Symphony Necklace draws inspiration from the Edwardian Era or Belle Epoque period as it was popularly known in France. Delicate, lacy designs studded with diamonds and other gemstones were used to make very elegant jewelry pieces. Symphony Necklace features a large fancy bezeled oval, framed with swirling motifs which gives the necklace a very feminine look. Several antique looking teardrops dangle below. The rope showcases the swirling motif reminiscent of that era and it is finished with a clasp. 

Discipline: Beading

Necklace length: Rope 20” long, not including pendant. Pendant: 3” long x 2” wide 

Techniques Used: Ndebele herringbone, peyote, fringe stitches 

Skill level: Suitable for students comfortable with above mentioned stitches. 

Workshop cost: Member $80 Non-member $100

Kit: $95 (required) to order after registration. Several color combinations.
Kit orders will be placed with the teacher 45 days before class starts.

Materials in kit: Oval fancy stone 18 x 25mm, Pearls or rounds 3mm and 6mm, 3mm bicones, Pear stone in setting, Czech glass drops, Seed beads 15 and 11, Clasp 

Date: Saturday, July 27, 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 Jewelry 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!


  • Payment is due in full at time of registration.  If you must cancel a class, please notify us by sending an email to:
  • Cancellations received more than 45 days before the starting day of a class will receive a refund LESS a $25.00 cancellation fee.
  • 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.