New Classes

*Adjustable Metal Ring with Gemstone Cabochon N1

Bead Class

This class covers all the steps involved in making an adjustable cabochon ring. You will make a pattern for your ring and cut sheet metal for the ring, smooth and, if desired, texture the ring metal and shape the ring for your finger. You will also learn how to use wire to secure your stone to your ring. This type of ring can be made from any type sheet metal: this class will be taught using copper sheet.

Apr. 13 Sun. 12:00-3:00 $35.00

Sue Lindsey, instructor/Kit fee $20 payable to instructor on day of class.

*Beaded Spiral Chainmaille N2

Bead Class

Fast, fun, and ...somewhat easy. Looking for a great project that combines beads and chainmaille? Here it is! Once you master the basic technique, you'll be on your way to a collection of beautiful and unique beaded chains. Imagine this stunner in wine country colors for a wine festival or in patriotic colors for a summer picnic!

Skill Level: Adv. Beginner.

Apr. 6 Sun. 2:30-4:30 $25.00

Carol Cavanaugh, instructor

*Bounce Back Beads N3

Bead Class

Or maybe you'd like to call them chainmaille beads! These circular beauties are made using the classic European 4 in 1 weave. They are fun to create. Use a bunch together to create a whole necklace, or use a few to highlight your favorite lamp work beads. The possibilities are endless! A combination of smaller anodized aluminum rings and smaller non-latex rubber rings will be used.

Skill Level: Adv. Beginner/Intermediate

March 16 Sun. 12:00-3:00 $35.00

Mardi Trout, instructor/Kit fee of $15.00 payable to the instructor on the day of class.

*Cool and Casual N4

Bead Class

Create this necklace while learning the Half Persian chainmaille weave. The weave is a little challenging at first, but yields a very interesting pattern. The style works with either dressy or casual attire. Anodized aluminum rings will be used.

Skill Level: Adv. Beginner/Intermediate

March 30 Sun. 12:00-3:00 $35.00

Mardi Trout, instructor/Kit fee of $24 payable to the instructor on the day of class.

*Cordially Yours N5

Bead Class

Look at basic square stitch in a new light when creating this corded bracelet, and expect the unexpected. The fluidity of the stitch lends itself to making an elegant rope chain "look." Add peyote stitch components and a focal bead to give the piece its "charming" pizzazz. The result is a great looking everyday bracelet with a "rope" style. It is both trendy and a trendsetter.

Skill Level : Intermediate.

March 22 Sat. 10:00-1:00 $35.00

Amy Katz, instructor/Kit fee $65 (optional), payable to instructor on day of class.

*Crystal Clay - Explosion! N6

Bead Class

An updated class. Using this 2 part Epoxy Clay, that air dries in 24 hrs., - you can Bling Up...just about anything and make it you own unique piece de resistance ! Bold Colors, Neon, Tropical Colors, or even pastel...you can apply this clay to a metal pendant piece, cover a ceramic bead and dazzle it up, press in charms to it, add some crystals, chain, stones ... just about Anything! And if that is not enough...you can dust it with some iridescent dusting powders! Each person will make 1 unique pendant, mount it to a multi strand of seed beads, and add cone clasp, and findings to complete your piece.

Feb. 8 Sat. 11:00-3:00 $45.00

March 5 Wed. 5:00-9:00

Brenda Reagan, instructor/Supply fee $35 for clay, pendant base, and dusting powders, payable to instructor on day of class.

*Daggers & Tila Tango Necklace N7

Bead Class

This is a fun bead-weaving necklace using those wonderful dagger and Tila beads. This necklace works up fast once you have the stitching rhythm down! The majority of the necklace will be completed in class. Open to all beading levels but needle and thread experience is recommended.

March 28 Fri 10:00-1:00 $35.00

Diane Dennis, instructor

*Don't Resist This N8

Bead Class

Use resistors, capacitors, and other alternative materials to create a recycled piece of individualized jewelry. No experience is required but you must be able to manipulate small hard wires to form secure wire looped connections.

