Dream Enchanted Night Music with Betty Stephan

As a child, my mom got me doing embroidery – the chain stitch, lazy daisy, outline – all done with a needle and colourful embroidery floss on a pre-printed design. And yes, stitched embroidery continues to this day – but I know she would be astounded with BEAD embroidery! If you haven’t caught the bead embroidery bug (the wonderment is contagious!) and are filled with admiration about what bead embroidery can produce but are worried if you can do it? YES, YOU CAN!

Betty Stephan is an award-winning design and much sought-after designer. She has designed her classes so that students of all experience levels can accomplish and learn from her projects. Newbies to bead embroidery will learn the basics and then be able to work on increasing their skills as they progress through the project. Experienced bead embroiderers will see how she combines findings and unusual components in her designs. You won’t finish the projects during class time, but you will have all the instructions and information to finish it at home (or bring it to Afternoon Bead Tea and Open Beading Night for some tips and assistance!).

Here are Betty’s three classes — the photos do not do the projects justice! Drop by BeadFX and see how drop-dead gorgeous they really are!


Enchanted Bracelet/Components: Friday, November 3, 10:00 am5:00 pm

Cdn $260; Early Bird Offer extended to Friday, October 20 for only $242 + HST.

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.
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.


Night Music Cuff Bracelet: Saturday, November 4, 10:00 am5:00 pm

Cdn $255; Early Bird Offer extended to Friday, October 20 for only $235 + HST.

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.


Dreamer Necklace: Sunday, November 5, 10:00 am5:00 pm

Cdn $255; Early Bird Offer extended to Friday, October 20 for only $235 + HST.

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.
Note: the class fee includes your project materials – approximate $91 value. Please state your colour choice when registering.

 

Phone the store directly to register: 877-473-2323 (Tollfree) or 416-751-1911.

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