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Workshop PhotoTwists n Turns Bracelet - TNT
Instructor: Ronda Stevens
Ronda has been teaching wire wrap design and soldering classes over 10 years at bead shows and local bead stores. She began teaching at larger venues in 2015 and opened her own studio in Jacksonville, FL. She specializes in traditional wire wrap design and loves to see her students succeed in her... Read MoreSkill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 28, from 9:00am to 12:00am
Fees: $85 » (workshop & kit fee)
The is one of my newest designs. It is a fun bracelet to make using square dead soft wire to enhance your choice of beads. You will be using sterling silver filled wire and have your choice of bead colors. Class fee includes sterling silver filled wire, beads of choice, written instructions and use of instructors tools. Read More

Workshop PhotoA Trio of Earrings
Instructor: Jenny Shibona
Jennifer has been beading most of her life and for the last fifteen years or so teaching and writing instructions for her own designs. She has been published several times in Bead Unique and has participated in the Battle of the Beadsmiths for the past three years. She is also co-owner of the Great... Read MoreSkill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 28, from 9:00am to 12:00am
Fees: $85 » (workshop & kit fee)
Using some of the latest beads (superduos, 4 hole quadralentil), you will have the opportunity to create up to 3 pairs of earrings. Each of these work of up quickly and would make great gifts or can also be used as components or stand alone pendants. Most students will finish one earring for each kit in class. Class fee includes beads and written... Read More

Workshop PhotoWire Wrapped Swarovski Earrings
Instructor: Merilou Jenkins
Merilou Jenkins has been a professional art teacher for over 40 years as well as a professional craftsman and jewelry designer who has been selected as an “Illustrious Artist” in addition to being the recipient of numerous awards at art shows and internet competitions. Her work has been... Read MoreSkill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 28, from 9:00am to 1:00pm
Fees:
$85 » Fees must be paid in full at time of registration. (Non refundable after June 1, 2016.)
$50 » materials fee includes sterling silver wire, 22 square Swarovski cubes (color of your choice), jeweler’s polishing cloth, a fleece work surface and a copy of her 12 page instruction book featuring complete instructions with color step by step photographs, all of which is yours to take home.
Although these earrings look complicated they can be done by those with little or no wire wrapping experience. Beginners and accomplished wire workers will both enjoy these earrings. The earrings are fairly light so they do not pull on your earlobes but they have a dazzling effect! With a little know-how you can enlarge the pattern to make a similar... Read More

Workshop PhotoCascading Leaves Silver Bracelet
Instructor: Cathy Burton
Art Clay Senior Instructor Read MoreSkill Level: All. Some metal clay experience helpful. Minimum Age: 18
Dates/Times: July 28, from 10:00am to 2:00pm
Fees: $120 » all materials included! (Must be paid in full at time of registration. Non-refundable after July 15, 2016.)
Graceful grape leaves, adorned with decorative tendrils and connected by green vines, delicately wrap themselves around your wrist. The toggle is part of the charm of this bracelet and will be created during the class, along with a single grape cluster to complete the unique look and make it yours. ... Read More

Workshop PhotoGarden of Beadin Beadwork classes
Instructor: Deborah Staehle
Read MoreSkill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 28, 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 PhotoGarden of Beadin Beadwork classes
Instructor: Deborah Staehle
Read MoreSkill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 28-July 31, from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Fees: $35
Needle and thread stitching classes weaving small seed beads together with other beads to create an amazing piece of wearable art. The class times are open. First seated, first taught. Cost is $35 and includes instruction and all materials. Plan on being with me about an hour and a half. the only prerequisite is that you can handle a needle and thread.... Read More

Silver Free Make N Take
Instructor: Art Clay Instructors
Read MoreSkill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 28, 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 PhotoCircle of Life
Instructor: Jenny Shibona
Jennifer has been beading most of her life and for the last fifteen years or so teaching and writing instructions for her own designs. She has been published several times in Bead Unique and has participated in the Battle of the Beadsmiths for the past three years. Jenny is also co-owner of the... Read MoreSkill Level: Intermediate
Dates/Times: July 28, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees: $95 » (workshop & kit fees
Stitch together SuperDuos and 11/0s to create three separate medallions. Combine them together along with a two small beaded beads to create this necklace that can be worn with any outfit that you chose. Project will not be completed in class, but you will leave with a clear understanding in how to complete it. ... Read More

Workshop PhotoFiligree Bracelet
Instructor: Ronda Stevens
Ronda has been teaching wire wrap design and soldering classes over 10 years at bead shows and local bead stores. She began teaching at larger venues in 2015 and opened her own studio in Jacksonville, FL. She specializes in traditional wire wrap design and loves to see her students succeed in her... Read MoreSkill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 28, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees: $95 » (workshop & kit fee)
This is a class designed for beginners, but you will leave with a bracelet that has the look of a high end piece of jewelry. You will learn about different wire shapes and the hardness of wire used in wire wrapping projects. I will have the silver twisted wire prepared before class using my rolling mill, but I will go over the technique with you. Everything... Read More

Workshop PhotoHow to Wrap a Freeform Object
Instructor: Merilou Jenkins
Merilou Jenkins has been a professional art teacher for over 40 years as well as a professional craftsman and jewelry designer who has been selected as an “Illustrious Artist” in addition to being the recipient of numerous awards at art shows and internet competitions. Her work has been... Read MoreSkill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 28, from 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees:
$85 » Fees must be paid in full at time of registration. (Non refundable after June 1, 2016.)
$50 » materials fee includes free form drusy, (as well as another stone for a “caging” lesson), sterling silver wire, jeweler’s polishing cloth, a fleece work surface and a copy of her 12 page instruction book featuring complete instructions with color step by step photographs on two projects (the freeform object as a crystal type stone for “caging”), all of which is yours to take home.
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 wrap any free form object. A separate lesson on the last page of her instruction book also shows how to “cage” an object. Learn about wire temper, gauges, and wire shapes as well as tools. You will... Read More

Workshop PhotoThe Great Divide Fine Silver Pendant
Instructor: Espie Buoncristiani
Art Clay Senior Instructor Read MoreSkill Level: All. Some metal clay experience helpful. Minimum Age: 18
Dates/Times: July 28, from 3:00pm to 7:00pm
Fees: $120 » all materials included! (Must be paid in full at time of registration. Non-refundable after July 15, 2016.)
In this class you will learn how to form a fine silver pendant from absolute scratch. We will texture two pieces of clay that will form your base, then add long narrow strips and balls you’ve created to secure the main pieces together. A rollover bail will be assembled and attached on the back. You will also learn how to bezel set a fireable gemstone,... Read More

