Wednesday, 16 July 2014

VICTORIAN BEAD RETREAT

DAY 3:Friday 11.07.2014

Another early start today & Ohhhhh I have quite the sore throat this morning from all that Karaoke LOL :-). Lucky for me I was feed lots of lozenges by my fellow campers throughout the day. A sharing caring bunch of women. I was back to normal by end of day. No more raspy sexy voice ....

I followed the same routine as the day before, up at 6.45am shower, off to the conference room to set up the work stations & off to breakfast.....The breakfasts at Camp Manyung where just yummy.

Today's class had 8 students so a full session. Again I was blessed with wonderfully talented ladies from all walks who really took to the class with great gusto, as had the ladies done prior to them.
Below is some shots from my students of there completed works & their during class shots.

WORKSHOP PIECES
FROM SEONA


COMPLETED PIECES
BY BRENDA











DURING CLASS SHOT
Again during the same time frame other classes where also being conducted, we had another day full of variety & something suitable for all skill sets.
Liz Reed was instructing her second Fold Forming Class,this was by popular request. We also had Natalie teaching a beginners class 'Working with Earthenware Clay Basic'
Sharon Hutton (teacher extraodinaire ) was today teaching a '4 Strand Chunky Crochet Necklace" which one of her students sent me a shot of completed, below left. Also being taught was Cellini Spiral taught by Coral of 
https://www.facebook.com/BeadWeaving see photo pictured right.

CELLINI SPIRAL IN PROGRESS
PHOTO FROM CHRISTINA ARMSTRONG






CROCHETED ROPE NECKLACE
PHOTO FROM KAT GRAY









A relatively quiet morning all in all, I think we were all a bit tuckered our from all the fun of the party the night before. Nothing a great lunch wont fix :-) The lunches were just yummy as the breakfast, lovely & healthy too!

After lunch it was time for the afternoon sessions. Now of course not everyone books into a class in every session. Some folks liked to relax back in their cabins, whilst others took walks on the beach, drives into the closest town or simply sat and created in the general beading area.
But for those who wished to partake a smorgasbord of classes were on offer starting with an,
"Introduction to Filigree' with Cheri Bate,pictured below left. Cheri has an online Etsy store https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/GemsOfOz?ref=si_shop
'Cubic Right Angle Weave with Coral from https://www.facebook.com/BeadWeaving pictured below right.


CRAW IN ACTION WITH SUE & CORAL
WITH DEBI GOODWIN MODELLING
PHOTO JANELLE GRIMSHAW
INTRODUCTION TO FILIGREE
COMPLETED EARRINGS
PHOTO SEONA MCDONALD



 








We also had Chez Mathieson teaching 'Fluer DeLis Bracelet' https://www.facebook.com/pages/Southernbeadz/113826615305495?ref_type=bookmark will pop up a picture when once becomes available. Cheryl McLeod from Bead weaving was back again this time teaching 'Beaded Kumihimo Necklace" pictured below left, Val Spencer-Sun was also back on board this time teaching 'Oriental Lace Earrings' using chainmaille techniques,  pictured below right.

ANGIE FROM CHICKY BABE BEADS
MID WAY THROUGH KUMI CLASS

IN CLASS SHOT WITH NIKKI & SEONA
WITH NIKKI'S FINISHED PAIR & A CLOSE
UP OF ONE OF SEONA'S EARRINGS












Liz Reed was conducting her second class on 'Bezel Set Rings" with some outstanding pieces being produced. Pictured below
RINGS STARTING TOP LEFT & WORKING CLOCKWISE
JENNY HANSON, DI SHELDRICK, KAREN COOKE & DEBBI VAN LEEUWEN
Pauline Delaney's class had now moved to 'Intermediate Glass Making" https://www.facebook.com/PaulineDelaneyLampworkGlassBeads a wonderful transition & flow of classes from Pauline catering for all levels. Ladies busy creating pictured below.
INTERMEDIATE LAMP WORKING
PICTURE PAULINE DELANEY
Sharon Hutton was back again in the afternoon with another spectacular class "Free form Twisted Wire Necklace' I unfortunately do not have a photo of Janeen's piece but trust me I was blown away.

As you can see it was another jammed packed afternoon with loads of choice. With classes finishing again at 4.30pm we got out 1 1/2 hour downtime. I liked to use this time to go freshen up in preparation for dinner at 6pm as well as catch up with my roomies.
Now as if that wasn't enough to tickle your fancy you could have after dinner, registered for Debi Goodwin's class "Soy candles & Natural Body lotions"as pictured below.

LOADS OF LUSCIOUS GOODIES
PHOTOS ALIDA MACGREGOR

Now for me it was off to finishing class for my Resin pieces to learn how we de-mould successfully and do our fine finishing. Pictured below, still quite a bit of work to do on them.

Once I was all informed & up to scratch with my resin bits, I toddled off with new my buddy EK to sit in & watch some late night finishing up on projects with Liz Reed. 
A few relaxing beverages & off to bed I went......WOW by this time I was truly knackered.

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