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January 2018

Intermediate Bead-Weaving Class: “Half Tila Herringbone Bracelet”

January 20 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
$9

This bracelet is smooth, slinky and very comfortable to wear! The technique is simple -- just flat herringbone with half-tila and size 15 seed beads. You can also do a little chunkier version with brick and size 11 seed beads.

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Intermediate Bead-Weaving Class: “Snow in Silver Necklace”

January 23 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
$9

Original design by Tatiana Garkushova; modified by Laura's Beads. To make this beautiful necklace you'll be stitching a base of netting using two different colors of seed beads to create the eye-catching stripes. Small bugle beads bridge each stripe and a third color of 11 defines your netting "intersections".  Embellish your completed netting with crystals, pearls, or druks. 

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Beginner Class: Pearl Knotting

January 27 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
$9

Learn how to knot pearls in the traditional way using silk cording and a special bent-nose tweezer tool. Initially you'll be working with our beautiful selection of glass pearls, mixing in crystals here and there for sparkle. Once you learn the technique you'll have the ability to restring real vintage pearls you might already have at home and repair those family heirlooms!

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Beginner Stitch Workshop: Russian Spiral

January 30 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
$9

This Stitch Workshop will teach you how to create the beautiful and popular Russian Spiral.

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February 2018

Intermediate Bead-Weaving Class: “Rag Rug Peyote Bracelet”

February 3 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
$9

This is called "rag rug peyote" because when the bracelet is finished it looks an awful lot like a rag rug, doesn't it? It's a fun, very free-form technique where you'll use a variety of beads in various counts to create this look. You can make your stripes run either horizontal or vertical by stitching the width or length of your bracelet.

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Beginner Bead-Weaving Class: Starburst Earrings

February 6 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
$9

Another creative and easy-to-understand pattern by Deb Roberti. This time she incorporates two different color, two-hole SuperDuo beads and superuno/drop/rizo beads for a pair of earrings that are simple to work up and are a great introduction to bead weaving.

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Intermediate Stitch Workshop: Double Spiral Rope

February 10 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
$5

If you've learned how to do a simple, single spiral rope, this is the perfect workshop for you! Now you'll learn how to vary your bead types and create a double spiral for a much more substantial version of this popular stitch.

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Intermediate Bead-Weaving Class: “Susie’s Serpentine Necklace”

February 13 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
$9

This versatile and comfortable necklace is stitched using tubular herringbone with stations of various beads to create an slinky, undulating look. You'll learn how to take your tubular herringbone to the next level by using "increases" or "stitch in the ditch" techniques to add those special beads.

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Laura’s Beads is closed on Sunday & Monday. All our sessions are held in person at our shop, we do not offer virtual classes.