Celestial Armilla Virtual Workshop

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Join me for a virtual beading workshop spread over two 2 1/2 hour sessions. Together we will stitch this 3-dimensional CRAW pendant with moving parts.

Please see below for full details.

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This virtual workshop will be taught over two 2 1/2 hour sessions. You will be sent a PDF pattern upon booking to print at home.

Create a 3-Dimensional pendant with moving parts! Use Cubic Right Angle Weave (CRAW) and seed beads to create spinning rings to encompass a bezelled crystal. These will be ingeniously joined together to allow them to move independently for a stunning, wearable pendant. It also makes an interesting tree ornament.

Most suitable for intermediate-advanced beaders. Previous experience of RAW and CRAW is recommended.

Online Workshop Requirements

The class will be taught using Zoom online meeting software. This will allow you to see me and your fellow classmates (you will have the ability to mute or turn off your camera at any point if you wish). We can also share photos as we work.

You will need a computer/laptop, smartphone or tablet with camera and audio capabilities. You will need to download the free Zoom software or app to your computer, phone or tablet in advance of the meeting. Full details of how to join the online meeting will be sent to you upon booking. The app/software is free and you do not need to create an account to attend the class.

Workshop Materials

Materials not included. You will be sent a full requirements list upon booking along with the pattern. You will need:

  • 2 x 14mm Swarovski flat back chessboard stones – or a 14mm flat backed cabochon or round bead (please note rivolis or chatons are not suitable)

  • Japanese size 11 seed beads in two colours

  • Japanese size 15 seed beads

  • 1 x 12-14mm crystal drop pendant or briolette (or larger if you prefer)

  • A pinch of 3mm Miyuki spacers or size 8 Toho Demi rounds

  • 0.6mm wire

  • 8mm jump ring, headpins and earwires

  • Ribbon to hang

  • Small piece of toning Ultrasuede (approx. 3cm x 3cm)

Note on beads: Toho beads give a really nice finish to this piece; you will end up with a slightly chunkier more square finish. Miyuki will give a more rounded finish but work just as well!

Kits are available but are NOT mandatory. Kits for the class can be purchased here.

Tanzee Designs (based in UK) stocks all of the materials needed for this project. If you can’t find what you are looking for then do give them a ring and they will be able to help you match colours and find suitable swaps. For US folk, Jill Wiseman Designs stocks all the necessary beads and materials in a lovely array of colours (except the Chessboard but 14mm cabochons are available).

About the class

Class sizes are kept small so you can be guaranteed plenty of help and support. I will have two cameras in use during the class so you will be able to see my demonstrations up close in high definition as well as my face! There is a messaging function in addition to the meeting audio as well so plenty of opportunity to ask questions and discuss the project. My classes are fun and informal with plenty of opportunity for discussion and general chatter.

Unfortunately due to the nature of the session and the fact you will be sent the full pattern upon booking refunds cannot be given if you are unable to make one or both of the sessions. If you cannot make one/both of the sessions I will try to swap you to another date for the same project if available but this cannot be guaranteed. I am always available if you have any questions on the project after the workshop.

If you have any questions please contact me. I’m looking forward to seeing you!

Additional information


14th / 21st August


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