Seed Bead Techniques

Crystal Elements I

This class is better than having your fortune read! Learn the basic ball and triangle in class. You will be able to follow the instructions for the square, rondelles, round ball, medallions, flower, and tassel as well as variations in size. These are self-supporting structures that can be used in earrings, bracelets, necklaces, and more! Click on the photo for a larger version.

3 hrs, materials not included. $50 for one class. If you would like to take multiples we have special pricing, so call us to register.

Date: Friday, Feb. 25, 2-5 pm

 February 25

Crystal Lace Medallion Variations

These beautiful sparkling medallions can be used in numerous designs and color possibilities are endless. Learn to create the basic medallion and seven spoke with oval crystal and a dimensional center. The full color instructions include mini crystal lace, large crystal lace, variations in center construction as well as use a variety of crystal shapes. Create earrings, necklaces, bracelets, ornaments, and more! Click on the photo for a larger version.

3 hrs, materials not included. $50 for one class. If you would like to take multiples we have special pricing, so call us to register.

Date: Friday, Feb. 25, 6-9

 February 25

The Crown Jewels Collection

Create jewelry fit for a queen! Learn the innovative techniques incorporated in these new designs. The sky is the limit for what can be created with the interchangeable component pieces: pendant, earrings, bracelet, buttons, and more! Students will start by choosing to work on one piece and can add others as time permits: Balmoral Tennis Bracelet, Wales Earrings, Tudor Ring, or Windsor Pendant. All techniques will be taught so students can create all of the jewelry from the full-color photographed instructions. Combining these component with the Crystal Lace and Crystal Elements multiplies the design possibilities!

Pre-requisiste: Knowledge of Peyote stitch for working the ring, knowledge of right angle weave for working the bracelets, knowledge of square stitch for working the pendant. Click on the photo for a larger version.

6.5 hrs, includes 30 minute break. Materials not included.

Date: Saturday, Feb. 26, 12-6:30

 February 26

Crystal Elements II

Join the fun in Crystal Element II. Instructions include all new shapes: barrel, pentagon, hexagon, and briolette shapes. Variations include a geode pentagon and a geode hexagon! In class we will work on the briolette and hexagon geode.Click on the photo for a larger version.

3 hrs, Materials not included. $50 for one class. If you would like to take multiples we have special pricing, so call us to register.

Date: Sunday, Feb. 27, 9 am-12 pm

 February 27

Crystal Elements III

Add new shapes to your repertoire or join the fun for the first time! In this class, work on a jumbo barrel and marquise. Instructions have all the shapes with variations including a marquise, pear, jumbo barrel, jumbo rondelle, and grand baroque beads. Create bold designs with the new shapes. These are fun and quick to create! Added bonus: receive instructions for stitching fancy stones in the marquise shape! Click on the photo for a larger version.

3 hrs, Materials not included. $50 for one class. If you would like to take multiples we have special pricing, so call us to register.

Date: Sunday, Feb. 27, 12:30-3:30

 February 27

Class Fees: One 3 hour class: $50.00, two three-hour classes or Saturday’s all-day class: $90. Registration must be paid in advance to reserve your spot, and does not include materials. Class size is limited, please don’t wait too long to sign up! Kits will be available for purchase.

**NEW** – Starburst Snowflake Bracelet

Using seed beads and bugle beads, create a fun and unique winter bracelet. Bursts of Bugles jump from a delicate chain of seed beads, creating a festive adornment for your wrist (or neck!). Click on photo for larger image.

Instructor: Kate Kane

$40, 2hrs., Materials included (kits available)

Dates: Sat. Feb. 20, 3-5

 February 20

Star Of India Pendant (Beginner)

(Original design by Cristie Prince, as featured in Beadwork magazine) This stunning, reversible pendant will be the envy of all your friends! Weave Swarovski crystals and seed beads into a gorgeous motif that is guaranteed to get attention. No previous seed beading experience necessary, but you will be using small seed beads. PLEASE DONT FORGET YOUR GLASSES OR MAGNIFIERS. Click on photo for larger image.

$35, 2 hrs., Materials not included

Date: Sat. Jan. 22, 12-2, Sat. Feb. 19, 4-6

 January 22
 February 19

**NEW** – Kumihimo (Japanese braiding) Beaded Bracelet

Learn the ancient art of Kumihimo while creating a delicate, round-woven beaded bracelet! Kumihimo is a very portable technique, and there is some homework to do before class, so please allow yourself time to pre-string your beads! Click on photo for larger image.

Instructor: Karen Bailey

$35, 2hrs, Materials not included, supply list and tool kit available.

Dates: Thurs. Jan. 20, 6-8

 January 20

**NEW** Chrysanthemum Ring

Using a “showerhead” finding set into an adjustable ring, you’ll weave seed beads to create a lush and unique cocktail ring that resembles a sea anemone or a chrysanthemum flower. Colors are up to you, and you may choose to add a few Swarovski crystals for bling! Click on photo for larger image.

Instructor: Karen Bailey

$35, 2 hours, Materials not included, supply list is available

Dates: Sat. Jan. 15, 11-2, Thurs. Feb. 10, 6-8

 January 15
 February 10

**NEW** – Tricia Pendant-original design by Deborah Farrand

Weave a gorgeous bezel for a Swarovski rivoli using crystal pearls, bicones, and firepolish beads together with some seed beads. This needle and thread technique is a great next step after the Star of India, or for an adventurous beginner! Click on photo for larger image.

Instructor: Kate Kane

$45, 2 hrs, pattern included. Materials not included, supply list available. This needle & thread class uses small beads-PLEASE DON’T FORGET YOUR GLASSES OR MAGNIFIERS!

Date: Sat. Jan. 22, 3-5, Sun. Feb. 20, 12-2

 January 22
 February 20