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Betty Stephan

Betty Stephan’s beading classes are focused on learning but at the same time 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.

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!

Upcoming Events

November 2017
Cdn $260.00

Enchanted Bracelet and Components with visiting instructor Betty Stephan

November 3 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Betty Stephan

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…

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Cdn $255.00

Night Music Cuff Bracelet with visiting instructor Betty Stephan

November 4 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Betty Stephan

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.…

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Cdn $255.00

Dreamer Necklace with visiting instructor Betty Stephan

November 5 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Betty Stephan

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…

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How to Register:

  • You may register by phone at (416) 751-1911, or in-person at our store.
  • Payment or a deposit is required in advance for registration.
  • 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 18 years or older in order to be able to take any 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.