Bead Embroidery: Follow Your Own Path

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 Students will learn to create a peyote stitch bezel around a semi-precious gemstone cabochon on a non-woven background.  After learning a few basic bead embroidery techniques, they will then begin embellishing around the cabochon to create their own unique  pin/pendant.  They will then learn techniques for final assembly, edging, and fringing

Instructor: Mary Lynne Westervelt
Mary Lynne has been doing needlework and art work since she was a young child, and has been doing beadwork for more than 30 years.  She has studied with a variety of teachers including NanC Meinhardt, Jeanette Cook, Marcia DeCoster, Kate McKinnon, Carol Cypher, and Laura McCabe.  Mary Lynne has taught classes in Chicago, at the Milwaukee Bead and Button Show, and the Kansas City Bead Blast.  Mary Lynne is an accomplished bead embroidery artist who won the 2011 KC Bead Society contest with her original bead embroidered bracelet.
Level:  All Levels
Class Fee:  $26     Kit Fee:  $30 - $40*
                                            *(depending on kit selection)
Date: Saturday May 5, 2012
Time:  2:00 pm -  5:00 pm
Length:  3 Hour
Kit Includes:  
  • 25 x 18 mm semi-precious gemstone cabochon pre-glued to pre-dyed Lacy’s Stiff Stuff™
  • assorted embellishment and fringe beads – including Swarovski crystals, vintage beads, and seed beads
  • Ultrasuede and plastic reinforcement material
  • non-toxic glue
  • combination pin/pendant finding
  • thread, needles, and bead mat.

        A variety of color combinations will be provided.  Due to color variations of natural gemstone cabochons,

        kits will vary.  All kits are individually assembled and may not include the same embellishment items.


Additional Supplies needed: , battery operated task light, magnification if needed.
Kit Fee for Non-Students:  $60.00 - $80.00 for non-students AFTER CLASS ONLY.
                                          Please do not contact instructor to purchase kit prior to class. 
                                          Non-student kit does not include glue, and the Lacy’s Stiff Stuff will not
                                          be pre-dyed nor will the cabochon be pre-glued. 
Mail-in Registration Closes:  April 25, 2012.  Students May Register on line until May 4, 2012.
                                                                    Students may sign in day of class if seats are still available.
Class Minimun:  3         Class Maximum:  15
Questions?  Contact the instructor:                                                                  See Instructor's Other Classes:
 Mary Lynne Westervelt                                                                                       Ring Triology
 Phone:  816-260-8404(cell)                                                                                  Double Flat Spiral Bracelet
 Website: Under construction                                                                                Kumihimo:  Dragon Scales and Other Tales
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updated 4-30-2012