Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Beki's Classes for 2019/2020

Kits are available for all projects - generally in more than one colorway.
Kit prices are set to encourage class sign-ups.
Supply Lists can be provided upon request and are to be supplied only to students who have signed up.




Name: Sabrina - Not available until Fall of 2019
Skill Level: Intermediate + Must have a working knowledge of CRAW
Duration: Full Day 

Description:
Sabrina has a beautifully bezeled Swarovski Navette stone in Embellished CRAW, a Peyote Petaled Pearl Flower and another oldie but goodie from my repertoire of days gone by....Graduated Spiral Rope.
A fun project open for lots of color combination and a skill set in beadweaving techniques that you can apply to many other projects.
Students will Learn
Bezel using Embellished CRAW; bezel a small round bead and embellish with layers of Peyote petals;
graduated Spiral Rope; color placementPrerequisites: Ability to work with 15/0 seed beads helpful.  Working knowledge of Cubic Right Angle Weave.
Project will not be completed in class.







Name: Monet's Garden
Skill Level: Advanced
Duration: Two Day or Full Day with experienced beaders only.
Note:  This photo was used as an idea for my Master Class students at Bead&Button 2017

Description:
Create several different bezels and flowers using various modified beadweaving stitches to create a bountiful bouquet of flowers stitched atop a lacy Hubble Stitch bracelet.
Students will Learn
:

Modified Herringbone, Right Angle Weave, Netting, Peyote, RAW and embellishment techniques as well as Hubble Stitch.
 

Prerequisites: Ability to work with 15/0 seed beads helpful.
Project will not be completed in class.



Name: Ravenna - Not available until Fall of 2019
Skill Level: Intermediate
Duration: Full Day 

Description:
Ravenna features a custom made cabochon by artist Rachel Spence-Hungary surrounded by sparkling Swarovski crystals. This cabochon will be bezeled using Hubble Stitch with a unique embellishing technique.  The band is flat Hubble Stitch heavily embellished with crystals and pearls. 
Students will Learn
A bezeling technique with Tubular Hubble stitch and embellishment techniques; Flat Hubble Stitch; proper findings attachments.   Spark your creativity with discussions on the unlimited variations with these techniques.
Prerequisites
:

None
Project will not be completed in class.





Name: Marseea - Not available until Fall of 2019
Skill Level: Intermediate
Duration: Full Day 

Description: Named after one of my best friends and mentor, Marcia DeCoster, Marseea features beautiful flower bezels around Rivoli and Chatons that will sit perfectly upon a V-shaped center frame.
Embellish a simple and very fun neckstrap with matching pearlsStudents will Learn: Variations on Right Angle Weave techniques for bezeling, structure and straps that will teach you how to incorporate various sizes of seed beads to create this beautiful focal necklace.
Prerequisites:
Working knowledge of RAW very helpful.
Project will not be completed in class.


 




Name: Avalon
Skill Level: Intermediate +
Duration: Full Day 

Description:
Create a lush setting for sparkling Swarovski Rivoli by bezeling with Embellished Peyote and adding layers of branched fringe.  A versatile and subtle Flat Chenille bracelet band makes the perfect backdrop for all the movement the fringe creates
Students will Learn
: Peyote, Branched Fringe, Flat Chenille and endless opportunities for texture and color play.
Prerequisites: Ability to work with 15/0 seed beads helpful.
Project will not be completed in class.




Name: Ariana
Skill Level: Intermediate +
Duration: Full Day 

Description: Create this unique and beautiful necklace using sparkling Swarovski stones and a variety of Japanese Seedbeads and Czech glass beads by creating a uniquely embellished Right Angle Weave and Netted bezel as well as three smaller Swarovski stones captured in a similar technique. A versatile bail will then suspend your pendant from a gorgeous tubular netted neck strap.
Students will Learn
Created using modified RAW and netting techniques that will teach you how to incorporate various sizes of seed beads along with a little adjustment in tension to create a unique bezel that can be used on many different focals.
Prerequisites: Working knowledge of Right Angle Weave.
Project will not be completed in class.





Name: Mayan Goddess
Skill Level: Intermediate
Duration: 1/2 Day as shown Full Day option with RAW embellished necklace.

Description:
Capture a stunning German engraved glass cabochon in embellished Peyote and add sparkling fringe to finish off a simple but beautiful pendant that will hang gracefully from a TierraCast branch.
Students will Learn
Comprised of Hubble Stitch Bezel and Fringing techniques that will teach you how to incorporate various sizes of seed beads that can then be embellished in a myriad of ways.
Prerequisites: Ability to work with 15/0 seed beads helpful.
1/2 Day version may be completed in class







Name: Sirena - The Water Nymph
 Skill Level: Intermediate
Duration: Full Day
Description:
Three different bezels create this lovely pendant fit for a Mermaid.  A fun project that will teach you much needed skills for bezeling techniques including double-sided bezels and ways to protect the backs of fragile elements. 
Students will Learn
Tubular Hubble Stitch; Tubular Peyote; Tubular Herringbone; embellishing techniques;  color placement; finishing techniques to enhance your beadweaving skills.
Prerequisites: Ability to work with 15/0 seed beads helpful.
Project will most likely not be completed in class.






