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December 2020

Learn Right Angle Weave *R.A.W.* 10:30-12:30

December 3, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Donna’s Beads, 2717 Beneva Road
Sarasota, FL 34232 United States
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$25.00

Right Angle Weave (RAW) is a wonderful must learn stitch for any new beginner beader. The nature of this weave allows for many possibilities for necklaces, bracelets and pendants with tons of design possibilities. Join Judi Dean in learning this great Beginner stitch. Level: Beginner Cost: $25.00 Materials not included Time: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm Instructor: Judi Dean Health & Safety Precautions: If you have a cough, fever or any symptoms of illness, please do not come to class.…

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Embrodiered Monogram Workshop 12:30-3:30

December 3, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Donna’s Beads, 2717 Beneva Road
Sarasota, FL 34232 United States
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$95.00

Check out these fabulous custom, hand painted, made to order monograms! Just stunning!! In this 3 hour workshop students learn how to bead embroider your very own custom monograms up to 3 letters. Open to all levels. Ellen will help students with the different embroider stitches and design your set of initials. No two are ever the same! Registration: Once a student has registered and paid for the workshop, we will take their initials (up to 3 letters). The custom…

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January 2021

Zoom Open Beading 1:00 – 2:00

January 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Donna’s Beads, 2717 Beneva Road
Sarasota, FL 34232 United States
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Join us Thursday every two weeks or twice a month for Zoom Open Beading. The link and passcode are below and stays the same for each event. We hope you can join us to say hi, catch up and show us what your working on and have made. Let's catch up! Time: 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. To join It's easy! Follow the link below and use the passcode on the day of. This link and passcode can be used…

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Learn Basic Peyote 10:30 – 12:30

January 15 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Donna’s Beads, 2717 Beneva Road
Sarasota, FL 34232 United States
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$25.00

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 the beautiful designs and colors used in them. Peyote stitch can be used to create beaded jewelry like necklaces, bracelets, earrings and sculptural peyote techniques…

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Zoom Open Beading 1:00 – 2:00

January 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Donna’s Beads, 2717 Beneva Road
Sarasota, FL 34232 United States
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Join us Thursday every two weeks or twice a month for Zoom Open Beading. The link and passcode are below and stays the same for each event. We hope you can join us to say hi, catch up and show us what your working on and have made. Let's catch up! Time: 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. To join It's easy! Follow the link below and use the passcode on the day of. This link and passcode can be used…

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Zoom – Harlequin Bracelet January 28th

January 28 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Donna’s Beads, 2717 Beneva Road
Sarasota, FL 34232 United States
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$25.00

Learn how to create this elegant bracelet using odd count peyote with a 4mm bicone row through the center. Learn the “ladder stitch turn around” for odd count peyote and how to add a different bead within the body of the peyote work Intermediate level: Basic knowledge of even count peyote stitch is required. Just Zoom Class: $30.00 Zoom Class + Kit: $60.00 (free shipping within the USA) Kit: the colorway shown in the picture with the option of silver…

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Pearl Knotting January 29th

January 29 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Donna’s Beads, 2717 Beneva Road
Sarasota, FL 34232 United States
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$25.00

Join Judi Dean in this wonderful beginner class in learning the classic pearl knotting technique. This time honored tradition is open to Beginners and All Levels. Level: Beginners and All Levels. Cost: $25.00 Materials purchased separately Instructor: Judi Dean Health & Safety Precautions: If you have a cough, fever or any symptoms of illness, please do not come to class. We take the safety of our staff, instructor and students seriously. Please call our store in this event and other options can be…

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February 2021

Zoom – ZoliDuo Bracelet February 11th

February 11 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Donna’s Beads, 2717 Beneva Road
Sarasota, FL 34232 United States
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$25.00

Join Peggy Stirling in making this fun bracelet using ZuliDuos and Firepolish beads. In class she will show you how to make the bracelet. You can also make earrings as well. Level: Beginner Just Zoom Class: $25.00 Zoom Class & Kit: $60.00 (free shipping within the USA) Kits: Come in 4 different colorways as shown below Each kit comes with pattern, full tubes of the beads you need for the project, as well as the clasp and earring set. Needle…

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Freeform Peyote February 16th

February 16 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Donna’s Beads, 2717 Beneva Road
Sarasota, FL 34232 United States
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$30.00

I think the easiest way for us to explain this technique is ‘beading without structure’. So, in any of the ‘standard’ Peyote techniques, you have a strict thread path to follow. With Freeform Peyote you deviate from the path to create amazing unique one of a kind pieces. This is a brilliant way to use up any leftover beads in your stash. Level: Intermediate Beginner - must have basic knowledge of Flat Peyote stitch Cost: $25.00 Materials not included Time:…

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Cubic Right Angle Weave February 19th

February 19 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Donna’s Beads, 2717 Beneva Road
Sarasota, FL 34232 United States
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$25.00

This stitch is an incredibly versatile bead-weaving technique that can be used to create incredibly strong beaded structures for beaded necklaces and bracelets. Cubic right-angle weave differs from tubular right-angle weave in that it is a solid piece of beadwork with little “walls” between each unit. Level: Intermediate - must know Basic Right Angle Weave stitch Time: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm Cost: $25.00 + Materials Instructor: Judi Dean Health & Safety Precautions: If you have a cough, fever or any symptoms of illness, please…

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