Workshop PhotoCobblestone
Instructor: Jenny Shibona
Jennifer has been beading most of her life and for the last fifteen years or so teaching and writing instructions for her own designs. She has been published several times in Bead Unique and has participated in the Battle of the Beadsmiths for the past three years. Jenny is also co-owner of the... Read MoreSkill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 28, from 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Fees: $95 » (workshop & kit fee)
Using a modified right angle to with size 8/0s and ll/0s to create the base of this bracelet. Then you will cover the top with fire polish, size 11/0s and 15/0s to create the cobblestone effect. The Cobblestone will pair nicely with any outfit that you chose. Project will not be finished in class but student will leave with a clear understanding of how to... Read More

Workshop PhotoArt Deco Bracelet
Instructor: Ronda Stevens
Ronda has been teaching wire wrap design and soldering classes over 10 years at bead shows and local bead stores. She began teaching at larger venues in 2015 and opened her own studio in Jacksonville, FL. She specializes in traditional wire wrap design and loves to see her students succeed in her... Read MoreSkill Level: Intermediate. Should have experience working and wrapping with half round wire
Dates/Times: July 28, from 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Fees: $95 » (workshop & kit fee)
I love traditional wire wrapping patterns, but I have to add my own twist. This bracelet is a statement piece that works for all wrists sizes. You will be given an option when making this bracelet to alter the design which will make it suitable for a 5.5" wrist up to an 8" wrist. You will be using sterling silver filled and gold filled wire to... Read More

Workshop PhotoFaceted Prong Pendant
Instructor: Ronda Stevens
Ronda has been teaching wire wrap design and soldering classes over 10 years at bead shows and local bead stores. She began teaching at larger venues in 2015 and opened her own studio in Jacksonville, FL. She specializes in traditional wire wrap design and loves to see her students succeed in her... Read MoreSkill Level: Intermediate. Should have experience working and wrapping with half round wire
Dates/Times: July 29, from 9:00am to 12:00am
Fees: $85 » (workshop & kit fee)
I designed this class to simply capture a faceted stone or CZ using traditional wire wrapping techniques and prongs. We will discuss the proper measurement the stone so that your gemstone will be secure in your pendant. You can complete your pendant as pictured or you can use the wires that I trimmed to add more embellishment to your pendant. Class fee... Read More

Workshop PhotoHolding It Together Fine Silver Pendant
Instructor: Espie Buoncristiani
Art Clay Senior Instructor Read MoreSkill Level: All. Some metal clay experience helpful. Minimum Age: 18
Dates/Times: July 29, from 9:00am to 12:30am
Fees: $110 » all materials included! (Must be paid in full at time of registration. Non-refundable after July 15, 2016.)
If you enjoy the look of modern, industrial-chic jewelry, this is a piece you will love creating and wearing! Learn how to build a pure silver pendant in layers and stages, and how to refine then accent with creatively placed bits and pieces that have been created to look like screws. Pieces will be fired and finished in class, ready for wearing home! ... Read More

Workshop PhotoNefertiti Bracelet
Instructor: Merilou Jenkins
Merilou Jenkins has been a professional art teacher for over 40 years as well as a professional craftsman and jewelry designer who has been selected as an “Illustrious Artist” in addition to being the recipient of numerous awards at art shows and internet competitions. Her work has been... Read MoreSkill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 29, from 9:00am to 1:00pm
Fees:
$85 » Fees must be paid in full at time of registration. (Non refundable after June 1, 2016.)
$50 » materials fee includes over 10 feet of sterling silver wire, jeweler’s polishing cloth, a fleece work surface and a copy of her 12 page instruction book featuring complete instructions with color step by step photographs, all of which is yours to take home.
Although this bracelet looks complicated it can be done by those with little or no wire wrapping experience. Beginners and accomplished wire workers will both enjoy this bracelet. You will not only be proud to wear this home in style you will also learn how to re-create this stunning bracelet in small, medium or larger sizes. It can also be created using all... Read More

Workshop PhotoPuttin on the Ritz
Instructor: Jenny Shibona
Jennifer has been beading most of her life and for the last fifteen years or so teaching and writing instructions for her own designs. She has been published several times in Bead Unique and has participated in the Battle of the Beadsmiths for the past three years. She is also co-owner of the Great... Read MoreSkill Level: Intermediate
Dates/Times: July 29, from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Fees: $95 » (workshop & kit fee)
Puttin on the Ritz enhances the beauty and sparkle of crystals. Using a center rivoli, seed beads and crystals you will create a bracelet that spins in the center. Itcan be worn with the rivoli facing up or the beaded side up, depending on your mood. Project will not be finished in class but student will leave with a complete understanding on how to... Read More

Workshop PhotoGarden of Beadin Beadwork classes
Instructor: Deborah Staehle
Read MoreSkill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 29, from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Fees: $35
Needle and thread stitching classes weaving small seed beads together with other beads to create an amazing piece of wearable art. The class times are open. First seated, first taught. Cost is $35 and includes instruction and all materials. Plan on being with me about an hour and a half. the only prerequisite is that you can handle a needle and thread.... Read More

Silver Free Make N Take
Instructor: Art Clay Instructors
Read MoreSkill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 29, 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 PhotoCabochon Prong Pendant
Instructor: Ronda Stevens
Ronda has been teaching wire wrap design and soldering classes over 10 years at bead shows and local bead stores. She began teaching at larger venues in 2015 and opened her own studio in Jacksonville, FL. She specializes in traditional wire wrap design and loves to see her students succeed in her... Read MoreSkill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 29, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees: $90 » (workshop & kit fee)
I designed this class to simply capture a cabochon stone using traditional wire wrapping techniques and prongs. We will use a caliper to determine the amount of wire needed to properly capture your pendant. You can complete your pendant as pictured or you can use the wires that I trimmed to add more embellishment to your pendant. Class fee includes choice... Read More

Workshop PhotoSilver Origami Shirt
Instructor: Cathy Burton
Art Clay Senior Instructor Read MoreSkill Level: All. Some metal clay experience helpful. Minimum Age: 18
Dates/Times: July 29, from 1:00pm to 4:30pm
Fees: $110 » all materials included! (Must be paid in full at time of registration. Non-refundable after July 15, 2016.)
This is one shirt that requires no ironing, can be worn every day, and is always in style! Learn the properties of silver paper clay and the different ways it can be used. After practicing with regular paper, you’ll use the silver paper clay to form your shirt, add texture, buttons, and a pocket. Pieces will be completed in class and ready to wear... Read More

Workshop PhotoWIRE WRAPPED BASIC BANGLE BRACELET
Instructor: Merilou Jenkins
Merilou has been an artist for over 40 years, journeying through different materials, media, influences and forms. With each sojourn into a different media she has discovered new techniques that have made a mark on her work on the road to artistic creation. She utilizes different textures and... Read MoreSkill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 29, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees:
$85 » Fees must be paid in full at time of registration. (Non refundable after December 1, 2015.)
$50 » materials fee.
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 PhotoIts A Wrap
Instructor: Jenny Shibona
Jennifer has been beading most of her life and for the last fifteen years or so teaching and writing instructions for her own designs. She has been published several times in Bead Unique and has participated in the Battle of the Beadsmiths for the past three years. She is also co-owner of the Great... Read MoreSkill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 29, from 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Fees: $85 » (workshop & kit fees)
Learn to create this bracelet doing a modified Right Angle Weave (RAW). You will create a triple wrap bracelet using size 6/0 and 11/0 beads. This bracelet works up quickly and you will find it very designer friendly in bead sizes and color combinations. ... Read More