Feb. 1 Sat. 10:00-1:00 $35.00

May 11 Sun. 12:00-3:00

Denise Rivers, instructor/Kit prices vary from $5 to $25 depending on what you want to play with.

*Double Sided Origami Pendant N9

Bead Class

A new take on a popular class! Using clear glass cabochons, Japanese origami papers, other handmade papers, a little glue, some wire, and make this unique and delicate pendant. Each person will make 2 pendants, and wire wrap them during class. Lots of sample ideas will be provided to inspire your necklace for your new exotic pendant piece.

Apr. 12 Sat. 11:00-3:00 $45.00

Brenda Reagan, instructor/Supply fee $35, payable to instructor on day of class.

*Downton Abbey Daisy Chain N10

Bead Class

Inspired by the stunning jewelry in the popular BBC television show, this necklace is deceptively simple to create. It is an adaptation of the daisy chain stitch for seed bead necklaces. It can be embellished with crystals as desired.

Feb. 16 Sun. 12:00-4:00 $45.00

Beth Eltinge, instructor

*Elegance and Simplicity N11

Bead Class

These two words describe this chainmaille necklace perfectly. Learn very easy and simple chainmaille techniques to create this beautiful necklace. If you have never experienced chainmaille before, this is a great class for beginners. One pattern will be used in class, but the number of combinations is endless! Come and enjoy.

Apr. 19 Sat. 10:00-1:00 $35.00

Mardi Trout, instructor/ Kit fee of $29.00 payable to the instructor on the day of class. Silver plated rings will be used.

*Focal Component or Large Button in Metal and Stone N12

Bead Class

Design a creative piece for a necklace or bracelet using metal and a focal component like a cabochon, gemstone, or button. This class begins by making a pattern for the stone you wish to include in a focal piece. Cut your focal piece from sheet metal, then smooth and finish the metal. Learn to attach your stone using wire to finish your focal piece.

Feb. 1 Sat. 2:00-5:00 $35.00

Sue Lindsey, instructor/Kit fee $28, payable to instructor on day of class.

*Encaustic Wax Pendants N13

Bead Class

Try something new. If you liked working with resin to make a unique piece of jewelry, you will probably love working with encaustic wax. You can carve it, color it, layer it, emboss it, embed charms in it, etc., etc.! We will have fun melting wax and trying all of the possibilities. We will be using Luminous Encaustic wax and colors brought on the market by Linda Lenart McNulty - sister of the Ice Resin Queen Susan Lenart Kazmer! So, you know it will be fabulous. No students under 18 please, as we will be working with HOT wax.

Jan. 20 Mon. 10:00-2:00 $45.00

May 11 Sun 12:00-4:00

Beverlee Stafford, instructor/ Supply fee of $24, payable to instructor on day of class.

*The Garden Trellis N14

Bead Class

Combine jumprings and beads to create this delicate and beautiful chain. This chainmaille weave is appropriate for most chainmaille students. You can create The Garden Trellis in a variety of ring sizes to customize your jewelry to reflect your personal style statement.

Skill Level: Adv. Beginner.

Apr. 6 Sun. 12:00-2:00 $25.00

Carol Cavanaugh, instructor

*Gemology: Garnets N15

Bead Class

An introduction to garnets, looking at how they are produced and cut, their colors, how to tell them from other stones, and what to look for when buying them. Class will conclude with care and feeding of your garnets. Lots of hands-on examples. Class participants are encouraged to bring their own garnets to share.

Prereq. Introduction to Gemology.

Feb. 22 Sat. 2:00-5:00 $35.00

Tim Morgan, Instructor

*Gemology: Opals N16

Bead Class

An examination of opals, explaining how they are produced and cut, what makes them so colorful, and what to look for when buying them. Class will conclude with care and feeding of your opals. Lots of hands-on examples. Class participants are encouraged to bring their own opals to share.

