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Native Strawberry Dreams

  • B180996
  • Instructor: Naomi Smith
  • Class Type: General
  • Date: Sun. June 3
  • Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm (3 hours)
  • Skill Level: All levels
  • Maximum Class Size: 20
  • Class Fee : $134.00
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Description:
Create a 3-D beaded strawberry emery influenced by a century old Native American design. The strawberry remains an esteemed symbol of Woodlands Native Culture. Beautiful silk and velvets make up the main body which is finely beaded using 8/0 AB crystal seed beads, luxurious 24-karat gold plated 11/0 Charlotte seeds. As a way of honoring the history of this piece, antique beads will be incorporated into the design. Traditional Native teachings will be part of the learning experience.
Students will Learn:
A great introduction into the world of raised or embossed Native American beading methods on a 3-dimensional form using various applique beading techniques. As a condensed class, participants will be shown how to prepare the strawberry form for embellishment, but the kit will include a prepared strawberry body ready for embellishment. Included in the session are traditional Native teachings and historical information.
Project completion:
Project will be completed in class
Minimum Age Requirement:
At least 16 years old.
Supplies to Bring:
6-in. ruler, beading mat.
Pliers:
flatnose standard
Materials in Kit:
Pre-assembled strawberry foundation, velveteen cap, #11 short beading needle, 8/0 AB crystal seed beads, 11/0 24-karat gold plated Charlottes, 8/0 gold plated seed beads, antique basket beads, 10/0 AB crystal seed beads, pattern, written directions.
Limit:
One seat per person per class.
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