Name: Woodland Jewels
Skill Level:
Intermediate+
Duration: Full Day
Description
The custom cabochon is bezeled in simple peyote stitch to allow the intricacies of the wood grains to really be the star of the show. The bracelet is embellished with lacy leaves and sparkling rivolis. The entire centerpiece is attached at a slight angle on top of an embellished Hubble Stitch band. This allows the lacy leaves to drape seductively over the top of your hand for a little femininity and flirtatious flair.
Students will Learn
Hubble; peyote; diagonal peyote; RAW; embellishing techniques; color placement; finishing techniques to enhance your beadweaving skills.
Prerequisites: Ability to work with 15/0 seed beads helpful, a working knowledge of RAW.
Project will not be completed in class.





Name: Jewel of the Seas
Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Duration: Full Day 

Description:
Let your mind and creativity sail away on a warm Caribbean breeze as you capture a stunning Swarovski Navette stone in an intriguing Hubble Stitch bezel.  Added flashes of color with Modified Herringbone bezeled chatons and suspend them all from embellished CRAW.  This class if for the intermediate to advanced beader who is looking for a fun challenge that results in unique set of beadweaving skills. 
Students will Learn: Hubble Stitch, CRAW, Netting, Modified Herringbone
Prerequisites:Must have a good working knowledge of CRAW
Project will not be completed in class.





Name: Siren's Song
Skill Level:
Beginner/Intermediate
Duration: 1/2 Day
Description
Create two pendants at once!  Using two different mermaid cabochons you will create a fun and quick bezel out of pearls using right angle weave, then embellish each side slightly differently to create a unique look for each side.  This is a great technique that can be applied to many different sizes and shapes of cabochons.
Students will Learn
RAW & Embellished Fringe.  A very fun class that will teach you about color placement of beads to create a balanced and attractive piece of jewelry that you’ll cherish forever.
Project may be completed in class by some.






Name: Dream Keeper
Note:
Not available until after June
Skill Level:
Intermediate-Advanced
Duration: Full Day
Description:

Create your own special beaded Dream Keeper comprised mostly of Hubble Stitch with a little RAW added in for texture and a change of pace, you will learn how to bezel in Hubble as well as create the tubular body of this vessel. 
An additional bezel for the lid also has a cute wooden "stopper" attached to help add a little weight to the piece. 


Toss in some sparkle from some lovely Swarovski Rivoli and you'll have a stunning necklace!
Students will Learn:
Hubble stitch; Modified RAW, Fringing, Embellishing and finishing techniques that will enhance your bead-weaving skills. 
Prerequisites: Ability to work with 15/0 seed beads helpful.
Project will not be completed in class.






Name: Second Season
 Note: Project has been released as a kit - options for specialized version for your store/event.
Skill Level:
Intermediate
Duration: 1/2 Day or Full Day
Description:
Create a beautiful trellis with beads with a lush floral theme dripping with beaded flower petals and Swarovski crystals and pearls.
Students will Learn:
This modified cubic right-angle weave technique will broaden your skills at creating decorative ropes while the fringing techniques will allow for a fun and colorful time to just play; color theories and finishing techniques will enhance your bead-weaving skills.
Prerequisites: Ability to work with 15/0 seed beads helpful.
Project will not be completed in class.






Name: The Snake Charmer
Note:
Project has been released as a kit.
Skill Level: Intermediate Advanced
Duration: Full Day
Description:

A sinuous rope of cubic right-angle weave gently curves and binds several sparkling Swarovski Elements into an enticing shape. Beautiful netting encloses the back of the elements for comfort and protection against wear.  

Students will Learn:
How to bead decorative peyote stitch bezels with a beautiful web of netting attached to secure the stones; use of various colors to create the illusion of movement in the cubic right-angle weave rope that bends around the beaded crystals; color placement details; finishing techniques.  

Prerequisites: Ability to work with 15/0 seed beads helpful.
Project will not be completed in class.



Please feel free to drop me an email at DreamBeadr at aol if you are interested in having me come teach any of these classes at your store, bead society or event.  Also, with enough advance notice I am happy to create a unique project that I can offer a temporary exclusive on for your event, or I can create a specific project using beads you would like to sell in your store.

That's all she wrote! 

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