Leslee Frumin

Leslee Frumin, a bead and metal artist from San Juan Capistrano, California teaches off-loom bead weaving techniques. Leslee has published and won awards in both areas. Her work has been featured in trade magazines and displayed in the US and abroad.

 

Leslee draws inspiration from shapes, nature and the materials themselves. She often will translate metalwork techniques into beadwork designs. In particular, bezels and clasp concepts are derived from her experience in working with metals.

 

She loves to teach. Her goal as a teacher is to create a fun and successful learning experience. Her passion for all the colors and textures made possible by beads, metals and stones keep her excited. If Leslee could add another 24 hours to a day, to work on designs, she would be thrilled.

Upcoming Events

  • Sold Out
    Fri, Mar 05
    $90 + mandatory kit $80 + Shipping
    Mar 05, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM EST
    $90 + mandatory kit $80 + Shipping
    Join us on Zoom for a workshop with Jayashree Paramesh. Falling Waters Necklace is not to be missed.
  • Sold Out
    Sat, Mar 06
    $90 + Supplies or Kit $55
    Mar 06, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM EST
    $90 + Supplies or Kit $55
    This nature inspired pendant is light and comfortable to wear!
  • Sat, Mar 06
    $90 + mandatory kit price $153
    Mar 06, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM EST
    $90 + mandatory kit price $153
    Join us on Zoom for another great class with Holly Bean teaching her newest design Rasta Cat
  • Sold Out
    Sun, Mar 07
    $90 + kit $80 (free ship) or supplies
    Mar 07, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM EST
    $90 + kit $80 (free ship) or supplies
    Join us on Zoom for workshop with Miriam Shimon. This bracelet is inspired from the stained glass windows that can be found in buildings around beautiful Venice.
  • Sold Out
    Sun, Mar 07
    $90 + Mandatory Kit $70
    Mar 07, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM EST
    $90 + Mandatory Kit $70
    Bezel a Marquis shaped stone (Navette 32 x 17mm) with seed beads and embellish with crystals. This show-stopping pendant is stunning.
  • Thu, Mar 11
    $90 + kit $100 (free ship) or supplies
    Mar 11, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM EST
    $90 + kit $100 (free ship) or supplies
    Just as the name suggests, this bracelet is full of bling, from the bezeled Navette beads, to the Chatons and Rivolis.
  • Sat, Mar 20
    $90 + Supplies or Kit $119-$131
    Mar 20, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM EDT
    $90 + Supplies or Kit $119-$131
    Inspired by the shapes and colors of seashells, this aquatic neckpiece is fit for a mermaid queen!
  • Sun, Mar 21
    $90 + mandatory kit $96 + Shipping
    Mar 21, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM EDT
    $90 + mandatory kit $96 + Shipping
    This extremely lightweight, soft, and wearable bracelet with a big Swarovski stone and the two-color leather combo will surely become your new favorite piece of jewelry.
  • Sold Out
    Fri, Mar 26
    $90+ Supplies
    Mar 26, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM EDT
    $90+ Supplies
    Some people like their donuts with sugar or sprinkles, why not try one with crystals instead?
  • Sold Out
    Sat, Mar 27
    $90+ Supplies
    Mar 27, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM EDT
    $90+ Supplies
    Some people like their donuts with sugar or sprinkles, why not try one with crystals instead?
  • Sold Out
    Sun, Mar 28
    $90 + Mandatory Kit
    Mar 28, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM EDT
    $90 + Mandatory Kit
    Dragon’s Nest is a striking double-sided pendant, reminiscent of a bird’s nest only spikier!
  • Sat, Apr 03
    $90 + Supplies or Kit
    Apr 03, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM EDT
    $90 + Supplies or Kit
    This bracelet brings new meaning to the old expression, “green with envy.”
  • Sold Out
    Sat, Apr 10
    $175 + Mandatory Kit $165 Free shipping
    Apr 10, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM EDT
    $175 + Mandatory Kit $165 Free shipping
