Susan Sassoon The Phoenix Pendant

  • 10 Apr 2021
  • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Zoom
  • 0


  • public

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 The Phoenix Pendant


SJBS is happy to present Susan Sassoon, architect, and beadwork designer/instructor

Susan's work has been featured in many publications including Bead and Button, Beadwork, Bead Style, and Bead & Jewelry Magazine. In 2019, she was selected by Beadwork Magazine to be Designer of the Year where she shared one of her designs in each of the six issues for the year. Her work has placed in many competitions, including five Fire Mountain Gems beading contests. She is a member of the Beadsmith Inspiration Squad where she creates designs and patterns using the newest beads on the market. Susan’s specialty is her very clear, well diagrammed and easy to understand pdf patterns.  She sells her patterns and her Zoom classes on her website: .

The Phoenix pendant is an advanced beading project inspired by the techniques of Contemporary Geometric Beadwork. Students should have some experience with peyote stitch. The class will teach how to make peyote warped squares, scalloped edges, odd count turns and a pear shaped bezel with a closed back. Instructions for a simple peyote chain are also included, although students may choose to use other chain designs. The pattern is written in step by step format, so the ability to read a peyote graph or word chart is not required.

In order to cover the more difficult parts of the pattern during class time, it is recommended that students use the pattern, that will be emailed in advance of the class, to begin beading the bail.  

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate to advanced. Proficient with peyote stitch.

KITS:$85 + applicable tax/shipping. Kits include all beads for the pendant except needle and thread. Three (3) Kit Colorways: Blue/Gold; Cranberry/Rose; Turquoise/Silver. Kit purchase is optional for class registrants only must be made at least 3 weeks prior to the class to provide ample shipping time. Ordering info will be noted in the Supply List which is included with registrants’ Confirmation email.

SUPPLY LIST: Paid registrants will receive a Supply List 

TRUNK SHOW: Susan will offer students a 20% discount on kits and patterns for purchases made during the class.


FEEs: Member Early bird rate (paid registration Feb 5 to Feb 26) - $75*

Member Rate (paid registration Feb. 27 - March 26) - $85*

Non-member Rate (paid registration Feb 12 to March 26) - $95*

* To qualify for the SJBS Member rate, registrants must first renew or join SJBS before registering. 

There are no refunds for SJBS member rates after registering for classes as a non-member.

Please Note: 

The class size is limited, and registration deadline is midnight March 26, whichever occurs first. 

** There are no cancellations or refunds for Zoom classes.

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