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2016 Workshops

To view Mabeline's 2016 Workshop Schedule, click here.

Here are a few of the workshops that are currently offered. Scroll down to view them all.

If you are interested in having Mabeline teach one of her workshop designs at your bead store or bead society, then please send your inquiry to Mabeline@MabelineDesigns.com. Thank you.

Tulip Garden Bracelet designed by Mabeline Gidez

Tulip Garden Bracelet | Designed by Mabeline Gidez
Instructions are not available for purchase at this time.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Tulips were in the inspiration behind this pretty garden bracelet. A central row of tulips are represented by pastel superduo beads and are accompanied by rows of pearls, and seed beads. A crystal edge mimics the proverbial picket fence and completes this cheerful garden.

Pre-requisite: Must be able to do odd-count, flat peyote stitch without assistance.

Stitches used: odd-count flat peyote, netting, flat spiral rope


Aurora Medallion designed by Mabeline Gidez

Aurora Medallion | Designed by Mabeline Gidez
Instructions are not available for purchase at this time.

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Weave a dazzling medallion with a sparkly rivoli in the center. What you do with the medallion is up to you! You can wear it as a beautiful pendant, a focal point for a bracelet or as gorgeous earrings. However you choose to wear the Aurora, you will surely be noticed!

Pre-requisite: Some experience beading with needle and thread is required.

Stitches used: tubular peyote and netting


Starry Night Bracelet designed by Mabeline Gidez

Starry Night Bracelet | Designed by Mabeline Gidez
Instructions are not available for purchase at this time.

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Weave a simple SuperDuo tube and add little seed beads to capture the dotted stars in the sky look!

Pre-requisite: Some experience beading with needle and thread is required.

Stitches used: netting and right angle weave


Cloudy Days Bracelet designed by Mabeline Gidez

Cloudy Days Bracelet | Designed by Mabeline Gidez
Instructions are not available for purchase at this time.

Skill Level: All

Cloudy skies aren't necessarily bad, especially when the clouds are clusters of pretty pearls and crystals lined with seed beads! Learn how to make this really cute bracelet with a 2 needle start and a yearning to create something pretty!

Pre-requisite: Some experience beading with needle and thread is helpful.

Stitches used: basic stringing with 2 needles and simple netted embellishing.

 


Sparkle Entwined Bracelet designed by Mabeline Gidez

Sparkle Entwined Bracelet | Designed by Mabeline Gidez
Instructions are not available for purchase at this time.

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Create a dazzling bracelet of embellished stripes of color entwined. Techniques used is tubular peyote stitch and embellishing.

Pre-requisite: Some experience beading with needle and thread is required.

Stitches used: 1 & 3 drop tubular peyote and embellishing

 


Palace of Versailles Bracelet designed by Mabeline Gidez

Palace of Versailles Bracelet | Designed by Mabeline Gidez
Instructions are not available for purchase at this time.

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Make them say “Ooh, la La!” when you wear this fancy bracelet of pearls and crystals. Learn how to make this elegant bracelet with Right Angle Weave stitch.

Pre-requisite: Some experience beading with needle and thread is required.

Stitch used: right angle weave

 


Rosebud Bangle designed by Mabeline Gidez

Rosebud Bangle | Designed by Mabeline Gidez
Instructions are not available for purchase at this time.

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Pearly rose buds and simple crystal leaves sit atop a bangle made of Tila beads. Using a combination of stitches you will learn how to make this dainty bangle using a variety of beads.

Pre-requisite: Some experience beading with needle and thread is required.

Stitches used: variation of square stitch and horizontal netting with embellishing.


Queen's Armor Bracelet designed by Mabeline Gidez

Queen's Armor Bracelet | Designed by Mabeline Gidez
Instructions are not available for purchase at this time.

Skill Level: Intermediate

This piece is both substantial and striking – fit for a Queen to wear at any battle! Learn to weave a tubular base of SuperDuo beads which is beautiful alone. Then, embellish it to make it truly spectacular. This design can easily create 2 different looks!

Pre-requisite: Some experience beading with needle and thread is required.

Stitches used: right angle weave and netting


Groovy Stripes Bangle designed by Mabeline Gidez

Groovy Stripes Bangle | Designed by Mabeline Gidez
Instructions are not available for purchase at this time.

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Now here's a bangle we can all dig! Go psychadelic with your favorite color seed beads with a splash of sparkle to go with those groovy stripes.

Pre-requisite: Some experience beading with needle and thread is required.

Stitch used: tubular peyote stitch


Hot Tango Earrings designed by Mabeline Gidez

Hot Tango Earrings | Designed by Mabeline Gidez
Instructions are not available for purchase at this time.

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

These fiery earrings are full of passion, color, and romance! Students will learn how to create these lightweight earrings using circular brick stitch. They can easily be worn as a pendant too!

Pre-requisite: Must be comfortable working with size 15 seed beads, needle and thread.

