Workshop Details:
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  • Class Duration

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Daggers & Druks – $70

Friday, April 7, 2017 | 9am-12noon

Instructor: Anne Dilker
Level: Beginner
Technique: Kumihimo—Kusari Tsunagi
Skills and techniques taught:
– Selection and placement of textiles best suited for this braid structure.  Sizes and styles of beads suitable to use in the this structure.

Description:

The Kusari Tsunagi structure is an 8 warp round braid that creates a braid with a straight stitch structure (as opposed to the Kongoh Gumi which creates a spiral structure).  The advantage of this straight stitch is that allows the braider to easily place beads on the outside edges of a braid.

In this class you will learn the move sequence to create the Kusari Tsunagi while making this beautiful necklace.  Kits will be available in a number of colorways.

Most WILL complete this project in class.

Kit: $22 – This cost is in addition to the class fee
Includes: the template required for this braid as well coordinated colors of rattail, s-lon, double hole dagger beads, druks, seed beads and findings.  Several colorways will be available for you to choose from.

Skills Required:
None, this class is appropriate for both experienced braiders and rank novices.
Materials You are Required to Bring:
A 6” round foam kumhimo disk, 30mm center hole single density disk is preferred.  Sharp scissors.  Task Lighting and magnifying tools if needed to string beads.


Spiral Bezel – $70

Friday, April 7 | 9am-12noon

Instructor: Melody MacDuffee
Level: All Levels
Technique: Wirework
Skills and techniques taught:
Making bezel frames, making spirals, attaching motif strips to frames, general familiarity with wirework.

Description:
Make a one-of-a-kind ring or pendant while learning to create this spiral-sided bezel that can double as a spacer bar for a multi-strand necklace or bracelet.

You WILL complete this project in class.

Kit: $3.00 plus stone ($10-$25) – This cost is in addition to the class fee
Includes: craft wire, round, dead soft: 1 ft. 18-gauge; 2.5 ft. 20-gauge; 3 ft 24-gauge; 2 ft. 28-gauge choice of cabochons (prices $10-25); students must bring their own tools: chainnose plers, roundnose pliers and flush cutter.

Skills Required:
Some familiarity with wirework helpful.
Materials You are Required to Bring:
Chainnose plers, roundnose pliers and flush cutter.


Victorian Lace Pendant – $70

Friday, April 7, 2017 | 9am-12noon

Instructor: Alexandra Sydorenko
Level: Intermediate
Technique: Bead Stitching, Bead Weaving, Finishing
Skills and techniques taught:
– Basic Bead Embroidery
– Brick Stitch
– Finishing Edges
– Embellishment

Description:
If you’re looking for something elegant and unique, this class is for you. Combine a unique handmade organic cabochon with Swarovski pearls and Toho seed beads, and make your own one-of-a-kind Victorian-style treasure.
You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Kit: $42 – This cost is in addition to the class fee
Includes: Seed beads #15 and #11. Swarovski Pearls 4mm and 6mm, felt, leather, epoxy resin cabochon made with organic materials.
Skills Required:
Basic knowledge of peyote and brick stitch.
Materials You are Required to Bring:
Registered students will receive an email with a full list of supplies and tools to bring to the class.


Talisman Trio – $90

Friday, April 7, 2017 | 9am-3pm

Instructor: Marti Brown
Level: All Skill Levels
Technique: Anodizing/Metalwork/Niobium
Skills and techniques taught:
– Fold forming, chain making and anodizing

Description:
Fold form without annealing three charms that can be anodized to your personal taste. Create a chain with niobium wire, and add complimentary beads to make your charms into unique necklace and earring talismans.
You will complete this project in class.

Kit: $45 – This cost is in addition to the class fee
Includes: 2 inch x 2 inch 24 gauge unanodized niobium sheet, 6 inches 18 gauge unanodized niobium wire, 4 feet 20 gauge unanodized niobium wire, miscellaneous gemstone and glass beads, 2 inch x 3 inch 3m sanding pad.
Skills Required:
Some experience with basic hand tools
Materials You are Required to Bring:
None.


