Other Classes

Advanced Knotting O1

Bead Class

Lots of fun! Learn a little wire wrapping "cheat" technique, along with square knots and overhand knots to make this stunning necklace. A great opportunity to have fun with lots of color, shapes and sizes of beads. Knotting experience is helpful but not necessary.

May 17 Sat. 2:00-5:00 $35.00

Lisa Norris, instructor

Basic Peyote Bracelet O2

Bead Class

Learn to do the flat peyote stitch and create a unique bracelet or necklace by rolling your stitches into cylinder shaped beads and stringing them into a design of your choice. Good for all levels - including beginners - and others who want to learn an easy way to make beaded beads.

Apr. 25 Fri. 10:00-1:00 $35.00

May 17 Sat. 10:00-1:00

Paulette Baron, instructor

Beaded Bangle O3

Bead Class

This bracelet features two different sizes of seed beads worked in the Ndebele/ Herringbone stitch in a tubular fashion, creating a hollow substantial bracelet with a unique loop and flapped hidden closure. You will learn the Ndebele/Herringbone stitch with a step-up.

Skill level: Intermediate

March 21 2:00-5:00 $35.00

Diane Dennis, instructor

Beading Basics O4

Bead Class

Five hours for five projects! This class is geared to the beginner or to anyone who wants to learn the correct way to string and finish a beading project. This class includes a "stretchy" bracelet, a necklace on flex wire, and a pair of dangle earrings. Two more complex projects are then introduced: a strand of freshwater, cultured pearls (using silk thread and bead tips) and a multi-strand necklace finished with bead cones and a toggle clasp.

Jan. 19 Sun. 11:00-4:00 $55.00

Feb. 16 Sun. 11:00-4:00

March 21 Fri. 11:00-4:00

Apr. 13 Sun. 11:00-4:00

May 9 Fri 11:00-4:00

Beverlee Stafford, instructor/$30.00 kit fee payable to instructor on day of class

Beginning Peyote - Create a Slider O5

Bead Class

Learn the Peyote stitch (an off loom bead weave) and some techniques while making a beaded slider with embellishments. Get introduced to even count peyote, learn about counting rows, 'zip up', 'step up', 'stitch in the ditch' , and more. Students will be using double Delicas in the class (large beads). This is a great beginning class to take, in preparation for those beautiful peyote stitch project classes offered by other Star's Beads instructors.

March 8 Sat. 10:00-1:00 $35.00

Mardi Trout, instructor

Beginning Peyote & Brick Stitches O6

Bead Class

Learn two of the most used stitches in off-loom bead weaving. The hardest part of off-loom beadwork is starting. In this class you will start several small samples of work under the guidance of the instructor. You will also use slightly larger beads than are sometimes used. The class should give you a good beginning to two fundamental stitches.

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

Beth Eltinge, instructor

Box Weave Bracelet O7

Bead Class

This classic weave is a great way to learn chainmaille. The weave gets its "box" name based on the square shape the rings create. It is also referred to as "Queen's Chain" or "Inca Puno Chain". Learn how to achieve this beautiful look that can also be transformed into earrings or a necklace. It's quick and easy. For beginners - most students will finish the piece in class.

Jan. 12 Sun. 12:00-3:00 $35.00

Mardi Trout, instructor/Kit fee of $25 payable to instructor on day of class.

Braided Summer Bracelets O8

Bead Class

Create a silver-filled braided wire bracelet with accent colors for summer wear (pink, aqua, purple, etc). The bracelet can be sets of 3 wires (total of 9) or sets of 4 wires (total of 15). If time permits, students can make a second bracelet.

Apr. 6 Sun. 12:00-3:00 $35.00

Susan Lindsey, instructor/kit fee $15-$22, payable to instructor on day of class.

Brick Stitch on Wire O9

Bead Class

Learn to bead directly onto wire. Make earrings or a pendant using brick stitch, picot and a little wire wrapping. Instructor will supply wire armatures.

Jan. 18 Sat. 2:00-5:00 $35.00

May 17 Sat. 10:00-1:00

Lisa Norris, instructor

Button Necklace O10

Bead Class

The instructor bought this necklace in Florence, Italy and is bringing the design to you! Make a bib-style necklace using buttons and wire. It is a stunning piece. Bring your "stash" or buy buttons at Star's or from instructor!

Jan. 20 Mon. 3:00-6:00 $35.00

MLK Holiday!

Beverlee Stafford, instructor. Buttons will be available from the instructor for an extra fee.

Byzantine Chainmaille Bracelet O11

Bead Class

The Byzantine Chainmaille weave is one of the classic, yet very popular weaves. The look of the weave pattern is familiar and favored by many. The weave looks complicated but easy to learn. The style of the weave looks beautiful for bracelets, necklaces, and earrings. This is a good weave for beginners to learn. Most students will complete the bracelet in class.

