Beading, Seed

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Seed Bead I - Barbara Green
The beginning project will be done using peyote stitch in the round to create a beaded bezel around a cabochon. We will then explore other methods to make beaded bezels. You will have the opportunity to learn other stitches such as right angle weave, herringbone, simple spiral, and double spiral, etc. Seed beads and related materials are available for all projects. Lab fee covers needles, beading mat, triangle scoop, beeswax, all threads and glue used in class. This class is open to all level of beaders.

Lab Fee: $30.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $75-$150
Prerequisites: None

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Seed Bead I - Kathy Morris
This class begins with learning to make a peyote stitch project. As the week continues, you will have the opportunity to learn other stitches, such as right angle, herringbone, simple and double spiral, and many more. Many patterns are available. This class needs no experience, but experienced beader's are welcome. There are many patters and beads. Lab fee covers mat, needle, triangle and as many copies of patterns as you want. This is a fun and relaxed class. There is no rush, you bead at your own speed. We will learn how to attach clasps and what kinds of clasps are best. You will be taught to read a pattern.

Lab Fee: $30.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $100+
Prerequisites: None

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Seed Bead II - Barbara Green
Building on the skills learned in Seed Bead I, we will create beaded flowers and leaves using peyote, Russian leaves, and netting to form into a necklace. We will be using cabochons, rivolis, pearls, crystals and various sizes of seed beads. You will pick out all cabs, rivolis and beads needed to create this necklace. Lab fee covers needles, beading mat, triangle scoop, beeswax, all threads and glue used in class.

Lab Fee: $30.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $75-$150
Prerequisites: Knowledge of peyote stitch and netting

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Seed Bead Weaving - Connie Nabholtz
In this class, you will create some wonderful jewelry while exploring numerous off-loom techniques. First, we will create a necklace using the Dutch Spiral stitch. This necklace incorporates several sizes of seed beads and is embellished with crystals. Then, we will create a necklace with fan-shaped focals using brick stitch and incorporating crystals or gemstone teardrops. We will explore herringbone stitch, both flat and tubular, creating several projects using many variations to the stitch, including increasing and decreasing. In addition, we will create a bracelet using right-angle weave stitched with metallic seed beads and crystals and make a necklace or bracelet using the many variations of spiral rope chain. Finally, we will learn to make bead woven clasps to complement our bracelets and necklaces. Lab fee covers instructional materials, beading mat, needles, assorted beads and thread. Kits in several color palettes, as well as other materials, will be sold as needed.

Lab Fee: $25.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $150-$250
Prerequisites: None

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Seed Beading - Bead Embroidery - Connie Nabholtz
This class will explore basic bead embroidery stitches, as well as attaching cabochons and focal pieces, using peyote stitch to make a bezel for a cabochon, and numerous embellishment techniques. Projects will include a cuff or bracelet, a necklace or pendant, and a pair of earrings. We will explore jewelry design and placement of focal pieces to make each piece unique, and add beads, crystals and other materials to our designs. We will also cover the techniques used to fill the space around focal pieces, and learn to finish each piece using ultra suede and edging techniques. Kits will be used for all projects. Lab fee covers instructional materials, beading mat, needles, assorted beads and Fireline thread. Kits in several color palettes, beads, bracelet blanks, focal, backing materials, ultra-suede and other materials will be available for sale as needed. Seed beads in sizes 8, 11 and 15 will be available in numerous shapes and finishes. Some unique focal pieces will be available as well. There are no prerequisites for the class however, you should be comfortable with small handwork.

Lab Fee: $25.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $150-$250
Prerequisites: None

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