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Beading Design & Techniques – Beyond the Basics - Becky Patellis
Classes consist of beading techniques with an emphasis on intricate designs and personal style as they apply to necklaces, earrings, watches, etc. We will discuss pricing and marketing of finished projects. This class has good information for the beginner, as well as the more advanced. Students will have the opportunity to learn knotting with silk or S-Lon, the correct beading wire for specific techniques, head pin use for earrings, several Kumihimo patterns. Also, I am working up a few new leather/bead projects. Beads, stringing materials, findings and tools will be available for purchase from the instructor. I encourage you to bring a few wire work, metal clay, or silver projects you might have that you wish to incorporate into your beaded work. To see examples of student’s work: beckypatellisjewelrydesigns on Facebook. Or William Holland Exchange on Facebook.

Lab Fee: $30.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $150 - $300
Consumables Fee: $0.00
Prerequisites: None

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Beading I - Cheryl Kasper Dot Kasper
Using natural stone beads and pearls, we teach the basics of bead stringing. You will learn to knot using silk as first choice; select proper thread/wire size; as well as implementing different methods of closure including bead tips, continuous, French coil, cones, and crimp beads. Learn techniques as you lay out and design. Students work on their own creations and at their own pace. Choose from a large selection of natural stone beads, pearls, other natural materials, crystal and glass beads, sterling silver, 14KGF, copper, and other metals. Beads, tools and all supplies needed may be purchased from the instructor. Restring your pearls.  Cost of class will depend on student purchases.  With Dot and Cheryl teaching, prepare for twice the fun!

Lab Fee: $0.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $50-$300
Consumables Fee: $0.00
Prerequisites: None

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Beading I - Libby Caldwell
Students will learn the basics of string beading and knotting with the use of instructor’s tools. Students will learn how to incorporate different types, styles and sizes of beads into jewelry pieces. The class will specialize in western style necklace, bracelet and earring designs, we will also learn to string classic pearl necklaces. Students having a special focal piece they would like to add to their beaded project should bring them to class. A large selection of pearls, natural stones, crystals, spacers, pewter findings, stringing supplies, sterling, 14KGF, copper, and other metals, tools and supplies will be available for purchase.

Lab Fee: $45.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $150-$300
Consumables Fee: $0.00
Prerequisites: None

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Enameling II - Samantha Lazzaro
We will start with a review of basic enameling techniques and then move into acid-etching copper and using etching as a texture, as a guide for painting, or enamel parts and leave copper to polish. You will be shown how to enamel vintage red brass pieces, rivet pieces together to make a ring, and enamel on silver leaf. More techniques are possible depending on interest. Lab fee includes a class kit with all enamel colors, jewel lumps and enamel threads, as well as different copper shapes, copper sheet, wire and red brass pieces to use for the projects. Additional metal pieces, tools, findings and enamels will be available for purchase.

Lab Fee: $150.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $0+
Consumables Fee: $0.00
Prerequisites: Recent Enameling I

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Kumihimo and Bead Crochet – Level 1 - Judy Kelly
This class focuses on teaching Kumihimo for use in multimedia 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+
Consumables Fee: $0.00
Prerequisites: None

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Seed Beading 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. Lab fee covers printed 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: $45.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $100 - $250
Consumables Fee: $0.00
Prerequisites: Knowledge of off-loom beading, MRAW, Peyote, and RAW

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Seed Beading 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 printed instructions, beading 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: $45.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $150-$300
Consumables Fee: $0.00
Prerequisites: Knowledge of off-loom beading, MRAW, Peyote, and RAW

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