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2021 International Tutor - Dichotomy - Cliff Swain-Salomon (virtual)

  • 30 Oct 2021
  • 06 Nov 2021
  • 2 sessions
  • 30 Oct 2021, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (AEDT)
  • 06 Nov 2021, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (AEDT)
  • Virtual Workshop
  • 4


In a world of manmade structures coexisting with nature, it is sometimes difficult to find harmony and balance. The geometric shapes in this piece represent the beauty of architectural structures juxtaposed with lush majestic landscapes. The bracelet can be worn with the geometric clasp and large rivoli on top of the wrist, or rotated to reveal the luxurious crystal fringe.

In addition to the dichotomy of the natural and artificial world in which we live, I wanted to pay homage to the first two beadweavers who influenced me, Laura McCabe and Jean Power. The top embellishments on the rivoli give tribute to Laura’s style that first inspired me to take up this art form, and the geometry of the beaded triangle clasp is a nod to Jean’s geometric work that prompted me to experiment with contrasting beading styles. This piece combines peyote, RAW, Herringbone and fringe stitching.


TECHNIQUES:  Peyote, fringe, herringbone, stitch in the ditch  

PREREQUISITES: Good management techniques, very strong peyote skills. This project requires working with thread. Fireline or other fishing lines do not work for this project.


Members: AUD $120

Non-Members: AUD $130


USD $165 including crystals and Aikos (as pictured),
USD $99 using Delica and drop beads (no crystals) as an alternative.

Australian Participants: Cost of workshop includes shipping fee if kit is ordered before 6th October. If kit is ordered after 6th October, shipping will be at the participant's own expense.

US Participants: Kit must be ordered by 13th October. Cliff will ship kit directly.

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