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Magnetic Connect Beaded Kumihimo Bracelet – $70

Thurday, April 5, 2018 | 9am-12pm

Instructor: Yin Guang
Level: All Levels
Technique: Kumihimo
Skills and techniques taught:
How to hold the foam disk; set up; braid with beads…

Description:
Braiding seed beads and crystal together make eye catching bracelet with the rhinestone magnetic clasp and learn the Kumihimo technique.

All WILL complete this project in class.

Kit: $22 – This cost is in addition to the class fee
The kit includes: all materials and instruction, #8 Japanese seed beads; crystal beads; pre-cut, pre-glue one side to the magnetic clasp S-Lon; a rhinestone magnetic clasp; small Kumihimo foam round disk and instruction.

Skills Required:
None

Materials You are Required to Bring:
None


Embossed and Beaded Bracelet – $70

Thursday, April 5, 2018 | 9am-1pm

Instructor: Nancy Sacco
Level: All levels. 17 years old and up.
Technique: Basics, Bead Stringing/Knotting, Design, Metalwork, Mixed Media, Patina, Embossing metal and coloring metal using alcohol inks
Skills and techniques taught:
Kit includes: Designing and cutting out a bracelet focal piece with metal shears, embossing and using alcohol inks to enhance the focal piece.

Description:
Students will easily achieve a beautiful and colorful bracelet custom fitted to their wrists by embossing copper sheet they will design and cut out with metal shears, coloring with alcohol inks, and choosing and stringing coordinating beads and connecting all the beads to the focal piece. They will also be shown how to make a simple washer type toggle.

You WILL complete this project in class.

Kit: $20 – This cost is in addition to the class fee
Copper sheet for bracelet focal piece, beading wire, beads, clamshell findings, copper jump rings. Complete typed instructional handout.

Skills Required:
Basic bead stringing ability. No experience necessary.

Materials You are Required to Bring:
None.


Floral Fibula – $70

Thursday, April 5, 2018 | 9am-1pm

Instructor: Marti Brown
Level: Beginner
Technique: Anodizing, Niobium, Wirework
Skills and techniques taught:
Cutting metal with shears, anodizing niobium, creating a fibula.

Description:
Cut and craft a flower and leaves using fold forming with niobium sheet. Niobium wire makes the framework and the pin. You will color them all by anodizing with electricity. Fold forming niobium sheet makes the leaves. Cutting and dapping will create the flower. Connect the shaped niobium wire fibula, the flower and the leaves with wire weaving. You will craft something to wear with pride.

You WILL complete this project in class.

Kit: $35 – This cost is in addition to the class fee
1.5 inch x 1.5 inch 26 gauge unanodized niobium sheet, 1.5 inch x 1.5 inch 24 gauge  unanodized niobium sheet, 9 inches 14 gauge unanodized niobium wire, 12 inches 18 gauge unanodized niobium wire, 12 inches 24 gauge unanodized niobium wire, swarovski crystals

Skills Required:
None.

Materials You are Required to Bring:
None.


Wired Chevron Pendants – $90

Thursday, April 5, 2018 | 9am-4pm

Instructor: Helen Driggs
Level: Intermediate
Technique: Cold Connections, Metalwork, Wirework
Skills and techniques taught:
Drilling metal, wire weaving, design

Description:
Create a unique one of a kind necklace that can be as sparkly or colorful as you are. Several kit choices and colorways are available, but the construction methods are similar.

Kit: $55 – This cost is in addition to the class fee
Kit includes beads, patterned sheet metal, jump rings, wire, students are welcome to add their own personal beads to the purchased/supplied kit

All WILL complete this project in class.

Skills Required:
Sanding and filing metal, wire wrangling

Materials You are Required to Bring:
None


Woven, Beautiful, Comfy Cuff Bracelet – $70

Thursday, April 5, 2018 | 9am-1pm

Instructors: Linda Gettings
Level: All Levels
Technique: Bead Stitching, Bead Weaving, Design
Skills and techniques taught:
Peyote stitch using alternating 1 and 2 hole beads in different positions as well as embellishing edges and tons of tips

Description:
You will learn to weave this insanely comfortable beaded cuff using 1 and 2 hole super duo and size 8 seed beads. I will also show you how to switch and change the order of beads to create a different look. We will also use a few different edging techniques that will pop your creation and make it your own.

Most WILL complete this project in class.

Kit: $20 – This cost is in addition to the class fee

Skills Required:
Basic peyote stitch.

Materials You are Required to Bring:
Please bring your preferred needle and thread; although I will have size 11 tulip needles and fireline thread. Bring your own task light and scissors.


A Braid Beats Leather! – $70

Thursday, April 5, 2018 | 11am-2pm

Instructor: Anne Dilker
Level: All Levels, Beginners encouraged
Technique: Kumihimo
Skills and techniques taught:
Using unusual findings for kumihimo and how to adjust your braids to work with the finding.

Description:
These half bracelet findings are designed to be used with leather but a braid is SO MUCH prettier!  You’ll be using the basic Kongoh Gumi braid to make this project.  You’ll learn that not all of these half bracelet findings are created equal as well as how to measure your braid to make use of the finding.  If you have a  foam kumihimo disk bring it with you or I’ll have them available for purchase if you need one

Most WILL complete this project in class.

Kit: $14, Kumihimo disk, if needed is $5 – This cost is in addition to the class fee
Kit included with s-lon, half bracelet finding and beads.  Several colors will be available for you to choose from.

