Peyote Boot Camp: Flat Cellini

Course outline: ‘Change the beads – change the look!’. This is especially true when doing flat Cellini. Done in standard even or odd-count peyote, the introduction of various sizes of Delica and seed beads will add texture and movement to your jewellery. Depending on where you add larger beads, the overall shape of the beading will create bumps, height and changes in the width of your beading. What’s the secret? Tension! Join Pamela Kearns and learn about three ways to create flat Cellini. You will receive instructions for all three styles and create samples using the instructor’s beads – or …

Herringbone Ribbon Bracelet

Course outline: Smooth and supple is the best way to describe this stunning bracelet! The new 1.8mm Miyuki cube beads create a wonderful visual texture that is accented with two (or more) sizes of round centre beads. This bracelet will have you applying three seed beading techniques – flat herringbone (also called Ndebelle), ladder stitch and brick stitch. You’ll also be able to choose an optional beaded edge. Skill level: Beginner Plus Prerequisite: Completion of a couple of seed beading projects – any technique. Technique: Flat herringbone (Ndebelle), Ladder stitch, brick stitch, embellishment Bring to class: Two colours of 1.8mm …

Swarovski Trillion Pendant

Course outline: So, you’ve learned to make a peyote triangle (or two) and may have joined them to create a bracelet, bail or a kaleidoicycle, but there’s more you can do! Discover how to use triangular peyote to create a bezel for sparkling triangular Swarovski rivoli! You’ll learn how to start with a hole in the centre and expand and then decrease to capture the rivoli. You’ll again expand your triangle before finally closing it up to finish your statement pendant. There’ more – there’s a secret ingredient to add to the pendant so it hangs properly! Skill level: Intermediate …

Seed Beading Boot Camp: Beading on a Loom

Course outline: Beading has been done on looms by several cultures and the myriad of designs reflect a wide range of customs. There are many looms to choose from, depending on what you want to do. Join Pamela Kearns to explore the various looms and their benefits – and drawbacks. We will also looks at the various ways to finish off loomwork and attach a clasp. The class will be technique driven. Handouts will include various patterns and you may bring and use your own loomwork pattern if you wish. You will need to purchase beads, thread, and findings to …

Spiral Rope – With an Edge!

Course outline: Spiral Rope is an extremely versatile stitch that is easy to customize, yet strong enough to hold pendants with some weight. Join Pamela Kearns to discover how to do the basic stitch – and then how to create a consistent edge of decorative beads to enhance your project. Students will create a piece of beading that can be used, in conjunction with chain, to create a necklace or simply add clasp to to create a bracelet. The instructor will also show and explain other projects that can be done with this technique. Skill level: All levels Prerequisite: Comfort …

Fractal Peyote Triangular Pendant

Course outline: So, what would happen if you took a stack of triangles and spun them around? You would get this marvelous pendant! Join Pamela Kearns and discover how to make this statement pendant, done all in one piece. This pendant is done using size 10/0 delicas and works up fairly quickly. Small drop beads on the triangle corners help to give the pendant drama and movement. As you add layers, the triangles develop a wave along the edge. You’ll also see other samples of fractal triangles using smaller beads for earrings, etc. This is an easy technique and involves …

Candy Band Bracelet

Course outline: Join Pamela Kearns and explore how you can combine 2 styles of two-hole beads to create a slinky – yet quick and easy bracelet! Your colour choices can make your bracelet sharp and sporty to elegant and sophisticated – or somewhere in between! You won’t stop at just one bracelet (nudge, nudge, they make great Christmas gifts). Skill level: All levels Prerequisite: Comfort using needle and thread. Technique: Seed beading Bring to class: One strand of two-hole Candy beads One tube of Diamond Duos or Gem Duo beads Size 8/0 Japanese seed beads; about 50 beads are needed, …

Peyote Bubble Bracelet

Course outline: Join Pamela Kearns and learn how to make this fun bracelet using two sizes of Super Duo beads accented with druks. You’ll learn how to do tubular peyote using two-hole beads and then embellish to help give the bracelet structure. Skill level: All levels Prerequisite: Some experience with seedbeading will be beneficial. Technique: Tubular peyote Bring to class: One or two vials of regular SuperDuo beads (quantity depends on size of bracelet needed) One vial of mini SuperDuo beads Approximately 70 4mm druks or fire-polish beads (more for longer bracelets) Size 11/0 seedbeads Clasp of choice Beading thread …

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 …

Peyote Boot Camp: Chevrons

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 before starting your project in size 11/0 or size 10/0 Delica beads. The project will be to start a bracelet. …