Recently I went with my daughter Robin to the Bead Fest in Philadelphia. We both took two classes, one the same and the other was different from each other's. The first class we took together was on cold connections and resin. We really wanted to learn more about cold connections but the teacher spent about 10 minutes on that and the rest of the afternoon on resin.
The second class I took was with Meredith Arnold on polymer clay. If I hadn't learned anything new it would have been an interesting day since I love working with polymer clay. We used pearl-ex, textures, glitter and other things to make the polymr clay more exciting. We made a bracelet of tiles with Buna cord pressed into each piece to mark the holes the beading wire would go through. I learned some things to NOT do the next time I make a bracelet like that.
After the classes, we shopped...and shopped. There are so many interesting booths to see and new techniques and products to see. We loved it!