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Workshop PhotoBASIC 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 named as an “Illustrious Artist”. She is also the recipient of numerous awards at art shows and internet competitions. Her work has been featured in... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 12, from 9:00am to 1:00pm
Fees:
$85 » Fees must be paid in full at time of registration
$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... Read More

Workshop PhotoTreasures of the Sea Bracelet Copper Electroforming for Artists and Mad Scientists

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 More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 12, from 9:00am to 3:30pm
Fees:
$75 » Workshop
$75 » Kit fee. Includes: Premade adjustable heavy copper bangle, fossil ammonite, dichroic glass cabochon, glass micro-beads, CZ’s, copper foil, copper wire, conductive paint, glue, miscellaneous polished rocks, sealed shells material, injection wax, tutorial containing detailed instructions, material resources, and photographs, and use of electroforming and polishing equipment and chemicals.

Interested in the newest trend in copper jewelry? Come join me as we turn found objects into copper. Explore the endless possibilities of copper electroforming in an easy to understand format. In this class we will be making a bracelet or cuff using heavy adjustable premade copper bangle combined with shells, fossils, metal, glass, rocks,... 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 More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 12, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $69 » all supplies including, instructional handout are provided.

Simple solder joints, Annealing, Melting, Headpins, Bails, Toggles, Earwires, S-hooks AND SOLDERING!!! We will “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... Read More

Workshop PhotoElectroPlating

Instructor: Symone Beasley
Symone Beasley is one of String Bead’s golden girls. She has worked alongside all the instructors and has played a vital role in helping with all the classes taught at the shop. Symone is patents at its best! and our very best beginners instructor. Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 12, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $69 » some supplies including, instructional handout are provided.

Turn a boring piece into a thing of beauty! Get rid of your solder marks! Fix Grandma’s pieces! After months of research and experimentation, we are confident you will enjoy electroplating- with an extra nod at electroforming. We will pen-plate a section of a piece. We will each emersion-plate an entire piece, and we will discuss... Read More

Workshop PhotoPlanked Fine Silver Pendant

Instructor: Despina Buoncristiani
Art Clay Senior Instructor Read More

Skill Level: Intermediate; should have taken prior metal clay classes. Minimum Age: 18
Dates/Times: January 12, from 10:00am to 2:00pm
Fees: $120 » all materials included! (Must be paid in full at time of registration. Non-refundable after December 31, 2016.)

You will enjoy creating this modern statement piece out of Fine Silver Metal ... Read More

Silver Free Make N Take

Instructor: Art Clay Instructors
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Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 12, 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 PhotoBead Crochet Necklace

Instructor: Rose Klapman
Lampwork bead artist and jewelry designer, visit http://www.beadshaper.com Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 12, from 11:00am to 1:30pm
Fees:
$70$40 » Kit fee

In this class you will be able to make a wire crocheted necklace. It is simple and fun. You will wear your lovely necklace home. Handout provided. Read More

Workshop PhotoMoonShine

Instructor: Jody Young
Jody is the creator of her Raised Texture Bead Embroidery style for the past 15 years and taking bead embroidery to the next level with texture, movement, life and interest. ... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 12, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees:
$40 » class fee
$45 » kit fee

Get started with the basics! This is a great workshop for learning basic bead embroidery along with peyote stitch bezel techniques, fringe and finishing picot edging you will be creating a scissor fob made of pig-skin leather (10 colors to choose from) and placing your bead embroidered bone moon face with cup chain onto the flap and then... Read More

Workshop PhotoKnotted Linen Gemstone Tassel Necklace

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 More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 12, from 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Fees: $75 » all materials included

Create this earthy and on-trend knotted linen gemstone necklace with a tumbly mixed-chain tassel. For a breezy style, wear it long, or double it for a chunky contemporary look. We’ll cover basic chain, wirework and cord-knotting techniques in this fun and inspiring class! Class fee: $75, all materials included Read More

Workshop PhotoSuper Easy Peasy Chainmaille Earrings!

