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"Balls, Balls," Said the Queen
or two-day workshop
Skill Level: Intermediate (knowledge of
What beautiful beads they are! In this workshop with NanC Meinhardt, you
will use right-angle weave to create sumptuous beaded beads. She will
teach you how to increase and decrease in right-angle weave to shape your
beadwork into beaded treasures. Each technique has its own strengths and
weakness. Right-angle weave is at its best when used to pick up the
slightest nuances of shape and form. NanC will also show you how to create
floral and/or patterned beads. You will have time to develop your design
skills as you learn to place colors, bringing your design to life.
plastic, or wood beads in any sizes and shapes to use as armatures. You
can choose a variety of sizes and shapes if you wish. Remember that they
will end up larger after they are beaded. Round or oval shapes are the
easiest to work with, but unusual shapes will be interesting as well.
Choose beads with smooth surfaces.
A smaller-size seed bead (i.e., size 15) will give you the most detail.
The quantity of seed beeds will depend on how many beaded beads you wish
of size 11 or size 15 seed beads background color. If you like gold,
465A (I used them in my own necklace) is a winner.
each of the same size of seed beads as your background color in a
variety of other colors to use to create the design on your beaded
bead. Choose a palette of colors that you like.
of the same size seed bead you are already using, in a color that is a
high enough of a contrast color from your palette that it will work as
an “outline” color for the design.
or beads to string between the beaded beads on your necklace. You will
not need these for the class, as you will not finish enough beads to
string the necklace. You will have a better idea of what beads or
crystals you would like to use after you finish all the beaded beads.
Terrifically Tacky Tape
thread to match your background color
Sharpie permanent marker
thread. The string material will not be needed in class, as you will
not finish enough beads to string the necklace. If you are using Soft
Flex, you will need four crimp beads.
Magnifiers, if needed—seeing is a good thing!
If you are taking this class at my studio in Highland Park, I will provide
the following items. If you are taking this class elsewhere, you might
need to bring them with you: