Hi Every­one, We had a great class the annual Bead Gath­er­ing of The South­ern Col­orado Bead Soci­ety (SCBS)Kelly 2 Abby 4 Class 1 in progress 2. I had the priv­i­lege of shar­ing the class room with Ms. Kelly Weiss, one of the country’s best off-loom design­ers. There is a pic­ture of her below as she demon­strates mak­ing a bead embroi­dery project. The Gath­er­ing was held on the grounds of the beau­ti­ful Holy Cross Abby (a work­ing monastery) in Canon City Col­orado (photo below). Here are a cou­ple of pic­tures of the class mem­bers hard at work mak­ing the “Big Top” (faux her­ring­bone) bracelet on their Ricks Bead­ing Looms.

For those of you who are users of The Ricks Bead­ing Loom, but not yet a mem­ber of our face­book group The Ricks Loomatiks, feel free to join us at just click “join” and the next time I log on, I will approve you for mem­ber­ship. It’s a very active group and we get the oppor­tu­nity to show off our lat­est cre­ations, share tech­niques and ask ques­tions. “COME ON OVER!”