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Workshop PhotoFINGER BLING RING
Instructor: Merilou Jenkins
Merilou Jenkins holds a BA in Art, an MA in Art History and a JD degree. She has been a state credentialed art teacher for over 40 years and has been exhibiting in the Laguna Beach Art-a-Fair for the past 12 years and is the recipient of numerous national awards. Merilou was also the wire wrap... Read MoreSkill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 15, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees:
$85 » Workshop fee. fees must be paid in full at time of registration. (Non refundable after December 1, 2014.)
$50 » kit fee
Create this eyecatching “finger bling” ring. The materials fee includes sterling silver wire and enough crystals to make your ring sparkle! You will also receive a complete instruction book with photos, a work mat and a jeweler’s polishing cloth. All tools will be provided but you may bring your own if you wish. For additional... Read More

Workshop PhotoWIRE WRAPPED GEMSTONE DONUT
Instructor: Merilou Jenkins
Merilou Jenkins holds a BA in Art, an MA in Art History and a JD degree. She has been a state credentialed art teacher for over 40 years and has been exhibiting in the Laguna Beach Art-a-Fair for the past 12 years and is the recipient of numerous national awards. Merilou was also the wire wrap... Read MoreSkill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 15, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees:
$85 » fees must be paid in full at time of registration. (Non refundable after December 1, 2014.)
$50 » materials fee.
Class size is limited to 10 so register early! Classes will be taught in Merilou’s booth in the California room, booth C201.Learn about tools, wire, gauges and many tips to produce a beautiful silver wrapped gemstone donut pendant. A black silk cord will also be provided so you can wear your creation home in style! Learning about straightening,... Read More

Workshop PhotoWIRE WRAPPED BANGLE BRACELET
Instructor: Merilou Jenkins
Merilou Jenkins holds a BA in Art, an MA in Art History and a JD degree. She has been a state credentialed art teacher for over 40 years and has been exhibiting in the Laguna Beach Art-a-Fair for the past 12 years and is the recipient of numerous national awards. Merilou was also the wire wrap... Read MoreSkill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 16, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees:
$85 » Fees must be paid in full at time of registration. (Non refundable after December 1, 2014.)
$50 » materials fee.
Class size is limited to 10 so register early! Classes will be taught in Merilou’s booth in the California room, booth C201. Learn about tools, wire, gauges and many tips to produce a beautiful silver and gold bracelet. Learning about straightening, bundling and wrapping wire is a necessary step to moving on to more advanced projects. All tools will... Read More

Workshop PhotoWIRE WRAPPED STERLING SILVER PENDANT
Instructor: Merilou Jenkins
Merilou Jenkins holds a BA in Art, an MA in Art History and a JD degree. She has been a state credentialed art teacher for over 40 years and has been exhibiting in the Laguna Beach Art-a-Fair for the past 12 years and is the recipient of numerous national awards. Merilou was also the wire wrap... Read MoreSkill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 16, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees:
$85 » fees must be paid in full at time of registration. (Non refundable after December 1, 2014.)
$50 » materials fee.
Class size is limited to 10 so register early! Classes will be taught in Merilou’s booth in the California room, booth C201. Learn about tools, wire, gauges and many tips to produce a beautiful silver wrapped pendant. A black silk cord will also be provided so you can wear your creation home in style! Learning about straightening, bundling and wrapping... Read More

Workshop PhotoWIRE WRAPPED EARRINGS
Instructor: Merilou Jenkins
Merilou Jenkins holds a BA in Art, an MA in Art History and a JD degree. She has been a state credentialed art teacher for over 40 years and has been exhibiting in the Laguna Beach Art-a-Fair for the past 12 years and is the recipient of numerous national awards. Merilou was also the wire wrap... Read MoreSkill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 17, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees:
$85 » Fees must be paid in full at time of registration. (Non refundable after December 1, 2014.)
$50 » Materials fee
We will be using both sterling silver and gold filled wire to create beautiful earrings that will likely become your favorite earrings! They are eye catching but are very light so do not pull your ear lobes down. You will want to create additional pairs when you go home, some in solid silver, some in gold. You could even make these in copper which would... Read More

Workshop PhotoNEW CLASS! Wire Sculpture Drusy Pendant
Instructor: Merilou Jenkins
Merilou Jenkins holds a BA in Art, an MA in Art History and a JD degree. She has been a state credentialed art teacher for over 40 years and has been exhibiting in the Laguna Beach Art-a-Fair for the past 12 years and is the recipient of numerous national awards. Merilou was also the wire wrap... Read MoreSkill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 17, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees:
$85 » Fees must be paid in full at time of registration. (Non refundable after December 1, 2014.)
$50
You may have learned how to wrap a cabochon but now you can not only wrap a drusy, which is currently immensely popular, but you can learn how to do wire sculpture. Wire sculpture is more flowing and curvilinear than traditional wire wrapping. Once you learn the basics of wire sculpture you can make extremely complex items. For more information and to sign... Read More

Workshop PhotoNEW CLASS! Celtic Bracelet
Instructor: Merilou Jenkins
Merilou Jenkins holds a BA in Art, an MA in Art History and a JD degree. She has been a state credentialed art teacher for over 40 years and has been exhibiting in the Laguna Beach Art-a-Fair for the past 12 years and is the recipient of numerous national awards. Merilou was also the wire wrap... Read MoreSkill Level: Advanced
Dates/Times: January 18, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees:
$85 » Fees must be paid in full at time of registration. (Non refundable after December 1, 2014.)
$50 » kit fee
You will be working with multiple wires and weaving the center of the bracelet into a Celtic pattern. This class is limited to 5 people. If you have been looking to take your wire wrapping skills to the next level, this class is one you should not miss. Sign up early! For more information and to sign up for the workshop click on the link below or email... Read More

Lillian Todaro Beadwork Instruction
Instructor: Lillian Todaro
Read MoreSkill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 15-January 18, ongoing.
Fees: $0 » free demos!
Ongoing Free Demos in jewelry design and beadwork located in booth #A1. Read More

Basic Jewelry Making Instruction
Instructor: Susan Smith
Read MoreSkill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 15-January 18, ongoing.
Fees: $0 » free demos!
Ongoing Free Demos in jewelry making including stringing, crimping, and jewelry tool instruction. Located in the Santa Barbara Room. Read More

ArtClay Demonstrations
Instructor: Art Clay Instructors
Read MoreSkill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 15-January 18, ongoing.
Fees: $0 » free demo!
Daily demonstrations of how to use artclay to create pure silver jewelry. Read More

Art Glass Clay Demos
Instructor: Paula Radke
Read MoreSkill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 15-January 18, ongoing.
Fees: $0
Demonstrations daily on this amazing new product! Read More

Workshop PhotoFree Make & Take Cabochon
Instructor: Craft Fantastic Instructor
Read MoreSkill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 15-January 18, ongoing.
Fees: $0 » free make & take!
Please visit our booth for a free Make & Take! In a minute create a crystal clear, resin-free cabochon using your choice of a Fantastic Art Image. Great for embellishing or beading around! Read More