Instructor: Lauren Anderson
The Chainmaille Lady! Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 12, from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees: $5

For only $5 I will teach you how to make these gorgeous chainmaille earrings. The crystals are Swarovski rhodium-plated clear crystal drops. Using Artistic Wire chainmaille jump rings I teach you the correct orientation “love knots” or “mobis” as they are commonly called. You will receive tons on comments on... 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 More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 12, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $69 » some supplies including, instructional handout are provided.

String Bead is excited to be teaching how to make these trendy stackable rings! Instruction on how to make 5 different types of stackable rings. 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. Choose which types of rings best suit your... Read More

Workshop PhotoBead Knotting

Instructor: Rose Klapman
Lampwork bead artist and jewelry designer, visit http://www.beadshaper.com Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 12, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees:
$50$25 » Kit fee

Learn the art of bead knotting. You can make a 1 strand or 2 strands small necklace as time allows. Make a beautiful design Read More

Workshop PhotoMicro Mosaic

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 More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 12, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $69 » all supplies including, instructional handout are provided.

Anyone who knows Carole knows her passion for Micro Mosaic. After research, calling, studying with, and hounding as many authorities as she could, she finally gathered up enough fun facts and techniques to offer Traditional Micro Mosaic. We will pull our own tessere, incanalato, and leaves,and boccio using enamels and glass, and learn... Read More

Workshop PhotoGEMSTONE DONUT

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 named as an “Illustrious Artist”. She is also the recipient of numerous awards at art shows and internet competitions. Her work has been featured in... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 12, from 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees:
$85 » Fees must be paid in full at time of registration
$50 » Materials fee

Learn about tools, wire, gauges and many tips to produce a beautiful sterling silver wrapped gemstone donut pendant. A black silk cord will also be provided so you can wear your creation home in style! Learning about straightening, bundling and wrapping wire is a necessary step to moving on to more advanced projects. No wire wrapping... Read More

Workshop PhotoFun and Cute Button Earrings

Instructor: Laura Moore
Http://www.billysabadkitty.com/ Read More

Skill Level: All. Some metal clay experience is helpful but not necessary
Dates/Times: January 12, from 3:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees:
$69 » Workshop Fee
$25 » Kit fee

Made from silver clay these post earrings are quick and easy to make. You will learn a way to make and embed your own earring post. I will have some botanic molds and various texture plates available for students to use, or you can bring one of your own. You will leave class with a completed pair of earrings. Read More

Workshop PhotoFeathered Friend

Instructor: Cathy Burton
Art Clay Senior Instructor Read More

Skill Level: Metal clay experience helpful. Minimum Age: 18
Dates/Times: January 12, from 3:00pm to 7:00pm
Fees: $110 » all materials included! (Must be paid in full at time of registration. Non-refundable after December 31, 2016.)

This cute little guy is settled in on his branch, surveying all and missing nothing while he looks out for you. You will use everyday items to texture his fluffy feathers and learn techniques for creating everything from his big, all-seeing eyes, to his talons and branch. Finally, you will put it all together and add a hidden bail on the... Read More

Workshop PhotoSoft Soldering

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 More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 12, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $79 » all supplies including, instructional handout are provided.

Sometimes we can’t use a torch! And sometimes we just don’t want to! 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 functional jewelry. Great tips on which tips to use for what technique, how to keep... Read More

Workshop PhotoHow to Finish Metal

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 More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 12, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $69 » all supplies including, instructional handout are provided.

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... Read More

Workshop PhotoBeginning 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 More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 12, from 6:00pm to 9:30pm
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... Read More

Workshop PhotoTwist & Shout Pendant

Instructor: Georgina Brown
Art Clay Senior Instructor Read More

Skill Level: Previous metal clay experience needed / Intermediate. Minimum Age: 18
Dates/Times: January 13, from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $99 » all materials included! (Must be paid in full at time of registration. Non-refundable after December 31, 2016.)

