Loom Woven Bracelet with Olga Mihaylova
August 13 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Date: Saturday, August 13, 2022
Description: Students will learn to weave with beads to create a bracelet that is colorful and very comfortable to wear (it feels like fabric). The bracelet is finished with a wide box clasp that perfectly fits its width.
Tuition: $95 + $25-$35 materials fee
Materials: A materials kit will be provided with all of the beads, thread, clasp, crimps, crimp covers and needles needed to complete your bracelet. Students may choose to purchase the beading loom that will be used in class for an additional $10.
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.