Workshop PhotoSwarovski Crystal Necklace Mini-Class
Instructor: Diane Whiting
Is a nationally recognized, award-winning designer and CREATE YOUR STYLE with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS Ambassador who has been creating innovative jewelry and accessories for 10 years. Diane’s work has also been published in multiple magazines, including the Bead & Button Magazine cover, and... Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 24, from 10:00am to 11:00am
Fees:
$15 » class fee
$5 » kit fee
Take this 1-hour class to learn how to make an elegant necklace pendant using your own color choices. Choose as many or few stone setting drops as you like. Try pairing your birthstones with your children’s for a special keepsake. All SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS, supplies and tools are provided. Please bring reading glasses or magnifiers. E-mail ... Read More

Chainmaille Earring make and take
Instructor: Lauren Anderson
Also known as the Chainmaille Lady. Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 24, from 10:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $0
Chainmaille earring make & take! Read More

Workshop PhotoBead Crochet Necklace Class
Instructor: Rose Klapman
Lampwork bead artist and jewelry designer, visit http://www.beadshaper.com and http://www.metaljewelryshaper.com Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 24, from 10:00am to 12:30pm
Fees:
$72 » for instruction
$40 » kit fee
Come and learn how to make a beautiful necklace using a simple crochet chain stitch. This is a popular fun class. ... Read More

Workshop PhotoGoldie Bronze Earrings
Instructor: Art Clay Senior/Master Instructors
Http://Www.artclayworld.com Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 24, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $70 » (Must be paid in full at time of registration. Non-refundable after July 12, 2014.)
Goldie Bronze has a soft, lovely golden look, with absolutely none of the expense of gold itself. Learn to work with the newest member of the metal clay family, incorporating your design style into these delicate-looking but sturdy earrings. All tools and materials supplied by Art Clay World, USA and the Instructors. Come prepared to have fun! For questions... Read More

Workshop PhotoMake Your Own Findings
Instructor: Atalia Molaro
Designer, and Buyer, for String Bead Chico. Atalia has been creating new classes and teaching the elements of beading skills for over four years. Her open saw work and metal skills are unparalleled. She plays a vital role in helping to create the over fifty classes taught at String Bead. Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All. Beginning Soldering advised but not necessary.
Dates/Times: July 24, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $69 » all supplies including instructional handout are provided.
Simple solder joints, Annealing, Melting, Headpins, Bails, Toggles. Earwires, S-hooks AND SOLDERING!!! We basic solder in this class but do not go into the science behind soldering like we do in “Soldering” We recommend if you are planning to do a lot of soldering you take both. In this class we solder, in “Soldering” we LEARN. We... Read More

Workshop PhotoLeather Meets Metal
Instructor: Kelsey Blaine
String Bead has been fortunate enough to secure Kelsey Blaine this season as a guest instructor and we are bringing her to you! Kelsey is “all things wire” but spends her spare time perfecting her bench skills at our shop. Always eager to learn new things and share her knowledge with... Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 24, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $69 » all supplies including instructional handout are provided.
Seems that everywhere you look right now its leather! So it’s time to incorporate it into your own designs! But who wants the ends, clasps, and links to be the same old manufactured things that everyone else needs to use? Let’s learn to make it uniquely your own! Using saws, textured metals, rivets, rings, and so much more, we will create a... Read More

Jool Tool by Anie Demos
Instructor: Anie
Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 24-July 27, from 10:00am to 6:00pm
Fees: $0
Demonstrating the multi functional jewelry tool -- the JoolTool. Read More

Knotting & Macramé Demos
Instructor: Sandra Younger
Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 24-July 27, from 10:00am to 6:00pm
Fees: $0
Instructional techniques for macramé, pearl knotting, overhand knotting, coil knotting, and moose knotting. Read More

Workshop PhotoTila for Two Bracelet
Instructor: Diane Whiting
Is a nationally recognized, award-winning designer and was one of the original CREATE YOUR STYLE with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS Ambassador. She has been creating innovative jewelry and accessories for 10 years. Among other awards she has received, her “Crystal Bow Purse” placed 1st in... Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 24, from 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees:
$35 » class fee
$38 » kit fee
Make two bracelets in one using Tila Beads and SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS. Learn this innovative stitching technique to make an elegant, reversible bracelet with a clasp that works on both sides. All SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS, supplies and tools are provided. Multiple color choices will be available. Please bring reading glasses or magnifiers. This popular class sold... Read More

Workshop PhotoLOVE MAKING JEWELRY? LEARN HOW TO HAVE FUN AND MAKE MONEY TOO!
Instructor: Tomas Smith
Owners of A Bead Carnival Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 24, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees: $95 » workshop fee
In this approximately 3 hour seminar you will learn proven techniques which can help your business make money and have fun doing it. Some of the topics covered: ... Read More

Workshop PhotoButterfly Chainmaille Earrings & Bracelet
Instructor: Lauren Andersen
Also known as The ChainMailleLady® Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All. Experience opening & closing jump rings very helpful
Dates/Times: July 24, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees:
$35 » Workshop fee
$25 » kit fee
Come learn the ancient art of chainmaille from The ChainMaille Lady. Learn to weave these gorgeous earrings and bracelet using an easy to follow ring pattern. You will learn a bit of the basics and also how to use this weave to create lovely chainmaille jewelry. Kit includes copper Artistic Wire™ Chainmaille Jump Rings, copper ear wire, and a copper... Read More

Workshop PhotoFOLD FORMING
Instructor: Rose Klapman
Lampwork bead artist and jewelry designer, visit http://www.beadshaper.com Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 24, from 1:30pm to 4:00pm
Fees:
$78 » class fee.
$15 » kit fee.
Join us to make this beautiful heart using fold forming techniques. We will be using the micro torch to anneal our copper. We will texture it using several metal smithing tools, and if time permits, we will use copper jump rings to attach our heart to a copper chain and finish with a clasp. To register click on the link below. For more information email Rose... Read More

Workshop PhotoRiveting
Instructor: Atalia Molaro
Designer, and Buyer, for String Bead Chico. Atalia has been creating new classes and teaching the elements of beading skills for over four years. Her open saw work and metal skills are unparalleled. She plays a vital role in helping to create the over fifty classes taught at String Bead. Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 24, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $69 » all supplies including instructional handout are provided.
This is an introduction to joining metal without having to solder, PERFECT for all of us who don't have a torch! Some things just can’t take the heat. Soooooo rivet them! Learn all the different ways to: hide a rivet, dome a rivet, tube a rivet, make them from scratch, or properly use ready-made rivets while making a stunning pair of earrings. All... Read More

Workshop PhotoFancy Fringe Bracelet Class
Instructor: Stephanie Harrell
Owner of Bead Artistry Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 24, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $55 » Workshop fee
This is a fun and eclectic bracelet! It is a great project for beginners but also for more advanced beaders. You will be able to choose from many different colors and all materials are included. For more information contact Stephanie at 559-435-6605. To register click on the link below. Read More

