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Workshop PhotoBeautiful Button Bracelet
Instructor: Kim Fox
Kim is an award winning designer of finished jewelry and findings. She has been designing or making jewelry for most of her life. Her company HandFast Design by Kim Fox provides artisan designed and crafted clasps, cones and connectors. She has been addicted to kumihimo for about 6 years. From her... Read MoreSkill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 23, from 9:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $85 » including all tools needed
Learn how to create a beautiful beaded button bracelet using a colorful ground glass button and loop. We will learn the basics of 8 strand kumihimo with beads to create a custom button bracelet. Learn to measure cord and beads for a final project that you will be proud to wear. This course is beginning/intermediate and involves alternative endings for... Read More

Workshop PhotoWIRE WRAPPED BASIC PENDANT
Instructor: Merilou Jenkins
Merilou has been an artist for over 40 years, journeying through different materials, media, influences and forms. With each sojourn into a different media she has discovered new techniques that have made a mark on her work on the road to artistic creation. She utilizes different textures and... Read MoreSkill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 23, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees:
$85 » fees must be paid in full at time of registration. (Non refundable after June 1, 2015.)
$50 » materials fee.
No experience required! This is a basic class and a foundation for many other types of wire wrapping. I will discuss tools, wire, gauges and provide 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 wire is a... Read More

Workshop PhotoBotanical Impressions in Silver Clay
Instructor: Laura Moore
Http://www.billysabadkitty.com/ Read MoreSkill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 23, from 10:00am to 2:30pm
Fees:
$69 » Workshop fee
$25 » Kit fee
An introduction to molding botanical specimens. We will make a pendant with a botanic imprint. Beginner and experienced clayers are both welcome. You will learn mold making, handling, forming, refining, firing, polishing and storing silver clay. All tools are provided by the instructor, if you have your own tool kit bring it along! Also bring any plant... Read More

Workshop PhotoGarden of Beadin Beadwork classes
Instructor: Deborah Staehle
Read MoreSkill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 23, from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Fees: $35
Needle and thread stitching classes weaving small seed beads together with other beads to create an amazing piece of wearable art. The class times are open. First seated, first taught. Cost is $35 and includes instruction and all materials. Plan on being with me about an hour and a half. the only prerequisite is that you can handle a needle and... Read More

Workshop PhotoWire Sculpture Drusy Pendant
Instructor: Merilou Jenkins
Merilou has been an artist for over 40 years, journeying through different materials, media, influences and forms. With each sojourn into a different media she has discovered new techniques that have made a mark on her work on the road to artistic creation. She utilizes different textures and... Read MoreSkill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 23, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees:
$85 » Fees must be paid in full at time of registration. (Non refundable after June 1, 2015.)
$50 » materials fee.
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. There will be a brief discussion... Read More

Workshop PhotoStarfish Earrings – New for 2015
Instructor: Lillian M. Todaro
Lillian M. Todaro has been teaching and writing instructions for over 30 years. Her professional series of books and kits are sold nationwide. She has won many awards for her unique wearable art jewelry, including more than twenty First Place and Best of Show awards. She loves the versatility of the... Read MoreSkill Level: All. Knowledge of Peyote Stitch helpful.
Dates/Times: July 23, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $95 » Includes kit
Learn to combine the Peyote Stitch and the Ndebele Stitch to create a charming design of sparkling Starfish Earrings, inspired by the beauty of nature. These bejeweled with a single crystal Starfish earrings are light weight and easy to wear. Plus, once you learn to make the Starfish, you can create more in different sizes and connect them to create a... Read More

Workshop PhotoColor on Metal
Instructor: Beth Shea
Owner of Echo Artworks: http://www.echoartworks.com/ Read MoreSkill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 23, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $75 » workshop includes materials and use of all tools
There are many ways to color metal that do not require expensive torches or kilns. In this workshop, we’ll explore the range of techniques to add color to all different metals; paints, patinas, inks, pastes and pencils included. You’ll learn which methods are appropriate for which metals and everything you’ll need to know about preparing... Read More

Workshop PhotoLariat
Instructor: Kim Fox
Kim is an award winning designer of finished jewelry and findings. She has been designing or making jewelry for most of her life. Her company HandFast Design by Kim Fox provides artisan designed and crafted clasps, cones and connectors. She has been addicted to kumihimo for about 6 years. From her... Read MoreSkill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 24, from 9:00am to 1:00pm
Fees:
$50 » Class fee
$68 » Kit fee
Create this vibrant lariat using multiple sizes of beads and seed beads. Learn how to make a design from the bottom up leaving you many options to include in future designs. In the class you will be well on your way to creating the first half of the lariat and will have complete instructions as to how to finish the piece. Make the lariat short and flirty or... Read More

