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Workshop PhotoSwarovski Crystal Necklace Mini-Class
Instructor: Diane Whiting
Is a nationally recognized, award-winning designer and CREATE YOUR STYLE with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS Ambassador who has been creating innovative jewelry and accessories for 10 years. Diane’s work has also been published in multiple magazines, including the Bead & Button Magazine cover, and... Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 16, from 10:00am to 11:00am & January 16, from 11:00am to 12:00pm
Fees:
$15 » class fee
$5 » kit fee
Take this 1-hour class to learn how to make an elegant necklace pendant using your own color choices. Choose as many or few stone setting drops as you like. Try pairing your birthstones with your children’s for a special keepsake. All SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS, supplies and tools are provided. Please bring reading glasses or magnifiers. E-mail ... Read More

Workshop PhotoBEAD CROCHET NECKLACE CLASS
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 10:00am to 12:30pm
Fees:
$72 » for instruction.
$40 » kit fee.
Come and learn how to make a beautiful necklace using a simple crochet chain stitch. We will make 3 crochet strands in this design and then braid them together. You will walk out of class with a beautiful necklace. Kit $40 includes 1 size H crochet needle, 240 - 270 size 4 - 6 mm beads, 1 roll of 28 gauge silver craft wire. All fees are to be paid before the... Read More

Workshop PhotoCold Connections #1 All about Wire
Instructor: Atalia Molaro
Teacher, Designer, and Buyer, for String Bead Chico. Atalia has been creating new classes and teaching the elements of beading skills for over four years. Her open saw work and metal skills are unparalleled. She plays a vital role in helping to create the over fifty classes taught at String Bead. Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 16, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $69 » Workshop fee
LACING! CAGE WRAP! CAPTURED STONES! So many things to put together! So many different ways! Let’s get them to stay in a way that is secure, professional, and unorthodox! We focus on the many ways of using sheet metals and wire in this class by making three different projects. Plan to be creative! There will be bits and pieces available, plus the metal... Read More

Workshop PhotoPearl Knotting
Instructor: Symone Beasley
Symone Beasley is one of String Bead’s golden girls. She has worked alongside all the instructors and has played a vital role in helping with all the classes taught at the shop. Symone is patents at its best! and our very best beginners instructor. Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 16, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $69 » most supplies included
We’ll be taking the mystery out of pearl knotting. Learn one of the oldest beading skills. Both traditional and modern techniques are covered. Explore multiple finishing options and fun new ways to incorporate this ancient technique into modern jewelry. All tools are provided. To register for this class or for more information click on the link below... Read More

Workshop PhotoColorful Copper Pendant
Instructor: Ann Rosier
Art Clay Senior Instructor Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All. Minimum age 18 years old
Dates/Times: January 16, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $89 » (Must be paid in full at time of registration. Non-refundable after Dec 22, 2013.)
Copper is trendy and versatile, and has been used across the globe for centuries to make accessories. Here, we investigate adding color to copper to create a piece that looks like it might have come from another place or time. Add greens and blues to simulate an ancient medallion, worn by an elegant queen. Or, add velvety roses and purples for a Victorian... Read More

Workshop PhotoElements of Jewelry Design
Instructor: Merilou Jenkins
Merilou Jenkins holds a BA in Art, an MA in Art History and a JD degree. She has been a state credentialed art teacher for over 40 years and has been exhibiting in the Laguna Beach Art-a-Fair for the past 10 years and is the recipient of numerous national awards Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 16, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees:
$80 » Workshop fee All fees must be paid in full at time of registration. (Non refundable after Dec 15, 2013.)
$55 » Materials fee
Create a one-of-a-kind necklace while learning the basics of design in this unusual class. Merilou will go over basic design techniques as well as jewelry construction tips while you make and take this uncommon ethnic necklace. For more information and to register click on the link below or call 951.634.4302 or 951.674.2178. Class size limited to 10. Read More

Workshop PhotoHammered Ribbon Cuff
Instructor: Kat Clark
Owner of Kat’s Designs: http://www.katdesignsusa.com Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: Beginning to Intermediate
Dates/Times: January 16, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $65 » includes all materials
Learn to make this simple but chic, hammered metal cuff. You’ll learn how to chase and texture the metal and form it by using a mandrel. Learning how to patina and polish will further define the depth and contrast in this piece and give it an aged look. Fee: 65.00 ... Read More

Chainmaille Earring make and take
Instructor: Lauren Anderson
Also known as the Chainmaille Lady. Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 16, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $0
Chainmaille earring make & take! Read More

Workshop PhotoEgyptian Swirls Bracelet
Instructor: Jodi Bombardier
Jodi is an international instructor and self-taught jewelry designer, wire wrapping since 2005, wire weaving since 2008 and metalsmithing since 2010. She is a freelance writer for Step By Step Wire Jewelry and Easy Wire magazine and a contributing author to the books Wire Style and Wire Style 2. She... Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Dates/Times: January 16, from 10:00am to 3:30pm
Fees:
$75 » workshop fee
$65 » kit fee
This bracelet is just stunning! Make swirled shapes with square wire that are woven together with fine gauge wire, then weave the shapes to each other with beautiful Swarovski crystals between the swirls (with oxidizing your bracelet as an option). You will learn how to work with square wire - straightening the wire and making loops/swirls without the wire... Read More

Workshop PhotoLOVE MAKING JEWELRY? LEARN HOW TO HAVE FUN AND MAKE MONEY TOO!
Instructors: Tomas & Susan Smith
Owners of A Bead Carnival Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 16, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees: $95 » workshop fee
In this approximately 3 hour seminar you will learn proven techniques which can help your business make money, and have fun doing it. Some of the topics covered: ... Read More

Workshop PhotoTila for Two Bracelet
Instructor: Diane Whiting
Is a nationally recognized, award-winning designer and CREATE YOUR STYLE with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS Ambassador who has been creating innovative jewelry and accessories for 10 years. Diane’s work has also been published in multiple magazines, including the Bead & Button Magazine cover, and... Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 16, from 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees:
$35 » class fee
$38 » kit fee
Make two bracelets in one using Tila Beads and SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS. Learn this innovative stitching technique to make an elegant, reversible bracelet with a clasp that works on both sides. All SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS, supplies and tools are provided. Multiple color choices will be available. Please bring reading glasses or magnifiers. E-mail ... Read More

Workshop PhotoFast & Easy Sterling Ring
Instructor: Kat Clark
Owner of Kat’s Designs: http://www.katdesignsusa.com Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 16, from 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Fees: $60 » includes kit
The Fast & Easy Ring is exactly that….fast and easy! Students will learn to use Sterling pattern wire for the ring shank to perfectly offset a pretty stone or crystal. This is a cold-connection technique, so it’s eco-friendly. A patina technique enhances the beauty of the pattern wire. Fee: $60.00 Time: 1.5 hrs. All materials and use of... Read More

Workshop PhotoFOLD FORMING
Instructor: Rose Klapman
Lampwork bead artist and jewelry designer, visit http://www.beadshaper.com Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 16, from 1:30pm to 4:00pm
Fees:
$78 » class fee.
$15 » kit fee.
Join us to make this beautiful heart using fold forming techniques. We will be using the micro torch to anneal our copper. We will texture it using several metal smithing tools, and if time permits, we will use copper jump rings to attach our heart to a copper chain and finish with a clasp. To register click on the link below. For more information email Rose... Read More

