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Uplevel Your Earrings: Hoop Earrings!

2047

Price: $25.00

Date: 07/19/2019

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 1:30 pm

After you have fun with our Beginner Jewelry Making class, you’re ready to up your game and make all sorts of fun earring designs.  This Hoop Earrings class is one of three earrings classes you can take to learn different skills and and techniques to take your earring designs to the next level.  In this class you'll learn:  Creating wire hoops, wire teardrops, flexible teardrops, and beading pre-made hoop findings.
$25, 2 hours, includes supplies for 4 pairs of earrings.  
Pre-requisite is beginner jewelry making.

Available Spaces: 4

Saturday Morning Bead Social

2081

Free Event

Date: 07/20/2019

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Sometimes the hardest part of doing a craft is finding the time and space.  We're happy to give you the opportunity to get together with other beaders and jewelry makers right here in our classroom once a week (twice if you include Tuesday evening Open Beading).  Bring your project or get started on something completely new.  Helpful staff and friendly fellow crafters are always available to help when you hit a snag, whether it's choosing the right colors for your project or getting you through a tricky new stitch.

We're proud members of a large local beading community and glad to open up our space to gather in.

Come bead something!

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Bead Weaving for Beginners

2091

Price: $25.00

Date: 07/20/2019

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Want to make the jump from big beads to small ones? In this class, we'll teach you how to weave using needle, thread, and seed beads. And yes, it is a lot easier than it looks! Give us a couple hours and you'll see why so many people find bead weaving a relaxing and meditative craft -- you'll never watch TV empty-handed again.  You'll be learning Peyote stitch, and we'll introduce you to the world of seed beads, supplies, techniques and more.

This class is designed for absolute beginners. Supplies are included.

Staff instructor is Gail. She's been teaching people how to bead for more than 13 years.

Available Spaces: 1

Get Started with Bead Embroidery

2095

Price: $45.00

Date: 07/22/2019

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Bead embroidery is a foundation stitch, one of those skills that you want to have in your beading arsenal.  There's no substitution for it!  Gail will teach you how to use needle and thread on a backing material to capture cabochons and create decorative rows of beads for this dense, fabric-like stitching.  Bead embroidery has been practiced for hundreds of years by many cultures but remains very adaptive and modern.  You don't want to skip this one!

Your class fee includes a kit ($40 value) and full color instructions.

Instructor is Gail DeLuca.

Available Spaces: 4

Crystal Rivoli Pendant

2096

Price: $35.00

Date: 07/23/2019

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Crystal Rivoli Pendant

Learn to capture and embellish a Swarovski Rivoli in this intermediate bead weaving class.  I'll guide beginners through, but I highly recommend you have taken at least one seed bead stitching class with us prior to tackling this project.  Knowledge of Flat Peyote stitch is recommended for this class.  If you haven't done that yet, our Beginner Bead Weaving class will get you the experience you need!

Instructor is Gail.  Kit included!

Available Spaces: 3

Leather and Peyote Stitch Tassel

2093

Price: $40.00

Date: 07/25/2019

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

leather tassel

Leather and Peyote Stitch Tassel

Learn how to make these cool custom tassels using Peyote Stitch, leather and a metal ring.  Gail will teach you Peyote Stitch, even if you haven't done it before.

Your class kit includes beads, needle, thread, leather and a handmade metal ring made by Gail.

No previous experience needed! However, beginners will probably not finish the stitching and assembly in class.  No worries - Gail will demonstrate every step in class, and you'll have a detailed tutorial to take home with you so you can confidently finish on your own (and make more!)

Instructor is Gail DeLuca. Supplies included in cost of class. Plan on getting here ten minutes early so that class can start on time.

 

Available Spaces: 5

Bead Embroidered Heart Pendant

2094

Price: $40.00

Date: 07/26/2019

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Bead embroidery is stitching beads onto a surface material, and is yet another way we can play with our beads!  In this project, we'll stitch a variety of bead shapes, sizes and types.  You'll learn some basic stitches, then get turned loose and design your own heart with the beads provided.  A complete kit (several color options will be available!) is included - you just need to bring your creativity and maybe some magnification!

Your class kit includes beads, needle, thread, beading foundation, backing material.  There is some gluing involved in the finish, so if you don't get that far you will need to either purchase the appropriate glue (we have it!) or make another shop visit to use a bit of ours.

