Monday, December 27, 2010

2011 Is Just Around The Corner.... So Let's Just Meet & Bead This January 7!

A peony in Lubna's garden
With picture perfect weather, as I sit here writing this post in my garden, listening to the birds energetically chirp, and a lounging lazy gray cat who's our neighbor but happens to believe he owns the garden, plans for LB o J'zazz readers, friends and clients are underway.

Sample of RAW technique
Bettina and I have been working on creating new, unique and vivid projects to introduce in the 2011 classes along with new samples to inspire you along the way.  Many of them will be showcased at our first Meet & Bead of the year this January and we
will have some surprises for those of you who will join us that evening.  We suggest you pull out your projects in the past year take a look at them all together and reflect on what you have created.  New variations and creations may emerge from this process of exploration. 

You will also be able to sign up for many of the upcoming classes and get a preview of what's to come.  Wishing you all the best and keep on beading!

Date: January 7
Time:  6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Venue:  Jabriya Block 9 Street 6 House 13 Side Basement Entrance

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Bead Soup: The Best Recipe As The Weather Cools

Spiral Stitch samples for a final piece by Lubna

Many of us can be hesitant when it comes to mixing colors or creating a potpourri palette when beading especially when trying to create and develop your own style.  Bead Soups are ideal solutions to this and we will be offering classes based on you creating your own Bead Soups as part of the project.  However, there's another ideal alternative for those beaders who would prefer a safer premix for colorways.  We have a great array of Bead Soups in tubes for Delicas, and for bead mixes in specific palettes.
Meet Wheatberry, Earth Tones, Apparition and many more.  These mixes all consist of Premium Japanese Beads by Miyuki and are lots of fun and go a long way into several projects. 

So visit us and ask for our Special Bead Soups, just the right recipe for beading this season.  If you have any questions or requests just call us at our new store number is 2261-0686.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Come- Let's Meet & Bead This Friday December 3

Many people seem to be waiting for the first Friday of the month to come so that we can Meet and Bead.  We seem to have created a pattern softly yet surely.  So, if you want to be inspired by other beaders, peruse through lots of magazines with super ideas, start or finish a project amidst a group of like minded individuals then, please join us this December 3. For those of you who are curious or have not beaded before and would like to inquire please feel free to come by in a very relaxed and informal environment. 

Time:  6 PM- 9 PM
Venue:  Jabriya Block 9 Street 6 Villa 13

Monday, November 22, 2010

Delectable, Delightful and oh So Divine....... Decopatch

Yesterday while in the garden, I got to snap some shots of our new Decopatch Papers collection and outdoors the colors and designs were as refreshing as our current weather conditions.  This paper is so easy to work with and molds itself well to practically any surface with our non-toxic water based glue.  All inks used are water based, in addition to being sourced from sustainable eucalyptus trees from France.  So, take a sneak peak as this is just a little sampling.

Each paper is an A3 size and goes a long way when working on projects.  None of your little pieces will go to waste as they can be easily stored and  used in future projects. 

One of our favorite new paper patterns

Friday, November 19, 2010

Czech Seed Beads Interpreted

Czech seed beads come in six loop hanks

The nomenclature "seed beads" came from the ancient practice of putting holes in seeds and stringing to create jewelry.  Today, "seed beads" connotes and encompasses a wide range of shapes and sizes of small glass beads beginning with antique beads anywhere from the smallest size of 24 all the way to size 2. These sizes are considered "aught" whereby the higher the number the smaller the bead.  However, the most utilized sizes are size 15, 11 and 8.  The size 11 is the most popular size employed today globally. These beads were crafted by very capable artisans who would take a huge glob of molten glass, then a punty would be applied on one side and two men would proceed to pull the glass.  This was no easy feat especially when micro beads were being made. 

Today certain types of machinery are employed but the hand making process still plays an important role.  Many avid collectors have stashes of beads that are no longer made and have lusters, finishes and colors that will not be found again.  We are constantly on the lookout for older vintage or antique beads.  Vintage is usually seed beads manufactured twenty five years ago or more.  So, if you have some old beads tucked away in a box you can incorporate them in special one off pieces. 

