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Classes

Here's a list of some of my classes. Hope to see you soon!

 

Bollywood Earrings

bollywood earrings

Vicki's own variation of circular netting tops these super sparkly earrings. Farfalle (peanut beads) give extra texture to the fringe. Wear them out dancing!

Skill level: Beginner

Saturday, April 27, 2013

10:00-1:00 pm

Contact:   Crystal Bead Bazaar

412-687-1513

4521 Butler St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15201

crystalbead@city-net.com

Princess Tatiana's Crystal Eardrops

Princess Tatiana earrings

We'll use St. Petersberg chain and RAW to create these dainty eardrops from shiny metallic seed beads and sparkly jewel-toned crystals. Bring out the princess in you!

Skill level: Intermediate. Student should be familiar with St. Petersberg chain and RAW and able to work with tiny beads.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

2:00-5:00 pm

Contact:   Crystal Bead Bazaar

412-687-1513

4521 Butler St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15201

crystalbead@city-net.com

Herringbone Bezeled Rivoli

herringbone rivoli

Here's a fun and easy way to capture a rivoli using herringbone stitch. This method is good for a multitude of shapes - squares, triangles, ovals and more.

Skill level: Intermediate - familiarity with Herringbone stitch is helpful

Sunday, April 28, 2013

1:00-4:00 pm

Contact:   Crystal Bead Bazaar

 

412-687-1513

4521 Butler St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15201

crystalbead@city-net.com

Fan Dancer Earrings

fan dancers

 

Use brick stitch to bead these little fans, then add a few drops to make them dance! Vicki will even show you how to make matching custom earwires.

Skill level: Beginner

Thursday, July 12 , 2012

6:00-9:00 pm

Contact:   Beads'N More

Green, Ohio

330-899-8611

1840 Town Park Blvd., Suite J, Uniontown, OH 44685

beadsnmore@sbcglobal.net

Loopé Confection

loope confection

Showcase your favorite Kazuri bead or other special bead with this fabulous loopy.... Tassel? Keychain? Fan pull? Pendant? You decide!

Skill level: Beginner

Monday, July 16, 2012

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Thursday, August 16, 2012

6:00-9:00 pm

Contact:   Beads'N More

Green, Ohio

330-899-8611

1840 Town Park Blvd., Suite J, Uniontown, OH 44685

beadsnmore@sbcglobal.net

Fringe Pendant

fringe pendant

Here's a simple pendant, made fabulous with flowing seed bead and crystal fringe! Vicki will discuss blending colors and learning fringing techniques. Make it as simple or lavish as you like!

Skill level - Beginner

Thursday, August 2, 2012

6:00-9:00 pm

Contact:   Beads'N More

Green, Ohio

330-899-8611

1840 Town Park Blvd., Suite J, Uniontown, OH 44685

beadsnmore@sbcglobal.net

Shooting Star Earrings

shooting stars

Circular netting forms the stars that top these earrings. Make the fringe short and sweet or bead some long comet tails!

Skill level: Beginner

Monday, July 30, 2012

6:00-9:00 pm

Contact:   Beads'N More

Green, Ohio

330-899-8611

1840 Town Park Blvd., Suite J, Uniontown, OH 44685

beadsnmore@sbcglobal.net

Herringbone Bezeled Rivoli

herringbone rivoli

Here's a fun and easy way to capture a rivoli using herringbone stitch. This method is good for a multitude of shapes - squares, triangles, ovals and more.

Skill level: Intermediate - familiarity with Herringbone stitch is helpful

Monday, August 6, 2012

6:00-9:00 pm

Contact:   Beads'N More

Green, Ohio

330-899-8611

1840 Town Park Blvd., Suite J, Uniontown, OH 44685

beadsnmore@sbcglobal.net

Bead Embellished Doll

Minnie

Sew a tiny fabric doll, and then give her her own personality with lots of beads. We'll learn about creating your doll, plus several embellishment techniques and face variations. Several doll patterns are included with class.

Skill level: Beginner

Thursday, August 9, 2012

6:00-9:00 pm

Contact:   Beads'N More

Green, Ohio

330-899-8611

1840 Town Park Blvd., Suite J, Uniontown, OH 44685

beadsnmore@sbcglobal.net

Tiny Pouch Amulet Bag

july star

Bead a tiny amulet pouch using Even Count Peyote Stitch. This class will focus on following a pattern. We will also discuss fringing and neck chain techniques. One pattern is included with class.

Skill level: Beginner

Monday, August 20, 2012

6:00-9:00 pm

Contact:   Beads'N More

Green, Ohio

330-899-8611

1840 Town Park Blvd., Suite J, Uniontown, OH 44685

beadsnmore@sbcglobal.net

Wishing Stars

wishing stars

Make a wish! Let Vicki show you how to make these adorable little stars in your favorite birthstone colors; then, connect them to make dainty, sparkling jewelry that you'll be happy to wear or give as gifts. The stars work up quickly, and there are so many ways to join them!

Skill level: Beginner

Monday, September 17 , 2012

6:00-9:00 pm

Contact:   Beads'N More

Green, Ohio

330-899-8611

1840 Town Park Blvd., Suite J, Uniontown, OH 44685

beadsnmore@sbcglobal.net

Ribbon Bracelet

ribbon bracelet

This bracelet is inspired by Kathleen Kimball-Baker's "Jewel of India" bracelets in the October 2004 issue of Beadwork magazine. Vicki worked out her own method of beading these beautiful ribbon-like bracelets. Learn to make the bracelet, plus a matching beaded toggle clasp with Vicki's favorite stitch - the Herringbone (Ndebele) stitch.

Skill level: Beginner/Intermediate

Thursday, Sept. 13 , 2012

6:00-9:00 pm

Contact:   Beads'N More

Green, Ohio

330-899-8611

1840 Town Park Blvd., Suite J, Uniontown, OH 44685

beadsnmore@sbcglobal.net

Bollywood Earrings

bollywood earrings

Vicki's own variation of circular netting tops these super sparkly earrings. Farfalle (peanut beads) give extra texture to the fringe. Wear them out dancing!

Skill level: Beginner

Monday, April 23, 2012

6:00-9:00 pm

Contact:   Beads'N More

Green, Ohio

330-899-8611

1840 Town Park Blvd., Suite J, Uniontown, OH 44685

beadsnmore@sbcglobal.net

Luv Cuff

luv cuff

Bead a batch of adorable, sweet, puffy heart beads using tubular Peyote Stitch, then string up a delightful cuff full of luv! Add fragrant essential oils, or tuck a tiny message of love and blessing into each heart for a truly special cuff.

Skill Level: Intermediate - Student should be familiar with Peyote Stitch.

Monday, January 30, 2012

6:00-9:00 pm

Contact:   Beads'N More

Green, Ohio

330-899-8611

1840 Town Park Blvd., Suite J, Uniontown, OH 44685

beadsnmore@sbcglobal.net

Bezeling with Right Angle Weave

RAW chessboard

Use RAW to capture a sparkly Swarovski crystal. Embellish it with crystals for even more bling or surround it with pearls for a more elegant look.

Skill level: Beginner.

Thursday, May 10, 2012
6:00-9:00 pm

Contact:   Beads'N More

Green, Ohio

330-899-8611

1840 Town Park Blvd., Suite J, Uniontown, OH 44685

beadsnmore@sbcglobal.net

Tila Princess

Tila Princess

Love those new Tila beads? Wonder what to do with them? Use Tila beads and tiny cubes to whip up this delicate bracelet fit for a princess.

Skill level: Intermediate. Student should have basic beadweaving skills and be comfortable working with tiny beads.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

6:00-9:00pm

 

Contact:   Beads'N More

Green, Ohio

330-899-8611

1840 Town Park Blvd., Suite J, Uniontown, OH 44685

beadsnmore@sbcglobal.net

Herringbone Bezel

copper herringbone bezel

Here's a fun and easy way to capture a rivoli using herringbone stitch. This method is good for a multitude of shapes - squares, triangles, ovals and more.

