Cael Chappell of Baskets of Africa will be speaking at our August 28th meeting. He will fill us in on how some beads are made and entertain us with stories of his adventures in Africa on the trail of beads, baskets, and other very interesting items. Come hear about his quest to bring fair trade goods to Albuquerque from what have become his friends in Africa.
You can check out his web pages at: Baskets of Africa at http://basketsofafrica.com and African Allure at http://africanallure.com.
Caitlin is the designer and creator of Aguja y Clavo. whose silversmithing and beading are inspired by NM. "I love beading but am slowly becoming just as addicted to silversmithing so I'm finding ways to combine both mediums. All of the designs are original and based on whatever I'm inspired by, be it travel, or history, or sometimes the landscape around me here in New Mexico. I'm very proud of where I was born and raised and love to celebrate its culture through my designs." She might be convinced to do a class for us in her “Stamposse” technique- one she “invented” during her learning phase of metal working.Check out her etsy page and web www.agujayclavo.com
Theme of the year is returning in November with our own Mary Ellen Merrigan to get us ready for 2018.