No previous experience needed! However, you will probably not finish the stitching and assembly in class.  No worries - Gail will demonstrate every step in class, and you'll have a detailed tutorial to take home with you so you can confidently finish on your own (and make more!)

Instructor is Gail DeLuca. Supplies included in cost of class. Plan on getting here ten minutes early so that class can start on time.

 

Available Spaces: 6

Saturday Morning Bead Social

2082

Free Event

Date: 07/27/2019

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Sometimes the hardest part of doing a craft is finding the time and space.  We're happy to give you the opportunity to get together with other beaders and jewelry makers right here in our classroom once a week (twice if you include Tuesday evening Open Beading).  Bring your project or get started on something completely new.  Helpful staff and friendly fellow crafters are always available to help when you hit a snag, whether it's choosing the right colors for your project or getting you through a tricky new stitch.

We're proud members of a large local beading community and glad to open up our space to gather in.

Come bead something!

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Brick Stitch Earrings

2086

Price: $25.00

Date: 07/29/2019

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

brick stitch fringe earrings

brick stitch fringe earrings

This is a classic style and design of traditional Native American beadwork. Whether or not you've done brick stitch before – also known as Comanche stitch – you will want to make a pair of these earrings. And once you've got a taste for them, the possibilities are only as limited as your imagination!

Beadweaving experience is super helpful, but Gail will patiently instruct beginners in this class. 

Staff instructor is Gail.  Supplies are not included, but we do have kits available in all new colors!

Available Spaces: 4

Tuesday Evening Open Beading - Free!

2080

Free Event

Date: 07/30/2019

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Sometimes the hardest part of doing a craft is finding the time and space.  We're happy to give you the opportunity to get together with other beaders and jewelry makers right here in our classroom.  Bring your project or get started on something completely new.  Helpful staff and friendly fellow crafters are always available to help when you hit a snag, whether it's choosing the right colors for your project or getting you through a tricky new stitch.

We're proud members of a large local beading community and glad to open up our space to gather in.  Many attendees stop and pick up dinner on their way over - you are welcome to bring food and drink into our classroom.  Just beware that our staff kitty, Gypsy may beg for his share!

The Tuesday Open Beading is every Tuesday, 5-9pm, EXCEPT 4th Tuesdays when we host the Knoxville Chapter of the Embroider's Guild of America.  (You're welcome to come to those meetings a guest, for a couple times before becoming a dues paying member!). 

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Tree of Life Pendant

2099

Price: $25.00

Date: 07/30/2019

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

tree of lifeThese beautiful and intricate-looking wire trees are all over Pinterest.  Don't let their looks fool you, this is a beginners wire project.  Yup, even completely newbies to wire working can make these.  The irregularity of gemstone chips and delicacy of twisted wire give the impression of something done with incredible detail -- and you can convince everyone you slaved over it for days -- but you'll finish your first one in class, and you'll be churning them out after!

These trees make especially good gifts.  Choose your giftees birthstone or favorite color and whip up a one-of-a-kind present like no other.

This class is great for beginners, but we recommend having taken our Jewelry Making for Beginners class.

Staff instructor is Michelle.  Supplies not included.

Available Spaces: 1

Jewelry Making for Beginners

2077

Price: $25.00

Date: 08/03/2019

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

jewelry-for-beginners

Making jewelry is fun, affordable, and so easy to learn. We'll prove it in this class just for newcomers. Learn how to string a bracelet and make earrings -- everything you need to know to start your new habit hobby. We'll also provide all the supplies. All you need to bring is yourself and some creativity (and maybe some glasses).

This class is designed for absolute beginners. Come join us for a couple hours and pick up a great new craft!

Staff instructor is Gail. She's been teaching people how to bead for over thirteen years!

 

Available Spaces: 3

Saturday Morning Bead Social

2083

Free Event

Date: 08/03/2019

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Sometimes the hardest part of doing a craft is finding the time and space.  We're happy to give you the opportunity to get together with other beaders and jewelry makers right here in our classroom once a week (twice if you include Tuesday evening Open Beading).  Bring your project or get started on something completely new.  Helpful staff and friendly fellow crafters are always available to help when you hit a snag, whether it's choosing the right colors for your project or getting you through a tricky new stitch.

