New This Week at Laura’s Beads – 10/23/18

Our email last week was completely focused on our new product arrivals and Venetian glass trunk show, so this week we want to update you on the all new sessions we’ve added to our calendar. We also want to thank all of you who attended our first trunk show — it was a real hit and I know I personally can’t wait to assemble my new beady treasures into pieces to wear!


Classes Added to Calendar

Intermediate Class: “Katja Necklace” designed by Ella Des, www.ellad2.com
This stunning necklace is made up of square components featuring a sparkling Swarovski chaton at the center of each. It is finished with detailed straps of seed beads.
Click on the photo for details and to sign up; three dates to select from when registering

Bead & Button Bead Circle: “Cathedral Windows Ornament”
Designed by Cathy Andrews, www.etsy.com/shop/andreacatherinejewelBeginner/Intermediate level
Get a head start on stitching Christmas ornaments for your tree or gifts! This merry ornament cover that features window-like beaded archways made of traditional seed beads pearls and crystals.
Click on the photo for details and to sign up; three dates to select from when registering

Intermediate Class: Bead Embroidery Cuff 
The latest bead embroidery piece designed by Dawn is a beautiful hard cuff featuring a Czech glass cabochon and glass buttons, fully beaded. In this class you will learn how to modify a standard bezel to create one with a star shape, plus how to create your own shapes and designs in the spaces surrounding the bezeled features.
Click on the photo for details and to sign up

Beginner Class: Viking Knit
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. In this class the instructor has chosen a piece where you only make a partial section in Viking knit with the intention that you will be able to learn how to complete your piece and use the drawplate while in the classroom. Once you learn the technique, the designer will have pieces to show you that are made fully of viking knit and also pieces where beads are added to knit as you go, all to give you inspiration of where you can grow!
Click on the photo for details and to sign up

Beginner Stitch Workshop: Peyote Stitch
This 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

Intermediate Class: Diagonal Cellini Bracelet designed 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.
Click on the photo for details and to sign up

Intermediate Class: “Faenza Beaded Beads” Designed by Nela Kábelová (www.gianelle.beadforum.cz), compliments of Beadsmith
We are so addicted to beaded beads here at the shop that when our friends at Beadsmith offered this fantastic FREE pattern, it was a no-brainer that it needed to be a class! There are no core beads needed for these; there are superduos and miniduos on the inside as well as the outside to give the bead a very firm structure. They work up quick and easy too! You can play with the colorways, either making each beaded bead the same or mixing up the colors, as you can see in the various photos. We even took some and strung them on ball chain to make a simple necklace.
Click on the photo for details and to sign up

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 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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