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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 More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 28, from 9:00am to 12:00pm
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 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 More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 28, from 9:00am to 12:00pm
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... Read More

Workshop PhotoBeautiful Bezel Set Pendant

Instructor: Pattie Parkhurst
Just as a diamond has many facets, my metal work in nature-inspired sculpture and jewelry has many dimensions. I was introduced to art and nature at a young age and these two passions continue to inspire my organic and earthy designs. After college I served on the board of The Colorado Metalsmithing... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 28, from 9:00am to 12:30pm
Fees:
$100 » workshop
$20 » Kit fee

In this class you will expand on your basic metalsmithing techniques by learning all the tricks and tips on how to solder, bezel set stones, ball metal, add bails and make your own findings. I have learned how to solder easily and painlessly and excited to share my knowledge with you. In addition to soldering, learn how to use bezel wire... 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 More

Currently not available.
Skill 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... Read More

Workshop PhotoMaking Paper Beads

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

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 28, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $69 » some supplies included

Learn how to shape, structure, glaze, and preserve paper beads. Great ideas for using this versitale material – Just think a bead for every outfit. Yes, we will cover cloth, too. A variety of paper and “stuff” will be available to use in class but feel free to bring your own favorites to use and share. All Skill levels... 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

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 28, 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... Read More

Workshop PhotoNo-solder prong setting for cabochon pendants:

Instructor: Dutch Stowe
Dutch Stowe has been making jewelry for over 15 years and teaching wire wrapping for over six years at both local bead stores and two senior centers in the San Fernando Valley. He also exhibits and sells his jewelry in local farmers' markets and craft shows. ... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: Intermediate skill level. Beginners if some skill with hand tools
Dates/Times: July 28, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees:
$60$25 » materials cost

Often you want to set a beautiful cab but you'd like something unconventional. By using this technique, you'll be able to create an organic, unique setting for any stone you want, whether it's round, oval, marquis or free form. This technique works on any size stone. In this class, we'll work with copper for a setting... Read More

Workshop PhotoCascading Leaves Silver Bracelet

Instructor: Cathy Burton
Art Clay Senior Instructor Read More

Currently not available.
Skill 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

Silver Free Make N Take

Instructor: Art Clay Instructors
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Currently not available.
Skill 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 PhotoBead Crochet Necklace

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

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 28, from 11:00am to 2:00pm
Fees:
$70$35 » 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 PhotoRipples

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 More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 28, from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Fees: $185

This workshop is for those of you that want to play and create with Shibori Silk. I will teach my way of pinch, twist, tuck and tack techniques with this beautiful silk for the perfect flow in your design. This necklace is very light weight using unique slice shell form the sea with its natural rainbow colors. You will embellish with a... Read More

Workshop PhotoWrapped Bead Ring

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 More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 28, from 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Fees: $55 » includes kit and materials

I originally created this design for a friend that made lampwork lentil beads. This design was made to enhance the bead and frame it in silver. You will have your choice of oval Czech glass, natural stone, or a sterling silver finding as your ring focal. If you have a lampwork lentil that you would like to use in your ring, feel free to... 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 More

Currently not available.
Skill 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 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

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 28, from 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Fees: $75

Learn basic macramé knots for creating simply beautiful leather and pearl ... Read More

Workshop PhotoSuper Easy Peasy Chainmaille Earrings!

Instructor: Lauren Anderson
The Chainmaille Lady! Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 28, 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 PhotoChandelier necklaces

Instructor: Pattie Parkhurst
Just as a diamond has many facets, my metal work in nature-inspired sculpture and jewelry has many dimensions. I was introduced to art and nature at a young age and these two passions continue to inspire my organic and earthy designs. After college I served on the board of The Colorado Metalsmithing... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 28, from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees: $50

You will learn new ways to use sheet metal, by texturing, and drilling then wire wrapping beads. Learn new techniques for production, like the good old assembly line. These are fun designs that are great for presents. You will make no less than 2 necklaces. Join me for an evening of fun and productivity. Special Notes or requirements: If... 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

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 28, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $69 » some supplies included

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 Martirosyan
Manush has been designing handmade jewelry for the past ten years Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 28, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $70 » all materials included!

