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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, pins, 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 opportunity to learn knotting with silk or S-Lon, the correct beading wire for specific techniques, head pin use for earrings, basic Kumihimo. Beads, stringing materials, findings and tools will be available for purchase from the instructor. I encourage you to bring any wirework, metal clay, or silver projects you might have that you wish to incorporate into your beaded work. See examples of students work on Facebook: Becky Patellis Jewelry Designs or Friends of William Holland on Facebook.

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

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Beading I - Dot Kasper
Using natural stone beads and pearls, Dot teaches 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.  Prepare for fun!

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

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