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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 Nov 10th, 1pm - 4pm

Earring Design: Beyond the Basics

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

Need a little more spice to your earring designs? Here goes! This class will give a refresher in wire-wrapped loops, then teach different techniques for making earrings using scraps of leather, creating your own hammered headpins, and making a pair of wire & bead cluster earrings.  ​You'll also get written instructions with diagrams...

Sunday Oct 27th, 2:30pm - 4:30pm

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Handcrafted Jewelry Making w/ Gemology and Color Theory

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

Full Course Name: "Handcrafted Beginners Jewelry Making w/ Gemology and Color Theory" In this class, you will learn the basics in jewelry making. The lessons include learning how to use jewelry tools, some gemology facts, the meaning of color, and tips on color combination. Tools and materials will be provided. Nickel and Copper sensitivity welcome....

Saturday Oct 19th, 12pm - 2pm

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 Oct 29th, 7pm - 9pm

  (8 sessions)
$239

8 sessions

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 Nov 5th, 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...

Monday Oct 14th, 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 Oct 19th, 2:30pm - 4:30pm

Rosary Workshop

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

A personalized rosary is a special gift. Learn the skills and supplies you’ll need for a rosary made with chain and bead links, or using basic stringing materials. This class is for you if:  You've never had a jewelry making class  You're experienced with beading wire and bead links, but want some direction for designing a rosary ...

Friday Nov 1st, 3pm - 5:30pm

Oil Painting Studio: Still Life & Figure

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

Create paintings in oils using non-toxic mediums as the Renaissance painters did. Choose to paint from still life arrangements or material you bring in. We will also paint from a clothed model for two sessions. We will have 1:1 and group critiques. Some prior drawing recommended.  Bring Materials to the first class: Brushes: 2-4 Flats, Brites,...

Tuesday Oct 29th, 1pm - 4pm

  (6 sessions)
$235

6 sessions

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Sculpted Wire Floral Necklace

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

In this class students learn to create an armature in the shape that compliments their features. Then, using fine-gauge wire, sculpt delicate flowers to arrange along its length. A beaded chain and hand-made clasp finish a look that is all your own! Materials for Sculpted Wire Floral Necklace  Bead In Hand carries all of the materials recommended...

No Upcoming Schedules
$40

Spiral Sided Bezel

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

Make a one-of-a-kind ring or pendant while learning to create this spiral-sided bezel that can double as a spacer bar for a multi-strand necklace or bracelet.  Materials are extra.  Materials for Spiral Sided Bezel  Bead In Hand carries all of the materials recommended for this project and includes time during the class for shopping....

No Upcoming Schedules
$40

Wire Wrapped Pendants Techniques

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

Add sophistication to cabochons or other stones by making secure wraps with wire. Students will Learn: To use square and half-round wires for a classic, bezeled look​ How to measure the wire How to use chain nose, round nose and flat nose pliers to hold and shape wire How to "tuck" the ends of wire for a smooth finish Supplies Bead In Hand...

No Upcoming Schedules
$45

Wire-by-the-Row Earrings

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

Learn the basics of Mel's new "Wire-by-the-Row technique, building row upon row of wire, as you create a distinctive pair of earrings in the shape of your choice. Materials for Wire By the Row Hoop Earrings 18 gauge, approx. 1 foot 24 gauge, approx. 2 feet 28 gauge, approx. 3 feet Size 15/0 seed beads in two colors ​Note:  Tools...

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$40

Quick & Easy Wire Bezel

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

This is a unique and easy way to attractively bezel cabochons without soldering or using a torch. Make a pendant and begin a beaded chain, or make a pair of earrings with long, graceful hooks. Materials for Quick & Easy Wire Bezel: ​Bead In Hand carries all of the materials recommended for this project and includes time during the class for...

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$30

Wire Wrapped Cabochon Pendant

at Chicago Jewelry and Lapidary Art School - Wheeling 231 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60090

This class teaches you how to decoratively encase a cabochon using a square wire. You will learn how to bend and shape the wire against a flat backed stone with no drill holes to permanently set it and create a beautiful pendant. Note: Base metal fee is $10. Stones could be purchase during the class. Sterling silver or 14K gold-filled square wir are...

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$85
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