Wendy Ellsworth

Wendy Ellsworth has been a seed bead artist since 1970 and has a private studio at her home in Weaverville, NC. She has spent many years as an Artist-in-Schools in Colorado and Pennsylvania and teaches classes in beadwork nationally and internationally to both adults and children. She has made 10 trips to Kenya to work with Maasai and Samburu beading groups. In 2019, she was a Designer of the Year for Beadwork Magazine. Her book, Beading – the Creative Spirit, was published by SkyLight Paths in 2009.

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Wendy's Upcoming Workshops

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    Open to All

    Subject to specific age requirements, students of any skill/knowledge level.

  • Ages 10 - 14

Jul 18 - 22, 2022

African Bead Safari

Wendy Ellsworth

Tuition $495
Code K0709-22

Pack your imagination and join us on a bead safari to Africa! Students “visit” the Zulu, Ndebele, and Xhosa peoples of South Africa and the Samburu of Kenya to learn some of their unusual bead-weaving techniques. These techniques are then applied to make colorful earrings, bracelets, necklaces and vessels using seed beads, wire, needle and thread. Pictures and examples of authentic African beadwork nurture inspiration as participants choose from a wide variety of colorful beads to make their own fun and unique projects.

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