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Mini Classes

Mini Class 501: A Mermaid’s Tale, a Strung Beaded Fob for Your Scissors

Teacher: Sherri Seville

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Join us for an adventure under the sea without even getting wet!   “A Mermaid’s Tale” scissor fob showcases some of the friends a mermaid encounters on her daily swims. Come play with the dolphins, starfish, turtles, and, of course, the mermaid! You will leave your adventure with your very own completed “tale” and a scissor fob to show off during Seminar.

Kit contents:

  • Instructions and supplies needed to complete your fob, including:

  • Lobster claw

  • 6 silver charms – circle with ocean life, fish, shell with pearl, starfish, turtle, nautilus shell

  • 3 split rings (pre-connected)

  • Iridescent shell charm

  • Iridescent round beads – blue and grey

  • Hematite spacer beads

  • Beadalon® wire for stringing

  • Handmade mermaid beading mat

  • Mermaid jewel bag with a few more surprises!

Student supplies:

  • Battery powered lighting and magnification, if needed

Technique: Wire jewelry string beading

Design area: 8-1/2” from lobster claw to tail

Proficiency level: Basic

Pre-work: None

Kit cost: $30.00

Mini Class 502: Tila Weave Bracelet

Teacher: Joyce McCoig

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Designed by Deborah Roberti of Around the Beading Table, this bracelet is quick to make using size 11/0 Miyuki rocaille seed beads and Miyuki Tila beads! Make either the wide black and red band or the slimmer turquoise band.

Kit contents:

  • Instructions

  • Beads

  • Fireline® beading thread

  • Bead mat

  • Needle

Student supplies:

  • Scissors

  • Battery powered lighting and magnification, if needed

Technique: Beading

Design area: Bracelet

Proficiency level: Basic

Pre-work: None

Kit cost: $25.00

Mini Class 503: Under The Sea Felt Needle Book

Teacher: Tawney Carter

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​Technique: Needle Felting and Embellishment

Design Area: 

Proficiency Level: All Levels

Pre-Work: None

Kit Cost: $25

Next time you go on a trip with a mermaid, make sure to take your needles with you! Learn to make this felted needle book using pre-cut felt pieces and all kinds of embellishments. We will talk about using tools from other art fields and go over customizing your needle book so no one has the exact same one. 

Kit Contents:

  • Instructions

  • Embellishments

  • Thread

  • Needle

  • Pre-cut felt pieces

  • Needle felting pen

  • Needle felting foam mat

  • Everything you need to complete this project.

Student Provides:

  • Scissors

  • Battery powered lighting and magnification, if needed

  • Extra stash embellishments and thread (optional)

Mini Class 504: Embroidered Heart Sampler Pin Cushion

Teacher: Karen Hamilton

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Take a simple heart outline, fill it with fun embroidery stitches, and end up with a lovely, primitive pin cushion or hoop art piece! Learn nine (9) surface embroidery stitches while filling your heart with whimsical motifs. Easy finishing instructions are included.

Kit contents:

  • Complete instructions, including finishing guide

  • Fabric for embroidered heart and pin cushion

  • Thread

  • #4 crewel needle

  • 5” embroidery hoop

  • Batting

  • 4 small buttons

Student supplies:

  • Scissors for cutting thread

  • Battery powered lighting and magnification, if needed

Technique: Surface embroidery

Design area: 3-1/2”x3-1/2”

Proficiency level: Basic

Pre-work: None

Kit cost: $25.00

Mini Class 505: Mesh Project Bag

Teacher: to be announced

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Personalize this handy mesh project bag with a festive cross stitch design! Create a beautiful stitched zipper bag that will be useful for y to come.

Kit contents:

  • Instructions

  • Perle cottons

  • Mesh project bag

Student supplies:

  • Scissors for cutting thread

  • Battery powered lighting and magnification, if needed

Technique: Cross stitch

Design area: 15-3/4”x10-1/2” (size of bag)

Proficiency level: Basic

Pre-work: None

Kit cost: $40.00

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