Friday 2 pm - 6 pm
Tuition: $60 + cost of required kit
Create a lacy mandala shaped flower with paths of petals to wind around your wrist.
This bracelet makes creative use of the new SuperDuo beads along with pearls and seed beads.
Finish it off with a versatile beaded ball and loop closure.
Techniques learned: New beadweaving technique
Skill level: All Levels
Must be able to work with size 15° seed beads.
Cost of required kit: (payable to instructor in class) $18
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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