Demonstrators at the Culver City Bead Bazaar generously donate their time to showcase various techniques in metal work, bead weaving, crimping, wire wrapping and other creative pursuits. Come support them, and learn something!
These are some folks who were at our Bazaar in April and may be at our Bead Bazaar in October! Stay tuned as we update this with current demonstrators info! Thanks.
Renée and Wire Wrap Bracelets!
Renée Raymond, jewelry making instructor, will show you how she takes a handful of beautiful beads and a bit of wire and magically turns them into wire-wrapped bracelets. You will see how different wire-wrapping patterns can alter the look and feel of the bracelets, as well as the various color combinations possible just by changing the wire or bead color, too. Hopefully, Renée’s techniques will spark your creativity and inspire you to make your own unique wire-wrapped bracelets!
Come watch her demo!
Renée Raymond has been teaching jewelry, crochet and knitting classes privately and at local adult schools since 2005. Students have attended her classes at West LA College, Culver City Adult School, Crafts on the Rocks, and The Bead Society meetings. She is a certified jewelry making instructor with Michaels’ chain of craft stores and a member of the Bead Society. In addition, she has over twelve years of experience teaching in the business world as a corporate trainer and possesses a bachelor’s degree in English and Speech with an emphasis in Secondary Education.
Making Gem Trees with Audrone Kazlauskene
Audrone Kazlauskene’s first introduction to the beads and the beading was at “The Bead Society” in the early nineties at the old location (church) in the city of Westwood. Around the year of 2000 she took a class regarding making Gem Trees. “I enjoyed making them then and I still enjoy making them now and I would like to show others how it’s done.”
Janice Metz - TBA!
Janice Metz, Jewelry Designer,will be demonstrating again at our Culver City Bead Bazaar! Last time she showed to make an open-backed bezel for your cabochons. This technique emulates peyote stitch, “but I find it to be easier to measure around your cab than peyote.” This fundamental technique is used for bezeling your cabochons in your rings, necklaces, and bracelets when you want the light to shine through your cab.
Stop by to find out what Janice will be highlighting! Learn a new technique and see various designs. We will update this information as soon as we can!
Janice Metz – Not only has she been serving the needs of jewelry designers and fabricators since 1997 as a Jewelry Assembler, Ms. Metz has always had a love of making jewelry. She wanted to share her expertise by teaching classes privately and through the Culver City Rock and Mineral Club. She has established the Culver City Rock and Mineral Club Beading Series Program teaching various projects highlighting one beading technique per class. The classes are fun, informative and patiently taught in a relaxed atmosphere. Register for her class in the morning on bangle bracelets. She is a member of the Culver City Rock and Mineral Club and holds the position of Publicity Chairperson. For information, please contact her at JenFT4@gmail.com.
When: Sunday, October 27, 2019
Joyce Stone Crystals!
We welcome Joyce Stone to the Bead Bazaar to explain Chakra Basics. Joyce is also a Level II Reiki Practitioner. Stop by her table to get some needed relaxation! Reiki is a non invasive healing art utilizing universal (rei) energy (ki) to promote health.
Joyce Stone is a Level II Reiki Practitioner.
Answering Questions & Identifying Gemstones!Ken Rogers - (CCRMC)
We welcome Ken Rogers from the Culver City Rock and Mineral Club to the Bead Bazaar to answer your beading questions & identify Gem beads! Ken offers free gem bead identification & information, plus answers to many beading, gemstone and jewelry related questions. We encourage visitors to bring in stones, jewelry and gems for Ken to look at. Bring your questions to him!
Ken is a local jewelry designer, speaker and teacher. He is well known for his knowledge of beading and gem beads.