Stitch used: brick stitch

 


Elegant Squares Bracelet designed by Mabeline Gidez

Elegant Squares Bracelet | Designed by Mabeline Gidez
Instructions are not available for purchase at this time.

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Create a super sparkly bracelet of elegant squares using a combination of stitches. These elegant square components can easily be worn as earrings too!

Pre-requisite: Some beading experience with needle and thread is required.

Stitches used: right angle weave and embellishing

 


Sunshine Ring designed by Mabeline Gidez

Sunshine Ring | Designed by Mabeline Gidez
Instructions are not available for purchase at this time.

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Inspired by sunshine and rainbows, this finger ring covers almost the entire finger! Customize your own ring by using colors that appeal to you.

Pre-requisite: Some beading experience with needle and thread is required.

Stitches used: brick and peyote

 


Honey Bunny Earrings designed by Mabeline Gidez

Honey Bunny Earrings | Designed by Mabeline Gidez
Instructions are not available for purchase at this time.

Skill Level: Beginner

Capture a little bit of springtime whimsy with these cutie bunny earrings. These bunnies are woven in brick stitch with a little flower sequin embellishment for added cuteness! This could also be worn as a pendant. Make one in your favorite color.

Pre-requisite: Some beading experience with needle and thread is required.

Stitch used: brick stitch


PEEPS Bunny Earrings designed by Mabeline Gidez

PEEPS Bunny Earrings | Designed by Mabeline Gidez
Instructions are not available for purchase at this time.

Skill Level: Beginner

Sometimes wearing Peeps Bunnies can be almost as much fun as eating them. Make yourself a pair of these famous marshmallow inspired cuties to wear as earrings or as a charm on your favorite springtime bracelet!

Pre-requisite: Some beading experience with needle and thread is required.

Stitch used: brick stitch


Opening Night at the Theater Bracelet designed by Mabeline Gidez

Opening Night at the Theater Bracelet
Designed by Mabeline Gidez
Instructions are not available for purchase at this time.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Capture the excitement and elegance of being at opening night at a fancy theater with this piece. Peyote stitch is the main star as she shows you her “odd” ways of capturing alluring crystals and demure pearls. Her components will leave your mind dizzy with inspiration!

Pre-requisite: Must be comfortable beading with peyote stitch. Experience with flat, odd-count peyote stitch is helpful.

Stitches used: odd-count, flat peyote stitch, 1 and 2 drop peyote stitch, right angle weave and embellishing.


Mermaid Lagoon Cuff designed by Mabeline Gidez

Mermaid Lagoon Cuff | Designed by Mabeline Gidez
Instructions are not available for purchase at this time.

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Iridescent scales from mermaid tales are all a glitter as they splash in a mermaid lagoon. Czech “O” beads and small crystals add that bit of whimsical sparkle to this enchanting bracelet. 

Pre-requisite: Some beading experience with needle and thread is required.

Stitches used: netting and embellishing

 


Stripes Ahoy Bracelet designed by Mabeline Gidez

Stripes Ahoy Bracelet | Designed by Mabeline Gidez
Instructions are not available for purchase at this time.

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner to Intermediate

Cast away your troubles with “Stripes Ahoy!” Make this sassy striped bracelet with multiple colors of seed beads and top it off with a custom beaded square toggle closure with sparkling little crystal edges.  

Pre-requisite: Must be comfortable beading with peyote stitch.

Stitches used: tubular herringbone stitch, peyote stitch, and right angle weave.


Pretty Little Rows Cuff designed by Mabeline Gidez

Pretty Little Rows Cuff | Designed by Mabeline Gidez
Instructions are not available for purchase at this time.

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Pretty Little Rows of crystals and seed beads is a bracelet with great texture and drape. Learn the fundamentals of ndebele stitch with some simple embellishing techniques to create this beaded ribbon-like cuff.  

Pre-requisite: Experience beading with needle and thread is required.

Stitch used: ndebele/herringbone

 


Rapunzel Bracelet designed by Mabeline Gidez

Rapunzel Bracelet | Designed by Mabeline Gidez
Instructions are not available for purchase at this time.

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Inspired by the famous fairytale, this bracelet captures the enchantment and beauty of Rapunzel's braided hair. Learn how to make this bracelet made of SuperDuo beads and seed beads. You have the option of making this bracelet with a traditional clasp or making a seamless bangle.   

Pre-requisite: Experience beading with needle and thread is required. Knowledge of right angle weave is helpful.

Stitches used: right angle weave and circular netting


Crystal Sp[rinkles Cuff designed by Mabeline Gidez

Crystal Sprinkles Cuff | Designed by Mabeline Gidez
Instructions are not available for purchase at this time.

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Weave a pillow-top like bracelet with your favorite colors of seed beads. Add a sprinkling of whimsy with a few crystals here and there to add some pop! This design is easily adaptable to suit your budget needs.   

Pre-requisite: Experience beading with needle and thread is required. Knowledge of right angle weave is helpful.

