Upcoming Meetings & Teachers

 
Upcoming Programs and Classes in 2020 
 

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 24
Susan Sassoon Online (Zoom) The Phonex Pendant at 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

November 21
Annual Pot Luck, Party and AUCTION!

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Our Line-up of Zoom Teachers

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


Join Susan Sassoon Zoom class
Saturday October 24, 2020

Susan is an architect and a beadwork designer and instructor. Her work has been featured in many publications including Bead and Button, Beadwork, Bead Style, and Bead and Jewellery Magazine. In 2019, she was selected by Beadwork Magazine to be Designer of the Year where she shared one of her designs in each of the six issues for the year. Her work has placed in many competitions, including 5 Fire Mountain Gems beading contests. She is a member of the Beadsmith Inspiration Squad where she creates designs and patterns using the newest beads on the market. 
Susan’s specialty is her very clear, well diagrammed and easy to understand pdf patterns.  She sells her patterns and her Zoom classes on her website: www.sosassybysusansassoon.com.