LESLIE VENTUROSO WORKSHOP

OCTOBER 31 - NOVEMBER 4, 2019

Leslie Venturoso will be teaching five fantastic projects she designed. All classes will be held at the Designing Women Boutique in Sarasota, FL. Leslie will also be our guest speaker at the Bead Society meeting at the Waldemere Fire Station on Monday evening, November 4, 2019, at 7 PM. She will have a trunk show/sale of her kits, and there will be a reception in her honor following the meeting.

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Leslie is an accomplished bead instructor who honed her teaching skills as a designer and instructor for Crystal Creations Bead Institute/Beads Gone Wild in West Palm Beach, FL. She has ventured out on her own in order to establish herself in the beading universe. Leslie’s work has been featured in Beadwork Magazine, “Contemporary Geometric Beadwork, Vol. 1” and BeadWork Creates Beaded Rings. She has been selected to teach at Bead and Button and Bead Fest.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION & POLICIES

Registration is now open for both members and non-members. The classes will be held in Sarasota, FL from Thursday, October 31, through Monday, November 4, 2019. Class times are posted with each class description. The classes will be held at the Designing Women Boutique Conference Room – 1226 N. Tamiami Trail – Sarasota, FL 34236.

Here is a link to Google Maps for directions:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Designing+Women+Boutique/@27.3489817,-82.5486302,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88c3400992da5ab3:0x92a25c4a0ad1fefd!8m2!3d27.348977!4d-82.5464415?hl=en&authuser=2

The Bead Society is subsidizing workshop costs for our members in order to provide the classes at the very affordable price of $35 each. **Note: If you are not a member and sign up for a class at the non-member rate, we will void your registration and refund your payment less a $5.00 processing fee.**  

There is a 20-person limit per class – enrollment is on a first-come basis.

Everyone may register at this time and pay for the workshop by adding the class(es) of your choice to the shopping cart. Please be sure to pick the member or non-member level. You may also register by downloading, printing out and completing the Workshop Registration Form and mailing it with your check to the Workshop Registrar (name and address are on the form). You have the option to register and pay at a Bead Society Meeting. The fee per class for current members is $35, and the non-member fee is $75. Kits are extra and will available for purchase at the class. Colorways and kit prices are posted below with the class information. A material lists for each project will be provided to registered participants who wish to bring their own beads.

CANCELLATION POLICY: · Effective October 1, 2019, a 10% cancellation fee will be deducted.

                                     · Effective October 14, 2019, a 20% cancellation fee will be deducted.

                                     · Effective October 24, 2019, a 50% cancellation fee will be deducted.

                                              *** All cancellations will incur a $5.00 processing fee. ***

Please Note: If the class you wish to take is sold out, send an e-mail to: flwestcoastbeadsociety@gmail.com requesting to be placed on the Wait List and specify the class name. Then, if we receive any cancellations, the resulting open spots will be filled in the order in which the Wait List requests are received.

HOW TO REGISTER AND PAY:

You can register and pay on this website by adding your class choice(s) to your cart. You may also register by downloading, printing out, and completing the Workshop Registration Form and mailing it with your check to the Workshop Registrar (her name and address are on the form). You may also register and pay at the July, August , September, and October 2019 Bead Society Meetings.


Zig Zag It Bracelet
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ZIG ZAG IT BRACELET

Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 9 AM to 3 PM

Make a fun and colorful cuff using the peyote stitch in a Rick Rack technique.

Students will Learn:  How to create a Rick Rack style cuff with wings using peyote stitch and a modified right-angle weave to start the band; learn how to read a pattern.

Prerequisites:  Experience with peyote stitch. Skill Level: Intermediate.

Kits will be available in only 1 colorway (as pictured).

Participants may purchase one kit at the discounted price of $65.

Included in the kit are 11/0 cylinder beads, 11/0 seed beads and a magnetic clasp.

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Goldie Fish Pendant
35.00

GOLDIE FISH PENDANT

Friday, November 1, 2019 - 10 AM to 4 PM

Sweet Goldie Fish will swim into your heart and steal it away.

