March 24, 2011

Thursday is my Friday

I am psyched. Today is my Friday because tomorrow I hop on a plane to Raleigh to teach my class tomorrow night. I am psyched for that too. I have an outline, and a HANDOUT! I made my own hand out with some great websites and some diagrams I created.  Feeling pretty good about my class.

I am excited to see Carey (my super awesome cousin) and her family. I can't wait to see Elaine Ray and Cynthia Deis again. To be surrounded with people that share my passion for making jewelry. It's gonna be good times. I will try to document all I can with the Flip. Elaine is having a trunk show at Ornamentea this weekend too. Excited for that, there is so much she brings that isn't on the Ornamentea's website so I am looking forward to getting stuff that no one has used before.

I am psyched because last night I finally got back my jewelry from Stringing magazine.  These are a few necklaces that I didn't show anyone before I sent them in to the publication.

This first one wasn't picked for the Spring issue. I've listed it on Etsy. It's one of my favorites, and incorporates some of my favorite bead artisans ever. Erin made the clasp. Nan made the pendant. Anne made those dripping honey lampwork beads. Heather made that long tube focal. And Shannon patinaed that metal flower that I turned into the clasp.





This next one is another favorite. Matte blue farfalle beads.... a Jade Scott umbrella pendant- can't beat that for Spring!! and some "raindrops" or resined paddles from Mary Jane Dodd. LOVE those. Must get more. Pulled it all together with my favorite Green Girl Studios Bird toggle. This one is on it's way to a lucky girl in Kentucky.



And this hand-knotted necklace with a wonderful transparent Lampwork hollow form Genea Beads. Please be aware that Stringing mis-credited this piece as being from Galena beads.  Genea created fantastic lampwork. I paired her hollow with some turquoise rounds, picasso Czech glass, a  metal flower bead, and a Green Girl Shibuichi Flower hook clasp. Also listed at etsy.


Have a good weekend, and I'll see ya next week!

21 comments:

  1. Look at you--all organized with handouts and such! I know you'll do fabulous!

    Love your pieces, and my fave is the umbrella necklace!!!

    Safe travels...

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  2. I'm counting down the hours!!! I am so excited to see you.

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  3. Hi Lorelei, i sure wish i could hop on a plane and take your class that would be so cool;p i just love your style mayb someday.Glad to see you got yur wonderful creations back from Stringing that umbrealla one is awesome. i hope you have a great time teaching your class have a safe trip ttfn L:)

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  4. Am in Love with the Umbrella pc!! I Wish you loads of happiness on your class and visit. To see all the beads that arent on Ornamentia you must be pretty excited now! Have fun!!

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  5. Good luck and safe travels! You're going to do a great job and have soooo much fun!!!

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  6. in love with that Umbrella necklace!!

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  7. I will be channeling good vibes to you from the bead show. You will be great. Love Erin's clasp in the first necklace.

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  8. Have a great time teaching. I know you will be great! Your "unchosen" pieces are just wonderful. I really like the colors in the first one!

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  9. I wish I could attend your class, too.
    But, let me enjoy your art :-D
    I like so much the first necklace and second with umbrella!!

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  10. Good luck and have fun!

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  11. Have fun Lorelei! Oh, how I wish I could be there...looking forward to the pics!

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  12. All three necklaces are gorgeous, but the umbrella one is my very favorite!!! Beautifully done! Have fun teaching!

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  13. Looking at your work always makes me happy and I leave here feeling inspired.

    Have a wonderful time in Raleigh!

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  14. Oh yes, please document as much as possible! So excited for you! Can't wait to hear all about the class and the trip!

    Love these necklaces! Some of your best work in the Spring Issue! Loved every piece!

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  15. Good luck and have fun!

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  16. Exciting! Have a great trip!

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  17. i have a question....do you buy your wire oxidized/antiqued, or do you do it yourself? if you do it yourself, could you share your process?

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  18. Good luck with your class - those students are definitely in for a big treat!

    I just got my Stringing stuff back this week, too. And it was like "oh yeah - nice to see you guys again!"

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  19. That umbrella necklace is so sweet!

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  20. I'm so jealous! I wish I could be at that class! Lucky are the folks who will be attending!

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  21. Lovely necklaces!!!

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