Bead Weaving

Bead Weaving – Gail DeLuca

William Holland – June 10-16, 2018

Learn to use beadwork in ways you may not have tried, or even thought of, to enhance your rocks, gems and objects  You’ll learn how to create a beaded bezel for a cabochon with just beads, how to bead embroider a bezel around a cabochon, how to capture an object like a rock, crystal, antler or other object with beadwork, and explore creative ways to add objects, shibori silk, and tiny cabs to bead embroidery.


This classes is appropriate for all levels.  Beginners will learn basic techniques and more experienced stitchers will learn new things and get to challenge their creativity.  


Class kits covered by the materials fee will include a seed bead assortment, plus cabs, objects, and other notions and materials to last through the week and complete several projects. 


Basic fee is $90 

Estimated Materials Cost $0-$100

Prerequisites: none

Gail DeLuca Bio- 

Gail DeLuca has been teaching jewelry making classes for over 12 years, specializing in seed bead weaving and metal clays.  Gail DeLuca is a bead shop owner as well as a beadwork artist, and also works with metals, wire, polymer clay, fiber and mixed media, often using several of those techniques in a single piece of jewelry.

Gail is a juried member of the Foothills Craft Guild, a certified Precious Metal Clay artisan and member of the East Tennessee PMC Guild, the Embroiderers’ Guild of America, and the Knoxville Gem and Mineral Society.  Gail holds a bachelor’s degree in Art and continues to take classes in a quest to bring new techniques to her customers, and to engage in her lifelong pursuit of learning.