Art Deco Purse
Turn heads with this elegant purse, reminiscent of the 1920's. Take your beading to the next level with this comprehensive class. This class will cover a range of techniques from Chevron stitch, Netting stitch, Right Angle Weave, Peyote stitch and fringe. This class does have homework (you will need to make part of the purse at home before the class) so please allow yourself plenty of time to complete this prior to the class date.
Basic Even Count Peyote
Peyote stitch has been around for centuries and never goes out of style. It's used by American Indians in their head-dresses and clothing embellishments. Peyote is a great basic stitch to start with if you're new to bead weaving. It's very versatile and can be manipulated to make shapes used in bead sculpting. We will create this cuff using size 6/0 or 8/0 seed beads or 3mm cubes, 11/0 seed beads and a clasp of your choice. As you become more familiar with the stitch you may want to try using 11/0 delicas for your base.
Basic Herringbone Cuff
This class will teach you the basic Herringbone stitch that is so much fun to work with! It is absolutely elegant in appearance, and is used in many jewelry designs. It also accommodates embellishments well. In this class you'll make a simple herringbone cuff. You may not be able to complete your project here, however, we will provide you with simple instruction that will allow you to finish at home.
Learn the fun and extremely versatile netting stitch. Depending on your beads, you can go from beachy to chic in the blink of an eye. After you master the technique, your design possibilities are endless. We'll always start out with a larger bead so that you will master the technique AND finish your project.
Basic Spiral Bracelet
The spiral stitch is the best kept secret for your "go to stitch". This bracelet (or a necklace if you wish) can be made with literally any type of bead or stone. It is a very simple pattern, however, the outcome will vary depending on what type/style of bead you use. You can "bling" it up, or make it funky. It all depends what mood you are in.
Brick Stitch Chevron Earrings
If you know how to Brick Stitch, you're ahead of the game with these earrings. You will learn how to increase a row and decrease a row making that distinct chevron design. This earring design is designed for 5 Delica colors but you can use as few as two colors if desired. (Delica beads only). Remember these are small beads so bring your reading glasses and patience! You will only finish one earring in the class time allotted.
The cellini stitch is so much fun to make. The curl that develops is achieved by using circular peyote and different size beads. The beads are placed in such a way to create a spiral. The spiral looks best when several sizes and colors of beads are used. We will not make a full bracelet in this class.
Chenille Stitch with a Twist
You will be learning 3 stitches in this gorgeous rope; Ladder, Herringbone, and Chenille! This can be a beginning chenille stitch or with a twist you can make it a bit more complicated. Either way you end up with an amazing rope to wear! Using only seed beads to make this, the beauty in is definitely in your beads you chose.
Circle of Life Earrings
Circle of Life Earrings can be as earthy or glamorous as you like. Use Picasso seed beads for a Bohemian look, or use silver lined for a sparkly look. We will be using brick stitch on Tierra Cast hammered loops. This is a fun project and it's a great way to use lots of extra seed beads you have around the house!
This Bracelet is easier than it looks! It has a repeating pattern that is easy to follow, and when it's finished it is sleek and comfortable. This class will teach you the main bracelet pattern, along with one side of the clasp. You will be provided with easy to follow instructions to finish the rest at home. You are guaranteed to get lots of compliments when you wear this new bracelet!
This lovely and delicate bracelet is constructed using Superduos, Seed Beads and Swarovski Pearls. You may not finish this bracelet during class but you will be given instructions on how to finish it at home. The instructions also include how to make a necklace and earrings as well! A Heather Collin Design and Pattern.
Weave these elegant earrings in no time flat! If you like long earrings, or have an event, or just love big elegant earrings, these are for you. Using sparkly crystals, super duos, and seed beads you will soon have a pair of earrings to be proud of! The designer of this earring is Margherita Fusco.
Just Nuttier Bracelet
This substantial stainless steel bracelet will not only feel great on your arm, but will shimmer as the hex nuts catch the light. This bracelet is easy to learn and you will be the talk of your friends when you wear it! You can opt to make it narrower by using only 4 rows of nuts for a smaller, more delicate look.
These colorful earrings are so much fun to make. The more colors you use the more they look like Kaleidoscopes. Gluing them onto a metal component gives the woven component some stability and compliments the beads. You may not finish the pair during the class time but you will leave with sufficient information to finish them at home. (C) by Frannie Bullard.
