2016 Classes and Workshop Project proposals
Betty Stephan Beadwork   
PRINCESS NECKLACE
6 hour class
Intermediate- project will not be completed in class
This class is for you if you want to expand your bead embroidery skills to combine small components and create a lovely flower focal, then bead weave a beautiful neck
chain to compliment it. Kits will be available in several different colorways and once you learn how to make these components, you will have the skills to make more of
them and combine them in many different ways.
There are two basic parts to this class- the first being bead embroidery where you will learn about layout and combining small components together with different
embellishments. The second part will be surrounding round beads with bead weaving to form starbursts, then learning how to connect them so the necklace will lay
correctly, and making a beaded toggle clasp
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MIDNIGHT NECKLACE
6 hour class
Advanced- project will not be finished in class
The scroll-work on this necklace provides an open framework for the sparkling
Swarovski crystals and creates a strikingly elegant pendant. Other colorways will
be available for softer looks- but all are sure to be show stoppers.
Lots and lots of CRAW in this pendant, but students will also learn an easy way
to bezel Rivolis as well as a little bead embroidery. In addition, this class includes
a beaded toggle clasp and using wire as a base structure for CRAW
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FRIENDSHIP BLOOMS-INTRO TO BEAD
EMBROIDERED COLLARS
6 or 7 hour class
Intermediate-- project will not be finished in class
If you have ever wanted to make a bead embroidered collar necklace but
just didn't know where to start-then this is the class for you! Not only will
you learn the basics of making a collar, but you will create a beautiful
collar in a very wearable size- and you can apply what you have learned to
any size bead embroidered collar - the sky is the limit.
We will explore all the basics of creating a collar from layout to finishing-
you will even receive a template for a basic collar shape that you can use
later to create bigger and more elaborate collars. Betty has created many
large collars and will be open to answering any questions that you might
have about how to go from here and design more collars at home- including
pointing out pitfalls and giving tips
CATHEDRAL WINDOWS NECKLACE
6 hour class
All levels- project will not be completed in class
The components in this detailed bead embroidered necklace are created on a base of metal filigrees, so your finished necklace looks like you spent much more time and are
much more advanced than you may be- a win/win! Reminiscent of stained glass cathedral windows, the rich colors are carried through the simple bead woven neck chain.
Students will learn how to add metal filigree findings to their bead embroidery, and explore several different bead embroidery stitches, embellishments and edgings. You will
also create a quick and simple neck chain and bead woven toggle cla
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NIGHT MUSIC CUFF
BRACELET
6 hour class
All levels- project will not be completed in class
This beautifully elegant and textured bead
embroidered bracelet is created using velvet ribbon
and gold braiding as a base- making it much less
difficult to make than it appears! The rhinestone
cup chain adds some sparkle and this cuff will be a
favorite to wear out on the town or for everyday
casual.
Several different bead embroidery stitches will be
taught, as well as bead weaving a strip and
attaching it to the cuff for a 3 dimensional effect.
The students will learn how to securely attach cup
chain and how to use ribbon and braiding both as a
stitching guide and as an embellishment.
Interested in sponsoring Betty to teach at your venue?  Please use the contact form at the bottom of the page for more
information
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blue
gray
purple
black
red
red
gold
blue
purple
blue and black
red
teal
gold
fuschia
black
blue
gold
blue
black
ENGLISH GARDEN NECKLACE
6 hour class

All levels- project will not be completed in class
With the netted neck chain and metal filigree, this necklace has a vintage feeling- and could even become a family heirloom! It combines bead weaving
and bead embroidery
It is available in several colorways for very different looks.
Students will learn a beautiful netted neck chain with Super Duos incorporated for added interest, how to attach and embellish a metal filigree in bead
embroidery, several bead embroidery stitches including a pretty edging embellishment with added tiny crystals and
how to make a beaded toggle
plum
green and purple
blue
black
GARDEN PARTY CUFF
6 hour class
all levels

Combining bead embroidery and bead weaving, this lovely lightweight
cuff is easy and fun to make.
The dimensional components weave together many of the newer
shaped beads and could be made separately for pendants or earrings.

In class we will cover weaving with shaped 2 holed beads, embroidering
on filigrees- both lace and metal,
attaching a cup chain securely, layering backing fabric for bead
embroidery, and weaving a toggle clasp
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Although you may not finish this project in class, you will be well on
your way to having a finished cuff before
you leave.
mint green and tan
brown and green
blue
black, white and purple
brown and black
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GUINEVERE COLLAR NECKLACE
6 HRS
ALL LEVELS
This wonderfully textured necklace is much easier to make than it may first
appear- it uses a gold lace collar as abase for the bead embroidery.
It is composed of two main flower designs that will be created and attached to
the necklace, embellished with sparkling bead embroidery, and finished with a
chain to create an elegantnecklace fit for King Arthur's court.

In class you will learn how attach a lace collar to beading foundation, various
bead embroidery stitches,weaving two flower designs and incorporating them
into the bead embroidery, edging stitches for finishing,
embellishing the edging, and attaching a chain.
gold and purple
white
blue
rose gold
ANASTASIA CUFF BRACELET
6 HOURS
ALL LEVELS
Bead embroidered onto a Jacquard ribbon base, this cuff combines chains,
beads and crystals for an elegant yet wearable bracelet.
Surprisingly quick to make, and simple enough for even those with very little experience
with bead embroidery.

This class will cover various bead embroidery stitches including using mini duos in bead
embroidery,embellishing and bezelling with chain, embroidery using ribbon as a base pattern
and edging.
silver and black
red
purple
white
black and gold
DREAMER NECKLACE
6 hours- all levels
Description:
This necklace combines metal findings and glass beads to create a
stunning statement piece that is a nice wearable size. The pendant
hangs from a pretty flowered pattern chain made from MiniDuos and
seed beads. MiniDuo flowers are layered onto both a large metal flower
on the pendant and a metal leaf that hangs below which have both been
hand-painted to coordinate with the color scheme.
Students will Learn:
How to make a pretty neck chain by weaving MiniDuo beads and seed
beads; how to weave two different flower components and attach them
to metal findings; several bead embroidery stitches; and how to make a
beaded toggle clasp.
Project completion:
Project will not be completed in class
gold
blue
purple and green
ENCHANTED BRACELET AND COMPONENTS CLASS
6 hour class
all levels
will complete at least one of each component
The round components in this bracelet are a marriage of bead embroidery and bead weaving, beginning with a bead embroidered base,
then beads are woven in layers to give more dimension -the connectors are the second component.

Kits/ instructions will be provided for the bracelets- with additional beads available to create a
necklace, cuff bracelet, pendant and/or earrings by combining these components in different ways. The pictures show some examples.

The class will cover how to make and join these components together to create the pictured bracelet- but we will also be discussing how to make
different pieces from joining components and tips on layout and design. Techniques include bead embroidery stitches, layered beadweaving/bead embroidery,
unique edging with obeads, and how to make a beaded toggle clasp.