Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Finally, New Beads...

November already? what happened to August, September & October? Oh yeah, I remember I was busy running around the globe...well after being gone pretty much from September 15th until the first of November, I am back...I have had such a fun past few weeks, as you may know I was teaching a two week class in Turkey that was awesome & I met so many new friends & had fun with my old friends, but I also was teaching class an average of 10 hours a day, 6 days a week, for two weeks...then I came back, made some beads, helped Grace put the finishing touches on the Graceful Studios...a couple of days later Corina Tettinger arrived for her class, we had two awesome, 2 day classes full of great students in a span of 6 days...see Photos of students in a previous post below...

I played the role of assistant to Corina, from getting her coffee to certain size stringer to making beads for her to make some awesome design on, I did it all & I was happy to be able to do it...Corina was/is a very talented glass artist & an amazing teacher, queen of all glass beads in my mind, she was also fun to hang out with, very generous & nice...Grace & Frank worked their tales off as well, Frank ran around & made tools & adjustments to all equipment & of course without Grace & her loving nurturing ways, there would be no Graceful Studios, she did so much work to get the place going & made sure we all ate & had fun the whole time...

The class was so successful that most of the students are already signed up for Corina's next class in our studio on Feb 19, 20 & 21st, 2010, where she will be teaching a 3 day class called "Let it Bloom" everything & anything to do with flowers of all kinds, from surface to encased & a few she has never shown before...

And now back to our regularly scheduled program, first off if you have won beads on my site in the past two months and don't have your bead yet, please please send me your address via email & remind me which bead was yours, I have a few sitting here waiting to go to their new homes...

As you may recall a few posts down, I had two beads to giveaway last week, well one of them, the aquamarine rivers bead, the one on the right, I gave to Corina as a gift never remembering that I had offered it here in the drawing, so I will make another one for the lucky winner of that bead which is Stephanie, the other bead the swirly lentil goes to Ginny of Florida...thank you all for playing along...the lovely focal lentil above about 30mm round I made in Turkey in Class while I was teaching, love the way it came out, this one is this week's bead giveaway...enter to win it by making comment on this post, possibly about your last class or workshop experience...

Oh yeah almost forgot I made a ton of beads, photo above shows them together as a group, I am happy to report after years of not making too many Dichroic beads since I was not always getting good results & the glass is expensive to waste, I finally learned from Corina what was the problem, the glass was not the right stuff, Corina brought some with her for the class, I ordered more from Frantz and made a set of my garden beads, inspired by Corina & her Dichroic beads...I listed them & others yummy beads in my shop on Etsy ...some made in Turkey, some made here before & after we hosted Corina at our studio, so you can imagine my mind is full of new ideas & designs, there will be a ton of new beads coming your way as soon as I get some much needed rest...

Thanks for stopping by...Life is good...

Jelveh

Peace

8 comments:

FairlyGirly said...

I've only had the chance to do an half day course with a local lady which I loved. Just wish I had somewhere at home to set up a workstation :-(

ginny said...

Oh, my! This makes my day so much better--to win another one of your beauties! I am delighted. I have been dreading this week b/c I have to have a colonoscopy Friday--sorry if some of you feel that it is not appropriate for me to mention that on a blog. At any rate, your free bead lightens my spirits! I just wish it were already Friday night and the doc ha told me that everything is fine!!!!!
Ginny

jozd5150 said...

Small world but maybe not, at least in the glass artist world... I also get Corina's newsletters so I'm happy to find out you two know each other!

I've never taken a glass bead making class but it's definitely on my "bucket list".

Get some much-needed rest, Jelveh, and we all look forward to seeing more of your new creations!

Brenda H said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one with a bucket list which involves taking one of Jelveh's bead making classes also and to Ginny our thoughts and prayers are with you. You're just worried about what to do with all those beads you win from Jelveh's site, lol, just kidding, you'll be fine dear. Be thinking about you Friday, let us know when you find out you are okay please. Peace, Brenda

Anonymous said...

The focal lentil bead you are giving away is lovely. I am always amazed at your creativity. I have never taken a bead making class.

To Ginny: I have had several colonoscopies and the preparation for the colonoscopy (taking a prescription laxative-usually the day before the colonoscopy) is the worse part. That is the only part of the colonoscopy that I dread.
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ginny said...

Thanks, guys, for the good wishes and encourgement. This will be my fourth colonoscopy so I know what I am in for. There will be one diffference this time. The doc is using a general anesthsia b/c I have a redundant colon that is extremely difficult to get through. I do have a suspicious area so prayers and good thoughts are very much appreciated.
Ginny

Jelveh Designs said...

Thanks all, Ginny girl, glad you won too...dont worry about the colonoscopy, I am sure it will all be ok...I am sending all kinds of good thoughts and wishes your way...the bad part is the prep the night before, I hated that part...I was put to sleep so I do not remember much about the rest...hang in there...
Jelveh
Peace

ginny said...

YAY! Colonoscopy is over. Two polyps were found and removed. Both were benign!!!!
Thanks for all the good thoughts, wishes and prayers!