Category Archives: Free

Open Bead

Open Bead is a socializing session for beaders.
Bring a project you’ve been wanting to finish.
Bring a snack or lunch if you plan to stay all day, maybe some to share with other beaders.
Enjoy the creative atmosphere and share knowledge with other artsy types.

Tampa Bead Cafe tools will be available on a sign-out basis to borrow as needed. Staff may be able to answer some questions, but there is no specific instruction or assistance.  If you need specific help on a project, please join us for a Bead Clinic instead. 

Holiday Twist

Holiday Twist

Holiday Twist

Holiday Twist

Holiday Twist

 

Yule Twist

Yule Twist

Materials:
Two types of a seed bead can be: Bugles, 8/0, or 11/0
Accent bead can be any one of the following: Rondels, Stone Chips, Crystal, Drop
Beading needle
Thread of choice
Lamp & magnifiers if needed
Scissors

Cost: $25.00

Instructor: Debbie McCoy

Level: Beginner

This is a fun quick stitch open to variation.

Bead Clinic

The bead doctor is in to treat your knots, kinks, and sore patterns!
As this is not a walk-in clinic, we kindly ask you call to make an appointment and let us know your bead symptoms so we can prepare the most helpful cure to your bead malady.
Materials:

All supplies, instructions, pictures, etc involving project you are requesting help with.
Lamp & Magnifiers (if needed)
Tools are available for classroom use, please bring any needed tools you may already have.

Instructor: Debbie McCoy

Cost: Free, please call to reserve your space

This is a session to help students finish those projects that they need help on what step is next, or maybe you forgot the stitch or technique.   Students will receive help on unfinished projects involving bead weaving, stringing, or wire techniques.  Students may bring in projects they have started or want to start (need help in selection process) from magazines or books and the Tampa Bead Café staff will assist them in reading and interpreting instructions.  Tampa Bead Café staff will assist new bead students in selection process of beads and needed supplies to start that new project.