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lyric kinard

Lyric is an award winning Artist, Author, and Educator who is convinced that everyone has a creative spark that can be fanned into a burning flame with the right tools and encouragement. You can see Lyric's work at

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About this course

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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. 

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)
  • examples

Lesson 5: Beaded Bezels

  • setting the foundation
  • circling the cage
  • back to the back
  • examples

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

This course has moved.
Please enroll HERE


Q: Will you include links to suppliers?
A: Absolutely yes! If you are an international (outside of the US) student and have bead supplier links to share, please do!

Q: What are the lessons like?
A: Each lesson includes several short video links as well as written supply lists and occasional illustrations.

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: I'm out of town during a week of the class, what will I miss?
A: Nothing. You can catch up when you get back. All lessons will be open to you permanently 

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 for the Ruzuku site. That's about it!