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Workshop PhotoHow to Drill Glass
Instructor: Paula Radke
Paula has been working with glass and making jewelry for 30 years. http://paularadke.com/ Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 23, from 9:00am to 10:00am
Fees: $25 » $10 minimum material fee. You can purchase more supplies if you wish.
I will show you the easiest way to drill glass using a diamond drill bit and a dremel tool. You really need a certain amount of strength in your hands to do this. You must be able to hold the glass in place with a finger or two while drilling. If you let go, it will spin off the drill bit at 30,000 RPM and could hurt. I broke a window once that way. You... Read More

Workshop PhotoBlast Off To Saturn Fine Silver Earrings
Instructor: Espie Buoncristiani
Art Clay Senior Instructor Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All. Minimum age 18 years old
Dates/Times: July 23, from 9:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $89 » (Must be paid in full at time of registration. Non-refundable after July 10, 2015.)
Have a "blast" creating a fun, modern pair of Fine Silver earrings. We will learn how to texture, layer and attach pieces while also working with delicate accents. Bezels with CZ's will be constructed and attached at the bottom, if you choose. They will be finished off with a pair of provided handmade sterling earwires. For questions and to... Read More

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 MoreCurrently not available.
Skill 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 PhotoMarbled Resin Class
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. Ages 16 and up
Dates/Times: July 23, from 9:15am to 11:15am
Fees: $40 » plus $20 for supplies
Learn how to combine techniques to make a faux marble look pendant with polymer clay & Lisa Pavelka’s Magic-Glos resin. (I was taught how to use Magic-Glos from the creator herself! Hee hee!) Your item will be ready to wear when the class is over—it’s that fast! (Chain & findings are extra.) Please bring your baby wipes, pasta... 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: July 23, 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 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: 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 MoreCurrently not available.
Skill 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 MoreCurrently not available.
Skill 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 PhotoCopper Alchemy, Electroforming with 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: July 23, from 10:00am to 4:15pm
Fees:
$69 » 3 part class (break between 12pm-3pm), starts again from 10-11am on July 24.
$45 » Includes: Base Bead, micro-beads, conductive paint, Cubic Zirconium, and a tutorial containing detailed instructions and photographs
This three-part class begins to explore copper electroforming. The focus of this class is the deposition of copper onto nonporous materials. This class will use a glass bead as a base for electroforming. Texture and setting of a cubic zirconium will be added to the bead using conductive paint. Skills covered include basic electroforming, texturing and... Read More

Workshop PhotoLearn to Fuse Glass in a Microwave
Instructor: Paula Radke
Paula has been working with glass and making jewelry for 30 years. http://paularadke.com/ Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 23, from 10:30am to 12:30pm
Fees: $25 » Plus a minimum of $40.materials. More can be purchased in class if you want them. This will allow you to make two dichroic pendants.
I will take you through the process of fusing glass in a microwave kiln. First you will learn about glass fusing and what types of glass you can use. You will all leave with at least one fabulous dichroic cabochon that you made and then can create a wire wrapped pendant or seed bead around or glue a bail on to create a pendant as you choose. Read More

Silver Free Make N Take
Instructor: Art Clay Instructors
Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 23, 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 PhotoAdvanced Copper Alchemy
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: July 23, from 12:30pm to 6:00pm
Fees:
$79 » This is for full 4 part class (6-7 hours total, break between 3:00 - 4:30), starts again from 11:15-12:15 on July 24 and 10:00 to 11:00 on July 25.
$65 » Includes: Fossil Ammonite, moonstone cabochon, electroformed shell, micro-beads, CZ’s, copper foil, copper wire, conductive paint, glue, miscellaneous polished rocks, sealed plant material, and a tutorial containing detailed instructions and photographs.
Advanced Copper Alchemy, Electroforming with Organic and Inorganic Materials “Alchemy” a seemingly magical process of transformation, creation, or combination… ... Read More

Workshop PhotoBall Gown Pendant
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. Ages 16 and up
Dates/Times: July 23, from 12:30pm to 6:30pm
Fees: $55 » supply fee $17.50
Learn how to use a variety of bead weaving stitches to create this adorable little dress! Then you get to make the HANGER TOO!! Hee hee! It is SOOO cute, I can’t wait to share it with you!! Please bring your round nose pliers & bead mat, I will have everything else you need. So bring your happy smile & be ready to spend a fun day with me! ... Read More

