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Workshop PhotoBotanical Impressions in Silver Clay

Instructor: Laura Moore
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Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: October 7, from 10:30am to 5:30pm
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 PhotoPendant Stone Setting

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: March 23, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees:
$50 » Workshop
$25 » Materials

In this technique you'll learn to mount a stone with a bezel without ... Read More

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

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: March 23, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
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 PhotoPearl Knotting

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: March 23, 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 PhotoTassel Earrings Mini-Class

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: March 23, from 11:00am to 12:00pm
Fees:
$15 » Class Fee
$15 » Kit Fee

Tassels are still a hot trend and these quick and easy tassel earrings take only 1 hour to make. Kit includes a full roll of Rayon Chainette, so you’ll have plenty of supplies to make more! Choice of Gold or Silver findings Read More

Workshop PhotoTassel Earrings Mini-Class

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: March 23, from 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Fees:
$15 » Class Fee
$15 » Kit Fee

Tassels are still a hot trend and these quick and easy tassel earrings take only 1 hour to make. Kit includes a full roll of Rayon Chainette, so you’ll have plenty of supplies to make more! Choice of Gold or Silver findings 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: March 23, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees:
$55 » Workshop
$20 » Materials

There are many techniques for making bracelets, casting, fold ... Read More

Workshop PhotoStackables

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: March 23, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
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 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

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: March 23, 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 PhotoBring All Together with Etching, Sawing, and Riveting

Instructors: Symone Beasley & Atalia Molaro
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: March 23, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
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

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: March 23, 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 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

Currently not available.
Skill Level: Rhinestone Torch skills needed
Dates/Times: March 24, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
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 PhotoFold-Forming a Pod or leaf pendant

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: March 24, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees:
$50 » Workshop
$20 » Materials

This is a starting point for fold forming, which allows you to ... 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

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: March 24, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $79 » 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 PhotoBlossom Under The Sea

Instructor: Jody Young
Jody is a master beader of her “Raised Texture Bead Embroidery” style. Taking bead embroidery to the next level. 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. She owned o bead... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: March 24, from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Fees: $100 » does not include $85.00 kit and instructions fee (payable to Jody at Class)

This is a amazing workshop for those of you that love the ocean and admire the beauty of the coral reef garden. This is special/limited workshop. You will be creating with a hand carved shell flower along with a very rare coral piece that have been in my collection for many years. Each kit is on of a kind and you will choose the one... Read More

Workshop PhotoHigh Society Necklace

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: March 24, from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Fees:
$50 » Class Fee
$65 » Kit Fee

Cream of the Crop! Top of the Heap! You’ll join High Society when you wear this convertible crystal necklace. Learn Cubic Right Angle Weave with Diane’s innovative PRAW Perfect tool and then add Swarovski crystals. The Pear pendant is removable; making this 3 necklaces in one! Read More

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

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: March 24, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
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 PhotoMicro Chasing: Creating a pendant

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: March 24, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees:
$65 » Workshop
$25 » Materials

This technique will allow you to create a pendant that has both ... Read More

Workshop PhotoTorch Enameling

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: March 24, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
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! You make 2 to 4 pieces in this class. We go over lots of different rights and wrongs about torch enameling. Take “Etching” or “Know Your Saw”... 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: March 24, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $79 » all supplies including, instructional handout are provided.

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. There is something for everyone in this class. From beginners who have never picked up a saw to experienced folk who just need handy tips and advice on finishing and fine tuning. In her... Read More

Workshop PhotoChampleve enameling

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: March 24, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $79 » all supplies including, instructional handout are provided.

Learn the art of enameling on etched copper. Because of time restraint we will be using pre-etched pieces. This is a perfect class to economically get your feet wet and see if this is something you will love and want to invest in. We will learn to prep a piece, layer colors, wet pack, trouble shoot, and, best of all, blend multiple colors... 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

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: March 25, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
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 PhotoSegmented 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: March 25, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees:
$65 » Workshop
$25 » Materials

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 PhotoLentil Bead in Silver

Instructor: Laura Moore
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Currently not available.
Skill Level: All. Minimum Age: 10
Dates/Times: March 25, from 10:00am to 2:00pm
Fees: $85 » plus $50 kit fee due at time of class. All silver clay is included, plus the use of tools. (Must be paid in full at time of registration. Non-refundable after Thursday, December 28, 2017)

Learn to make a hollow form lentil bead using silver metal clay. In this workshop you ... Read More

Workshop PhotoRags to Richness

Instructor: Jody Young
Jody is a master beader of her “Raised Texture Bead Embroidery” style. Taking bead embroidery to the next level. 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. She owned o bead... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: March 25, from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Fees: $100 » does not include $85.00 kit and instructions fee (payable to Jody at Class)

This workshop is something fun, different and a real statement piece. You will be creating your free-form beadwork upon a hand woven/wrapped old sari silk with other fiber necklace form. Each fiber form has a button front clasp that becomes your focal, allowing you to bead around it and up the sides using varies stitches and beads. I... Read More

Workshop PhotoTassel Earrings Mini-Class

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: March 25, from 11:00am to 12:00pm
Fees:
$15 » Class Fee
$15 » Kit Fee

Tassels are still a hot trend and these quick and easy tassel earrings take only 1 hour to make. Kit includes a full roll of Rayon Chainette, so you’ll have plenty of supplies to make more! Choice of Gold or Silver findings Read More

Workshop PhotoBohemian Dreams Workshop

Instructor: Joyce Trowbridge
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Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: March 25, from 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $50 » Class + $50 Materials (materials payable at class)

Learn some simple, jewelry making techniques, while creating earrings, a bracelet and a necklace with a bohemian, gypsy inspired flair. Crimping, wire wrapping, and even making your own tassels, are all covered in this fun, design workshop. Read More

Workshop PhotoPave Parfait

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: Intermediate. Please have some beading experience
Dates/Times: March 25, from 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees:
$40 » Class Fee
$65 » Kit Fee

Two elements make this the perfect bracelet; More than 500 3mm Swarovski crystals line up in neat rows with diagonal Right Angle Weave and the invisible attachment of the new Beadslide™ clasp. Read More

Workshop PhotoCabochon 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: March 25, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees:
$60 » Workshop
$25 » Materials

Often you want to set a beautiful cab but you'd like something ... 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

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: March 25, 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

Basic Beading & Jewelry Making Instruction

Instructor: Charolotte Silverstein
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Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: March 23-March 25, ongoing.
Fees: $0 » free demos!

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

Basic Jewelry Making Instruction

Instructor: Carole Witt
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Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: March 23-March 25, ongoing.
Fees: $0 » free demos!

Ongoing Free Demos in jewelry making including stringing, crimping, and jewelry tool instruction. Read More

Basic Jewelry Making Instruction

Instructor: Linda Hartung
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Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: March 23-March 25, ongoing.
Fees: $0 » free demos!

Ongoing Free Demos in jewelry making including free make & takes and demos with wirelace. Read More
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