|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.)|
|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 Dec 17|| 11:00 AM || || |
|Sun Dec 20|| 12:00 PM || || |
|This class will teach you some of the basics of bead weaving and three stitches that are eventually used in more complex projects. Ideal for beginners or those looking for a refresher. Stitches covered will be ladder, flat herringbone, and peyote. You will leave with 2 keychains. Taught by Sandra. All materials included. 3 hrs. $45.|
|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).|
|CRYSTAL LAYER CAKE BRACELET|
|“Layer upon layer” whips up into a “delicious” bracelet! Adorn your seed beads with crystals, pearls or glass for a fabulous and elegant look. A variety of beadweaving techniques are used as we create a base and then layer embellishment. Complete the look with your choice of a single or double strand clasp. This is an advanced beginner/intermediate class, some knowledge of beadweaving is required. Materials extra. 2.5 - 3 hrs. $55.|
|In this class you will learn how to make a flat chenille stitch bracelet that will feel luxurious on your wrist. The bracelet will then be embellished with sparkling Swarovski chatons and bicones, fire polish beads, lustrous pearls and 2-hole cabochons. The embellishments will be done using peyote stitch and netting. This project is for the intermediate/advanced beadweaver. Created and guest taught by Carmelina Calabrese. 3-4 hrs. $60 plus materials.|
|The Amalia bracelet is an intermediate design made using one component (bowtie component) as a base for the design. The name of the bracelet is dedicated to one of the designer's dear friends; normally many of his designs have women's names who are important to him or give him inspiration. The bowtie component used for the bracelet is a wonderful piece in itself, it can be used in a lot of different designs. Class participants will receive a short video to show how to do the techniques prior to the class. It is recommended to sign up a week or more in advance to allow time for that. Created and taught by Guest Artist: Edgar Lopez. Ideal for Intermediate beadweavers. $70 plus materials.|
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.