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Learn Basic Peyote Stitch January 27th

Donna's Beads 2717 Beneva Road, Sarasota, FL, United States

Ever wanted to learn beadweaving but didn't know where to start? This is your class! A classic stitch that is so versatile and used in so many patterns. The peyote stitch is usually one of the first things a new beader learns. Flat peyote patterns are a favorite of both beginner and experienced beaders for...

Cartonnage Tissue Box Cover January 30th

Donna's Beads 2717 Beneva Road, Sarasota, FL, United States

In class, Susan will guide you through this box-making technique. Using quilting fabric, chipboard, poster board, and glue you will go home with a beautiful tissue box cover. To register call: 941-444-7457 Level: All welcome Cost: $45.00 + $15.00 basic kit fee (does not include your fabric) Students will use 2 coordinating fat quarters (1/4...

$45.00

Tubular Netted Bracelet February 1st

Donna's Beads 2717 Beneva Road, Sarasota, FL, United States

Fun beginner class learning this classic stitch to create either a bracelet or a necklace. Level: Beginner & All Levels Class Fee: $35.00 Materials purchased separately from the class fee Time: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm Instructor: Judi Dean No Refunds or Reschedules on Classes

Learn Baic Kumihimo & Designing February 6th

Donna's Beads 2717 Beneva Road, Sarasota, FL, United States

Kumihimo is an ancient Japanese form of braiding using multiple strands of cord and/or ribbon. Kumihimo braids are very popular for bracelets but can also be used in necklaces and beads can be added.  Join Susan at Donna’s Beads to learn this fun technique as well as designing. Level: Beginner and all Levels Welcome Cost: $35.00 +...

$35.00

Huichol Necklace February 14th

Donna's Beads 2717 Beneva Road, Sarasota, FL, United States

Huichol is a netting stitch unique to the Huichol Indians of Mexico. It has a distinctive style that includes gradations of color in geometric designs, and unlike Native American beadwork, this Huichol-style pattern does not require a loom and can be done with a single needle. To register call 941-444-7457 Level: Beginner Intermediate Class Fee:...

Learn to Bezel a Rivoli Crystal February 15th

Donna's Beads 2717 Beneva Road, Sarasota, FL, United States

Bezels are an essential component to jewelry making when learning to set Rivolis or gemstones. A well-set bezel setting will show off it's encased gemstone by having a neat, smooth finish and not coming too far over the stone. Learning the basic technique of how to set a gemstone cabochon in a bezel will help to create a neat...

Embroidered Monogram Workshop February 17th

Donna's Beads 2717 Beneva Road, Sarasota, FL, United States

Check out these fabulous custom, hand-painted, made-to-order monograms! Just stunning!! In this 4-hour workshop, students learn how to bead embroider their very own custom monograms up to 3 letters. Ellen will help students with the different embroidery stitches to design your set of initials. No two are ever the same! Registration: call 941-444-7457 Once a...

Learn Herringbone Stitch February 22nd

Donna's Beads 2717 Beneva Road, Sarasota, FL, United States

This technique earned its name because each pair of beads lies at an angle, resembling the backbone of a fish. Herringbone stitch works up in tidy columns that can be given a 3D texture by using different size beads, or be embellished with beads between each column. To register call: 941-444-7457   Level: Beginner & All...

Cartonnage Tissue Box Cover February 22nd

Donna's Beads 2717 Beneva Road, Sarasota, FL, United States

In class, Susan will guide you through this box-making technique. Using quilting fabric, chipboard, poster board, and glue you will go home with a beautiful tissue box cover. To register call: 941-444-7457 Level: All welcome Cost: $45.00 + $15.00 basic kit fee (does not include your fabric) Students will use 2 coordinating fat quarters (1/4 yard fabric...

$45.00

French Beaded Flowers February 28th

Donna's Beads 2717 Beneva Road, Sarasota, FL, United States

All French beaded flowers are made with beads that are held in place with wire. The wire is shaped into petals and leaves (“units”) using two main techniques, the Loop and the Basic. These two techniques, used alone, or in combination with one another, are the foundation for all other design variations and give each...

$35.00

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