Skill level: Beginner

Thursday, April 12, 2012

6:00-9:00pm

Contact:   Beads'N More

Green, Ohio

330-899-8611

1840 Town Park Blvd., Suite J, Uniontown, OH 44685

beadsnmore@sbcglobal.net

Lisette Earrings

lisette

Easy Peyote-stitched triangles, beautiful flowers, and darling daggers make up this great little earring. Whip up a pair for every outfit.

Skill level: Beginner

Monday, May 7, 2012

6:00-9:00pm

Contact:   Beads'N More

Green, Ohio

330-899-8611

1840 Town Park Blvd., Suite J, Uniontown, OH 44685

beadsnmore@sbcglobal.net

Toggle Bouquet

toggle bouquet

Wonder how to beautifully finish your necklaces and bracelets, without a store-bought clasp? Vicki will show you how to make dainty, floral-inspired, mix-and-match toggle clasps, using a variety of techniques. Use one to dress up a plain choker, or bead up a whole bunch to toggle together for a bouquet of a bracelet.

Skill level: Intermediate - Student should be familiar with basic beading stitches

Monday, July 2 AND Thursday, July 5, 6:00-8:30 each night

10:30-3:30pm

Contact:   Beads'N More

Green, Ohio

330-899-8611

1840 Town Park Blvd., Suite J, Uniontown, OH 44685

beadsnmore@sbcglobal.net

Crazy Beads

Crazy Beads

These crazy little beads have only a few rules. They're worked in Peyote stitch and are quick to make. You'll learn a lot about combining beads from playing with different shapes and sizes of seed beads, so have fun!

Skill level: Beginner

Monday, May 21, 2012

6:30-8:30pm

Contact:   Beads'N More

Green, Ohio

330-899-8611

1840 Town Park Blvd., Suite J, Uniontown, OH 44685

beadsnmore@sbcglobal.net

3-2-1 Earrings

321 earrings

Using a variation of ladder and square stitches, Vicki will show you how to frame a trio of Tilas and create curlicues to make these darling earrings. It takes just 3 Tilas, 2 crystals and 1 drop (plus a few 15s and cylinders) for one sweet little earring. They great for using up leftovers!

Skill level: Advanced beginner. Student should be familiar with basic bead stitches and able to work with tiny beads.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

6:00-9:00pm

Contact:   Beads'N More

Green, Ohio

330-899-8611

1840 Town Park Blvd., Suite J, Uniontown, OH 44685

beadsnmore@sbcglobal.net

Princess Tatiana's Crystal Eardrops

Ptatiana

We'll use St. Petersberg chain and RAW to create these dainty eardrops from shiny metallic seed beads and sparkly jewel-toned crystals. Bring out the princess in you!

Skill level: Intermediate. Student should be familiar with St. Petersberg chain and RAW and able to work with tiny beads.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

6:00-9:00pm

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Monday, June 18, 2012

6:00-9:00pm

Contact:   Beads'N More

Green, Ohio

330-899-8611

1840 Town Park Blvd., Suite J, Uniontown, OH 44685

beadsnmore@sbcglobal.net

Basics of Herringbone Stitch

hcubebracelet

Learn two ways to start flat herringbone stitch; then, use your favorite one to bead a beautiful ribbon-style bracelet. Skill level: Beginner

Thursday, May 3, 2012

6:00-9:00pm

Contact:   Beads'N More

Green, Ohio

330-899-8611

1840 Town Park Blvd., Suite J, Uniontown, OH 44685

beadsnmore@sbcglobal.net

Peyote Bezeled Rivoli

peyote bezel

Use peyote stitch to capture a sparkly Swarovski rivoli. Embellish it with crystals for even more bling or surround it with pearls for a more elegant look. Skill level: Beginner

Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012

6:00-9:00pm

Contact:   Beads'N More

Green, Ohio

330-899-8611

1840 Town Park Blvd., Suite J, Uniontown, OH 44685

beadsnmore@sbcglobal.net

Tangle Catcher Earrings

Tangle Catcher Earrings

Using one of your Zentangles (or other fancy paper), we'll bead a delicate edging, then hang some sparklies from the bottom to create a pendant or a pair of earrings reminiscent of "Dream Catchers." This is a great way to use a Zentangle that may not be one of your favorites. Skill level: Beginner

Thursday, June 21, 2012

6:00-9:00pm

Contact:   Beads'N More

Green, Ohio

330-899-8611

1840 Town Park Blvd., Suite J, Uniontown, OH 44685

beadsnmore@sbcglobal.net

Sparkling Waves

sparkling waves bracelet

Here's an easy variation of Vicki's "Gwenivere's Cuff." Use all crystals to encircle your wrist with rippling bling or pearls and crystals for heirloom wedding jewelry. This technique is based on two-needle cross-weave. Skill level: Beginner

Thursday, June 7, 2012

6:00-9:00pm

Contact:   Beads'N More

Green, Ohio

330-899-8611

1840 Town Park Blvd., Suite J, Uniontown, OH 44685

beadsnmore@sbcglobal.net

Comanche Earrings

comanche

Learn a traditional Native American technique using modern day beads. Make them with size 11º seed beads in traditional colors, make them with tiny size 15º beads for more detail, or make them with Japanese Cylinder beads for a modern look. We'll also discuss fringing techniques and pattern options. Craft them as small as you like, or bead up a pair of Shoulder Dusters - Vicki will show you how to make the perfect pair for you! Skill level: Beginner - Knowledge of basic brick stitch is helpful, but not necessary.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

6:00-9:00pm

Contact:   Beads'N More

Green, Ohio

330-899-8611

1840 Town Park Blvd., Suite J, Uniontown, OH 44685

beadsnmore@sbcglobal.net

Fairy Orb Necklace

Fairy Orb


Capture a marble in dainty flowered netting; then, add flowing fringe and a fine strand of beads for an ethereal necklace fit for your favorite fey.

Skill level: Advanced beginner.

 

 

Monday, June 4, 2012

6:00-9:00 pm

Contact:   Beads'N More

Green, Ohio

330-899-8611

1840 Town Park Blvd., Suite J, Uniontown, OH 44685

beadsnmore@sbcglobal.net

Fiery Phoenix Feather Earrings

P Feather


Fiery Phoenix Feather Earrings, Monday, February 20, 6:00-9:00 pm -- $35.00 plus supplies - Vicki Star - In this class, you will create these fiery Phoenix Feathers with Peyote stitch using a modified Russian Leaf technique.

Skill level: Intermediate. Student should be familiar with Peyote stitch and increasing and decreasing techniques.

Monday, February 20, 2012 6:00-9:00 pm

Contact:   Beads'N More

Green, Ohio

330-899-8611

1840 Town Park Blvd., Suite J, Uniontown, OH 44685

beadsnmore@sbcglobal.net

Swirly Bead

swirl bead w feather

 


Not your basic peyote stitch as this scrumptious bead incorporates increasing, decreasing, different bead sizes and math. This is the bead used to top Vicki's Phoenix Feather Earrings.

Skill level: Advanced. Student should be very familiar with Peyote stitch and able to work with tiny beads.

 

 

 

Thursday, February 23, 2012 6:00 - 9:00pm

Contact:   Beads'N More

Green, Ohio

330-899-8611

1840 Town Park Blvd., Suite J, Uniontown, OH 44685

beadsnmore@sbcglobal.net

 

Shamrock Charms

shamrock

Create lots of lucky shamrocks with basic wire-wrapping; then, bead a magically delicious chain for a bracelet full of luck.

Skill level: Beginner

 

 

 

Monday, March 5, 2012

6:00 - 9:00pm

Contact:   Beads'N More

Green, Ohio

330-899-8611

1840 Town Park Blvd., Suite J, Uniontown, OH 44685

beadsnmore@sbcglobal.net

Healing Angel

Healing Angel

We'll be beading tiny angels with brick stitch and then add a flowing fringe skirt. You can dress her in the healing colors of your choice.

