Horizontal TabsDescription In this two-day workshop, participants will learn the twists and turns of weaving a beaded leaf which can then be turned into earrings or other projects. Friday, June 24, 2016 to Saturday, June 25, 2016 Registration Fee: $135 *K-12 Educators: 12 SCECH clock hours may be earned by attending this workshop This course is now closed. Beading is one of the world’s oldest art forms and beadweaving is a beautiful off-loom technique that can be used to create anything from jewelry to wearables to home decor. In this workshop, participants will learn to create Russian leaves from award-winning fiber artist and professional bead weaver, Jenny Schu. Russian leaves are a trademark style for Jenny as she uses them both as the focal point in her beaded jewelry and as accents in her sculptural fine art work. In this two-day workshop, participants will learn the twists and turns of weaving a beaded leaf which can then be turned into earrings or other projects. The first day will focus on learning the Russian leaf stitch and finishing open leaves. Once we have the basic stitch down, day two's focus will be on creating a beaded pod from this stitch. All registrants will be provided with a needle, thread, and velvet pads or trays to bead from. A suggested supply list is available under the “supplies” tab, however, the instructor will also have beads and materials available for purchase the day of. Some beadweaving experience is helpful for this workshop, but not necessary. Faculty Jenny Schu Instructor of Visual Arts, Interlochen College of Creative Arts Schedule Supplies Jewelry Bead Weaving: Russian Leaf Workshop Supplies Your first beading needle and the thread is included in the class fee. The other materials that you will need to complete a pair of earrings is approx 4g of 11/0 Seed Beads (2g of 2 different colors will work) and 1 pair of earwires. The instructor will have plenty of seed beads for purchase if you do not want to look for the specific beads listed below. Items that the instructor will have for purchase, but may have limited color choice: *Dyna-Mite Seed Beads size 11/0 Earwires (instructor will have some sterling silver fishhook earwires and some non-precious metal) Beading Needles size 10 and 12 (instructor uses the longer ones--approx 2.25”) Nymo Beading Thread size D Porcelain Beading Trays Velvet Display Mats Accent beads such as crystals and pearls Other sized seed beads ranging from 8/0 to 15/0 for varying texture. Items that you may might want to bring: Ott light / extension cord Whatever you prefer to bead out of (tray, mat, plastic container with low sides, etc) Glasses / magnifier Something to write with / take notes *For this class, students will use Dyna-Mites. These seed beads are preferred due to their higher quality. If you have seed beads from a bead store or brands like Toho, those will work too. Cheaper beads can be frustrating to work with and may not get the look you want. Feel free to bring your bead stash and the instructor will take a look at it and will help you plan from them. All of the Items that that the instructor offers for purchase can be purchased through www.FireMountainGems.com. If you type the above descriptions into their search engine, the exact items should appear. (Seed beads may use "11" instead of "11/0" for size). Fire Mountain Gems also offers group discounts, so each item is less-expensive when ordering 15 units, then it goes down again at 50 units, and so on. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any additional questions you may have about the supplies for this course.