Sue Charette-Hood is an award winning Canadian jewelry artist living in Texas and South Carolina. She has been in love with creating jewelry and teaching since 2000. Kumihimo and off-loom bead stitching are her favorite media for designing. Sue is inspired by her students, especially the absolute beginners who ask the most mind-opening questions. She is married with two daughters and works as an ultrasound technologist.
Sue is a designer and instructor and has been published over 28 times in National and International bead magazines and digital media. She.teaches regularly at several bead stores and bead societies across the USA and Canada. She also teaches regularly at bead retreats in Texas and Louisiana and for the national show Beadfest since 2012 and internationally at the Creativ Festival in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Sue was also a featured artist in a San Antonio city art event called “Art of the Bead” in March, 2013. Sue is the Past President of the San Antonio Bead Society and a member of Dallas Bead Society, Austin Bead Society, Great Lakes Beading Guild, North Georgia Bead Society and the Etsy Bead Weavers Team. Sue sells her tutorials on her website www.crystalwonders.etsy.com and has a Facebook business page.
Sue has been a Starman Trendsetter Designer for two terms 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 and has many of her design as patterns in the Starman “Tutorial of the Month Program”. www.patterns.beadindex.com Ritzy Too Magazine profiled Sue as their “Designer of the Year” for 2014. www.RitzyToo.com
2:00-5:00 p.m. Thursday, September 21
2nd Floor Conference Center
Designed exclusively for the Heart of Texas Bead Retreat, Gemma is a gorgeous pendant created with the new gem duo beads set around a Swarovski crystal rivoli. Students will learn to bezel the Swarovski rivoli with both right angle weave and netting bead weaving techniques. The gem duos, crystals and delicate picot embellishment adds further dazzle to this pendant. The double strung gem duo and crystal necklace chain has a beaded clasp closure which completes this necklace brilliantly!
Artist: Sue Charette-Hood
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Workshop Length: 3 Hour Class
Class Fee: $35
Techniques: Right Angle Weave (RAW), Netting
Kit: $35 Includes all materials for complete necklace (pendant and double-strung necklace chain)
Kit Color Options: Click HERE
Materials: Click HERE
Students should bring: Lighting/Magnification, your usual beading supplies, 6 lb fireline or your thread of choice