The Shape of Beads to Come

Once upon a time – beads were round and had a hole in them. One round bead, one round hole. It was very zen. What is the sound of one bead rolling across the floor? If a bead falls in the forest, will a squirrel find it and wear it and become king of the squirrels? But then, there came shapes. And multiple holes. And now – there is an explosion – a multitude of shapes, a panoply of holes. An array, a collection, a range. The mind boggles. Boggle at these – Czechmates 2 Hole Crescents! This gently curved …

Amee’s Soutache Classes Just Got Sweeter!

Amee K. Sweet-McNamara As Class Coordinator, I have the wonderful opportunity to really get to know our visiting instructors. Amee K. Sweet-McNamara is very much looking forward to coming to teach in Canada (her first time!) that she wants to give an extra reward to her students: Register for any of her  classes by   Sunday, May 1  and receive a free 45-yard bundle of Soutache cord compliments of Amee herself! This is in addition to Amee offering her class kits at par for our students! Haven’t done Soutache or bead embroidery before? Not to worry! Two of Amee’s classes …