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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...

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$40

Make Your Own Wire Beads

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

Learn to make your own elegant metal beads using nothing but wire, three basic hand tools and a little ingenuity! Materials: round dead soft wire: 18-, 20- and 26-gauge 50 beads: size 11/0 seed beads or 3mm beads ​Note: Tools are available for use during the class. Students can bring their own materials, but they are also available for purchase...

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$25

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...

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$35

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...

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$25

Let’s Walk + Learn Foraging & Lunch

at The Resiliency Institute - Oak Park 1042 Pleasant St Oak Park, Illinois City, Illinois 60302

Forage wild edible ingredients and have Carnivore's Chef prepare them for lunch!   Enjoy a foraging walk led by professional forager, Dave Odd, to discover the abundance of edible wild plants growing within our communities, then head to Carnivore where the Chef will prepare your foraged harvest for lunch.  During this walk...

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$45

The Simple Person's Wire Wrap

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

You're not looking for fancy, you just want to turn a special stone or shell from your vacation into a wearable memory.  This workshop is for you!  We'll show you the simple technique for using wire to create a "cage" around your special item and make a loop so you can wear it as a pendant or dangle as a charms. 

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$10

Bead Stringing Quick Start: Crimp It

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

This class will focus exclusively on using the Crimping pliers with a variety of beading wires and crimps to learn or improve technique. This class is for you if:  You know how to use the Crimping pliers, but you just can't get it right  You don't have time for a whole class  You're not very patient and just want the basics ...

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$10

Third Friday Workshop: Caterpillar Bracelet

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

Fast, fun and amazing!  You can really dress this bracelet up or keep it casual. Supplies: 7mm rolo chain, about 1/2 to 1 inch shorter than your wrist One button About 32 to 36 beads - 6mm to 8mm rounds or rondelles work well About 3 feet waxed linen 

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$10

Apprentices (Ages 3-5 yo with Participating Adult)

at The Paintbrush - Oak Park 163 N Humphrey Ave, Illinois City, Illinois 60302

Art is fun in this class, It’s been proven that early exposure to visual art and music promotes activity in the brain. Teaching children about art is a good idea because: Art helps children understand other school subjects much more clearly—from math and science, to language arts and geography.  Art nurtures inventiveness as it engages...

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$15

Third Friday Workshop: Priscilla Beaded Beads

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

These beaded beads seem complicated, but if you're familiar with peyote stitch you'll get the hang of it quickly enough. Students should have some previous experience working with seed beads. Supplies for Priscilla beaded beads: 2mm fire polished beads 3mm fire polished beads 4mm fire polished beads Size 15/0 seed beads in 3 colors Size 11/0...

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$10

Third Friday Workshop: Spinning Top Beaded Bead

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

Get your feet wet using a needle, thread and small seed beads to make these beaded beads. Designed by Florence Turnour and Gwen Fisher, it's an ingenious pattern for beading around a bead and fast, too! Supplies Needed For Each Beaded Bead: 1 8mm round bead 60 size 11/0 seed beads 10 size 8/0 seed beads beading needle and thread

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$10

Russian Lace Necklace

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

Delicate and lacy, perfect for spring! Previous seed bead experience is recommended, but not required.  This class is for you if:  You've done a little off-loom weaving and want to learn more  You like choker-type necklaces  You want to learn more about netting  Students will Learn:  How to follow a netting pattern...

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$30

Afternoon Summer Camp - Improv

at Magical Minds Studio - Oak Park 343 Harrison St, Chicago, Illinois 60304

Playing Around with Improv! Let’s have fun with improvisation. This class will help unlock your imagination and creativity. Room2Improv is excited to teach students the art of improv. Theater games and techniques are used to strengthen self-esteem and confidence, team building and bully busting skills. We substitute “Yes, and!” for ‘no’...

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$145

5 sessions

Third Friday Workshop: Lava Lamp Beaded Beads

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

These beaded beads are a little more complicated but the result is a fun, textured bead.  Students should have some previous experience working with seed beads. Supplies for lava lamp beaded beads: Size 8/0 seed beads Size 11/0 seed beads (contrasting color or not as desired) 3mm to 4mm drop beads or 4mm to 6mm rondelles Beading needle and...

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$10

Afternoon Summer Camp - Sewing

at Magical Minds Studio - Oak Park 343 Harrison St, Chicago, Illinois 60304

Join Ms. Amy as she teaches you to design and sew a variety of projects by hand and with a sewing machine! Project possibilities include a drawstring backpack, a soft toy animal or monster, an embellished throw pillow and a patchwork scarf. Students will learn to design and cut a pattern, to hand sew a running stitch and whip stitch, and to become...

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$180

5 sessions

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