(photo by Barbara Lewis)
One of the hottest things in the beading world right now is enamels, and Barbara Lewis of Painting with Fire Artwear is the veritable queen! I was really lucky to take one of her classes months ago, and she's not kidding when she says if you take her class, you'll leave with TONS of beads!
Barbara has just announced that she's been asked to teach at the Hampton, VA Art and Soul Retreat (congrats to Barbara!) but I can't wait that long. I'm planning on taking her class again (because I tend to burn things to a crisp on my dual fuel torch, and need to try to figure things out in a different manner) at Maryland Hall, which is in Annapolis, MD. So if you're not doing anything October 23rd, I hope to see you there!!!
Barbara's beads can be bought at her Etsy shop, and if she also sells tutorials, enamels, and torch set-ups as well.
I hope to see some of you in October!
Lori Anderson designs jewelry for Lori Anderson Designs, and also writes for the blog An Artist's Year Off. She lives in Maryland.