Workshop PhotoEtching
Instructor: Carole Witt
Graduate of the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts, Carole has been teaching for over 15 years. Carole and her remarkable staff have a lineup of more than 50 classes in their extensive Jewelry Supply Store, String Bead, in Chico California. They are always striving to increase their ability to reach... Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 24, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $69 » some supplies included
Always adding new things! We will cover chemical etching making at least two pairs of earrings. Electric etching making a pendant. And discutions on other ways to achive the etch you are looking for. Wh cover a wide range of resists and when and where they work. If you have a favorite small rubber stamp bring it. We will have stamps available and even a... Read More

Workshop Photo“DoubleDouble Spiral” Bracelet
Instructor: Lillian Todaro
Lillian Todaro is one of the foremost bead sculpture artists in the country. She has won dozens of First Place and Best of Show awards for her unique wearable art jewelry, and was featured on HGTV’s Carol Duvall TV show. She has been teaching and writing for over 30 years, and many of her... Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All. Knowledge of Lazy Pearl Spiral Bracelet helpful.
Dates/Times: July 24, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $95 » includes complete kit
Super New Project! If you like the Lazy Pearl Spiral you will love the unique Double Double Spiral Bracelet with its flurry of embellished loops. Create a sparkly, textured, and irresistible bracelet with this variation of the classic Spiral Rope. Once you master the Double Double Spiral the bead combinations and looks are endless. Double the fun and... Read More

Workshop PhotoLegend of the Love Lock
Instructor: Cathy Burton
Art Clay Senior Instructor Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 24, from 2:00pm to 6:30pm
Fees: $110 » (Must be paid in full at time of registration. Non-refundable after July 12, 2013.)
Legend has it that if you hang a lock on a bridge with the name of a loved one inscribed on it and toss the key into the river, the lock remains as relevance to someone once a part of your life. Create your own lock and key, inscribe a name on the back, and present it to someone to thank them for being part of your life (or keep it as a memory for yourself).... Read More

Workshop PhotoREPOUSEE
Instructor: Rose Klapman
Lampwork bead artist and jewelry designer, visit http://www.beadshaper.com. Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 24, from 4:30pm to 7:00pm
Fees: $72 » class fee.
A copper sheet is included in the price of the class at no extra charge, or a sterling silver sheet can be purchased at the market price. All fees are to be paid before the time of the class. Learning Repousee is a fun way to spend a few hours. It is an ancient technique which involves working the metal from the back. We will be designing a pendant, either... Read More

Workshop PhotoOpen Saw Work
Instructor: Atalia Molaro
Teacher, Designer, and Buyer, for String Bead Chico. Atalia has been creating new classes and teaching the elements of beading skills for over four years. Her open saw work and metal skills are unparalleled. She plays a vital role in helping to create the over fifty classes taught at String Bead. Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 24, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $69 » all supplies including instructional handout are provided.
Sawing out a design is the way to make your piece different from the rest. If you can trace it, you can saw it! Learn how to control your saw, turn sharp corners, get sharp points and add fine inside detail. We will be making a practice-everyday-template and a charm to wear home. Learn how to LOVE your saw! All tools are provided. To register for this class... Read More

Workshop PhotoSoft Soldering
Instructor: Symone Beasley
Symone Beasley is one of String Bead’s golden girls. She has worked alongside all the instructors and has played a vital role in helping with all the classes taught at the shop. Symone is patents at its best! and our very best beginners instructor. Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 24, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $69
Soft Soldering has a charm of it’s own. Not truly Jewelry soldering, it still has its appeal. It is a great skill for setting things that can’t take a flame heat or the rigors of riveting. In this class we will be soldering pictures under glass and soldering around tiles, old china, and other fun bits and pieces to make some really spiffy charms.... Read More

Workshop PhotoSoldering
Instructor: Carole Witt
A graduate of the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts, Carole has been teaching for over 15 years. Carole and her remarkable staff have a lineup of more than 50 classes in their extensive Jewelry Supply Store, String Bead, in Chico California. They are always striving to increase their ability to reach... Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 24, from 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Fees: $69 » all supplies including instructional handout are provided.
This is an in-depth class that will equip you for using soldering torches. Once you understand the soldering process, good torch control, and the proper steps, soldering is a lot of fun. This introductory class focuses on getting you started on the right path, so you can confidently work and troubleshoot on your own. The earrings and necklace (not including... Read More

Workshop PhotoCreate Fantastic Pendants!
Instructor: Craft Fantastic Instructor
Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 24, from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Fees: $32 » includes all materials
Join us for an introduction to the latest and greatest that Craft Fantastic has to offer. Discover and play with plenty (over $60.00 retail value) of our newest products. Relax and work at your own pace to create a handful of art heirloom pieces to wear or embellish your multi-media projects. Learn how to make crystal-clear, resin-free cabochons that... Read More

Workshop PhotoSwarovski Ceralun Bling Pendant
Instructor: Art Clay Instructors
http://Www.artclayworld.com Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All. Minimum age 18 years old
Dates/Times: July 24-July 27, from 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Fees: $39 » (Must be paid in full at time of registration. Non-refundable after July 12, 2014.)
Now you can be a Swarovski designer! Use Ceralun, the same amazing material that Swarovski artists use to create their detailed pavé creations, to form your very own unique pendant. All tools and materials supplied by Art Clay World, USA and the Instructors. Come prepared to have fun! For questions and to register, please call (toll-free)... Read More

Workshop PhotoButterfly Garden
Instructor: Cathy Burton
Art Clay Senior Instructor Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 25, from 9:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $110 » (Must be paid in full at time of registration. Non-refundable after July 12, 2014.)
Learn to build a bezel and work with molds as you create this whimsical garden complete with a pair of happy butterflies, or maybe even a dragonfly, fluttering amongst the flowers. A faceted CZ “sun” adds a warm inviting glow to your garden. All tools and materials supplied by Art Clay World, USA and the Instructors. Come prepared to have fun! ... Read More

Workshop PhotoSwarovski Crystal Necklace Mini-Class
Instructor: Diane Whiting
Is a nationally recognized, award-winning designer and CREATE YOUR STYLE with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS Ambassador who has been creating innovative jewelry and accessories for 10 years. Diane’s work has also been published in multiple magazines, including the Bead & Button Magazine cover, and... Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 25, from 10:00am to 11:00am
Fees:
$15 » class fee
$5 » kit fee
Take this 1-hour class to learn how to make an elegant necklace pendant using your own color choices. Choose as many or few stone setting drops as you like. Try pairing your birthstones with your children’s for a special keepsake. All SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS, supplies and tools are provided. Please bring reading glasses or magnifiers. E-mail ... Read More

Chainmaille Earring make and take
Instructor: Lauren Anderson
Also known as the Chainmaille Lady. Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 25, from 10:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $0
Chainmaille earring make & take! Read More

