Instructor: Maria Rypan
Great intro to pattern motif creation in netting!
The stunning pizzazz comes from the continuous zigzag running around the entire bracelet. The contrast zigzag is set in between contrasting beads. Maria will show you how easily the zigzag pattern is created by colour placement as you bead along. The motifs are quickly formed as you bead weave vertically up and down. The color changes keep you on your toes and works up quickly into a bracelet band. Make it more interesting with a novel melon bead in between the ‘Z’ outline. Once you have the pattern, bead to desired length. Add a tubular clasp for easy on-off and seamless zigzag look.
Supply list for MID-SIZED bead 9" cuff:504 - 8/ mid-sized beads - contrast Z frame and edges
282 - 8/ mid-sized beads - base colour
54 - 5mm melon beads - inside Z (OPTION: 108 - 8/ beads (2 each i/o melon)
4-strand tubular clasp
Beading needle and thread
Bead embellished beaded bead
Instructor: Marilyn Parker
Using two sizes of seed beads you will learn to peyote stitch a beaded bead. Then after beading the bead you will learn embellishment techniques to go over the beaded bead. Depending on what you want to do with it, the beaded bead can stand alone, embellished or hung with a fringe.
Supplies:2- 3 grams size 11 delica beads (db)
4 - 5 grams size 11 seed beads (for fringe)
5 grams size 8 seed beads (A)
7 grams size 15 seed bead (B)
Depending on the necklace style or look you want to create, CHOOSE: approximately 120 or more size 4 mm pearls, crystals or mixture OR 16" strand of small semi-precious chips or size 8 beads
Beading needle and thread or stringing material
Instructor: Elena Iourtaeva
Here’s an introduction to basic origami techniques and adaptation to jewelry making with the origami acting like one big bead! The illustrated piece is 6 cm total height.
Start with large 10 x 10 cm pieces of paper, then use smaller squares to make earrings. Elena will show you the bird-in-flight fold, like in the illustration, and the iconic origami crane fold. She will explain the "bird base" notion, which will help you understand the instructions for more complex bird folds.
Supplies:You will need several square pieces of paper. Elena recommends 10 x 10 cm double sided Japanese washi origami paper for learning, and 5 x 5 cm for the earrings. You can get some 10 x 10 cm paper on Amazon and cut 5 x 5 cm squares from it.
For fancy papers: try Japanese Paper Place in Toronto, Midoco and specialty paper stores carrying large sheets of washi paper to cut down.
FYI: It's OK to use any paper, even post-it notes!
Seed beads and findings to transformed into earrings or a hanging decoration.
Bead Embroidery Tips and Tricks
Instructor: Naomi Smith
In this session Naomi will discuss some of her important considerations and processes when creating her work. She will where required show actual examples and hopefully answer any questions participants have as it relates to indigenous beadwork, techniques and materials. This will be in informal conversation where questions are encouraged. This is an opportunity to perhaps gather more insight into indigenous beading or to learn more about Naomi’s own beading methods and style of work. No materials are required but participants may wish to make their own notes.
Confetti Spiral Rope Bracelet
Instructor: Pamela Kearns