Monday, November 11, 2013

I've been accepted!!

With urging from my friend Marcia (you know which one) DeCoster, I have been applying to teach at the Bead & Button show in Milwaukee for a couple of years.  We co-taught one year (2011) with Marcia's "Under the Mast II" - which featured Marcia's Under the Mast pattern and I added some 39ss rivolis at the bottom.  So, I applied with peer pressure to teach again in 2012 and 2013 with no luck.  So here was Liz singing the"no one loves me, everyone hates me" song,

Until this year when three of my projects were accepted for 5 classes!!  I was completely stunned, elated, surprised, relieved and scared.

My project "Dalal's Dream", named for one of the most kind women that I know, has been accepted for two three sessions.  I developed this class in late 2010 and have taught it a couple of times at Stony Creek Bead.  I chuckle over this one, because I thought about adding it at the last minute - I wan't going to submit it at all.  I am scheduled to teach this class on Wednesday - June 4, Friday - June 6th (both in the evening) and Sunday - June 8th (in the morning).

The "Princess Maya" pendant (yes, named after Marcia's beloved little dog) really shows how I have been influenced by Marcia.  I really love this pendant and have made several versions of this piece.  "Princess Maya" will be taught on Thursday, June 5th.

I also submitted what I have named the "Tzarina Pendant" - I wish that I could have come up with a better name, but that's what it will be now!  I am excited to teach this one as I believe it's one of the best pieces that I have designed.  I love being inspired by royal jewelry!  I am scheduled to teach this class on Saturday, June 7th.

While I am excited at the prospect of teaching at such an influential bead show, I am also saddened that because I am teaching, I won't be able to help Marcia at her classes and visit with the many friends that I have made through helping her over the last - seven?? - years.  On the other hand, since they know me, they might be happy to take my offerings. 

1 comment:

Marcia DeCoster said...

Love that Tsarina pendant. So happy for you !