Master Beader Program

The Master Beader Program (MBP) is an innovative and adaptable beading instruction program structured around three increasingly skilled levels:

The Apprentice level will teach the new beader those fundamental skills needed regardless of what type of beading you pursue. You will learn the basics of stringing, knotting, how to use findings, how to choose materials, as well as the basics of color and design. You will also have an opportunity to explore various beading and bead-related techniques. Try your hand at peyote, herringbone (Ndebele), right angle weave, loom weaving, bead netting, chain maille, or any other technique that appeals to you. This level is designed to kindle your passion for beading!

As a Journeyman you will develop expertise in the techniques you learned as an Apprentice by experimenting with technique variations and working on increasingly complex projects. You will also be encouraged to explore some new technique or experiment with another bead-related medium such as wirework, polymer clay, precious metal clay, or felting.

At the Master level you will demonstrate your mastery of the craft. You will also select advanced experiences from a variety of choices such as:

  • Designing and teaching your own class
  • Research into the beading style of some historic period that you find intriguing
  • Designing and creating a piece for juried review
  • Writing an article to submit for publication in a print or online forum

As a participant you will get…

  • A detailed program guide
  • Progress logs
  • Expert mentoring
  • Help locating beading resources and instruction
  • Regular MBP get-togethers
  • A Master Beader Program Journal to record your journey

To sign up, download and send completed brochure form to:
Bead Bush Studio
PO Box 356
Deerfield, NH 03037

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An innovative three-level program designed to allow you to enjoy the challenge and explore the fun of beading as you become proficient at the techniques you love!

“My greatest bead accomplishment is joining the Master Beader Program in Deerfield and pushing myself as a beader to try new techniques and expand my horizons.”

“Before my Master Beader experience, I was always in a frenzy to find the exact bead called for. What fun it is to not be held back by those constraints any more! This alone has opened the door to so many possibilities.”

“I feel fortunate to have stumbled upon this program in which I have had the opportunity to meet wonderful, caring people who are eager to share their enthusiasm and ideas. I especially enjoy our Talking Beads meetings for this reason and for the new information about the beading world that is shared. Oh yes, and having two instructors who are knowledgeable, talented and compassionate doesn’t hurt either!” Barbara

“This program has definitely fueled my passion for beading and jewelry making. I had some limited experience beforehand but now I see the possibilities are endless! It has turned out to be so much more than I expected!”