Everyone will learn how to created double-sided textured silver and form it to create a spiral pendant. Each curl will be embellished with a colorful gemstone, and a sweet little bail will be added to thread you chain. ... Read More

Workshop PhotoELEGANT 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 named as an “Illustrious Artist”. She is also the recipient of numerous awards at art shows and internet competitions. Her work has been featured in... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 13, from 9:00am to 1:00pm
Fees:
$85 » Fees must be paid in full at time of registration
$50 » Materials fee includes your choice of sterling silver pattern wire cut to size for your specific

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... Read More

Workshop PhotoWoodland Fairy Bracelet Copper Electroforming for Artists and Mad Scientists

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 More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 13, from 9:00am to 3:30pm
Fees:
$75 » Workshop
$75 » Kit Fee. Includes: Premade adjustable heavy copper bangle, electroformed flower, dichroic glass cabochon, glass micro-beads, CZ’s, Victorian stamped brass charms, copper wire, conductive paint, injection wax, glue, sealed organic material, tutorial containing detailed instructions, resources and photographs, and use of electroforming and buffing equipment and chemicals.

Interested in the newest trend in copper jewelry? Come join me as we turn found objects into copper. Explore the endless possibilities of copper electroforming in an easy to understand format. In this class we will be making a bracelet or cuff using a heavy adjustable premade copper bangle, electroformed flowers, stamped brass charms,... Read More

Workshop PhotoViola Bracelet

Instructor: Manush Termartirosyan
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Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 13, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $70

Manush has been designing handmade jewelry for the past ten years, using different types of precious stones. Specializing in very fine detail, come join her class to see how you can develop your attention to detail and make beautiful hand made jewelry using seed beads. Instructional handout included. Read More

Workshop PhotoIntermediate Riveting

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 More

Skill Level: Intermediate, Riveting skills necessary.
Dates/Times: January 13, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $69 » all supplies including, instructional handout are provided.

Riveting the unrivetable! How do we rivet those fragile pieces? Keep them moving, and layer them, as well as keep them structurally sound. We will have limited components available, like our little enameled flowers, but taking the “enameled flower” class first gives you a lot more to work with. We will work on a pendant/ring... Read More

Workshop PhotoEar cuffs and Climbers

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 More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 13, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $69 » some supplies including, instructional handout are provided.

Let’s dress up your ears! With Cuffs and Climbers! Torch Soldering skills are necessary for this class. Let’s play with tube settings and half drilled pearls; prong settings are also available. This is a fun intermediate class where we put your soldering skills to the test! All tools are provided. Your seat in the class is... Read More

Workshop PhotoUnder the Sea Raised Texture Pendant

Instructor: Jody Young
Jody is the creator of her Raised Texture Bead Embroidery style for the past 15 years and taking bead embroidery to the next level with texture, movement, life and interest. ... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 13, from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Fees:
$100 » class fee
$75 » kit fee

Being influenced by the sea this workshop is designed around shells, pearls and other elements that will allow you to create a beautiful piece of wearable art that reflects the coral reef. My Raised Texture beading is a unique way of dimensional beading. This will allow you to use and see beads in a completely different-refreshing way.... Read More

Silver Free Make N Take

Instructor: Art Clay Instructors
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Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 13, 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 PhotoEtching

Instructor: Rose Klapman
Lampwork bead artist and jewelry designer, visit http://www.beadshaper.com Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 13, from 11:00am to 2:00pm
Fees: $80

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 PhotoVictorian Lace Earrings

Instructor: Inez Flaugh
Art Clay Senior Instructor Read More

Skill Level: All. Minimum Age: 18
Dates/Times: January 13, from 12:30pm to 4:30pm
Fees: $120 » all materials included! (Must be paid in full at time of registration. Non-refundable after December 31, 2016.)

It amazes me how much beauty can be found in just one texture, as is the case with these earrings. Come and join the fun in seeing how we can make everybody’s pieces look different just by changing the location you are using on the texture or the template being used. In this class you will learn how to mount a bezel cup, create... Read More

Workshop PhotoKnotted Pearl and Leather Tassel Necklace

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 More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 13, from 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Fees: $75 » all materials included

Learn to make this gorgeous Boho-style Leather and Linen Knotted Pearl Tassel Necklace that’s easy to make and long on looks. It’s sure to become a new favorite for effortless, casual elegance. We’ll cover cord-knotting and basic assemblage techniques in this small group class with individualized instruction. ... Read More

Workshop PhotoSuper Easy Peasy Chainmaille Earrings!

