Bead Embroidered Pin (2 sessions)
Let your imagination take flight with bead embroidery!
In this class with Pamela Kearns, you’ll learn the basics of bead embroidery while creating a pin you’ll be proud to wear. Pull beads and a cabochon from your stash and we’ll get you designing your own pin – or take inspiration from the pin shown.
This class will be held in two sessions: Tuesday, May 18 and Tuesday, May 25; 6:30 – 8:30pm both days.
Session 1: Overview of class; learning the stitches; creating a design; gluing the cabochon in place; getting you started on next steps
Sessions 2: Continuation of beading your design; finishing your pin
Type of class: Virtual. A few days prior to the class you will be sent an email containing the class instructions and the electronic link to the Zoom class. Once these instructions have been sent, refunds and cancellations will not be permitted.
Skill level: All levels
Technique: Bead embroidery
Have for class: (please feel free to do a theme of your own choice!)
Cabochon of choice; about 1.25″ across (I used Trio of Bees, Celestial Gold)
White GoodFelt beading foundation or Lucy’s Stiff Stuff
Accent bead(s) if desired (I used a Hummingbird bead)
5x7mm Flare Cup Flowers or other flowers and leaves (I used Green Whisper, Blue Lumi Luster, and Opaque Purple Lumi)
A variety of size 11/0 and size 8/0 seed beads (I used Semi-Glazed Blue Turquoise Rainbow, size 8/0, Galvanized Dark Seafoam (DC), size 11/0, Galvanized Light Mauve (PF), size 11/0, Hybrid Polychrome Olive Mauve, size 8/0
9″ Ultra Suede or Faux Suede, (I used Topiary)
Thread for beading and edging: Miyuki Beading thread recommended
1.25″ pin back
Of special note: the class patterns and instructions from our classes are for your personal use only. Please respect the intellectual property of our artists/instructors by not sharing, selling, or teaching the patterns you receive from the classes you take.