Framed Rhinestone Bracelet – $45

Friday, April 7, 2017 | 10am-12noon

Instructor: Mary Soucy
Level: Beginner
Technique: Chain Maille
Skills and techniques taught:
– Application of rhinestones onto jump rings, linking

Description:
Join instructor Mary Soucy in her exploration of new techniques that integrate rhinestone beads into chain maille
In this class, you will first learn how to mount rhinestones onto jump rings to create a pattern. Then, we will join individual units together to make a stunning and sparkly bracelet. We will also be using square jump rings in these patterns which will make your project extra shiny and glamorous.

You WILL complete this project in class.

Kit: $18 – This cost is in addition to the class fee
Includes: rhinestone montee beads, square aluminum jump rings, clasp, jump ring opener (we can make pliers and jump ring tool available for purchase at class)

Skills Required:
opening & closing jump rings, basic understanding of chain maille.
Materials You are Required to Bring:
2 pairs of flat nose pliers, chain nose and or bent nose pliers, a bead mat, task lighting &/or magnification if needed, jump ring opener


Potato Chip Necklace (you can’t make just one) – $70

Friday, April 7, 2017 | 10am-1pm

Instructor: Sue Powell
Level: Advanced
Technique: Bead Stitching
Skills and techniques taught:
– Transition from peyote to another stitch mid-project

Description:
Customize your project by beginning in the middle with a fun dutch spiral, then switch to herringbone, russian spiral or regular peyote to finish off. There is lots of room in this project to play with colors and techniues.

You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Kit: $40 – This cost is in addition to the class fee
Includes: ppx. 100 6-8 mm rondelles, 6/0 seed beads, 8/0 seed beads in 3 colors, 11/0 seed beads, thread, needle

Skills Required:
Peyote spiral, Knowledge of russian spiral and herringbone
Materials You are Required to Bring:
None.


Crystals and Mushrooms and Daggers, Oh My! – $70

Friday, April 7, 2017 | 1pm-5pm

Instructor: Anne Dilker
Level: Beginner
Technique: Kumihimo—Fill the Gap, not quite kumihimo
Skills and techniques taught:
– Selection and placement of beads for this braid that uses and uneven number of warps.

Description:
This 7 warp braid is not actually kumihimo but it works up really well on the kumihimo disk.  It’s especially well suited to large beads.  Kits will be available in a number of colorways.

NOTE: Necklace in photo is representative of the class project, yours may differ slightly depending upon availability of beads in the colorway you select.

Most WILL complete this project in class.

Kit: $25 – This cost is in addition to the class fee
Includes: the template required for this braid as well coordinated colors of , s-lon and beads and findings.  This kit uses a number of different sizes and styles of Several colorways will be available for you to choose from.

Skills Required:
None, this class is appropriate for both experienced braiders and rank novices.
Materials You are Required to Bring:
A 6” round foam kumhimo disk, 30mm center hole double density disk is required..  Sharp scissors.  Task Lighting and magnifying tools if needed to string beads.


Lady in Red Necklace – $45

Friday, April 7, 2017 | 2pm-4pm

Instructor: Beth Botak
Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Technique: Metalwork/Stamping
Skills and techniques taught:
– How to utilize Filigree in design

Description:
Beautiful Necklace combining Kabela Designs most popular fine silverplate flowers, Swarovski flatbacks, deep red beads and Back 2 Bead Daggers. We will finish this project with a circle chain.

You WILL complete this project in class.

Kit: $40 – This cost is in addition to the class fee
Includes: 5 Kabela Filigree Flowers in fine silver plate, 18″ chain clasp, flatbacks, eye pins, jump rings, double coated daggers, red beads.
Skills Required:
Working with Jumprings if possible & a desire to have fun.
Materials You are Required to Bring:
Round Nose Plier, Flat Nose Plier, Wire Cutter and Tweezers


Floral Earrings – $70

Friday, April 7, 2017 | 2pm-5pm

Instructor: Melody MacDuffee
Level: Intermediate
Technique: Wirework
Skills and techniques taught:
– Twisted wire technique, making floral filigrees, attaching filigrees to frames, making ear wires, making jump rings.

Description:
Learn to make delicate twisted wire floral filigrees and attach them to sturdy frames that you make yourself. Then make your own ear wires and jump rings to finish things off!

You WILL USUALLY complete this project in class.

