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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 Oct 22nd, 2pm - 4:30pm

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 Dec 15th, 1:30pm - 4pm

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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...

Saturday Nov 9th, 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. Students will learn:  Elements of necklace and bracelet design  Features of different clasps and closures ...

Sunday Nov 10th, 1pm - 4pm

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...

Friday Oct 25th, 3pm - 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 Oct 21st, 3pm - 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...

Monday Nov 11th, 2pm - 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 Oct 24th, 3pm - 5:30pm

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 26th, 12pm - 2pm

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

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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...

Thursday Nov 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 26th, 2:30pm - 4:30pm

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

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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Bead Making Workshop

at GnarWare Workshop - Lower West Side 1838 West Cermak Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60608

Make a pile of beads! Join use for two hours of bead making that might extend into a day of bead making.  This workshop includes about 20-30 minutes of demo, and then participants can work independently for the rest of the time (or day) making beads. Includes 3 pounds of clay, tools, underglaze, and glaze.

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