Workshop PhotoRiveting
Instructor: Atalia Molaro
Designer, and Buyer, for String Bead Chico. Atalia has been creating new classes and teaching the elements of beading skills for over four years. Her open saw work and metal skills are unparalleled. She plays a vital role in helping to create the over fifty classes taught at String Bead. Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 16, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $69 » all supplies including instructional handout are provided.
This is an introduction to joining metal without having to solder, PERFECT for all of us who don't have a torch! Some things just can’t take the heat. Soooooo rivet them! Learn all the different ways to: hide a rivet, dome a rivet, tube a rivet, make them from scratch, or properly use ready-made rivets while making a stunning pair of earrings. All... Read More

Workshop PhotoLearn to make the “V Ripple” Carapace Bracelet
Instructor: Lillian Todaro
Lillian Todaro is one of the top bead sculpture artist in the country. She has been teaching and writing instruction Booklets for over 30 years. Her books and kits are sold nationwide. She has won dozens of First Place and Best of Show awards for her unique wearable art jewelry, and was a featured... Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: Intermediate,. Must know Peyote stitch.
Dates/Times: January 16, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $95 » all materials included.
Explore a completely new world and freedom in beadwork with one of Lillian Todaro's fundamental bead sculpture techniques. Make a beautiful dimensional patterned and textured bracelet while learning a fun, easy, and beautiful bead sculpture technique. Involves some chart following. This bracelet sells at art shows for $225. To register please click on... Read More

Workshop PhotoFancy Fringe Bracelet Class
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: $55 » Workshop fee
This is a fun and eclectic bracelet! It is a great project for beginners but also for more advanced beaders. You will be able to choose from many different colors and all materials are included. For more information contact Stephanie at 559-435-6605. To register click on the link below. Read More

Workshop PhotoEtching
Instructor: Carole Witt
Graduate of the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts, Carole has been teaching for over 15 years. Carole and her remarkable staff have a lineup of more than 50 classes in their extensive Jewelry Supply Store, String Bead, in Chico California. They are always striving to increase their ability to reach... Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 16, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $69 » some supplies included
If you can draw it, stamp it, or high contrast it, you can etch it! YEAH! We will cover electric etch, UV resists, industrial resists, and chemical etching. If you have a favorite SMALL rubber stamp, bring it! We will all be chem. etching a number of pieces that you can then turn into charms, earrings, rivetable backgrounds... Very fun and informative class!... Read More

Workshop PhotoWIRE WRAPPED PATTERN WIRE BRACELET
Instructor: Merilou Jenkins
Merilou Jenkins holds a BA in Art, an MA in Art History and a JD degree. She has been a state credentialed art teacher for over 40 years and has been exhibiting in the Laguna Beach Art-a-Fair for the past 10 years and is the recipient of numerous national awards. 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 Dec 15, 2013.)
$50 » materials fee.
Class size is limited to 10 so register early! Classes will be taught in Merilou’s booth in the California room, booth C201. Learn about tools, wire, gauges and many tips to produce a beautiful silver and copper bracelet. Learning about straightening, bundling and wrapping wire is a necessary step to moving on to more advanced projects. The materials... Read More

Workshop PhotoLetter To A Friend
Instructor: Cathy Burton
Art Clay Senior Instructor Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 16, from 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees: $115 » (Must be paid in full at time of registration. Non-refundable after Dec 22, 2013.)
Remember when we received more than bills in the mail? This project takes us back to a time when we sent letters to friends showing our love and support. Fashion a fine silver letter, complete with text, a seal, and postage! Finish with patina and a graceful ribbon for a sweet necklace. All tools and materials supplied by Art Clay World, USA and the... Read More

Workshop PhotoCatch-A-Charm Bangle
Instructor: Kat Clark
Owner of Kat’s Designs: http://www.katdesignsusa.com Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 16, from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Fees: $75 » includes kit
Learn to form heavy gauge wire into a clever bangle that dangles your favorite charms. This little bangle is addicting to make. They’re quick, easy and customizable, so they make perfect gifts. Fee: 75.00 Time: 2 hours. All materials and use of tools inclusive. Beginning to Intermediate skill level, but good hand strength is important. Check... Read More

Workshop PhotoREPOUSEE
Instructor: Rose Klapman
Lampwork bead artist and jewelry designer, visit http://www.beadshaper.com. Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 16, from 4:30pm to 7:00pm
Fees: $72 » class fee.
A copper sheet is included in the price of the class at no extra charge, or a sterling silver sheet can be purchased at the market price. All fees are to be paid before the time of the class. Learning Repousee is a fun way to spend a few hours. It is an ancient technique which involves working the metal from the back. We will be designing a pendant, either... Read More

Workshop PhotoSoft Soldering
Instructor: Symone Beasley
Symone Beasley is one of String Bead’s golden girls. She has worked alongside all the instructors and has played a vital role in helping with all the classes taught at the shop. Symone is patents at its best! and our very best beginners instructor. Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 16, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $69
Soft Soldering has a charm of it’s own. Not truly Jewelry soldering, it still has its appeal. It is a great skill for setting things that can’t take a flame heat or the rigors of riveting. In this class we will be soldering pictures under glass and soldering around tiles, old china, and other fun bits and pieces to make some really spiffy charms.... Read More

Workshop PhotoCold Connections #2 Hinges & Prongs
Instructor: Atalia Molaro
Teacher, Designer, and Buyer, for String Bead Chico. Atalia has been creating new classes and teaching the elements of beading skills for over four years. Her open saw work and metal skills are unparalleled. She plays a vital role in helping to create the over fifty classes taught at String Bead. Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 16, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $69 » Workshop fee
Don’t you love it when things wiggle? Or how about wiggling and flipping both? Or better still capturing a cool “something” then making it wiggle and flip> That’s what we will be doing in this class! We will make a simple prong setting for a cab. Then hinge it to a spiffy background. Using saws, drills and loads of other cool tools we... Read More

Workshop PhotoSoldering
Instructor: Carole Witt
A graduate of the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts, Carole has been teaching for over 15 years. Carole and her remarkable staff have a lineup of more than 50 classes in their extensive Jewelry Supply Store, String Bead, in Chico California. They are always striving to increase their ability to reach... Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 16, from 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Fees: $69 » all supplies including instructional handout are provided.
This is an in-depth class that will equip you for using soldering torches. Once you understand the soldering process, good torch control, and the proper steps, soldering is a lot of fun. This introductory class focuses on getting you started on the right path, so you can confidently work and troubleshoot on your own. The earrings and necklace (not including... Read More

Workshop PhotoCreate Fantastic Pendants!
Instructor: Craft Fantastic Instructor
Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 16, from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Fees: $32 » includes all materials
Join us for an introduction to the latest and greatest that Craft Fantastic has to offer. Discover and play with plenty (over $60.00 retail value) of our newest products. Relax and work at your own pace to create a handful of art heirloom pieces to wear or embellish your multi-media projects. Learn how to make crystal-clear, resin-free cabochons that... Read More

