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Bead Embroidery Special Project

2012 Bead Embroidery Special Project (All 2012 classes are ended)

The special project this time is this elegant cushion, Exotic Elegance. Besides our regular glass seed beads, Reiko Matsukawa chose to use real gold beads and rare crystal beads that she has found in Japan. Don’t miss this precious opportunity!
Photo gallery of 2012 Special Project class



Bead Class 2010

In addition to its traditional five phases of beads instruction, JEC offers a special project every year for the student who wishes to work on unusual and challenging designs . The special project for 2009 is Flower Mist Rising  Handbag (please see below for image and details). We hope you will join us as we bead this gorgeous and challenging new piece by Matsukawa-san. 

 

Bead Embroidery Special Project 2010

Enchantment Handbag

Golden Handbag

For year 2010, Ms. Matsukawa is bringing her special projects the lovely handbags above, Enchantment (left) and Golden Handbag (right).

Enchantment displays a background of white beads and a repeating pattern of jewel-toned beads, creating the look of elegant architecture that one might see in a European castle. All the jewel-motifs are surrounded by gold and topaz beads. On the reverse side is a single jewel motif on a ground of white. The bag is finished with a silver decorative clasp and a white beaded flexible handle.

Golden Handbag is a small clutch with a gold braided-chain handle. The highlight of this charming bag is the use of real gold beads in a fern-like motif within a diamond-shape grid. At the base of the fronds is an accent of three berries. To complement the gold beads, silver and irridescent beads are also used. Stitching this purse is certain to make you feel special just creating it.

For class registration form, click here

 

Enchantment* ($340.00) includes:

JECDataListIconBeads
JECDataListIconFabric (satin)
JECDataListIconClasp
JECDataListIconDesign paper
JECDataListIconPattern paper
JECDataListIconColor photo
JECDataListIconFelt

You need:

JECDataListIconAll purpose thread (white and black)
JECDataListIcon29" Japanese embroidery frame
JECDataListIconNeedles (M2, M3)
JECDataListIconTekobari
JECDataListIconAwl
JECDataListIconAny embroidery scissors
JECDataListIconTwo pairs of koma
JECDataListIconOne pair of mounting fabric

 

 

Golden Handbag* (using silk fabric and real gold beads)

(gold nishijin fabric-$600.00, dyed nishijin fabric-$430.00) includes:

JECDataListIconBeads (real gold)
JECDataListIconFabric (dyed nishijin gold or dyed nishijin)
JECDataListIconDesign paper
JECDataListIconPattern paper
JECDataListIconColor photo
JECDataListIconFelt

You need:

JECDataListIconAll purpose thread (white and black)

JECDataListIconSilk thread #222 or gold couching thread
JECDataListIcon29" Japanese embroidery frame
JECDataListIconNeedles (M2, M3)
JECDataListIconTekobari
JECDataListIconAwl
JECDataListIconAny embroidery scissors
JECDataListIconOne to two pairs of koma
JECDataListIconOne pair of mounting fabric


Special Project 2009 - Flower Mist Rising handbag

Ms. Reiko Matsukawa's newest design, Special Project 2009 Flower Mist Rising handbag will be taught. This was originally introduced in the bead class which was held in August last year, and drew many people's attention—a lot more than Ms. Matsukawa expected!
The fabric used for the bag is a pale lavender color, and the beads go from light to dark shades of lavender. The raised technique shows the movement of the flower motif, while silver beads outline the flower shapes and complement the silver acorn clasp. The design background is composed entirely of 3-cut beads, offering a brilliant contrast to the smooth round beads used for the flower shapes. Instead of using a cord or chain, the handle of the purse is beaded as well, so the lady who carries the purse may enjoy the coolness and texture of the beads.

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Flower Mist Rising handbag* ($340.00) includes:

JECDataListIconBeads
JECDataListIconFabric (satin)
JECDataListIconClasp
JECDataListIconDesign paper
JECDataListIconPattern paper
JECDataListIconColor photo
JECDataListIconFelt

You need:

JECDataListIconAll purpose thread (white and black)
JECDataListIcon29" Japanese embroidery frame
JECDataListIconNeedles (M2, M3)
JECDataListIconTekobari
JECDataListIconAwl
JECDataListIconAny embroidery scissors
JECDataListIconOne to two pairs of koma
JECDataListIconOne pair of mounting fabric
 

Special Project 2008 - Wave Purse

Special project for 2008, Wave Purse (see image below), will be taught at the class this year. Introduced last year at Bead Class, we already have many students looking forward to beading this design. There are three colorways available for this pattern: navy blue as seen below, green, and gunmetal. While each purse uses only a single color, the different sizes and types of beads used provide texture and interest to the design.

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Wave Purse* ($170.00) includes:

JECDataListIconBeads
JECDataListIconFabric (satin) 
JECDataListIconDesign paper
JECDataListIconPatter paper
JECDataListIconColor photo
JECDataListIconFelt

You need:

JECDataListIconAll purpose thread (white and black)
JECDataListIcon39" Japanese embroidery frame**
JECDataListIconNeedles (M2, M3)
JECDataListIconTekobari
JECDataListIconAwl
JECDataListIconAny embroidery scissors
JECDataListIconOne or two pairs of koma
JECDataListIconOne pair of mounting fabric
 

** Due to the length of the fabric for Wave Purse, a long (39") frame is required. Those who prefer to frame up twice using the regular (29") frame need to inform us, and we will alter the fabric length accordingly.

