Classes and Workshop Project proposals
Betty Stephan Beadwork   
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.
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gray
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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.
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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
AWAKENING NECKLACE
6hour class
all levels

This pendant necklace combines bead embroidery and a lot of corralling fringe to create a beautifully
textured and layered pendant.  The neck chain is so pretty it could be worn alone.

The class will cover working with a metal filigree in bead embroidery, using 2 holed beads both woven into
the chain and in the bead embroidered pendant (did you know that there are 2 hole leaf beads?), using
coral fringe as embellishment (and tips on how to keep from getting all tangled up in it!), as well as several
other bead embroidery and bead weaving stitches and techniques.
TEXAS WILDFLOWER CUFF BRACELET
6 hour class
All levels- project will not be completed in class



Using a combination of bead weaving and bead embroidery, students can choose from several different styles of flowers (there will be
full directions)- or make up their own! We will have fun arranging the flowers in various patterns and students will be able to alter the
shape/width of the cuff, or event opt to make a hair clip or brooch. Betty will help with placement, as well as giving design tips. This
cuff works up quite quickly but still has a big wow factor.

Students Will Learn: We will cover different bead embroidery stitches and combining them into floral motifs. We will be working with
petal beads to weave dimensional flowers. We will discuss how to arrange these flowers on the cuff. A fun class even if you have never
done bead embroidery.
RENAISSANCE TAPESTRY CUFF
6 HOURS
all levels

Using an embroidered ribbon as a base, this bracelet is easy and fun to make. Flowers woven with a combination of shaped beads are attached to the base. Then, using the ribbon as a pattern, it is embellished
with bead embroidery. Some of the design on the ribbon shows through, giving this cuff an intricate and textured look without being difficult. The edging is embellished with Super Duo beads and seed beads.
The beautiful "slide on" clasp gives the cuff a seamless appearance.
The class will cover how to attach a ribbon to a base, then embellish it with both bead embroidery and bead weaving. Various bead embroidery stitches will be covered, as well as creating a unique edging
embellishment. There will be lots of bead embroidery tips shared also!
VICTORIA NECKLACE
6 HOURS
intermediate


This intricately textured necklace combines bead embroidery and bead weaving. But don't worry if you are not an expert in either- as long as you have a little experience, you will be able to make this necklace -it's not as difficult as it
appears. You will be incorporating many different materials into this necklace with bead embroidery- chain, cup chain, filigree, small drops. You will learn an easy way to use those large teardrop Swarovski crystals in bead
embroidery- and a quick bezel.
Students will explore bead embroidery using chain, cup chain, drops, filigree as embellishment, also an easy way to use a 20x30 mm crystal and a quick bezel for thick focals. The neck chain weaves Gem Duos into an easy but
beautiful pattern.
LOVE SONG CUFF BRACELET
6 hour class
all levels

Create a beautiful and unique cuff bracelet with your own variations. The centerpiece of this cuff is cording that winds it's way around a large pear shaped Swarovski crystal. It then wanders through the whole
bracelet giving the piece nice flow and texture. There will be enough materials in the kit so you can personalize your cuff, or follow the instructions to make one just like the sample. A beautiful edging using
Soutache adds the finishing touch. Don't worry- this class is not difficult!
Students Will Learn: Many different bead embroidery stitches will be covered, as well as tips for creating your own design. The class will cover using cording as an embellishment in bead embroidery and a fun way
to incorporate Soutache in the edging for a beautiful finish.


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