Florida West Coast Bead Society is sponsoring five days of classes from November 9 through November 13, 2017 with nationally known beading instructor Nancy Cain. Nancy will be teaching five beautiful projects she designed. All classes will be held at the South Gate Community Center in Sarasota. Nancy will also be our guest speaker at the Bead Society meeting at South Gate Community Center on Monday, November 13th 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. This is an alternate date--there will be no meeting at the fire station on the first Monday of November.
REGISTRATION INFORMATION & POLICIES
Registration is now open to FWCBS members and non-members. The classes will be held in Sarasota, FL from Thursday, November 9 through Monday, November 13, 2017. Class times are from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Monday; and from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Sunday at:
South Gate Community Center - 3145 South Gate Circle – Sarasota, FL 34239
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There is a 20-person limit per class – enrollment is on a first-come basis.
You can register and pay for the workshop by adding the class(es) of your choice 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 have the option to register and pay at a Bead Society Meeting. The fee per class for current members is $50.00. The non-member fee per class is $95.00. Kits are extra and prices for each class kit are listed with the class description. A material lists for each project will be provided to registered participants who wish to bring their own beads.
Cancellation Policy: · Effective October 5, 2017, a 10% cancellation fee will be deducted.
· Effective October 15, 2017, a 20% cancellation fee will be deducted.
· Effective October 31, 2017, 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: email@example.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.
On Thursday, November 9th, Nancy will teach her Celestial Crown pendant and pearl necklace.
Celestial Crown is reminiscent of a heraldic crown having rays like an antique crown with a star at the end of each ray. This peyote stitched pendant has been engineered with four bezeled 14mm Swarovski rivoli stones to project out from four interconnected arms. Finish off the top and bottom of the component with two fabulous 18mm large-hole briolette crystal beads. This long and playful pendant, suspended from an elegant strand of pearls interspersed with bicone crystals, is fun to play with! This is an intermediate/advanced level class incorporating peyote, embellishment, and stringing.
Colorways: 24k Gold and Silver, Violet Rose, and Rose Gold
Discounted kit price for class participants: $110. Materials list will be provided.
On Friday, November 10th, Nancy will be teaching her Lantern Jewel necklace design.
Lantern Jewel is a classy bolo style necklace. The Lantern component is a 3-dimensional hollow hexagonal shape made with peyote stitch. The Slide can move up and down the ropes to suit your clothing neckline. The Lantern suspends on a slightly sculptural spiraling netted rope. The size of the Lantern and the texture of the rope are what hold the slide in place. The class focuses on engineering hollow 3D structures, thread tension and use of math in designing structured shape. This is an intermediate/advanced level class incorporating peyote and netting.
Colorways: Bronze Luster, Wine Gold, and Iridescent Green
Discounted kit price for class participants: $125. Materials list will be provided
Please Note: This class is sold out.
If you wish to be added to the Wait List, please send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org requesting to be placed on the Wait List and include 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.
On Saturday, November 11th, Nancy will be teaching her Vessel No. 1 is an embellished pendant and necklace design.
Vessel No. 1 is a hollow piece with interior embellishments for a visual surprise as well as creating additional support. It is an elegant, statement piece with gold chain gracing the bottom. Design, balance and proportion as well as structure techniques are discussed throughout the piece and understanding 3D peyote work. The 3 rings are vertically stacked with 6mm pearl internal structure support if needed while the bottom ring is surfaced embellished. Swinging chain drops around a central crystal fringe strand. This is complex looking but not complex in structure that is fun and relatively quick to make. This is an intermediate level class, incorporating peyote, embellishment, and stringing.
Colorways: Night Black with Copper, Lavender with Silver, Earth Green with Gold, Dusky Blue with Silver, and an outlier with all 24k Gold
Discounted kit price for class participants: $160. The 24k Gold outlier kit is an upcharge. Material lists will be provided.
On Sunday, November 12th, Nancy will be teaching her Fusion ring and bracelet design.
Fusion Ring and Bracelet is a watch style piece built from two separate components that have been fused together. The individual components are engineered with Peyote stitch and built in stages allowing the underside to have a fun peek-a-boo of embellishment. It is created from the outside-in and the inside-out alternately using the working and tail threads. You can make a bangle bracelet just using the square Puffy Links or a ring of just the center component. This is an intermediate/advanced level class incorporating peyote and embellishment.
Colorways: Gold, Green with Copper, Emerald Glacier, and Silver Patina
Discounted kit price for class participants: $125. Materials list will be provided.
On Monday, November 13th, Nancy will be teaching her Knick Knack necklace.
Knick Knack is a lariat style necklace suspended from a square knot. Individual, structural and whimsical components hang from each side of the lariat as well as two Limited Edition Swarovski crystals with 3mm drill holes for internal accents. The components are made with Nancy’s newest technique called Pinch-in-the-Ditch—which increases the structure of a piece and creates a 45- degree angle off existing bead work. These individual components work well as earrings or bracelet charms. This is an intermediate level class using peyote stitch.
Colorways: Industrial Chic (gold and silver), Caribbean Blue, and Vintage Gold
Discounted kit price for class participants: $105. Materials list will be provided.