Workshops

Workshops

The opening of our Guest Artist exhibitions includes a special opportunity for visitors to join the artists for a weekend of learning and exploration.

The Museum of Beadwork will also offer ongoing monthly classes. We are committed to educating, inspiring and supporting new and evolving artists.

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Botanical Bangle Class with Melissa G. Shippee

March 7th, 2020, 11am to 5pm

Class and kit sold separately. You can also bring your own supplies.

Combine the best of both worlds with bead weaving and bead embroidery all in one magnificent bracelet project! The name can be deceptive, as this bangle is really a cuff with a hidden opening. Create luxurious leaf-shaped bezels and beaded leaves and sew them onto a base to create a firmly structured, gorgeous statement piece that will last a lifetime.

Prerequisites: three-sided prismatic right angle weave (PRAW-3), peyote stitch


Gemma Foliata Class with Melissa G. Shippee

March 8th, 2020, 11am to 5pm

Class and kit sold separately. You can also bring your own supplies.

Use three-sided Prismatic Right Angle Weave to create a stunning teardrop bezel, chaton bezel, and curly, leaf-like components reminiscent of the shapes and colors of plant life. Each component is an intricate exercise in prismatic right angle weave that will teach you how this stitch can be coaxed into dramatic shapes.

Prerequisites: three-sided prismatic right angle weave (PRAW-3), peyote stitch, netting


Butterfly Kisses Class with Cynthia Rutledge

November 3rd, 2019, 11am to 5pm

Class and kit sold separately. You can also bring your own supplies.

Butterfly Kisses has a double rope of pearl-filled netting ending with a pretty clasp. The central flower has a three dimensional center that is highly embellished with little spikes, pearl petals and peyote stitch bottom petals. It is brightly colored and gave me the impression of a breath of spring.


Falling for You Class with Cynthia Rutledge

November 2nd, 2019, 11am to 5pm

Class and kit sold separately. You can also bring your own supplies.

Three organic leaf shapes are joined at the beginning ends of the leaves to form the central component of this design. Using a fun technique of color grading really makes this design shine. A beautifully bezeled cushion cut CZ adds the elegance to this design and just the right touch. A variation of RAW is used to create a fabulous strap ending in two lovely buttons and a button connector.


Rue de la Paix Class with Cynthia Rutledge

November 1st, 2019, 11am to 5pm

Class and kit sold separately. You can also bring your own supplies.

Rue de la Paix has two pearl "heads", each embellished with three 6mm CZ's, that are bezeled with peyote stitch, along with rings of crystals for an added sparkle. The body of the bracelet has a brass cuff blank and a rubber tubing armature that supports two tubes of peyote stitch that are shaped to curve to the shape of the cuff blank. Fashion and beadwork come together….creating elegance along the way!


Dahlia Daze Class with Laura McCabe

October 6th, 2019, 11am to 5pm

Class and kit sold separately. You can also bring your own supplies.

There's nothing like a dinner plate dahlia on a summer afternoon and that's exactly where this necklace found it's inspiration. The elaborate 3-D dahlias are perched atop beaded triangles. By using combination beading techniques and color graduation when stitching, these flowers are true likenesses to their natural counterparts. An alternative 3 flower necklace design is also included with workshop instructions. Proficiency in herringbone, peyote stitch and chenille (if opting for the 3-flower alternative) is highly recommended.


Fuchsia Lariat Class with Laura McCabe

October 5th, 2019, 11am to 5pm

Class and kit sold separately. You can also bring your own supplies.

This elegant lariat necklace features three stunning, highly sculptural fuchsia flowers. Combination stitching and unique assembly techniques result in these life-like beaded wonders of nature. Techniques include peyote stitch, right-angle weave, herringbone and chenille stitch. Proficiency in all four stitches is strongly recommended for this workshops.