Workshop PhotoTextured Copper Pendant using Scratch-Foam
Instructor: Ed Sweatt
Art Clay Instructor Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All. Minimum age 18 years old
Dates/Times: January 16, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $89 » (Must be paid in full at time of registration. Non-refundable after Dec 22, 2013.)
This workshop allows you to create two unique sets of items: your own reusable textures, and also the copper jewelry you will make using your new designs! Learn tips and tricks to forming your own crisp, detailed, unique textures, made to last for project after project. After experimenting with creating textures for whatever flows into your mind, you will... Read More

Workshop PhotoPrisma Copper Heart Pendant
Instructor: Kat Clark
Owner of Kat’s Designs: http://www.katdesignsusa.com Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 17, from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $65 » includes kit
Learn to turn copper sheet into a work of art with Prisma Color pencils. Layering color creates a beautiful finish over the copper and provides fabulous creative opportunities! Students will learn how to easily recreate this art form in their own studios or home settings. Fee: $65.00 Time: 3 hrs. All materials and use of tools inclusive. Beginning... Read More

Workshop PhotoElegantly Adorned Copper Pendant
Instructor: Ann Rosier
Art Clay Senior Instructor Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All. Minimum age 18 years old
Dates/Times: January 17, from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $89 » (Must be paid in full at time of registration. Non-refundable after Dec 22, 2013.)
Fashion your own unique copper pendant, incorporating flowing patterns for an impressed design. Shape and refine your piece to fit exactly your style, and embellish with dangling Swarovski crystals. This eye-catching art is sure to capture everyone's attention! All tools and materials supplied by Art Clay World, USA and the Instructors. Come prepared to... Read More

Workshop PhotoSwarovski Crystal Necklace Mini-Class
Instructor: Diane Whiting
Is a nationally recognized, award-winning designer and CREATE YOUR STYLE with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS Ambassador who has been creating innovative jewelry and accessories for 10 years. Diane’s work has also been published in multiple magazines, including the Bead & Button Magazine cover, and... Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 17, from 10:00am to 11:00am & January 17, from 11:00am to 12:00pm
Fees:
$15 » class fee
$5 » kit fee
Take this 1-hour class to learn how to make an elegant necklace pendant using your own color choices. Choose as many or few stone setting drops as you like. Try pairing your birthstones with your children’s for a special keepsake. All SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS, supplies and tools are provided. Please bring reading glasses or magnifiers. E-mail ... Read More

Workshop PhotoSwarovski and Wire Bracelet
Instructor: Merilou Jenkins
Merilou Jenkins holds a BA in Art, an MA in Art History and a JD degree. She has been a state credentialed art teacher for over 40 years and has been exhibiting in the Laguna Beach Art-a-Fair for the past 10 years and is the recipient of numerous national awards. Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 17, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees:
$85 » Workshop fee All fees must be paid in full at time of registration. (Non refundable after Dec 15, 2013.)
$50 » Materials fee
Create a stunning and sparkly Swarovski and sterling bracelet using 8mm Swarovski cubes and sterling silver wire. For more information email Merilou or call 951.634.4302 or 951.674.2178. Read More

Workshop PhotoViking Knit Bracelet Class
Instructor: Rose Klapman
Lampwork bead artist and jewelry designer, visit http://www.beadshaper.com. Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 17, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees:
$72 » class fee.
$50 » Lazee Dazee kit (tool, draw plate, conditioning cloth, practice wire, and carrying case).
Come, have fun and learn this centuries old technique. You can purchase the tool alone without the kit for $25. Bead caps and colored wire supplied. Additional charge if you want sterling silver wire. Fees are to be paid before the time of the class. Supplies to bring to class include: Bead dish, bead mat, round nose pliers, wire cutter, flat nose pliers,... Read More

Workshop PhotoSpine Of The Centipede Chainmaille Bracelet
Instructor: Lauren Andersen
Also known as The ChainMaille Lady Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 17, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees:
$35 » class
$36 » kit
Come learn the ancient art of chainmaille from The ChainMaille Lady. Learn to weave this gorgeous bracelet using an easy to follow ring pattern. The weave is two “ropes” linked together. You will not believe just how easy it is to weave this bracelet. You will learn a bit of the basics and also how to use this weave to create lovely chainmaille... Read More

Workshop PhotoSTAMPED LEATHER BRACELET
Instructor: Jodi Bombardier
Jodi is an international instructor and self-taught jewelry designer, wire wrapping since 2005, wire weaving since 2008 and metalsmithing since 2010. She is a freelance writer for Step By Step Wire Jewelry and Easy Wire magazine and a contributing author to the books Wire Style and Wire Style 2. She... Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 17, from 10:00am to 3:30pm
Fees:
$75 » workshop fee
$40 » kit fee
This bracelet has endless stamping and dye color possibilities! Expand your design skills by learning how to dye (several dye colors available) and finish leather edges in addition to learning how to set snaps. You will also learn how to measure, cut and stamp sheet metal (multiple stamps will be available from which to choose), torch color the metal, then... Read More

Workshop PhotoMorocco Chandelier Earrings
Instructor: Kat Clark
Owner of Kat’s Designs: http://www.katdesignsusa.com Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 17, from 12:30pm to 3:00pm
Fees: $60 » includes kit
These Amethyst and Swarovski earrings embody the purple dusk of Morocco and look like the beautiful lanterns that hang in the marketplace. Light as a feather, they’re a joy to wear. Patina technique will be covered as well as making ear wires. Fee: $60.00 Time: 2.5 hrs. All materials and use of tools inclusive. Beginning to Intermediate skill... Read More

Workshop PhotoSteampunk Resin Pendant
Instructor: Valerie Sweatt
Art Clay World Instructor Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All. Minimum age 10 years old
Dates/Times: January 17, from 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Fees: $39 » (Must be paid in full at time of registration. Non-refundable after Dec 22, 2013.)
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 PhotoCrystal Ribbons Bracelet
Instructor: Diane Whiting
Is a nationally recognized, award-winning designer and CREATE YOUR STYLE with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS Ambassador who has been creating innovative jewelry and accessories for 10 years. Diane’s work has also been published in multiple magazines, including the Bead & Button Magazine cover, and... Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 17, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees:
$30 » class fee
$35 » kit fee
Take Right Angle Weave is turned on its side and straightened out! This fast and fun bracelet works with the most glam outfit or the most casual. You’ll never want to take it off. A variety of SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS Xilion Bicone bead colors are available, and choose between a special magnetic clasp or spring ring. Beginning or experienced beaders will... Read More

Workshop PhotoLOVE MAKING JEWELRY? LEARN HOW TO HAVE FUN AND MAKE MONEY TOO!
Instructors: Tomas & Susan Smith
Owners of A Bead Carnival Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 17, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees: $95 » workshop fee
In this approximately 3 hour seminar you will learn proven techniques which can help your business make money, and have fun doing it. Some of the topics covered: ... Read More

Workshop PhotoEnameling!
Instructor: Carole Witt
A graduate of the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts, Carole has been teaching for over 15 years. Carole and her remarkable staff have a lineup of more than 50 classes in their extensive Jewelry Supply Store, String Bead, in Chico California. They are always striving to increase their ability to reach... Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 17, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $69 » all supplies including instructional handout are provided.
A fun class that takes the fear and uncertainty out of torch enameling. This is a remarkably simple technique that will change your metalwork from passé to pizzazz! Very limited class size, so sign up soon! Tools and materials included. Plenty of extra materials and tools are available for purchase. All skill levels are welcome. To register for this... Read More

