Melissa Grakowsky Shippee

June 18-20 2021

Classes sold out. Registration closed.

June 18th, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Curio Necklace

 

Create a sculpted beaded cage capturing bezeled rivolis and topped with bezeled chatons with a combination of techniques that are easier than they seem. This project is constructed with separate, geometric pieces of beadwork that come together quickly!

Level: Intermediate

Prerequisites: peyote, flat right angle weave, netting, tubular peyote stitch Stitches used: peyote, flat right angle weave, netting, tubular peyote stitch

Thread recommendation: 6lb fishing line thread, or size D nylon thread, size 10-12 beading needles

Kit Fee: $38 for each kit with $8 flat shipping (more than one kit can be ordered from Melissa) Color choices: turquoise; garnet; amethyst

Class cost: $70 (NVBS members via email link until May 2), $90 (open enrollment on May 3). The term “members” refers to members in good standing who have become members by Saturday, April 17th.

June 19-20th, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Mask Design Master Class

 

Let Melissa guide you through designing your own beaded mask using your own materials and inspiration from past projects. Construct your mask by choosing from a handful of techniques Melissa will show you over the two day workshop period. Class includes printed directions for the techniques taught.

There will be time with Melissa before and during the class to choose materials for your mask design.

No materials will be available prior to the class from Melissa except the mask base. Plan on using your own stash for the materials in the mask class.

Please NOTE: The photos shown here are masks Melissa has made. Since she will be showing us design concepts, your project is likely to look different.

Level: Advanced

Prerequisites: bead embroidery stitches Stitches used: bead embroidery stitches

Thread recommendation: none, any thread is acceptable Kit Fee: $25 per custom mask base provided by Melissa

Class cost: $140 (NVBS members via email link until May 2), $180 (open enrollment on May 3). The term “members” refers to members in good standing who have become members by Saturday, April 17th.