Collections are a reflection of the soul, and I have collected all my life - from primitive antiques to vintage jewelry. So it would seem natural for me to collect Swarovski crystals, gemstones, cabochons, and buttons. These collections are what I draw on to create my bead embroidered jewelry and objects. I love the look of vintage filigree and the lush sparkle of crystals. These are the components that make my pieces unique.
I believe we all have creativity within us, we just need the right medium, inspiration, and positive encouragement to find what we love to do. My every day mantra is to be humble, love life, and sparkle like Swarovski AB2X!
I will be teaching the "Filigree Earrings" on Saturday March 16th from 11 am to 4 pm at Crystal Bead Bazaar in Lawrenceville, PA. This class focuses on the physics of making statement earrings that are lightweight. A supply list will be available to students prior to class. Please sign up on their website or in person at their store. https://www.crystalbeadbazaar.com/classes
I will be teaching the "Birthday Cake Cuff" on Saturday April 6th from 11 am to 4 pm at Crystal Bead Bazaar in Lawrenceville, PA. This class will teach you how to make components that can be used in so many different applications. In class we will make a component and afix it to a filigree piece which will be mounted onto a leather cuff. As you will learn in class the sky is the limit as to what else you can do with this component technique. A supply list will be available to students prior to class. To sign up visit the Crystal Bead Bazaar website or visit them in person and see the various samples of how versatile this cuff can be. https://www.crystalbeadbazaar.com/classes
I will be teaching the "Bead Embroidered Picture Frame" on Saturday May 18th from 11 am to 4 pm at Birch House Studio in Greensburg, PA. This class will teach you how to use bead embroidery techniques to create a picture. As you will learn in class the sky is the limit as to what else you can do with this technique. A supply list will be available to students prior to class. To sign up visit the Birch House Art Studio Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Birch-House-Art-Studio-2297772820463091/ or email me directly at Birchhouse63@gmail.com
I will be teaching this bead embroidery Filigree Cuff class at Birch House Art Studio in Greensburg on June 8th from 11 am to 4 pm! The class is $50 including the kit! This is a special introductory class & kit offer to familiarize my students with Birch House Art Studio! Beginners are welcome! I look forward to seeing you there! To register send an email to BirchHouse63@gmail.com
Shibori Silk Dragonfly Pendant
I will be teaching this bead embroidery Shibori Silk Dragonfly Pendant at Birch House Art Studio in Greensburg on August 10th, 2019 from 11 am to 4 pm! The class is $50 and the kit fee is $15. Beginners are welcome! I look forward to seeing you there! To register send an email to BirchHouse63@gmail.com
This class will be taught at Crystal Bead Bazaar in Lawrenceville PA
Advanced Collar Class
Saturday, August 31st, 11:00-6:00 pm
*Please arrive 30 minutes early to make sure that you have all necessary supplies and are ready to begin class promptly at 11:00
Skill Level: Advanced bead embroidery. This class is not suited for beginners.
Filigree Earring Class $60
This class will be taught at the Queen's Beads 1985 Lincoln Way, Rainbow Shopping Center, White Oak, PA 15131 on August 24, 2019 from 11 am to 4 pm. Please call the Queen's Beads to sign up! (412) 896-6966
Learn from Anita Kozinko, a 2017 & 2018 Bead Dreams finalist, to make a statement with these ornate dangle earrings. This class will focus on how to make statement earrings that are also lightweight.
Supplies can be purchased at the Queen’s Beads and can be substituted at the creative discretion of the beader! The supply list is available from the Queen's Beads when signing up.
This Fall I will be teaching a Mandala Pendant and a Dragonfly Pendant at Birch House Art Studio in Greensburg PA. Check back for dates and photos!
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