We love bead embroidery. It’s super fun and forgiving, no rules just beads attached to foundation and beautiful jewelry created. These are also techniques that can be used to create embellishments for needlepoint. Think outside the box. Once you learn the techniques you can make it your own.
Join us March 1 – 3 for 4 fabulous classes with the one and only Kinga Nichols. Sign up for one, two, three or four classes. The choice is yours. Check your calendars, spaces are filling fast.
Opals! – March 1, 11-5 pm
When Kinga was here the last time she had so many gorgeous models with opals in them. Swoon! We asked her to develop a class just for us so we could play with opals. This is it. Class will begin with a basic supply kit*. From there we will select Opals from her trunkshow (at an additional cost) and build our own necklace, bracelet, earrings whatever we want. These are just a few of the gorgeous pieces Kinga has made with opals and labradorites.
Relic Earrings, March 1, 6-9 pm
You know I love these earrings. I will so be wearing these all the time. A little bead embroidery. A little bead weaving and voila! Earrings are done.
P.S. In case you are wondering, I also see these as flower centers on a needlepoint canvas. Just sayin….
Zhuangzi’s Butterfly, March 2, 11-5 pm
By popular request, Kinga will be teaching this amazing bracelet for us. While there are plenty of bead embroidery elements here, a lot of this project is good old fashioned stitching, sewing. The bracelet comes together from ten components, she will make the process easy peasy for you. The name of the project has to do with Master Zhuang’s dream:
Once upon a time, I, Chuang Chou, dreamt I was a butterfly, fluttering hither and thither, to all intents and purposes a butterfly.
I was conscious only of my happiness as a butterfly, unaware that I was Chou. Soon I awaked, and there I was, veritably myself again. Now I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly, dreaming I am a man. B
etween a man and a butterfly there is necessarily a distinction.
Monastery Windows at Dusk, March 3, 11-5 pm
This beautiful component based bracelet features gorgeous silk and bead embroidery embellished elements, The outcome is a wonderfully luxurious bracelet that has the look and feel of fine jewelry, trapped in time.The design is built around the repetition of window like components, playing with light and dark, textures and negative space. The finished bracelet seems to glow from within.
Full details are on the website. Click here. Check your calendar and call us to sign up. Spaces are filling fast.