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Beaded Medallion Testimonial

Beaded Medallion Testimonial

“This fall I was able to take a Navajo embroidered beading class with Jen Ben. In this class we learned how to use all of the tools and techniques to create our own necklace medallion. Once the basic skills were learned, Jen worked with each of us on how we could take our ideas and translate them into this art form. I worked on making an anatomical heart medallion that was made into a necklace. We work through concept, possible issues with design, how I could create the appropriate edging and creating the necklace. All of these steps were broken down into steps that were doable and repeatable. Jen worked with the group each week but also met for individual consultations to address issues that were specific to our personal projects. It was amazing the variety of works that were created through this workshop and that we were all given the power to feel like we could do it on our own! I have since made several necklaces and a bracelet, with plans to continue on my beading journey. It was such a great community that Jen and Shay were able to create within this class! Thank you very much for making this possible!”


- Rachel  Welch
(IA Visual Arts Faculty)
[Beaded Medallion Testimonial]

Idyllwild Arts
2021-04-06T14:20:00+00:00

- Rachel  Welch
(IA Visual Arts Faculty)
[Beaded Medallion Testimonial]

“This fall I was able to take a Navajo embroidered beading class with Jen Ben. In this class we learned how to use all of the tools and techniques to create our own necklace medallion. Once the basic skills were learned, Jen worked with each of us on how we could take our ideas and translate them into this art form. I worked on making an anatomical heart medallion that was made into a necklace. We work through concept, possible issues with design, how I could create the appropriate edging and creating the necklace. All of these steps were broken down into steps that were doable and repeatable. Jen worked with the group each week but also met for individual consultations to address issues that were specific to our personal projects. It was amazing the variety of works that were created through this workshop and that we were all given the power to feel like we could do it on our own! I have since made several necklaces and a bracelet, with plans to continue on my beading journey. It was such a great community that Jen and Shay were able to create within this class! Thank you very much for making this possible!”
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