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Advanced Rejuvenated Jewelry

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

This class is for those students who have participated in Rejuvenated Jewelry and are ready to learn more techniques and explore many creative ideas. We create spectacular jewelry from vintage broken jewelry, watches, tin, and china. Bring your grandma’s jewelry box and collected treasures.  Prerequisite: Rejuvenated Jewelry or consent of...

Tuesday Sep 3rd, 12pm - 2pm

  (8 sessions)
$239

8 sessions

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

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Metalsmithing And Design

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

First uncover the jewelry basics: sawing, filing, soldering, as well as finishing and patinas. Then, we'll build on your design skills, learning to find inspiration and create ideas that you will then produce with your newly acquired talents. Take home a piece you can be proud of!

Friday Sep 13th, 9:30am - 12:30pm

  (5 sessions)
$210

5 sessions

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 Sep 8th, 2pm - 4pm

Faux Pave Peacock Pendant

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

Learn to create your own pendant or earring frames and then build a "fabric" of faux pave crystals between the hoops, using all the colors of a peacock's tail.  This class allows for time to complete one item, but students will leave with instructions and knowledge for completing additional pieces. Level: Intermediate/Advanced Materials: ...

Friday Sep 27th, 2:30pm - 6:30pm

Sculpted Wire Floral Necklace

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

In this class students learn to create an armature in the shape that compliments their features. Then, using fine-gauge wire, sculpt delicate flowers to arrange along its length. A beaded chain and hand-made clasp finish a look that is all your own! Materials for Sculpted Wire Floral Necklace  Bead In Hand carries all of the materials recommended...

Saturday Sep 28th, 10:30am - 1:30pm

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

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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

Reuse & Recycle: Repurposing Scrap Metal & Old Jewelry

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

Transform scraps of silver left over to jewelry sitting in your drawers into new and exciting jewelry designs. With one-on-one instructor time, you will learn how to repurpose your old and unused metal and jewelry into new metal and design elements for new jewelry fabrications. Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Wednesday Sep 11th, 9:30am - 12:30pm

  (5 sessions)
$210

5 sessions

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

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

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

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

6 sessions

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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...

Saturday Sep 14th, 2pm - 5pm

Make Your Own Chains & Beaded Chains

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

Chains, chains, and more chains! Learn to make five different chain designs, both beaded and plain, that you can adapt for use in your own projects and designs. Materials: craft wire, round, dead soft: 28 gauge soft wire -- approx. 1.5 feet 20 gauge soft wire -- approx. 20 feet Approx. 10 4mm to 6mm beads Note: Tools are available for use...

Friday Sep 27th, 10:30am - 1:30pm

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