Make a sparkly Rope bracelet from your favorite crystals and seed beads. Manush has been designing handmade jewelry for the past ten years, using different types of precious stones. Specializes 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... 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

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 28, 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, then a hammered ring. You will... Read More

Workshop PhotoStarfish Earrings

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 More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All. Knowledge of Peyote Stitch helpful
Dates/Times: July 28, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $95 » kit included

Learn to create a charming design from nature using the Peyote Stitch and Ndebele Stitch. Inspired by the ocean, these sweet Starfish Earrings are lightweight and easy to wear bejeweled with a single crystal Starfish. Once you master the Starfish, you can create several of different sizes and/or colors and connect them to create a... Read More

Workshop PhotoEmbossed bracelet

Instructor: Dutch Stowe
Dutch Stowe has been making jewelry for over 15 years and teaching wire wrapping for over six years at both local bead stores and two senior centers in the San Fernando Valley. He also exhibits and sells his jewelry in local farmers' markets and craft shows. ... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 28, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees:
$55$20 » materials cost

There are many techniques for making bracelets, casting, fold forming, forging or beading. This technique will combine forging and embossing, allowing you to create a layered bracelet that has the organic feeling of forging and the subtlety of embossing. You'll be using a Sizzix embossing machine and embossing folders, an... 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 More

Currently not available.
Skill 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... Read More

Workshop PhotoViking Knit Bracelet

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

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 28, from 3:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees:
$60$50 » Kit fee

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

Workshop PhotoThe Great Divide Fine Silver Pendant

Instructor: Espie Buoncristiani
Art Clay Senior Instructor Read More

Currently not available.
Skill 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... Read More

Workshop PhotoStamping and texturing metal

Instructor: Pattie Parkhurst
Just as a diamond has many facets, my metal work in nature-inspired sculpture and jewelry has many dimensions. I was introduced to art and nature at a young age and these two passions continue to inspire my organic and earthy designs. After college I served on the board of The Colorado Metalsmithing... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 28, from 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Fees: $50

Learn the fundamental techniques for Stamping on metal and creating texture. This is a great class to invigorate our creative energies. Jewelry designers, mixed media artists, collage artists, and crafters alike will find a useful way to incorporate these beauties into their art. ... 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 More

Currently not available.
Skill 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... 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 More

Currently not available.
Skill 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... Read More

Workshop Photo“But I Don’t Have a Kiln”…Glass Fusing for all!

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

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 28, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Fees: $69 » some supplies included

“But I Don’t Have a Kiln”… DON’T LET THAT STOP YOU! We will cover microwave kilns! And their instant gratification! “But I DO Have a Kiln”…YOU WON”T BE BORED! We will cover so many aspects of glass fusing that you will be thrilled. Glass is awesome and we love it so much it will be a... Read More

Workshop PhotoSoft Soldered Jewelry

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

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 28, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $69 » some supplies included

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 your iron efficient, and how to hold your pieces still while not burning yourself... Read More

Workshop PhotoTorch 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

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 28, from 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Fees: $69 » some supplies included

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 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 More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
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... Read More

Workshop PhotoHolding It Together Fine Silver Pendant

Instructor: Espie Buoncristiani
Art Clay Senior Instructor Read More

Currently not available.
Skill 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... 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 More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Dates/Times: July 29, from 9:00am to 12:00pm
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 PhotoBeautiful Bezel Set Pendant

Instructor: Pattie Parkhurst
Just as a diamond has many facets, my metal work in nature-inspired sculpture and jewelry has many dimensions. I was introduced to art and nature at a young age and these two passions continue to inspire my organic and earthy designs. After college I served on the board of The Colorado Metalsmithing... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 29, from 9:00am to 12:30pm
Fees:
$100 » Workshop
$20 » Kit fee

Each student will create a pendant of their own design. In this class you will expand on your basic metalsmithing techniques by learning all the tricks and tips on how to solder, bezel set stones, ball metal, add bails and make your own findings. I have learned how to solder easily and painlessly and excited to share my knowledge with... 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 More

Currently not available.
Skill 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... Read More

Workshop PhotoCopper 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

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 29, from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Fees:
$75 » Workshop Fee
$65 » Kit Fee Includes: Fossil Ammonite, moonstone or dichroic glass cabochon, electroformed shell, micro-beads, CZ’s, copper foil, copper wire, conductive paint, glue, miscellaneous polished rocks, sealed plant material, and a tutorial containing detailed instructions and photographs.

