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Beer & Beadz – February 2016

February’s Beer & Beadz was hosted by Melanie Graham and there was a good turn out regardless of the nasty conditions outside.

Melanie gave us a tour of your studio and glass storage.  Wow is Melanie ever organized.  As mentioned in the previous newsletter, Melanie is now also selling frit and we got the opportunity to see “the stock”.

One of the things Melanie was very proud to show off was her new ventilation system built by Kirsten’s husband Al.  It is quiet, inexpensive and efficient.  She demo’d some new CIM colors she’s testing and discussed how she stays on task day after day now that she is making beads full time.

The evening ended with a bead exchange.  The theme was “love”, so we were challenged to bring beads that we associated with “love”.  There were plenty of hearts but there were also several “lovely” beads.

WME 2015

Whistler Molten Experience

What a great event!! this year the featured headliner was Heather Trimlett and Beth Williams.  Heather demonstrated oodles of useful techniques such as laying down a perfect footprint of glass, making twisties,  hollow beads and her famous disk bead.  Beth demonstrated how to make beautiful, sparkly dichroic stringers.

Alexx came in from Thailand again this year and once again dazzled us with his not so standard bead making techniques.  You should have seen Heather’s face when Alexx pulled out a spritzer bottle and started spraying his hot bead with water.

Melanie Rowe demo’d mold making using Mold Mix 6, the mold making product she uses for making her beautiful faces.  Deb Tarry demonstrated how to use various molds with boro.

The weather was absolutely awesome!  no rain and lots of sun.  The temperature was upwards of 17C during the height of the day but dropping to zero at night.  Some attendees rented canoes and went paddling on the lake while others took long walks and hikes.  Some of us stopped in at the Spa Scandinav for a bit of relaxation therapy before getting to this WME event.

The schedule was jam packed with flamework demos, mold making demos, wire wrapping lessons, fusing lessons and an open forum on pricing your work.

Everything went very smoothly.  The food was great, the wine was plentiful, the rooms were comfy.  We’re all looking forward to another year of Whistler Molten Experience.

Whistler Molten Experience – 2015

REGISTRATION LAUNCH ANNOUNCEMENT

Just a reminder the event registration opens at 7am on Dec 1.

We expect to sell out early, so please be sure to register early.
Ladies and Gentlemen, start your engines!
ONLY 153 MORE SLEEPS !

Please do NOT register before that time – event if the form is visible – as we have a shotgun start and would like to keep it in order of First Come First Served – just to be fair to everyone.

Payment methods include: Etransfer, Paypal cash transfers (not purchases), and personal cheques. (sorry, due to the cost to process credit cards we have removed this option so we don’t have to add more costs to the registration. Thanks for your understanding).

We hope you can join us for an splendiferous event !

www.moltenexperience.ca – at Edgewater Lodge.

 

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Beer & Beadz – June 2014 – Updated

Well if you weren’t there you missed a great B&B! Leslie has a great studio and lots of cool tools and rare glass.

Leslie did a cabochon demo using a round and a heart shaped mandrel.  The heart shaped bead ended up huge!  She also demo’d the webbing technique using Double Helix glass.

Because the theme was the beach, we were challenged to submit our interpretation of that in a bead.  What a great challenge.  Everyone had their own reason why their bead was related to the theme.

Thanks for hosting Leslie.  The drive home was beautiful and scenic and not too busy.  Until next time.

June’s B&B will be held at Leslie Ford’s studio on June 22.  Arrive any time after 12:30

Theme: the theme is the beach.  Bring your beach related beads.  That can be beads that were inspired by the beach, the color of the beach, found on the beach, sandy colored, beads in bikinis … naked beads :)

Demo: cabochon beads.

Leslie will demo how she makes cabochon beads for ring toppers

Bring a snack and a bead for the bead exchange.

Don’t forget your diddy’s!

See you there.

Check out the Events page for more details