Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Marcia DeCoster is coming to BeadFX!!!

This July Marcia DeCoster will be joining us for 3 classes--the Queen Anne's Lace, Bellisimo and The Falling Leaves Lariat!

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.

Freeform leaves cascade gracefully from each end of an ndbele lariat. The leaves are gradated in color from dark to light and created using freeform peyote techniques. The three sided nedbele neckchain is then made incorporating accent beads along the length. The lariat can be worn short to add interest to any neckline or worn long as your fashion sense dictates. This is open to all levels.

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!

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