Jenny Schu

May 14 & 15, 2019


Lecture: PowerPoint and Samples to show: "An Amalgamation of Beadwork and Hand Weaving"

Jenny will discuss and show her recent artwork including pieces she created in her two artist residencies where she feels she developed her best processes. She will talk about the bead weaving techniques, the St. Petersburg Chain and Russian Leaves, which frequent her jewelry and larger exhibition pieces.

1 1/2 Day Workshop: "St. Petersburg Chain Stitch & Russian Leaf"

Tuesday afternoon: Jenny will teach the St. Petersburg Chain Stitch. Jenny says that students usually finish a bracelet-length chain in a half-day class with 11/0 beads. They may choose to use the smaller 15/0 beads used in her lariat necklaces and bracelets, but the smaller beads do take longer.
Wednesday: Students will learn the Russian Leaf Stitch, which is more complicated than the St. Petersburg chain stitch. Note: Previous bead weaving experience including a familiarity with the Peyote Stitch is helpful.

Class Fee: $60

Class Kit: None

Supply List:

Updated supply lists will be emailed to participants prior to the workshop.

  • 11/0 or 15/0 beads in coordinating colors for bracelet
  • 11/0 for leaf
  • Thread
  • Beading wax
  • Beading needles
  • Small scissors
  • Portable light

Class Maximum: 14