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Moldmaking 101 (Ages 16+)

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

Learn the basics of silicone mold making, creating 1-part molds and 2-part molds from a variety of different silicones and rubbers. Cast plastic or wax into your mold, and manipulate it further through carving, heat, or paint, which can then be hand-painted.  Mold making is a key technique for those interested in production. All molds created...

Thursday Sep 12th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (6 sessions)
$250

6 sessions

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

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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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

Glass Fusing

at Color Cocktail Factory - Pilsen 917 W 18th St, Chicago, Illinois 60608

150 minutes Introductory Glass Fusing Class usually held on a Saturday. In this class, you can produce a number of objects such as glass bowls of various shapes, coasters, wall hangings, jewelry – almost anything. We are generous with the materials that we allow you to use in comparison with other classes. As a result, you cover more in a day than...

Saturday Aug 24th, 4:30pm - 7pm

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Stamped Pendant

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

Using metal stamps is the perfect way to create a personalized piece of jewelry with words, textures and creative designs. Learn how to create one-of-a-kind pendants for everyday wear – perfect for gifts or yourself!  We will cover the basics of metal stamping, texturing, filing, sanding and adding a patina. You’ll walk away with at...

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$90

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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$35

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Let's Cellini

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

The Cellini Spiral stitch seems daunting, but it’s basically even count tubular peyote. The placement and variations of beads create the spiral.  Once you learn the basic pattern you’ll want to start more advanced versions! Students will Learn: Even count tubular peyote stitch How to make a "step up" at the end of each row How to maintain...

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$35

Shoulder Sweepers

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

Customize your Shoulder Sweepers to be short, long or longer! The top can be wildly colorful or subtle neutrals, with as many colors and strands as long as you want. Materials for Shoulder Sweepers: ​Bead In Hand carries all of the materials recommended for this project and includes time during the class for shopping. Tools are also available...

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$30

Polygon Stitch

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

This is an advanced off-loom weaving pattern that creates a sturdy, multi-sided rope similar to African helix in technique. Previous seed beading experience is required.  This class is for you if:  You're an experienced seed beader looking for a new challenge  You like beaded ropes  You like experimenting with color changes...

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$35
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