Stitches used: right angle weave and embellishing


Egyptian Queen Bracelet designed by Mabeline Gidez

Egyptian Queen Bracelet | Designed by Mabeline Gidez
Instructions are not available for purchase at this time.

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Majestic and mystical, this bracelet possesses all the mystical qualities of an Egyptian queen. In class, you will learn how to weave these oval components and assemble them into an attractive bracelet. These components would also make a lovely ring or pair of earrings.

Pre-requisite: Must be comfortable beading with size 15 seed beads, needle, and thread.

Stitch used: brick stitch


Cobblestone Cuff designed by Mabeline Gidez

Cobblestone Cuff | Designed by Mabeline Gidez
Instructions are not available for purchase at this time.

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Make a statement with this down to earth, wide bracelet consisting mostly of seed beads! This wide cuff mimics the texture of a worn cobblestone path and is finished with a crystal edging and beaded beads for a custom closure. 

Pre-requisite: Must have some experience beading with needle and thread.

Stitches used: pondo stitch, ladder stitch, and right angle weave.


High Society Bangle designed by Mabeline Gidez

High Society Bangle | Designed by Mabeline Gidez
Instructions are not available for purchase at this time.

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

You don't have to win the lottery to feel like high society as long as you've got this bangle on! Learn how to create a sturdy bangle by using Super Duo beads and 3mm crystals for embellishing! Because of the time involved in making this bangle, homework is required.

Pre-requisite: Must be able to do circular peyote stitch unassisted. Student will be given homework instructions on how to make the peyote stitched base and must have the base finished prior to class day.

Stitches used: peyote stitch, flat spiral rope, embellishing


Josephine Bangle designed by Mabeline Gidez

Josephine Bangle | Designed by Mabeline Gidez
Instructions are not available for purchase at this time.

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Delicate beauty and an air of royalty surround this elegant bangle, which was adequately named Josephine. She has a more sophisticated look with her delicate edging and crystal accents throughout.

Pre-requisite: Project is intended for those who can do tubular or circular peyote stitch with size 11 Delica beads without assistance. Due to the amount of work involved, homework prior to class is required.

Stitches used: peyote stitch and right angle weave


Marilyn Bracelet designed by Mabeline Gidez

Marilyn Bracelet | Designed by Mabeline Gidez
Instructions are not available for purchase at this time.

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Delicate and feminine throughout, this Tila based bracelet lives up to her name, Marilyn. Tilas and Delicas make a pretty ribbon style bracelet complete with little crystals for some added sparkle. This design is lovingly named after my mother-in-law, Marilyn Gidez.

Pre-requisite: Must be comfortable beading with needle and thread.

Stitches used: ladder stitch and right angle weave


Royal Quilt Bracelet designed by Mabeline Gidez

Royal Quilt Bracelet | Designed by Mabeline Gidez
Instructions are not available for purchase at this time.

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Surround yourself in luxury like the royal family does with this rich bracelet! Pearls create that quilted look while a cluster of crystals along the center add that extra bit of glitz.

Pre-requisite: Knowledge of right angle weave is recommended.

Stitch used: right angle weave


Sparkle Spinners Bracelet designed by Mabeline Gidez

Sparkle Spinners Bracelet | Designed by Mabeline Gidez
Instructions are not available for purchase at this time.

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Spinning, crystal encrusted wheels sparkle up and down this spiral, striped bracelet. This piece comes complete with a custom beaded toggle closure. Stitches used is peyote stitch and right angle weave. You'll love the spinning motion of these sparkle spinners!

Pre-requisite: Must be comfortable beading with needle and thread. Experience with right angle weave or peyote stitch is helpful.

Stitches used: Peyote stitch and right angle weave.


Grandmother's Jeweled Tape Measure designed by Mabeline Gidez

Grandmother's Jeweled Tape Measure
Designed by Mabeline Gidez
Instructions are not available for purchase at this time.

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner to Intermediate

Inspired by my grandmother's rhinestone brooch and memories of going through her yellow sewing box, this jeweled tape measure was born. This project is time intensive and not for the faint of heart.

Pre-requisite: Must be comfortable beading with needle and thread. Experience with peyote stitch is helpful.

Stitches used: circular peyote stitch, 1 – 2- and 3 drop peyote stitch, flat odd-count peyote stitch, right angle weave and netting.


Knotted Lariat Necklace designed by Mabeline Gidez

Knotted Lariat Necklace | Designed by Mabeline Gidez
Instructions are not available for purchase at this time.

Skill Level: Beginner

Create a beautiful lariat using leftover beads and gemstones! You will learn the basic technique of knotting onto silk cord with knotting tweezers. This timeless lariat can be worn in different ways. This class is perfect for anyone who wants to get started on making jewelry!

Pre-requisite: None.

Technique used: knotting by hand with tweezers


Cascading Earrings designed by Mabeline Gidez

Cascading Earrings | Designed by Mabeline Gidez
Instructions are not available for purchase at this time.

