Beading Classes!

The following beading classes are taught by Cheryl Erickson,  a professional bead artist and bead instructor whose work has won awards and has been featured in books and magazines.  Cheryl has taught for over 20 years at shows – including the Bead & Button Show, stores, and bead societies across the country.

You can signup for all classes by calling the gallery at 515.255.0218 or stopping in!  Please signup early so the instructor has time to prepare kits for the class.

Friday 5/17 and Friday 5/24, 6-9 pm:  Freeform Brick Stitch Necklace  (Class is held over 2 sessions)

Try Freeform.  This class mostly gears itself to brick stitch, but free form allows anything to happen. Even if you are not a brick stitch fan, you will enjoy the flexibility you have with this stitch. Students will follow specific steps to start their own Free-Form journey. Learn how to use ladder and brick stitch, along with other stitches, to solve problems and create unique parts of a whole project. And if you are into bead embroidery you will love the similar journey this project provides. There will be several color choices to inspire you. Students will create a unique necklace or a bracelet if they prefer.

This is an intermediate skill level project.  You should be familiar and comfortable with beadweaving. No freeform experience is needed.

 

Class Fee: $60 + Kit 65. All materials, beads, and findings provided for you to complete a bracelet project.  Bring glasses if you need them.


Saturday 5/18, 9-11am:  Foxglove Bracelet

This is a fun bracelet using the new teacup beads to create a cha-cha style bracelet with lots of movement. It looks like foxglove flowers hanging from your wrist. Teacup beads for flowers, dragon scale beads for leave and an optional crystal rondel for a little added sparkle.

This project is best for an advanced beginner student. You should have tried beadweaving before. 

Class Fee: $40 + Kit 30. All materials, beads, and findings provided for you to complete a bracelet project.  Bring glasses if you need them.

 

 

 

 

 


Tuesday 5/21, 6-8 pm:   Chenille Embellished Rope Bracelet

Make this wonderful embellished bracelet using several different sizes of drop beads and a unique chenille technique. Very simple and very fun. This project is appropriate for beginner beaders but fun for everyone.

Class Fee:  $50 + Kit $35. All materials, beads, and findings provided for you to complete a bracelet project.  Bring glasses if you need them.

 

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