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Workshop PhotoUnisex/Classic Cabochon Ring

Instructor: Dale “Cougar” Armstrong
Dale “Cougar” Armstrong is a rockhound, a lapidary, and a full-time wire jewelry artist, instructor and author with a background in the fine arts, cloisonné and repoussé. With more than 40 years of combined experience, she uses absolutely no solder or glue in her... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times:
Fees: $85 » includes class kit and use of instructor’s tools

Sparkly or manly? It’s your choice as you learn this unisex ring design that has been around since the age of the Pharaohs. Cougar will teach you her methods of properly sizing this ring EVERY time you make one!! The pattern taught can later be utilized for many cab sizes, as well as for faceted stones. The workshop fee includes... Read More

Workshop PhotoShopping with Dale!!

Instructor: Dale “Cougar” Armstrong
Dale “Cougar” Armstrong is a rockhound, a lapidary, and a full-time wire jewelry artist, instructor and author with a background in the fine arts, cloisonné and repoussé. With more than 40 years of combined experience, she uses absolutely no solder or glue in her... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 27, from 8:30am to 7:30pm
Fees: $120

Knowing that there are in excess of 40 gem shows going on in Tucson every February, how many of them have you actually visited? Do you find yourself going to the same shows every year because your time is limited and you don’t know where else to go? ... Read More

Workshop PhotoFIRE AMMONITE PENDANT

Instructor: Merilou Jenkins
Merilou Jenkins has been a professional art teacher for over 40 years as well as a professional craftsman and jewelry designer who has been named as an “Illustrious Artist”. She is also the recipient of numerous awards at art shows and internet competitions. Her work has been featured in... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 28, from 8:00am to 12:00pm
Fees:
$85 » Fees must be paid in full at time of registration.
$50 » materials fee, includes sterling silver wire, 14K GF wire, 14K GF 3mm beads, fire ammonite fossil, jeweler’s polishing cloth, a fleece work surface and a copy of her 12 page instruction book featuring complete instructions with color step by step photographs, all of which is yours to take home.

Although this design may look complicated it can be done by those with little or no wire wrapping experience. Beginners and accomplished wire workers will both enjoy this project. This dazzling pendant looks far more complicated than it actually is. You will use both 14K GF and sterling silver wire to wrap a wonderful fire ammonite... Read More

Workshop PhotoEtch and Patina Cuff

Instructor: Ann Sanicola
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Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 28, from 8:30am to 11:30am
Fees: $85 » (supplies and consumables included)

Explore the world of etching and patina. We will etch a copper cuff blank using electro etching techniques and the patina using a rainbow patina and then form the blank into a cuff. Students can expect to complete one cuff during class. ... Read More

Workshop PhotoJELLY JAR

Instructor: Christi Friesen
Christi is an award-winning artist and international teacher as well as the author of 11 books on creating with polymer & mixed media. She creates focal beads, brooches and jewelry as well as sculptural pieces and art vessels. Her workshops emphasize creativity and showcase the many ways to... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 28, from 10:00am to 11:00am
Fees: $20

Create a polymer clay jellyfish, captured in a tiny keepsake vessel! All skill levels welcome! All materials included. Read More

Workshop PhotoSilk Scarves

Instructor: Michelle Marchiano
A beader since childhood and a college professor by trade, Michelle has brought her teaching expertise to the torch at String Bead in Chico. A curious person by nature, Michelle’s passion for mixed media, metal clays and the torch is only rivaled by her love for sharing it with others. Come... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 28, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $79 » all supplies including, instructional handout are provided.

The New Necklace ... Read More

Workshop PhotoDesigner artisan toggle clasps

Instructor: Laura Stamper
Laura grew up in the expanses of rural Minnesota. The natural beauty of the countryside greatly influenced her creative endeavors. “I was always making things with mud and drawing animals on walls,” Laura says. Today she creates one of a kind wearable sculptures that celebrate... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 28, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $90 » kit included

This is the perfect class for beaders to try their hand at basic metalsmith techniques to create one of a kind focal toggle closures for their beautiful beaded creation! Students will design and make two, one of a kind toggles, using some basic fabrication techniques including dapping and soldering. This class will also teach basic tube... Read More

Workshop PhotoMended Heart

Instructor: Robert Lopez
Robert is a self-taught metalsmith. He tries to design his pieces to stand out from everything else out there. He feels he was drawn to fabricating jewelry due to its difficult and physical nature; forcing the metals and stones to transform into what he envisions them to become. He began slowly... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All. Beginner-Intermediate
Dates/Times: January 28, from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Fees:
$135 » class fee
$25 » kit fee

Students will learn to create this unique mended heart from Argentium Sterling Silver. Using Argentium Silver’s unique ability to be fractured when heated to a high temperature, something usually to be cautious of when working with this tarnish resistant silver. Students will then learn how to put the pieces back together learning... Read More

Workshop PhotoRIP-TORN mini vessels

Instructor: Christi Friesen
Christi is an award-winning artist and international teacher as well as the author of 11 books on creating with polymer & mixed media. She creates focal beads, brooches and jewelry as well as sculptural pieces and art vessels. Her workshops emphasize creativity and showcase the many ways to... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 28, from 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Fees: $10

Explore polymer clay color blending and create a tiny vessel with ripped clay patterning. All skill levels welcome! All materials included. Read More

Workshop PhotoLearn to Solder on Metal Clay

Instructor: Carrie Story
Owner of Clay Revolution, certified instructor and full-time metal clay artist. More information at http://www.divineornaments.net. Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 28, from 12:30pm to 3:30pm
Fees: $110 » includes premade fine silver piece, sterling silver wire, sterling silver bezel cup, choice of stone and use of materials and tools

Learn how to start incorporating traditional metal smith techniques into your metal clay work. By soldering metals to your metal clay, you can create a more versatile design while improving the durability of your finished pieces. You will learn to solder sterling silver onto finished fine silver metal clay and set a simple gemstone. ... Read More

Workshop PhotoLeather Macrame Pendant with Fringe Benefits

Instructor: Candie Cooper
Candie Cooper is a jewelry designer with a passion for combining unique materials and color combinations, inspired by extensive travel and her years living in China. Candie is the author of Earringology, Necklace-ology, Metalworking 101 for Beaders, Felted Jewelry, and Designer Needle Felting.... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: Beginner
Dates/Times: January 28, from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees: $35 » Workshop + Kit Fee

Let’s take an inexpensive part from the hardware store and knot luxurious leather around it. Candie Cooper will show you the ins and outs of this simple technique that you can use over and over. You’ll also have the opportunity to paint and add texture to your leather tassel and focal pendant. The pendant is surrounded by... Read More

Workshop PhotoOpen Face Ring

Instructor: Laura Stamper
Laura grew up in the expanses of rural Minnesota. The natural beauty of the countryside greatly influenced her creative endeavors. “I was always making things with mud and drawing animals on walls,” Laura says. Today she creates one of a kind wearable sculptures that celebrate... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 28, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $175 » kit included

Open face rings are the next new hot thing! They can give the appearance of wearing two rings at once. I will bring my personal stash of unusual and rough stones for students to pick from in creating this versatile statement ring. Imagination knows no bounds! ... Read More

Workshop PhotoStackables

Instructor: Michelle Marchiano
A beader since childhood and a college professor by trade, Michelle has brought her teaching expertise to the torch at String Bead in Chico. A curious person by nature, Michelle’s passion for mixed media, metal clays and the torch is only rivaled by her love for sharing it with others. Come... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 28, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $79 » some supplies including, instructional handout are provided.

String Bead is excited to be teaching how to make these trendy stackable rings! Instruction on how to make 5 different types of stackable rings. We will be pairing our soldering skills with our design skills to create this timeless, delicate project. We will be using bronze, copper, and sterling. Choose which types of rings best suit your... Read More

Workshop PhotoTHINKING CLEARLY with ThermaClear film

Instructor: Christi Friesen
Christi is an award-winning artist and international teacher as well as the author of 11 books on creating with polymer & mixed media. She creates focal beads, brooches and jewelry as well as sculptural pieces and art vessels. Her workshops emphasize creativity and showcase the many ways to... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 28, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $40

Explore the NEW ThermaClear film and the exciting ways it can be manipulated All skill levels welcome! All materials included. Read More

Workshop PhotoPiercing Earrings

Instructor: Ann Sanicola
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Currently not available.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Dates/Times: January 28, from 4:30pm to 7:30pm
Fees: $85 » copper (supplies and consumables included)

In this class we will explore piercing metal. We will choose a piercable pattern, transfer to that pattern to metal, saw out the pattern, dome the piece using dapping punches, then create earrings including a basic wrapped bead. Choice of several patterns, option to upgrade to silver at an additional cost. ... Read More

Workshop PhotoArtisan geode/druzy toggle clasp

Instructor: Laura Stamper
Laura grew up in the expanses of rural Minnesota. The natural beauty of the countryside greatly influenced her creative endeavors. “I was always making things with mud and drawing animals on walls,” Laura says. Today she creates one of a kind wearable sculptures that celebrate... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 28, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $90 » kit included

This is the perfect class for beaders who would like to try their hand at silversmithing. Students will design and make a one of a kind focal toggle, using a slice from an agate geode. Basic fabrication techniques will be taught including an intro to non traditional stone setting skills and techniques in embellishments. Read More

Workshop PhotoBeginning Torch Soldering

Instructor: Carole Witt
Graduate of the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts, Carole has been teaching for over 15 years. Carole and her remarkable staff have a lineup of more than 50 classes in their extensive Jewelry Supply Store, String Bead, in Chico California. They are always striving to increase their ability to reach... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 28, from 6:00pm to 9:30pm
Fees: $79 » all supplies including, instructional handout are provided.

This is an in-depth class that will equip you for using soldering torches. Once you understand the soldering process, good torch control, and the proper steps, soldering is a lot of fun. This introductory class focuses on getting you started on the right path, so you can confidently work and troubleshoot on your own. The earrings and... Read More

Workshop PhotoBASIC BANGLE BRACELET

Instructor: Merilou Jenkins
Merilou Jenkins has been a professional art teacher for over 40 years as well as a professional craftsman and jewelry designer who has been named as an “Illustrious Artist”. She is also the recipient of numerous awards at art shows and internet competitions. Her work has been featured in... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 29, from 8:00am to 12:00pm
Fees:
$85 » Fees must be paid in full at time of registration
$50 » materials fee include 12 page earring instruction book featuring complete instructions with color step by step photographs, all of which is yours to take home.

Learn about tools, wire, gauges, how to bundle your wire, and many tips to produce a beautiful silver and gold bracelet. Learning about straightening, bundling and wrapping wire is a necessary step to moving on to more advanced projects. It is necessary to learn to create the basic bracelet in order to move on to produce a more complex... Read More

Workshop PhotoEtched Silver Cuff

Instructor: Ann Sanicola
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Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 29, from 8:30am to 11:30am
Fees: $115 » (including one silver filled bracelet blank)

In this class we will explore silver etching, etching cuff bracelets using heavy weight silver filled, using custom cut stickers. The technique will also transfer to using sterling silver. Choice of sticker patterns available. Upgrade to sterling silver available at an additional cost. ... Read More

Workshop PhotoShopping with Dale!!

Instructor: Dale “Cougar” Armstrong
Dale “Cougar” Armstrong is a rockhound, a lapidary, and a full-time wire jewelry artist, instructor and author with a background in the fine arts, cloisonné and repoussé. With more than 40 years of combined experience, she uses absolutely no solder or glue in her... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 29, from 8:30am to 7:30pm
Fees: $120

Knowing that there are in excess of 40 gem shows going on in Tucson every February, how many of them have you actually visited? Do you find yourself going to the same shows every year because your time is limited and you don’t know where else to go? ... Read More

Workshop PhotoICE Resin 101

Instructor: Susan Lenart Kazmer
Susan Lenart Kazmer’s work is built on years of researching cultures, repairing ethnographic adornment, art school, training in the craft of metallurgy and a strong fashion background. This has made her work that she calls “Expressive Adornment” a unique voice in the industry.... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 29, from 9:00am to 11:00am
Fees: $55

Explore the vast possibilities resins have to offer in jewelry in combination with metal bezels. Learn proper mixing, application, combining and pouring layers and safety tips. This hands on workshop offers many foundational techniques from filling hollow bezel forms with photo text, foil and layering of materials. ... Read More

Workshop PhotoButton Blossom Mixed Media Pendant

Instructor: Julie Picarello
Award-winning artist, author and international instructor known for her color esthetics, design sense, and joyful teaching style. Learn more at http://www.yhdesigns.com. Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 29, from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Fees: $85

Color, texture, and a mix of media...this 6-hour workshop has it all! Students will explore the magic of polymer color mixing and experiment with surface design techniques to create a vibrant array of polymer petals - then layer a combination of vintage buttons, wire mesh, and punched or textured metal disks to form an eye-catching... Read More

Workshop PhotoFREE class: Impress Me pendants

Instructor: Christi Friesen
Christi is an award-winning artist and international teacher as well as the author of 11 books on creating with polymer & mixed media. She creates focal beads, brooches and jewelry as well as sculptural pieces and art vessels. Her workshops emphasize creativity and showcase the many ways to... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 29, from 10:00am to 11:00am
Fees: $0

Want to know how to make and use silicon molds with polymer clay? Join the fun, and create several pendants too! All skill levels welcome! All materials included. Even though this class is free, seats are limited so sign up to save your spot! Read More

Workshop PhotoEtching

Instructor: Michelle Marchiano
A beader since childhood and a college professor by trade, Michelle has brought her teaching expertise to the torch at String Bead in Chico. A curious person by nature, Michelle’s passion for mixed media, metal clays and the torch is only rivaled by her love for sharing it with others. Come... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 29, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $79 » all supplies including, instructional handout are provided.

Always adding new things! We will cover chemical etching, making up to two pairs of earrings. Electric etching, making a pendant, and discussing other ways to achieve the etch you are looking for. We cover a wide range of resists, when and where they work best and which etch to use where. If you have a favorite small rubber stamp…... Read More

Workshop PhotoBroken Dish Bracelet

Instructor: Laura Stamper
Laura grew up in the expanses of rural Minnesota. The natural beauty of the countryside greatly influenced her creative endeavors. “I was always making things with mud and drawing animals on walls,” Laura says. Today she creates one of a kind wearable sculptures that celebrate... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 29, from 10:00am to 6:00pm
Fees: $225 » materials included

This is a favorite encore class that Laura teaches at Quench Jewelry Arts. In this workshop, students will design and create a one of a kind bracelet using vintage china to make an art bracelet in sterling silver. Laura specializes in non traditional stone setting and in this class, students will gain experience in creating bezels for... Read More

Workshop PhotoTINY TIDEPOOL pendant

Instructor: Christi Friesen
Christi is an award-winning artist and international teacher as well as the author of 11 books on creating with polymer & mixed media. She creates focal beads, brooches and jewelry as well as sculptural pieces and art vessels. Her workshops emphasize creativity and showcase the many ways to... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 29, from 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Fees: $15

A tiny underwater world awaits you! Use polymer and resin to create a tidepool pendant using a Nunn Design open bezel. All skill levels welcome! All materials included. Read More

Workshop PhotoCasting Resin 101

Instructor: Susan Lenart Kazmer
Susan Lenart Kazmer’s work is built on years of researching cultures, repairing ethnographic adornment, art school, training in the craft of metallurgy and a strong fashion background. This has made her work that she calls “Expressive Adornment” a unique voice in the industry.... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 29, from 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Fees: $55

Learn the proper and basic structure and techniques for casting with resin. Create a unique mold with found and uncommon objects. Learn techniques for casting closed and open molds. Color, tint, foil and oxidize your mold in preparation for pouring resin. ... Read More

Workshop PhotoHandsculpting Metal Clay

Instructor: Carrie Story
Owner of Clay Revolution, certified instructor and full-time metal clay artist. More information at http://www.divineornaments.net. Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 29, from 12:30pm to 3:30pm
Fees: $150 » includes 50 grams of Prometheus Bronze clay, Wood or Horn Bracelet, and use of materials, patinas and tools

Trying to go beyond the stamps and texture sheets with your metal clay? This is the class for you. Learn how to sculpt your metal clay with simple tools right in the palm of your hand. You will learn to create ultra detailed pieces of metal clay, affix them to Creative Foundations and patina to enhance the kiln colors. Carrie will... Read More

Workshop PhotoSilk Knotting Made Simple

Instructor: Candie Cooper
Candie Cooper is a jewelry designer with a passion for combining unique materials and color combinations, inspired by extensive travel and her years living in China. Candie is the author of Earringology, Necklace-ology, Metalworking 101 for Beaders, Felted Jewelry, and Designer Needle Felting.... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: Beginner
Dates/Times: January 29, from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees: $35 » Workshop + Kit Fee

One of Candie’s most favorite techniques comes to life in this class—knotted silk. Students will string a unique blend of signature Jesse James Beads then set to knotting with Beadalon’s Knot-A- Bead tool. You will learn how to finish the silk ends and attach to a decorative chain to create a beautiful layering necklace.... Read More

Workshop PhotoElectroPlating

Instructor: Symone Beasley
Symone Beasley is one of String Bead’s golden girls. She has worked alongside all the instructors and has played a vital role in helping with all the classes taught at the shop. Symone is patents at its best! and our very best beginners instructor. Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 29, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $79 » some supplies including, instructional handout are provided.

