Name: Julie Fear
Bio: My name is Julie Fear and I’m a bead hobbyist.
I was born in Eugene, Oregon but grew up in Chicago, Illinois. I came very late in life to crafting and then only because I needed something to do to stay awake while dispatching for a fire department in a small city. I started doing counted cross stitch at work and then tried my hand at quilting but found I was much better at buying fabric than actually making quilts. After retirement from the Miramar Police Dept. and moving back to NM, I decided to take a class in every craft that ever piqued my interest. So far, I’ve tried gourd art, beading, metal working, wire working, lapidary, weaving, felting, and a few others. Of everything I’ve tried, beading is my favorite. Although I’m partial to seed beads, I’ve won most of my awards for my strung necklaces. I’m a firm believer in “there can never be too much color.”
Julie Fear will teach students how to make a double or triple wrapped bracelet using a variation of right-angle weave. Some experience in bead weaving is helpful. Julie will provide kits with enough beads for a triple wrap with clasp. Students will have a choice of 2 or 3 colors of size 8 beads. Students should be able to finish the bracelet in class.
Cost $10 (Materials subsidized by BSNM)
Class is limited to 12 students. Students should have some bead weaving experience.
Provided Kit: Components
Approx. 20-21 grams of size 8 beads in 2 or 3 colors.
A small amount of size 11 beads (about 16 beads) to attach the clasp.
1 clasp (strong magnetic clasp or toggle)
2 wire guards recommended but not required.
Items student needs to bring to class:
Thread – recommend 6-lb. Fireline in smoke or crystal (or your preferred beading thread)
Beading needle size 11 or 12
Additional light source, if needed
Magnifiers, if needed
Class Location Address: Heights Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 8600 Academy Rd. NE, Albuquerque, NM
Class Day/Date: Saturday, June 10, 2023
Class Start and End Time: 1pm to 4pm