Make a Bead-Loom-Woven Bracelet or Choker with Slide Closure!

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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: April 26, from 10:30am to 1:00pm
Fees: $69 » including all materials and printed instructions, plus $15 for loom and needles. A wide variety of bead and cord colors will be available.

Learn to set up and weave on a Native American style bead loom and create a beautiful, beaded bracelet or choker with a braided, macrame slide closure! In this class, you’ll learn to design your own weaving patterns, take home a finished bracelet or choker, and learn a unique, easy-to-use method of finishing off your woven projects. Choose from a wide range of bead and cord colors!
For more information and to sign up for the workshop, email or call 310-944-1299.
Location: Starlight Ballroom, Booths 116-117

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