Skills Required:
None.

Materials You are Required to Bring:
Printed instructions will be included.  KUMIHIMO DISK REQUIRED.  They will be available for purchase if you don’t already have one.  Either the single or double density disk will work.  I will have both available for purchase if you need one.


Mixed Media: Layered Leather Cuff Bracelets – $70

Thursday, April 5, 2018 | 11am-3pm

Instructors: Reena Brooks, Nicole Dul
Level: All Levels. 12 years and up only.
Technique: Cold Connections, Stamping, Leatherwork
Skills and techniques taught:
Leather stamping, metal stamping and embossing, basic riveting, layering mixed media, gluing leather and metal, surface finishing.

Description:
Learn to decorate leather cuff bracelets with mixed media materials . 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: $12 – This cost is in addition to the class fee
Kit Includes leather cuff with snap, 22 gauge brass strip (1/2″ x 7″), 5 copper metal blanks, 5 hollow rivets, 18 gauge copper wire, (round, dead soft, 2 ft).

Skills Required:
None

Materials You are Required to Bring:
Optional (if you have these supplies please bring them for workshop efficiency): jeweler’s saw with blades, pliers-flat nose, chain nose, round nose


Beaded Mermaid Kumihimo Necklace – $70

Thurday, April 5, 2018 | 1pm-4pm

Instructor: Yin Guang
Level: All Levels
Technique: Kumihimo
Skills and techniques taught:
Find a relax way to hold the disk, set up, braiding with beads, finish.

Description:
It’s fun to braid the beads and mermaid together, learn to add beads, braiding pattern and finish the necklace.

All WILL complete this project in class.

Kit: $24 – This cost is in addition to the class fee
Kit includes: Small Kumihimo foam disk, #6 Japanese seed beads, pre-cut, pre-center rattail cords, a mermaid, end-cap clasp set and instruction

Skills Required:
None

Materials You are Required to Bring:
None


Two To Wrangle – $70

Thursday, April 5, 2018 | 2pm-5pm

Instructor: Marti Brown
Level: Beginner
Technique: Anodizing, Niobium, Wirework
Skills and techniques taught:
Using a jig, using Wubber pliers and anodizing.

Description:
Experience chain making with niobium wire. Two bracelets will be made using the NTAJ jig and Wubber pliers. The links can also be textured and then anodized to your personal taste.

You WILL complete this project in class.

Kit: $30 – This cost is in addition to the class fee
5 feet 18 gauge unanodized niobium wire, 5 feet 16 gauge unanodized niobium wire, 2 inch x 3 inch 3m fine sanding pad

Skills Required:
None.

Materials You are Required to Bring:
None.


Macramé: Simple yet Elegant – $70

Thursday, April 5, 2018 | 3pm-6pm

Instructor: Anne Dilker
Level: All Levels, Beginners encouraged
Technique: Macramé
Skills and techniques taught:
Tying half hitches and how to use more than just seed beads in Macrame.

Description:
Fire polish and seed beads are brought together with simple half hitches to make this elegant bracelet.  Several colors of the kit will be available for you to choose from and kit will include the. findings including the super strong mini magnet.  If you have either a full size Macrame board or the mini mac bring it with you.  If you don’t have the Macrame board I’ll have them for purchase at the event.

Most WILL complete this project in class.

Kit: $12, Kumihimo disk, if needed is $5 – This cost is in addition to the class fee
Kit included with s-lon, 2 sizes of Fire Polish and seed beads all color coordinated.  Several colors will be available for you to choose from.  Mini Macrame board, if needed is $6.

Skills Required:
None, but a can-do attitude is appreciated

Materials You are Required to Bring:
MACRAME BOARD REQUIRED.  They will be available for purchase if you don’t already have one.  Either the full size or the mini macrame board is required.  I will have the mini available for purchase if you need one.


Kumihimo: Spiral Necklace 12-Strand – $70

Thurday, April 5, 2018 | 5pm-8pm

Instructor: Yin Guang
Level: All Levels
Technique: Kumihimo
Skills and techniques taught:
Fnd a relax way to hold the disk, set up, braiding with beads, finish

Description:
Using 3 colors of cords, 12 strand spiral Kumi technique make a fascinating fabric necklace. Wear it with your choice of pendant.

All WILL complete this project in class.

Kit: $20 – This cost is in addition to the class fee

Skills Required:
None

Materials You are Required to Bring:
None


Macramé: Simple yet Elegant – $70

Friday, April 6, 2018 | 9am-12pm

Instructor: Anne Dilker
Level: All Levels, Beginners encouraged
Technique: Macramé
Skills and techniques taught:
Tying half hitches and how to use more than just seed beads in Macrame.

Description:
Fire polish and seed beads are brought together with simple half hitches to make this elegant bracelet.  Several colors of the kit will be available for you to choose from and kit will include the. findings including the super strong mini magnet.  If you have either a full size Macrame board or the mini mac bring it with you.  If you don’t have the Macrame board I’ll have them for purchase at the event.

Most WILL complete this project in class.

Kit: $12, Kumihimo disk, if needed is $5 – This cost is in addition to the class fee
Kit included with s-lon, 2 sizes of Fire Polish and seed beads all color coordinated.  Several colors will be available for you to choose from.  Mini Macrame board, if needed is $6.

