|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 Jun 3|| 11:30 AM || Mon Jul 17|| 11:30 AM|
|Wed Jun 7|| 11:30 AM || Thu Jul 27|| 11:30 AM|
|Mon Jun 12|| 11:30 AM || Sun Aug 6|| 12:30 PM|
|Tue Jun 20|| 11:30 AM || Thu Aug 17|| 11:30 AM|
|Sun Jun 25|| 12:30 PM || Sat Aug 19|| 11:30 AM|
|Wed Jul 5|| 11:30 AM || Mon Aug 21|| 11:30 AM|
|Sat Jul 8|| 11:30 AM || Fri Aug 25|| 11:30 AM|
|Wed Jul 12|| 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.)
|Thu Jun 1|| 11:30 AM || Sun Jul 23|| 12:30 PM|
|Sun Jun 11|| 12:30 PM || Mon Jul 31|| 11:30 AM|
|Thu Jun 15|| 11:30 AM || Mon Aug 7|| 11:30 AM|
|Sat Jun 24|| 11:30 AM || Tue Aug 15|| 11:30 AM|
|Thu Jun 29|| 11:30 AM || Sun Aug 20|| 12:30 PM|
|Thu Jul 6|| 11:30 AM || Sat Aug 26|| 11:30 AM|
|Mon Jul 10|| 11:30 AM || Thu Aug 31|| 11:30 AM|
|Fri Jul 21|| 11:30 AM || || |
|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. Practice materials included (final project materials extra). 3 hrs each session. $45 for part 1. Attendance at both sessions required.|
|Wed Jun 14|| 11:30 AM || || |
|Sun Jul 9|| 12:30 PM || || |
|Wed Aug 16|| 11:30 AM || || |
|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 May 31|| 11:30 AM || || |
|Wed Jun 21|| 11:30 AM || || |
|Sun Jul 16|| 12:30 PM || || |
|Wed Aug 23|| 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 Jun 13|| 11:30 AM || Mon Jul 24|| 11:30 AM|
|Fri Jun 30|| 11:30 AM || Fri Aug 18|| 11:30 AM|
|Fri Jul 14|| 11:30 AM || Wed Aug 30|| 11:30 AM|
|FLAT SPIRAL LAYERING NECKLACE|
|Everyone needs a layering necklace to spice up their jewelry wardrobe! This necklace is made with a flat spiral stitch that is simple & quick to make. The resulting necklace is light but strong. You can use any 3mm bead as your accent: firepolish, druks, rondels, or Swarovski all work! Appropriate for students with minimal bead weaving experience. Allow 2.5 hours. You may not finish in class, but you will have everything you need to finish on your own. $35 plus materials.|
|BEZEL SETTING WITHOUT SOLDERING WITH SULIE GIRARDI|
|If you haven't yet mastered soldering (or simply don't enjoy it!) you can still set cabochons in metal clay, using the right technique. In this class you will learn how to prevent the clay from splitting or breaking while still holding your stone securely. This class is for all levels, but is ideal for artists just beginning their metal clay journey. Best to be kiln fired, so you will need to return to claim your piece a day or 2 later. Class fee (includes kit): $160. Allow 4+ hours.|
|WOVEN HEART PENDANT WITH SULIE GIRARDI|
|Working with metal clay sheet can be quite a challenge! In this class you will discover how to manipulate strips of this material to create a beautiful woven panel, (several weaving patterns will be discussed) and then learn how to combine the panel with a base of metal clay to create a sturdy yet intricate pendant of any shape. Intermediate level. $125 includes kit. Allow 3 hours.|
|MOKUME GANE PENDANT WITH SULIE GIRARDI|
|Mokume-Gane translates to "wood grain metal." We will be working in copper & silver clays, combining them to make an intricate random pattern. This is always such a fun class, each piece will be different. Suitable for all levels. Pieces will be kiln fired the next day, so you will need to return to pick up your piece after a day or 2. Class fee $125, includes kit. Allow 3 hours.|
|SPARKLING OPEN RING WITH SULIE GIRARDI|
|This ring is made of sterling silver clay and fireable cz stones. It will need to be kiln fired for extra strength, so students will need to return after a day or two to claim their rings. Suitable for all levels, though some familiarity with metal clay is helpful. $125 includes kit. Allow 3 hours.|
|BLING RING WITH SULIE GIRARDI|
|These rings are fun to make, and utilize a somewhat different ring making technique: the shank and top are all one piece. The ring can be decorated as one wishes. Suitable for all levels, though some familiarity with metal clay is helpful. $125 includes kit. Allow 4 hours.|
|BIRD HOUSE PENDANT WITH SULIE GIRARDI|
|Learn to make a hollow form out of silver clay & decorate it as a tiny birdhouse, as intricate as you choose. Appropriate for advanced beginners or intermediate level metal clay students. Can be kiln or torch fired. $225 includes kit. Allow 5-6 hours (all day with a lunch break).|
|TILA STRETCHY BRACELET WORKSHOP|
|Come learn the right way to make these simple, trendy bracelets for summer! In just a few minutes you can learn all about how to put these beauties together, choosing the right elastic and finishing properly with a little flair. Beads not included. Good for beginners, allow about 20 minutes. FREE workshop! No pre registation requied for this demo-style workshop. Walk-ins welcome!|
|Make this beautiful necklace using seedbeads and crescents in your own colors. Versatile as a contemporary/traditional piece and wearable through all the seasons. Some beadweaving experience is required. Materials not included but you may come in a little earlier to pick them out. Instructor: Marianne Olbermann. $50. 3 hrs.|
|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! $70 plus materials, allow 4 hours. Taught in person by Carmelina Calabrese.|
|Learn to create these beautiful statement earrings that will make any outfit! Using chatons, rose montees, 2mm beads and seed beads, you will encapsulate crystals to make a statement worthy of a princess! For Intermediate level bead weavers, must be familiar with CRAW, RAW, and Peyote stitches. Allow up to 4 hours, $70 plus materials (available for purchase or bring your own). Designed & taught 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 Jun 16|| 11:30 AM || || |
|Fri Jul 28|| 11:30 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.