Workshop PhotoWIRE WRAPPED BASIC BANGLE BRACELET
Instructor: Merilou Jenkins
Merilou has been an artist for over 40 years, journeying through different materials, media, influences and forms. With each sojourn into a different media she has discovered new techniques that have made a mark on her work on the road to artistic creation. She utilizes different textures and... Read MoreSkill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 24, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees:
$85 » Fees must be paid in full at time of registration. (Non refundable after June 1, 2015.)
$50 » materials fee.
Learn about tools, wire, gauges, how to bundle your wire, 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. It is necessary to learn to create the basic bracelet in order to move on to produce a more complex bracelet encompassing... Read More

Workshop PhotoBeauty of the Sea Necklace
Instructor: Jody Young
Jody is a Master Beader of her "Raised Texture Bead Embroidery. She has been beading since Jr. high and is still passionate about her beads. Her experience and artful way of beading is so Inspirational and Creative. Closing her bead store after 21 years in Spokane, Wa. She moved to Maui and... Read MoreSkill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 24, from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Fees: $225 » kit included
This workshop is for those who love the Sea. You will be creating from amazing gift of Nature at her finest under the Sea. This is a special workshop for this show, with limited supplies and spaces. The natural Nautilus Shell is you’re focal of your necklace being complimented by Jody’s Raised Texture Beading Techniques. In her workshop you... Read More

Workshop PhotoGarden of Beadin Beadwork classes
Instructor: Deborah Staehle
Read MoreSkill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 24, from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Fees: $35
Needle and thread stitching classes weaving small seed beads together with other beads to create an amazing piece of wearable art. The class times are open. First seated, first taught. Cost is $35 and includes instruction and all materials. Plan on being with me about an hour and a half. the only prerequisite is that you can handle a needle and thread.... Read More

“Serenity” Pearl Spiral
Instructor: Lillian Todaro
Lillian M. Todaro has been teaching and writing instructions for over 30 years. Her professional series of books and kits are sold nationwide. She has won many awards for her unique wearable art jewelry, including more than twenty First Place and Best of Show awards. She loves the versatility of the... Read MoreSkill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 24, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $95 » Includes kit
Learn to make this beautiful and contemporary Pearl Spiral Bracelet. This Spiral weave is a simple variation of the Peyote Stitch. The gaze gathering beauty of this bracelet is achieved with dainty Pearls, shimmering Sequins and fine Silver Lined Seed Beads. Add sparkle and glamour to any outfit with this beauty made with your own two hands, compliments... Read More

Workshop PhotoWIRE WRAPPED GEMSTONE DONUT
Instructor: Merilou Jenkins
Merilou has been an artist for over 40 years, journeying through different materials, media, influences and forms. With each sojourn into a different media she has discovered new techniques that have made a mark on her work on the road to artistic creation. She utilizes different textures and... Read MoreSkill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 24, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees:
$85 » fees must be paid in full at time of registration. (Non refundable after June 1, 2015.)
$50 » materials fee.
Learn about tools, wire, gauges and many tips to produce a beautiful sterling 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, bundling and wrapping wire is a necessary step to moving on to more advanced projects. No wire wrapping experience is necessary.... Read More

Workshop PhotoDrilling Found Objects
Instructor: Beth Shea
Owner of Echo Artworks: http://www.echoartworks.com/ Read MoreSkill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 24, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $75 » workshop includes materials and use of all tools
Ever come back from a beach vacation with your pockets filled with shells, beach stones, sea glass and other bits of flotsam you just had to take home with you? Found a great trinket at the junk shop or on the sidewalk and thought it would be great in a jewelry piece? Dying to use that great druzy or chunk of lapis but it has no hole? This is the workshop... Read More

Workshop PhotoMagic Beans – Hollow Form Metal Clay Bronze Beads
Instructor: Laura Moore
Http://www.billysabadkitty.com/ Read MoreSkill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 25, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees:
$60 » Workshop fee
$20 » Kit fee
In this class we will make hollow form beads with out using cork clay! These sweet beads have open negative space that creates a spotted effect. We will wrap the clay around various organic forms to shape the beads. They are made using the new Prometheus Bronze Clay and that can be fired in forty-five minuets. The beads will be completed during the class.... Read More