Kit: $5 – This cost is in addition to the class fee
Includes: Craft wire or other dead-soft wire: 28-gauge, approx. 10 ft.; 18-gauge, 6 in.; 2-3mm faceted rondelles, 3mm bicones, 3mm round beads, or size 11 seed beads in: 14 Color A (1st Flower), 14 Color B (2nd Flower), 14 Color C (3rd Flower), 20 Color D (Leaf Color), 8 Color E (Flower Centers). Students must bring tools: chainnose & roundnose pliers & flush cutters.

Skills Required:
Some familiarity with basics of wire-wrapping.
Materials You are Required to Bring:
Chainnose plers, roundnose pliers and flush cutters.


Window to Fantasia – $70

Friday, April 7, 2017 | 2pm-5pm

Instructor: Alexandra Sydorenko
Level: All Levels
Technique: Bead Stitching/Bead Weaving
Skills and techniques taught:
– Basic Bead Embroidery
– Finishing Edges
– Bead Embellishment

Description:
This small pendant, featuring a hand-painted cabochon, is easy to make and will quickly draw everyone’s attention.

You WILL complete this project in class.

Kit: $30 – This cost is in addition to the class fee
Includes: Hand-painted cabochon, sizes 11 and 15 seed beads, 2mm and 4mm Czech fire-polished beads, felt, leather, and one drop-shaped bead

Skills Required:
Basic knowledge of peyote and brick stitch.
Materials You are Required to Bring:
Registered students will receive an email with a full list of supplies and tools to bring to the class.


Muzo Bracelet – $70

Friday, April 7, 2017 | 2pm-6pm

Instructor: Edwin Batres
Level: Beginner
Technique: Bead Weaving

Description:
Muzo is an elegant, versatile and easy to wear piece of jewelry that gives a touch of class to any outfit.

The Swarovski crystal clasp shown in pictures and/or video is not included in kit. In order to keep cost of the kit low a two-strand filigree clasp will be used instead. Student may purchase the Swarovski clasp on their own and bring it to class if they wish. Reference for the Swarovski claps is 23K Gold Plated 2-Strand Box Clasp – SquareSwarocki Elements 14x14mm.

You WILL complete this project in class.

Kit: $25 – This cost is in addition to the class fee
Includes: 4mm fire polish beads, 3mm Swarovski AB crystals, 15/0 seed beads, 6/0 seed beads, two-strand filligree clasp, beading needle. Kit includes enough materials to complete ONE 8 inch bracelet.

Skills Required:
Herringbone, Netting, Ladder.
Materials You are Required to Bring:
None

Special Request:
Minimum age of students = 14-15 years old with an adult only, otherwise 16 years old.


Lacy Wire Bezel – $70

Saturday, April 8, 2017 | 9am-12noon

Instructor: Melody MacDuffee
Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Technique: Wirework
Skills and techniques taught:
– Making bezel frames, an original looping technique, “capturing a cabochon, general familiarity with wirework.

Description:
This lacy wire bezel requires no heat in the making. Learn to create bezel frames to fit cabochons of any size or shape. Then practice simple lacing and looping techniques that give the effect of a dainty lace edging around your cabs!

You WILL complete this project in class.

Kit: $3 plus stone ($10-$25) – This cost is in addition to the class fee
Includes: craft wire, round, dead soft: 1 ft. 18-gauge; 5 ft 28-gauge choice of cabochons (prices $10-25); students must bring their own tools: chainnose plers, roundnose pliers and flush cutter.

Skills Required:
Some familiarity with wirework required.
Materials You are Required to Bring:
Chainnose plers, roundnose pliers and flush cutter.


Catching The Dream – $70

Saturday, April 8, 2017 | 9am-12noon

Instructor: Marti Brown
Level: All Skill Levels
Technique: Anodizing/Metalwork/Niobium
Skills and techniques taught:
– Students will learn to use a disc cutter with niobium sheet. They will learn weaving a net using niobium wire.

Description:
Creative, magical earrings feature a circle cut within a disc of niobium sheet that you will anodize your favorite color. Anodize 28 gauge niobium wire and weave it within the disc. Earrings are finished off with a colorful feather you can create from lucite or niobium.

You WILL complete this project in class.

