Take Your Peyote Stitch Skills Up a Notch at Bead Fest Santa Fe

Peyote stitching remains one of the most popular bead-weaving techniques around, and I  love how bead and jewelry artists have taken this time-honored beading stitch and used it to express their own unique vision.

Gail Crosman Moore has been a fixture in the beading and jewelry-making world as long as I can remember, and her recent innovative designs using bead stitching and jewelry-making techniques are as beautiful as they are fun to wear. If you’re thinking about heading to Bead Fest Santa Fe this coming March, you’ll definitely want to check out her Peyote Ruffle in a Brass Bangle workshop on Friday, March 20, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Easy enough for a beginner, but nuanced enough so that an advanced beader can learn a few new tricks, this workshop will show you how to play with peyote stitch and your favorite seed beads in a fabulously colorful bronze mesh bangle.

Gail has been teaching for years at Bead Fest events and truly enjoys sharing her knowledge with other beaders. Starting with her studies at Massachusetts College or Art and Design, Gail learned what it meant to show others how expressive art can be, especially through the art of jewelry-making and self-adornment with beads. We’re so luck that she continues to share her passion with her students every year at Bead Fest events around the country!

If you want to learn more about Gail’s workshops or about attending Bead Fest Santa Fe in New Mexico, March 19-22, check out the NEW Bead Fest Santa Fe website. Registration is already open, and classes are filling up fast. Make plans with your best beading pals and start planning your spring jewelry-making getaway at Bead Fest Santa Fe!

Bead Happy,


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