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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...

Sunday Jun 2nd, 2pm - 4pm

Let's Cellini

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

The Cellini Spiral stitch seems daunting, but it’s basically even count tubular peyote. The placement and variations of beads create the spiral.  Once you learn the basic pattern you’ll want to start more advanced versions! Students will Learn: Even count tubular peyote stitch How to make a "step up" at the end of each row How to maintain...

Saturday May 25th, 2pm - 5pm

Peyote Stitch & Beyond

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

If you know how to thread a needle and follow a basic sewing pattern, off-loom bead weaving will have familiar techniques. But don't worry--these classes are designed to get you started regardless of prior experience with a needle! Students will Learn: This class teaches the basics of seed beading and students will learn about the different types...

Saturday Jun 8th, 2pm - 5pm

Elements of Wire

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

Most beaders find they need to work with wire at some point, however dedicated they may be to bead weaving or basic stringing techniques.  Even if wire is not your primary medium it helps to know how to make basic components. This class will round out your jewelry making skills.   Students will Learn: This class is for wire work beginners...

Sunday May 26th, 1pm - 4pm

Bead Embroidery, Freeform Style

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

Combining needle, thread, fabric and beads creates stunning pieces of wearable art! This class is for you if: You enjoy combining mediums and experimenting with different techniques You enjoy hand sewing and want to incorporate beads. You want to learn more about materials to use for bead embroidery Students will Learn: How to stitch around...

Monday Jun 17th, 2pm - 5pm

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

Tuesday Jun 18th, 2:30pm - 5:30pm

Petal Pendant

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

Daggers and drops create these lovely flowers from the book Great Designs for Shaped Beads. Some familiarity with seed bead stitching is recommended.  This class is for you if:  You've done a little off-loom bead weaving and want to learn something more challenging  You like all things flowers  You like using daggers and drop...

Saturday Jun 1st, 2pm - 5pm

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...

Tuesday Jun 25th, 2pm - 5pm

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

Monday Jun 3rd, 3pm - 5pm

Leather & Bead Wrap Bracelet

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

The popular Leather & Bead Wrap Bracelet uses cord to securely wrap beads between two lengths of leather. 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 beads and wrap the bead cord...

Tuesday Jul 2nd, 2pm - 4:30pm

Flat Spiral Bracelet

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

Students will Learn: The basic pattern for the flat spiral stitch How to follow a bead weaving pattern How to identify which bead(s) their needle passes through for each step How to hold the work as they stitch How to add thread How to finish and attach (or make) a clasp By the end of class students will have completed: Students new to seed...

Saturday Jul 6th, 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 Jun 10th, 2pm - 5pm

Geometric Beadwork Exploration

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

Students must be experienced with flat, even count peyote stitch, but they do not have to take any of the previous Geometric Beadwork classes before taking another. Class Topics: TRIANGLES | Feb 23 or Aug 17:  This class will focus on making triangles using circular peyote with herringbone increases. Students will also learn how to connect...

Saturday Jun 15th, 2pm - 5pm

Kumihimo Japanese Braiding: Full Workshop

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

Kumihimo is a great travel project. Everything gets prepared in advance so you have a neat package that doesn't require extra tools and doesn't take a lot of space. Students will Learn: How to place their cords on the kumihimo disk How to add weights for proper tension The basic pattern for moving the cords and adding beads to create a beaded...

Sunday Jun 23rd, 1:30pm - 4pm

Simple Netted Necklace

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

Great for beginners, netting is simpler and faster than it appears. Students will Learn: How to follow a basic netting pattern How to identify which bead their needle passes through for each step How to add thread How to finish and attach (or make) a clasp By the end of class students will have completed:  Students won't complete the necklace...

Monday Jun 24th, 3pm - 5:30pm

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