At LB o J'zazz there is an ample selection of Czech Seed Beads in size 11, 8 and the special 1-Cut Charlottes in Size 13.  We will also be introducing new colors and palettes soon.  You will recognize them as they are packaged and displayed in six loop hanks.  The total weights of each color vary due to the special finishes, dyes and lusters that are used. 
Bead embroidered piece by Lubna using Czech seed beads

LB o J'zazz artisans Bettina and Lubna extensively use Czech seed beads for their huge variety, limited colors and crafty feel.  They work particularly well in bead embroidery and off loom weaving such as spiral stitch amongst many others.  So pass by LB o J'zazz and explore all things Czech. 

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Our LB o J'zazz Shop Hours During Eid el Adha Holidays

Our Decopatch range exclusively at LB o J'zazz
We have been enjoying fantastic weather this season and hope that all of you are making of the best of this premium atmosphere.  Whether taking a walk on the beach, or going out to a clear patch of the desert or perhaps visiting Mubarkiya Souq, there are many things in Kuwait surprisingly enough that will inspire you.  Our Eid el Adha hours will be:

Sunday November 14 9:30 AM- 1:00 PM & 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Monday November 15 9:30 AM- 1:00 PM & 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday  & Wednesday CLOSED
Thursday 9:30 AM- 1:00 PM & 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM

On Saturday we will resume our regular weekly opening hours.  So, if you are in the mood for some uninterrupted beading over the holidays make sure you pass by to increase your supply!  For all you Decopatchers we have a complete fresh new range of delectable papers and new shapes to delight and inspire you on to new projects. 

The LB o J'zazz family  would like to wish all of you good health, well being, and peace. Bead Happy

Monday, November 8, 2010

Mi * Yu * Chi

With millions of seed beads around the world, we are proud to say our collection is growing. As the Czech's have the largest, most extensive range, sizes and finishes, the japanese have entered the mass seed production market in the last decade and have brought to the world the most uniform seed beads yet.  This is especially important to off-loom beaders who use peyote, brick or ladder stitching techniques as uniformity in cut allows for beads to stack up balanced and finishes come out feeling and looking like fabric on the skin.

With that note said, on our shelves you will find a new range of metallic Delica beads, Duracoat beads, and a wonderful assortment of different shapes, sizes and colors of Japanese and Czech seed beads in our new Bead Soup. 

The Rolls Royce of seed beads, Miyuki, have again graced our shop.  Both Lubna and I are happy to share the best with all you creative souls.

[NOTE:  I must confess I am having great difficulty in holding back from picking up this one Bead Soup tube!  But i do promise to keep fingers off until end of week].

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

The Czechs Are In The LB o J'zazz House

Glass Cabochon in  process by Master Jindrich

Handmade Cabochons by Master Jindrich
Eastern Europe and in particular the Bohemian Region within the Czech Republic has been renowned for hundreds of years to be high quality producers of glass beads reaching as far as Africa, South America and the Far East.  What differentiates this sector in this region is that it truly is a cottage industry.  Despite serious attempts during the period of Communism to nationalize and force consolidations and the mass production approach of the  post-Glasnost era, the cottage industry still remains and luckily is being maintained due to global demand.
Mucha's Flowers bracelet in pastels of Czech bicones

We began  our offerings last year, with our extensive range of Bohemian Machine Cut Crystals in bicones, drops and spacers.  More items were added with our handcrafted Cabochons, farfalles, peacock beads and pressed glass.  Now, we are very excited to offer a new range in seed beads in various finishes and sizes.

Size 13 Charlottes
The first unique type of bead is our range in Size 13 Charlottes.  These beads are created by beginning with long tubes of glass that are cut in a round shape and then given a 1-Cut edge that creates a glimmer effect and is also called True cuts.  When used in combination with other beads they provide a vintage feel to beaded objects.  The beads come in 6 string hanks and the weights vary depending on finishes.

The most popular seed bead size is 11 and are available in various finishes such as AB, Luster, Matte AB, Silver Lined, Copper Lined, Ceylon and Standard classic finishes. What makes Czech beads an essential addition to your bead stash is that some colors are never made again, in addition to their crafty feel as the shapes are rounder.  Czech size 11s are slightly smaller than what you will experience in Japanese ranges.
This piece made by Lubna exclusively employs Czech seed beads
So feel free to come by and ask us for all things Czech for they are truly great finds and are great values for avid beaders and beginners alike.

