|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.)|
|Tue Dec 10|| 11:00 AM || || |
|Wed Dec 18|| 6:00 PM || || |
|Sat Dec 28|| 11:00 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.)
|Wed Dec 18|| 6:00 PM || || |
|Mon Dec 23|| 11:00 AM || || |
|Sun Dec 29|| 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).|
|Come join us and learn how to do simple loops and make a pair (or two! or three!) of Holiday earrings, perfect for gifting and a great way to wear the Holiday spirit!
Instructor: Debbie. FREE CLASS, materials not included.|
|Tue Dec 17|| 11:30 AM || || |
|Tue Dec 17|| 3:30 PM || || |
|This quick and easy bracelet is a perfect project for the novice beadweaver! A great introduction to using 2-holed beads, this piece uses Kheops triangles, druks and seed beads to create a truly elegant bracelet. Beginner level, $35 plus materials. Allow 1-1/2 hours.|
|ROYAL RIVOLI EARRINGS|
|These earrings work up so quickly you will want to make a pair for everyone you know! A 14mm rivoli is easily encased in bugles with a crystal accent. Good for relative beginners, the pattern is quite easy to follow. $35 plus some materials. Includes seed beads, fireline & plated earwires. Allow about 1 hour to complete.|
|CANDY DOT BRACELET|
|The drops in this bracelet look cute enough to eat! Like the candy dots we may remember from our youth (minus the paper in our mouths!). This project takes odd count peyote to a new level. Choose 5 colors of Miyuki drops and a tube of mini cubes to create this fun braclet to start off the new year! $35 plus materials. Advanced beginner level (any bead weaving experience is fine). You might not finish in class, but will be able to complete on your own. Allow 2 hours.|
|This winter-themed pendant uses GemDuo beads as the main focus of this beautiful pendant that resembles the shape of the popular rendition of a snowflake. Right in time for the Holiday Season! Created and taught by Guest Instructor Edwin Batres. This class is geared towards the intermediate/advanced beadweaver. 2.5-3 hours. $55. Materials not included.|
|ALL KNOTTED UP NECKLACE|
|Classic pearls and casual leather = a trendy choker! No previous experience is necessary to complete this project. Add charms if you choose to individualize your necklace. Created and taught by Marianne Olbermann. 2 hrs. $50. Materials not included.|
|PIXIE DUST NECKLACE|
|Taught with permission by Jill Wiseman, this pattern produces a dainty collar necklace that can be made in any colorway you choose. We suspect once you make one, that will only be the beginning! Perfect for a beginner beadweaver, no prior knowledge is necessary. 2-3 hrs. $40 plus materials.|
|INTRO TO FUSING DICHROIC GLASS WITH KIEU PHAM GRAY|
|Kieu Pham Gray kicks off her weekend with us with some color! Brilliantly eye catching, dichroic glass glimmers from every angle. Students will be introduced to the process of fusing, handling and cutting glass. A variety of glass will be provided for students to build their own pieces to be used as desired. Pieces will be fused in a kiln at the end of the class and ready for pick up the next day. All glass tools will be provided for use. Beginner level, 3 hours. Must be over 16 to participate. Fee: $125 INCLUDES ALL MATERIALS: enought for 1 pr earrings, a pendant, and several cabochons for later use. Please bring tools if you have them, or go to www.kieuphamgray.com to pre order if you would like to purchase any. Use Discount Code BE20.|
|KALEIDOSCOPE: TORCH FIRED ENAMEL WITH KIEU PHAM GRAY|
|Combine transparent and opaque enamels to create a kaleidoscope of colors. Using a series of multiple torch firings we will create a special effect that will dazzle the eye. This is listed as an intermediate class because the basics will not be covered during the class time so that we can focus on the technique and get right to work creating. Taught by Kieu Pham Gray. 3 hours, must be over 16 to participate. Fee: $130 INCLUDES MATERIALS KIT to make 4 pendants. Please bring tools if you have them. See www.kieuphamgray.com to pre order if you would like to purchase tools. Use Discount Code BE20.|
|WAVE LINK: INTRO TO BASIC SOLDERING WITH KIEU PHAM GRAY|
|Ever wanted to learn how to solder? Learn the basic concepts of silver soldering while creating a Wave Link Chain. By the end of this class you will have an understanding of necessary tools and materials to successfully solder simple joints. Students will complete a bracelet by the end of class. Taught by visiting guest teacher Kieu Pham Gray. Beginner level, 3 hours. Ages 18+ please. Fee: $125 INCLUDES MATERIALS KIT all sterling silver. Please bring tools if you have them. Check out www.kieuphamgray.com for more info or to pre order if you would like to purchase tools. Use Discount Code BE20.|
|TWINKLE TWIST BRACELET WITH KIEU PHAM GRAY|
|In this class, we will make a twist and add a twinkle to create stacking bracelets. You will learn to solder, forge and twist sterling silver. Taught by visiting guest teacher Kieu Pham Gray. Beginner level, 3 hours. Fee: $125 INCLUDES MATERIALS KIT for 2 sterling silver bracelets. Ages 16+ to participate. Please bring tools if you have them, or go to www.kieuphamgray.com to pre order if you wouls like to purchase any. Use Discount Code BE20.|
|SHORT STACK: RINGS WITH KIEU PHAM GRAY|
|Make stacking rings with personalized monograms and add a touch of color by setting a stone. (a variety of stones will be provided to choose from.) Students will learn how to set a cabochon, metal stamp, and solder simple silver joints to create rings. Beginner level, taught by visiting guest teacher Kieu Pham Gray. Ages 18+ please. Fee: $125 INCLUDES MATERIALS KIT with enough sterling and cabs to create 3 rings. Please bring tools if you have them, tools also available for purchase: see www.kieuphamgray.com for details & to pre order. Use Discount Code BE20.|
|NESTLING SILVER WITH KIEU PHAM GRAY|
|If you have a knack for melting silver, this is the perfect class to put those “skills” to use. We will take advantage of your melting ways and create this trend-worthy pendant. Beginner level, 3 hours. Taught by visiting guest teacher Kieu Pham Gray. Must be 18+ to participate. Fee: $125 INCLUDES MATERIALS KIT with sterling silver to make 1 pendant. Please bring tools if you have them, or go to www.kieuphamgray.com to pre order if you would like to purchase any. Use Discount Code BE20.|
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.