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

Instructor: Terry Henry
I grew up in Los Gatos, Ca. and graduated from Los Gatos High School as an art student. I began my formal art training at San Jose State University. After a few years of study I began to worry about making a living as an artist. I opted for a degree in geology as I was good at it and the colors and... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: August 11, from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Fees:
$75 » Workshop
$65 » Kit fee. Includes: Fossil Ammonite, dichroic glass cabochon, micro-beads, CZ’s, copper foil, copper wire, conductive paint, glue, miscellaneous polished rocks, sealed organic material, injection wax, tutorial containing detailed instructions, material resources, and photographs, and use of electroforming and polishing equipment and chemicals. Copper neck collars will be available for purchase in class.

Interested in the newest trend in copper jewelry? Come join me as we turn found objects into copper. Explore the endless possibilities of copper electroforming in an easy to understand format. In this class we will combine shells, fossils, metal, glass, rocks, and minerals, into a pendent of your own unique creation. Techniques for... Read More

Workshop PhotoPearl Knotting

Instructor: Amber
Guest instructor of String Bead. http://stringbead.com/ Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: August 11, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $79 » all supplies including instructional handout are provided

Take the mystery out of pearl knotting! Learn one of the oldest beading skills. Both traditional and modern techniques are covered. Explore multiple finishing options and fun new ways to incorporate this ancient technique into modern jewelry. We will have a variety of real pearls, and a collection of lovely designer clasps for you to... Read More

Workshop PhotoBotanical Impressions in Silver Clay

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

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: August 11, from 11:00am to 6:00pm
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 PhotoPearlimeter Breach Bracelet

Instructor: Linda Hartung
Swarovski Authorized Teacher Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: August 11, from 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Fees: $0 » FREE Mini Classes with purchase of supplies at Alacarte Clasps

Make the WireLuxe Pearlimeter Breach bracelet kit in an hour! Supplies will be available to create your own colorway or purchase the kit as shown using the new Swarovski crystal coin pearls in iridescent dark blue and light blue. ... Read More

Workshop PhotoPoinsettia Perfection

Instructor: Linda Hartung
Swarovski Authorized Teacher Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: August 11, from 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Fees: $Free » FREE Mini Classes with purchase of supplies at Alacarte Clasps

Poinsettias are so beautiful why not enjoy them year round? The WireLuxe makes the design look complex but it’s really easy and uses basic techniques – wire wrapping, string on beads, a simple loop and a touch of glue. The difficult part will be deciding how you’ll use it – for a pin, pendant, hair clip or home... Read More

Workshop PhotoSoldered Bangles

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: August 11, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $79 » some supplies including, instructional handout are provided.

Oh my goodness. Just look at them!!! These soldered bangles are out of this world! We are so excited about how easy these are to personalize. If you have ever wondered how to create those trendy stackable bracelets from scratch, then take this class! These bracelets are great soldering practice to get you to the next place and take more... Read More

Workshop PhotoEtching

Instructor: Amber
Guest instructor of String Bead. http://stringbead.com/ Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: August 11, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $79 » all supplies including, instructional handout are provided.

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

Workshop Photo4pm Flex Class

Instructor: Linda Hartung
Swarovski Authorized Teacher Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: August 11, from 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $Free » FREE Mini Classes with purchase of supplies at Alacarte Clasps

Grab your friends, pick a kit then take a seat. Flex Class is determined by your interest in learning from a select group of kits such as the Charisma WireLace Bracelet, or Crystal Sprinkles Bracelet. Majority rules – so the most interest in the same kit is the one taught. ... Read More

Workshop PhotoBeginning 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: August 11, from 6:00pm to 9:30pm
Fees: $79 » 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 PhotoTreasures of the Sea Bracelet Copper Electroforming

Instructor: Terry Henry
I grew up in Los Gatos, Ca. and graduated from Los Gatos High School as an art student. I began my formal art training at San Jose State University. After a few years of study I began to worry about making a living as an artist. I opted for a degree in geology as I was good at it and the colors and... Read More

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

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

Workshop PhotoFREE Make-N-Take on Metal Working

Instructor: Amber
Guest instructor of String Bead. http://stringbead.com/ Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: August 12, from 10:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $0

Stop by String Beads booth anywhere from 10:00 am to 12:00pm on Saturday August 12th, ​to learn how to work with sheet metal. Read More

Workshop PhotoStackables

Instructor: Michelle Marchiano
A beader since childhood and a college professor by trade, Michelle has brought her teaching expertise to the torch at String Bead in Chico. A curious person by nature, Michelle’s passion for mixed media, metal clays and the torch is only rivaled by her love for sharing it with others. Come... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: August 12, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $79 » 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 PhotoPearlimeter Breach Bracelet

Instructor: Linda Hartung
Swarovski Authorized Teacher Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: August 12, from 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Fees: $0 » FREE Mini Classes with purchase of supplies at Alacarte Clasps

Make the WireLuxe Pearlimeter Breach bracelet kit in an hour! Supplies will be available to create your own colorway or purchase the kit as shown using the new Swarovski crystal coin pearls in iridescent dark blue and light blue. ... Read More

