Beer & Beadz – September 2019

Septembers Beer & Beads was hosted by Trudy & Alicia at Trudy’s home studio.

A dozen of us started arriving around 2pm, treats in hand, and were treated to a burger & corn on the cob barbecue by our hosts. We discussed techniques and current events.

The theme was swirls so Trudy demonstrated her swirly pendants. She makes the pendant off-mandrel, then mashes it into the shape she wants and then it goes into a fibre blanket until they are cooled and she has several pendants made. From there, the pendants are put in her kiln for another heating process similar to fusing. After the pendants come out of the kiln she washes them and installs the bail.

I just love how organized and well equipped her studio is. Take note of all the glass and that each piece has been tagged!

The day ended with our bead exchange. We were asked to capture the theme with our trade beads. I think that was accomplished.

The day ended with our bead exchange. We were asked to capture the theme with our trade beads. I think that was accomplished.

The day ended with our bead exchange. We were asked to capture the theme with our trade beads. I think that was accomplished.