St. Catharines, 211 Martindale Road  905-641-9900                       Burlington, 4155 Fairview Street (just East of Walkers Line) 905-631-0022
 

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Sun May 4

1 - 3:30

Teacher: Lesli

Little Stars -
Sabine Lippert

 

This simple little star chain can be used in so many different ways.  A bracelet, a short necklace, an opera length piece with a star-shaped pendant, a garland for your Christmas tree . . . the ideas keep flowing.  And so will the little stars, one after another . . . as you create your own galaxy of jewelled pieces.

Level:  Beginner

Sat Apr 6

1 - 3:30

Teacher: Lesli

I Want To 3,4,5 -
Sabine Lippert

 

Learn how to make several beaded links to create a custom designed bracelet or necklace.  Pearls and Czech fire polish beads are combined in these beaded pieces to create interesting shapes.  You choose how to combine them to make your own unique piece.  Take this class with Mingles and learn how to combine both patterns to make a lariat you can wear with panache.  You won't be able to stop making these shapes once you start!

Level:  Intermediate

Sun Dec 9

1 - 3:30

Teacher: Lesli

Glittery Pinwheel
 
 

This pattern can be adapted from a pendant to a ring with a rivoli or, our favourite, a Swarovski crystal wreath to sparkle on your Christmas tree.  These wheels work up quickly and are a perfect gift for anyone.

Level: Intermediate

Sun Apr 26

1 - 3:30

Teacher: Lesli

Simply Herringbone
Bracelet
 

Back by popular demand - learn to

make this stunningly simple bracelet using Herringbone / Ndebele stitch.  This is a very basic class for the beginner but the sophisticated results will attract all skill levels.

Level: Beginner

Sun Mar 29

1 - 3:30

Teacher: Lesli

Spiral Rope - Part 2a:
Ring of Bling
 

How about a Dazzling Ring of Bling

as a focal for any rope or chain.

You can easily create this from Swarovski crystals.  It only takes a couple of hours and looks so elegant.  Want a little less bling?  Use regular beads for a different look.  The combinations are endless.

Level: Intermediate

Sat Nov 19

1:30-4

Teacher: Lesli

Pearls are Forever
Bracelet

I’ve been thinking of this pattern forever – wondering how to put the beads together and make this bracelet with undulating bead sizes.  By Jove I think I’ve finally done it.  And it’s so classy, so lovely, and darned it, you just need to make one of these!  It was worth all the trial and error to come up with this one.  Grab some Swarovski pearls and seed beads and let’s create one. One of these will make everyone grab you by the wrist to admire it.

Level: Inermediate/Advanced

Sun Mar 9

1 - 3:30

Teacher: Lesli

Punched In Beaded
Pendant - Sabine
Lippert

 

Ever wonder how some of these great-shaped beaded beads are made?  Join our class and find out!  You'll be amazed as we reveal Sabine Lippert's pattern to create this lovely cube-shaped punched-in bead.  Her attention to detail is flawless in this piece.

Level:  Intermediate to Advanced

 

Sun Apr 12

12 - 4:30

Teacher: Lesli

Scaled-Down Shibori
Bead Embroidery
 

Have you wanted to work with Shibori silk and learn bead embroidery but found the idea of a full cuff a little too daunting?  This project is smaller and can be completed in a day.  You can make an embroidered focal piece as a pendant or make two smaller pieces for earrings. 

Level: Intermediate

Sun Mar 1

1 - 3:30

Teacher: Lesli

Spiral Rope - Part 2a:
Golden Dandy
 

Yes!  You can create a bezel for a

rivoli!  It's not that hard and you'll learn in class.  If you know Peyote then you can add the embellishment to create a Golden

Dandy pendant.  You can put this on your spiral rope necklace or any other rope or chain.

Level: Beginner+; must be comfortable with seed beading.

Sun Feb 1

1 - 3:30

Teacher: Lesli

Spiral Rope - Part I
 

Do you like the look of rope

necklaces & bracelets but don't

know any easy patterns to make

them?  Take this class to create this interesting rope using seed and bugle beads.  It's easy and fun.  If you make the necklace, try our Part 2A or 2B class to create a focal for your rope.

Level: Beginner

Sat Nov 19

10:30-1

Teacher: Lesli

Diamond and Pearls are Forever Bracelet with Bonus Earring Pattern

Using a smaller pearl version of the Diamonds are Forever Bracelet from our class offered on October 22 you will learn how to embellish a second layer of beads to the top of your bracelet.  Please note this pattern requires a version of Diamonds are Forever bracelet to be completed and brought to class.  Also, learn to make a matching pair of earrings which make a great Christmas present for friends and family.

Prerequisite:  Diamonds are Forever from October 22 Must be completed before you take this class.

Level: Intermediate

Sun Jan 18

1 - 3:30

Teacher: Lesli

Cup Chain Tennis
Bracelet
 

Back by popular demand.  Create this amazing Tennis-style bracelet using cup chain, bugle and seed beads.  It can be done in one sitting.  If you want to take it a step further, try adding more chains sideways to create a cuff of bling.

Level: Beginner+; some experience with seed beads is required

Sat Nov 25

10:30-1

Teacher: Lesli

Puca Bangle

One day in the bead store Terese and I saw someone wearing this bangle. As we took her hand hostage in ours to get a better look we exclaimed together, “We’ve got to have that pattern!”

It only took a few minutes to exchange our email addresses and make a trade deal, one of my patterns for this one. So ladies if you like a little bling, if you like a bit of a challenge, and if you want someone to grab your arm and exclaim, “I’ve got to have one of those bangles,” you had better sign up for this class. It all started with one bangle and now I’m addicted. I’m working on my seventh, and I see no end in sight. As long as there is a tube of #11 Delicas out there I have not used I’m going to keep on beading.

Level:  Intermediate - knowledge of Peyote recommended