Thursday, March 26, 2009

PMC Workshop Highlights

The PMC workshop finished up on March 9th, 2009, it was a great learning experience and lots of fun. I have posted two pictures here in my blog and you can see a few more of the class,Shannon and some of the other students in my PMC Album.

The picture to the right shows the projects we worked on: a hollow bead that we added texture to on one side and carved on the other, a triangular box with a cover (made a big booboo on mine but it's still very pretty), a pendant with set moonstone, carved pendant, a ring, basket weaved earrings and our final project was up to us. I decided to do an 8 point star with double curve design in the corners. It’s amazing what you can do with this clay…..I’m so “hooked.”

I’d like to say thank you again to Pete for making it happen (coz if anyone can make it happen it’s Pete lol) and also to Shannon Kennedy of Cynosure Jewelry for coming to Newfoundland in the dead of winter to help us learn about PMC. Shannon is an amazing instructor and had so much to offer each of us. She is very talented… just blew me away. I truly enjoyed the workshop and hope to add this new medium to my beadwork.

My fellow PMC classmates were: Tom Barrett of Barrett Designs, Jason Holley of Twisted Metal, Lisa Guy, Susan Stephen, Andrea Sharpe, and Tracy Keats (these folks are overflowing with artistic talent..........just amazing). Pete Barrett - Craft Industry Development Consultant and Robert Lodge (Manager for the Gordon Pinsent Centre for the Arts) also sat in on the class and worked with the clay. I sincerely enjoyed meeting each of you; it was a wonderful experience and lots of laughs (at least at my table with Pete and Robert).

To the left: Shannon working her PMC magic.

Hope you like the pics!!!

Welcome To My Blog

Hey folks!

I've finally managed to take some time out of my evening to get this blog on the go. Since Survivor was a "clip" show (which ticked me off) I decided it was time to try and work on a blog because I had nothing else to do. I was basically just waiting for Lost to come on so I had an hour. Not bad for an hours work eh!!! lol

Once I've mastered "blogging", I will be posting pictures, videos as well as having some fun here with a contest maybe every 3 months. You'll have the opportunity to win some blog candy!!! I think the term 'blog candy' is what is used to describe prizes that you can win by visiting a persons blog...."I think" lol. I have to research the 'lingo' for this stuff.

Eventually, I'll use this blog as a teaching tool. I will be uploading a variety of "how to" videos plus illustrations so those of you that are interested in learning beadwork can look no further than my blog to find out how to make a simple pair of earrings or a netted necklace...etc.

This is a whole new area for stick around visit often. I have so many ideas I would like to use here on the blog. I will try my best to keep you informed and interested.

Please continue to visit my website Betty's Beaded Creations and also my Facebook Group. If you are interested in purchasing any of my products, you can contact me via email. I've updated my website to now include pricing to make it more convenient for you.

Take care & Happy Blogging!