Workshop PhotoSPLENDOR IN GLASS New Class!!
Instructor: Merilou Jenkins
Merilou has been an artist for over 40 years, journeying through different materials, media, influences and forms. With each sojourn into a different media she has discovered new techniques that have made a mark on her work on the road to artistic creation. She utilizes different textures and... Read MoreSkill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 25, from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Fees:
$140 » Class fee (non refundable after June 1, 2015).
$60 » materials fee.
This is an advanced class and requires previous wire wrapping experience and knowledge of basic straightening, bundling and wrapping because you will essentially be completing three pendants and attaching them to form one beautiful show stopping piece! You will have a one hour break for lunch and two 15 minute breaks during the class. All tools will be... Read More

Workshop PhotoRaised Texture Bead Embroidery
Instructor: Jody Young
Jody is a Master Beader of her "Raised Texture Bead Embroidery. She has been beading since Jr. high and is still passionate about her beads. Her experience and artful way of beading is so Inspirational and Creative. Closing her bead store after 21 years in Spokane, Wa. She moved to Maui and... Read MoreSkill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 25, from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Fees: $175 » Includes kit
Jody's Passion and she would love to share it with you. In her workshop you will learn her unique techniques of bead embroidery, with a variation of peyote stitches, finishing techniques and of course Jody's special design elements. We will create a pendant style piece of art. Starting with a one of her one of kind kits which includes a unique... Read More

Workshop PhotoGarden of Beadin Beadwork classes
Instructor: Deborah Staehle
Read MoreSkill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 25-July 26, from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Fees: $35
Needle and thread stitching classes weaving small seed beads together with other beads to create an amazing piece of wearable art. The class times are open. First seated, first taught. Cost is $35 and includes instruction and all materials. Plan on being with me about an hour and a half. the only prerequisite is that you can handle a needle and thread.... Read More

Workshop PhotoLazy Pearl Spiral Bracelet
Instructor: Lillian Todaro
Lillian M. Todaro has been teaching and writing instructions for over 30 years. Her professional series of books and kits are sold nationwide. She has won many awards for her unique wearable art jewelry, including more than twenty First Place and Best of Show awards. She loves the versatility of the... Read MoreSkill Level: All Levels
Dates/Times: July 25, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $69 » includes all materials.
A very popular class. You will learn to use pearls and a crystal to create an elegant bracelet that you will cherish. Award-winning artist and author Lillian Todaro will teach you this easy, versatile stitch that weaves up fast. Once you learn this stitch, you can use any kind of beads and make an infinite number of very beautiful bracelets, necklaces,... Read More

Workshop PhotoWIRE WRAPPED EARRINGS
Instructor: Merilou Jenkins
Merilou has been an artist for over 40 years, journeying through different materials, media, influences and forms. With each sojourn into a different media she has discovered new techniques that have made a mark on her work on the road to artistic creation. She utilizes different textures and... Read MoreSkill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 26, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees:
$85 » Fees must be paid in full at time of registration. (Non refundable after June 1, 2015.)
$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 they will 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... Read More

Workshop PhotoShibori Silk Wrist Wrap
Instructor: Jody Young
Jody is a Master Beader of her "Raised Texture Bead Embroidery. She has been beading since Jr. high and is still passionate about her beads. Her experience and artful way of beading is so Inspirational and Creative. Closing her bead store after 21 years in Spokane, Wa. She moved to Maui and... Read MoreSkill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 26, from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Fees: $185 » kit included
Bead Embroidery using Shibori Silk as your canvas along with Jody's Raised Texture Beading Style. This is her new find and designs and she would love to share it with you. In her workshop you will learn her unique techniques of bead embroidery, with a variation of peyote stitches, finishing techniques with applying a slide clasp. Jody will guide you... Read More

Workshop PhotoCRYSTAL CATERPILLAR BRACELET
Instructor: Lillian Todaro
Lillian M. Todaro has been teaching and writing instructions for over 30 years. Her professional series of books and kits are sold nationwide. She has won many awards for her unique wearable art jewelry, including more than twenty First Place and Best of Show awards. She loves the versatility of the... Read MoreSkill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 26, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $69 » kit included
Learn to make this slinky, shimmering crystal bracelet. Explore the endless possibiities of this vintage, fun and easy stitch that is known by many names. This is a very easy project that weaves up fast, and everyone will complete their bracelet in class. Your choice of colors. ... Read More

Lillian Todaro Beadwork Instruction
Instructor: Lillian Todaro
Read MoreSkill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 23-July 26, ongoing.
Fees: $0 » free demos!
Ongoing Free Demos in jewelry design and beadwork located in booth #A1. Read More