Workshop PhotoUpcycled Beaded Cuff

Instructor: Michelle Paganini
Owner of Paganoonoo, a fashion design house specializing in upcycle fashion design and offering patterns & workshops. Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: August 12, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees: $65 » includes materials

Transform part of a circa 1980's beaded jacket into a beautiful cuff! The beaded pattern is already complete, mounted on silk organza. You will remove extra beads to create a beautiful pattern on a cuff shape and mount it on a backing. An elastic button closure completes the upcycle. Get the rich look of a hand-beaded seed-bead &... Read More

Workshop PhotoPoinsettia Perfection

Instructor: Linda Hartung
Swarovski Authorized Teacher Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: August 12, from 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Fees: $Free » FREE Mini Classes with purchase of supplies at Alacarte Clasps

Poinsettias are so beautiful why not enjoy them year round? The WireLuxe makes the design look complex but it’s really easy and uses basic techniques – wire wrapping, string on beads, a simple loop and a touch of glue. The difficult part will be deciding how you’ll use it – for a pin, pendant, hair clip or home... Read More

Workshop PhotoFREE Make-N-Take on Patina's

Instructor: Amber
Guest instructor of String Bead. http://stringbead.com/ Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: August 12, from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees: $0

Stop by String Beads booth anywhere from, ​2:00pm to 4:00pm Saturday August 12th, ​ to learn how to work with fun patina's! ​Torches, Liver of Supher, and much more. Read More

Workshop PhotoSilk Scarves

Instructor: Michelle Marchiano
A beader since childhood and a college professor by trade, Michelle has brought her teaching expertise to the torch at String Bead in Chico. A curious person by nature, Michelle’s passion for mixed media, metal clays and the torch is only rivaled by her love for sharing it with others. Come... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: August 12, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $79 » all supplies including instructional handout are provided

The New Necklace ... 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: August 12, from 2:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $250 » all supplies including, instructional handout are provided.

Lampwork Glass bead making, that’s right—Lampwork Glass ... Read More

Workshop Photo4pm Flex Class

Instructor: Linda Hartung
Swarovski Authorized Teacher Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: August 12, from 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $Free » FREE Mini Classes with purchase of supplies at Alacarte Clasps

Grab your friends, pick a kit then take a seat. Flex Class is determined by your interest in learning from a select group of kits such as the Charisma WireLace Bracelet, or Crystal Sprinkles Bracelet. Majority rules – so the most interest in the same kit is the one taught. ... Read More

Workshop PhotoTorch Enameling

Instructor: Michelle Marchiano
A beader since childhood and a college professor by trade, Michelle has brought her teaching expertise to the torch at String Bead in Chico. A curious person by nature, Michelle’s passion for mixed media, metal clays and the torch is only rivaled by her love for sharing it with others. Come... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: August 12, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $79 » 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 PhotoFREE Make-N-Take on the Big Kick

Instructor: Amber
Guest instructor of String Bead. http://stringbead.com/ Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: August 13, from 10:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $0

Stop by String Beads Booth anywhere from, ​10:00am to 12:00pm on Sunday August 13th ​to learn all about this mini rolling mill. ​Add for texture in a minute! Read More

Workshop PhotoPre-Made Settings

Instructor: Michelle Marchiano
A beader since childhood and a college professor by trade, Michelle has brought her teaching expertise to the torch at String Bead in Chico. A curious person by nature, Michelle’s passion for mixed media, metal clays and the torch is only rivaled by her love for sharing it with others. Come... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: August 13, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $79 » some supplies including, instructional handout are provided.

We’ve created yet another wonderful soldering class to help you expand your skills without too much effort! Premade settings!!! This class not only gives you more soldering skills but you learn how to simple set pointed back stones. You have lots of different options now on pre-made settings, and we cover them all, while you are... Read More

Workshop PhotoBotanics in Silver Workshop

Instructor: Art Clay Senior Instructor Laura Moore
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Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: August 13, from 10:00am to 6:00pm
Fees:
$110 » Workshop Fee
$25 » Kit fee

This class is the perfect introduction to using metal clay. Through the process of making a lentil bead pendant with a botanic imprint you will learn mold making, handling, forming, draping, dry joining, refining, firing, polishing and storing silver clay. All tools are provided by the instructor, but if you have your own tool kit bring... Read More

Workshop PhotoWire Wrapped Florals

Instructor: Terry Henry
I grew up in Los Gatos, Ca. and graduated from Los Gatos High School as an art student. I began my formal art training at San Jose State University. After a few years of study I began to worry about making a living as an artist. I opted for a degree in geology as I was good at it and the colors and... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: August 13, from 11:00am to 4:00pm
Fees:
$65 » Class fee
$65 » Kit fee

This class we will assemble a necklace using handmade lamp work disk beads as a base and combine glass components: flowers, buds, leaves, accent beads, etc. to create a lightweight, comfortable, and wearable piece of art. This project provides artists with wire wrapping and coiling experience and a basic assembly process using disk beads... Read More

