|To learn more about Corina Tettinger click here.|
Her book was so inspiring because she gave instructions on how to make every bead she pictures in the book. She writes from the heart so you can almost hear her voice when you read it.
I learned some tips and tricks that I thought I knew how to do, but she showed me a better way to do them........if that makes any sense to you.
One day I'm going to take a class from her while I'm down in Florida where she teaches almost every year. I'd really just love to meet her.
She sells her beads on her website (click above) and they go just as fast as she posts them. Her signature bead has a little green frog perched on the side. A friend of mine has one of her bracelets and it's gorgeous!
Heather Trimlett is another beadmaker who has inspired me. She is the "Queen of the Twistie!" To the left are a pair of earrings I bought from her last year at "The Gathering" along with her Twistie Tutorial and the really cool tools that come with it.
|Click here to go to Heather Trimletts website.|
One day while reading over Heather's web site I saw her "40 Bead Challenge." It was a challenge to us beadmakers to stretch our imagination and develop more eye hand muscle coordination. The deal was to use only 2 colors of glass, a dipped mandrel, fire, and gravity. No tools allowed, no raised bumps, and all the beads should be round and as close to the same size as possible. Well, this seemed like a pretty good way to stretch my eye hand muscles and see what my imagination could come up with.