Store Hours
9:30AM - 1:00 PM & 5:00 PM-9:30 PM

Store Address
Shaab el Bahry
Block 8 Ibn el Khatib Street Shop 4
Adjacent to the New Executive Flex

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Meet & Bead Evening Friday November 5

Our monthly ritual of first Fridays designated as LB o J'zazz Meet and Bead Evenings is just around the corner.  It seems that the change of weather has affected our creativity with several new projects and ideas underway.  What better way to spend a quiet Friday with fellow beaders and like minded individuals.
You can bring some of your class projects to complete, or start a new one, show off your latest creations, or just hang out leafing through our extensive book and magazine selection for inspiration.  We will also have the essential tools and notions such as beading needles, Fireline, beading thread, thread conditioners and then some for those of you who have not had the chance to pass by the shop lately and replenish. 
Bettina's take on crystals, pressed glass and  Vintaj with a twist

We would also like to let you know that we have a new number for the LB o J'zazz Shaab el Bahry shop should you require any product information, availability or inquiries Chaminda is always ready to assist you which is 2261-0686.

We would love to see you this Friday!
Date:  November 5
Time:  6:00 PM- 9:00 PM
Venue:  LB o J'zazz Jabriya Studios/Workshop 
Block 9 Street 6 House 13 Side Basement entrance.

For more information you can email us and if you need directions feel free to call Lubna at 5555-7745.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

We have a new telephone number at the LB o J'zazz Shop

Our delectable range of crystals

It's been a bit quiet on our side as we have been busy fixing the shop up, redecorating, fine tuning and working on getting even more beads, tools and goodies your way.  If you need to reach us directly at the LB o J'zazz Shaab el Bahry location you can at our new number 2261-0686.

In addition, the 28 Faces Of The Beloved collection of rings by Fareed Abdal are back on display.  The ideal special gift for the holidays you can place your custom order.  Kindly note it usually takes seven working days for each ring as they are cast with love here in Kuwait.

Also, look out for our new schedule of classes soon.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Fareed Abdal's Long Awaited Exhibit: Words Unfold At Tilal Gallery October 17

Partial view of the "Majnoon" painting

After a three year long anticipated wait by all Abdal followers and fans, "Words Unfold" furls and spreads it's magic and artistry for the viewer.  Over sixty major works, this show is truly a milestone in Fareed Abdal's creative journey as one of the leading artists of our time who is deconstructing, dissecting and metamorphasizing language, meaning, dogma, letters and primal sounds all winding down to the celebration of love, life, The Beloved and humanity.

Letter "Jeem" ring in the 28 Faces of the Beloved Collection

The show will consist of over sixty major works, in addition to collaborations in costume design along with the artist's celebrated ring collection of  Twenty Eight Faces Of The Beloved that will be showcased.
Letter "Sheen" sculptural ring created by our very talent Artist Fareed

Venue:  Tilal Gallery
            Al-Tilal Mall
            Shuwaikh (Across from Centerpoint/ Landmark)
Date:  October 17
Words Unfold Opening:  7 PM

The show will last for ten days. 

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Mucha's Nouveau Bracelet Class THIS Saturday October 9

Mucha was a pioneer and innovator who triggered the Art Nouveau Movement whilst designing a poster for the great Sarah Bernhardt in the 1800's. Born in the Czech Republic ( Moravia) his style created a romanticism of the feminine form in a garden like setting. Mucha's stylization, form and use of colors inspired this bracelet.

A simple yet innovative recipe to create a whimsical and floral style bracelet. Five luscious garden colorways have been carefully concocted with 5mm and 4mm Czech Crystals. Inspired by the Art Nouveau's approach to floral motifs you will learn the technique of RAW* (Right Angle Weave) and experiment with patterning and different effects of embellishing.

Technique: RAW* (Right Angle Weave) & some Wirework

Tools to Bring: Beading Mat, Beading Triangle/Scooper, Craft Scissors, Chainnose and Flatnose Pliers.

Class Fee: KD 45 (which includes the beads and findings within the kit in addition to the class)

You can come to the shop in Shaab El Bahry to register in advance as seats are moving quite quickly this beading season.

For more information send an email to

Monday, October 4, 2010

Moorish Mashrabiya Earring Class Tomorrow Evening Oct 5th

Tomorrow October 5th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. we will be offering  our Moorish Mashribiya Earrings  class. In this session you will master the single needle Right-angle Weave (RAW) using shimmering Czech Fire Polished beads and lead-free crystal bicones.  This romantic interpretation of arab geometry is a beautiful addition to the up-coming fall season.  To eccentuate this piece further, you will also learn to incorporate different elemental glass beads such as the daggers.

