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February Meet & Workshop – Russian Spiral Rope

February 21 @ 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm

In this workshop we will work on the Russian Spiral rope. It is a variation of tubular netting. The rope is fun to make, easy to transform with simple change of the type or size of the beads. Russian Spiral can be used for necklaces, bracelets and earrings.

Materials/tools to bring

There will be NO kit. Please bring the following items to class. See the additional item below.*

6lb FireLine beading thread (or your favorite beading thread)
#10 or #12 long beading needle
11/0 seed beads (or 15/0)
8/0 seed beads
Clasp – lobster claw and closed jump ring, toggle, magnet, etc.
2 headpins
Flush cutter
Flat nose and round nose pliers
Beading mat
Spot light and extension cord if needed
Optional bugle beads

*ALSO – 2 cord ends (with hole, not glue-on)

NOTE: Project will NOT be finished in class.

$5 Guest Fee (can be applied to membership), Members Free

Anita Beren
Anita Beren of IzzyDavid Designs is a bead embroidery artist from the south shore. Since she was a young girl she has had a love for seed beads. All that was needed was a tube of tiny beads and some string or wire and creations were made and shared with family and friends. Much of the inspiration for her designs come from nature and her surroundings. She enjoys working with many different mediums to create beautiful wearable pieces of art. Incorporating beads, semi-precious gems, metal components, glass, polymer clay and common items with beautiful fabrics and threads complete a wearable design.

Anita teaches bead embroidery. She is also the Vice President of Beadesigner International, a local bead society based in Lexington, MA.

The idea for the business name IzzyDavid Designs was born in honor of two very special men in her life. Her father Isadore (Izzy) and brother David, who lost their lives at an early age to health issues.

When Anita is not beading, she is a Document Control Specialist for an engineering company. She lives in Wellesley, MA and has two grown sons. She enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.

Anita is available to:
Create Custom designs, Teach bead embroidery, Host Beading parties, Refresh old jewelry designs

For questions or special requests please contact Anita at:



Victoria Bezpalko
My passion for beading started years ago in the Ukraine. While at a craft show, I fell in love with intricate beadwork an elderly women was working on. She kindly agreed to teach me a few beading techniques, and then I was hooked for life. Since beads were not available in stores at that time, I raided my grandmother’s and aunt’s jewelry boxes. To this day I feel sorry about destroying many beautiful, intact necklaces in the quest to find beads for new projects of my own design.

Here, in America, I face a different issue: there are so many beads available, in so many shapes, colors, and sizes, it makes it difficult to choose, and to control myself from buying way too much. I’m a big believer that finishing details play a big role in appearance of the finished project. I love to have different findings on-hand and collect them from my travel around the world. It’s better to have too many bead caps and fancy clasps than get frustrated if I cannot find THE ONE I need in the middle of the night to finish the bracelet.

I love to explore working with a variety of materials such as chainmail and form folding but beads are my comfort zone. Experimenting with different off-loom stitches, kumihimo, and bead crochet, gives me a thrill of discovery and achievement.


February 21
6:45 pm - 8:45 pm
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Anita Beren


Lexington Community Center
39 Marrett Rd (Route 2A)
Lexington, MA 02421 United States
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  • In the event of extreme weather conditions and the need to close, the LCC will post a phone message.
  • Meetings and workshops are generally at the Lexington Community Center (LCC), 39 Marrett Road (Route 2A) Lexington, MA 02421, 781-698-4870.
  • Some BDI Members Meetings will be held as off-site workshops, so check our website and calendar regarding venues.
  • We welcome guests at regular monthly meetings, as space permits. There is a Guest Fee of $5.00 that may be applied toward membership.
  • Guests may also attend workshops, as space allows, with a $5.00 or $10.00 Guest Fee. see specific event for details.
  • Please note that BDI’s Annual Members Meeting and Dinner, scheduled for June 20th, 2018, is free for paid members.
  • Directions: From Route 95/128, exit at Route 2A East. Follow Marrett Rd, crossing Waltham Street. Enter through the Scottish Rite Museum gate on the left. From Lexington Center, head east on Massachusetts Ave, toward Arlington. Turn right on Marrett Road (Rt 2A), then an immediate right into Scottish Rite Museum gate. The LCC is at the top of the hill, to the left of the parking lot.
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