Tuesday, April 13, 2010

before and after.......

The past few days have been wonderful and of course  a little stressful but ultimately gratifying.  The Saturday class was full and fantastic and the pendants that everyone made were so, so cool.  I didn't take pictures of everyones pieces but here are a few: Karen, Janet, Tara and Geraldine.  Thanks to all of you for coming!! 

  My 2 day workshop in Las Vegas went well above my expectations thanks to Kim at Bead Haven and Jan Ballagh who introduced me to Kim to teach the classes.  Kim manages Bead Haven and it really is a haven for beads!  Oh my gosh you could spend HOURS in there shopping and I heard the same from all the other students raving about the selection..... cash register ringing!  Kim and Milton (?) were very proactive and organized which makes teaching a lot easier.  Everything was set up and ready to go.   Gail, her sister, owns two bead stores with the original Bead Haven in Michigan.  She was in the class and asked if I would like to come teach in Michigan...sounds good to me!  Never been there but I'm always ready for a new adventure.  Thanks to all the students that flew out from Michigan and Ohio (Alice!) as well as the locals and even one from L.A.   A special thanks to Jan for being the liaison for it all, picking me up and dropping me off to the airport, feeding me, housing me and providing all around hospitality.   I actually took some pictures of the class (for a change). 
Thanks again to everyone!  Here are some pictures of the kits and contents.  One class day of kits fit into one carry on.  Everything else went in two other suitcases

11 comments:

Me! said...

How cool, Robin! Such a large class, too! So jealous!
~Debbi

Ellie said...

These are gorgeous~

lindy said...

That looks like a fabulous bead store! They are like a candy store to me. Beautiful pieces.

linnea-maria said...

Those pendants are gorgeous!! /Therese

Gwynnie B Designs said...

What wonderful pieces from great classes!! And one can never have enough beads...

I met Riki Schumacher in a class I took with her this past weekend and she asked if I knew you. I said you were my table-mate at AAJ!! Small world sometimes! And full of such creative and beautiful women.

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

Everything looks so nice! I'm just learning to solder, and could use one of your classes!

Marbella Jewelry Designs said...

beautiful pieces!

chrissy said...

i remember you telling me all about this class in vegas and i am sooooo super happy that it all went way beyond wonderful.
that is awesome.
love you dear...trying to plan a quick get.away to glitter fest to give you a big hug...
i.ll let you know.
loves.
c

rebecca said...

lovely!
as are you..

xoxoxox,
rebecca

lilylovekin said...

Glad your classes where such a success, the bead store looks fabulous. They are dangerous places for me, I always spend so much money and leave with a tiny little bag!!

Diana said...

Congratulations on a successful class, Robin. You are a busy lady spreading artistic cheer wherever you go. The pendants are fabulous! Hoping you now have some time to rest up.
tootles
Diana