Workshop PhotoPearl Knotting
Instructor: Kelsey Blaine
String Bead has been fortunate enough to secure Kelsey Blaine this season as a guest instructor and we are bringing her to you! Kelsey is “all things wire” but spends her spare time perfecting her bench skills at our shop. Always eager to learn new things and share her knowledge with... Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 25, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $69 » most supplies included
We’ll be taking the mystery out of pearl knotting. Learn one of the oldest beading skills. Both traditional and modern techniques are covered. Explore multiple finishing options and fun new ways to incorporate this ancient technique into modern jewelry. All tools are provided. To register for this class or for more information click on the link below... Read More

Workshop PhotoPolymer Meets Resin
Instructor: Atalia Molaro
Teacher, Designer, and Buyer, for String Bead Chico. Atalia has been creating new classes and teaching the elements of beading skills for over four years. Her open saw work and metal skills are unparalleled. She plays a vital role in helping to create the over fifty classes taught at String Bead. Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 25, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $45 » all materials included.
Love Polymer? Love Depth? Love Sparkle? This class will combine both resin techniques and polymer techniques. We will be using polymer clays, foils, and resins to make a beautiful Dichroic-look Pendant, while learning all about epoxy resin, UV resin, and glazes. There will be plenty of time to explore polymer and ask the zillions of questions you have... Read More

Workshop PhotoViking Knit Bracelet Class
Instructor: Rose Klapman
Lampwork bead artist and jewelry designer, visit http://www.beadshaper.com. Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 25, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees:
$72 » class fee.
$50 » Lazee Dazee kit (tool, draw plate, conditioning cloth, practice wire, and carrying case).
Come, have fun and learn this centuries old technique. You can purchase the tool alone without the kit for $25. Bead caps and colored wire supplied. Additional charge if you want sterling silver wire. Fees are to be paid before the time of the class. Supplies to bring to class include: Bead dish, bead mat, round nose pliers, wire cutter, flat nose pliers,... Read More

Workshop PhotoCrystal Garden Path
Instructor: Diane Whiting
Is a nationally recognized, award-winning designer and was one of the original CREATE YOUR STYLE with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS Ambassador. She has been creating innovative jewelry and accessories for 10 years. Among other awards she has received, her “Crystal Bow Purse” placed 1st in... Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 25, from 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees:
$35 » class fee
$35 » kit fee
Take a walk in an enchanted garden; SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS crystal “cobblestones” are edged with seed beads and Xillion bead "flowers"; a bracelet and earrings fit for an elfin princess. This is the final time Diane teaches you this innovative use of the 2-hole square beads in Pasadena. Beginning and experienced beaders will be equally... Read More

Workshop PhotoLOVE MAKING JEWELRY? LEARN HOW TO HAVE FUN AND MAKE MONEY TOO!
Instructor: Tomas Smith
Owners of A Bead Carnival Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 25, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees: $95 » workshop fee
In this approximately 3 hour seminar you will learn proven techniques which can help your business make money and have fun doing it. Some of the topics covered: ... Read More

Workshop PhotoSpine of the Centipede Pearl Chainmaille Bracelet
Instructor: Lauren Andersen
Also known as The ChainMailleLady® Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All. Experience opening & closing jump rings very helpful
Dates/Times: July 25, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees:
$35 » Workshop fee
$25 » kit fee
Come learn the ancient art of chainmaille from The ChainMaille Lady. Imagine learning how to make this gorgeous Swarovski® Crystal chainmaille bracelet! You will use Non-Tarnish Artistic Wire® Chain Maille Jump rings and 4mm Swarovski® Crystals in your choice of birthstone colors to weave this deceptively easy bracelet. For more information... Read More

Workshop PhotoEnameling!
Instructor: Atalia Molaro
Designer, and Buyer, for String Bead Chico. Atalia has been creating new classes and teaching the elements of beading skills for over four years. Her open saw work and metal skills are unparalleled. She plays a vital role in helping to create the over fifty classes taught at String Bead. Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 25, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $69 » all supplies including instructional handout are provided.
A fun class that takes the fear and uncertainty out of torch enameling. This is a remarkably simple technique that will change your metalwork from passé to pizzazz! Very limited class size, so sign up soon! Tools and materials included. Plenty of extra materials and tools are available for purchase. All skill levels are welcome. To register for this... Read More

Workshop Photo"Japanese Chrysanthemum" Beads
Instructor: Eriko Page
Polymer Clay Artist and owner of Heart & Hand. Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 25, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $65
In this workshop students will learn polymer clay color mixing, bead shaping and millifiore caning techniques. Students will construct a chrysanthemum flower cane and experience how to apply cane slices in a dimensional composition to create beautiful, unique beads. In addition students will explore finishing styles and stringing options. Each student should... Read More

Workshop PhotoORGANIC METAL PATINA
Instructor: Carole Witt
A graduate of the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts, Carole has been teaching for over 15 years. Carole and her remarkable staff have a lineup of more than 50 classes in their extensive Jewelry Supply Store, String Bead, in Chico California. They are always striving to increase their ability to reach... Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 25, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $69 » includes all materials.
Explore the wonderful world of changing metals from garish to gorgeous! Antique it, burn it, melt it, stuff it into little pots of potato chips, grass, eggs, tobacco, and sawdust, and see what comes out! Beautiful, permanent, quirkie! If it’s questionable, patina it! We will color, streak, blob and otherwise chew up metal and bring out its hidden... Read More

Workshop PhotoETCHING
Instructor: Rose Klapman
Lampwork bead artist and jewelry designer, visit http://www.beadshaper.com and http://www.metaljewelryshaper.com Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 25, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees:
$72 » class fee.
$20 » kit fee
In this workshop we will learn the fun technique of free hand etching, and stamp etching. You will make copper metal pieces you can use in your jewelry designs. Beadshaper jewelry designs have been published in the Flow Magazine in five annual issues and in The Glass Bead. Once you learn how to etch, there is no limit to the amazing work you can do. ... Read More

Workshop PhotoLearn to make the Lazy Pearl Spiral Bracelet
Instructor: Lillian Todaro
Lillian Todaro is one of the top bead sculpture artist in the country. She has been teaching and writing instruction Booklets for over 30 years. Her books and kits are sold nationwide. She has won dozens of First Place and Best of Show awards for her unique wearable art jewelry, and was a featured... Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All Levels
Dates/Times: July 25, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $95 » includes all materials.
Now you can learn an easy, versatile stitch that weaves up fast. Learn to use pearls and a crystal to create an elegant bracelet that you will cherish. Once you learn this stitch, you can use any kind of beads and make an infinite number of very beautiful things, including: bracelets, necklaces, earrings, and straps for purses, and other original creations.... Read More

