2 days of Seed Bead Work with
Sue Neel
Friday, July 7, - July 8, 2017




About the Artist

Sue is a native Houstonian, currently living near Chicago, IL. She specializes in custom creation and vintage repair of beaded jewelry, and hosts fun interactive classes and design parties. Sue describes her style as “Modern Vintage” because she uses clean simple lines, classic elements, and low-fuss materials to create versatile pieces for your everyday wardrobe.

Dangerous Liaisons Pendant

July 7, 2017

A beautifully classic looking pendant that pairs nicely with both a casual and professional wardrobe. Pairing different gemstone Cabs with coordinating pearls is elegant and provides a modern edge that will easily become a favorite piece. The best thing about this embroidery piece is that it is extremely versatile! There is no tedious bead counting or stitch requirements, so, you can simply enjoy learning the embroidery technique.



Sea Strand Necklace and Earring Set

July 7, 2017
1:30 - 4:30pm

(this was taught at Bead & Button in June 2017)

This has long been a favorite for both students and customers.  The big 12mm pearls are surrounded by light reflective crystals and fun bubbly ribbons of seed beads and tiny pearls.  It has a sophisticated elegance that is just as easy to wear tor a fancy event as it is to the office. Paired with a dress, a suit, or any blouse this necklace will quickly become a wardrobe favorite.  Surprisingly easy to create, this set is a stringing/weaving hybrid that is a great project for beaders at any level.


Sunburst Embroidery Necklace
July 8, 2017

(this was taught at Bead & Button in June 2017)


I love bead embroidery because you can be really creative and unique, creating just the right look to create a mood, enhance a focal, and highlight the wearer.  This is a great Piece to show off a beautiful Czech Glass (or any round) focal. Tila and sparkly HEX beads add dimension and flair, without taking away from its overall beauty. Paired with the thick necklace rope, the piece looks balanced, intricate, and stylish.  If you have tried embroidery and want to expand on your design repitoir, this is a fun piece to get you started.


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Sea-Strand Sea-Strand-BB-ON

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Kits: None

1 – 14mm round Gemstone Cab.

5g – 15/o Seed beads (main color)

2g – 15/o Seed Beads (accent color)**optional bail edging

8g – 11/o Seed Beads (main color)

1- 4x4 Lacey Stiff Stuff

1 - 4x4 Ultra Suede/Backing

E6000 Glue


Fireline (6lb test)


Kits available for $50


28 Glass Pearls 12mm
29 Crystal Rhondelles 4x6mm
84 Glass Pearls 4mm
8 grams 11/0 Round Seed Beads
2 yds. Fireline (8lb. test)
4 Crimp Tubes (Size 3)
2 yds. Tiger Tail
Clasp of Choice ("S" or Hook 'n Eye preferred)

Color ways:


Kits available for $75


1        27mm Cabochon Focal

20    TILA beads

20    8/0 HEX Beads

5g   11/0 Beads (Accent Color)

15g 11/0 Beads (Main Color)

6g    8/0 Beads (Main Color)

1  4x4 piece Lacey Stiff Stuff

1   4x4 piece Ultra Suede/Back

2  Bead Caps/Cone 9mm opening

1 Lobster/Spring Clasp

1 3-inch Extender Chain

2  4mm jump rings (optional)

E6000 Glue



Color ways:


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