Bead Stringing Basics - Turn Your Bead Purchases into Wearable Jewelry!

A Pasadena Bead And Design Show Workshop [select another show]

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Instructor: Susan Ryza
Susan Ryza designs & fabricates hand-crafted jewelry using a variety of materials, including wire, cord, gemstones, Swarovski crystal, plate metal, chain, fabric & ribbon. As a jewelry teacher as well as a designer, she loves learning & incorporating new techniques & methods – among them chain maille, bead weaving, wirework & bead stringing. She has a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design, and an MS in Education from Long Island University. Since 2000, she teaches jewelry-making & fiber crafts at Santa Monica College, various local Santa Monica schools & stores, & at her home studio. Having a textile design background, she especially enjoys adapting fiber techniques for jewelry – using macramé, crochet, spool knitting, netting, weaving, knotting & braiding. In addition to teaching, Susan worked with weavers in the Peace Corps in El Salvador and owned a wholesale millinery and handcraft import business for 15 years. Website:

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Skill Levels: All
Dates/Times: January 19, from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Fees: $39 » including any materials needed and printed instructions to take home.

Are you buying beautiful beads at the show but don’t know what to do with them? Don’t wait! Come to our booth and we’ll show you how to turn your purchases into the beautiful necklace or bracelet you’re fantasizing about. We have everything you need to string your beads and end them off with a professional-looking finish. Drop in anytime during the show. We’ll provide the know-how, wire, clasps and anything else you need, including tools you can borrow at the show or purchase to take home for future use.
For more information and to sign up for the workshop, email Susan at
or call 310-944-1299. Class size is limited to 6, so register early!

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