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Basic Earring Design

at Bead In Hand - Oak Park

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$35 4 seats left
Start Date:

Fri, Feb 08, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

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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: Kate Linne

What you'll learn in this earrings class:

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.

This class is for you if: 
  • You've never had a jewelry making class 
  • You want to learn more about earring design 
  • You want to learn what kinds of beads work best (or not) for earrings 
  • You like having a finished product (or three) to take home 
Students will learn: 
  • The elements of earring design 
  • Differences in basemetal vs. precious metal headpins and eyepins 
  • How to select the right length and gauge pin for your project 
  • How to use chain nose and round nose pliers to make consistently round loops 
  • How to make a simple round loop using basemetal headpins 
  • How to make a more secure wrapped loop using sterling headpins and how to tuck in the ends of the wire for a clean finish.
By the end of class students will have completed: 3 pair of earrings

Note: Fee includes written instructions and all materials for 1 pair of earrings with basemetal wires and 2 pair of earrings with sterling wires, and use of tools during class.

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Refund Policy
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.

Parking
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).

Start Dates (4)
Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
3:00pm - 5:00pm Kate Linne 1 $35
3:00pm - 5:00pm Kate Linne 1 $35
2:00pm - 4:00pm Kate Linne 1 $35
2:00pm - 4:00pm Kate Linne 1 $35

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Reviews of Classes at Bead In Hand (11)

(11 Reviews)
Basic Earring Design
Reviewed by Yingyi Z. on 7/30/2018
Kate is very patient and we had a very good time in class.
Basic Earring Design
Reviewed by Lawana F. on 10/9/2017
I had a great time. The instructor was patient and very friendly. Looking forward to see what classes are offered in the future.
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