Skill Level: All

Create an elegant pair of earrings dripping with crystals and pearls! This project is an introduction to wire. This very basic technique is used in a lot of jewelry sold at high end department stores and exclusive boutiques. You can also use this as a pendant!

Pre-requisite: None.

Technique used: cluster wire-wrapping


Corra Bracelet designed by Mabeline Gidez

Corra Cuff Bracelet | Designed by Mabeline Gidez
Project is now retired from teaching.
Click here to purchase the instructions!

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Bumpy little waves of sparkly goodness give this flat bracelet its jewel-studded charm! Learn how to weave flat herringbone stitch (Ndebele) and add sparkling embellishments as you go. Recreate your own corrugated cuff with any combination of colors you like. The large seed bead base makes this stitch easy to learn and easy to see!

Pre-requisite: Must have experience bead-weaving with needle and thread.

Stitch used: flat herringbone stitch


Springtime Bracelet designed by Mabeline Gidez

Springtime Bracelet | Designed by Mabeline Gidez
Instructions are not available for purchase at this time.

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Bumpy little waves of sparkly goodness give this flat Ndebele bracelet its jewel-studded charm! Learn how to weave flat herringbone stitch (Ndebele) and add sparkling embellishments as you go. The large seed bead base makes this stitch easy to learn and easy to see! 

Pre-requisite: Must have experience bead-weaving with needle and thread.

Stitches used: tubular peyote, netting and right angle weave


Moxie Mama Bracelet designed by Mabeline Gidez

Moxie Mama Bracelet | Designed by Mabeline Gidez
Instructions are not available for purchase at this time.

Skill Level: All

It's the bauble with moxie, bursting with sparkle and glamour! This class is perfect for anyone who wants to conquer their fears of beading with two needles! With the ladder stitch and some simple embellishing techniques, you too can have your very own “Moxie Mama.”  

Pre-requisite: Experience bead-weaving with needle and thread is helpful.

Stitches used: 2-needle ladder stitch and embellishing


Wrap Dazzle Bracelet designed by Mabeline Gidez

Wrap Dazzle Bracelet | Designed by Mabeline Gidez
Instructions are not available for purchase at this time.

Skill Level: Beginner

This project is an introduction to Right Angle Weave stitch. Create a dazzling long bracelet with pearls, crystals and seed beads that can wrap around your wrist twice.

Pre-requisite: Experience bead-weaving with needle and thread is helpful.

Stitch used: right angle weave

 


Annie Crochet Necklace designed by Mabeline Gidez

Annie Crochet Necklace | Designed by Mabeline Gidez
Instructions are not available for purchase at this time.

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

This necklace has a distinct bohemian feel to it! Draping vines dotted with beads are connected by a custom beaded bead with just a hint of sparkle. People will wonder how you made this.

Pre-requisite: Must have bead-weaving experience with needle and thread. Basic crochet skills is helpful.

Stitches used: crochet chain stitch, flat peyote stitch, embellishing

 


Retro Chic Bangle designed by Mabeline Gidez

Retro Chic Bangle | Designed by Mabeline Gidez
Instructions are not available for purchase at this time.

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Baubles – Bangles – and those cool, beads. That’s what this bangle is all about! Weave a bangle incorporating several stitches using seed beads, delicas, crystals and large pearls. You’ll be amazed at how relatively easy it is to create something so cool!

Pre-requisite: Must have bead-weaving experience with needle and thread. Knowledge of peyote stitch is helpful.

Stitches used: tubular peyote, netting, right angle weave


Peekaboo Bracelet designed by Mabeline Gidez

Peek-a-Boo Bracelet | Designed by Mabeline Gidez
Instructions are not available for purchase at this time.

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Crystals and pearls peek through a seed bead veil as if to give you a shy hello. Learn a fairly simple beading stitch while creating something in your favorite colors! You will also create a custom beaded bead closure.

Pre-requisite: Must have bead-weaving experience with needle and thread.

Stitches used: tubular netting, variation of right angle weave and embellishing


Byz. Chain Chic Bracelet designed by Mabeline Gidez

Byz. Chain Chic Bracelet | Designed by Mabeline Gidez
Instructions are not available for purchase at this time.

Skill Level: All

Learn how to create a supple rope-like chain entirely out of rings! A pretty focal bead in the center adds a nice feminine touch to this substantial chain.

Pre-requisite: None.

Technique used: chainmaille


Fancy Feet Flip-Flops designed by Mabeline Gidez

Fancy Feet Embellished Flip Flops | Designed by Mabeline Gidez
Instructions are not available for purchase at this time.

Skill Level: Beginner

Transform an ordinary pair of flip-flop sandals into something that looks truly high-end! You will learn a simple ribbon wrapping technique and add bead embellishments to completely change the look of your flip-flop. It's a great project to use up leftover beads and cool buttons!

Pre-requisite: None.

Technique used: embellishing


Sugar Flips Decorated Flip Flops designed by Mabeline Gidez

Sugar Flips Decorated Flip Flops | Designed by Mabeline Gidez
Instructions are not available for purchase at this time.

