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March 15, 2024

Beaded Starfish
10:00am - 1:00pm
Beaded StarfishMarch 15, 10:00am - 1:00pmBeadwork Class By Marilyn PetersClass Fee: $50.00Kit 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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Jewelry Repair
10:00am - 5:00pm
Jewelry RepairMarch 15, 10:00am - 5:00pmSee Other DatesJewelry Design Class By Marilyn Peters
Skill Level: All
Do you have old necklaces, bracelets, and earrings at home that are broken? Except for soldering metal, I am offering to repair those pieces, for a price, so they will become your treasured "go to" pieces once more. Price will be determined by the amount of work that needs to be accomplished. "Knotting" is also offered but will be picked up while the show is happening or I will ship it back to you for minimum USPS cost after the show. All metals used in making the repairs will be high quality base metals unless higher quality items (ie. gold filled, sterling silver) are supplied by the customer.

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Beaded Key Fob Make & Take
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Beaded Key Fob Make & TakeMarch 15, 1:00pm - 2:00pmSee Other DatesBeadwork Class By Marilyn PetersClass Fee: $5.00
Skill Level: All
Create your own earrings ~ personalized out of hundreds of beads and crystals to choose from. Such fun ~ you will learn to wire wrap and the finished products are totally of your own creation to keep or to give to only your bestest friends. Please bring: Round nose pliers Chain nose pliers Flush cutters Bead mat Your imagination ~~~ The kit will supply: Bunches of beads from which to design your sets Ball-end bead wires Ear wires O-beads 4mm bicones crystals Wire wrapping tutorial

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Hammered Links Necklace
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Hammered Links NecklaceMarch 15, 2:00pm - 5:00pmMetalwork Class By Vilina HutterClass Fee: $95.00Kit Fee: $65.00
Skill Level: All
Yes, you can make your own silver links! In this class, you will be guided through the process of creating handmade silver chain links. Using silver wire, you will create a five link chain, and then attach it to a fine commercial chain. All steps will be carefully demonstrated and explained by an experienced and patient teacher. Skills covered in this class include cutting wire to length, using a hammer to texture the metal, filing edges, soldering, managing the flow of solder, protecting fine chain from excess heat during soldering, and finally polishing and finishing. Cost of the kit with all the materials needed will be $65 in addition to the class fee of $95. When you leave class, you will not only have successfully made your first chain necklace—but you will also take with you a comprehensive handout, with fully illustrated step-by-step instructions to help you get started in your home studio. If the time and date of the class you want to take is unavailable, please email the teacher, Vilina Hutter, at studiominerock@gmail.com. We will either make room or put you on a waitlist in case another student can’t make it. Please, no requests for refunds less than three days before the show, due to the planning needed for travel and supplies. NOTE: We provide all the tools and equipment for use in the class, and tools will be available for purchase if desired, to be delivered to your home address after the show.

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Kumihimo
2:00pm - 5:00pm
KumihimoMarch 15, 2:00pm - 5:00pmKumihimo Class By Marilyn PetersClass Fee: $50.00Kit Fee: $40.00
Skill Level: All
Learn this ancient Japanese technique of braiding. You will learn with and without beads to create a bracelet, or fob (if you are in a hurry). Kumihimo can be created with any yarn, cord, ribbon that you might have in your home stash. It is a very restful technique and fun to do too! Bring: a bead mat, readers (close up glasses), a battery powered beading lamp Kit: Cords, Kumihimo disc, bobbins, beads, (bring some of your own to personalize your creation), end caps, closure

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March 16, 2024

Stacking Rings
10:00am - 1:00pm
Stacking RingsMarch 16, 10:00am - 1:00pmJewelry Design Class By Vilina HutterClass Fee: $95.00Kit Fee: $45.00
Skill Level: All
Yes, you can make rings! In this class, you will be guided through the process of determining the length of metal needed to produce a particular ring size including for a ring that will be textured after soldering. Using various styles of silver wire, you will create three different rings in the same size, to be worn as a set. As time allows, you will add a small cabochon in a pre-made setting to one of the rings. All steps will be carefully demonstrated and explained by an experienced and patient teacher. Skills covered in this class include cutting wire to length, using a hammer to texture the metal, filing edges, soldering, setting a cabochon, and finally polishing and finishing. Cabochon availability and pricing will vary—or you can provide your own calibrated 5 mm stone. Cost of the kit with all the components will be $45 in addition to the class fee of $95. When you leave class, you will not only have successfully made your first rings—but you will also take with you a comprehensive handout, with fully illustrated step-by-step instructions to help you get started in your home studio. If the time and date of the class you want to take is unavailable, please email the teacher, Vilina Hutter, at studiominerock@gmail.com. We will either make room or put you on a waitlist in case another student can’t make it. Please, no requests for refunds less than three days before the show, due to the planning needed for travel and supplies. NOTE: We provide all the tools and equipment for use in the class, and discounted tools will be available for purchase if desired, delivered to your home address after the show.