Basic Jewelry Making Instruction
Instructor: String Bead
Read MoreSkill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 23-July 26, ongoing.
Fees: $0 » free demos!
Ongoing Free Demos in jewelry making including stringing, crimping, and jewelry tool instruction. Located in the San Marino Room. Read More

ArtClay Demonstrations
Instructor: Art Clay Instructors
Read MoreSkill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 23-July 26, ongoing.
Fees: $0 » free demo!
Daily demonstrations of how to use artclay to create pure silver jewelry. Read More

Workshop PhotoHeavy Wire Multi-Bangle Cuff
Instructor: Veronica Maddox
Veronica Maddox has been beading and designing with String Bead since grade school. She has been involved in the beauty, fashion, and design industry since before high school. She has now turned her skills towards teaching and designing for String Bead. Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 15, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $69 » most supplies included
Love to play with wire? Well we have the class for you! Learn how to twist, bend, texture, and manipulate your metal into a fantastic, multi-bangle inspired cuff! We will spend time working on how to keep your pieces pliable, proper texturing techniques, and there's even a small glimpse into making some of your own findings. Learn the secrets of working... Read More

Workshop PhotoFaux Opal and Silver Ring
Instructor: Art Clay Master Instructor Arlene Mornick
Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All, minimum age 18 years old
Dates/Times: January 15, from 10:00am to 2:00pm
Fees: $110 » (Must be paid in full at time of registration. Non-refundable after January 2, 2015.)
Students will learn construction and proper sizing techniques to make rings with fine silver metal clay. To create the faux opal, we will learn to set dichroic glass chips directly into the ring, which can be textured and embellished to suit the designer or the recipient. Dichroic glass is a particular type of art glass that shows two different colors,... Read More

Silver Charms Free Make N Take
Instructor: Art Clay Instructors
Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 15, from 11:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $0
Art Clay World Free make & take! Also taking place at 1pm, 3pm and 5pm. Read More

Beaded Pendants
Instructor: Art Clay Instructors
Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 15, from 12:00pm to 12:00pm
Fees: $0
Art clay free demo! Read More

Workshop PhotoHere's My Heart
Instructor: Diane Whiting
Is a nationally recognized, award-winning designer and was one of the original CREATE YOUR STYLE with SWAROVSKI Ambassadors. She has been creating innovative jewelry and accessories for more than 10 years. Among other awards she has received, her “Crystal Bow Purse” placed 1st in... Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 15, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees:
$30 » Class fee
$20 » kit fee
This sweet necklace is reversible; with tiny 2mm Swarovski Crystal beads adding extra sparkle to one side. Students can choose from a variety of colors. Learn the secrets of how to make the heart in various sizes and embed the chain. Read More

Making Reusable Molds
Instructor: Art Clay Instructors
Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 15, from 2:00pm to 2:00pm
Fees: $0
Free Demo on making reusable molds. Takes place in the Pasadena Room. Read More

Workshop PhotoCluster Fusion Necklace
Instructor: Stephanie Harrell
Owner of Bead Artistry Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 15, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $60
An eclectic array of beads create this unique and different necklace. The techniques you will learn from this class will then be applicable to many different projects. The class fee is $60.00 which includes a complete kit and instructions. Several color choices will be available at the show. Read More

Workshop PhotoCrinkle Cuff
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 six 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: January 15, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $69 » some supplies included
Learn how to make metal move, bend, and twist at your will! Let us show you the magic behind annealing your metal and making it pliable, all while creating for yourself an incredible cuff to add to your collection. Also included will be some patina and riveting skills for you to acquire! Multiple times to the torch and what to do before and after. Learn lots... Read More

Workshop PhotoKiln 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: January 15, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $69 » some supplies included
Finally! How to kiln enamel! The perfect enameling surfaces without the drawbacks of torchburn! Although we LOVE torch enameling some pieces just need …the kiln! All tools are provided. All Skill levels are welcome. Your seat in the class is secured when the class is paid for. To register for this class or for more information: call 530-894-2323 or... Read More

Workshop PhotoSwarovski Ceralun and Crystal Cuff Bracelet
Instructor: Art Clay Senior Instructor Ann Rosier
Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All, minimum age 12 years old
Dates/Times: January 15, from 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees: $30 » (Must be paid in full at time of registration. Non-refundable after January 2, 2015.)
Ceralun is the amazing clay that Swarovski artisans use to make their world-renowned pavé jewelry. During this class, we learn to use Ceralun, and design a cuff bracelet incorporating Swarovski crystals. ... Read More