Jan. 18 Sat. 12:00-3:00 $35.00

Mardi Trout, instructor/Kit fee of $25.00 payable to the instructor on the day of class. copper rings will be used.

Celtic Visions Bracelet O12

Bead Class

Learn this chainmaille weave that uses two different size rings. The Celtic Visions weave may look difficult, but it's not and it is a fun weave to learn! This can be made into a bracelet or necklace but bracelets will be made in the class. Kits will have two colors of anodized aluminum rings. Great for beginners!

Feb. 15 Sat. 10:00-1:00 $35.00

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

Color Me Metal O13

Bead Class

Explore fun new ways to add color to your metal. We will torch, texture and emboss designs on bronze; rivet a charm and bail on it to form a pendant. Then we will make a pair of earrings using colored pencils and heat. We will play all day using my other coloring materials such as alcohol inks and Gilders Paste in making components which can be used for your jewelry pieces.

Jan. 25 Sat 10:00-4:00 $65.00

April 12 Sat. 10:00-4:00

Donna Barnako, instructor/Kit fee of $30 includes bronze, copper and brass metal, rivets, filigree charms, ear wires and consumables.

Crocheting with Wire O14

Bead Class

Learn the very simple way to create this complex-looking necklace. Students will use fine-gauge wire, a bead soup mix, and a crochet hook. Student must have some familiarity with basic crochet techniques.

Feb. 17 Mon. 10:00-1:00 $35.00

Presidents' Day Holiday!

Betty Sloan, instructor

Crystal and Pearl RAW Necklace O15

Bead Class

Using Swarovski crystals and pearls, and a few seed beads, create an elegant necklace using right angel weave (RAW). This easy design is good for beginners!

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

Lisa Norris, instructor

Diary in Metal O16

Bead Class

Make a metal keepsake two metal page "diary" necklace with your special keepsake photo and an inspiring word while learning to etch, texture, rivet, cut, pierce, stamp, patinate and oxidize brass and copper. This is a jam-packed day full of techniques and fun!

Feb. 8 Sat. 10:00-4:00 $65.00

Donna Barnako, instructor/$30 Supply fee payable to instructor on day of class

Etched and Embossed Metal Pendant Cluster O17

Bead Class

Using a die-cut machine (common to paper arts), etch and emboss metal shapes to embellish a cluster of charms to create a hanging pendant. Use patinas and gloss to color and finish the metal. Add a few beads and a chain and you have a fabulous one-of-a-kind necklace. Open to all levels of students, but some wire working skills are useful.

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

May 18 Sun. 12:00-4:00

Beverlee Stafford, instructor/Supply fee of $10 payable to instructor on day of class.

Exploring ICE Resin O18

Bead Class

Get addicted to a new medium for jewelry making! Using jeweler's-grade, two-part clear resin, embed charms, beads and other objects in bezels and other casings. Students will make three pendants in the class - each using a different technique for the resin. You will be impressed with the results. Experienced resin users are also welcome to join the class and bring their own bezels or buy from the instructor.

Jan. 11 Sat. 10:00-1:00 $35.00

Beverlee Stafford, instructor/Supply fee of $24 for resin plus materials for 3 pendants for beginners; Supply fee of $5 supply fee experienced students payable to instructor on day of class.

Free Form Peyote O19

Bead Class

Learn a very creative way to use peyote stitch using a variety of different seed beads and Delica beads. Bring to class three flat peyote pieces .5 to 1-inch square with needle attached. These will be incorporated into your design. Take the Basic Peyote class (O2) in the morning, and be ready for this class in the afternoon! Prereq. Some knowledge of flat peyote.

May 17 Sat. 2:00-5:00 $35.00

Paulette Baron, instructor

Introduction to Gemology O20

Bead Class

Interested in gems but confused about how to ID them? Wonder about the difference between a glass bead and one made of minerals? Organics vs inorganics? "Introduction to Gemology" introduces you to the art and science of gemology. The class covers ways to identify gems, how to care for them, and how to tell imitations and synthetics from the natural stones. Some basic tools will also be introduced. There will be lots of hands-on opportunities during the class as the instructor has an extensive collection of rough specimens, faceted and cabbed stones, and jewelry for students to examine and discuss. Students are encouraged to bring their own gems, jewelry, and other gem-related material for show and tell. Note: This is the prerequisite course for the specific gemstones classes offered.

Jan. 11 Sat. 10:00-4:00 $65.00

March 1 Sat. 10:00-4:00

Tim Morgan, instructor

ICE Resin - More Options O21

Bead Class

Continue (or begin) to explore the medium of ICE Resin, using purchased findings and your own charms and beads. Bezels can be purchased from Star's or from the instructor. Bring your own charms, beads and ephemera to insert into the bezels.