Come early to make sure you have first choice from the different color palettes prepared.
Please bring the following with you (or you can purchase from our shop or at the class itself):

  • Beading Mat
  • Bead Tray
  • Scissors
PLEASE make sure you pre-Register to ensure a seat availability. 

Location of Class:
Block 9
Street 6
Villa 11 (Basement side-entrance)

Fee: 25 KD (includes all materials in the finished piece)

Come early to make sure you have first choice from the different color palettes we have prepared.

For more information, please email us at

Friday, October 1, 2010

Meet and Bead... TONIGHT Oct 1st

Hanan, Lubna and Nerissa in THE Zone

As promised, we are "Meeting and Beading" every 1st Friday of the month.  And guess what?!  Tonight is that lucky friday.

Nerissa creating beauty
Both Lubna and I will be there of course to welcome and introduce you to the other avid and dedicated Beaders.  Bring along your tools, your beading mats/trays, your current project or projectS (as some people i know work multiple at a time ;) Hint hint- "Partner", or start a new one.  And if you would rather just come get inspired, we will have plenty of magazines you can browse through and other beaders work you can look at.

Tonight from 6:00 pm to 9:00.

Block 6
Street 9
Villa 13 (Basement- side entrance)

We will offer you some drinks and light snacks.  Come dressed casually and comfortably please :)

See you in a few...

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Upcoming Beading Classes September 28 - October 9

We would like to welcome you all back from Eid celebrations and hope that you are rested, well fed and ready to master some new projects that will surely challenge you, engage you and fulfill the need to bead!  Bettina and I got a chance to revamp some projects, bead some new ones and create new colorways.  Still, we need to guarantee seat availability, ample numbers of kits and times so you are kindly requested to pre-register at our Shaab El Bahry location in advance of the class. This is another reason why we are posting the classes ahead of time, so you can peruse and choose those of interest in addition to planning your own personal schedule with ease.

The first two classes were created and made by Bettina and the subsequent two classes are created and made by Lubna.

Arabesque Earrings
September 28 Tuesday

Technique:  Netting

Inspired by Arabesque designs and geometry, Bettina has come up with a circular design combining seed beads and crystals.  Bettina created this as she was exploring Islamic design and art from the Isfahani tiles during the Holy Month of Ramadan.  Once you master this new netting technique you can create and assemble more elaborate units as the variations and colorways unfold. 

Waterflowers Ndebele Bracelet
October 2 Saturday
9:30 AM-2:00 PM
Technique: Tubular Ndebele and Fringing 

This is our first introduction to Ndebele; the famous and resilient Zulu Stitch from South Africa. Bettina has created this delicate piece emulating the shimmery sense of Monet's water flower series. She will be employing color refracting Japanese Triangle beads along with our special Czech Spacers and Japanese drop beads.

Level: All levels

Mashrabiya Earrings
October 5 Tuesday
Time:  5:00PM- 7:00 PM
Technique:  Single Needle Right Angle Weave (RAW)

Inspired by the architecture of the Moors and the geometry of Mashrabiyas that are prevalent and celebrated across the Middle Eastern Region and Spain.  This earring set echoes a poignant reflection of the beauty of the objects of the craftsmen of the period.  This piece combines the rich softness of Czech Firepolished Crystals and Machine Cut Crystals in 3mm along with hand crafted Pressed Glass Daggers.

Mucha's Nouveau Bracelet In RAW*
October 9 Saturday
Time:  9:30 AM- 2:00 PM
Technique:  Single Needle Right Angle Weave (RAW)

Mucha was a pioneer and innovator who triggered the Art Nouveau Movement whilst designing a poster for the great Sarah Bernhardt in the 1800's.  Born in the Czech Republic his style created a romanticism of the feminine form in a garden like setting.   Mucha's stylization, form and use of colors inspired this bracelet. 
A simple yet innovative recipe to create a whimsical and floral style bracelet.  Five luscious garden colorways have been carefully concocted with 5mm and 4mm Czech Crystals.  Inspired by the Art Nouveau's approach to floral motifs you will learn the technique of RAW* (Right Angle Weave) and experiment with patterning and different effects of embellishing.

