Nan Smith, a local beading artist, will lead a program on jewelry beading at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 28, at the Jackson County Library. During her workshop she will teach the group how to make seed bead and crystal earrings.
Smith has been a Dogwood Crafter in Dillsboro for about six years. She has won numerous award ribbons with the Extension Service Club and at the Mountain State Fair, including two Best in Show for beadwork.
After enlightening the audience about the history of beading, she will show various pieces of jewelry and tell how they are produced with patterns. Smith will teach the group how to make a simple pair of crystal and seed bead earrings.