Pyramid Scape Necklace

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This lovely necklace is reminiscent of ancient Egyptian jewelry.  The Pyramid Scape necklace has nine dimensional pyramids fastened across its center to represent the Ennead, also known as the all-powerful 3x3 Triple Triad - completion, fulfillment, and attainment.  Designed in multiple tones of the color of gold that the ancient Egyptians associated with the Sun, which is a symbol of happiness, success, attainment, prosperity and true friends.  It brightens all things in its rays adding a sense of optimism and good cheer.
Students will learn peyote stitch with CzechMates two-hole brick beads and learn to stitch the pyramids in dimensional peyote stitch with increases and decreases to create the shape.  The focus will be on creating the base, making and attaching the pyramids to the base and completing one half of the clasp.   

Instructor: Adele Kimpell
Instructor Bio:  Adele is a Minnesota based, primarily self-taught beader, who has had a love affair with needle and thread arts since the age of 13.  Introduced to off-loom bead weaving in 1994, she spent her 8 years learning and experimenting with technique and has been designing jewelry, authoring and illustrating patterns and teaching for the last 12 years at beads shops, bead societies and guilds, and bead shows at a national level.  Adele's philosophy is to design for the novice to intermediate bead artist, but, to incorporate elements that appeal to the advanced bead artist.  Adele loves to pass on her knowledge and skills and to give her students a solid foundation in technique and to help instill in them the self-confidence to design and create on their own.  She derives satisfaction from seeing how each student embraces a project and makes it his/her own.  She is know by her students for her well written instructions with full color illustrations, her patience, her knowledge and helpful hints and rips. Adele is the founder of, and a partner in, Bead Dreamers.  Adele is currently the Newsletter Editor for the Upper Midwest Bead Society and is a 2015 Starman TrendSetter.

Level: All Levels
Class Fee: $28.00
Kit Fee: $45.00     Kit is not required.
Kit Includes:  4 strands CzechMates bricks (50 per strand): light to dark
                       10 gms Delica - main color
                        5 gms Delica - contrast color
                        5 gms 11/0 seed beads - to match lightest brick
                        5 gms 11/0 seed beads - to match darkest brick
                        Size 12 beading needle
                        Nymo D thread
                        microcrystalline wax
                        Clasp
                        Detailed pattern with full color instructions
Additional Supplies Needed:  Scissors, beading mat, personal task lamp if desired.

Date: Sunday, May 3, 2015
Time: 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Length: 3 hours
Some students will finish project in class.
Class Size: 15 students

Mail-In Registration Closes: April 18, 2015
On-Line Registration Closes: April 25, 2015
Students may register day of class if seats are still available.
Last Date for Refunds: April 25, 2015

Questions: Contact Adele Kimpell
Phone: (612)730-5821 (Cell)
E-mail: adele.kimpell@gmail.com



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