Dagger Necklace with Olga Mihaylova
December 10 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Date: Saturday, December 10, 2022
Description: Students will learn a variation of the spiral rope stitch to make this stunning Dagger Necklace. The necklace lays beautifully and feels great against the skin. Students likely won’t finish the entire necklace during the three hour workshop, but will have all of the skills and materials necessary to complete the necklace at home. Students are also welcome to stay in the Studio at Contemporary Craft throughout the afternoon to complete their necklace.
Tuition: $55 + $50 materials fee
Materials: A materials kit will be provided with Czech daggers, Swarovski crystals, seed beads and a sterling silver clasp and extension chain. Several color ways will be available to choose from.
Location: Contemporary Craft (5645 Butler St., Pittsburgh, PA 15201)
COVID-19: In accordance with current CDC guidance – we are recommending all visitors wear a mask. Please note that the recommendation applies to teaching artists, resident artists, students and guests attending events taking place at CC.
Cancellations and Refunds: Workshop cancellations are decided three business days before the start date. If workshops must be cancelled due to insufficient enrollment, the entire class fee will be refunded through Eventbrite, or you may leave your workshop fee in your Contemporary Craft account for future workshops.
Refund Policy: Student refund requests must be made at least three business days before a class begins. There will be a $25 cancellation fee. No refunds will be given without three-business days notice. Processing of refunds takes approximately three weeks.
About the Artist
Olga creates her jewelry by crocheting, stitching, and weaving thousands of tiny glass beads together. Basic geometric shapes flow into organic forms, producing clean, elegant designs. The earth tone color palette and soft textures make her contemporary pieces versatile and comfortable to wear.
Olga’s signature style derives from her use of bead crochet. This centuries-old technique allows for great creative freedom when combined with modern materials. A crochet hook, thread and beads is all that’s needed to create anything from simple ropes to nature inspired sculptural shapes. The resulting pieces exhibit a unique fiber-like quality.
Originally from Bulgaria, a land with rich craft heritage, Olga has lived in the United States for the past twenty years. Her fascination with the art of beadwork was a natural expansion of her love of fiber arts. An exciting challenge for a self-taught artist, the new medium with its abundance of colors, shapes, and finishes opened new paths for artistic expression. The infinite possibilities and meditative quality of this ancient craft has kept Olga’s focus ever since.