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A Riveting & Etching Experience
9:00am - 3:00pm
A Riveting & Etching ExperienceOctober 25, 9:00am - 3:00pm (ALREADY PAST)Metalwork Class By Phyllis MartinClass Fee: $60.00Kit Fee: $50.00 Includes riveting hammer, ruler, copper, charms, rivets, jump rings, chain, & materials for etching.
Skill Level: All
Explore different methods of riveting and cold connections while learning many techniques of texturing metals. We will explore the other side of texturing by etching. Learn to layer and rivet objects, and make a charm bracelet that may tell your life timeline or a necklace collage. It's your time to just have fun! You can also bring charms or that "one lonely earring" to use in your project.

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Double Diamond Deluxe
10:00am - 1:00pm
Double Diamond DeluxeOctober 25, 10:00am - 1:00pm (ALREADY PAST)See Other DatesCrystal Setting Class By Diane WhitingClass Fee: $35.00Kit Fee: $75.00
Skill Level: All
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. Matching bracelet kits will also be available. To make an advance color choice, email Diane at dwhitingdesigns@cox.net

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Peyote With A Twist
10:00am - 2:00pm
Peyote With A TwistOctober 25, 10:00am - 2:00pm (ALREADY PAST)Beadwork Class By Marilyn PetersClass Fee: $50.00Kit Fee: $15.00
Skill Level: All
Working knowledge of Peyote and Herringbone is appreciated, but I can help even the most beginner beader to create this fun technique.
Please bring the following: bead mat, task lamp and extension cord, “readers” to help you see the bead holes. I will supply: Delicas in many colors as well as in kits, needles, thread, and multipage color tutorial.

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Bohemian Beaded Bottle
10:00am - 3:00pm
Bohemian Beaded BottleOctober 25, 10:00am - 3:00pm (ALREADY PAST)Beadwork Class By Lisa DeocampoClass Fee: $50.00Kit Fee: $35.00
Skill Level: All
Netting stitch with size 8s on a 4 oz Spanish Glass bottle, which I have at least a dozen. 

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Basic Jewelry Making Instruction
10:00am - 6:00pm
Basic Jewelry Making InstructionOctober 25, 10:00am - 6:00pm (ALREADY PAST)See Other DatesJewelry Design Class By Linda HartungFree workshop!
Skill Level: All
Ongoing Free Demos in jewelry making including free make & takes and demos with wirelace.

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Puffy Holiday Rhinestone Charms
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Puffy Holiday Rhinestone CharmsOctober 25, 2:00pm - 5:00pm (ALREADY PAST)Jewelry Design Class By Mary SoucyClass Fee: $30.00Kit Fee: $15.00
Skill Level: Intermediate
You should have at least a little bit of experience with chainmaille and be comfortable opening and closing jump rings. If you are unable to see small shiny objects, this class will be extremely challenging. Please bring magnification and battery powered
Learn to work with rhinestones and chainmaille. Mary has devised the most adorable 3D rhinestone charms that can be worn as pendants or charms. These can be used as decorative ornaments as well. In this class, you will learn to make the simplest 3D shape with jump rings and rhinestones. From candy corns to Christmas trees, these make great gifts once you master a few basic skills. The objects being used in this class are small and shiny. Please make sure that you are able to see small items well. You are encouraged to bring a task light and magnifier to class if you need these tools to see better.

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Venetian Mask Decorating I
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Venetian Mask Decorating IOctober 25, 2:00pm - 5:00pm (ALREADY PAST)Wearable Art Class By Leslie Hamilton and Joy KleinClass Fee: $65.00Kit Fee: $25.00 Includes mask blank, ribbons, trim, paint palette, brushes, crystals and feathers.
Skill Level: All
Learn to create your own magnificent mask to wear or display or both! For centuries, the art of mask making and decorating has been part of the Carnival, Halloween and Dia de Los Muertos experience around the world. The Artists of Wristy Business will teach you step by step the process of decorating and painting your own unique art piece on authentic pre-primed papier mache’ mask blanks. You will learn how to plan the design, pick colors and materials, paint and assemble, all with our supervision and assistance. Traditional Venetian masks, as well as photographs of masks around the world will be there for inspiration. Have fun and stretch your imagination with timeless wearable art! This class is NOT recommended for children.

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Rue Magique
2:00pm - 6:00pm
Rue MagiqueOctober 25, 2:00pm - 6:00pm (ALREADY PAST)Crystal Setting Class By Diane WhitingClass Fee: $40.00Kit Fee: $65.00
Skill Level: All
Pathways of Swarovski Crystal beads and pearls give this elegant bracelet magical sparkle! Learn Cubic Right Angle Weave with Diane’s popular PRAW Perfect tool and learn about the invisible attachment of the new Beadslide™ clasp.

