This means I’m going through all of my best old trim, lace, found objects, rhinestone jewelry, and paper ephemera to assemble supplies for the five classes I’m taking.
Only one of the classes I’m taking provides everything you need; then, the other four and the surprise group workshop we will do on the first night come with a list of supplies to gather.
Of course, they all say they’ll provide most of the stuff we need, but we may want to bring out own just in case. I like to be prepared! I’m putting each pile into a sort of a “kit” for each class.
It’s my first time going to Silver Bella, so I’m not sure if I’m doing it “right” – but, the way I’ve decided to handle it is to choose a general color theme for each project, determined by one of the elements, and then add some trims and stuff that sort of go along with that theme, plus some neutrals just in case they provide supplies I like much better than what I chose.
It also helps me to keep my mind off of two things that are worrying me: (1) the storm that's brewing, set to hit the day I leave (Thursday), which could make flying out of Denver difficult, and (2) my headache, which feels suspiciously like a head cold or a sinus infection, and which I'm drowning with Cold Eze, Airborne, Zicam, sinus flushing, and ibuprofen.
So far, I’ve assembled the textiles, jewelry, and beads. Now I need to get to choosing some buttons, found objects, and the paper ephemera. It’s a lot of