Skill Level: Beginner

Learn how to embellish a plain pair of flip-flops with some basic macrame techniques and rhinestone accents. You too can wear fancy flip-flops that's easy and so affordable to make!

Pre-requisite: None.

Technique used: macrame and embellishing


Princess Tila Bracelet designed by Mabeline Gidez

Princess Tila Bracelet | Designed by Mabeline Gidez
Instructions are not available for purchase at this time.

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Grab your favorite Tila beads and weave this lightweight bracelet fit for a princess! Crystals and pearls give these boxy tiles the royal treatment using a combination of stitches.

Pre-requisite: Must have some bead-weaving experience with needle and thread.

Stitches used: right angle weave and embellishing


AVA Bracelet designed by Mabeline Gidez

Ava Bracelet | Designed by Mabeline Gidez
Instructions are not available for purchase at this time.

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Create bold floral components inspired by 50's costume jewelry. In class you will make a bracelet but you also have the option to turn these retro components into earrings or a simple pendant. You will also learn how to make an adorable beaded button for the custom closure.  

Pre-requisite: Some bead-weaving experience with needle, thread and small beads is required.

Stitches used: circular peyote, netting and simple embellishing


Sweet Lil' Treasures Beaded Beads Bracelet designed by Mabeline Gidez

Sweet Treasures Beaded Beads | Designed by Mabeline Gidez
Instructions are not available for purchase at this time.

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

These beaded treasures are as sweet as candy, but without the cavities! Learn how to make three distinct beaded treats and string them into a bracelet. 

Pre-requisite: Some bead-weaving experience with needle, thread and small beads is required.

Stitches used: netting and a variation of right angle weave


Sahara Bangle designed by Mabeline Gidez

Sahara Bangle | Designed by Mabeline Gidez
Instructions are not available for purchase at this time.

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Make something truly soft and luscious to wear on your wrist with this roll-on bangle. Unlike traditional bangles, this one is soft and very fluid. You will transform a simple beaded tube into something beautiful with a simple embellishing technique over it.   

Pre-requisite: Some bead-weaving experience with needle, thread and small beads is required.

Stitches used: tubular peyote stitch, embellishing


Sabrina Cuff designed by Mabeline Gidez Sabrina Cuff Bracelet | Designed by Mabeline Gidez
Instructions are not available for purchase at this time.

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Sabrina is a genie who lives in a magic lamp. Her enchanting costume is dotted with little crystals and jeweled buttons! This cuff captures her beauty with little crystals, seed beads and Super Duos. Weave this jeweled, mesh-like cuff in your favorite colors!  

Pre-requisite: Some bead-weaving experience with needle, thread and small beads is required.

Stitches used: right angle weave


Lentil-licious Bracelet designed by Mabeline Gidez Lentil-licious Bracelet | Designed by Mabeline Gidez
Instructions are not available for purchase at this time.

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Lentils, Super Duos and crystals – oh my! Learn how to make this sculptural and reversible bracelet with the help of those lovely lentil beads and Super Duos! You'll also learn how to make an adorable beaded button for the closure. 

Pre-requisite: Some bead-weaving experience with needle, thread and small beads is required. Knowledge of right angle weave stitch is helpful.

Stitches used: right angle weave


Jeweled Path Bracelet designed by Mabeline Gidez Jeweled Path Bracelet | Designed by Mabeline Gidez
Instructions are not available for purchase at this time.

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Learn how to use those Super Duos beads and crystals to make a stylish and sparkly bracelet! The Duo beads form a path down the center with crystal channels along the sides of your bracelet. 

Pre-requisite: Some bead-weaving experience with needle, thread and small beads is required.

Stitches used: right angle weave

 


Grace Ring designed by Mabeline Gidez

Grace Ring | Designed by Mabeline Gidez
Instructions are not available for purchase at this time.

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

This creation was inspired by the beautiful and elegant late Grace Kelly. A dazzling rivoli offset by crystals add just the right amount of red carpet magic!    

Pre-requisite: Must have some experience bead-weaving with thread, needle and very small beads. Knowledge of peyote stitch is helpful.

Stitches used: tubular and flat-even count peyote, stitching in the ditch


Electra Bracelet designed by Mabeline Gidez Electra Bracelet | Designed by Mabeline Gidez
Instructions are not available for purchase at this time.

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

This bracelet gets her name, Electra, due to the subtle flashes of sparkle it gives as it curves and rolls upon the wrist. The stitches used to make this crystal shocker are netting and simple embellishing.   

Pre-requisite: Must have some experience bead-weaving with thread, needle and very small beads. Knowledge of netting stitch is helpful.

Stitches used: tubular netting with embellishing


Dreaming Heart Pendant designed by Mabeline Gidez

Dreaming Heart Pendant | Designed by Mabeline Gidez
Instructions are not available for purchase at this time.

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

This crystal heart sleeps and dreams sweetly upon a fluffy pearly cloud. You will learn how to create this traditional heart using illusion cord, crystals and pearls.   

