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Free Class - Simple Spiral

1980

Free Event

Date: 02/18/2019

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Great for beginners!  Learn how to do a simple spiral - it's easy.  Already know how to do it?  Come on over anyway and we'll teach you a variation.  This is an excellent class for you to try out seed bead stitching to see if you like it.

Class is free with purchase of supplies.  Register to reserve your space in class!  We have a limit of four students for this class.

Staff instructor is Michelle.

Available Spaces: 1

Uplevel Your Earrings: Briolette Wraps!

1990

Price: $25.00

Date: 02/19/2019

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:30 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.  We offer three versions of this class following on three different styles of earrings.  In this class you'll learn: Wrapped loops, briolette wraps for top-drilled beads, dangles using chain, and how to make your own headpins. 
$25, 2 hours, includes supplies for 4 pairs of earrings.  
Pre-requisite for all classes is beginner jewelry making.
Take these classes in no particular order!

Available Spaces: 3

Gail's Famous & Addictive Beaded Beads

1981

Price: $25.00

Date: 02/22/2019

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

gail's beaded bead
We all love instant gratification projects. Okay, no beadwork is instantly gratifying, but these come close. You can sit down and finish one of these in fifteen minutes -- less for you quick stitchers. These little beaded beads are also just plain fun. Turn them into earrings or string a bunch of them onto leather for a necklace that will go with any and everything in your closet. Heck, just put them in a bowl and admire them. Promise you won't be able to stitch just one.

This class is great for beginners!

Staff instructor is Michelle. Supplies are not included in the cost of the class.

Available Spaces: 3

Simply Soldered Findings for Beaders

1967

Price: $165.00

Date: 02/23/2019

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Simple soldering doesn’t need to be complicated, but it does take practice once you learn the basics. In this class, Gail will teach you how to solder jump rings, make a toggle clasp set, and make ball-end head pins and ear wires. You will leave with the knowledge, tools and supplies to keep practicing at home, build your skills, and make more findings.  Your class kit includes a torch, basic soldering tools and chemicals, sterling silver supplies (enough to make 10 toggles, 10 pairs of ear wires, 16 head pins and 25 soldered jump rings) and step by step instructions.

This class is great for beginners, and includes tools and supplies.  Everything you need to solder at home!

Instructor is Gail.

Available Spaces: 0

Saturday Morning Bead Social

1985

Free Event

Date: 02/23/2019

Start time: 10:30 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

Beginners Kumihimo

1982

Price: $35.00

Date: 02/25/2019

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, but it's hit it big with beaders here in the US within the past few.  In our beginners 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're going to be teaching that soon as well!)

Supplies are included!

Available Spaces: 4

Wildacres Flower Earrings

1983

Price: $30.00

Date: 02/26/2019

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

photo of two pairs of stitched bead earrings in the shape of flowers, one in creams and golds and the other in garnet and plum.

Gail designed these earrings a few years ago while staying at Wildacres Retreat where she teaches a few times a year.  These adorable little earrings use a few different kinds of beads, all of them included in the kit you'll get when you sign up!  Seed bead stitching doesn't involve much in the way of "instant gratification" but these come close.  You'll have a brand new pair of earrings in no time!

Instructor is Michelle.  Class fee includes kit.

Available Spaces: 3

Wrap Leather Bracelet

1989

Price: $40.00

Date: 03/01/2019

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

You've seen this design in magazines and jewelry catalogs all over the place.  Now's your chance to make one for yourself – it's cheaper and much more fun.  Do one wrap or a dozen, the only limits are your patience and our stock of beads!  And, no matter how many wraps you make, this'll still beat the price in those catalogs.

No previous experience required!  This class is appropriate for complete beginners.

Instructor is Michelle.  A macrame board and thread are included.

Available Spaces: 3

Pendulum Duet Earrings

1988

Price: $25.00

Date: 03/02/2019

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

pendulum duet earringsThese earrings by Gail are fun and quick to stitch, and you will enjoy this class using Tilas, SuperDuos, and seed beads to create both the woven pieces and wire frames in class.

Previous beadweaving experience is helpful, but a patient and determined beginner can do this with Gail's help!

Instructor is Gail DeLuca.  Supplies are not included in the class fee.

Available Spaces: 7

Jewelry Making for Beginners

1978

Price: $25.00

Date: 03/15/2019

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 1:30 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 Michelle. She's been teaching people how to bead for over ten years!

 

Available Spaces: 2

Tree of Life Pendant [Private Event]

1976

Price: $25.00

Date: 03/30/2019

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 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: 0


 

The nitty gritty details about what’s included, what happens if you need to cancel, and other stuff:
What you get:  Read your description carefully to see what’s included for a particular class.  Class fee does not include supplies unless otherwise noted.
How to get Guaranteed Seating in a class:  Your fee must be paid in full in order to have a guaranteed seat in the class.
Age limits:  Classes are for age 13 and over unless otherwise noted.
Please – no guests or children with you in the class.
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Cancellation policy: No refunds will be issued unless we cancel a workshop. If you are unable to attend a class, we ask for 2 days notice in order to issue a store credit, and your credit may be limited to another class with the same instructor.  In the case of visiting instructors, class fee may be forfeited entirely.  In the case of illness or inclement weather, we will do the best we can to make it possible for you to take another class.