Workshop PhotoMaking Art Glass
Instructor: Paula Radke
Paula has been working with glass and making jewelry for 30 years. http://paularadke.com/ Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 23, from 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $50 » plus a minimum of $50.00 material fee. More is available if you wish to purchase more colors.
Whether you want to slump it or use it in a mosaic, glue a bail on it for a pendant or pin back, ArtGlass Clay gives you so many options to accomplish techniques in glass that you may never even have thought of. The freedom of shaping it with your hands is something that I have had dreams about. We will determine what you would use the material for and I... Read More

Workshop PhotoVintage Resin Pendant
Instructor: Valerie Sweatt
Art Clay Staff Instructor Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All. Minimum age 12 years old
Dates/Times: July 23, from 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Fees: $25 » (Must be paid in full at time of registration. Non-refundable after July 10, 2015.)
UV Resin is an amazing medium - it's liquid, non-sticky, and not oily, and it stays that way until you cure it with UV light. Once cured it is crystal clear, scratch-resistant, and needs no additional cleansing or polishing. During this workshop we create elegant vintage-style pendants using commonplace and inexpensive mixed media. By the end of the... 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: 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 MoreCurrently not available.
Skill 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 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: July 23, 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 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: July 23, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
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 PhotoLovely Links Bracelet
Instructor: Stephanie Harrell
Owner of Bead Artistry Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 23, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $65
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 PhotoMystic Woman
Instructor: Cathy Burton
Art Clay Senior Instructor Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All. Minimum age 18 years old
Dates/Times: July 23, from 4:00pm to 8:00pm
Fees: $99 » (Must be paid in full at time of registration. Non-refundable after July 10, 2015.)
This piece is inspired by polymer clay push molds and a love of syringe work. Bring your creation to life by creating a background, adding a mystical face, and framing it with flowing tresses. Add a flowering magical CZ and you will see this ethereal creature come to life to become your own personal mystic. And to further add to the mystery, there will be a... Read More

Workshop PhotoColor on Metal
Instructor: Beth Shea
Owner of Echo Artworks: http://www.echoartworks.com/ Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill 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 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: July 23, 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 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: July 23, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
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 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: July 23, 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 PhotoHow to Drill Glass
Instructor: Paula Radke
Paula has been working with glass and making jewelry for 30 years. http://paularadke.com/ Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 24, from 9:00am to 10:00am
Fees: $25 » $10 minimum material fee. You can purchase more supplies if you wish.
I will show you the easiest way to drill glass using a diamond drill bit and a dremel tool. You really need a certain amount of strength in your hands to do this. You must be able to hold the glass in place with a finger or two while drilling. If you let go, it will spin off the drill bit at 30,000 RPM and could hurt. I broke a window once that way. You... Read More

Workshop PhotoWrap ‘N Roll Silver Ring
Instructor: Espie Buoncristiani
Art Clay Senior Instructor Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All. Minimum age 18 years old
Dates/Times: July 24, from 9:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $99 » (Must be paid in full at time of registration. Non-refundable after July 10, 2015.)
Join in on the fun in creating this stylish ring. We will be texturing, cutting a tapered shape and wrapping to create our design. You will learn how to create a dry set bezel which gives you a cleaner, more refined look. Balls will be rolled and added as a final touch. All tools and materials supplied by Art Clay World, USA and the Instructors. Come... 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 MoreCurrently not available.
Skill 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 PhotoBall Gown Pendant
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. Ages 16 and up
Dates/Times: July 24, from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Fees: $55 » supply fee $17.50
Learn how to use a variety of bead weaving stitches to create this adorable little dress! Then you get to make the HANGER TOO!! Hee hee! It is SOOO cute, I can’t wait to share it with you!! Please bring your round nose pliers & bead mat, I will have everything else you need. So bring your happy smile & be ready to spend a fun day with me! ... Read More

