Huichol-style Bead Mosaic: Working on a Curved Surface

Course outline: The Huichol People of Mexico use beads embedded in wax to portray images for ceremonial art. Join Pamela Kearns to learn how to use this ancient, yet easy, technique. Students will learn how to apply the wax to a 3-D wood shape and apply beads to create a design. Students will also learn how to seal the beading. Note: a kit is required for this class. You’ll see a variety of items that have been done using this style of mosaic beading and learn what works well – and what doesn’t! Students are welcome to bring an assortment …

Jewellery Making 101

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 start with and which ones you might want later. This class will feature lots of demos and personal interaction. This …

Stretchy Bracelets on the Endless Loom

Course outline: Expand your stretchy bracelet tool box by learning how to create them on the Endless Loom. Pamela Kearns will teach you how to judge your size and allow for ease of wear. This style of stretchy bracelet allows for more than one ‘row’ of beads and still not need to deal with a clasp. You’ll see finished bracelets in all three available loop sizes using various beads. By using size 8/0 or 6/0 beads in your design, you will be able to finish your bracelet during class time and wear it home! Skill level: Beginner Prerequisite: N/A Technique: …

Seed Beading Boot Camp: Spiral Rope Variations 1

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 project with Pam’s help. Any materials needed for the projects will be your responsibility to purchase but are readily available …

Tapestry Sampler Bracelet

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 project will be a narrow tapestry bracelet embellished with beads. You may not completely finish your project in class but …

Peyote Boot Camp: Using 2-Hole Beads

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 will not focus on creating or reading patterns. The class will be technique driven and all the materials you need …