Kit: $35 – This cost is in addition to the class fee
Includes: 1 pair unanodized niobium earwires, 1 inch x 3 inch 24 gauge unanodized niobium sheet, 24 inches 28 gauge unanodized niobium wire, 2 pair lucite feathers, 12 inches 24 gauge unanodized niobium wire

Skills Required:
None.
Materials You are Required to Bring:
None


Glass Flower Pendant – $70

Saturday, April 8, 2017 | 9am-12noon

Instructor: Nolly Gelsinger
Level: Beginner
Technique: Cold Connections/Design/Wirework
Skills and techniques taught:
– Use of wire-working tools.

Description:
In this class you will learn to use wire techniques to make a wire armature and decorate it with glass flowers and leaves.  Having some experience with wire will help, but there is enough class time allotted to teach you the skills you need.  The kit fee will cover the flowers pictured as well as wire, leather and findings needed to make one pendant and cord.  A variety of colors will be offered for your selection.  Expect to finish your piece and wear it proudly.

You WILL complete this project in class.

Kit: $40 – This cost is in addition to the class fee
Includes: Glass disk flower, glass headpin, 2 glass leaves on wire, 1 daisy on wire, bell flower on wire, wire for the armature, Black leather for the cord, and findings to finish the  necklace.  The price is discounted 10% below retail.  Students will receive a 10% discount coupon for supplies at the D7 Studio booth.

Skills Required:
None.
Materials You are Required to Bring:
None.


Crystals and Mushrooms and Daggers, Oh My! – $70

Saturday, April 8, 2017 | 9am-1pm

Instructor: Anne Dilker
Level: Beginner
Technique: Kumihimo—Fill the Gap, not quite kumihimo
Skills and techniques taught:
– Selection and placement of beads for this braid that uses and uneven number of warps.

Description:
This 7 warp braid is not actually kumihimo but it works up really well on the kumihimo disk.  It’s especially well suited to large beads.  Kits will be available in a number of colorways.

NOTE: Necklace in photo is representative of the class project, yours may differ slightly depending upon availability of beads in the colorway you select.

Most WILL complete this project in class.

Kit: $25 – This cost is in addition to the class fee
Includes: the template required for this braid as well coordinated colors of , s-lon and beads and findings.  This kit uses a number of different sizes and styles of Several colorways will be available for you to choose from.

Skills Required:
None, this class is appropriate for both experienced braiders and rank novices.
Materials You are Required to Bring:
A 6” round foam kumhimo disk, 30mm center hole double density disk is required..  Sharp scissors.  Task Lighting and magnifying tools if needed to string beads.


Tapestry Bracelet – $90

Saturday, April 8, 2017 | 9am-2pm

Instructor: Edwin Batres
Level: Beginner
Technique: Bead Weaving

Description:
Tapestry Bracelet is a bold and majestic design that combines the beauty of beadwork with the architectural challenges of using exciting new beads available in the bead land. Learning to use these trendy, new beads will open your mind to thinking “outside the box”.

You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Kit: $45 – This cost is in addition to the class fee
Includes: 6mm two-hole cabochons, Precision Spacer Beads (PSB), 8/0 seed beads, 11/0 seed beads, 15/0 seed beads, magnetic clasp, E-6000 adhesive, beading needle. Kit includes enough materials to complete ONE 8 inch bracelet.

Skills Required:
Netting, Herringbone..
Materials You are Required to Bring:
None

Special Request:
Minimum age of students = 14-15 years old with an adult only, otherwise 16 years old.


LunaSpider – $90

Saturday, April 8, 2017 | 9am-3pm

Instructor: Alexandra Sydorenko
Level: Advanced
Technique: Bead Stitching, Bead Weaving
Skills and techniques taught:
– Basic Bead Embroidery
– Finishing Edges
– A combining various techniques
– Basic wire work

Description:
This cute and elegant spider will always charm friends, family, and even strangers, and is sure to put a smile on your face.Explore combinations of different techniques and create your own little eight-legged friend!

You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Kit: $60 – This cost is in addition to the class fee
Includes: Lunasoft cabochon, sizes 11 and 15 seed beads, cylinder beads size 11, felt, leather, Swarovski rivoli, Swarovski bicones, brooch base (for brooch/pendant) or toggle (for bracelet), memory wire

Skills Required:
Basic knowledge of peyote and herringbone stitches
Materials You are Required to Bring:
Registered students will receive an email with a full list of supplies and tools to bring to the class.


