Another Year At Bead and Button

Another year at Bead and Button has come and gone . . . .  and whew what an adventure.  This year a couple of things changed and it was wonderful.

My classes did really well. One class sold out so I added seats and those sold out. I then heard there were a lot of people who didn’t get in, so in hindsight offering another session for that project would have been wise. The other full-day classes almost sold out too!

But in the largest class we all had plenty of room and everyone successfully completed the Picasso-Inspired Portraits.

The positive reception for my colorful work at ‘Meet the Teachers’ night was overwhelming! It seemed like even if they weren’t familiar with polymer clay, they loved my work. That was such a lovely feeling!

One of my class photos was used in the promotional displays as you enter the exhibitor hall. I was so pleased and a bit surprised!! I must have walked by that area a dozen times before my BFF pointed it out.

So while I bask in the afterglow of classes, I am already thinking about next year . . . . trying to think of where I can tighten up the process and make it easier for students. Then I am thinking about how I can lighten my load of supplies and tools. And of course, I am busy working on a couple of new classes for next year!!  I know it sounds like I am on a fast spinning hamster wheel,  . . .  and that is not far from the truth . . . . . .  but so far I am enjoying the ride!

PS. I am teaching at Beadfest Phillie in August!! Join me for some fun!

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11 Responses to Another Year At Bead and Button

  1. Comcast says:

    Dear Lynn – Of course your colorful work was well received! It is fabulous!!! And fun to wear! Affectionately, Terry

    Sent from my iPad



  2. Pat Freeman says:

    Love the Picasso inspired portraits! They’re great.


  3. Roberta M Szymanowski says:

    The technique you taught was amazing and so useful to know. I’m on a hamster wheel, too, thinking of all the ways I can use it – maybe even another a Picasso-inspired piece or two 😉 Deedee was a great help, and the class ran like clockwork! Thanks so much for everything 🙂


    • Hi Roberta! Thank you so much for the kind words and feedback. Sometimes when you are in the middle of teaching and thinking its going well, you miss something. As DeeDee and I debriefed, we thought the Picasso class went smoothly (I could not do this without her). I am thrilled that you enjoyed the class. Please send photos, I would love to see where people take this technique.


  4. Harriet Rudoff says:

    Congratulations 🎊🍾🎈. Well deserved. I can’t wait to see what the future holds for you.
    You’ve taught me so much.


  5. Vicki G Colburn says:

    Kudos! I am in awe of your talent!


  6. Cynthia Highfield says:

    I have so many fun memories from the Picaso-like class!
    When are you coming to Colorado?
    Cynthia H.


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