Red Elephant Necklace

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Bettie Lake

Sunday, September 15

Half Day

10:00 am - 3:00 pm


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Class description

Join us as we enjoy creating this African influenced necklace. This is a great opportunity to practice your wood burning skills. With a writing tip on your wood burner handle, I will show you how to surface burn a tangle pattern on a gourd disk. A shank button is used for the center. You can bring one you really like or choose one from my collection. We will add some elephant beads that fit our theme and color the disc with ink dyes and Prismacolor pencils. I will also share my method for adding a chain with beads.

This class is for all levels.

I will supply beads, and embellishments, Gourd discs, Jewelry findings

What you are required to bring

Long-nose and flat nose pliers, Gourd dyes/rubber gloves and brush supplies, Spray bottle of alcohol, Woodburning tool with writing tip handle, Prismacolor pencils. Note: If you don't have Prismacolor pencils, you can purchase an inexpensive set of them from all of the major hobby stores, as well as online from Amazon and Walmart.

Class Cancellation Policy

If you need to cancel this class, you MUST contact us before September 1, 2019 in order to receive a refund. Note that NGS will withhold $10 per cancelled class to cover processing fees. To cancel, call Patti Jo Newsom @ 817-917-7873 or email [email protected]

If this class does not meet the minimum number of students by September 1st, the class will be cancelled, you will be contacted, and your full registration fee will be refunded.

About the instructor

I live in Phoenix and have been teaching gourd classes for 6 years. Check out my work and my class selections at

Questions about this class?

Email Bettie at: [email protected]

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