Last month I taught a Bead + Button Jewelry class at PNCA, which was fantastic. My seven students made such beautiful things and I was really honored to be part of the Summer of Making! I wanted to share photos of some of the Bead Simple-inspired projects from the class, which were especially fun for me to see.
Sandra made some really lovely pieces, including Duo Earrings,
a Duo Pendant,
and a Beadweaving Bracelet.
And Marty made her own exuberant version of a Sparkle Cocktail Brooch!
Here it is (in progress) with its cousins from the book.
In other book news, Taunton is having a 25% off end-of summer sale — including signed copies of Bead Simple, which are now $14.96 instead of $19.95. Snap up a copy of my book or one of their other craft titles — over 600 of them are on sale, including Button It Up!
And CRAFT: is running a fantastic sale on all their craft kits in the Maker Shed, too, with at least 15% off everything in stock. Vintagesque Necklace kits are marked down to $5 (usually $12)
and Solo Earrings kits are $2.50 (usually $6). So cool!