Connie  Nabholtz

With a lifelong appreciation for the arts, Connie has created artwork in many mediums, but when she discovered seed beads, she knew they were her passion. She is forever fascinated with the variety of tiny seed beads and timeless off-loom weaving techniques she uses to create her one-of-a-kind sculptural vessels and jewelry pieces. Always intrigued with the variety of structures and forms she can create, Connie cannot wait to learn a new stitch or discover new variations on favorites. Excited to share her knowledge with others, she started teaching in 1999 and currently teaches at the LH Bead Gallery in Panama City on a regular basis. She has taught nationally for Interweave Press Beadfest shows, and in 2015, traveled to Okinawa, Japan to teach four classes. She started teaching bead weaving at William Holland in 2012, and in 2013 added a class in kumihimo. Connie has won numerous awards at juried art shows and competitions throughout the southeastern US, including several Best-in-Shows. One piece traveled to Japan with the TOHO bead company another was purchased by the Swarovski Crystal Company yet another piece was put on display for ISGB at the Bead and Button Show. Connie's work is currently displayed in three galleries in the Southeast and she sells her work at numerous juried art shows. See her work and upcoming class projects at www.ceejaycreations.com

Class List

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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 gemstones teardrops. We will explore herringbone stitch, both flat and tubular, creating several 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 usng 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: $150.00-$250.00
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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