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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...

Saturday Aug 31st, 2pm - 4:30pm

Beginning Native American Bead Work

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

Always wanted to learn to bead? Learn two types of bead weaving and appliqué (embroidery) beading. Design and create three unique projects to take home for Thanksgiving. Supplies will be provided. For supply list, click here

Tuesday Oct 15th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (6 sessions)
$240

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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...

Friday Sep 20th, 2:30pm - 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 Sep 28th, 2pm - 5pm

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 Sep 5th, 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 ...

Tuesday Sep 17th, 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 Sep 7th, 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...

Saturday Aug 24th, 2:30pm - 5pm

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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 Aug 31st, 12pm - 2pm

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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 Sep 21st, 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...

Saturday Sep 14th, 2pm - 5pm

Visible Mending (Ages 16+)

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

As clothing has become cheaper, we are losing the valuable skill of mending cloth. Visible mending is an art form - taking clothing that might otherwise get thrown away (sweaters with moth holes, torn jeans, etc.), and we use stitch embellishing, appliqué, beading and other techniques to make fabulous wearable art and bring old pieces back to life. No...

Saturday Aug 24th, 1pm - 4pm

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 ...

Sunday Sep 15th, 1:30pm - 4pm

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 Aug 31st, 2:30pm - 4:30pm

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

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