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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 Jul 9th, 9:30am - 11:30am

  (8 sessions)
$239

8 sessions

Stamped Pendant

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 pendants for everyday wear – perfect for gifts or yourself!  We will cover the basics of metal stamping, texturing, filing, sanding and adding a patina. You’ll walk away with at...

Friday Jul 12th, 6pm - 9pm

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Ring in a Day (Ages 16+)

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

Make a beautiful forged hammer ring or two, working with brass, copper or silver and different hammers for shaping and texture. Use a torch, solder and polish to wear all in one session.  Copper, brass or silver can be purchased from instructor.

Saturday Jun 29th, 9:30am - 3:30pm

Flat Spiral Bracelet

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

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) a clasp By the end of class students will have completed: Students new to seed...

Saturday Jul 6th, 3pm - 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. This class is for you if:  You have never worked with knotting cord or an awl  You want to learn about design techniques for...

Thursday Jul 11th, 10am - 1pm

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 Jul 9th, 12pm - 2pm

  (8 sessions)
$239

8 sessions

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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...

Tuesday Jul 9th, 3pm - 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...

Tuesday Jul 2nd, 2pm - 4:30pm

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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 Jul 14th, 1pm - 4pm

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. Previous seed beading experience is required.  This class is for you if:  You're an experienced seed beader looking for a new challenge  You like beaded ropes  You like experimenting with color changes...

Saturday Jul 13th, 2pm - 5pm

Beaded Rivoli Bezels

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

This class is for you if:  You are experienced with Peyote stitch  You want a new challenge using Peyote stitch  You like things that sparkle  Students will Learn:  How to create a strip of flat peyote that is the correct length for the rivoli  How to stitch the peyote strip around a rivoli so it creates a secure...

Saturday Jun 29th, 1:30pm - 4:30pm

Elements of Wire

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

Most beaders find they need to work with wire at some point, however dedicated they may be to bead weaving or basic stringing techniques.  Even if wire is not your primary medium it helps to know how to make basic components. This class will round out your jewelry making skills.   Students will Learn: This class is for wire work beginners...

Monday Jul 8th, 2pm - 5pm

Shoulder Sweepers

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

Customize your Shoulder Sweepers to be short, long or longer! The top can be wildly colorful or subtle neutrals, with as many colors and strands as long as you want. Materials for Shoulder Sweepers: ​Bead In Hand carries all of the materials recommended for this project and includes time during the class for shopping. Tools are also available...

Friday Jul 19th, 10:30am - 12:30pm

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 Jul 15th, 2pm - 5pm

Handcrafted Intermediate Jewelry Making: Rings

at Seeds Center - Edgewater 1212 W Balmoral Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60640

Taking Jewelry Making to the next step with Seeds Center's Wire wrapping at Level 2. Students will learn how to create wire wrapped rings and how to embellish with crystals and precious stones. You will also learn how to create designs, learn gemology, and color theory.  Depending on your skill level and timing while learning, more than one or...

Saturday Jun 29th, 2:30pm - 4:30pm

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