Lacy Swirl Necklace
with Sue Charette-Hood
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
by Sue Charette-Hood
Learn several bead embroidery techniques to stitch a beautiful pendant using a one-of-a-kind, hand painted 40mm glass button by California artist Susan Clark.
Students will embellish an exquisite button with seed beads, 3mm pearls, a Luna soft cabochon and the new two-holed Zoli Duo beads (both left and right beads). The pendant’s dangle will be a ‘student’s choice’ and several options will be discussed to personalize your own pendant.
Artist: Sue Charette-Hood
Skill Level: All Levels
Workshop Length: 3-Hour Class THURSDAY 2:00 -5:00 pm [Room TBA]
Techniques: Backstitch, whip stitch, peyote stitch and stop stitch techniques will be taught. Pendant will not be finished in class but all steps to complete project will be taught during class.
Materials: Click HERE
Students should bring: 6lb fireline, #12 needle, E6000 glue, sharp embroidery scissors, thread burner, flat nose pliers, measuring tape, mat, lamp and glasses if you need them.
Kit Colors: Assorted: Hand painted 40mm glass button (purple, green, pink, gold, silver, copper, blue, red,etc.)