The Delaware Valley Bead Society (DVBS) will sponsor Roz Long's "Backsplash Earrings" program on Tuesday, May 15, at 7pm in the Café of the Hunterdon County Senior Center, 4 Gauntt Place - Building #1, Flemington, NJ. The program is free and open to the public, but non-members must pre-register.
You know what a backsplash is, right? That row of tiles on the wall behind your sink that protects the wallboard from splashes? Yes – and no! “Backsplash” is also a geometric beading pattern that combines square Silky and triangular Tango beads into square “tiles” which can be use singly for earrings (or joined in a row to make a bracelet). Kits in various colorways (shades of purple, aqua/turquoise, pink/coral, clear & silver, beige/brown, or blue) will be available for $7 each; the kits will contain the Backsplash pattern; Silky, Tango and size 11 seed beads; beading thread and a needle; silver-filled or gold-plated earwires; and chain for one pair of earrings.
Having begun with bead stringing, Long explored other techniques such as kumihimo (Japanese braiding), wire work, chain maille, polymer clay, and eventually got around to bead stitching. The Backsplash pattern itself was created by Samantha Wescott; she has her own website at wescott.jewelry.com and more of her creations can be seen on www.etsy.com/shop/wescottjewlry.
Long is a member of the DVBS and will present her program during the two-hour DVBS meeting To register, e-mail your name, address, phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (908) 246-1231.