Skills Required:
None, but a can-do attitude is appreciated

Materials You are Required to Bring:
MACRAME BOARD REQUIRED.  They will be available for purchase if you don’t already have one.  Either the full size or the mini macrame board is required.  I will have the mini available for purchase if you need one.


Artful Play: Mixed Media Sandwich Pendant – $70

Friday, April 6, 2018 | 9am-1pm

Instructors: Reena Brooks, Nicole Dul
Level: All Levels. 12 years and up only.
Technique: Cold Connections, Mixed Media, Stamping
Skills and techniques taught:
Sawing, Drilling, Riveting, Filing, Stamping, Gelli® Printing, Surface Finishing, Polishing

Description:
Express your creativity through this artful multi-layered mixed media pendant. Learn best practices for using a jeweler’s saw when you shape and cut your own frame and backing. Add texture to your metal and use striking finishing techniques for color. The fun doesn’t stop with there. Design an interior for your sandwiched metal using demonstrated mixed media techniques for paper. Set your art in between your metal layers with easy riveting techniques. Leave with a gorgeous mixed media necklace.

You WILL complete this project in class.

Kit: $15 – This cost is in addition to the class fee
Kit includes 3 in. 22 gauge copper and 3 in. 22 gauge brass sheet metal , 3 in. acetate sheet, 6 hollow rivets, 20″ nickel free chain, 10 jump rings, 3 eye pins, bail, lobster claw clasp, 9 beads picked from bead bar.

Skills Required:
None

Materials You are Required to Bring:
Optional (if you have these supplies please bring them for workshop efficiency): jeweler’s saw with blades, pliers-flat nose, chain nose, round nose


Spinner Ring – $70

Friday, April 6, 2018 | 9am-1pm

Instructor: Nancy Sacco
Level: All levels. 17 years old and up.
Technique: Annealing, Hot Connections, Metalwork, Patina, Torchwork, Wirework
Skills and techniques taught:
Soldering, design, how to choose a hammer for forging and forming, how to properly size the ring.

Description:
This class will teach students how to make a spinner ring custom sized to their finger. They will learn how to measure their ring size and how to calculate the size of the spinners. They will cut the silver sheet and the wire, then solder the ring band and the spinners with a small butane torch. They will shape the ring band so that the spinners are free spinning and stay on the band. There will be several selections of sterling silver or gold filled patterned wire or plain wire offered for the spinners so that each ring is customized according to the students’ desires.

You WILL complete this project in class.

Kit: $45 – This cost is in addition to the class fee
Kit includes: 20 gauge sterling silver sheet metal, 10 mm wide. Gold filled or sterling silver patterned wire. 16 gauge sterling silver, gold filled, or copper round wire.

Skills Required:
No experience necessary. Must be capable of using a small torch.

Materials You are Required to Bring:
None.


Floral Fibula – $70

Friday, April 6, 2018 | 9am-1pm

Instructor: Marti Brown
Level: Beginner
Technique: Anodizing, Niobium, Wirework
Skills and techniques taught:
Cutting metal with shears, anodizing niobium, creating a fibula.

Description:
Cut and craft a flower and leaves using fold forming with niobium sheet. Niobium wire makes the framework and the pin. You will color them all by anodizing with electricity. Fold forming niobium sheet makes the leaves. Cutting and dapping will create the flower. Connect the shaped niobium wire fibula, the flower and the leaves with wire weaving. You will craft something to wear with pride.

You WILL complete this project in class.

Kit: $35 – This cost is in addition to the class fee
1.5 inch x 1.5 inch 26 gauge unanodized niobium sheet, 1.5 inch x 1.5 inch 24 gauge  unanodized niobium sheet, 9 inches 14 gauge unanodized niobium wire, 12 inches 18 gauge unanodized niobium wire, 12 inches 24 gauge unanodized niobium wire, swarovski crystals

Skills Required:
None.

Materials You are Required to Bring:
None.


Trapeze Mounted Pendants – $90

Friday, April 6, 2018 | 9am-4pm

Instructor: Helen Driggs
Level: Intermediate
Technique: Cold Connections, Design, Metalwork
Skills and techniques taught:
– Basic metalwork, texturing, simple fabrication

Description:
Learn to use simple tools and long rivets to create unique, movable, and fun bead and metal pendants with fiber and other mixed media.

Kit: $55 – This cost is in addition to the class fee
Kit includes sheet metal, beads, fiber, cord and wire.

All WILL complete this project in class.

Skills Required:
Some riveting experience

Materials You are Required to Bring:
None


Captured Josephine – $45

Friday, April 6, 2018 | 9am-11am

Instructor: Darlene Mansue
Level: Beginner
Technique: Design, Macramé
Skills and techniques taught:
Macramé.

Description:
Learn how to make a beautiful, intricately knotted bracelet using Silver Silks Pearlesque Capture.  Silver Silk Pearlesque Capture is a knitted wire product exclusively made in the USA in a variety of different colors.

You WILL complete this project in class.

Kit: $35 – This cost is in addition to the class fee
Kit includes: 2 Yards Silver Silk Pearlesque Capture (2 Colors), 2 pair Double Capture Ends, Silver Plated Oval Rings, Silver Plated Lobster Claw, Silver Plated Jump Rings, Silver Plated Chain.

Skills Required:
Use of basic jewelry tools.