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Crystal Tennis Bracelet
10:00am - 1:00pm
Crystal Tennis BraceletMarch 16, 10:00am - 1:00pmBeadwork Class By Marilyn PetersClass Fee: $35.00Kit Fee: $25.00
Skill Level: All
Perfect for every event with pearls and crystals in gold and silver. The technique used is Right Angle Weave, but I will help you take the pain out. Please bring a lamp and long extension cord, cheater glasses to see the tiny beads, bead mat, and bead container dish. I will supply thread, needles, and the tutorial and lots of patience.

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Jewelry Repair
10:00am - 5:00pm
Jewelry RepairMarch 16, 10:00am - 5:00pmSee Other DatesJewelry Design Class By Marilyn Peters
Skill Level: All
Do you have old necklaces, bracelets, and earrings at home that are broken? Except for soldering metal, I am offering to repair those pieces, for a price, so they will become your treasured "go to" pieces once more. Price will be determined by the amount of work that needs to be accomplished. "Knotting" is also offered but will be picked up while the show is happening or I will ship it back to you for minimum USPS cost after the show. All metals used in making the repairs will be high quality base metals unless higher quality items (ie. gold filled, sterling silver) are supplied by the customer.

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Wire Wrapping
10:30am - 12:30pm
Wire WrappingMarch 16, 10:30am - 12:30pmWirework Class By Atalia MolaroClass Fee: $59.00
Skill Level: All
Have you ever wondered how people wrap stones? In this class you will learn how to wrap one yourself! We will be going over the different wires, stones, and tools to use. In class we will be using plated, 22 gauge, square and half round wire. We will have stones available to pick from in class. Feel free to bring your own, but you might not be able to use it in class because it may be too difficult to use. You will be walking away with a finished project ready to be worn or the knowledge to finish at home. IF THE TIME AND DATE OF THE CLASS YOU WANT TO TAKE IS FILLED, "Out of Stock" PLEASE EMAIL US AT: chicoslittleparadise@gmail.com We will either see if we can make room or put you on a waitlist incase another student can't make it. No Refunds for classes, due to travels & supplies.

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Beaded Key Fob Make & Take
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Beaded Key Fob Make & TakeMarch 16, 1:00pm - 2:00pmSee Other DatesBeadwork Class By Marilyn PetersClass Fee: $5.00
Skill Level: All
Create your own earrings ~ personalized out of hundreds of beads and crystals to choose from. Such fun ~ you will learn to wire wrap and the finished products are totally of your own creation to keep or to give to only your bestest friends. Please bring: Round nose pliers Chain nose pliers Flush cutters Bead mat Your imagination ~~~ The kit will supply: Bunches of beads from which to design your sets Ball-end bead wires Ear wires O-beads 4mm bicones crystals Wire wrapping tutorial

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Simply Soldering
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Simply SolderingMarch 16, 1:30pm - 3:30pmSoldering Class By Atalia MolaroClass Fee: $59.00
Skill Level: All
This is a great introductory class to the world of soldering. We will be learning about the tools needed to solder, the do and don't and basic skills that will help you advance your soldering and your soldering skills. We will use sterling silver wire to make the circle design above, and given wire to practice soldering in-between making your other design. We will cover the best way to solder your pieces, making it strong, long lasting, and beautiful. Come join us in this fun soldering class. Chain not included. IF THE TIME AND DATE OF THE CLASS YOU WANT TO TAKE IS FILLED PLEASE EMAIL US AT: chicoslittleparadise@gmail.com We will either see if we can make room or put you on a waitlist incase another student can't make it. No Refunds for classes, due to travels & supplies.

