Beki’s Beading Blog: Beki’s Classes for 2020/2021


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: The Fortune Teller – Not available until late Spring of 2020
Skill Level: Intermediate
Duration: Full Day 

Description:

The Fortune Teller has a beautifully bezeled Swarovski Round stone in Peyote Stitch with Embellished Netting.  The bracelet band is Filled Netting and easily adaptable to various size wrists.  Or you may opt to just use the focal for a pendant!

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

You’ll
create an ornate Peyote and Netted beaded bezel around a Custom Coated
Swarovski stone.  Then used a quick and highly adaptable Filled Netting
for the bracelet bands.

Prerequisites: Ability to work with 15/0 seed beads helpful. 

Project will not be completed in class.

Name: Sabrina
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 Class
I can offer a 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
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
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: Garbo
Skill Level:
Intermediate+
Duration: Full Day
Description

In honor of the new “Roaring 20’s”….you’ll create a beautifully ornate tassel necklace.  Two sections combine to create a lot of exciting movement.  An innovative adornment around a Swarovski Rivoli and a Peyote and Fringe’d tassel combined with an easy and versatile rope necklace you can make to suit your own personal touch.
Students will Learn

Peyote; fringing; 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 Peyote is helpful.
Project will not be completed in class.

Name: Tuscany (Not available until July 2020)
Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Duration: Full Day 

Description:
Using
various colors of seed beads you’ll capture sparkling Swarovski stones
in Cubic Right Angle Weave that you’ll then embellish with crystals,
pearls and some of the more uniquely shaped new beads on the market.


Then create an beautiful and versatile modified RAW necklace to suspend these elements from.
Students will Learn CRAW, Embellishing, Modified Right Angle Weave

Prerequisites:Must have a good working knowledge of CRAW
Project will not be completed in class.

Name: Mermaid Jewels
Skill Level:
Intermediate
Duration: Full Day
Description

You’ll create a structured yet organic looking necklace fit for the
mermaid hiding inside of you!  Students will Learn peyote techniques for
bezeling, fun fringing techniques, an organic undulating spiral rope
technique, color placement will all combine to create this beautiful
focal necklace.  

Students will Learn

Peyote; Embellished Fringe; Spiral Rope.  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 will not be completed in class.



Name: Dream Keeper
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: Island Girl
Skill Level:
Intermediate
Duration: 1/2 Day
Description:
Using a modified netting technique you will learn a fast and fun way to
bezel Swarovski round stones!  We’ll add even more layers to a few of
the motifs to create a more embellished look.  Several color options
will be available for this island themed bracelet/anklet – each one
creating a different look! Students will Learn modified netting
techniques for bezeling,  finishing techniques and color theory.
 

Students will Learn:
Modified Netted bezel; Flat Chenille Stitch; 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: Royal Crest
Skill Level:
Intermediate
Duration: 1/2 Day
Description:
Learn the warped Peyote Square technique to create a lovely bail for
this unique carved shell.  Then use Tubular Peyote that you will
embellish with pearls and beads to create a bezel combined together to
create the look of a Royal Crest. Students will Learn peyote/herringbone
combination, peyote techniques for bezeling, embellishing techniques, a
balanced attachment will combine to create this unique pendant. 

Students will Learn:
Modified Peyote; Peyote; Embellishing; color theories and finishing
techniques will enhance your
bead-weaving skills.
Prerequisites: Ability to work with 15/0 seed beads helpful.
Project may be completed in class.



Name: The Snake Charmer
Note:
Project has been released as a kit. Several month advance notification is required in order to have the crystals custom coated to match each other.
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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