Bead Embroidery

Class Description: Join fiber artist Elle Warren on for an exciting and creative day of playing with beads and shiny things and learn how to make this beautiful pendant! In just one day, learn basic techniques for sewing beads onto fabric. Beading takes time but you will go home with a good start and all the skills you need to finish the pendant on your own. You will also learn

  • How to select backing to use for bead embroidery

  • How to stitch around a cabochon or other focal piece glued onto a backing

  • How to stitch additional beads onto the backing and keep them secure

  • Different finishing techniques for the edging

  • How to make fringe

  • How to make a bail to hang your pendant on a ribbon, chain, or beaded rope*

    *Learn how to make the beaded rope on the following day in a mini-workshop. More information can be found here.

Class Dates:  Saturday, September 23rd from 11am to 4pm

Course Fee: $130 for 6 hours of instruction (includes some materials!)

Please note that the following materials are included in the class fee

  • Stabilizer and ultrasuede backing for pendant

  • Beading needle

  • Nymo size D thread

  • Focal point molded face

  • Glue

Students must bring the following materials:

  • Scissors

  • Bead mat

  • Assorted sizes of beads: 11˚, 8˚, bugles, drops, crystals, novelty beads and sequins.

  • Any small buttons and charms from your stash

  • Glasses for close-up work (if needed)

*Students receive a 10% discount on materials they purchase for their class from The Knitting Tree, L.A.
PLEASE BE SURE TO CHECK THE "Pickup: 1 business day" shipping option when checking out your shopping cart. This will ensure that you are not charged shipping fees on your class payment!

Please note: We do require a 72-hour advance notice for cancellations. No refunds, partial or full, will be given for cancellations made less than 72 hours prior to the start of the event.
Skill Level:
Elle Warren

Bead Embroidery

$ 130.00