Students will Learn:  In this workshop you will learn how to manipulate Shibori silk to create a pleasing effect. You will also learn how to embellish Goldie with a variety of sequins, seed beads, crystals, cupchain, and French Wire (Gimp). In addition, an opalescent teardrop cabochon will be bezeled with peyote stitch. The bail is created with circular peyote to mimic bubbles coming from her mouth. She is backed with beautiful Italian printed leather.

Prerequisites:  Experience with peyote. Skill Level:  Beginner

Kits will be available in 3 Colorways: Pink/Fushia, Blue/Teal/Purple & TBD (Note: actual colorways will depend on what Shibori silk is available.)

Participants may purchase one kit at the discounted price of $70.

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Bubblelicious Bracelet
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BUBBLELICIOUS BRACELET

Saturday, November 2, 2019 - 1 to 6 PM

Light up your wrist with this delicious Bubblelicious Bracelet. Wear tropical rainbow bubbles or sparkling champagne bubbles—it’s happiness on your wrist everyday! Each component is made using peyote stitch and right-angle weave. The kit contains enough materials to make 2 extra peyote rings if needed for wrist size.

Students will Learn:  How to bezel Swarvoski rivolis and chatons using peyote and right-angle weave stitches. They will also learn how to make a peyote ring; connect all the elements in a pleasing pattern and add a clasp.

Prerequisites:  Peyote stitch and right-angle weave stitch. Skill Level: Advanced Beginner.

Kits will be available in 5 colorways: Gold Rainbow, Silver Rainbow, Tri-Color Gold, Acqua/Silver (Blue/Teal/Lavender), and Sorbetto/Gold (Pink Peony, Peach and Sunshine)

Participants may purchase one kit at the discounted price of $75.

Kits include Aiko cylinder beads, Toho seed beads, 12mm Swarovski rivolis, SS39 Swarovski chatons, and a Claspgarten clasp.

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Jhumka Indian Spring Lariat
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JHUMKA INDIAN SPRING LARIAT

Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 10 AM to 4 PM

Channel your inner Bollywood with this stunning lariat that features a Jhumka-style tassel, and a freshwater pearl embellished rope that features bead stations for added interest. Take your skills to the next level with shaped peyote stitch techniques with the look of granulation and create an elegant rope with prismatic right-angle weave.

Students will Learn:  This workshop is ideal for the beader who wants to learn how to create three-dimensional shapes with peyote stitch. The class will also cover how to create the look of granulation with embellishment techniques. Students will also learn how to make a prismatic right-angle weave rope with different shaped bead stations.

Prerequisites:  Proficient with peyote stitch, prismatic right-angle weave, and cubic right-angle weave. Skill Level: Advanced.

Kits will be available in 3 colorways:  Gold/Turquoise/White Pearls, Bronze/Multi color Fire Polish/ Pearls, and Pyrite (charcoal)/Lime/White pearls

Class participants may purchase one kit at the discounted price of $110.

Kits contain 11/0 seed beads, 11/0 Demi beads, Czech pearls, 3 mm fire-polished crystals, crescent beads, and freshwater pearls.

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Elephant Walk Pendant
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ELEPHANT WALK PENDANT

Monday, November 4, 2019 - 10 AM to 4 PM

A quatrefoil or clover—a classic design shape—is thought to represent faith, hope, love, and laughter. The elephant symbolizes power, wisdom, strength, and general good luck. This lovely statement pendant is approximately 4-in. long x 2-in. wide (including bail and charm).

Students will Learn:  A cubic right-angle weave (CRAW) technique to create the double-wide clover shape; use peyote stitch to bezel a rivoli; embellishment techniques; and how to make a bail and drop.

Prerequisites:  Experience with CRAW and peyote stitch. Skill Level: Intermediate.

Kits will be available in 3 colorways:  White/Gold; Turquoise/Gold; and Cobalt Blue/Turquoise

Participants may purchase one kit at the discounted price of $55.

Kits include 8/0, 11/0, 15/0 seed beads; 11/0 cylinder beads; 3 mm fire-polished crystals; 4 mm Swarovski crystals; 12 mm Swarovski or Czech glass rivoli; and Howelite elephant charm.

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