Turn a boring piece into a thing of beauty! Get rid of your solder marks! Fix Grandma’s pieces! After months of research and experimentation, we are confident you will enjoy electroplating- with an extra nod at electroforming. We will pen-plate a section of a piece. We will each emersion-plate an entire piece, and we will discuss... Read More

Workshop PhotoSparkly Silk Tassel Necklace

Instructor: Laura Gasparrini
Teaching the Art of Beadwork for over 15 years and creating jewelry since childhood. She is the principle designer and owner of Om Tara! Temple Arts and Inspired Adornment. Laura offers classes privately in beautiful Santa Barbara, California and beyond. Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 29, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $75 » all materials included

You’ve seen them around – those easy-to-wear, delicate and beautiful sparkly tassel necklaces. Now you can make your own using basic stringing, wirework and silk-knotting techniques. In this class you’ll combine Czech glass, metal beads, pearls, crystals, wire and silk cord to make a one-of-a-kind necklace for your... Read More

Workshop PhotoGlass Bead Making

Instructor: Carole Witt
Graduate of the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts, Carole has been teaching for over 15 years. Carole and her remarkable staff have a lineup of more than 50 classes in their extensive Jewelry Supply Store, String Bead, in Chico California. They are always striving to increase their ability to reach... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 29, from 2:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $250 » all supplies including, instructional handout are provided.

Lampwork Glass bead making, that’s right—Lampwork Glass BEAD MAKING! We finally got the OK! Yippee! We will get to use our torches, but outside ONLY, so DRESS WARM! We have very LIMITED SPACE so sign up now. StringBead has been lampworking for over 20 years. It’s our favorite thing to do, and we are THRILLED that we get... Read More

Workshop PhotoFABULOUS MR. STEAMPUNK FOX pendant

Instructor: Christi Friesen
Christi is an award-winning artist and international teacher as well as the author of 11 books on creating with polymer & mixed media. She creates focal beads, brooches and jewelry as well as sculptural pieces and art vessels. Her workshops emphasize creativity and showcase the many ways to... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 29, from 2:30pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $40

Get foxy with steampunk! Create a fabulous pendant with polymer and mixed media. All skill levels welcome! All materials included. Read More

Workshop PhotoBrazing Bold- Resin & Silver

Instructor: Susan Lenart Kazmer
Susan Lenart Kazmer’s work is built on years of researching cultures, repairing ethnographic adornment, art school, training in the craft of metallurgy and a strong fashion background. This has made her work that she calls “Expressive Adornment” a unique voice in the industry.... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 29, from 3:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees: $75

In this workshop, start by focusing on hand-making a sterling silver bezel by braising a simple open back bezel form using gallery wire. Learn practical metalworking skills in brazing, filing, sanding and finishing to create a small open form bezel of traditional bezel wire. ... Read More

Workshop PhotoPiercing Pendant

Instructor: Ann Sanicola
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Currently not available.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Dates/Times: January 29, from 4:30pm to 7:30pm
Fees: $85 » copper (supplies and consumables included)

Intermediate – familiarity with a jewelers saw is a must. In this class we will explore piercing metal. We will choose a piercable pattern, transfer to that pattern to metal, saw out the pattern, dome the piece using dapping punches, then create a pendant including a basic forged bail. Choice of several patterns, option to upgrade... Read More

Workshop PhotoMasters Talisman Project

Instructors: Meredith Arnold (mixed media and wire); Marilyn Gardiner (chainmail); Susan Lenart Kazmer (resin); Kate Richbourg (metalwork); Eva Sherman (cold connections); and Carrie Story (metal clay).
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Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 29, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $60

Come and participate in an adventure with multimedia jewelry experts! You will spend a half-hour with each of three instructors of your choice—and walk away with a special, talisman necklace. Each instructor will teach 3 sessions during the ... Read More

Workshop PhotoBASIC PENDANT

Instructor: Merilou Jenkins
Merilou Jenkins has been a professional art teacher for over 40 years as well as a professional craftsman and jewelry designer who has been named as an “Illustrious Artist”. She is also the recipient of numerous awards at art shows and internet competitions. Her work has been featured in... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 8:00am to 12:00pm
Fees:
$85 » Fees must be paid in full at time of registration
$55 » Materials fee

No experience required! This is a basic class and a foundation for many other types of wire wrapping. I will discuss tools, wire, gauges and provide many tips to produce a beautiful silver wrapped pendant. A black silk cord will also be provided so you can wear your creation home in style! Learning about straightening, bundling and... Read More

Workshop PhotoMegara Bracelet (Beginner)

Instructor: Marilyn Gardiner
Marilyn Gardiner has a passion for creating beadwork jewelry—and now chain mail jewelry as well. Her jewellery reflects her love of pattern, design and colour from different eras and cultures. She is a teacher who enjoys working with adults to create jewellery. She teaches various jewellery... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 8:30am to 11:30am
Fees:
$50 » for workshop
$72 » for silver filled (925/10) bracelet kit
$27 » or Copper & Black Enameled Copper bracelet kit

This sassy, smart bracelet combines style with movement. Trivia: it is named after the first wife of the Greek hero Hercules, and the character Meg in the Disney film Hercules. ... Read More

Workshop PhotoRubber Stamping and Transferring onto Epoxy Clay with UV resin

Instructor: Becky Nunn
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Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 9:00am to 10:00am
Fees: $30 » Class registration is non-refundable – sorry no exceptions. If for any reason you are unable to attend the class we do ask for the courtesy of letting us know as soon as possible by email, fax or phone. • PAYMENT: Payment is due at the time of registration via Visa, MasterCard or PayPal • DEADLINE TO REGISTER: Classes have a limited space and will be based on a first come first serve. If we have more students than spaces, we will start a waiting list and add two additional classes on Thursday, February 3, 2017.

Students will learn to create this faux porcelain look with the use of Crystal Clay, transfer sheets or rubber stamps. I will demonstrate how to use transfer sheets and rubber stamps first, then students will select one of the two techniques to create their own pendants. We will be using Gel du Soleil, a UV resin, to create a high gloss... Read More

Workshop PhotoSquiggles, Streamers & Hoops...Oh My!

Instructor: Marti Brown
Marti Brown is a nationally known instructor. She has taught her classes in her studio and at Bead Fest venues, Bead and Button, for local bead stores and bead societies and at The Tucson Bead Show. She has been featured in Artisan Jewelry Times, an online magazine, and has an online video at... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $105 » Kit Included

Get an easy and fun introduction to working with niobium wire and sheet while creating 3 unique pairs of earrings. Anodizing is simple, magical and makes the earrings personally yours. Necessary tools will be provided, but if you prefer you may bring your own. Read More

Workshop PhotoGraffitti Bracelet

Instructor: Debora Mauser
Debora Mauser is a nationally known instructor that has been teaching for 7 years. You can find her classes at Bead Fest, Bead and Button, William Holland School as well as Tucson and local bead stores and schools and now for the first year Tucson Bead Show. She has been featured in many national... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $125 » Includes Kit

Learn the Painting with Fire method of enameling! We will start by enameling beads, then move on to flat pieces. Students will each have a complete torch set up to use and over 20 colors to play with. The bracelet shown is an example of what can be made quickly with little experience. This is a process class and students will have many... Read More

Workshop PhotoCOOL LAVA & TORCH FIRED ENAMELS

Instructor: Jackie Truty
Senior Art Clay Instructor and owner of Art Clay World, USA. In 2000, Jackie saw a demonstration on Art Clay Silver and has never looked back. In 2002, she acquired the rights as exclusive, North American distributor of Art Clay products. Her books, “Art Clay Silver and Gold: 18 Projects to... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $85 » includes kit fee (silver clay & enamels) and use of tools, kilns and materials

After making a textured base of fine silver, Jackie will instruct you in preparing and sifting colorful enamel powders onto your design. Using a butane torch, you will fuse the enamels and, after cooling, burnish to a high shine. Pendant will be completed in this 3 hour class and ready for you to take home. Handout will be provided. Read More

Workshop PhotoLet’s Make Earrings!

Instructor: Dale “Cougar” Armstrong
Dale “Cougar” Armstrong is a rockhound, a lapidary, and a full-time wire jewelry artist, instructor and author with a background in the fine arts, cloisonné and repoussé. With more than 40 years of combined experience, she uses absolutely no solder or glue in her... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 9:00am to 12:30pm
Fees: $65 » includes class kit and use of instructor’s tools

Oh My Goodness! Imagine being able to make your own earrings: as long or short as you want, in the colors you prefer, using your choice of premium materials. Students will discover easy ways to cut chain lengths quickly, how to choose gemstone/pearl/crystal combinations, how to make ear wires, and more! The workshop fee includes:... Read More

Workshop PhotoPlaying with Fire (and Leather)

Instructor: Eva Sherman
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Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 9:00am to 12:30pm
Fees: $125 » (includes all required materials and use of tools)

Make it today, wear it tonight! In this class we will use fire to create a broad spectrum of color while creating a one of a kind patterned copper canvas. All flame painted copper will be sealed to preserve the patina before being installed on a premade leather cuff. With just a few basic metal working skills, students will complete two... Read More

Workshop PhotoNo Solder, No Glue

Instructor: Gwen Youngblood
Gwen is an Inventor, Instructor and Maker of Pretty Things. ... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 9:00am to 12:30pm
Fees: $110 » (includes all supplies needed to complete the project and use of instructor’s tools during class)

A variety of cold connections and texturing techniques are used to create a one of a kind pendant. After cutting the copper shape of your choice, learn to texture and drill the base piece of the pendant. Using the patent pending Riveting Essentials tools, students will learn to use traditional wire rivets, make and use nail head rivets,... Read More

Workshop PhotoWoven Teardrop Pendant

Instructor: Ronda Stevens
Ronda has been teaching wire wrap design and soldering classes over 10 years at bead shows and local bead stores. She began teaching at larger venues in 2015 and opened her own studio in Jacksonville, FL. She specializes in traditional wire wrap design and loves to see her students succeed in her... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 9:00am to 12:30pm
Fees: $85 » (Includes all required materials and use of instructors tools)

This class uses a flat vice to hold the wire during the weaving process. This weaving technique uses the same gauge Sterling Silver wire throughout the project. You will learn to manipulate and control your wire so that the weave is uniform. You will have your choice of a Faceted Briolette and will choose how to finish your pendant to... Read More

Workshop PhotoTreasures of the Sea Pendent Copper Electroforming for Artists and Mad Scientists

Instructor: Terry Henry
I grew up in Los Gatos, Ca. and graduated from Los Gatos High School as an art student. I began my formal art training at San Jose State University. After a few years of study I began to worry about making a living as an artist. I opted for a degree in geology as I was good at it and the colors and... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Fees:
$75 » Workshop
$65 » Kit fee. Includes: Fossil Ammonite, dichroic glass cabochon, micro-beads, CZ’s, copper foil, copper wire, conductive paint, glue, miscellaneous polished rocks, sealed organic material, injection wax, tutorial containing detailed instructions, material resources, and photographs, and use of electroforming and polishing equipment and chemicals. Copper neck collars will be available for purchase in class.

Interested in the newest trend in copper jewelry? Come join me as we turn found objects into copper. Explore the endless possibilities of copper electroforming in an easy to understand format. In this class we will combine shells, fossils, metal, glass, rocks, and minerals, into a pendent of your own unique creation. Techniques for... Read More

Workshop PhotoBezel and Tube Setting Workshop

Instructor: Melissa Muir
Melissa Muir was introduced to making jewelry a little more than 10 years ago while living in the Washington, D.C. area and working as a computer programming teacher. Her jewelry making talent came as quite a surprise to her as she had never been involved in any sort of creative art before. It... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Fees: $225 » Cost includes all tools and materials necessary for class. Just come, learn and have fun

Have you always wanted to be able to create stunning jewelry with clean bezels and set round faceted stones in a tube setting? Then this class is for you. In this hands-on project based workshop you will learn how to properly measure, size and shape bezels to fit any cabochon. Use a rolling mill to add texture and interest to your pieces... Read More

Workshop PhotoHip to be Square II Pendant

Instructor: Kim St Jean
Following ten years as a public school teacher, Kim combined her love of teaching with her creative talents and began teaching jewelry classes. Mostly self taught, Kim now has been teaching jewelry classes for 17 years. She is an award winning instructor, author and jewelry designer. Kim has been... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Fees: $145 » (includes all materials and supplies, use of tools, and a handout)

Students will make a mixed metal pendant utilizing design, sawing, texturing, patina, polishing, and soldering techniques. Using a leading edge large gauge square wire and tension allows for non-traditional cab setting. Freehand design the base and prongs, or select from our hundreds of templates. Time permitting we’ll finish it... Read More

Workshop PhotoMetals 1

Instructor: Pattie Parkhurst
Just as a diamond has many facets, my metal work in nature-inspired sculpture and jewelry has many dimensions. I was introduced to art and nature at a young age and these two passions continue to inspire my organic and earthy designs. After college I served on the board of The Colorado Metalsmithing... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 9:00am to 5:00pm
Fees: $120 » (Tucson special, normally priced at $200) includes all materials and shared use of instructor’s tools. Students wishing to have their own tools can purchase a kit. Cost - $70 and includes: saw and blades, file, wax, metal sheers, liver of sulpher, sand paper, drill bits, copper sheet.

This class covers the basic techniques needed to create your own unique metal jewelry pieces . Each student will create a pendant of their own design incorporating all of the skills and applications covered in this intensive 8 hours of instruction. We will use a jeweler’s saw to cut out shapes, and use hammers and stamps to create... Read More

Workshop PhotoKitchen Table Soldering in Tucson!

Instructor: Francesca Watson
Francesca Watson is a designer, maker and instructor who lives and works in the Texas Hill Country outside San Antonio. In 2012, she walked away from 25 years in administration and small business management to focus on living a more creative life. She and her husband now operate The Makery, a... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 9:30am to 5:30pm
Fees: $200 » Kit and Workshop fee

Love stones? Love metal? Working in a small home studio? In just one day, you’ll learn a super-simple soldering method that will allow you to do it all in a small space and with a minimum of tools and equipment. You’ll design a beautiful pendant using a unique, one-of-a-kind freeform stone as your guide. Create awesome, smooth... Read More

Workshop PhotoSTAINED GLASS OCEAN pendant/wall piece

Instructor: Christi Friesen
Christi is an award-winning artist and international teacher as well as the author of 11 books on creating with polymer & mixed media. She creates focal beads, brooches and jewelry as well as sculptural pieces and art vessels. Her workshops emphasize creativity and showcase the many ways to... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 10:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $15

Create a stained glass effect with polymer clay, and use this easy technique to create an ocean scene to wear or hang in a window to catch the sun! All skill levels welcome! All materials included. Read More

Workshop PhotoPearl Knotting

Instructor: Symone Beasley
Symone Beasley is one of String Bead’s golden girls. She has worked alongside all the instructors and has played a vital role in helping with all the classes taught at the shop. Symone is patents at its best! and our very best beginners instructor. Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $79 » all supplies including, instructional handout are provided.

Take the mystery out of pearl knotting! Learn one of the oldest beading skills. Both traditional and modern techniques are covered. Explore multiple finishing options and fun new ways to incorporate this ancient technique into modern jewelry. We will have a variety of real pearls, and a collection of lovely designer clasps for you to... Read More

Workshop PhotoKnow Your Saw

Instructor: Atalia Molaro
Teacher, Designer, and Buyer, for String Bead Chico. Atalia has been creating new classes and teaching the elements of beading skills for over six years. Her open saw work and metal skills are unparalleled. She plays a vital role in helping to create the over fifty classes taught at String Bead. Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $79 » all supplies including, instructional handout are provided.

You only THINK you hate it…Let String Bead’s Atalia Molaro (fondly known as our saw whisperer) show you how fun Saw Work really is. There is something for everyone in this class. From beginners who have never picked up a saw to experienced folk who just need handy tips and advice on finishing and fine tuning. In her... Read More

Workshop PhotoWearable Journal

Instructor: Susan Lenart Kazmer
Susan Lenart Kazmer’s work is built on years of researching cultures, repairing ethnographic adornment, art school, training in the craft of metallurgy and a strong fashion background. This has made her work that she calls “Expressive Adornment” a unique voice in the industry.... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 10:00am to 2:00pm
Fees: $85

Create layers of extraordinary translucent pages using a collection of new ideas and techniques. Alter journal notes and paper by adding image and photo transfers, ink stamps, oil pastel and marker on tissue. Learn the beautiful art form of creating resin paper with rubs, burnings, oil pastel and colored pencil techniques. Learn to mix... Read More

Workshop PhotoCastle Ring

Instructor: Robert Lopez
Robert is a self-taught metalsmith. He tries to design his pieces to stand out from everything else out there. He feels he was drawn to fabricating jewelry due to its difficult and physical nature; forcing the metals and stones to transform into what he envisions them to become. He began slowly... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Fees:
$165 » workshop fee
$35 » kit fee

In this ring workshop students will learn a variation of bezel setting a 20mm round cabochon using tabs. Traditionally cabochons are set with 28-30 gauge bezel wire pushed around the stone. I have found in my work I like to use a heavier gauge bezel cut from 18-20 gauge sheet that I texture to give the piece more body; however, with... Read More

Workshop PhotoGlitter Roxs with UV resin

Instructor: Becky Nunn
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Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 10:30am to 11:30am
Fees: $30 » Class registration is non-refundable – sorry no exceptions. If for any reason you are unable to attend the class we do ask for the courtesy of letting us know as soon as possible by email, fax or phone. PAYMENT: Payment is due at the time of registration via Visa, MasterCard or PayPal DEADLINE TO REGISTER: Classes have a limited space and will be based on a first come first serve. If we have more students than spaces, we will start a waiting list and add two additional classes on Thursday, February 3, 2017.