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Bead a Square Star
2:30pm - 6:30pm
Bead a Square StarOctober 25, 2:30pm - 6:30pm (ALREADY PAST)Beadwork Class By Marilyn PetersClass Fee: $50.00Kit Fee: $15.00
Skill Level: All
There is a phrase: A Square Peg in a Round Hole. This technique teaches you how to make a Square Star. Skill Level: Working knowledge of Peyote and Herringbone is appreciated, but I can help even the most beginner beader to create this fun technique. Please bring the following: bead mat, task lamp and extension cord, “readers” to help you see the bead holes. I will supply: Delicas in many colors as well as in kits, needles, thread, and multipage color tutorial.

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Super Duo Wrap Bracelet
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Super Duo Wrap BraceletOctober 25, 4:00pm - 6:00pm (ALREADY PAST)Beadwork Class By Lisa DeocampoClass Fee: $30.00Kit Fee: $25.00
Skill Level: All
Super Duo Wrap Bracelet. Super duos and 11s. 

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Kaliedescope
4:00pm - 7:00pm
KaliedescopeOctober 25, 4:00pm - 7:00pm (ALREADY PAST)Beadwork Class By Phyllis MartinClass Fee: $40.00Kit Fee: $35.00
Skill Level: All
Not only can this ornament be used for the holidays, but it can be used all year long! Fabricate this sparkling piece using your imagination along with shiny beads ,Pearls & sequins. No gluing involved! What's in the kit: Fabric panels, beads, sequins, ball, & much more!

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Oh My Soldered Pendants
9:00am - 1:00pm
Oh My Soldered PendantsOctober 26, 9:00am - 1:00pm (ALREADY PAST)Soldering Class By Phyllis MartinClass Fee: $60.00Kit Fee: $75.00 Includes soldering iron, lead free solder, solder iron stand, tweezers, flux & brush, and chain.
Skill Level: All
Learn the Stained Glass Technique of soldering in this workshop. This is a very old style that is always trendy! One project we will be making a glass pendant and then we will make a pendant from a glass shard.

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Rue des Deux Reves
10:00am - 2:00pm
Rue des Deux RevesOctober 26, 10:00am - 2:00pm (ALREADY PAST)Crystal Setting Class By Diane WhitingClass Fee: $40.00Kit Fee: $45.00
Skill Level: All
If you dream of Swarovski crystals, here are two dreams in one! Wear either gold or silver side up and the hidden clasp means no one can see that your bracelet is reversible. Use Diane’s popular PRAW Perfect tool to build your beading skills. Multiple color ways will be available.

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Three Dimensional RAW
10:00am - 2:00pm
Three Dimensional RAWOctober 26, 10:00am - 2:00pm (ALREADY PAST)Beadwork Class By Marilyn PetersClass Fee: $40.00Kit Fee: $25.00
Skill Level: All
Right Angle Weave embellished with pearls and/or crystals. Kit includes: Size 11° Japanese seed beads, Size 15° Japanese seed beads, 4mm pearls and/or crystals, Thread, Size 12 needle, and Closure.

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Basic Jewelry Making Instruction
10:00am - 6:00pm
Basic Jewelry Making InstructionOctober 26, 10:00am - 6:00pm (ALREADY PAST)See Other DatesJewelry Design Class By Linda HartungFree workshop!
Skill Level: All
Ongoing Free Demos in jewelry making including free make & takes and demos with wirelace.

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Brick stitch and Fringe Earrings
10:30am - 2:30pm
Brick stitch and Fringe EarringsOctober 26, 10:30am - 2:30pm (ALREADY PAST)Beadwork Class By Lisa DeocampoClass Fee: $40.00Kit Fee: $25.00
Skill Level: All
We'll use delicas for the base, 11s for the fringe. And we'll do an art deco type pattern- super hot right now. 

