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Workshop PhotoKumihimo Double Strand 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 MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 13, from 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Fees:
$75 » class fee
$50 » kit fee
This beautiful bracelet has many possibilities. An advanced project where planning is paramount. Once mastered use the skills learned in the class to design other bracelets and necklaces. The class is four hours long and students will likely not finish the project during the class but will leave with materials, knowledge and instructions to finish the... Read More

Workshop PhotoIntroduction to Art Clay Silver
Instructors: Espie Buoncristiani and Cathy Burton
Art Clay Senior Instructors Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 14, from 9:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $110 » (Must be paid in full at time of registration. Non-refundable after January 1, 2016
Explore the endless possibilities of this amazing fine silver clay that you can roll, mold, and texture. Learn what Art Clay is, its different varieties, and see examples of what you can do with it. You will make a pendant and a pair of earrings while learning about tools, techniques, refining, polishing, and patina. And guess what? You don’t need a... Read More

Workshop PhotoNo-solder Prong Setting for Cabochons
Instructor: Dutch Stowe
Dutch Stowe has been making jewelry for over 15 years and teaching wire wrapping for over six years at both local bead stores and two senior centers in the San Fernando Valley. He also exhibits and sells his jewelry in local farmers' markets and craft shows. ... Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: Intermediate. Beginners ok if some skill with hand tools
Dates/Times: January 14, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees:
$60 » class fee
$25 » kit fee
Often you want to set a beautiful cab but you'd like something ... 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 14, 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 PhotoGarden of Beadin Beadwork classes
Instructor: Deborah Staehle
Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 14, 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 PhotoNew Class! "Ammonite 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 MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 14, from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Fees: $170 » The class fee includes all materials, the use of tools in class, a work mat and cleaning cloth (yours to take home) and a copy of a 12 page instruction book. signups are limited to 10 people.
This class combines the techniques learned in the basic pendant class along with the basic bangle bracelet class. Each of those classes is a half day, Consequently, this class is a full day because you will be learning both techniques. Some wire wrapping experience would be helpful but not absolutely necessary. Advanced wire wrappers can also benefit from... Read More

Workshop PhotoBead Crochet using Wire or Silk Thread
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: January 14, from 10:30am to 1:30pm
Fees:
$70 » workshop fee
$35 » kit fee
In this class you will be able to choose making a silk crocheted necklace or a wire design. Both are simple and fun. You will wear your lovely necklace home. Read More

Silver Free Make N Take
Instructor: Art Clay Instructors
Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 14, from 11:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $0
Art Clay World Free make & take! Also taking place at 1pm, and 5pm. Must sign-up at the Art Clay World Booth. Read More

Workshop PhotoSimple Coiling Techniques
Instructor: Terry Henry
I grew up in Los Gatos, Ca. and graduated from Los Gatos High School as an art student. I began my formal art training at San Jose State University. After a few years of study I began to worry about making a living as an artist. I opted for a degree in geology as I was good at it and the colors and... Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 14, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees:
$55 » class fee
$35 » kit fee
This class focuses on coiling techniques using handmade lamp work glass flowers and accent beads, etc. to create a necklace and earrings. This project provides artists with wire working and coiling experience and a basic assembly process. Glass components and wire is provided in the class kit. Additional components will be available for purchase. Skills... Read More

Workshop PhotoThree Daisies
Instructor: Laura Moore
Laura has been creating art in a wide Varity of mediums all her life. She has a background in art, environmental science, chemistry and horticulture. She has been working with metal clay since 200, is Rio certified and is a Senior Art Clay World instructor. Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 14, from 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees:
$55 » class fee
$25 » kit fee
Silver metal clay. Learn how to make a pendant with a pretty design, a fold over bail and set fireable cubic zirconia in silver clay while making this sweet little pendant and. We will make the design, fire and finish the pendant in class. The texture plate for daisies will be provided but you are welcome to bring any mold or texture you would like to use.... Read More

Workshop PhotoStackables
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 14, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $69 » some supplies included
Stringbead is excited to be teaching how to make these trendy stackable rings! Learn how to make a set of five rings in our workshop. We will be pairing our soldering skills with our design skills to create this timeless, delicate project. We will be using bronze, copper, and sterling. First a plain ring, the hammered ring. You will get a shot at a tube... Read More

