Workshop List

For Walnut Creek Bead & Design Show [select another show]

Sort by: Date | Price | Name

Workshop PhotoAlhambra 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

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: March 24, from 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $45 » +$45 kit payable in class

Perfect for a first time beadweaver, this beautiful design interweaves a variety of two-hole Czech glass 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 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

Skill Level: Intermediate
Dates/Times: March 22, 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

Basic Jewelry Making Instruction

Instructor: Linda Hartung
Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: March 22-March 24, ongoing.
Fees: $0 » free demos!

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

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: March 22, from 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees: $50 » kit fee $15 paid to instructor

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

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: March 24, from 10:30am to 2:30pm
Fees: $75 » kit fee $25 paid to instructor

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 PhotoCaptive 2 in 1 Chain Bracelets

Instructor: Mary Soucy
Mary Soucy, of Bead Me A Story, creates unique chain maille items in mixed media from her Glen Burnie, Maryland studio in the suburbs of Baltimore. Originally a seed bead and polymer clay artist, she finds new ways to use beads, rings, rubber and metal in her chain maille items. As a chain maille... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: March 22, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $26 » Kit fee: $14.00 payable in class

This class will teach you the chain maille weave known as Captive 2 in 1. You will learn to make an outer chain surround a colorful inside chain. This is a fun and easy project to learn. The skills acquired in this class will be useful in learning more advanced chain maille weaves. These projects incorporate square jump rings inside... Read More

Workshop PhotoConversation Stick

Instructor: Jody Young
Read More

No longer available
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: March 23, from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Fees: $195 » includes kit

This is a very special workshop that goes beyond beading…….It will reflect and honor our ancestors where the talking stick originated. In this workshop you will be creating/beading a very unique piece of art and a tool that can be shared for communication with your family and friends. You’ll choose your piece of... Read More

Workshop PhotoDouble Diamond Deluxe

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 12 years. Among other awards she has received, her “Crystal Bow Purse” placed 1st in... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: March 22, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $35 » Plus a $75 kit fee paid to instructor

Flashes of light edge seed bead diamonds in this elegant but easy lariat you can wear multiple ways. Kit includes 288 Swarovski crystal round beads and 6 pendants. To make an advance color choice, email Diane at dwhitingdesigns@cox.net Read More

Workshop PhotoDouble Diamond Deluxe

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 12 years. Among other awards she has received, her “Crystal Bow Purse” placed 1st in... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: March 23, from 3:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees: $35 » Plus a $75 kit fee paid to instructor

Flashes of light edge seed bead diamonds in this elegant but easy lariat you can wear multiple ways. Kit includes 288 Swarovski crystal round beads and 6 pendants. To make an advance color choice, email Diane at dwhitingdesigns@cox.net Read More

Workshop PhotoEmbossed bracelet

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

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: March 22, 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 PhotoEmbossed bracelet

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

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: March 23, 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 PhotoFanciful Segmented Copper Bracelet with Embossing

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

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: March 24, 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 PhotoMala Inspiration 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

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: March 23, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $35 » Plus a $50 kit fee paid to instructor

Dive into a collection of wood and stone beads to create a special intention necklace, one you will cherish and admire and make uniquely yours! Build your own colorway, starting with a variety of quality, ethically sourced, natural wood beads: Rose Wood, Black Kamagong, Gray Wood and Light Bahi. Then, pair them with stone beads for... Read More

Workshop PhotoPlaza Suite

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 12 years. Among other awards she has received, her “Crystal Bow Purse” placed 1st in... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: March 23, from 10:00am to 2:00pm
Fees: $40 » Kit Range from $25.00 (earrings and ring) to $150 (full kit) paid to instructor

For lunch at the Ritz, Breakfast at Tiffany’s or Dinner at the Plaza...this suite of bezelled Swarovski fancy stones with a unique invisible clasp treatment will take you anywhere you wish to go. Class instruction will include the necklace, pendant, bracelet, earrings and a ring, but you get to choose a kit to make just the piece... Read More

Workshop PhotoQueen of Diamonds Bracelet

Instructor: Mary Soucy
Mary Soucy, of Bead Me A Story, creates unique chain maille items in mixed media from her Glen Burnie, Maryland studio in the suburbs of Baltimore. Originally a seed bead and polymer clay artist, she finds new ways to use beads, rings, rubber and metal in her chain maille items. As a chain maille... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: March 23, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $30 » Kit fee: $23.00 payable in class

