Inspired by the Greek vessel, the Amphora, this necklace takes the design elements of this ancient vessel and turns it into a versatile necklace suitable for everyone. The striking amphora is beaded with seed beads and pearls, and finished with a lush fringe. It hangs below another pendant, inspired by the sun, Helios. A Swarovski crystal pearl glows as the center of the sun. Both pendants together make up a fashionable layered necklace. This long necklace is finished with a clasp. It is also possible to make them as separate necklaces. 

Discipline: Beading

Necklace length: 25” long, not including pendant. Amphora Pendant is 4” long x 1 ½” wide. Helios pendant is 1 ¼” round

Techniques Used: Peyote, Right-angle-weave and fringe stitches

Skill level: Suitable for Intermediate level beaders familiar with the above-mentioned stitches

Workshop cost: Member $80 Non-member $100

Kit: $ 75 (required) to order after registration. Available in 3 or 4 colors.
Kit orders will be placed with the teacher 45 days before class starts.

Materials in kits: All seed beads, large vintage bead for amphora, 14mm Swarovski crystal pearl, pearls or rounds, chain and clasp along with printed tutorial. 

Date: Saturday, May 11, 2024

Time: 11:30am – 5:30pm EST

Venue: via Zoom

Instructor Name: Jayashree Paramesh

Instructor Bio: Jayashree Paramesh was introduced to the world of beads through a bead embroidery class she took while a student at Parsons, The New School for Design, New York. She looks everywhere for inspiration and then creates from within. Her designs are more about her desire to bring out the unique beauty of the beads and the woman, rather than having a signature style. That being said, she is inspired by fine jewelry and loves to use some gold or silver in her pieces. Sparkly crystals and gemstones in jewel-tones are her favorites.

She has been beading for about 11 years. Her designs have been published in Perlen Poesie, Beadwork, Bead and Jewellery Magazine and Bead and Button. She has taught and continues to teach at various studios and stores across the USA, Bead and Button Shows, exclusive bead retreats, bead cruises and Bead Guilds. It is a very gratifying experience for her to share her designs with fellow bead artists.

To see more of her work, and purchase her kits and tutorials, please visit

Happy Beading!


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  • No cancellation of class after list of supplies provided by instructor or ordered from instructor
  • No refunds are given for cancellations received less than 30 days before the start date of a class.  In the event of no refund, students will receive instructors hand-outs and/or instructions and have the option to purchase the instructor’s class kit.