Learn how to use Glitter Roxs and UV resin to create fast and easy elegant jewelry. In this class we will be learning about the pros and cons of Gel du Soleil, the brand of UV resin that Nunn Design distributes. After a brief demo, we will be creating 2 pendants with Glitter Rox and Gel du Soleil within the class. ... Read More

Workshop PhotoDrape Me in Blooms - A shrink plastic necklace

Instructor: Julie Haymaker
Julie graduated with a degree in Illustration from Kendall School of Design in Michigan . She moved to Kansas City and worked for Hallmark Cards as a greeting card designer . ... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Fees: $80

Using shrink plastic we will from a flower shaped bead and draped pendant altered with unique colorations These will hang from a wire wrapped hammered hanger . all are attached using cold connection techniques . A wire wrapped chain and fibers creates a special necklace for out pendant to hang on. ... Read More

Workshop PhotoSOUTHWEST SWIRL pendant

Instructor: Christi Friesen
Christi is an award-winning artist and international teacher as well as the author of 11 books on creating with polymer & mixed media. She creates focal beads, brooches and jewelry as well as sculptural pieces and art vessels. Her workshops emphasize creativity and showcase the many ways to... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Fees: $10

Keeping it simple and elegant with polymer. Explore sculptural tricks and a faux mosaic technique to make this southwestern style pendant. All skill levels welcome! All materials included. Read More

Workshop PhotoImperial Pearl Earrings

Instructor: Marla Salezze
Marla Salezze is a jewelry designer and teacher of bead weaving. Her original beadwork designs have been published in Bead & Button, Beadwork, Beading Daily, Step by Step Wire and Cloth, Paper, Scissors magazines. She is on the Nunn Design Innovations Team and a member of the Bead Society of... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 1:00pm to 2:15pm
Fees:
$30 » Class fee. Class registration is non-refundable – sorry no exceptions. If for any reason you are unable to attend the class we do ask for the courtesy of letting us know as soon as possible by email, fax or phone. • PAYMENT Payment is due at the time of registration via Visa, MasterCard or PayPal • DEADLINE TO REGISTER Classes have a limited space and will be based on a first come first serve. If we have more students than spaces, we will start a waiting list and add two additional classes on Thursday, February 3, 2017.
$35 » Kit fee

Peyote stitch 24k gold and sterling silver metal seed beads around gold plated channel beads and accent them with Swarovski pearls to create this designer inspired earring set. ... Read More

Workshop PhotoArchipelago Bracelet

Instructor: Melissa Rodarte
Melissa Mauk Rodarte’s true love is to teach beading. Her talents include getting pesky knots ... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Dates/Times: January 30, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees:
$35 » Class fee
$35 » Kit fee

Each little jeweled isle is connected to the next - forming the ... Read More

Workshop PhotoSILVER BRAIDED RING WITH GEMSTONE

Instructor: Jackie Truty
Senior Art Clay Instructor and owner of Art Clay World, USA. In 2000, Jackie saw a demonstration on Art Clay Silver and has never looked back. In 2002, she acquired the rights as exclusive, North American distributor of Art Clay products. Her books, “Art Clay Silver and Gold: 18 Projects to... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees: $80 » includes kit fee (silver clay, paste and finding) and use of tools, kilns and materials

In this 3 hour class Jackie will instruct you in braiding fine silver into this unique ring. A gemstone setting will be attached. Firing and polishing will be completed in class and students will leave with a finished ring. Various gemstones will be available to set following completion of the ring. Handout will be provided. Read More

Workshop PhotoUnisex/Classic Cabochon Ring

Instructor: Dale “Cougar” Armstrong
Dale “Cougar” Armstrong is a rockhound, a lapidary, and a full-time wire jewelry artist, instructor and author with a background in the fine arts, cloisonné and repoussé. With more than 40 years of combined experience, she uses absolutely no solder or glue in her... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 1:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees: $85 » includes class kit and use of instructor’s tools

Sparkly or manly? It’s your choice as you learn this unisex ring design that has been around since the age of the Pharaohs. Cougar will teach you her methods of properly sizing this ring EVERY time you make one!! The pattern taught can later be utilized for many cab sizes, as well as for faceted stones. The workshop fee includes... Read More

Workshop PhotoArt Deco Bracelet

Instructor: Ronda Stevens
Ronda has been teaching wire wrap design and soldering classes over 10 years at bead shows and local bead stores. She began teaching at larger venues in 2015 and opened her own studio in Jacksonville, FL. She specializes in traditional wire wrap design and loves to see her students succeed in her... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: Intermediate - must have experience working with half round wire
Dates/Times: January 30, from 1:30pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $100 » (Includes all required materials and use of instructors tools)

Description of classes: You may remember seeing a similar classic wire wrap design, but I decided to put a twist on the traditional. Meet the Art Deco bracelet. The emphasis will be on keeping your wire "On Square" and working with angles in this class. The kit includes enough Sterling silver and Gold filled wire to complete... Read More

Workshop PhotoSilver Scroll Cuff

Instructor: Eva Sherman
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Currently not available.
Skill Level: Soldering experience
Dates/Times: January 30, from 1:30pm to 6:00pm
Fees: $145 » (includes all required materials and use of tools)

Make it today, wear it tonight! Incorporating silversmithing techniques while designing with wire opens up a whole new world of creative possibilities. Students will learn to use a hydraulic press, plus basic silversmithing techniques using 14-gauge silver wire, and how to incorporate tube-set bezels. Previous soldering experience is... Read More

Identifying dyed versus natural stones

Instructor: Carole White
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Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Fees: $15

How to navigate the wide world of semi-precious stone treatments. Identify dyed stones versus natural. Arm yourself with information on the various treatments used to enhance the colors of gemstones typical to the bead industry. We will cover Turquoise, Ruby, Sapphire, Carnelian , Agates, Citrine, Smokey quartz, Aura quartz, reconstructed... Read More

Workshop PhotoTorch Enameling

Instructor: Atalia Molaro
Teacher, Designer, and Buyer, for String Bead Chico. Atalia has been creating new classes and teaching the elements of beading skills for over six years. Her open saw work and metal skills are unparalleled. She plays a vital role in helping to create the over fifty classes taught at String Bead. Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $79 » all supplies including, instructional handout are provided.

A fun class that takes the fear and uncertainty out of torch enameling. This is a remarkably simple technique that will change your metalwork from passé to pizzazz! Very limited class size, so sign up soon! Tools and materials included. Plenty of extra materials and tools are available for purchase. All skill levels are welcome.... Read More

Workshop PhotoMake It & Take It: It's Impressionable

Instructor: Marti Brown
Marti Brown is a nationally known instructor. She has taught her classes in her studio and at Bead Fest venues, Bead and Button, for local bead stores and bead societies and at The Tucson Bead Show. She has been featured in Artisan Jewelry Times, an online magazine, and has an online video at... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $25 » all materials included

Come for a quick earring project and introduce yourself to the magic of niobium. Choose a pre-cut shape, impress a design into it and anodize it for your own niobium creation. Anodizing is simple, magical and your color choices make the earrings personally yours! Necessary tools will be provided. Read More

Workshop PhotoKnotted Linen Gemstone Tassel Necklace

Instructor: Laura Gasparrini
Teaching the Art of Beadwork for over 15 years and creating jewelry since childhood. She is the principle designer and owner of Om Tara! Temple Arts and Inspired Adornment. Laura offers classes privately in beautiful Santa Barbara, California and beyond. Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $75 » all materials included

Create this earthy and on-trend knotted linen gemstone necklace with a tumbly mixed-chain tassel. For a breezy style, wear it long, or double it for a chunky contemporary look. We’ll cover basic chain, wirework and cord-knotting techniques in this fun and inspiring class! Read More

Workshop PhotoSoft Soldering

Instructor: Carole Witt
Graduate of the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts, Carole has been teaching for over 15 years. Carole and her remarkable staff have a lineup of more than 50 classes in their extensive Jewelry Supply Store, String Bead, in Chico California. They are always striving to increase their ability to reach... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $79 » all supplies including, instructional handout are provided.

Sometimes we can’t use a torch! And sometimes we just don’t want to! Using a lot of old skills and new skills, old techniques and new techniques, old tools and new tools, old components and new components, we will create some really fun and functional jewelry. Great tips on which tips to use for what technique, how to keep... Read More

Workshop PhotoScraffitto Enameling

Instructor: Debora Mauser
Debora Mauser is a nationally known instructor that has been teaching for 7 years. You can find her classes at Bead Fest, Bead and Button, William Holland School as well as Tucson and local bead stores and schools and now for the first year Tucson Bead Show. She has been featured in many national... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $125

Using both liquid and 80 mesh enamel, learn to scratch in designs and fire the enamel to create one of a kind enamel components. We will use the Painting with Fire (torch enameling) method of enameling. Each student will have their own torching station, and their choice of enamel colors. The possibilities are unlimited! No tools needed Read More

Workshop PhotoQuick and Easy Leather Cuff

Instructor: Gwen Youngblood
Gwen is an Inventor, Instructor and Maker of Pretty Things. ... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 2:00pm to 5:30pm
Fees: $110 » (includes all supplies needed to complete the project and use of instructor’s tools during class)

Combine leather with riveted metal pieces to make a quick and easy cuff - your friends will be asking how you did it. Explore multiple techniques to texture the metal – from hammers and stamps to simple embossing! Then learn the secrets to riveting on leather with Gwen’s patent-pending Riveting Essentials. Add some traditional... Read More

Workshop PhotoContessa II Pendant

Instructor: Diane Whiting
Is a nationally recognized, award-winning designer and was one of the original CREATE YOUR STYLE with SWAROVSKI Ambassadors. She has been creating innovative jewelry and accessories for more than 10 years. Among other awards she has received, her “Crystal Bow Purse” placed 1st in... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees:
$35 » workshop fee
$28 » kit fee

Filigrees, bead embroidery and traditional bead weaving techniques are all combined to create a unique pendant with Swarovski pearls and crystals. The filigree is treated like fabric in embroidery to support the bead weaving. Read More

Workshop PhotoGood Vibrations Bracelet

Instructor: Marla Salezze
Marla Salezze is a jewelry designer and teacher of bead weaving. Her original beadwork designs have been published in Bead & Button, Beadwork, Beading Daily, Step by Step Wire and Cloth, Paper, Scissors magazines. She is on the Nunn Design Innovations Team and a member of the Bead Society of... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 2:30pm to 3:45pm
Fees:
$30 » Class fee. Class registration is non-refundable – sorry no exceptions. If for any reason you are unable to attend the class we do ask for the courtesy of letting us know as soon as possible by email, fax or phone. • PAYMENT Payment is due at the time of registration via Visa, MasterCard or PayPal • DEADLINE TO REGISTER Classes have a limited space and will be based on a first come first serve. If we have more students than spaces, we will start a waiting list and add two additional classes on Thursday, February 3, 2017.
$46 » Kit fee

Beadweave a charm out of gemstone beads, Swarovski crystals and metal seed beads and adorn an adjustable bangle with the handmade charm and a few metal charms to make a bracelet filled with good vibrations. A variety of gemstone beads and charms with varying meanings and special intentions will be available for each student to choose... Read More

Workshop PhotoGLOW-IN-THE-DARK GARGOYLE

Instructor: Christi Friesen
Christi is an award-winning artist and international teacher as well as the author of 11 books on creating with polymer & mixed media. She creates focal beads, brooches and jewelry as well as sculptural pieces and art vessels. Her workshops emphasize creativity and showcase the many ways to... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees: $10

What’s more fun than a gargoyle? One that glows in the dark! Use polymer and chalk to create this delightfully gruesome mini sculpture. All skill levels welcome! All materials included. Read More

Workshop PhotoWire Links

Instructor: Susan Lenart Kazmer
Susan Lenart Kazmer’s work is built on years of researching cultures, repairing ethnographic adornment, art school, training in the craft of metallurgy and a strong fashion background. This has made her work that she calls “Expressive Adornment” a unique voice in the industry.... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $65

In this hands on workshop learn the usefulness of this age old technique reminiscent of our ancestors long ago. Using 10 gauge bronze wire, explore the possibilities of how it relates to jewelry design, form and structure. Learn the correct methods for hand hammering and alternately annealing wire for malleability and compliance. This... Read More

Workshop PhotoCreative Foundations

Instructor: Carrie Story
Instructor: Carrie Story Owner of Clay Revolution, certified instructor and full-time metal clay artist. More information at http://www.divineornaments.net. Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 4:30pm to 7:30pm
Fees: $65 » includes wood or horn bracelet, bezel, stone selection and use of materials, patinas and tools

Get creative while exploring the wonderful world of color! Learn to use patina paints to create stunning designs on wood, buffalo horn or metal components. Students will work with Vintaj patinas and practice applying to achieve dimension and depth. Once the colors have been finished, you will attach a bezel cup and set a gemstone of your... Read More

Workshop PhotoECLECTIC HEART pendant with epoxy clay

Instructor: Christi Friesen
Christi is an award-winning artist and international teacher as well as the author of 11 books on creating with polymer & mixed media. She creates focal beads, brooches and jewelry as well as sculptural pieces and art vessels. Her workshops emphasize creativity and showcase the many ways to... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees: $15

Have you played with epoxy clay yet? Well, what are you waiting for? It’s awesome stuff! Create a mosaic-y heart pendant with polymer clay and beady bits. All skill levels welcome! All materials included. Read More

Workshop PhotoLeather Slider Bracelet

Instructor: Kim St Jean
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Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Fees: $115 » (includes all materials and supplies, use of tools, and a handout)

We’ll saw, cold connect, and do a little leather work to create this unique bracelet. You’ll have choices of stone, base metal, leather colors, etc., so no two should be alike. E-mail: info@studiostjean if any questions Read More

Workshop PhotoBead Ring Class

Instructor: Ronda Stevens
Ronda has been teaching wire wrap design and soldering classes over 10 years at bead shows and local bead stores. She began teaching at larger venues in 2015 and opened her own studio in Jacksonville, FL. She specializes in traditional wire wrap design and loves to see her students succeed in her... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Fees: $55 » (Includes all required materials and use of instructors tools)

This design was made to enhance and frame a focal bead. You will have your choice of oval Czech glass, natural stone, or other round flat or low dome bead. Class fee includes sterling silver filled wire, focal bead, written instructions with photographs and use of instructors tools. Additional kits will be available for sale. Read More

Workshop PhotoSawing and Piercing

Instructor: Pattie Parkhurst
Just as a diamond has many facets, my metal work in nature-inspired sculpture and jewelry has many dimensions. I was introduced to art and nature at a young age and these two passions continue to inspire my organic and earthy designs. After college I served on the board of The Colorado Metalsmithing... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Fees: $50 » includes materials and use of instructor”s tools If you would like your own tools you may purchase a kit from me. Kit is $20 and includes a bench pin(for sawing on) Jeweler’s saw and saw blades, wax and metal.

Ever look at intricate metal jewelry and wonder “How did they do that?” Want to learn techniques that can add personalization and WOW! to your jewelry? In this class we will learn my tricks and tips to expertly saw and pierce any shape or form out of metal using a jeweler’s saw. You will practice Piercing - using the... Read More

Workshop PhotoLine Fold Cuff

Instructor: Marti Brown
Marti Brown is a nationally known instructor. She has taught her classes in her studio and at Bead Fest venues, Bead and Button, for local bead stores and bead societies and at The Tucson Bead Show. She has been featured in Artisan Jewelry Times, an online magazine, and has an online video at... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $110 » kit included

You will cut, file, and sand niobium sheet that can be textured and line fold-formed without the need to anneal. This is another fun way to explore the magic of niobium. Anodize the cuff with your choice of color then shape it into a cuff bracelet. Necessary tools will be provided, but if you prefer you may bring your own. Read More

Workshop PhotoAdvanced Torch Enameling

Instructor: Atalia Molaro
Teacher, Designer, and Buyer, for String Bead Chico. Atalia has been creating new classes and teaching the elements of beading skills for over six years. Her open saw work and metal skills are unparalleled. She plays a vital role in helping to create the over fifty classes taught at String Bead. Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $79 » all supplies including, instructional handout are provided.

Taking torch enameling to the next level for all you enthusiasts! Let's take it up a notch. In this advanced class, we will be using stencils, stamps, and shields, as well as exploring wet-packing, painting, and sgraffito. Also included is all sorts of new tips and suggestions for using stringers, millifori, and multiple wires in... Read More

Workshop PhotoRhinestone Jewelry

Instructor: Carole Witt
Graduate of the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts, Carole has been teaching for over 15 years. Carole and her remarkable staff have a lineup of more than 50 classes in their extensive Jewelry Supply Store, String Bead, in Chico California. They are always striving to increase their ability to reach... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $79

Haven’t you always wanted to make rhinestone brooches, necklaces, and bracelets? I know I have, but no one ever tells their secrets! Well we do! Learn what you need for assembly, soldering, and plating a piece, from beginning to end! Vintage Heaven happens here! All Skill levels are welcome. Your seat in the class is secured when... Read More

Workshop PhotoPaper Beads

Instructor: Symone Beasley
Symone Beasley is one of String Bead’s golden girls. She has worked alongside all the instructors and has played a vital role in helping with all the classes taught at the shop. Symone is patents at its best! and our very best beginners instructor. Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $79 » all supplies including, instructional handout are provided.

