Beaded Tennis Bracelets
Taught by Sharon Zeisel
Sharon Zeisel has been teaching jewelry making in New York City for the past 15 years. With a degree in Art Education, she combines her love of teaching with her passion for beading, experiencing great joy in teaching others how to make their own jewelry. Using traditional beading methods to create on-trend designs, students will learn how to use a variety of jewelry making pliers and materials to make beautiful, wearable accessories as well as experience the mindful zen that comes naturally while beading. Sharon has taught for dozens of organizations such as Brooklyn Brainery, Brooklyn Public Library, Coursehorse, BUST Craftacular, and The United Federation of Teachers (UFT) turning absolute beginners into confident, capable, and enthusiastic Beaders. She resides in Brooklyn with her teenage daughters, and operates her local small business, Bead On Bond.
No class on December 17th!
In this 1.5 - 2 hour session we will be learning how to bead stitch: sewing small beads together to produce a gorgeous patterned piece of jewelry. We will utilize the "right angle weave" which is a basic pattern in bead stitching, which will provide the base of a bracelet to be embellished to give a rich and full look to a quite simple design.
Although the results look intricate and complex, this is a beginner class and participants will each leave with one completed tennis bracelet, as well as a pattern and the knowledge to create many more on their own! Come join in on a modern day beading circle and get hooked on the need to bead!
We'll have a selection of beads to choose from, though they won't be the exact same beads as in the photos!