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Friday, December 27, 2013


Cupid's Gift wire crochet class

 Now that the Christmas rush is over, I would like to remind everyone that I am teaching Cupid's Gift on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at the Fashion Institute of Technology from 10am-4pm for The Bead Society of Greater New York.  NOTE: we have had to change the original January date to February.
     Why the name?  Ancient Romans believed that the rose got its thorns when Cupid shot an arrow into a rose bloom after being stung by a bee hiding in its petals.  In this class you can combine Bohemian glass spikes from York Beads, wire crochet, size 8/0 seed beads, and crystals to make a modern interpretation of that myth that can be worn as a pendant or brooch.  Students will crochet a flower of wire and add two sizes of spikes and crystal roundels to the center.  Crocheted wire leaves, a bead crochet stem of seed beads and more spikes, a crocheted wire backing, and a pin back will complete the project.  Prior crochet experience is helpful.
     The fee for members of The Bead Society of Greater New York is $65 plus supplies; the fee is $95 for non-members.  Kits will be available in class for $65 or you may bring your own supplies.  A supply list will be provided once a reservation is paid for.
     To register, call Carole Horn at (212) 650-1778 between the hours of 9am-9pm.  Once you have put your name of a workshop list, you must immediately send in your check.  For more information about workshop policy, you can visit Bead Society Greater New York.

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