Coming this August.
to get notified when we set course dates and open enrollment. When you sign up before March 15, 2020 you'll receive 25% off the price (we will email you the coupon when we open enrollment). This Master Class is priced at $99 ($74.25 with the discount).
Mona Cliff will share 20 years experience in seed bead embroidery. Beading for Beginners is a Master Class tailored to teaching the fundamentals of two needle embroidery on felt, for the purpose of creating jewelry, earrings or necklaces. The process is accessible to all tribes and a great way to continue cultural preservation. We'll start off with the basics of bead embroidery, then once you've learned the fundamentals we'll move on to creating and understanding how to build design with beads. By the end of class, you will have embroidered your choice of either a necklace or small pair of earrings.
This class is paced to give you the time you need to follow along and create your own beautiful piece of jewelry. Mona will deliver 6 tutorials, releasing a new lesson every two weeks. You'll be able to access the videos on your own time, pose questions to the instructor and the class, and upload images of your work as you go along to receive feedback from the instructor and other students.Goals:
1. Students will learn fundamentals of bead embroidery.
2. Students will then make either a necklace or a small pair of earrings.Requirements:
No prior experience is necessary. Students must acquire the basic tools:
- size 12 sharps needles
- size D Nymo thread
- size 12 seed beads
- beeswax (to condition thread)
- 1 sheet of felt (EZfelt or heavy stabilizer Pellon)
- quick dry tacky glue
- thin cardboard (a cereal box will do); and
- small scissors.
Students creating a necklace will need waxed imitation sinew and the beads of your choice to make the necklace you will affix your medallion to, and students creating earrings will need earring posts or hooks.
All items can be purchased online at several beading websites, including Firemountain Gems, Shipwreck Beads, Supernaw’s Oklahoma Indian Supply, and Crazy Crow. If you are not able to purchase online, supplies can be acquired at craft stores.Milestones:
1) Learning 2 needle flat stitch (lessons 1, 2 and 3)
For the first milestone, students will successfully create a small medallion of one color. This approach is best for beginners to understand the fundamentals of bead embroidery without the added stress of creating a design. You'll learn how to create, back, and edge a medallion in the first three lessons
2) Learning how to Use Beading Designs (lessons 4, 5 and 6)Once you have made your 1st medallion, you will move onto creating a second small medallion that includes a design element. Students who choose to create earrings will make two identical medallions.
You'll finish your medallion(s), add the necklace or earring posts/hooks, and edge your medallion(s).