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Coming Events


Jun
6
9:00am 9:00am

Bead&Button Show 2015 - The Other Side of the Moon

This stunning textured bead embroidered bracelet proves you don’t have to spend a fortune on cabochons. Surround a dollar’s worth of bezeled cabs with dense layers of Czech glass daggers, lentils, rondelles, drops, pearls, petals and more to create a bracelet that’s out of this world. Students will learn how to bezel a cabochon, backstitch, layer and combine many different types of beads to create a variety of effects, finish and edge bracelet. Kits will be available in four colorways.

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Jun
5
8:30am 8:30am

Bead&Button Show 2015 - The Right Spot

Textured bead embroidery takes this whimsical animal print bracelet to the next dimension. Using pre-printed beading foundation as a guide, embroider Rizos vertically to give the illusion of fur. Students will learn how to read a graph, basic embroidery techniques, how to back and edge it, how to add a clasp. Kits will be available in Leopard, Tiger, Zebra and Snow Leopard.

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Jun
4
8:30am 8:30am

Bead&Button Show 2015 - Tiny Dancer

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A pie shaped cabochon bezeled and fringed with a lush cluster of marquise dangles in assorted color patinas invokes an image that comes right out of a painting from Renoir’s ballerina series. The shine of the polished cabochon works with the rough patinas to create a pendant rich in color and texture that can be suspended from the chain or rope of your choice. Kits will be available in a wide variety of natural stone cabochons.

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Jun
3
8:00am 8:00am

Bead&Button Show 2015 - Take a Spin

The intense color and texture of fish leather (yes it is really made from fish skin) is the perfect backdrop for this intricately embellished spinner (yes, it really spins). A bezeled Swarovski rivoli is surrounded with Czech spikes and pearls, and the cuff is edged with tiny pearls.  Students will learn how to engineer a working spinner, bezel a cabochon and set a grommet without breaking beads. They will also learn bead embroidery basics including backstitch, embellishing, finishing and edging. Kits will be available in a variety of colorways.

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Apr
19
9:00am 9:00am

BeadsFX, Toronto, Canada - Unleashed

This brooch/pin takes bead embroidery to a new dimension by creating the illusion of fireworks exploding from the center of a natural stone cabochon. After the cabochon is bezeled and embellished with Keishi pearls, Czech glass daggers, glass pearls and more, a cluster of keishi pearls and wire is embedded in the stone.\

For more information: BeadsFX - Unleashed

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Apr
18
9:00am 9:00am

BeadsFX, Toronto, Canada - Iconic Bead Embroidery Earrings

Explore three-dimensional bead textured embroidery with these elegant cone-shaped drop earrings sprinkled with pearls and crystals in patterns inspired by art deco architecture. The secret to these light-weight earrings is the texture created by the blending of seed bead shapes, colors and finishes. Students will learn basic bead embroidery techniques including the back stitch and stop stitch on a printed template; how to transform it into a three dimensional cone; how to finish it with lining, edging, embellishment and fringe; and how to use wirework techniques to transform it into an earring.

For more information: BeadsFX - Iconic Bead Embroidery Earrings

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Apr
17
10:00am10:00am

BeadsFX, Toronto, Canada - Textured Bead Embroidery Workshop

Designed for both novice and experienced bead embroiderers, Textured Bead Embroidery Workshop is an intensive study of a new approach to bead embroidery which features unconventional works that are sculptural, three dimensional, dynamic and very textured. During this hands-on workshop students will work with a wide array of seed, glass and pearl beads to create a bead embroidered cuff. Students will learn how to use pearls, drops, daggers, hexes, triangles, Czech glass and more in uncommon orientations to create dramatic effects. In addition to a review of the basics including backstitch, stop stitch, bezels, bails and fringe, students will learn specialty Textured Bead Embroidery techniques like layering and clustering; three-dimensional engineering; finishing options and the design concepts that give this format its distinctive appearance.

For more information: BeadsFX - Textured Bead Embroidery Workshop

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Mar
21
to Mar 22

Beads Etc., Orlando, FL - Textured Bead Embroidery 2 Day Workshop

Designed for both novice and experienced bead embroiderers, Textured Bead Embroidery Workshop is an intensive study of a new approach to bead embroidery which features unconventional works that are sculptural, three dimensional, dynamic and very textured. During this hands-on workshop students will work with a wide array of seed, glass, crystal and pearl beads to create a bead embroidered cuff. Students will learn how to use pearls, drops, daggers, hexes, tilas, spikes, triangles, Czech glass and more in uncommon orientations to create dramatic effects. In addition to a review of the basics including backstitch, stop stitch, bezels, bails and fringe, students will learn specialty Textured Bead Embroidery techniques like layering and clustering; three-dimensional engineering; finishing options and the design concepts that give this format its distinctive appearance.

For more information: http://www.beadstoreorlando.com/home.html


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Oct
24
to Oct 26

South Florida Jewelry Arts Guild

Textured Bead Embroidery Workshop

Friday, October 24, 2014, 10 am - 5 pm

South Florida debut of "Textured Bead Embroidery"

Create your own bracelet using the innovative techniques Linda developed for Textured Bead Embroidery. Linda will explain how to use pearls, drops, daggers, hexes, tilas, spikes, triangles, Czech glass and more in uncommon orientations to create works that are sculptural, three dimensional and very textured. You’ll learn the Mermaid Tail, Python and Cobblestone. She’ll talk about layering, clustering and order of application -- plus the design concepts of flow, balance, color and theme. A materials list will be available for you to bring your own beads, plus Linda will have an assortment of cabochons and array of beads for sale.

Skill Level: All Levels

Early Bird MemberRegistration: $50 After 09/21/14 Member Registration: $60 Non Member Registration: $70 Kit Fee: No Kit

For more information contact, Kim Sokolow at kimsokolow@yahoo.com

Take a Spin

Saturday, October 25, 2014, 10 am - 5 pm

The intense color and texture of fish leather (yes it is really made from fish skin) is the perfect backdrop for this intricately embellished spinner (yes, it really spins). A bezeled Swarovski rivoli is surrounded with Czech spikes and pearls. The cuff is edged with tiny pearls. It looks beautiful-- and you can play with it too!

Skill Level: All Levels

Early Bird MemberRegistration: $50 After 09/21/14 Member Registration: $60 Non Member Registration: $70 Kit Fee: $60

For more information contact, Kim Sokolow at kimsokolow@yahoo.com

Tiny Dancer

Sunday, October 26, 2014, 10 am - 5 pm

A pie shaped cabochon bezeled and fringed with a lush cluster of marquise dangles in assorted color patinas invokes an image that comes right out of a painting from Renoir’s ballerina series. The shine of the polished cabochon works with the rough patinas to create a pendant rich in color and texture that can be suspended from the chain or rope of your choice.

Skill Level: All Levels

Early Bird MemberRegistration: $50 After 09/21/14 Member Registration: $60 Non Member Registration: $70 Kit Fee: $75

For more information contact, Kim Sokolow at kimsokolow@yahoo.com

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Sep
19
to Sep 21

South Florida Jewelry Arts Guild Teach It Forward 2014 Retreat

Florida Key Largo Grande Resort & Beach Club

Limitless

Create the ultimate personalized pendant by placing the image of your choice under a crystal clear glass cabochon (bring your own or choose from our selection). Use a bead embroidery shortcut to bezel the cab, embellish it with Keishi and Swarovski pearls and suspend it from the cable or rope of your choice.

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