ORANGE YOU GLAD?… that Serendipity BEAD STEW Bracelet Kits are so Easy and Fun to make?!
Everyone who attended my “Do-The-Stew” Bracelet Making Class at the Dream Dog Boutique in November thought so, because a FAB time was had by all, including myself!
With the exception of Caroline Brown, who is a very experienced and accomplished jewelry-maker, all of the class participants had little or no experience with creating jewelry, so please take a look throughout this blog post at the gorgeous bracelets everyone made during the class.
Included in the class was Susan Mitchell (pictured below), who has been a Trollbeads collector over the years at most of the various locations of my store.
Out of the oodles of Bead Stew Kits to choose from, Susan chose the kit called, “ORANGE MARMALADE”, which is made up of gold, yellow, greenish and orangey-yellow beads.
True confessions… I’ve never really been crazy about the color yellow, so choosing the “ORANGE MARMALADE” kit would be totally outside of my “colour-comfort-zone”, and I was extremely intrigued about how Susan’s bracelet would turn out.
By the end of the class, and much to my surprise, I was so enchanted by Susan’s finished piece, that I’m now re-considering the color yellow… Something I never thought I’d ever do! In fact, because of Susan’s FAB Bead Stew bracelet, the color “yellow" has definitely moved from the bottom and up a few spots, on my “Favourite Colours” List :-)
Don’t you love the way the leaf-shaped beads along the last round of Susan's bracelet looks like a happy “fringe” around the bottom of a skirt?
I was curious about how much artsy-crafty stuff Susan is involved in, or has been involved with in the past, and this is what she told me:
"I’m not usually creative with my crafts. I believe I work best with crafts when ‘paint by number’ instructions are provided and then I can embellish the finished product to be ‘mine’. This (creating a Bead Stew bracelet) was something very different for me as you provide the pile of beads and then I had to determine the design, sort of a” think-outside-the-box" for me. It was a fun class and I enjoyed chatting with the other ladies at the table. We had a few things in common.”
Susan also made the following comment:
Here’s what Becky had to say about her first experience with creating a Serendipity BEAD STEW bracelet:
“Friendly and helpful, and the bead kits are well coordinated so you can be structured and organized OR creative and random. A great time for a bit of socializing, while creating something beautiful!”
Another popular Bead Stew kit at the Dream Dog Boutique class was “RASPBERRIES & CREAM”. Isn’t it cool that this same kit can look different, yet both look positively stunning?! This scrumptious bead selection is perfect for people who love red and/or to wear during this festive holiday season.
As I mentioned above, Caroline Brown, the creator of the “Raspberries & Cream” bracelet on the left, is a very experienced jewelry-maker and has taken oodles of jewelry-making classes over the years at my past store, Suzie Q Beads.
Caroline decided to choose a Bead Stew kit of colours that she knows her Mom will enjoy, to create a “Gift from the Heart” for her this Christmas… How sweet, right?! Caroline did a wonderful job, so I’m sure her Mom will love it!
Because most of my class attendees haven’t had much experience with crafting and/or jewelry-making, I asked for Caroline's thoughts about her Bead Stew experience, as a well-seasoned “maker” and here’s what she said:
“Great way to try different colour combinations and beads to challenge myself. As always, Suzie is helpful and supportive - love it!”
So, what did the other FAB women in the class have to say about their first experience with Serendipity BEAD STEW bracelet-making kits? Please read below to find out…
“MAPLE SYRUP ON SNOW” made by Tina:
“A fabulous evening to be creative and make a one-of-a-kind bracelet. My first time beading! Loved it! Will be back!”
“BASIL POPPYSEED DRESSING” made by Gayle Soppit:
“So much fun! I don’t think you could ever put this together “wrong”! Beautiful selection of colours and textures in “The Stew”. This “Bead Stew Party” would b e a perfect “Girls Night”!… Just add wine :-) “
“COCKTAILS AT 8” was created by Sandy’s sister Kelly, and I love her finished bracelet. Kelly finished earlier than everyone else in the class, so I didn’t get a chance to ask her for a detailed comment about her experience with jewelry-making, but she did say that that she had a good time and was very happy with her Bead Stew bracelet.
So, now that you know how easy it is to create a gorgeous bracelet, are you inspired to “Do-The-Stew” yourself?
If so, join me for some Good Creative Fun and REGISTER for the next Serendipity BEAD STEW Bracelet Making Class that’s happening at A & B Fiberworks (located at the Crossroads Market) on SUNDAY, JANUARY 19, 1-4PM to create a one-of-a-kind, bangle-style bracelet for yourself or as a gift for that someone special in your life! With oodles of BEAD STEW KITS to choose from, there’s sure to be a color/bead combo to please everyone’s taste and style.
The cost of the class is only $48/Kit, and the expert instruction and design inspiration by Moi, is absolutely FREE!
BTW…More details about my upcoming BEAD STEW bracelet making class are available by clicking on the button below...
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HEY!… I’m looking forward to seeing YOU on Sunday, January 19, 1-4PM at A & B Fiberworks for some Good Creative Fun with making your very own, custom-designed "Bangle-icious" BEAD STEW Bracelet... YAY!
~xo Suzie ️