Workshop PhotoWoven Pendant
Instructor: Ronda Stevens
Ronda has been teaching wire wrap design and soldering classes over 10 years at bead shows and local bead stores. She began teaching at larger venues in 2015 and opened her own studio in Jacksonville, FL. She specializes in traditional wire wrap design and loves to see her students succeed in her... Read MoreSkill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 29, from 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Fees: $80 » (workshop & kit fee)
This is one of those really unique pieces that will be a one of a kind pendant for each student. You will weave your wire using a flat vice, then use your completed weave to embellish a faceted briolette of your choice. Class fee includes choice of briolette and silver filled wire, written instructions and use of instructors tools. Read More

Workshop PhotoBasic Bead Embroidery Pendant
Instructor: Jody Young
Jody is a Master Beader of her "Raised Texture Bead Embroidery. She has been beading since Jr. high and is still passionate about her beads. Her experience and artful way of beading is so Inspirational and Creative. Closing her bead store after 21 years in Spokane, Wa. She moved to Maui and... Read MoreSkill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 29, from 5:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $95 » kit included
Let’s get started with the basic in Bead Embroidery. In this workshop you will create a Beaded Pendant placed upon a wire cable. I will teach you a strongest foundation of bead embroidery which then we will built off of for the peyote stitch to bezel in the focal. This workshop will also include the finishing techniques with edging and fringe. This... Read More

Workshop PhotoIntroduction to Silver Clay: Mata Hari Pendant
Instructors: Espie Buoncristiani and Cathy Burton
Art Clay Senior Instructor Read MoreSkill Level: All. Minimum Age: 18
Dates/Times: July 29, from 5:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $120 » all materials included! (Must be paid in full at time of registration. Non-refundable after July 15, 2016.)
Explore the endless possibilities of this amazing fine silver clay that you can roll, mold, and texture. Learn what Art Clay is, its different varieties, and see examples of many styles of finished work. You will make a unique pendant while learning about tools, techniques, refining, polishing, and patination. And guess what? You don’t need a kiln or... Read More

Workshop PhotoBeaded Beads
Instructor: Jenny Shibona
Jennifer has been beading most of her life and for the last fifteen years or so teaching and writing instructions for her own designs. She has been published several times in Bead Unique and has participated in the Battle of the Beadsmiths for the past three years. She is also co-owner of the Great... Read MoreSkill Level: Intermediate
Dates/Times: July 29, from 8:00pm to 11:00pm
Fees: $90 » (workshop & kit fee)
Using crystal rondels, and seed beads, you will learn to create your own hollow beads. By varying the bead counts and sizes, you will be able to create many different sized hollow beads – all with the same basic pattern. These can then be incorporated into one necklace. ... Read More

Workshop PhotoArt Deco Bracelet
Instructor: Ronda Stevens
Ronda has been teaching wire wrap design and soldering classes over 10 years at bead shows and local bead stores. She began teaching at larger venues in 2015 and opened her own studio in Jacksonville, FL. She specializes in traditional wire wrap design and loves to see her students succeed in her... Read MoreSkill Level: Intermediate. Should have experience working and wrapping with half round wire
Dates/Times: July 30, from 9:00am to 12:00am
Fees: $95 » (workshop & kit fee)
I love traditional wire wrapping patterns, but I have to add my own twist. This bracelet is a statement piece that works for all wrists sizes. You will be given an option when making this bracelet to alter the design which will make it suitable for a 5.5" wrist up to an 8" wrist. You will be using sterling silver filled and gold filled wire to... Read More

Workshop PhotoStar Earrings
Instructor: Cathy Burton
Art Clay Senior Instructor Read MoreSkill Level: All. Prior gem setting experience helpful but not mandatory. Minimum Age: 18
Dates/Times: July 30, from 9:00am to 12:30am
Fees: $110 » all materials included! (Must be paid in full at time of registration. Non-refundable after July 15, 2016.)
Create these silver star earrings with a few simple folds and tucks of a special silver paper clay. Don’t worry, you will have plenty of opportunity to practice before using the silver stuff! You will also learn how to calibrate a setting for a fireable gemstone based on size, a useful skill for any future project. ... Read More

Workshop PhotoWIRE WRAPPED BASIC PENDANT
Instructor: Merilou Jenkins
Merilou Jenkins has been a professional art teacher for over 40 years as well as a professional craftsman and jewelry designer who has been selected as an “Illustrious Artist” in addition to being the recipient of numerous awards at art shows and internet competitions. Her work has been... Read MoreSkill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 30, from 9:00am to 1:00pm
Fees:
$85 » Fees must be paid in full at time of registration. (Non refundable after June 1, 2016.)
$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

Silver Free Make N Take
Instructor: Art Clay Instructors
Read MoreSkill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 30, 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 PhotoSea Star Necklace
Instructor: Jody Young
Jody is a Master Beader of her "Raised Texture Bead Embroidery. She has been beading since Jr. high and is still passionate about her beads. Her experience and artful way of beading is so Inspirational and Creative. Closing her bead store after 21 years in Spokane, Wa. She moved to Maui and... Read MoreSkill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 30, from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Fees: $195 » includes all materials
This workshop you will create a beautiful Nautilus Shell, embellished with a enameled starfish, shells, crystal pearls, crystals and Japanese glass seed beads made into a necklace. You will learn the strong bead embroidery techniques along with varies peyote stitches. We will also focus on design elements and finishing techniques with fringe. Every kit... Read More

Workshop PhotoCircle of Life
Instructor: Jenny Shibona
Description of classes: ... Read MoreSkill Level: Intermediate
Dates/Times: July 30, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees: $95 » (workshop & kit fee)
Jennifer has been beading most of her life and for the last fifteen years or so teaching and writing instructions for her own designs. She has been published several times in Bead Unique and has participated in the Battle of the Beadsmiths for the past three years. Jenny is also co-owner of the Great Bead Escape Retreat which is in its 6th year of... Read More

Workshop PhotoFiligree Bracelet
Instructor: Ronda Stevens
Ronda has been teaching wire wrap design and soldering classes over 10 years at bead shows and local bead stores. She began teaching at larger venues in 2015 and opened her own studio in Jacksonville, FL. She specializes in traditional wire wrap design and loves to see her students succeed in her... Read MoreSkill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 30, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees: $95 » (workshop & kit fee)
This is a class designed for beginners, but you will leave with a bracelet that has the look of a high end piece of jewelry. You will learn about different wire shapes and the hardness of wire used in wire wrapping projects. I will have the silver twisted wire prepared before class using my rolling mill, but I will go over the technique with you. Everything... Read More