Workshop PhotoTwizzler Bracelet
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: July 24, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees:
$30 » workshop fee
$25 » kit fee
As yummy and addictive as their licorice rope namesake, these soft bangle bracelets are fast and easy to whip up….with a twist at the end! 3 hours $30.00 class fee, $25 kit fee Advance color choice and questions at dwhitingdesigns@cox.net 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: 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 PhotoHeavy Wire Multi-Bangle Cuff
Instructor: Leanne Huddleston
After a few years away Leanne is back on the String Bead team! She has been spending every waking moment preparing to be a String Bead Instructor. Her attention to detail and delicate touch makes her the perfect choice for all things riveted! She loves being creative and helping others use their... Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 24, 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 PhotoEnameled Flower Neck 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: July 24, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $69 » some supplies included
In this class we will be making these darling little enameled flowers from scratch! Stamping, shaping, and enameling these little beauties then forming them into this easy to make cuff. There is enameling involved but if you truly want to understand enameling you should take Torch Enameling or Kiln Enameling. This Photo was provided by our very talented... Read More

Workshop PhotoGarden of Beadin Beadwork classes
Instructor: Deborah Staehle
Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill 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

Workshop PhotoLearn to Fuse Glass in a Microwave
Instructor: Paula Radke
Paula has been working with glass and making jewelry for 30 years. http://paularadke.com/ Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 24, from 10:30am to 12:30pm
Fees: $25 » Plus a minimum of $40.materials. More can be purchased in class if you want them. This will allow you to make two dichroic pendants.
I will take you through the process of fusing glass in a microwave kiln. First you will learn about glass fusing and what types of glass you can use. You will all leave with at least one fabulous dichroic cabochon that you made and then can create a wire wrapped pendant or seed bead around or glue a bail on to create a pendant as you choose. Read More

Silver Free Make N Take
Instructor: Art Clay Instructors
Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 24, 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 PhotoFull Persian Weave Bracelet
Instructor: Laurelle Stoughton
Started making Chain Maille personal items and jewelry over 20 years ago while in college. She worked in the Retail Industry for over 10 years while obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration/Entrepreneurship. In 2006, Laurelle started travelling and began working various Freelance jobs... Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 24, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees:
$45 » Class fee
$6 » Kit fee
This Box, or Full Persian, Weave Bracelet is done in green and silver Anodized Aluminum with a silvery Lobster Clasp. Aluminum is a soft metal which is lightweight and can be colorful. Various colors of Aluminum are available to choose from for this project. Kit will include two 65 ring color sets of 16g 5/16” Aluminum Rings (130 total) and one Lobster... Read More

Workshop PhotoBejeweled Leather Lace Cuff
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: July 24, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees: $75 » materials included
Working with Leather Lace – Bejeweled Cuff Bracelet. Learn to stitch a new favorite! Create a beautiful cuff bracelet combining leather or ultrasuede lace, seed beads and crystals, pearls or gemstones in this fun and inspiring class. Read More

Workshop PhotoMaking Art Glass
Instructor: Paula Radke
Paula has been working with glass and making jewelry for 30 years. http://paularadke.com/ Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 24, from 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $50 » plus a minimum of $50.00 material fee. More is available if you wish to purchase more colors.
Whether you want to slump it or use it in a mosaic, glue a bail on it for a pendant or pin back, ArtGlass Clay gives you so many options to accomplish techniques in glass that you may never even have thought of. The freedom of shaping it with your hands is something that I have had dreams about. We will determine what you would use the material for and I... Read More

Workshop PhotoSimple Coiled Wire Bangle
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: July 24, from 1:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees:
$45 » workshop fee
$35 » Includes: one large handmade lampwork focal bead and two handmade lampwork accent beads, 6 bead caps, two metal beads, 16 and 20 gage wire.
Create this easy-to-wear coiled wire bangle. This design is perfect for lamp worked beads and other large whole components. Participants in this class will learn coiling tips and tricks along with other wire techniques. Skills covered include basic wire working, loops, coiling, patina and handmade clasps. Note: beads and components provided in class are not... Read More

Workshop PhotoSparkling Swarovski Pendant
Instructor: Valerie Sweatt
Art Clay Staff Instructor Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All. Minimum age 14 years old
Dates/Times: July 24, from 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Fees: $25 » (Must be paid in full at time of registration. Non-refundable after July 10, 2015.)
Swarovski, the world's leading name in crystal, brightly decorates the surface of our one-of-a-kind pendant. Learn how to use Ceralun with Swarovski chatons and other embeddables to fashion amazing accessories. All tools and materials supplied by Art Clay World, USA and the Instructors. Come prepared to have fun! ... Read More