Workshop PhotoPolymer Meets Resin
Instructor: Atalia Molaro
Teacher, Designer, and Buyer, for String Bead Chico. Atalia has been creating new classes and teaching the elements of beading skills for over four years. Her open saw work and metal skills are unparalleled. She plays a vital role in helping to create the over fifty classes taught at String Bead. Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 17, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $45 » all materials included.
Love Polymer? Love Depth? Love Sparkle? This class will combine both resin techniques and polymer techniques. We will be using polymer clays, foils, and resins to make a beautiful Dichroic-look Pendant, while learning all about epoxy resin, UV resin, and glazes. There will be plenty of time to explore polymer and ask the zillions of questions you have... Read More

Workshop Photo"Japanese Chrysanthemum" Beads
Instructor: Eriko Page
Polymer Clay Artist and owner of Heart & Hand. Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 17, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $65
In this workshop students will learn polymer clay color mixing, bead shaping and millifiore caning techniques. Students will construct a chrysanthemum flower cane and experience how to apply cane slices in a dimensional composition to create beautiful, unique beads. In addition students will explore finishing styles and stringing options. Each student should... Read More

Workshop PhotoLearn to make the Spiral Bangle Bracelet
Instructor: Lillian Todaro
Lillian Todaro is one of the top bead sculpture artist in the country. She has been teaching and writing instruction Booklets for over 30 years. Her books and kits are sold nationwide. She has won dozens of First Place and Best of Show awards for her unique wearable art jewelry, and was a featured... Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All. Knowledge of Peyote Stitch is helpful.
Dates/Times: January 17, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $95 » includes all materials. Select from 5 kit colors.
This amazing bead weaving technique is a variation of the Peyote Stitch. You will learn to make a beautiful and contemporary Spiral Bangle Bracelet. It is a “Big Bang for your Buck” project, because this spiral can be used to create and infinite number of wearable art projects. Knowledge of Peyote Stitch is helpful. This bracelet sells at art... Read More

Workshop PhotoWIRE WRAPPED GEMSTONE DONUT
Instructor: Merilou Jenkins
Merilou Jenkins holds a BA in Art, an MA in Art History and a JD degree. She has been a state credentialed art teacher for over 40 years and has been exhibiting in the Laguna Beach Art-a-Fair for the past 10 years and is the recipient of numerous national awards. Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 17, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees:
$85 » fees must be paid in full at time of registration. (Non refundable after Dec 15, 2013.)
$50 » materials fee.
Class size is limited to 10 so register early! Classes will be taught in Merilou’s booth in the California room, booth C201.Learn about tools, wire, gauges and many tips to produce a beautiful silver wrapped gemstone donut pendant. A black silk cord will also be provided so you can wear your creation home in style! Learning about straightening,... Read More

Workshop PhotoThree Etching Technique
Instructor: Rose Klapman
Lampwork bead artist and jewelry designer, visit http://www.beadshaper.com. Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 17, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees:
$72 » class fee
$20 » kit fee
In this workshop we will learn the fun technique of free hand etching, stamp etching, and embossing. You will make copper metal pieces you can use in your jewelry designs. Beadshaper jewelry designs have been published in the Flow Magazine for the last five years and in The Glass Bead. Once you learn how to etch, there is no limit to the amazing work you can... Read More

Workshop PhotoButterFly Earrings
Instructor: Lauren Andersen
Also known as The ChainMaille Lady Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 17, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees:
$35 » class
$25 » kit
Come learn the ancient art of chainmaille from The ChainMaille Lady. Learn to weave these gorgeous earrings using an easy to follow ring pattern. You will learn a bit of the basics and also how to use this weave to create lovely chainmaille jewelry. For more information go to http://www.TheChainMailleLady.com or contact Lauren at ... Read More

Workshop PhotoRaindance Earrings
Instructor: Cindy Pankopf
Art Clay Master Instructor Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All. Minimum age is 18.
Dates/Times: January 17, from 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $89 » (Must be paid in full at time of registration. Non-refundable after Dec 22, 2013.)
If you are brand new to metal clay, or if you want to try a new technique this is a great class to take. You will learn how to texture with syringe, then how to texture the texture for a very organic, completely unique design that resembles water trickling down a pane of glass. These dimensional little earrings are so quick and easy, you will want to make... Read More

Workshop PhotoExotic Paper Bead Design Workshop
Instructor: Linde Clark
Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 17, from 3:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees: $40
Master Exotic Paper Bead Designer Linde Clark will teach a three hour workshop on the art of designing your own exotic paper beads for jewelry and other paper art projects. You will learn how to master your own craft, while becoming educated in the sizing, weight of papers to use, techniques in proper rolling, implements to use, treating your beads and... Read More

Workshop PhotoRosebud Cuff
Instructor: Kat Clark
Owner of Kat’s Designs: http://www.katdesignsusa.com Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 17, from 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Fees: $55 » includes kit
Learn how to twine heavy gauge wire to make this chic bi-metal Rosebud Cuff. Crafted in warm copper and cool silver-filled wire, it’s easy to customize the fit for any wrist size. Learn to patina in LOS for an aged look. Fee: $55.00 Time: 1.5 hrs. All materials and use of tools inclusive. Beginning to Intermediate skill level. Good hand strength... Read More

Workshop PhotoOpen Saw Work
Instructor: Atalia Molaro
Teacher, Designer, and Buyer, for String Bead Chico. Atalia has been creating new classes and teaching the elements of beading skills for over four years. Her open saw work and metal skills are unparalleled. She plays a vital role in helping to create the over fifty classes taught at String Bead. Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 17, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $69 » all supplies including instructional handout are provided.
Sawing out a design is the way to make your piece different from the rest. If you can trace it, you can saw it! Learn how to control your saw, turn sharp corners, get sharp points and add fine inside detail. We will be making a practice-everyday-template and a charm to wear home. Learn how to LOVE your saw! All tools are provided. To register for this class... Read More

Workshop PhotoPunching and Texturing
Instructor: Carole Witt
A graduate of the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts, Carole has been teaching for over 15 years. Carole and her remarkable staff have a lineup of more than 50 classes in their extensive Jewelry Supply Store, String Bead, in Chico California. They are always striving to increase their ability to reach... Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 17, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $69 » some supplies included
Know what tools and metals do when you pound, punch, stamp and otherwise shape them to your will. It’s what gives you a professional air, and permanence to your piece. In this class, we cover a host of tools and techniques. We punch out shapes, roll them out, hammer them, dap them into domes, and otherwise abuse them until we come out with a REALLY... Read More

Workshop PhotoSuper Simple Metal Embossing & Patinas
Instructor: Symone Beasley
Symone Beasley is one of String Bead’s golden girls. She has worked alongside all the instructors and has played a vital role in helping with all the classes taught at the shop. Symone is patents at its best! and our very best beginners instructor. Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 17, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $69 » some supplies included.
Fun and functional, thin metal is a great embellishment to anything. We will make “Rubbing Sheets” that you can use as you wish; a pair of spool earrings; and some fun earrings and pendants using the Vintaj machine and various other rubbing techniques. Then we will add colors! Using inks, synthetic patinas, and stamps we will splash on the color... Read More

