News & Events at Let’s Bead!

Visiting Artist Series Starts Friday, September 29

Visiting Teacher Diane Hawkey

We are excited to have Diane Hawkey visit us from Friday, September 29th to Sunday, October 1st for a trunk show and classes.

Diane is well known in the bead world for her creative clay beads and jewelry designs (dianehawkey.com). From her website: “I draw my inspiration from dreams and nature and ordinary life. I like to make people look at ordinary things in different ways and perhaps connect to their own imaginations.” She has taught at many locations, including the annual Bead and Button Show. Her beads are a favorite of jewelry designers and you will recognize her beads frequently seen in bead magazines. The classes she is teaching at Let’s Bead! are brand new – a great opportunity to try something different and have a great time too!

Here’s the schedule:
Friday, September 29th, 2-6 pm & Saturday, September 30th, 10 am -5 pm Trunk Show with the full line of Diane’s beads and ceramic sculpture

Friday Sept 29 3-5 pm Meet the Teacher Reception to meet Diane Hawkey, browse her collection and enjoy refreshments

Samples of Diane’s class projects will be on display and registration will be taken if spaces remain available. Here are the details on her upcoming projects:

Catch Of the Day

Saturday, Sept 30
9 am – 4 pm

Catch a mermaid (one of Diane’s handmade beads) and the elements of the sea in this structural wire crochet necklace.

My Beading Heart

Sunday, Oct 1
10 am – 2 pm

Assemble this original doll design inspired by the dolls of the Haitian culture. Diane’s original face beads add the character and you add the bling with sequin embroidery.

Visiting teacher Jenny Davies-Reazor

Jenny Davies-Reazor is a mixed media artist. She will be joining us for two exciting classes!

Here’s the schedule:
Friday, October 13, 2 to 6 PM Trunk Show
Friday, October 13, 3 – 5 PM Meet the Teacher Reception

Here are the details on her upcoming projects:

Fall Felted Tapestry

Saturday, October 14
10 am – 4 pm; one hour lunch break
Class Fee $50 plus kit fee $30-35

Fibers and beads are a perfect pairing in this small beaded tapestry! Starting with wool, roving and curls we will needle felt our tapestry. The ceramic focal of your choice is added, and the entire piece is embellished with seed beads. Perfect for all experience levels – come try your hand at “painting” with fiber!

Day of the Dead Sugar Skulls

Sunday October 15
10 am – 3 pm, one hour lunch break
Class Fee $45 plus kit fee $20

Celebrate this Hispanic holiday that fondly remembers loved ones and urges you to live life to the fullest! We will discuss the traditions of Dia de los Muertos and take our inspiration from the candy skulls that are exchanged as tokens of friendship. Students will sculpt 2 skull pendants in polymer and
embellish with both sculpted flowers and glass beads. Finishing these colorful pieces in acrylic paint they will be ready for Halloween!

Visiting Teacher Tracy Bell

We are excited to have Tracy Bell visit us from Friday, November 3rd to Sunday, November 5th for a trunk show and classes.

Here’s the schedule:
Friday, November 3rd, 12-5 pm & Saturday, November 4th, 10 am -5 pm Trunk Show with the full line of Tracy’s newest work.

Friday, November 3rd, 3-5 pm Meet the Teacher Reception to meet Tracy Bell, browse her collection and enjoy refreshments

Samples of Tracy’s class projects will be on display and registration will be taken if spaces remain available. Here are the details on her upcoming projects:

Hot Stamped Metal & Tiny Book Making

Saturday, November 4
10 am – 4 pm; one hour lunch break
Class Fee $70 plus kit fee TBD

Setting Stones With Brazing (How to work with unusual shapes)

Sunday, November 5
10 am – 4 pm; one hour lunch break
Class Fee $70 plus kit fee TBD

Class size is limited. Call 585-586-6550 to register.