Visiting Instructors, Special Events and Trunk Shows

 

 

 

Amee McNamara

We All Need Closure - Class: $65. Kit: $45

January 24, Friday, 10-4

 

Long before Soutache-Jewelry was a “thing,” soutache braid was used as part of the art of “passementerie” – textile embellishment including things like tassel-making, upholster braid, bullion fringe and clothing decoration often seen on military uniforms. “We All Need Closure” takes soutache back to revisit its roots, using Soutache-Jewelry techniques to create an elegant frog-closure that can be used to fasten a shawl, coat, cape, sweater or even a bag.

 

Great for Intermediate and Adventurous Beginners alike, Students should come to class with a bead-blanket or bead-tray, a good pair of small-to-medium-sized, sharp scissors and any eyeglasses, magnifiers or additional light source they generally use for close-up work. Students are encouraged to bring an item they wish to embellish (shawl, sweater, bag, etc.). Some students will finish their projects in class but – if not – don’t fret… Amee Runs with Scissors’ famous “Whole-Story Instructions” will insure that the projects can be finished at home.

Delicate Matters - Class: $65. Kit: $85

January 25, Saturday, 10-4

The Devil is in the Details…

 

Jewelry – in comparison to – say clothing or furniture – is quite small. Consequently, tiny details are important as they can affect not only the overall look of a piece but its overall mood. The choices we make about small elements and line-qualities can determine whether a piece is seen as classic or edgy, sweet or mysterious.

 

Adventurous Beginners will learn the basics of Soutache & Bead Embroidery while more advanced Stitchers will be excited by learning a new bezel-design and techniques for incorporating some of the newest beads on the market. All kits come with “choices” (skulls or daisies? disks or hibiscus?) and optional design decisions are offered throughout the project.

 

Students should come to class with a bead-blanket or bead-tray, a good pair of small-to-medium-sized, sharp scissors and any eyeglasses, magnifiers or additional light source they generally use for close-up work. To complete the project, students will need flat-nose pliers, flush-cutters and round-nose or looping pliers although it is unlikely that these tools will be needed in class. Projects will not be finished in class but Amee Runs with Scissors famous “Whole-Story Instructions” will insure that the projects can be finished at home.

Persephone's Sampler -

Class: $65. Materials fee: $75

January 26, Sunday, 10-4

 

How does your garden grow? With new skills.

 

Ribbon-work, with its rich colors and textures, is a marvelous way to add dimension and detail to garments, accessories and home-décor projects. Incorporate it into your bead-embroidery pieces, quilts or felting and achieve results ranging from delicate to dynamic.

 

Rather than working with pre-designed kits, students will be encouraged to help themselves from Amee’s “Bead Buffet” to select ribbons, stamens, buttons and beads. Traditional Victorian ribbon-work and contemporary kanzashi techniques will be explored as Adventurous Beginners learn how to make a Kanzashi Chrysanthemum, a Hatpin Rose, Five-Petal Flowers, Double-Ruffled Rosettes and Boat Leaves. These elements can be kept separate or grouped together, finished as pins or kept as appliques and can be used to embellish a hats, purses, shoes, throw pillows and more.

 

Students should come to class with a bead-blanket or bead-tray, a good pair of small-to-medium-sized, an inexpensive, disposable lighter, sharp scissors and any eyeglasses, magnifiers or additional light source they generally use for close-up work. Students are encouraged to bring an item they wish to embellish (hat, bag, shoes, etc.). Some students will finish their projects in class but – if not – don’t fret… Amee Runs with Scissors’ famous “Whole-Story Instructions” will insure that the projects can be finished at home.

Regina Payne

Beaded Bubbles -  

February 21, Friday, 2020, 10-1

Class fee: $45

Half day class, students must know peyote for this class.

Cuff class -  

February 22, Saturday, 2020, 10-4

Class fee: $65

Full day class, students must know peyote.  Intermediate.

Pendant class -  

February 23, Sunday, 2020, 10-4

Class fee: $65

Full day class, students must know peyote.  Intermediate.

Liisa Turunen

Lots of layers -

March 6, Friday, 2020.

Class: $75     Kit: $70

Ocicat necklace -

March 7, Saturday, 2020.

Class: $75     Kit: $125

Burmilla Bracelet -

March 8, Sunday, 2020.

Class: $75      Kit: $115

Marjorie Garcia Barnes

Africanis necklace -  

March 21, Saturday, 2020

Class: $65      Kit: $

Leslie Venturoso

April 2 - 4, 2020

Moonglow Necklace - April 2, Thursday

Class: $65

Opalescence Cuff - April 3, Friday

Class: $65

Tuxedo Necklace - April 4, Saturday

Class: $65

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