Lady of the Lake
This class will teach you some basic Bead Embroidery stitches plus a few more. It's designed so that you can get a real feel for Bead Embroidery and see if this is something you might love and want to try more.
We will not finish the bracelet in class, but you will have practiced all the stitches involved before you leave at the end of the day.
Mandala Necklace and Strap
Come make a beaded Mandala necklace with the colors of your choice and a beautiful strap to match. Instructions are very clear for a very confident beginner, or an intermediate beader. As usual, the instructor will make sure you know all the aspects of the piece before you leave, as every beader works at their own pace.
Mandalas are used as spiritual offerings of balance, unity, and harmony. The meanings of the mandala depends upon color, geometric elements and culture. Normally they are used on your spiritual journey.
Odd Count Peyote Cuff
Peyote stitch has been around for centuries and never goes out of style. It is known to be used by American Indians in their head dresses and clothing embellishments. Peyote is a great basic stitch to start out with if you want to get into bead weaving. It is very versatile and can be manipulated into making shapes and is used in bead sculpturing. We will create this cuff using size 6/0 or 8/0 seed beads or 3 mm cubes, 11/0 seed beads and a clasp of choice. The purple peyote cuff was made with 3mm cubes and I added 3 mm pearls to change it up a bit.
Oh Christmas Tree Ornament
Since Christmas arrives so quickly, let's make a little dent in our list of things to do in December by starting with a new ornament to adorn our Christmas tree. Using some bead weaving techniques and as assortment of beads you will be able to create this beautiful ornament. So come join me for a fun day of beading and socializing. This ornament is inspired by Crystal Gaye. For your convenience kits are available for purchase at the time of class.
Right Angle Weave Bracelet
This relatively simple bracelet can go from simple to a statement piece depending on your bead, pearl or crystal choices. Create a symmetrical pattern using beads of the same color or mixing colors to create endless patterns. Pearl and crystal, all crystal, shine and matte etc.. your choices changes everything.
My inspiration for this class was scalloped eyelet lace. Brought me back to my childhood of always having a cute eyelet lace blouse included in my wardrobe. The base of the bracelet is created using Silk Beads, which are two holed and square in shape. The borders of the bracelet were created using Super Duos, crystals and/or seed beads to assimilate a scalloped eyelet lace edging. You may not finish the bracelet in class but you will have enough information to finish it at home. My instructions will include how to make the matching earrings as well. Original design copyrighted by Francesca Bullard.
Sea Urchin Bracelet
Here is a beautiful way to embellish a peyote base bracelet. The way the daggers flow on the wrist is truly captivating. You can use just about any size dagger bead and stitch a picot edge if desired. A picot edge is recommended if your Fireline shows on the side of the peyote base.
Get into the Holiday spirit by wearing these sparkly snowflake earrings. You can also make one and wear it as a pendant as well. The snowflake is constructed using Superduos, Swarovski crystals, Swarovski tear drop or briolette and 15/0 seed beads. You should be able to complete one earring in class but will leave with enough information to complete the other at home.
Swirls and Curls Peyote Bracelet
Play with color, texture and light. Take your peyote skills to a new level. Learn to increase and decrease peyote stitch to create ripples and curls in this magnificent cuff bracelet. We will study the relationships between colors, finishes and shapes to
create depth and movement. This is a true statement piece.
Tribal Beauty Bracelet
This is a gorgeous bracelet that glistens of Tribal Beauty. Perfect for a Bohemian look! You will use a "Brick" stitch to create this amazing bracelet. Please allow enough time before the class time to pick your bead colors. Sometimes this can be a lengthy process! You will want as much class time as possible! Your instructor will be there 30 minutes prior to class time to assist you. (Note: Printing out a picture of the bracelet might also help you in picking out colors.) You will have two hours to complete 2/3rds of the bracelet. We will provide you with enough instruction to feel confident in finishing your project at home)
This SuperDuo bracelet is spectacular! It was inspired by jewelry and clothing from the Victorian era. It will be a beautiful addition to your jewelry box! As a bonus, you will learn the SuperDuo "button" for the attachment. It's a perfect match! Designed and copyrighted by Elaine La Croix.