Materials You are Required to Bring:
Students should bring basic jewelry tools:  cutters, chain nose pliers, measuring tape.   They should also bring a large Macrame board and U-Pins.   Students can contact me for to purchase any of these tools or supplies 2 weeks prior to the class.


Barrel of Peanuts Necklace – $45

Friday, April 6, 2018 | 10am-12pm

Instructors: Mary Soucy
Level: All Levels – Ages 12 and up only.
Technique: Chain Maille
Skills and techniques taught:
You will learn the barrel weave and how to add seed beads to the weave.

Description:
Learn to make a stunning micro maille chain with anodized aluminum jump rings and peanut beads. The peanut beads add a wonderful dimension to the chain and add weight giving is a fantastic look and feel. The chain is extremely small and fluid making it ideal as a long or short chain. This will be an ideal addition to any wardrobe and makes a great gift for those who prefer smaller more dainty jewelry.

You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Kit: $21 – This cost is in addition to the class fee
Kit includes 335 Jump Rings 20g 7/64” 170 Jump Rings 20g 1/8” 164 Peanut Beads 1 Lobster clasp.

Skills Required:
Comfortable opening and closing jump rings.

Materials You are Required to Bring:
Students may provide their own bead matts, pliers and/or task lighting and magnification. The items used in class are very small and students will be much happier if they can see well.


Lacey Sea Glass Bracelet – $70

Friday, April 6, 2018 | 12pm-3pm

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

Description:
Students will learn how to wrap odd- shaped objects (sea glass in this case) and link them together to create a lovely bracelet.

You WILL complete this project in class.

Kit: $25 – This cost is in addition to the class fee
Kit includes: Genuine sea glass, various gauges of wire, findings, full instructions.

Skills Required:
Basic wireworking skills, must know how to use tools.

Materials You are Required to Bring:
Students must bring a bead mat, chain nose pliers, round nose pliers, flat nose pliers, wire cutters and a rawhide mallet if you have one, task lighting if desired.


Channeling Connie Fox – Make a Lampwork Bead Bracelet – $70

Friday, April 6, 2018 | 2pm-5pm

Instructor: Nolly Gelsinger
Level: Beginner
Technique: Basic, Design, Wireworking
Skills and techniques taught:
Skilled wire manipulation, sizing, enlarging holes in stones, simple knotting.

Description:
Years ago, I took several classes from designer and silversmith Connie Fox. Her timeless style has come back to me in this bracelet design, in which I use my handmade glass beads to make a joyful, colorful bracelet. Learn to size a bracelet using large beads, learn basic wire skills including making a spiral hook clasp, drill stones to enlarge holes and easy knotting skills to make the beaded dangles.

You WILL complete this project in class.

Kit: $45 – This cost is in addition to the class fee
Brass or copper wire, your choice of up to $35 in Nolly’s Folly Studio glass beads, and brass or copper beads, and a selection of stones and small beads for dangles.

Skills Required:
Strength in your hands is helpful; the wire in this project is very strong.

Materials You are Required to Bring:
None.


A Braid Beats Leather! – $70

Friday, April 6, 2018 | 1pm-4pm

Instructor: Anne Dilker
Level: All Levels, Beginners encouraged
Technique: Kumihimo
Skills and techniques taught:
Using unusual findings for kumihimo and how to adjust your braids to work with the finding.

Description:
These half bracelet findings are designed to be used with leather but a braid is SO MUCH prettier!  You’ll be using the basic Kongoh Gumi braid to make this project.  You’ll learn that not all of these half bracelet findings are created equal as well as how to measure your braid to make use of the finding.  If you have a  foam kumihimo disk bring it with you or I’ll have them available for purchase if you need one

Most WILL complete this project in class.

Kit: $14, Kumihimo disk, if needed is $5 – This cost is in addition to the class fee
Kit included with s-lon, half bracelet finding and beads.  Several colors will be available for you to choose from.

Skills Required:
None.

Materials You are Required to Bring:
Printed instructions will be included.  KUMIHIMO DISK REQUIRED.  They will be available for purchase if you don’t already have one.  Either the single or double density disk will work.  I will have both available for purchase if you need one.


Vertebrae Earrings – $45

Friday, April 6, 2018 | 2pm-6pm

Instructors: Reena Brooks, Nicole Dul
Level: All Levels. 12 years and up only.
Technique: Basics, Chain Maille, Design,
Skills and techniques taught:
Chain Maille, Working with Pliers.

Description:
The Vertebrae maille weave pattern has a stunning spinal appearance and is comfortable to wear. You will interlock jump rings into this fascinating pattern while learning about aspect ratio and how to properly open and close jump rings. The Vertebrae chain maille weave is simpler than it appears and is suitable for any level of experience. Learn how to construct the Vertebrae weave and finish this awesome pair of earrings with a true snake’s vertebrae.

You WILL complete this project in class.

Kit: $10 – This cost is in addition to the class fee
Kit includes 25 jump rings from jump ring building bar, 4 head pins, 2 fish hooks, 2 earring backs, 4 spacer beads, 2 snake vertebrae beads.

Skills Required:
None

Materials You are Required to Bring:
Optional (if you have these supplies please bring them for workshop efficiency): two pairs of pliers-flat nose or chain nose, round nose pliers, wire cutters.


Air Chased Cuff – $70

Friday, April 6, 2018 | 2pm-5pm

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 your personal color sense.

You WILL complete this project in class.

