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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: October 5, 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 PhotoTriple Hoop Earrings

Instructor: Jeannine M. Mankins
Jeannine has been teaching beading and wire classes for the better part of 16 years in Sacramento, California and in the surrounding area bead stores. Jeannine has also been fortunate enough to teach at Bead Fest Philadelphia, Arlington, Tacoma, Santa Fe and the Bay Area Bead Extravaganza in... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: October 5, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $50 » plus $30 kit fee to be paid in class

Hoops never go out of style. Why not make your very own? This is a great beginning wire class. If you have never done anything with wire and have been wanting to learn, now is the chance. You will learn to make the components of the earrings and how to embellish them, some ins and outs of successfully manipulating wire and the tools used... Read More

Workshop PhotoBeaded Starfish

Instructor: Marilyn Peters
I love to bead, but especially I love to teach beading and to show the way colors work together. Originally from Eugene, Oregon, I have been in the SF Bay area since the early 1970's. Now, happily retired, I am spending as much time as possible beading, teaching, and figuring out new techniques... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: October 5, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $75

Remember the “Pet Rock”? The student will use a combination of Peyote and Herringbone to create their own Pet Starfish out of four colors of seed beads. I will have kits available but I also provide over 50 tubes of size 11\0 seed beads to make their own choice. There is also a vast collection of little and small crystals and... Read More

Workshop PhotoBotanics in Silver Workshop

Instructor: Art Clay Senior Instructor Laura Moore
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Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: October 5, 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 PhotoIris Bloom Bracelet Class

Instructor: Joyce Trowbridge
Joyce's passion for beading started young, and continues to grow as she creates and teaches. Along with her mother and sister, she owns the local bead shop in Concord, Just Bead It. Her remarkable skill, knowledge and patience makes her a beloved teacher for the past 15 years. Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: October 5, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees: $35 » Class + $15 Material Kit (material kit payable at class)

Perfect for a first time beadweaver, this beautiful design interweaves multi-hole beads with a needle and thread. Students will be able to pick from specially, curated bead kits in four different colorways. Material kit provides everything needed to make a complete bracelet, and most students will finish in class. 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: October 5, 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 PhotoSwish, Swing and Sway

Instructor: Jeannine M. Mankins
Jeannine has been teaching beading and wire classes for the better part of 16 years in Sacramento, California and in the surrounding area bead stores. Jeannine has also been fortunate enough to teach at Bead Fest Philadelphia, Arlington, Tacoma, Santa Fe and the Bay Area Bead Extravaganza in... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: October 5, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $50 » Class fee plus $39 kit fee payable in class

Come make a trio of fun earrings that will Swish, Swing or Sway with your every movement. This is a great beginner’s class to learn some valuable basic skills such as properly opening a jump ring, how to close a headpin with a simple eye or a wrapped eye, and putting together multiple components to create more interesting designs.... Read More

Workshop PhotoStackable Cuff Bracelet

Instructor: Jeannine M. Mankins
Has been teaching beading and wire classes for the better part of 16 years in Sacramento, California and in the surrounding area bead stores. Jeannine has also been fortunate enough to teach at Bead Fest Philadelphia, Arlington, Tacoma, Santa Fe and the Bay Area Bead Extravaganza in Oakland,... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: October 6, from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $50 » Class fee plus $27 kit fee payable in class

Stacking multiple bracelets is a fashion statement that has come and gone over the years and is very IN fashion right now. In this class you will make an original cuff style bracelet that is easily stackable, and is filled with an intricate woven pattern that has a very textural look and feel. This is a great beginner class if you want to... Read More

Workshop PhotoA Pea in a Pod

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: October 6, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $79 » Workshop

Make a fabulous pendant using only a hammer and small piece of metal. In this class, you will make a Pod or Leaf shaped copper Pendant. This technique is a wonderful introduction to “fold forming.” You will do no soldering but will learn to work with a torch to anneal (heat treating to soften and/or change color) the copper as... Read More

Workshop PhotoBead a Square Star

Instructor: Marilyn Peters
I love to bead, but especially I love to teach beading and to show the way colors work together. Originally from Eugene, Oregon, I have been in the SF Bay area since the early 1970's. Now, happily retired, I am spending as much time as possible beading, teaching, and figuring out new techniques... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: October 6, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $50

There is a phrase: A Square Peg in a Round Hole. This technique teaches you how to make a Square Star. ... Read More

Workshop PhotoThe Persian Fan Earrings

Instructor: Jeannine M. Mankins
Jeannine has been teaching beading and wire classes for the better part of 16 years in Sacramento, California and in the surrounding area bead stores. Jeannine has also been fortunate enough to teach at Bead Fest Philadelphia, Arlington, Tacoma, Santa Fe and the Bay Area Bead Extravaganza in... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: October 6, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees: $60 » workshop fee plus $29 kit fee payable in class

Super duo beads are extremely popular in the bead weaving community, but why limit the fun you can have with them? In this bohemian inspired pair of earrings you can learn to bead weave with very fine wire to create a beautiful, textural and ornate pair of earrings with Super Duo beads paired with other small beads. This is a great... Read More

