A great time at A Fine Spring Evening

The 2nd annual Fine Spring Evening was held Wednesday at Crystal Park School.  This year I offered to demonstrate glass bead making as a station at the celebration of the arts.  It was a great time.  The students provided an outstanding meal, there were plays and other demonstrations as well as a silent auction and bake sale.

I had a steady stream of young and old who wanted to offer up suggestions to create. There was everything from Submarines to of course angry and not so angry birds.



Fish, Hammerhead and TurtleDragonhead

Angry Birds

Horsehead and Shitzu


I always let the audience pick the colors and the bead to make.  I can usually make it look something like they were thinking.


It really is great fun to get the audience participation and to watch the smiles and excitement as the beads start to take shape.


The hardest part is making people wait to see the finished products once annealed from the kiln.


Tomorrow I get to deliver them to all the people who participated.

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  1. Monique U
    Posted April 1, 2012 at 1:47 pm | Permalink

    You brought back memories of when my four boys were small. It seems there was ALWAYS a concert, bazaar, festival, fundraiser, etc. going on. I never thought I would miss all that, but your post has made me wistful for the excitement in the children’s eyes!

  2. Monique U
    Posted April 1, 2012 at 1:52 pm | Permalink

    …and I forgot to say… very cute beads; children always love to see the creative process at work. Fortunately, the young retain an appreciation of the magical aspect of seeing something coming from “nothing”. Thanks for sharing!