Workshop PhotoSilver and Keum-Boo Gold Pendant
Instructor: Ed Sweatt
Art Clay Instructor Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All. Minimum age 18 years old
Dates/Times: January 17, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $105 » (Must be paid in full at time of registration. Non-refundable after Dec 22, 2013.)
Perfect for any level of experience with silver clay or jewelry-making, this course allows students to design their own earrings or pendant from start to finish. We'll shape and texture the fronts and backs of our pieces, for completed items that are aesthetically pleasing from any angle. A simple dimensional fine silver clay bezel is formed and added... Read More

Workshop PhotoHammered Ribbon Cuff
Instructor: Kat Clark
Owner of Kat’s Designs: http://www.katdesignsusa.com Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: Beginning to Intermediate
Dates/Times: January 18, from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $65 » includes all materials
Learn to make this simple but chic, hammered metal cuff. You’ll learn how to chase and texture the metal and form it by using a mandrel. Learning how to patina and polish will further define the depth and contrast in this piece and give it an aged look. Fee: 65.00 ... Read More

Workshop PhotoBasking In The Sun
Instructor: Cathy Burton
Art Clay Senior Instructor Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All. Minimum age is 18
Dates/Times: January 18, from 9:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $115 » (Must be paid in full at time of registration. Non-refundable after Dec 22, 2013.)
Now, in the heart of winter, is the perfect time to make a lovely pendant that reminds us of the coming Spring! This lovely piece is a perfect miniature of the ideal picket fence, with flowers climbing skyward. While this design appears complicated, it actually is not, and the forming of the flowers and vines is as fun as it is easy to learn. Amaze friends... Read More

Workshop Photo"Lump Cats" Make & Take FREE demo in the Lobby
Instructor: Christi Friesen
Well known Polymer clay artist, teacher, and author featured in numerous magazines and juried exhibits. You can see her work at http://www.cforiginals.com. Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 18, from 10:00am to 10:45am
Fees: $0
Try your hand at polymer clay with this free make-n-take. Lump cats are simple, fun, and super cute! Wear them as a pendant or brooch. Come make one! Read More

Workshop PhotoLuscious Lampwork Bracelet Class
Instructor: Rose Klapman
Lampwork bead artist and jewelry designer, visit http://www.beadshaper.com. Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 18, from 10:00am to 12:30pm
Fees:
$72 » class fee
$38 » kit fee
Think spring and make this charming bracelet. We will learn color placement, wire wrapping, and finishing your pieces. ... Read More

Workshop PhotoPearl Knotting
Instructor: Symone Beasley
Symone Beasley is one of String Bead’s golden girls. She has worked alongside all the instructors and has played a vital role in helping with all the classes taught at the shop. Symone is patents at its best! and our very best beginners instructor. Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 18, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $69 » most supplies included
We’ll be taking the mystery out of pearl knotting. Learn one of the oldest beading skills. Both traditional and modern techniques are covered. Explore multiple finishing options and fun new ways to incorporate this ancient technique into modern jewelry. All tools are provided. To register for this class or for more information click on the link below... Read More

Workshop PhotoWIRE WRAPPED STERLING SILVER PENDANT
Instructor: Merilou Jenkins
Merilou Jenkins holds a BA in Art, an MA in Art History and a JD degree. She has been a state credentialed art teacher for over 40 years and has been exhibiting in the Laguna Beach Art-a-Fair for the past 10 years and is the recipient of numerous national awards. Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 18, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees:
$85 » fees must be paid in full at time of registration. (Non refundable after Dec 15, 2013.)
$50 » materials fee.
Class size is limited to 10 so register early! Classes will be taught in Merilou’s booth in the California room, booth C201. Learn about tools, wire, gauges and many tips to produce a beautiful silver wrapped pendant. A black silk cord will also be provided so you can wear your creation home in style! Learning about straightening, bundling and wrapping... Read More

Workshop PhotoButterFly Earrings
Instructor: Lauren Andersen
Also known as The ChainMaille Lady Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 18, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees:
$35 » class
$25 » kit
Come learn the ancient art of chainmaille from The ChainMaille Lady. Learn to weave these gorgeous earrings using an easy to follow ring pattern. You will learn a bit of the basics and also how to use this weave to create lovely chainmaille jewelry. For more information go to http://www.TheChainMailleLady.com or contact Lauren at ... Read More

Workshop PhotoDREAM WEAVER RING
Instructor: Jodi Bombardier
Jodi is an international instructor and self-taught jewelry designer, wire wrapping since 2005, wire weaving since 2008 and metalsmithing since 2010. She is a freelance writer for Step By Step Wire Jewelry and Easy Wire magazine and a contributing author to the books Wire Style and Wire Style 2. She... Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 18, from 10:00am to 3:30pm
Fees:
$75 » workshop fee
$40 » kit fee
If you're a ring junky like me, then you are going to want to learn how to make these stylish rings. A little bit of soldering, some weaving, and a ton of different semi-precious beads from which to choose to make a ring especially for you! You will learn how to shape round frames with heavy gauge wire, then use a butane micro torch and paste solder to... Read More

Workshop PhotoSwarovski Crystal Necklace Mini-Class
Instructor: Diane Whiting
Is a nationally recognized, award-winning designer and CREATE YOUR STYLE with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS Ambassador who has been creating innovative jewelry and accessories for 10 years. Diane’s work has also been published in multiple magazines, including the Bead & Button Magazine cover, and... Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 18, from 11:00am to 12:00pm & January 18, from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Fees:
$15 » class fee
$5 » kit fee
Take this 1-hour class to learn how to make an elegant necklace pendant using your own color choices. Choose as many or few stone setting drops as you like. Try pairing your birthstones with your children’s for a special keepsake. All SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS, supplies and tools are provided. Please bring reading glasses or magnifiers. E-mail ... Read More

Workshop PhotoLil Owleys Class
Instructor: Christi Friesen
Well known Polymer clay artist, teacher, and author featured in numerous magazines and juried exhibits. You can see her work at http://www.cforiginals.com. Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 18, from 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Fees: $25
Whoooo's this class about? Make this happy lil hooter into a pendant. All materials provided - All skill levels welcome Read More

Workshop PhotoMorocco Chandelier Earrings
Instructor: Kat Clark
Owner of Kat’s Designs: http://www.katdesignsusa.com Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 18, from 12:30pm to 3:00pm
Fees: $60 » includes kit
These Amethyst and Swarovski earrings embody the purple dusk of Morocco and look like the beautiful lanterns that hang in the marketplace. Light as a feather, they’re a joy to wear. Patina technique will be covered as well as making ear wires. Fee: $60.00 Time: 2.5 hrs. All materials and use of tools inclusive. Beginning to Intermediate skill... Read More

Workshop PhotoREPOUSEE
Instructor: Rose Klapman
Lampwork bead artist and jewelry designer, visit http://www.beadshaper.com. Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 18, from 1:30pm to 4:00pm
Fees: $72 » class fee.
A copper sheet is included in the price of the class at no extra charge, or a sterling silver sheet can be purchased at the market price. All fees are to be paid before the time of the class. Learning Repousee is a fun way to spend a few hours. It is an ancient technique which involves working the metal from the back. We will be designing a pendant, either... Read More

