Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Bead Cruise

One of the best things about going on a cruise is when you stop, you can see things that you normally wouldn't see at home. Unless home is a cruise destination. Alan and I were walking and saw three dancers doing a traditional dance. I managed one really good picture of the head dresses! Absolutely awesome! My husband has uploaded this to You Tube Mayan Dance for your viewing pleasure!

The organization was good - although, Heather - assistant, baby! You need an assistant! I enjoyed my classes. I love the technique of the Sharilyn Miller piece, but know that I will never make a bracelet, its just a little to chunky on my chunky wrists (does that make any sense?). The components that I did make are now earrings and I love them as earrings. I can see a necklace in my future. I loved the Mayan Cuff Bracelet class which was taught by Bev Herman at No Easy Beads. What a nice bracelet. I sent a picture to Bev - so it should be on her blog when it is finished. The workshops were interesting - I now know how to needle felt and have a bit of roving to try another piece with. I bought the wool at Bead and Button a couple of years ago and never really used it.

Another good part of the cruise is seeing friends who now live far, far away. Char currently lives in Doha and came to Texas to go on the cruise with us again! So many nice people were on the cruise that I can't even begin to name them - I got to know Estelle, Shelley and Lynn a little better - they are all from Ohio.

I can't wait to see where we will be cruising to this next year (if the husband stays employed) and what port we leave out of and where we will travel to!

Heather - Bev: you did a great job!


Anne said...

Liz, I am so jealous! I was supposed to go on this year's cruise but things didn't work out that way. I should be there in 2008 though. See you there!

Mary Timme said...

What a fun time. I'm glad you got to enjoy your classes and use them for something you like. I like those earrings too. Very fun and still classy.

The Lone Beader said...

The bead cruise sounds like it was excellent!