Course outline: This is a terrific opportunity to work with 2-holed Czech Silkies, O’s, new finishes on 6mm fire-polished crystals and Matubo seed beads in interesting finishes. I designed the Sierra Nevada for Beadsmith’s Inspiration Squad using the textured Chalk Travertine 8/0 Matubos seed beads. BeadFX has the same finish in 7/0 Matubos which would work fine. As you can see, the design works well in other colours.
This modified netting technique has tapered ends attached to a tubular clasp for a comfortable fit. Choose to make a double or triple version. Working with 2-hole Silkies is interesting because they dictate the thread path. Come and explore!
Skill level: Beginner
Prerequisite: Comfortable with in-hand beadweaving
Bring to class: 2-hole Czech Silkies, 'O' beads, 6mm fire polish crystals, size 7/0 Matubo beads or size 8/0 Czech or Japanese seedbeads (Maria will provide specific quanities); beading needles, bead thread of choice, clasp of choice; Magnification if required; scissors
Class cancellation policy: If you need to cancel, please let us know 5 days prior to the class. Cancellations made later than that will forfeit the class deposit or fee. We may re-schedule or cancel classes if we do not receive the minimum number of bookings, or in case of bad weather or instructor illness. In this case, you will be notified and the fees will be refunded or issued as store credit.
Price: 35.00 +HST
Kit Fee: 10.00 Includes: Written instructions, pattern with supply list
Duration: approximately 3 hours
Students are eligible for our 15% student discount card!
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To register for this session, please call 416-751-1911 or toll-free 1-877-473-2323 now, because many of our sessions fill up quickly! We limit class sizes so you can get the best value.
Only 8 seats total for this class!
About Maria Rypan
Maria Rypan is a well-known bead artist, researcher and recognized expert on "gerdany", Ukrainian-style of beadwork. Her work is featured in many beadwork publications. Since 1995 Maria teaches, produces a kit line and lectures on beading and global folk arts. She’s Just returned from a research trip In Ukraine and Czech Republic.
Her specialties are netting, unique beadweaving and loomweaving. Maria enjoys teaching and showing how adaptable beadweaving is; how it can change by asking “What IF?”. Her greatest satisfaction is the student’s “ahha” moment.