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Workshops


Melissa teaches workshops nationally and internationally. This gallery shows all of Melissa's current workshop offerings, along with the locations of each workshop.

View a chronological schedule of Melissa's workshops here.


Siren Song Necklace
Siren Song Earrings

Siren Song Necklace and Earrings Set


Skill Level:
Intermediate
Workshop Length: 6 hours
Stitches Used: two-drop peyote, tubular two-drop peyote, spiral weave, stringing
Workshop Locations: No current bookings.

Description:Combine tubular peyote stitch, flat peyote stitch, spiral weave and stringing as you create the individual pieces of these jewelry, then link them together to create beaded jewelry with the look of metal. Learn a new technique for bezeling a rivoli that does not involve Czech Charlottes!
 
Fresh Tendrils

Fresh Tendrils   3D View


Level: Intermediate
Workshop Length: 6 hours
Stitches Used: tubular herringbone stitch, stringing
Workshop Locations: 09/12 The Bead Hive, Coopersburg, PA.

Description: Learn a variation of tubular herringbone stitch that allows you create elegantly curving components which you link together to create a structured yet soft necklace. Huge Swarovski pendants and pearls accent the intricate seed bead work.
Filigree Bracelet
Filigree Pendant

Filigree Bracelet and Pendant


Skill Level: High beginner to intermediate
Workshop Length: 6 hours
Stitches Used: right angle weave, two-drop peyote, tubular two-drop peyote
Workshop Locations: 09/12: The Bead Hive, Coopersburg PA.

Description: Learn to create separate structural components that link together to form a centerpiece for a bracelet or pendant. Learn a new technique for bezelling a rivoli that does not involve any Czech Charlottes!
Polymer Clay Roses
Polymer Clay Roses

Polymer Clay Roses and Leaves


Skill Level: All Levels
Workshop Length: 3-6 hours
Techniques Used: pasta machine and hand rolling, hand working
Workshop Locations: No current bookings.

Description: These polymer clay roses and leaves are durable enough to attach to your beaded jewelry project and last for years! Learn to create the roses by hand with a fool-proof technique that involves hand-working each petal for a fantastic effect. Learn to make easy leaves that go with the flowers.
Queen Isabella's Sceptre
Queen Isabella's Sceptre

Queen Isabella's Sceptre   3D View


Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Workshop Length: 12 hours (2 days)
Stitches Used: tubular netting, tubular two-drop peyote, flat peyote, Russian spiral
Workshop Locations: No current bookings.

Description: Create a sparkling lariat fit for a queen by combining Peyote stitch, netting, and Russian spiral. Learn a modification of the traditional peyote stitch bezel to form the glimmering bolo clasp without using any Czech 15os! A fool-proof method of mixing seed bead colors allows you to create a neckband that gradually turns color.
Inner Circle Lariat

Inner Circle Lariat


Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Workshop Length: 6 hours
Stitches Used: peyote stitch, netting, two-ladder tubular herringbone
Workshop Locations: No current bookings.

Description: Practice your Peyote and netting skills to nestle 6mm pearls inside rings beautifully encrusted with seed beads. Create the gorgeous tassel ends with a modified version of the same technique and bring it all together with a neckstrap made of twisted tubular herringbone stitch!
Round About Bracelet

Round About Bracelet


Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Workshop Length: 3 or 6 hours
Stitches Used: netting
Workshop Locations: No current bookings.

Description: Using a combination of netting and Peyote stitch, create a bling-tastic bracelet with a combination of 3mm and 4mm bicones, with a subtle, off-set centerpiece. Though this bracelet is full of crystal, it is extremely wearable on a daily basis and stitches up quickly!
Little Windows Necklace

Little Windows Necklace


Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Workshop Length: 6 hours
Stitches Used: peyote stitch, herringbone, netting
Workshop Locations: April 27-28 2013, CT Bead Society Retreat on Enders Island.

Description: Create a base for these chessboard crystals using a combination of Peyote stitch and herringbone stitch, then build up the bezel and embellish each component using Peyote stitch and netting. Add simple-yet-elegant pearl components between the bezels and you have an amazingly beautiful necklace. Creating a large bezel for the 20mm chessboard stone creates a striking centerpiece!
Vernal Equinox Headdress
Vernal Equinox Headdress in Progress

Master Workshop: Beaded Embroidery Headdress


Skill Level: All Levels
Workshop Length: 3 days
Stitches Used: A variety of bead embroidery and off-loom beadweaving techniques can be used
Workshop Locations:
7/8/2012-7/9/2012: Thistle Beads, Niantic CT
02/2014: Blue Bonnet Studio, Lost Pines, TX (4-day workshop)

Description: In this multi-day workshop, you'll design your own bead embroidery headdress based on your individual style and taste. You'll learn different bead embroidery techniques as well as off-loom beading techniques and other methods of adding embellishments and off-shoots from the mask base, as well as different finishing techniques.