This Lariat with many different color choices in felt, beads, rings, ribbon and sequins start to form the basis for the construction of a two ended lariat.
Kit to include all of the above as well as all tools and ingredients to create and form Shrinkets shrink plastic.
Please bring your favorite thread and needles.
I will have lots of beads and sequins but if you have a favorite palette you’d like to add bring it along, all sizes, shapes and finishes are welcome and usable as this is a bead embroidery class.
Coloring Shrinkets uses Sharpie markers, alcohol inks and Prismacolor pencils as well as molds and a heat gun. I will have some of all of these things but once again, if you have favorites, or don’t want to share, please bring them along.
Kit - $68
Gail will also be teaching our bonus class on Thursday, March 10th
You can learn how to create a fun Shrinkets element! Check out the bonus class page for details!
Beki Haley has been in love with beads for over 40 years now. She was introduced to the amazing art form of seed bead weaving by her grandmother when she was a child. That early start in exploring the intricacy and fine detail that can be attained with seed beads has stayed with Beki throughout her life. Even as a young teen, Beki loved teaching others all the beautiful things that can be created with beads. She has over 30 years of teaching experience in several different venues from large auditorium settings to intimate one-on-one classes and everything in between.
Training as a classic silversmith at a young age gave Beki an appreciation and understanding of the art and beauty of jewelry design. Beki uses those formal skills to teach the technical aspects of jewelry design. In her classes, the students learn the importance of attention to detail and craftsmanship while exploring their natural creativity. Her love of beads led Beki to open her own bead store, Out On A Whim, in 1986. With her husband, four children, several animals, and days filled with beads, Beki’s life is complete. During any stressful time in her life, Beki turns to her beads for comfort and calm. The meditative action of beading is the perfect tool to bring peace and joy to her otherwise busy and chaotic life. Sharing that joy by teaching others how to create with beads is a blessing beyond measure.
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Contact me at: info@BeadersDreamRetreat.com
Unusual objects and shapes become part of a new story as Sherry stitches beads and gemstones, one at a time, to a felt like base. Most pieces are born spontaneously as the beads and Sherry’s imagination dictate the design. She seldom works from sketches. Sherry finds this meditative form of art to be a rich counterpoint to a society full of instant gratification. Some pieces take a year to complete. Each is unique.
Sherry was raised in a military family, moving every few years. She credits that nomadic lifestyle with giving her an adventurous and uninhibited approach to her work.
Sherry was voted one of the top 10 instructors in the United States by Bead & Button magazine. She lectures and teaches throughout the U.S. and has won numerous awards for excellence in design, including Saul Bell Outstanding Jewelry Design Award, Bead International 2006, Kennedy Best of Pennsylvania and Kennedy Best of Nationally. She has been published and has written articles for several well-known magazines. Her work has been featured on the covers of trade magazines and catalogs and is the co-author of the Art of Bead Embroidery with artist and dear friend Heidi Kummli and Sensational Bead Embroidery by Sherry Serafini
Sherry’s beaded art is known internationally and is owned and worn by Grammy winner Melissa Etheridge, Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, Lenny Kravitz, and singer Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas. Her beadwork has been seen at fashion week in Milan.
Gail Crosman Moore is an artist being called to illustrate the exceptional phases of life through metaphor; the life cycle of a seedpod. Pods house seeds and hidden potential. Seeds emerge into life, meant to reproduce. Life fades, decay takes the husk back to earth.
Disparate materials are used to share surface, to highlight comparisons like matte and shiny, hot and cold, big and little, soft and hard. Glass, metal, wool, paper, resin are all featured.
The last three years have been documented by capturing the low light of sunrise and sunset in Provincetown, MA. Travel and teaching round out the professional aspects of this artists life.
Gail Crosman Moore, an award winning multi disciplinary artist, brings to you many years of experience and education, both as teacher and student. Her BFA from Mass College of Art was in Art Education, which allowed her to explore the entire spectrum of the visual and tactile arts, and to build a love of surface, form, texture and color that transcends any one media. She has taught students of all ages and abilities, and has a wide following of admirers who are willing to cross disciplines to work with her as her career evolves.
Although Gail's work has spanned many different fields and materials, a lifelong obsession with the essential, ancient seed pod has informed her work in all media. Whether she is painting, hammering, folding, sewing, or working in fire, it doesn't matter what materials are in her hands- it's certain that the varied forms of the Pod, the vessel of life, will emerge.
Be a showgirl! Create a stunning pendant with bead embroidery and tons of crystals! Several components created separately any layered to create a 3 dimensional and texture pendant that sparkles and shines like the individual that adorns it!
Kit - $138
A beautiful blend of 'sea and sun'. Using my newly acquired stash of the crystals formerly known as Swarovski <wink, wink> we'll create this very sparkly radiant sun shape by bezeling Rivoli and Chatons along with accents with Pearls and Czech glass beads. The lovely tassel is adorned with a Peyote cap and fun fringe that ends with TierraCast charms. All suspended from a Spiral Rope chain.
Lot's of various stitches and attachments to learn in this easy to wear necklace.
Kit - $95
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