Catherine Haedrich

Bubbly Collar, Bracelet and Earrings

 

Thursday, August 19, 2021
1pm – 7pm

Class Fee: $130 (non-refundable)
Kit Fee: $124, pay teacher at class

An octopus might feel at home in bubbling water, right? Enjoy bringing the octopus’s habitat to life as you create highly textured fabric. All the artifacts look jewel encrusted and sandy. Bubbly’s fringe is slightly irregular, resembling items caught in a net. The starfish bracelet echoes the octopus collar except for an additional triangle shaped cut-out in front. Thanks to a narrow wristband, the hand moves freely, you may even forget you have it on were it not for the manicure-magnifying effect. Grab your sunscreen, put your toes in the sand and get ready for an aquatic adventure. Techniques include netting, back stitch, brick stitch edging, internal construction. Color ways (L to R): Sapphire, Aqua, Lavender.

Skill level: intermediate/advanced





Onya Bracelet

Friday, August 20, 2021
11am – 5pm

Class Fee: $130 (non-refundable)
Kit Fee: $108, pay teacher at class

Inspiration came from the cyan colored Chrysocolla stone focal both in shape and color. The stone reminded me of the ocean. Antique brass metal findings remind me of shields of an old fortress. Those metallic tones, combined with black, reminded me of Atlantic City, NJ beach where the sand has a bit of black mixed in. When I searched for a name for the bracelet, I was struck by an illustration of an ancient Irish faery goddess named Aine (pronounced On-ya) containing /all/ the same colors. I hope you enjoy fun parts of this project; colors, shapes, draping, and fringe and possibly experience a faery like feeling while making it. Students will pick their stone. Techniques: peyote bezeling, back stitch, brick stitch edging, constructions and forming, fringe.

Skill level: intermediate/advanced





Beetle and the Bee Cuff

 

Saturday, August 21, 2021
11am – 5pm

Class Fee: $130 (non-refundable)
Kit Fee: $89, pay teacher at class

Drama Mama! This cuff is dramatic with or without the Stag Beetle. The black color and complex bezel command your attention. I enjoy how a person can be looking at it as an object of beauty only to discover there are bugs on it. This is a full day of pretty-ugly beading. Techniques: complex peyote bezeling, back stitch, brick stitch edging, internal construction and forming.

Skill level: intermediate/advanced





Moss Lady Bracelet

 

  

Sunday, August 22, 2021
11am – 5pm

Class Fee: $130 (non-refundable)
Kit Fee: $98, pay teacher at class

I am frequently inspired by the stones I find, as here with Moss Jasper. The vertical striations are a nice backdrop to three diamond-oriented antique brass findings. Soft green tones and undertones accented with touches of garnet. Beautifully detailed wristband patterning combined with an art deco clasp makes for an elegant, understated piece. The bracelet shape can be made pointed or round, per your taste. Techniques: peyote bezeling, back stitching straight lines, brick stitch edging, internal construction and forming. Color ways: moss color Ocean Jasper or multi-colored River Jasper, all expertly replicated in polymer clay.

Skill level: intermediate/advanced




Catherine Haedrich
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