CLASSES

Classes are available for those who like to learn together. Please note that classes listed are for Ladybead And Rook, LLC. located at 29 Howard St., Wilton as well as for Sussy Rose Shields Studio located at 33/35 Howard St., Wilton. More information about League of New Hampshire Craftsman Sussy Rose Shields can be found at www.sussyroseshields.com. Also, please note changes to the class policy regarding payment for classes at Ladybead And Rook. Our current class schedule and class policy is below:

Cubic Right Angle Weave-CRAW-Bracelet (Beginner)
Friday, August 17, 1:00-4:00Bracelet$25 - Materials Extra
Students will learn how to create a lovely cubic right angle weave bracelet using 8/0 seed beads and the student's choice of crystal, glass, or stone for a focal point. If there is time during class, a variation of this stitch will be taught that also uses 15/o seed beads combined with 8/o seed beads. Teacher: Melanie
Peyote Cube Bracelet (Beginner)
Saturday, August 18, 12:30-3:30Bracelet$25 - Materials Extra
Learn the basics of Peyote stitch and edge embellishment while you sew this impressive looking wide bracelet. Teacher: Donna
Cubic Right Angle Weave-CRAW-Bracelet (Beginner)
Sunday, August 19, 1:00-4:00Bracelet$25 - Materials Extra
Students will learn how to create a lovely cubic right angle weave bracelet using 8/0 seed beads and the student's choice of crystal, glass, or stone for a focal point. If there is time during class, a variation of this stitch will be taught that also uses 15/o seed beads combined with 8/o seed beads. Teacher: Melanie
Basic Spiral Bracelet (Beginner)
Wednesday, August 22 1:00-4:00Bracelet$25 - Materials Extra
A great introduction to beaded ropes! This fun and versatile stitch can be mixed up for all sorts of looks. Teacher: Melanie
Intermediate Bead Embroidery (Intermediate)
Friday, August 24 1:00-4:00Class limit of 2 people for more personalized attention.$25 - Materials Extra
Take a basic bead embroidered cabochon pendant to the next level by learning how to design and stitch more elaborate works of art. Students are required to come with one completely bezel set cabochon (preferably still attached to a larger piece of beading foundation/Lacy's Stiff Stuff.) Prior knowledge of basic bead embroidery required. Students may or may not finish their piece during class,depending what they choose to create, but will leave with a thorough understanding of how to complete their project. Teacher: Melanie
Basic Spiral Bracelet (Beginner)
Saturday, August 25 1:00-4:00Bracelet$25 - Materials Extra
A great introduction to beaded ropes! This fun and versatile stitch can be mixed up for all sorts of looks. Teacher: Melanie
Cellini Spiral (Intermediate)
Saturday, August 25, 12:30-3:30Segment$25 - Materials Extra
Continue your exploration of Peyote stitch with this spiral version. A firm understanding of basic peyote stitch is required for this class. Teacher: Donna
Beginner Bead Embroidery (Beginner)
Sunday, August 26, 1:00-4:00Pendant$25 - Materials Extra
Students will learn the foundation of bead embroidery-how to set a cabochon into a beaded setting using peyote stitch. No prior knowledge of peyote stitch required. Students should be able to complete one pendant in class depending on size of cabochon chosen. Teacher: Melanie
DiamonDuo Necklace (Beginner)
Wednesday, September 19, 1:00-4:00Necklace$25 - Materials Extra
Learn how to create a rope using two holed DiamonDuo beads. Students can complete a section of rope to adorn a ribbon or chain in class.Teacher: Melanie
Twisted Herringbone Bracelet (Beginner)
Friday, September 21, 1:00-4:00Bracelet$25 - Materials Extra
Learn this variation on the classic Herringbone that creates a subtle twist to the rope.Teacher: Melanie
Viking Knit (Beginner)
Saturday, September 22, 12:30-3:30Viking Knit $25 - Materials Extra
Learn the fundamentals of Viking knit.This wire technique is a great addition to your creative inventory! Teacher: Roslyn
Intermediate Bead Embroidery (Intermediate)
Sunday, September 23 1:00-4:00Class limit of 2 people for more personalized attention.$25 - Materials Extra
