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Workshop PhotoSoldered Bangles

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: Coming soon
Fees: $79 » all 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 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: Coming soon
Fees: $79 » all 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 PhotoAdvanced Rhinestone 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: Rhinestone Torch skills needed
Dates/Times: Coming soon
Fees: $79 » all supplies including, instructional handout are provided.

Take your love for rhinestones up a notch with this class! Learn to make a multi-step necklace or bring your broken jewelry and learn how to fix it. Also learn to work with rhinestone chain, which we all love! After this class you will have the know how’s to make beautiful one-of-a-kind pieces that look new or have that vintage... 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: Coming soon
Fees: $79 » all supplies including, instructional handout are provided.

The New Necklace ... Read More

Workshop PhotoSoldering Workshop (Stone Setting)

Instructor: Carole Witt
Graduate of the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts, Carole has been teaching for over 15 years. Carole and her remarkable staff have a lineup of more than 50 classes in their extensive Jewelry Supply Store, String Bead, in Chico California. They are always striving to increase their ability to reach... Read More

Skill Level: Beginning Torch Soldering Skills necessary
Dates/Times: Coming soon
Fees: $158 » all supplies including, instructional handout are provided.

An all day class to perfect your soldering skills! That’s right 8 hours at the torch!!! Lots of quality time, to make the mistakes you must fix, and conquer the difficulties you’ve faced, in learning the intricacies of torch soldering! We have a great group of instructors at this workshop so that there will be lots of 1-on-1... Read More

Workshop PhotoBring All Together with Etching, Sawing, and Riveting

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: Coming soon
Fees: $79 » all supplies including, instructional handout are provided.

Have you taken riveting or etching or a saw class? But now don’t know how to take it to the next level? This class gives you the chance to combine your skills into one finished piece. If you have taken one or all of these classes, this class if for you! We starting with an etched background, and then continuing with a sawed out... 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: Coming soon
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 PhotoPearl Knotting

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

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: Coming soon
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 PhotoDelicate Works

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: Must have Soldering Experience, and provide pictures of soldered work.
Dates/Times: Coming soon
Fees: $79 » all supplies including, instructional handout are provided.

If attention to detail is something you hold close, this class was meant for you! Focusing on 20 to 18 gauge sterling silver wire with delicate tube and prong settings, learn how to create small detail work out of wire, using tools, hands, and needle file to help you. You will gain the skill to prevent melting your metals by knowing how... Read More

Workshop PhotoProng Setting Workshop

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: Must have Soldering Experience
Dates/Times: Coming soon
Fees: $158 » all supplies including, instructional handout are provided.

Okay, you’ve been asking for years, sooooooo… here it is! Prong Settings! We will cover how to make prongs from scratch, the different tool options available for working with prongs, how to deal with natural stones and calibrated ones and more. Handouts will cover basket setting assembly, prong cutting, and other aspects. In... Read More

Workshop PhotoGlass Fusing - But I Don’t Have a Kiln!

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: Coming soon
Fees: $79 » all supplies including, instructional handout are provided.

“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. We will Play with as many technique as we can cram... 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: Coming soon
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 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: Coming soon
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 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: Coming soon
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 PhotoElectroPlating

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

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: Coming soon
Fees: $79 » some supplies including, instructional handout are provided.

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