Original Designs
in Off-Loom
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".


Pinnacle Bracelet
Pinnacle Bracelet   
One Day Workshop
Pearl cups with inset rivolis form the centerline of the bracelet band. The edging along the length of the bracelet band is made up of beaded pinnacles embellished with pearls and crystals. Each pinnacle unit is attached together with a diamond shaped unit of beadwork. The clasp has a double attached bead foundation and is embellished with pearls. Netting and peyote stitches will be used to construct this bracelet.

Skill Level - Advanced



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Serendipity Necklace
Serendipity Necklace   

Two day workshop
The focal point of this necklace is the pendant which is a large self supporting hexagonal beaded bead. Large Swarovski Gum Drop crystal beads sit within a double layered bead cap at the top and bottom of the beaded bead. The body of the beaded bead is a hexagonal self supporting peyote cylinder which gets its support from structured lines of beadwork along the length of the cylinder forming a hexagon. The double layered bead caps and cylinder of the beaded bead are embellished with bicone crystals and small round crystals. The connection between the pendant and the necklace strap is another smaller hexagonal beaded bead which acts as a slide between the pendant and the necklace strap. The necklace strap has additional beaded beads sewn onto it which are a design repeat of the beaded slide from which the pendant is hanging from. The ends of the necklace strap are capped off with a peyote tube. The closure for the necklace is a small beaded button which is secured with bead loops to the necklace strap ends.

Skill Level - Advanced



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Minuet Bracelet
Minuet Bracelet   
One day Workshop
As I began to work on the bracelet, beads and stitches formed a partnership; like a dance they followed the steps of my pre-determined design to completion. The dance that came to mind was a Minuet. A timeless and elegant dance carefully orchestrated using small steps.

The Minuet Bracelet uses small rectangular Swarovski stones that have been bezeled and connected together to form the bracelet band. The peyote stitched bezels used for the stones are hour glass shaped and fit securely around the stones with no loose sides along the length of the stones. The connection between each bezeled stone is two tiered. An upper level connection of shared circles of pearls allows visibility to the lower tier of pearls. The closure is handmade and follows the hour glass shape used for the bezels. This hour glass shape allows the pearls at each end of the bracelet band to be visible on either side of the clasp and enhances the overall look of the clasp design.

Skill Level - Advanced



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Eye of the Storm
Eye of the Storm   
One day Workshop
The focal point of the necklace is a large faceted Swarovski stone captured within a unique bezel. The bezel is made up of a combination of peyote and netting stitches. Graceful loops of beadwork and pearls surround the bezel and connect to three multi-layered circular rounds at the base of the bezel. The necklace straps are made up of herringbone stitch with embellished sections of pearls and contrasting beads. The closure for the necklace is matching circular rounds of beadwork connected together to create a double loop button.

Skill Level - Advanced


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Nuovo Bracelet
Nuovo Bracelet   
One day Workshop
Nuovo in Italian means “brand new”.

Nuovo bracelet pays tribute to the ever popular rivoli in a new way. Each rivoli is captured within a unique bezel that securely holds the rivoli within it and also protects the back of the rivoli at the same time. Not only is the bezel functional, it is also beautiful due to the combination of seedbeads and pearls used to construct the bezel. A beaded hinge connects each bezeled rivoli together forming the bracelet band. The hinge between each bezeled rivoli allows the bracelet to bend and wrap comfortably around the wrist. The closure is a hidden snap with an ornamental top made up of pearls and seedbeads.

Skill Level - Intermediate


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Bit of Whimsy Necklace
Bit of Whimsy Necklace   
One Day Workshop
Frequently when I am working on a piece of beadwork, I will get distracted by whimsical beady musings and have to stop what I am doing so I can explore my sudden impromptu thought!! Generally these whimsical beady musings don’t get incorporated into the current design that I am supposed to be working on but instead end up going into a big glass bowl for later consideration!! When I am ready to start a new design, I look through these bits of beadwork hoping to be inspired! This is how the “Bit of Whimsy Necklace” came about; from bits and pieces of idea’s just waiting to be used to create a new design.

The necklace has an elegant hollow beaded pendant made with a domed crown of pearls, round crystals and seedbeads. The body of the pendant is cylindrical and is made using peyote stitch. The base of the pendant is closed off with a cap of pearls, crystals and seedbeads. The pendant and necklace strands attach to a central decorative component. The necklace strands are made using a twisted herringbone rope. Beaded boots cover the ends of the twisted herringbone rope and make it possible to attach to the decorative central component. The closure has a set of attached double buttons that fit into loops at the end of the necklace strands.

Skill Level - Intermediate


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