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The Basics of ‘Peyote with a Twist, Not Crochet’

April 22, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 4:30 pm

Cdn $60.00

Course outline: Created by Gerlinde Lenz, this particular technique has caught the imagination of many seed beaders! Although the longest technique name in the world, ‘Peyote with a twist, not crochet’ gives the illusion of a beaded single-crocheted rope, but done using peyote stitch. Pamela Kearns will take you through the basics of how to create an even-count flat start and how to then create the tube and continue from there. This is a technique-based class; you will learn on size 8 seed beads and proceed, if you wish, to using size 11 seed beads. The class will also include how to finish the ends for a bracelet or necklace.

A project will not be the focus of this class, but information will be given about how to make a beaded length for a pendant and where to find patterns.

Skill level: Beginner Plus

Prerequisite: Experience with flat even-count peyote will be very beneficial but not required.

Technique: Peyote with a Twist, Not Crochet

Bring to class:

  • 2 or more colours of size 8 Miyuki seed beads
  • 2 or more colours of size 11/0 Miyuki seed beads (optional)
  • Beading thread of your choice
  • Beading needle
  • Scissors
  • Magnification if required

Of special note: the class patterns and instructions from our classes are for your personal use only. Please respect the intellectual property of our artists/instructors by not sharing, selling, or teaching the patterns you receive from the classes you take.

How to Register and Cancellation Policy: see details below.



April 22, 2018
11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Cdn $60.00
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BeadFX, 19 Waterman Ave, Unit 2
Toronto, Ontario M4B 1Y2 Canada


Pamela Kearns

How to Register:

  • You may register on-line through the form above, or by phone at (416) 751-1911, or in-person at our store.
  • Payment is required in advance for registration and may be done on-line at the time of registration or in-person at the store.
  • Some classes have associated kit fees, please check class details to see where applicable. Some kit fees are payable to the store, some to the instructor and may be cash only in that case.
  • For some studio classes, those using fire-breathing torches and fast spinny things a waiver must be signed acknowledging you have experience or training in their use, and we will ensure you have training to work safely!
  • Some classes have age requirements. Students MUST be mature and responsible to work safely to be allowed to take some of our lampworking, soldering, fusing, and some metalsmithing classes.

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.