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Keum Boo Earrings
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Keum Boo EarringsMarch 16, 2:00pm - 5:00pmWearable Art Class By Vilina HutterClass Fee: $95.00Kit Fee: $85.00
Skill Level: All
No experience needed! Learn to create unusual earrings in this introduction to the ancient Korean art of Keum-boo, where 24 kt gold is fused to fine silver and patinated to create a unique effect. Keum-boo is a simple but precise process and the instructor for this class will walk you carefully and thoroughly through the process step-by-step, as we all create earrings that are your interpretation of those shown in the illustration. Each step will be carefully demonstrated and explained, but you will be able to bring your own design ideas to the project. Skills covered in this class include depletion gilding, cutting and placing foil, fusing, and patinating the metal, and finally polishing and finishing. Silver blanks will be available in a selection of shapes, and availability may vary. Cost of the kit with all the components needed to make earrings will be $85 including the silver ear wires, in addition to the class fee of $95. When you leave class, you will not only have successfully created your first piece of wearable art—but you will also take with you a comprehensive handout, with fully illustrated step-by-step instructions to help you get started in your home studio. If the time and date of the class you want to take is unavailable, please email the teacher at studiominerock@gmail.com. We will either make room or put you on a waitlist in case another student can’t make it. Please, no requests for refunds less than three days before the show, due to the planning needed for travel and supplies. NOTE: We provide all the tools and equipment for use in the class, and discounted tools will be available for purchase if desired, delivered to your home address after the show.

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Net Full of Crystals
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Net Full of CrystalsMarch 16, 2:00pm - 5:00pmBeadwork Class By Marilyn PetersClass Fee: $40.00Kit Fee: $20.00
Skill Level: All
"Net Full of Crystals" This class will teach you a really fun and easy technique that, with the addition of these amazingly colorful crystals, will knock your socks off ~ especially out in the sunshine! The technique is called "Horizontal Net Stitch". Please bring: Bead mat Battery light (there is good overhead lighting) Reading glasses (seed beads have tiny holes) Scissors Kit includes: 4mm bicones crystals 11° seed beads (Permanent Finish/DuroCoat) Size 12 Needles (multiple passes) Thread or Fireline Toggle (many to choose from) ** I will offer findings to make earrings to match

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Setting Stones
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Setting StonesMarch 16, 4:00pm - 6:00pmStone Setting Class By Atalia MolaroClass Fee: $69.00
Skill Level: Beginner
Want to know how to set stones or cabochons? This is a great beginner class on how to solder pre-made bezels and to set the stones and CZs with Tube settings. We will be soldering the bezels onto a pre-cut shape of Sterling Silver metal. Your own design is at play on what you want your pendant to look like with several things to choose from. Once we have our pieces all soldered, we will be learning how to set the stones and what to look for to make them last! We will be focused on how to set stones in this class, but no Soldering skills are needed. I will give you a quick walk through on soldering. For more in-depth knowledge in soldering check out my Simply Soldering Class from 10:00am to 12:00pm. All tools and materials for the class are included. IF THE TIME AND DATE OF THE CLASS YOU WANT TO TAKE IS FILLED PLEASE EMAIL US AT: chicoslittleparadise@gmail.com We will either see if we can make room or put you on a waitlist incase another student can't make it. No refunds for classes.

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March 17, 2024

Textured Pendant with Tube Setting and Granulation
10:00am - 1:00pm
Textured Pendant with Tube Setting and GranulationMarch 17, 10:00am - 1:00pmMixed Media Class By Vilina HutterClass Fee: $95.00Kit Fee: $75.00
Skill Level: All
Learn to solder, set a faceted stone, and make and attach fine silver granules as you create this beautiful silver pendant. Silver soldering is a multi-step process, but under the guidance of an experienced and patient teacher, you will learn every step as we all create the pendant shown in the illustration—no experience necessary! Skills covered in this class include creating a granule, soldering, setting the faceted gem, and polishing and finishing. Class fee is $95.00. Gem availability may vary—or you can provide your own calibrated 5 mm gem. Cost of the kit with all the components will be $75, including an 18 inch silver chain. When you leave class, you will not only have successfully soldered your first piece of wearable art—but you will also take with you a comprehensive handout, with fully illustrated step-by-step instructions to help you get started in your home studio. If the time and date of the class you want to take is unavailable, please email the teacher at studiominerock@gmail.com. We will either make room or put you on a waitlist in case another student can’t make it. Please, no requests for refunds less than three days before the show, due to the planning needed for travel and supplies. NOTE: We provide all the tools and equipment for use in the class, and discounted tools will be available for purchase if desired, delivered to your home address after the show.

