Bead Circle Update
NEW: The “Infinity Bracelet” by Jill Wiseman is a real show-stopper! It’s stitched with multiple sections of cubic right-angle weave connected with rings of crystals. Since Jill’s original bracelet is large, we also put together a smaller version by attaching the rings the long way for those of you who prefer a more petite bracelet.
Cubic right-angle weave stitch can be tricky when done with all the same color of size 11 seed beads so we are treating this bead circle somewhat as a stitch workshop. If you are already comfortable with this particular stitch, you can feel free to start right off making the bracelet, however if you are new to the stitch or need a refresher, we highly recommend that you bring two colors of size 8 seed beads to practice with first and we’ll help you prepare to work with the smaller beads.
Click on the photo for details and to reserve your seat:
NEW: The beautiful “Provence Necklace” by Maria Teresa Moran has a bezeled rivoli that is stitched with a combination of seed beads and superduos. Add a dangle for elegance and simple beaded straps to finish it off and you have a complete necklace in just a few hours! Click on the photo for details and to reserve your seat:
Click here to find our more about our Bead Circles and see a list of all the various projects that are coming up. Some bead-weaving experience necessary to participate.
Classes Newly Added to Calendar
Intermediate Bead-Weaving Class: The Bi-Bo Basket Weave Bracelet is a wonderful example of stitching multi-row right-angle weave using 2-hole beads. You can make the bracelet in different widths and with different types of beads for a variety of looks, as you can see from the photo below. Click on the photo for details and to sign up:
Beginner Bead-Weaving Class: The “Twin Peaks Bracelet” from Deb Roberti can be made using either the unique, diamond-shaped “Silky” beads or “Honeycomb” beads, as you’ll see in our variety of stitched samples. This piece is perfect for those new to bead-weaving, so come and give it a try! Click on the photo for details and to sign up:
NEW Intermediate Wireworking Class: This wire wrapped pendant is a little more complex than the basic one that we offer on a regular basis. Now you’ll start learning how to use half-round wire to create small wraps around the square wire that runs the perimeter of the piece for a more detailed piece! Click on the photo for details and to sign up:
Intermediate Wireworking Class: Learn the basics of wire weaving through this simple and beautiful bracelet. Add some beads along the way to add color and shine. Finish it off with a decorative swirled ending or leave the ending straight so that you can wear several of them stacked, your choice! Click on the photo for details and to sign up:
Beginner Wireworking Class: This adorable dragonfly pendant works up quickly and easily. They are beautiful in an assortment of colors so you’ll definitely want to make several of them! Click on the photo for details and to sign up:
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 email@example.com and let her know what you are looking for. Original patterns are typically available by request after the Bead Circle sessions have been completed.