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Crystal Scarab Earrings

  • B170576
  • Instructor: Megan Savors
  • Class Type: General
  • Date: Mon. June 5
  • Time: 9:00am-4:00pm (1 hr break) (6 hours)
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Maximum Class Size: 10
  • Class Fee: $213.00
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Description:
Students will learn the secrets of crystallizing and working with natural beetle wings as they craft these opulent earrings. A cascade of crystal and jewel embellished beetle wings drop gracefully from post-backed bead embroidered medallions featuring Swarovski scarabs at their center.
Students will Learn:
How to crystallize natural beetle wings (and make them stick), and craft a peyote bezel for an unusual-shaped object. Techniques of basic bead embroidery, brick stitch edging, chain-linking, and wrapped wire loops will also be used.
Prerequisites:
Experience with peyote stitch.
Project completion:
Project will not be completed in class
Minimum Age Requirement:
At least 12 years old.
Supplies to Bring:
#11 beading needles, beading mat, E6000 adhesive, Fireline 6 lb. test, scissors, task lamp, Crystal Katana or Tanto.
Pliers:
Chainnose without grooves, flush side-cutting, roundnose.
Materials in Kit:
Swarovski crystal scarab beads; Preciosa crystal drops; 3 mm, 4 mm, 6mm crystal bicones; flat-back crystals; hand-dyed Lacy's Stiff Stuff beading foundation; Ultrasuede; earring post findings; head pins; jump rings; double-drilled beetle wings; 15/0 Japanese seed beads; 11/0 Japanese cylinder beads; wire; sandpaper; syringe and tip.
Limit:
One seat per person per class.
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