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Faux Turquoise Necklace or Bowl

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Kennie Winter

Friday, September 8

Half Day

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Class description


This beautiful technique can be used in a variety of ways for adding interest to your gourd art. In this class, the faux turquoise technique will be applied to a necklace pendant made from a gourd shard, or around the rim of a gourd bowl. The instructor will provide a shard for anyone making a necklace, but those who want to do the rim of a bowl will need to bring their own 4 to 6 inch wide gourd, cleaned and cut prior to class.


In addition to the faux turquoise technique, you will learn to create a necklace bail with wire coiling-- turning your shard into a pretty necklace.

The instructor will supply gourd shards, some beads, paints, applicators, varnish, wire for coiling, Identi Pens, wipes, and a tutorial.

What you are required to bring


A pencil and a note pad

A wood burner (if you have one)

A small paint brush

Optional: A cleaned, class-ready gourd bowl if you don't want to make the necklace.

Optional: A work apron or a big shirt to protect your clothing.

Class cancellation policy

If you need to cancel this class, you MUST contact us before August 25, 2023 in order to receive a refund. Note that NGS will withhold $10 to cover processing fees. To cancel, call Patti Jo Newsom at 817-917-7873 or email us at


If this class does not meet its minimum number of students by August 25th, the class will be cancelled, you will be contacted, and your registration fee will be refunded.

All classes are subject to change.       

About the instructor


​I have been decorating gourds for over 20 years. I have a background in watercolor painting and various crafts. I love learning new techniques and then putting my own spin on them. Wood burning and beading on gourds are favorites. And I love sharing my passion for gourds with others.

Questions about this class?


Kennie Winter can be contacted at

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