I just returned from a wonderful Bead Cruise 2008 vacation. We spent 5 days beading and having fun, with stops along the way in Jamaica and Grand Cayman Island. Below is my mother making polymer clay beads in Heather Powers class. The other bead picture is from Marcia DeCoster's class making wire mesh and felted ball lariats. And, of course, the pool and the ocean. It was the perfect trip for this Michigander, who needed the infusion of sun and fun to make it through our long winter.