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Pamela Kearns

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Although a seed beader at heart, Pam has been branching out into new techniques and combining the best of all worlds into her creations. She sells her work and peyote patterns in stores, shows and through Etsy. She had her first project published in the May/June 2013 issue of Beadwork. Pam taught at the 2014, 2015, 2016 Bead and Button Shows in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and is teaching five classes at the 2017 Bead and Button Show.

A problem solver, Pam thoroughly enjoys teaching and inspiring students to think beyond basic techniques encouraging students to stamp their own vision on projects.

As a new endeavour in her own teaching career (and fellow ‘Lefty’), Pam has started to include ‘Lefty-Alerts’ within her class instructions ensuring that everyone is able to complete the techniques easily.

Upcoming Events

January 2019
Cdn $50.00 +Kit fee: $15 payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Jewellery Making 101

January 24 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Course outline: Do you want to create jewellery for yourself but have no idea where to start? Join Pamela Kearns for this 'newbie' course and discover just how easy creating jewellery can be. Participants will be able to create up to three of pairs of earrings and a bracelet. You'll learn how to use headpins, open and close jump rings, create wrapped and simple loops, and discover how to use crimps. You'll also learn about what tools you'll need to…

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February 2019
Cdn $50.00 +Kit fee: $15 payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Jewellery Making 101

February 3 @ 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Course outline: Do you want to create jewellery for yourself but have no idea where to start? Join Pamela Kearns for this 'newbie' course and discover just how easy creating jewellery can be. Participants will be able to create up to three of pairs of earrings and a bracelet. You'll learn how to use headpins, open and close jump rings, create wrapped and simple loops, and discover how to use crimps. You'll also learn about what tools you'll need to…

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Cdn $50.00 +Kit fee: $10, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Seed Beading Boot Camp: Spiral Rope

February 7 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Course outline: Spiral Rope is one of the most versatile stitches; change the beads and you change look of your piece completely! The rope itself is flexible and lightweight yet strong enough to hold a pendant. The class will be technique driven and all the materials you need to learn the technique, with written instructions, will be provided. You will then apply the Spiral Rope technique to one of several projects that will be available or you may design your…

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Cdn $40.00 +Kit fee: $10, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Quick and Fun: Stretchy Bracelets

February 21 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Course outline: Stretchy bracelets are all the rage and they are a perfect jewellery choice for last-minute accessories. While they may seem easy, there are some tips and tricks to creating sturdy bracelets. Stretchy bracelets are also easy on/easy off and are especially great for individuals who may have trouble with traditional clasps. Join Pamela Kearns to learn the finer points of making stretchy bracelets for yourself and friends. The class will also discuss design elements and how to camouflage…

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Cdn $50.00 +Kit fee: $10, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Peyote Boot Camp: Diagonal Peyote

February 28 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Course outline: Diagonal Peyote is a variation of flat, even-count peyote that allows for terrific designs ranging from leaf-like earrings (aka Russian Leaves) to zig-zag strips. The class will be technique driven and all the materials you need to learn the technique, with written instructions, will be included in the class fee. You will then apply the technique to one of several projects that will be available or you may design your own project with Pam's help. Any materials needed…

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March 2019
Cdn $50.00 +Kit fee: $10, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Peyote Boot Camp: Using 2-Hole Beads

March 10 @ 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Course outline: Learning to use 2-hole beads opens up your beading horizons! In this class you will learn how to do peyote using 2-Hole beads, such as Diamond Duos, Silky beads or SuperDuos. Students will see examples the stitch using different beads and learn about considerations for each bead type. Don't worry if you haven't worked with the peyote stitch before - you won't have a problem! This class will cover even and odd-count turns using the two-hole beads. It…

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Cdn $50.00 +Kit fee: $10, payable to the instructor the day of the class

Tapestry Sampler Bracelet

March 14 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Course outline: A bead loom is not just for beads! The Jewel Loom is an excellent way to create small tapestry weavings that can be used for bracelets, bookmarks and other small projects. This introductory class will teach you how to warp your loom and create a weft-facing tapestry using a couple of weaves. You'll also learn how to add size 8/0 beads. The instructor will have samples using other materials, such as fine yarn and wire lace. The class…

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Cdn $50.00 +Kit fee: $15, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Jewellery Making 101

March 17 @ 11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Pamela Kearns

Course outline: Do you want to create jewellery for yourself but have no idea where to start? Join Pamela Kearns for this 'newbie' course and discover just how easy creating jewellery can be. Participants will be able to create up to three of pairs of earrings and a bracelet. You'll learn how to use headpins, open and close jump rings, create wrapped and simple loops, and discover how to use crimps. You'll also learn about what tools you'll need to…

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Cdn $50.00 +Kit fee: $10, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Seed Beading Boot Camp: St. Petersburg Chain

March 28 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Course outline: Learn how to do St. Petersburg Chain, a lesser-known but highly versatile bead stitch with instructor Pamela Kearns. With this in-hand beading stitch, you add variations through the edging. You will learn both the single St. Petersburg Chain, the double St. Petersburg Chain. The class will be technique driven and all the materials you need to learn the technique will be provided. You will then apply the technique to one of several projects that will be available or…

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April 2019
Cdn $50.00 +Kit fee: $10, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Seed Beading Boot Camp: Right-Angle Weave

April 4 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Course outline: Learn how to do right-angle weave (also known as RAW). This is one of those basic bead stitches that is the foundation of many a great design. You'll learn how to do flat right-angle weave with various bead combinations and discover why the stitch is called right-angle weave (hint: it's the thread path, not the beads!). We'll also look at ways of embellishing the surface of right-angle weave pieces. The class will be technique driven and all the…

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Cdn $50.00 +Kit fee: $10, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Seed Beading Boot Camp: Spiral Rope Variations 1

April 14 @ 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Course outline: The variations of Spiral Rope is as infinite as the beads you can use! We'll look at two variations of this under appreciated beading stitch: flat spiral and spiral rope using two-hole beads (such as SuperDuos). The class will be technique driven and all the materials you need to learn the technique will be provided. You will then apply either Spiral Rope technique to one of several projects that will be available or you may design your own…

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Cdn $50.00 +Kit fee: $10, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Seed Beading Boot Camp: Cubic Right Angle Weave

April 18 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Course outline: Learn how to do cubic right-angle weave (CRAW) with instructor Pamela Kearns. This stitch create a solid piece of beading and looks scarier than it really is. The beauty of CRAW comes into play when you start changing up your beads to create variations. Available projects will be choices of two bracelets or a pendant. The class will be technique driven and all the materials you need to learn the technique will be included in the class fee.…

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June 2019
Cdn $50.00 - Cdn $60.00 +Kit fee: $10, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Seed Beading Boot Camp: Beading on a Loom

June 13 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Course outline: Beading has been done on looms by several cultures and the myriad of designs reflect a wide range of customs. There are many looms to choose from, depending on what you want to do. Join Pamela Kearns to explore the various looms and their benefits - and drawbacks. We will also looks at the various ways to finish off loomwork and attach a clasp. The class will be technique driven. Handouts will include various patterns and you may…

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