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Sun, Aug 13


$90 + Kit $60

Cliff Swain-Salomon -Phalaenopsis Orchid Pendant/Earrings 8/13

Join Cliff Swain-Salomon and make this fabulous project. Phalaenopsis Orchid Pendant/Earrings

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Cliff Swain-Salomon -Phalaenopsis Orchid Pendant/Earrings 8/13
Cliff Swain-Salomon -Phalaenopsis Orchid Pendant/Earrings 8/13

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Aug 13, 2023, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM EDT

$90 + Kit $60

About the Event

Phalænopsis Orchid Earrings  

These orchids are definitely a statement piece and were made in honor of my daughter, whose given birth middle name was Orchid, before adopting and gifting her a new name.  In ancient Greece, orchids were a symbol of virility and fertility. Due to the flower’s symmetry, in China, they are considered “Lan Hua” or the epitome of human perfection. In Victorian England these flowers are considered symbols of love, which is why I had them as one of my wedding flowers. The Phalænopsis orchid has just over 60 varieties that grow naturally in the wild, which is a small number compared to the over 35,000 species of orchid varieties that naturally exist.   

To pattern these beaded beauties, Cliff actually used one of the many orchid plants that he grows, dissecting one of the flowers to ensure it was anatomically correct and true to the original it is patterned after. For those who are proficient in peyote stitch, this pendant is a great exploration of how to shape flower petals using different peyote techniques. Each flower is made life-sized, true to scale and can be worn as a pendant or adapted to make a beautiful pair of earrings.

Stitches used: 14 different stitches including 7 types of peyote, herringbone, PRAW, brick, square, stitch-in-the-ditch, branch fringe, and ladder stitch

Skill Level: Advanced

Prerequisite: Strong Peyote skills

Kits sold separately by the instructor -  $60

To attend this event, you will need either a desktop, laptop, or tablet along with the Zoom Application which can easily be downloaded for either Windows, Apple, or Android devices, and a good internet connection.  After registering and paying for your class, you will be sent a link to the online class the week of the workshop.

Class space is confirmed upon receipt of payment. There are no class refunds unless the class is canceled by SocialBeadia.  If you need to cancel, you may transfer your spot to another student, or you will receive all instructional materials and the option to purchase a kit if available. Under no circumstances will refunds be given if you have already received the class instructions. For questions, please contact


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