Some Enchanted Beading …

there will come a beader … across a beady class …

Who is this enchanting beader?


Who is Betty Stephan?

Betty has won numerous international awards for her bead embroidery and has been published in several books and publications. Her necklace Cathedral Windows is pictured on the cover of 500 Beaded Jewelry and she was one of 30 featured artists in the book Marcia DeCoster Presents.

 

Her collars, Barcelona (2016) and Carousel of Time (2015), both won 3rd place in the Bead Dreams competition and her necklace Changes won grand prize in Bead Star competition in 2014. She teaches internationally and exhibits at Fine Craft shows throughout the year. When not teaching or designing jewelry in her western New York studio, Betty and her husband travel around the country in their RV – fully equipped to bead as she goes! See more of her drop-dead gorgeous work on her website!

OR … on Facebook too.

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And we have her for 3 days of classes – Nov 3 – 5.

Betty Stephan’s beading classes are focused on learning, but also are relaxed and a lot of fun! Her years of beading and teaching experience and the detailed, illustrated instructions provide the guidance needed to finish her beautiful class projects. (You won’t finish during the class, but you will have everything and all the knowledge you need to do finish at home. Plus – all these classes INCLUDE all the materials you need – a significant value – close to $100 – AND they do not assume that you have ANY beading experience! You could start here! So scroll down and look over the classes – try not to drool on your keyboard, and then call to book your spot!

 

The early bird registration offer ENDS MIDNIGHT TUESDAY. Reserve your spot and special pricing by calling – we will reserve your space in the order in which we get the phone calls!

Phone the store directly to register. Tollfree 877-473-2323 or 416-751-1911
Caution – extreme eye-candy alert!

Enchanted Bracelet/Components – Friday Nov 3 – 10:00 am5:00 pm

Cdn $260.00

Course outline: The round components in this bracelet are a marriage of bead embroidery and bead weaving, beginning with a bead embroidered base, then beads are woven in layers to give more dimension – the connectors are the second component. Kits/instructions will be provided for the bracelets – with additional beads available to create a necklace, cuff bracelet, pendant and/or earrings by combining these components in different ways.

 

The class will cover how to make and join these components together to create the pictured bracelet – but we will also be discussing how to make different pieces from joining components and tips on layout and design. Techniques include bead embroidery stitches, layered beadweaving/bead embroidery, unique edging with O beads, and how to make a beaded toggle clasp. You will complete at least one of each components.
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Note: the class fee includes your project materials – approximate $98 value. Please state your colour choice when registering. Optional add-ons will be available from the instructor at an approximate cost between $15 to $22 CAD.
Skill level: All levels Prerequisite: none!
Technique: Bead embroidery, bead weaving
Bring to class: Magnification if required; scissors
Early Bird Offer! Register on or before October 10 for only $242 + HST. As of October 11, the registration fee will go to the regular price of $260 + HST.

 

Night Music Cuff Bracelet – Sat Nov 4 – 10:00 am5:00 pm

Cdn $255.00

Course outline: This beautifully elegant and textured bead embroidered bracelet is created using velvet ribbon and gold braiding as a base – making it much less difficult to make than it appears! The rhinestone cup chain adds some sparkle and this cuff will be a favorite to wear out on-the-town or for everyday casual.
Several different bead embroidery stitches will be taught, as well as bead weaving a strip and attaching it to the cuff for a 3 dimensional effect. The students will learn how to securely attach cup chain and how to use ribbon and braiding both as a stitching guide and as an embellishment. The cuff will not be completed in class but you will have all of the knowledge necessary to complete it at home.
Note: the class fee includes your project materials – approximate $91 value. Please state your colour choice when registering.
Skill level: All levels Prerequisite: none!
Technique: Bead embroidery, bead weaving
Bring to class: Magnification if required; scissors
Early Bird Offer! Register on or before October 10 for only $235 + HST. As of October 11, the registration fee will go to the regular price of $255 + HST.

Dreamer Necklace? – Sun Nov 5 – 10:00 am5:00 pm

Cdn $255.00


Course outline: This necklace combines metal findings and glass beads to create a stunning statement piece that is a nice wearable size. The pendant hangs from a pretty flowered pattern chain made from MiniDuos and seed beads. MiniDuo flowers are layered onto both a large metal flower on the pendant and a metal leaf that hangs below which have both been hand-painted to coordinate with the color scheme.
Students will Learn: How to make a pretty neck chain by weaving MiniDuo beads and seed beads; how to weave two different flower components and attach them to metal findings; several bead embroidery stitches; and how to make a beaded toggle clasp. The project will not be completed in class; however, you will have all the information to complete the necklace at home.
Note: the class fee includes your project materials – approximate $91 value. Please state your colour choice when registering.
Skill level: All levels Prerequisite: none!
Technique: Bead embroidery, bead weaving
Bring to class: Magnification if required; scissors
Early Bird Offer! Register on or before October 10 for only $235 + HST. As of October 11, the registration fee will go to the regular price of $255 + HST.
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Sign up before Oct 11 to get the early bird pricing.

Phone the store directly to register.

Tollfree 877-473-2323 or 416-751-1911

 

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