Pre-requisite: Must be comfortable with doing right angle weave stitch!

Stitches used: triangle weave with embellishing

 


Crystal Ridges Bracelet designed by Mabeline Gidez Crystal Ridges Bracelet | Designed by Mabeline Gidez
Instructions are not available for purchase at this time.

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner to Intermediate

This bracelet is done in flat, odd-count peyote stitch with embellishing along the sides and front. Lots of crystals throughout to amp up the bling factor!   

Pre-requisite: Must already have some knowledge of peyote stitch and is comfortable working with small beads. Knowledge of flat, odd-count peyote stitch is helpful.

Stitches used: Flat - odd count peyote stitch, embellishing


Chiaroscuro Bangle designed by Mabeline Gidez

Chiaroscuro Bangle | Designed by Mabeline Gidez
Instructions are not available for purchase at this time.

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

The use of light and dark is the key to drawing out the beauty and richness of this rather flat bangle. This technique is known to artists as “chiaroscuro” and originated during the Renaissance period.  

Pre-requisite: Some bead-weaving experience with needle and thread is required.

Stitches used: Tubular peyote stitch, stitching in the ditch, simple embellishing


Zinnia Jewels Bracelet: Designed by Mabeline Gidez Zinnia Jewels Bracelet | Designed by Mabeline Gidez
Instructions are not available for purchase at this time.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Learn how to make these ornate zinnias with a sparkling medley of crystals, seed beads and pearls. These Zinnia components can also be adapted into a pretty pendant.  

Pre-requisite: Experience beading with needle and thread is required.

Stitches used: Triangle Weave with one needle

 


Gwendoline Bracelet: Designed by Mabeline Gidez

Gwendoline Bracelet | Designed by Mabeline Gidez
Instructions are not available for purchase at this time.

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner - Intermediate

Beautiful, graceful and timeless - naturally it had to be named Gwendoline. Weave an intricate bracelet of pearls and crystals embraced in seed beads.

Pre-requisite: Must have some experience beading with needle and thread. Experience with right angle weave stitch is helpful.

Stitches used: Right Angle Weave, with one needle

 


Queen's Mirrors Bracelet: Designed by Mabeline Gidez

Queen's Mirrors Bracelet | Designed by Mabeline Gidez
Instructions are not available for purchase at this time.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Inspired by enchanted mirrors in favorite fairytales, this design was brought to life. Kissed with sparkling details throughout, you will learn how to weave this ornate mirror motif. 

Pre-requisite: Some experience beading with needle and thread is required.

Stitches used: Right Angle Weave, Tubular Peyote, Netting with one needle

 


Skinny Bangle: Designed by Mabeline Gidez

Skinny Bangle | Designed by Mabeline Gidez
Instructions are not available for purchase at this time.

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Learn how to make this skinny, crystallized bangle with Delicas, seed beads and crystals in two sizes! While the inside of the bracelet is done in tubular peyote stitch, you will use horizontal netting to embellish the sparkly outside!

Pre-requisite: Some experience beading with needle and thread is required.

Stitches used: Tubular Peyote and Netting with one and two needle techniques


Twist and Shout Bracelet: Designed by Mabeline Gidez

Twist and Shout Bracelet | Designed by Mabeline Gidez
Instructions are not available for purchase at this time.

Skill Level: All

Get swept up in a whirlwind of seed beads and crystals in this twisted creation! You will weave the bracelet using tubular, herringbone stitch. You will be amazed at how stunning a simple beaded tube can be with some easy embellishing. A sparkling beaded bead closure completes the piece.

Pre-requisite: Some experience beading with needle and thread required. Ndebele/herringbone stitch experience is helpful.

Stitches used: Herringbone/Ndebele and netting


Swizzle Sizzle Bracelet: Designed by Mabeline Gidez

Swizzle Sizzle Bracelet | Designed by Mabeline Gidez
Instructions are not available for purchase at this time.

Skill Level: All

Add some pop and sizzle with this crystal dazzler! Learn the Russian Spiral stitch and create a twisted swirl of crystals and seed beads. Finish off your sparkling bracelet with a custom beaded closure that also acts as the center attraction to this show stopper!

Pre-requisite: Some experience beading with needle and thread required.

Stitches used: Russian spiral, tubular peyote, netting


Paris Ring: Designed by Mabeline Gidez

Paris Ring | Designed by Mabeline Gidez
Instructions are not available for purchase at this time.

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Inspired by the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France – this stately flower is created with hearts, pearls, crystals and seed beads. This design can easily be adapted into a pendant or brooch.

Pre-requisite: Some bead weaving experience with needle and thread required!

Stitches used: right angle weave, flat even-count peyote stitch

 


Opulence Bracelet: Designed by Mabeline Gidez

Opulence Bracelet | Designed by Mabeline Gidez
Instructions are not available for purchase at this time.