Learn how to shape, structure, glaze, and preserve paper beads. We will glaze to a glass-like finish. We will cover Quilling (spiraling), Mixes, Texturing and SO MUCH More!!! Great ideas for using this versatile material – Just think a bead for every outfit. Yes, we will cover cloth, too. A variety of paper and “stuff”... Read More

Workshop PhotoDragonfly Path Bracelet

Instructor: Melissa Rodarte
Melissa Mauk Rodarte’s true love is to teach beading. Her talents include getting pesky knots ... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees:
$15 » Workshop
$18 » Kit fee

We all need a little whimsy in our life. So close your eyes and ... Read More

Workshop PhotoDrilling Found Objects

Instructor: Beth Shea
Owner of Echo Artworks: http://www.echoartworks.com/ Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees:
$65 » workshop fee
$10 » kit fee

Ever come back from a beach vacation with your pockets filled with shells, beach stones, sea glass and other bits of flotsam you just had to take home with you? Found a great trinket at the junk shop or on the sidewalk and thought it would be great in a jewelry piece? Dying to use that great druzy or chunk of lapis but it has no hole?... Read More

Workshop PhotoParallax Amulet

Instructor: Melissa Rodarte
Melissa Mauk Rodarte’s true love is to teach beading. Her talents include getting pesky knots ... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees:
$15 » Workshop
$11 » Kit fee

A little bit steampunk, this abstract floral pendant is a fun ... Read More

Workshop PhotoTripoli Earrings

Instructor: Melissa Rodarte
Melissa Mauk Rodarte’s true love is to teach beading. Her talents include getting pesky knots ... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees:
$15 » Workshop
$5 » Kit fee

For the girl who loves art deco and feels at home in a worn-in ... Read More

Workshop PhotoStar Jasmine Earrings

Instructor: Melissa Rodarte
Melissa Mauk Rodarte’s true love is to teach beading. Her talents include getting pesky knots ... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees:
$15 » Workshop
$5 » Kit fee

These petite beaded jewels may become your new favorite, ... Read More

Workshop PhotoFruit Loops Bracelet

Instructor: Melissa Rodarte
MATERIALS LIST QUANTITY 2 6mm druks (smooth rounds) 16 3mm bicones 1 color 11/0 seed beads 1 color 15/0 seed beads 2 colors mini-duos 16 2mm druks (smooth rounds) 1 pair earrings findings beading needles beading thread scissors beading mat magnifying lamp Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees:
$15 » Workshop
$9 » Kit fee

These fun bracelets add a little bit of eye candy to your wrist. ... Read More

Workshop PhotoScalloped Wreath

Instructor: Melissa Rodarte
Melissa Mauk Rodarte’s true love is to teach beading. Her talents include getting pesky knots ... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 30, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees:
$15 » Workshop
$9 » Kit fee

Love the look and feel of the vintage 1950’s, but would just as ... Read More

Workshop PhotoWIRE WRAP FIVE BEAD BANGLE

Instructor: Merilou Jenkins
Merilou Jenkins has been a professional art teacher for over 40 years as well as a professional craftsman and jewelry designer who has been named as an “Illustrious Artist”. She is also the recipient of numerous awards at art shows and internet competitions. Her work has been featured in... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 31, from 8:00am to 12:00pm
Fees:
$85 » Fees must be paid in full at time of registration
$50 » materials fee includes sterling silver wire, up to 75 3mm 14K GF beads, jeweler's polishing cloth, a fleece work mat and a copy of her 12 page instruction book featuring complete instructions with color step by step photographs, all of which is yours to take home

You will learn about wire temper, wire gauges, and wire shapes as well as tools. I will show you how to make this design in various ... Read More

Workshop PhotoGarter Belt Bracelet (Beginner Plus)

Instructor: Marilyn Gardiner
Marilyn Gardiner has a passion for creating beadwork jewelry—and now chain mail jewelry as well. Her jewellery reflects her love of pattern, design and colour from different eras and cultures. She is a teacher who enjoys working with adults to create jewellery. She teaches various jewellery... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 31, from 8:30am to 11:30am
Fees:
$50 » for workshop
$98 » Argentium® sterling silver bracelet kit
$27 » jewelers’ bronze necklace kit

Think sexy, sultry and feminine! The curvy pattern of this weave creates a flat, stylish bracelet that is fun to wear. ... Read More

Workshop PhotoFaux Porcelain

Instructor: Becky Nunn
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Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 31, from 9:00am to 10:00am
Fees: $30 » Class fee. Class registration is non-refundable – sorry no exceptions. If for any reason you are unable to attend the class we do ask for the courtesy of letting us know as soon as possible by email, fax or phone. • PAYMENT Payment is due at the time of registration via Visa, MasterCard or PayPal • DEADLINE TO REGISTER Classes have a limited space and will be based on a first come first serve. If we have more students than spaces, we will start a waiting list and add two additional classes on Thursday, February 3, 2017.

Students will learn to use a silicone molding putty to create a mold, learn how to mix and use Crystal Clay to create an impression in the mold and how to colorize Nunn Design 2-Part Resin and then how to apply it to onto the impression. ... Read More

Workshop PhotoGemstone Tree of Life

Instructor: Dale “Cougar” Armstrong
Dale “Cougar” Armstrong is a rockhound, a lapidary, and a full-time wire jewelry artist, instructor and author with a background in the fine arts, cloisonné and repoussé. With more than 40 years of combined experience, she uses absolutely no solder or glue in her... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 31, from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $55 » includes class kit and use of instructor’s tools

There are many different ways to create a Tree of Life pendant! (The style I prefer really highlights the strength of a tree.) Students will choose from a wide variety of silver and colored wire and learn how to create their own style of tree. Then each will choose their own combination of gemstone chips and crystal beads and discover how... Read More

Workshop PhotoTeardrops and Horseshoes

Instructor: Marti Brown
Marti Brown is a nationally known instructor. She has taught her classes in her studio and at Bead Fest venues, Bead and Button, for local bead stores and bead societies and at The Tucson Bead Show. She has been featured in Artisan Jewelry Times, an online magazine, and has an online video at... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 31, from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $100 » kit included

Develop two chain bracelets with niobium wire on the Now That’s A Jig® or using simple pliers. The links can be textured and anodized to your personal taste. Necessary tools will be provided, but if you prefer you may bring your own. Read More

Workshop PhotoJoolTool Workshop

Instructor: Melissa Muir
Melissa Muir was introduced to making jewelry a little more than 10 years ago while living in the Washington, D.C. area and working as a computer programming teacher. Her jewelry making talent came as quite a surprise to her as she had never been involved in any sort of creative art before. It... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 31, from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $125

Do you have a JoolTool and want to learn how to use it to its best capabilities? Have you decided to make the leap and purchase one for your studio and want to learn about the different accessories? In this workshop, you will work one-on-one with Melissa Muir to learn how to get that desirable high polish on your metals, and any other... Read More

Workshop PhotoFILIGREE PETAL & PEARL PENDANT

Instructor: Jackie Truty
Senior Art Clay Instructor and owner of Art Clay World, USA. In 2000, Jackie saw a demonstration on Art Clay Silver and has never looked back. In 2002, she acquired the rights as exclusive, North American distributor of Art Clay products. Her books, “Art Clay Silver and Gold: 18 Projects to... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 31, from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $80 » includes kit fee (Paper Type, paste & pearl) and use of tools, kilns and materials

Just back from Japan where she learned advanced quilling techniques using Paper Type clay, Jackie will show you, in this 3 hour class, how to coil, fire, combine and layer these beautiful shapes into an elegant, fine silver filigree pendant. A cultured pearl will top off this piece. You will complete this piece in class, but there is an... Read More

Workshop PhotoCopper Stamped Earrings

Instructor: Debora Mauser
Debora Mauser is a nationally known instructor that has been teaching for 7 years. You can find her classes at Bead Fest, Bead and Button, William Holland School as well as Tucson and local bead stores and schools and now for the first year Tucson Bead Show. She has been featured in many national... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 31, from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $115

Learn to design and stamp two pair of earrings with Native American Stamps. The first pair will be an opening act that moves us onto a second pair where we will solder an accent bezel and set a stone. Students will have several choices of stones and metal shapes as well as over 20 stamps to create their designs. ... Read More

Workshop PhotoTwists n Turns Bracelet - TNT

Instructor: Ronda Stevens
Ronda has been teaching wire wrap design and soldering classes over 10 years at bead shows and local bead stores. She began teaching at larger venues in 2015 and opened her own studio in Jacksonville, FL. She specializes in traditional wire wrap design and loves to see her students succeed in her... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 31, from 9:00am to 12:30pm
Fees: $85 » (includes all supplies needed to complete the project and use of instructor’s tools during class)

The is one of my favorite designs. It is a fun bracelet to make using square dead soft wire to enhance your choice of beads. You will be using sterling silver filled wire and have your choice of bead colors. Class fee includes sterling silver filled wire, beads of choice, written instructions with photographs and use of instructors... Read More

Workshop PhotoHot Wired

Instructor: Eva Sherman
Http://www.grandriverbeads.com/index.html Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 31, from 9:00am to 12:30pm
Fees: $125 » (includes all required materials and use of tools)

Make it today, wear it tonight! Create several unique pendants by bending pieces of copper wire into desired shapes, and brazing them together. Brazing is a unique way to permanently bond copper. Unlike soldering which fills the joins with a fine seam, brazing takes advantage of the “capillary action” of the material and... Read More

Workshop PhotoPolymer & Resin Tribal Pendant

Instructor: Julie Picarello
Award-winning artist, author and international instructor known for her color esthetics, design sense, and joyful teaching style. Learn more at http://www.yhdesigns.com. Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 31, from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Fees: $85

In this 6-hour workshop, students will explore an adaptation of an ancient metalsmithing technique to imprint eye-catching designs in polymer clay. ... Read More

Workshop PhotoCreative Stone Setting I

Instructor: Pattie Parkhurst
Just as a diamond has many facets, my metal work in nature-inspired sculpture and jewelry has many dimensions. I was introduced to art and nature at a young age and these two passions continue to inspire my organic and earthy designs. After college I served on the board of The Colorado Metalsmithing... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 31, from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Fees: $100

Do you have that beautiful Druzy or rough piece of turquoise that you just don’t know how to set? In this class you will learn how to incorporate those ever so popular rough and odd shaped stones into your jewelry. I will teach my tips and tricks to accomplish successful prong and bezel settings with the emphasis on irregular shaped... Read More

Workshop PhotoLight and Shadow: The Art of Photographing Jewelry, Beads, Metal Clay, & Glass

Instructor: Doug Baldwin
Website http://dougbaldwinphoto.com/tucsonbeadshow.html Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 31, from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Fees: $175 » (includes 18% gray card for setting exposure)

Come learn the secrets of how to shoot your jewelry, beads, and glass with a professional photographer and glass artist. See what aspects make for a high quality photograph. Learn the language of studio photography, the 9 parameters of successful photos and how to produce them. We’ll cover basic photography, the qualities of good... Read More

Workshop PhotoSterling Shield Pendant

Instructor: Kim St Jean
Following ten years as a public school teacher, Kim combined her love of teaching with her creative talents and began teaching jewelry classes. Mostly self taught, Kim now has been teaching jewelry classes for 17 years. She is an award winning instructor, author and jewelry designer. Kim has been... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 31, from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Fees: $165 » (includes all materials and supplies, use of tools, and a handout)

Select a cabochon then a shape from our template book, and then design a unique pendant with leading edge wire and prongs. We’ll work on soldering, texture, prongs, etc. Time permitting; we’ll use a leather cord to finish the necklace. Freehand design or select one our hundreds of templates. No experience necessary and all... Read More

Workshop PhotoWire 1-2-3

Instructor: Gwen Youngblood
Gwen is an Inventor, Instructor and Maker of Pretty Things. ... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 31, from 9:00am to 5:30pm
Fees: $199 » (includes all supplies needed to complete the project and use of instructor’s tools during class)

Is wire a mystery? Tired of “wonky” loops? Ever wondered how to make those findings that complete your jewelry designs? This is the class for you!! This class will take the mystery out of wire and those pesky loops – you will be making consistent loops in no time! Students will also learn tried and true techniques to... Read More

Workshop PhotoRoll Printing and Keum Boo in Tucson!

Instructor: Francesca Watson
Francesca Watson is a designer, maker and instructor who lives and works in the Texas Hill Country outside San Antonio. In 2012, she walked away from 25 years in administration and small business management to focus on living a more creative life. She and her husband now operate The Makery, a... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 31, from 9:30am to 5:00pm
Fees: $215 » (includes all tools and materials necessary to complete the project!)

This fun beginning workshop introduces you to two completely different metals techniques, and while each one by itself will add a new dimension to your metalworking repertoire, together they create high-impact drama on simple sheet metal. First, you’ll learn how to use a rolling mill to create deep, detailed patterns on both copper... Read More

Workshop PhotoFREE class: TINY DRAGONFLIES

Instructor: Christi Friesen
Christi is an award-winning artist and international teacher as well as the author of 11 books on creating with polymer & mixed media. She creates focal beads, brooches and jewelry as well as sculptural pieces and art vessels. Her workshops emphasize creativity and showcase the many ways to... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 31, from 10:00am to 11:00am
Fees: $0

How can you resist this fun and easy class?! Make tiny little dragonflies with polymer clay. All skill levels welcome! All materials included. Even though this class is free, seats are limited so sign up to save your spot! Read More

Workshop PhotoDowntown Lights Convertible Necklace/Bracelet

Instructor: Diane Whiting
Is a nationally recognized, award-winning designer and was one of the original CREATE YOUR STYLE with SWAROVSKI Ambassadors. She has been creating innovative jewelry and accessories for more than 10 years. Among other awards she has received, her “Crystal Bow Purse” placed 1st in... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 31, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees:
$25 » workshop fee
$25 » kit fee

Stitch a sparkling, convertible necklace that can be worn with or without tassels or a pendant, or as a bracelet. This project is perfect for beginners who want a quick-to-learn stitch with immediate results, or experienced beaders who want a new project they can whip up for gifts or sales. Read More

Workshop PhotoEtching

Instructor: Symone Beasley
Symone Beasley is one of String Bead’s golden girls. She has worked alongside all the instructors and has played a vital role in helping with all the classes taught at the shop. Symone is patents at its best! and our very best beginners instructor. Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 31, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $79 » all supplies including, instructional handout are provided.

Always adding new things! We will cover chemical etching, making up to two pairs of earrings. Electric etching, making a pendant, and discussing other ways to achieve the etch you are looking for. We cover a wide range of resists, when and where they work best and which etch to use where. If you have a favorite small rubber stamp…... Read More

Workshop PhotoBeginning Torch Soldering

Instructor: Michelle Marchiano
A beader since childhood and a college professor by trade, Michelle has brought her teaching expertise to the torch at String Bead in Chico. A curious person by nature, Michelle’s passion for mixed media, metal clays and the torch is only rivaled by her love for sharing it with others. Come... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 31, from 10:00am to 1:30pm
Fees: $79 » all supplies including, instructional handout are provided.

This is an in-depth class that will equip you for using soldering torches. Once you understand the soldering process, good torch control, and the proper steps, soldering is a lot of fun. This introductory class focuses on getting you started on the right path, so you can confidently work and troubleshoot on your own. The earrings and... Read More

Workshop PhotoAltered Surface Bracelet

Instructor: Susan Lenart Kazmer
Susan Lenart Kazmer’s work is built on years of researching cultures, repairing ethnographic adornment, art school, training in the craft of metallurgy and a strong fashion background. This has made her work that she calls “Expressive Adornment” a unique voice in the industry.... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 31, from 10:00am to 3:00pm
Fees: $125

Add color, layer and style to your metalwork. Learn personal methods, formulas and techniques for altering, patterning and coloring the surface of sheet metal. Work with hand made traditional and nontraditional formulas to create colorful patinas and emulate artifacts from a lost civilization. Build dimensional pieces by dapping,... Read More

Workshop PhotoSculpted Resin

Instructor: Becky Nunn
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Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 31, from 10:30am to 11:30am
Fees: $30 » Class fee. Class registration is non-refundable – sorry no exceptions. If for any reason you are unable to attend the class we do ask for the courtesy of letting us know as soon as possible by email, fax or phone. • PAYMENT Payment is due at the time of registration via Visa, MasterCard or PayPal • DEADLINE TO REGISTER Classes have a limited space and will be based on a first come first serve. If we have more students than spaces, we will start a waiting list and add two additional classes on Thursday, February 3, 2017.