Polymer Clay demos
Instructor: Art Clay Instructors
Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 15, from 4:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees: $0
Free demo on how to work with polymer clay. Taking place at the Pasadena Room. Read More

Workshop PhotoOne-of-a-Kind Resin Bracelet
Instructor: Art Clay Staff Instructor Valerie Sweatt
Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 15, from 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees: $30 » (Must be paid in full at time of registration. Non-refundable after January 2, 2015.)
Design a multi-link, multi-bezel bracelet using the best UV-cure resin available: MagicGlos! This fantastic resin cures under UV light in just minutes, making it perfect for countless art and jewelry designs. Create your own bracelet, layering MagicGlos with a variety of embellishments, for a finished piece that is absolutely one of a kind! ... Read More

Workshop PhotoRiveting
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 six 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: January 15, 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 fun “sampler”... Read More

Workshop PhotoFINISHING Your Pieces!
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: January 15, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $69 » most supplies included
There is never time in classes to do proper FINISH work! This class is all about just that! We will be exploring the professional, provocative, and permanent way to achieve the right shine and brilliance of your metal. We will cover files, sandpapers, buffs, and OH SO MUCH MORE! All tools are provided. Your seat in the class is secured when the class is paid... Read More

Workshop PhotoTORCH SOLDERING
Instructor: Michelle Marchiano
A beader since childhood and a college professor by trade, Michelle has brought her teaching expertise to the torch at String Bead in Chico. A curious person by nature, Michelle’s passion for mixed media, metal clays and the torch is only rivaled by her love for sharing it with others. Come... Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 15, 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 PhotoGoldie Bronze Articulated Earrings
Instructor: Art Clay Senior Instructor Ann Rosier
Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All, minimum age 18 years old
Dates/Times: January 16, from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $85 » (Must be paid in full at time of registration. Non-refundable after January 2, 2015.)
Goldie Bronze is a true bronze material that looks like a soft gold, without any of the expense of gold itself. During this workshop, we create a pair of luxurious-looking earrings with eye-catching movement. ... Read More

Workshop PhotoMake Your Own Findings!
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 six 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: January 16, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $69 » some supplies included
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 “Torch Soldering” We recommend if you are planning to do a lot of soldering you take both. In this class we solder, in “Torch... Read More

Workshop PhotoEnameled Flower Neck Cuff
Instructor: Veronica Maddox
Veronica Maddox has been beading and designing with String Bead since grade school. She has been involved in the beauty, fashion, and design industry since before high school. She has now turned her skills towards teaching and designing for String Bead. Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 16, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $69 » some supplies included
This project was too pretty to leave at home! Unlike most of our other classes this is a PROJECT class. We will ONLY be making this Neck cuff. We WILL be Torch Enameling The flowers. But we WON”T be going into depth on torch enameling techniques (That’s Torch Enameling. We have that class too).We WILL be twisting multiple layers of wires, filing... Read More

Silver Charms Free Make N Take
Instructor: Art Clay Instructors
Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 16, from 11:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $0
Art Clay World Free make & take! Also taking place at 1pm, 3pm and 5pm. Read More

Designing your own textures
Instructor: Art Clay Instructors
Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 16, from 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Fees: $2.00
Watch the free demo or Make-N-Take costs just $2. Learn to design your own textures with Art Clay World. Read More

Workshop PhotoOne-of-a-Kind Resin Bracelet
Instructor: Art Clay Staff Instructor Valerie Sweatt
Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All, minimum age 12 years old
Dates/Times: January 16, from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Fees: $30 » (Must be paid in full at time of registration. Non-refundable after January 2, 2015.)
Design a multi-link, multi-bezel bracelet using the best UV-cure resin available: MagicGlos! This fantastic resin cures under UV light in just minutes, making it perfect for countless art and jewelry designs. Create your own bracelet, layering MagicGlos with a variety of embellishments, for a finished piece that is absolutely one of a kind!All tools and... Read More

Workshop PhotoAround The Town Earrings
Instructor: Diane Whiting
Is a nationally recognized, award-winning designer and was one of the original CREATE YOUR STYLE with SWAROVSKI Ambassadors. She has been creating innovative jewelry and accessories for more than 10 years. Among other awards she has received, her “Crystal Bow Purse” placed 1st in... Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 16, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees:
$30 » Class fee
$20 » kit fee
Learn to bezel Swarovski Crystal Chatons and connect in a variety of combinations to short, medium or long dangling earrings. Extra materials will be included in the kit so students can also learn how to design their own symmetrical or asymmetrical pieces using the fundamentals of design and proportion. Read More