Workshop PhotoPearl Slip-On Pendant
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: July 24, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees:
$35 » workshop fee
$60 » Kit fee
This beaded bead is convertible into a tasseled pendant. Learn how to make both pieces and the necklace; a favorite project from Diane’s Convertible Crystal Jewelry book. Choose from 3 colorways and gold or silver findings. Bring your copy of the book and receive a $10.00 coupon for future purchases. 3 hours $35.00 class fee, $60 kit fee Read More

Workshop PhotoSoldered Clusters
Instructor: Carole Witt
Graduate of the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts, Carole has been teaching for over 15 years. Carole and her remarkable staff have a lineup of more than 50 classes in their extensive Jewelry Supply Store, String Bead, in Chico California. They are always striving to increase their ability to reach... Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: Intermediate. Torch soldering skills Absolutely necessary
Dates/Times: July 24, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $69 » all supplies included
Stringbead’s new workshop, Soldered Clusters, teaches you to make this whimsical multi-soldered piece. We will be learning how to gracefully solder multiple flat, round, and odd pieces together. This class is for building your soldering skills! After this class, you will know exactly what to do with lots of sizes and shapes in the same piece. We will... 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 MoreCurrently not available.
Skill 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 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: July 24, 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 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: July 24, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $95 » kit included
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 PhotoBeautiful Tears Hollow Pendant
Instructor: Cathy Burton
Art Clay Senior Instructor Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All. Minimum age 18 years old
Dates/Times: July 24, from 4:00pm to 8:00pm
Fees: $99 » (Must be paid in full at time of registration. Non-refundable after July 10, 2015.)
In this technique-rich class, you will form a hollow lentil bead without using cork clay. You will create two textured domes and learn the secret for punching holes without distorting their shape. You will then learn how to sand and attach the halves so the seam is invisible. Complete the look with decorative raised tears, a clay bezel-set CZ, and a bail... Read More

Workshop Photo“Dichrauxic” (Faux Dichroic) Pendant
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. Ages 16 and up
Dates/Times: July 24, from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Fees: $40 » supply fee $18
Learn how to use UV set Magic-GlosTM resin & polymer clay to make a Faux-Dichroic pendant! Your item will be ready to wear when the class is over—it’s that fast! (Chain & findings are extra.) I learned the technique directly from Lisa Pavelka, the Magic-GlosTM creator, herself & can’t wait to share it with you! Hee hee! ... Read More

Workshop PhotoINTERMEDIATE SOLDERING RING
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. Torch soldering skills Absolutely necessary
Dates/Times: July 24, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $69 » all supplies included
In this workshop we will be broadening our soldering horizons! The instructors at Stringbead are excited to be teaching how to make this soldered ring! Learn how to create multiple solder joints with ease, and efficiency. Learn how to protect previously soldered joints and build skills while having your questions answered in this informative and exciting... Read More

Workshop PhotoDrilling Found Objects
Instructor: Beth Shea
Owner of Echo Artworks: http://www.echoartworks.com/ Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill 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 PhotoManipulate Metal
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 nine years. Her open saw work and metal skills are unparalleled. She plays a vital role in helping to create the over fifty classes taught at String Bead Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 24, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $69 » all supplies included
Join us as we explore the world of texturing, hammers, and metal. We are looking into the “Why’s, How’s, and What’s” when dealing with sheet metal. We will be manipulating metal to create components that are entirely unique, with gorgeous patinas that enhance any piece of jewelry. We will explore a multitude of tools showing how... 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: July 24, 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 PhotoGothic Cross Pendant and Beads in ArtGlass Clay
Instructor: Paula Radke
Paula has been working with glass and making jewelry for 30 years. http://paularadke.com/ Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 24, from 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Fees: $50 » plus $75.00 materials includes a bead mold
We will use the new ArtGlass clay to make some beads and a pendant. You can assemble these with your own additions at home. This piece has CZ’s inbedded in the cross. We will also have dichroic extract to use on our pieces. Read More

