Laura offers a range of
workshops in a variety of topics. Most
workshops are project oriented and students will study the techniques necessary
to complete the appointed design. Master
classes are also available. These focus
on the creative process and the development of technical and design skills
rather than a specific project. Below
you will find the photos and description of all the workshops currently
scheduled to be taught. For more details
on dates, times and registration, please visit the Road Show Schedule.
Workshop descriptions and photos . . .
Gilded Lily Necklace
This beautifully 3-dimensional flower form is mounted atop a cork "lily pad" and then finished off with a lovely tassel and sparkling neck straps. Stitches include peyote stitch, right angle weave, herringbone stitch, spiral stitch and chenille. Proficiency in all stitches is highly recommended.
Mid-Summer Night's Necklace
The dragonfly is an iconic creature associated with transformation, prosperity and harmony and one who's presence is weak acknowledged as a sign that Mid-Summer is upon us. This elegant yet whimsical necklace features seven beaded dragonflies set atop beaded triangles and connected with delicate flower forms. Stitches include peyote stitch, herringbone stitch, right angle weave and combination stitching. Proficiency in all stitches is highly recommended.
Stern Blume Halskette
This unique necklace is inspired by the stunning iron jewelry which was produced in 19th century Berlin. The star flower structures are 3-D "pillow" forms which are embellished with elaborate beaded filigree. Techniques include peyote stitch, herringbone stitch, right angle weave, and chenille stitch. Proficiency in all stitches is highly recommended.
"Lightness of Being" Necklace
Long recognized as a symbol of the "lightness of being" and bearers of love, joy and good fortune, these whimsical garden visitors are stunning in their coloration and always a source of entertainment. This necklace is constructed using a combination of off loom bead weaving techniques and bead embroidery. The lovely creature in the necklace is highlighted with a cubic zirconia studded beak and accompanied by a lovely red flower on the neck strap. Techniques include peyote stitch, herringbone stitch, chenille stitch, and bead embroidery. Proficiency in all techniques is strongly recommended.