|Here we are at dinner the last night of the retreat!|
February for the Great Lakes Beadworkers Guild means Bead Daze and this year we had four teachers for four days of classes! Two Bead teachers: Marcia DeCoster and Sherry Serafini AND Two Wire teachers: Kim St. Jean and Barb Switzer. It was a great week! These classes are some of the same classes that they teach at Bead & Button and other large shows around the country! As a Guild we are able to offer them to our members for a discounted class fee. You buy the kit or bring your own beads and supplies, fabulous!! We also have a "Meet the Teachers" evening at our regular membership meeting prior to class days! Lots of kits, supplies and finished pieces are purchased by our members that evening and throughout the week! Everyone has an opportunity to find something wonderful!
I really appreciate that our guild is able to have four nationally known teachers in for classes all at the same time, the problem is choosing only four. (one per day) Well, I decided to try something new, bead embroidery. What better time than with "Rock Star" bead embroidery teacher Sherry Serafini! I also took a class with Marcia DeCoster and a class with Barb Switzer (my second time in a class with her)!