Workshop PhotoTorch 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 14, 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 PhotoStarfish Earrings
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 MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All. Knowledge of Peyote Stitch helpful.
Dates/Times: January 14, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $95 » Fee includes 3 hours of hands-on instruction, quality beads and components, plus printed instructions.
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 PhotoToggletastic Fine Silver Toggle/Pendant
Instructor: Despina Buoncristiani
Art Clay Senior Instructor Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: Intermediate. Should have taken a previous metal clay class.
Dates/Times: January 14, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $89 » (Must be paid in full at time of registration. Non-refundable after January 1, 2016.)
Are you tired of looking for the perfect clasp to compliment your design – and never quite finding it? Design your own! Learn to create your own fine silver toggle set, choosing from various shapes and textures to make a toggle that fits your exact style and specifications. You will also learn how to make bails for the backs of pieces to attach to wire... Read More

Workshop PhotoSlice of the Sea
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 MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 14, from 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees: $85 » kit included
Come create a pin/pendant using a special slice of shell. You will be learning free-form Raised Texture bead embroidery technique with peyote stitch. This workshop is a great introduction to my all day Raised Texture beading class. We will play with size 11 beads and use unique shell accents. You will learn all the finishing touches too. All supplies are... Read More

Workshop PhotoViking Knit
Instructor: Rose Klapman
Lampwork bead artist and jewelry designer, visit http://www.beadshaper.com Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 14, from 3:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees:
$60 » class fee
$50 » kit fee
Come and enjoy this very popular class. Learning this centuries old technique will allow you to make necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. Read More

Workshop PhotoMold Making 101: Creating Fine Jewelry from Just About Anything
Instructor: Cathy Burton
Art Clay Senior Instructor Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All. Minimum age 18 years old
Dates/Times: January 14, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $89 » (Must be paid in full at time of registration. Non-refundable after January 1, 2016.)
Learn the magic of two-part molding – how to mix, how to mold an object to capture the most intricate of detail, the wide variety of what can be molded, how long it takes to cure, and even tricks to know when your mold is ready! Once you have a perfect mold, we’ll use fine silver to make a flawless replica, learning how to handle the materials to... Read More

Workshop PhotoMaking New Things Look Old
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 14, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $69 » some supplies included.
Working mostly with Cup-Chain and Rhinestone components, we will learn the beauty of vintage bling! Recreating some beautiful vintage looks and using techniques that are both new and old. Using a lot of old skills and new skills, old techniques and new techniques, old tools and new tools, old components and new components, we will create some really fun and... Read More

Workshop PhotoCrinkle Cuff
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 14, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
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 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 14, 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 PhotoWire Wrapped Natural Stone Cabochon
Instructor: Valerie Sweatt
Art Clay Staff Instructor Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 15, from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $85 » students must bring or purchase their 40x30mm cabochon. (Must be paid in full at time of registration. Non-refundable after Jan 1, 2016.)
Learn the basics of wire-wrapping, using beautiful silver wire to embrace a gorgeous natural stone cabochon. Form a dimensional, stunning wire bail, and classy wire embellishments to adorn your focal stone. Students may bring their own item to wire-wrap, either natural stone, glass, or crystal, sized 40x30mm. All tools and other materials supplied by Art... Read More

Workshop PhotoElectroforming on Glass
Instructor: Terry Henry
I grew up in Los Gatos, Ca. and graduated from Los Gatos High School as an art student. I began my formal art training at San Jose State University. After a few years of study I began to worry about making a living as an artist. I opted for a degree in geology as I was good at it and the colors and... Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 15, from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Fees:
$65 » class fee
$45 » kit fee
This class begins to explore copper electroforming. The focus of this class is the deposition of copper onto glass. This class will use a glass bead as a base for electroforming. Texture will be added to the bead using conductive paint. Skills covered include basic electroforming and texturing. Class will break twice during the day to provide time for... Read More

Workshop PhotoBotanics in Bronze
Instructor: Laura Moore
Laura has been creating art in a wide Varity of mediums all her life. She has a background in art, environmental science, chemistry and horticulture. She has been working with metal clay since 200, is Rio certified and is a Senior Art Clay World instructor. Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 15, from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Fees:
$69 » class fee
$25 » kit fee
An introduction to using bronze clay. Thru the process of making a pendant with a botanic imprint you will learn mold making, handling, forming, refining, firing, polishing and storing bronze clay. All tools are provided by the instructor, if you have your own tool kit bring it along! Also bring any plant material or interesting textures you would like to... 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 15, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
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 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 MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 15, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees:
$85 » Fees must be paid in full at time of registration. (Non refundable after December 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 PhotoHeavy Wire Multi-Bangle 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 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 (a HARD thing to do with the heavier gauges!!!), proper texturing techniques, a few extras in sheet metals, and there's even a... Read More