Skill level: Intermediate. Student should be familiar with basic brick stitch and able to work with tiny beads.

 

 

Thursday, July 19, 2012

6:00 - 9:00pm

Contact:   Beads'N More

Green, Ohio

330-899-8611

1840 Town Park Blvd., Suite J, Uniontown, OH 44685

beadsnmore@sbcglobal.net

Wisteria Earrings

wisteria

We'll use delicate flower sequins and fringing techniques to capture a little piece of summer with these sweet Wisteria Blossoms.

Skill level: Beginner. Student must be able to work with tiny beads.

 

 

 

Thursday, March 15, 2012

6:00 - 9:00pm

Contact:   Beads'N More

Green, Ohio

330-899-8611

1840 Town Park Blvd., Suite J, Uniontown, OH 44685

beadsnmore@sbcglobal.net

Tricoloré Adornment

tri color

 


Let's bead up a 3 colored metal bead bracelet using RAW. Vicki used base metal beads, and a 14" bracelet/choker cost about $10.00 for supplies (not counting needle and thread). Of course, you could always use Sterling, Gold-Filled, and Rose Gold beads for a spectacular adornment!

Skill Level: Beginner

 

 

Flower Fields Wrist Lei

wrist lei

 


Gather your collection of delicate flower beads and create a spectacular Lei for your wrist. You can use any shape beads to form a fringed delight - no flowers necessary, just use your favorite beads! This bracelet is easy to make and fun to wear.

Skill level: Beginner.

 

Thursday, April 16, 2012

6:00-9:00pm

Contact:   Beads'N More

Green, Ohio

330-899-8611

1840 Town Park Blvd., Suite J, Uniontown, OH 44685

beadsnmore@sbcglobal.net

Simple Wire Wrapped Cabochons

wire wrap

 

Wrap a cabochon, dichroic glass, or even a large flat bead to create a beautiful pendant. So many people asked if we taught Wire Wrapping that we thought we'd try it! This is a very basic wire wrapping class.

Skill Level: Beginner

 

Thursday, August 23, 2012

6:00 - 9:00pm

Contact:   Beads'N More

Green, Ohio

330-899-8611

1840 Town Park Blvd., Suite J, Uniontown, OH 44685

beadsnmore@sbcglobal.net

Chan Luu Style Wrap Bracelet

chan luu


Inspired by designer Chan Luu, Vicki will show you how to whip up this yummy wrap bracelet. You can wear it wrapped around your wrist, or as a choker, or, make it long enough and it's a belt, too!

Skill Level: Beginner

 

 


 

Teaching Info

I've been joyfully sharing beading techniques for over 30 years. My first class was teaching Brownies how to make a beaded barrette. My first "Official" beading class was teaching basic jewelry making for The Shepherdess in San Diego in the mid-80's. Since then, I've taught many techniques and projects all over the country, written and co-written 7 beadwork books, and twice been a guest artist on the DIY Jewelry Making show. I really enjoy inspiring and enabling others to create something beautiful.

Bead stores, Bead societies, Needlework groups and other interested beadfreaks can E-mail me for booking information, or call me at 330-557-0235.

 


Private Classes

Your Very Own Beadwork Coach!

If you're in the NE Ohio area, I'm available for Private Classes. Fees are 25.00 an hour, with a 2 hour minimum, in my home or yours. (I'm in Diamond, Ohio.) Bring along a friend or two for an additional 15.00 per person, per hour.

E-mail me for an appointment, or call me at 330-557-0235.

 


Some of you know that I taped a segment for the DIY JEWELRY MAKING SHOW (# Hi-Tech Beading - Episode DJMK-403) in February, 2003.

diy herringbone bracelet

Hi-Tech Beading

Here's the pattern for the Bracelet.

 

Did you know I taped another one in October of 2004? Titled "The Jewelry Bug - Episode DJMK-611",

 

diydragonfly

The Jewelry Bug

 

Let me know what you think!

Last updated: 07/28/12       email Vicki                    ©2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 Vicki Star