Freeform Peyote Beading: Design and Creation of Original Art Jewelry
Published September 2010
Corset & Stays Beaded Bead
Class Length: 3 hours
If you've ever tried beading around a spherical object, you'll know how hard it can be as your beads keep slipping off the rounded surface. This class addresses that issue with a much easier way to create spherical beaded beads.
Learn to stitch a corset of right angle weave with strategically placed decreases. I'll cover the counts for this particular project and show you how to make adjustments for different sizes in both the base and the seed beads. Once the corset is complete, we'll cinch it into place around your colorful base bead; just like lacing a lady into her corset. To finish off our beads in style, we'll add decorative right angle weave stays as accents.
Use as pendants, strung on a cord and worn as a necklace, worked into more complex jewelry, or even as Christmas ornaments at the top of the tree. I love to make and give them as ornaments for miniature Christmas trees. They make lovely hostess gifts, too!
Skills and Skill Levels required for class
All skill levels, though some knowledge of right angle weave is helpful.
Solid Color Construction
Kits and Supplies
Bead kits may be available for purchase through Etsy.