Workshop PhotoRock Lobster
Instructor: Cindy Pankopf
Art Clay Master Instructor Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All. Minimum age 18 years old
Dates/Times: July 25, from 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees: $120 » (Must be paid in full at time of registration. Non-refundable after July 12, 2014.)
This focal rocks, really! Three separate overlapping panels are free to swing back and forth because they are held together with hidden jump rings. This articulated design makes the piece fun to wear and will show you a new decorative way to attach bail backs and screw eyes. All tools and materials supplied by Art Clay World, USA and the Instructors. Come... Read More

Workshop PhotoDichroic ArtGlass Clay snap on jewels for an “Oh Snap!” interchangeable bracelet.
Instructor: Paula Radke
Paula has been working with glass and making jewelry for 30 years. Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 25, from 4:00pm to 8:00pm
Fees:
$60 » Workshop fee
$40 » kit fee
Our project for learning how to work with ArtGlass Clay will be this “Oh Snap!” bracelet. You can choose your theme by bringing up to 5 items to mold for the jewels. 1.25inches maximum. We will make silicone molds. I will have molds as well. We will make at least five jewels that will snap on and off the interchangeable bracelet. I will provide... Read More

Workshop PhotoAdvanced Enameling
Instructor: Carole Witt
Graduate of the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts, Carole has been teaching for over 15 years. Carole and her remarkable staff have a lineup of more than 50 classes in their extensive Jewelry Supply Store, String Bead, in Chico California. They are always striving to increase their ability to reach... Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 25, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $69 » All supplies including instructional handout are provided..
You asked for it. We listened. Now we are looking forward to seeing all our past students! We will be using stencils, stamps, and shields. Exploring Wet-packing, Painting, and Sgraffito. Using stringers, millifiori, and multiple wires. Oh just so much to learn!!! While having loads of fun! Let’s take it up a notch! All tools are provided. To register... Read More

Workshop PhotoMake Your Own Findings
Instructor: Atalia Molaro
Designer, and Buyer, for String Bead Chico. Atalia has been creating new classes and teaching the elements of beading skills for over four years. Her open saw work and metal skills are unparalleled. She plays a vital role in helping to create the over fifty classes taught at String Bead. Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All. Beginning Soldering advised but not necessary.
Dates/Times: July 25, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $69 » all supplies including instructional handout are provided.
Simple solder joints, Annealing, Melting, Headpins, Bails, Toggles. Earwires, S-hooks AND SOLDERING!!! We basic solder in this class but do not go into the science behind soldering like we do in “Soldering” We recommend if you are planning to do a lot of soldering you take both. In this class we solder, in “Soldering” we LEARN. We... Read More

Workshop PhotoSteampunk Resin Pendant
Instructor: Valerie Sweatt
Art Clay Silver Senior Instructor Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All. Minimum age 18 years old
Dates/Times: July 25, from 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Fees: $39 » (Must be paid in full at time of registration. Non-refundable after July 12, 2014.)
UV Resin is an amazing medium - it is liquid, non-sticky, and not oily, and it stays that way until you cure it with UV light. Once cured it is crystal clear, scratch-resistant, and needs no additional cleansing or polishing. During this workshop we create fun and funky steampunk-style pendants using commonplace and inexpensive mixed media. By the end of the... Read More

Workshop PhotoMom’s Open Heart Pendant
Instructor: Misti Cleveland
Misti Cleveland is Owner/Designer of Mis†i’s Jewelry (formerly Happy New Minu†e! Jewelry). She has been designing, teaching & selling jewelry for over 12 years. She loves working with crystals & developing her own patterns. She loves people & especially enjoys bead... Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 26, from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $40 » Workshop fee
In this class you will learn beginning crystal weaving to create this beautiful crystal pattern. Tools (optional): Sharp wire cutters, bead stoppers, measuring tape and a bead mat. Make sure to bring your reading glasses & a light & extension cord (if you need them) for this close up work. Supply Kit: $29 (pre-order directly with Misti... Read More

Workshop PhotoBronze Bracelet with Swarovski Embellishments
Instructor: Art Clay Senior/Master Instructors
http://Www.artclayworld.com Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All. Minimum age 18 years old
Dates/Times: July 26, from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $90 » (Must be paid in full at time of registration. Non-refundable after July 12, 2014.)
Goldie Bronze is has lovely, soft gold tone – but is strong and inexpensive. Not only will we create our own bracelets, but we will make our own textures, too! Fashion an accessory that is truly your own concept, design, detail, and all! Once you’ve formed your bronze piece, choose your Swarovski crystals, chain, and clasp that finish your... Read More

Workshop PhotoCarved Gems, Inspiration & Skills - Lecture Presentation
Instructor: Helen Serras-Herman, Gem Sculptor, Sculptor MFA, Gemologist FGA
Helen Serras-Herman is an acclaimed gem sculptor with over 30 years ... Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 26, from 9:15am to 10:00am
Fees: $0
Helen will share, in a very unique presentation, her journey from sculpture to gem sculpture, her influences and sources for inspiration. While showing photo examples of her 30-year artwork, she will talk about how labor intensive the art of carving gems is and why, the gem materials utilized, and how all that is reflected in the value of the artwork. Helen... Read More

Workshop PhotoSwarovski Crystal Necklace Mini-Class
Instructor: Diane Whiting
Is a nationally recognized, award-winning designer and CREATE YOUR STYLE with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS Ambassador who has been creating innovative jewelry and accessories for 10 years. Diane’s work has also been published in multiple magazines, including the Bead & Button Magazine cover, and... Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 26, from 10:00am to 11:00am
Fees:
$15 » class fee
$5 » kit fee
Take this 1-hour class to learn how to make an elegant necklace pendant using your own color choices. Choose as many or few stone setting drops as you like. Try pairing your birthstones with your children’s for a special keepsake. All SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS, supplies and tools are provided. Please bring reading glasses or magnifiers. E-mail ... Read More

Chainmaille Earring make and take
Instructor: Lauren Anderson
Also known as the Chainmaille Lady. Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 26, from 10:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $0
Chainmaille earring make & take! Read More

Workshop PhotoLuscious Lampwork Bracelet Class
Instructor: Rose Klapman
Lampwork bead artist and jewelry designer, visit http://www.beadshaper.com. Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 26, from 10:00am to 12:30pm
Fees:
$72 » class fee
$38 » kit fee
Think spring and make this charming bracelet. We will learn color placement, wire wrapping, and finishing your pieces. ... Read More

Workshop PhotoWhat to Do with Sheet Metal
Instructor: Sarah Hayes
Under the tutelage of the instructors at String Bead, Sarah, cleverly disguised as a High School teacher, has been making jewelry since 2010. Her passion for metalworking and design has caused her to vigorously explore her craft. She is constantly developing and refining methods for incorporating... Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 26, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $69 » includes all materials.
We Pound! We Punch! We Stamp! We Roll! And we Learn! This class is all about texturing, bending, shaping, and learning the properties of SHEET METAL.We will make a textured pendant, punched earrings, and a word charm. AND we will make lots and LOTS of noise while playing with a whole bunch of tools. Read More

