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Beading
Kimberly Stathis

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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".


Song of the South
Song of the South   
One Day Workshop I had originally designed the pendant portion of this necklace for the Atlanta Bead Society. I enjoyed making the pendant and wanted to expand the design to include the necklace straps. My inspiration for the necklace comes from the ladies of the south. I envisioned genteel belleís known for their grace, hospitality and preservation of tradition. When I designed the necklace I wanted it to have an old world look to it that could represent the grace, elegance and style of the south.

Skill Level - Advanced



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Heart's Desire Necklace
Heart's Desire Necklace   
New One Day Workshop Heartís Desire is a romantic necklace with a definite Victorian feel to it. The pendant of the necklace is heart shaped. The two lobes of the heart shape are formed using two large rivoliís which have been bezeled using a netting stitch and embellished with small pearls. The bottom point of the heart is formed using large pearls connected together with crystals to form a triangular unit. This unit of pearls is attached to the two lobes of the pendant with loops of seedbeads and more pearls which complete the heart shape. The straps of the necklace are embellished loops of seedbeads and more pearls which are connected together using a right angle weave stitch. The necklace strands have two large extension loops at their ends that allow you to change the length of the necklace. The closure is a double button that slips into a loop attached to each end of the necklace.

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Gilded Frames Necklace
Gilded Frames Necklace   
2 Day Workshop
The pendant is a diamond shaped frame done in two colors of beads. One color is overlaid on top of a base color and gives the appearance of gilding over the top of the frame. Inset into the center of the frame is another diamond shape done in crystals which frame out a large pearl. Hanging from the bottom of the pendant is a embellished drop made up of beads with a bezeled pearl at its bottom. The straps of the necklace feature a matching square of crystals and pearls which repeats the pattern of the center of the pendant. Herringbone loops with inset pearls make up the rest of the necklace strap. Each section of the inset pearls within the strap has a tiny Fleur De Le leaf made out of beads, and pearls. The closure is a lovely little button with a loop at the ends of the necklace strap.

Skill Level - Advanced


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Sea Nettles
Sea Nettles   
One Day WorkshopI was inspired by the beautiful and graceful jellyfish which roam our oceans. Sea Nettles is a type of jellyfish that have a large crown with long flowing tentaclesí hanging beneath it.

Pearls and crystals are woven together to create oblong beads. These oblong beads are connected to one another with long strands of seedbeads embellished with more pearls and crystals. The necklace has a fluid feel to it and drapes beautifully around the neck. The center piece of the necklace has floating round shaped beaded beads which match the color theme of the necklace. Hanging from these floating round bead beads is a large three dimensional diamond shaped pendant constructed with pearls and round crystals. The closure at the end of the necklace is a lovely flat button made up of seedbeads and pearls. A loop of beads slips over the button to secure the necklace around your neck.

Skill Level - Intermediate

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Reflective Nature Bracelet
Reflective Nature Bracelet   
This bracelet has luscious dimensional multi layered tiles. Each tile has a base layer with a 2nd overlay sewn on to it. Another layer of beads is sewn onto the 2nd overlay and sculptured into an oval frame. This frame of beads supports and holds a Swarovski oval stone. The stone is secured to the bead frame with a bezel made up of delicas and seedbeads. The finishing touch to the bezel is tiny loops of beads which lock in the oval stone. Tiny picots adorn the perimeter of the oval framing. The finished tiles are then connected to one another with a netting stitch and embellished with crystals. A peyote tube capped off with daisy spacers is captured within the netted connecting circle of beads between each tile. The bracelet closure has an overlaying tile which snaps down onto a peyote tab which gives the bracelet a continuous look.

Skill Level - Advanced



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Spectral Lights Bracelet
Spectral Lights Bracelet   
Crystals and pearls are woven together with double needles to create a richly textured and sparkling top for the bracelet. This top layer of crystals and pearls is supported by bead arches which connect to the back piece of the bracelet. With this connection, the top portion of the bracelet becomes slightly domed with lots of open space which allows light to pass thru to illuminate the crystals. The finished bracelet curves beautifully into a structured circle which is more reminiscent of a bangle than a bracelet. A hidden closure completes the seamless look of the bracelet.

Skill Level - Advanced


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