|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.)|
|Sat Jul 11|| 11:00 AM || Thu Jul 23|| 11:00 AM|
|Tue Jul 14|| 11:00 AM || Tue Jul 28|| 11:00 AM|
|Sun Jul 19|| 12:00 PM || || |
|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.)
|Sun Jul 12|| 12:00 PM || Sat Jul 25|| 11:00 AM|
|Fri Jul 17|| 11:00 AM || Thu Jul 30|| 11:00 AM|
|Mon Jul 20|| 11:00 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).|
|Fri Jul 10|| 11:00 AM || || |
|Mon Jul 27|| 11:00 AM || || |
|DOUBLE COIN BRACELET|
|This knot in the shape of overlapping coins is a Chinese symbol of prosperity. A series of these knots lends itself to a trendy, contemporary look when woven with leather. The sample is done with 3 colors of leather and embellished with beads. It can be done with 1 or 2 strands for a smaller, daintier look. No experience necessary- only prerequisite is patience! Created and taught by Marianne Olbermann. 2hrs. $50 plus materials.|
|In this class you will learn a new way to bezel a Rivoli using 2 hole cabochons and seed beads that will then be embellished with Gingko beads and Swarovski crystals. The pendant will be attached to a chain that will then be attached to beaded links using Gingko beads and Swarovski crystals. Some bead weaving experience is necessary. Guest taught and created by Carmelina Calabrese. Ideal for the advanced beginner. 3hrs. $55 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.