Sunday, October 9, 2016

The 38th Annual Bead Affaire - October 15th, 2016!

Hello Friends!

It is once again that special time of year! The weather is crisp and the nights are brisk with the stars twinkling brightly in the evening sky.  The leaves are turning stunning colors and all of this means that it is time for the very BEST bead show in New England, the Bead Affaire, sponsored by Beadesigner International.

The Bead Affaire has an amazing line up of bead artists and bead vendors with something for everyone. You will find handmade beads, natural stone beads, imported beads, beaded objects …. old beads, new beads, big beads, blue beads….  and me!

This will be my 2nd year back to this wonderful show that has meant so much to me over the years. 

My Ocean & Moon Series - Collaboration with Chris O'Connor

I will be sharing a table this year with my good friend Louise Erskine.  She  has been working with all forms of glass for many years, starting out her glass adventures with stained glass and today has mastered flameworking, fusing, pate de verre and decorative painting on glass (to name a few of her talents).  She will have a great selection of work available for sale.  Here are a couple of examples of Louise's work: 

"Louise's Smiles are Frowns turned upside down"
.... more of Louise's beads... 

I have been increasing my hours at the torch, having more fun and getting more and more back into the swing of things.  My goal is to find my ‘Zen’ place again, where flameworking is the cure for anything that ails me. 

I will have beads, pendants, beaded goodies: bookmarks, key chains, pens, finished necklaces and ribbons and chains to accompany a pendant or bead.  I will also have a couple of copies of Paul Engle’s  book ‘Conciatore’ and a few of Emilio Santini’s little bottles, vessels and earrings.    

I am very excited about the prospect of seeing old friends and meeting new bead enthusiasts!  Stop by and say ‘hello’!

Mark your calendars

October 15, 2016  10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Armenian Cultural and Education Center

47 Nichols Ave., Watertown, MA

Admission is $6:00, for a $1.00 off admission - print the coupon on  BDI's website:  Bead Affaire Coupon  
 A list of vendors can be found here:  Bead Affaire 2016 Vendor List

Below are two necklaces that Chris O'Connor and I collaborated on. 

 I will have both pieces at the show.

I hope to see you at the show!

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