Laura McCabe Weekend - Nov. 30 through Dec. 3
Laura Jean 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 exhibits her work in national and international beadwork exhibitions, and sells her finished work at boutiques and galleries, as well as through her website: www.lauramccabejewelry.com. She maintains a private studio in Old Mystic, Connecticut, and teaches beading workshops across the US and throughout the world.
Thursday, November 30 - Deco Daze Necklace
This distinctly Deco design, with its rectangular form and cascading rhinestones provides a lesson in geometric construction as well as a stunning necklace that recalls one of the most glamorous eras in modern fashion history. Techniques include peyote stitch, herringbone stitch and chenille stitch. Proficiency in herringbone and peyote stitch (including odd flat count) is strongly recommended for this workshop.
Friday, December 1 - Egyptian Revival Necklace
This Egyptian Revival inspired necklace features three rising sun scarab beetle pendants. These complex structures are achieved using a multitude of stitching techniques alongside 3-D construction. The stunning neck strap features the new demi beads just recently released by Toho company. Techniques include herringbone stitch, peyote stitch, right angle weave and chenille stitch. The advanced nature of this project requires total proficiency in all four stitches.
Saturday, December 2 - Passion Flower Necklace
This ornate necklace takes its inspiration from the beautiful passion flower plant. These unique floral forms are meticulously recreated in 3-dimensional beadwork. Each flower is constructed using one continual piece of thread and by utilizing a combination of stitches including right angle weave, herringbone, peyote stitch and fringing. Proficiency in all four techniques is a prerequisite for this workshop.
Sunday, December 3 - Thistle Necklace
This stunning necklace features three thistle flowers suspended from a beaded ring. Three-dimensional combination stitching is used to create the spiky thistle structures and Swarovski pave beads beautifully complement the flower form. The neck strap is constructed using chenille stitch with Toho's new demi beads. Proficiency in right-angle-weave, peyote stitch, herringbone stitch and chenille stitch is a prerequisite for this workshop.
And there’s more to come . . .
Nov. 10-12 Sherry Serafini
Jan. 19-21, 2018 Maggie Meister
Feb. 23-25, 2018 Betty Stephan
We’ll keep you posted!
Class Prices and Information
1 day of classes - $95
2 days of classes - $180
3 days of classes - $270
** Undernighter - $135
Please note: Classes begin at 10:00 a.m. and end at 4:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
To register, please call (312) 316-1910 or email Lisa@citybeadschicago.com. Payment is due at the time of registration and will be refunded only in the event another student can fill your seat.