Workshop PhotoTwitterpated Mini Class
Instructor: Misti Cleveland
Misti Cleveland is Owner/Designer of Mis†i’s Jewelry (formerly Happy New Minu†e! Jewelry). She has been designing, teaching & selling jewelry for over 12 years. She loves working with crystals & developing her own patterns, of which is this sweet little charm! She... Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All. Ages 16 and older
Dates/Times: July 26-July 27, from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Fees: $0
In this class you will learn single needle bead weaving & ladder stitch as well as pattern reading to create this fun butterfly charm, a Misti’s Jewelry original. Tools needed (optional): Sharp wire cutters and a bead mat. Make sure to bring your reading glasses if you wear them, for this close up work. $12.00 for Kit. Kit orders should be... Read More

Workshop PhotoContessa II Pendant
Instructor: Diane Whiting
Is a nationally recognized, award-winning designer and was one of the original CREATE YOUR STYLE with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS Ambassador. She has been creating innovative jewelry and accessories for 10 years. Among other awards she has received, her “Crystal Bow Purse” placed 1st in... Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 26, from 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees:
$30 » Workshop fee
$28 » kit fee
Swarovski pearls and beads are combined with filigree to make a romantic pendant. Choose beads from a multitude of color combinations, and either antique gold or silver filigree findings. Multiple bead stitching techniques and variations are used to attach beads to filigree findings and embellish. Read More

Workshop PhotoSteampunk Resin Pendant
Instructor: Valerie Sweatt
Art Clay Silver Senior Instructor Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All. Minimum age 18 years old
Dates/Times: July 26-July 25, from 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Fees: $39 » (Must be paid in full at time of registration. Non-refundable after July 12, 2014.)
UV Resin is an amazing medium - it is liquid, non-sticky, and not oily, and it stays that way until you cure it with UV light. Once cured it is crystal clear, scratch-resistant, and needs no additional cleansing or polishing. During this workshop we create fun and funky steampunk-style pendants using commonplace and inexpensive mixed media. By the end of the... Read More

Workshop PhotoButterfly Chainmaille Earrings & Bracelet
Instructor: Lauren Andersen
Also known as The ChainMailleLady® Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All. Experience opening & closing jump rings very helpful
Dates/Times: July 26, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees:
$35 » Workshop fee
$25 » kit fee
Come learn the ancient art of chainmaille from The ChainMaille Lady. Learn to weave these gorgeous earrings and bracelet using an easy to follow ring pattern. You will learn a bit of the basics and also how to use this weave to create lovely chainmaille jewelry. Kit includes copper Artistic Wire™ Chainmaille Jump Rings, copper ear wire, and a copper... Read More

Workshop PhotoKILN ENAMELING
Instructor: Rose Klapman
Lampwork bead artist and jewelry designer, visit http://www.beadshaper.com and http://www.metaljewelryshaper.com Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 26, from 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Fees:
$65 » class fee
$10 » kit fee
We will learn all about kiln enameling. Students will be given a few copper pieces with which to experiment. We will learn wet packing, stenciling, other techniques. You will leave with finished pendants to use in your jewelry designs. Silver is available for an extra charge. Read More

Workshop PhotoSweet 16! Bracelet
Instructor: Misti Cleveland
Misti Cleveland is Owner/Designer of Mis†i’s Jewelry (formerly Happy New Minu†e! Jewelry). She has been designing, teaching & selling jewelry for over 12 years. She loves working with crystals & developing her own patterns, of which is this wire wonder. She loves people... Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 26, from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees: $45 » Workshop fee
In this class you will learn wire‐working in combination with bead weaving. Tools needed: Sharp wire cutters, 2 pair of flat nose pliers, one may be bent nose, and a bead mat. Make sure to bring your reading glasses, a light & extension cord (if you need them). Online Class Registration available. Kit costs $40.00 Kit orders should be placed directly... Read More

Workshop PhotoCrystal Caterpillar Bracelet
Instructor: Lillian Todaro
Lillian Todaro is one of the top bead sculpture artist in the country. She has been teaching and writing instruction Booklets for over 30 years. Her books and kits are sold nationwide. She has won dozens of First Place and Best of Show awards for her unique wearable art jewelry, and was a featured... Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 26, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $95 » includes all materials.
Explore a completely new world of beadwork with Lillian Todaro's latest beautiful bead weaving design. You learn a fun, easy, and fast bead stitch while you make this beautiful Crystal and Pearl Caterpillar Bracelet that sells at art shows for $195. Most students will finish their bracelet during the three-hour workshop. ... Read More

Workshop Photo"Japanese Chrysanthemum" Beads
Instructor: Eriko Page
Polymer Clay Artist and owner of Heart & Hand. Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 26, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $65
In this workshop students will learn polymer clay color mixing, bead shaping and millifiore caning techniques. Students will construct a chrysanthemum flower cane and experience how to apply cane slices in a dimensional composition to create beautiful, unique beads. In addition students will explore finishing styles and stringing options. Each student should... Read More

Workshop PhotoSoft Soldering
Instructor: Symone Beasley
Symone Beasley is one of String Bead’s golden girls. She has worked alongside all the instructors and has played a vital role in helping with all the classes taught at the shop. Symone is patents at its best! and our very best beginners instructor. Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 26, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $69
Soft Soldering has a charm of it’s own. Not truly Jewelry soldering, it still has its appeal. It is a great skill for setting things that can’t take a flame heat or the rigors of riveting. In this class we will be soldering pictures under glass and soldering around tiles, old china, and other fun bits and pieces to make some really spiffy charms.... Read More

Workshop PhotoAdvanced SOLDERING *Stone Setting*
Instructor: Carole Witt
Graduate of the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts, Carole has been teaching for over 15 years. Carole and her remarkable staff have a lineup of more than 50 classes in their extensive Jewelry Supply Store, String Bead, in Chico California. They are always striving to increase their ability to reach... Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: Intermediate. Beginning Torch Soldering Necessary
Dates/Times: July 26, from 2:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $138 » All supplies including instructional handout are provided
An all day class to perfect your soldering skills! That’s right 8 hours at the torch!!! Lots of quality time, to make the mistakes you must fix, ask the questions you have, and conquer the difficulties you’ve faced in learning the intricacies of torch soldering! We have a great group of instructors at this workshop so that there will be lots of... Read More

Workshop PhotoCopper Lentils with Pearls
Instructor: Art Clay Senior/Master Instructors
http://Www.artclayworld.com Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All. Minimum age 18 years old
Dates/Times: July 26, from 3:00pm to 7:00pm
Fees: $100 » (Must be paid in full at time of registration. Non-refundable after July 12, 2014.)
Construct a stunning necklace of multiple lentil and half-lentil handmade pure copper beads, adding freshwater pearls wherever desired. Workshop includes absolutely all forming, refining, and even firing of items. Take your statement piece home with you at the end of class! All tools and materials supplied by Art Clay World, USA and the Instructors. Come... Read More

