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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...

Thursday Feb 7th, 3pm - 5pm

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. This class is for you if:  You've...

Friday Feb 8th, 3pm - 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...

Tuesday Feb 12th, 2:30pm - 5:30pm

Leather & Bead Wrap Bracelet

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

Create this contemporary bracelet that wraps beads between two lengths of leather and finishes with an updated “button and loop” closure.  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...

Saturday Feb 16th, 2pm - 4:30pm

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 Feb 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 Feb 9th, 2pm - 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 Feb 11th, 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 Mar 19th, 2pm - 5pm

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 Feb 15th, 3pm - 5:30pm

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...

Monday Feb 18th, 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. Or learn to use the square disk to make flat braids with satin cords. This class is for you if: You've been frustrated with bead crochet and you really like the look You enjoy working...

Tuesday Feb 19th, 2:30pm - 5pm

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...

Thursday Feb 21st, 3pm - 5:30pm

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 Feb 23rd, 2pm - 5pm

Sparkle Band Albion Bracelet

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

Learn the basics for this new bead weaving stitch by Heather Kingsley-Heath.  Once you understand the fundamentals for albion stitch you'll realize there are countless ways to vary the simplest pattern and create stunning results. This class is for you if: You're new to seed beading and ready to get started (could be a little challenging...

Thursday Feb 28th, 3pm - 5pm

Polygon Stitch

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

This is an advanced off-loom weaving pattern that creates a sturdy, multi-sided rope similar to African helix in technique. Previous seed beading experience is required.  This class is for you if:  You're an experienced seed beader looking for a new challenge  You like beaded ropes  You like experimenting with color changes...

Saturday Mar 2nd, 2pm - 5pm

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