New This Week at Laura’s Beads – June 19

Check out the latest sessions added to our calendar — hope to see you soon!

Intermediate Level:

Beadwork Magazine Circle: Pondo Lace Bracelet designed by Cristie Prince
Demi-round seed beads bring an elegant, lacy look to this diagonal stripe bracelet. This is the first time we’ve played with the unique Pondo stitch here at our shop, so we are looking forward to sharing our experience with all of you.
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Beadwork Magazine Circle: “Anunnaki Pendant” by Penny Dixon
Use right-angle weave, netting and a mix of Czech glass beads to form this stunning 3-dimensional pendant. The designer compares the eight-pointed star motif in the pendant to the symbol of Anu, the main god of Anunnaki; thus the unique name for this piece. We’re showing one of our samples on a chain, as suggested in the magazine, however we also stitched a tubular chenille rope to pair with our second sample. This rope will be offered as a separate class coming up, so keep watching our website for those dates!
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Intermediate Bead Weaving Class: “Tila Wave” Bracelet by Deb Roberti
This classic design from Deb Roberti was one of the first that used Tila beads when they came out. The winding road of tilas, sparkling crystals and seed beads is elegant and fun to make.
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Viking Knit Workshop — New Date Added
Viking Knitting dates very far back, as you can probably guess from the name! It’s a method of weaving thin wire around a dowel in a way that creates a stunning result when completed and pulled through a drawplate.
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Perfect for Beginners:

Basic Bead Stringing
Learn the basics of stringing beads on flexible beading wire. You’ll play with design options with guidance from your instructor, as well as learn how to crimp and finish your piece.
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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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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!

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 and let her know you are interested. We love to share!

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