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Use Peyote stitch to create a geometric focal in 3 dimensions combined with a supple rope of embellished RAW to complete a refined bracelet.

Instructor Name: Ralonda Patterson

Instructor Bio: Ralonda's first introduction to beads was during vacation bible school at a tiny church that once served the Flatwoods community as a one room school house when she was only 8 years old. It wasn't until she had her own little house back in this same little community and within walking distance of that same little church that she found her love of beads. Beading for her began as just garment embellishments for an accomplished seamstress following in her grandmother's footsteps. But, in 2003, beads took over, as they often do!

Making dolls, much like grandma did, was fun, but, making beaded dolls captured Ralonda's imagination and became the most precious creative outlet. Learning bead embroidery led to learning other off-loom stitches and it stirred a burning desire to learn everything there was about beading. Going to bead retreats and teaching what she knew was the best way she could think of to learn, share and have fun. After a few years of beading, Ralonda began teaching designs of her own. She was received with such encouragement and love that it has become her main medium and calling. Only 10 years after the beading took over, she has taught at several large bead conventions, stores, retreats, and even private and free classes for her community. She has been published in the galleries of two wildly popular beading books, Heidi Kummli's Spirit of Bead Embroidery and Kate McKinnon's Contemporary Geometric Beadwork Volume II, beading magazines, and even written an article for Altered Couture Magazine.

Ralonda loves to use a unique approach to materials, bead stitches, and a creative vision to encourage her students to bead in ways they never dreamed before.

Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Class Fee: $66.00

Kit Fee: $45.00 Kit is not required.

Kit Includes: 12mm beadstud

5 gms main color Delica

6 gms accent color Delica

12 gms main color 11/0

2 gms accent color 15/0 or charlotte

8mm sew on dress makers snap

Additional Supplies Needed: bead mat, task light, needles, scissors, thread of choice. If using Fireline - 6 lb. test.

Date: Sunday, May 3, 2015

Time: !0:30 am - 5:00 pm

Length of Class: All Day

Students will not finish project in time allotted.

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 Ralonda Patterson



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