We're proud members of a large local beading community and glad to open up our space to gather in.

Come bead something!

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Lenora Bracelet (includes kit!)

2103

Price: $40.00

Date: 08/10/2019

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Lenora Bracelet

Lenora Bracelet

Give this Lenora bracelet a try - it features easy component stitching with this Trendsetter pattern from our friends at Starman. This project uses 5 kinds of beads, including Quadra tiles and two sizes of Demi rounds. We've put together some beautiful kits in several colors to make it easy for you, and are offering the class in August 2019 for the cost of the kit - what a great value!
We have lots of kits in stock, so if you can't make the class, drop by and grab a kit before they're gone!

Beginners welcome, but some stitching experience is super helpful.  Try our Bead Weaving for Beginners class to get started!

Instructor is Gail DeLuca.  A complete class kit including beads, thread and clasp is included in your registration fee.

Available Spaces: 6

Two-Drop Peyote Beaded Bangle

2101

Price: $25.00

Date: 08/17/2019

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

In this class, Gail will teach you two-drop peyote and how to stitch it all together around a solid form -- a velvety brass bangle made specially for stitching!  Using Delica beads makes for tidy beadwork and the bangle is a very modern and professional finish.  But don't worry about this one taking ages.  That two-drop technique speeds it along considerably!  Bangles come in only one size, so if it doesn't fit, She'll teach you how to make a soft bracelet with a clasp!  Either way you get to stitch a fun pattern and learn two-drop peyote.

Beginners welcome, but some stitching experience is super helpful.  Try our Bead Weaving for Beginners class to get started!

Instructor is Gail DeLuca.  Supplies are not included.

Available Spaces: 4

Lenora Bracelet (includes kit!)

2102

Price: $40.00

Date: 08/19/2019

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Lenora Bracelet

Lenora Bracelet

Give this Lenora bracelet a try - it features easy component stitching with this Trendsetter pattern from our friends at Starman. This project uses 5 kinds of beads, including Quadra tiles and two sizes of Demi rounds. We've put together some beautiful kits in several colors to make it easy for you, and are offering the class in August 2019 for the cost of the kit - what a great value!
We have lots of kits in stock, so if you can't make the class, you can always drop by and grab a kit before they're gone!

Beginners welcome, but some stitching experience is super helpful.  Try our Bead Weaving for Beginners class to get started!

Instructor is Gail DeLuca.  A complete class kit including beads, thread and clasp is included in your registration fee.

Available Spaces: 4

Good Luck Dolls and Sidekicks with Melody MacDuffee

2108

Price: $50.00

Date: 08/23/2019

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

dolls and animals

Good luck dolls and sidekicks

For wild women only, this is Mel's favorite class to teach.  Lots of giggling happens in this class as you learn to make "good ju-ju" dolls that hold infinite possibilities for colors...and coiffures.  Then go on to create a fanciful animal sidekick: a horse, zebra, giraffe, sheep, dog - or some whole new species of animal!

This class is great for beginners, and those with more experience will enjoy the projects and the opportunity to take a class with a world class instructor.

Instructor is Melody MacDuffee, author of four books, three of them on wirework.  Melody has taught her distinctive jewelry-making techniques all over the U.S. and as far away as Morocco and West Africa.  Her Craftsy instructional video, Filigree Jewelry with a Twist!, came out in 2015 and she has been a guest artist on Jewelry Television's Jewel School several times.

Supplies are included in this class, and tools will be provided for you to use during class.

 

Available Spaces: 8

Ladder Earrings with Melody MacDuffee

2109

Price: $40.00

Date: 08/23/2019

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

ladder earrings

Ladder Earrings

Learn to make these straight up-and-down earrings that are casual yet elegant...and surprisingly easy to make!

This class is great for beginners, and those with more experience will enjoy the projects and the opportunity to take a class with a world class instructor.

Instructor is Melody MacDuffee, author of four books, three of them on wirework.  Melody has taught her distinctive jewelry-making techniques all over the U.S. and as far away as Morocco and West Africa.  Her Craftsy instructional video, Filigree Jewelry with a Twist!, came out in 2015 and she has been a guest artist on Jewelry Television's Jewel School several times.

