Visiting Artist Series             Spring Workshop

Visiting Artist: Carol Cypher

Ostara's Emerging Blossoms




Felted Bangle Bracelet
Friday, Sept. 24 9 AM - noon

Wired, Felted & Beaded Bracelet
Friday, Sept. 24 1 - 4 PM
Complex Cane Necklace
Saturday, Sept. 25 9AM - 4 PM

Two Sides to Every Story Bracelet (BONUS CLASS!)
Saturday, Sept. 25 6 - 9 PM

Ostara's Emerging Blossoms
Sunday, Sept. 26 9 AM - 4 PM



Heirloom Classics Jewelry and Beads
1311 Prospect St
Indianapolis, IN


Classes held from 
9 AM -  4 PM

Bonus Class held from
6 - 9 PM



Printable Class Registration Form





Skill Level:








Supplies / Kit:

There are 10 kits available by your choice on a first come basis at the workshop or by reservation (see registration form).

Materials List for Bring Your Own Beads:
18 mm Rivoli
1 - Hank or 2 vials size 11 seed beads in vine color
224 pieces floral colored size 8/0 seed beads
36 pieces green size 8/0 seed beads
72 pieces floral colored size 6/0 seed beads
24 pieces floral colored size 15/0 seed beads
72 pieces green size 15/0 seed beads
6 pieces petals/leaves or vintage calyx shaped beads
(Carol will have some for sale)
Fireline or Power Pro 8# test
Size 12 beading needle
Optional: a few Japanese drops (fringe beads)
Beading mat/scissors/masking tape/ if needed, task light, magnification



The Project:

Capture a breath of springtime in a necklace that evokes the bursting forth of blossoms. Explore a little-known South African stitch and its capacity for sculptural nuances. Make a pair of pods, composed of sizes 6, 8, and 11 seed beads, by varying bead count and size per inch. Connect them with a bail to be worn as a pendant on a graceful necklace of zippity-do-dah herringbone stitch (by weaving two rows at a time). Transition back into polygon stitch at both ends for a sparkling Rivoli and loop closure. The Rivoli is held securely in a textured bezel that is as lovely from the back as from the front! This bezel technique alone is “worth the price of admission”. Plus, it works up astonishingly quickly.




Jan Johnson

Indiana Bead Society P.O. Box 51602 Indianapolis, IN 46251
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