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Wire-Wrapped Floral Charm Bracelet
10:00am - 1:00pm
Wire-Wrapped Floral Charm BraceletMarch 17, 10:00am - 1:00pmWirework Class By Marilyn PetersClass Fee: $55.00Kit Fee: $40.00
Skill Level: Beginner
Technique: wire wrapping. Kit fee $40. There are over 60 beads to "wire wrap". Wire wrapping will become as easy as breathing and you will have a beautiful floral beaded bracelet to show for your efforts. Bring tools: flush cutters, chain nose pliers, crimping pliers, round nose pliers Bead Mat "Cheater" glasses Kit includes: Whole bunch of glass flowers and leaves 12" Soft Flex Wire Guards Crimps Crimp Covers Magnetic Closure Ball-end Head Pins Demi-Round Seed Beads Tutorial on Wire Wrapping

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Jewelry Repair
10:00am - 5:00pm
Jewelry RepairMarch 17, 10:00am - 5:00pmSee Other DatesJewelry Design Class By Marilyn Peters
Skill Level: All
Do you have old necklaces, bracelets, and earrings at home that are broken? Except for soldering metal, I am offering to repair those pieces, for a price, so they will become your treasured "go to" pieces once more. Price will be determined by the amount of work that needs to be accomplished. "Knotting" is also offered but will be picked up while the show is happening or I will ship it back to you for minimum USPS cost after the show. All metals used in making the repairs will be high quality base metals unless higher quality items (ie. gold filled, sterling silver) are supplied by the customer.

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Beaded Key Fob Make & Take
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Beaded Key Fob Make & TakeMarch 17, 1:00pm - 2:00pmSee Other DatesBeadwork Class By Marilyn PetersClass Fee: $5.00
Skill Level: All
Create your own earrings ~ personalized out of hundreds of beads and crystals to choose from. Such fun ~ you will learn to wire wrap and the finished products are totally of your own creation to keep or to give to only your bestest friends. Please bring: Round nose pliers Chain nose pliers Flush cutters Bead mat Your imagination ~~~ The kit will supply: Bunches of beads from which to design your sets Ball-end bead wires Ear wires O-beads 4mm bicones crystals Wire wrapping tutorial

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Simple Prong Setting
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Simple Prong SettingMarch 17, 2:00pm - 5:00pmStone Setting Class By Vilina HutterClass Fee: $95.00Kit Fee: $65.00
Skill Level: All
Learn how to make a stunningly simple and attractive prong setting for a flat-backed stone! Under the guidance of an experienced and patient teacher, you will learn every step needed from designing the prongs layout to adding a bail to the finished pendant—no experience necessary! Skills you will learn in this class include filing, shaping, soldering, polishing, and setting the stone. This three-hour class will open your eyes to the beauties of prong set cabochons for your collection. Class fee is $95. All supplies, including your choice of cabochon from a broad selection, will be included in the kit fee of $65. When you leave class, you will not only have successfully created your first prong setting—but you will also take with you a comprehensive handout, with fully illustrated step-by-step instructions to help you get started in your home studio. If the time and date of the class you want to take is unavailable, please email the teacher at studiominerock@gmail.com. We will either make room or put you on a waitlist in case another student can’t make it. Please, no requests for refunds less than three days before the show, due to the planning needed for travel and supplies. NOTE: We provide all the tools and equipment for use in the class, and discounted tools will be available for purchase if desired, delivered to your home address after the show.

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Pearl Knotting With A Crystal Flair
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Pearl Knotting With A Crystal FlairMarch 17, 2:00pm - 5:00pmBeadwork Class By Marilyn PetersClass Fee: $40.00Kit Fee: $30.00
Skill Level: All
Learn how to knot pearls ~ or anything else. Just be sure you don't tell your neighbors and relatives or they will bring you bags of broken jewelry to re-knot for them. Technique: knotting Kit: Pearls, crystal rondelles (many colors will be available), pearl knotting cord, bent nose knotting pliers, toggle, knot covers, oval jump rings, ball head pins, earrings. Please bring: Bead mat, reading glasses The lighting is really good but bring a lamp and extension cord if you need better lighting over your mat.

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