Wow, time is flying by.
We had the Oasis show last week in downtown Toronto and now I am gearing up for our Toronto Bead Society Show (Saturday November 6 and Sunday November 7 at the CNIB Building on Bayview just north of Eglinton.
This has got to be my favourite show. I have been at each and every show that the Toronto Bead Society has put on. At that very first show I shared a table with two other glass artists and only had a few fishie beads for sale.
I have not made one of these little guys in ages. They were such fun! Decorated hollows and I so enjoyed making the wee little lips!
Then the week after that I head out to Ottawa to be part of the Ottawa Glass Bead Artists Show. This is their third year for that show. Last year was just nutty for me and I could not participate, but this year I will be there with bells on. After that first year we talked about the "perfect show". The general consensus was start fairly early on a Friday and go into the evening. Have a good day on Saturday and then just forget all about Sunday. Well, that is the schedule for this show. I am so pleased! It will be Friday November 12 and Saturday November 13th.
On the Sunday, November 14th I have been invited to teach a one day workshop entitled "Squash It" at the Glass Shoppe Studio in Ottawa.
My friend Grace Edwards just opened this shop in Ottawa and I am so very excited to be teaching at her place and I am also really looking forward to seeing her new set up.
I taught this past weekend and as sometimes happens I do a demo and I think, Wow! I really like this bead. So, I played around today and made a couple of sets of five beads decorated with flowers. I used to make these heart beads all covered in vines and flowers. I still do sometimes. But I am liking these ones - I am thinking about making myself a necklace. I hope five beads will be enough! These are both up on Etsy, so I only get to make a necklace if they don't sell.