Workshop PhotoHow to Drill Glass
Instructor: Paula Radke
Paula has been working with glass and making jewelry for 30 years. http://paularadke.com/ Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 25, from 9:00am to 10:00am
Fees: $25 » $10 minimum material fee. You can purchase more supplies if you wish.
I will show you the easiest way to drill glass using a diamond drill bit and a dremel tool. You really need a certain amount of strength in your hands to do this. You must be able to hold the glass in place with a finger or two while drilling. If you let go, it will spin off the drill bit at 30,000 RPM and could hurt. I broke a window once that way. You... Read More

Workshop PhotoLeather and Embellished Herringbone Stitch Cuff
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: July 25, from 9:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $75 » materials included
Learn the basics of flat herringbone stitch, add bead embellishments down the center, then finish it off with a rustic strap of flat leather lace. Sound Complicated? No worries! Herringbone Stitch is an easy and fast moving stitch that you'll learn in a small group with individualized instruction. Read More

Workshop PhotoSilver Dreamcatcher Pendant
Instructor: Ed Sweat
Art Clay Senior Instructor Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All. Minimum age 18 years old
Dates/Times: July 25, from 9:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $110 » (Must be paid in full at time of registration. Non-refundable after July 10, 2015.)
Many Native American cultures believe the Dreamcatcher, a decorated handmade hoop with a woven web inside, can filter bad dreams and thoughts so that only positive and happy ones remain. During this workshop, make your own fine silver Dreamcatcher, with silver webbing inside. Embellish your pendant with silver chain and handmade silver feathers for a lovely... Read More

Workshop PhotoPinch Me, I’m Dreaming
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: July 25, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees:
$30 » Class fee
$30 » Kit fee
These delicate bracelets made with pastel pinch beads are encrusted with seed beads and crystals, and are just dreamy. You’ll think YOU are dreaming when you see how quick and easy they are to make. 3 hours $30.00 class fee, $30 kit fee Read More

Workshop PhotoMagic Beans – Hollow Form Metal Clay Bronze Beads
Instructor: Laura Moore
Http://www.billysabadkitty.com/ Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill 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 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: July 25, 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: Leanne Huddleston
After a few years away Leanne is back on the String Bead team! She has been spending every waking moment preparing to be a String Bead Instructor. Her attention to detail and delicate touch makes her the perfect choice for all things riveted! She loves being creative and helping others use their... Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 25, 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 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 MoreCurrently not available.
Skill 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 MoreCurrently not available.
Skill 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 PhotoBeginning Wire Working – Spirals & Swirls Earrings Mini Class
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. Ages 16 and up
Dates/Times: July 25, from 10:00am to 6:00pm
Fees: $20 » plus $10 supply fee
Learn how to use a jumpring maker to create these contemporary & classy earrings. They are easier than they look, I’ll show you the tricks. Supplies available at Misti’s Jewelry: http://www.mistisjewelry.com/classes.html. I will have all the tools you need, so just bring your happy smile. It’s only an hour long, so you’ll have... Read More

Workshop PhotoGarden of Beadin Beadwork classes
Instructor: Deborah Staehle
Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill 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 Photo“Dichrauxic” (Faux Dichroic) Pendant
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. Ages 16 and up
Dates/Times: July 25, from 10:15am to 12:15pm
Fees: $40 » supply fee $18
Learn how to use UV set Magic-GlosTM resin & polymer clay to make a Faux-Dichroic pendant! Your item will be ready to wear when the class is over—it’s that fast! (Chain & findings are extra.) I learned the technique directly from Lisa Pavelka, the Magic-GlosTM creator, herself & can’t wait to share it with you! Hee hee! ... Read More

Workshop PhotoLearn to Fuse Glass in a Microwave
Instructor: Paula Radke
Paula has been working with glass and making jewelry for 30 years. http://paularadke.com/ Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 25, from 10:30am to 12:30pm
Fees: $25 » Plus a minimum of $40.materials. More can be purchased in class if you want them. This will allow you to make two dichroic pendants.
I will take you through the process of fusing glass in a microwave kiln. First you will learn about glass fusing and what types of glass you can use. You will all leave with at least one fabulous dichroic cabochon that you made and then can create a wire wrapped pendant or seed bead around or glue a bail on to create a pendant as you choose. Read More

