Staff Picks: Bead Weaving Bracelets

I don’t wear a lot of jewelry, but when I come across a piece that speaks to me I will wear it every day for months on end. I attribute this to the fact that I am a very sentimental person at heart, and I tend to hold on to objects that remind me of certain people or places I love. Case in point: friendship bracelets. I was always the child who would wear a friendship bracelet until it was literally falling apart and bleached beyond recognition due to seemingly endless summertime exposure to chlorine, salt water and sun. I recall having tan lines around my ankles from when I had worn such bracelets all summer long.

Sew a Song

Although these bracelets were typically of the hot-pink-embroidery-floss variety, I’ve always been interested in the idea of elevating the craft of the traditional friendship bracelet. Hence my selection of Bead Weaving Bracelets as my Staff Pick for the month of June!

Country Chic Charms

In this After Workshop, students will learn the basics of bead weaving on a loom, while creating a bracelet based on their vision. Lately I’ve been daydreaming about traveling to the Southwest, so I found some examples of bead weaving that incorporate the kinds of colors I envision in my imaginary travels:

Bead Quest

Li Telle Jewelry

Thistle and Thatch

Tabeas Treasures

Bead Weaving is a relatively easy and highly relaxing craft, in which beads are locked in between warp threads by weft threads. The patterns you create can be as intricate or simple as you desire, and are limited only by your own imagination. Materials, skills and fun are supplied, and as always with our After Workshop series the class is BYOB! So bring some buddies and sign up for Bead Weaving Bracelets with Kristen Lombardi, happening at our Manhattan location on Thursday, July 10th from 6:30-9:30 PM.

Staff Picks are a monthly series of discounted classes, based around a theme. Take 10% OFF enrollment for Bead Weaving Bracelets – just enter STAFFJUN14 at checkout!

One Comment

  1. These are so beautiful and simple! Seems pretty easy to make too.

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