Workshop PhotoMy Journey Multi-Layer & Diffuser Pendant Necklace

Instructor: Joyce Trowbridge
Joyce's passion for beading started young, and continues to grow as she creates and teaches. Along with her mother and sister, she owns the local bead shop in Concord, Just Bead It. Her remarkable skill, knowledge and patience makes her a beloved teacher for the past 15 years. Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: October 6, from 1:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees: $95 » Class fee + $80 Bead Kit (bead kit payable at class)

Explore many techniques of jewelry making while creating your own mix n' match, multi-layer necklace with the combination of chain, Czech glass beads, Swarovski crystals, leather, a crystal tassel, and an essential oil diffuser pendant. With eight unique layers, this necklace is interchangeable depending on your mood, style and... 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: October 6, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
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 Photo2 Sided Keepsake Pendant

Instructor: Jeannine M. Mankins
Has been teaching beading and wire classes for the better part of 16 years in Sacramento, California and in the surrounding area bead stores. Jeannine has also been fortunate enough to teach at Bead Fest Philadelphia, Arlington, Tacoma, Santa Fe and the Bay Area Bead Extravaganza in Oakland,... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: October 6, from 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Fees: $50 » workshop fee plus $16 kit fee payable in class

Here’s a pendant you can make that will give you double for your efforts. In this project you will be making a locket of sorts. A pendant that can carry those cherished photos of loved ones close to your heart, and it is reversible! Two pendants in one! This 2 sided wire pendant will have a picture of someone close to your heart... Read More

Workshop PhotoMicro Macrame

Instructor: Jeannine M. Mankins
Jeannine has been teaching beading and wire classes for the better part of 16 years in Sacramento, California and in the surrounding area bead stores. Jeannine has also been fortunate enough to teach at Bead Fest Philadelphia, Arlington, Tacoma, Santa Fe and the Bay Area Bead Extravaganza in... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: October 7, from 9:00am to 12:30pm
Fees: $60 » Class fee + $18 Bead Kit (bead kit payable at class)

Micro macramé is a great way to capture that cabochon, sea glass, flat stones, and coins or shell you found. It is a fun, and not–so-common way of creating a bezel for your piece. This technique gives your piece a more organic and earthy appearance. This is an intermediate beginner class and some macramé experience is... Read More

Workshop PhotoElegant Cabochon Pendant in a no Solder/Torch Bezel 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: October 7, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $79 » Workshop

In this class, you will make a truly beautiful piece of jewelry using a simple, cold connection technique with no heat required! This method creates a bezel out of a flat piece of copper and is suitable for mounting any type non-faceted stone. This is an effective non-solder process for creating bracelets or pendants. Because of the... Read More

Workshop PhotoRuffled Rainbows

Instructor: Marilyn Peters
I love to bead, but especially I love to teach beading and to show the way colors work together. Originally from Eugene, Oregon, I have been in the SF Bay area since the early 1970's. Now, happily retired, I am spending as much time as possible beading, teaching, and figuring out new... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: October 7, from 10:30am to 1:30pm
Fees: $50

Nothing makes for a happier day than wearing a ruffled rainbow on your wrist. Using Oglala Butterfly Stitch the student will create a lush, fun rainbow to be admired by one and all. ... Read More

Workshop PhotoShimmery silver and dichro flower pendant

Instructor: Laura Moore
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Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: October 7, from 11:00am to 3:00pm
Fees:
$69 » workshop fee
$30 » 10 grams of Art Clay Silver Micro glass dots Use of tools to complete the project

Create a lovely silver pendant with dichroic flower buds. Learn a fun use of dichroic glass in your silver clay designs. Add tiny dots of sparkle and make your silver designs pop! Laura will provide several molds of plants for you to choose from and you can customize your design with your choice of tiny sparkly glass cabochons. For... Read More

Workshop PhotoCobblestone Loom Bracelet

Instructor: Jeannine M. Mankins
Jeannine has been teaching beading and wire classes for the better part of 16 years in Sacramento, California and in the surrounding area bead stores. Jeannine has also been fortunate enough to teach at Bead Fest Philadelphia, Arlington, Tacoma, Santa Fe and the Bay Area Bead Extravaganza in... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: October 7, from 1:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees: $90 » Class fee + $35 Kit (kit payable at class)

Learn the quickest way to warp your loom, create a cool, colorful and textural bracelet, and the easiest and most versatile way to finish the end of the weave without having to weave in all the warp threads! You will be amazed at how quickly a loom piece can be started and finished using these techniques, and the loom may become your new... Read More

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: October 7, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
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

Basic Beading & Jewelry Making Instruction

Instructor: Charolotte Silverstein
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Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: October 5-October 7, ongoing.
Fees: $0 » free demos!

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

Basic Jewelry Making Instruction

Instructor: Linda Hartung
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Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: October 5-October 7, ongoing.
Fees: $0 » free demos!

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

Workshop PhotoMAKE & TAKE WRAP BRACELET WORKSHOP

Instructor: Marlene Cartter
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Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: October 5-October 7, ongoing.
Fees: $25

MAKE & TAKE WRAP BRACELET WORKSHOP USING THE SOLANO LOOM. COME TO BOOTH #151 Read More
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