Melanie Potter Teaches “Flora” in NJ

Melanie Potter's "Flora" Necklace

Melanie Potter

arrives this weekend at Beads by Blanche

September 7-8, 2013

Beads by Blanche
106 North Washington Avenue
Bergenfield, NJ 07621
Email: beads.byBlanche@verizon.net
Phone: 201.385.6225
Web: www.beadsbyblanche.com

Workshops: Flora – 2 day workshop

Inspired by the small flowers in African violets this floral necklace incorporates a variety of techniques and unique materials to create a wearable necklace design. The small flowers, stitched in chevron chain, are woven onto a lattice panel with faceted crystals embedded in the centers. Each panel is attached using bars encased with tubular peyote stitch. The necklace is WireKnitZ® fine knitted mesh looped around the last panels and terminating with a floral clasp stitched in tubular peyote with a magnetic closure inside.

Melanie Potter
With an experienced eye, Melanie brings her couture sewing background and sense of color theory and design to developing aesthetic ways of using beads in unique, contemporary jewelry. The possibilities of producing three-dimensional structural forms from a variety of bead types, shapes, sizes, and colors are endless and offer a wonderful creative challenge.
Please contact Beads by Blanche to attend this weekend’s “Flora” workshop!
For future workshops, please refer to Melanie’s calendar and check back often for updates.

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