Advanced Bead Weaving Series: Seed Bead Embroidery with Unusually Shaped Focals by Kinga Nichols
Seed bead embroidery has been one of the most popular topics among our beady peeps in books, magazines, videos, and patterns. We had the pleasure of filming five new eCourses in the Interweave studio with Kinga Nichols – seed-bead embroidery maven! Kinga travels the world spreading her beady expertise and inspiration with countless bead worshippers thirsty for more beadalicious adventures!
In Kinga’s travels she’s found a common problem crops up with beaders once the bead embroidery bug has bitten them. Those embarking into this art form often run across stones and focals begging to be embroidered, yet they have an unusual or angular shape. These can be very challenging and darn near impossible to embroider successfully, unless you’re guided by a pro…Kinga to the rescue!
In this course you get to meet Kinga in a cute little video where she shares her personality and thoughts on bead embroidery as well as her fave materials. I don’t know about you but some of the tips and treasures a great instructor shares with their students is worth the price of admission. This course does just that!
Kinga even shares her Top Tips for Bead Embroidery with you (sticky stuff and peanut butter are surprisingly featured).
There are so many great focal elements on the market these days. You know the drill, you go to your local bead shop or a bead show like BeadFest and fall in love with these beauties, getting caught up in the romance and not giving a single thought to how you’ll maintain the relationship by bezeling the awkwardly shaped piece! Then, you get home and take another look in the harsh light of day, still enamored but totally puzzled on how to embroider around those sharp angles or what to do with that hole in the middle! So this treasure sits in your studio drawer for years. Been-there, done-that myself! Kinga has some great solutions!
This course is for more advanced bead embroiderers’ and does not show you how to begin seed bead embroidery, but this one does: Getting Started Bead Weaving Series: Learn How to Embroider with Seed Beads Course featuring Tammy Honaman.
This new eCourse also does not cover how to make 3 dimensional embroidery bezels or how to put killer finishing touches on your bead embroidery, but these do! Advanced Bead Weaving Series: Seed Bead Embroidery – 3D Layering Bezels with Kinga Nichols Course, and Advanced Bead Weaving Series: Seed Bead Embroidery – Finishing Touches with Kinga Nichols Course .
This course discusses how to work with pesky shapes, concave cabochons and stones with pointy backs. Kinga has brilliant ideas, tried and true from her own vast experience in teaching and guides you through various ways of showcasing these stones so you can blow off the dust, create a stunning focal piece and proudly wear it (instead of sitting sad and lonely in your studio drawer)!
The course finishes up with some bead weaving challenges and even a quiz to test your knowledge (no worries, your scores aren’t posted in social media). And you even get a certificate when you complete the course (feel free to frame and hang up in your studio to impress your family and friends)!
So, what are you waiting for? Dive into Kinga’s new course and get ready for some fun and a boatload of seed bead embroidery 411!
Check out Kinga’s other FAB Bead Embroidery Courses!