Workshop PhotoFun & Funky Fine Silver Setting
Instructor: Inez Flaugh
Art Clay Senior Instructor Read MoreSkill Level: Intermediate. Intermediate; students should have taken prior metal clay classes. Minimum Age: 18
Dates/Times: July 30, from 1:30pm to 5:30pm
Fees: $130 » all materials included! (Must be paid in full at time of registration. Non-refundable after July 15, 2016.)
Have a unique, funky, or just plain fun cabochon that’s just screaming to be a part of your jewelry art? Surround it in silver! In this class you’ll learn how to design around your cabochon, properly sizing for fit, and creating the base and prongs using Art Clay Silver. Completed pieces are one-of-a-kind stunning pendants with properly set stone... Read More

Workshop PhotoElegant Designer Pattern Wire Bracelet
Instructor: Merilou Jenkins
Merilou Jenkins has been a professional art teacher for over 40 years as well as a professional craftsman and jewelry designer who has been selected as an “Illustrious Artist” in addition to being the recipient of numerous awards at art shows and internet competitions. Her work has been... Read MoreSkill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 30, from 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees:
$85 » Fees must be paid in full at time of registration. (Non refundable after June 1, 2016.)
$50 » materials fee includes your choice of sterling silver pattern wire cut to size for your specific bracelet, as well as 14K gold fill and regular sterling silver wire, a jeweler’s polishing cloth, a fleece work surface and a copy of her 12 page instruction book featuring complete instructions with color step by step photographs, all of which is yours to take home. This is a gorgeous elegant bracelet you should be proud to wear anywhere!
Bracelets are a hot commodity right now and are currently my best seller. In this class you will learn how to determine what gauge square wire to use with different thicknesses of pattern wires, how to bundle all the wires together and hold everything in place with strategically placed wraps, how to make the clasp and how to determine bracelet sizes for... Read More

Workshop PhotoTwists n Turns Bracelet - TNT
Instructor: Ronda Stevens
Ronda has been teaching wire wrap design and soldering classes over 10 years at bead shows and local bead stores. She began teaching at larger venues in 2015 and opened her own studio in Jacksonville, FL. She specializes in traditional wire wrap design and loves to see her students succeed in her... Read MoreSkill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 30, from 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Fees: $85 » (workshop & kit fee)
The is one of my newest designs. It is a fun bracelet to make using square dead soft wire to enhance your choice of beads. You will be using sterling silver filled wire and have your choice of bead colors. Class fee includes sterling silver filled wire, beads of choice, written instructions and use of instructors tools. Read More

Workshop PhotoBeaded Beads
Instructor: Jenny Shibona
Jennifer has been beading most of her life and for the last fifteen years or so teaching and writing instructions for her own designs. She has been published several times in Bead Unique and has participated in the Battle of the Beadsmiths for the past three years. She is also co-owner of the Great... Read MoreSkill Level: Intermediate
Dates/Times: July 30, from 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Fees: $90 » (workshop & kit fee)
Using crystal rondels, and seed beads, you will learn to create your own hollow beads. By varying the bead counts and sizes, you will be able to create many different sized hollow beads – all with the same basic pattern. These can then be incorporated into one necklace. ... Read More

Workshop PhotoSummer Breeze Fine Silver Earrings
Instructor: Espie Buoncristiani
Art Clay Senior Instructor Read MoreSkill Level: All. Minimum Age: 18
Dates/Times: July 30, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $99 » all materials included! (Must be paid in full at time of registration. Non-refundable after July 15, 2016.)
Come create a simple yet striking pair of earrings that you will enjoy wearing often! These fine silver ear adornments can be accented with a variety of beads to create the look you are envisioning. Several textures will be provided to select from to decorate your pieces. Once fired and brushed, you will assemble the earrings by wire-wrapping your beads and... Read More

Workshop PhotoCobblestone
Instructor: Jenny Shibona
Jennifer has been beading most of her life and for the last fifteen years or so teaching and writing instructions for her own designs. She has been published several times in Bead Unique and has participated in the Battle of the Beadsmiths for the past three years. Jenny is also co-owner of the... Read MoreSkill Level: Intermediate
Dates/Times: July 30, from 8:00pm to 11:00pm
Fees: $95 » (workshop & kit fee)
Using a modified right angle to with size 8/0s and ll/0s to create the base of this bracelet. Then you will cover the top with fire polish, size 11/0s and 15/0s to create the cobblestone effect. The Cobblestone will pair nicely with any outfit that you chose. Project will not be finished in class but student will leave with a clear understanding of how to... Read More

Workshop PhotoFine Silver Lentil Bead Pendant
Instructor: Espie Buoncristiani
Art Clay Senior Instructor Read MoreSkill Level: Intermediate. Minimum Age: 18
Dates/Times: July 31, from 9:00am to 12:30am
Fees: $110 » all materials included! (Must be paid in full at time of registration. Non-refundable after July 15, 2016.)
Class Description: During this technique-rich workshop you’ll learn how to shape and assemble 2 pieces of silver clay to form a hollow pure silver lentil bead. Holes and texture will be added to make pieces lighter and add interest and flair. Finally, we will create and add a bail to the back of the piece to attach your chain. The final result is a... Read More

Workshop PhotoWoven Pendant
Instructor: Ronda Stevens
Ronda has been teaching wire wrap design and soldering classes over 10 years at bead shows and local bead stores. She began teaching at larger venues in 2015 and opened her own studio in Jacksonville, FL. She specializes in traditional wire wrap design and loves to see her students succeed in her... Read MoreSkill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 31, from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $80 » (workshop & kit fee)
This is one of those really unique pieces that will be a one of a kind pendant for each student. You will weave your wire using a flat vice, then use your completed weave to embellish a faceted briolette of your choice. Class fee includes choice of briolette and silver filled wire, written instructions and use of instructors tools. Read More

Workshop PhotoU.S. $1 Gold Plated Coin Pendant
Instructor: Merilou Jenkins
Merilou Jenkins has been a professional art teacher for over 40 years as well as a professional craftsman and jewelry designer who has been selected as an “Illustrious Artist” in addition to being the recipient of numerous awards at art shows and internet competitions. Her work has been... Read MoreSkill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 31, from 9:00am to 1:00pm
Fees:
$85 » Fees must be paid in full at time of registration. (Non refundable after June 1, 2016.)
$50 » materials fee includes sterling silver wire, United States minted $1.00 gold plated coin (legal negotiated tender), jeweler’s polishing cloth, a fleece work surface and a copy of her 12 page instruction book featuring complete instructions with color step by step photographs, all of which is yours to take home.
Have you ever wanted one of those $10 or $20 gold pieces worn as a pendant? Well, this may be a bit smaller but it is just as beautiful and obviously much more affordable! I will show you how to wrap a legally negotiable United States $1.00 gold plated coin which you will then be able to wear as a pendant. Beginners and accomplished wire workers will both... Read More

