Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Are you signed up for Marcia DeCoster's classes on Bead Cruise 2011? Brush up on your right angle weave before we set sail with Marcia's Terracita Bracelet project.
Or try out this free ebook from Beading Daily.
Marcia's classes for Bead Cruise 2011:
Monday, October 11, 2010
Friday, October 8, 2010
The bead shop was tiny with mostly Venetian Glass. We enjoyed the excursion but saved our serious bead shopping with our Bead Vendor on the ship!
You may not be able to find a bead shop in your port of call. The day before you get to the island ask the cruise shopping director (or whatever they are called!) if they know of any bead shops on the island. If none are to be found, scout out for unique handcrafted silver and stone pendants that will be a reminder of your trip. Or pick up a strand of shell or wood beads from a local street vendor to take apart and use in a design that fits more with your style.
Thursday, October 7, 2010
On the 2011 Bead Cruise we are hosting a Handmade Pendant Exchange. I'm looking forward to seeing the pendants our group creates! Until the cruise I will share a different pendant project each week to help inspire our participants.
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Welcome to the new Bead Cruise blog.
We have decided a blog is still the best way to get our group excited about our upcoming adventure and share about our past cruises. Join us Monday through Friday for our regular features including spotlighting our sponsors, instructor news, ship and cruise tips, photos and stories from our past cruises and a weekly pendant project.
2011 will mark our 6th annual Bead Cruise!
So whether you are ready to pack your bags and join us in March or you'll just be following along and dreaming about a future cruise, we want to say an official hello. Looking forward to hearing from you and sharing the creative journey.