With Talcon Quinn
Saturday, July 27th
Bead “weaving” is a bead work technique that has been around for centuries in many cultures. Perhaps most commonly associated with native american jewelry, bead weaving is a practiced art. In this afternoon workshop, Talcon will get you started on the basics of the skill with a simple design so that you can work your way up to more complicated pieces after you get the hang of it. This art form definitely takes some practice, but just about anyone can do it.
*Note: Please be aware that success in this art form requires a fairly steady hand as the beads are rather small.
Local Artist Talcon Quinn will be at the Dairy Barn this July for a series of workshops to help you get started in jewelry making. Check out her other workshops – Necklace Workshop – Bead Weaving Workshop.
Talcon-Quinn is the 8th generation of her family to be raised here in Athens Ohio. She has traveled extensively in the states as well as abroad. She has been creating & teaching jewelry for three decades. Her practice of beading & jewelry making started here in Athens, where she had multiple mentors such as the owners of Beads & Things & the accomplished silversmith Lucinda Moran. As a teenager, she taught summer beading classes at the Dairy Barn & is excited to return as an even more established master of her craft.
Beyond being a beader & jeweler Talcon has also devoted the last fifteen years to mastering basket weaving & natural leather tanning. She has also completed multiple programs in herbalism, wildcrafting, survival skills as well as midwifery. She has led a life dedicated to positive social change as well as environmental protection. Talcon is not only the crafts person of her fine work but she also exclusively sustainably harvests & ethically processes her materials.
Teaching is vitally important to Talcon. Making things with our hands, sitting together & learning from each other is a primal human skill. Talcon strongly believes that by taking the time to create with each other we not only learn how to make beautiful pieces of adornment, but we learn how to weave positive intentions into physical objects so that they can live out in the beautiful harmonious world we all desire to live in.
You can find Talcon’s work at various PopUp Shops around Athens, the farmers market, White’s Mill & on her website www.talcon-quinn.com.