Crazy Coils Bracelet

Class Schedule at String Bead through December

I’m excited to now be teaching at String Bead in Chico, CA through the rest of the year! String Bead has a vibrant and diverse selection of classes and, as a guest teacher, I will mainly be teaching seed bead weaving and wire work there. Check out the schedule after the jump  and call String Bead to sign up (530/894-2323). Or, if you have any questions, feel free to comment below or contact me!

 

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Candy Cane Earrings — $30.00 Materials not included

Celebrate the sweetness of the holidays with these cute Candy Cane Earrings! You’ll learn increasing and decreasing Brick Stitch and Ladder Stitch and how to follow a pattern. These make great gifts!

Level: Intermediate Beadweaving (Beginners are still welcome, maybe work with 8s instead of 11s)

  • Saturday, Oct. 29th 2-5pm
  • Saturday, Nov. 19th 2-5pm

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Viking Knit Rope Bracelet — $35.00 Materials not included

Wow. It looks impossible but making this rope chain is actually pretty easy. We’ll weave wire into a loose pattern and then learn how to draw it down into a smaller, longer, compact rope. Also learn lots of ways to finish your piece. Weaving tool provided for you to take home.

Level: Beginner-Intermediate Wire (Beginners are welcome but Intermediate wire workers will not be bored)

  • Saturday, Sept. 3rd 10-2pm
  • Tues. Nov. 8th 10-2pm

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Crazy Coils Bracelet — $30.00 Materials not included

Learn all about coiling wire, coiling the coils, and coiling around beads! This is an impressive wire-worked bracelet that shows off ceramic Kazuri beads. You’ll take basic wire skills a step further, using the Coiling Gizmo, working with heavy & thin gauges, and making your own clasp.

Level: Beginner-Intermediate Wire (Beginners are welcome but Interemdiate wire workers will not be bored)

  • Tues. Oct. 4th 10-1:30pm
  • Saturday, 5th 10-1:30pm

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Tubular Peyote Stitched Vial — $30.00 Materials not included

By stitching around a sweet little glass vial you’ll learn the basics of tubular peyote stitch – a classic beadweaving stitch that comes in handy in lots of situations. You can make this decorative vial (make it into an amulet necklace, or a pretty gift that holds special treasure!) or, if you prefer, you can bring something else to bead around. We we will cover even- and odd-count tubular peyote as well as how to create and follow a pattern.

Level: Beginner-Intermediate Beadweaving (Beginners are welcome but Intermediate beaders will not be bored)

  • Saturday, Sept. 24th 10-1pm
  • Saturday, Nov. 19th 10-1pm

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Flat Herringbone Stitch Bracelet — $30.00 Materials not included

Bead up some pretty and comfortable flat bracelets and learn herringbone stitch in the process! Flat herringbone stitch weaves beads into an unusual pattern and, here, colorful strips of beads accent the background. The variations to this pattern are countless and these little bracelets look great layered on your wrist! Bonus stitch: we’ll also use Brick Stitch to end the bracelet.

Level: Beginner-Intermediate Beadweaving (Beginners are welcome but Intermediate beaders will not be bored)

  • Saturday, Oct. 29th 10-1pm
  • Saturday, Dec. 10th 10-1pm

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Beaded Embroidered Cabochon Pendant — $40.00 Materials not included

Learn the basics of bead embroidery by stitching a cabochon to a suede backing. We’ll cover back-stitch, peyote stitch, edging, bead embroidery, and bail-making – the fundamentals for both basic and elaborate bead embroidery projects.

Level: Intermediate Beadweaving (Beginners are still welcome, just pick a smaller stone)

  • Tuesday, Sept. 6th 10-2pm
  • Saturday, Oct. 15th 10-2pm
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