Instructor: Lauren Anderson
The Chainmaille Lady! Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 13, from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees: $5

For only $5 I will teach you how to make these gorgeous chainmaille earrings. The crystals are Swarovski rhodium-plated clear crystal drops. Using Artistic Wire chainmaille jump rings I teach you the correct orientation “love knots” or “mobis” as they are commonly called. You will receive tons on comments on... 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 More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 13, 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.... Read More

Workshop PhotoProng 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 More

Skill Level: Intermediate. Torch Soldering skills necessary.
Dates/Times: January 13, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $69 » some supplies including, instructional handout are provided.

Okay, you’ve been asking for years, sooooooo… here it is! Prong Settings! We will cover how to make prongs from scratch, how to use pre-made prongs, how to set uneven stones, calibrated stones, etc. Extensive handouts will cover basket setting assembly, prong cutting, and many other aspects. In class we will make a simple... Read More

Workshop PhotoDD PENDANT (New Class!)

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 named as an “Illustrious Artist”. She is also the recipient of numerous awards at art shows and internet competitions. Her work has been featured in... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 13, from 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees:
$85 » Fees must be paid in full at time of registration
$50 » materials fee includes sterling silver wire, 14K GF wire, 14K GF 3mm beads, ocean jasper cabochon, 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 design may look complicated it can be done by those with little or no wire wrapping experience. Beginners and accomplished wire workers will both enjoy this project. This dazzling pendant looks far more complicated than it actually is. You will use both 14K GF and sterling silver wire to wrap a wonderful ocean jasper... Read More

Workshop PhotoViking Knit Bracelet

Instructor: Rose Klapman
Lampwork bead artist and jewelry designer, visit http://www.beadshaper.com Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 13, from 2:30pm to 5:00pm
Fees:
$70$50 » Kit fee

Come and enjoy this very popular class. Learning this centuries old technique. Handout provided. Read More

Workshop PhotoAlways In My Heart Lentil Pendant

Instructor: Espie Buoncristiani
Art Clay Senior Instructor Read More

Skill Level: Intermediate; should have metal clay experience. Minimum Age: 18
Dates/Times: January 13, from 5:00pm to 8:30pm
Fees: $99 » all materials included! (Must be paid in full at time of registration. Non-refundable after December 31, 2016.)

Create a beautiful two sided bead that can be worn two ways depending ... Read More

Workshop PhotoRhinestone Jewelry

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 More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 13, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $69

Haven’t you always wanted to make rhinestone brooches, necklaces, and bracelets? I know I have, but no one ever tells their secrets! Well we do! Learn what you need for assembly, soldering, and plating a piece, from beginning to end! Vintage Heaven happens here! All Skill levels are welcome. Your seat in the class is secured when... 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 More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 13, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $69 » all 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... Read More

Workshop PhotoKumihimo/Magnetic 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 More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 13, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $65

Make this stylish and comfortable bracelet and attach to the half bracelet Magnetic Clasp This is a beginning/intermediate kumihimo class. Class is from 1-4. and includes beads, cord and magnetic clasp. Kumihimo disk may be purchased for $10 if you don’t have one. Read More

Workshop PhotoEnameled Flowers

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 More

Skill Level: Torch Enameling is recommend
Dates/Times: January 13, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $69 » all supplies including, instructional handout are provided.

Focus on enameling domed and curved surfaces while blending beautiful color combinations. We will be taking the mystery and heartbreak out of working with transparent colors. While you are creating –from scratch- these adorable, and useful, flowers you will be exploring color and texture combos that can then be used on countless... Read More

Workshop PhotoFIVE BEAD BANGLE (New class!)

Instructor: Merilou Jenkins
Fused glass specializing in unique and elegant jewelry pieces many of which are encased in 14k gold fill and/or sterling silver wire. The constant theme of her work has always been attention to detail, good craftsmanship and dramatic, yet elegant one-of-a- kind pieces. Her work can be found at... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 14, from 9:00am to 1:00pm
Fees:
$85 » Fees must be paid in full at time of registration
$50 » materials fee includes sterling silver wire, up to 75 3mm 14K GF beads, jeweler's polishing cloth, a fleece work mat 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.

