Diane Dennis Trunk Show of Kits + Workshops

December 6th – 8th

Diane Dennis is a self-taught seed-bead jewelry artist, beading since 1999 and has been teaching her beadwork designs since 2003. Diane teaches locally in Washington, DC area, and also for various bead societies’ and for bead shops as a guest instructor, as well as teaching for Bead Fest and the Bead and Button show. Diane has been featured in Fire Mountain Gems and Beads advertising and has been a contest winner, she has been published in Beadwork, Bead & Button Magazines, Artisan Jewelry Times and Perlen Poesie. Her piece Star Light Star Bright appears in the Lark publication Showcase 500 Necklaces, which you can find all at Star’s Beads!

She will be popping up shop with all of her fabulous kits plus she will be teaching a several workshops! Take advantage of this opportunity. Click here to see our listing of workshops.

Simply Sweet

This piece uses Back2Bead’s wonderful two hole etched dagger beads. This piece has a fun easy to stitch pattern that connect the two holes to a necklace chain that features Back2Bead’s 4mm Firepolish beads. Get your choice of colors with the trunk show of these components on the same weekend!

Fri. December 6th 12:00 – 3:00 $40.00

Instructor, Diane Dennis

4 Creed Triple Play

This piece uses Back2Beads 4 Creed Beads and two sizes of Firepolished beads featuring multi-functional design. The 4 Creed Triple Play has several options, for our class we will work on a basic wrap bracelet. We will also discuss the other options for this versatile piece. You can make a single wrap bracelet, a double or a triple wrap bracelet. It can also be worked up as a necklace with an optional pendant. Or a cuff bracelet.

*Get your choice of colors with the trunk show of these components on the same weekend!

Sat. December 7th 10:00 – 1:00 $40.00

Instructor, Diane Dennis

Curb Appeal

I simply love Back2Beads Etched Fire Polish beads in ALL the sizes! Since they are such lovely beads I decided to create a piece that is simple to show off those amazing Fire Polish beads! This is a super easy beading project using the square stitch. What I love about the square stitch is that it mimics loom work with out the loom! (And all those end threads.) I love to wear this bracelet for dress up or with my jeans.

*Get your choice of Back2Bead components with a trunk show on the same weekend!

Sat. December 7th 2:00 – 5:00 $40.00

Instructor, Diane Dennis

Super Chick!

I love, love Back2Beads Etched Fire Polish beads and Fire Polish beads! I have not used Fire Polish beads much in my work until I found these beads. I love the texture and the dimension of the etched and the colors of both types of Fire Polish in all of the sizes. The colors are absolutely beautiful, they simply rock! I feel these beads are so wonderful that they needed a simple design to show them off. The Super Check bracelet fits the bill, this is a Right Angle Weave beading project and uses 4mm Fire Polish beads that we will embellish with 2mm Fire Polish. Dress it up or dress it down, your bracelet your option. This is the first in a design series featuring the same embellished Right Angle Weave.

*Get your choice of colors with a trunk show of Back2Bead components that same weekend.

Sun. December 8th 12:00 – 3:00 $40.00

Instructor, Diane Dennis

The Peyote Wave Bracelet

Are you new to beadweaving? This is a great class to get you started. Learn how to peyote stitch different sized seedbeads in a 3 dimensional wave shape bracelet. Once you get the hang of it, you will be hooked. It looks cool on your wrist and can be made in so many color combinations!

December 21st Sat 10:00 – 1:00 $40.00

Instructor, Kristen Ho

Kristen will also be popping shop all day so be sure check out her amazing collection of handmade gifts perfect for the holidays!

Twisted Crystal RAW Bracelet – Jewelry Making

Using the Right Angle Weave (RAW) technique, create this dressy little bracelet. It’s the perfect addition to that little black dress. Use all crystals or throw some pearls in there too, the combinations are endless.

December 21st 2:00 – 5:00

Instructor, Kristen Ho

Kristen will also be popping shop all day so be sure check out her amazing collection of handmade gifts perfect for the holidays!

Kristen Ho – Beaded Treasures Pop Up Shop

Do you love beadweaving work? Come see the fabulous and affordable work of Kristen Ho of Beaded Treasures. She will be selling her handmade wares for her ONE DAY pop up shop, don’t miss it this time! Love the idea? Join her workshops and learn how!

About Kristen and her Beading Obsession

I have been enchanted by beads my whole life and started to crochet them on wire a few years ago. I enjoy finding the best combination between colors and textiles. I especially like working with freshwater pearls and Swarovski crystals.

Saturday December 21st  10:00 – 5:00pm

Netted Ornament Cover – Holiday DIY

Using a simple increase/decrease netting design create beautiful and unique covers for round Christmas ornaments.  Make a bunch as gifts, each one tailored for the recipient.  Most students will be able to complete this project. *Instructor will have ornaments available for purchase.

December 22nd Sunday (12:00-4:00) $50.00

Betty Sloan

Betty also has her ornaments available for sale in the shop so be sure to check out her holiday collection!

FREE SuperDuo Wrap Bracelet

Using SuperDuos and seed beads make a simple wrap bracelet. Perfect for all levels!

December 28th Saturday 10:30 – 12:00pm

*FREE TO TAKE THE COURSE BUT SUPPLIES MUST BE PURCHASED FROM STAR’S BEADS. THERE WILL BE A BITS KIT PLUS YOUR CHOICE OF SUPERDUOS & SEEDBEADS (APPROX $10)

*LIMITED NUMBER OF SEATS SO RESERVE A SEAT TODAY!

You can sign up online for our classes through Eventbrite, give us a call OR email to reserve your spot.

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