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Please pay the class fee at the time of registration. You will choose your kit and pay for it, plus tax, at the time of the class. Thank you!
Don't Cry over CRAW or PRAW -- Saturday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Class fee $54.00 Due with registration
This gorgeous was designed as a tutorial to teach students who are aspiring to be CRAWers or PRAWers PRAWers the experience they need to register for classes (or try patterns) which require previous CRAW or PRAW experience, or are listed as intermediate level classes. In making the necklace the student will learn Cubic Right Angle Weave (CRAW) and Prismatic Right Angle Weave (PRAW) in their simplest form. For those who have beading experience but no experience with CRAW or PRAW. The necklace is worked in CRAW with a combination of size 8° and size 11° Japanese seed beads. The dangling ropes are stitched in PRAW with a glass pearl faux riveted on the end.
Taught by: Adele M. Kimpell of Bead Dreamers
$50 Kit Payable to instructor at time of class: Supplies: For a necklace up to 26 inch in length: 45 grams Japanese size 8° seed beads, 10 grams Japanese size 11° seed beads (1.5 tsp) OR 5 grams each size 11° seed beads in two colors (3/4 tsp) DANGLING ROPES: 3 grams Japanese size 15° seed beads (3/8 tsp) or 1 gram each size 15° seed beads in three colors (1/8 tsp) OR 10 grams Japanese size 11° seed beads, 3 – 6mm round glass pearls, 16 yards thread such as Fireline, One G, Sono, KO or Hana, Size 10 and 12 Beading Needles, Microcrystalline Wax & Ball & Socket clasp
Prerequisites Needed: Some beading experience, not necessary to have experience in Right Angle Weave or Cubic Right Angle Weave
Tools &/or Supplies Students Must Bring: Beading mat, scissors, stick notes, personal task lamp if desired. Class Level: Intermediate
Students will make a cabochon wire wrapped ring. Learning how to secure a stone in wire wrapping. Each student will be provided copper or silver filled wire and students will have their choice of several lovely cabochons to choose from.
Taught by: Sally Johnson of Rings N Things
Prerequisites Needed: Working knowledge of wire wrapping techniques
Tools &/or Supplies Students Must Bring: Flat Nose, Chain Nose & Round Nose Pliers. Wire cutters Ruler
The Dodeca Star Ornament -- Saturday 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Class fee $45.00 Due with Registration
This is a 3D peyote stitched Stellated Dodecahedron. In this class you will learn how to make one section, then make a 2nd section and then how to put them together in order to make a completed Star. (Plus a lot of extra beading tips!) This ornament will not be completed in class. Once this Star is mastered they are fun to make in various color combinations.
Taught by: Charlene Zweerink of 5Z's Star City Bead Shop
Prerequisites Needed: Know how to do Peyote Stitch
Tools &/or Supplies Students Must Bring: 2 colors of size 11 Delicas (1-color – 7.5g / 1-color 4.5g) #4 or #6 Fireline or Silamide or Nymo B #10 or #11 Beading Needle Thread conditioner Scissors Lighter or Thread Burner beading surface and anything you like to use for beading
Explore a new variation of right angle weave with Toho Demi Round Beads in this new versatile bracelet design. The bracelet can be stitched with size 8° or size 11° Demi Rounds. It can be left flat and closed with a simple clasp or it can be rolled into a tube and zipped closed. The rolled tube can be made seamless as a roll on bangle or closed with a simple clasp. It is so fun to reverse the colors and wear multiple variations at a time. Complete instructions, illustrated in color will guide you through the process. Bet you can’t make just one!
Taught by: Adele M. Kimpell of Bead Dreamers
$40 Kit Payable to instructor at time of class: Supplies For 8.5 inch flat bracelet:Size 8° Demi Round, 13 grams Demi Round Size 8° main color (MC) (750 beads/ 2 tsp), 3 grams Demi Round Size 8° contrast color (CC) (230 beads/ 1/2 tsp), 2 grams Size 11° Demi Round Main Color (220 beads/1/4 tsp) and 1 gram Size 11° Demi Round Contrast Color (110 beads (1/8 tsp), 6 yards Fireline 8 lb strength or other thread matching bead color Size 10 Beading Needle, Microcrystalline Wax & 2 strand tube slide clasp
Prerequisites Needed: Some beading experience, not necessary to have experience in Right Angle Weave
Tools &/or Supplies Students Must Bring: Scissors, sticky notes, beading mat, personal task lamp if desired
Welcome to the world of Lampworking--learn how to make glass beads. In this class we will go over safety and supplies needed for Lampworking. We will make 3-4 beads. Students will have to work around fire.
Taught by: Jeri Wiskus of Light My Torch and Sally Johnson of Rings N Things
$10 Kit Payable to instructor at time of class: Glass and tools to make beads
Prerequisites Needed: None
Tools &/or Supplies Students Must Bring: Safety glass or Readers. Long hair will need to be pulled back. No open toed shoes.