Instructor ~ Amy Loh Kupser
You may have met me at shows or stores around the country. I've been teaching beading for 18 years. I love to do the peyote stitch and design amulet bags since it's so much like painting with beads but I'm not one for the more complex seed bead work design but I enjoy doing them too!
Sweet Dreams - Key Card Holder
The wonderful projects offered are the designs of many of the other great national designers plus myself. Some choose to focus on designing, others who would rather not travel, and some who have just graciously granted me permission to teach their designs so you get a chance to learn about them. Some of these designers I'd love to be able to bring along sometime in the future as these grow.
There are a lot of options to choose from and are based on a point system. A point is equivalent to approximately a 1-2 day project, so earrings would be as little as .25 point. A projects points also depend on its components and complexity.
The full day class sessions are where you'd want to work on the more advanced pieces, but on the half day open sessions myself or my assistant will be in and out to help you if you have questions.
You don't have to stay the whole day from 10 am - 4:30 pm. You can come and go! There are a lot of activities happening all over the ship and you should take advantage of those too.
Amy Loh Kupser
Sweet Dreams (Shown above)
This is the perfect size for your room key for the cruise. Explore bead embroidery and have some fun with fringing. This piece is both easy and complex. You decide how much to embellish it. Keep adding to it through out the whole cruise. You just need to zip up the sides and add the necklace and you can start wearing it immediately!
You choose the fabric which is pre-fused to the backing and ready to be stiched! Water soluble fabric pens will be available for you to draw a pattern or go wth the flow!
Each kit comes with two moon faces, eyes open and closed. Lovely lucite flowers or other beautiful accent beads, or stones, pearls, or other fanciful shapes to go with the colors of the fabric, plus a custom bead mix.
The pattern will include detailed instructions on different bead emboidery techniques, necklace options and more!
Klondike Amulet Bag
You may or may not finish this by the end of the cruise, but if you get at least the main bag done (which is netting) you'll be able to use it to carry your room key which is what you use for everything on the cruise! You will continue to work on the fringe throughout the cruise during the open beading times.
String the fringe elements and accent beads in your own unique combination for the necklace and around the bag will make it your own. Time to get creative or follow the original pattern.
The amulet comes in TWO colors:
Kondike Forest - A combination of deep satin browns with AB coat and bronze, dark olive, burnt sienna and cream and amber accents.
Klondike Glacier - Soft teal blue greens, champagne beige, white, frost white, crystal sea foam and teal AB accents.
The fringe elements consist of daggers, crystals, seed beads, and natural stone to compliment each color way. Components will vary in each kit.
Klondike Amulet Bag ........ 1.25 Points
This is one bold bracelet, hence the name "Empress". It uses the new Thorn and Two Hole Chili Pepper beads. There are enough beads to make up to a 9-1/2" bracelet, if you still need a little more length it can be added at the clasp junction. Perfect for the beginner to advanced. A project you can complete in a day or less. Choose from FIVE amazing color combinations. The pictures REALLY don't capture how pretty these are.
NOTE: New color combinations will be added shortly.
Empress Bracelet ........ .5 Points
Designs by Kelly WieseMoon Glow Pendant
Kelly brings together a lovely combination of the
Pinks .... Turquoise / Gold .... Purple / Bronze AB / Jet
Moon Glow Pendant ........... .5 Point
Antique Elegance ........... .5 Point
La Petite Fleur
Kelly has a way with the itty bitty beads!
Fuchsia & Gold ..... Hematite & Silver .....
La Petite Fleur Bracelet ........... .5 Point
Simply elegant with just the right
Black & Silver .....
Crystalline Lariat ............. .75 Point
This is a classic look that would look good over a high collared shirt or sweater.
Blue / Silvers .......... Purples .......... Teal / Bronze
On the Side Necklace ........ .5 Point
In mythology, the Phoenix is reborn from it's own ashes and rises to live again! The graceful shape of this necklace reminds one of the Phoenix Rising up, illuminated by Swarovski® crystals, wings glowing in the fire of the sun. Simple, Elegant and with just enough sparkle to get your attention!
- Purple/Orange/Olivine (see left)
Phoenix Rising ........ 1 Point
Treble Clef Pendant
The resemblance to the musical symbol gives this pendant it's name. A double spiral made with two colors
- Blue Green w 2x Jet AB Crystals
Treble Clef Pendant ................. .75 Point
This lovely pendant appears to be a dancing feminine spirit. Sparkling rhinestone head tops the spiral body. The graceful zig zag appears to be legs positioned en Pointe, arms outstretched, she appears to be traveling upward, suspended from a trapeze in a fantasy dance de cirque. Colors are similar but kit componets may vary due to availability but all are fabulous!
Blues and Greens ..... Fuchsia / Orange / Chartreuse .....
La Femme Spirit Necklace ........ 1 Point
Designs by Ella Des
Ella is an amazing international designer. She travels the world by sail boat! Touching down here and there but never in one place long. She creates the most wonderful designs. Her patterns are super detailed with step by step photos along with her descriptions. I'm proud to offer these designs from her.
Ocean Breeze - Aqua / Teals .... Midnight Iris - Deep Purple / Black AB / Indigo .... Tropical Splash - Lime / Tangerine / Fuchsia
Zahara Pendant ...... .25 Point
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