No prerequisite -all levels welcome.

Feb. 17 Mon. 2:00-5:00 $35.00

Presidents' Day Holiday!

Beverlee Stafford, instructor/$5 supply fee for ICE Resin and related supplies, payable to instructor on day of class.

Knot Fun O22

Bead Class

Like the look of leather but don't know what to do with it? In this beginner class, you will learn how to make a slip tie for necklace ends, a button knot, a Celtic knot bracelet, a five-strand weave bracelet, and a simple Shamballa bracelet.

March 15 Sat. 12:00-5:00 $55.00

Mary Kendell, instructor

Knotting Between Beads O23

Bead Class

Learn classic knotting between beads and a professional way to attach a clasp. This method is appropriate for pearls and semi-precious beads. Complete a necklace of semi-precious 8mm beads in class.

Good for all levels!

Jan. 18 Sat. 10:00-1:00 $35.00

Apr. 19 Sat. 2:00-5:00

Lisa Norris, instructor

Kumihimo Beaded Necklace O24

Bead Class

Kumihimo is a Japanese form of braiding. This necklace can be designed with lamp work teardrops from Unicorne beads or with Czech glass teardrops. The art of Kumihimo is full of great information and different types of braids. Kumihimo can make exquisite necklace or bracelets. Students can choose from two different variations of this necklace to make in class.

May 18 Sun. 12:00-4:00 $45.00

Gwendolyn Pitrez-Mallory, instructor

Mixed Media Bracelet O25

Bead Class

Working with ICE Resin, ICE Enamels, metal embossing powders, and MICA pieces, students will create interesting jewelry components. We will also work with resin-coated paper, beads, and other talismans to add interest to a bracelet composed of various shapes and sizes. Open to all levels of students, but some wire working skills are useful.

May 10 Sat. 11:00-4:00 $55.00

Beverlee Stafford, instructor/supply fee $10 for resin, enamels, embossing powders and mica - payable to instructor on day of class

No-Two Alike 1 - Cabochon Pendants O26

Bead Class

Learn to wrap a cabochon with square and .5 round wire to make a pendant. Finish two or three pendants. See her designs at www.raptelegance.com. This is the prerequisite for most other wire classes taught by this instructor.

Great for all levels!

March 30 Sun. 10:00-4:00 $65.00

May 24 Sat. 10:00-4:00

Susan Lindsey, instructor/ Kit fee: $20 for brass or copper wire; $35 for Argentium silver wire, payable to instructor on day of class

Ode to Downton Abbey O27

Bead Class

This pendant is another in a series inspired by the Edwardian era. Designs were delicate to blend with the current clothing tastes of the time. Create a beaded bezel for your crystal pearl, then framing the bezel with a series of increases to form the triangle, and then add seed bead embellishments to complete your pendant. Suspend the pendant with the smaller pearls and finish your pendant off with a pearl as the self-closure. This class has been accepted at Bead Fest and Bead & Button - take it here instead!

Skill level: Intermediate

*Must be familiar with peyote stitch.

March 28 Fri. 2:00-5:00 $35.00

Diane Dennis, instructor

Petit Pendants for Spring O28

Bead Class

Make three to four petit pendants in spring colors. We will make one pendant with a small dichroic glass, one with a 10mm square cubic zirconia, one with a 6mm cubic zirconia in a snap setting, and, if time allows, one with a small piece of colorful druzy. No prerequisite.

Apr. 18 Fri. 10:00-3:00 $55.00

Sue Lindsey, instructor/Kit fee $20 for all wire needed (brass), one dichroic glass cabochon, one druzy cabochon, one 10mm square cubic zirconia and one 6mm cubic zirconia in a silver snap setting. Additional wire, stones and tools are available for purchase from the instructor in class.

Queen of Hearts O29

Bead Class

It'll be hard to part with this triple heart. Use brick stitch to make these 1 1/2 inch long, dangle earrings. Some knowledge of brick stitch is useful but not absolutely necessary.

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

Mary Kendell, instructor

Quick Wire Rings O30

Bead Class

Make 4 simple but elegant rings in silver filled wire, two with faceted gemstones. These are quick rings and a lot of fun.

Fun for all skill levels!

March 19 Wed. 6:00-9:00 $35.00

Susan Lindsey, instructor/Supply fee of $25, payable to instructor on day of class for two CZs in settings and all silver filled wire needed for four rings

Right Angle Weave Cuff O31

Bead Class

Create a unique 3-D cuff bracelet that is easier than it looks. Learn basic right angle weave and a variation which turns a flat piece into a three dimensional cuff. Use fire-polished round crystals for a casual-look or Swarovski crystals for a dressy piece. All beading levels welcome.