Take a basic bead embroidered cabochon pendant to the next level by learning how to design and stitch more elaborate works of art. Students are required to come with one completely bezel set cabochon (preferably still attached to a larger piece of beading foundation/Lacy's Stiff Stuff.) Prior knowledge of basic bead embroidery required. Students may or may not finish their piece during class,depending what they choose to create, but will leave with a thorough understanding of how to complete their project. Teacher: Melanie
Russian Spiral (Beginner)
Saturday, September 29, 12:30-3:30Bracelet$25 - Materials Extra
This easy to learn spiral makes great ropes for bracelets or necklaces worn alone or to showcase that great bead embroidery focal you just finished! Teacher: Donna
Basic Wire Wrapping (Beginner)
Sunday, September 30, 12:00-3:00Various wire components/findings $25 - Materials Extra
Learn how to make basic wire wrapped components: ear wires, hook & eye clasps, caged beads, spirals etc. Teacher: Roslyn
Introduction to Bead Embroidery (Beginner)
Saturday, October 6, 12:30-3:30small cabochon focal piece$25 - Materials Extra
Learn the basics of bead embroidery while you work around a small cabochon that can be turned into a pendant, brooch, or the start of a pair of earrings. knowledge of peyote stitch helpful, but not required. Teacher: Donna
Wire Weaving (Beginner)
Saturday, October 6, 1:00-4:00Wire Woven segment/small wrapped component depending of skill level and time. $25 - Materials Extra
Learn the basics of this intricate form of wire work that will take your wire wrapping to a whole new level. Teacher: Roslyn
Introduction to Bead Stringing (Beginner)
Saturday, October 13, 12:30-3:30Bracelet/Necklace & Earrings$25 - Materials Extra
Learn the basics of bead stringing and earring making. Just in time to make holiday gifts for others or yourself! Teacher: Donna
Tennis Bracelet (Beginner)
Saturday, October 20, 12:30-3:30Bracelet$25 - Materials Extra
Learn the basics of Right Angle Weave while you make this sparkling bracelet that mimics a classic tennis bracelet. Teacher: Donna
Wire Crochet Necklace (Beginner)
Saturday, October 27, 12:30-3:30Necklace$25 - Materials Extra
Make this dramatic necklace using any mix of left over beads you have in your stash-very impressive with larger beads. Teacher: Donna
Wire Crochet Bracelet (Beginner)
Saturday, November 3, 12:30-3:30Bracelet$25 - Materials Extra
Make this bracelet as sparkly or neutral as you like depending on the beads you choose. Looks complicated, but is easy and earns lots of compliments. Teacher: Donna
Peyote Cube Bracelet (Beginner)
Saturday, November 10, 12:30-3:30Bracelet$25 - Materials Extra
Learn the basics of Peyote stitch and edge embellishment while you sew this impressive looking wide bracelet. Teacher: Donna
Introduction to Bead Embroidery (Beginner)
Saturday, November 17, 12:30-3:30small cabochon focal piece$25 - Materials Extra
Learn the basics of bead embroidery while you work around a small cabochon that can be turned into a pendant, brooch, or the start of a pair of earrings. knowledge of peyote stitch helpful, but not required. Teacher: Donna

Class Policy
  • Class fees are required to be paid in full at time of registration in order to maintain your place in class and in fairness to other students on a waiting list. Students who have paid for a class will replace those signed up but not paid. Classes without payment by the Wednesday prior to class date will be cancelled and class will be removed from the class listing. The Website Classes page takes precedent over any written class list that may become outdated. Please call should you have any inquiries.
  • All supplies can and must be purchased prior to class. If you can't come in the day before, please arrive at least 20 minutes prior to class start to gather your materials and choose your beads. Supply lists for all classes are available when you register.
  • Tools, bead boards, and mats are available for community use.

Don't see a date that fits into your schedule? No problem, just call to see if we can arrange for a private class at no extra charge.

Cancellation Policy

In order to compensate for our teacher's professional time and travel fees, class fees cannot be refunded. We will happily transfer you into an alternate class date or time as long as you give us 48 hours notice. In the rare event that we would need to cancel for low attendance, inclement weather or some other unforeseen reason, then, naturally, a refund will be granted unless of course, you would just rather move into another class.