Beading, Seed

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Seed Beaded Cabochons - Jerri Heer
This class will teach creating beaded peyote bezels for cabochons, as well as a variety of attachment points, edge stitches and embellishments. Learn to professionally finish your pieces and create a variety of beaded ropes and strung bead necklaces for your pendants. We will explore use of color palettes, many varieties of beads, crystals and embellishments to create your own unique piece. Lab fee includes instructional materials, kit including focal cabochon, seed beads, embellishment beads and findings to complete the first pendant; bead mat, needles, thread conditioner, bead foundation, suede backing, spool of Fireline. Additional Stone and China cabochons, seed beads, embellishment beads, findings and materials will be available for purchase. Students can expect to complete at least two pendants. You are welcome to bring your own stash of beads to use for your projects. You should bring your own scissors, round nose and chain nosed pliers, crimp pliers etc., if you have them. Tools will be available to use. An OptiVISOR or other vision enhancement may be helpful. (Be aware that small bead/handwork is required.)

Lab Fee: $50.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $25-$100
Consumables Fee: $0.00
Prerequisites: None

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Seed Beading - 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 levels of beaders.

Lab Fee: $30.00
Estimated Materials Cost: 75-$150
Consumables Fee: $0.00
Prerequisites: None

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Seed Beading II - Bead Embroidery with Cabochons - Jerri Heer
This class will use beaded peyote bezels to attach focal cabs to a cuff, collar or larger pendant and will concentrate on techniques for symmetrical or asymmetrical beadwork to complete the project. We will study color palettes, creating texture and 3 dimensional qualities, exploration of hard cuff and soft cuff options, finishing methods and more. A variety of seed beads (8, 11, 15), crystals, natural stone beads, pearls and other beads will be available to embellish cuffs. Lab fee includes instructional materials, focal cabochons, hard or soft cuff base, bead mat, needles, thread conditioner, bead foundation, suede backing, spool of Fireline, seed beads, some embellishment beads and findings to complete the first project. Additional Stone and China cabochons, seed beads, stone, pearl and other embellishment beads, findings and materials will be available for purchase. Students can expect to complete at least one cuff or most of all of a collar or pendant. Be aware that small bead/handwork is required, an OptiVISOR or other vision enhancement may be helpful. You are welcome to bring your own stash of beads and findings; you should bring your own scissors.

Lab Fee: $50.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $25-$100
Consumables Fee: $0.00
Prerequisites: Knowledge of Peyote bezel of cabs

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