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Leaf Twirl Hoops: Soutache with Amee K. Sweet-McNamara


"Learn the secret to creating beautiful, soutache-covered hoops embellished with a seeming intricate twirling-leaf design.  Appropriate for Adventurous Beginners and Intermediate soutache artists alike.

"Kits will be offered in our five standard color-ways with instructions and materials to give each student a choice of posts or earwires.  Students should bring scissors, a surface to work on )such as a bead mat), and any additional light or magnifiers with which they like to work.  Project will not be complete in class."

Kits from Amee are required for this class, and will be available on the day of your class in five different color-ways.  Kit price is $70 and is NOT included in the cost of your class.  Kit price will be payable on the day of the class.

Amee K. Sweet-McNamara is a world renowned soutache artist, instructor, and author.  We're also very pleased to be able to call her a friend of the shop, where she has taught a number of times before.  She's a joy to learn from and we're so happy to be able to offer you the opportunity to learn from her.

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Please contact us if you would like to know if spaces are still available.


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Age limits:  Classes are for age 13 and over unless otherwise noted.
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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.