Visiting Instructors for early 2021!

Jean Power (left) & Betty Stephan (right)

COVID-19 isn’t stopping us from bringing you the best instructors from around the world! Thanks to Zoom and technology, we are proud to bring Betty Stephan and Jean Power to BeadFX in 2021. Both are award winning and accomplished bead artists and instructors.

Betty’s bead embroidery 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.

Jean’s spectacular geometric beadwork explores shape and structure. Her designs are easily personalized to reflect your own style.

Betty’s and Jean’s classes will be virtually broadcast using Zoom and will be done live. That means you’ll be able to ask questions, see live demos of techniques and join in the conversations with the instructors and your fellow students. Best of all, you can attend from anywhere in Canada, the United States and the world!


Here’s what is coming up:

Mariposa Bead Embroidered Cuff
Instructor: Betty Stephan
Friday, March 19
10:00am – 4:00pm EST

This layered bead embroidered cuff is sewn on lace shapes to form both the butterfly and the leaves – giving a wonderful dimensional effect. A woven component forms the center of the butterfly while the bead embroidery adds to the intricacy of the piece. Level: All levels. Note: The class fee includes one kit, colour choices are available.

Class fee: $205. CAD
Early Bird Special until January 29, 2021: $195. CAD Click here to register for Betty’s Mariposa Bead Embroidered Cuff class!


Trilogy Necklace
Instructor: Betty Stephan
Saturday, March 20
10:00am – 4:00pm EST

Join Betty to create this pretty necklace that features a combination of bead weaving and bead embroidery. With a triangle shaped crystal at it’s center, it had a unique and quick bezel. Two of the colorways use a crystal with fabric attached to the back, which gives it an unusual and attractive coloring. Level: All levels. Note: The class fee includes one kit, colour choices are available.

Class fee: $205. CAD
Early Bird Special until January 29, 2021: $195. CAD Click here to register for Betty’s Trilogy class!


Love Song Cuff Bracelet
Instructor: Betty Stephan
Sunday, March 21
10:00am – 4:00pm EST

The centerpiece of this cuff is cording that winds it’s way around a large pear shaped Swarovski crystal. It then wanders through the whole bracelet giving the piece nice flow and texture. There will be enough materials in the kit so you can personalize your cuff, or follow the instructions to make one just like the sample. A beautiful edging using Soutache adds the finishing touch. Don’t worry – this class is not difficult! Level: All levels. Note: The class fee includes one kit, colour choices are available.

Class fee: $230. CAD
Early Bird Special until January 29, 2021: $220. CAD Click here to register for Betty’s Love Song Cuff Bracelet class!


Mostra Box and Pendant
Instructor: Jean Power
Saturday, April 17
10:00am – 2:00pm EST

This stunning design combines a geometric pendant and beaded rope with their own optional storage & display vessel. The pendant & vessel combine some of Jean’s unique beading techniques to create spectacular and variable beadwork and each component can be beaded by itself without any obligation to do the rest. Level: Intermediate. You must be very comfortable with peyote stitch and following instructions. Class fee does not include supplies; materials required for the class is listed on the class page.

Class fee: $95. CAD Click here to register for Jean’s Mostra Box and Pendant class!

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