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Bead Stitching: Shaped Peyote

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Shape up your jewelry-making skills and move beyond flat peyote to add sculptural drama to your beadwork with Nancy Cain's expert instruction.

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What You Get

  • 8 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Nancy Cain
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

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  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Nancy stitches her way through the creation of a basic channel bead, working with larger beads for easy viewing. You'll be able to stitch along with her on your own projects using more traditional beads. Once you've mastered building circular walls and embellishing your beads with crystals, you'll move on to the square beaded bead, and learn how to join your squares with loops and clasps to make a stunning bracelet. Finally, Nancy demonstrates how to create triangular peyote-stitch beads, embellish them with beaded fringe and add bails and earring wires. Create eye-catching jewelry pieces that will be admired by all Sign up for "Bead Stitching: Shaped Peyote" today!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Shaped Peyote Basics
Meet your instructor, Nancy Cain, as she introduces you to shaped peyote. Learn about the importance of thread selection and some of the most common problems you will face, and how to fix them.
2. Creating Walls
3. Embellishing
4. Making a Square
5. Creating a Bracelet
6. Triangular Variations
7. Design Variations
8. Bonus: Flat Peyote Stitch

Taught by

Nancy Cain
Nancy Cain
Nancy Cain has been a bead aficionado since 1989 and a teacher since the mid-'90s. Her work has been displayed in museums around the world. In 2010, Beadwork magazine named her Designer of the Year.

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