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
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
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.
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.
Diane Dennis Beadwork
Dream A Little Dream
Dream A Little Dream is the result of playing around with bezeling a large crystal pearl and then wondering . . . trying to figure out what the heck to do with the beautiful result! After two years I decided that it was time to put this little gem into something, the counts decided the piece must become a necklace! But then they didn’t connect as I had wanted . . . so the unique circle links were born. The beaded circles connected so beautifully to the layered and crystal embellished pearl bezels so . . . it must have always been met to be. Must be proficient in the peyote stitch and be comfortable in stepping up.
Intermediate to Advanced beading level
A full day class
Full Day Workshops
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.
Play With Fire Necklace-Play With Fire Necklace will Be Available 2018
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