Students will learn to use a silicone molding putty to create a Sculpted Resin Mold and colorize Nunn Design 2 Part Resin with colorants and mica powders. ... Read More

Workshop PhotoCAT& MOUSE

Instructor: Christi Friesen
Christi is an award-winning artist and international teacher as well as the author of 11 books on creating with polymer & mixed media. She creates focal beads, brooches and jewelry as well as sculptural pieces and art vessels. Her workshops emphasize creativity and showcase the many ways to... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 31, from 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Fees: $10

Too cute, right? You know you wanna make this sweet little cat and mouse mini sculpture from polymer clay. All skill levels welcome! All materials included. Read More

Workshop PhotoFaux Raku with Metal Clay

Instructor: Carrie Story
Owner of Clay Revolution, certified instructor and full-time metal clay artist. More information at http://www.divineornaments.net. Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 31, from 12:30pm to 3:30pm
Fees: $110 » includes 20g Prometheus Copper, 10g Prometheus White Bronze Syringe and use of materials and tools

Learn to use Prometheus metal clay to create earring components that feature a brand new surface coloring technique; a sort of faux raku" on your creations. Just like its ceramic clay cousin, Carrie's faux raku technique can produce iridescent, unpredictable, and gorgeous results. Students will learn to draw with metal clay... Read More

Workshop PhotoStone Heart Pendant

Instructor: Marla Salezze
Marla Salezze is a jewelry designer and teacher of bead weaving. Her original beadwork designs have been published in Bead & Button, Beadwork, Beading Daily, Step by Step Wire and Cloth, Paper, Scissors magazines. She is on the Nunn Design Innovations Team and a member of the Bead Society of... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 31, from 1:00pm to 2:15pm
Fees:
$30 » Class fee. Class registration is non-refundable – sorry no exceptions. If for any reason you are unable to attend the class we do ask for the courtesy of letting us know as soon as possible by email, fax or phone. • PAYMENT Payment is due at the time of registration via Visa, MasterCard or PayPal • DEADLINE TO REGISTER Classes have a limited space and will be based on a first come first serve. If we have more students than spaces, we will start a waiting list and add two additional classes on Thursday, February 3, 2017.
$59 » Kit fee

Create this pendant using stones, peyote stitched beads and a rustic heart pendant, all hanging from deerskin lace that can be adjusted to wear long or short. ... Read More

Workshop PhotoKumihimo/Magnetic Bracelet

Instructor: Kim Fox
Kim is an award winning designer of finished jewelry and findings. She has been designing or making jewelry for most of her life. Her company HandFast Design by Kim Fox provides artisan designed and crafted clasps, cones and connectors. She has been addicted to kumihimo for about 6 years. From her... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 31, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees: $65

Make this stylish and comfortable bracelet and attach to the half bracelet Magnetic Clasp This is a beginning/intermediate kumihimo class. Class is from 1-4. and includes beads, cord and magnetic clasp. Kumihimo disk may be purchased for $10 if you don’t have one. Read More

Workshop PhotoDesert Lily Pendant

Instructor: Melissa Rodarte
Melissa Mauk Rodarte’s true love is to teach beading. Her talents include getting pesky knots ... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Dates/Times: January 31, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees:
$35 » Workshop
$14 » Kit fee

Some of us do our best work in the background, unobserved, ... Read More

Workshop PhotoDesert Lily Pendant

Instructor: Melissa Rodarte
Melissa Mauk Rodarte’s true love is to teach beading. Her talents include getting pesky knots ... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Dates/Times: January 31, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees:
$35 » Workshop
$14 » Kit fee

Some of us do our best work in the background, unobserved, ... Read More

Workshop PhotoLIFE’S A SLICE OF FRUIT— RESIN & SILVER PENDANT

Instructor: Jackie Truty
Senior Art Clay Instructor and owner of Art Clay World, USA. In 2000, Jackie saw a demonstration on Art Clay Silver and has never looked back. In 2002, she acquired the rights as exclusive, North American distributor of Art Clay products. Her books, “Art Clay Silver and Gold: 18 Projects to... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 31, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees: $85 » includes kit fee (silver clay, paste & resin) and use of tools, kilns and materials

Learn Jackie’s technique for using silver clay and UV resin to design a mouth-watering slice of your favorite fruit in only 3 hours! You’ll finish your pendant and be able to take it home after class. Handout will be provided. Read More

Workshop PhotoUltimate Cabochon Pendant

Instructor: Dale “Cougar” Armstrong
Dale “Cougar” Armstrong is a rockhound, a lapidary, and a full-time wire jewelry artist, instructor and author with a background in the fine arts, cloisonné and repoussé. With more than 40 years of combined experience, she uses absolutely no solder or glue in her... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 31, from 1:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees: $95 » includes class kit and use of instructor’s tools

Discover Cougar’s secret formula for being able to turn almost any size and shaped cabochon into a beautiful pendant! You can later formulate this pattern to turn many other items into unique pendants, such as a coin, cameo, faceted stone, etc. This is a great class for the lapidary who would like to set their own stones using cold... Read More

Workshop PhotoInterchangeable French Tassels

Instructor: Diane Whiting
Is a nationally recognized, award-winning designer and was one of the original CREATE YOUR STYLE with SWAROVSKI Ambassadors. She has been creating innovative jewelry and accessories for more than 10 years. Among other awards she has received, her “Crystal Bow Purse” placed 1st in... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 31, from 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Fees:
$30 » workshop fee
$27 » kit fee

Tassels are this year's biggest trend, and these are the best! Learn the traditional French method for making tassels of any size or width that have a flat, tailored top which offers multiple embellishment possibilities. These tassels have a convertible clasp attached so you can wear them with a variety of ropes or as a pendant. ... Read More

Workshop PhotoLasso Ring

Instructor: Eva Sherman
Http://www.grandriverbeads.com/index.html Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 31, from 1:30pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $125 » (Includes all required materials and use of instructors tools)

Make it today, wear it tonight! Using a butane torch, sterling silver wire, and a premade bezel, students will create an amazingly beautiful ring that is deceptively simple to construct. Soldering experience is recommended, but not required. Adventurous beginners are welcome. Read More

Workshop PhotoMarquise Bracelet

Instructor: Ronda Stevens
Ronda has been teaching wire wrap design and soldering classes over 10 years at bead shows and local bead stores. She began teaching at larger venues in 2015 and opened her own studio in Jacksonville, FL. She specializes in traditional wire wrap design and loves to see her students succeed in her... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: Intermediate - must have experience working with half round and square wire
Dates/Times: January 31, from 1:30pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $115 » (Includes all required materials and use of instructors tools)

You will use traditional wire wrapping techniques to create this stunning 3 Marquise bracelet. Emphasis will be placed on keeping your wire "On Square" and working with angles in this class. The kit includes 3 Cubic Zirconia gemstones, 3 Sterling Silver Readyset Basket settings, enough Sterling Silver and Gold filled wire to... Read More

Workshop PhotoMake Your Own Findings

Instructor: Michelle Marchiano
A beader since childhood and a college professor by trade, Michelle has brought her teaching expertise to the torch at String Bead in Chico. A curious person by nature, Michelle’s passion for mixed media, metal clays and the torch is only rivaled by her love for sharing it with others. Come... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 31, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $79 » all supplies including, instructional handout are provided.

Simple solder joints, Annealing, Melting, Headpins, Bails, Toggles, Earwires, S-hooks AND SOLDERING!!! We will “basic” solder in this class but do not go into the science behind soldering like we do in “Torch Soldering” We recommend if you are planning to do a lot of soldering you take both. In this class we... Read More

Workshop PhotoAir Chased Cuff

Instructor: Marti Brown
Marti Brown is a nationally known instructor. She has taught her classes in her studio and at Bead Fest venues, Bead and Button, for local bead stores and bead societies and at The Tucson Bead Show. She has been featured in Artisan Jewelry Times, an online magazine, and has an online video at... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 31, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $110 » kit included

Beginning with a loose fold, hammers, daps and chasing tools will create a mix of raised and depressed textures in niobium. Open out the folds, add more texture if wanted and then anodize your cuff to suit your personal color sense. Necessary tools will be provided, but if you prefer you may bring your own. Read More

Workshop PhotoElectroPlating

Instructor: Symone Beasley
Symone Beasley is one of String Bead’s golden girls. She has worked alongside all the instructors and has played a vital role in helping with all the classes taught at the shop. Symone is patents at its best! and our very best beginners instructor. Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 31, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $79 » all supplies including, instructional handout are provided.

Turn a boring piece into a thing of beauty! Get rid of your solder marks! Fix Grandma’s pieces! After months of research and experimentation, we are confident you will enjoy electroplating- with an extra nod at electroforming. We will pen-plate a section of a piece. We will each emersion-plate an entire piece, and we will discuss... Read More

Workshop PhotoTrapeze Earrings

Instructor: Debora Mauser
Debora Mauser is a nationally known instructor that has been teaching for 7 years. You can find her classes at Bead Fest, Bead and Button, William Holland School as well as Tucson and local bead stores and schools and now for the first year Tucson Bead Show. She has been featured in many national... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All. Some metal experience helpful
Dates/Times: January 31, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $150

Movement, articulation, call it what you want, but these fun earring remind me of a trapeze artist with the artist and focal point being a stone! Students will make two pair of sterling silver earrings, one with a stone, one without. Design your own or use my designs. We will cut, file, drill and use a torch to connect the segments... Read More

Workshop PhotoFun and Cute Button Earrings

Instructor: Laura Moore
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Currently not available.
Skill Level: All. Some metal clay experience is helpful but not necessary
Dates/Times: January 31, from 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees:
$69 » Workshop Fee
$25 » Kit fee

Made from silver clay these post earrings are quick and easy to make. You will learn a way to make and embed your own earring post. I will have some botanic molds and various texture plates available for students to use, or you can bring one of your own. You will leave class with a completed pair of earrings. Read More

Workshop PhotoDoodle Cuff

Instructor: Marla Salezze
Marla Salezze is a jewelry designer and teacher of bead weaving. Her original beadwork designs have been published in Bead & Button, Beadwork, Beading Daily, Step by Step Wire and Cloth, Paper, Scissors magazines. She is on the Nunn Design Innovations Team and a member of the Bead Society of... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 31, from 2:30pm to 3:45pm
Fees:
$30 » Class fee. Class registration is non-refundable – sorry no exceptions. If for any reason you are unable to attend the class we do ask for the courtesy of letting us know as soon as possible by email, fax or phone. • PAYMENT Payment is due at the time of registration via Visa, MasterCard or PayPal • DEADLINE TO REGISTER Classes have a limited space and will be based on a first come first serve. If we have more students than spaces, we will start a waiting list and add two additional classes on Thursday, February 3, 2017.
$42 » Kit fee

Turn the popular style of doodling—known as Zentangle ®—into a bead-embroidered bracelet. Bead-embroider a Zentangle pattern and insert it into a pre-fabricated metal bezel that is then attached to an adjustable leather snap bracelet. ... Read More

Workshop PhotoINSTANT ARTIFACT with Swellegant

Instructor: Christi Friesen
Christi is an award-winning artist and international teacher as well as the author of 11 books on creating with polymer & mixed media. She creates focal beads, brooches and jewelry as well as sculptural pieces and art vessels. Her workshops emphasize creativity and showcase the many ways to... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 31, from 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $15

What’s the deal with Swellegant? Find out what all the fuss is about in this two-hour romp using metal coatings and patinas on polymer! All skill levels welcome! All materials included. Read More

Workshop PhotoFalling into Spring , A shrink plastic charm necklace

Instructor: Julie Haymaker
Julie graduated with a degree in Illustration from Kendall School of Design in Michigan . She moved to Kansas City and worked for Hallmark Cards as a greeting card designer . ... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 31, from 3:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees: $95

In this class you will take shrink plastic and create formed flowers and leaves using special molds created just for this purpose .Theses floral beads will then be wire warrrepd into beaded dangles and attached to a charm type necklace , creating a romantic waterfall drape in a luscious spring palette. ... Read More

Workshop PhotoLight as a Leather Feather-Leather Embossing with Sizzix

Instructor: Candie Cooper
Candie Cooper is a jewelry designer with a passion for combining unique materials and color combinations, inspired by extensive travel and her years living in China. Candie is the author of Earringology, Necklace-ology, Metalworking 101 for Beaders, Felted Jewelry, and Designer Needle Felting.... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: Beginner
Dates/Times: January 31, from 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees: $35 » Workshop + Kit Fee

Curious about leather embossing, dying with pigment and more? This class was made for you! Candie Cooper will show you how easy it is to make this fun leather pendant and necklace from start to finish from cutting, to forming, to dying and embellishing this sweet leather feather. Truly an amazing process! You will have 3 color options to... Read More

Workshop PhotoDepth & Dimension; Glass & Bronze Clay

Instructor: Carrie Story
Owner of Clay Revolution, certified instructor and full-time metal clay artist. More information at http://www.divineornaments.net. Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 31, from 4:30pm to 7:30pm
Fees: $120 » includes 50g Prometheus Bronze, glass cabochons and use of materials and tools

Glass and metal clay mix together beautifully to create stunning jewelry components. Learn to utilize the attractive properties of glass against your bronze metal clay components. Carrie will provide in-depth design considerations and firing guidelines while encouraging your creativity. Proper firing techniques and equipment will be... Read More

Workshop PhotoStamping and texturing metal

Instructor: Pattie Parkhurst
Just as a diamond has many facets, my metal work in nature-inspired sculpture and jewelry has many dimensions. I was introduced to art and nature at a young age and these two passions continue to inspire my organic and earthy designs. After college I served on the board of The Colorado Metalsmithing... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 31, from 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Fees: $50 » includes all materials and use of instructors tools. Kit is not required-$50 bench block, hammer, letter stamps metal

This is a great class to invigorate our creative energies. Jewelry designers, mixed media artists, collage artists, and crafters alike will find a useful way to incorporate these beauties into their art. ... Read More

Workshop PhotoMirror Image Earrings

Instructor: Kim St Jean
Following ten years as a public school teacher, Kim combined her love of teaching with her creative talents and began teaching jewelry classes. Mostly self taught, Kim now has been teaching jewelry classes for 17 years. She is an award winning instructor, author and jewelry designer. Kim has been... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 31, from 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Fees: $95 » (includes all materials and supplies, use of tools, and a handout)

We’ll saw, make some rivets, cold connect them to a base and, voila! The intricacy of the sawing is up to you. We’ll have dozens of templates to choose from. As always, you’ll have your choice of base metals as well as the option to upgrade to sterling. E-mail: info@studiostjean if any questions Read More

Workshop PhotoLEATHER WRAP BRACELET

Instructor: Ayla Pizzo
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Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 31, from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Fees: $15

In this 1 hour beginning leather class, you will make a leather bracelet with a pearl button. Instruction and materials are valued at over $40, but this special make-n-take class is offered for only $15! Offered: Tuesday, 1/31 at 5:30pm and Friday, 2/3 at 10am Read More

Workshop PhotoOrion Arc Welding Workshop

Instructor: Melissa Muir
Melissa Muir was introduced to making jewelry a little more than 10 years ago while living in the Washington, D.C. area and working as a computer programming teacher. Her jewelry making talent came as quite a surprise to her as she had never been involved in any sort of creative art before. It... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 31, from 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Fees: $250

Have you been considering an Arc Welder for your studio or shop? In this day and a half long workshop come and get your hands-on experience with it and try it all out yourself. We will have a Sunstone Engineering Representative to help answer all of your questions. Bring your pieces and let's give it a try. Have a problem piece that... Read More

Workshop PhotoSterling Silver Collars

Instructor: Ronda Stevens
Ronda has been teaching wire wrap design and soldering classes over 10 years at bead shows and local bead stores. She began teaching at larger venues in 2015 and opened her own studio in Jacksonville, FL. She specializes in traditional wire wrap design and loves to see her students succeed in her... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 31, from 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Fees: $60 » (Includes all required materials and use of instructors tools)

Everyone should have at least one sterling silver collar in their jewelry wardrobe, but in this class you will make 2 different styles. Both will be created in 10 gauge Sterling Silver half round wire and will be hammered to add texture and harden your wire. Simply following a design doesn't work when creating collars. I will show... Read More

Workshop PhotoThe "O" Ring

Instructor: Eva Sherman
Http://www.grandriverbeads.com/index.html Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 31, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Fees: $105 » (includes all required materials and use of tools)

Make it today, wear it tonight! Using a butane torch, sterling silver wire, and a premade bezel, students will create an amazingly beautiful ring that is deceptively simple to construct. Soldering experience is recommended, but not required. Adventurous beginners are welcome. Read More

Workshop PhotoIntermediate Soldering

Instructor: Michelle Marchiano
A beader since childhood and a college professor by trade, Michelle has brought her teaching expertise to the torch at String Bead in Chico. A curious person by nature, Michelle’s passion for mixed media, metal clays and the torch is only rivaled by her love for sharing it with others. Come... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 31, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $79 » some supplies including, instructional handout are provided.

Knowing how to use your torch is just the beginning! Learning proper setup, fit, how to control your solder flow, why joints break sometimes, what metals do what in the flame, and how to troubleshoot all of the above is the focus of this class while giving you loads of time at the torch. Working with different gauges, shapes and wire... Read More

Workshop PhotoOrganic Metal Patinas

Instructor: Symone Beasley
Symone Beasley is one of String Bead’s golden girls. She has worked alongside all the instructors and has played a vital role in helping with all the classes taught at the shop. Symone is patents at its best! and our very best beginners instructor. Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 31, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $79 » all supplies including, instructional handout are provided.

