Until this year when three of my projects were accepted for 5 classes!! I was completely stunned, elated, surprised, relieved and scared.
My project "Dalal's Dream", named for one of the most kind women that I know, has been accepted for
two three sessions. I developed this class in late 2010 and have taught it a couple of times at Stony Creek Bead. I chuckle over this one, because I thought about adding it at the last minute - I wan't going to submit it at all. I am scheduled to teach this class on Wednesday - June 4, Friday - June 6th (both in the evening) and Sunday - June 8th (in the morning).
The "Princess Maya" pendant (yes, named after Marcia's beloved little dog) really shows how I have been influenced by Marcia. I really love this pendant and have made several versions of this piece. "Princess Maya" will be taught on Thursday, June 5th.
I also submitted what I have named the "Tzarina Pendant" - I wish that I could have come up with a better name, but that's what it will be now! I am excited to teach this one as I believe it's one of the best pieces that I have designed. I love being inspired by royal jewelry! I am scheduled to teach this class on Saturday, June 7th.
While I am excited at the prospect of teaching at such an influential bead show, I am also saddened that because I am teaching, I won't be able to help Marcia at her classes and visit with the many friends that I have made through helping her over the last - seven?? - years. On the other hand, since they know me, they might be happy to take my offerings.