Locked Up Drops Bracelet – $45

Saturday, April 8, 2017 | 10am-12noon

Instructor: Mary Soucy
Level: Beginner
Technique: Chain Maille
Skills and techniques taught:
– Shaggy loop chain & all locked up chain

Description:
Join instructor Mary Soucy in exploring one of her signature chain maille weaves. This is based on the most basic chain maille weave and then integrates Miyuki Drop Beads into the pattern in a fun new way. This class is appropriate for beginners as well as more experienced chain maille artists. If you love mixing beads into your chain maille projects, this class is for you.

You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Kit: $18 – This cost is in addition to the class fee
Includes: 2 pairs of flat nose, chain nose &/or round nose pliers, bead mat, task lighting/magnification if needed jump ring opener, jump ring opener, (pliers and jump ring opener available for purchase at class if needed)

Skills Required:
Opening & closing jump rings.
Materials You are Required to Bring:
None.


Old Meets New – $70

Saturday, April 8, 2017 | 1pm-5pm

Instructor: Marti Brown
Level: All Skill Levels
Technique: Anodizing/Metalwork/Niobium
Skills and techniques taught:
– Working with metal sheet using pliers, wire cutters, metal shears

Description:
Vintage brass filigrees combine with the new technology of anodizing niobium. “Painting with sandpaper” is used to add highlights of colors to the surfaces textured with hammers. Students will learn cutting, creating holes, shaping filing, sanding niobium and riveting. Anodizing with electricity is used to provide the colors.

You WILL complete this project in class.

Kit: $65 – This cost is in addition to the class fee
Includes: 1 inch x 3 inch 24 gauge unanodized niobium sheet, 3 brass filigrees, 6 inches 16 gauge unanodized niobium wire, 24 inches 18 gauge unanodized niobium wire, 18 inches silversilk capture chain, 4 crimp ends, 6 swarovski 4mm bicone crystals.
Skills Required:
Using basic jewelry tools
Materials You are Required to Bring:
None


Shimmering Sheik – $45

Saturday, April 8, 2017 | 2pm-4pm

Instructor: Beth Botak
Level: All Levels
Technique: Design/Finishing
Skills and techniques taught:
– How to utilize Filigree in design

Description:
Beautiful Necklace designed by Ron Rock of Swarovski Crystal. This Necklace will be featured in Their 2017/2018 Innovation Designs Catalog and is designed with Kabela components and New Crystal Swarovski Flat Backs.

You WILL complete this project in class.

Kit: $25 – This cost is in addition to the class fee
Includes: Kabela Filigree, Swarovski Crystals, Chain, Tassels, Clasp, Beads

Skills Required:
Working with Jumprings if possible & a desire to have fun.
Materials You are Required to Bring:
Round Nose Plier, Flat Nose Plier and Tweezers.


Daggers & Druks – $70

Saturday, April 8, 2017 | 2pm-4pm

Instructor: Anne Dilker
Level: Beginner
Technique: Kumihimo—Kusari Tsunagi
Skills and techniques taught:
– Selection and placement of textiles best suited for this braid structure.  Sizes and styles of beads suitable to use in the this structure.

Description:

The Kusari Tsunagi structure is an 8 warp round braid that creates a braid with a straight stitch structure (as opposed to the Kongoh Gumi which creates a spiral structure).  The advantage of this straight stitch is that allows the braider to easily place beads on the outside edges of a braid.

In this class you will learn the move sequence to create the Kusari Tsunagi while making this beautiful necklace.  Kits will be available in a number of colorways.

Most WILL complete this project in class.

Kit: $22 – This cost is in addition to the class fee
Includes: the template required for this braid as well coordinated colors of rattail, s-lon, double hole dagger beads, druks, seed beads and findings.  Several colorways will be available for you to choose from.

Skills Required:
None, this class is appropriate for both experienced braiders and rank novices.
Materials You are Required to Bring:
A 6” round foam kumhimo disk, 30mm center hole single density disk is preferred.  Sharp scissors.  Task Lighting and magnifying tools if needed to string beads.


Wraps, Caps & Cones – $70

Saturday, April 8, 2017 | 2pm-5pm

Instructor: Melody MacDuffee
Level: All Levels
Technique: Wirework
Skills and techniques taught:
– Coiling, making spirals, curlicue lacemaking, gaining general wirework skills.

Description:
No more hunting in vain for exactly the right bead caps and cones that actually fit your beads. Learn to make your own and customize them as you wish!

