Monday, August 1, 2011


First of all, thanks everyone for your sweet comments on my piece Friday!
I'm glad you liked the design and as for how I riveted...
The good old fashioned way...little tubes of copper, a drill, and a center punch. (It's the way I was taught, so it's the only way I know how!)

Okay, I promised you all the information for the online course about bead embroidery that I've been working up, and here's the rundown of all the information:

This online tutorial is unlike any tutorial that I've done before. It's very similar to an e-course with lessons, videos, written explanations, photos, and all the knowledge about bead embroidery that I've accumulated and discovered over the past three years in a blog format.
It's a bead embroidery workshop that you'll do from the comfort of your own home, using your own materials and creativity to create easy, wearable pieces of embroidery that can be completed in one to two hours.
Here's what you'll find in this course:

- Information on materials...beads, focals, thread, foundation...that you'll use to create your pieces. Along with websites to help you find your materials easily.

- Step by step instructions on the stitches you'll need to create your pieces, including two stitches that I've developed on my own which combine beadweaving with bead embroidery.
- Photos and videos taken by me to illustrate the techniques that I use in my own embroidery.
- Interaction with me and the other students in the class through postings so that you can ask and answer questions. I've changed the format a little to give you more time to explore the techniques on your own, and required a little less interaction so that you have time to create.
- Specific instructions to create the class project: The Sound of the Sea Pendant

- Information on expanding your knowledge to create embroidered pieces that can be worn as bracelets, rings, and even headbands.


- I am capping the number of students in the class to 3 so that I don't feel overwhelmed with the number of students and it will be first come first serve.

- If you don't get in the first time, don't worry, I'll offer it again for those that missed out.

*I'm moving the start date because my dad is popping in for a visit and we'll be busy vacationing with him! So.. 
- The official start date for the class is August 10th. August 19th.

- Sign-ups will start on August 12th so that you'll have a week to gather materials and prep for the class.
- The class should take no longer than one week to finish.


- The class will be hosted on Blogger. You will need an account with Blogspot.

Note: You do not have to have a blog, just an account through blogger so that you can comment and access the material.

- You will also need an account on YouTube as the videos will be accessible only if you have an account. (Because YouTube is owned by Google, if you have a Google ID, you should be able to access both Blogger and YouTube)

*This is also where I've made a significant change!

- The price will be up to you.

The truth is, I understand that right now, it's economically difficult for everyone, but creativity doesn't bow to the economy and I understand the desire to learn something new and to grow in your creative reach.
I've also been so blessed by your support in the past and I wanted to extend that back to you, so for this online tutorial, you'll be able to pay what you can at this time.

I've really thought long and hard about it this weekend and decided that this was what I wanted to do.
After you've signed up and reserved your spot, I'll give you more information on how to pay.

Thank you all for your support up to this point, and I can't wait to share what I have learned with you and watch you creating your own beautiful pieces of bead embroidery.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.


  1. Bravo Marcie - the way you are handling the cost for this inaugural class will surely be a blessing for someone!

  2. Woow, congratulations for you!!!!

  3. Save me a spot woman! Sooo excited about this. And while I have a googgle account I can never log in here using my google ID.


  4. Marcie, you are such a thoughtful and generous soul! Your new class looks amazing and I'd jump in right now if I could! :-)

  5. Congratulations. I love to join in and learn from the master. Let me know.

  6. I'm still in! I know it will be spectacular. If I don't make this round, I'll be in the next!

  7. I'm so worried that the sign up time will be EST and that I'll miss out in the PST zone!! I would love to take this class from you! What time will sign ups start? Just asking :)

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