Florida Jewelry Artist Yahoo Group Retreat
the 7th through the 10th of February 2014
earrings, Maria Hormaza taught Bead Crochet and Suzanne Bang taught Soutache and Viking Knit. Our comprable Kitchen Goddess Suzie Griffis kept us fed and happy as little snausages with homemade breakfast and luch fixings for each day. Our Evening Chef Teams really offered a great menu and I don't believe anyone went to bed hungry.
Second Row: Jamie, Maria Hermoda, Genny Smith, Catherine, Anne Hess, Suzie Griffis, Sharon Beecher,
Sandy Alexander, Nancy Lambert
Third Row: Harleen, Sharon, Suzanne, Susan Barrett, Alice Silva, Sherry Groves, Carolyn Bown,
I was amazed at the students in Bead Embroidery, they kept adding to their projects during each Open Class. With two beginning Bead Embroiderer's, Rose completed her first BE project before we left.
|Cabachon by Deborah Apodaca|
|Maria Hormaza Cabachon|
I must thank Anne Hess for allowing us to streeetchhh our creativity. I have worked with Fabric and Beadwork, but this made us step further in developing an Angel in Disquise and there was not one doll that
was alilke. Anne also reinforced those of us that teach that we truly are Designers. A concept that I have had a hard time acknowledging as I know I have so much still to learn. Thank you Anne.
Now, the special reveal of all of the " Angels in Disguise ":
|Catherines Angel in Disguise|
|Genny Smiths " Angel in Disguise" Face Cab by Graphixoutpost on ETSY.|
|Suzie Griffis Angel|
|Deborah Apodaca Angel|
|Anne Hess, Genny Smith and Deborah laying out the Angels|
Genny Smith Chainmaille Class was simple but elegant with Chandelier Earrings. We did learn to work with
chaining and the proper way to cut at different lengths for this effect.
pendant instead of earrings and started with my Dragonfly Button. It was fun working in Soutache but I really did miss my pin cushion. Note to self: Bring it next year.
I believe the most interesting technique I learned at this retreat was using Air Dry Clay ( Crayola Clay ) and using preset molds for cabachons. Anne Hess taught us that after the air drying was complete we could use Pearl-X and Metallic Rub ons with a tad bit of glitter to create the most beautiful pieces I have seen in a long while.
And then our February Retreat would not be complete without the Birthday Girls....... each year we celebrate the Birthday's of Genny Smith, Bebee Goddard and Sharon.