Bead Embroidery Workshop 2014

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Using a Maku Studio cabochon, students will learn step-by-step to create a one-of-a-kind piece of bead embroidery. Techniques will include gluing, bezelling a cabochon, working with irregular shapes, embellishing, edging and finishing. Brief instruction will be given on creating a fine spiral rope chain which can be accommodated by the provided pin/pendant finding.

Instructor: Mary Lynne Westervelt

Instructor Bio: Mary Lynne is 1st Vice President in charge of Programs for the Greater Kansas City Bead Society and has been an instructor at Bead Blast for the past three years. She has also taught at the Bead & Button Show in Milwaukee. A frequent attendee at the Bead & Button Show, she has participated in classes and workshops with such instructors as Carol Cypher, Marcia DeCoster, Diane Fitzgerald, Adrienne Gaskell, Sue Jackson & Wendy Hubick, Laura McCabe, Kate McKinnon, NanC Meinhardt, and Jill Wiseman, to name a few. Mary Lynne also attended Sherry Serafini's Master Class at the 2012 Bead & Button Show, and her finished collar was published in the February 2013 issue of Bead & Button Magazine.

Class Level: All Levels

Class Fee: $56.00

Kit Fee: $55.00

Kit Includes: Maku Studio cabochon; cylinder, size 15, 11 and 8 seed beads; assorted crystal, pearl, and sequin embellishments; Lacy's Stiff Stuff; Ultrasuede; Fireline; needles; mylar reinforcement; glue; toothpicks; pin/pendant finding.

*Each kit is one-of-a-kind with components individually selected to compliment the focal piece.

Additional Supplies Needed: Scissors*, pliers or gripper for pulling needle through the backing, battery-operated task light, magnification, and bead mat.

*You will need something to cut Fireline - clippers or nippers available in fishing departments work will as do children's Fiskars that you can get from the dollar store. You will also need very sharp scissors to trim the Lacy's Stiff Stuff and Ultrasuede.

Class Date: Saturday May 3, 2014

Class Time: 10:30 am - 5:30 pm (One Hour Lunch Break)

Class Length: 6 hrs

Class Maximum: 12

Mail-In Registration Closes: April 25, 2014 5:00 pm

On-Line Registration Closes: May 2, 2014 5:00 pm

Questions: Contact Instructor

Instructor: Mary Lynne Westervelt


Phone: (816) 260-8404

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updated 5-1-2014