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Lariat Necklace Class

  • 11 Jun 2022
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Heights Presbyterian Cumberland Church. Academy and Moon St. Albuquerque NM

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Class Description:  

Join Nan in making a lariat necklace!  It is made with a large leaf toggle and 6 strands of size 11 seed beads in your color choices from your stash.  If you prefer, you can make the necklace using 4 strands of size 8 seed beads.  The ends of the strands are made with sparkling and interesting beads to compliment the color of each strand such as bugle beads, twisted bugle beads, 4mm crystals in any shape, etc., and teardrops for the bottom of the strands.  Nan has a good supply of silver-tone and gold-tone leaf toggles you can buy for $2 each.  The leaf has a small loop at the opposite end from the large loop to attach 6 strands using the same beads you use for the ends of the long strands for double the fun at the bottom of the lariat when you are wearing it!

Note:  People who sign up will get more information and a link to a tutorial from Potomac Beads to see what they will be doing before they come to class.

Below are sample photos of the lariat. These should provide ideas for the 6 colors of size 11 seed beads needed for the length of the strands. The first is the autumnal colorway and the second is the red-white-blue colorway.  Earrings are optional and we can talk about them in class.  

            

Instructor Nan Card Background:

I was born in Clayton, New York, on the St. Lawrence River in the Thousand Islands in 1951.  Our Dad became an active-duty Chaplain in the U.S. Army in1956 and the family saw the world.  I graduated from high school in Germany in 1969 and from university in Utah in 1973 with a degree in Archaeology.  I started my career at the Museum of Northern Arizona in Flagstaff in 1977 and became the Assistant Registrar for Acquisitions at the National Museum of American History of the Smithsonian Institution in 1981, then retired after 31 years.  My sister, Diana, and I moved to Bernalillo, New Mexico, in 2012 where I joined the Embroiderer's Guild of America, Sandia Mountains Chapter (which has a Bead Group), the Bead Society of New Mexico, and the Bead Club of Alegria (where we live).  I learned beading when living in Virginia and continued to learn after moving to NM, then started writing my own instructions for techniques, and began teaching at all three groups.  I do not copyright any of my instructions or designs.  I want people to copy and disseminate them for the joy of beading!

Cost: $0

Instructor provided Components:

Silver-tone and gold-tone leaf toggles $2 can be purchased in class. The leaf has a small loop at the opposite end from the large loop to attach 6 strands using the same beads you use for the ends of the long strands for double the fun at the bottom of the lariat when you are wearing it.

Student provided Components:

Size 11 seed beads (or size 8 seed beads) in coordinating colors - enough to make 6 strands (or 4 strands) at least 24 inches long; sparkling and interesting beads to complement the color of each strand such as bugle beads, twisted bugles, 4mm crystals in any shape, etc.; teardrops or daggers for the bottom of the strands; stringing material (such as FireLine, Beadalon, or SoftFlex); appropriate size needle, if needed, crimps, if needed; scissors or cutters, pliers, if needed; bead mat; beading lamp; if desired, magnifier, if needed.

Other Information:

Bring your Own Beads - Size 11 seed beads in your color choices from your stash for 6 strands.  If you prefer, you can make the necklace using 4 strands of size 8 seed beads.  The ends of the strands are made with sparkling and interesting beads to compliment the color of each strand such as bugle beads, twisted bugle beads, 4mm crystals in any shape, etc., and teardrops for the bottom of the strands. 



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