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. This class turns organic materials (shells, fossils, feathers and plant material) and inorganic material (metal, glass, rocks, and minerals) into... Read More

Workshop PhotoManipulate 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

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 29, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $69 » some supplies included

Join us as we explore the world of texturing, hammers, and METAL. We are looking into the “Why’s, How’s, and What’s” when dealing with sheet metal. We will be manipulating metal to create components that are entirely unique, with gorgeous patinas that enhance any piece of jewelry. We will explore a multitude... 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

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 29, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $69 » some supplies included

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. in her “Know Your Saw” class we will be going over everything from broken saw blades to bench pins. Comfortable ways to hold your pieces and your saw are the focus in this workshop.... Read More

Silver Free Make N Take

Instructor: Art Clay Instructors
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Currently not available.
Skill 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 PhotoEtching

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

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 29, 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 PhotoBohemian Mini Amulet

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 More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 29, from 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Fees: $56

I am excited to bring back the Amulet bag and have created this sweet Bohemian style to carry your special crystal or treasures. This is a short and perfect workshop for learning a nice clean edging stitch along with a fringe variation. Your kit is included in workshop price and you will be choosing a kit with very unique leathers: soft... 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 More

Currently not available.
Skill 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... 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 More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Dates/Times: July 29, 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... Read More

Workshop PhotoSilver Origami Shirt

Instructor: Cathy Burton
Art Clay Senior Instructor Read More

Currently not available.
Skill 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... Read More

Workshop PhotoMacramé Knotting: Bohemian Gem Wrap Bracelet or 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

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 29, from 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Fees: $75

Combine Waxed Linen cord and mixed gemstones, seeds and pearls to create ... Read More

Workshop PhotoChandelier necklaces

Instructor: Pattie Parkhurst
Just as a diamond has many facets, my metal work in nature-inspired sculpture and jewelry has many dimensions. I was introduced to art and nature at a young age and these two passions continue to inspire my organic and earthy designs. After college I served on the board of The Colorado Metalsmithing... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 29, from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees: $50

You will learn new ways to use sheet metal, by texturing, and drilling then wire wrapping beads. Learn new techniques for production, like the good old assembly line. These are fun designs that are great for presents. You will make no less than 2 necklaces. Join me for an evening of fun and productivity. Special Notes or requirements: If... Read More

Workshop PhotoSuper Easy Peasy Chainmaille Earrings!

Instructor: Lauren Anderson
The Chainmaille Lady! Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 29, 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 PhotoSerenity 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 More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 29, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $95 » kit included

Learn to make this beautiful and contemporary Pearl Spiral Bracelet. 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 guaranteed! This simple variation of the... Read More

Workshop PhotoTube Setting and Wire Pendant

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

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 29, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $69 » some 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... 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

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 29, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $69 » some supplies included

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 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 More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 29, from 2:00pm to 6:00pm
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... Read More

Workshop PhotoFold-Forming a Pod or leaf pendant

Instructor: Dutch Stowe
Dutch Stowe has been making jewelry for over 15 years and teaching wire wrapping for over six years at both local bead stores and two senior centers in the San Fernando Valley. He also exhibits and sells his jewelry in local farmers' markets and craft shows. ... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 29, from 2:30pm to 6:00pm
Fees:
$50$20 » materials cost

This is a starting point for fold forming, which allows you to create beautiful pieces of jewelry out of a small piece of metal, using a hammer to form the metal into a pod or a beautiful leaf. The technique is simple and allows for a complex series of forms to create your own unique pieces of jewelry. This is a beginning technique that... Read More

