>I wanted to take a moment and thank all of my students from my classes at 1 Stop Bead Shop. As always, I enjoyed my time with you and hope to see you again in December.
Bead and Button was wonderful! Sales were just fine, I placed in the semifinals of Bead Dreams 2009 for my lampwork glass irises and orchids, and won second place for the Treasures of Toho competition. I also got to meet some of my “online friends” for the first time.
I also got the chance to meet Virginia Blakelock, who originally inspired me to try my hand at larger-scale pieces. If you don’t have a copy of her book, Those Bad Bad Beads, then you are missing out. Its still one of my favorites. Its black and white, but only $16.00. She told me, though, that she’s hoping to rework it.
Later on today, I’ll have new photos up on Etsy of my newest irises – look for that announcement early tomorrow.
Also, I’ve uploaded two new floral Bead of the Month clubs to my website… One is a “Annuals and Biennuals Club” and the other, just to be silly, is a “Dangerous and Carnivorous Plants Club.” The official announcement for these will go out in my next newsletter, but meanwhile, here’s the link: http://www.goodrivergalleries.com/catalogbeadsflorals.htm.
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Hannah Rosner & David Louis
Good River Gallery