Bead Camp December, 2017


In December I attended Bead Camp in Nokomis, Florida.


The teacher of the 5-day class was Corina Tettinger. Corina demonstrated many techniques including ones from from her seminal book “Passing the Flame”. She was generous with her time and in the evenings taught us more fun techniques such as making ribbon cane, leaves, and fish.

Here are some of the demo beads Corina made during the class.

The fabulous hosts of Beadcamp were Marley and Jetze Beers. We all stayed on their properties. They provided breakfasts, some dinners, and rides to class, meals, and the beach.


Now that I’ve experienced Beadcamp I would love to return. Unfortunately, this is the last season as Marley and Jetze are retiring.

About ingetraud

I make lampwork beads and jewelry. My other interests include traveling, reading, hiking, and collecting art and handcrafted items, especially pottery. I have always loved handmade things and have collected hand-thrown pottery since I was a teenager. I have done stained glass and weaving. I had been stringing beads into necklaces for a while when I attended a clay and glass show in Palo Alto. There was a beadmaker there whose work I fell in love with. I bought one bead to make into a necklace and decided I wanted to learn how to make glass beads. I took my first beadmaking class from Jackie Marr in Santa Cruz. After taking another class from Katie Stuart in Santa Barbara I set up my own studio and have not looked back. Beadmaking is like meditation for me. What has kept me interested is that there is always some new technique or color combination to learn or try. I have taken advanced classes from Sally Prasch, Marjorie Langston, Holly Cooper, Shirley Cook, Dolly Ahles, J.C. Herrill, Kristen Franzten Orr, Amy Waldman Smith, Claudia Trimbur-Pagel, Astrid Riedel, Amanda Muddimer, Melanie Moertel, Angela Meier, Gay Massender, Kris Schaible, and Jennifer Geldard. I love combining my love of beadmaking and traveling by taking classes away from home. In September, 2016 I got to attend a bead symposium in Wertheim, Germany. I took a bead lining class and watched many demos. I am married and have one son, age 26. I live in the Santa Cruz Mountains between Los Gatos and Scotts Valley, California.
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1 Response to Bead Camp December, 2017

  1. Linda says:

    Hi Inge,
    Just wanted to check in bc I’m your Swap N Hop partner.

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