Word has it Sherry Serafini, author of the new and already best-selling Sherry Serafini’s Sensational Bead Embroidery, will be teaching a Master Class at next year’s 2012 Bead&Button show, and her fans are already planning to register! Sherry’s a blur in the hotel corridors, rushing to get to the class she’s teaching. You might glimpse her shopping the show floor for just a moment between meetings. Her table at Meet the Teachers was mobbed—I couldn’t even get close enough to ask her to pose for a photo.
Before this morning’s show opened, I checked out the phenomenal jewelry, beadwork and lampwork beads on display in the convention center lobby—a dozen showcases hold the work of artists who’ve participated in a number of competitions and donated to charitable causes. Would you believe that between writing a couple of books, teaching, designing projects and writing up their instructions, and on and on, Sherry found time to make some real showstoppers to enter? I share them with you here.
Chimney Sweeper’s Daughter won first place in the Finished Jewelry category. When I ran into Sherry yesterday, she was wearing a huge cuff featuring a wooden wheel with bristles—groan, I didn’t have my camera. That’s what you’re seeing in this dramatic collar. Sherry says buffing wheels are a new favorite motif of hers. They are SO cool looking as a component in her jewelry!
Sherry entered Carnival of Art in the category called Seed Bead Jewelry; it features lots of daggers and donuts.
You’ll pardon the funky focus on Spring Fling, her entry in the Crystal Jewelry category: no matter what I tried, my camera had a real hard time shooting the scintillating bling-bling through the glass front of the case.