Beki’s Class Offerings January 2016


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: Imperial Garden
Skill Level: Intermediate +
Duration: Full Day 

Description:
Create a beautiful and structured Embellished Cubic Right Angel Weave “frame” that will then be filled with gorgeous beads, RAW bezelled Chatons and strategically placed branched fringe.
Students will Learn

A Cubic Right Angle Weave using 2 sizes of beads; RAW bezels; Branched fringe;
a lot of information on sizes and structure; color placement; finishing techniques to enhance your beadweaving
skills. 
Prerequisites: Ability to work with 15/0 seed beads helpful.  Working knowledge of Right Angle Weave.
Project will not be completed in class.

 

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

Description:
Create unique focal elements using several sizes and shapes of beads.  Students will learn how to adapt the technique to create various sizes/configurations. 
Join them together to create yet another intriguing focal shape.
Then create a Spiral Rope chain using graduating sizes, shapes and colors of beads that join together with beaded beads that the student creates over 8mm Melon beads. 
Students will Learn

A modified and embellished version of right angle weave; Spiral rope; beaded beads;
color placement; finishing techniques to enhance your beadweaving skills.  Also discussion about how other larger beads found in their bead stores can work to create several styles of this design.
Prerequisites: Ability to work with 15/0 seed beads helpful.
Project will not be completed in class.

Name: Three Wishes
Skill Level: Intermediate +
Duration: Full Day 

Description:
Bezel a beautiful Swarovski base and then create a RAW and Peyote Embellished bottle using beautiful luminescent acrylic beads as the foundation.
Dangle your beautiful bottle from an embellished Prismatic Right Angle Weave necklace.
Students will Learn

Peyote; Right Angle Weave; Prismatic Right Angle Weave;
color placement; finishing techniques to enhance your beadweaving
skills.  Also discussion about how other larger beads found in their
bead stores can work to create several styles of this design.
Prerequisites: Working knowledge of Right Angle Weave.
Project will not be completed in class.

Name: Trifecta
Skill Level: Intermediate
Duration: 1/2 Day 

Description: Fanciful embellished chatons create three perfect flowers to sit atop a
versatile SuperDuo base. This pretty bracelet has various design options
and will give you the skills to create several different pieces of
jewelry from the same elements and rope base.

Students will Learn

A bezeling technique with herringbone; embellishment techniques; create
an intriguing SuperDuo rope that can be adapted in endless ways. Spark
your creativity with discussions on the unlimited variations with these
techniques.

Prerequisites:
Basic bead stitching experience.

Project will not be completed in class.
* Will be taught at Bead&Button 2016

Name: Sierra
Skill Level: Intermediate
Duration: 1/2 Day 

Description: Create beautiful elements using various sizes and shapes of beads, then
join them together with sparkling Swarovski crystal beads. The endless
color combinations and variations of the elements will allow for
explorations of numerous design possibilities.


Students will Learn
:
A unique thread path that is right-angle weave and netting to create little beaded elements, one built off the next.  Use of some of the newer bead shapes will help ignite your imagination on the carious ways these new beads can be used.

Prerequisites:
Basic bead stitching experience.

Project will not be completed in class.
* Will be taught at Bead&Button 2016

Name: Desert Blossoms
Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Duration: Full Day 

Description: Bezel and embellish several sizes of beads, then attach them to a
winding rope of cubic right-angle weave. So many variations are possible
when you learn these techniques. 

Students will Learn
:
How to bezel with peyote stitch around various sizes of round beads; how
to create dynamic flowering embellishments; how to secure your beaded
baubles with a slinky CRAW rope while discovering endless design
possibilities with these versatile techniques.

Prerequisites:
Working knowledge of Peyote.

Project will not be completed in class.
* Will be taught at Bead&Button 2016

Name: Celebration
Skill Level: Intermediate
Duration: Full Day 

Description: Capture sparkling Swarovski rivolis in explosions of color and light.
Then place them atop an easy, but versatile, beaded rope featuring
SuperDuos in this very fun class. A tassel of fringe completes the
theme.
 

