Tuesday, 26 August 2008
Little Beaded Boxes
I took a workshop with Julia Pretl last weekend at Bead Junction on Roncesvalles in Toronto. I commend Bead Junction for having a regular schedule of big name beaders.
Julia's little beaded boxes are amazing. I really liked them in her book, but "in person" they are truly petite sculptural wonders. We made a small triangular box with an interesting pattern. I learned enough to try some more boxes, and seeing the techniques demonstrated really helped. Although the diagrams in Julia's book are very detailed, it is still a complicated process, and very fine work using all delicas. I can;t wait to try the next one.