Apr. 25 Fri. 2:00-5:00 $35.00

Paulette Baron, instructor

Spiral Chain Bracelet/Necklace O32

Bead Class

While experimenting with right angle weave, instructor found that embellishing it in a certain way creates a wonderful spiral shape. This necklace is very fun with semi-precious stone chips, but other bead can be used as well.

Skill Level: Beginners.

Apr. 11 Fri. 1:00-5:00 $45.00

Beth Eltinge, instructor

Spiral Swirl Wire Link Bracelet O33

Bead Class

Make a stunning bracelet using fundamental wireworking techniques. Learn how to create two unique wire links using spirals, coils and loops. You will also learn how to add a professional finish to your jewelry with patina and a tumbler. Kit includes copper wire in 3 different gauges to complete you bracelet in class or at home.

Skill Level: Intermediate; students must have some wire working experience.

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

Cindy Wimmer, instructor/kit fee $17 payable to instructor on day of class

Stained Glass Pendant O34

Bead Class

You'll be amazed at the remarkable jewelry you can create with the stained glass technique. Create little works of art using stained glass techniques. You will learn to cut, grind, layer, wrap with copper foil and solder pieces. The finished piece will be a reversible pendant.

Apr. 11 Fri. 12:00-3:00 $35.00

Kim Joy, instructor/Supply fee of $20 for glass, printed matter, copper foil, flux, solder, jumprings.

Star Fish O35

Bead Class

This sweet star fish has two options; one for those who enjoy working with larger beads, this star fish will measure approximately 2 inches across when completed. The small star fish is for those who absolutely love working in small beads; this option measures 1.5 inches at its' widest. Either size this piece makes a great pendant when strung on silk/satin cording or chain. This class will be taught at Bead & Button - take it here instead!

Skill level: Intermediate

*Students must be proficient in the peyote stitch.

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

Diane Dennis, instructor

Surface Designs I (Polymer) O36

Bead Class

Capture nature's designs or some of your own in polymer. Use the molds you create to make beads, buttons, journal covers, etc. Instructor will bring LOTS of textures to share, as well as waxes, paints, and powders. The entire world will begin to look like something which should be part of your polymer creation!

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

Susan Gantz, instructor/$5 supply fee payable to instructor on day of class

Tailored Gemstone Pendant O37

Bead Class

Learn to make a tailored looking pronged setting for a large faceted gemstone. This is a setting that leaves the face of the gemstone totally clear except for the prongs.

May 25 Sun. 12:00-4:00 $45.00

Sue Lindsey, instructor/Kit fee $30-40 for stones and wire, payable to instructor on day of class.

The Perfect Wrap O38

Bead Class

Practice makes perfect! Formerly taught with pearls as The Tin Cup Necklace, this class is the one to take to learn and perfect wrapped loops. Make a necklace and a pair of earrings using fine-gauge wire and beads of your choice. All it takes is correct technique and practice, practice, practice to make the perfect wrap!

Jan. 12 Sun. 12:00-3:00 $35.00

March 29 Sat. 10:00-1:00

May 3 Sat 2:00 - 5:00

Beverlee Stafford, instructor

Twist Multi-Strand Necklace O39

Bead Class

Did you ever wonder how those "twisty" necklaces that you see in the catalogs keep their permanent twist? Learn the secret in this class. Using flex wire and crimps, you can make a 3 to 6 strand necklace with a permanent twist.

Feb. 17 Mon. 10:00-1:00 $35.00

Presidents' Day Holiday!

March 29 Sat. 2:00-5:00

May 3 Sat 10:00 - 1:00

Beverlee Stafford, instructor

Wire Works O40

Bead Class

This is the basic wire class that should be taken first to enable you to get the most from the other wire classes. Make a complete necklace while learning to work with wire of various kinds and the correct use of hand tools. Learn to make jump rings, figure-8s, spirals, bead caps, several clasps, and a variety of other components. Learn many creative ways to use coils, bead wraps, and also learn to cage an interesting bead or stone. Bring six beads (size 10 mm. or larger) to class.

March 15 Sat. 10:00-4:00 $65.00

Apr. 5 Sat. 10:00-4:00

May 10 Sat. 10:00-4:00

Betty Bacon, instructor/$15 supply fee payable to instructor on day of class

Wrap That Chunk O41

Bead Class

This is the class for those of you who have crystals, tumbled stones or rough stones that you want to turn into pendants. Bring your favorite chunks, or get a couple from the instructor. Learn two ways (or more if time allows) to wrap those irregular stones to make them elegant pendants. See Sue's designs at www.raptelegance.com. The instructor will have square wire and half round and some stones available for purchase in the class. Good for all levels.

Jan 26 Sun. 12:00-4:00 $45.00

Susan Lindsey, instructor/Kits available payable to instructor on day of class.