Class and Workshop Schedule

At Gallery: Introduction to Peyote Stitch: Gold Band Bracelet


Peyote stitch dates back to ancient Egypt, evidenced by artifacts found in King Tutankhamun’s tomb. Also in North America, Native Americans, namely the Kiowa and Comanche tribes, use the stitch giving it its name.

This off-loom beading technique creates both flat bands and structural shapes. In this class, learn flat, odd-count peyote to create a flat and fluid bracelet. All it takes is Fireline thread, a beading needle and delica seed beads. By using the same basic thread path, the beads align with one another. Once the band is woven, you will learn how to attach it a clasp.

Please bring a bead mat, tape measure, scissors and magnification if you require it for close work.  No jewelry crafting experience required. Material fee paid directly to the instructor.

Spectrum Gallery adheres to all safety precautions during classes and workshops including social distancing, mask wearing and the use of hand sanitizer.

Date: Sunday, June 6

Time: 1:00-4:00pm

Cost: $45 plus Material fee of $21 paid directly to the instructor; Members save $4


It has been 25 years that Teaching Artist Lynn Sheft made her first necklace. She has sold her jewelry in gift shops, fashion boutiques and commissioned pieces in South Florida up until 2012 when she moved to Connecticut. Her designs are one-of-a-kind and feature natural semi-precious stones, pearls, Czech glass beads, Swarovski crystals, seed beads, and artistic lampwork beads. Metals of choice are sterling silver, Argentium silver, 14K gold and gold-filled, silver plate, pewter, brass, copper, and bronze. In 2017, she found her “happy place” when she was recruited by Bead Hive proprietor Rena Mulrain. She teaches classes there on a regular basis and shares many of her design ideas with her customers. Today, Lynn’s jewelry may be found at gift shops and Spectrum Gallery in Centerbrook, CT. When Lynn isn’t making jewelry, she is wool felting or writing fiction. She has written two suspense novels that are looking for a home with a literary agent. Her current project is ahistorical novel. Lynn makes her home with her family in Madison, CT.

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