You will learn about wire temper, wire gauges, and wire shapes as well as tools. I will show you how to make this design in various ... Read More

Workshop PhotoBubbling Beauty

Instructor: Cathy Burton
Art Clay Senior Instructor Read More

Skill Level: Metal clay experience helpful. Minimum Age: 18
Dates/Times: January 14, from 9:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $120 » all materials included! (Must be paid in full at time of registration. Non-refundable after December 31, 2016.)

This piece is reminiscent of days spent on the beach searching for colorful beach glass. You will form syringe bezel settings for your CZs, attach them to your piece, and create a wave that appears to wash over and reveal their beauty. You will learn to create calibrated size granulation to add the look of sea foam. Finally, you will... Read More

Workshop PhotoEtching

Instructor: Symone Beasley
Symone Beasley is one of String Bead’s golden girls. She has worked alongside all the instructors and has played a vital role in helping with all the classes taught at the shop. Symone is patents at its best! and our very best beginners instructor. Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 14, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $69 » all supplies including, instructional handout are provided.

Always adding new things! We will cover chemical etching, making up to two pairs of earrings. Electric etching, making a pendant, and discussing other ways to achieve the etch you are looking for. We cover a wide range of resists, when and where they work best and which etch to use where. If you have a favorite small rubber stamp…... Read More

Workshop PhotoKnow Your Saw

Instructor: Atalia Molaro
Teacher, Designer, and Buyer, for String Bead Chico. Atalia has been creating new classes and teaching the elements of beading skills for over 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 More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 14, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $69 » all supplies including, instructional handout are provided.

You only THINK you hate it…Let String Bead’s Atalia Molaro (fondly known as our saw whisperer) show you how fun Saw Work really is. There is something for everyone in this class. From beginners who have never picked up a saw to experienced folk who just need handy tips and advice on finishing and fine tuning. In her... Read More

Workshop PhotoPocket full of Posies Pendant

Instructor: Jody Young
Jody is the creator of her Raised Texture Bead Embroidery style for the past 15 years and taking bead embroidery to the next level with texture, movement, life and interest. ... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 14, from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Fees:
$100 » class fee
$95 » kit fee

This workshop is my “NEW” creative way to use these special shell pockets. They work perfect for filling and tucking in unique hand carved shell flowers , shells and other beads creating a beautiful flower bouquet…becoming a wearable unique piece of art. ... Read More

Silver Free Make N Take

Instructor: Art Clay Instructors
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Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 14, 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 PhotoViking Knit Leather Bracelet

Instructor: Rose Klapman
Lampwork bead artist and jewelry designer, visit http://www.beadshaper.com Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 14, from 11:00am to 2:00pm
Fees:
$70 » workshop fee
$50 » kit fee

Come join us and make a very on trend leather bracelet. We will use a large lazy daisy spacer and Viking Knit stitch to complete the bracelet. 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 More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 14, from 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Fees: $75 » all materials included

Learn basic macramé knots for creating simply beautiful leather and pearl bracelets. Make them short to stack together or wear separately; make them long to wrap several times around your wrist or wear as a necklace. We will design several different styles of macrame bracelets in this class. Read More

Workshop PhotoVersatile Fine Silver Necklace and Earring Set

Instructor: Despina Buoncristiani
Art Clay Senior Instructor Read More

Skill Level: Beginner; some metal clay experience helpful. Minimum Age: 18
Dates/Times: January 14, from 1:30pm to 5:30pm
Fees: $120 » all materials included! (Must be paid in full at time of registration. Non-refundable after December 31, 2016.)

Create a stylish and versatile necklace and earring set with a touch of ... Read More

Workshop PhotoSuper Easy Peasy Chainmaille Earrings!