Workshop PhotoBead Knotting

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

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 29, from 3:00pm to 6:00pm
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 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 More

Currently not available.
Skill 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 More

Currently not available.
Skill 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 More

Currently not available.
Skill 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... Read More

Workshop PhotoIntroduction to Silver Clay: Mata Hari Pendant

Instructors: Espie Buoncristiani and Cathy Burton
Art Clay Senior Instructor Read More

Currently not available.
Skill 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... Read More

Workshop PhotoSawing and Piercing

Instructor: Pattie Parkhurst
Just as a diamond has many facets, my metal work in nature-inspired sculpture and jewelry has many dimensions. I was introduced to art and nature at a young age and these two passions continue to inspire my organic and earthy designs. After college I served on the board of The Colorado Metalsmithing... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 29, from 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Fees: $50

Ever look at intricate metal jewelry and wonder "How did they do that?" Want to learn techniques that can add personalization and WOW! to your jewelry? In this class we will learn my tricks and tips to expertly saw and pierce any shape or form out of metal using a jeweler's saw. You will practice Piercing - using the drill... Read More

Workshop PhotoCorners and Hinges in Soldered Work

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

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 29, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $69 » some supplies included

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! Learn the secrets of... 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 More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 29, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $69 » some 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... 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

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 29, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $69 » some supplies included

In this class we will be making these darling little enameled flowers from scratch! Stamping, shaping, and enameling these little beauties then forming them into this easy to make cuff, or a Clustered Necklace. These happy little flowers are a great addition that will perk up the most dour pieces. There is enameling involved but if you... 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 More

Currently not available.
Skill 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... Read More

Workshop PhotoStar Earrings

Instructor: Cathy Burton
Art Clay Senior Instructor Read More

Currently not available.
Skill 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 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 More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Dates/Times: July 30, from 9:00am to 12:00pm
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... 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 More

Currently not available.
Skill 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... Read More

Workshop PhotoCreative Stone Setting

Instructor: Pattie Parkhurst
Just as a diamond has many facets, my metal work in nature-inspired sculpture and jewelry has many dimensions. I was introduced to art and nature at a young age and these two passions continue to inspire my organic and earthy designs. After college I served on the board of The Colorado Metalsmithing... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 30, from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Fees: $100

Do you have that beautiful Druzy or rough piece of turquoise that you just don’t know how to set? In this class you will learn how to incorporate those ever so popular rough and odd shaped stones into your jewelry. I will teach my tips and tricks to accomplish successful prong and bezel settings with the emphasis on irregular shaped... Read More

Workshop PhotoCopper 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

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 30, from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Fees:
$75 » Workshop Fee
$65 » Kit Fee Includes: Fossil Ammonite, moonstone or dichroic glass cabochon, electroformed shell, micro-beads, CZ’s, copper foil, copper wire, conductive paint, glue, miscellaneous polished rocks, sealed plant material, and a tutorial containing detailed instructions and photographs.

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. This class turns organic materials (shells, fossils, feathers and plant material) and inorganic material (metal, glass, rocks, and minerals) into... 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 More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 30, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $69 » some supplies included

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... 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 More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 30, 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 discussing 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... Read More

Silver Free Make N Take

Instructor: Art Clay Instructors
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Currently not available.
Skill 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 PhotoViking Knit Bracelet

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

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 30, from 11:00am to 2:00pm
Fees:
$60$50 » Kit fee

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

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 30, from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Fees: $195 » includes all materials

This workshop you will create a unique Shell Necklace. You will be using a natural colored Sarmaticus Shell that will be embellished with a enameled starfish, shells, crystal pearls, crystals, cup chain and japanese seed beads I will teach you a strong bead embroidery technique along with varies peyote stitches. We will also focus on... Read More

Workshop PhotoNo-Solder bezel setting cabochon pendant

Instructor: Dutch Stowe
Dutch Stowe has been making jewelry for over 15 years and teaching wire wrapping for over six years at both local bead stores and two senior centers in the San Fernando Valley. He also exhibits and sells his jewelry in local farmers' markets and craft shows. ... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: Intermediate skill level
Dates/Times: July 30, from 11:30am to 2:30pm
Fees:
$50$25 » materials cost

