Stars and Shells Earrings – $80.00

Friday, March 24, 2023 | 2pm-5pm


Instructor: Alexandra Sydorenko​
Level: All Levels
Technique: Bead Weaving & Stitching/Bead Embroidery with hard French Wire
Skills and techniques taught: Students will learn bead embroidery with Hard French Wire, how to add vintage
sequins onto design, finishing edges and embellishing them with mini fringes.

Description: What can tell you more about an ocean than a small pair of earrings featuring a starfish and seashell duo? These earrings are not just fun to wear, they also have tons of personality and can easily be a conversation piece. If you’ve always wanted to try traditional gold work but have been nervous about trying it, here’s your chance to use hard French wire (pearl purl). These earrings also feature unique vintage French sequins, drop beads, size 15 seed beads and size 11 demi round beads. Four colors will be available – with Indicolite, Light Amethyst, Topaz and Crystal cabs.

You Will complete this project in class.

Kit: $69.00 – This cost is in addition to the class fee and is paid directly to the instructor in class

Kit includes: Felt with drawn image, two German glass cabs, size 15 seed beads, Hard French wire, leather for the backing, size 11 Demi Round beads, drop beads, 2mm Fire Polish, Vintage shell sequins, Ear wire.

Skills Required: Basic bead embroidery

Materials You are Required to Bring: Beading needle #11 or 12, Scissors, E6000 glue, FireLine 4 or 6 lb tested, Beading matt, matches, toothpick or popsicle stick to spread the glue, flat nose pliers.