WORKSHOP REGISTRATION WITH KIT
TUXEDO PARK BANGLE BRACELET
Next Workshop: Saturday, September 19, 2020, 10am - 4pm
When registering online, select the WILL PICK UP AT BE DAZZLED shipping option.
Frequency: Every 3 years
Instructional Fee: $45.00
Kit Fee: $49.00 (Palettes: Black/White, Chartreuse/Cobalt, Gold/Bronze, Rhaspy Khaki)
Bead Weaving Interest Area
Advanced Beginner Level
What You Will Learn:
- History of Brick Stitch
- Brick Stitch bead weaving basics
- Managing Thread Tension
- Reading a Pattern/Creating a simple Figural Representation
- Increasing and Decreasing with Brick Stitch
- Embellishing above your brick stitch base
- Varying bead sizes to create curvature
- Finishing off the edges
- Discussion of when Brick Stitch works well
- Making measurements when making a bangle bracelet (thus, when you do not use a clasp and the bracelet is meant to slip over the wrist)
About the Kit...
(includes Size 11/0 and 10/0 delica beads, size 15/0 seed beads, Swarovski crystal lochrosen, 2mm Czech glass fire polish beads, beading thread, size #10 and #12 English beading needles)
The Brick Stitch is historically is found in several cultures, but it is most associated with Native American beadwork. The Brick Stitch is where beads are woven and locked into place by snagging the thread loops between them. As you add a new bead, you snag the thread loop to pull the already completed rows up to the bead. The resultant look is like a brick wall.
For the Tuxedo Park Braceletproject we are doing here, I wanted to make a woman's bangle bracelet, about 7" long and about 3/4" wide, and which had a comfortable, somewhat loose fit on the wrist. I visualized a bracelet that would have a Chanel styling to it, with a limited 2-color palette, and a strong line or outlining in the design.
This is a project for beginners, so I wanted to start with doing the stitch flat. But I also wanted to show some versatility to the stitch, so in the course of making our 4 links, we vary the sizes of the beads, the number of beads per row, and whether we increase or decrease. We embellish the surface and edges in a way to create a sense of a continuous line.
Most versions of this bracelet use only 2 colors. In some versions, I use contrasting colors; in others, matching or coordinating colors. Because I use one of the colors to establish a very strong sense of "line" throughout the piece, more than 2 colors often makes the piece look too busy or awkward -- too much competing with that "line" which one of strongest design elements of the piece.
The Design Perspective
The Design Perspective focuses on how the jewelry designer and bead artist make choices about...
-what to do, and not do
-what to include, and not include
-how to balance off conflicting demands between beauty and functionality.
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About Warren Feld
"Jewelry Design Is A Life Lived With Wearable Art" -- Warren Feld
For Warren Feld, Jewelry Designer, beading and jewelry making endeavors have been wonderful adventures. These adventures, over the past 31 years, have taken Warren from the basics of bead stringing and bead weaving, to wire working and silver smithing, and onward to more complex jewelry designs which build on the strengths of a full range of technical skills and experiences.
He, along with his partner Jayden Alfre Jones, opened a small bead shop in downtown Nashville, Tennessee, about 30 years ago, and called it Land of Odds. Over time, Land of Odds evolved from a bricks and mortar store into a successful internet business – www.landofodds.com . In the late 1990s, Jayden and Warren opened up another bricks and mortar bead store – Be Dazzled Beads – in a trendy neighborhood of Nashville called Berry Hill. Together both businesses supply beaders and jewelry artists with all the supplies and parts they need to make beautiful pieces of wearable art.
Warren leads a group of instructors at Be Dazzled Beads. He teaches many of the bead-stringing, jewelry design as well as business-oriented courses in the curriculum. He works with people just getting started with beading and jewelry making, as well as with the program’s advanced bead study groups.
His pieces have appeared in beading and jewelry magazines and books. One of his pieces is in the Swarovski Museum in Innsbruck, Austria.