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Saturday, April 5, 2014

Beautiful Beadwork

We were recently part of a wonderful workshop led by an incredibly talented artist, Becca Taylor.  She came for two hour-long sessions to teach us about beading.  This was important because we've been studying  The Fur Trade and The History of Manitoba.  Through our research, we've learned that beaded items were used to trade.  After spending time beading, we could quickly see why beaded items are so valuable.  They are not only beautiful to look at, but they take an incredible amount of time and patience to complete.  Here our some pictures of our two days with Becca.

Special thanks to Lisa Aymont Hunter and Becca's assistant, Bree, who assisted us as well!

All done!
Variety of colours!
Beautiful details!
We are very proud of our creations!

Here's some pictures of the steps we took to complete our beadwork.

Checking out some beautiful examples

More samples to aspire to!

Drawing some possibilites
Cutting out our designs

Let the beading begin! It starts with one!

Starting to take shape

"What colour should I add next?"

Showing the circle that is created after using the two bead technique


  1. i really like yuor details and your work.keep up the good work.

  2. Hi!! it was so fun beading, it was awesome

  3. This is beautiful work! I really loved the frames around the beadwork - it highlights them wonderfully. Thanks to all the staff at Radisson who made this possible - it was so much fun!

  4. good job everybody I loved all our bead work