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Workshop PhotoAmazing Pendant using Micro-Chasing…Pushing and Pulling Metal-it’s Easier than it Sounds!

Instructor: Dutch Stowe
Dutch Stowe has been making jewelry for over 15 years and teaching ... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Dates/Times: April 26, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $79 » Workshop

Micro Chasing is based on two ancient techniques, Repousse and Chasing. Simply put, it’s a method of creating wonderful dimension and detail in metal by pushing and pulling it back to front and front to back. The classic European technique for this is complicated and requires many specialized tools-we will not be doing that in this... Read More

Workshop PhotoMake a Bead-Loom-Woven Bracelet or Choker with Slide Closure!

Instructor: Susan Ryza
Susan Ryza designs & fabricates hand-crafted jewelry using a variety of materials, including wire, cord, gemstones, Swarovski crystal, plate metal, chain, fabric & ribbon. As a jewelry teacher as well as a designer, she loves learning & incorporating new techniques & methods –... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: April 26, from 10:30am to 1:00pm
Fees: $69 » including all materials and printed instructions, plus $15 for loom and needles. A wide variety of bead and cord colors will be available.

Learn to set up and weave on a Native American style bead loom and create a beautiful, beaded bracelet or choker with a braided, macrame slide closure! In this class, you’ll learn to design your own weaving patterns, take home a finished bracelet or choker, and learn a unique, easy-to-use method of finishing off your woven projects.... Read More

Workshop PhotoBead Stringing Basics - Turn Your Bead Purchases into Wearable Jewelry!

Instructor: Susan Ryza
Susan Ryza designs & fabricates hand-crafted jewelry using a variety of materials, including wire, cord, gemstones, Swarovski crystal, plate metal, chain, fabric & ribbon. As a jewelry teacher as well as a designer, she loves learning & incorporating new techniques & methods –... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: April 26, from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Fees: $39 » including all materials and printed instructions

Are you buying beautiful beads at the show but don’t know what to do with them? Don’t wait! Come to this class and we’ll show you how to turn your purchases into the beautiful necklace or bracelet you’re fantasizing about. We have everything you need to string your beads and end them off with a professional-looking... Read More

Workshop PhotoEmbossed bracelet

Instructor: Dutch Stowe
Dutch Stowe has been making jewelry for over 15 years and teaching ... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: April 26, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $79 » Workshop

This stunning bracelet combines several techniques all of which require no torch or solder to create an outstanding piece that is easier to do than the result suggests! Using a combination of metal forging and embossing you will create a bracelet that looks both organic and polished. Using a SIZZIX embossing machine and embossing folders... Read More

Workshop PhotoBeaded Macrame, Every Possible Way (with sliding closure)!

Instructor: Susan Ryza
Susan Ryza designs & fabricates hand-crafted jewelry using a variety of materials, including wire, cord, gemstones, Swarovski crystal, plate metal, chain, fabric & ribbon. As a jewelry teacher as well as a designer, she loves learning & incorporating new techniques & methods –... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: April 26, from 3:00pm to 5:30pm
Fees: $69 » including all materials and printed instructions. A variety of cord and beads will be available

In this class, you will learn the basics of macramé knotting and then choose from a fascinating variety of bead placements to create a unique bracelet of your own! We will cover a variety of usual and very unusual ways to combine beads with cord. You will come away with a finished bracelet, along with detailed, printed instructions... Read More

Workshop PhotoStunning Cabochon Pendants with no Solder Bezel Setting

Instructor: Dutch Stowe
Dutch Stowe has been making jewelry for over 15 years and teaching ... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: Intermediate. Beginners if some skill with hand tools
Dates/Times: April 27, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $79 » Workshop

This surprisingly easy “cold”, no solder/torch connection technique is an unconventional method to set a beautiful Cabochon. Using any size, type or cut of stone you will create a unique copper setting that will enhance its color and shape. Intermediate skill level recommended but beginners with some skill using simple hand... Read More

Workshop PhotoSweet Pea Chain Maille Bracelet

Instructor: Susan Ryza
Susan Ryza designs & fabricates hand-crafted jewelry using a variety of materials, including wire, cord, gemstones, Swarovski crystal, plate metal, chain, fabric & ribbon. As a jewelry teacher as well as a designer, she loves learning & incorporating new techniques & methods –... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: April 27, from 10:30am to 1:00pm
Fees: $69 » including all materials and printed instructions. A variety of clasp & jump ring colors will be available.

Learn this attractive and very popular chain maille weave. Choose from a variety of jump ring colors. Once you make your first bracelet, you’ll want to make them in every color combination! ... Read More

Workshop PhotoBead Stringing Basics - Turn Your Bead Purchases into Wearable Jewelry!