Prereq. Introduction to Gemology.

March 2 Sun. 10:00-1:00 $35.00

Tim Morgan, Instructor

*Gemology: Quartz N17

Bead Class

The mineral quartz includes some of the most popular gemstones on the market today. This class will examine the two sub-categories of quartz and look at the many varieties of it. Instructor will discuss how varieties get their colors, how to tell quartz from other stones, what to look for when buying it. Instructor will also discuss the history of major varieties, how it is formed, where found. Care and feeding of your quartz stones, such as amethyst, citrine, rose quartz, etc. Lots of hands-on examples. Class participants are encouraged to bring their own to share.

Prereq. Introduction to Gemology.

March 2 Sun. 2:00-5:00 $35.00

Tim Morgan, Instructor

*Gemology: Tourmalines N18

Bead Class

An introduction to tourmalines, examining how they are produced and cut, why they are so colorful, how to tell them from other stones, and what to look for when buying them. The class will conclude with care and feeding of your tourmalines. Lots of hands-on examples. Class participants are encouraged to bring their own tourmalines to share.

Prereq. Introduction to Gemology.

Feb. 22 Sat. 10:00-1:00 $35.00

Tim Morgan, Instructor

*It's A Wrap Bracelet with Tilas N19

Bead Class

Learn to make this popular, simple to make wrap bracelet, updated with a more delicate look, using Tila and seed beads. Make your bracelet with the Tila beads in one, two or three colors, add seed beads if you desire. It's your option to make it a single, double, triple or quad wrap. The samples shown are for a triple wrap. Works up fast!

All levels welcome.

March 21 Fri. 10:00-1:00 $35.00

Diane Dennis, instructor

*Julie's Bauble N20

Bead Class

This is a beaded bead made with crystals and faux pearls. It can be worn alone as a pendent, strung with several together on a necklace, or used as a component in a larger piece. It is quick, fun and addictive to make. In the class we will be able to make several baubles which will allow us to play with different variations and to discuss finishing options.

Feb. 28 Fri. 1:00-4:00 $35.00

Beth Eltinge, instructor

*Large Cuff Bracelet with Stones N21

Bead Class

Make a brass frame to fit your wrist from brass wire. Decorate the bracelet frame with a variety of beads, including a focal bead for the center top. Enhance the look of the bracelet with decorative wire in a contrasting color to highlight a few of your beads.

March 23 Sun. 12:00-4:00 $45.00

Sue Lindsey, instructor/Kit fee $25 payable to instructor on day of class.

*Mixed Metal Cuff, Ring, & Earrings N22

Bead Class

Make a mixed metal cuff bracelet, a ring with a gemstone cabochon, and a pair of earrings designed to be worn as a set. This is an opportunity to learn to use aluminum wire mixed with silver filled or bronze.

March 2 Sun. 12:00-4:00 $45.00

Sue Lindsey, instructor/Kit fee $15 payable to instructor on day of class.

*Mixed Metal Earrings N23

Bead Class

Create interesting earrings using sheet metal you cut to fit one pair of earrings, and metal blanks. Learn to add interesting metal decorations. The class will have time for 2 to 3 pair of earrings. I will have kidney wires for the earrings. If you want another kind of earring findings, bring what you would like to use.

Feb 1 Sat. 10:00-1:00 $35.00

Sue Lindsey, instructor/Kit fee $15 payable to instructor on day of class.

*Odyssey Bracelet N24

Bead Class

Create an elegant bracelet using even-count tubular peyote stitch and right-angle weave techniques. Capture beautiful Swarovski Crystals in peyote stitch, then create spacers to accompany the crystal on each side. Right-angle weave the base for an open look, then attached your crystal jewel art. Finish the piece with a simplistic yet elegant clasp. Wear this bracelet with jeans or an evening dress. It is the perfect fit for any occasion.

Skill Level: Intermediate.

