Herringbone Chain

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With the advent of permanent-finish galvanized beads, and considering the cost of precious metal seed beads, I decided to design a herringbone chain which incorporated two hole beads. To work flat herringbone stitch that is only two beads wide you need to use beads on the side edges to execute turns. It is these beads that create the edging on the chain. Japanese Tila beads replace the seed beads every 20 rows for texture.

Multiple Herringbone Chains in different colors worn all at once make a powerful statement - or try wrapping it around your wrist for another fashion statement.

Instructor: Adele Kimpell  Ms Kimpell is an experienced bead designer and instructor.  She has been teaching for the past ten years.  Most recently having taught at Great Lakes Beadworkers Guild Bead Retreat, the Upper Midwest Bead Society, the Madison Art Glass and Bead Show, the Marshalltown, Iowa Bead Bash, the Bead Monkey in Minneapolis and St. Paul, the Nordic Gypsy in Rochester, MN and Bead Culture in Jackson, MI.  Ms. Kimpbell is part owner of a small business, Bead Dreamers, whose focus is designing, authoring patterns and teaching.
Level:  Beginner
Class Fee:  $25      Kit Fee:  $25 
Date: Sunday May 1, 2011
Time:  2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Length:  3 Hours
Kit Includes:  All directions and diagrams, Fireline 8 lb. thread, two beading needles, and all Japanese seed
                     and Tila beads in quantities required to make a necklace up to 40 inches in length.
  • Size 11° - 10 gms
  • Size 15° - 5 gms
  • 25 Tila Beads -
  • 6 yds. 8 lb. Fireline Thread
  • Microcrystalline wax                                 
Additional Supplies needed: Scissors, personal task lamp and/or magnification, if desired. 
                                              (Instructor provides work surface which is returned to instructor after class)
Students may provide their own supplies:  See supply list above.
Mail-in Registration Closes:  April 22, 2011.  Students May Register on line until April 29, 2011.
                                                                    Students may sign in day of class if seats are still available.
Class Minimun:  3         Class Maximum:  15
Questions?  Contact the instructor: 
 Adele Kimpell 
 Phone: 612-730-5821   
 Email:  adele@kimpell.us  
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updated 03-09-2011