    2 Day Class - Apollinariya Koprivnik (Polina) is a fabulous bead artist from Slovenia. The Necklace is designed as an abstraction, where you can read signs that are connected with Hermes, ancient greek God in winged sandals and helmet.
  • Sold Out
    Sat, Apr 17
    $90 + Kit $93
    Apr 17, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM EDT
    $90 + Kit $93
    Join us on Zoom for a project just made for spring/summer, fun and brightening your quarantine blues.
  • Sold Out
    Thu, Apr 22
    $285 + mandatory kits
    Apr 22, 12:30 PM EDT – Apr 26, 4:00 PM EDT
    $285 + mandatory kits
    Please click the Register Now button to fill out the registration form for the retreat.
  • Sold Out
    Thu, Apr 29
    $285 + mandatory kits
    Apr 29, 1:30 PM EDT – May 02, 4:00 PM EDT
    $285 + mandatory kits
    Please click the Register Now button to fill out the registration form for the retreat.
  • Sold Out
    Fri, May 07
    $90 + mandatory kit $TBD + Shipping.
    May 07, 7:00 PM EDT – May 08, 10:00 PM EDT
    $90 + mandatory kit $TBD + Shipping.
    The class will be delivered over 2 nights from 7 pm to 10 pm EDT Our seedpods unlike the real seedpod, stay a pod forever. Tiny beads surround a core bead to form colourful little pods
  • Sat, May 08
    $90 + mandatory kit $96 + Shipping
    May 08, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM EDT
    $90 + mandatory kit $96 + Shipping
    We all have a little magic in our hearts and hands and sometimes we want to make our own magic potions.
  • Fri, May 14
    $90 + mandatory kit $95
    May 14, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM EDT
    $90 + mandatory kit $95
    Stitch a stunning orb of crystals! The word "orb" describes a sphere or a globe and comes from the Latin word Orbis, which means circle or disc.
  • Sold Out
    Fri, May 14
    $90 + mandatory kit $TBD + Shipping.
    May 14, 7:00 PM EDT – May 15, 10:00 PM EDT
    $90 + mandatory kit $TBD + Shipping.
    The class will be delivered over 2 nights from 7 pm to 10 pm EDT Just like the stirrup used by equestrians, the necklace features a stirrup as its centerpieces. A beautiful rectangular crystal sparkle as a pendant below the stylized stirrup.
  • Sat, May 15
    $90 + Supplies or Kit
    May 15, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM EDT
    $90 + Supplies or Kit
    Students can choose to work on/purchase just the necklace, just the earrings, or both.
  • May 16, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM EDT
    $90 + Kit $80
    "Don't your eyes seek out the things you want?" A two-tier bracelet that feels like a very feminine version of a chunky watchband.
  • Sold Out
    Fri, May 21
    $90 + mandatory kit $TBD + Shipping.
    May 21, 7:00 PM EDT – May 22, 10:00 PM EDT
    $90 + mandatory kit $TBD + Shipping.
    The class will be delivered over 2 nights from 7 pm to 10 pm EDT In biology, metamorphosis a profound change in form from one stage to the next in the life history of an organism, as from the caterpillar to the pupa and from the pupa to the adult butterfly.
  • Fri, May 28
    $90 + Kit $126.50 includes shipping
    May 28, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    $90 + Kit $126.50 includes shipping
    A fun, funky project created for the discriminating tastes of the Coastal Maine Bead Retreat attendees and now available to all.
  • Fri, Jun 04
    $70 + mandatory kit $75
    Jun 04, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM EDT
    $70 + mandatory kit $75
    This is a great way to explore the use of fabulous cork to bead on for bead embroidery
  • Sat, Jun 05
    $90 + mandatory kit $145
    Jun 05, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM EDT
    $90 + mandatory kit $145
    Join Cliff Swain-Salomon and make this fabulous project. Butterflies in general are believed to be the spirits of those who have come before us and it is thought that they come to visit us to help us through difficult times in our lives or when important things are happening for us.
  • Sun, Jun 06
    $90 + mandatory kit $125 - $140
    Jun 06, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM EDT
    $90 + mandatory kit $125 - $140
