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Thu, Nov 14, 2:00pm - 5:00pm

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Location:
Oak Park, Suburbs
145 Harrison St
Btwn S Lombard & Taylor Avenues
Illinois City, Illinois 60304
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 16 and older
Average Class Size: 4
Teacher: Kim Humphrey

What you'll learn in this jewelry class:

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 knotting 
  • You want to learn how to make evenly spaced knots in a "floating" necklace 
  • You want to learn how to finish the ends in a knotted design 
  • You want to learn tips for a continuously knotted design 
Students will Learn: 
  • How to choose the right size bead cord 
  • How to use an awl and tweezers to make snug knots around the beads 
  • How to keep knots in a "floating" design evenly spaced 
  • How to finish the ends and attach a clasp using clamshells, bead tips or French wire 
  • Students will design a "floating" necklace during class and attach a clasp using French wire.
Materials needed:
  • 11-21 beads for a “floating” necklace (recommended for the class).
  • Griffin cord (with needle attached) in appropriate size and color for beads
  • French Wire
  • clasp

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Refund Policy
Class fees are non-refundable and non-transferable to other classes, unless we cancel the class.

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If you are coming by car, the easiest way to get here is on the Eisenhower Expressway (290). Oak Park borders Chicago due west of Chicago’s downtown. From O’Hare airport, take 294 south to 290 east. From Chicago, take 290 west from 90/94 or downtown.

From the east: Exit 290 at Austin Blvd. At the end of the exit ramp, make a right turn onto Austin (you'll be travelling north). The first street has a traffic light and that is Harrison St. Turn left and drive 3 1/2 blocks. Bead in Hand will be on your left. The shop is just before the first stop sign you come to at Harrison and Lombard Ave.

From the west: Exit 290 at Austin Blvd. At the end of the exit ramp, make a left turn onto Austin (you'll be travelling north). The first street has a traffic light and that is Harrison St. Turn left and drive 3 1/2 blocks. Bead in Hand will be on your left. The shop is just before the first stop sign you come to at Harrison and Lombard Ave.

The most common mistake is exiting at Harlem Ave., because Harrison Street does not go all the way through to Harlem. (But if you like getting confused, this is the place to do so, because east of Harlem is Oak Park and west of Harlem is Forest Park. In Oak Park, Harrison Street is parallel to the expressway on its north side, while in Forest Park Harrison Street is parallel to the expressway on its south side. See, wasn't that fun?)

If you are taking public transportation, the easiest way to get here is the CTA Blue Line. Take the train marked Forest Park. Exit the train at Austin Blvd. Walk west toward Lombard Avenue. When you get to the top of the stairs, you’ll be on the Lombard Ave. bridge over the Eisenhower Expressway. Turn right (north) and walk one block to the stop sign at Harrison Street. Turn right again (east) and Bead in Hand is just a few doors down on the same side of the street.

Parking
There is often street parking in front, but if not, turn onto Lombard and park along Lombard. There is metered parking right near the corner, but if you drive a little further you can park on the street for free. There is also parking on weekdays and Saturdays in the parking lot just east of us, off of Taylor Ave. (next to the church).

Start Dates (2)
Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
2:00pm - 5:00pm Kim Humphrey 1 $35
2:00pm - 5:00pm Kim Humphrey 1 $35

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