Instructor: Lauren Anderson
The Chainmaille Lady! Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 14, from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees: $5

For only $5 I will teach you how to make these gorgeous chainmaille earrings. The crystals are Swarovski rhodium-plated clear crystal drops. Using Artistic Wire chainmaille jump rings I teach you the correct orientation “love knots” or “mobis” as they are commonly called. You will receive tons on comments on... Read More

Workshop PhotoPearl Knotting

Instructor: Symone Beasley
Symone Beasley is one of String Bead’s golden girls. She has worked alongside all the instructors and has played a vital role in helping with all the classes taught at the shop. Symone is patents at its best! and our very best beginners instructor. Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 14, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $69 » all supplies including, instructional handout are provided.

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... Read More

Workshop PhotoViola Bracelet

Instructor: Manush Termartirosyan
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Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 14, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $70

Manush has been designing handmade jewelry for the past ten years, using different types of precious stones. Specializing in very fine detail, come join her class to see how you can develop your attention to detail and make beautiful hand made jewelry using seed beads. Instructional handout included. Read More

Workshop PhotoWIRE WRAP SWAROVSI EARRINGS

Instructor: Merilou Jenkins
Fused glass specializing in unique and elegant jewelry pieces many of which are encased in 14k gold fill and/or sterling silver wire. The constant theme of her work has always been attention to detail, good craftsmanship and dramatic, yet elegant one-of-a- kind pieces. Her work can be found at... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 14, from 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees:
$85 » Fees must be paid in full at time of registration
$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... 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 More

Skill Level: Intermediate. Beginning Torch Soldering Skills necessary
Dates/Times: January 14, from 2:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $158 » some supplies including, instructional handout are provided.

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... Read More

Workshop PhotoBead Crochet Necklace

Instructor: Rose Klapman
Lampwork bead artist and jewelry designer, visit http://www.beadshaper.com Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 14, from 2:30pm to 5:00pm
Fees:
$70$40 » Kit fee

In this class you will be able to make a wire crocheted necklace. It is simple and fun. You will wear your lovely necklace home. Handout provided. Read More

Workshop PhotoKnight’s Honor

Instructor: Georgina Brown
Art Clay Senior Instructor Read More

Skill Level: All. Minimum Age: 18
Dates/Times: January 14, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $99 » all materials included! (Must be paid in full at time of registration. Non-refundable after December 31, 2016.)

Everyone deserves their own knight in shining armor! Here is your opportunity to design your very own knight’s shield, from the crest or design to the fiber of their heart. As you create your personal pendant, you’re also learning tons of techniques, including shaping, texturing, creating an inset, working with negative space,... Read More

Workshop PhotoPearls Lampwork & Kumihimo 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 More

Skill Level: Intermediate
Dates/Times: January 14, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $105

Make this necklace that combines knotting the pearls, lampwork or gemstone beads in the front and adding cords and then kumihimo at the sides. ... Read More

Workshop PhotoSilk Scarves

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 More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 14, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $69 » all supplies including, instructional handout are provided.

The New Necklace ... Read More

Workshop PhotoElectroPlating

Instructor: Symone Beasley
Symone Beasley is one of String Bead’s golden girls. She has worked alongside all the instructors and has played a vital role in helping with all the classes taught at the shop. Symone is patents at its best! and our very best beginners instructor. Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 14, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $69 » some supplies including, instructional handout are provided.

Turn a boring piece into a thing of beauty! Get rid of your solder marks! Fix Grandma’s pieces! After months of research and experimentation, we are confident you will enjoy electroplating- with an extra nod at electroforming. We will pen-plate a section of a piece. We will each emersion-plate an entire piece, and we will discuss... Read More

Workshop PhotoChildhood Memories

Instructor: Cathy Burton
Art Clay Senior Instructor Read More

Skill Level: Metal clay experience helpful but not necessary.. Minimum Age: 18
Dates/Times: January 15, from 9:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $115 » all materials included! (Must be paid in full at time of registration. Non-refundable after December 31, 2016.)

Whether swaying on a tire swing or climbing high in its branches, just about everyone had a favorite tree growing up. If you grew up in the city, here’s your opportunity to carve your very own tree using a carving tool and rubber block. Roll your clay out on it, make some leaves, create a tire swing, and for good measure, add a big... Read More

Workshop PhotoIntermediate 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 More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 15, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $69 » some supplies including, instructional handout are provided.

