Nevada Gourd Society

  Est 2016

Red Elephant Necklace

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Bettie Lake

Friday, September 13

Half Day

9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Class description

Join us as we enjoy creating this African influenced necklace. 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. 

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?

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