Idiot's Delight Chain Maille

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The Idiot's Delight, also known as Birds Nest, Etruscan, Fool's Dilemma, Idiot's Trap and Bird's Cage, is best known as Byzantine. It creates a lovely supple rope-like chain adding beautiful texture to your project.

Participants will learn this flexible Chain Maille pattern and most will also learn to do a wire wrap bracelet dangle and earrings.

Enjoy the Zen of Chain Maille by learning this chain pattern. It is the basis of many Chain Maille projects. Once this pattern is mastered, participants will be able to create many projects. This pattern makes lovely supple necklaces and can be manipulated to create many interesting looks.

Instructor/s: Pat Kuehn and Dee Edwards

Instructor Bio: Dee Edwards - Dee is the 2012 winner of the Kansas City Bead Society annual Bead Contest. She is an avid beader and Chain Maille enthusiast. Since Dee retired from her position as a Human resource Manager, she has been able to devote more time to her Chain Maille and beading passions.

Instructor Bio: Pat Kuehn - Pat has been making Chain Maille for several years. She studied her craft under Bob Kennedy, our local Chain Maille lover. Pat is an avid beader and also enjoys working in mixed media and polomer clay. She is an active member of the Kansas City Bead Society where she is a participant in the Programs committee. Pat has taught at Bead Boutique, north of the river, and for the Bead Society as well as previous Bead Blasts. Pat has been a past contributor to Beadwork Magazine.

Level: All levels

Class Fee: $26.00

Kit Fee: $15.00

Kit Includes: Plenty of aluminum rings to complete a bracelet and earrings as shown


Ear Wires

Materials to complete dangles

Participants will be able to choose accent color and beads for their project.

Additional Supplies Needed: Two pair of flat nose and/or bent nose pliers, round nose pliers. (if you don't have two pairs, DON'T WORRY, Pat and Dee will have some available for class use)

Date: Sunday, May 3, 2015

Time: 10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Length: 3 hours

Some students will finish project in time allotted.

Class Size: 10 students

Mail-In Registration Closes: April 18, 2015

On-Line Registration Closes: April 25, 2015

Students may register day of class if seats are available.

Last Date for Refunds: April 25, 2015

Questions: Contact Pat Kuehn



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