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... Read More

Workshop PhotoFiber-Art Textural Beaded Bracelet

Instructor: Jody Young
Jody is the creator of her Raised Texture Bead Embroidery style for the past 15 years and taking bead embroidery to the next level with texture, movement, life and interest. ... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 15, from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Fees:
$100 » class fee
$85 » kit fee

Exploring with fibers has been a new experience to play with. I am always looking for something new and fun to bead upon and found it! Creating these hand felted pieces with many different types of fibers and material has been another creative way to explore more texture and interest into my beadwork. ... Read More

Silver Free Make N Take

Instructor: Art Clay Instructors
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Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 15, 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 PhotoViking Knit Leather Bracelet

Instructor: Rose Klapman
Lampwork bead artist and jewelry designer, visit http://www.beadshaper.com Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 15, from 11:00am to 2:00pm
Fees:
$70 » workshop fee
$50 » kit fee

Come join us and make a very on trend leather bracelet. We will use a large lazy daisy spacer and Viking Knit stitch to complete the bracelet. Read More

Workshop PhotoBotanical Impressions in Silver Clay

Instructor: Laura Moore
Http://www.billysabadkitty.com/ Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 15, from 11:30am to 6:30pm
Fees:
$110 » workshop fee
$25 » kit fee

An introduction to molding botanical specimens. We will make a pendant with a botanic imprint. Beginner and experienced clayers are both welcome. You will learn mold making, handling, forming, refining, firing, polishing and storing silver clay. All tools are provided by the instructor, if you have your own tool kit bring it along! Also... Read More

Workshop PhotoRing Around The Roses

Instructor: Inez Flaugh
Art Clay Senior Instructor Read More

Skill Level: Intermediate; should have metal clay experience. Minimum Age: 18
Dates/Times: January 15, from 1:30pm to 5:30pm
Fees: $110 » all materials included! (Must be paid in full at time of registration. Non-refundable after December 31, 2016.)

Rings are so much fun to make, but so many people are intimidated and don’t make them because they don’t have a kiln or they don’t know how. I continually get asked, “do you need a kiln to make a ring?” The answer is, “no”. In this class you will learn the following ring making skills for creating... Read More

Workshop PhotoSuper Easy Peasy Chainmaille Earrings!

Instructor: Lauren Anderson
The Chainmaille Lady! Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 15, from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees: $5

For only $5 I will teach you how to make these gorgeous chainmaille earrings. The crystals are Swarovski rhodium-plated clear crystal drops. Using Artistic Wire chainmaille jump rings I teach you the correct orientation “love knots” or “mobis” as they are commonly called. You will receive tons on comments on... Read More

Workshop PhotoBeginning Torch 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 More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 15, from 2:00pm to 5:30pm
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... Read More

Lillian Todaro Beadwork Instruction

Instructor: Lillian Todaro
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Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 12-January 15, ongoing.
Fees: $0 » free demos!

Ongoing Free Demos in jewelry design and beadwork located in booth #G247. Read More

Basic Jewelry Making Instruction

Instructor: String Bead
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Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 12-January 15, 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
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Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 12-January 15, ongoing.
Fees: $0 » free demo!

Daily demonstrations of how to use artclay to create pure silver jewelry. Read More

Workshop PhotoInterchangeable French Tassels

Instructor: Diane Whiting
Is a nationally recognized, award-winning designer and was one of the original CREATE YOUR STYLE with SWAROVSKI Ambassadors. She has been creating innovative jewelry and accessories for more than 10 years. Among other awards she has received, her “Crystal Bow Purse” placed 1st in... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: coming soon
Fees:
$30 » workshop fee
$27 » kit fee

Tassels are this year's biggest trend, and these are the best! Learn the traditional French method for making tassels of any size or width that have a flat, tailored top which offers multiple embellishment possibilities. These tassels have a convertible clasp attached so you can wear them with a variety of ropes or as a pendant. ... Read More
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