Silver Free Make N Take
Instructor: Art Clay Instructors
Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 25, 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 PhotoUsing Decals and Glass Paints to create Fused Glass Pendants
Instructor: Paula Radke
Paula has been working with glass and making jewelry for 30 years. http://paularadke.com/ Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 25, from 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $35 » plus a minimum of $40 for materials. More can be purchased if you want more!
We will fuse glass pendants in the microwave and paint a background on each piece ie; sky, ocean woods. Fire that for 30 minutes in a toaster oven and then apply the decal of choice. The pendant will be fired overnight to set the decal. $40 materials will make two complete pendants. Read More

Workshop PhotoWoman’s Tussie Mussie Glass Brooch
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: July 25, from 1:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees:
$62 » workshop fee
$55 » and includes: 3 handmade lamp work leaves, 3 handmade lampwork flower buds, 3 handmade lampwork bell, wire, pin back, long cone, briolette or heart crystal and a tutorial containing detailed instructions and photographs.
This class focuses on the assembly of a brooch using handmade lamp work glass components: flowers, buds, leaves, accent beads, etc. to create a wearable piece of art. This project provides artists with wire wrapping and coiling experience and a basic assembly process using long cones, pin backs and a briolette or heart that will be useful beyond the design... Read More

Workshop PhotoA Stitch in Time Steampunk Resin Pendant
Instructor: Valerie Sweatt
Art Clay Staff Instructor Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All. Minimum age 12 years old
Dates/Times: July 25, from 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Fees: $30 » (Must be paid in full at time of registration. Non-refundable after July 10, 2015.)
UV Resin is an amazing medium - it is liquid, non-sticky, and not oily, and it stays that way until you cure it with UV light. Once cured it is crystal clear, scratch-resistant, and needs no additional cleansing or polishing. During this workshop we create fun and funky steampunk-style pendants using commonplace and inexpensive mixed media. By the end of the... Read More

Workshop 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: 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 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: July 25, 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 PhotoVictory 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: July 25, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees:
$30 » workshop fee
$25 » kit fee
By using an easy start to Cubic Right Angle Weave you’ll feel triumphant making and wearing these sparkling earrings! Advance color choices and questions email at dwhitingdesigns@cox.net Read More

Workshop PhotoLovely Links Bracelet
Instructor: Stephanie Harrell
Owner of Bead Artistry Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 25, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $65
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 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: July 25, 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 PhotoMommy & Me Bracelet Class
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. Age of child: 6 – 9, or older. LIMIT: 2 children per adult
Dates/Times: July 25, from 2:45pm to 3:45pm
Fees: $20 » plus $10 supply fee
Enjoy some Mother/Daughter time as you learn how to make a simple, casual bracelet! Mommy is free, unless she chooses to make a bracelet. Then she pays the class fee as well. Supplies include everything you need to make a bracelet: stringing medium, beads, clasp & findings. I provide the tools. (Bracelet pictured is only a sample. Actual bead... Read More

Workshop PhotoModernist Montage Fine Silver Pendant
Instructor: Espie Buoncristiani
Art Clay Senior Instructor Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All. Minimum age 18 years old
Dates/Times: July 25, from 4:00pm to 8:00pm
Fees: $110 » (Must be paid in full at time of registration. Non-refundable after July 10, 2015.)
Want to create something unique that will have your friends and family asking "Where did you get that!?!" We will be constructing a beautiful modern freeform piece, which consists of a variety of shapes that we will be cutting and texturing with different designs. Bezels, balls and dots will be made to add a bit of sparkle and whimsy to your piece.... Read More

Workshop PhotoMarbled Resin Class
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. Ages 16 and up
Dates/Times: July 25, from 4:15pm to 6:15pm
Fees: $40 » plus $20 for supplies
Learn how to combine techniques to make a faux marble look pendant with polymer clay & Lisa Pavelka’s Magic-Glos resin. (I was taught how to use Magic-Glos from the creator herself! Hee hee!) Your item will be ready to wear when the class is over—it’s that fast! (Chain & findings are extra.) Please bring your baby wipes, pasta... Read More

Workshop PhotoKnow Your Saw
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 nine years. Her open saw work and metal skills are unparalleled. She plays a vital role in helping to create the over fifty classes taught at String Bead Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 25, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $69 » some supplies, including instructional handout, are provided.
Let Stringbead’s Atalia Molaro show you how fun Saw Work really is in her “Know Your Saw” class. We will be going over everything from broken saw blades to bench pins in this workshop. Teaching you troubleshooting skills and taking the frustrations out of saw work. After creating your first sawn piece, or correcting the bad habits that have... Read More