Kit: $55 – This cost is in addition to the class fee
Kit Materials: 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.


Dazzling Color on Copper – $70

Friday, April 6, 2018 | 2pm-5:30pm

Instructor: Roxan O’Brien
Level: All Levels, and beginners are welcome.
Technique: Colored Pencil Technique, Metalwork
Skills and techniques taught:
How to create permanent color on metal, use metal stamp, patina

Description:
Create the look of an enameled piece without the use of a kiln! This amazing technique uses colored pencil and permanent ink to color a copper surface. In this workshop you will learn how to prepare copper to accept hand-applied color for a permanent effect, and how to use metal stamps, fluid color, and patina to design a beautiful pendant you can be proud of. Beginners welcome! No prior skill or experience is needed.

Kit: $25 – This cost is in addition to the class fee
Prepared copper shapes, several grades of sandpaper, turpentine, alcohol, liquid prep, jump rings, cotton, patina, all other supplies needed and written instructions. Students will have to bring 1-set of PrismaColored premier colored pencils in the tin only, no other pencils will work.

Skills Required:
None

Materials You are Required to Bring:
1-set of PrismaColored premier colored pencils in the tin only, no other pencils will work.


Triple Twisted Fun Necklace – $70

Friday, April 6, 2018 | 9am-1pm

Instructors: Linda Gettings
Level: All Levels
Technique: Bead Stitching, Bead Weaving, Design
Skills and techniques taught:
A newer and more interesting twisted technique with a pop.

Description:
Many many years ago, when I first learned how to do twisted herringbone I found I did not like the somewhat wonky twist. So, after many hits and misses I added a third bead to each pass to create a much smoother twist. This piece is a triple twist instead of the standard double twist and you are going to love it. And then to add an additional “twist” we will throw in either half tila or super duo beads in your choice of designs

You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Kit: $20 – This cost is in addition to the class fee

Skills Required:
Basic twisted herringbone.

Materials You are Required to Bring:
Please bring your preferred needle and thread; although I will have size 11 tulip needles and fireline thread. Bring your own task light and scissors.


A Braid Beats Leather! – $70

Saturday, April 7, 2018 | 9am-12pm

Instructor: Anne Dilker
Level: All Levels, Beginners encouraged
Technique: Kumihimo
Skills and techniques taught:
Using unusual findings for kumihimo and how to adjust your braids to work with the finding.

Description:
These half bracelet findings are designed to be used with leather but a braid is SO MUCH prettier!  You’ll be using the basic Kongoh Gumi braid to make this project.  You’ll learn that not all of these half bracelet findings are created equal as well as how to measure your braid to make use of the finding.  If you have a  foam kumihimo disk bring it with you or I’ll have them available for purchase if you need one

Most WILL complete this project in class.

Kit: $14, Kumihimo disk, if needed is $5 – This cost is in addition to the class fee
Kit included with s-lon, half bracelet finding and beads.  Several colors will be available for you to choose from.

Skills Required:
None.

Materials You are Required to Bring:
Printed instructions will be included.  KUMIHIMO DISK REQUIRED.  They will be available for purchase if you don’t already have one.  Either the single or double density disk will work.  I will have both available for purchase if you need one.


Bead and Button Jewelry – $70

Saturday, April 7, 2018 | 9am-12pm

Instructor: Helen Driggs
Level: Intermediate
Technique: Cold Connections, Metalwork, Wirework
Skills and techniques taught:
– Drilling wood and plastics, Wire weaving, Design, Color use, Assembly without glue

Description:
Do you love colorful buttons? If so, break out the old button box—we’ll elevate ordinary buttons into wonderful, wearable center-stage focals for all types of jewelry. Learn how to modify old or new buttons using wire to create button bracelets, pendants or earrings with a modern twist.

Kit: $55 – This cost is in addition to the class fee
Kit includes 2” Button, 1” Button, 2 colors faceted crystal or 8/0 beads,18ga. Brass core wire/armature, 28 ga. Brass coiling wire/armature, 5 large hole glass beads, 2 colors 28 ga. beaded perimeter wire, Fiber hanging cord

All WILL complete this project in class.

Skills Required:
Wire wrangling

Materials You are Required to Bring:
None


Successful Etching: Copper and Brass Jewelry – $70

Saturday, April 7, 2018 | 9am-1pm

Instructors: Reena Brooks, Nicole Dul
Level: All Levels. 12 years and up only.
Technique: Etching, Patina, Stamping
Skills and techniques taught:
Sawing, Drilling, Filing, Etching, Stamping, Surface Finishing, Polishing, Basic Attaching.

Description:
Learn the fundamentals of brass and copper etching. Personalize brass and copper sheets by shaping, stamping, etching and finishing them. Use your etched pendants and charms to create custom necklaces, bracelets and earrings. Take home one or more finished necklaces, bracelets or earrings ready to wear! 3 kits available.

You WILL complete this project in class.

