Class Schedules

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List of Past Classes.

Venus Flytrap

Date: Saturday, May 31., 2008 10:30am-4:30pm

Teacher: Melanie Doerman

Cost: $ 65.00

Level: Intermediate, Knowledge of peyote stitch

Beautiful three dimensional shapes reminiscent of the exotic Venus Flytrap adorn this intriguing, heavily patterned piece. A rivoli, using a technique that turns it into a cab, hides a secure clasp for this show stopping bracelet.

Dragon Tears Lariat

Date: Sunday, June 1, 2008 10:30am-4:30pm

Teacher: Melanie Doerman

Cost:$ 65.00

Level: Intermediate, Knowledge of peyote stitch

In this class, you will use tubular peyote stitch, increasing to shape the beadwork perfectly to a large tear drop. A transition from one stitch to another will be learned to create the strap. Various embellishing techniques will be the finale to create this beautiful bracelet.

Double Rose Window or ????

Date: Saturday, June 7, 2008 10:30am-4:00pm

Instructor: Gwen Fisher

Cost: To be determined (Double Rose Window $45.00)

Gwen will be coming down to teach her newest class on Sunday, “Time Machine.” One of the components for this piece is the Double Rose Window. Toward the middle of March we hope to have several samples of Gwen’s beadwork available. Depending on what people want, we will either offer the Double Rose Window or another one of Gwen’s fabulous classes. You’ll just have to visit the store and see what we have to cast your vote!

Time Machine

Date: Sunday, June 8, 2008 10:30am-4:00pm

Instructor: Gwen Fisher

Cost: $75.00

Level: Intermediate

This is a brand new pattern from one of our favorite teachers. A component of the Time Machine is the Double Rose Window. We should have this sample in the store by the end of March at the latest.

Whirling Dervishes

Date: Friday, June 20, 2008 10:30am-4:30pm

Instructor: Teresa Sullivan

Cost: $85.00

Level: All/familiarity with basic peyote stitch helpful

Learn ways to make your work curve, swish and sway. With these techniques, you transform flat peyote strips into lush decoration that evokes organic growth and maybe even alien life! This embellish-as-you-go technique allows for many variations with a wide variety of beads. Each time I have taught this class, students invent their own variations on the stitch---an empowering experience.

Peyote Pods I

Date: Saturday, June 21, 2008 10:30am-4:30pm

Instructor: Teresa Sullivan

Cost: $85.00

Level: All/familiarity with basic peyote stitch helpful

When is flat not really flat? When you use these simple increasing and decreasing techniques! Without having to change the size of the beads you use, create stunning graphic effects for bracelets and iconic imagery for sculptural brooches, drop dangles, and earrings.

Empress Cuff

Date: Sunday, June 22, 2008 10:30am-4:30pm

Instructor: Teresa Sullivan

Cost: $85.00Level: All

Delicate yet decadent, fit for a queen. Empress Cuff uses 4 successive sizes of seed beads to create a gorgeous, flexible netted cuff bracelet. Learn the art of netting with this, and also a similar cuff that combines diamond and hexagonal shapes. A beautiful introduction to netting and a fun exercise in coordinating sizes and colors. Color strategies and variations will be discussed in class.

Georgia Bracelet

Date: Sat. Jun. 28, 2008 10:30am-4:30pm

Instructor: Pamela Howard

Cost: $60.00

Level: All

Tubular Ndebele, spiral and straight, and 2 drop brick stitch are used to create this bangle. The magnetic closure is hidden by the "embellished" Ndebele tube.

Nancy K. Bracelet

Date: Sun. Jun. 29., 2008 10:30am - 4:30pm

Instructor: Pamela Howard

Cost: $60.00

Level: All

In this class you'll create a bracelet by joining a series of peyote stitch "donuts" using Swarovski pearls and crystals.

Flower Chainmail Bracelet

Date: July 19, 2008 10:30am-12:30pm

Teacher: Debbie Richards

Cost: $ 35.00

Level: Beginner

Persian Chainmail Bracelet

Date: July 19, 2008 1:30pm-4:30pm

Teacher: Debbie Richards

Cost: $ 35.00

Level: Beginner

Camelot Necklace

Date: Saturday, August 2, 2008 10:30am-4:30pm

Instructor: Liz Smith

Cost: $65.00

Level: Intermediate

Maximize your Swarovski bling as you design and create this elegant necklace featuring a new twist on an old stitch. This straightforward design combines dramatic focal beads, an eye catching front clasp strung with delicious dangles, and the impressive woven element. Have fun with this chic, elegant, ethnic, etc. looks depending on your chosen beads.

