Private: #B254 Woven Beaded Earrings
April 28, 2020
Instructor: Lyn Stanton
Tuesday, April 28
Beaded Earrings are always in style. This technique has been used by many cultures, “the brick stitch” is a free-form beading stitch, as in no loom required. In this online guided session, Lyn will use large pony beads to demonstrate the technique and explain how to design a successful pattern. The demonstration will use a simple pattern, but once you get the hang of it, you can explore much more complicated designs!
You will need:
-Beads! Traditionally this technique calls for seed beads. These are very small and can be hard for beginners, so choose a bead size you feel you can work with comfortably to get the hang of the technique.
-Beading needles – You need a needle that can easily pass through the bead several times with thread. I recommend using actual beading needles. You may want to also purchase some needle threaders as beading needles’ eyes are VERY small, and can be hard to thread.
Thread – I like nylon beading thread. It is very thin and very strong. Regular sewing thread will not be strong enough.
To make a pattern, you will want some special “brick pattern” graph paper. Download HERE, and some colored pencils.
Special Note: This sort of work requires a steady hand and either good up-close vision (or corrective lenses), or I recommend using a magnifying lamp.
To register, fill out the form below. You will get a confirmation email with a “practice link” think of it like going to an empty chatroom. Then about an hour before the actual class, registration online will close and registrants will receive a new link to join the “live” class.