Friday 4th April
Today is the day Marianne and I pick up the rest of our Carlo Dona tools. We placed an order last week and now it’s time to pick ’em up! Oh wow, they’re exxy but he’s done a good job on them. Can’t complain and I can’t wait to get to the studio to try them out. Though I have to wait until after class before I can mess with them.
Marianne and I also stop by the Costantini Glass bead shop – this is where they make conteria beads or known as seed beads. These seed beads have rounded corners, no sharp edges. We buy a stash of different colours, and Marianne finds a little bag of antique ones – they are so tiny!
Today is Pati’s class – her last day of her masterclass. Today she makes a whopper of a murrini – a clown fish. I can’t believe I didn’t take many photos of how she built the fish up! I have quite a few though of her and Johnny heating up the ball ready to pull – that’s always impressive! Again, a few local beadmakers that she knows come by and watch. They are really impressed with Pati’s work. We also work on our aquarium critters and beads.
We head out to Venice for dinner tonight. We head back to the seafood restaurant with the amazing seafood soup. The chef comes out to greet Sarah personally (!) and she orders her special vegetarian dish with him. Wow, that’s special service. It’s coming to the end of our time on Murano, so everyone swaps addresses.
Sharon and I don’t get home till 1am, but this is okay with me as I’ve got Saturday off. Yes! A break day – long overdue I think. I mean, come on, you can’t bead everyday! You have to have time to shop!! 😉