You WILL complete this project in class.

Kit: $5 – This cost is in addition to the class fee
Includes: Craft wire, round, dead soft in 18-, 20-, 24-, and 28-gauge; 36 or so  2mm-3mm faceted beads.; students must bring their own tools: chainnose plers, roundnose pliers and flush cutter.

Skills Required:
Some familiarity with wirework helpful.
Materials You are Required to Bring:
Chainnose plers, roundnose pliers and flush cutter.


Leather Cuff Bracelets – $70

Saturday, April 8, 2017 | 2pm-5pm
Sunday, April 9, 2017 | 1pm-4pm

Instructors: Nicole Dul and Reena Brooks
Level: Beginner
Technique: Cold connection/Mixed Media/Stamping
Skills and techniques taught:
– Leather stamping
– Metal stamping and embossing
– Applying snaps
– Riveting
– Gluing leather and metal
– Layering mixed media

Description:
Learn to make mixed media leather cuff bracelets with Nicole Dul and Reena Brooks.  This workshop introduces several embellishing techniques for jewelry making including leather stamping as well as metal stamping and embossing.  Participants will explore metal-to-metal cold connections both pierced and adhered.

You WILL complete this project in class.

Kit: $15 – This cost is in addition to the class fee
Includes: Leather strip, 2 Snaps, Mixed metal blanks, Rivets

Skills Required:
Beginning workshop- no experience required

Materials You are Required to Bring:
None


Beach Finds Necklace – $70

Saturday, April 8, 2017 | 2pm-5pm

Instructor: Sue Powell
Level: Beginner
Technique: Wirework
Skills and techniques taught:
– Wrap an oddly shaped object, make a wrapped loop

Description:
Learn to do a rustic wire wrap on found objects to make a beach themed necklace. Students will be able to select their necklace components from a large variety of sea glass, found objects, shells, stones, pendants, etc. , to personalize their own piece.  You may bring any found objects or special beads which you would like to incorporate into your design.  Each student will make a unique piece.

You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Kit: $25-$30 – This cost is in addition to the class fee
Includes: genuine sea glass, shells, other found objects, beads, clasp and wire needed to complete project. Students are welcome to bring any found objects of their own that they might wish to wrap or incorporate into their project

Skills Required:
Basic wire skills helpful but not necessary.
Materials You are Required to Bring:
Students will need to bring their own wire working tools. Chain nose pliers, flat nose pliers, round nose pliers and wire cutters are all that is needed.


Hi Tech Hides – $70

Sunday, April 9, 2017 | 9am-12noon

Instructor: Marti Brown
Level: All Skill Levels
Technique: Anodizing/Metalwork/Niobium
Skills and techniques taught:
– Painting designs with electricity on niobium

Description:
Use anodic painting with electricity to create the perfect accessory for those animal print clothes. Cut, file, sand and then paint animal prints onto niobium sheet.

You WILL complete this project in class.

Kit: $30 – This cost is in addition to the class fee
Includes: 3 inch x 3 inch 24 gauge unanodized niobium sheet, 4 pairs unanodized niobium earwires, 2 inch x 3 inch 3m fine sanding pad

Skills Required:
None.
Materials You are Required to Bring:
None


Leaf Pendant – $70

Sunday, April 9, 2017 | 9am-12noon

Instructor: Alexandra Sydorenko
Level: Intermediate
Technique: Bead Stitching, Bead Weaving
Skills and techniques taught:
– Basic Bead Embroidery
– Finishing Edges
– Working with leather

Description:
This is a small, leaf-shaped pendant, perfect for anyone who likes leather work and unique pieces. Thanks to the one-of-a-kind hand-painted cabochon center, each pendant will be very different. The entire piece is also lightweight

You WILL complete this project in class.

Kit: $33 – This cost is in addition to the class fee
Includes: Hand-painted cabochon, sizes 11 and 15 seed beads, size 11 cylinder beads, felt, 2 leather pieces, one drop-shaped bead, and one Swarovski glue-on chaton

Skills Required:
Basic knowledge of peyote stitch.
Materials You are Required to Bring:
Registered students will receive an email with a full list of supplies and tools to bring to the class.