This class will teach you the fundamentals of combining rhinestones with chain maille. Using techniques developed by designer and instructor Mary Soucy, make this gorgeous sparkly bracelet that is sure to be noticed everywhere you go. After learning a couple of basic techniques, you’ll find that there are numerous other designs... Read More

Workshop PhotoReni's Boho 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

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: March 23, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $45 » + $30 Bead Kit (bead kit payable at class)

Create a "Sundance" inspired, layered design using a variety of techniques, beads and stringing mediums. Students will be able to pick from specially, curated bead kits in three different colorways. Stringing, crimping, knotting, and wire wraps, are all covered in this fun, design workshop, and most students will finish in... Read More

Workshop PhotoRue Magique

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 12 years. Among other awards she has received, her “Crystal Bow Purse” placed 1st in... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: March 22, from 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees: $40 » plus $65 kit paid to instructor

Pathways of Swarovski Crystal beads and pearls give this elegant bracelet magical sparkle! Learn Cubic Right Angle Weave with Diane’s popular new tool and learn about the invisible attachment of the new Beadslide™ clasp. Read More

Workshop PhotoRue Magique

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 12 years. Among other awards she has received, her “Crystal Bow Purse” placed 1st in... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: March 24, from 10:00am to 2:00pm
Fees: $40 » plus $65 kit paid to instructor

Pathways of Swarovski Crystal beads and pearls give this elegant bracelet magical sparkle! Learn Cubic Right Angle Weave with Diane’s popular new tool and learn about the invisible attachment of the new Beadslide™ clasp. 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

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: March 23, from 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees: $50 » kit fee $15 paid to instructor

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 PhotoSea-Star

Instructor: Jody Young
Read More

No longer available
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: March 24, from 11:00am to 4:00pm
Fees: $180 » includes kit

This workshop you will create a unique Shell Necklace. You will be using a natural colored Sarmaticus Shell that will be embellished with a handmade enameled starfish, shells, crystal pearls, crystals, cup chain and Japanese seed beads I will teach you a strong bead embroidery technique along with varies peyote stitches. We will also... 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

Skill Level: Intermediate. Beginners if some skill with hand tools
Dates/Times: March 23, 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 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

Skill Level: Intermediate. Beginners if some skill with hand tools
Dates/Times: March 24, 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 PhotoTreasures of the Sea Cuff Copper Electroforming for Artists and Mad Scientists

Instructor: Terry Henry
After a career as a scientist Terry Henry answered her hearts call to turn to art full time and since the day after her retirement in November 2011 she hasn’t looked back! Terry is a native of California from the community of Los Gatos, she attended college at San Jose State University where... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: March 23, from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Fees: $125 » workshop fee and $75 kit fee paid to instructor

Interested in the newest trend in copper jewelry? Explore the endless possibilities of copper electroforming in an easy to understand format. In this class we will be making a customized copper bangle cuff using shells, fossils, metal, glass, rocks, pearls, and cubic zirconia gems. The cuff will be custom fit. Skills include basic... Read More

Workshop PhotoTreasures of the Sea Pendent

Instructor: Terry Henry
After a career as a scientist Terry Henry answered her hearts call to turn to art full time and since November 2011 she hasn’t looked back! Terry is a native of California from the community of Los Gatos, she attended college at San Jose State University where she started out as and art... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: March 22, from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Fees: $125 » plus $75 kit fee paid to instructor

Interested in the newest trend in copper jewelry? 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. Skills covered include basic electroforming, texturing and stone... Read More

Workshop PhotoUnbalanced 4 in 1 Weave, AKA Oops Chain

Instructor: Mary Soucy
Mary Soucy, of Bead Me A Story, creates unique chain maille items in mixed media from her Glen Burnie, Maryland studio in the suburbs of Baltimore. Originally a seed bead and polymer clay artist, she finds new ways to use beads, rings, rubber and metal in her chain maille items. As a chain maille... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: March 24, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $27 » Kit fee: $18.00 payable in class

Unbalanced 4 in 1 or Oops chain has a wonderful look and feel. The pattern appears extremely complex and organic but making Oops is simple with just a little bit of instruction. Join instructor Mary Soucy in learning to make this beautiful chain pattern. This project is appropriate for beginner to advanced level students as it can be... Read More
Background