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
All of these video based lessons will be yours to access permanently in this open-access course. Once you have purchased this course you will receive an email with instructions and web address for how to access the course material.
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!