Stone Wrapping Boot Camp taught by Irina Miech. I will expand my repertoire on how to wrap cabochons (beads without holes). Since I have never taken a jewelry class, I think that my stone wrapping techniques weren't TOO bad (example from Spring 2010). I cannot wait to see what I will be able to do after the class (photo below).
Colors in Bloom: Enameling is a class I am taking with Kieu Pham Gray (pictured above). I am VERY excited. She has already sent out emails getting us excited about the class. She has a bead store in Cleveland and operates the online store - TheUrbandBeader.com. Her jewelry has sold in over 30 stores in 10 states. I will learn to use my torch to enamel and patina. I will also learn to make copper ball pins.
I am taking Mixed-Metal Mania and Scrap Box Bracelet (and possibly Enameled Fold Forming) with Kim St. Jean. I am going to learn a plethora of techniques to use on metal - stamping, texturing, patina, folding, riveting and other cold connections, and using my torch.
Spiraled Frenzy Bracelet with Maria Richmond will teach me how to use small wire in conjunction with large wire. I have tried this but would like to have some lessons to perfect the art. I would love to be able to make and sell bracelets like this. Put your requests in now!
The countdown has begun. Rounding up my tools and supplies. Getting a list of beads I want to purchase together. Have my floor plan printed out. Going through the 350+ vendors to determine which booths I MUST stop by. Learning about Milwaukee....