All of our Bead Class Instructors are caring bead lovers who want to share their passion for making beaded creations.
Here are some comments made by our students.
“Something I thought would be so challenging was easy, run and relaxing!” – Nicole
“A good learning atmosphere – not pressured at all.” – Sharon
“I never thought I could make beautiful jewelry. WOW! I created awesome jewelry!” – Marjorie
“…she teaches and still leaves room for your own creativity and special touches. She was AWESOME!” – Kristine
“This was my first beading class and enjoyed it immensely. With her instructions, I caught on the technique immediately.” – Dorthy
“Very clear, knowledgeable, patient and excellent” – Pat
“I really enjoyed this class. Did not think I could do it and I did!” – Lisa
“So-so-so much fun! The information and instruction was exceptional. Made my trip well worth my time.” – Patti
Marcella Barton: Marcella started beading as a youth, but really fell in love with it when she started working at Beauty in the Bead Shop. One of her favorite styles is the wrapped bead bracelet and is excited to teach this class to our Bead Buddies. Born in Alaska and lived in several places including Alabama, she has now called Whatcom County her home for over ten years.
Doris Black: Doris never thought of herself as a creative person, but a knock in her head at work in 2012 and a month recouping brought out her creative side. She loves to use the needle and thread and to see what she can create when putting tiny beads together. Doris finds beading is so relaxing and enjoyable. She has lived in the small town of Concrete for 15 years with her husband and three cats.
Megan Kinman: Megan has been a weaver all her life. In the last ten years she became entranced with bead and wire weaving and has become a prolific beader. She is constantly creating new and exciting things and pushing the boundaries of her knowledge. She finds that learning is one of the greatest things in life and thinks of herself as a student even when she is teaching.
Debbie Modderman: Debbie is from Abbotsford BC. She is mostly a self taught artist and her love for creating and working with wire started as a hobby in 2006. Now she is looking forward to sharing her knowledge with others teaching them what she loves to do.
Gayle Mitterer: Gayle is originally from Oklahoma and calls Lummi Island her home now. She winters in Texas to be near her family. She loves wire wrapping cabs and has been doing wire creations for several years. Sign up for her class and lets “wrap” together.
Criss Reynolds: Criss is a self taught jewelry maker. Although she loves to make earrings the most, she dabbles in a bit of everything. She has been crafting for the last 17 years but has been making jewelry for over six years. She enjoys it so much she loves working at the bead shop and declares “she works for beads”. She grew up in Whatcom County and has an eye for art. Come and learn some of the basics and see what you can do!
Natalia Robinson: Natalia firmly believes that every human being is an artist and needs only to discover their medium. Felting is the most natural expression of her creativity, as she is driven by tactile work and art. It is truly a form of sculpting, with wool as the material. Natalia has been a felting artist and instructor since 2009 and majored in Fiber Arts at Evergreen State College in Olympia.
Patricia (Pat) Schmidt: What began as a distraction and stress reliever during her last several years of employment with the Government soon became her obsession and passion. Now she is finally retired and crafting unique jewelry provides for her the most rewarding creative release. She finds beading very addicting and would love to share her joy in making jewelry with you.