Desert Blossom
Haley_B_Desert_BlossomsDesert Blossom

Desert Blossom Necklace

$120.00

Instructor: Beki Haley
Date: Sunday, November 13, 2016
Time: 9am – 6pm with a 2-hour lunch
Class Fee: $120
Cost of Required Kit: $65

Bezel and embellish several sizes of beads, then attach them to a winding rope of cubic right-angle weave to make the Desert Blossom.
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Desert BlossomBezel and embellish several sizes of beads, then attach them to a winding rope of cubic right-angle weave to make the Desert Blossom. So many variations are possible when you learn these techniques.

Secure your beaded baubles with a slinky CRAW rope while discovering endless design possibilities with these versatile techniques.

Students will learn how to Peyote bezel around various sizes of round beads and then create dynamic flowering embellishments.

Instructor: Beki Haley
Date: Sunday, November 13, 2016
Time: 9am – 6pm with a 2-hour lunch
Class Fee: $120
Cost of Required Kit: $65

Skill Level: Intermediate  Ability to work with size 15° seed beads is helpful.  A working knowledge of Cubic Right Angle Weave is helpful.

Technique Learned: Multiple Bead Stitches

Kit Includes:

  • Miyuki delicas
  • size 11/0 Japanese seed beads
  • size 15/0 Japanese seed beads
  • dragon scales
  • swarovski pearls
  • lucite beads
  • clasp

Supply list for students to bring:

  • bead mat/work surface
  • Tulip needles, size 11 & 12
  • #8 Fireline

Beki HaleyAbout Beki Haley:
Beki Haley has been beading for over 40 years now. Introduced to the amazing artform of seed bead weaving by her Grandmother as a child, that early start in loving the intricacy and fine detail that can be attained with seed beads has stayed with her all throughout her life.

Even as a young teen, Beki loved to teach others all the beautiful things that can be created with beads, as such she has over 30 years of teaching experience in several different venues from large auditorium settings to intimate one-on-one classes and most everything in between.

Trained as a classic Silversmith at a young age has also given her an appreciate of the art and beauty of jewelry design, and using those formal skills allows her to share the technical aspects of jewelry design, as well as the importance of attention to detail and craftsmanship all while exploring your natural creativity.

The love of beads led her to open her own bead store, Out On A Whim, in 1986. “I could not be more thankful that I am able to be surrounded by beads in every aspect of my life. With my husband, four children, several animals and beads, there is not much more I could ever ask for.”

During any stressful time in her life she 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. Being able to share that joy in the form of teaching others how to create with beads is a blessing beyond measure.