completed the Holiday Bling Blog Hop piece for Marlene Cupo but cannot post until the 15th of December..... Hint.....hint....

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