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Polygon Stitch

at Bead In Hand - Oak Park 145 Harrison St, Illinois City, Illinois 60304

This is an advanced off-loom weaving pattern that creates a sturdy, multi-sided rope similar to African helix in technique. Students will Learn: How to start the base using a support structure How to make a pattern with four "sides," using a different color for the spine Proper placement for the needle and thread Suggestions for finishing ...

Saturday Jan 25th, 2pm - 5pm

Knotting

at Bead In Hand - Oak Park 145 Harrison St, Illinois City, Illinois 60304

Knotting is all about spacing and finishing, making snug knots and choosing the right materials for the design. You'll learn all about it in this class, with written instructions and helpful tips to take home. Students will Learn: How to choose the right size bead cord for their beads How to use an awl and tweezers to make snug knots around the...

Friday Jan 24th, 2pm - 5pm

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Rejuvenated Jewelry

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Inspired by the little treasures you save and love, we will cleverly combine old and new elements to create spectacular jewelry. Bring your special and sentimental keepsakes, single earrings, buttons, charms, chains, family photos, and found objects and let Bonnie Arkin inspire your creativity.  You will learn to solder, wire wrap, and string....

Tuesday Mar 10th, 9:30am - 11:30am

  (8 sessions)
$274

8 sessions

Simple Netted Necklace

at Bead In Hand - Oak Park 145 Harrison St, Illinois City, Illinois 60304

Great for beginners, netting is simpler and faster than it appears. Students will Learn: How to follow a basic netting pattern How to identify which bead their needle passes through for each step How to add thread How to finish and attach (or make) a clasp By the end of class students will have completed: Students won't complete the necklace...

Thursday Jan 23rd, 2pm - 4:30pm

Basic Stringing

at Bead In Hand - Oak Park 145 Harrison St, Illinois City, Illinois 60304

Basic Stringing will show you the nitty-gritty of beading wires and crimp beads, with plenty of practice making secure finishes using a crimp tool. Written instructions, diagrams and helpful tips are included with your finished project. Students will learn:  Elements of necklace and bracelet design  Features of different clasps and closures ...

Sunday Feb 9th, 1pm - 4pm

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Basic Earring Design

at Bead In Hand - Oak Park 145 Harrison St, Illinois City, Illinois 60304

Basic Earring Design is a great way to start working with wire. Learn how to make simple loops, wrapped loops, and dangles -- techniques that can be used in a wide variety of jewelry designs. You'll also get written instructions with diagrams to take home so you'll always have refresher information handy. Students will learn:  The elements...

Friday Feb 7th, 3pm - 5pm

Beginning Jewelry (Ages 16+)

at Evanston Art Center - Evanston 1717 Central St, Evanston, Illinois 60201

Perfect for beginning students interested in learning how to make one-of-a-kind jewelry. Learn basic fabrication skills, such as using a jeweler’s saw, drilling, finishing, soldering, riveting, basic stone setting and color on metal techniques. Expect to complete your own bracelets, rings, necklaces and more!

Monday Feb 10th, 9:30am - 12:30pm

  (5 sessions)
$220

5 sessions

Peyote Stitch & Beyond

at Bead In Hand - Oak Park 145 Harrison St, Illinois City, Illinois 60304

If you know how to thread a needle and follow a basic sewing pattern, off-loom bead weaving will have familiar techniques. But don't worry--these classes are designed to get you started regardless of prior experience with a needle! Students will Learn: This class teaches the basics of seed beading and students will learn about the different types...

Monday Feb 17th, 2pm - 5pm

Leather & Bead Wrap Bracelet

at Bead In Hand - Oak Park 145 Harrison St, Illinois City, Illinois 60304

The popular Leather & Bead Wrap Bracelet uses cord to securely wrap beads between two lengths of leather. Students will Learn: Students select beads and learn how to measure the correct amount of leather for their desired bracelet.  Students will attach the button and use the Griffin bead cord to add beads and wrap the bead cord...

Thursday Feb 13th, 2pm - 4:30pm

Stamped Spinner Ring Ages 16+

at Evanston Art Center - Evanston 1717 Central St, Evanston, Illinois 60201

Using metal stamps is the perfect way to create a personalized piece of jewelry with words, textures and creative designs.  Learn how to create one-of-a-kind ring for everyday wear – perfect for gifts or yourself! We will cover the basics of metal stamping, texturing, filing, sanding, soldering and patinas. Expect to make at least one ring. ...

Friday Feb 21st, 1pm - 4pm

Kumihimo Japanese Braiding: Full Workshop

at Bead In Hand - Oak Park 145 Harrison St, Illinois City, Illinois 60304

Kumihimo is a great travel project. Everything gets prepared in advance so you have a neat package that doesn't require extra tools and doesn't take a lot of space. Students will Learn: How to place their cords on the kumihimo disk How to add weights for proper tension The basic pattern for moving the cords and adding beads to create a beaded...

Sunday Jan 26th, 2pm - 4:30pm

Spiral Rope

at Bead In Hand - Oak Park 145 Harrison St, Illinois City, Illinois 60304

The basic spiral rope is classic.  It works well on its own as a bracelet or necklace, is easy to dress up or down with bead choices and offers numerous variations. This class is for you if: You've done a little seed beading and you're ready to expand You're new to seed beading and ready to get started You want to learn a simple seed bead...

Saturday Feb 29th, 2pm - 4pm

Advanced Rejuvenated Jewelry

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

This class is for those students who have participated in Rejuvenated Jewelry and are ready to learn more techniques and explore many creative ideas. We create spectacular jewelry from vintage broken jewelry, watches, tin, and china. Bring your grandma’s jewelry box and collected treasures.  Prerequisite: Rejuvenated Jewelry or consent of...

Tuesday Mar 10th, 12pm - 2pm

  (8 sessions)
$274

8 sessions

Flat Spiral Bracelet

at Bead In Hand - Oak Park 145 Harrison St, Illinois City, Illinois 60304

This is a simple pattern that looks complicated and can have stunning results. Students will Learn: The basic pattern for the flat spiral stitch How to follow a bead weaving pattern How to identify which bead(s) their needle passes through for each step How to hold the work as they stitch How to add thread How to finish and attach (or make)...

Saturday Apr 4th, 2pm - 4pm

Geometric Beadwork Exploration

at Bead In Hand - Oak Park 145 Harrison St, Illinois City, Illinois 60304

Students must be experienced with flat, even count peyote stitch, but they do not have to take any of the previous Geometric Beadwork classes before taking another. Class Topics: TRIANGLES | Jan 18, Apr 18 or Sep 19: This class will focus on making triangles using circular peyote with herringbone increases. Students receive written...

Saturday Feb 15th, 2pm - 5pm

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