I am very excited to be teaching two new tapestry jewelry projects at the North Carolina Basketmaker's Association convention this year.
This set will be featured in Belle Armoire Jewelry Magazine in the Spring! It is my Tiny Tapestry Necklace, and Tapestry Cuff Bracelet.
Tapestry weave is all the rage now, kids are learning to do it, home decor is showing tapestry wall hangings, and tapestry jewelry is really showing big! Learn how to make your own loom and weave whatever color/size you want or need!
It is very simple to make a loom, and class will include how to do that. The bracelet class, looms will be pre-strung, in the interest of saving time. You will have lots of time to choose and coordinate your own special set of fibers, including recycled fibers.
Many, many color combinations are possible...so if you have a special outfit you want to coordinate with, or your teenage granddaughter has a favorite color, you can do that!
You also have the chance to choose from my incredible cache of handmade, stoneware pottery charms, to embellish your creation! I also have lots of buttons and beads, or you can bring something special of your own to add in.
Bracelets look great stacked, or worn singly, and will include a variety of closure styles.
Please feel free to bring your own fibers to add in. This is a great way to use that silk tie that your grandfather always wore, or the baby clothes that are just tatters, but you can't stand to toss!
The Tiny Tapestry Necklace includes choice of one of my handmade charms, and choice of beads at the start of the tapestry. In this class, you will make and string your own loom. So if you take both classes, you will reinforce the technique, and have a chance to start it from scratch!
the classes are:
Tapestry Cuff Bracelet→
Friday 8am - 5pm
←Here is what the description looks like in the brochure, it is on page 25. A larger photo of the sample bracelet is above, but you can make it totally your own, with colors and textures that appeal to you.
←The Tiny Tapestry Necklace
Sunday, 8 am - noon
Here is what the class description looks like and where you can find it in the brochure, on page 37
Registration is open now for current NCBA members! But if you are not a member, and still want to come, do not despair! You can still join and register for classes, the information on how to do that is on the NCBA website. http://ncbasketmakers.com/convention.html
See you there!~ :)