Silver Free Make N Take
Instructor: Art Clay Instructors
Read MoreSkill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 31, 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 PhotoRaised Texture Beading
Instructor: Jody Young
Jody is a Master Beader of her "Raised Texture Bead Embroidery. She has been beading since Jr. high and is still passionate about her beads. Her experience and artful way of beading is so Inspirational and Creative. Closing her bead store after 21 years in Spokane, Wa. She moved to Maui and... Read MoreSkill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 31, from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Fees: $175 » includes all materials
Raised Texture beading is my way of dimensional beading techniques. Which allows you to use beads in a completely different and unique way. Free-form beading style with no pattern to follow. It is like putting together a puzzle with beads and coloring outside the lines. I will guide you with design and perfect placement of your beads. We will start with... Read More

Workshop PhotoPuttin on the Ritz
Instructor: Jenny Shibona
Jennifer has been beading most of her life and for the last fifteen years or so teaching and writing instructions for her own designs. She has been published several times in Bead Unique and has participated in the Battle of the Beadsmiths for the past three years. She is also co-owner of the Great... Read MoreSkill Level: Intermediate
Dates/Times: July 31, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees: $95 » (workshop & kit fee)
Puttin on the Ritz enhances the beauty and sparkle of crystals. Using a center rivoli, seed beads and crystals you will create a bracelet that spins in the center. Itcan be worn with the rivoli facing up or the beaded side up, depending on your mood. Project will not be finished in class but student will leave with a complete understanding on how to... Read More

Workshop PhotoFaceted Prong Pendant
Instructor: Ronda Stevens
Ronda has been teaching wire wrap design and soldering classes over 10 years at bead shows and local bead stores. She began teaching at larger venues in 2015 and opened her own studio in Jacksonville, FL. She specializes in traditional wire wrap design and loves to see her students succeed in her... Read MoreSkill Level: Intermediate. Should have experience working and wrapping with half round wire
Dates/Times: July 31, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees: $85 » (workshop & kit fee)
I designed this class to simply capture a faceted stone or CZ using traditional wire wrapping techniques and prongs. We will discuss the proper measurement the stone so that your gemstone will be secure in your pendant. You can complete your pendant as pictured or you can use the wires that I trimmed to add more embellishment to your pendant. Class fee... Read More

Workshop PhotoUniquely Yours Copper Pendant
Instructor: Cathy Burton
Art Clay Senior Instructor Read MoreSkill Level: All. Previous metal clay experience helpful but not required. Minimum Age: 18
Dates/Times: July 31, from 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $99 » all materials included! (Must be paid in full at time of registration. Non-refundable after July 15, 2016.)
Discover how simple it is to create your own copper pendant using your very own designs. Art Clay Copper is so easy to use, since it doesn’t need any special firing containers, carbon, or a complicated firing schedule. It’s even torch-fireable! Just form, dry, sand, and fire! You will also use a fabulous product called ScratchFoam® and tools... Read More

Workshop PhotoCabochon Prong Pendant
Instructor: Ronda Stevens
Ronda has been teaching wire wrap design and soldering classes over 10 years at bead shows and local bead stores. She began teaching at larger venues in 2015 and opened her own studio in Jacksonville, FL. She specializes in traditional wire wrap design and loves to see her students succeed in her... Read MoreSkill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 31, from 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Fees: $90 » (workshop & kit fee)
I designed this class to simply capture a cabochon stone using traditional wire wrapping techniques and prongs. We will use a caliper to determine the amount of wire needed to properly capture your pendant. You can complete your pendant as pictured or you can use the wires that I trimmed to add more embellishment to your pendant. Class fee includes choice... Read More

Workshop PhotoA Trio of Earrings
Instructor: Jenny Shibona
Jennifer has been beading most of her life and for the last fifteen years or so teaching and writing instructions for her own designs. She has been published several times in Bead Unique and has participated in the Battle of the Beadsmiths for the past three years. She is also co-owner of the Great... Read MoreSkill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 31, from 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Fees: $85 » (workshop & kit fee)
Using some of the latest beads (superduos, 4 hole quadralentil), you will have the opportunity to create up to 3 pairs of earrings. Each of these work of up quickly and would make great gifts or can also be used as components or stand alone pendants. Most students will finish one earring for each kit in class. Class fee includes beads and written... Read More

Workshop PhotoIts A Wrap
Instructor: Jenny Shibona
Jennifer has been beading most of her life and for the last fifteen years or so teaching and writing instructions for her own designs. She has been published several times in Bead Unique and has participated in the Battle of the Beadsmiths for the past three years. She is also co-owner of the Great... Read MoreSkill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 31, from 8:00pm to 11:00pm
Fees: $85 » (workshop & kit fee)
Learn to create this bracelet doing a modified Right Angle Weave (RAW). You will create a triple wrap bracelet using size 6/0 and 11/0 beads. This bracelet works up quickly and you will find it very designer friendly in bead sizes and color combinations. ... Read More

Lillian Todaro Beadwork Instruction
Instructor: Lillian Todaro
Read MoreSkill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 28-July 31, ongoing.
Fees: $0 » free demos!
Ongoing Free Demos in jewelry design and beadwork located in booth #A1. Read More

Basic Jewelry Making Instruction
Instructor: String Bead
Read MoreSkill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 28-July 31, ongoing.
Fees: $0 » free demos!
Ongoing Free Demos in jewelry making including stringing, crimping, and jewelry tool instruction. Located in the San Marino Room. Read More

ArtClay Demonstrations
Instructor: Art Clay Instructors
Read MoreSkill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 28-July 31, ongoing.
Fees: $0 » free demo!
Daily demonstrations of how to use artclay to create pure silver jewelry. Read More

Workshop PhotoKumihimo Double Strand Bracelet
Instructor: Kim Fox
Kim is an award winning designer of finished jewelry and findings. She has been designing or making jewelry for most of her life. Her company HandFast Design by Kim Fox provides artisan designed and crafted clasps, cones and connectors. She has been addicted to kumihimo for about 6 years. From her... Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 13, from 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Fees:
$75 » class fee
$50 » kit fee
This beautiful bracelet has many possibilities. An advanced project where planning is paramount. Once mastered use the skills learned in the class to design other bracelets and necklaces. The class is four hours long and students will likely not finish the project during the class but will leave with materials, knowledge and instructions to finish the... Read More

Workshop PhotoMake Your Own Findings!
Instructor: Atalia Molaro
Teacher, Designer, and Buyer, for String Bead Chico. Atalia has been creating new classes and teaching the elements of beading skills for over six years. Her open saw work and metal skills are unparalleled. She plays a vital role in helping to create the over fifty classes taught at String Bead. Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 14, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $69 » some supplies included
Simple solder joints, Annealing, Melting, Headpins, Bails, Toggles. Earwires, S-hooks AND SOLDERING!!! We “basic” solder in this class but do not go into the science behind soldering like we do in “Torch Soldering” We recommend if you are planning to do a lot of soldering you take both. In this class we solder, in “Torch... Read More

