Oy, who'd have thought -- enrollment is looking very good at my Introduction to Bead Embroidery Class at the Harwood Art School. There are only a few slots left, which just made me realize -- I have a lot of kits to make up! I like that the Harwood was willing to offer some beadwork classes mixed in with their usual program of fine arts offerings.
I decided to let students choose between two projects in the first class -- one a spirit doll pin, and the other a mirror to hold in your hand or hang on the wall. Both offer opportunities to stitch with beads, without being overwhelming for the beginner. With the mirror, especially, students will be able to bead a lot or just a little. Now...to make up a sample or two!
The second class is Mixed Media Bead Embroidery, as in this sort of thing:
Nuff for now. I just found bad code in my links and I'm supposed to be getting ready for the last day of Fiber Arts Fiesta!