Workshop PhotoGarden of Beadin Beadwork classes
Instructor: Deborah Staehle
Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 15, 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

Silver 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, and 5pm. Must sign-up at the Art Clay World Booth. Read More

Workshop PhotoEtching
Instructor: Rose Klapman
Lampwork bead artist and jewelry designer, visit http://www.beadshaper.com Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 15, from 11:00am to 2:00pm
Fees: $80 » all supplies included.
This class will introduce you to the world of etching. You can take a piece of copper and create a beautiful piece of jewelry. You will be able to take home several designs which will allow your creativity to expand. Read More

Workshop PhotoBeauty Of The Sea
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 MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 15, from 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees: $165 » kit included
This piece is for those who love the Sea. You will be creating a beautiful and unique pendant from an amazing gift of nature. The natural Nautilus Shell is the focal of your necklace applied upon Shibori silk creating your bail. It is complimented with my Raised Texture Beading Techniques. I will share my unique technique of bead embroidery, with variations... Read More

Workshop PhotoLetter to A Friend
Instructor: Cathy Burton
Art Clay Senior Instructor Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All. Minimum age 18 years old
Dates/Times: January 15, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees: $99 » (Must be paid in full at time of registration. Non-refundable after Jan 1, 2016)
Create and personalize a fine silver envelope to give to a friend – or keep for yourself! Work with textures and templates to add style to your piece, and form a lovely bail that doubles as the flap of the envelope. Design a unique postage stamp and personalized “address” to embellish the front of the piece. You’ll never have to worry... Read More

Workshop PhotoEmbossed bracelet
Instructor: Dutch Stowe
Dutch Stowe has been making jewelry for over 15 years and teaching wire wrapping for over six years at both local bead stores and two senior centers in the San Fernando Valley. He also exhibits and sells his jewelry in local farmers' markets and craft shows. ... Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 15, from 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees:
$55 » class fee
$20 » kit fee
There are many techniques for making bracelets, casting, fold ... 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 MoreCurrently not available.
Skill 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, 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 PhotoTorch Enameling
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 » 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 PhotoSoldered Frames & Hinges
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 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $69 » some supplies included.
A new class to our soldering lineup! We all agree that webs of beads and stones look fantastic but are always diminished by their bulky attempts at a home-made frame. So lets get away from that homemade look and solder some amazing, elegant frames with clean and simple hinges. This simple looking frame can be adapted to thousands of projects and designs!... Read More

Workshop Photo“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 MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 15, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $95 » Fee includes 3 hours of hands-on instruction, quality beads and components, plus printed instructions.
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 PhotoLovely Links Bracelet
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: $65 » workshop fee
This is the latest design from Bead Artistry. In this class you will learn to make these Lovely Links into a fabulous bracelet. This component can be used in many other ways to create different jewelry elements. This is a two hour class that includes a complete kit with all materials that will be available in several different color options. Fee is $65. Read More

Workshop PhotoBead Knotting
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: January 15, from 3:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees:
$75 » workshop fee
$40 » kit fee
Learn the art of bead knotting. You can make 2 separate strands or one 2 strand necklace. Make a beautiful design for Valentine’s Day. Tuition: $75, Kit $40 Read More

Workshop PhotoLet’s Get Tubular: Fine Silver Beads
Instructor: Despina Buoncristiani
Art Clay Senior Instructor Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: Intermediate. Should have taken previous metal clay class
Dates/Times: January 15, from 5:00pm to 8:30pm
Fees: $99 » (Must be paid in full at time of registration. Non-refundable after Jan 1, 2016)
Add interest, style, and character to your pieces with custom tube beads. We’ll make 3 beads during class, learning how to shape and embellish each. Add texture, punch holes, decorate, and give each bead unique character. Dress up your beads with your favorite semi-precious stones or crystals. Let your imagination be your guide! All tools and materials... Read More

Workshop PhotoCaning Petals n' Beads w/Klew
Instructor: Klew Lewis
Http://www.klewexpressions.com/ Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 15, from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Fees:
$35 » class fee
$18 » kit fee
Discover caning techniques with Klew with this dynamic black and white petal cane.This class is for every level. This will add to your caning arsenal to be utilized for years of fun. In class Klew will create the foundation cane then share with each student to continue the process finishing with beads of your own design. Everything is provided with the kit... Read More

