Sunday, June 7, 2009

Sara Sally Grand Bead Class at the Bead and Button Show

Wow! Wow! Wow! You can call that my reaction to the class I took at the Bead and Button show taught by Sara Sally LaGrand. Not only is she a classy lady, but she is an awesome bead maker. Be sure to look at Sara Sally's website for a better look at her beads.

The class I took from Sara involved both color theory and the use of silver glass in bead making. For our non bead maker friends out there, silver glasses are not silver colored rods of glass, but glass rods inundated with silver that react in very distinctive ways when kissed by the flame of a torch.

Now, when you visit Sara Sally's website, you will see examples of beads using silver glasses made by a master bead maker. My class beads weren't the best, but I certainly learned a lot in this class about treating silver glasses more kindly than I had in the past. Here are my beads from the class.

I love the pod beads and the crater bead. It cracked, though, but I will find a way to wear it! Thank you, Sara Sally, for the great class.

Oh, and Sara Sally was also featured in the Convergence display at the Bead and Button Show. The Convergence display was sponsored both by the Bead and Button Show and the ISGB (International Society of Glass Bead Makers). Here's Sara Sally's entry. Trust me when I say this, the photo does not do her work of wearable art justice.

Do you see what I mean when I say Sara Sally is an amazing artist? She's also a class act person! So ends another day at the Bead and Button Show!

4 comments: said...

looks like fun Mallory... wish I was there with all of you.. so glad you and the girls got the chance to meet..
mona & the girls

Paula said...

Mallory - Sara work is so ornate love the colors and designs. Your beads look great. I know you will even figure out how to wear the broken one. :-)

KPC Jewelry Magazine Staff said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time at the show and a wonderful class with Sara! Glad to hear it!

rosebud101 said...

I had a fantastic time at the Bead and Button Show! I have so many wonderful memories--again!