August 26th and 27th

Join The South Florida Jewelry Arts Guild and artist Liisa Turunen on August 26th and 27th for two amazing bead weaving classes. Registration opens this Friday

Mirage Bracelet

August 26th

Skill Level: Intermediate
Description:Sparkling crystals on the tops and both sides, are embellished with pearls. This bracelet is fun to look at from all angles.
Students will Learn:How to bezel Swarovski chatons and connect them using a combination of peyote stitch and right-angle weave.

Prerequisites:Students should be comfortable with right-angle weave.
Class Fee: $85.00
Kit  cost:    $99

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Pallas Necklace

August 27th

The necklace is named ‘Pallas Necklace’ after the Pallas Cat (a very funny looking little guy).
The project uses a combination of right angle weave, cubic raw, herringbone, netting, and peyote. It is completely reversible so when worn it can roll around and it will always sparkle. It wears very long. The larger crystal on the end is reversible as well one side has a 27mm Swarovski rivoli and the other is embellished with pearls and has an 18mm rivoli.

Class Fee: $85.00
Kit cost:     $105

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About the Artist

Liisa threaded her first beading needle back in 1994. Beading as a hobby she went on to become a massage therapist, esthetician, and got her nursing degree in Finland. But in 2006 beads wove her back in. Since then she has spent her time fully submerged in beads! She has been working professionally as a designer and teacher since 2006. Liisa has taught at the Bead & Button shows and Bead Fest shows. Along with beads her other major obsession is with cats. Often volunteering in her local shelter and fostering kittens! Cats have been her biggest inspiration in her designing process. And just like cats, her designs are known for being classic, ageless, and graceful….
With a few hairballs thrown into the mix.
Liisa was named one of Beadwork magazine’s Designer of the Year in 2014.

Class Location & Time

The class will start promptly at 10:00am, and will end at 4:00pm. Students should arrive by 9:30am so class can start on time.

The American Legion Hall in South Miami, located at 7710 SW 59th Ave.