|INTRODUCTORY CLASS: STRINGING|
|Learn to design and make your own necklace or bracelet. This class will introduce you to all the different types of stringing materials and tools as well as how to attach a clasp. You will design and make one bracelet in the class using semi precious stones. Absolutely no experience necessary. Instructors: Staff. 2 hours; $40 (includes all materials.)|
|Sat Dec 3|| 11:30 AM || || |
|Thu Dec 8|| 11:30 AM || || |
|Mon Dec 12|| 11:30 AM || || |
|Sat Dec 17|| 11:30 AM || || |
|INTRODUCTORY CLASS: WIRE WRAPPING|
|In this class you will design and make a pair of dangling earrings (either 2-drop or 3-drop) using semi precious stones. You will learn how to select the best wire for your project and two approaches to attaching beads so they dangle from your piece. No pre-requisites or experience is necessary to take this class, but we suggest that you take Introduction to Stringing first. Instructors: Staff. 2 hours; $40(includes all materials.)
|Tue Nov 29|| 11:30 AM || Fri Dec 16|| 11:30 AM|
|Mon Dec 5|| 11:30 AM || Tue Dec 27|| 11:30 AM|
|Sun Dec 11|| 12:30 PM || || |
|BEADWEAVING BASICS - PART 1|
|Come learn Bead Weaving Basics, the art of weaving jewelry with just a needle, thread, and beads. In this comprehensive, 2 PART intro class you will learn about the best stringing materials, beads, and needles to use for your projects; how how to read a bead weaving pattern, and three basic stitches: ladder, flat herringbone, and even-count peyote. You will make your own bracelet: in PART 1 you will learn the stitches, then choose one to make your breaclet, where you will finish this step at home. In PART 2 you will learn to embellish the band you started, and attach a clasp. Taught by Sandra. All materials included. 3 hrs each session. $45 for part 1. Attendance at both sessions required.|
|HERRINGBONE BUGLE & CRYSTAL BAND|
|Loved Bead Weaving Basics? Ready for more? In this "Beadweaving 2" class you will learn a new stitch - decreasing brick stitch - and combine it with the herringbone and ladder to make a beautiful bracelet. Taught by Sandra. 3 hours, $45 plus materials.|
|BEADWEAVING BASICS - PART 2|
|THIS CLASS IS THE SECOND HALF OF BEADWEAVING BASICS. In this session you will take the band you beaded at home and learn different ways to embellish the edges, plus how to attach the clasp of your choice. Allow 3 hours, taught by Sandra. PREREQUISITE: PART 1. $40|
|Wed Nov 30|| 11:30 AM || || |
|Wed Dec 21|| 11:30 AM || || |
|INTRODUCTORY CLASS: KNOTTING WITH SILK|
|Knotting not only protects delicate beads, but the knots can be used as a design element; knotting with leather is especially popular today. In this class you will make a 'tin cup' style necklace with large fresh water pearls, Swarovski bicones, and a sterling silver clasp. Instructors: Staff. 2 hours; $45(includes all materials).|
|Tue Dec 6|| 11:30 AM || || |
|Fri Dec 30|| 11:30 AM || || |
|POLISHED PADDLE EARRINGS|
|Need a quick holiday gift? No experience is required for this class! Whether you wear your hair long or short, you will be noticed when you wear these fun earrings. You will learn how to make magic loops all the exact same size. Select your favorite color of Swarovski or Chinese crystals and our plated findings. Bet you can't make just one pair!!! 1 hour. $35 plus beads. (Plated findings kit included).|
|Fri Dec 2|| 11:30 AM || || |
|Mon Dec 19|| 11:30 AM || || |
|BLOOMING DAHLIA NECKLACE|
|EDWIN BATRES' designs have been featured in bead magazines around the world-- we are so lucky to have him come teach one of his newest desgns, the Blooming Dahlia! This new necklace is his humble attempt to recreate the beautiful dahlias that bloomed in his garden last summer. Using seed beads in various sizes and colors you will create overlapping petals and textures that together fuse into a symphony of beauty. For Intermediate level bead weavers. Prerequisites: must know peyote, netting, and herringbone stitches. In class you will be able to complete one flower, one leaf, and how to attach them together. Allow 5 hours. $75 plus materials.|
|It's Christmas in July! Now is the time to start making these beautiful ornament enhancers so you have have several ready before Christmas season. Carmelina has designed these beauties with the intermediate level beader in mind -- anyone with any bead weaving experience is welcome! $65 plus materials, allow 4 hours. Taught in person by Carmelina Calabrese.|
|LIZ NECKLACE BY EDGAR LOPEZ|
|Did you miss out on Edgar's BeadFest Master Class? Come take it with us! Join Edgar for his Liz Necklace, which can be made in several versions. THIS IS A 2-PART CLASS. Intermediate level, prior beadweaving experience required. Kits will be available upon request, ranging from $200-$230. Class fee for both days is $150. Allow 5 hours each day. You will required to do some homework in between classes.|
|Fri Dec 16|| 11:00 AM || || |
|Fri Feb 10|| 11:00 AM || || |
To register for any class, you must call to pre-pay and check availability:
. We don't take reservations via email or from the
website because the attendance books are kept at the front desk, and only prepaid reservations are recorded.
So please telephone during store hours to sign up for any class.
ALL CLASSES MUST BE PRE-REGISTERED AND PRE-PAID
- Advanced registration and full deposit are required for any class.
- Space is limited and reservations will not be held without payment
- Anyone 14 years of age or older may register for a class.
- No refunds or transfers for no-shows or for cancellations made less
than 3 days in advance of your class.
- We reserve the right to cancel any class, in which case we will issue full refunds.
- Use of tools is included.
- We reserve the right to substitute comparable beads and
components in class project kits based on availability of materials.
Materials for classes will always be available for purchase on the day of the class.
When attending a class with us, we kindly request that you support our shop by not using beads purchased elsewhere.