October 3rd, 2010

Having fun with custom work!

It has been enjoyable to do some commisions for a couple of people; the trend of wearing a saying or name(s) of family members is still going strong. I feel so honored that I would get to be part of the process!

At beadniks, I am teaching the regular classes that I have been doing for about a year now as well as the 2 new ones, “Get Connected” and “Bubble Beauties”; cold connections and soldered glass marble pendants, respectively. The classes have died down significantly since school started, but I am noticing a trend of gradually increasing enrollment. It will be the giftmaking season soon, which will get things hopping again! It is not such a bad thing that is slowed down, as it allowed me to get into a routine of working more on my shop and getting used to school starting in my family too!

Let’s see if I can figure out the best way to provide tips and tutorials. I am not sure where to start but have many ideas!