Online Video and Written Instruction
BE INSPIRED and get creative as fun-loving artist Lyric Kinard guides you through the basics of beaded embellishment on cloth.
Make straight or curved solid lines, split or join them, or simply add one bead at a time. Cage a beautiful cabochon, or get silly with stacks, the perfect finish for your favorite funky flowers.
Are you a quilter? Foil the quilt police and learn to bead from the top of a finished quilt with no knots or mess on the back
Once you have purchased this course you will receive an email with instructions and web address for how to access the course material.
You have access to all of the lessons immediately upon registration. This class can be completed in one week and will be open for one year (likely much longer.)
Lesson 1: Materials
- beads, needles, thread, and other stuff
- supply list and suppliers
- supports and processes
- patterns to play with
- getting your thread ready
Lesson 2: Seed Beads
- one bead at a time
- solid lines
- curved lines
- joins and splits
Lesson 3: Bugle Beads
- bugle beads
- right angled beads
- bugle bead fans
Lesson 4: Stacks
- short stacks
- tall stacks
- stack variations
- scrumbles (and a helpful tip)
Lesson 5: Beaded Bezels
- setting the foundation
- circling the cage
- back to the back
Lesson 6: Chunky Beads
- adding larger beads
- a second option
- glue.... yes, I said glue.
Lesson 7: Working from the Top
- why bead from the top of the quilt
- threads and knots
- adding beads
- the magic knot
Q: How does this work once I purchase this class?
A: Once you finish payment, you will receive a PDF with a link for enrollment in the online course. You will need to create a username and password to access the course materials.
Q: How long will the course be open?
A: For as long as Lyric is teaching, which we hope is many more years.
Q: What are the lessons like?
A: Each lesson includes short videos as well as written instructions.
Q: I'm half-way across the world in a different time zone. Will I miss half of what is going on?
A: Not at all. The beauty of online classes is that you can come to them at your convenience. There is no "live" element to this class that you will miss.
Q: How much interaction is there from the teacher?
A: If you can't find the answer to your question in the comment section post your query. Lyric will answer within a few days.
Q: Can I interact with other students?
A: Of course. Each lesson has a comment section where students can ask questions and talk to each other. The more you comment, the better!
Q: Is the content downloadable?
A: No, but you can access them anywhere you have wifi or a data connection.
Q: What do I need to know about using a computer?
A: You'll need to be able to save the URL and password. If you want to post photos you'll need to take a picture of your work and upload it to the course comment section. That's about it!