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Bead, Seed II – Two-Hole Beading - Vickie Hodges
For the experienced beader that wants to expand into the two-hole world of beads. You will create earrings, bracelets, necklaces, etc. using these two-hole beads. There is no rush, you can bead at your own pace. We will learn how to attach clasps and what kind of clasps are best for these items. Color palettes as well as other materials will be available for purchase as well. Lab fee covers instructions, mat, tri scoop, thread and needles. Please bring any patterns, beads, etc. you desire for discussion. If you have questions about the course, contact Vickie at toribeth.vh@gmail.com.

Lab Fee: $35.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $150 - $300
Prerequisites: Knowledge of off-loom beading, MRAW, Peyote, RAW

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Bead, Seed II-3-D Beading - Vickie Hodges
Something different for the experienced beader. In this class you will create some wonderful pieces while exploring off-loom techniques, beaded beads, beaded critters (octopus, turtle, etc.), boxes, earrings, etc. Lab fee covers instructions, mat, triangle scoop, thread, and needles. Color palettes as well as other materials will be sold as desired. Please bring any patterns, beads, etc. you desire for discussion. If you have questions about the course, contact Vickie at toribeth.vh@gmail.com.

Lab Fee: $35.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $150-$300
Prerequisites: Knowledge of off-loom beading, MRAW, Peyote, and RAW

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Beading Seed Beaded Cabochons - Jerri Heer
This class will teach creating beaded peyote bezels for cabochons, as well as a variety of attachment points, edge stitches and embellishments. Learn to professionally finish your pieces and create a variety of beaded ropes and strung bead necklaces for your pendants. We will explore use of color palettes, many varieties of beads, crystals and embellishments to create your own unique piece. Lab fee includes instructional materials, kit including focal cabochon, seed beads, embellishment beads and findings to complete first pendant; bead mat, needles, thread conditioner, bead foundation, suede backing, spool of Fireline. Additional Stone and China cabochons, seed beads, embellishment beads, findings and materials will be available for purchase. Student can expect to complete at least two pendants. You are welcome to bring your own stash of beads to use for your projects. You should bring your own scissors, round nose and chain nosed pliers, crimp pliers etc., if you have them. Tools will be available to use. An Optivisor or other vision enhancement may be helpful.(Be aware that small bead/handwork is required.)

Lab Fee: $50.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $25-$100
Prerequisites: None

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Beading, Seed - Barbara Green
The beginning project will be done using peyote stitch in the round to create a beaded bezel around a cabochon. We will then explore other methods to make beaded bezels. You will have the opportunity to learn other stitches such as right angle weave, herringbone, simple spiral, and double spiral, etc. Seed beads and related materials are available for all projects. Lab fee covers needles, beading mat, triangle scoop, beeswax, all threads and glue used in class. This class is open to all level of beaders.

Lab Fee: $30.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $150
Prerequisites: None

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Kumihimo and Bead Crochet – Level 1 - Judy Kelly
This class focuses on teaching Kumihimo for use in multi-media projects, with the option to learn bead crochet if desired. Those choosing to focus on Kumihimo will have time to tackle additional high-level projects. Bead crochet or Kumihimo may be used as either a major or a minor element of your unique designs. You will learn how to load your thread with combinations of patterns that flow together within a single project, and how to incorporate your visions within these designs. Some, more difficult, designs will incorporate different bead sizes, as well. Most students will complete four to five unique projects. Lab fee covers all materials required to complete in class up to five projects which includes lampwork and other unique elements that we incorporate into these lovely media projects. All lampwork focal pieces are created by Judy. You will leave with a firm understanding of how to create your own, unique works of art. NOTE: This class is a prerequisite for Judy’s Kumihimo Level II Class. Students may take Level I and Level II in immediate succession. These two classes are taught in two consecutive weeks.

Lab Fee: $125.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $0+
Prerequisites: None

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Kumihimo/Bead Crochet – Level II - Judy Kelly
Kumihimo/Bead Crochet Level II course is being offered for those students who have taken the Kumihimo/Bead Crochet Level I course. Students will be learning new techniques and designs. The projects will be more difficult and require additional time to complete. We will be including special focal pieces specifically made for these special projects. Different weaves will also be included in this class. The Lab fee covers all materials and student will complete three to four Level II Projects. Students will leave with a firm understanding of how to create their own unique works of art. Bead Crochet is optional for those lampwork and other unique elements that we incorporate into these lovely media projects. All lampwork focal pieces are created by Judy. You will leave with a firm understanding of how to create your own, unique works of art. Note: This class is a prerequisite for Judy’s Kumihimo Leve II Class. Students may take Level I and immediately follow it up with a Level II. These classes are taught in a consecutive two-week period.

Lab Fee: $125.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $0+
Prerequisites: Judy Kelly’s Kumihimo I Class

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Seed Beading II – Bead Embroidery with Cabochons - Jerri Heer
This class will use beaded peyote bezels to attach focal cabs to a cuff, collar or larger pendant and will concentrate on techniques for symmetrical or asymmetrical beadwork to complete project. We will study color palettes, creating texture and 3 dimensional qualities, exploration of hard cuff and soft cuff options, finishing methods and more. A variety of seed beads (8, 11, 15), crystals, natural stone beads, pearls and other beads will be available to embellish cuff. Lab fee includes instructional materials, focal cabochons, hard or soft cuff base, bead mat, needles, thread conditioner, bead foundation, suede backing, spool of Fireline, seed beads, some embellishment beads and findings to complete first project. Additional Stone and China cabochons, seed beads, stone, pearl and other embellishment beads, findings and materials will be available for purchase. Student can expect to complete at least one cuff or most of all of a collar or pendant. Be aware that small bead/handwork is required, an Optivisor or other vision enhancement may be helpful. You are welcome to bring your own stash of beads and findings; you should bring your own scissors.

Lab Fee: $50.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $25-$100
Prerequisites: Knowledge of Peyote bezel of cabs.

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