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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

October 2018
Cdn $50.00 +Kit fee: $15 payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Jewellery Making 101

October 25 @ 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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November 2018
Cdn $45 - Cdn $50.00 +Kit fee: $10, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Peyote Boot Camp: Even Count Peyote Holiday Edition

November 4 @ 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Course outline: Peyote stitch creates an amazing fabric of beads using only beads, a needle and thread. If you have been intimidated by peyote stitch in the past or are a first-time peyote learner, this class is for you! The class will be limited to 6 students so that each student can receive as much attention as possible. This four-hour class with Pamela Kearns will begin by using large cylinder beads, giving you the chance to learn the stitch before…

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Cdn $50.00

Seed Beading Boot Camp: Tubular Herringbone

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

Course outline: Tubular herringbone makes fantastic ropes that are slinky and easy to wear. As with flat herringbone, you can do tubular herringbone using regular and 2-hole seed beads - change the beads and you change the look. Students will also learn how to make their designs spiral for a completely different effect. We'll also look at how to create an invisible join so that you don't need to use a clasp. Projects will include a necklace rope and two…

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Cdn $45 - Cdn $50.00 +Kit fee: $10, payable to the instructor the day of the class

Peyote Boot Camp: Odd-Count Peyote Holiday Edition

November 18 @ 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Course outline: So you've learned even-count peyote stitch are now ready for the sister stitch: odd-count peyote! Perhaps you've been intimidated by the odd-turn? Come on out and I'll remove the scariness! This four-hour class with Pamela Kearns will begin by using large cylinder beads, giving you the chance to learn the stitch before progressing to smaller size delica beads. You will learn the three ways of making the odd-turn and what the pros and cons are of each method.…

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Cdn $40.00 +Kit fee: $12, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Netted Wooden Ornament

November 29 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Course outline: Here's jewellery for your Christmas Tree! Learn how to do netting around a wooden ornament that can be hung on a Christmas Tree or on a stand. The class kit will include one pre-painted and varnished wooden ornament in gold, silver or natural. The ornament shown is only a guide - we'll discuss how you can personalize the pattern! Skill level: All levels Prerequisite: Comfort using a needle and thread Technique: Netting Bring to class: 1 tube of…

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December 2018
Cdn $40.00

Netted Snowflakes

December 6 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Course outline: Create a flurry of snowflakes with seed beads, a needle and thread! Great for ornaments, hostess gifts and as an add-on to a gift, you'll want to stitch up a blizzard of them! Change the size of the snowflakes simply by changing your bead size. Great for those last-minute gifts! Skill level: All levels Prerequisite: N/A Technique: Netting Bring to class: Bring 1 bag of white seed beads and one bag of an accent colour (both size 6…

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January 2019
Cdn $50.00

Seed Beading Boot Camp: Brick Stitch

January 10, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pamela Kearns

Course outline: Brick stitch is an off-loom, in-hand stitch that you can use in a multitude of ways. You will learn how to start brick stitch from a ladder stitch start as well as how to start it from an object like a metal link; how to increase and decrease with brick stitch. 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…

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

Jewellery Making 101

January 24, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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

Seed Beading Boot Camp: Spiral Rope

February 7, 2019 @ 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 included in the class fee. You will then apply the Spiral Rope technique to one of several projects that will be available or…

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Cdn $50.00

Peyote Boot Camp: Diagonal Peyote

February 28, 2019 @ 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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