Friday, September 10, 2010

LB o J'zazz Eid Shop Hours And Beyond

The LB o J'zazz familia would like to wish you all Happy Eid celebrations and a chance to get to adjust our eating schedules , spend some time with friends and loved ones as we ease back into post Eid activities.  In terms of our store hours we will be closed this Friday.  However, here are our  posted store hours as we resume our standard schedule:

Saturday September 11  
5:30 PM- 10:00 PM

Sunday September 12- Thursday September 16
9:30 AM- 1:00 PM
5:00PM-9:30 PM

Our shop is located in:
Shaab El Bahry Block8 Ibn El Khatib Street
Adjacent to the new Executive Flex Shop 4

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Ramadan Series Class: The Ralph Lauren Ndebele Ring Tuesday September 7

The Ndebele off loom weave stitch is an age old tradition that the Zulus of South Africa have perfected and due to it's elegant simplicity has resonated across the centuries.  Bettina will be teaching this introductory class that will enable you to take this stitch to different and new articulations.  Evoking the iconic style that Ralph Lauren celebrated, this design evokes the Native American patterning.

This will signify our last class during the Ramadan Series until our regular class schedule will resume.

Technique:  Tubular Ndebele
Level:  All Levels
Date:  September 7 Tuesday
Time:  2:30 PM- 4:30 PM

Location:  Jabriya Block 9 Street 6 House 13 Side Basement Entrance.

For additional information on materials required and Class fees, you can register at our LB o J'zazz Shaab El Bahry location or contact us at or via 6676-7608 and 5555-7745.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Meet & Bead Evening This Friday September 3

Some of our proud beaders finished piece shared with all

Join us for our second monthly get together of fellow beaders at our LB o J'zazz Workshops location.  You can spend time completing a project, starting a new one or sharing your creations with fellow beaders in a relaxed atmosphere.  This is a great chance to meet friends and get to make new acquaintances in a relaxed and comfortable setting.  We have added special task lamps and additional seating for this purpose.

Beaders at play

Both Bettina and Lubna will be available throughout to assist and provide any input and feedback on your beading projects.  You will also be able to preview and sign up for our new classes and upcoming events. We would love to see you and your work!

Hirokos' new pink crystal purse completed!

Date:  Friday September 3
Time:  8:00 PM- Midnight
Venue:  LB o J'zazz Workshop/Studio
Block 9 Street 6 House 13 Side Basement Entrance

If you need directions call us at 6676-7608 or 5555-7745.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

New Beading Class Schedule August 28th- August 31st

Ramadan is an ideal time, as the pace slows down for contemplative activities and reflection.  During the quiet hours beading allows us to still the mind and keep our fingers nimble!  We have several classes on offer in the coming weeks.
In order to ensure your space, we ask that you make your reservations at our Shaab El Bahry Shop in advance or via our email address which is:  Ideally, a minimum of four participants should be confirmed to conduct the class, if we do not receive the reservations on time, then the class will be rescheduled to a later date.

Mashrabiya Earrings In RAW*
Saturday  August 28

Inspired by the architecture of the Moors and the geometry of Mashrabiyas that are prevalent and celebrated across the Middle Eastern Region and Spain.  This earring set echoes a poignant reflection of the beauty of the craftsmen of the period.  This piece combines the rich softness of Czech Firepolished Crystals and Machine Cut Crystals in 3mm along with hand crafted Pressed Glass Daggers. 

Level:  All Levels
Technique: RAW* (Right AngleWeave)
Date: Saturday August 28
Time:  11:00 AM- 1:30 PM

Meet The Beaded Bead
Tuesday August 31

Introducing the novel concept of  The Beaded Bead, whereby, you will learn a structural approach of creating and building one focal object with smaller units of beads.  Imagine, with a handful of size 6 or 8 seed beads you will build a bead of your liking.  You will acquire through Flat Peyote and some engineering rules on how the bead will become round when varying scale and patterning of the beads.  You can then use these beads as focal beads in your projects, dangles and accents.

