will be publishing my Tila Pendant in their August magazine!
WoooHooo! I am so excited about the news. It will be the first of my designs to "make the grade". I have always loved their magazine so I feel it is a real priviledge to be included with other wonderfully talented beaders.
I have also started my own company
"BEAD ENVY by Sharon"
Now has it's own life and it's own tax ID number!
It is a big step for me in my humble abode but I have had some invites from neighboring states to teach and I am looking forward to teaching again. I have missed my students so much and went through a month of withdrawals but now am looking ahead to better days and meeting so many wonderful ladies!
I have signed up to teach classes locally at
in the upcoming months.
Maybe I will get to see some of my ole' friends again.
Plus I will be teaching at
The Intergalactic Bead Show
February 4 & 5th.
I have been busy as a bee making new products and writing the directions for each piece as I go...good girl, Sharon.
As I have said before, pattern directions are NOT my "cup of tea" but I continue plodding along, trying to improve the drawings and the wording. (For those who have to plod through this process know how tedious it can be?)
It takes hours to write each detail, every step, and
not miss a single stitch.
Oh, hum, just part of the job but the benefits are:
1.My Students inspire me to do better and more,
2.The clarity of my work, stitch by stitch teaches me to focus,
3.I feel satisfied and more confident about my teaching skills daily,
4.I am NO Marcia DeCoster but I am striving toward that goal,
5.I take less nerve pills now and relax in the process of design,
6.Plus my students show such appreciation which
I do not get from doing the dishes or
laundry or cleaning the house!
It is a rewarding experience that I appreciate each day to be blessed in my new field of life after 65 years.
Below are just a few of the items that I have made since 2012 began...enjoy the view.