Workshop PhotoSoft Soldered Kaleidoscope
Instructor: Leanne Huddleston
After a few years away Leanne is back on the String Bead team! She has been spending every waking moment preparing to be a String Bead Instructor. Her attention to detail and delicate touch makes her the perfect choice for all things riveted! She loves being creative and helping others use their... Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 25, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees:
$69 » Class fee
$35 » Kit fee
Here we have soft soldering coming together with some creative sparkle to make yourself an adorable kaleidoscope!! The main focus of this class is soft soldering: how to, the tools, and all the best techniques. Soft soldering is a charm of its own. It’s not truly jewelry soldering, but it still has appeal because it is used for setting things that... Read More

Workshop PhotoGothic Cross Pendant and Beads in ArtGlass Clay
Instructor: Paula Radke
Paula has been working with glass and making jewelry for 30 years. http://paularadke.com/ Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 25, from 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Fees: $50 » plus $75.00 materials includes a bead mold
We will use the new ArtGlass clay to make some beads and a pendant. You can assemble these with your own additions at home. This piece has CZ’s inbedded in the cross. We will also have dichroic extract to use on our pieces. Read More

Workshop PhotoHow to Drill Glass
Instructor: Paula Radke
Paula has been working with glass and making jewelry for 30 years. http://paularadke.com/ Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 26, from 9:00am to 10:00am
Fees: $25 » $10 minimum material fee. You can purchase more supplies if you wish.
I will show you the easiest way to drill glass using a diamond drill bit and a dremel tool. You really need a certain amount of strength in your hands to do this. You must be able to hold the glass in place with a finger or two while drilling. If you let go, it will spin off the drill bit at 30,000 RPM and could hurt. I broke a window once that way. You... Read More

Workshop PhotoLinked In Fine Silver Earrings
Instructor: Espie Buoncristiani
Art Clay Senior Instructor Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All. Minimum age 18 years old
Dates/Times: July 26, from 9:00am to 12:30pm
Fees: $89 » (Must be paid in full at time of registration. Non-refundable after July 10, 2015.)
Learn how to create a seamless connector that will give this pair of earrings dimensional design and movement from all angles. We will be adding texture to both sides of the components and connecting them with a constructed, sanded smooth ring. They will be finished off with a pair of provided handmade sterling earwires. All tools and materials supplied by... 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: July 26, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
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. 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: July 26, 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 PhotoMaking Unique Leather Findings
Instructor: Leanne Huddleston
After a few years away Leanne is back on the String Bead team! She has been spending every waking moment preparing to be a String Bead Instructor. Her attention to detail and delicate touch makes her the perfect choice for all things riveted! She loves being creative and helping others use their... Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 26, 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: 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 MoreCurrently not available.
Skill 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 PhotoMommy & Me Bracelet Class
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. Age of child: 6 – 9, or older. LIMIT: 2 children per adult
Dates/Times: July 26, from 10:15am to 11:15am
Fees: $20 » plus $10 supply fee
Enjoy some Mother/Daughter time as you learn how to make a simple, casual bracelet! Mommy is free, unless she chooses to make a bracelet. Then she pays the class fee as well. Supplies include everything you need to make a bracelet: stringing medium, beads, clasp & findings. I provide the tools. (Bracelet pictured is only a sample. Actual bead... Read More

Workshop PhotoLearn to Fuse Glass in a Microwave
Instructor: Paula Radke
Paula has been working with glass and making jewelry for 30 years. http://paularadke.com/ Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 26, from 10:30am to 12:30pm
Fees: $25 » Plus a minimum of $40.materials. More can be purchased in class if you want them. This will allow you to make two dichroic pendants.
I will take you through the process of fusing glass in a microwave kiln. First you will learn about glass fusing and what types of glass you can use. You will all leave with at least one fabulous dichroic cabochon that you made and then can create a wire wrapped pendant or seed bead around or glue a bail on to create a pendant as you choose. Read More

Silver Free Make N Take
Instructor: Art Clay Instructors
Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 26, 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 PhotoSestricka
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: July 26, from 11:00am to 3:00pm
Fees:
$35 » Class fee
$35 » Kit fee
Czech for “Little Sister”, this delicate bracelet is made with the newest Mini-Duo beads (the little version of the popular Super Duo.) ... Read More