In this technique you'll learn to mount a stone with a bezel without solder by making a bezel out of a simple flat piece of copper. This technique will work for any size or shape of stone except faceted gems and can be as easily used on bracelets as on pendants. This technique will allow you to set any size, thickness or shape of... 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

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 30, from 11:30am to 2:30pm
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

Workshop PhotoWrapped Bead Ring

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 More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 30, from 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Fees: $55 » includes kit and materials

I originally created this design for a friend that made lampwork lentil beads. This design was made to enhance the bead and frame it in silver. You will have your choice of oval Czech glass, natural stone, or a sterling silver finding as your ring focal. If you have a lampwork lentil that you would like to use in your ring, feel free to... Read More

Workshop PhotoCircle of Life

Instructor: Jenny Shibona
Description of classes: ... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill 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... Read More

Workshop PhotoHill Tribes Silver Bracelet Trio

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

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 30, from 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Fees:
$50$50 » Kit fee

Come play with beautiful handcrafted Hill Tribes Silver beads and ... Read More

Workshop PhotoFun & Funky Fine Silver Setting

Instructor: Inez Flaugh
Art Clay Senior Instructor Read More

Currently not available.
Skill 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... Read More

Workshop PhotoSuper Easy Peasy Chainmaille Earrings!

Instructor: Lauren Anderson
The Chainmaille Lady! Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 30, 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 PhotoLazy 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 More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 30, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $69 » kit included

Award-winning artist and author Lillian Todaro will teach you an easy, versatile stitch that weaves up fast. You will learn to use pearls and a crystal to create an elegant bracelet that you will cherish forever. Once you master this stitch, you can use any kind of beads and make an infinite number of very beautiful things, including:... Read More

Workshop PhotoViola Bracelet

Instructor: Manush Martirosyan
Manush has been designing handmade jewelry for the past ten years Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 30, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm & July 28, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $70 » all materials included!

Make a sparkly Rope bracelet from your favorite crystals and seed beads. Manush has been designing handmade jewelry for the past ten years, using different types of precious stones. Specializes 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... 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

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 30, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $69 » some supplies included

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 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 More

Currently not available.
Skill 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... 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

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 30, 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... Read More

Workshop PhotoEtching

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

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 30, from 3:00pm to 6:00pm
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 PhotoPinch Me, I'm Dreaming!

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

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 30, from 3:00pm to 7:00pm
Fees:
$30 » workshop fee
$25 » kit fee

Perfect for Summer, these delicate bracelets made with pastel pinch beads are encrusted with seed beads and crystals and have a surprise, special finish to the foldover clasp You’ll think YOU are dreaming when you see how quick and easy they are to make, and how great they look either stacked or mixed with other bracelets. Read More

Workshop PhotoStamping and texturing metal

Instructor: Pattie Parkhurst
Just as a diamond has many facets, my metal work in nature-inspired sculpture and jewelry has many dimensions. I was introduced to art and nature at a young age and these two passions continue to inspire my organic and earthy designs. After college I served on the board of The Colorado Metalsmithing... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 30, from 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Fees: $50

Learn the fundamental techniques for Stamping on metal and creating texture. This is a great class to invigorate our creative energies. Jewelry designers, mixed media artists, collage artists, and crafters alike will find a useful way to incorporate these beauties into their art. ... 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 More

Currently not available.
Skill 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 More

Currently not available.
Skill 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 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

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 30, 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, then a hammered ring. You will... 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 More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 30, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $105 » includes kit and materials

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... Read More

Workshop PhotoSummer Breeze Fine Silver Earrings

Instructor: Espie Buoncristiani
Art Clay Senior Instructor Read More

Currently not available.
Skill 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... Read More

Workshop PhotoFine Silver Lentil Bead Pendant

Instructor: Espie Buoncristiani
Art Clay Senior Instructor Read More

Currently not available.
Skill 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... 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 More

Currently not available.
Skill 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 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 More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 31, from 9:00am to 12:00pm
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

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 More

Currently not available.
Skill 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... Read More

