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 one opens January 17th in this premier run of the course, with one lesson opening each week afterwards.
After that - all lessons will be available immediately for new registrants.
Lesson 1: Materials
Lesson 2: Seed Beads
- straight lines
- curved lines
Lesson 3: Bugle Beads
Lesson 4: Chunky Beads
- options for hiding the thread
Lesson 5: Stacks
- short or tall
- funky stamens for flowers
Lesson 6: Beaded Bezels
- use your stacks to cage a cabochon
Lesson 7: Working from the Top
- bead from the top of the quilt
- no knots or mess on the back
Q: Will you include links to suppliers?
A: Absolutely yes! If you are an international (outside of the US) student and have 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: Lyric will answer questions through March of 2018. After that this will be a stand-alone video course with FAQ sections included in each section.
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!