Create "Pandora" style beaded beads using a new versions of right angle weave. These new stitches very quickly and easily build a garden of shimmering self-supporting beaded beads.
Dramatic chain is the current style. Get a new take on 3 different stitches while learning to seed bead over small armatures. Warning: these chain links are so fast and fun to make you may have a new obsession.
This stylish pendant with beaded cube beads converts into a dice game with collapsible cup. Students will learn to bezel a druzy bead, build perfectly fitting beaded cylinders and create dice made of beads.
With the look of fine jewelry, this pair of stylish bracelets are a joy to wear and very speedy to create. New beads, bezelled chatons and beautifully made customizable clasps complete these pieces. In class we will focus on learning quick bezelling techniques for chatons and other small crystals. Integrating these bezels into jewelry is the other main focus.
Net on Net
Explore color blending, tubular netting and horizontal netting with this exciting piece, a bracelet with the gleam and sophistication of fine jewelry.
Are you looking to take your skill with peyote stitch to the next level? These fun little beaded beads will do it, as they create a beautiful setting for a Swarovski crystal. These light catching little beaded beads make beautiful bracelets, earrings, pendants, key chains, cell phone charms...
Get to play with new Rizo beads. These beautiful new shapes of fringe beads stitch quickly and easily into floral links using a speedy version of square stitch. Next we’ll play with 2 holed Super Duo beads. This will all come together to create a spinning garden of a necklace or bracelet. Depending on the finish of the Rizo beads, your creation can even be reversible.
Spikes are such a fun current trend. Learn to create sparkling spikes with secrets, like a hidden clasp and a special bead inside. Techniques to quickly build, embellish and link spikes with be joy fully shared. Spikes can be linked to created necklaces and bracelets.
Escape to the bliss of mandalas in motion with this necklace that is also a functioning kaleidoscope. Our focus will be on beading a study cylinder of beads to house the kaleidoscope parts. Next we will move on to the joy of embellishing and enhancing.
Capsules & Tassels
Create tassels, capsules, bead caps, ringlets, netted beads as you learn techniques to move easily between 3 different stitches. These intriguing components can become pendants, earrings, bracelets...whatever wearable art you most desire.
Pave Beaded Beads
Create "Pandora" like beaded beads with a new stitch. This new stitch very quickly and easily builds self-supporting beaded beads. Add sparkle to Viking weave, Kumihimo ropes, think chain...Warning these beads are such fun to create you may have a new obsession.
Use multiple stitches to create an adjustable length necklace with a new type of totally adjustable closure. This project increases comfort with freeform and even has the potential to inspire new techniques.
Crystal Windows Chapter 2
Create beaded beads as beautiful settings for crystals. Learn a fast version of square stitch for one type of beaded bead and a very easy version of right angle weave for the second type of beaded bead. These little beaded beauties work up amazingly quickly.
Imagine a Zen garden of crystals for your wrist. This elegant and comfortable bracelet can get your creative juices going by creating a place to play with your favorite sparkling Swarovski crystals.
Set a soft cabochon in crystal bubbles to create a focal piece for a bracelet or necklace embellished with beaded beads on SilverSilk knitted wire. The back is just as intriguing as the front. We will focus on beadweaving techniques to create a jewel-like setting and beaded beads.