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.