Beau Dangles

Handcrafted Jewelry — Designed to be Different

Classes

I love beading and I love teaching. If you’re looking for an upbeat, creative and enjoyable time, you just might find it here. Not an “artsy” person? Surprise yourself. Join one of my classes and see how easy it is to make something beautiful.

I offer sessions for both beginning and intermediate beaders. Most classes are make-and-take — by the end of the session you’ll have a lovely piece of jewelry to wear home. How’s that for fun! 😉

Minimum group size is 3 to 4. Maximum size is 6 to 8, depending on the project. The costs listed below are for classes I teach locally. (For venues further afield, please contact me.)

You can also organize your own class — either a private one-on-one lesson or get a group of friends together and I’ll bring the class to you. Make it a gals’ night out, an afternoon break or a weekend bead party.

More classes are added as the mood strikes. If you’d like to register for a class or want more information, give me a shout — there’s a contact form at the bottom of this page.

Beading involves close-up work — if you need glasses for reading you’ll need them for beading. A good beading light is also helpful if you have one, along with an extension cord. 

BRACELET: “Triangle Weave”

Triangle WeaveStitch glass pearls and fire-polished Czech beads into an eye-catching bracelet, then finish it with an easy-on, easy-off clasp. Several colours to choose from.

Level: Advanced Beginner/Intermediate (some beading experience helpful)
Time: About 2 hours, depending on skill level
LearnHow to do triangle weave stitch, how to attach a clasp.
Cost$35 (Includes instruction and supplies)

EARRINGS: “Earring Bling”

IMG_9508Would you like to make your own earrings? Or create a gift for someone special? Choose from a selection of beads, crystals, glass pearls and charms — then combine them into 3 pairs of beautiful and unique earrings. (Suitable for pierced or non-pierced ears.)

Level: Beginner/Advanced Beginner
Time: 1.5 – 2  hours, depending on skill level
LearnHow to choose beads, use head pins and jump rings, and attach ear wires.
Cost$30 (Includes instruction and supplies)

BEADED ORNAMENT: 

Beaded OrnamentBead an ornament cover for a clear or coloured glass ball (supplied). Makes a special gift for the holiday tree. Or hang it in a window to catch the light. Several colours to choose from.

Level: Beginner, no experience necessary
Time: 2 – 3 hours, depending on skill level
Learn: Simple circular netting, how to start/end a thread.
Cost$35 (Includes instruction and supplies)

NECKLACE: “Crystal Pendant”

Crystal PendantNothing says sparkle like authentic Swarovski crystals. This beautiful necklace is sure to win you compliments each time you wear it. Several colours to choose from.

Level: Beginner, no experience necessary
Time: About 2 hours, depending on skill level
Learn: Simple netting, how to start/end a thread, how to use jump rings, how to attach clasp
Cost:$35 (Includes instruction and supplies)

BRACELET: “Crystal Wrap”

Crystal BraceletPrecision-cut Swarovski crystals and Swarovski crystal pearls add sparkle and shine to every occasion. Several colours to choose from.

Level: Beginner/Advanced Beginner
Time: 1.5 – 2
Learn: Right angle weave (RAW), how to start/end a thread, how to attach clasp
Cost$35 (Includes instruction and supplies)

EARRINGS: “Dragonfly”

Dragonfly

Dagger and faceted beads capture the vibrant shimmer of these winged beauties. Several colours to choose from.

Level: Beginner, no experience necessary
Time: 1 – 1.5 hours
Learn: Beadweaving, how to start/end a thread, how to attach ear wires
Cost$35 (Includes instruction and supplies)

EARRINGS: “Cherokee Weave I”

Cherokee Weave IEye-catching dream catchers. Change the thread or bead colours and create your own designs. The stitch uses small seed beads (11’s) so good eyesight is important. Several colours to choose from. Click this link for another variation. You’ll also find another version here.

Level: Experience with seed beads would be helpful
Time: 2.5 – 3+ hours, depending on skill level
Learn: Brick stitch, beadweaving, how to attach ear wires
Cost$45 (Includes instruction and supplies)


EARRINGS: “Cherokee Weave II”

Cherokee Weave II

This builds on the previous class. Varying thread and bead colour and the type of dangle gives lots of room for creativity. The stitch uses tiny seed beads (15’s) so good eyesight is a must. Several colours to choose from. You can also add embellishments like these.

Level:Cherokee Weave I” strongly recommended
Time: 2.5 – 3+ hours, depending on skill level
Learn: Brick stitch, beadweaving, how to attach ear wires
Cost$45 (Includes instruction and supplies)


BRACELET: “Heritage Lace”

Heritage Lace

This bracelet can be made in either size 11 or 15 beads. (The smaller 15’s give a daintier look but  good eyesight is a must.) Several colours to choose from. Click this link for another variation of this stitch. Click this link to see different colours.

Level: Experience with seed beads is recommended
Time: About 2-3 hours, depending on skill level
Learn: Netting stitch, beadweaving, how to start & end thread, how to attach clasp or make beaded loop clasp
Cost$45 (Includes instruction and supplies)


BRACELET: “Potawatomi”

This is a surprisingly versatile stitch. Change the colour and placement of the beads and you create quite different looks. Several colours to choose from.

Level: Experience with seed beads & pattern reading is recommended
Time: About 3 hours, depending on skill level
Learn: Potawatomi stitch, how to start & end thread, how to attach clasp or make beaded loop clasp
Cost$45 (Includes instruction and supplies)


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