    The focal of this piece, the circle, is a universal symbol with extensive meaning. Without beginning or end (timelessness), without sides or corners, this geometric shape for many represents perfection, unity (togetherness), spirituality, protection, wholeness/totalness, and/or the circle of life.
  • Sold Out
    Fri, Jun 11
    $90+ Kit/Supplies
    Jun 11, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM EDT
    $90+ Kit/Supplies
    Embrace the feeling of springtime, anytime, with the beautiful Blossom pendant
  • Sold Out
    Sat, Jun 12
    $90+ Kit/Supplies
    Jun 12, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM EDT
    $90+ Kit/Supplies
    Embrace the feeling of springtime, anytime, with the beautiful Blossom pendant
  • Sold Out
    Sun, Jun 13
    $90+ Kit/Supplies
    Jun 13, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM EDT
    $90+ Kit/Supplies
    Reminiscent of the biomes of the Eden Project in Cornwall, England, each Eden component features a stunning crystal domed round stone surrounded by clusters of crystal bicones.
  • Fri, Jun 18
    $55 + mandatory kit $67 + Shipping
    Jun 18, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT
    $55 + mandatory kit $67 + Shipping
    Attach this 3-dimensional smile to the front of your mask to add some personality and humor to your look.
  • Sat, Jun 19
    $90 + mandatory kit $130-$165
    Jun 19, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM EDT
    $90 + mandatory kit $130-$165
    Join us on Zoom for a workshop on the second project of Edgar's butterfly-inspired jewelry.
  • Fri, Jul 09
    $90 + mandatory kit $55-$65
    Jul 09, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
    $90 + mandatory kit $55-$65
    Join us on Zoom for a 3-hour evening workshop with Edgar Lopez.
  • Fri, Jul 30
    $90 + mandatory kit $125 + Shipping
    Jul 30, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM EDT
    $90 + mandatory kit $125 + Shipping
    This little brooch/pendant is Alexandra's second piece in The Guardian of Atlantis series.
  • Sat, Jul 31
    $90 + mandatory kit $130 - $165
    Jul 31, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    $90 + mandatory kit $130 - $165
    Join us on Zoom for a workshop with Edgar Lopez and learn to make the fabulous Olivia Bracelet
  • Sat, Aug 14
    $90 + mandatory kit $90
    Aug 14, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM EDT
    $90 + mandatory kit $90
    The overall necklace is the perfect balance of the stately Spanish Royal jewels and the light and airy lace that was often worn with them.
  • Sun, Aug 15
    $90 + supplies or kit $70
    Aug 15, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM EDT
    $90 + supplies or kit $70
    The overall necklace is the perfect balance of the stately Spanish Royal jewels and the light and airy lace that was often worn with them.
  • Fri, Aug 27
    $90 + mandatory kit $105 + Shipping
    Aug 27, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM EDT
    $90 + mandatory kit $105 + Shipping
    This necklace is a wonderful tribute to our loved ones who are no longer with us, as the cardinal bird represents passed spirits watching over us.
  • Sat, Sep 11
    $175 + Mandatory Kit $TBD
    Sep 11, 10:00 AM EDT – Sep 12, 4:00 PM EDT
    $175 + Mandatory Kit $TBD
    2 Day Class - The Wild Summer pendant was inspired by my dream for journeys and adventures. Is it a creature from the jungle or a meadow not far from home? I don't know, but it's definitely got some wild nature spirit that we are missing so much now. Why not create it ourselves then?
  • Sat, Oct 02
    $90 + mandatory kit $140 + Shipping
    Oct 02, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM EDT
    $90 + mandatory kit $140 + Shipping
    The necklace features an OOAK hand-painted cabochon and the kit color will be made specifically for each cab. The reverse side features a hidden mirror adding a practical touch.
  • Thu, Oct 14
    Avon Old Farms Hotel
    Oct 14, 1:30 PM EDT – Oct 17, 4:00 PM EDT
    Avon Old Farms Hotel, 279 Avon Mountain Rd, Avon, CT 06001, USA
    1st annual Autumn Memories Retreat at Avon Old Farms Hotel in Avon, CT with instructors Marcia DeCoster, Miriam Shimon, Gail Crosman-Moore, Holly Bean
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