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Florentine Necklace

  • B180722
  • Instructor: Virginia Blakelock
  • Class Type: General
  • Date: Fri. June 8
  • Time: 9:00am-4:00pm (1 hr break) (6 hours)
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Maximum Class Size: 15
  • Class Fee : $249.00
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This project includes a focal and a necklace. Either can be made, and worn, separately. The necklace elements can also be turned into a bracelet, or used as a strap to support your own focal. Virginia’s focal is created with Czech pressed glass petals and seed beads. The necklace elements are made separately and then joined together. The colorway shown will not be the only colorway available. Students who sign up for class will be given kit color choices (purple or cranberry) before they come to class.
Students will Learn:
How to make curling fronds by using 8/0 and 11/0 beads and peyote stitch. Fringes are added to the peyote stitch base to create the feathery look, then the fronds are stitched together to form the necklace. The focal begins with a brick stitch netting base, to which are added the Czech pressed glass petals and a center. This is then sewn to a circular filigree base to which a ring of peyote stitch and then fringes are added.
Students should be facile with peyote stitch and fringes, and know basic good beading practices.
Project completion:
Project will not be completed in class
Minimum Age Requirement:
At least 18 years old.
Supplies to Bring:
#11 beading needles, #12-13 beading needles, awl, beading mat, reading glasses, scissors, sticky notes, task lamp. Optional: Kit includes either KO or One-G thread. If you prefer to use Fireline, please bring 8 lb. test.
Materials in Kit:
Seed beads in various sizes, KO or One-G thread, filigree, clasp, Czech pressed glass petals, photo, instructions.
One seat per person per class.
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