Making Reusable Molds
Instructor: Art Clay Instructors
Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 16, from 2:00pm to 2:00pm
Fees: $0
Free Demo on making reusable molds. Takes place in the Pasadena Room. Read More

Workshop PhotoTorch Enameling
Instructor: Veronica Maddox
Veronica Maddox has been beading and designing with String Bead since grade school. She has been involved in the beauty, fashion, and design industry since before high school. She has now turned her skills towards teaching and designing for String Bead. Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 16, 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 Your seat in the class... Read More

Workshop PhotoHalf Drilled Pearls and Brooch Backings
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: January 16, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $69 » all supplies including instructional handout are provided
Brooches! How fun! We will demo several brooch backs and discuss the different professional ways to set half drilled stones and pearls, while making this adorable brooch. You will leave the class knowing some great new skills! All tools are provided. Your seat in the class is secured when the class is paid for. To register for this class or for more... Read More

Workshop PhotoStunning Silver Bezel Pendant
Instructor: Art Clay Senior Instructor Jennifer Bethmann
Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All, minimum age 18 years old
Dates/Times: January 16, from 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees: $110 » (Must be paid in full at time of registration. Non-refundable after January 2, 2015.)
Learn to design your very own gemstone cabochon jewelry using fine Art Clay Silver! During this class, we’ll be learning how to form the pendant body, create a balanced bail, and use fine silver in order to make a bezel that will fit any size or shape of cabochon you may have. ... Read More

Swarovski Ceralun Free Demo
Instructor: Art Clay Instructors
Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 16, from 4:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees: $0
Free Demo! Read More

Workshop PhotoOpen Work Cuff
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 six 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: January 16, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $69 » some supplies included
It's time to become acquainted with the skill and beauty of open saw work! Acquire the passion and the patience while working on a cuff bracelet that you’ll love forever. Get to know the tricks that take the frustration out of saw work. Take the mystery out of filing sanding and finishing open saw work. Learn to love and be comfortable with open... Read More

Workshop PhotoSoldered Chain!
Instructor: Michelle Marchiano
A beader since childhood and a college professor by trade, Michelle has brought her teaching expertise to the torch at String Bead in Chico. A curious person by nature, Michelle’s passion for mixed media, metal clays and the torch is only rivaled by her love for sharing it with others. Come... Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: Intermediate. Beginning torch soldering skills HIGHLY recommended.
Dates/Times: January 16, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $69 » some supplies included
This is our NEW favorite thing! Making Chains! Lots of them! Quickly and efficiently! As we all know time is money so in this class we will share some great professional shortcuts for assembling chain and getting the beauty and uniqueness you can only achieve by making your own chains. Bring a whole new dimension to your jewelry! We will explore turns twists... Read More

Workshop PhotoAdvanced Torch 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: January 16, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $69 » all supplies including instructional handout are provided
Taking torch enameling to the next level for all you enthusiasts! Let's take it up a notch. In this advanced class, we will be using stencils, stamps, and shields, as well as exploring wet-packing, painting, and sgraffito. Also included is all sorts of new tips and suggestions for using stringers, millifori, and multiple wires in your pieces. So much... Read More

Workshop PhotoSilver Bracelet Focal with Chainmaille Band
Instructor: Art Clay Master Instructor Arlene Mornick
Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All, minimum age 18 years old
Dates/Times: January 17, from 9:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $110 » (Must be paid in full at time of registration. Non-refundable after January 2, 2015.)
Two dynamic media come together in one beautiful bracelet! First, we’ll create the centerpiece for the bracelet using fine Art Clay Silver. The bracelet will be completed using the student’s choice of two chainmaille patterns – Byzantine or Wig Wag – both will be taught during class. ... Read More

Workshop PhotoEtching
Instructor: Michelle Marchiano
A beader since childhood and a college professor by trade, Michelle has brought her teaching expertise to the torch at String Bead in Chico. A curious person by nature, Michelle’s passion for mixed media, metal clays and the torch is only rivaled by her love for sharing it with others. Come... Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 17, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
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 discussions on other ways to achieve the etch you are looking for. We cover a wide range of resists, 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

Silver Charms Free Make N Take
Instructor: Art Clay Instructors
Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 17, from 11:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $0
Art Clay World Free make & take! Also taking place at 1pm, 3pm and 5pm. Read More

Beaded Pendants
Instructor: Art Clay Instructors
Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 17, from 12:00pm to 12:00pm
Fees: $0
Art clay free demo! Read More