March 14 Fri. 10:00-4:00 $65.00

Amy Katz, instructor/ Kit fee $75 (optional) payable to instructor on day of class.

*Over The Rainbow Bracelet N25

Bead Class

Challenging, but fun. Over The Rainbow introduces lots of color to your chainmaille experience. Of course, you can choose to trim down the color explosion for a more traditional look. This weave is appropriate for those who enjoy expanding their skills beyond the basic chainmaille weaves, but don't let it scare you! You can make this even chunkier by using larger rings for a bold statement bracelet.

Skill Level: Intermediate.

Jan. 19 Sun. 12:00-4:00 $45.00

Carol Cavanaugh, instructor

*Persian Rope N27

Bead Class

Looking for a substantial chainmaille weave? Persian Rope drapes well for bracelet or necklace. Learn this weave in two colors to understand the complexities and variations, then move on to create your piece in a single color to create a chain that will draw lots of attention and comments!

Skill Level: Adv. Beginner/Intermediate.

Feb. 9 Sun. 12:00-4:00 $45.00

Carol Cavanaugh, instructor

*Royal Kumihimo Bracelet N28

Bead Class

Kumihimo is fun, easy and portable! Learn how to make this majestic two-toned bracelet with Gold and Silver Pearls. Clasp is incorporated into the design. This has been chosen for Bead Fest Philadelphia - take it here instead!

Great for all levels.

Mar. 1 Sat. 10:00-2:00 $45.00

Monica Han, instructor/Kit fee $5, payable to instructor on day of class

*Shenanigans N29

Bead Class

This class will teach two separate methods for creating this elegant and stunning chainmaille weave. Done in monochrome or a grand aurora of color, this makes an amazing bracelet or necklace. This is an intermediate chainmaille weave that will become a favorite of your chainmaille repertoire!

Skill Level: Intermediate

March 9 Sun. 12:00-4:00 $45.00

Carol Cavanaugh, instructor

*Versailles N30

Bead Class

Named for the famed French palace, this weave is so beautiful in so many ring size combinations, from delicate and tiny to bold and chunky. It's a slightly tricky weave to learn, so some chainmaille experience is recommended before you tackle this lovely. If you're ready for the challenge, this weave will reward you with some stunning jewelry pieces to add to your collection!

Skill Level: Intermediate

May 4 Sunday 12:00-4:00 $45.00

Carol Cavanaugh, instructor

*Waves and Curves N31

Bead Class

Flat aluminum wire is very pliable and great for making curves and findings. Wrap Swarovski Crystal Pearls to add elegance to the whole set of jewelry you can make in this class. This has been chosen for Bead Fest Philadelphia - take it here instead!

Skill Level: Intermediate

Apr. 26 Sat. 10:00-2:00 $45.00

Monica Han, instructor/$7 kit fee payable to instructor on day of class.

*Wire Link Charm Bracelet N32

Bead Class

Create a wire link that serves as the perfect foundation for a charm bracelet. Learn how to attach charms, dangles, and silk ribbon. This is an opportunity to use your vintage buttons and treasures! However this bracelet can be made with strictly beads as well. You'll also learn how to make your own wire headpins and a classic wire hook clasp. Bring your souvenir charms, vintage buttons and favorite beads and create your own treasure charm bracelet.

Skill Level: Intermediate.

Jan. 25 Sat. 10:00-2:00 $45.00

Apr. 9 Wed. 4:00-8:00

Cindy Wimmer, instructor/Supply fee of $16 payable to instructor on day of class.

*Metal Buttons N33

Bead Class

Create buttons from sheet metal and metal blanks that can be used to make a button necklace (see Button Necklace O10). You can create buttons in any shape, in several types of metal. Next, you can texturize the buttons, pattern them with extra wire, or color them with inks. You willhave time during the class to make a number of "special" buttons to add to a lovely button necklace.

Jan. 17 Fri. 10:00-2:00 $45.00

Sue Lindsey, instructor/Kit fee $20, payable to instructor on day of class.