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Create something substantial with this decadent piece of jewelry! Using one needle, you will combine netting and right angle weave stitches to make this crystal studded bracelet. This piece was inspired by the beauty of Venice, Italy. 

Pre-requisite: Some bead weaving experience with needle and thread required!

Stitches used: right angle weave, netting, square stitch

 


Jasmine Cuff Bracelet: Designed by Mabeline Gidez

Jasmine Cuff Bracelet | Designed by Mabeline Gidez
Instructions are not available for purchase at this time.

Skill Level: All

Learn how to create this exotic cuff affectionately named, Jasmine. This multi-strand bracelet is comprised of size 8 beads, crystals and pearls. It is woven entirely with one needle in herringbone stitch. A simple embellishing technique is used to add richness to ordinary strips of herringbone. You’ll be amazed at how relatively simple this piece is to make. 

Pre-requisite: Some bead weaving experience with needle and thread is helpful.

Stitches used: Herringbone/Ndebele


Ice Snowflake: Designed by Mabeline Gidez

Ice Snowflake | Designed by Mabeline Gidez
Instructions are not available for purchase at this time.

Skill Level: All

Whether you are looking for the perfect snowflake ornament for the holidays or an elegant pendant to wear with your favorite winter outfit – this snowflake is perfect! With one needle, you will create a stunning multi-layered icy snowflake primarily with netting stitch. The back is just as pretty as the front which makes this twinkling beauty worthy of adorning any Christmas tree or window! Leave class with a finished snowflake! 

Pre-requisite: Some bead weaving experience with needle and thread is required.

Stitches used: Netting and right angle weave


Braided Bliss Bracelet: Designed by Mabeline Gidez

Braided Bliss Bracelet | Designed by Mabeline Gidez
Instructions are not available for purchase at this time.

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Learn how to turn flat herringbone stitch into something almost like dainty cords. This bracelet has 5 beaded cords which can be left loose or braided! Just a few crystals near the clasp jazz up the plain jane braids.

Pre-requisite: Some experience beading with needle and thread is required.

Stitches used: Herringbone/Ndebele and right angle weave


Sugar Punch Bracelet: Designed by Mabeline Gidez

Sugar Punch Bracelet | Designed by Mabeline Gidez
Instructions are not available for purchase at this time.

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Weave a spectacular bracelet, encrusted with multiple layers of Swarovski crystals in various sizes and dainty size 15 seed beads. You will weave a base using the 2 needle Ladder stitch. Then, you will be taught various embellishing techniques to achieve this bracelet packed with Sugary Crystal Goodness!  

Pre-requisite: Some experience beading with needle and thread is helpful.

Stitches used: Right angle weave


Secret Garden Bracelet: Designed by Mabeline Gidez

Secret Garden Bracelet | Designed by Mabeline Gidez
Instructions are not available for purchase at this time.

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Recreate your own vision of a secret garden with this cuff bracelet. It looks complicated but is rather easy to make. You'll love the versatility of this design!

Pre-requisite: Some experience beading with needle and thread is required.

Stitch used: right angle weave using one needle


Morocco Cuff Bracelet: Designed by Mabeline Gidez

Morocco Cuff Bracelet | Designed by Mabeline Gidez
Instructions are not available for purchase at this time.

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Inspired by ornate Moroccan gates, this crystal clover themed bracelet will definitely whisk you away to someplace exotic.

Pre-requisite: Some experience beading with needle and thread is required.

Stitch used: right angle weave using one needle

 


Sunburst/Sunrise Rivoli Ring: Designed by Mabeline Gidez

Sunburst/Sunrise Rivoli Ring | Designed by Mabeline Gidez
Instructions are not available for purchase at this time.

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Using your favorite colors, weave a dazzling swirl of crystals around a beautiful rivoli crystal. You can also turn this into a lovely necklace pendant or brooch!

Pre-requisite: Some experience beading with needle and thread is required.

Stitch used: right angle weave and peyote stitch - all with one needle


Berry Sweet Beaded Beads Bracelet: Designed by Mabeline Gidez

Berry Sweet Beaded Beads | Designed by Mabeline Gidez
Instructions are not available for purchase at this time.

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner to Intermediate

Learn how to create your own precious beaded berries with your favorite crystals! Using a variation of the right angle weave stitch called the polygon stitch or triangle stitch, you will weave an interesting patterned bead using 2 -3 colors. Then, string them together to make one gorgeous bracelet. This project is not recommended for those who have never done beading with needle and thread.

Pre-requisite: Some experience beading with needle and thread is required. Knowledge of right angle weave stitch is helpful.

Stitch used: triangular right angle weave with one needle


Bon-bon Bracelets: Designed by Mabeline Gidez

Bon-bon Bracelet | Designed by Mabeline Gidez
Instructions are not available for purchase at this time.

Skill Level: All

Create this sparkling sweets themed bracelet of crystallized bon-bons using crystals in various sizes with just a sprinkling of seed beads.

Pre-requisite: Some experience beading with needle and thread is helpful.

