Sunday, November 11, 2012

N'debele Shifts Bracelet Class; Revisited This Saturday November 17

It seems that the most resonating and simple designs from my side of the teaching repertoire are in demand for us to bring back to the LB o J'zazz Zone.  Last week we brought back the FAB Cab Ring and this coming Saturday we will be reintroducing you to another favorite of our students and mine N'debele Shifts Bracelet.  Part of the Rope Explorations Series.
A melange of our students N'debele Shifts Bracelets

An age old technique rediscovered N'debele is an off loom weaving stitch that has sustained and evolved over hundreds of years in the heart of the Zulu region in South Africa.  A bold geometric and identifiable patterning, and the committed work of Zulu crafters has led to a revival and global recognition amongst makers that N'debele is here to stay.
A rich sampling of Czech seed beads in Size 8/0, Miyuki galvanized beads, light refracting triangle beads add to the melange of transitions and shifts you will make. You will learn how to create a rope in tubular form and build up a pattern, in addition to creating visual stops with transitions from seed beads to Crystal Pearls and Murano lamp-worked glass in this simple yet rich bracelet design.  A new yet easy snap closure solution will create a seamless ending for your final piece.

Date:  Saturday November 17,2012
Time:  9:30am-2:00pm
Technique:  Tubular N'debele / Herringbone Stitch (Off loom weaving)
Skill Level:  Beginners / Foundational 
Venue:  LB o J'zazz Beading Zone
Block 9 Street 6 House 13 (Side Basement Entrance) 

Object made and created by Lubna.

Four colorway custom designed kits will be available for you to select and pre-register at our Shaab Al Bahry location this  
Monday November 12,2012 | We gladly welcome KNET purchases
Shop hours are Saturdays-Thursdays 9:30am-1:00pm and 5:00pm-9:30pm.
For more information on class fees, materials and tools needed for the class you can go to  either send us an email to or contact us at 2261-0686 .

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