We are very excited to be hosting the second designer to visit and teach classes at our new shop — Marla Salezze! She’ll be joining us on Saturday, December 1 for an entire day of beady fun. There will be a beginner class from her book in the morning (more copies are on the way for sale at the shop), a meet & greet book signing event midday, then an intermediate class from a kit in the afternoon. Read on for details:
Morning Book Class: “Dew Drop Lariat” 10:30-12:30
This lovely lariat is open in the center which makes for a wonderful rope that can easily be looped around your neck and adjusted to any length.
Difficulty Level: Beginner| Technique: Tubular Netting | Instructor: Marla Salezze
Cost: This class is generously being offered free of charge by Marla with your purchase of her book and the beads to make the project. Please note that this Marla is taking up to 12 students, so this class will be larger than the standard beginner classes at Laura’s Beads.
Pattern: This pattern is featured in Marla’s book “Learn to Stitch Beaded Jewelry”. Be sure to bring your copy of the book to the class or you can purchase your copy here.
Book Signing and Meet & Greet 12:30-1:30
Even if you are not taking one of Marla’s classes, we encourage you to come in during this time to have an opportunity to chat with Marla and get your book signed! Marla will also have a variety of kits and other supplies available for purchase.
Afternoon Kit Class: “Druzy Daydream Necklace” 1:30-4:30
Show off this sparkly druzy cabochon with a patterned peyote stitch bezel. Create a dreamy tassel with leather and a channel bead end cap embellished with a decorative strip of flat peyote stitch. This is a mixed media project incorporating multiple techniques to make an on-trend statement pendant.
Students will learn how to capture a natural stone in a circular peyote beaded bezel. They will also learn how to bead around a blank channel bead and how to create a leather tassel. Students will learn how to connect these components using mixed media techniques, beadweaving and basic wirework.
Difficulty Level: Intermediate/Advanced | Technique: Mixed | Instructor: Marla Salezze
Cost: Class fee is $40 plus all students are required to buy Marla’s kit which will contain all the supplies that you’ll need for this project for $70. Two colorways will be available.
Pattern: The pattern will be included in your kit