Workshop Photo"Sunflower" focal bead/brooch
Instructor: Eriko Page
Polymer Clay Artist and owner of Heart & Hand. Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 18, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $65
In this workshop students will learn polymer clay color mixing, and millifiore caning techniques and sculptural cane composition and use of specialty tools. Students will construct a petal cane and experience how to apply cane slices in a dimensional composition to create one-of-a-kind floral focal pieces. In addition students will explore finishing options.... Read More

Workshop PhotoOrganic Metal Patina
Instructor: Carole Witt
A graduate of the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts, Carole has been teaching for over 15 years. Carole and her remarkable staff have a lineup of more than 50 classes in their extensive Jewelry Supply Store, String Bead, in Chico California. They are always striving to increase their ability to reach... Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 18, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $69 » Workshop fee
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 PhotoSoft Soldering
Instructor: Symone Beasley
Symone Beasley is one of String Bead’s golden girls. She has worked alongside all the instructors and has played a vital role in helping with all the classes taught at the shop. Symone is patents at its best! and our very best beginners instructor. Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 18, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $69
Soft Soldering has a charm of it’s own. Not truly Jewelry soldering, it still has its appeal. It is a great skill for setting things that can’t take a flame heat or the rigors of riveting. In this class we will be soldering pictures under glass and soldering around tiles, old china, and other fun bits and pieces to make some really spiffy charms.... Read More

Workshop PhotoWIRE WRAPPED BANGLE BRACELET
Instructor: Merilou Jenkins
Merilou Jenkins holds a BA in Art, an MA in Art History and a JD degree. She has been a state credentialed art teacher for over 40 years and has been exhibiting in the Laguna Beach Art-a-Fair for the past 10 years and is the recipient of numerous national awards. Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 18, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees:
$85 » Fees must be paid in full at time of registration. (Non refundable after Dec 15, 2013.)
$50 » materials fee.
Class size is limited to 10 so register early! Classes will be taught in Merilou’s booth in the California room, booth C201. Learn about tools, wire, gauges and many tips to produce a beautiful silver and gold bracelet. Learning about straightening, bundling and wrapping wire is a necessary step to moving on to more advanced projects. All tools will... Read More

Workshop PhotoLearn to make the Lazy Pearl Spiral Bracelet
Instructor: Lillian Todaro
Lillian Todaro is one of the top bead sculpture artist in the country. She has been teaching and writing instruction Booklets for over 30 years. Her books and kits are sold nationwide. She has won dozens of First Place and Best of Show awards for her unique wearable art jewelry, and was a featured... Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All Levels
Dates/Times: January 18, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $95 » includes all materials.
Now you can learn an easy, versatile stitch that weaves up fast. Learn to use pearls and a crystal to create an elegant bracelet that you will cherish. Once you learn this stitch, you can use any kind of beads and make an infinite number of very beautiful things, including: bracelets, necklaces, earrings, and straps for purses, and other original creations.... Read More

Workshop PhotoFiligree Free-Fall Earrings
Instructor: Cindy Pankopf
Art Clay Master Instructor Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 18, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $99 » (Must be paid in full at time of registration. Non-refundable after Dec 22, 2013.)
These lighter-than-air filigree earrings are really fun to make and are a great way to get comfortable with working with syringe clay. You will learn how to carve your own tips to make the organic textures and how to make delicate yet sturdy openwork. They will be accented with the tiniest little leaves and finished with some dangling crystals for color and... Read More

Workshop PhotoSpine Of The Centipede Chainmaille Bracelet
Instructor: Lauren Andersen
Also known as The ChainMaille Lady Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 18, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees:
$35 » class
$36 » kit
Come learn the ancient art of chainmaille from The ChainMaille Lady. Learn to weave this gorgeous bracelet using an easy to follow ring pattern. The weave is two “ropes” linked together. You will not believe just how easy it is to weave this bracelet. You will learn a bit of the basics and also how to use this weave to create lovely chainmaille... Read More

Workshop PhotoContessa Earrings
Instructor: Diane Whiting
Is a nationally recognized, award-winning designer and CREATE YOUR STYLE with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS Ambassador who has been creating innovative jewelry and accessories for 10 years. Diane’s work has also been published in multiple magazines, including the Bead & Button Magazine cover, and... Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 18, from 3:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees:
$30 » class fee
$25 » kit fee
A royal wardrobe of earrings can be made using a unique weaving technique, German filigree findings along with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS Crystal beads and Crystal pearls. CREATE YOUR STYLE Ambassador Diane Whiting teaches 3 variations to make into earring sets or singles for small pendants…it is your choice. These earrings are companion pieces to the... Read More

Workshop PhotoImpress Me Necklace Class
Instructor: Christi Friesen
Well known Polymer clay artist, teacher, and author featured in numerous magazines and juried exhibits. You can see her work at http://www.cforiginals.com. Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 18, from 3:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees: $45
Make the focal beads for this beautiful necklace in a snap by artfully using molds, polymer clay and more! Add another technique to your toolbox. Stringing concepts will be discussed, for you to finish. All materials provided (except for stringing)- All skill levels welcome Read More

Workshop PhotoFast & Easy Sterling Ring
Instructor: Kat Clark
Owner of Kat’s Designs: http://www.katdesignsusa.com Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 18, from 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $60 » includes kit
The Fast & Easy Ring is exactly that….fast and easy! Students will learn to use Sterling pattern wire for the ring shank to perfectly offset a pretty stone or crystal. This is a cold-connection technique, so it’s eco-friendly. A patina technique enhances the beauty of the pattern wire. Fee: $60.00 Time: 1.5 hrs. All materials and use of... Read More

Embossing and Patinating Using the Sixxix Machine
Instructor: Rose Klapman
Lampwork bead artist and jewelry designer, visit http://www.beadshaper.com. Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 18, from 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees:
$72 » class
$20 » kit
This workshop features detailed explanation of the Sixxix machine and practice on it. We will make your pieces into the jewelry of your choice. This is a fun workshop. Rose’s designs have been published in the Flow magazine for the last five years and in the Glass Bead. ... Read More

Workshop PhotoRiveting
Instructor: Lisa Eaton
Designer and owner of Rustic Ruby Designs, considers being creative and using her artistic skills to be her lifelong passion. As a member of the String Bead team she has been applying those skills towards designing and creating unique handcrafted jewelry. Lisa spends a huge amount of her spare time,... Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 18, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $69 » all supplies including instructional handout are provided.
This is an introduction to joining metal without having to solder, PERFECT for all of us who don't have a torch! Some things just can’t take the heat. Soooooo rivet them! Learn all the different ways to: hide a rivet, dome a rivet, tube a rivet, make them from scratch, or properly use ready-made rivets while making a stunning pair of earrings. All... Read More

