McAllen Stain Glass is beautiful. The wonderful and talented Yoli Cantu is the owner. She recently received the Art Glass Associations Stained Glass retailer of the year award. See for yourself it is a beautiful store and gallery.
|Yoli designed and made this|
|The formal Gallery|
|The Student's and I in the retail area with my trunk show|
Friday night was the art walk and we had a steady flow of people walking in the galleries and enjoying the entertainment. Nicole was working away selling my beads and jewelry while I demo'ed making beads. Thank you Nicole!
The student were great and they made some pretty little beads on those Hot Head torches.
|Bead One class|
|Showing Liz the tricks of making a puffy heart|
|Ana took both days and made some good looking beads|
Now after teaching the evenings were filled with great food, good wine and time with friends. There was chocolate too! I love traveling and teaching.
I also love teaching at home in my brand new studio. The 1st official class was this Saturday Bangles bracelets. This class was offered through the NEISD adult education program. I haven't taught a jewelry class in a long time and I had forgotten how much fun they are.
I had great students who were eager to make something pretty. They learned how to make their own chain using simple links and how to attach lampwork beads and charms - I call them bangles and dangles.
When the class was over they went home with a proud smile wearing their new jewelry they made themselves!
Look at a couple of the bracelets they made!
Lampwork beads by Sam
I will definitely include this class as a regular offering.
The next trip is this next weekend to Dallas/Southlake TX I'll be teaching at Wired Up Beads another lovely studio. Can't wait !
For another perspective on the McAllen trip see Nicole's Blog
McAllen pictures by Nicole