Bead Embroidery Workshop

Bead Embroidery Workshop
Presented by Mary Lynne Westervelt  
5905 Slater
Merriam, KS 66202
Just EAST of I-35 and just South of Johnson Drive on Slater
(behind the Walgreens)
                      Saturday, July 13th   1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
                      Sunday, July 14th      1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mary Lynne will repeat her very popular 2013 Bead Blast class  with a slightly expanded version for KC Bead Society members.  On Saturday you will learn to bezel or frame unusual shapes using wonderful raku focal pieces - Birds or Hearts - from Maku Studio. You will learn different ways to cope with pointy, v-shaped, convex, and concave shapes as part of this class.  Once your focal piece is bezeled or framed, we will explore additional ways to embellish your creation to create a beaded component.  Sunday afternoon will be devoted to finishing techniques.  You will learn various ways to use your beaded component to assemble a piece of wearable art.  Techniques will include gluing, reinforcement, backing, edging, fringing, more embellishing techniques (Can you ever have too much embellishment?), and using a variety of findings.  The emphasis will be finishing your piece like a pro with the idea of making your bead-embroidered jewelry gallery-worthy.
         Workshop Fee (2 days)  $51.00
                                                                                                                    Kit Fee $46.00
                                                                                                          Register on-line with PayPal
                                                                                           Class Registration will be on a First Paid Basis
                                                                                           (* See additional payment information below.)
The kit includes a one-of-a-kind raku bird or heart especially designed for this class by Maku Studios (retail value 26.00); complimentary seed beads; assorted embellishments designed to complement your focal piece which may include crystals, lochrosen, pearls, antique nailheads, and sequins; pre-dyed Lacy's Stiff Stuff; plastic reinforcement material; Ultrasuede; thread; needles; glue; combination pin/bail finding; and instructions.
About Maku Studio
Marianne "MAK" Kasparian is the creative force that is Maku Studio.  Her unique raku creations are becoming increasingly popular among bead artists, designers, and collectors.  I met Mak at the Bead & Button Show last year and approached her about creating pieces for a class I wanted to teach. She was delighted.  To learn more about Maku Studio, please visit her website

*You may use Bead Bucks, checks or cash.  Class registration will be on a first paid basis. Contact Pat Kuehn if you wish to register other than PayPal.  Contact Pat at