Marcia's love for beautiful jewelry and the desire to create her own designs brought Marcia to beads in the early 1990's. Marcia designs colorful and fun to wear jewelry and shares her designs through teaching and writing. Remembering her own early attempts, Marcia recognizes that everyone learns differently and so takes great care to provide clear, concise and comprehensive instructions, graphics and text.
Her work has been published Carol Wilcox Wells’s The Art and Elegance of Bead Weaving and Margie Deeb’s The Beaders Color Pallette.
In 2008 her work was featured in Masters Beadweaving and her urchin lariat graces the cover.
In 2009 her own book 'Marcia DeCoster's Beaded Opulence' was published by Lark.
Marcia is one of the featured 'Designers of the Year' in Beadwork magazine.
Queen Anne's Lace Bracelet, July 19th from 10 to 6pm. Queen Anne’s Lace is a fun lacy bracelet with plenty of sparkle. Over 200 crystals make it shine. The modified right angle weave units are connected to one another and accented down the center with a pretty firepolished bead. A large Swarovski button forms the clasp for a lovely focal. Students should have some experience with right angle weave.
Bellisimo, July 20th from 10 to 6pm. Have fun using tubular right angle weave to create a unique beaded bead. The properties of right angle weave allow for endless variation of surface embellishment, which reinforces the structure. Beaded beads are created by varying the size and type of beads used in the right angle weave base. There are endless varieties of ways this bead can be executed and all are fabulous.
Make one to wear on a chain or give as a gift. Make several, with variations of the same color palette and string together for the funky but fashionable look. Make one in an afternoon for instant gratification. Experience with Right Angle Weave is suggested.
Register for all three classes and pay the discounted rate of $350.00 plus gst.
Please note that registrations after June 30th will be subject to the HST, so early registration is highly recommended!