Saturday, November 06, 2010

A Little Creating and Making New Friends

Today was my Demonstration and Book signing at Shipwreck Beads in Lacey. Usually these things can be pretty boring if you don't have a lot of people dropping by to check out what you are doing. I actually was able to make 3 gem trees and promote the classes that I'll be teaching there.

Other than making trees and talking to customers today was an exceptional day as I was scheduled at the same time as another author for her book signing. What fun! I was able to meet Christine Hansen, author of Mixed Media Art Charms & Jewelry. If you haven't checked out her book that she co-wrote with Peggy Krzyzewski then you need to, lots of fun charms to make.

Here is a picture of one of my trees...taken with my cell phone camera so it isn't very good.

Here is a picture of Christine making her first charm tree. If you like this tree, I have a tutorial so that you can make your own. Here is the link Jewelry/Earring Tree.

Speaking of trees, my brother made this tree with my Tree of Hope and Life instructions. He used more bead dangle charms vs. some of the ribbons I use but I love how he put it in a dish with sand and made a zen garden.

I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend.

1 comment:

  1. Dana - It was such a pleasure to meet you and hang out today! Emily and I had the BEST time - thank you for teaching us how to make your awesome trees. Em picked up some frosted transparent red glass drop beads and finished her tree - it looks fabulous! I think she's going to do the raven for her tree tomorrow. We'll send you a picture once she's completed it. And I LOVE my tree - cannot wait to do another in the annealed black wire. Hope you have a fabulous weekend and a great time next week at the Puyallup!



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