Explore the wonderful world of changing metals from garish to gorgeous! Antique it, burn it, melt it, stuff it into little pots of potato chips, grass, eggs, tobacco, and sawdust, and see what comes out! Beautiful, permanent, quirkie! If it’s questionable, patina it! We will color, streak, blob and otherwise chew up metal and bring... Read More

Workshop PhotoRainforest Leaves

Instructor: Marti Brown
Marti Brown is a nationally known instructor. She has taught her classes in her studio and at Bead Fest venues, Bead and Button, for local bead stores and bead societies and at The Tucson Bead Show. She has been featured in Artisan Jewelry Times, an online magazine, and has an online video at... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 31, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $115 » kit included

Learn to cut niobium sheet with metal shears, bend, texture it and then colorfully anodize your created pieces. Add beads with wire and jump rings to suggest falling rain. Students will learn how to cut, drill, shape, file, and sand niobium sheet and wire; some fold forming techniques; anodizing techniques. Necessary tools will be... Read More

Workshop PhotoExplosion Pendant

Instructor: Debora Mauser
Debora Mauser is a nationally known instructor that has been teaching for 7 years. You can find her classes at Bead Fest, Bead and Button, William Holland School as well as Tucson and local bead stores and schools and now for the first year Tucson Bead Show. She has been featured in many national... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 31, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $120

Create a statement necklace using the hydraulic press, enameling and cold connections. Students will press a silhoutte die, insert an enameled focal piece and cold connect them all together. Skills used are, filing, texturing, pressing, sawing, enameling and riveting! We cover it all! Some metalsmithing experience helpful. ... Read More

Workshop PhotoMetal Etching

Instructor: Beth Shea
Owner of Echo Artworks: http://www.echoartworks.com/ Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 31, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees:
$55 » workshop fee
$20 » kit fee

A new way to add texture & design to metal. Draw or stamp a design on copper or brass sheet metal & use a salt etching solution to cut your design into the metal. Learn the basics of how to choose metals, the setup of your etching bath, and how to create or transfer your images with resists. We will cover, etching safety,... Read More

Workshop PhotoWIRE WRAP SWAROVSI EARRINGS

Instructor: Merilou Jenkins
Merilou Jenkins has been a professional art teacher for over 40 years as well as a professional craftsman and jewelry designer who has been named as an “Illustrious Artist”. She is also the recipient of numerous awards at art shows and internet competitions. Her work has been featured in... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, from 8:00am to 12:00pm
Fees:
$85 » Fees must be paid in full at time of registration
$50 » materials fee includes sterling silver wire, 22 square Swarovski cubes (color of your choice), jeweler’s polishing cloth, a fleece work surface and a copy of her 12 page instruction book featuring complete instructions with color step by step photographs, all of which is yours to take home.

Although these earrings look complicated they can be done by those with little or no wire wrapping experience. Beginners and accomplished wire workers will both enjoy these earrings. The earrings are fairly light so they do not pull on your earlobes but they have a dazzling effect! With a little know-how you can enlarge the pattern to... Read More

Workshop PhotoSilver etched earrings

Instructor: Ann Sanicola
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Currently not available.
Skill Level: Intermediate. Familiarity with basic metalsmithing techniques required (Prior use of a jeweler’s saw, planishing and dapping specifically).
Dates/Times: February 1, from 8:30am to 11:30am
Fees: $150 » (supplies and consumables included)

Etch a sheet of sterling silver using electro etch techniques. We will discuss and use several methods of resists that will hold up to the etching process for silver. When out etching is complete we will select several shapes, cut them out from the sheet, dap them for dimension and make ear wires to match. ... Read More

Workshop PhotoWorking with Organics in Resin

Instructor: Becky Nunn
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Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, from 9:00am to 10:00am
Fees: $30 » Class fee. Class registration is non-refundable – sorry no exceptions. If for any reason you are unable to attend the class we do ask for the courtesy of letting us know as soon as possible by email, fax or phone. • PAYMENT Payment is due at the time of registration via Visa, MasterCard or PayPal • DEADLINE TO REGISTER Classes have a limited space and will be based on a first come first serve. If we have more students than spaces, we will start a waiting list and add two additional classes on Thursday, February 3, 2017.

Students will learn how to dry and prepare organics for resin use, how to embed organics and then how to mix and use Nunn Design 2-Part Resin. ... Read More

Workshop PhotoCatching The Dream

Instructor: Marti Brown
Marti Brown is a nationally known instructor. She has taught her classes in her studio and at Bead Fest venues, Bead and Button, for local bead stores and bead societies and at The Tucson Bead Show. She has been featured in Artisan Jewelry Times, an online magazine, and has an online video at... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $105 » kit included

Cut out a circle within a disc of niobium sheet to anodize your favorite color. Anodize 28 gauge niobium wire and weave a net within the disc. A colorful feather can be created to finish off your Dream Catchers with either niobium or Lucite. Necessary tools will be provided, but if you prefer you may bring your own. Read More

Workshop PhotoArgentium Fused Earrings

Instructor: Debora Mauser
Debora Mauser is a nationally known instructor that has been teaching for 7 years. You can find her classes at Bead Fest, Bead and Button, William Holland School as well as Tucson and local bead stores and schools and now for the first year Tucson Bead Show. She has been featured in many national... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $125

Learn to fuse Argentium silver while fusing three pair of earrings! We will design, form, fuse, and texture. You will be able to solder and set a small set of stones to one of your designs. Prefab sterling silver ear wires are included in your kit. Tools: Flat file Read More

Workshop PhotoSoldering 1-2-3

Instructor: Gwen Youngblood
Gwen is an Inventor, Instructor and Maker of Pretty Things. ... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $110 » (includes all supplies needed to complete the project and use of instructor’s tools during class)

This introduction to soldering covers the basics of sweat soldering. In addition to soldering a Sterling Silver shape to the copper disc, a pre-made bezel will be attached and a gemstone cabochon set. Additional interest is added with design/letter/number stamps and hole punching pliers. And last, but not least, learn a simple method of... Read More

Workshop PhotoDouble the Love

Instructor: Dale “Cougar” Armstrong
Dale “Cougar” Armstrong is a rockhound, a lapidary, and a full-time wire jewelry artist, instructor and author with a background in the fine arts, cloisonné and repoussé. With more than 40 years of combined experience, she uses absolutely no solder or glue in her... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, from 9:00am to 12:30pm
Fees: $60 » includes class kit and use of instructor’s tools

I also call this project the “anything” harness. Students will learn this technique on a 3-dimensional gemstone heart which can later be redesigned to work on many different, irregular shaped items. The workshop fee includes teacher fee, student’s choice of 2 gemstone hearts, silver wire, and embellishment beads, pearls,... Read More

Workshop PhotoJump Ring with Bling

Instructor: Eva Sherman
Http://www.grandriverbeads.com/index.html Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, from 9:00am to 12:30pm
Fees: $125 » (includes all required materials and use of tools)

Make it today, wear it tonight! Combining pre-made jump rings in varying sizes is a great way to create a stunning statement ring (or pendant) while perfecting soldering skills. Add a faceted stone to your design for a little extra bling appeal. Soldering experience is helpful, but adventurous beginners are also welcome. Read More

Workshop PhotoLampwork Bead Bracelet

Instructor: Ronda Stevens
Ronda has been teaching wire wrap design and soldering classes over 10 years at bead shows and local bead stores. She began teaching at larger venues in 2015 and opened her own studio in Jacksonville, FL. She specializes in traditional wire wrap design and loves to see her students succeed in her... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: Advanced - students must have experience and be adept at wrapping with half round wire and be comfortable working with/handling multiple wires
Dates/Times: February 1, from 9:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $135 » (Includes all required materials and use of instructors tools)

I designed this to enhance an Artisan created lampwork lentil bead. This is an advanced class. You will work with multiple square wires to create a 3 dimensional frame around your bead. The student will be provided with an Artisan created lampwork lentil bead, Sterling Silver accent beads, Sterling Silver and Gold Filled square and... Read More

Workshop PhotoTreasures of the Sea Bracelet Copper Electroforming for Artists and Mad Scientists

Instructor: Terry Henry
I grew up in Los Gatos, Ca. and graduated from Los Gatos High School as an art student. I began my formal art training at San Jose State University. After a few years of study I began to worry about making a living as an artist. I opted for a degree in geology as I was good at it and the colors and... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Fees:
$75 » Workshop
$75 » Kit fee. Includes: Premade adjustable heavy copper bangle, fossil ammonite, dichroic glass cabochon, glass micro-beads, CZ’s, copper foil, copper wire, conductive paint, glue, miscellaneous polished rocks, sealed shells material, injection wax, tutorial containing detailed instructions, material resources, and photographs, and use of electroforming and polishing equipment and chemicals.

Interested in the newest trend in copper jewelry? Come join me as we turn found objects into copper. Explore the endless possibilities of copper electroforming in an easy to understand format. In this class we will be making a bracelet or cuff using heavy adjustable premade copper bangle combined with shells, fossils, metal, glass, rocks,... Read More

Workshop PhotoOrion Arc Welding Workshop

Instructor: Melissa Muir
Melissa Muir was introduced to making jewelry a little more than 10 years ago while living in the Washington, D.C. area and working as a computer programming teacher. Her jewelry making talent came as quite a surprise to her as she had never been involved in any sort of creative art before. It... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Fees: $250

Have you been considering an Arc Welder for your studio or shop? In this day and a half long workshop come and get your hands-on experience with it and try it all out yourself. We will have a Sunstone Engineering Representative to help answer all of your questions. Bring your pieces and let's give it a try. Have a problem piece that... Read More

Workshop PhotoMetal techniques part II

Instructor: Pattie Parkhurst
Just as a diamond has many facets, my metal work in nature-inspired sculpture and jewelry has many dimensions. I was introduced to art and nature at a young age and these two passions continue to inspire my organic and earthy designs. After college I served on the board of The Colorado Metalsmithing... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Fees: $120 » (Tucson special, normally $200) this includes all materials and use of instructors tools. If you want your own tools I have a kit you can purchase but is not necessary $75 it includes: saw and blades, file, wax, Liver of sulfur, sand paper, drill bits.

Each student will create a pendant of their own design incorporating all of the skills and applications covered in this intensive 8 hours of instruction. In this class you will expand on your basic metalsmithing techniques by learning all the tricks and tips on how to solder, bezel set stones, ball metal, add bails and make your own... Read More

Workshop PhotoLight and Shadow: The Art of Photographing Jewelry, Beads, Metal Clay, & Glass

Instructor: Doug Baldwin
Website http://dougbaldwinphoto.com/tucsonbeadshow.html Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Fees: $175 » (includes 18% gray card for setting exposure)

Come learn the secrets of how to shoot your jewelry, beads, and glass with a professional photographer and glass artist. See what aspects make for a high quality photograph. Learn the language of studio photography, the 9 parameters of successful photos and how to produce them. We’ll cover basic photography, the qualities of good... Read More

Workshop PhotoENAMELING ABSTRACTS WITH SILVER CLAY & SYRINGE

Instructor: Jackie Truty
Senior Art Clay Instructor and owner of Art Clay World, USA. In 2000, Jackie saw a demonstration on Art Clay Silver and has never looked back. In 2002, she acquired the rights as exclusive, North American distributor of Art Clay products. Her books, “Art Clay Silver and Gold: 18 Projects to... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Fees: $120 » includes kit fee (silver clay, paste & enamels) and use of tools, kilns, materials

Forget those little cloisonné wires, and endless bending and firing. In this 6 hour, full day class (9am to 4pm) you will create a base in Art Clay silver clay and then lay an abstract design on top using Art Clay syringe type. After firing, learn to wash and wet pack your enamels into the pattern’s spaces. Final firing will... Read More

Workshop PhotoFun with Brazing

Instructor: Kim St Jean
Following ten years as a public school teacher, Kim combined her love of teaching with her creative talents and began teaching jewelry classes. Mostly self taught, Kim now has been teaching jewelry classes for 17 years. She is an award winning instructor, author and jewelry designer. Kim has been... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Fees: $135 » (includes all materials and supplies, use of tools, and a handout)

Use copper brazing techniques to create a variety of pendants and cuffs. . With this method you can easily set non-traditional shaped cabs or most any bead. You’ll get up to 3 stones, an assortment of wires, and enough brazing rods to create several pieces. This is a fun fast-paced class. e-mail to info@studiostjean if any questions Read More

Workshop PhotoWorking with Leather – Macramé Bracelets!

Instructor: Laura Gasparrini
Teaching the Art of Beadwork for over 15 years and creating jewelry since childhood. She is the principle designer and owner of Om Tara! Temple Arts and Inspired Adornment. Laura offers classes privately in beautiful Santa Barbara, California and beyond. Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, from 9:30am to 12:30pm
Fees: $75 » all materials included

Learn basic macramé knots for creating simply beautiful leather and pearl bracelets. Make them short to stack together or wear separately; make them long to wrap several times around your wrist or wear as a necklace. We will design several different styles of macrame bracelets in this class. Read More

Workshop PhotoKitchen Table Soldering in Tucson!

Instructor: Francesca Watson
Francesca Watson is a designer, maker and instructor who lives and works in the Texas Hill Country outside San Antonio. In 2012, she walked away from 25 years in administration and small business management to focus on living a more creative life. She and her husband now operate The Makery, a... Read More

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Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, from 9:30am to 5:30pm
Fees: $200 » Kit and Workshop fee

Love stones? Love metal? Working in a small home studio? In just one day, you’ll learn a super-simple soldering method that will allow you to do it all in a small space and with a minimum of tools and equipment. You’ll design a beautiful pendant using a unique, one-of-a-kind freeform stone as your guide. Create awesome, smooth... Read More

Workshop PhotoTINTING & ANTIQUING with Swellegant

Instructor: Christi Friesen
Christi is an award-winning artist and international teacher as well as the author of 11 books on creating with polymer & mixed media. She creates focal beads, brooches and jewelry as well as sculptural pieces and art vessels. Her workshops emphasize creativity and showcase the many ways to... Read More

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Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, from 10:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $15

More fun with Swellegant metal coatings, patinas and dyes. In this workshop explore a different way to use these fun products with polymer clay. All skill levels welcome! All materials included. Read More

Workshop PhotoShell Spiral Bracelet

Instructor: Diane Whiting
Is a nationally recognized, award-winning designer and was one of the original CREATE YOUR STYLE with SWAROVSKI Ambassadors. She has been creating innovative jewelry and accessories for more than 10 years. Among other awards she has received, her “Crystal Bow Purse” placed 1st in... Read More

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Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees:
$35 » workshop fee
$20 » kit fee. Note: Magnetic Clasp is $15.00 more

This easy version of a spiral stitch makes a bracelet you’ll want to wear with everything. Three finishing techniques will be taught: Bangle, Magnetic or Interchangeable clasps so you can choose your own preference. Multiple colorways will be available, as well as a choice of gold or silver clasps. Read More

Workshop PhotoEar cuffs and Climbers

Instructor: Michelle Marchiano
A beader since childhood and a college professor by trade, Michelle has brought her teaching expertise to the torch at String Bead in Chico. A curious person by nature, Michelle’s passion for mixed media, metal clays and the torch is only rivaled by her love for sharing it with others. Come... Read More

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Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $79 » some supplies including, instructional handout are provided.

Let’s dress up your ears! With Cuffs and Climbers! Torch Soldering skills are necessary for this class. Let’s play with tube settings and half drilled pearls; prong settings are also available. This is a fun intermediate class where we put your soldering skills to the test! All tools are provided. Your seat in the class is... Read More

Workshop PhotoTorch Enameling

Instructor: Atalia Molaro
Teacher, Designer, and Buyer, for String Bead Chico. Atalia has been creating new classes and teaching the elements of beading skills for over six years. Her open saw work and metal skills are unparalleled. She plays a vital role in helping to create the over fifty classes taught at String Bead. Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $79 » all supplies including, instructional handout are provided.

A fun class that takes the fear and uncertainty out of torch enameling. This is a remarkably simple technique that will change your metalwork from passé to pizzazz! Very limited class size, so sign up soon! Tools and materials included. Plenty of extra materials and tools are available for purchase. All tools are provided. All... Read More

Workshop PhotoMaking Connections

Instructor: Susan Lenart Kazmer
Susan Lenart Kazmer’s work is built on years of researching cultures, repairing ethnographic adornment, art school, training in the craft of metallurgy and a strong fashion background. This has made her work that she calls “Expressive Adornment” a unique voice in the industry.... Read More

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Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, from 10:00am to 3:00pm
Fees: $125

Combine layers of metal sheet, found objects and paper to create layers of negative and positive space to complete an unusual wearable charms, Talismans and pendants. Focus on cold joining techniques such as riveting traditional, nut and screw, bundled objects such as a small stack of paper. Also, learn to add height and dimension by... Read More

Workshop PhotoOpen Back Bezels with resin

Instructor: Becky Nunn
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Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, from 10:30am to 11:30am
Fees: $30 » Class fee. Class registration is non-refundable – sorry no exceptions. If for any reason you are unable to attend the class we do ask for the courtesy of letting us know as soon as possible by email, fax or phone. • PAYMENT Payment is due at the time of registration via Visa, MasterCard or PayPal • DEADLINE TO REGISTER Classes have a limited space and will be based on a first come first serve. If we have more students than spaces, we will start a waiting list and add two additional classes on Thursday, February 3, 2017.

