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Zoom Beading Classes!

Zoom Class

I’m so happy to announce that I now have online Beading classes available for purchase on my website!

I’ve been working with my local bead store, Crystal Garden Designs of NY, to provide kits for the classes. We started out offering the classes to local store customers only, but beading friends from across the country began asking to sign up as well. Melissa from Crystal Gardens has been mailing out the kits each week to anyone, anywhere who wants to join in! This weekend, we even had a beader from the UK join us! Of course, some beaders may prefer to use their own supplies, and that’s ok with me as well. Crystal Gardens can also fill in any supplies you might not have in your stash. Just give Melissa a call at (631) 750-6430 or email at and tell her what you need. She is happy to customize kits to color preferences.

Here are the classes currently on offer for the next few weeks. If you’re interested, please sign up quickly as they are filling up fast. I’ve limited the class size to 15 students to allow proper attention to each student. The class listing will show how many spots are left in each class.

When you purchase a class, you will be able to download two pdf files: One is a document with all of the Zoom information and the other is the pattern. Make sure you sign up early enough to allow you adequate time to order the suppies or kit.

If there are any of my designs that you would like to request for a future class, please leave a comment here or send me an email.

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Free Pattern Available!

free beading pattern

If you’ve never tried one of my patterns and would like a free pattern to see the quality of my work, you can sign up for my mailing list and I will send you a free exclusive pattern that is not available in my store!

I’ve heard some beaders say that they are afraid to purchase a pattern because they do not know what the quality of the pattern will be and they are worried that they will not be able to understand the instructions. I completely get that! I would like to offer you this pattern so that you can “try before you buy”.

The pattern is for an understated but funky chain made with bugle beads, seed beads and pearls. It can be worn on its own or used as a chain for a coordinating pendant. It can be made monochromatic, like my sample, or with contrasting colors. You can vary the design by using different size bugle beads and pearls. I’d love to see what you come up with!

The pattern was designed as a funky variation to my most popular pattern, Etherial. You can find the pattern for Etherial here:

Etherial Netted Pearl