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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. We can create wonderful new designs from vintage treasures....

$199

8 sessions

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...

$199

8 sessions

Wednesday Sep 27th, 7pm

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Booze & Bling (BYOB)

at Tytin Jewelry - Lincoln Square
4825 N Western Ave Unit A, Chicago, Illinois 60625

Who says booze and fire don’t go hand in hand?? Handle both in this fun (and safe) workshop where you will be introduced to the basics of jewelry making while sipping on your preferred beverage of choice. You will learn how to make a simple ring using the techniques of sawing, soldering, polishing, and different surface finishes.  This is a...

Saturday Oct 14th, 6pm

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 expland You're new to seed beading and ready to get started You want to learn a simple seed bead...

Silversmithing Jewelry 101

at Tytin Jewelry - Lincoln Square
4825 N Western Ave Unit A, Chicago, Illinois 60625

Through guided hands-on projects, students will learn the fundamentals of jewelry making with an emphasis in silversmithing. Get to know the studio and become more familiar with the tools and equipment as you explore skills such as sawing, filing, soldering, piercing, polishing, & setting round cabochon stones. With technical instruction and your...

$295

5 sessions

Wednesday Oct 4th, 6:30pm

Beader's Night Out

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

Join other beaders for an evening of beading and conversation, or shop after hours with less distractions. Just bring your project and come! There’s no charge for a pleasant evening filled with a sharing of beading ideas and inspiration.

Free

Curlicue Lace Pendant/Earrings

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

Learn to create your own earring frames and a “fabric” of wire lace that can be shaped to fill any space. Then attach the lace to the frames for a pendant or double hoop earrings that will steal any show.  Students will complete ONE piece during the class (to use as a pendant, or make another at home for fancy earrings)! Materials: Craft...

Saturday Sep 30th, 2pm

Mini Chandelier Earrings

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

Make your own basic, customizable chandelier earring components and then dress them up with beads. It’s a great way to learn and practice basic wire wrapping skills.  Students will complete one pair of earrings during class. Materials for Mini-Chandelier Earrings Round, dead soft wire: 10 inches of 20-gauge 10 inches of  24-gauge 26...

Friday Sep 29th, 10:30am

Bronze Casting & Mold Making

at The Fire Arts Center of Chicago - Hermosa
1830 N Kostner Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60639

This class is designed to familiarize students with the basics of lost wax casting process. Depending on the project students will learn wax casting and working technique, gating and venting, ceramic shell and investment molding techniques. Students will be required to complete at least 3 finished projects. Repetition of this class will provide more...

$285

10 sessions

Saturday Sep 23rd, 3pm

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Decorative Spacer Bars & Connectors

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

Learn to make two kinds of customizable spacer bars and a simple connector that will dress up your multi-strand bracelets and necklaces while keeping them lying flat and evenly spaced. Students will make only the components during class. Materials: 18-gauge dead-soft wire, Approx. 4.5 ft 20-gauge dead-soft wire, Approx. 13 ft. brass 24 or 26-gauge...

Friday Sep 29th, 2pm

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...

Wraps, Caps & Cones

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

No more hunting in vain for bead caps and cones that actually fit your beads. Learn to make your own and customize them as you wish! Materials: craft wire, round, dead soft in 18-, 20-, 24-, and 28-gauge ​Note: Tools are available for use during the class. Students can bring their own materials, but they are also available for purchase at the...

Sunday Oct 1st, 10am

Basic Stringing - Full Workshop

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.  This class is for you if:  You've never had a jewelry making class  You want to learn more about...

Bead Weaving: Basic Stitches

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

This class is for you if: You want to learn more about the differences among seed beads and how they affect different patterns  You want to learn how to choose beads for a specific project  You want to learn a specific stitch  You like leaving with a sample piece started that you can keep working on at home  Students will...

Leather & Bead Wrap Bracelet

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

Create this contemporary bracelet that wraps beads between two lengths of leather and finishes with an updated “button and loop” closure.  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...

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