Workshop PhotoSawing and Piercing

Instructor: Pattie Parkhurst
Just as a diamond has many facets, my metal work in nature-inspired sculpture and jewelry has many dimensions. I was introduced to art and nature at a young age and these two passions continue to inspire my organic and earthy designs. After college I served on the board of The Colorado Metalsmithing... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 31, from 9:00am to 11:30pm
Fees: $50

Ever look at intricate metal jewelry and wonder "How did they do that?" Want to learn techniques that can add personalization and WOW! to your jewelry? In this class we will learn my tricks and tips to expertly saw and pierce any shape or form out of metal using a jeweler's saw. You will practice Piercing - using the drill... Read More

Workshop PhotoMulti. Strand Memory Wire Bracelet

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

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 31, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $69 » some supplies included

Bring all those left over, orphan beads and turn them into a cuff that will turn heads. A statement piece like this one is always a great accessory to have in your jewelry box. This class covers size, shape, texture, contour, color, and technique. All are important in the long road to excellent design. Wire is included. Beads are not... Read More

Silver Free Make N Take

Instructor: Art Clay Instructors
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Currently not available.
Skill 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 PhotoBead Crochet Necklace

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

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 31, from 11:00am to 2:00pm
Fees:
$70$35 » Kit fee

In this class you will be making a silk crocheted necklace. It is simple and fun. You will wear your lovely necklace home. Handout provided. 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 More

Currently not available.
Skill 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. ... Read More

Workshop PhotoBotanical Impressions in Silver Clay

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

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 31, 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 PhotoSegmented copper bracelet with embossing

Instructor: Dutch Stowe
Dutch Stowe has been making jewelry for over 15 years and teaching wire wrapping for over six years at both local bead stores and two senior centers in the San Fernando Valley. He also exhibits and sells his jewelry in local farmers' markets and craft shows. ... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: Intermediate skill level
Dates/Times: July 31, from 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Fees:
$65$25 » materials cost

This technique will allow you to create a segmented bracelet. Although we will be using square panels you could use round, triangle, free form and any other shape you chose. You will also learn how to create your own clasp. Once you master this technique you can add stones using other techniques you could learn during this show 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 More

Currently not available.
Skill 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... 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 More

Currently not available.
Skill 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... Read More

Workshop PhotoA bit of Whimsy: Metal Heart Necklace and Earrings

Instructor: Ann Jackson
Ann Jackson has been paper-crafting for almost 20 years. In the past few years, she has ventured into mixed media and has fallen in love with journal making. Her goal is to combine techniques from different venues into her works, whether they be cards, canvases or journals. Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 31, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees: $65 » all materials included

Learn to create jewelry using readily available paper-crafting supplies. New to papercrafting? Not a problem. You’ll learn all the necessary techniques in class to create this whimsical earring and necklace set. It’s easy and fun! We will be die-cutting and embossing aluminum; using alcohol inks, and wire wrapping. ... Read More

Workshop PhotoUniquely Yours Copper Pendant

Instructor: Cathy Burton
Art Clay Senior Instructor Read More

Currently not available.
Skill 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... Read More

Workshop PhotoSuper Easy Peasy Chainmaille Earrings!

Instructor: Lauren Anderson
The Chainmaille Lady! Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 31, 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 PhotoBlack Hearts Necklace

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 More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 31, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $69 » kit included

Brand new project! Learn to create this versatile and simple necklace using the amazingly versatile two-hole beads. The Five Black Hearts design is reminiscent of Victoriana and Steampunk. The necklace is very feminine with a delicate Swarovski crystal dangling from each Heart. You don’t even need to know how to bead weave to make... 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 More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: July 31, from 2:00pm to 5:30pm
Fees: $69 » some supplies included

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 stones) will be provided with the class fee in copper,... 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 More

Currently not available.
Skill 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... 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 More

Currently not available.
Skill 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... Read More

Lillian Todaro Beadwork Instruction

Instructor: Lillian Todaro
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Currently not available.
Skill 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
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Currently not available.
Skill 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
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Currently not available.
Skill 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
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