Students will Learn
:
Several beadweaving stitches; lots of embellishment techniques; how
color placement of beads creates a balanced and attractive piece of
jewelry that you’ll cherish forever. 


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

Project will not be completed in class.
* Will be taught at Bead&Button 2016


Name: Tango
Skill Level: Intermediate +
Duration: Full Day (Necklace portion not shown)
Also available as a 1/2 Day without the necklace.
Description:
Create an alluring bauble by covering a glowing
large bead with modified RAW and Netting techniques adding
embellishment, a beaded bead and lush dancing fringe. 
Students will Learn

A modified and embellished version of right angle weave; netting; Embellished Chenille stitch; fringing; 
color placement; finishing techniques to enhance your beadweaving skills.
Prerequisites: Ability to work with 15/0 seed beads helpful.
Project will not be completed in class.

Name: Arabesque
Skill Level: Intermediate
Duration: 1/2 Day
Description

Using Czech glass two-hole triangle beads,
you’ll create Arabesque motifs that are joined together to produce this
stunning bracelet. The same technique, when turned at various angles, creates a
limitless number of designs.
Students will Learn

A modified and embellished version of herringbone;
color placement; finishing techniques to enhance your beadweaving skills.
Prerequisites: Ability to work with 15/0 seed beads helpful.
Project will not be completed in class.

Name: Enchanted
Skill Level: Intermediate
Duration: Full Day
Description

Embellish like crazy!
Peyote bezel around a gorgeous Czech glass button, then cover the back with
intricate net stitch.  A working bail will be added so you can attach your
new pendant to different necklaces depending on your mood or the
occasion.  Branch fringe loaded with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS and assorted
Japanese seed beads complete the look of this luscious pendant.
Students will Learn

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



Name: Moonflower
Skill Level: Intermediate-Advanced
Duration: Full Day
Description:

Bezel around Swarovski chatons, then using a modified peyote
stitch technique create petals that bloom from each bezel to form the
lovely little ‘Moonflowers”. Three variations of the flower rest upon a
modified St. Petersburg chain and one flower finishes the hidden snap
closure. 

Students will Learn:
Create texture and depth in beadwork by layering various elements
upon a beaded base; create eye-catching embellishments with splashes of
color; 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: Alessandra
Skill Level: Advanced
Duration: Full Day
Note: 
Project may appear slightly different from example shown as it has been reworked to remedy an engineering issue.
Description:
Regal beauty and defender of mankind
are definitions of the name Alessandra. Create several beautiful components
with seed beads, pearls and crystals to form this stunning necklace.


Students will Learn
:
Combine modified Herringbone, Right
Angle Weave and Stringing techniques to create your own stunning and regal
collar style necklace using sparkling, vibrant Swarovski crystals and pearls
combined with elegant shades of seed beads.

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

Name: Second Season
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: Shapeshifter
Skill Level: Intermediate
Duration: 1/2 Day
Description:
Using several of the new bead shapes you’ll create a bracelet with a
totally unpredictable thread path.  These skills can be used to explore
how the various new 2-hole beads can be used in conjunction with one
another to create visual beaded works of art.
Students will Learn:
This modified right-angle weave technique will give you the skills to
see unlimited variations of the interplay between different bead shapes;
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
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.

Name: Palace Jewels
Skill Level: Intermediate-Advanced
Duration: Full Day
Description:
The grandeur of times past explodes
in this regal pendant. Using Czech buttons, Swarovski Fancy Stones &
crystals as well as lush colors of seed beads, you’ll stitch this beauty and
make your royal dreams come true.
 


Students will Learn
:

Bezel
and
embellish the buttons and stones with right angle weave and then secure
with intricate netting (the back is almost as beautiful as the front!). A
versatile Peyote stitch bail adds just the right amount
of security to complete this beautiful pendant.
 

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

That’s all she wrote! 



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