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3 Day Class

Class 301: Mermaid Tales Necklace
Teacher: Barbara Ellis

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Technique: Bead embroidery

Design area: N/A

Proficiency level: Intermediate

Pre-work: None

Kit cost: $125.00

Create this bead embroidered statement necklace featuring a mermaid cabochon that is enhanced with pearls, accent crystals, findings, drops, and various accent seed beads. You will use bead embroidery techniques and stitches, including the back, brick, and peyote stitches, and embellishment techniques. The necklace is created in several stages and connected separately to allow for custom sizing and shaping. Goals for this class include getting a good start on all elements of the project and having a good understanding  on how to complete this piece at home by the end of class.

Kit contents:

  • Pewter mermaid cameo

  • Flat bronze glass drop

  • 15/0 and 8/0 main blue raspberry seed beads

  • Accent 15/0 silver seed beads

  • Accent 15/0 bronze seed bead

  • 2mm silver fire polish beads

  • Accent silver findings and heishi beads

  • 3mm blue crystals

  • 3mm bronze fire polish beads

  • 11/0 rope beads in bronze

  • Clasp

  • Template for shaping

  • Black stiff Interfacing

Student provides:

  • E6000 glue

  • Smoke Fireline 6lb.

  • Beading needles (shorts and longs, size 10 and 12)

  • Beading mat or board

  • Small sharp scissors (Fireline type and precision)

  • Battery operated lighting and magnification, if needed

  • White gel pen

  • Usual stitching tools

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