 

Special Project 2007 - Hishi-kohana handbag

The color of this handbag is refreshing and can be used throughout the seasons. The motifs lend an air of sophistication to this simple yet classic design..

 

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Hishikohana handbag* ($340.00) includes:

JECDataListIconBeads
JECDataListIconFabric (satin)
JECDataListIconClasp
JECDataListIconDesign paper
JECDataListIconPattern paper
JECDataListIconColor photo
JECDataListIconFelt

You need:

JECDataListIconAll purpose thread (white and black)
JECDataListIcon29" Japanese embroidery frame
JECDataListIconNeedles (M2, M3)
JECDataListIconTekobari
JECDataListIconAwl
JECDataListIconAny embroidery scissors
JECDataListIconOne to two pairs of koma
JECDataListIconOne pair of mounting fabric
 


Special Project 2007 - Check handbag

A beautiful handbag stitched on black velvet fabric which complements the beading, and a checkered pattern create this handbag. The random length of the strings of beads helps to prevent snagging or catching when carrying the handbag. It also creates an interesting visual effect.

 

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Check handbag* ($200.00) includes:

JECDataListIconBeads
JECDataListIconFabric (velvet)
JECDataListIconDesign paper
JECDataListIconPatter paper
JECDataListIconColor photo
JECDataListIconFelt

You need:

JECDataListIconAll purpose thread (white and black)
JECDataListIcon29" Japanese embroidery frame
JECDataListIconNeedles (M2, M3)
JECDataListIconTekobari
JECDataListIconAwl
JECDataListIconAny embroidery scissors
JECDataListIconOne or two pairs of koma
JECDataListIconOne pair of mounting fabric
 

 

Special Project 2006

Special Project 2006 offers the student the opportunity to embroider Velvet Elegance, a beautiful beaded purse.

 

 

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Velvet Elegance* ($180.00) includes:

JECDataListIconBeads
JECDataListIconFabric (cotton velvet)
JECDataListIconDesign paper
JECDataListIconPattern paper
JECDataListIconColor photo
JECDataListIconFelt

You need:

JECDataListIconAll purpose thread (white)
JECDataListIcon29" Japanese embroidery frame
JECDataListIconNeedles (M2, M3)
JECDataListIconTekobari
JECDataListIconAwl
JECDataListIconAny embroidery scissors
JECDataListIconThree to four pairs of koma
JECDataListIconOne pair of mounting fabric
 

Special Project 2004

Special Project 2004 offers the student the opportunity to embroider a black or gold chic purse.

 

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Chic Purse* ($170.00) includes:

JECDataListIconBeads
JECDataListIconFabric (satin)
JECDataListIconLining
JECDataListIconInterfacing
JECDataListIconSponge
JECDataListIconMagnet Clasp
JECDataListIconCord
JECDataListIconDesign paper
JECDataListIconPattern paper
JECDataListIconColor photo
JECDataListIconFelt

You need:

JECDataListIcon29" Japanese Embroidery frame
JECDataListIconAll purpose thread (black thread for black purse, white thread gold purse)
JECDataListIconNeedles (M2, M3)
JECDataListIconTekobari
JECDataListIconAwl
JECDataListIconAny  embroidery scissors
JECDataListIconTwo pairs of koma
JECDataListIconOne pair of mounting fabric
 

 

Special Project 2003

 

Peacock purse

Peacock Purse ($170.00) includes:

JECDataListIconFabric (satin)
JECDataListIconLining
JECDataListIconInterfacing
JECDataListIconSponge
JECDataListIconClasp
JECDataListIconCord
JECDataListIconDesign paper
JECDataListIconPattern paper
JECDataListIconColor photo
JECDataListIconFelt

You need:

JECDataListIcon29" Japanese Embroidery frame
JECDataListIconAll purpose thread (black and white)
JECDataListIconNeedles (M2, M3)
JECDataListIconTekobari
JECDataListIconAwl
JECDataListIconAny embroidery scissors
JECDataListIconTwo pairs of koma
JECDataListIconOne pair of mounting fabric
 

 

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Petal Purse* ($90.00) includes:

JECDataListIconBeads
JECDataListIconFabric (satin)
JECDataListIconDesign paper
JECDataListIconPattern paper
JECDataListIconColor photo
JECDataListIconFelt

You need:

JECDataListIcon29" Japanese embroidery frame
JECDataListIconAll purpose thread (black and white)
JECDataListIconNeedles (M2, M3)
JECDataListIconTekobari
JECDataListIconAwl
JECDataListIconAny embroidery scissors
JECDataListIconThree to four pairs of koma
JECDataListIconOne pair of mounting fabric
 

*Fixing, to be done professionally in Japan, is a separate charge of $130.00-$190.00, depending on the type of handbag. Please contact JEC office for details. If there is a metal chain, the cost is included in the set price. It will be attached at the time of the fixing.