|Fashionably matching the tiles in Puerto Rico with my maxi dress.|
I was honored to have my beads featured in two of the workshops on the cruise. The first was for Beverly Herman's Star of the Sea class.
|Photo by Beverly Herman|
|Making the decorative starfish|
|Working hard on their necklaces|
I had also signed up for Tracy Stanley's Byzantine chain bracelet class. I taught myself Byzantine weave last summer so I ended up assisting some of the other students in class.
|Erin Siegel working on her Byzantine weave.|
|Norma making her chain.|
The third workshop was Erin Siegel's Tribal Inspired Beaded Bracelet.
This workshop involved knotting waxed linen and included my ceramic buttons as the clasp!
|Photo by Erin Siegel|
|Selecting the right button for each kit|
I ended up buying some knotting tweezers from Erin and they were well worth it. They really get the knot right up against the last bead.
Sarajo and Kathleen sat behind me in class and we had a blast. Speaking of Sarajo, she was the lucky winner of the massive AJE door prize on the cruise! Congrats Sarajo! Enjoy playing with all those beads!
|My completed bracelet|
I actually made another variation of this bracelet over the weekend. I have plans to make more in different colors.
Overall, the cruise was fantastic. I did have some sea sickness here and there but I didn't let it ruin the trip for me. If you ever get the chance, I highly recommend going on it. You'll learn new techniques, make new friends, enjoy tropical locales and just have a great time.
If you'd like to see more photos from my trip, make sure to check out my blog later this week. I'll be posting a recap with lots of photo highlights.