Workshop PhotoIntermediate Torch 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 9:00pm
Fees: $69 » most supplies included.
Knowing how to use your torch is just the beginning! Learning proper setup, fit, how to control your solder flow, why joints break sometimes, what metals do what in the flame, and how to troubleshoot all of the above is the focus of this class while giving you loads of time at the torch. Working with different gauges, shapes and wire kinds, learning to fit... Read More

Workshop PhotoAdvanced Torch Enameling
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
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 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, burnishers, compounds, pressure, power, protocol, and OH SO MUCH MORE! All tools are provided. Your... Read More

Workshop PhotoSuperduo Necklace
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 MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 15, from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Fees: $105 » includes kit
In this workshop using a needle and thread you will learn how to create this incredibly comfortable and stylish necklace using superduos beads. We will mix up a custom bead soup for your necklace and show you how to stitch it together. A discussion of how to complete the necklace is included in the class as well as a $25 credit toword any finding purchased... Read More

Workshop PhotoIntroduction to Art Clay Silver
Instructors: Espie Buoncristiani and Cathy Burton
Art Clay Senior Instructors Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 16, from 9:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $110 » (Must be paid in full at time of registration. Non-refundable after January 1, 2016
Explore the endless possibilities of this amazing fine silver clay that you can roll, mold, and texture. Learn what Art Clay is, its different varieties, and see examples of what you can do with it. You will make a pendant and a pair of earrings while learning about tools, techniques, refining, polishing, and patina. And guess what? You don’t need a... Read More

Workshop PhotoElectroforming on Organic and Inorganic Materials
Instructor: Terry Henry
I grew up in Los Gatos, Ca. and graduated from Los Gatos High School as an art student. I began my formal art training at San Jose State University. After a few years of study I began to worry about making a living as an artist. I opted for a degree in geology as I was good at it and the colors and... Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 16, from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Fees:
$75 » class fee
$65 » kit fee
This class explores the endless possibilities of copper electroforming. The class focuses on deposition of copper onto porous and nonporous materials, reactive materials and assembly into a single project. This class will combine organic materials such as shells, fossils, feathers and plant material with inorganic material such as metal, glass, rocks, and... Read More

Workshop PhotoA LIFETIME OF LOVE NECKLACE
Instructor: Misti Cleveland
“The Happy Beader”, is the owner of Misti's Jewelry. She has been designing, teaching & selling jewelry for over 12 years. She loves teaching & working with Swarovski Crystals. Her experience includes instructor and demonstrator at Michael's™ stores, Bead &... Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 16, from 10:00am to 12:00pm
Fees:
$49 » workshop fee
$44 » kit fee
Made with Czech & Swarovski Elements Crystals, learn needlework & pattern reading to make this Misti’s Jewelry original triple heart necklace. 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 MoreCurrently not available.
Skill 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, 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 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 16, 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

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 16, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
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 PhotoGarden of Beadin Beadwork classes
Instructor: Deborah Staehle
Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 16, 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

Silver 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, and 5pm. Must sign-up at the Art Clay World Booth. Read More

Workshop PhotoEtching
Instructor: Rose Klapman
Lampwork bead artist and jewelry designer, visit http://www.beadshaper.com Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 16, from 11:00am to 2:00pm
Fees: $80 » all supplies included.
This class will introduce you to the world of etching. You can take a piece of copper and create a beautiful piece of jewelry. You will be able to take home several designs which will allow your creativity to expand. Read More

Workshop PhotoRaised Texture Pendant on Cable 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 MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 16, from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Fees: $165 » kit included
Raised-Texture Beading technique is a free-flowing beading style with no pattern to follow, allowing the beads to speak through you for the perfect placement. This class is very inspiring and is sure to get you ‘out of the box’. In this workshop I will guide you with design and perfect placement of your beads. You will create a puzzle piece... Read More

Workshop PhotoCrystal Heart Necklace
Instructor: Misti Cleveland
“The Happy Beader”, is the owner of Misti's Jewelry. She has been designing, teaching & selling jewelry for over 12 years. She loves teaching & working with Swarovski Crystals. Her experience includes instructor and demonstrator at Michael's™ stores, Bead &... Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 16, from 12:30pm to 3:30pm
Fees:
$49 » workshop fee
$40 » kit fee
Made with Swarovski Elements Crystals, learn shaped Right Angle Weave, chart- & pattern- reading in this 3-hour bead-weaving class to create this lovely, sparkly necklace. Please bring your own light, magnification and extension cord, as needed. Other colors available. Choice of gold- or silver-plated chain included. Read More

