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Make Your Own Chains & Beaded Chains

at Bead In Hand - Oak Park

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Location:
Oak Park, Suburbs
145 Harrison St
Btwn S Lombard & Taylor Avenues
Illinois City, Illinois 60304
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Description
Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 16 and older
Average Class Size: 4
Teacher: Melody MacDuffee

What you'll learn in this bead class:

Chains, chains, and more chains! Learn to make five different chain designs, both beaded and plain, that you can adapt for use in your own projects and designs.

Materials:

craft wire, round, dead soft:

  • 28 gauge soft wire -- approx. 1.5 feet
  • 20 gauge soft wire -- approx. 20 feet
  • Approx. 10 4mm to 6mm beads

Note: Tools are available for use during the class. Students can bring their own materials, but they are also available for purchase at the shop.


Materials are extra.

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Class fees are non-refundable and non-transferable to other classes, unless we cancel the class.

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If you are coming by car, the easiest way to get here is on the Eisenhower Expressway (290). Oak Park borders Chicago due west of Chicago’s downtown. From O’Hare airport, take 294 south to 290 east. From Chicago, take 290 west from 90/94 or downtown.

From the east: Exit 290 at Austin Blvd. At the end of the exit ramp, make a right turn onto Austin (you'll be travelling north). The first street has a traffic light and that is Harrison St. Turn left and drive 3 1/2 blocks. Bead in Hand will be on your left. The shop is just before the first stop sign you come to at Harrison and Lombard Ave.

From the west: Exit 290 at Austin Blvd. At the end of the exit ramp, make a left turn onto Austin (you'll be travelling north). The first street has a traffic light and that is Harrison St. Turn left and drive 3 1/2 blocks. Bead in Hand will be on your left. The shop is just before the first stop sign you come to at Harrison and Lombard Ave.

The most common mistake is exiting at Harlem Ave., because Harrison Street does not go all the way through to Harlem. (But if you like getting confused, this is the place to do so, because east of Harlem is Oak Park and west of Harlem is Forest Park. In Oak Park, Harrison Street is parallel to the expressway on its north side, while in Forest Park Harrison Street is parallel to the expressway on its south side. See, wasn't that fun?)

If you are taking public transportation, the easiest way to get here is the CTA Blue Line. Take the train marked Forest Park. Exit the train at Austin Blvd. Walk west toward Lombard Avenue. When you get to the top of the stairs, you’ll be on the Lombard Ave. bridge over the Eisenhower Expressway. Turn right (north) and walk one block to the stop sign at Harrison Street. Turn right again (east) and Bead in Hand is just a few doors down on the same side of the street.

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There is often street parking in front, but if not, turn onto Lombard and park along Lombard. There is metered parking right near the corner, but if you drive a little further you can park on the street for free. There is also parking on weekdays and Saturdays in the parking lot just east of us, off of Taylor Ave. (next to the church).

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Reviews of Classes at Bead In Hand (14)

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Make Your Own Chains & Beaded Chains
Reviewed by Anonymous on 10/5/2019
The class was fun, our Instructor was knowledgeable,personable and very helpful. I attended the class with my granddaughter and we are now bead enthusiast.
Make Your Own Chains & Beaded Chains
Reviewed by Naia W. on 9/30/2019
The class was so informative, fun. I learned so much in a short time such. Our instructor was patient well prepared and the ease she taught helped so much. Looking forward to more jewelry making classes.
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School: Bead In Hand

Bead In Hand

We are a retail bead shop in Oak Park, Illinois, just outside of Chicago with an extraordinary selection of beads and beading supplies. We specialize in helping you find just the right color, size or shape bead (or other material) for your project.

Doris Weinbaum opened Bead in Hand in 1993 at its current...

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