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Bead In Hand
Oak Park, Suburbs
145 Harrison St
Btwn S Lombard & Taylor Avenues
Illinois City, Illinois 60304 Oak Park, Suburbs
145 Harrison St
Btwn S Lombard & Taylor Avenues
Illinois City, Illinois 60304
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.
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).
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We are a retail bead shop in Oak Park, Illinois, just outside of Chicago with an extraordinary selection of beads and beading supplies. We specialize in helping you find just the right color, size or shape bead (or other material) for your project.
Doris Weinbaum opened Bead in Hand in 1993 at its current...
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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
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
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
Inspired by the little treasures you save and love, we will cleverly combine old and new elements to create spectacular jewelry. Bring your special and sentimental keepsakes, single earrings, buttons, charms, chains, family photos, and found objects and let Bonnie Arkin inspire your creativity. You will learn to solder, wire wrap, and string....
Tuesday Sep 3rd, 9:30am - 11:30am(8 sessions)
A thorough one-day experience for those who wish to learn all the fundamentals of bonsai.The class includes the basic principles of successfully growing, maintaining and styling your bonsai, both for outdoors and indoors. Demonstration and hands-on experience with individual instruction to help students create their own bonsai. Fee includes instruction,...
Saturday Aug 24th, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
During this six-week basics and fundamentals course, discover principles and techniques to appreciate and participate in the art of bonsai. Each student will get a tree to work on in class each week. By the end of the class you and your tree will have taken the first steps into bonsai. Each session includes a detailed lecture and assistance...
Tuesday Oct 1st, 6pm - 9pm(5 sessions)
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
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
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
Adobe XD is the all-in-one resource for rapid protyping and wireframing to create a streamlined user experience. Learn to create interactive prototypes and complete screen mockups for websites and apps. Course Outline 1. Getting to know Adobe XD and the Tools How Adobe XD differs from Photoshop in the prototyping process. Understanding the...
Tuesday Oct 8th, 9:30am - 4pm(2 sessions)
Create paintings in oils using non-toxic mediums as the Renaissance painters did. Choose to paint from still life arrangements or material you bring in. We will also paint from a clothed model for two sessions. We will have 1:1 and group critiques. Some prior drawing recommended. Bring Materials to the first class: Brushes: 2-4 Flats, Brites,...
Tuesday Sep 10th, 1pm - 4pm(6 sessions)
Full Course Name Abstract Alchemy: From and with Nature - Intensive with Artist Judith Kruger Reinterpret nature’s deep imagery and essence employing matter from nature itself within a limited palette. Paint, ink and homemade gesso will be made from inorganic and organic sources including pine soot, shells and earth minerals. Natural metallics and...
Tuesday Sep 3rd, 9:30am - 5:30pm(4 sessions)
Knowing how to install, configure, and troubleshoot a computer network is a highly marketable and exciting skill. This course first introduces the fundamental building blocks that form a modern network, such as protocols, topologies, hardware, and network operating systems. It then provides in-depth coverage of the most important concepts in contemporary...
Monday Sep 30th, 9am - 4pm(5 sessions)
Security professionals consider the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) to be the most desired certification to achieve. More than 200,000 have taken the exam, and there are more than 70,000 CISSPs worldwide. This course is updated for the latest 2015 CISSP Body of Knowledge. This course covers 100% of all exam objectives. You'll...
Monday Sep 16th, 9am - 4pm(5 sessions)
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