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Advanced Tricks of the Trade


Have you mastered TBS signature Tricks of the Trade class and want to move forward? This 8 page full-color PDF will teach you how to color palette and use pastels, select your material, weave strands, wire-wrap organically and finish your many strands of color! Download after completing purchase, in PDF format.

Happy Beading!


Level: Intermediate

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  • - 1 Flat pendant or bead approximately 2-3"
    in length to use as a focal point
  • - ½ yard Suede, organza or ribbon of choice
  • - package size 11/0 seed beads in:
    clear, clear AB, transparent grey and light,
    medium and dark shades in every
    color of your palette
  • - A variety of 3mm and 4mm bicone crystals in a
    variety of colors including clear and clear AB
  • - An assortment of shapes, sizes and
    colors of crystals to match your palette
  • - A selection of freshwater pearls,
    approximately ½ strand of each
    ranging in sizes from 2mm-9mm plus coin and bark shapes
  • - 3-6 strands Gemstones in various shapes
    and sizes, including a strand in almost clear like
    quartz crystal or pale,
    transparent aquamarine, citrine, etc
  • - 36 inches assorted beads in your palette in a
    range of shapes, textures and sizes.
    These can be glass, wood, metal, bone, stone,
    shell or anything that catches your eye





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