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Beading with Beki Haley

A Journey Into Coloring with Beads

Beki Haley

June 5-7, 2017

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A Journey Into Coloring with Beads

Explore the fascinating world of color, texture and shape in beads. You will expand your creativity while using your favorite beads – adding to or adapting them to create breathtaking new possibilities!  Beki will show you how to step out of your comfort zone in this unique and inspiring class.

Several different mini colorways will be created for you so that you may play with variations on color themes.  Bring along your favorite beads and learn how to incorporate them into stunning new colorways that will inspire you and your customers. You will be able to use your color choices to create a beautiful garden as you bead various flowers and leaves and experience how the colors, finishes, and shapes interact. Your color samples will be used to create either a finished project or as embellishments on an existing piece. You might choose a necklace, bracelet, pendant, or art piece, or you may choose to embellish a purse, your shoes, or whatever your heart deems is the perfect setting for your completed components.

Who should take this class?

All skill levels are welcome.

3-day class fee: $1,145 plus $175 kit fee.

Added benefits for Master Class students:
  • $35 registration fee is waived
  • Early registration before online opens to general public for additional classes
  • Commemorative Bead
  • Show T-shirt
  • Breakfast and lunch included during Master Class
  • Tickets to all Special Events
  • Transportation to/from Milwaukee Area Technical College where classes are held
  • Graduation Celebration – Wednesday, June 7

Print, complete, and mail or fax your application today!
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Beki Haley
Beki Haley has been beading for over 40 years. Introduced to the amazing artform of seed beadweaving as a child by her grandmother, 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. 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 appreciation 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 one’s own 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 besurrounded 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.

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