Kit: $12 – This cost is in addition to the class fee
3 Kits Available in Brass or Copper:

Necklace – 2 in. 24 gauge sheet metal, 20″ nickel free chain, 10 jump rings, 3 eye pins, lobster claw clasp, 9 beads picked from bead bar
Bracelet – 2 in. 24 gauge sheet metal, 8″ nickel free chain, 30 jump rings, 9 eye pins, lobster claw clasp, 27 beads picked from bead bar
Earrings – (2x) 2 in. 24 gauge sheet metal, 12 jump rings, 4 eye pins, 2 fish hooks, 2 earring backs, 9 beads picked from bead bar

Skills Required:
None

Materials You are Required to Bring:
Optional (if you have these supplies please bring them for workshop efficiency): jeweler’s saw with blades, pliers-flat nose, chain nose, round nose, nylon pliers, wire cutters


Woven, Beautiful, Comfy Cuff Bracelet – $70

Saturday, April 7, 2018 | 9am-1pm

Instructors: Linda Gettings
Level: All Levels
Technique: Bead Stitching, Bead Weaving, Design
Skills and techniques taught:
Peyote stitch using alternating 1 and 2 hole beads in different positions as well as embellishing edges and tons of tips

Description:
You will learn to weave this insanely comfortable beaded cuff using 1 and 2 hole super duo and size 8 seed beads. I will also show you how to switch and change the order of beads to create a different look. We will also use a few different edging techniques that will pop your creation and make it your own.

Most WILL complete this project in class.

Kit: $20 – This cost is in addition to the class fee

Skills Required:
Basic peyote stitch.

Materials You are Required to Bring:
Please bring your preferred needle and thread; although I will have size 11 tulip needles and fireline thread. Bring your own task light and scissors.


Gemstone Inlay Pendant – $70

Saturday, April 7, 2018 | 9am-1pm

Instructor: Nancy Sacco
Level: All levels. 17 years old and up.
Technique: Basics, Design, Gluing/Adhesive, Hot Connections, Metalwork, Patina, Torchwork, Basic Gemstone Inlay
Skills and techniques taught:
Designing and cutting out a pendant with metal shears, soldering with a small butane torch, patination of copper, basic gemstone inlay technique

Description:
Stone inlay is a wonderful way to express yourself artistically through the gemstones you select for your project. The choice often represents a birth month, an emotion, or simply love of a particular color or color combination. This would be a great birthstone pendant for someone to wear as a tribute to loved ones! Students will learn how to design a pendant, solder a bezel, and fill the bezel with their choice of gemstones in this beginner inlay class. All materials, tools and equipment are provided, as well as  templates for suggested pendant shapes.

You WILL complete this project in class.

Kit: $30 – This cost is in addition to the class fee
Kit includes: Copper sheet for pendant base, copper bezel wire, variety of gemstone chips.

Skills Required:
Ability to hold and use a small butane torch.

Materials You are Required to Bring:
None.


Adorned Wrap Bracelet – $70

Saturday, April 7, 2018 | 9am-1pm

Instructor: Darlene Mansue
Level: Beginner
Technique: Basics, Bead Stringing/Knotting, Design
Skills and techniques taught:
Stringing and weaving beads together.

Description:
Learn to make this elegant bracelet with pearls, delica seed beads and glimmering Silver Silk Capture.   Silver Silk Capture is a unique knitted wire product exclusively made in the USA from non-tarnish wire that is made in a variety of colors.
*Students will have the option of picking from more than one colorway.

You WILL complete this project in class.

Kit: $25 – This cost is in addition to the class fee
Kit includes: Silver Silk Capture, 6mm round pearls, Delica Seed Beads, Double Capture Ends, Jump Rings, Lobster, Claw Clasp, Metallic Silver Beading Wire, Crimps, Crimp Covers.

Skills Required:
Basic use of jewelry tools & crimping.

Materials You are Required to Bring:
It should be noted that students should bring basic jewelry tools:  cutters, chain nose pliers, round nose pliers, crimping pliers and measuring tape.   They should also bring a small(or large) macramé board and U-Pins.  Some students may find it helpful to bring a portable light, like an Ott-lite because we’ll be working with small seed beads.  If any students need any of these tools or supplies, they can contact me 2 weeks prior to the class to purchase them for the class.


Rhinestone Byzantine Bracelet – $45

Saturday, April 7, 2018 | 10am-12pm

Instructors: Mary Soucy
Level: All Levels – Ages 12 and up only.
Technique: Chain Maille
Skills and techniques taught:
You will learn the byzantine weave using open and closed jump rings as well as how to incorporate rhinestone montees.

Description:
Learn to use rhinestone montee beads and incorporate them with a Byzantine chain maille weave. In order to join both metal and glass materials,you will learn both opened and closed ring approaches to the lovely and ornate byzantine weave. This project will be made with very small micro sized jump rings to create a beautiful bracelet that has the look and feel of luxury jewelry but without the cost.

You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Kit: $20 – This cost is in addition to the class fee
Kit includes 276 Jump Rings 20g 7/64” 20 Montee Rhinestones 1 2 hole clasp.

Skills Required:
Comfortable opening and closing jump rings.

Materials You are Required to Bring:
Students may provide their own bead matts, pliers and/or task lighting and magnification. The items used in class are very small and students will be much happier if they can see well.


Macramé: Simple yet Elegant – $70

Saturday, April 7, 2018 | 1pm-4pm

Instructor: Anne Dilker
Level: All Levels, Beginners encouraged
Technique: Macramé
Skills and techniques taught:
Tying half hitches and how to use more than just seed beads in Macrame.

Description:
Fire polish and seed beads are brought together with simple half hitches to make this elegant bracelet.  Several colors of the kit will be available for you to choose from and kit will include the. findings including the super strong mini magnet.  If you have either a full size Macrame board or the mini mac bring it with you.  If you don’t have the Macrame board I’ll have them for purchase at the event.