Workshop PhotoCreate Dichroic ArtGlass Clay snap on jewels for a ring or pendant.
Instructor: Paula Radke
Paula has been working with glass and making jewelry for 30 years. Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 26, from 4:00pm to 8:00pm
Fees:
$60 » Workshop fee
$35 » kit fee
Our project to learn about ArtGlass Clay will be snap on jewels for a ring or pendant. We will make a silicone mold and then use it to create ArtGlass clay jewels that can be snapped on to a ring or pendant that will be provided for you in class. Other snap on jewelry is available. ... Read More

Workshop PhotoEmbossing and Patinating Using the Sixxix Machine
Instructor: Rose Klapman
Lampwork bead artist and jewelry designer, visit http://www.beadshaper.com and http://www.metaljewelryshaper.com Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 26, from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Fees:
$72 » class fee
$20 » kit fee
This workshop features detailed explanation of the Sixxix machine and practice on it. We will make your pieces into the jewelry of your choice. This is a fun workshop. Rose’s designs have been published in the Glass Bead and five annual issues of the Flow magazine. ... Read More

Workshop PhotoRiveting
Instructor: Lisa Eaton
Designer and owner of Rustic Ruby Designs, considers being creative and using her artistic skills to be her lifelong passion. As a member of the String Bead team she has been applying those skills towards designing and creating unique handcrafted jewelry. Lisa spends a huge amount of her spare time,... Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 26, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $69 » all supplies including instructional handout are provided.
This is an introduction to joining metal without having to solder, PERFECT for all of us who don't have a torch! Some things just can’t take the heat. Soooooo rivet them! Learn all the different ways to: hide a rivet, dome a rivet, tube a rivet, make them from scratch, or properly use ready-made rivets while making a stunning pair of earrings. All... Read More

Workshop PhotoAdvanced SOFT soldering
Instructor: Symone Beasley
Symone Beasley is one of String Bead’s golden girls. She has worked alongside all the instructors and has played a vital role in helping with all the classes taught at the shop. Symone is patents at its best! and our very best beginners instructor. Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: Intermediate. Soft soldering skills
Dates/Times: July 26, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $45 » some supplies included
Now that you know how to control your soldering iron... Let’s add stuff! There will be New Tips on new tips…Hot instructions on hot connections… Sparkling insight on rhinestone chain…and loads of helpful hints. Space is limited so sign up soon! Some materials provided. To register for this class or for more information: call... Read More

Workshop PhotoThe Power of Adornment
Instructor: Suzi Click
Designer of artisan apparel and accessories and recently featured in Ornament magazine. Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 26, from 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Fees: $25 » includes admission to the show
Back by popular demand, the program “The Power of Adornment - how to develop your own unique style” will be returning to the July Pasadena Bead and Design show. The program is a panel discussion of women of wonderful personal style moderated by Suzi Click, designer of artisan apparel and accessories and recently featured in Ornament magazine. ... Read More

Workshop PhotoPearls & Lace Bracelet
Instructor: Misti Cleveland
Misti Cleveland is Owner/Designer of Mis†i’s Jewelry (formerly Happy New Minu†e! Jewelry). She has been designing, teaching & selling jewelry for over 12 years. She loves working with crystals & developing her own patterns, of which is this elegant bracelet. She loves... Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Dates/Times: July 26, from 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $40 » Workshop fee
In this class you will learn 2-needle weaving as well as chart & pattern reading to create this beautiful pearl & crystal pattern, a Mis†i’s Jewelry original. Tools needed: Sharp wire cutters and a bead mat. Make sure to bring your reading glasses if you wear them, & light with extension cord if you use one, for this close up... Read More

Workshop PhotoSilver Cyclone Pendant
Instructor: Cindy Pankopf
Art Clay Master Instructor Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 27, from 9:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $130 » (Must be paid in full at time of registration. Non-refundable after July 12, 2014.)
Get more practice with your extruder and make a completely unique pen¬dant while you’re at it, every one will be different! This silver cyclone features hollow twisted elements which will save you on clay usage and keep the weight down. The twists are accented with sparkling silver flake to add some extra bling. When suspend¬ed from a trio of... Read More

Workshop PhotoSwarovski Crystal Necklace Mini-Class
Instructor: Diane Whiting
Is a nationally recognized, award-winning designer and CREATE YOUR STYLE with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS Ambassador who has been creating innovative jewelry and accessories for 10 years. Diane’s work has also been published in multiple magazines, including the Bead & Button Magazine cover, and... Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 27, from 10:00am to 11:00am
Fees:
$15 » class fee
$5 » kit fee
Take this 1-hour class to learn how to make an elegant necklace pendant using your own color choices. Choose as many or few stone setting drops as you like. Try pairing your birthstones with your children’s for a special keepsake. All SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS, supplies and tools are provided. Please bring reading glasses or magnifiers. E-mail ... Read More

Chainmaille Earring make and take
Instructor: Lauren Anderson
Also known as the Chainmaille Lady. Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 27, from 10:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $0
Chainmaille earring make & take! Read More

Workshop PhotoBead Crochet Necklace Class
Instructor: Rose Klapman
Lampwork bead artist and jewelry designer, visit http://www.beadshaper.com and http://www.metaljewelryshaper.com Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 27, from 10:00am to 12:30pm
Fees:
$72 » for instruction
$40 » kit fee
Come and learn how to make a beautiful necklace using a simple crochet chain stitch. This is a popular fun class. ... Read More

Workshop PhotoLeather Meets Metal
Instructor: Kelsey Blaine
String Bead has been fortunate enough to secure Kelsey Blaine this season as a guest instructor and we are bringing her to you! Kelsey is “all things wire” but spends her spare time perfecting her bench skills at our shop. Always eager to learn new things and share her knowledge with... Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 27, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $69 » all supplies including instructional handout are provided.
Seems that everywhere you look right now its leather! So it’s time to incorporate it into your own designs! But who wants the ends, clasps, and links to be the same old manufactured things that everyone else needs to use? Let’s learn to make it uniquely your own! Using saws, textured metals, rivets, rings, and so much more, we will create a... Read More

Workshop PhotoElegant Squares Bracelet
Instructor: Misti Cleveland
Misti Cleveland is Owner/Designer of Mis†i’s Jewelry (formerly Happy New Minu†e! Jewelry). She has been designing, teaching & selling jewelry for over 12 years. She loves working with crystals & developing her own patterns. She loves people & especially enjoys bead... Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 27, from 11:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $25 » Workshop fee
In this class you will learn beginning crystal weaving to create this beautiful crystal pattern. Tools (optional): Sharp wire cutters, bead stoppers, measuring tape and a bead mat. Make sure to bring your reading glasses & a light & extension cord (if you need them) for this close up work. Kit Fee $48.00 Online Class Registration available. Kit... Read More