Scheherazade Necklace

Date: Sunday, August 3, 2008 10:30am-4:30pm

Instructor: Liz Smith

Cost: $65.00

Level: Intermediate

Strengthen your basic skills as you create your own distinctive piece of jewelry. This beaded “ribbon” necklace is created with contrasting matte and shiny beads and is tied in a knot at the base. Hang a unique focal pendant - either purchased or made with your own unique combination of beads. Have a great day as you learn and explore some great embellishing techniques.

Shapes and Variations Bracelet

Date: Sat. Aug. 9., 2008 10:30am - 4:00pm

Instructor: Debba Rofheart

Cost: $45.00

Level: All

This is a sweet looking bracelet, crystals run down the center of the piece which is woven with hexes, triangles or cubes.Nice!

Forever Spring

Date: Sat. Aug. 16, 2008 10:30am-4:30pm

Instructor: Huib Petersen

Cost: $85.00

Level: Intermediate

In this class you will learn how to create daffodils with beads! The patter includes instruction on making the leaves and weaving the necklace together. Jewelry or Art? Why not both!

Those of you who were here for Huib's classes in the spring know what fun the class will be.

Summer Serenade

Date: Sun. Aug. 17., 2008 10:30am-4:30pm

Instructor: Huib Petersen

Cost: $85.00

Level: Intermediate

Picture a cricket perched atop stalks of bamboo that join to form a neckpiece. In this class you will be creating the cricket and the bamboo with seed beads.

Infinity Weave one (Dodecahedron)

Date: Saturday, October 4, 2008 10:30am-4:30pm

Instructor: Gwen Fisher

Cost: $50.00

Level: Intermediate

This class starts with a beginner’s lesson on the basic beaded dodecahedron with 30 beads. Next, you will make the Dodecagon Infinity Bead, a hollow lacework of beads with 12 pentagonal holes wide enough to see through. The instructions will carefully guide you through the steps for weaving a layer of beaded lace that curls into a ball. Before closing the ball, you can add a large rattle bead. Then, you bead a second layer to buttress the corners and make them rigid. You can easily scale the bead sizes with Infinity Weave. The basic weave uses beads in 2 sizes, but you can also use drops beads. This class is suitable for intermediate beaders.

Infinity Weave two (Donut)

Date: Sunday, October 5, 2008 10:30am-4:00pm

Instructor: Gwen Fisher

Cost: $40.00

Level: Advanced

Many geometric shapes are possible with Infinity Weave, including the Infinity Donut. The Infinity Donut is a rigid lacework of beads, using seed beads and tiny drop beads. This class is suitable for advanced beaders, and you must have taken the Infinity Dodecahedron class before you take the Infinity Donut class.

Almond Drop Bracelet and Earrings

Date: Saturday, October 11, 2008 10:30am-4:30pm

Instructor: Gwen Fisher

Cost: $45.00

Level: Intermediate

The Almond Drops pattern uses the lace overlay technique that is used in the Double Rose Window and the Sea Star pattern. A finished bracelet with 6 drops measures about 7.5 inches, while a finished bracelet with 5 drops measures about 6.5 inches. The earrings dangle 1.5 inches below the bottom of the ear wire. In this class, you will learn how to make both the bracelet and the earrings.

This pattern has been popular around the shop!!

Kepler Star net Bracelet

Date: Sunday, October 12, 2008 10:30am-4:00pm

Instructor: Gwen Fisher

Cost: $35.00

Level: Beginner

Kepler's Star is a very easy flat weave that is can be used to make wide bracelets and necklaces. This pattern is suitable for beginner beaders but there are enough variations to please even advanced weavers. This weave can be made any width by adding more rows, or you can use large or small seed beads, but even larger beads can also be incorporated. Kepler's Star sews up much faster than other common flat weaves such as peyote stitch or herringbone so that you can finish a bracelet in a single day. In class, you will learn several variations, including two ways to add a clasp.

Beginning peyote Class

To Be Announced-please ask if interested

For those who might be interested in Melanie's Beaded Locket class (happening in October) or those who just want to learn peyote stitch, Vicki would be happy to schedule a peyote class with you. Please either let us know by email or via phone 547-1578 if you are interested. The class is 3 hours and the cost is $25.

Cabochon Class

to be announced-please ask if interested

Instructor: Jennifer Riley-Akers

Cost: $35.00

Level: All

What do you do with a bead without a hole? or a stone? Take this class and find out how to “bead” around your “hole-less” bead or stone, or shell or whatever you may have that you always wanted to make into a pendent for a necklace.

basic wire earrings and clasps

Instructor: Karen Wilkins

Cost: $25.00

Learn how to make your own ear wires and clasps using fine wire. This class is aimed at beginning students.

Class Policies

Pre-registration and payment in full at time of registration is required for all classes and workshops.

72 hours notice of cancellation prior to class is required to receive credit toward a future class. If classes are canceled due to low enrollment a refund will be given.

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