Keeping in Shape


Lightning Rounds are three – four rotating courses that are offered quarterly for all EGA members to register for without a group.  This is particularly favorable for Members-At-Large and small EGA chapters that have difficulty filling a larger group in order to take a Group Correspondence Course. Course and text fees are non-refundable. Additional details below.

This quarter’s classes are open for registration through August 31, 2020.

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Keeping in Shape was originally called Keeping in Shape with EGA. The teacher 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

Teacher: Gwen Nelson
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
Timeline for course: Eight Months (seven lessons)

Teaching Fee: $30 (included in the cost of Lightning Round registration)
Text price: $27; 60 pages, including color photos and diagrams (included in the cost of Lightning Round registration).
Estimated Cost of Supplies: Approximately $50.00; 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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Additional Notes:

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.

Please read the GCC page to learn more about our Lightning Rounds before enrolling. There are no refunds for course or text fees so make your selection carefully.