Workshop PhotoSwarovski Ceralun and Crystal Cuff Bracelet
Instructor: Art Clay Staff Instructor Valerie Sweatt
Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All, minimum age 12 years old
Dates/Times: January 17, from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Fees: $30 » (Must be paid in full at time of registration. Non-refundable after January 2, 2015.)
Ceralun is the amazing clay that Swarovski artisans use to make their world-renowned pavé jewelry. During this class, we learn to use Ceralun, and design a cuff bracelet incorporating Swarovski crystals. ... Read More

Resin Pendants Free Demo
Instructor: Art Clay Instructors
Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 17, from 2:00pm to 2:00pm
Fees: $0
Free Demo on making Resin Pendants. Read More

Workshop PhotoOrganic Metal Patinas
Instructor: Michelle Marchiano
A beader since childhood and a college professor by trade, Michelle has brought her teaching expertise to the torch at String Bead in Chico. A curious person by nature, Michelle’s passion for mixed media, metal clays and the torch is only rivaled by her love for sharing it with others. Come... Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 17, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $69 » some supplies, including instructional handout, are provided.
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 PhotoSoldering Workshop (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: All. Beginning Torch Soldering Skills necessary
Dates/Times: January 17, from 2:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $149 » some supplies included
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, 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 1-on-1 help. A fun day for... Read More

Workshop PhotoShimmering Abalone and Silver Pendant
Instructor: Art Clay Senior Instructor Sandra Butchko
Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All, minimum age 18 years old
Dates/Times: January 17, from 3:00pm to 7:00pm
Fees: $85 » (Must be paid in full at time of registration. Non-refundable after January 2, 2015.)
This technique-rich workshop begins with learning how to make your own reusable textures, which we then use to shape the fine silver pendant. One the pendant is formed, refined, and fired, we learn how to use beautiful rainbow-shimmering abalone shell to add color and flair to our pendants. If so desired, a gemstone can even be added! ... Read More

Polymer Clay demos
Instructor: Art Clay Instructors
Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 17, from 4:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees: $0
Free demo on how to work with polymer clay. Taking place at the Pasadena Room. Read More

Workshop PhotoLovely Links
Instructor: Diane Whiting
Is a nationally recognized, award-winning designer and was one of the original CREATE YOUR STYLE with SWAROVSKI Ambassadors. She has been creating innovative jewelry and accessories for more than 10 years. Among other awards she has received, her “Crystal Bow Purse” placed 1st in... Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 17, from 4:00pm to 7:00pm
Fees:
$30 » Class fee
$25 » kit fee
SWAROVSKI Crystal single-stone settings and chatons make elegance and attention-getting sparkle easy. This professional looking tennis bracelet will have everyone saying, “How Lovely”. Choose either 6mm or 8mm crystals. All supplies are included. Please bring reading glasses or magnifiers if needed. Read More

Workshop PhotoHidden Rivets!
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 six 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: Intermediate. Riveting and Open Saw Work skills needed
Dates/Times: January 17, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $69 » all supplies including instructional handout are provided
Hidden rivets: taking riveting to the next level!! Layer these three pieces of metal into what looks like a soldered masterpiece, but which is actually completely flame-free assembly! We will share with you all of our favorite riveting tips and tricks to get your pieces looking as close to perfect every time. Lots of sawing and riveting! Your seat in the... Read More

Workshop PhotoElectroforming
Instructor: Veronica Maddox
Veronica Maddox has been beading and designing with String Bead since grade school. She has been involved in the beauty, fashion, and design industry since before high school. She has now turned her skills towards teaching and designing for String Bead. Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 17, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $69 » some supplies included
Electroforming is a fascinating technique that has been known to only a few for years. This is where you get in on the secrets. Electroforming is fickle, exacting, and just soooo cool! We will be stopping at copper in this class, but it’s only a few steps away from whatever finish you want some other day. This class will take prep work so if you are... Read More

Workshop PhotoDazzling Copper Necklace
Instructor: Art Clay Master Instructor Katie Baum
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Skill Level: All, minimum age 18 years old
Dates/Times: January 18, from 9:00am to 12:30pm
Fees: $85 » (Must be paid in full at time of registration. Non-refundable after January 2, 2015.)
Design outside the box with this dangling, flowing, dazzling copper necklace! Learn to use Art Clay Copper to form the focal piece of the necklace, using gemstones to accent shape and texture. Complete the necklace with different styles of copper chain for a graceful finished piece full of eye-catching movement. ... Read More