Workshop PhotoEuropean 4-in-1 Patterned Headband
Instructor: Laurelle Stoughton
Started making Chain Maille personal items and jewelry over 20 years ago while in college. She worked in the Retail Industry for over 10 years while obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration/Entrepreneurship. In 2006, Laurelle started travelling and began working various Freelance jobs... Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 26, from 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees:
$60 » Class fee
$10 » Kit fee
A classic European 4-in-1 patterned Headband in Anodized Aluminum worn with Crystals, Baubles, or Metal Beads dangling between the eyes as well as on either temple. Aluminum is a soft metal which is lightweight and can be colorful. Kit includes 3 Head Pins and 180 total 16g 3/8” Aluminum Rings. A variety of Glass and Metal Beads as well as Faux Pearls... Read More

Workshop PhotoMarbled Resin Class
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. Ages 16 and up
Dates/Times: July 26, from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Fees: $40 » plus $20 for supplies
Learn how to combine techniques to make a faux marble look pendant with polymer clay & Lisa Pavelka’s Magic-Glos resin. (I was taught how to use Magic-Glos from the creator herself! Hee hee!) Your item will be ready to wear when the class is over—it’s that fast! (Chain & findings are extra.) Please bring your baby wipes, pasta... Read More

Workshop PhotoPainted Garden
Instructor: Cathy Burton
Art Clay Senior Instructor Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All. Minimum age 18 years old
Dates/Times: July 26, from 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $99 » (Must be paid in full at time of registration. Non-refundable after July 10, 2015.)
Decorating with icing is not just for cakes & cookies. You will learn to paint with syringe by employing a brushing technique to turn squiggles into flowers. You will then embellish with vines and leaves you create. Add a few ferns with a brand new technique and a hidden bail on the back and you will have a wearable garden that will attract oohs and aahs... Read More

Workshop PhotoUsing Decals and Glass Paints to create Fused Glass Pendants
Instructor: Paula Radke
Paula has been working with glass and making jewelry for 30 years. http://paularadke.com/ Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 26, from 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $35 » plus a minimum of $40 for materials. More can be purchased if you want more!
We will fuse glass pendants in the microwave and paint a background on each piece ie; sky, ocean woods. Fire that for 30 minutes in a toaster oven and then apply the decal of choice. The pendant will be fired overnight to set the decal. $40 materials will make two complete pendants. Read More

Workshop PhotoWoman’s Tussie Mussie Glass Brooch
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: July 26, from 1:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees:
$62 » workshop fee
$55 » and includes: 3 handmade lamp work leaves, 3 handmade lampwork flower buds, 3 handmade lampwork bell, wire, pin back, long cone, briolette or heart crystal and a tutorial containing detailed instructions and photographs.
This class focuses on the assembly of a brooch using handmade lamp work glass components: flowers, buds, leaves, accent beads, etc. to create a wearable piece of art. This project provides artists with wire wrapping and coiling experience and a basic assembly process using long cones, pin backs and a briolette or heart that will be useful beyond the design... 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 MoreCurrently not available.
Skill 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

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: July 26, 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 Photo“Dichrauxic” (Faux Dichroic) Pendant
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. Ages 16 and up
Dates/Times: July 26, from 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $40 » supply fee $18
Learn how to use UV set Magic-GlosTM resin & polymer clay to make a Faux-Dichroic pendant! Your item will be ready to wear when the class is over—it’s that fast! (Chain & findings are extra.) I learned the technique directly from Lisa Pavelka, the Magic-GlosTM creator, herself & can’t wait to share it with you! Hee hee! ... Read More

Lillian Todaro Beadwork Instruction
Instructor: Lillian Todaro
Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill 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 MoreCurrently not available.
Skill 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 MoreCurrently not available.
Skill 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 PhotoPolymer Clay Bead Demos
Instructor: Eriko Page
Polymer Clay Artist and owner of Heart & Hand. Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 23-July 26, ongoing.
Fees: $0 » free demos!
Join renown artist Eriko Page for ongoing free demos! Eriko will share her unique millefiore canes of leaves and flower designs as well as demo how to shape and form beads. Read More