Level:  All Levels
Technique:  Flat Peyote
Date:  Tuesday August 24
Time:  11:00 AM- 1:00 PM

For more information on class details, additional materials required, cost fees and more feel free to pass by LB o J'zazz at:

Shaab El Bahry Block 8 Ibn El Khatib Street
Shopping Complex adjacent to the New Executive Flex Shop #4 Ground Floor

or email us at

Friday, August 20, 2010

Beautiful Handmade Woven Boxes In Vibrant Hues By Ethnic Creations at LB o J'zazz

Last year during Ramadan, we had an overwhelming response from many visitors at the shop who saw the work of Debbie Justus.  This year, Debbie has recently established her offerings into Ethnic Creations and lovingly hand embellishes and decorates these handwoven baskets in some mouth-watering colors.
Her basket range is now available at LB o J'zazz exhibit at the Buqshat Turath.  Debbie also has added interesting hand bags that are hand woven pieces and that are embellished with hand crochet elements in some cases.

The gift boxes are gifts in themselves actually, and can be used with or without some goodies inside.  So, come by today or this coming Saturday and check out the eye candy.

Dates:  August 20-21 ( this Friday and Saturday)
Venue:  Mishref Fairgrounds Hall 5
             Booth 71
Time:  8:00 PM until Midnight

Monday, August 16, 2010

LB o J'zazz at Buqshat Turath Exhibition August 19-21

We will be participating in our first experience within a Ramadanesque Exhibition called Buqshat Turath that is organized by several young local men and women.  The overall theme and layout of the exhibition is Kuwait in the 1930's.  It will be interesting to see how far they take this concept thematically.

Our exhibit will be located  within a zone dedicated to BPW ( Business Professional Women) and other members . This is a premier launch for our Artist In Residence Extraordinaire Fareed Abdal.  We will be introducing  The 28 Faces Of The Beloved Artisanal Huroof Collection and in a  new precious metal casting, in addition to our standard sterling silver castings. This will be combined in collaboration with our Caftan and Thawb Designer Claudia Shames as she will be echoing and reflecting these interpretations through a Limited Collection of  hemp style vests, mens shirts and Thawbs.  Both The 28 Faces Of The Beloved Rings and the Caftan -Thawb Collection will be available by order and special fitting. 
Wait, there's more! You'll also be able to sign up for our upcoming beading classes and peruse  our beads and findings selection.

Venue:  Mishref Fairgrounds Hall 5
Date:  August 19th-August 21
Booth #:  71

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Foundation Materials For Bead Embroidery

Some of you took our class called "The How Ya Doin?"  Ring that was a major introduction to bead embroidery, cabochon bezeling and embellishing.  The two main components that were necessary to create a polished and high level of finishing were:  Lacy's Stiff Stuff TM and Ultrasuede TM. We will provide an overview of the amazing qualities of Lacy's in addition to how Ultrasuede is an essential part of finishing and embellishing in the bead embroidery technique.

Lacy's Stiff Stuff TM comes in A4 size and has several qualities that make it a joy to work with.  It comes in white, however you can dye it with fabric dye to match the palette you are working with, so that the white does not come through the bead embroidery.  Doing that allows you to actually create a canvas that acts as a color filler in the background.  You can also use markers to fill an area for the same effect.  One sheet of Lacy's can go a long way, and all the leftovers and scraps can be used for smaller projects.  You can also draw a pattern or designs directly onto Lacy's after it has been dyed.  

What's great about this foundation medium is that it is stiff enough whereby, you do not require embroidery hoops and if you have to pull out beads after applying them, the material retains it's integrity and shape.  It also cuts very well and creates a smooth edge for finishing.
When adhering focal stones or cabochons it is very strong and retains it's shape particularly during the bezeling process when employing the backstitch.  Once the piece is completed on the foundation material of Lacy's it can even be glued to a brass base.  

The piece is then finished with UltrasuedeTM  whereby, the piece is cut out and creates a soft and plush backing and is sandwiched with a special back stitch technique employing beads. Ultrasuede is available in four colors:  Black, Tobacco, Silver Gray and Turquoise.  It too goes a long way and can be used for several projects. 

This is the end result, all of our class participants had approached this elaborate technique for the first time .  By using materials that work with you and are of the best quality allows you to invest time in pieces that will last and retain a high level of craftsmanship and artistry.  Both Lacy's Stiff Stuff, Ultrasuede and lots of beautiful artisanal glass cabochons are exclusively available for you at our LB o J'zazz shop in Shaab El Bahry. 
This is a Gary Wilson Semiprecious Stone: Lacy Jasper that was set on the foundation material and then bezeled one bead at a time in circular Peyote Stitch with vintage and Contemporary Seed  Beadsand Delicas.  Piece by Lubna Saif Abbas.Copyright Image 2010