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.

Lacey Spiral Bracelet, Saturday July 13th   9-Noon

 

This bracelet has a delicate lacey look with a unique texture.  Because four different sizes and colors of seed beads are used fun color combinations are one of its great characteristics.  A fun and unique project makes a great class for everyone. This is an advanced beginner project.  Beader should be comfortable with bead weaving in general but not necessarily skilled at any particular stitch. 

 Class Fee:  $40 + Kit $25. All materials, beads, and findings provided for you to complete a bracelet project.  Bring glasses if you need them.

 

 


 

 Tuesday, July 16th, 6-8pm:  Cross Over to Dragon Scales

Make this great rope with unique textures. Use SuperDuos and Dragon Scales with Cubic Right Angle Weave. It could just as easily be made into a necklace. It is a fun project to wear. Even though it seems like it would be prickly, it is not and it moves so smoothly like fabric. There will be several color combinations to choose from. Discussions will include stitch techniques and properties, working tension, working with multiple bead shapes and sizes, possible bead substitutions, sizing the project and attaching a clasp. This is an intermediate beader skill level project.

 

Class Fee:  $30 + Kit $50. All materials, beads, and findings provided for you to complete a bracelet project.  Bring glasses if you need them.

 


Tuesday, July 23rd, 6-8 pm:   Carrier Bead Peyote Bracelet

 

Learn to make peyote strips with Delica beads and cover the carrier beads to make this beaded bead bracelet.  Several different pattern sets will be available. You can pick and choose what patterns you make and the order you put them in. Only a couple of beads will be completed in class time, and you will finish the project at home.  All skill level of beader will enjoy this project.   

 

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

 

 

 

 


 Mini Ornament Workshop, Saturday, July 27th  9-11am.  Signup by Thursday, July 25th!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Choose an ornament to make in this ornament workshop.  Many different projects will be available during this time. From Beginner (B) to Advanced Beginner (AB) to Intermediate (I) skill level beaders.

Clear instructions will help you along the way, and I will be there to help as well.  In most cases you will just get a start in this two-hour workshop and complete the project at home. Except for the netted ornament and possibly the pine cone which may be finished in class . 

You must sign up at least 2 days prior to the class to allow kits to be made in your color choice.

Class fee + kit total price is shown above in the photo .

All materials, beads, and bulb provided for you to complete a bracelet project.  Bring glasses if you need them

 


 

Stellar Ornament, Saturday July 27th, 1-4pm - Signup by Thursday July 25th!

Make this great 3-dimensional star for your tree or any fun decoration.  It uses long bugle beads and seed beads with clear line to make this 20-pointed star.  Yes, for those geometry geniuses it is a striated icosahedron. No need to be a beader or to have any special skills to make this one, everyone is welcome.

Class Fee:  $30 + Kit $15. All materials and beads provided for you to complete an ornament project.  Bring glasses if you need them.

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