Saturday, September 21, 2024

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Discipline: Beading Embroidery

Necklace length: TBD

Techniques Used: TBA

Skill level: Suitable for Intermediate/advanced level beaders

Workshop cost: Member $80, Non-member $100

Kit: $ TBD to order after registration.
Kit orders will be placed with the teacher 45 days before class starts. Kits are not mandatory to purchase but highly recommended.

Materials in kits: TBD

Date: Sunday, September 15, 2024

Time: 11:00am – 5:00pm EST

Venue: via Zoom

Instructor Name: Melissa Grakowsky Shippee

Instructor Bio:

Melissa G. Shippee is a published beadwork designer who teaches workshops internationally, contributes regularly to books and magazines, and illustrates diagrams for other instructors. She studied physics and art in college but turned her attention to beads when motherhood changed the direction of her life. She is inspired by nature and patterns found in nature, especially plant life.

Her publications and contributions include two full-length instructional beading books called Beautiful Beadwork from Nature and I Can Herringbone, as well as projects in Beadwork Magazine, Bead & Button Magazine, Bead Star Magazine, Perlen Poesie, and Beading All-Stars.

Melissa has been a Beadwork Magazine Designer of the Year and a Starman Trendsetter, and also won awards for her bead artistry. To view more of Melissa’s designs, visit


  • Payment is due in full at the 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 the list of supplies provided by the instructor or ordered from the 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 instructor hand-outs and/or instructions and have the option to purchase the instructor’s class kit.