Bead Circle Update
“Aurelia Collar” – original design by Laura Graham; modifications by Laura’s Beads
The original version of this necklace is absolutely gorgeous, but unfortunately there were a couple of bead types that we did not carry, and some high quantities of others. Rather than give up on this beauty, we decided instead to make some modifications and create a new necklace with similar elements, but a little more accessible materials list. We are so pleased with the results! It’s elegant and surprisingly easy to stitch too. 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 Stitch Workshop: Flat Chenille
Flat chenille is just a little trickier than tubular chenille, but once you get the hang of the turnarounds it moves along quite nicely! It results in a sleek and smooth bracelet that feels good to wear. We’ve done samples in two different sizes so you can stitch whichever one you prefer, however we highly recommend the larger size beads for the first time you try the stitch.. Click on the photo for details and to sign up:
Beginner Stitch Workshop: Flat Even-Count Peyote
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. 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.