Name: Pam Troutman
Bio: Pam Troutman started beading in the 1990’s. Her bead creations are unique and have won awards in several venues. She has been in multiple art galleries, presently of Amapola in Old Town Albuquerque. Her Etsy shop is StarArtJewelry. Pam is from Virginia and retired to Rio Rancho, NM in June 2017. She likes to design and make creations in bead embroidery, bead weaving, kumihimo, and polymer clay, among other bead related mediums. Happy to do custom designs. StarFerrets@gmail.com. www.starartjewelry.etsy.com
This is a technique class. You will learn how to bead around a cab with backstitch, how to raise the bezel with peyote stitch, finish the back with Ultrasuede, choose your edge stitch, then add a beaded bail. You will finish your simple pendant project in class. Pam will have “kits” to choose from in class for $20 each, but if you’d like to make your own, the supplies are:
1. Deep domed round or oval cabochon .25 to .5 inches tall and 1 to 2 inches wide glued to stiff stuff or stiffen felt with a half inch edge of backing on all sides of the cab.
2. Size 11, 6 and 8 seed beads (tubular shape or delica preferred but not required) –please bring anything except Chinese made beads, as these are not consistent in shape or size.
3. Ultra-Suede backing. ALL students must bring their own beading needles and choice of beading thread. (Fireline 6 lb. preferred), plus scissors sharp enough to cut thread/Fireline and stiff material. Beading mat, light, magnifier, or anything else you use for close beadwork. Once you learn the technique, you can use smaller seed beads in future projects (size 11 and 15) and bead embroider shaped cabochons with lower domes. I will talk about adding picot edging, which can be done in class if you are quick, or at home depending on which finished edging style the student chooses. Important: Minimum class size is 5 students, otherwise reschedule.
Please note: The Class Fee is $30. You will also pay for the kit materials (Lapis Lazuli or other stone) in class for $20 – or you may bring your own supplies as noted in description.
Class Location and Address: Heights Presbyterian Cumberland Church. Academy and Moon St. Albuquerque NM
Class Day/Date: Saturday, April 8, 2023
Class Start and End Time: 1:00 – 4:00 pm