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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

May Bead Weaving Class - Panda Charm

Hi Everyone,

Hope you're all doing well. The month of April is quickly coming to an end so I decided to work on a class design for May.

The response to my classes have been lukewarm thus far. I've received some inquiries and have been told that the time (Friday at 5 pm) is a bit inconvenient mainly because everyone is to dealing with construction traffic and just want to get home at a reasonable time. I'm keeping this feedback in mind and if I can free up my weekends, perhaps, I may be able to change my class time in the future.

In the meantime, I wanted to share the beaded Panda project for the May Bead Weaving class.

Bead Crumbs Bead Weaving Class

We will work on:
  • Ladder Stitch
  • Increasing/Decreasing Brick Stitch
...and you will receive the kit needed to complete one panda. This includes;
  • Pattern
  • Beading Needle
  • Fireline Thread
  • Size 8 Miyuki Delica Beads
  • Ribbon, Bell
  • All findings including keyring or lanyard clip
I will provide:
  • Bead Mat
  • Scissors & Tools
(or you can provide your own scissors & flat nose plier).

The koi shown in the photo is for the April class. You can still sign up for the April 17 & 24 class). Click here for more information.

To inquire about this project, please email me at BeadCrumbsHawaii@gmail.com with "Class" in subject line. To register, please sign up at Ben Franklin Crafts, 850 Kamehameha Hwy., Pearl City. Phone: 455-1909.

Pearl City Ben Franklin (HouseMart)
Cost; $15.00
Date: 1st & 3rd Fridays @ 5 - 7 pm.
(May 2 & 16)

Hope to see you soon!

p.s. If you have any suggestions, feedback, questions about the class, I would absolutely love to hear from you!

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

April 3rd Bead Weaving Class - Boys' Day Carp


I'm happy and nervous to announce that I will be teaching a bead weaving design class at Ben Franklin Crafts, Pearl City. The first class will be on Friday, April 3, from 5 pm - 7 pm. The cost of the class is $15.00 and it will include all the materials needed to complete the project.

For this first session, I will be providing instructions on how to make a Boys' Day Carp charm/pendant very similar to the one show below. Boys' Day, now known as Childrens' Day, is celebrated on May 5. In Hawai'i, you often see bright carp flags festively flying in front of homes to wish health, happiness and success upon the children who reside there. Now you can make your own handcrafted beaded carp to wear as a necklace pendant or use as a charm.

I chose this particular design because it is one of the simpler patterns - great for those new to bead weaving. I will be using larger size 8, Delica seed beads, rather than my usual tiny size 11 beads, because it is easier to handle plus we will be working in the outdoor courtyard where lighting may not be ideal for teeny-weeny beads. But still, remember your eye glasses.

To inquire about this project, feel free to email me at BeadCrumbsHawaii@gmail.com. To register for the class, please sign up at Ben Franklin Crafts, 850 Kamehameha. Hwy. Pearl City. Phone: 455-1909.

I hope to see you there!!!

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