Daggers & Druks – $70

Sunday, April 9, 2017 | 9am-1pm

Instructor: Anne Dilker
Level: Beginner
Technique: Kumihimo—Kusari Tsunagi
Skills and techniques taught:
– Selection and placement of textiles best suited for this braid structure.  Sizes and styles of beads suitable to use in the this structure.

Description:

The Kusari Tsunagi structure is an 8 warp round braid that creates a braid with a straight stitch structure (as opposed to the Kongoh Gumi which creates a spiral structure).  The advantage of this straight stitch is that allows the braider to easily place beads on the outside edges of a braid.

In this class you will learn the move sequence to create the Kusari Tsunagi while making this beautiful necklace.  Kits will be available in a number of colorways.

Most WILL complete this project in class.

Kit: $22 – This cost is in addition to the class fee
Includes: the template required for this braid as well coordinated colors of rattail, s-lon, double hole dagger beads, druks, seed beads and findings.  Several colorways will be available for you to choose from.

Skills Required:
None, this class is appropriate for both experienced braiders and rank novices.
Materials You are Required to Bring:
A 6” round foam kumhimo disk, 30mm center hole single density disk is preferred.  Sharp scissors.  Task Lighting and magnifying tools if needed to string beads.


Faux Pave Earrings – $70

Sunday, April 9, 2017 | 9am-1pm

Instructor: Melody MacDuffee
Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Technique: Wirework
Skills and techniques taught:
– Making bezel frames, making spirals, attaching motif strips to frames, general familiarity with wirework.

Description:
Learn to create your own earring frames and then build a “fabric” of faux pave crystals between the hoops, using all the colors of a peacock’s tail.

You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Kit: $7 – This cost is in addition to the class fee
Includes: 28-gauge dead-soft round wire, approx. 30 ft.; 18-gauge dead-soft round wire, 15 in. approx. 180; 2mm faceted rondelles in 5-6 AB (iridescent) peacock colors; students must bring their own tools: chainnose plers, roundnose pliers and flush cutter.

Skills Required:
Some familiarity with wirework helpful.
Materials You are Required to Bring:
Chainnose plers, roundnose pliers and flush cutter.


Flor Andina Bracelet – $90

Sunday, April 9, 2017 | 9am-2:30pm

Instructor: Edwin Batres
Level: Intermediate
Technique: Bead Weaving

Description:
Flor Andina Bracelet is a three dimensional piece that evokes a floral motif using multiple components to create a stunningly beautiful design.

You WILL complete this project in class.

Kit: $30 – This cost is in addition to the class fee
Includes: 11/0 seed beads, 11/0 Delicas, 3.4mm drops, 4mm montee rhinestones (mixed colors), 4mm glass pearls, magnetic clasps, beading needles. Kits include enough materials to complete ONE 8 inch bracelet.

Skills Required:
Peyote, Herringbone.
Materials You are Required to Bring:
None

Special Request:
Minimum age of students = 14-15 years old with an adult only, otherwise 16 years old.


Shimmering Delight Earrings + Shimmering Floral Earrings – $45

Sunday, April 9, 2017 | 10am-12noon

Instructor: Beth Botak
Level: All Levels
Technique: Design/Finishing
Skills and techniques taught:
– How to utilize Filigree in design

Description:
We will be making 2 pairs of earrings that combine Kabela components with Swarovski Crystals. They will appear in the 2017/2018 Innovative Designs catalog. We will be using epoxy glue to adhere new Swarovski flatbacks onto our beautiful Kabela fine silverplate components.

You WILL complete this project in class.

Kit: $40 – This cost is in addition to the class fee
Includes: Kabela fine Silverplated Filigree, Swarovski Crystals, flat backs, earring hooks for 2 projects.

Skills Required:
Basic Beading
Materials You are Required to Bring:
None.


Flower Pens – $45

Sunday, April 9, 2017 | 10am-12noon

Instructor: Mary Soucy
Level: Intermediate
Technique: Chain Maille
Skills and techniques taught:
– Adding components to the european 4 in 1, rolling o-rings

Description:
Join instructor Mary Soucy in learning to make her signature Flower Pens. You will use basic chain maille techniquques to incorporate acrylic and metal petals to make a flower topper that can fit onto any standard pen. Then, you will use rubber o-rings to embellish the pen and make it comfortable to hold. These flower pens make the most wonderful  gifts to give throughout the year. This is a fairly simple project but it does require good hand strength and a basic understanding of chain maille in order to achieve.

