Imagine learning to make beautiful beaded gifts or accessories in three easy lessons! It’s possible with the help of passionate teacher Diane Mugford. This Hatzic Lake, British Columbia, designer considers herself a teacher first and a designer second because what she designs tends to be projects for her students.
“I am often asked to teach a program and I have to come up with a design that will be easy for beginners, but adaptable to increase the challenge,” Diane explains. “Many of my designs evolve because I am trying to solve a problem.” She says she had a watch that needed a strap, so she decided to bead a new strap. Then she decided she could make several and have a different strap everyday. The first project in Diane’s three part series beginning with this issue to teach peyote beading is a bracelet that could also be a new watch strap!