Workshop PhotoAstral Heart Necklace
Instructor: Misti Cleveland
“The Happy Beader”, is the owner of Misti's Jewelry. She has been designing, teaching & selling jewelry for over 12 years. She loves teaching & working with Swarovski Crystals. Her experience includes instructor and demonstrator at Michael's™ stores, Bead &... Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 16, from 12:30pm to 3:30pm
Fees:
$49 » class fee
$48 » kit fee
Made with Swarovski Elements Crystals, in this 3-hour bead-weaving class learn this Misti’s Jewelry original bead weaving design. Please bring your own light, magnification and extension cord, as needed. Other colors available, gold- or silver-plated chain included. Read More

Workshop PhotoFold-Forming a Pod
Instructor: Dutch Stowe
Dutch Stowe has been making jewelry for over 15 years and teaching wire wrapping for over six years at both local bead stores and two senior centers in the San Fernando Valley. He also exhibits and sells his jewelry in local farmers' markets and craft shows. ... Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 16, from 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees:
$50 » class fee
$20 » kit fee
This is a starting point for fold forming, which allows you to ... 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 16, 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 PhotoWorking with Leather - Macramé Bracelets!
Instructor: Laura Gasparrini
Teaching the Art of Beadwork for over 15 years and creating jewelry since childhood. She is the principle designer and owner of Om Tara! Temple Arts and Inspired Adornment. Laura offers classes privately in beautiful Santa Barbara, California and beyond. Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 16, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $75 » materials included
Learn basic macramé knots for creating simply beautiful leather and pearl bracelets. Make them short to stack together or wear separately; make them long to wrap several times around your wrist or wear as a necklace. We will design several different styles of macrame bracelets in this class. Email laura@omtara.com for sign-up. 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 MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All Levels
Dates/Times: January 16, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $89 » Fee includes 3 hours of hands-on instruction, quality beads and components, plus printed instructions.
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 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 MoreCurrently not available.
Skill 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, 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 PhotoFeather in Your Cap
Instructor: Cathy Burton
Art Clay Senior Instructor Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 16, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $99 » (Must be paid in full at time of registration. Non-refundable after Jan 1, 2016)
Back in the day, when hats were common, wearing a feather in your cap signified having done something worthy of recognition. This feather still has the same meaning, but instead of needing a hat, you can proudly wear it close to your heart to show everyone what you’ve accomplished. Create your own unique feather texture, give it dimension, and apply... Read More

Workshop PhotoCrawling with Crystals
Instructor: Stephanie Harrell
Owner of Bead Artistry Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 16, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $85 » kit included
Crawling with Crystals is a colorful collection of Swarovski crystals paired with a unique mix of seed beads designed exclusively by Bead Artistry. A beginning beader to the most advanced will enjoy this bead weaving project. The class fee includes a complete kit which comes in many color choices. 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 16, 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 PhotoViking Knit
Instructor: Rose Klapman
Lampwork bead artist and jewelry designer, visit http://www.beadshaper.com Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 16, from 3:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees:
$60 » class fee
$50 » kit fee
Come and enjoy this very popular class. Learning this centuries old technique will allow you to make necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. Read More

Workshop PhotoPuffy Heart Ring
Instructor: Misti Cleveland
“The Happy Beader”, is the owner of Misti's Jewelry. She has been designing, teaching & selling jewelry for over 12 years. She loves teaching & working with Swarovski Crystals. Her experience includes instructor and demonstrator at Michael's™ stores, Bead &... Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 16, from 3:45pm to 6:45pm
Fees:
$59 » class fee
$36 » kit fee
Made with Swarovski Elements Crystals, in this 3-hour bead-weaving class, learn how to transform sparkly crystals into a fabulous heart-shaped ring! Please bring your own light, magnification and extension cord, as needed. Other colors available. Read More

Workshop PhotoStackables
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 16, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $69 » some supplies included
Stringbead is excited to be teaching how to make these trendy stackable rings! Learn how to make a set of five rings in our workshop. We will be pairing our soldering skills with our design skills to create this timeless, delicate project. We will be using bronze, copper, and sterling. First a plain ring, the hammered ring. You will get a shot at a tube... Read More

Workshop PhotoPearl Knotting
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
Take 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. We will have a variety of real pearls, and a collection of lovely designer clasps for you to choose from. 1 16”... Read More

