Diane Dennis Beadwork

Glamour Girl Earrings

These simple but elegant earrings remind me of the earrings of the glamour girls of the past and the jewelry they wore, Sophia Loren, Joan Crawford are just a few. These earrings work up quickly after the first one. These earrings feature Chaton’s and a pear-shaped fancy stone. Depending on the crystal color chosen you have a couple of options for embellishments, 2mm Swarovski crystal, 2mm Czech pearls or 11/0 seed
beads. You have the option of utilizing several options for earring findings, you may use a ear-wire or feel free to use a post.

Prerequisites for this class: proficiency in the peyote stitch and step ups.


This is an intermediate level beading project.

​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.

A Simple Elegance

You will have a blast making this wonderfully elegant necklace, made with Miyuki’s cotton pearls and Mini Duo’s. Since this necklace is made with cotton pearl this necklace is amazingly light in weight. As this necklace is a component based piece once you have made the first one, each component works up very quickly by connecting one to another. You can make your necklace adjustable in length by make an additional toggle clasp in second length.


You must be proficient in the peyote stitch


This is an intermediate level beading project


A three Hour Workshop

Short But Sweet Earrings

These earrings are so much fun to make and they work up quickly after you have made the first one! With that said these earrings will make a great gift for your friends that would love a set of something you have made just for them. You will create a beadwork bezel to nest you chaton crystal in, then we shall embellish with those lovely Toho Demi beads in two sizes, along with crystals and crystal pearls. Finish them off with a couple of fancy ear-wires, or glue on posts if you prefer.


For the Intermediate Level Beader, a 3 hour class

Add some flash to your ears with these earrings that dangle and sparkle. First capture a crystal chaton with a beaded bezel, and then encase these beaded beauties with a beadwork loop. Add a little additional shine by suspending your Chaton in the loop from ear-wires that sparkle. Personalize your earrings from a selection of chaton colors that suit your personality.


Stitches: Circular peyote with step-ups, stitching in the ditch


3 hour class, Intermediate beading level

Acorn Pendant Necklace-This Workshop Will Be Available 2018 

The last few years I have been fascinated by the costume jewelry of Miriam Haskel, after seeing an exhibit of some of her vintage pieces in a museum collection. These pieces have become prizes of collectors, her jewelry was worn by Joan Crawford, Lucille Ball, Gloria Vanderbilt and the Duchess of Windsor. Joan Crawford was rumored to have owned a set of every ‘Haskel’ produced. This is my ode to Miriam Haskel, the Acorn Pendant Necklace. This piece will have different looks by how you suspend your ‘acorns’ AND WILL BE DISCUSSED IN THE WORKSHOP. 

Stitches used: circular peyote and herringbone


an intermediate level beading project


A Three Hour Workshop

Three Hour Workshops