Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Attention Class!!

It's here, did you see?!? Interweave Press has posted the class catalog for Bead Fest WIRE 2010 in King Of Prussia PA April 9-11. And yours truly is going to be teaching!!

This is such an exciting new direction to be taking. I love.love.love. to teach, and I am going to be getting to teach projects straight out of the pages of Totally Twisted! I thought you might like to hear a little more about the projects that are going to be offered.

Delightful Class
First up on Saturday April 10 from 9-4 (with an hour break for lunch) we'll be making Delightful: Cost $225. This is a full day class and I think rightly so. I will be teaching you how to make FIVE different handmade wireworked chains. Each student kit will have a one-of-a-kind set of beads to make the final necklace, plus some extra beads for practicing with. We'll play with colored copper wires and mix them up with sterling silver too. I'll show you tricks for keeping your coated wire from getting scared by your tools. OH, and coiling too!! This class is definitely the best bang for the buck.

Timeless Class
Saturday evening from 5-8pm we are going to make a truly Timeless design: Cost $165. I am really excited about this class too. I have some fun up my sleeves for this one! Not only will be making this bracelet, but first, to practice the techniques, we are going to make it in copper and brass with stamped and textured washers as the focal. How cool is that?!? And again, each student will get a one-of-a-kind bead for their faux-watch bangle.

Framed Class
On Sunday April 11th from 9am-12pm we will create a Framed bracelet: Cost $175. This is a fantastic technique that every wireworker/jewelry maker should have in their bag of tricks. I developed this "alternative" technique for framing beads a few years back and YES just how to do it is going to be in Totally Twisted!! I will be making each student a set of my uber cool plaid style beads in colors that really compliment oxidized sterling silver. Yep, we'll be oxidizing and stinking up out convention center room!!

Bang Gals Class
I am finishing up the weekend teaching one of my favorite projects, ever, on Sunday afternoon from 1-4pm making Bang Gals!: Cost $175. Oh yeah. I love these bangles. I love the big coiled swirl of wire and I love all the color poppin' out of it. I just screams "Kerry Made Me" doesn't it? Yep, this one is another one from Totally Twisted and yep, I will be making each student all the beads they need to create the project. We'll be chit chatting the afternoon away in this class taking about color in design and using whatcha got to create cool jewelry without special tools. (ex: I used a pint glass I "borrowed" from a pub in London to get that bangle nice and round! HA!)

What a whirl wind of a weekend it will be. I am so looking forward to getting to meet up with some of my online girly friends. I'll be rooming with the fabulous Cassie Donlen. And I will be getting a little assistance one night from the lovely Cindy Wimmer. Plus, Lori Anderson says she'll be making the trip to PA too. Please send me an email if you are headed to the show. I would love to say HI!!

Now, go download the pdf of the class catalog at Interweave's Bead Fest website. Get your highlighter in hand and circle all the classes you want to take. Then be sure to log on this Thursday when registration opens up and grab your class seat!!

8 comments:

TesoriTrovati said...

That sounds like such fun, Kerry! You will be a natural at teaching. And they all look fun. I am not much of a bracelet wearer, but that last one is too cool, and I can see the application to other things, like pendants and earrings and necklaces! Thanks for sharing. Enjoy the day! Erin

Cindy said...

Kerry, this is sooo cool to finally see the class schedule out with YOU as an instructor! These pictures turned out fantastic, btw. I like the pale props. I can't wait til then! :-)

Alice said...

Waaaaah-I don't even want to hear about it since I can't afford to go!

Really though, it sounds like an awesome time. I'd want to take all the classes! Those pieces are awesome!

You're going to be one busy gal!

Meredith said...

Oh, very cool classes! Maybe I can schedule a girls' weekend... hard to decide which I like though! Good for you!

jhayssen said...

I think you need to go teach at the Bead n Button show in Milwaukee, if not in 2010 then definitely in 2011!!!

Jenny J. said...

I may just have to make that weekend trip!! Thanks for the tip on the catalog and the sneak peek at your fantastic classes! Jen

Pretty Things said...

I can't believe I'm FINALLY going! It's barely two hours from me so I can't believe in the five years I've been making jewelry I've never been. I've either had a show or been prepping for a show every year it's been!

Julie Nordine . Credit.River.Art.Glass said...

Good for you, Kerry! That's really exciting! Can't wait to hear how it goes!