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Monday, April 8, 2013


Need a fun time after the madeness of filing your income tax? I will be teaching 3 classes on April 27 and 28, 2012 at the Innovative Beads Expo in Edison New Jersey.  Here is the info:
                                            WIRE CROCHET

Learn to crochet with wire by making this fun flower and the charming birds nest earrings. Students will learn which sizes of wire are best for crochet, tricks for working with wire, the chain stitch, single crochet, how to add beads to your work, and how to crochet flat shapes and in the
round. Crochet experience helpful but not necessary.
When: Saturday, April 27, 2012   10:30 am-1:30 pm
Class Fee: $60. Pre-register by April 24 and save $10
Kit fee: $30
Kit includes: practice wire, 28 gauge colored wire, 24 gauge colored wire, seed beads, Swarovski pearls, long Magatama beads, ear wires, 2 crochet hooks

Students to bring: scissors, bead mat, diagonal wire cutters, nylon-jaw pliers, chain-nose or round-nose pliers (optional), task light (optional). 

                                              FANCY PANTS

 Start from the very beginning and learn to crochet beads with a chain stitch to make this sparkly necklace that combines pretty nylon cord with a variety of larger beads. Students will learn how to string beads in a pattern, crochet the basic slip knot and chain stitch, crochet with beads, braid 3 strands together, fasten a clasp, and make dangles. No crochet experience needed.
When:   Saturday, April 27, 2012   2:00 pm-4:45 pm
Class Fee: $60. Pre-register  by April 24 and save $10.
Kit fee: $30
Kit contains: nylon cord, size 6̊ seed beads, Magatama drops, 6 mm stardust beads, 4 mm stardust beads, 6 mm beads, 8 mm beads, vintage Czech beads, bead caps, clasp, jump rings, crochet hook, and needle.

Students to bring: scissors, bead mat, pliers for opening jump rings, task light (optional).

                                         AROUND THE BEND

Learn tubular bead crochet with slip stitch so that you can make the lariats that are so popular right now. Students will make a 3.5 inch tube of size 8̊ beads that can be strung as a straight tube or turned into a teardrop-shaped pendant with a few simple wire work techniques. You will learn how to string beads in a pattern, bead crochet in the round, add a new thread; finish a piece with bead caps, and how to combine the bead crochet tube with wire and crystals to create a fun focal piece.

Students must know how to make a slip knot and chain stitch before class.
When:  Sunday, April 28, 2012   11:30 am-1:30 pm
Class Fee: $60. Pre-register before April 24 and save $10.
Kit fee: $30
Kit Includes: Size 8̊ Japanese seed beads, size 8̊Japanese hex or triangle beads, nylon crochet thread, bead caps, Thunder Polish crystals, assorted accent beads and metal charms, 20 or 22 gauge wire, ribbon or cord, crochet hook, beading needles, and safety pin.

Students to bring: scissors, bead mat, task light (optional); also round-nose pliers, chain-nose pliers, diagonal wire cutters, and nylon-jaw pliers if you wish to make the tear-shaped pendant.

Here is the link for class registration Register for Bead Classes.

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