bead sparkle at Blue Door Beads! October 11, 2016

Hello, California! I’m super excited to teach a free jewelry-making demo at the lovely Blue Door Beads in Oakland this month!

bead sparkle at blue door beads! - west coast crafty

Please come by Blue Door between 12 noon and 3 pm on Saturday, October 22 to learn how to make a set of my Semiprecious Barrettes from Bead Sparkle.

bead sparkle at Blue Door Beads - west coast crafty

This is one of my favorite projects from the book – you can mix glossy, gorgeous semiprecious beads into a single-stone or complementary repeating pattern to embellish a simple barrette and elevate it into something really special! This structural wire-wrapping technique is so versatile and once you get the hang of it, you’ll use it over and over again to make all kinds of jewelry. Choose your favorite semi-precious stones – or go in your own direction with glass, Lucite, metal, wood, or whatever treasures you find in the beautiful selection at Blue Door – and you’ll wear your pretty new barrette home.

Bead Sparkle! by Susan Beal - west coast crafty

I’ll be sharing jewelry-making tips and signing copies of Bead Sparkle, and would love to say hi if you’re local! Please feel free to invite friends, I’d appreciate it so much if you can help spread the word. I love visiting the Bay Area and I can’t wait for my trip – thanks so much to Lydia, Sara, and everyone at Blue Door for hosting my event!

If you go:

Bead Sparkle demo & book signing at Blue Door Beads

Saturday, October 22 from noon to 3 pm

4167 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611 – 510-652-BLUE





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