Workshop PhotoMaking Unique Leather Findings
Instructor: Michelle Marchiano
A beader since childhood and a college professor by trade, Michelle has brought her teaching expertise to the torch at String Bead in Chico. A curious person by nature, Michelle’s passion for mixed media, metal clays and the torch is only rivaled by her love for sharing it with others. Come... Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 18, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $69 » some supplies included
What do you get when you mix leather, metal, and a little bit of riveting? A gorgeous, trendy, bracelet of course! But who wants findings that anyone can by in a store or at a show? This class will take you through the steps and techniques to altering and manipulating your metal into unique hinges, endings, and clasp. We will do some easy riveting and... Read More

Silver Charms Free Make N Take
Instructor: Art Clay Instructors
Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 18, from 11:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $0
Art Clay World Free make & take! Also taking place at 1pm and 3pm. Read More

Swarovski Ceralun Free Demo
Instructor: Art Clay Instructors
Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 18, from 12:00pm to 12:00pm
Fees: $0
Free Demo! Read More

Workshop PhotoBricks & Crystals & Seeds, Oh My!
Instructor: Diane Whiting
Is a nationally recognized, award-winning designer and was one of the original CREATE YOUR STYLE with SWAROVSKI Ambassadors. She has been creating innovative jewelry and accessories for more than 10 years. Among other awards she has received, her “Crystal Bow Purse” placed 1st in... Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 18, from 12:30pm to 4:30pm
Fees:
$35 » Class fee
$35 » kit fee
It’s easy to follow this brick road, even if it isn’t yellow! Students will use 2-hole brick beads, Swarovski crystals and seed beads to make an elegant and sparkling bracelet with a unique, hidden closure. Read More

Workshop PhotoOne-of-a-Kind Resin Bracelet
Instructor: Art Clay Staff Instructor Valerie Sweatt
Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All, minimum age 12 years old
Dates/Times: January 18, from 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Fees: $30 » (Must be paid in full at time of registration. Non-refundable after January 2, 2015.)
Design a multi-link, multi-bezel bracelet using the best UV-cure resin available: MagicGlos! This fantastic resin cures under UV light in just minutes, making it perfect for countless art and jewelry designs. Create your own bracelet, layering MagicGlos with a variety of embellishments, for a finished piece that is absolutely one of a kind! ... Read More

Polymer Clay demos
Instructor: Art Clay Instructors
Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 18, from 2:00pm to 2:00pm
Fees: $0
Free demo on how to work with polymer clay. Taking place at the Pasadena Room. Read More

Workshop PhotoCluster Fusion Necklace
Instructor: Stephanie Harrell
Owner of Bead Artistry Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 18, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $60
An eclectic array of beads create this unique and different necklace. The techniques you will learn from this class will then be applicable to many different projects. The class fee is $60.00 which includes a complete kit and instructions. Several color choices will be available at the show. Read More

Workshop PhotoTorch Soldering
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: January 18, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
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 PhotoEnameled Flower Neck Cuff
Instructor: Veronica Maddox
Veronica Maddox has been beading and designing with String Bead since grade school. She has been involved in the beauty, fashion, and design industry since before high school. She has now turned her skills towards teaching and designing for String Bead. Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 18, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $69 » some supplies included
This project was too pretty to leave at home! Unlike most of our other classes this is a PROJECT class. We will ONLY be making this Neck cuff. We WILL be Torch Enameling the flowers. But we WON’T be going into depth on torch enameling techniques (That’s Torch Enameling. We have that class too).We WILL be twisting multiple layers of wires, filing... Read More

Workshop PhotoSilver Charm Bracelet
Instructor: Art Clay Senior Instructor Ann Rosier
Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All, minimum age 18 years old
Dates/Times: January 18, from 2:30pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $95 » (Must be paid in full at time of registration. Non-refundable after January 2, 2015.)
Create your very own “charm”-ing bracelet using Art Clay Silver! Learn the basics of this stunning material while making the perfect accessory in exactly your style. ... Read More

Making Reusable Molds
Instructor: Art Clay Instructors
Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 18, from 4:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees: $0
Free Demo on making reusable molds. Takes place in the Pasadena Room. Read More

Workshop PhotoPolymer Clay Bead Demos & Make & Takes
Instructor: Eriko Page
Polymer Clay Artist and owner of Heart & Hand. Read MoreSkill Level: All
Dates/Times: coming soon
Fees: $15 » Make & take
Join renown artist Eriko Page for make & take! You will explore how to make perfectly shaped and beautifully composed beads. Eriko will share her unique millefiore canes of leaves and flower designs for you to use in creating your own exquisite beads. You will learn how to shape and form beads as well as cut and manipulate canes to create interesting... Read More