You WILL complete this project in class.

Kit: $11 – This cost is in addition to the class fee
Includes: Acrylic lentils & flower petals, metal discs, rubber o-rings, aluminum jump rings

Skills Required:
European 4 in 1, good hand strength.
Materials You are Required to Bring:
2 pairs of flat nose, chain nose &/or bent nose pliers


Leather Cuff Bracelets – $70

Saturday, April 8, 2017 | 2pm-5pm
Sunday, April 9, 2017 | 1pm-4pm

Instructors: Nicole Dul and Reena Brooks
Level: Beginner
Technique: Cold connection/Mixed Media/Stamping
Skills and techniques taught:
– Leather stamping
– Metal stamping and embossing
– Applying snaps
– Riveting
– Gluing leather and metal
– Layering mixed media

Description:
Learn to make mixed media leather cuff bracelets with Nicole Dul and Reena Brooks.  This workshop introduces several embellishing techniques for jewelry making including leather stamping as well as metal stamping and embossing.  Participants will explore metal-to-metal cold connections both pierced and adhered.

You WILL complete this project in class.

Kit: $15 – This cost is in addition to the class fee
Includes: Leather strip, 2 Snaps, Mixed metal blanks, Rivets

Skills Required:
Beginning workshop- no experience required

Materials You are Required to Bring:
None


Air Chased Cuff – $70

Sunday, April 9, 2017 | 1pm-4pm

Instructor: Marti Brown
Level: All Levels
Technique: Anodizing/Metalwork/Niobium
Skills and techniques taught:
– Students will learn a fold forming technique called chasing on air.

Description:
Beginning with a loose fold, hammers, daps and chasing tools will create a mix of raised and depressed textures in niobium. Open out the folds, add more texture if wanted. Anodizing is a simple, magical, electrical that provides the colors for your cuff to suit yourpersonal color sense.

You WILL complete this project in class.

Kit: $55 – This cost is in addition to the class fee
Includes: 4 inch x 6 inch 24 gauge unanodized niobium sheet, 2 inch x 3 inch 3m sanding pad

Skills Required:
None.
Materials You are Required to Bring:
None


Focal Elements with Aluminum Wire – $45

Sunday, April 9, 2017 | 2pm-4pm

Instructor: Anne Dilker
Level: All Levels
Technique: Wirework
Skills and techniques taught:
– The purpose of this class is to introduce you to aluminum wire.  You will come away with an understanding of this soft wire and the tools that are best used with aluminum as well as two creative techniques.

Description:
Anodized aluminum wire is particularly well suited to use as non-structural elements.  Using 9, 12, & 18 gauge wire you will learn two different techniques:Continuous Circles and Curves ‘n Curls.  We’ll explore elements using just wire and then move onto adding beads. Kits will be available in a number of colorways.

Most WILL complete this project in class.

Kit: $20 – This cost is in addition to the class fee
Includes: the wooden dowel set and an assortment of aluminum wire is several styles, colors and sizes.

Skills Required:
None, this class is appropriate for all.
Materials You are Required to Bring:
Flush cutters, round nosre pliers, chain nose pliers.


Make Your Own Chains – $70

Sunday, April 9, 2017 | 2pm-5pm

Instructor: Melody MacDuffee
Level: All Levels
Technique: Wirework
Skills and techniques taught:
– Manipulation of wire to create a variety of motifs, and chain links, as well as jump rings and a hook & eye clasp.

Description:
Learn to make five different chain designs, both beaded and unbeaded, that you can adapt for use in your own projects and designs. You will leave with a finished “Sampler Bracelet” made of all the various motifs and techniques.

You WILL complete this project in class.

Kit: $3 – This cost is in addition to the class fee
Includes: Round Dead-Soft Wire (Craft Wire): 20-gauge, approx. 4 ft.; 28-gauge, 2 ft. 8 2-3mm. Rondelle, Round, Bicone or Fire-Polished Beads; 10 4mm. Rondelle, Round, Bicone or Fire-Polished Beads; 8 Size 11 Seed Beads; 8 Size 15 Seed Beads Tools (students must bring): roundnose pleirs, chainnose pliers, flush cutter.

Skills Required:
None.
Materials You are Required to Bring:
Chainnose plers, roundnose pliers and flush cutter.