Instructor: Susan Ryza
Susan Ryza designs & fabricates hand-crafted jewelry using a variety of materials, including wire, cord, gemstones, Swarovski crystal, plate metal, chain, fabric & ribbon. As a jewelry teacher as well as a designer, she loves learning & incorporating new techniques & methods –... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: April 27, from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Fees: $39 » including all materials and printed instructions

Are you buying beautiful beads at the show but don’t know what to do with them? Don’t wait! Come to this class and we’ll show you how to turn your purchases into the beautiful necklace or bracelet you’re fantasizing about. We have everything you need to string your beads and end them off with a professional-looking... Read More

Workshop PhotoEmbossed bracelet

Instructor: Dutch Stowe
Dutch Stowe has been making jewelry for over 15 years and teaching ... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: April 27, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $79 » Workshop

This stunning bracelet combines several techniques all of which require no torch or solder to create an outstanding piece that is easier to do than the result suggests! Using a combination of metal forging and embossing you will create a bracelet that looks both organic and polished. Using a SIZZIX embossing machine and embossing folders... Read More

Workshop PhotoBeaded Kumihimo Bracelet with Button Closure!

Instructor: Susan Ryza
Susan Ryza designs & fabricates hand-crafted jewelry using a variety of materials, including wire, cord, gemstones, Swarovski crystal, plate metal, chain, fabric & ribbon. As a jewelry teacher as well as a designer, she loves learning & incorporating new techniques & methods –... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: April 27, from 3:00pm to 5:30pm
Fees: $69 » including all materials and printed instructions, plus $15 for Kumihimo Tools kit.

In this class, you will learn the (surprisingly simple) basics of Kumihimo, the ancient art of Japanese braiding. You will then learn to combine this finely detailed (but still easy!) braiding with metal beads to create this unusual and beautiful bracelet! You will come away with a finished bracelet, along with detailed, printed... Read More

Workshop PhotoFanciful Segmented Copper Bracelet with Embossing

Instructor: Dutch Stowe
Dutch Stowe has been making jewelry for over 15 years and teaching ... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: April 28, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $79 » Workshop

We love segmented bracelets! This class teaches you how by using copper panels of any shape – even free form, you can create unique bracelets. You will also learn how to make your own clasp which will add to the cachet of your beautiful bracelet. The techniques you will learn in this class are particularly valuable as they work in... Read More

Workshop PhotoLearn the Art of Bead Knotting on Silk Cord!

Instructor: Susan Ryza
Susan Ryza designs & fabricates hand-crafted jewelry using a variety of materials, including wire, cord, gemstones, Swarovski crystal, plate metal, chain, fabric & ribbon. As a jewelry teacher as well as a designer, she loves learning & incorporating new techniques & methods –... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: April 28, from 10:30am to 1:00pm
Fees: $69 » including all materials and printed instructions, plus $3 for knotting tweezers. A variety of bead types and colors will be available.

Learn the ins and outs of knotting pearls and other beads, plus how to string beads & attach clasps when working with silk cord. You'll have a choice of beads, and take home a beautiful, knotted necklace. We will also cover how to use knots to create "floating" designs. Location: Starlight Ballroom, Booths 116-117 Read More

Workshop PhotoBead Stringing Basics - Turn Your Bead Purchases into Wearable Jewelry!

Instructor: Susan Ryza
Susan Ryza designs & fabricates hand-crafted jewelry using a variety of materials, including wire, cord, gemstones, Swarovski crystal, plate metal, chain, fabric & ribbon. As a jewelry teacher as well as a designer, she loves learning & incorporating new techniques & methods –... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: April 28, from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Fees: $39 » including all materials and printed instructions

Are you buying beautiful beads at the show but don’t know what to do with them? Don’t wait! Come to this class and we’ll show you how to turn your purchases into the beautiful necklace or bracelet you’re fantasizing about. We have everything you need to string your beads and end them off with a professional-looking... Read More

Workshop PhotoStunning Cabochon Pendants with no Solder Prong Setting

Instructor: Dutch Stowe
Dutch Stowe has been making jewelry for over 15 years and teaching ... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: Intermediate. Beginners if some skill with hand tools
Dates/Times: April 28, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $79 » Workshop

This surprisingly easy “cold”, no solder/torch connection technique is an unconventional method to set a beautiful Cabochon. Using any size, type or cut of stone you will create a unique copper setting that will enhance its color and shape. Intermediate skill level recommended but beginners with some skill using simple hand... Read More

Workshop PhotoBeaded Macrame, Every Possible Way (with sliding closure)!

Instructor: Susan Ryza
Susan Ryza designs & fabricates hand-crafted jewelry using a variety of materials, including wire, cord, gemstones, Swarovski crystal, plate metal, chain, fabric & ribbon. As a jewelry teacher as well as a designer, she loves learning & incorporating new techniques & methods –... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: April 28, from 3:00pm to 5:30pm
Fees: $69 » including all materials and printed instructions. A variety of cord and beads will be available

In this class, you will learn the basics of macramé knotting and then choose from a fascinating variety of bead placements to create a unique bracelet of your own! We will cover a variety of usual and very unusual ways to combine beads with cord. You will come away with a finished bracelet, along with detailed, printed instructions... Read More

Workshop PhotoTHE DEVIL'S IN THE DETAILS

Instructor: Wristy Business
Leslie Hamilton and Joy Klein Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: April 26-April 28, ongoing.
Fees: $0 » free demos

Come play and learn tips and tricks on how to recycle old pieces of vintage items into new! Read More

Basic Beading & Jewelry Making Instruction

Instructor: Charolotte Silverstein
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Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: April 26-April 28, ongoing.
Fees: $0 » free demos!

Ongoing Free Demos in jewelry making including beadwork & stringing. Read More
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