Workshop PhotoBead Crochet using Wire or Silk Thread
Instructor: Rose Klapman
Lampwork bead artist and jewelry designer, visit http://www.beadshaper.com and http://www.metaljewelryshaper.com Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 14, from 10:30am to 1:30pm
Fees:
$70 » workshop fee
$35 » kit fee
In this class you will be able to choose making a silk crocheted necklace or a wire design. Both are simple and fun. You will wear your lovely necklace home. Read More

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

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

Workshop PhotoStackables
Instructor: Michelle Marchiano
A beader since childhood and a college professor by trade, Michelle has brought her teaching expertise to the torch at String Bead in Chico. A curious person by nature, Michelle’s passion for mixed media, metal clays and the torch is only rivaled by her love for sharing it with others. Come... Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 14, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $69 » some supplies included
Stringbead is excited to be teaching how to make these trendy stackable rings! Learn how to make a set of five rings in our workshop. We will be pairing our soldering skills with our design skills to create this timeless, delicate project. We will be using bronze, copper, and sterling. First a plain ring, the hammered ring. You will get a shot at a tube... Read More

Workshop PhotoTorch Enameling
Instructor: Carole Witt
Graduate of the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts, Carole has been teaching for over 15 years. Carole and her remarkable staff have a lineup of more than 50 classes in their extensive Jewelry Supply Store, String Bead, in Chico California. They are always striving to increase their ability to reach... Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 14, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $69 » all supplies including instructional handout are provided
A fun class that takes the fear and uncertainty out of torch enameling. This is a remarkably simple technique that will change your metalwork from passé to pizzazz! Very limited class size, so sign up soon! Tools and materials included. Plenty of extra materials and tools are available for purchase. All skill levels are welcome Your seat in the class... Read More

Workshop PhotoStarfish Earrings
Instructor: Lillian M. Todaro
Lillian M. Todaro has been teaching and writing instructions for over 30 years. Her professional series of books and kits are sold nationwide. She has won many awards for her unique wearable art jewelry, including more than twenty First Place and Best of Show awards. She loves the versatility of the... Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All. Knowledge of Peyote Stitch helpful.
Dates/Times: January 14, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $95 » Fee includes 3 hours of hands-on instruction, quality beads and components, plus printed instructions.
Learn to combine the Peyote Stitch and the Ndebele Stitch to create a charming design of sparkling Starfish Earrings, inspired by the beauty of nature. These bejeweled with a single crystal Starfish earrings are light weight and easy to wear. Plus, once you learn to make the Starfish, you can create more in different sizes and connect them to create a... Read More

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

Workshop PhotoMaking New Things Look Old
Instructor: Atalia Molaro
Teacher, Designer, and Buyer, for String Bead Chico. Atalia has been creating new classes and teaching the elements of beading skills for over six years. Her open saw work and metal skills are unparalleled. She plays a vital role in helping to create the over fifty classes taught at String Bead. Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 14, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $69 » some supplies included.
Working mostly with Cup-Chain and Rhinestone components, we will learn the beauty of vintage bling! Recreating some beautiful vintage looks and using techniques that are both new and old. Using a lot of old skills and new skills, old techniques and new techniques, old tools and new tools, old components and new components, we will create some really fun and... Read More

Workshop PhotoCrinkle Cuff
Instructor: Michelle Marchiano
A beader since childhood and a college professor by trade, Michelle has brought her teaching expertise to the torch at String Bead in Chico. A curious person by nature, Michelle’s passion for mixed media, metal clays and the torch is only rivaled by her love for sharing it with others. Come... Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 14, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $69 » some supplies included
Learn how to make metal move, bend, and twist at your will! Let us show you the magic behind annealing your metal and making it pliable, all while creating for yourself an incredible cuff to add to your collection. Also included will be some patina and riveting skills for you to acquire! Multiple times to the torch and what to do before and after. Learn lots... Read More

Workshop PhotoTORCH SOLDERING
Instructor: Carole Witt
Graduate of the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts, Carole has been teaching for over 15 years. Carole and her remarkable staff have a lineup of more than 50 classes in their extensive Jewelry Supply Store, String Bead, in Chico California. They are always striving to increase their ability to reach... Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 14, from 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Fees: $69 » all supplies including instructional handout are provided
This is an in-depth class that will equip you for using soldering torches. Once you understand the soldering process, good torch control, and the proper steps, soldering is a lot of fun. This introductory class focuses on getting you started on the right path, so you can confidently work and troubleshoot on your own. The earrings and necklace (not including... Read More

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

Workshop PhotoBotanics in Bronze
Instructor: Laura Moore
Laura has been creating art in a wide Varity of mediums all her life. She has a background in art, environmental science, chemistry and horticulture. She has been working with metal clay since 200, is Rio certified and is a Senior Art Clay World instructor. Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 15, from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Fees:
$69 » class fee
$25 » kit fee
An introduction to using bronze clay. Thru the process of making a pendant with a botanic imprint you will learn mold making, handling, forming, refining, firing, polishing and storing bronze clay. All tools are provided by the instructor, if you have your own tool kit bring it along! Also bring any plant material or interesting textures you would like to... Read More

Workshop PhotoSoldered Chain!
Instructor: Michelle Marchiano
A beader since childhood and a college professor by trade, Michelle has brought her teaching expertise to the torch at String Bead in Chico. A curious person by nature, Michelle’s passion for mixed media, metal clays and the torch is only rivaled by her love for sharing it with others. Come... Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: Intermediate. Beginning torch soldering skills HIGHLY recommended.
Dates/Times: January 15, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $69 » some supplies included
This is our NEW favorite thing! Making Chains! Lots of them! Quickly and efficiently! As we all know time is money so in this class we will share some great professional shortcuts for assembling chain and getting the beauty and uniqueness you can only achieve by making your own chains. Bring a whole new dimension to your jewelry! We will explore turns twists... Read More

Workshop PhotoHeavy Wire Multi-Bangle Cuff
Instructor: Atalia Molaro
Teacher, Designer, and Buyer, for String Bead Chico. Atalia has been creating new classes and teaching the elements of beading skills for over six years. Her open saw work and metal skills are unparalleled. She plays a vital role in helping to create the over fifty classes taught at String Bead. Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 15, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $69 » most supplies included
Love to play with wire? Well we have the class for you! Learn how to twist, bend, texture, and manipulate your metal into a fantastic, multi-bangle inspired cuff! We will spend time working on how to keep your pieces pliable (a HARD thing to do with the heavier gauges!!!), proper texturing techniques, a few extras in sheet metals, and there's even a... Read More

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

Workshop PhotoTorch Enameling
Instructor: Atalia Molaro
Teacher, Designer, and Buyer, for String Bead Chico. Atalia has been creating new classes and teaching the elements of beading skills for over six years. Her open saw work and metal skills are unparalleled. She plays a vital role in helping to create the over fifty classes taught at String Bead. Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 15, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $69 » all supplies including instructional handout are provided
A fun class that takes the fear and uncertainty out of torch enameling. This is a remarkably simple technique that will change your metalwork from passé to pizzazz! Very limited class size, so sign up soon! Tools and materials included. Plenty of extra materials and tools are available for purchase. All skill levels are welcome Your seat in the class... Read More