Workshop PhotoGolden Wrap Fine Silver Earrings
Instructor: Despina Buoncristiani
Art Clay Senior Instructor Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All. Minimum age 18 years old
Dates/Times: January 16, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $99 » (Must be paid in full at time of registration. Non-refundable after Jan 1, 2016)
Can’t decide whether to wear gold or silver? Wear both! Create fine silver earrings with a texture of your choice. We’ll add a touch of golden color with wrapped thin wire, which hugs the earrings in a golden embrace. Add more splashes of color with freeform embellishments, add earwires, and you’re ready to go! All tools and materials... Read More

Workshop PhotoSimple Coiling Techniques
Instructor: Terry Henry
I grew up in Los Gatos, Ca. and graduated from Los Gatos High School as an art student. I began my formal art training at San Jose State University. After a few years of study I began to worry about making a living as an artist. I opted for a degree in geology as I was good at it and the colors and... Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 17, from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fees:
$55 » class fee
$35 » kit fee
This class focuses on coiling techniques using handmade lamp work glass flowers and accent beads, etc. to create a necklace and earrings. This project provides artists with wire working and coiling experience and a basic assembly process. Glass components and wire is provided in the class kit. Additional components will be available for purchase. Skills... Read More

Workshop PhotoMystical Shield of Protection
Instructor: Cathy Burton
Art Clay Senior Instructor Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All. Metal clay experience preferred and highly recommended. 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 Jan 1, 2016)
Everyone can use a little protection in their lives. The design of this mystical shield helps funnel negative energy away from the wearer, helping to keep them grounded and safe from harm. We build the individual layers of our shields, creating bezel settings for the gemstones, and put it all together with a little magic. After firing, you will finish the... 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 17, 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

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 MoreCurrently not available.
Skill 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, 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 PhotoMagic Beans
Instructor: Laura Moore
Laura has been creating art in a wide Varity of mediums all her life. She has a background in art, environmental science, chemistry and horticulture. She has been working with metal clay since 200, is Rio certified and is a Senior Art Clay World instructor. Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 17, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees:
$55 » class fee
$25 » kit fee
In this class we will make hollow form beads without using cork clay! These sweet beads have open negative space that makes the spots. We will wrap the clay around various organic forms to shape the beads. The beads will be completed during the class. Metal Clay experience preferred. Read More

Silver 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, and 5pm. Must sign-up at the Art Clay World Booth. Read More

Workshop PhotoNo-Solder Bezel Setting
Instructor: Dutch Stowe
Dutch Stowe has been making jewelry for over 15 years and teaching wire wrapping for over six years at both local bead stores and two senior centers in the San Fernando Valley. He also exhibits and sells his jewelry in local farmers' markets and craft shows. ... Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Dates/Times: January 17, from 11:00am to 3:00pm
Fees:
$50 » workshop fee
$25 » kit fee
In this technique you'll learn to mount a stone with a bezel ... 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 MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 17, from 11:00am 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 PhotoBead Crochet using Wire or Silk Thread
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: January 17, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees:
$70 » workshop fee
$35 » kit fee
In this class you will be able to choose making a silk crocheted necklace or a wire design. Both are simple and fun. You will wear your lovely necklace home. Read More

Workshop PhotoTo Your Heart’s Content Lariat Necklace
Instructor: Despina Buoncristiani
Art Clay Senior Instructor Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All. Minimum age 18 years old
Dates/Times: January 17, from 1:30pm to 5:30pm
Fees: $99 » (Must be paid in full at time of registration. Non-refundable after January 1, 2016
Just in time for Valentine’s Day! You’ll love making this lovely lariat necklace featuring a large open heart with small hearts that slip through, all in fine silver. Choose from several textures to embellish your pieces, and learn to make silver ball decorations for your charms. Form a bail for the back of the main heart for the chain to... Read More

Workshop PhotoSpiral Bangle 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 MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 17, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees:
$50 » Fees includes 3 hours of hands-on instruction, all quality beads and components, plus printed instructions.
$39 » kit fee
Learn a fabulous variation of the Peyote Stitch, the open Peyote Spiral Weave and how to use it to create a beautiful Spiral Bangle Bracelet. Lilly has been teaching this class for many years and students love creating this bracelet that looks complicated and intricate when actually it is simple. Many consider her book (which is sold nation-wide) the... 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 17, 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

Lillian Todaro Beadwork Instruction
Instructor: Lillian Todaro
Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 14-January 17, 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 MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 14-January 17, 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 MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 14-January 17, ongoing.
Fees: $0 » free demo!
Daily demonstrations of how to use artclay to create pure silver jewelry. Read More