2016 Classes and Workshop Project proposals
Betty Stephan Beadwork   
FRIENDSHIP BLOOMS-INTRO TO BEAD
EMBROIDERED COLLARS
6 or 7 hour class
Intermediate-- project will not be finished in class
If you have ever wanted to make a bead embroidered collar necklace but
just didn't know where to start-then this is the class for you! Not only will
you learn the basics of making a collar, but you will create a beautiful
collar in a very wearable size- and you can apply what you have learned to
any size bead embroidered collar - the sky is the limit.
We will explore all the basics of creating a collar from layout to finishing-
you will even receive a template for a basic collar shape that you can use
later to create bigger and more elaborate collars. Betty has created many
large collars and will be open to answering any questions that you might
have about how to go from here and design more collars at home- including
pointing out pitfalls and giving tips
CATHEDRAL WINDOWS NECKLACE
6 hour class
All levels- project will not be completed in class
The components in this detailed bead embroidered necklace are created on a base of metal
filigrees, so your finished necklace looks like you spent much more time and are much
more advanced than you may be- a win/win! Reminiscent of stained glass cathedral
windows, the rich colors are carried through the simple bead woven neck chain.
Students will learn how to add metal filigree findings to their bead embroidery, and
explore several different bead embroidery stitches, embellishments and edgings. You will
also create a quick and simple neck chain and bead woven toggle cla
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NIGHT MUSIC CUFF
BRACELET
6 hour class
All levels- project will not be completed in class
This beautifully elegant and textured bead
embroidered bracelet is created using velvet ribbon
and gold braiding as a base- making it much less
difficult to make than it appears! The rhinestone
cup chain adds some sparkle and this cuff will be a
favorite to wear out on the town or for everyday
casual.
Several different bead embroidery stitches will be
taught, as well as bead weaving a strip and
attaching it to the cuff for a 3 dimensional effect.
The students will learn how to securely attach cup
chain and how to use ribbon and braiding both as a
stitching guide and as an embellishment.
Interested in sponsoring Betty to teach at
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blue
gray
purple
black
red
red
gold
blue
purple
blue and black
red
teal
GARDEN PARTY CUFF
6 hour class
all levels

Combining bead embroidery and bead weaving, this lovely lightweight cuff is easy and fun to make.
The dimensional components weave together many of the newer
shaped beads and could be made separately for pendants or earrings.

In class we will cover weaving with shaped 2 holed beads, embroidering on filigrees- both lace and metal,
attaching a cup chain securely, layering backing fabric for bead embroidery, and weaving a toggle clasp
.
Although you may not finish this project in class, you will be well on your way to having a finished cuff before
you leave.
mint green and tan
brown and green
blue
black, white and purple
brown and black
ANASTASIA CUFF BRACELET
6 HOURS
ALL LEVELS
Bead embroidered onto a Jacquard ribbon base, this cuff combines chains,
beads and crystals for an elegant yet wearable bracelet.
Surprisingly quick to make, and simple enough for even those with very little experience
with bead embroidery.

This class will cover various bead embroidery stitches including using mini duos in bead embroidery,embellishing and bezelling with chain, embroidery using ribbon as a base
pattern and edging.
silver and black
red
purple
white
black and gold
DREAMER NECKLACE
6 hours- all levels
Description:
This necklace combines metal findings and glass beads to create a stunning statement piece that is a nice wearable size. The pendant hangs from a pretty flowered pattern chain made from MiniDuos and seed beads. MiniDuo flowers are layered onto both a large metal flower on
the pendant and a metal leaf that hangs below which have both been hand-painted to coordinate with the color scheme.
Students will Learn:
How to make a pretty neck chain by weaving MiniDuo beads and seed beads; how to weave two different flower components and attach them to metal findings; several bead embroidery stitches; and how to make a beaded toggle clasp.
Project completion:
Project will not be completed in class
gold
blue
purple and green
ENCHANTED BRACELET AND COMPONENTS CLASS
6 hour class
all levels
will complete at least one of each component
The round components in this bracelet are a marriage of bead embroidery and bead weaving, beginning with a bead embroidered base,
then beads are woven in layers to give more dimension -the connectors are the second component.

Kits/ instructions will be provided for the bracelets- with additional beads available to create a
necklace, cuff bracelet, pendant and/or earrings by combining these components in different ways. The pictures show some examples.

The class will cover how to make and join these components together to create the pictured bracelet- but we will also be discussing how to make
different pieces from joining components and tips on layout and design. Techniques include bead embroidery stitches, layered beadweaving/bead embroidery,
unique edging with obeads, and how to make a beaded toggle clasp.
CORAL REEF CUFF
6 hour class
early intermediate





This feminine cuff bracelet is embellished with woven coralling, giving the bead work some fun movement when worn,as well as adding dimension to the piece. It is sewn using 3 pieces of woven braiding as a base-embellishing them with bead embroidery creating an
intricate
floral design with wonderful texture- it makes this cuff look difficult, when it is actually quite easy.

We will cover attaching braiding to a backing, embellishing using the design of the braid as a pattern, a unique edging, attaching a bar clasp, bezelling a cabochon with embellished netting, and stitching a coral fringe. Several colorways will be available.
purple
blue and green
cream
OOH, THAT FRINGE!
6 hour class
intermediate

The layered etched dagger fringe is the centerpiece of this necklace- but there is a lot more to it: a unique way to bezel unusual shapes, the beautiful backlit beads, and a lovely bead woven neck chain.  There will be several colorways available, and you will be able to
choose from several different Czech buttons to use as the focal piece in this necklace.

You will be learning several techniques in this class:  a bezel that will work for irregularly shaped objects, bead embroidery stitches, an awesome fringe using 2 holed dagger beads, plus a bead woven neck chain.  As an added bonus you will be weaving your own beaded
toggle clasp.
gold
purple
green
NIGHTINGALE
NECKLACE
6 hour class
intermediate
Wondering how to use some of the newer beads in a project?  This necklace uses many of them, as well as some of the old standbys.  The pendant is layered and very 3-d, combining both
bead embroidery and bead weaving. The Duet Super Duo beads create an interesting design in the main pendant, the neck chain and the leaf dangling below.

In this class the student will learn how to bezel a rivoli in bead embroidery, techniques for creating a dimensional flower by combining weaving and embroidery, several bead weaving stitches as
well as embellishing and edging bead embroidery. The neck chain is a variation of herringbone using Super duos. seed beads and crystals.
black and white
green
purple
bronze
MARIPOSA BEAD EMBROIDERED CUFF
4-6hour class
all levels

This layered bead embroidered cuff is sewn on lace shapes to form both the butterfly and the leaves- giving
a wonderful dimensional effect. A woven component forms the center of the butterfly while the bead
embroidery adds to the intricacy of the piece

. In class you will learn about using lace as a base pattern for your bead embroidery, as well as working
with several different bead shapes.  Several embroidery stitches will be covered, as well as edging and using
buttons as clasps.
blue
green
black
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EXUBERANCE CUFF BRACELET
6 hour class
all levels
This cuff is an easy project using a ribbon base as a pattern.  A combination of finishes and colors combine to make a beautiful and exuberant piece that you will love to wear as well as make!

The class will cover attaching a ribbon to a stiff base and using it as a pattern, how to attach and embellish a metal flower finding, several bead embroidery stitches as well as many tips to make your beadwork
look professional while still having fun stitching.
green and purple
red
blue