Classes and Events

2017 Schedule:

June 6-9th

Bead and Button Show

Milwaukee, WI

Beetle Wing Broadcollar


Date: Tue. & Wed. June 6 & 7

Time: 9:00am-4:00pm (1 hr break) (12 hours)

Skill Level: Advanced

Adventurous students will seamlessly blend crystal-encrusted bead embroidery with delicate hand-drilled beetle wings, in an extravagant piece worthy of royalty. The lustrous metallic green of the wings steals the show, and is mirrored in the Swarovski crystal, with hints of Amethyst peeking through.
Students will Learn:
The main focus of this workshop will be combining bead embroidery and natural double-drilled beetle wings into a flexible broad collar that will be sized to fit. Techniques of peyote stitch bezels, brick stitch edging, and wrapped wire loop techniques will also be used.
Proficient with peyote stitch, wrapped wire loops, basic bead embroidery.
Sign Up:
Date: Tue. June 6
Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm (3 hours)
Skill Level: All levels
Clusters of crystal bicones explode from a rivoli centerpiece nestled within a beaded bezel, creating an opulent cocktail ring that is a real stunner.
Students will Learn:
The main focus will be on the bead embroidery top, peyote stitch bezel, fringing, and brick stitch edging. The flat, peyote stitch band and its attachment will also be discussed and demonstrated.
Peyote stitch experience is helpful, but not required.