FREE Cording Demo with the Knotty Do-It-All Board
Friday Oct. 5th (2:00 – 4:00)
If you have been to previous demos, they are always different!
Did you miss it last time? You have another chance! Star’s Beads very own Knotty Kathy will be showing off how Sandra Younger’s Knotty Do-It-All is a multi-functional cord knotting tool that allows users to quickly and easily perform a variety of knotting techniques, including coil knots, moose knots, overhand knots, macramé, braiding and much more. The sturdiest most versatile cord knotting tool on the market today includes an easy-to-follow instructional DVD and E-Photobook showcasing a wide variety of bracelets and necklaces. With no experience you can make professional-looking jewelry in just minutes! Come see how it works and you will be amazed!
Kathy will be teaching a class on THIS board the following Sunday Sept 29th. Please check the class listing or call the shop for more information.
A mala is a set of beads commonly used by Hindus and Buddhists for keeping count while reciting, chanting, or mentally repeating a mantra or the name or names of a deity. A mala necklace consists of 108 beads plus a “guru” bead and are the newest trend in wearable yoga. Designers are making mala necklaces that combine gemstones imbued with potent energies and sacred meaning. Learn the traditional knotting technique while you design your own meaningful mala with a guru bead and tassel.
October 5th Sat. 10:00-1:00 $40.00
Kathy Scripka, instructor
Knotty Do-It-All: The Basics
Come find out all the amazing things you can do with this board. In this class you will learn to make 4 different knots – the overhand, the coil, the moose and the slider knots. You will learn to make a beaded wrapped bracelet and an overhand knotted bracelet. In addition, you will make an adjustable necklace using a donut for a pendant and a slider for clasp.
*FREE Demo: October 4th Friday 2:00 – 4:00
October 6th Sun. 12:00-4:00 $50.00
*board required for class
Kathy Scripka, instructor
Intro to Tatting with Beads
In France it was called frivolet. In America it was called tatting, which was creating durable lace from a series of knots and loops. Tatting can be used to make lace edging as well as doilies, collars, accessories such as earrings and necklaces, and other decorative pieces. The lace is formed by a pattern of rings and chains formed from a series of cow hitch or half-hitch knots, called double stitches, over a core thread. Gaps can be left between the stitches to form picots, which are used for practical construction as well as decorative effect. Learn and complete a bracelet while learning the double stitch (ds) and casting on beads. Make up these quick and easy bracelet with this age old technique to design a fun modern bracelet with tons of beads options.