Monday, January 11, 2010

Bead & Button Show Registration Opens Tomorrow!

For the last two years, I eagerly anticipated the opening of registration for the Bead & Button Show. I'd complete the registration early, then lurk around my computer until noon when class signups would be available, having everything selected and ready to hit the button to grab classes that I expected to sell out quickly.

This year I'm on the other side of the fence, eagerly waiting to click links that tell me how many students have signed up for MY classes. Since this is my first time teaching there, I've limited enrollment to ten in one class and eight in the other, both to make shipping equipment and supplies easier and to ensure that I can provide outstanding personal attention to each student. Not to mention that smaller limits make it easier to fill those classes, a confidence boost I'd be happy to experience.

So, if you're able to travel to Milwaukee in June, consider hanging out with me for a day or two. I'll be teaching enamel painting on glass to set into silver clay, as well as carved electroforming on glass beads. Can't wait to see what treasures my students will produce!

Here are the direct links:

Garden Window Pendant: Combining Glass Painting with Silver Clay
Copper On, Copper Off: Carved Electroforming
Beyond teaching this year, I will squeeze in taking a couple of classes for myself. Also, as a member of the faculty, I get the fun of participating in Meet the Teachers, where I can display my work, sell finished jewelry, beads and kits, and save myself from temptations at all the other teacher's tables. As we say in Texas, "Y'all come!"