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 will be at our Bead Bazaar! Stay tuned as we update this with current demonstrators! Thanks.
Renée and the One Step Looper Tool!
Renée Raymond, jewelry making instructor, is going to be doing a demo on the One Step Looper tool. Each person who comes to her booth can make a pair of earrings using the tool. She’ll provide all the materials or they can bring beads they bought and use those to make earrings. It’s a free “make & take” and ,“I think this will be more fun and interesting for our Bazaar goers.” She will not be selling the tool; one can easily buy it from Amazon or a craft store.
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.
Janice Metz - Open-backed Bezel Bead!
Janice Metz, Jewelry Designer,will be demonstrating how 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, learn a new technique and see various designs utilizing this very versatile approach.
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, April 28, 2019
Time: 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Beading Class with Wendy!
Wendy Connor, Jewelry Designer of the Bead Center will demonstrate how to finish jewelry with crimps and the tool. She will provide kits for hands on, or for sale. Come watch her demo!
Wendy Connor of the Bead Center is well known for her jewelry, as she was recently featured in Beverly Hills Magazine for her design work. Her workshops include lessons on wire-work, making earrings and her pearl knotting technique. Wendy is the author of 15 beading books, including The Best Little Beading Book.
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.
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.