Most WILL complete this project in class.

Kit: $12, Kumihimo disk, if needed is $5 – This cost is in addition to the class fee
Kit included with s-lon, 2 sizes of Fire Polish and seed beads all color coordinated.  Several colors will be available for you to choose from.  Mini Macrame board, if needed is $6.

Skills Required:
None, but a can-do attitude is appreciated

Materials You are Required to Bring:
MACRAME BOARD REQUIRED.  They will be available for purchase if you don’t already have one.  Either the full size or the mini macrame board is required.  I will have the mini available for purchase if you need one.


Get Your Color on Earrings – $70

Saturday, April 7, 2018 | 2pm-5pm

Instructor: Roxan O’Brien
Level: All Levels, and beginners are welcome.
Technique: Colored pencil on copper technique, Metalwork
Skills and techniques taught:
How to color on metal and create beautiful designs

Description:
Create the look of an enameled piece without the use of a kiln! This amazing technique uses colored pencil and permanent ink to color a copper surface. In this workshop you will learn how to prepare copper to accept hand-applied color for a permanent effect, to design several pairs of beautiful earrings you can be proud of. Beginners welcome! No prior skills needed.

You WILL complete this project in class.

Kit: $25 – This cost is in addition to the class fee
Kit includes several pairs of copper shapes for earrings, ear wires, several grades of sandpaper, turpentine, liquid prep,
jump rings, cotton, all other supplies needed and written instructions.

Skills Required:
None

Materials You are Required to Bring:
1-12 pack of PrismaColored Premier colored pencils in the tin only, or can be purchased from the instructor 4 weeks prior to class.


Morning & Evening – $70

Saturday, April 7, 2018 | 2pm-5pm

Instructor: Marti Brown
Level: Intermediate
Technique: Anodizing, Niobium
Skills and techniques taught:
Students will learn to control electric paintbrushes.

Description:
Cut, file and sand niobium shapes to prepare them for anodizing. Learn to control the brush anodizing technique to create your landscape visions.

You WILL complete this project in class.

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

Skills Required:
Some experience in anodizing would be helpful.

Materials You are Required to Bring:
None.


Mother of Pearl Button Bracelet – $45

Saturday, April 7, 2018 | 4pm-6pm

Instructor: Sue Powell
Level: Beginner
Technique:  Basics, Bead Stringing/Knotting
Skills and techniques taught:
Bead stringing.

Description:
Use stringing and knotting to create a bracelet from lovely antique mother-of-pearl buttons.

You WILL complete this project in class.

Kit: $20 – This cost is in addition to the class fee
Kit includes: Antique mother-of-pearl buttons, c-lon thread, quadra tile beads, seed beads.

Skills Required:
None.

Materials You are Required to Bring:
Students must bring a bead mat, task lighting if desired, and scissors.


Dream Catchers – $70

Sunday, April 8, 2018 | 9am-12noon

Instructor: Marti Brown
Level: Beginner
Technique: Anodizing, Metalwork, Niobium
Skills and techniques taught:
Using a disc cutter with niobium sheet, anodizing and coloring lucite with alcohol inks

Description:
Cut a circle within a circle from niobium sheet using a disc cutter. You can texture your frame and then anodize it your favorite color. Anodize 28 gauge niobium wire and use it to weave within the disks. Alcohol ink will be used to make colorful feathers to complete your earrings.

You WILL complete this project in class.

Kit: $30 – This cost is in addition to the class fee
Kit 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.


Oops Ring with Beads – $70

Sunday, April 8, 2018 | 9am-12pm

Instructors: Mary Soucy
Level: Intermediate, Advanced – Ages 12 and up only.
Technique: Chain Maille
Skills and techniques taught:
You will learn the oops weave as well as how to incorporate beads.

Description:
Oops, AKA Unbalanced European 4 in 1 is possibly my favorite chain maille weave. It’s one of those weaves that takes a little time to do but is very methodical once you start working with it. In this ring project, I’ve added seed beads to the outside to make edges that really pop. I love the density of the oops pattern in this ring. Despite being made in bright bold colors, the intricate chain maille inside is what really makes these rings look like something intricate and expensive.

You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Kit: $13 – This cost is in addition to the class fee
Kit includes 14 Jump Rings 20g 7/64” temp 60 Jump Rings 20g 7/64” 60 Jump Rings 20g 7/64” 24 Seed Beads 8/0 24 Seed Beads 8/0.

Skills Required:
The prerequisite for this class is that the student must know European 4 in 1 prior to taking the class. We have kits available to learn this weave at www.beadmeastory.com. European 4 in 1 is a beginner chain maille weave.

Materials You are Required to Bring:
Students may provide their own bead matts, pliers and/or task lighting and magnification. The items used in class are very small and students will be much happier if they can see well.


Tree of Life – $70

Sunday, April 8, 2018 | 9am-12:30pm

Instructor: Roxan O’Brien
Level: All Levels
Technique: Colored pencil on copper technique, Metalwork
Skills and techniques taught:
How to color on metal, texture, patina, and use metal stamps.

Description:
Rich in meaning, the tree of life is a powerful symbol, if you are interested in symbolic jewelry or just have a love of nature this workshop is for you. Create this beautiful Tree of Life pendant in copper using a colored pencil technique. Students will learn how to apply color to metal, stamping, and the use of patina to enhance the overall beautiful appearance of the finished design. No prior experience needed.

