Petersen Beadwear
Huib Petersen
 
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Workshops

Create Your Own Beaded Jewelry
Classes with Master Bead Artist H. Petersen

We are currently scheduling new classes for 2010. Please call 415-552-2949 for current detail.
Below are some of our previous classes.

Oak Leaves and Acorn

These oak leaves are an adaptation on the Russian diagonal peyote stitch leaf. Assembled with spider webs and acorn they make beautiful, flat lying pieces.

With a little fantasy and some patience, this leaf pattern could adorn lampshades or become components for jewelry. .

One day, Beginner/Intermediate workshop.

In a two day class students will be able to explore other leaf shapes in a variation on the diagonal peyote stitch

Students bring their own materials and tools. Teacher provides instruction and handouts.

Stitches used:

  • diagonal peyote stitch
  • circular peyote stitch
  • embellishment

Material list:

  • 11# seed beads in natural colors, greens and browns for leaves
  • 15# seed beads in clear gray or gold for spider web, green and brown for acorn
  • beading thread and needles
  • work surface
  • scissors
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Daisy Chain

These individual flowers hook into each other like the daisy chains we make on a lazy sunny afternoon in the park. Starting with the heart in a circular peyote stitch, followed by Ndebele stitch for the stem, and finishing with embellishing the flower pedals, each flower becomes one of a kind.

With patience and some imagination this pattern is easy to adapt into your own creations.

One day Intermediate workshop.

Students bring materials and tools. Teacher provides instruction and handouts.

Stitches used:

  • circular peyote stitch
  • ndebele stitch
  • embellishment

Material list

  • 15# seed beads, yellow for the heart, off white and light pink for the pedals, green for the stem
  • beading thread and needles
  • scissors
  • toggle clasp
  • work surface
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Fish and Such

A fun way to explore the three dimensional possibilities of tubular peyote stitch. With embellishment, these little ocean dwellers all have their own personality. This is also a fun way to use all those small amounts of leftover beads from other projects. Using tubular peyote stitch with in- and de-creases, gives a world of three dimensional possibilities at your fingertips.

Intermediate two-day workshop

Students bring materials and tools; instructor provides handouts.

Stitches used:

  • tubular peyote stitch with in- and de-crease
  • embellishment

Material list:

  • 11# seed beads in different colors
  • seed beads in different color and sizes for embellishment
  • pearls, shells, semiprecious stones
  • beading thread and needles
  • scissors
  • work surface
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Anemone

Working with a beaded base gives these flowers their natural look. Using flat peyote stitch with picots in- and de-creases, the petals and leaves are stitched individually and assembled to the base. The anemone is just one of the flowers you can create with this technique.

Two day Intermediate/Advanced workshop.

Students bring materials and tools. Teacher provides instruction and handouts.

Stitches used:

  • circular peyote stitch
  • double and single drop peyote stitch with picots, in- and de-creases
  • embellishment

Material list:

  • 15# seed beads for the pedals and stamen in four different colors
  • 11# seed beads, yellow for the heart, green for the leaves
  • 8# seed beads for embellishment
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Butterflies

A tubular peyote stitch base shapes the head. Tubular peyote stitch with in- and decreases creates the body of this magnificent insect. The wings are in diagonal peyote stitch and assembled to the body. Assembled legs and antennae finish this little piece.

The possibilities in this technique are endless and with some changes you'll be able to create a bug collection of your own.

Two day Intermediate/Advanced workshop.

Stitches used:

  • tubular peyote stitch
  • diagonal peyote stitch with picots
  • embellishment

Students bring materials and tools. Teacher provides instruction and handouts.

Material list:

  • 11# seed beads in a couple of different colors
  • 15# seed beads in a dark brown or black for antennae and legs
  • two big beads for the eyes, pearls or semi precious stones
  • scissors
  • work surface
  • beading thread and needles
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Master Class

Explores the possibilities in three dimensional beadwork. Using any and all stitches available, this workshop has no boundaries. Students will go through the process of translating any object or idea into seed beads.

Two-day Advanced workshop

Students bring materials. Teacher provides instruction and handouts.

Stitches used:

  • Any and all

Material list:

  • 8#, 11#, 15# seed beads
  • pearls, semiprecious stones, what ever you think will work for your project
  • beading thread, needles
  • scissors
  • work surface
  • sketching paper
  • colored pencils
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All classes are at Petersen Studios at 275 Roosevelt Way (at Museum) in San Francisco's Castro District. Costs include all necessary materials. Class size is limited to five students. If classes fill or our times are not convenient, we may be able to reschedule. Parking is available nearby on street.

For registration and information, please call Petersen Beadwear at (415) 552-2949.


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