Workshop PhotoCold Connections #1 All about Wire
Instructor: Atalia Molaro
Teacher, Designer, and Buyer, for String Bead Chico. Atalia has been creating new classes and teaching the elements of beading skills for over four years. Her open saw work and metal skills are unparalleled. She plays a vital role in helping to create the over fifty classes taught at String Bead. Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 18, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $69 » Workshop fee
LACING! CAGE WRAP! CAPTURED STONES! So many things to put together! So many different ways! Let’s get them to stay in a way that is secure, professional, and unorthodox! We focus on the many ways of using sheet metals and wire in this class by making three different projects. Plan to be creative! There will be bits and pieces available, plus the metal... Read More

Workshop PhotoCopper Slab Bracelet With Swarovski
Instructor: Ed Sweatt
Art Clay Instructor Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All. Minimum age is 18
Dates/Times: January 18, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $89 » (Must be paid in full at time of registration. Non-refundable after Dec 22, 2013.)
This fantastic bracelet is perfect for absolutely anyone! With a delicate design and dangling Swarovski crystals, it is perfect for the wrist of any lady. But use a masculine pattern and remove the crystals, and any gentleman would wear this sturdy cuff! Learn to texture, shape, and refine dimensional copper clay designs, and proudly wear your newest wrist... Read More

Workshop PhotoSoldering
Instructor: Carole Witt
A graduate of the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts, Carole has been teaching for over 15 years. Carole and her remarkable staff have a lineup of more than 50 classes in their extensive Jewelry Supply Store, String Bead, in Chico California. They are always striving to increase their ability to reach... Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 18, 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 PhotoCatch-A-Charm Bangle
Instructor: Kat Clark
Owner of Kat’s Designs: http://www.katdesignsusa.com Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 19, from 9:00am to 11:00am
Fees: $75 » includes kit
Learn to form heavy gauge wire into a clever bangle that dangles your favorite charms. This little bangle is addicting to make. They’re quick, easy and customizable, so they make perfect gifts. Fee: 75.00 Time: 2 hours. All materials and use of tools inclusive. Beginning to Intermediate skill level, but good hand strength is important. Check... Read More

Workshop PhotoFancy Trimmings Copper Pendant
Instructor: Ann Rosier
Art Clay Senior Instructor Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All. Minimum age is 18
Dates/Times: January 19, from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $89 » (Must be paid in full at time of registration. Non-refundable after Dec 22, 2013.)
Love the look of copper but you're not a fan of anything heavy or clunky? Our Fancy Trimmings Pendant is the perfect balance of warm copper and delicate design. Learn to shape and texture copper, taking into account fine lines and graceful figures. Once the copper itself is complete, dangle a Swarovski crystal from your pendant to add one more splash of... Read More

Workshop PhotoFOLD FORMING
Instructor: Rose Klapman
Lampwork bead artist and jewelry designer, visit http://www.beadshaper.com Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 19, from 10:00am to 12:30pm
Fees:
$78 » class fee.
$15 » kit fee.
Join us to make this beautiful heart using fold forming techniques. We will be using the micro torch to anneal our copper. We will texture it using several metal smithing tools, and if time permits, we will use copper jump rings to attach our heart to a copper chain and finish with a clasp. To register click on the link below. For more information email Rose... Read More

Workshop PhotoWire Wrapped Treasure Bracelet
Instructor: Merilou Jenkins
Merilou Jenkins holds a BA in Art, an MA in Art History and a JD degree. She has been a state credentialed art teacher for over 40 years and has been exhibiting in the Laguna Beach Art-a-Fair for the past 10 years and is the recipient of numerous national awards Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 19, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees:
$85 » Workshop fee All fees must be paid in full at time of registration. (Non refundable after Dec 15, 2013.)
$50 » Materials fee
Now that you have shopped at this great venue for three days, it's time to bring all of your purchased treasures together and create a piece that will bring back the memories of this experience every time you wear it! Everyone's bracelet will be unique and their very own. No two pieces will be the same. Bring pearls, gemstone beads, turquoise... Read More

Workshop PhotoLeather and Metal to End It All
Instructor: Lisa Eaton
Designer and owner of Rustic Ruby Designs, considers being creative and using her artistic skills to be her lifelong passion. As a member of the String Bead team she has been applying those skills towards designing and creating unique handcrafted jewelry. Lisa spends a huge amount of her spare time,... Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 19, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $69 » all supplies including instructional handout are provided.
Seems that everywhere you look right now its leather! So it’s time to incorporate it into your own designs! But who wants the ends, clasps, and links to be the same old manufactured things that everyone else needs to use? Let’s learn to make it uniquely your own! Using saws, textured metals, rivets, rings, and so much more, we will create a... Read More

Chainmaille Earring make and take
Instructor: Lauren Anderson
Also known as the Chainmaille Lady. Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 19, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $0
Chainmaille earring make & take! Read More

Workshop PhotoBeJuled Cuff
Instructor: Jodi Bombardier
Jodi is an international instructor and self-taught jewelry designer, wire wrapping since 2005, wire weaving since 2008 and metalsmithing since 2010. She is a freelance writer for Step By Step Wire Jewelry and Easy Wire magazine and a contributing author to the books Wire Style and Wire Style 2. She... Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 19, from 10:00am to 3:30pm
Fees:
$75 » workshop fee
$75 » kit fee
Create this stunning 3/4" wide copper cuff by learning how to weave beads with fine gauge wire onto a heavy gauge wire frame. This cuff is "BeJuled" with freshwater pearls, jade, daisy spacers and Swarovski crystals. I will also tell you my tips and tricks for working with fine gauge wire. The class kit includes antique copper wire, bronze... Read More

Workshop PhotoFree Make & Take Cabochon
Instructor: Craft Fantastic Instructor
Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 19, from 10:00am to 6:00pm
Fees: $0 » free make & take!
Please visit our booth for a free Make & Take! In a minute create a crystal clear, resin-free cabochon using your choice of a Fantastic Art Image. Great for embellishing or beading around! Read More

Workshop PhotoSwarovski Crystal Necklace Mini-Class
Instructor: Diane Whiting
Is a nationally recognized, award-winning designer and CREATE YOUR STYLE with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS Ambassador who has been creating innovative jewelry and accessories for 10 years. Diane’s work has also been published in multiple magazines, including the Bead & Button Magazine cover, and... Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 19, from 11:00am to 12:00pm
Fees:
$15 » class fee
$5 » kit fee
Take this 1-hour class to learn how to make an elegant necklace pendant using your own color choices. Choose as many or few stone setting drops as you like. Try pairing your birthstones with your children’s for a special keepsake. All SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS, supplies and tools are provided. Please bring reading glasses or magnifiers. E-mail ... Read More

Workshop PhotoPrisma Copper Heart Pendant
Instructor: Kat Clark
Owner of Kat’s Designs: http://www.katdesignsusa.com Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 19, from 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Fees: $65 » includes kit
Learn to turn copper sheet into a work of art with Prisma Color pencils. Layering color creates a beautiful finish over the copper and provides fabulous creative opportunities! Students will learn how to easily recreate this art form in their own studios or home settings. Fee: $65.00 Time: 3 hrs. All materials and use of tools inclusive. Beginning... Read More