Workshop PhotoSoldered Frames & Hinges
Instructor: Michelle Marchiano
A beader since childhood and a college professor by trade, Michelle has brought her teaching expertise to the torch at String Bead in Chico. A curious person by nature, Michelle’s passion for mixed media, metal clays and the torch is only rivaled by her love for sharing it with others. Come... Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 15, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $69 » some supplies included.
A new class to our soldering lineup! We all agree that webs of beads and stones look fantastic but are always diminished by their bulky attempts at a home-made frame. So lets get away from that homemade look and solder some amazing, elegant frames with clean and simple hinges. This simple looking frame can be adapted to thousands of projects and designs!... Read More

Workshop Photo“SERENITY” PEARL SPIRAL
Instructor: Lillian Todaro
Lillian M. Todaro has been teaching and writing instructions for over 30 years. Her professional series of books and kits are sold nationwide. She has won many awards for her unique wearable art jewelry, including more than twenty First Place and Best of Show awards. She loves the versatility of the... Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 15, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $95 » Fee includes 3 hours of hands-on instruction, quality beads and components, plus printed instructions.
Learn to make this beautiful and contemporary Pearl Spiral Bracelet. This Spiral weave is a simple variation of the Peyote Stitch. The gaze gathering beauty of this bracelet is achieved with dainty Pearls, shimmering Sequins and fine Silver Lined Seed Beads. Add sparkle and glamour to any outfit with this beauty made with your own two hands, compliments... Read More

Workshop PhotoLovely Links Bracelet
Instructor: Stephanie Harrell
Owner of Bead Artistry Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 15, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $65 » workshop fee
This is the latest design from Bead Artistry. In this class you will learn to make these Lovely Links into a fabulous bracelet. This component can be used in many other ways to create different jewelry elements. This is a two hour class that includes a complete kit with all materials that will be available in several different color options. Fee is $65. Read More

Workshop PhotoBead Knotting
Instructor: Rose Klapman
Lampwork bead artist and jewelry designer, visit http://www.beadshaper.com and http://www.metaljewelryshaper.com Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 15, from 3:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees:
$75 » workshop fee
$40 » kit fee
Learn the art of bead knotting. You can make 2 separate strands or one 2 strand necklace. Make a beautiful design for Valentine’s Day. Tuition: $75, Kit $40 Read More

Workshop PhotoIntermediate Torch Soldering
Instructor: Michelle Marchiano
A beader since childhood and a college professor by trade, Michelle has brought her teaching expertise to the torch at String Bead in Chico. A curious person by nature, Michelle’s passion for mixed media, metal clays and the torch is only rivaled by her love for sharing it with others. Come... Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 15, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $69 » most supplies included.
Knowing how to use your torch is just the beginning! Learning proper setup, fit, how to control your solder flow, why joints break sometimes, what metals do what in the flame, and how to troubleshoot all of the above is the focus of this class while giving you loads of time at the torch. Working with different gauges, shapes and wire kinds, learning to fit... Read More

Workshop PhotoAdvanced Torch Enameling
Instructor: Atalia Molaro
Teacher, Designer, and Buyer, for String Bead Chico. Atalia has been creating new classes and teaching the elements of beading skills for over six years. Her open saw work and metal skills are unparalleled. She plays a vital role in helping to create the over fifty classes taught at String Bead. Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 15, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $69 » all supplies including instructional handout are provided
Taking torch enameling to the next level for all you enthusiasts! Let's take it up a notch. In this advanced class, we will be using stencils, stamps, and shields, as well as exploring wet-packing, painting, and sgraffito. Also included is all sorts of new tips and suggestions for using stringers, millifori, and multiple wires in your pieces. So much... Read More

Workshop PhotoFINISHING Your Pieces!
Instructor: Carole Witt
Graduate of the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts, Carole has been teaching for over 15 years. Carole and her remarkable staff have a lineup of more than 50 classes in their extensive Jewelry Supply Store, String Bead, in Chico California. They are always striving to increase their ability to reach... Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 15, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $69 » most supplies included.
There is never time in classes to do proper FINISH work! This class is all about just that! We will be exploring the professional, provocative, and permanent way to achieve the right shine and brilliance of your metal. We will cover files, sandpapers, buffs, burnishers, compounds, pressure, power, protocol, and OH SO MUCH MORE! All tools are provided. Your... Read More

Workshop PhotoSuperduo Necklace
Instructor: Kim Fox
Kim is an award winning designer of finished jewelry and findings. She has been designing or making jewelry for most of her life. Her company HandFast Design by Kim Fox provides artisan designed and crafted clasps, cones and connectors. She has been addicted to kumihimo for about 6 years. From her... Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 15, from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Fees: $105 » includes kit
In this workshop using a needle and thread you will learn how to create this incredibly comfortable and stylish necklace using superduos beads. We will mix up a custom bead soup for your necklace and show you how to stitch it together. A discussion of how to complete the necklace is included in the class as well as a $25 credit toword any finding purchased... Read More

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

Workshop PhotoEtching
Instructor: Michelle Marchiano
A beader since childhood and a college professor by trade, Michelle has brought her teaching expertise to the torch at String Bead in Chico. A curious person by nature, Michelle’s passion for mixed media, metal clays and the torch is only rivaled by her love for sharing it with others. Come... Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 16, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $69 » some supplies included
Always adding new things! We will cover chemical etching, making at least two pairs of earrings. Electric etching, making a pendant. And discussions on other ways to achieve the etch you are looking for. We cover a wide range of resists, when and where they work. If you have a favorite small rubber stamp bring it! We will have stamps available and EVEN a... Read More

Workshop PhotoRiveting
Instructor: Atalia Molaro
Teacher, Designer, and Buyer, for String Bead Chico. Atalia has been creating new classes and teaching the elements of beading skills for over six years. Her open saw work and metal skills are unparalleled. She plays a vital role in helping to create the over fifty classes taught at String Bead. Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 16, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $69 » all supplies including instructional handout are provided
This is an introduction to joining metal without having to solder, PERFECT for all of us who don't have a torch! Some things just can’t take the heat. Soooooo rivet them! Learn all the different ways to: hide a rivet, dome a rivet, tube a rivet, make them from scratch, or properly use ready-made rivets while making a fun “sampler”... Read More

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

Workshop PhotoOrganic Metal Patinas
Instructor: Michelle Marchiano
A beader since childhood and a college professor by trade, Michelle has brought her teaching expertise to the torch at String Bead in Chico. A curious person by nature, Michelle’s passion for mixed media, metal clays and the torch is only rivaled by her love for sharing it with others. Come... Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 16, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $69 » some supplies, including instructional handout, are provided.
Explore the wonderful world of changing metals from garish to gorgeous! Antique it, burn it, melt it, stuff it into little pots of potato chips, grass, eggs, tobacco, and sawdust, and see what comes out! Beautiful, permanent, quirkie! If it’s questionable, patina it! We will color, streak, blob and otherwise chew up metal and bring out its hidden... Read More

