Celebrity Guest Meeting with Jean Power was a huge success!
On January 25th celebrity Guest presenter Jean Power presented to the Grand River Bead Society and the Toronto Bead Society. This shared event was well attended by both groups. Everyone enjoyed hearing stories about Jeans creative vision and how she designs and creates her pieces, along with many of her favourite or signature pieces.
As it turns out her foray into the beading world started out the way it has for so many of us... we try different techniques and styles until we find what inspires us. For Jean, her love of geometric beadwork and architectural patterns are evident in her later work and continue to be a focus for many of her unique and original designs. Luckily for us she is now teaching online and offers kits and patterns on her website jeanpower.com. I can also recommend that it’s worthwhile signing up for her newsletter, by going to her website.
Finally I should say that her candour and friendly presentation style was something I could see our membership appreciated. The meeting concluded with many questions for Jean which she didn’t shy away from answering.
Thank you to both the Toronto Bead Society and Grand River Bead Society for supporting this event along with a special shout out to Gillian Clarke for being such an excellent host for this event.
Submitted by Naomi Smith
Programs: Toronto Bead Society
Grand River Bead Society.