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Venetian Mask Decorating II
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Venetian Mask Decorating IIOctober 26, 2:00pm - 5:00pm (ALREADY PAST)Wearable Art Class By Leslie Hamilton and Joy KleinClass Fee: $65.00Kit Fee: $35.00 Includes mask blank, ribbons, trim, tulle, paint palette, brushes, crystals, beads, fabric, large feathers and more.
Skill Level: All
For a more experienced crafter/artist this class offers more extravagant materials and techniques to build on your own skills or those from the introductory class. These masks are both a personal statement and homage to the celebrations of Carnival, Halloween and Dia de Los Muertos around the world. Professional artist, Leslie Hamilton, will demonstrate and assist each student in decorative painting and other techniques on mask blanks to help you create amazing wearable art. Venetian masks, as well as photographs of others are there for inspiration. This unique experience is guaranteed a fun way and stretch your imagination and hone skills you already possess. Bring your old jewelry, scarves and bric-a-brac to personalize your creation or purchase elements at the show! Whether you’re going to wear your mask or make it wall art, you’ll love this class! This class is NOT recommended for children.

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Oriental Kaleidoscope Pumpkins
2:00pm - 6:00pm
Oriental Kaleidoscope PumpkinsOctober 26, 2:00pm - 6:00pm (ALREADY PAST)Chainmaille Class By Mary SoucyClass Fee: $30.00Kit Fee: $17.00
Skill Level: All
Some chainmaille knowledge such as opening and closing jump rings will be helpful.
Join designer Mary Soucy in and exploration of 3D chain maille techniques that will be used to make adorable pumpkins for fall decorating. You will learn to use the Oriental Scale chain maille technique and then work it into a pumpkin. These are very fun to make and a great way to learn this technique using EPDM rubber o-rings. You’ll want to make a bunch of these little décor items to set around the house and office this fall. Make a few more to give to friends who love Fall and Halloween as much as you do.

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Pearl Knotting / Intro To Beading
2:00pm - 6:00pm
Pearl Knotting / Intro To BeadingOctober 26, 2:00pm - 6:00pm (ALREADY PAST)Beadwork Class By Phyllis MartinClass Fee: $40.00Kit Fee: $45.00
Skill Level: All
Why Knot combine these two classes into one? This is a technique class where you will make two pieces of jewelry! How does completing a pearl knotted bracelet sound ? Learning tips & tricks to get that perfectly placed Knot! . After you've designed your necklace ,string , add a chain for length & crimp! This class is for everyone! Teacher will share tools Kit supplies : Pearls , knotting thread, knot cups , jump rings 2 clasps, chain & more !

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Wavy Peyote
2:30pm - 6:00pm
Wavy PeyoteOctober 26, 2:30pm - 6:00pm (ALREADY PAST)Beadwork Class By Marilyn PetersClass Fee: $40.00Kit Fee: $15.00
Skill Level: All
Wavy Peyote is only four beads wide so this works up quickly. Using a fun mixture of Delicas, 11°, 15°, and 8°, the waves form across your wrist. When you chose your own colors, you want contrast to set off each set. Kit includes size 12 needle (to fit 15° Delicas), thread, and 2-hole slider closure.

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Double Diamond Deluxe
3:00pm - 6:00pm
Double Diamond DeluxeOctober 26, 3:00pm - 6:00pm (ALREADY PAST)See Other DatesCrystal Setting Class By Diane WhitingClass Fee: $35.00Kit Fee: $75.00
Skill Level: All
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. Matching bracelet kits will also be available. To make an advance color choice, email Diane at dwhitingdesigns@cox.net

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Flat Peyote Bracelet
3:30pm - 6:00pm
Flat Peyote BraceletOctober 26, 3:30pm - 6:00pm (ALREADY PAST)Bead Making Class By Lisa DeocampoKit Fee: $20.00Kit Fee: $30.00
Skill Level: All
Even count flat peyote stitch bracelet, following a pattern, using prob 4-5 colors. Vintage Italian button closure.

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Day Dreamer
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Day DreamerOctober 26, 6:00pm - 9:00pm (ALREADY PAST)Beadwork Class By Kim FoxClass Fee: $85.00
Skill Level: All
Learn the Day Dreamer Stitch using right angle weave. We will make a bracelet out of this stitch using super duo beads as well as size 11 seed beads. There will be color options available so that your piece can be uniquely yours. We will be using a big eye needle and fireline to stitch your beautiful bracelet together. The Day Dreamer was originally designed by Jill Wiseman and the class is taught with permission. Included in the class fee is a $25 credit that can be used at Kim Fox’s booth for findings to complete the piece.

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Beaded Spiders!
10:00am - 12:00pm
Beaded Spiders!October 27, 10:00am - 12:00pm (ALREADY PAST)Beadwork Class By Lisa DeocampoClass Fee: $12.00Kit Fee: $10.00
Skill Level: All
Something fun. We'll make wire spiders with bugles, fire polish, and 11s. Display them or wear them. 

