New This Week at Laura’s Beads – April 24

We are back from vacation and have been busy busy busy adding LOTS of sessions to our calendar! Almost all the sessions we posted were as a result of customer requests, so be sure to let us know if there is a particular project you are interested in and we’ll do everything we can to get it on the calendar.

Events Newly Added to Calendar

Intermediate Level:

Beadwork Magazine Bead Circle: “English Garden” Set by Debora Hodoyer
Use circular netting with Arcos par Puca beads to create romantic earrings with a pattern reminiscent of English gardens. We also took the same pattern and created a matching bracelet, incorporating jump rings to connect the components.
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Intermediate Bead-Weaving Class: “Mosaic Bracelet” by Laura
This bracelet was inspired by looking at a photo of some beautiful mosaic tile work. This bracelet replicates the look of the mosaic tile using Tila beads, bugles and Delicas. Having straight edges, these beads fit together just perfectly. This pattern will instruct you the order to pick up each bead type, however you’ll be a part of the design process by deciding how to lay out your Tilas. The photo shows three examples, but the possibilities are unlimited, so get creative!
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Intermediate Bead-Weaving Class: “Herringbone Stripes Bracelet” by Laura
Herringbone is one of the favorite stitches here at Laura’s Beads. You’ll find that this bracelet is easy and relaxing to stitch, plus the added 4mm beads give it a little texture and a nice feel on your wrist. You can customize both the colors and the width for a whole variety of looks, including a wrap-around version!
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Intermediate Bead-Weaving Class: Beaded Vase
There are many beautiful designs for beaded vases out there. We particularly liked one by Busy Crow Designs  that we found several years ago, so we used some components of theirs to begin our design, then modified from there. We added extra bugles and made pointed drops to put a more contemporary spin on their more traditional original design. Since we originally made these in the fall, we also made a fun Halloween version! These make a wonderful gift.
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Intermediate Bead-Weaving Class: “Diagonal Cellini Bracelet” by Laura
This workshop will show you how stitching peyote with different size beads will make the 3-dimensional effect referred to as “Cellini” stitch to create this beautiful statement piece of jewelry.
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Beginner Level:

Beginner Class: Basic Kumihimo with Beads
Kumihimo is the ancient Japanese art of braid making. You’ll learn how to interlace strands of cording on a disc, while dropping beads into position. If you’ve never tried it before, we’re sure you’ll enjoy this very unique form of beading!
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Beginner Bead-Weaving Class: “Printemps Earrings” by Deb Roberti
These sparkling, yet simple earrings pair up wonderfully with everything. If you’ve been starting to learn to do bead-weaving and have made a few bracelets and necklaces, you can use a few matching beads to make pairs of these earrings to coordinate with those completed pieces. If you haven’t done any bead-weaving as of yet, these are also a great place to start.
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Beginner Bead-Weaving Class: Peyote Workshop
This Peyote Stitch Workshop will teach you how to stitch the flat, even-count version of this versatile technique. The beads in peyote stitch sit in a brick formation, however is is worked in a very different way from a brick stitch. For each stitch you’ll pick up a new bead and sew through the next high bead from the previous row. In this workshop you’ll be making a stylish tri-color striped cuff.
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Click here to view our complete calendar of upcoming projects!


Until next time, have a sparkling week and happy beading!


Remember, if you are interested in making any of the projects shown in our emails, but are not in the area to join in, you can now purchase all the necessary supplies on shop.laurasbeads.com!

Many of the patterns are available through popular magazines or websites, which will be indicated on our website when you click on any of the projects above, so that you can view a materials list. If it’s an original pattern, simply email Laura at laura@laurasbeads.com and let her know you are interested. We love to share!


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