|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.)|
|Wed Sep 22|| 11:30 AM || Thu Oct 7|| 11:30 AM|
|Sat Sep 25|| 11:30 AM || Tue Oct 12|| 11:30 AM|
|Sun Oct 3|| 12:30 PM || || |
|LENGUA ESPANOLA: INTRODUCCION AL ENCORDADA|
|Aprenda a diseñar y hacer su propio collar o pulsera. Esta clase le presentará todos los diferentes tipos de materiales y herramientas para encordar, así como cómo colocar un broche. Diseñarás y fabricarás una pulsera en la clase con piedras semipreciosas. Absolutamente no se necesita experiencia. Instructores: Staff. 2 horas; $ 40 (incluye todos los materiales).
THIS CLASS IS TAUGHT ENTIRELY IN SPANISH.|
|Thu Sep 30|| 11:30 AM || || |
|Thu Oct 14|| 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.)
|Mon Oct 4|| 11:30 AM || || |
|Sat Oct 9|| 11:30 AM || || |
|Fri Oct 15|| 11:30 AM || || |
|Mon Oct 18|| 11:30 AM || || |
|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.|
|Sun Sep 26|| 12:30 PM || || |
|Sat Oct 16|| 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).|
|Wed Sep 29|| 11:30 AM || || |
|Wed Oct 27|| 11:30 AM || || |
|STARLIGHT EARRINGS -- VEC VIRTUAL/HYBRID CLASS|
|These earrings are flirty and fun. From the colorful crystals to the sterling silver beads, light is reflected from these lightweight earrings. You will form each component, add your choice of beads, then create your own ear wires to finish your earrings. Taught by Ronda Stevens. Allow 3 hours. Sterling silver kit included. This class is taught on Zoom, but you can do it at the store where we will be available to assist & you can purchase extra kits or materials. Appropriate for the confident beginner. Fee: $110 includes materials. Please bring your own tools if you have them. Visit www.virtuallyevercrafting.com for more details.|
|CHAINED GEMSTONE BRACELET -- VEC VIRTUAL/HYBRID CLASS|
|This sterling silver and gold filled bracelet is beautiful in its simplicity. The link can be used to create a bracelet as we will in class or can be modified to create a beautiful necklace. You will also create a unique clasp to complete your bracelet. Taught by Ronda Stevens. Allow 3 hours. Appropriate for the confident beginner. Fee: $110 includes kit with sterling silver and gold filled wire plus beads. Extra kits or materials may be purchased. This class is taught on Zoom, but can be done in the shop where we will be available to assist. Please bring tools if you have them. Visit www.virtuallyevercrafting.com for more details.|
|ICY EARRINGS -- VEC VIRTUAL/HYBRID CLASS|
|These earrings will be as individual as you are, and they imitate the organic look of broom casting. Each cradles a sparking fireable cubic zirconia, which can be accented by a liver of sulfur patina if desired.. You will receive enough findings to make either post or dangle earrings. Taught virtually by Sulie Girardi. Fee: $131 includes kit. Appropriate for beginners. Allow 3 hours. Class is taught on Zoom, but can be done in the shop where we will be available to assist. Please bring tools if you have them. Visit www.virtuallyevercrafting.com for more details.|
|CAB SET NIOBIUM EARRINGS -- VEC VIRTUAL/HYBRID CLASS|
|Tab setting is a way to set a cabochon when your chosen metal cannot be soldered. Niobium is such a metal. It’s ability to be colored with electricity makes up for that. Cut, file and sand two shapes to complement a pair of dichroic cabochons made by Karen Leonardo. You will be led in developing a dynamic texture pattern that will light up with your chosen anodized colors. Taught by Marti Brown. Appropriate for the confident beginner. Allow 3 hours. Fee: $124 includes kit. This class will be taught on Zoom but can be done at the shop where we will have an anodizer for you to use. Visit www.virtuallyevercrafting.com for more details.|
|A new design by Susan Sassoon! The Phoenix pendant is an advanced level beadweaving project inspired by the techniques of Contemporary Geometric beadwork. Prerequisite: peyote stitch. Students will learn how to make peyote warped squares, scalloped edges, odd count turns, and a pear shaped bezel with a closed back. Instructions for a simple herringbone chain are included, but you can use any chain style you like. Pattern is written in step-by-step format, so ability to read a peyote graph or word chart is not required. Pattern will be emailed in advance, so students can begin the simpler part of the bail prior to class. All materials will be available for purchase at the shop. Taught by Susan Sassoon. $80 plus materials. Allow 5 hours.|
|This bracelet has just the right touch of sparkle to brighten up any outfit. In this class you will learn to encase a Rivoli with peyote stitch, but with a little different twist that will make your Rivoli look more like a rounded square than round. Then you will encase a Chaton with netting with a slight twist that will also make the chaton appear slightly squared off. You won't be able to make just one! We took this picture to highlight the hidden beauty of the netting at the backs of the Rivolis. This is an intermediate class and requires knowledge of peyote. Knowledge of netting is good but not necessary. Created and taught by Carmelina Calabrese. This class will run 2-4 hours. $60 plus materials.|
|Another EDGAR LOPEZ original design! Inspired by Russian art, the Olya Necklace can also be modified into a pendant or earrings. Appropriate for Intermediate/Advanced level bead weavers. Must be proficient in RAW. **HOMEWORK WILL BE REQUIRED ahead of class. KITS will be available for purchase after 10/10/21. Edgar will email students the homework 1-2 weeks prior to class. Class fee $60, kits additional. Allow 6 hours.|
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.