Bead Embroidery with a Cabochon
Date and Time: 04/20/2019 from 10AM- 4PM
Instructor: Karen Kubby
Prerequisites: Any seed bead weaving experience.
Participants will make a pendant using Toho seed beads, montee crystals, Ultrasuede, and a stone or glass cabochon. Bezeling the cabochon and how to do running stitch will be the core of this class. Your piece will be beautifully finished on the backside.
Kasuri-Tsunagi Necklace: second workshop in Kumihimo Weekend Retreat$168.00 Add to cart
Date and Time: 04/27/2019 from 10:00AM to 4:00PM
Instructor: Laurel Kubby
Prerequisites: Any kumihimo experience.
Join Master Beader and Beadology Iowa co-owner Laurel Kubby for 3 days of intensive and fun kumihimo braiding. Take one class or all three.
This round braid has a huge advantage over kongo-gumi, the first braid that most people learn. It does not spiral. This allows you to have beads hang along one edge (or 2) without distortion. This is perfect for necklaces & bracelets. In this class, you will make a necklace with Swarovski pearls along one edge.
This technique is suitable for beginners (with some experience) on the marudai & adventuresome, experienced beginners on the disc.
Take one class for the price listed.
Take two classes for 10% off.
Take all three classes for $380—that’s 20% off.
To get these discounts, you will need to call the store at 319 338-1566 to register over the phone with a credit card or come for a visit.
Kumihimo Charm Bracelet through Kirkwood Community CollegeRead More
Date and Time: 03/28/2019 from 5:30PM to 8:30PM
Instructor: Cheryl Weatherford
Prerequisites: No experience needed.
This is a great introduction to the Japanese tradition of Kumihimo. Learn to use a disk to braid satin cord. You will have a selection of charms to add to your weaving. No experience needed.
Registration is through Kirkwood Community College. Register at: www.kirkwood.edu and go to Continuing Education and then search for Beadology Iowa under the instructor search. On site registrations will be taken if registration through Kirkwood meets minimum requirements of two participants.
$30 instructor fee/$38 materials fee.
Peyote Stitch Beaded Beads through Kirkwood Community College Continuing Education Program$58.00 Add to cart
Date and Time: 04/18/2019 from 1:00PM to 4:00PM
Instructor: Karen Kubby
Prerequisites: No previous experience necessary.
Weaving with beads isn’t has complicated as it looks. Peyote stitch is a versatile and often used seed bead weaving technique. Students will make beads by beading a rectangle then folding it up and zipping it closed to make a tight and seamless tube. Fancy your bead up by adding layers of embellishment. Samples of finished jewelry using peyote stitch will be available with discussion on the techniques used to construct them.
Registration is through Kirkwood Community College or on site–follow this link to register and look for Beadology Iowa under the instructor search.
On site registrations will be taken but not counted towards the minimum class size in order for the class to take place.