Workshops

Supply lists and kit information will be sent to registered attendees. You'll have the option of buying a class project kit from the instructor or providing your own materials for the workshop.

Awakening

Sherry Serafini © 2021

One day class - All levels

A dragonfly is a symbol of change, transformation, and self-realization. It teaches us to love life, to rejoice, and have faith even amidst difficulties which is why I chose to use this image in our Coastal Maine Retreat project. 

Bead embroider around a beautiful piece of ceramic created by Jean Christen. Other images will be available. The piece is layered onto a handcrafted wooden/paper piece and further embroidered around. Fringe is the focus of this very relaxed piece of art. 

Kit includes all of the above plus full-color instructions, suede, and beading foundation 

Kit Cost: $120

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Lady of the Lake

Miriam Shimon © 2021

Taught by Melissa Shippee

One day class - intermediate

Prerequisites - Peyote, basic bezeling

Lady of the Lake is a component-based necklace with various bezeled elements sewn together. The components can be easily converted to earrings and a bracelet.      

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Symphony Necklace

Jayashree Paramesh © 2022

One day class - intermediate

Techniques - Ndebele herringbone, peyote, fringe stitches

 

Symphony Necklace draws inspiration from the Edwardian Era or Belle Epoque period as it was popularly known in France. Delicate, lacy designs studded with diamonds and other gemstones were used to make very elegant jewelry pieces. Symphony Necklace features a large fancy bezelled oval, framed with swirling motifs which gives the necklace a very feminine look. Several antique-looking teardrops dangle below. The rope showcases the swirling motif reminiscent of that era and it is finished with a clasp.

 

Length: Rope 20” long, not including pendant. Pendant: 3” long x 2” wide

 

Kits will be available in 4-5 colors $TBD  

 

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Optional Workshop
 

Stars & Shells

Alexandra Sydorenko © 2021

3 hours class - All levels

What can be more appropriate to a coastal bead retreat than a small pair of earrings featuring a starfish and seashell duo? These earrings are not just fun to wear, they also have tons of personality and can easily be a conversation piece. 

 

If you’ve always wanted to try traditional gold work but have been nervous about trying it, here’s your chance to use hard French wire (pearl purl). These earrings also feature unique vintage French sequins, drop beads, size 15 seed beads and size 11 demi round beads.  

 

Three more colors will be available – Indicolite, Light Amethyst and Crystal. 

 

Kit includes all of the above plus full-color instructions, shimmery leather, and beading foundation. 

Kit Cost: $69

 

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