Keeping in Shape – GCC Lightning Round


This course is available as a GCC Lightning Round through December 31, 2022. Our GCC Lightning Rounds are four or five of our Group Correspondence Courses that have been hand-picked by our Education Department and made available for individual EGA members to register without a group for a limited time. Visit our GCC Lightning Rounds page to learn more.

More about Keeping in Shape below
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Keeping in Shape was originally called Keeping in Shape with EGA. Teacher Gwen Nelson designed this for the region directors to bead and submit for the live auction at the 2009 EGA National Seminar. The thirteen three-dimensional geometric pieces represent the thirteen EGA regions.

The student uses various techniques to make the geometric shapes. Among the techniques are circular and flat peyote to make some of the pieces. The student will also use the herringbone stitch to shape other pieces. Some of the pieces include a combination of beading techniques. The finished necklace includes an assortment of triangles, circles, rectangular solids, cylinders, and cubes. The strap is a spiral rope of seed beads and Swarovski crystals. Embellishments include Swarovski crystals and rondelles.

Keeping in Shape Information

Project: Beaded necklace
Size: 16 1/2” long (Student may adjust the length to fit the wearer)
Colors: Black and Silver (Student may change the colors)
Skill Level: Intermediate
Prerequisites: Beading experience
Time: Eight Months (seven lessons)
Text: $27; 60 pages, including color photos and diagrams. (included in the cost of Lightning Round registration)
Supplies: Approximately $60.00; variety of seed, cube, and Swarovski beads, either Nymo thread or Fireline; beading needles; small amount of quilt batting; flexible tubing

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Learn More about the class and teacher Gwen Nelson by clicking here.

Additional Notes:

Please visit the GCC: Lightning Rounds page to learn more about our Lightning Rounds before enrolling.

Lightning Round registration is a benefit of membership with EGA. Not a member? Simply register for this class and the membership will be automatically added to the cart for you.

Charges are higher for Canadian and International students to cover the additional shipping expenses.

There are no refunds for course or text fees so make your selection carefully.