Workshop PhotoWorking with Leather - Macramé Bracelets!
Instructor: Laura Gasparrini
Teaching the Art of Beadwork for over 15 years and creating jewelry since childhood. She is the principle designer and owner of Om Tara! Temple Arts and Inspired Adornment. Laura offers classes privately in beautiful Santa Barbara, California and beyond. Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 16, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $75 » materials included
Learn basic macramé knots for creating simply beautiful leather and pearl bracelets. Make them short to stack together or wear separately; make them long to wrap several times around your wrist or wear as a necklace. We will design several different styles of macrame bracelets in this class. Email laura@omtara.com for sign-up. Read More

Workshop PhotoLazy Pearl Spiral Bracelet
Instructor: Lillian Todaro
Lillian M. Todaro has been teaching and writing instructions for over 30 years. Her professional series of books and kits are sold nationwide. She has won many awards for her unique wearable art jewelry, including more than twenty First Place and Best of Show awards. She loves the versatility of the... Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All Levels
Dates/Times: January 16, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $89 » Fee includes 3 hours of hands-on instruction, quality beads and components, plus printed instructions.
A very popular class. You will learn to use pearls and a crystal to create an elegant bracelet that you will cherish. Award-winning artist and author Lillian Todaro will teach you this easy, versatile stitch that weaves up fast. Once you learn this stitch, you can use any kind of beads and make an infinite number of very beautiful bracelets, necklaces,... Read More

Workshop PhotoCrawling with Crystals
Instructor: Stephanie Harrell
Owner of Bead Artistry Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 16, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $85 » kit included
Crawling with Crystals is a colorful collection of Swarovski crystals paired with a unique mix of seed beads designed exclusively by Bead Artistry. A beginning beader to the most advanced will enjoy this bead weaving project. The class fee includes a complete kit which comes in many color choices. Read More

Workshop PhotoSoldering Workshop (Stone Setting)
Instructor: Carole Witt
Graduate of the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts, Carole has been teaching for over 15 years. Carole and her remarkable staff have a lineup of more than 50 classes in their extensive Jewelry Supply Store, String Bead, in Chico California. They are always striving to increase their ability to reach... Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All. Beginning Torch Soldering Skills necessary
Dates/Times: January 16, from 2:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $149 » some supplies included
An all day class to perfect your soldering skills! That’s right 8 hours at the torch!!! Lots of quality time, to make the mistakes you must fix, and conquer the difficulties you’ve faced, in learning the intricacies of torch soldering! We have a great group of instructors at this workshop so that there will be lots of 1-on-1 help. A fun day for... Read More

Workshop PhotoViking Knit
Instructor: Rose Klapman
Lampwork bead artist and jewelry designer, visit http://www.beadshaper.com Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 16, from 3:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees:
$60 » class fee
$50 » kit fee
Come and enjoy this very popular class. Learning this centuries old technique will allow you to make necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. Read More

Workshop PhotoStackables
Instructor: Michelle Marchiano
A beader since childhood and a college professor by trade, Michelle has brought her teaching expertise to the torch at String Bead in Chico. A curious person by nature, Michelle’s passion for mixed media, metal clays and the torch is only rivaled by her love for sharing it with others. Come... Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 16, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $69 » some supplies included
Stringbead is excited to be teaching how to make these trendy stackable rings! Learn how to make a set of five rings in our workshop. We will be pairing our soldering skills with our design skills to create this timeless, delicate project. We will be using bronze, copper, and sterling. First a plain ring, the hammered ring. You will get a shot at a tube... Read More

Workshop PhotoPearl Knotting
Instructor: Atalia Molaro
Teacher, Designer, and Buyer, for String Bead Chico. Atalia has been creating new classes and teaching the elements of beading skills for over six years. Her open saw work and metal skills are unparalleled. She plays a vital role in helping to create the over fifty classes taught at String Bead. Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 16, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $69
Take the mystery out of pearl knotting! Learn one of the oldest beading skills. Both traditional and modern techniques are covered. Explore multiple finishing options and fun new ways to incorporate this ancient technique into modern jewelry. We will have a variety of real pearls, and a collection of lovely designer clasps for you to choose from. 1 16”... Read More

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

Workshop PhotoMaking Unique Leather Findings
Instructor: Michelle Marchiano
A beader since childhood and a college professor by trade, Michelle has brought her teaching expertise to the torch at String Bead in Chico. A curious person by nature, Michelle’s passion for mixed media, metal clays and the torch is only rivaled by her love for sharing it with others. Come... Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 17, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $69 » some supplies included
What do you get when you mix leather, metal, and a little bit of riveting? A gorgeous, trendy, bracelet of course! But who wants findings that anyone can by in a store or at a show? This class will take you through the steps and techniques to altering and manipulating your metal into unique hinges, endings, and clasp. We will do some easy riveting and... Read More

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

Workshop PhotoBead Crochet using Wire or Silk Thread
Instructor: Rose Klapman
Lampwork bead artist and jewelry designer, visit http://www.beadshaper.com and http://www.metaljewelryshaper.com Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 17, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees:
$70 » workshop fee
$35 » kit fee
In this class you will be able to choose making a silk crocheted necklace or a wire design. Both are simple and fun. You will wear your lovely necklace home. Read More

Workshop PhotoSpiral Bangle Bracelet
Instructor: Lillian Todaro
Lillian M. Todaro has been teaching and writing instructions for over 30 years. Her professional series of books and kits are sold nationwide. She has won many awards for her unique wearable art jewelry, including more than twenty First Place and Best of Show awards. She loves the versatility of the... Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 17, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees:
$50 » Fees includes 3 hours of hands-on instruction, all quality beads and components, plus printed instructions.
$39 » kit fee
Learn a fabulous variation of the Peyote Stitch, the open Peyote Spiral Weave and how to use it to create a beautiful Spiral Bangle Bracelet. Lilly has been teaching this class for many years and students love creating this bracelet that looks complicated and intricate when actually it is simple. Many consider her book (which is sold nation-wide) the... Read More

Workshop PhotoTORCH SOLDERING
Instructor: Carole Witt
Graduate of the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts, Carole has been teaching for over 15 years. Carole and her remarkable staff have a lineup of more than 50 classes in their extensive Jewelry Supply Store, String Bead, in Chico California. They are always striving to increase their ability to reach... Read MoreCurrently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 17, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $69 » all supplies including instructional handout are provided
This is an in-depth class that will equip you for using soldering torches. Once you understand the soldering process, good torch control, and the proper steps, soldering is a lot of fun. This introductory class focuses on getting you started on the right path, so you can confidently work and troubleshoot on your own. The earrings and necklace (not including... Read More