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Workshop PhotoStackables

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: March 24, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
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 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: March 24, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
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 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: March 24, 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 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: March 24, from 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Fees: $75

Learn basic macramé knots for creating simply beautiful leather and pearl ... 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: March 24, 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 PhotoSilk Scarf Painting

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: March 24, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $69 » all supplies including, instructional handout are provided.

The New Necklace ... Read More

Workshop PhotoContessa II Pendant

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: March 24, from 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees:
$35 » workshop fee
$28 » kit fee

Filigrees, bead embroidery and traditional bead weaving techniques are all combined to create a unique pendant with Swarovski pearls and crystals. The filigree is treated like fabric in embroidery to support the bead weaving. 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: March 24, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
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 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: March 24, from 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Fees: $69 » all supplies including, instructional handout are provided.

This is an in-depth class that will equip you for using soldering torches. Once you understand the soldering process, good torch control, and the proper steps, soldering is a lot of fun. This introductory class focuses on getting you started on the right path, so you can confidently work and troubleshoot on your own. The earrings and... Read More

Workshop PhotoDowntown Lights Convertible Necklace/Bracelet

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: March 25, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees:
$25 » workshop fee
$25 » kit fee

Stitch a sparkling, convertible necklace that can be worn with or without tassels or a pendant, or as a bracelet. This project is perfect for beginners who want a quick-to-learn stitch with immediate results, or experienced beaders who want a new project they can whip up for gifts or sales. 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: March 25, 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

Workshop PhotoAdvanced Torch Enameling

Instructor: Atalia Molaro
Teacher, Designer, and Buyer, for String Bead Chico. Atalia has been creating new classes and teaching the elements of beading skills for over six years. Her open saw work and metal skills are unparalleled. She plays a vital role in helping to create the over fifty classes taught at String Bead. Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: March 25, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $79 » all supplies including, instructional handout are provided.

Taking torch enameling to the next level for all you enthusiasts! Let's take it up a notch. In this advanced class, we will be using stencils, stamps, and shields, as well as exploring wet-packing, painting, and sgraffito. Also included is all sorts of new tips and suggestions for using stringers, millifori, and multiple wires in... Read More

Workshop PhotoOrganic Metal Patinas

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: March 25, 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 PhotoHigh Society Bracelet

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: March 25, from 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees:
$35 » workshop fee
$35 » kit fee

Elegant lines and unmistakable Swarovski sparkle are the main elements of this very wearable bracelet with a coordinated clasp. Learn Cubic Right Angle Weave the easy way with Diane’s new tool, included in the kit. Multiple colorways will be available. Read More

Workshop PhotoGlass Bead Making

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: March 25, from 2:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $250 » all supplies including, instructional handout are provided.

Lampwork Glass bead making, that’s right—Lampwork Glass BEAD MAKING! We finally got the OK! Yippee! We will get to use our torches, but outside ONLY, so DRESS WARM! We have very LIMITED SPACE so sign up now. StringBead has been lampworking for over 20 years. It’s our favorite thing to do, and we are THRILLED that we get... Read More

Workshop PhotoRhinestone 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

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: March 25, 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 PhotoOpen Saw Work

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: March 25, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
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

Workshop PhotoShell Spiral Bracelet

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: March 26, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees:
$35 » workshop fee
$20 » kit fee. Note: Magnetic Clasp is $15.00 more

This easy version of a spiral stitch makes a bracelet you’ll want to wear with everything. Three finishing techniques will be taught: Bangle, Magnetic or Interchangeable clasps so you can choose your own preference. Multiple colorways will be available, as well as a choice of gold or silver clasps. Read More

Workshop PhotoSilk Scarf Painting

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: March 26, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $69 » all supplies including, instructional handout are provided.

The New Necklace ... 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

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: March 26, from 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Fees: $75

Combine Waxed Linen cord and mixed gemstones, seeds and pearls to create ... 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: March 26, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $69 » all supplies including, instructional handout are provided.

This is an in-depth class that will equip you for using soldering torches. Once you understand the soldering process, good torch control, and the proper steps, soldering is a lot of fun. This introductory class focuses on getting you started on the right path, so you can confidently work and troubleshoot on your own. The earrings and... Read More

Metal Working Demos

Instructor: String Bead
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Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: March 24-March 26, ongoing.
Fees: $0 » free demos!

Ongoing free demos daily in metal working and jewelry tools! Read More

Beadwork Workshops

Instructor: Deborah Staehle
Designer for Garden of Beadin Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: March 24-March 26, ongoing.
Fees: $0-$75 » varies in price

Daily workshops in beadwork, jewelry design and more by Garden of Beadin staff. Read More

Beadweaving Demos

Instructor: Lillian Todaro
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Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: March 24-March 26, ongoing.
Fees: $0 » free demos with purchase of kit

Daily workshops in beadwork, jewelry design by renowned designer Lillian Todaro. Read More

Jewelry Tool Demos

Instructor: Laura Gasparrini
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Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: March 24-March 26, ongoing.
Fees: $0 » free demos

Daily demos with how to properly use jewelry tools Read More
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