About this Course
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 read
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: 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!