Students will learn how to mix and colorize Nunn Design 2-Part Resin using bezels that have an open back. Students will have a chance to play with mica powders and Glitter Roxs to create unique pendants. ... Read More

Workshop PhotoFaux Raku with Metal Clay

Instructor: Carrie Story
Owner of Clay Revolution, certified instructor and full-time metal clay artist. More information at http://www.divineornaments.net. Read More

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Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, from 12:30pm to 3:30pm
Fees: $110 » includes 20g Prometheus Copper, 10g Prometheus White Bronze Syringe and use of materials and tools

Learn to use Prometheus metal clay to create earring components that feature a brand new surface coloring technique; a sort of faux raku" on your creations. Just like its ceramic clay cousin, Carrie's faux raku technique can produce iridescent, unpredictable, and gorgeous results. Students will learn to draw with metal clay... Read More

Workshop PhotoWHAT THE SWELL?! sampler of tiles with Swellegant

Instructor: Christi Friesen
Christi is an award-winning artist and international teacher as well as the author of 11 books on creating with polymer & mixed media. She creates focal beads, brooches and jewelry as well as sculptural pieces and art vessels. Her workshops emphasize creativity and showcase the many ways to... Read More

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Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, from 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Fees: $15

Let’s create some tiles! This is a great way to sample each of the Swellegant metal colors and the ways the patinas and dyes interact with them! (and, pssst… guess what… the next class uses tiles to decorate a tin… maybe you’ll want to sign up for that class too, and just stay and continue creating!) ... Read More

Workshop PhotoBead and Button Jewelry

Instructor: Helen Driggs
Helen Driggs is the former Jewelry Group Technical Editor for Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist and an experienced metalsmith. Her popular column “Cool Tools & Hip Tips” and video library: Metalsmith Essentials: Basic Fabrication, Rivets & Cold Connections, Machine Finishing... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees:
$50 » Workshop
$25 » Kit. Kit Contents: 2” Button, 1” Button, 2 colors faceted crystal or 8/0 beads,18 ga. Brass core wire/armature, 28 ga. Brass coiling wire/armature, 5 large hole glass beads, 2 colors 28 ga. beaded perimeter wire, Fiber hanging cord

Break out the old button box -- we'll elevate ordinary buttons into wonderful, wearable center-stage focals for all types of jewelry. Learn how to modify old or new buttons using wire and inventive connection methods like wiring, riveting and other cold connections to create button bracelets, pendants or earrings with a modern twist.... Read More

Workshop PhotoSedona Dreams Bracelet

Instructor: Melissa Rodarte
Melissa Mauk Rodarte’s true love is to teach beading. Her talents include getting pesky knots ... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Dates/Times: February 1, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees:
$35 » Workshop
$30 » Kit fee

When you slip this bracelet on your wrist, you are entering a ... Read More

Workshop PhotoPearls Lampwork or Gemstones & Kumihimo

Instructor: Kim Fox
Kim is an award winning designer of finished jewelry and findings. She has been designing or making jewelry for most of her life. Her company HandFast Design by Kim Fox provides artisan designed and crafted clasps, cones and connectors. She has been addicted to kumihimo for about 6 years. From her... Read More

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Skill Level: Intermediate
Dates/Times: February 1, from 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $105

Make this necklace that combines knotting the pearls, lampwork or gemstone beads in the front and adding cords and then kumihimo at the sides. ... Read More

Workshop PhotoPeek-a-Boo Pendant

Instructor: Debora Mauser
Debora Mauser is a nationally known instructor that has been teaching for 7 years. You can find her classes at Bead Fest, Bead and Button, William Holland School as well as Tucson and local bead stores and schools and now for the first year Tucson Bead Show. She has been featured in many national... Read More

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Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, from 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $125

Using one of the hottest tools in today’s jewelry making, students will use a hydraulic press to form two shapes that will cuddle into each other. One will be textured, one will be enameled and all will be cold connected to a freeform back plate. Explore design options with your choice of colors and shapes! ... Read More

Workshop PhotoWearing Wonderland- A shrink plastic chunky bracelet

Instructor: Julie Haymaker
Julie graduated with a degree in Illustration from Kendall School of Design in Michigan . She moved to Kansas City and worked for Hallmark Cards as a greeting card designer . ... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, from 1:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees: $130

Come join me in taking shrink plastic to a new level. We will bend it, ruffle it, drill it and then turn it into a beads. These will be used in creating wire-wrapped dangles along with metal findings and smaller glass beads. The result is a finished dangle that resembles a bell flower. ... Read More

Workshop PhotoSimple Soldered Silver Rings

Instructor: Eva Sherman
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Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, from 1:30pm to 6:00pm
Fees: $145 » (includes all required materials and use of tools)

Make it today, wear it tonight! Using a butane torch, silver sheet, and a few premade bezels, students will create 2 amazingly beautiful rings that are deceptively simple to construct. Students will learn techniques in sweat soldering, filing, fabrication, and stone setting. Soldering experience is helpful, but not required. Adventurous... Read More

Workshop PhotoSterling Silver Spinner Ring

Instructor: Ronda Stevens
Ronda has been teaching wire wrap design and soldering classes over 10 years at bead shows and local bead stores. She began teaching at larger venues in 2015 and opened her own studio in Jacksonville, FL. She specializes in traditional wire wrap design and loves to see her students succeed in her... Read More

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Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, from 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Fees: $45 » (Includes all required materials and use of instructors tools)

A spinner ring is one of those unique designs that you will enjoy making and wearing. In this class you will learn how to measure your sterling silver sheet so that you will have a perfect fit for your ring. The techniques that you learn in this class will make sizing any band type ring a breeze. You will have your choice of sterling... Read More

Workshop PhotoEnameled Flowers

Instructor: Atalia Molaro
Teacher, Designer, and Buyer, for String Bead Chico. Atalia has been creating new classes and teaching the elements of beading skills for over six years. Her open saw work and metal skills are unparalleled. She plays a vital role in helping to create the over fifty classes taught at String Bead. Read More

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Skill Level: Torch Enameling is recommend
Dates/Times: February 1, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $79 » all supplies including, instructional handout are provided.

Focus on enameling domed and curved surfaces while blending beautiful color combinations. We will be taking the mystery and heartbreak out of working with transparent colors. While you are creating –from scratch- these adorable, and useful, flowers you will be exploring color and texture combos that can then be used on countless... Read More

Workshop PhotoProng Setting

Instructor: Carole Witt
Graduate of the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts, Carole has been teaching for over 15 years. Carole and her remarkable staff have a lineup of more than 50 classes in their extensive Jewelry Supply Store, String Bead, in Chico California. They are always striving to increase their ability to reach... Read More

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Skill Level: Intermediate. Torch Soldering skills necessary.
Dates/Times: February 1, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $79 » some supplies including, instructional handout are provided.

Okay, you’ve been asking for years, sooooooo… here it is! Prong Settings! We will cover how to make prongs from scratch, how to use pre-made prongs, how to set uneven stones, calibrated stones, etc. Extensive handouts will cover basket setting assembly, prong cutting, and many other aspects. In class we will make a simple... Read More

Workshop PhotoSawing and Piercing

Instructor: Pattie Parkhurst
Just as a diamond has many facets, my metal work in nature-inspired sculpture and jewelry has many dimensions. I was introduced to art and nature at a young age and these two passions continue to inspire my organic and earthy designs. After college I served on the board of The Colorado Metalsmithing... Read More

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Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $50 » includes materials and use of instructor”s tools If you would like your own tools you may purchase a kit from me. Kit is $20 and includes a bench pin(for sawing on) Jeweler’s saw and saw blades, wax and metal.

Ever look at intricate metal jewelry and wonder “How did they do that?” Want to learn techniques that can add personalization and WOW! to your jewelry? In this class we will learn my tricks and tips to expertly saw and pierce any shape or form out of metal using a jeweler’s saw. You will practice Piercing - using the... Read More

Workshop PhotoFill the Gap – a 7 Cord Beaded Bracelet

Instructor: Sally Battis
Sally Battis – I have been crafting most of my life. Once I retired from my full time job, beading (Kumihimo mostly) has been my thing. I have an online store where I make and sell Kumihimo bead kits. I fell in love with a 7 cord braid called Fill the Gap a few years ago. I created a 7... Read More

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Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees:
$50 » Workshop
$35 » Kits, will include the braiding disk, 7 cord template, beads, cord and clasp. Additional kits of just beads and cord are $25

Class is for a beaded bracelet of 7 different beads. There will be many different kits to choose from. Students will learn how to load and braid a beaded bracelet using only 7 cords as compared with the normal 8 cord Kumihimo round braid (Kongo Gumi). The finished braid looks very much like a kumihimo braid, but is much easier to... Read More

Workshop PhotoInspired by Filigree

Instructor: Gwen Youngblood
Gwen is an Inventor, Instructor and Maker of Pretty Things. ... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, from 2:00pm to 5:30pm
Fees: $125 » (includes all supplies needed to complete the project and use of instructor’s tools during class)

Bend, curve and solder Sterling Silver Wire into a modern interpretation of filigree. Using one of the instructor’s designs, students will create a pendant. In this introduction to soldering, learn the basics of sweat soldering and soldering wire forms. Finally, learn to set a gemstone cabochon in a pre-made bezel. Bring a chain or... Read More

Workshop PhotoHigh Society Bracelet

Instructor: Diane Whiting
Is a nationally recognized, award-winning designer and was one of the original CREATE YOUR STYLE with SWAROVSKI Ambassadors. She has been creating innovative jewelry and accessories for more than 10 years. Among other awards she has received, her “Crystal Bow Purse” placed 1st in... Read More

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Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, from 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees:
$35 » workshop fee
$35 » kit fee

Elegant lines and unmistakable Swarovski sparkle are the main elements of this very wearable bracelet with a coordinated clasp. Learn Cubic Right Angle Weave the easy way with Diane’s new tool, included in the kit. Multiple colorways will be available. Read More

Workshop PhotoOld Meets New

Instructor: Marti Brown
Marti Brown is a nationally known instructor. She has taught her classes in her studio and at Bead Fest venues, Bead and Button, for local bead stores and bead societies and at The Tucson Bead Show. She has been featured in Artisan Jewelry Times, an online magazine, and has an online video at... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, from 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees: $119 » kit included

In this necklace old vintage brass filigrees are attached to anodized niobium. A process I call “painting with sandpaper” is used to add highlights of colors to the surfaces textured with hammers. Students will learn cutting, creating holes, shaping, filing, sanding niobium, riveting and anodizing. The necklace and maybe... Read More

Workshop PhotoSterling Silver Scroll Ring

Instructor: Ronda Stevens
Ronda has been teaching wire wrap design and soldering classes over 10 years at bead shows and local bead stores. She began teaching at larger venues in 2015 and opened her own studio in Jacksonville, FL. She specializes in traditional wire wrap design and loves to see her students succeed in her... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Fees: $40 » (Includes all required materials and use of instructors tools)

This has been one of my most popular rings to sell and teach. You will learn to manipulate your 16 gauge sterling silver wire into scrolls that fit together to create this beautiful ring. In this class you will learn to use a template to measure your material for a proper fit for your ring. The kit includes enough Sterling silver wire... Read More

Workshop PhotoTOTALLY TILED TIN

Instructor: Christi Friesen
Christi is an award-winning artist and international teacher as well as the author of 11 books on creating with polymer & mixed media. She creates focal beads, brooches and jewelry as well as sculptural pieces and art vessels. Her workshops emphasize creativity and showcase the many ways to... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, from 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Fees: $15

Use stamps, texture sheets and molds to make a plethora of pretty tiles to decorate a small metal tin! (pssst, if you sign up for the Swellegant tile class just before this one, you can use some of those tiles in this project! Just a suggestion….) All skill levels welcome! All materials included. Read More

Workshop PhotoFURNACE GLASS FRINGE

Instructor: Ayla Pizzo
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Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, from 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Fees: $95

This 2.5 hour class will produce a fabulous necklace made from David Christensen Furnace Glass. Instruction and materials are included. Only $95. Skill Level: Beginner. Offered: Wednesday, February 1, 4pm and Saturday, February 4 at 10am Read More

Workshop PhotoBusiness of Beading

Instructor: Candie Cooper
Candie Cooper is a jewelry designer with a passion for combining unique materials and color combinations, inspired by extensive travel and her years living in China. Candie is the author of Earringology, Necklace-ology, Metalworking 101 for Beaders, Felted Jewelry, and Designer Needle Felting.... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: Beginner
Dates/Times: February 1, from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Fees: $35 » Workshop + Kit Fee

Thinking about or have your own jewelry business? In this class, Candie will share helpful tips for taking good photos, marketing online, selling at craft shows as well as online. You’ll also learn ideas for branding and telling your story so your jewelry shines. This is one of Candie’s most popular classes-don’t miss... Read More

Workshop PhotoFool proof prongs

Instructor: Ann Sanicola
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Currently not available.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Dates/Times: February 1, from 4:30pm to 7:30pm
Fees: $85 » copper (supplies and consumables included)

Learn how to set stones without bezels. Learn to saw prongs and set a stone in this exciting class. 3 hours Materials provided by the instructor to complete one pendant. Additional materials will be available for purchase ... Read More

Workshop PhotoButton Pearl Ring

Instructor: Kim St Jean
Following ten years as a public school teacher, Kim combined her love of teaching with her creative talents and began teaching jewelry classes. Mostly self taught, Kim now has been teaching jewelry classes for 17 years. She is an award winning instructor, author and jewelry designer. Kim has been... Read More

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Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, from 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Fees: $115 » (includes all materials and supplies, use of tools, and a handout)

Utilize many techniques to make this gorgeous Sterling Button Pearl Ring. Soldering, texture, forming and design skills will be covered. You’ll have a choice of copper, brass or sterling accent wire as well. E-mail: info@studiostjean if any questions Read More

Workshop PhotoWhimsical Weave Bracelet

Instructor: Ronda Stevens
Ronda has been teaching wire wrap design and soldering classes over 10 years at bead shows and local bead stores. She began teaching at larger venues in 2015 and opened her own studio in Jacksonville, FL. She specializes in traditional wire wrap design and loves to see her students succeed in her... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, from 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Fees: $55 » (Includes all required materials and use of instructors tools)

This is a fun class that works up quickly using 18 gauge wire so you have a nice substantial bracelet when complete. You will have your choice of bead color. Class fee includes sterling silver filled wire, beads of choice, written instructions with photographs and use of instructors tools. Additional kits will be available for sale. Read More

Workshop PhotoHow to Finish Metal

Instructor: Carole Witt
Graduate of the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts, Carole has been teaching for over 15 years. Carole and her remarkable staff have a lineup of more than 50 classes in their extensive Jewelry Supply Store, String Bead, in Chico California. They are always striving to increase their ability to reach... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $79 » all supplies including, instructional handout are provided.

There is never time in classes to do proper FINISH work! This class is all about just that! We will be exploring the professional, provocative, and permanent way to achieve the right shine and brilliance of your metal. We will cover files, sandpapers, buffs, burnishers, compounds, pressure, power, protocol, and OH SO MUCH MORE! All tools... Read More

Workshop PhotoAdvanced Torch Enameling

Instructor: Atalia Molaro
Teacher, Designer, and Buyer, for String Bead Chico. Atalia has been creating new classes and teaching the elements of beading skills for over six years. Her open saw work and metal skills are unparalleled. She plays a vital role in helping to create the over fifty classes taught at String Bead. Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $79 » all supplies including, instructional handout are provided.

Taking torch enameling to the next level for all you enthusiasts! Let's take it up a notch. In this advanced class, we will be using stencils, stamps, and shields, as well as exploring wet-packing, painting, and sgraffito. Also included is all sorts of new tips and suggestions for using stringers, millifori, and multiple wires in... Read More

Workshop PhotoTripoli Earrings

Instructor: Melissa Rodarte
Melissa Mauk Rodarte’s true love is to teach beading. Her talents include getting pesky knots ... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees:
$15 » Workshop
$5 » Kit fee

For the girl who loves art deco and feels at home in a worn-in ... Read More

Workshop PhotoFruit Loops Bracelet

Instructor: Melissa Rodarte
Melissa Mauk Rodarte’s true love is to teach beading. Her talents include getting pesky knots ... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees:
$15 » Workshop
$9 » Kit fee

These fun bracelets add a little bit of eye candy to your wrist. ... Read More

Workshop PhotoParallax Amulet

Instructor: Melissa Rodarte
Melissa Mauk Rodarte’s true love is to teach beading. Her talents include getting pesky knots ... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees:
$15 » Workshop
$11 » Kit fee

A little bit steampunk, this abstract floral pendant is a fun ... Read More

Workshop PhotoRiveted Rainbows - Color on Metal and Basic Cold Connections

Instructor: Beth Shea
Owner of Echo Artworks: http://www.echoartworks.com/ Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees:
$65 » workshop fee
$20 » kit fee

There are many ways to color to metal that do not require expensive torches or kilns. In this workshop, we'll explore a range of techniques to add color to all different metals; paints, patinas, inks, pastes and pencils included. You'll learn which methods are appropriate for which metals and everything you'll need to... Read More

Workshop PhotoStar Jasmine Earrings

Instructor: Melissa Rodarte
Melissa Mauk Rodarte’s true love is to teach beading. Her talents include getting pesky knots ... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees:
$15 » Workshop
$5 » Kit fee

These petite beaded jewels may become your new favorite, ... Read More

Workshop PhotoDragonfly Path Bracelet

Instructor: Melissa Rodarte
Melissa Mauk Rodarte’s true love is to teach beading. Her talents include getting pesky knots ... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees:
$15 » Workshop
$18 » Kit fee

We all need a little whimsy in our life. So close your eyes and ... Read More

Workshop PhotoScalloped Wreath

Instructor: Melissa Rodarte
Melissa Mauk Rodarte’s true love is to teach beading. Her talents include getting pesky knots ... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees:
$15 » Workshop
$9 » Kit fee

Love the look and feel of the vintage 1950’s, but would just as ... Read More

Workshop PhotoELEGANT PATTERN WIRE BRACELET

Instructor: Merilou Jenkins
Merilou Jenkins has been a professional art teacher for over 40 years as well as a professional craftsman and jewelry designer who has been named as an “Illustrious Artist”. She is also the recipient of numerous awards at art shows and internet competitions. Her work has been featured in... Read More

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Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 8:00am to 12:00pm
Fees:
$85 » Fees must be paid in full at time of registration
$50 » materials fee includes your choice of sterling silver pattern wire cut to size for your specific bracelet, as well as 14K gold fill and regular sterling silver wire, a jeweler’s polishing cloth, a fleece work surface and a copy of her 12 page instruction book featuring complete instructions with color step by step photographs, all of which is yours to take home. This is a gorgeous elegant bracelet you should be proud to wear anywhere!