Workshop PhotoEven Cowgirls Wear Pearls
Instructor: Diane Whiting
Is a nationally recognized, award-winning designer and was one of the original CREATE YOUR STYLE with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS Ambassador. She has been creating innovative jewelry and accessories for 10 years. Among other awards she has received, her “Crystal Bow Purse” placed 1st in... Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 27, from 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees:
$35 » Workshop fee
$25 » kit fee
This clever double-spiral pearl bracelet has a country cowgirl look that works with jeans or jewels. The magnetic or hook clasp and safety chain are completely hidden for a clean look. This is so much more than a bracelet project class. Learn how to make any shank button into a magnetic clasp. Read More

Workshop PhotoHow to make a Cloche Hat
Instructor: Lek Namnath
Artist and owner of leksart.com. Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 27, from 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Fees: $90 » kit included.
Instructions on how to pick sweaters, how to felt the sweater and instructions on the sewing and putting together of a hat and instructions on making flowers. A kit is included in the class, the kit includes: pattern, VDO of instructions. I will bring samples of sweaters and yarn for students can pick and choose to make their hats. Read More

Workshop PhotoSpine of the Centipede Pearl Chainmaille Bracelet
Instructor: Lauren Andersen
Also known as The ChainMailleLady® Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All. Experience opening & closing jump rings very helpful
Dates/Times: July 27, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees:
$35 » Workshop fee
$25 » kit fee
Come learn the ancient art of chainmaille from The ChainMaille Lady. Imagine learning how to make this gorgeous Swarovski® Crystal chainmaille bracelet! You will use Non-Tarnish Artistic Wire® Chain Maille Jump rings and 4mm Swarovski® Crystals in your choice of birthstone colors to weave this deceptively easy bracelet. For more information... Read More

Workshop PhotoKILN ENAMELING
Instructor: Rose Klapman
Lampwork bead artist and jewelry designer, visit http://www.beadshaper.com and http://www.metaljewelryshaper.com Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 27, from 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Fees:
$65 » class fee
$10 » kit fee
We will learn all about kiln enameling. Students will be given a few copper pieces with which to experiment. We will learn wet packing, stenciling, other techniques. You will leave with finished pendants to use in your jewelry designs. Silver is available for an extra charge. Read More

Workshop PhotoEnameling!
Instructor: Carole Witt
A graduate of the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts, Carole has been teaching for over 15 years. Carole and her remarkable staff have a lineup of more than 50 classes in their extensive Jewelry Supply Store, String Bead, in Chico California. They are always striving to increase their ability to reach... Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 27, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $69 » all supplies including instructional handout are provided.
A fun class that takes the fear and uncertainty out of torch enameling. This is a remarkably simple technique that will change your metalwork from passé to pizzazz! Very limited class size, so sign up soon! Tools and materials included. Plenty of extra materials and tools are available for purchase. All skill levels are welcome. To register for this... Read More

Workshop PhotoFancy Fringe Bracelet Class
Instructor: Stephanie Harrell
Owner of Bead Artistry Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 27, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $55 » Workshop fee
This is a fun and eclectic bracelet! It is a great project for beginners but also for more advanced beaders. You will be able to choose from many different colors and all materials are included. For more information contact Stephanie at 559-435-6605. To register click on the link below. Read More

Workshop Photo"Sunflower" focal bead/brooch
Instructor: Eriko Page
Polymer Clay Artist and owner of Heart & Hand. Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 27, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $65
In this workshop students will learn polymer clay color mixing, and millifiore caning techniques and sculptural cane composition and use of specialty tools. Students will construct a petal cane and experience how to apply cane slices in a dimensional composition to create one-of-a-kind floral focal pieces. In addition students will explore finishing options.... Read More

Workshop PhotoLearn to make the “Spiral Bangle” Bracelet
Instructor: Lillian Todaro
Lillian Todaro is one of the foremost bead sculpture artists in the country. She has won dozens of First Place and Best of Show awards for her unique wearable art jewelry, and was featured on HGTV’s Carol Duvall TV show. She has been teaching and writing for over 30 years, and many of her... Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 27, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $95 » includes all materials.
This amazing bead weaving technique is a variation of the Peyote Stitch. You will learn tomake a beautiful and contemporary Spiral Bangle Bracelet. It is a “Big Bang for your Buck” project, because this spiral can be used to create and infinite number of wearable art projects. Knowledge of Peyote Stitch is helpful. This bracelet sells at art... Read More

Workshop PhotoElegant Wire-wrapped Bracelet
Instructor: Kelsey Blaine
String Bead has been fortunate enough to secure Kelsey Blaine this season as a guest instructor and we are bringing her to you! Kelsey is “all things wire” but spends her spare time perfecting her bench skills at our shop. Always eager to learn new things and share her knowledge with... Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 27, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $45 » some supplies included
It’s all up to you how this bracelet turns out. Use your wire-wrapping skills (don’t have any? That’s OK too). This Class is fun and instructional. The project is both easy…ish and versatile. It can be changed to match any style. There will be lots of choices in materials that will cover a wide range of personalities. This is a great... Read More

Workshop PhotoSilver Raden Pendant
Instructor: Art Clay Senior/Master Instructors
Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 27, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $100 » (Must be paid in full at time of registration. Non-refundable after July 12, 2014.)
Raden is the technique of applying mother-of-pearl or abalone over a black background, so that the fantastic colors of the shell really ‘pop’. For this project, you’ll choose the shape of your choice (turtle? butterfly? fleur de lis?) to create in pure silver. Then, apply the eye-catching Raden – and wear your new piece home! Read More

Workshop PhotoMom’s Open Heart Pendant
Instructor: Misti Cleveland
Misti Cleveland is Owner/Designer of Mis†i’s Jewelry (formerly Happy New Minu†e! Jewelry). She has been designing, teaching & selling jewelry for over 12 years. She loves working with crystals & developing her own patterns. She loves people & especially enjoys bead... Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 27, from 3:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees: $40 » Workshop fee
In this class you will learn beginning crystal weaving to create this beautiful crystal pattern. Tools (optional): Sharp wire cutters, bead stoppers, measuring tape and a bead mat. Make sure to bring your reading glasses & a light & extension cord (if you need them) for this close up work. Supply Kit: $29 (pre-order directly with Misti... Read More

Workshop PhotoImpress Me Necklace Class
Instructor: Christi Friesen
Well known Polymer clay artist, teacher, and author featured in numerous magazines and juried exhibits. You can see her work at http://www.cforiginals.com. Read MoreSkill Level: All
Dates/Times: coming soon
Fees: $45
Make the focal beads for this beautiful necklace in a snap by artfully using molds, polymer clay and more! Add another technique to your toolbox. Stringing concepts will be discussed, for you to finish. All materials provided (except for stringing)- All skill levels welcome Read More

Workshop Photo"Lump Cats" Make & Take FREE demo in the Lobby
Instructor: Christi Friesen
Well known Polymer clay artist, teacher, and author featured in numerous magazines and juried exhibits. You can see her work at http://www.cforiginals.com. Read MoreSkill Level: All
Dates/Times: coming soon
Fees: $0
Try your hand at polymer clay with this free make-n-take. Lump cats are simple, fun, and super cute! Wear them as a pendant or brooch. Come make one! Read More