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Beading
Kimberly Stathis

Beadwork and Workshops

"The Beads and I"

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Designs

Swarovski crystals and seedbeads are the main focus of the wearable art featured on this page. The designs are created using off-loom beading techniques

Some of the designs you see below are only offered as workshops at this time.

If a design is available as a kit/instruction manual there will be a link which will take you to the "bead Kits Page".


Vintage Moon
Vintage Moon   
Two day Workshop
Vintage Moon captures the art and romance of the Victorian period when a lady was defined by the jewelry she wore. Tiny bezeled rivolis are sewn to an open backed foundation of peyote stitch. The rivolis add lots of sparkle to the bracelet and the addition of pearls brings elegance and class to the overall design. An intricate decorative border of beadwork finishes off the edges of the bracelet band. The fit of the bracelet is slightly structured and bends comfortably around the wrist. The end of the bracelet has a snapped closure that completes the circular design of the bracelet band.

Skill Level - Advanced


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Romantic Notion Necklace
Romantic Notion Necklace   
One day Workshop
This elegant necklace is loaded with pearls which are captured within Lace Ovals. Small Lace Ovals make up the necklace strand and two Large Lace Ovals form the foundation for the center piece of the necklace. Each oval has an outer frame made up of seedbeads and pearls. The inner part of the frame has a defined border which adds interest and structure to the Lace Ovals. Each Oval is filled in with pearls. The center piece of the necklace is constructed with a series of interconnecting loops and pearls which hang off of the two large Lace ovals. The closure for the necklace is a loop which slips over a handmade button consisting of pearls and seedbeads.

Skill Level - Intermediate


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Piazza Bella Bracelet
Piazza Bella Bracelet   
New One Workshop
Piazza Bella in Italian means “Beautiful Square”. That is exactly what this bracelet consists of; beautiful squares that connect together to make a bracelet. Each square consists of three layers which forms the overall dimensional shape of a square. The first layer is the foundation for the square and is made using a peyote stitch. The second layer is a raised center which is made up of an embellished pearl. The beads surrounding the top of the pearl are shaped to follow the existing square shape from the foundation row below. The third layer surrounds the raised center piece and is made up of bicone crystals. This third layer of crystals forms a square following the lines of the foundation row. Each square is linked together between the third layer of crystals with an embellished pearl and between the foundation row from one square to the next. The bracelet ends with a snap sewn onto the last square in the bracelet band which snaps down onto a platform giving the bracelet a continuous look.

Skill Level - Intermediate


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A Look with a View  Necklace
A Look with a View Necklace   
Two day Workshop
Look with a View Necklace features a tiny beaded fine brass Kaleidoscope. The Kaleidoscope is filled with colored glass gems in assorted shapes for your viewing pleasure. On each end of the Kaleidoscope will be a muli-colored beaded cap which is done in peyote stitch using decreases or increases. The caps are embellished with crystals, seedbeads and tiny bezeled pearls. The body of the Kaleidoscope is covered with a skin of peyote stitch and embellished with crystals and assorted sizes of seedbeads. Loops are attached to the top of the Kaleidoscope so that it can hang from a beautiful embellished length of beaded chain. The Kaleidoscope hangs from a embellished beaded component (centerpiece) which allows for the Kaleidoscope to be removed from the necklace strand so that you can look thru it. The necklace strand part of the Kaleidoscope is a continuous length of twisted Ndebele (herringbone) rope.

Skill Level – Advanced

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Cascading Petals Necklace
Cascading Petals Necklace   
One day workshop Lovely embellished petals link together using little floweret’s to form a cascade of petals. The center piece of the necklace is a unit of three petals; two small petals with a larger petal hanging down between the two smaller petals. Each petal is made using peyote stitch and then embellished with seedbeads, pearls and crystals. The floweret’s that link the petals together are made with circular peyote stitch and embellished with pearls and seedbeads to follow the theme of the petals. The closure for the necklace is made up of a large pearl that slips thru a loop joining the ends of the necklace strands.

Skill Level - Intermediate


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Eclectic Bracelet
Eclectic Bracelet   
One day Workshop Something that is eclectic means it is a mixture of different item or concepts in whatever form they may take. The Eclectic bracelet is just that. A mixture of different techniques and materials that come together to form a unique and beautiful three dimensional object.

Skill Level - Advanced



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