Stitch used: right angle weave with one needle


Margarita Pendant: Designed by Mabeline Gidez

Margarita Pendant | Designed by Mabeline Gidez
Instructions are not available for purchase at this time.

Skill Level: All

Create a sparkling flower pendant out of Swarovski margarite beads, crystal bicones and seed beads. You can then string up your pendant with beads, or onto a leather cord or chain.

Pre-requisite: Some experience beading with monofilament string is helpful.

Stitch used: triangular right angle weave with one needle


Bongo Bangle designed by Mabeline Gidez

Bongo Bangle | Designed by Mabeline Gidez
Instructions are not available for purchase at this time.

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Bingo, Bango, Bongo... For all you bangle lovers – this design is for you! Weave an elegant bangle using a couple of basic stitches, peyote stitch and netting. The combination of pearl and crystal embellishments add just the right amount of brilliance to an already striking striped bangle!

Pre-requisite: Some experience beading with needle and thread is required. Knowledge of peyote stitch is helpful.

Stitch used: tubular 2 & 1 drop peyote and netting


Decadence wide Bracelet designed by Mabeline Gidez Decadence Wide Bracelet | Designed by Mabeline Gidez
Instructions are not available for purchase at this time.

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

This Art Deco inspired cuff is a collection of components woven in a series of increasing and decreasing rows of right angle weave stitch. Rich and with the perfect balance of sparkle and shimmer – this cuff lives up to its name, Decadence. This customizable design has many possibilities.

Pre-requisite: Some experience beading with needle and thread is recommended. Knowledge of right angle weave stitch is helpful.

Stitch used: right angle weave and embellishing with one needle


Dorothy Bracelet designed by Mabeline Gidez

Dorothy Bracelet | Designed by Mabeline Gidez
Instructions are not available for purchase at this time.

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner to Intermediate

Inspired by the beautiful song, Over the Rainbow, Dorothy captures the delicate structure of those rainbow arches. The main stitch used here is ndebele stitch with embellishing. Subtle details of crystal sparkle really finishes off the bracelet nicely.

Pre-requisite: Some experience beading with needle and thread is recommended. Knowledge of herringbone or right angle weave stitch is helpful.

Stitch used: herringbone, right angle weave and embellishing


Elizabeth Bracelet designed by Mabeline Gidez

Elizabeth Bracelet | Designed by Mabeline Gidez
Project is now retired from teaching.
Click here to purchase the instructions!

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Learn the much talked about stitch, cubic right angle weave, better known as CRAW. You will also create a custom beaded toggle clasp to match! This bracelet is perfect for the queen in all of us!

Pre-requisite: Some experience beading with needle and thread is recommended. Knowledge of right angle weave stitch is helpful.

Stitch used: tubular peyote stitch, flat even-count peyote stitch, cubic right angle weave (CRAW) and embellishing


Flora Pendant designed by Mabeline Gidez

Flora Pendant | Designed by Mabeline Gidez
Instructions are not available for purchase at this time.

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Make a large, crystallized medallion with a Swarovski rivioli stone. Learn how to make a beaded bezel around this dazzling stone and then expand your bezel to form this magnificent pendant.

Pre-requisite: Some experience beading with needle and thread is recommended. Knowledge of peyote stitch is helpful.

Stitch used: tubular peyote stitch and netting


Light Savers multi-colored bracelet designed by Mabeline Gidez

Light Savers Bracelets | Designed by Mabeline Gidez
Instructions are not available for purchase at this time.

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Inspired by the famous candy, this bracelet is bursting with color and yumminess! Learn how to create these sparkly circles and link them together using peyote stitch and netting with one needle. You can connect them together to form a bracelet, or just dangle them to make a cute pair of earrings. Make each circle a different color to make a really cute bracelet.

Pre-requisite: Some experience beading with needle and thread is required.

Stitch used: tubular peyote stitch and netting


Triple Ripple Cuff designed by Mabeline Gidez

Triple Ripple Cuff | Designed by Mabeline Gidez
Instructions are not available for purchase at this time.

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Triple the ripple, triple the fun! Learn how to make a wide bracelet with crystal edging using those wonderful 2-holed Twin or Super Duos beads using several stitches. This design can easily be adapted to be wider or skinnier.

Pre-requisite: Some experience beading with needle and thread is required.

Stitch used: right angle weave and flat spiral rope stitch

 

Kumi-Kool Bracelets designed by Mabeline Gidez

Kumi-Kool Bracelets | Designed by Mabeline Gidez
Instructions are not available for purchase at this time.

Skill Level: All

Learn how to make this striking bracelet with the popular Japanese braiding technique, Kumihimo. Using relatively inexpensive materials, you have the choice of making a twisted, striped two tone bracelet or a single colored bracelet. This technique is a great project to do while traveling or just lounging on the couch! Using crystals makes this project even more fun to make!

Pre-requisite: Some experience working with wire is helpful.

Techniques used: basic braiding with Kumihimo and some wire-wrapping

More workshop photos to come. Stay tuned!

 


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