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Do Dads, Wraps & Springs Wire Class
10:00am - 1:30pm
Do Dads, Wraps & Springs Wire ClassOctober 27, 10:00am - 1:30pm (ALREADY PAST)Wirework Class By Phyllis MartinClass Fee: $40.00Kit Fee: $30.00
Skill Level: All
Personalize a link chain with your favorite crystal colors, pearls and wire. Learn to wrap, make the "PERFECT EYE PIN" ,coil, make springs hammer & much more using three different gauges of wire to create your own charming bracelet. You will also learn how to have your tools work for you ! This class is for all levels! Teacher will share tools unless you prefer to bring your own, including chain, round and flat nose pliers, side cutters, hammer, files, and bench block.

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Wish Upon a Pod Necklace
10:00am - 3:00pm
Wish Upon a Pod NecklaceOctober 27, 10:00am - 3:00pm (ALREADY PAST)Beadwork Class By Joyce TrowbridgeClass Fee: $50.00Kit Fee: $65.00
Skill Level: Intermediate
Create a stunning, statement necklace of beaded “pods,” drops and dangles, using a variety of techniques, beads and stringing mediums. Completed with an adjustable silk cord in the back, this unique necklace can be worn comfortably in many lengths. Students will be able to pick from 4 different colorways of specially, curated bead kits comprised of beautiful Czech glass beads, Silk cord and TierraCast components. Stringing, crimping, and wire wraps, are all covered in this fun, design workshop. Students learn and bead at a different pace, and therefore may not finish this project in class. Written instructions will be provided on how to complete or create more at home. All needed materials are included in the bead kit, and tools will be provided for on-site class use.

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Total Eclipse Of The Heart
10:00am - 6:00pm
Total Eclipse Of The HeartOctober 27, 10:00am - 6:00pm (ALREADY PAST)Crystal Setting Class By Diane WhitingClass Fee: $55.00Kit Fee: $50.00
Skill Level: All
Wear your heart around your neck, or on your lapel. This convertible necklace/pin has a totally new bezel technique and a “spiraled” CRAW rope (that can be used with other pieces a well.) Multiple colorways will be available, with unique special coated 27mm Swarovski crystal. This is a FULL DAY class, but we will take a 2-hour break in the middle of the day for shopping! For advance color choices email Diane at dwhitingdesigns@cox.net.

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Basic Jewelry Making Instruction
10:00am - 6:00pm
Basic Jewelry Making InstructionOctober 27, 10:00am - 6:00pm (ALREADY PAST)See Other DatesJewelry Design Class By Linda HartungFree workshop!
Skill Level: All
Ongoing Free Demos in jewelry making including free make & takes and demos with wirelace.

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Beaded Starfish
10:30am - 2:30pm
Beaded StarfishOctober 27, 10:30am - 2:30pm (ALREADY PAST)Beadwork Class By Marilyn PetersClass Fee: $75.00Kit Fee: $25.00
Skill Level: All
Working knowledge of Peyote and Herringbone is appreciated, but I can help even the most beginner beader to create this fun technique.
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 “tiny tims” from which to pick and choose to personalize their creation. Please bring the following: bead mat, task lamp and extension cord, “readers” to help you see the bead holes. I will supply: seed beads, crystals, tiny tims, needles, thread, and multipage color tutorial

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Half Tila bracelet
1:00pm - 6:00pm
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Half Tila braceletOctober 27, 1:00pm - 6:00pm (ALREADY PAST)Beadwork Class By Lisa Deocampo
Skill Level: All
It will use 2 colors of half tilas and 11s. And a slider tube clasp. 

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Open Studio Time
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Open Studio TimeOctober 27, 2:00pm - 5:00pm (ALREADY PAST)Wearable Art Class By Leslie Hamilton and Joy Klein
Skill Level: All
Open Studio time for any students who have already taken the DECORATING VENETIAN MASKS classes.

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Chain Gang
2:00pm - 6:00pm
Chain GangOctober 27, 2:00pm - 6:00pm (ALREADY PAST)Beadwork Class By Phyllis MartinClass Fee: $35.00Kit Fee: $35.00
Skill Level: All
Embellishing chain is what this necklace is all about. You'll learn a little to weave seed beads & crystals into a chain .the amount of beads to use per 1/2 in. will depend on the link chain you have chosen ! Balance out your piece using Pearls. It's a great necklace to give as a gift to yourself! This necklace is for all levels of beaders! Kit Supplies: Crystals , pearls seed beads , 18" of chain, clasp , Fireline & beading needles. Color choices Avail.

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