Play With Fire Necklace
A little sparkle, a little flash and you have a flame! It’s time to Play with Fire!
Create a substantial focal pendant with one of my favorite things, a large Swarovski crystal! First work a beaded bezel to set your crystal, embellish the bezel and set the crystal bezel inside of an embellished frame of CRAW. Suspend your pendant from an equally elaborate smaller crystal. Hang your pendant treasure from a circle bail and toggle system and suspend from an embellished necklace strap. You have the option on the length of the necklace strap, leave it short or make it long.
This is an intermediate to advanced beading project.
You must be proficient in peyote with step ups and with Cubic Right Angle Weave. You will also be embellishing the peyote and CRAW with additional beads by stitching in the ditch. Also, you may achieve the look of CRAW using a flat Right Angle Weave and zip it closed.
This is a Full Day Workshop
Please Note: Play With Fire will Debut at the Old South Bead Retreat
These pieces are my Workshop offerings ,
This is my Policy:
these pieces are only available as workshop for the time frame that I am actively teaching the pieces.
Kits of course will be available for workshop participants only.
these kits will not contain beading thread or beading needles.
Kits for these pieces will come available only after I have finished teaching them.
Instructions will be available when I am no longer making kits.
Sweet Thang Bracelet
The Sweet Thang Bracelet is just plain fun. In using these newer crystal coin pearls, I had such fun creating a bracelet with these pearls and turning the beadwork on the pearls in a non-traditional fashion. Add a bit of bling with some crystals, using multiple sizes, shapes and colors of seed beads and a self-closure and your off rockin’ where ever you go!
Must be proficient in the peyote stitch, odd count peyote, and circular peyote
An intermediate level beading project
a Full Day workshop
Full Day Workshops
The Sweet Lady Pendant Necklace
This piece was a challenge for me, it started with a picture of an antique necklace. And then the search for the perfect set of components. I couldn’t believe it took me over a year! The component was either too large, too heave or too expensive. Then I found these wonderful paper mache’ beads. I combined the bead with Czech pearls of three sizes, and then the Toho Demi’s beads came out. The perfect combo! The pendant is a combination of several components stitched together with the finishing touch of the necklace chain. The chain easily comes off of the pendant so you are able to wear it with your other creations.
For the Intermediate to the Advanced Beader, A Full Day Class
Radiance it sparkles, it shines!
This piece has been designed using unique radiance disks. Build a custom bezel for the radiance disks in two different sizes, embellish with 2mm True Cuts Czech glass, work half-loops of Cubic Right Angle Weave or work half-circles of zipped Right Angle Weave, work a self clasp, make the connections and your done!
This piece fits like a dream, and can be customized by using different sized toggle closures. You must be proficient in peyote and Cubic Right Angle Weave OR Right Angle Weave. As this is a project oriented workshop, time will not be spent on learning the stitches.
For the advanced seed beader. A full day class.
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Faux Marcasite Bracelet
I have always been intrigued by Marcasite jewelry, so very delicate with tiny sparkles! So I decided to make my own version of a Marcasite piece in beads! Using a combination of different sizes and shapes of seed beads and the newer Demi beads I have created this elegant bracelet. The bracelet is delicate in nature and very light in weight. Stitch a duel layered focal point with a Rose Montee’ and Swarovski crystal rounds, connecting half-loops to the focal for the bracelet band. Must be proficient in the peyote stitch
A Full Day Class
The Crown Pendant or Object
The idea for The Crown came about after I saw an adorable crown key fob and I thought it would a really cute piece of beadwork to be simply an object to look at or strung on a purchased chain, beaded chain or a ribbon through a spoke and then it could then be worn as a pendant.Type your paragraph here.
Stitches used: CRAW (Cubic Right Angle Weave) along with stitching in the ditch and embellishments. This works up surprisingly fast as a part of the piece is component based, attached the spokes together and the work a band finishing the beadwork.
For the Intermediate to the Advanced beader, A full day class.