You WILL complete this project in class.

Kit: $25 – This cost is in addition to the class fee
Kit includes copper premade shapes, several grades of sandpaper, turpentine, alcohol, liquid prep, jump rings, cotton, patina, all other supplies needed and written instructions. Some colored pencils will be available for use for colors not in your set. Students must bring 1-12 pack of PrismaColored premier colored pencils (in tin only); no other pencils will work,  or can be purchased by contacting the instructor before the class.

You WILL complete this project in class.

Skills Required:
None

Materials You are Required to Bring:
1-12 pack of PrismaColored premier colored pencils (in tin only); no other pencils will work,  or can be purchased by contacting the instructor before the class.


Sterling Silver Earrings – $70

Sunday, April 8, 2018 | 9am-1pm

Instructor: Nancy Sacco
Level: All levels. 17 years old and up.
Technique: Annealing, Design, Hot Connections, Metalwork, Patina, Torchwork, Wirework
Skills and techniques taught:
Soldering, design, forging with a hammer, make earwires, make headpins and wire wrap beads for earring embelllishment.

Description:
This class will teach students how to design up to 3 pairs of earrings with sterling silver wire, time permitting. They will learn how to make their own earwires, how to make headpins to wire wrap beads, and how to solder with a small butane torch. They will also learn how to form graceful shapes using tools and their hands and how to forge shapes with a hammer.

You WILL complete this project in class.

Kit: $30 – This cost is in addition to the class fee
Kit includes: Enough 14 and 16 gauge wire to make up to  4 pairs of earring s and ear wires. Selection of beads for embellishment. Sterling silver sheet.

Skills Required:
No experience necessary. Must be capable of using a small torch.

Materials You are Required to Bring:
None.


Stardust Drop Leather Bracelet – $45

Sunday, April 8, 2018 | 9am-11am

Instructor: Darlene Mansue
Level: Beginner
Technique: Basics, Bead Stringing/Knotting, Design
Skills and techniques taught:
Crimping and gluing multiple strands of leather.

Description:
Learn to make this fun leather bracelet that shimmers with metallic colors and sparkling bead accents.
*Students will have the option of picking from more than one colorway.

You WILL complete this project in class.

Kit: $15 – This cost is in addition to the class fee
Kit includes: Metallic Leather, Unicorne Boro Drop Beads, Crimp Covers, Magnetic Clasp.

Skills Required:
Basic use of jewelry tools & crimping.

Materials You are Required to Bring:
It should be noted that students should bring basic jewelry tools:  cutters, chain nose pliers and a measuring tape.   They should also bring Zap Gel,  a small(or large) macramé board and U-Pins.  Some students may find it helpful to bring a portable light, like an Ott-lite.  If any students need any of these tools or supplies, they can contact me 2 weeks prior to the class to purchase them for the class.


Gelli Plate Jewels – $45

Sunday, April 8, 2018 | 10am-12pm

Instructors: Reena Brooks, Nicole Dul
Level: All Levels. 12 years and up only.
Technique: Design, Mixed Media, Stamping
Skills and techniques taught:
Stamping, Gelli® Printing, Collaging, Basic Attaching

Description:
Create a one of a kind artisan jewelry piece with colorful layers of paint and texture using a simple to learn printmaking process—Gelli® Printing. Spice up your layers even further with collaged ephemera. Use two-sided prefabricated locket frames to present your designs. Add more personality with charms from our findings bar. Leave with a beautifully completed mixed media necklace.

You WILL complete this project in class.

Kit: $12 – This cost is in addition to the class fee
Kit includes glass locket frame, 5 jump rings, 20″ nickel free chain, lobster claw clasp, and your choice of 2 charms from our findings bar.

Skills Required:
None.

Materials You are Required to Bring:
None.


Queen Anne’s Lace Bracelet & Earrings – $70

Sunday, April 8, 2018 | 12pm-3pm

Instructor: Sue Powell
Level: Intermediate
Technique:  Bead Weaving
Skills and techniques taught:
Using a component to make matching pieces.

Description:
Weave a lovely lacey bracelet containing vintage Austrian pearls and swarovski crystals.

You WILL complete this project in class.

Kit: $35 – This cost is in addition to the class fee
Kit includes: Vintage Austrian pearls, Swarovski crystals, Tierra cast clasp, various seed beads, thread, needle.

Skills Required:
Knowledge of bead weaving basics.

Materials You are Required to Bring:
Students must bring a beading mat, task lighting if desired, and scissors or thread cutters.


Triple Twisted Fun Necklace – $70

Sunday, April 8, 2018 | 9am-1pm

Instructors: Linda Gettings
Level: All Levels
Technique: Bead Stitching, Bead Weaving, Design
Skills and techniques taught:
A newer and more interesting twisted technique with a pop.

Description:
Many many years ago, when I first learned how to do twisted herringbone I found I did not like the somewhat wonky twist. So, after many hits and misses I added a third bead to each pass to create a much smoother twist. This piece is a triple twist instead of the standard double twist and you are going to love it. And then to add an additional “twist” we will throw in either half tila or super duo beads in your choice of designs

You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Kit: $20 – This cost is in addition to the class fee

Skills Required:
Basic twisted herringbone.

Materials You are Required to Bring:
Please bring your preferred needle and thread; although I will have size 11 tulip needles and fireline thread. Bring your own task light and scissors.