Adorn your artistic toolkit with a fun, expressive new skill–bead making! Learn the history of the craft, which dates all the way back to 30,000 B.C., and a variety of bead stitches to make beautiful rings, bracelets, earrings and necklaces. We start by exploring the simple daisy or flower chain stitch, and then move onto the ladder and brick stitches, using them to make Comanche-inspired dangle earrings that are fun art to wear. The final technique you master is the spiral rope chain, along with some of its many variations, to make colorful necklaces. Choose from a variety of vibrant colors as we make each design unique and special.
Wendy Ellsworth is a nationally- and internationally-known seed bead artist, maintaining private studios at her homes in Pennsylvania and Colorado. Her career in beading spans 46 years, and she teaches classes in beadweaving techniques around the U.S. and abroad. Her book, Beading: The Creative Spirit, was published in 2009.