September 14 - 17, 2017
Sun Dance Pendant
Create a unique bead embroidered pendant using a wooden cabochon focal, porcupine quills and bead embroidery techniques. In this fun workshop students will choose their focal cab from a large assortment made by artist Gill Rippingale. Gill is a master at pyrography where she uses a fine tipped hotwire to burn each picture into the wood.
Heidi has tackled the old traditional quillwork techniques and has transformed them to be more user-friendly. Students will learn both the zigzag stitch as well as a plain band technique. Students will also learn to make a sweet dangle using horsehair; this technique can be used for many other applications.
There is nothing simple about quillwork; this will be a challenging class but Heidi will be there to walk students through every step of the process.
You'll Never Bead the Same!
Beyond Beadery presents...
Use a combination of stitches to bezel and connect juicy glass cabochons, Swarovski chatons, and chessboard flatbacks to make this elegant necklace. In this component based project, you will have a few different connection styles that can be used in future projects, and the instructions include a bracelet design. The main stitches are right angle weave and peyote. Students will learn three bezel techniques, and several connections mixing seed beads, pearls, Swarovski stones, and glass cabochons. I encourage students to be inspired by and use these components / techniques in their repertoire of beadwork.
Wild Thing Cuff
Create a highly embellished bead embroidered cuff from cabochons, wood rings and fiber. Pick your own animal cabochon from Sherry's stash to personalize your beaded art piece. Peyote stitch, back stitch, picot edge and embellishing are all part of the process.