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Sunburst Beaded Bowl


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Patti Jo Newsom

Friday, September 22

Full Day

9:00 am to 4:00 pm


Class description

Learn the tips and tricks for seed beading patterns on gourds. In this full day class, we will carve grooves to inlay leather cording, carve out an opening for the magnesite focal stone, and bead a sunburst pattern around the stone.

Each student will receive an opened, cleaned gourd ready to work on. All of the supplies needed to complete this project will be provided by the instructor.

This class is appropriate for beginner to advanced students. How far along you will get on this project will depend on your level of expertise. The students should be able to finish everything except the beading. However, everyone should be able to complete enough of the beading to get the basic pattern down and complete the rest of the beading on their own. Students who do not finish will be given the supplies they need to finish the project.

What you are required to bring

Each student is required to bring the following items to class:

  • Dust Mask
  • Eye Protection (glasses or safety glasses)
  • Rotary tool and all burrs (I will have some appropriate burrs to sell if you need them.)
  • Paint brushes (I will have some to sell if you need them.)


Some students like to use a hands-free magnifier when they bead. If you have one you'd like to use, bring it with you.

About the instructor

Patti Jo Newsom is an active member of the American Gourd Society, co-founder and co-chair of the Nevada Gourd Society, and director of the Pahrump Valley Gourd Patch. She is a certified Gare instructor and over the years she has experimented with a variety of artistic design techniques, painting on canvas, wood, and ceramics. For the past 10 years she has concentrated on her gourd art and teaching classes for those who want to learn her techniques.

Questions about this class?

Class Code: G-FRI-F-01

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