Wire and beads are included in this class.  Tools will be provided for you to use during class.

 

Available Spaces: 8

Quick and Easy Wire Bezel with Melody MacDuffee

2107

Price: $40.00

Date: 08/24/2019

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

quick and easy wire bezels

Quick & Easy Bezels

A unique yet quick and easy way to attractively bezel cabochons without the need for soldering or torches.  Make a pendant and begin a beaded chain or make a pair of earrings with long, graceful hooks.

This class is great for beginners, and those with more experience will enjoy the projects and the opportunity to take a class with a world class instructor.

Instructor is Melody MacDuffee, author of four books, three of them on wirework.  Melody has taught her distinctive jewelry-making techniques all over the U.S. and as far away as Morocco and West Africa.  Her Craftsy instructional video, Filigree Jewelry with a Twist!, came out in 2015 and she has been a guest artist on Jewelry Television's Jewel School several times.

Wire and accent beads are included in this class, and you will need to supply a cabochon you purchase or bring.  (Melody always brings lots of beautiful and affordable cabs to shop from!). Tools will be provided for you to use during class.

 

Available Spaces: 8

Multi-Bangles with Melody MacDuffee

2110

Price: $40.00

Date: 08/24/2019

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

multi bangles

Multi-Bangles

Learn to make go-with-everything, beaded and unbeaded bangles that you can mix, match and stack.

This class is great for beginners, and those with more experience will enjoy the projects and the opportunity to take a class with a world class instructor.

Instructor is Melody MacDuffee, author of four books, three of them on wirework.  Melody has taught her distinctive jewelry-making techniques all over the U.S. and as far away as Morocco and West Africa.  Her Craftsy instructional video, Filigree Jewelry with a Twist!, came out in 2015 and she has been a guest artist on Jewelry Television's Jewel School several times.

Wire and accent beads are included in this class. Tools will be provided for you to use during class.

 

Available Spaces: 8

Shoulder Sweeper Earrings with Melody MacDuffee

2111

Price: $40.00

Date: 08/25/2019

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 1:30 pm

shoulder sweeper earrings

Shoulder Sweepers

These "Shoulder Sweepers" can be made shorter...or even longer.  Make the top findings colorful or stick to more subtle metallics, and then string as many colors as you like to create a pair of distinctive conversation starters.

This class is great for beginners, and those with more experience will enjoy the projects and the opportunity to take a class with a world class instructor.

Instructor is Melody MacDuffee, author of four books, three of them on wirework.  Melody has taught her distinctive jewelry-making techniques all over the U.S. and as far away as Morocco and West Africa.  Her Craftsy instructional video, Filigree Jewelry with a Twist!, came out in 2015 and she has been a guest artist on Jewelry Television's Jewel School several times.

Wire and beads are included in this class. Tools will be provided for you to use during class.

 

Available Spaces: 6

Make Your Own Findings with Melody MacDuffee

2112

Price: $40.00

Date: 08/25/2019

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

make your own findings

Make your own findings

Learn to make simple yet decorative clasps, ear wires, head pins and bead wraps to use in your own creations.

This class is great for adventurous beginners, and those with more experience will enjoy the projects and the opportunity to take a class with a world class instructor.

Instructor is Melody MacDuffee, author of four books, three of them on wirework.  Melody has taught her distinctive jewelry-making techniques all over the U.S. and as far away as Morocco and West Africa.  Her Craftsy instructional video, Filigree Jewelry with a Twist!, came out in 2015 and she has been a guest artist on Jewelry Television's Jewel School several times.

Wire and beads are included in this class. Tools will be provided for you to use during class.

 

Available Spaces: 8

Beginner Kumihimo

2104

Price: $35.00

Date: 08/27/2019

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

kumihimo

This Japanese braiding technique (pronounced: koo-mee-hee-moh) has been around for well over a thousand years.  With new tool designs and modern fibers, this ancient technique is easy to learn and travels well, making it popular with jewelry makers all over the world.  In this beginner class you'll learn how to do a simple eight strand braid perfect for necklaces and bracelets.  It's also the technique to learn before you move on to braiding with beads.  (And yes, we offer that class as well!)

Supplies are included, and your supply kit includes a Kumihimo disk, 8 bobbins, satin cord, end caps and clasp.

Available Spaces: 4


 

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