Workshop PhotoTwisted Silver Ring
Instructor: Cindy Pankopf
Art Clay Master Instructor Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All. Minimum age is 18 years old.
Dates/Times: January 19, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees: $99 » (Must be paid in full at time of registration. Non-refundable after Dec 22, 2013.)
This class is a great introduction to ring making with metal clay because you will learn about sizing rings in metal clay, properly conditioning clay, and rolling snakes as well as how to construct a virtually seamless flat band. The twist is a great design element that can be interpreted many ways. Firing considerations will also be discussed. All tools and... Read More

Workshop PhotoCrystal Garden Path
Instructor: Diane Whiting
Is a nationally recognized, award-winning designer and CREATE YOUR STYLE with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS Ambassador who has been creating innovative jewelry and accessories for 10 years. Diane’s work has also been published in multiple magazines, including the Bead & Button Magazine cover, and... Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 19, from 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees:
$30 » class fee
$40 » kit fee
Take a walk in an enchanted garden; SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS crystal “cobblestones” are edged with seed beads and Xillion bead "flowers"; a bracelet and earrings fit for an elfin princess. Diane teaches you this innovative use of SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS 2-hole square beads. Beginning and experienced beaders will be equally enchanted with the... Read More

Workshop PhotoLuscious Lampwork Bracelet Class
Instructor: Rose Klapman
Lampwork bead artist and jewelry designer, visit http://www.beadshaper.com. Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 19, from 1:30pm to 4:00pm
Fees:
$72 » class fee
$38 » kit fee
Think spring and make this charming bracelet. We will learn color placement, wire wrapping, and finishing your pieces. ... Read More

Workshop PhotoHow to make a Cloche Hat
Instructor: Lek Namnath
Artist and owner of leksart.com. Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 19, from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees: $90 » kit included.
Instructions on how to pick sweaters, how to felt the sweater and instructions on the sewing and putting together of a hat and instructions on making flowers. A kit is included in the class, the kit includes: pattern, VDO of instructions. I will bring samples of sweaters and yarn for students can pick and choose to make their hats. Read More

Workshop PhotoEnameling!
Instructor: Lisa Eaton
Designer and owner of Rustic Ruby Designs, considers being creative and using her artistic skills to be her lifelong passion. As a member of the String Bead team she has been applying those skills towards designing and creating unique handcrafted jewelry. Lisa spends a huge amount of her spare time,... Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 19, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $69 » all supplies including instructional handout are provided.
A fun class that takes the fear and uncertainty out of torch enameling. This is a remarkably simple technique that will change your metalwork from passé to pizzazz! Very limited class size, so sign up soon! Tools and materials included. Plenty of extra materials and tools are available for purchase. All skill levels are welcome. To register for this... Read More

Workshop PhotoFancy Fringe Bracelet Class
Instructor: Stephanie Harrell
Owner of Bead Artistry Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 19, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $55 » Workshop fee
This is a fun and eclectic bracelet! It is a great project for beginners but also for more advanced beaders. You will be able to choose from many different colors and all materials are included. For more information contact Stephanie at 559-435-6605. To register click on the link below. Read More

Workshop PhotoPunching and Texturing
Instructor: Carole Witt
A graduate of the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts, Carole has been teaching for over 15 years. Carole and her remarkable staff have a lineup of more than 50 classes in their extensive Jewelry Supply Store, String Bead, in Chico California. They are always striving to increase their ability to reach... Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 19, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $69 » some supplies included
Know what tools and metals do when you pound, punch, stamp and otherwise shape them to your will. It’s what gives you a professional air, and permanence to your piece. In this class, we cover a host of tools and techniques. We punch out shapes, roll them out, hammer them, dap them into domes, and otherwise abuse them until we come out with a REALLY... Read More

Workshop Photo"Japanese Chrysanthemum" Beads
Instructor: Eriko Page
Polymer Clay Artist and owner of Heart & Hand. Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 19, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $65
In this workshop students will learn polymer clay color mixing, bead shaping and millifiore caning techniques. Students will construct a chrysanthemum flower cane and experience how to apply cane slices in a dimensional composition to create beautiful, unique beads. In addition students will explore finishing styles and stringing options. Each student should... Read More

Workshop Photo“DoubleDouble Spiral” Bracelet
Instructor: Lillian Todaro
Lillian Todaro is one of the foremost bead sculpture artists in the country. She has won dozens of First Place and Best of Show awards for her unique wearable art jewelry, and was featured on HGTV’s Carol Duvall TV show. She has been teaching and writing for over 30 years, and many of her... Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All. Knowledge of Lazy Pearl Spiral Bracelet helpful.
Dates/Times: January 19, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $95 » includes complete kit
Super New Project! If you like the Lazy Pearl Spiral you will love the unique Double Double Spiral Bracelet with its flurry of embellished loops. Create a sparkly, textured, and irresistible bracelet with this variation of the classic Spiral Rope. Once you master the Double Double Spiral the bead combinations and looks are endless. Double the fun and... Read More

Workshop PhotoRosebud Cuff
Instructor: Kat Clark
Owner of Kat’s Designs: http://www.katdesignsusa.com Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 19, from 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $55 » includes kit
Learn how to twine heavy gauge wire to make this chic bi-metal Rosebud Cuff. Crafted in warm copper and cool silver-filled wire, it’s easy to customize the fit for any wrist size. Learn to patina in LOS for an aged look. Fee: $55.00 Time: 1.5 hrs. All materials and use of tools inclusive. Beginning to Intermediate skill level. Good hand strength... Read More

Workshop PhotoBEAD CROCHET NECKLACE CLASS
Instructor: Rose Klapman
Lampwork bead artist and jewelry designer, visit http://www.beadshaper.com. Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 19, from 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Fees:
$72 » for instruction.
$40 » kit fee.
Come and learn how to make a beautiful necklace using a simple crochet chain stitch. We will make 3 crochet strands in this design and then braid them together. You will walk out of class with a beautiful necklace. Kit $40 includes 1 size H crochet needle, 240 - 270 size 4 - 6 mm beads, 1 roll of 28 gauge silver craft wire. All fees are to be paid before the... Read More

Workshop PhotoSteampunk Resin Pendant
Instructor: Valerie Sweatt
Art Clay World Instructor Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All. Minimum age 10 years old
Dates/Times: January 19, from 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees: $39 » (Must be paid in full at time of registration. Non-refundable after Dec 22, 2013.)
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

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

Lillian Todaro Beadwork Instruction
Instructor: Lillian Todaro
Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 16-January 19, ongoing.
Fees: $0 » free demos!
Ongoing Free Demos in jewelry design and beadwork located in booth #A1. Read More

Basic Jewelry Making Instruction
Instructor: Susan Smith
Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 16-January 19, ongoing.
Fees: $0 » free demos!
Ongoing Free Demos in jewelry making including stringing, crimping, and jewelry tool instruction. Located in the Santa Barbara Room. Read More

Book Signing with Jodi
Instructor: Jodi Bombardier
Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 16-January 19, ongoing.
Fees: $0
Jodi will be signing her new book "Artisan Filigree" which has techniques & projects for Wire-Wrapping Jewelry. Read More

Workshop PhotoFree Make & Take Cabochon
Instructor: Craft Fantastic Instructor
Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 16-January 19, ongoing.
Fees: $0 » free make & take!
Please visit our booth for a free Make & Take! In a minute create a crystal clear, resin-free cabochon using your choice of a Fantastic Art Image. Great for embellishing or beading around! Read More