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Pamela Kearns

 

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 and 2017 Bead and Button Shows in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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

July 2019
Cdn $40.00 +Kit fee: $10, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Seed Beading Boot Camp: Finishing Touches

July 25 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Course outline: You love seed beading! Right-angle weave, spiral rope, loom work, St. Petersburg chain, peyote - you name it, you're doing it! Problem is - you're not sure how to attach a clasp or which kind of a clasp will work best. Bring your ready-to-finish projects to this technique-based class with Pamela Kearns and, together, we'll troubleshoot finishing options (there is always more than one way to finish a project) and what style of clasp will work for the…

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August 2019
Cdn $40.00 +Kit fee: $10, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Pocketful-of-Posies Bracelet

August 8 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Course outline: Discover how to create these delightful little components using brick stitch with Pamela Kearns! Newbies to brick stitch will love how quickly components work up. If you already know brick stitch, you'll discover the secret of starting on the outside of a bead. Either way, you'll have a substantial yet stylish bracelet. You'll also see how to create a matching pair of earrings! Written and illustrated instructions are included in the class fee as well as optional French…

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

Connect the Dots: Dot Stitch Bracelet

August 22 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Course outline: Spiral rope is extremely versatile and variations are unlimited. In this class with Pamela Kearns, you'll learn how to do the Dot Stitch version of Spiral rope while making yourself a bracelet. This fun stitch creates clusters that resemble miniature beaded beads. Bring a variety of shaped beads that you can use; there isn't a wrong combination of beads - the possibilities are endless! You will also see examples of how you can use the same stitch to…

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

Jewellery Making 101

September 12 @ 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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Cdn $60.00 +Kit fee: $25, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Peyote Boot Camp: Crazy about Carrier Beads

September 15 @ 11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Pamela Kearns

Course outline: You've seen those delightful beaded beads - strips of peyote wrapped around two-hole Carrier beads. Beaded Carrier beads are then used to create bracelet and necklaces. There are lots of patterns already out there that are available for you to do. BUT - there is still more that can be done with peyote and Carrier Beads! This class with Pamela Kearns will stretch your basic peyote skills to include other ideas - including adding texture with 'stitch in…

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

Ginko Garden Trellis Bracelet

September 26 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Course outline: In this class with Pamela Kearns, you'll create a beautiful bracelet using the new 2-hole Ginko beads plus seed beads and demi beads. Reminiscent of a garden trellis, this bracelet is easy to do and fun to wear. Skill level: This class is suitable for students of all levels. Prerequisite: Comfort with a needle and thread is helpful. Technique: Seed beading Bring to class: Two tubes of Ginko beads One tube of size 8/0 Toho Demi beads One…

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October 2019
Cdn $50.00 +Kit fee: $20, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Peyote Boot Camp: Chevrons (Pierced Arrow Peyote)

October 10 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Course outline: This intriguing flat peyote technique creates chevrons that can be as intricately decorated as you wish or left as simple colour blocks. Edge variations include a jagged edge similar to arrows or a smooth edge that creates a band. As with other boot camps, this is an technique-based class that will take you through the steps to create a piece of beadwork and how to create a self-toggle finish or with snaps. You will learn on larger beads…

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