A Piece of Cake Bracelet
This is a great seed bead 101 class; we will take it from the beginning. You will learn about the different bead sizes and shapes, about needles and thread types. So, if you’ve never tried peyote because of those little beads, why not give peyote another look with larger double size beads. Create a band of single even count peyote to fit your wrist. Embellish the sides with a ruffle of drop/fringe/dagger beads. Create closure with a bead loop and a Czech flower bead, a button or use a purchased clasp. Once you learn the technique these bracelets work up fast! Excellent for beginners.
September 22nd Sat. 10:00-1:00 $40.00
Diane Dennis, instructor
Luna Cab Earrings
These are the most adorable earrings, and Luna cabs come in so many wonderful colors. I bet you can’t just make one! Start with building your bezel for your yummy Luna cab, set your cab and then the real fun starts. The embellishment or the icing on the cab! Embellish with seed beads and crystal pearls, then suspend your piece from a delicate chain in the length you prefer, suspending the pearl drop as you go, add your ear wires and call them done! You must be proficient in the peyote stitch. You can take Piece of Cake earlier on the same day to fulfill this requirement.
Sat. September 22 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM $40.00
Kumihimo Basics with Beads
Have you been wanting to learn what all the talk about kumihimo is all about? Learn the basics of this hot trending style from actually an old Japanese technique of braiding, traditionally done with gorgeous strands of colored silk. The belt used on the kimono, the obi, was tied by a kumihimo cord, the obijime. Kumihimo is a beautiful art that is culturally significant and can make exquisite necklaces or bracelets. Learn the basics of kumihimo and you will be hooked! In this class we will introduce the use of beads and how to make up different patterns.
September 29th Sat. 2:00-5:00 $40.00
Gwendolyn Pitrez-Mallory, instructor
Crystal and Tila Bracelet
Designed by Lisa Norris and taught by Mardi Trout.
The tila beads give the wide cuff a unique look and supple fit to the wrist with bling. You can dress it up or make it casual. Students will learn to use two-hole tila beads with single-hole crystal beads to create a gorgeous bracelet. This is a beginners – level class.