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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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EXPAND YOUR CREATIVITY as Lyric Kinard takes you beyond the basics of bead embroidery. Build on what you learned in Bead It Like You Mean It pt. 1 and learn new dimensional beading techniques that jump right off the surface. Wrap cords or walk a line of seeds over a bugle bead bridge. Try out a beautiful Gourd stitch to attach a cabochon or go right over the edge as you add beaded borders to your cloth. Loop your stacks or turn them into crazy twisted or banged fringes.


Introductions, Instructions, and Schedules

  • Introduction and Overview
  • how this classroom works
  • Lesson Schedule

Materials and Supplies

  • Beads, Needle, Thread, and other Stuff
  • Supply List and Suppliers
  • Supports and Processes

 Off The Edge

  • Introduction and Materials review
  • Simple Dotted Edge
  • Beaded Blanket Stitch Edge
  • Picot Beaded Edge
  • Wrapped Cord Edge

Funky Fringes and Stacks

  • Basic Fringe
  • Looped Stacks
  • Branched fringe
  • Twisted Fringe

Dimensional Beadwork

  • Bead Wrapped Cord on the Surface
  • Beaded Belt/Strap
  • Taking the High Road or Beads on Stilts

 Gourd on the Ground Beaded Bezel

  • Preparing your Cloth and Cabochon
  • Base Row
  • Second Row
  • Third Row
  • Top Row
  • Examples

Wrap Up

  • Student Gallery
  • Wrap Up Recap
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This course has moved.
Please enroll HERE

All of these video based lessons will be yours to access permanently in this open-access course. 


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 commentary, 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, for as long as you'd like. This course never closes.

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! If you'd like to share your work with the class you need to know how to photograph or scan your assignments and save them as a jpeg. You can then upload your pictures from your computer or devise into each online lesson.

Q: What do I need to know about using the Ruzuku platform - the space where this class is held?
A: There is a tutorial when you start class, that explains how to use the online classroom. is very helpful and you can email them with any technical questions.