Cindy Holzclaw Workshops
September 9th, 10th, 11th 2016
Join us for 4 Great Workshops with Cindy Holzclaw
Merriam, KS 66202
Just EAST of I-35 and just South of Johnson Drive on Slater
(behind the Walgreens)
Register by contacting Carol Mundy at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bead bucks, checks or cash may be used for class fees.
Non-Mmbers May Participate For a Nominal Fee
Rizo Necklace - $25
Friday September 9th
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday - Two Classes
Botanical Cells Bracelet - $25
Saturday September 10th
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Create a surprisingly sturdy bracelet that mimics the cellular structures of plant cells. Each cell-shaped beaded component is woven off of the previous component, and features Tila beads that mimic the cell wall and rivoli crystals that mimic each cell's nucleus. The components are connected at multiple points for a very sturdy bracelet. A custom beaded clasp completes this intriguing design.
Students will learn how to combine Miyuki Tila beads, SuperDuo beads, Swarovski rivoli crystals, and Japanese seed beads together to create the Botanical Cells bracelet. The individual cell components can also be adapted into a matching pair of earrings.
Prerequisites: Students should be comfortable working with the circular peyote and netting stitches, and with working with size 15° seed beads. Experience in working with two-hole beads is also helpful.
Skill level: Intermediate
Brain Chemistry Earrings - $25
Saturday September 10th
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Highland Gardens Necklace - $50
Sunday September 11th
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Weave a collection of delicate beaded beads and combine them with a matching pendant for a soft floral necklace. The Highland Garden Necklace features six dainty beaded beads woven with seed beads and O beads using the geometry of a dodecahedron; a polyhedron made up of twelve pentagons. The matching focal pendant also uses the geometry of a dodecahedron, and is woven from lentil beads, half tila beads, and additional seed beads. Round Swarovski crystal pearls complete the necklace.
This class is perfect for the student who is familiar with right angle weave and who would like to learn how to weave embellished dodecahedron beaded beads. Students will learn how to weave both the small beaded beads and the focal pendant, and how to distribute the colors of the flowers evently on both objects.
Prerequisites: Familiarity with Right Angle Weave, and comfort with working with size 15° seed beads.
Skill level: Advanced
Combine two modern bead shapes together in a classic, elegant necklace! This piece features both the rice-shaped Rizo beads and the two-hole SuperDuo beads, woven together with Japanese seed beads into tactile triangular components that can also be adapted into many other kinds of jewelry.
Students will learn how to weave two self-supporting triangular components and a matching beaded rope using an unusual variation of the netting stitch, and will learn how to connect these components together for this gorgeous necklace. Additional variations on this design will also be discussed, including how to create a matching pair of earrings, and how to create different kinds of bracelets from the components or the beaded rope!
Prerequisites: Students should be comfortable working with the netting beading stitch, and with size 15° seed beads.
Skill level: Intermediate/Advanced
Explore the science of chemistry with these clever, beautiful beaded molecule earrings, and create an instant conversation-starter addition to any ensemble! The Brain Chemistry earrings use the molecule stitch to combine sparkly Swarovski bicone crystals and bright Japanese seed beads for the look of fine jewelry. These earrings accurately model the 3D chemical structure of gamma-Aminobutyric acid (GABA), a very important brain molecule responsible for a calming effect on brain cells.
Students will learn the designer's own molecule stitch, and will use this stitch to weave Swarovski crystals and Japanese seed beads together to mimic each carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, and hydrogen atom of the GABA molecule, as well as all the bonds between those atoms. The class will include a basic, accessible chemistry lesson from a Ph.D. biochemist, and will show how to use the molecule stitch to explore the chemical structures of many other beaded molecules.
Prerequisites: Students should be comfortable working with size 15° seed beads.
Skill level: Intermediate
...With a strong foundation as a trained academic, I share my beading ideas through writing detailed patterns and teaching. My patterns are fully illustrated and complete with troubleshooting tips to help students navigate through technical challenges, and my patterns also include photos of variations to inspire my students to explore additional possibilities for the designs. I love to see what my students will create with these designs, and I hope that you'll join me as well! More Details will be available soon.