Fall 2019 Workshops

Heart of Texas Bead Retreat

Fall 2019

October 17-20, 2019     Sheraton Conference Center     Georgetown, Texas
More info coming soon  ~  Check back for updates!

Laura McCabe

Laura McCabe is a primarily self-taught beadweaver with an education in historical costume reproduction and restoration, and anthropology. She produces elaborately beaded body adornment and sculpture that combines Native American, African, and Victorian beadweaving techniques with modern materials and color schemes.

She started Just Let Me Bead in 1995, at which time she sold her original designs to boutiques and museum shops. In 2002, she began teaching her art and has continue to do so across the US and throughout the world. She exhibits her work in national and international beadwork exhibitions, and sells some of her finished work on line.

She maintains a private studio in Hampton, Connecticut where she, her husband Michael and a dog named Lucy continue to live the creative life.

Laura’s Resume

To view more of Laura’s designs, visit Laura McCabe

True Blue Necklace

Description: 

The stunning Bluebonnet is the state flower of Texas and with its vibrant blues and greens, lends itself perfectly to a stunning beadwork design.  This necklace features bluebonnet flowers, each constructed using innovative combination stitching, then attached to the stem which is extended out into a neck strap.  The beautiful beaded toggle is featured at the front of the necklace. Techniques include peyote stitch, herringbone stitch and chenille stitch.  Proficiency in all three stitches is highly recommended.

Artist: Laura McCabe
Workshop: This is a one-day workshop designed for The Heart of Texas Bead Retreat June 2019
Skill Level: Intermediate
Techniques: Peyote, Herringbone and Chenille stiches
Materials: Click HERE
Kit Color Options: Click HERE  There will be additional Kit Color Options
Students should bring: Lighting/Magnification, Fireline, your usual beading supplies.

 


Kimberly Stathis

Throughout my life, I have always needed a creative outlet. I have played with many different types of media’s and loved them all. The media that really captured my heart and inspired my creative soul is seedbeads! There is just something alluring and special about those little bits of colored glass that I cannot resist. I love the challenge of designing with seedbeads using off-loom techniques. So many colors, textures and shapes! So many ways to express yourself with beads.

I been teaching my designs nationally for the past thirteen years. It is my hope that students will be inspired by what they have learned in class and continue to do beadwork and enjoy it as much as I do.

My designs have been published in the Bead and Button magazine and in Larks Showcase 500 Jewelry Book.

To view more of Kim’s designs, visit Kimberly Stathis.

Circular Pathways

Description:

The pendant for the necklace uses a solid wooden round ball as an armature to support and shape the circular beadwork covering. Pearls and crystals stitched over the surface of the pendant add texture and sparkle.  The pendant hangs from two herringbone straps and attaches to a central component of beadwork using pearls for a bit of elegance.  A slip over the head pearl necklace strap constructed using right angle weave with top embellishments complete the necklace.

Artist: Kimberly Stathis
Workshop: This is a one-day workshop designed for The Heart of Texas Bead Retreat October 2019
Skill Level: Advanced
Techniques: This project uses circular peyote, herringbone, netting and right angle weave stitches.  Individuals are expected to know how to do peyote stitch with increases and be able to recognized areas of increases within the beadwork.  Some experience with right angle weave, herringbone and netting stitches will be helpful to complete the project.
Materials:  Click HERE
Kit: $   Coming Soon
Kit Color Options: Click HERE   There will be additional Kit Color Options
Students should bring: Lighting/Magnification, your usual beading supplies.

 


 

Liisa Turunen

Liisa threaded her first beading needle back in 1994. Beading as a hobby she went on to become a massage therapist, esthetician, and got her nursing degree in Finland. But in 2006 beads wove her back in. Since then she has spent her time fully submerged in beads! She has been working professionally as a designer and teacher since 2006. Liisa has taught at the Bead & Button shows and Bead Fest shows. Along with beads her other major obsession is with cats. Often volunteering in her local shelter and fostering kittens! Cats have been her biggest inspiration in her designing process. And just like cats, her designs are known for being classic, ageless, and graceful….
With a few hairballs thrown into the mix.

Liisa was named one of Beadwork magazine’s Designer of the Year in 2014.

To view more of Liisa’s designs, visit Liisa Turunen

 

Description:

Artist: Liisa Turunen
Workshop: This is a one-day workshop designed for The Heart of Texas Bead Retreat October 2019
Skill Level: Intermediate
Techniques:
Materials:  Coming Soon
Kit: $   Coming Soon
Kit Color Options: Click HERE   There will be additional Kit Color Options
Students should bring: Lighting/Magnification, your usual beading supplies.

 


 

 

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