Arbel’s designs will be available for sale in July at the Oregon Country Fair.
Arbel is employed by Fire Mountain Gems and Beads.
Arbel and Claire Sierra frolicking in the park.
Claire Sierra incognito
Claire looking stunning!
Perhaps these were inspired by Carmen Miranda!Watch Arbel’s videoArbel, you were so kind to share your beautiful photos with us!Great Lakes Beadworkers Guild
Naturally, my interest was piqued when I saw Julie Picarrelo was offering a class with a wire mesh component! Though my results were less than stellar, I had a great day and found Julie to be a fantastic instructor. I didn’t polish my design but still may in the future, for now, I’m happy leaving it as is. We intend to experiment more by combining polymer clay and WireKnitZ® and I want to thank Arbel Shemesh and Julie Picarrelo for their inspiration and guidance.
FYI, the Great Lakes Beadworkers Guild offers an abundance of classes taught by notable beading and jewelry artists…besides the fact that it is very well run and a great group to belong to.
Find out more about the Guild HERE.
The front and back of my polymer clay class results.
It’s been a busy month for us!
Findings Trunk Show in A2… follow up…
Thank you Gerry Dimond for hosting a successful trunk show and to Renee, Kathy and Judy for keeping everything humming along and well organized. Helena, Marge and I enjoyed meeting and sharing WireKnitZ® tips with you and your devoted customers in classes and at that handy cabana demo table!
Marge Prezzato wore the perfect dress to show off her Solar Flare Necklace…stunning!
Helena’s Orbital Cuff class
The class results from my “Barbed Necklace” class, a.k.a. “The Road Ahead Necklace”
Victoria Newton looking lovely in her new necklace.
Gem & Lapidary Show… follow up…
Last month’s G&LW Show in Livonia, MI had all the conveniences of home.
We’re looking forward to exhibiting again this October 4, 5 & 6…so mark your calendars!
These are just a few of the galZ that make these shows possible and responsible for keeping me sane…no pressure ladies 😉
Pre-show beading marathoners, Helena Hatten and Sheryl Lamarand, arrive for a couple of days of coloring (below, color inspiration), lots of laughs and beading frenzy.
A segment of our color inspiration groupings.
From right to left: Cathy Ambrose, Marge Prezzato & Sheryl Lamarand with me
Helena directing traffic! 😉
Thank you all, you’re the best!
Whew, what a month!
A few final notes…
Oh thank goodness, the wrist mandrels for shaping your cuffs have finally arrived!
The Findings & Components page is updated on the WireKnitZ® website!
The Bead&Button classes begin in 2 weeks on May 29.
Eva Sherman and Susan Hitchler present
“Developing Your Creativity With WireKnitZ®”
Wednesday, June 5, 4:00 – 7:00 pm.
Launch your inner artist in this fast-paced, creatively challenging, and fun class. The instructors will keep you entertained while demonstrating the many ways WireKnitZ® can be manipulated and incorporated into your jewelry repertoire, as well as sharing tips and techniques to get your creative muses humming.
To register, click here
Stop by and see our new and improved booth making it super easy to identify what you need to make all our new designs!
We’ll be in the same location, booth #622
Although the Show week is May 29-June 10, the Bead&Jewelry Marketplace for shopping OPENS on Thursday evening, June 6, for REGISTRANTS ONLY (badge holders). This is the Private Preview night.
Thursday, June 6: 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Bead&Jewelry Marketplace Shopping Hours for Everyone:
Friday, June 7: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
NEW: Friday night, June 7: 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Shop for free!
Saturday, June 8: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 9: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
I have met so many wonderful people during my journey with WireKnitZ® and I thank my lucky stars for all of you!
I wish you all warm weather and WireKnitZ® wishes,