Upcoming Meetings & Teachers

 
Upcoming Programs and Classes in 2020 

Saturday August 15
Betty Stephan Online (Zoom) Oooh That Fringe! class at 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Saturday September 5 
Helena Tang-Lim Online (Zoom) La Sautour de Madame du Barry part 1 class at 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm (PST)

Sunday September 6
Helena Tang-Lim Online (Zoom) La Sautour de Madame du Barry part 2 class at 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm (PST)

Saturday September 19 
Helena Tang-Lim Online (Zoom) Renaissance Cuff part 1 class at 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm (PST)

Sunday September 20
Helena Tang-Lim Online (Zoom) Renaissance Cuff part 2 class at 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm (PST)

Saturday October 17
Nikia Angel presentation at the JCC La Jolla doors open at 10:am
Sunday October 18
Nikia Angel class TBD at the JCC La Jolla 10:00 – 4:00

November 21
Annual Pot Luck, Party and AUCTION!

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Our Line-up of Zoom Teachers

Join Betty Stephan Zoom class
Saturday August 15, 2020

Betty Stephan learned to sew at a young age. It wasn’t until she was in her 50’s that she combined this skill with the art of beadwork in the form of bead embroidery. After retiring from her “real” job as an aide in a Preschool for special needs children in 2005, she became a full time bead artist.  Betty travels throughout the US teaching and exhibiting her intricate pieces at art shows and the annual Bead & Button Show. Her work has been published in “Showcase 500 Beaded Jewelry.” She has won numerous international awards and contests and her designs have been published in Bead and Button, Beadwork, and Ornament magazines.

Betty Stephan ETSY: Click HERE
Betty Stephan.com


September with Helena Tang-Lim

THE MANEK LADY

I live in the Far East – an area that is rich in potpourri of many ethnic cultures, races and religions. From this melting pot of cultures, many influences from both the East and West have created a society of people that have come to love very intricately designed and hand-crafted fashion and accessories.

But how did I come to be so fascinated with these little manek-manek?

Way back in 1995, I came across an old pair of antique beaded shoes that are extremely popular with the Straits Chinese people of the then Malayan Peninsula. I was absolutely fascinated by the intricate details of individual hand beading using tiny size 13 charlottes (potong manek). I set myself the task to find out how this could be done.

The birth of my first own hand beaded shoes (kasut manek) as worn by the Straits Chinese lady (bibi) of the day came soon after.

From there, the rest you could say is history. After shoes, there came little amulet bags in peyote weave, then knitted bags, then crocheted bags and accessories and …

Do explore my dedication to manek-manek. I would love to hear from you and share other manek-manek obsessions with you.

Helena Tang-Lim: Manek-Manek.com