Workshop PhotoPearlimeter Breach Bracelet

Instructor: Linda Hartung
Swarovski Authorized Teacher Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: August 13, from 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Fees: $0 » FREE Mini Classes with purchase of supplies at Alacarte Clasps

Make the WireLuxe Pearlimeter Breach bracelet kit in an hour! Supplies will be available to create your own colorway or purchase the kit as shown using the new Swarovski crystal coin pearls in iridescent dark blue and light blue. ... Read More

Workshop PhotoPoinsettia Perfection

Instructor: Linda Hartung
Swarovski Authorized Teacher Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: August 13, from 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Fees: $Free » FREE Mini Classes with purchase of supplies at Alacarte Clasps

Poinsettias are so beautiful why not enjoy them year round? The WireLuxe makes the design look complex but it’s really easy and uses basic techniques – wire wrapping, string on beads, a simple loop and a touch of glue. The difficult part will be deciding how you’ll use it – for a pin, pendant, hair clip or home... Read More

Workshop PhotoFREE Make-N-Take on Letter Stamping

Instructor: Amber
Guest instructor of String Bead. http://stringbead.com/ Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: August 13, from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees: $0

Stop by String Bead's booth anywhere from, ​2:00pm to 4:00pm on Sunday August 13th, ​to learn out to make one of a kind pendants, and charms. ​We will be using metal letter stamps, a metal bench block, and a brass hammer. Read More

Workshop PhotoBeginning Torch Soldering

Instructor: Michelle Marchiano
A beader since childhood and a college professor by trade, Michelle has brought her teaching expertise to the torch at String Bead in Chico. A curious person by nature, Michelle’s passion for mixed media, metal clays and the torch is only rivaled by her love for sharing it with others. Come... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: August 13, from 2:00pm to 5:30pm
Fees: $79 » 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 Photo4pm Flex Class

Instructor: Linda Hartung
Swarovski Authorized Teacher Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: August 13, from 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $Free » FREE Mini Classes with purchase of supplies at Alacarte Clasps

Grab your friends, pick a kit then take a seat. Flex Class is determined by your interest in learning from a select group of kits such as the Charisma WireLace Bracelet, or Crystal Sprinkles Bracelet. Majority rules – so the most interest in the same kit is the one taught. ... Read More

Metal Working Demos

Instructor: String Bead
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Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: August 11-August 13, 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: August 11-August 13, 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: August 11-August 13, ongoing.
Fees: $0 » free demos with purchase of kit

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

Workshop PhotoLOOM WORK

Instructor: Kathleen McCabe-Elsey
Owner of Global Beads, Inc since 1992, in downtown Mountain View. Offering and teaching classes in beadwork and jewelry design since she opened her store! Macrame’ and knot work is one of her favorites to teach. She possess a commitment and passion to teach, explore and create simple to... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: coming soon
Fees:
$45$100 » Kit fee, includes loom

“The basic purpose of any loom is to hold the warp threads under tension to facilitate the interweaving of the weft threads.” Using a Ricks Beading Loom, we will teach you the setup, weaving and finishing skills to complete a loomed bracelet in Loom Basics. We will setup and star a 5 bead wide bracelet. Read More

Workshop PhotoMICRO MACRAME

Instructor: Kathleen McCabe-Elsey
Owner of Global Beads, Inc since 1992, in downtown Mountain View. Offering and teaching classes in beadwork and jewelry design since she opened her store! Macrame’ and knot work is one of her favorites to teach Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: coming soon
Fees:
$45$45 » Kit fee

Learn the basics of making a Macrame’ Bracelet. We will also review other closure options. 16-24" project necklace or bracelet Read More

Workshop PhotoDIAMOND BRACELET

Instructor: Kathleen McCabe-Elsey
Owner of Global Beads, Inc since 1992, in downtown Mountain View. Offering and teaching classes in beadwork and jewelry design since she opened her store! Macrame’ and knot work is one of her favorites to teach. She possess a commitment and passion to teach, explore and create simple to... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: coming soon
Fees:
$45$48 » Kit fee

A fun easy pattern to make a “Diamond Bracelet.” Using 1 to 3 colors we will create this beautiful and simple bracelet. We will use 2 hole Silky beads which are diamond cut beads fit very nicely together to create this beauty! Some of the Silky Beads are TC (table Cut) which means the bead is cut flat on one side. Read More

Workshop PhotoBRAIDED BRACELET

Instructor: Kathleen McCabe-Elsey
Owner of Global Beads, Inc since 1992, in downtown Mountain View. Offering and teaching classes in beadwork and jewelry design since she opened her store! Macrame’ and knot work is one of her favorites to teach. She possess a commitment and passion to teach, explore and create simple to... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: coming soon
Fees:
$45$45 » Kit fee for two bracelets

Using a basic braid, we will “lock” beads in place, creating a frame around each bead in the Braided Bracelet class. Choose a bead down the center or two smaller beads on the outsides! Both a fun and fashionable look. ... Read More
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