Bracelets are a hot commodity right now and are currently my best seller. In this class you will learn how to determine what gauge square wire to use with different thicknesses of pattern wires, how to bundle all the wires together and hold everything in place with strategically placed wraps, how to make the clasp and how to determine... Read More

Workshop PhotoRippling reticulated Earrings

Instructor: Ann Sanicola
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Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 8:30am to 11:30am
Fees: $105 » (supplies and consumables included)

Simple reticulation using silver filled metal. Method does not require additional backing or stabilization. Doming metal, setting a stone in bezel cup and create a pair of earwires. Choice of stones. ... Read More

Workshop PhotoCreative Foundations

Instructor: Carrie Story
Owner of Clay Revolution, certified instructor and full-time metal clay artist. More information at http://www.divineornaments.net. Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 8:30am to 11:30am
Fees: $65 » includes wood or horn bracelet, bezel, stone selection and use of materials, patinas and tools

Get creative while exploring the wonderful world of color! Learn to use patina paints to create stunning designs on wood, buffalo horn or metal components. Students will work with Vintaj patinas and practice applying to achieve dimension and depth. Once the colors have been finished, you will attach a bezel cup and set a gemstone of your... Read More

Workshop PhotoWorking with Organics in Resin

Instructor: Becky Nunn
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Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 9:00am to 10:00am
Fees: $30 » Class fee. Class registration is non-refundable – sorry no exceptions. If for any reason you are unable to attend the class we do ask for the courtesy of letting us know as soon as possible by email, fax or phone. • PAYMENT Payment is due at the time of registration via Visa, MasterCard or PayPal • DEADLINE TO REGISTER Classes have a limited space and will be based on a first come first serve. If we have more students than spaces, we will start a waiting list and add two additional classes on Thursday, February 3, 2017.

Students will learn how to dry and prepare organics for resin use, how to embed organics and then how to mix and use Nunn Design 2-Part Resin. ... Read More

Workshop PhotoLIFE’S A SLICE OF FRUIT— RESIN & SILVER PENDANT

Instructor: Jackie Truty
Senior Art Clay Instructor and owner of Art Clay World, USA. In 2000, Jackie saw a demonstration on Art Clay Silver and has never looked back. In 2002, she acquired the rights as exclusive, North American distributor of Art Clay products. Her books, “Art Clay Silver and Gold: 18 Projects to... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $85 » includes kit fee (silver clay, paste & resin) and use of tools, kilns and materials

Learn Jackie’s technique for using silver clay and UV resin to design a mouth-watering slice of your favorite fruit in only 3 hours! You’ll finish your pendant and be able to take it home after class. Handout will be provided. Read More

Workshop PhotoLet’s Make Earrings

Instructor: Dale “Cougar” Armstrong
Dale “Cougar” Armstrong is a rockhound, a lapidary, and a full-time wire jewelry artist, instructor and author with a background in the fine arts, cloisonné and repoussé. With more than 40 years of combined experience, she uses absolutely no solder or glue in her... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 9:00am to 12:30pm
Fees: $65 » includes class kit and use of instructor’s tools

Oh My Goodness! Imagine being able to make your own earrings: as long or short as you want, in the colors you prefer, using your choice materials. Students will discover easy ways to cut chain lengths quickly, how to choose gemstone/pearl/crystal combinations, how to make ear wires, and more! The workshop fee includes: teacher’s... Read More

Workshop PhotoArt Deco Bracelet

Instructor: Ronda Stevens
Ronda has been teaching wire wrap design and soldering classes over 10 years at bead shows and local bead stores. She began teaching at larger venues in 2015 and opened her own studio in Jacksonville, FL. She specializes in traditional wire wrap design and loves to see her students succeed in her... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: Intermediate - must have experience working with half round wire
Dates/Times: February 2, from 9:00am to 12:30pm
Fees: $100 » (Includes all required materials and use of instructors tools)

Description of classes: You may remember seeing a similar classic wire wrap design, but I decided to put a twist on the traditional. Meet the Art Deco bracelet. The emphasis will be on keeping your wire "On Square" and working with angles in this class. The kit includes enough Sterling silver and Gold filled wire to complete... Read More

Workshop PhotoQuick and Easy Leather Cuff

Instructor: Gwen Youngblood
Gwen is an Inventor, Instructor and Maker of Pretty Things. ... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 9:00am to 12:30pm
Fees: $110 » (includes all supplies needed to complete the project and use of instructor’s tools during class)

Combine leather with riveted metal pieces to make a quick and easy cuff - your friends will be asking how you did it. Explore multiple techniques to texture the metal – from hammers and stamps to simple embossing! Then learn the secrets to riveting on leather with Gwen’s patent-pending Riveting Essentials. Add some traditional... Read More

Workshop PhotoHi-Tech Hides

Instructor: Marti Brown
Marti Brown is a nationally known instructor. She has taught her classes in her studio and at Bead Fest venues, Bead and Button, for local bead stores and bead societies and at The Tucson Bead Show. She has been featured in Artisan Jewelry Times, an online magazine, and has an online video at... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 9:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $100 » kit included

Use anodic painting with electricity to create the perfect accessory for those animal print clothes. Cut, file, sand and then paint animal prints onto niobium sheet. Necessary tools will be provided, but if you prefer you may bring your own. Read More

Workshop PhotoColor on Metal

Instructor: Helen Driggs
Helen Driggs is the former Jewelry Group Technical Editor for Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist and an experienced metalsmith. Her popular column “Cool Tools & Hip Tips” and video library: Metalsmith Essentials: Basic Fabrication, Rivets & Cold Connections, Machine Finishing... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 9:00am to 1:00pm
Fees:
$65 » Workshop
$35 » Kit. Kit Contents: Sheet Metal, Premade rivets, Beads, Head Pins, Earwires, use of instructors color pencils and pastels, fixative

Learn how to add a splash of vibrant color to your jewelry metal! We’ll use colored pencils and pastels to create rich layered color on copper or brass. We will create an easy pair of earrings in class – or students have the option to create a simple riveted pendant if they are experienced at fabrication techniques like sawing... Read More

Workshop PhotoBarbell Pendant and Earrings

Instructor: Debora Mauser
Debora Mauser is a nationally known instructor that has been teaching for 7 years. You can find her classes at Bead Fest, Bead and Button, William Holland School as well as Tucson and local bead stores and schools and now for the first year Tucson Bead Show. She has been featured in many national... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 9:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $150

They are hot, hot, hot!! Hot rivets that is! Create both a pair of earrings and pendant while learning the secret of creating these hot rivets. We will work in sterling silver and fine silver. Finish with a simple sterling chain and lobster clasp. Tools needed: Flat file Bench block Read More

Workshop PhotoCreative Stone Setting II

Instructor: Pattie Parkhurst
Just as a diamond has many facets, my metal work in nature-inspired sculpture and jewelry has many dimensions. I was introduced to art and nature at a young age and these two passions continue to inspire my organic and earthy designs. After college I served on the board of The Colorado Metalsmithing... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Fees: $100

Do you have that beautiful Druzy or rough piece of turquoise that you just don’t know how to set? In this class you will learn how to incorporate those ever so popular rough and odd shaped stones into your jewelry. I will teach my tips and tricks to accomplish successful prong and bezel settings with the emphasis on irregular shaped... Read More

Workshop PhotoPhotoshop for Jewelry, Beads, PMC, & Glass Artists

Instructor: Doug Baldwin
Website http://dougbaldwinphoto.com/tucsonbeadshow.html Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Fees: $175

Students will learn to process, color correct and crop their photos of jewelry, glass beads, and other art objects using Photoshop CS5 and Elements 11 with an experienced professional photographer and glass artist. Exposure level optimizing, background removal, color balancing, print and online file formats will be covered. ... Read More

Workshop PhotoKinetic Jewelry

Instructor: Melissa Muir
Melissa Muir was introduced to making jewelry a little more than 10 years ago while living in the Washington, D.C. area and working as a computer programming teacher. Her jewelry making talent came as quite a surprise to her as she had never been involved in any sort of creative art before. It... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Fees: $225 » Cost includes all tools and materials necessary for class. Just come, learn and have fun

Jewelry can be fun in its own right. But it is so much more exciting and really stands out when it MOVES. In this hands on workshop you will learn skills and techniques to make kinetic jewelry. We will learn how to use and create different types of rivets, ball up the ends of wire for decorative and functional purposes, and hinges for... Read More

Workshop PhotoSticks and Stones Earrings

Instructor: Kim St Jean
Following ten years as a public school teacher, Kim combined her love of teaching with her creative talents and began teaching jewelry classes. Mostly self taught, Kim now has been teaching jewelry classes for 17 years. She is an award winning instructor, author and jewelry designer. Kim has been... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Dates/Times: February 2, from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Fees: $155 » (includes all materials and supplies, use of tools, and a handout)

With heavy gauge square wire as the focal point, add yourstone and setting preferences to create 3-4 pair of earrings. We’ll be setting a small cab, beads, ½ drilled pearls, and graduated balls. All earwires will be sterling and one pair of sterling “sticks” included. Option to upgrade to as many sterling as you... Read More

Workshop PhotoThe Enameled Necklace in Tucson!

Instructor: Francesca Watson
Francesca Watson is a designer, maker and instructor who lives and works in the Texas Hill Country outside San Antonio. In 2012, she walked away from 25 years in administration and small business management to focus on living a more creative life. She and her husband now operate The Makery, a... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 9:30am to 5:00pm
Fees: $190 » workshop & kit fee

This fast-paced, hands on beginner workshop will begin by introducing you to the magic of roll printing patterns on copper sheet. Then we’ll punch up the impact by using the heat of a torch to coax incredible color from simple white enamel – you won’t believe the effects you get with just this one color! We’ll... Read More

Workshop PhotoSTAINED GLASS BUTTERFLIES votive

Instructor: Christi Friesen
Christi is an award-winning artist and international teacher as well as the author of 11 books on creating with polymer & mixed media. She creates focal beads, brooches and jewelry as well as sculptural pieces and art vessels. Her workshops emphasize creativity and showcase the many ways to... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 10:00am to 11:30am
Fees: $10

Cover a small glass votive with translucent polymer and add some butterflies in a stained glass style – it looks awesome when the light shines through! All skill levels welcome! All materials included. Read More

Workshop PhotoRiveting

Instructor: Atalia Molaro
Teacher, Designer, and Buyer, for String Bead Chico. Atalia has been creating new classes and teaching the elements of beading skills for over six years. Her open saw work and metal skills are unparalleled. She plays a vital role in helping to create the over fifty classes taught at String Bead. Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $79 » all supplies including, instructional handout are provided.

This is an introduction to joining metal without having to solder, PERFECT for all of us who don't have a torch! Some things just can’t take the heat. Soooooo rivet them! Learn all the different ways to: hide a rivet, dome a rivet, tube a rivet, make them from scratch, or properly use ready-made rivets while making a fun... Read More

Workshop PhotoProng Setting

Instructor: Carole Witt
Graduate of the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts, Carole has been teaching for over 15 years. Carole and her remarkable staff have a lineup of more than 50 classes in their extensive Jewelry Supply Store, String Bead, in Chico California. They are always striving to increase their ability to reach... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $79 » all supplies including, instructional handout are provided.

Okay, you’ve been asking for years, sooooooo… here it is! Prong Settings! We will cover how to make prongs from scratch, how to use pre-made prongs, how to set uneven stones, calibrated stones, etc. Extensive handouts will cover basket setting assembly, prong cutting, and many other aspects. In class we will make a simple... Read More

Workshop PhotoR2R Cuff

Instructor: Eva Sherman
Http://www.grandriverbeads.com/index.html Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Fees: $185 » (includes all required materials and use of tools)

Make it today, wear it tonight! Attach Rings 2 Rings in a random pattern to create a truly one of a kind cuff! Using positive/negative space as a design element, plus the economy provided by the premade jump rings, allows students to create larger pieces without the traditional limitations of cost and weight. Soldering experience is... Read More

Workshop PhotoBotanical Impressions in Silver Clay

Instructor: Laura Moore
Http://www.billysabadkitty.com/ Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Fees:
$110 » workshop fee
$25 » kit fee

An introduction to molding botanical specimens. We will make a pendant with a botanic imprint. Beginner and experienced clayers are both welcome. You will learn mold making, handling, forming, refining, firing, polishing and storing silver clay. All tools are provided by the instructor, if you have your own tool kit bring it along! Also... Read More

Workshop PhotoOpen Back Bezels with resin

Instructor: Becky Nunn
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Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 10:30am to 11:30am
Fees: $30 » Class fee. Class registration is non-refundable – sorry no exceptions. If for any reason you are unable to attend the class we do ask for the courtesy of letting us know as soon as possible by email, fax or phone. • PAYMENT Payment is due at the time of registration via Visa, MasterCard or PayPal • DEADLINE TO REGISTER Classes have a limited space and will be based on a first come first serve. If we have more students than spaces, we will start a waiting list and add two additional classes on Thursday, February 3, 2017.

Students will learn how to mix and colorize Nunn Design 2-Part Resin using bezels that have an open back. Students will have a chance to play with mica powders and Glitter Roxs to create unique pendants. ... Read More

Workshop PhotoGLAMOROUS GLAMOROUS

Instructor: Ayla Pizzo
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Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 10:30am to 3:00pm
Fees: $295 » kit included

You will be the talk of the party, and the envy of your friends, with this incredible multi-strand necklace! Basic knowledge of wire working will be helpful. We anticipate about 4.5 hours and of course, we’ll have to take a break. Instruction, use of tools and all materials are included in the price: $295.00. Offered only... Read More

Workshop PhotoWonderland Fairy - a shrink plastic art necklace

Instructor: Julie Haymaker
Julie graduated with a degree in Illustration from Kendall School of Design in Michigan . She moved to Kansas City and worked for Hallmark Cards as a greeting card designer . ... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Fees: $105

Using shrink plastic we will from unique flower shaped beads using the instructors special molds. A flower body will then be created for our fairy. She will also have shrink plastic Iridescent wings. A tiny cabochon paper clay head will be formed and will rest in a bezel. Our fairy’s skirt will flow using ribbons, lace and... Read More

Workshop PhotoMY PRECIOUS 23k gold-leaf sgrafitto pendants

Instructor: Christi Friesen
Christi is an award-winning artist and international teacher as well as the author of 11 books on creating with polymer & mixed media. She creates focal beads, brooches and jewelry as well as sculptural pieces and art vessels. Her workshops emphasize creativity and showcase the many ways to... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Fees: $10

Scratching has never been so much fun! Learn the sgrafitto technique on real 23k. gold leaf in this quick and easy workshop. All skill levels welcome! All materials included. Read More

Workshop PhotoPrometheus Bronze Boot Camp

Instructor: Carrie Story
Owner of Clay Revolution, certified instructor and full-time metal clay artist. More information at http://www.divineornaments.net. Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 12:30pm to 3:30pm
Fees: $95 » includes 20g Prometheus Bronze and use of materials and tools

Learn everything you need to know about Prometheus Bronze clays. From the consistency to the firing options, this class will provide you with the working knowledge to use the clays efficiently and utilize the versatility of this great medium. Carrie will discuss the clay properties and provide a detailed explanation of torch and kiln... Read More

Workshop PhotoBead and Button Jewelry

Instructor: Helen Driggs
Helen Driggs is the former Jewelry Group Technical Editor for Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist and an experienced metalsmith. Her popular column “Cool Tools & Hip Tips” and video library: Metalsmith Essentials: Basic Fabrication, Rivets & Cold Connections, Machine Finishing... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees:
$50 » Workshop
$25 » Kit. Kit Contents: 2” Button, 1” Button, 2 colors faceted crystal or 8/0 beads,18 ga. Brass core wire/armature, 28 ga. Brass coiling wire/armature, 5 large hole glass beads, 2 colors 28 ga. beaded perimeter wire, Fiber hanging cord

Break out the old button box -- we'll elevate ordinary buttons into wonderful, wearable center-stage focals for all types of jewelry. Learn how to modify old or new buttons using wire and inventive connection methods like wiring, riveting and other cold connections to create button bracelets, pendants or earrings with a modern twist.... Read More

Workshop PhotoSILVER AND POLYMER SUNSET PENDANT

Instructor: Jackie Truty
Senior Art Clay Instructor and owner of Art Clay World, USA. In 2000, Jackie saw a demonstration on Art Clay Silver and has never looked back. In 2002, she acquired the rights as exclusive, North American distributor of Art Clay products. Her books, “Art Clay Silver and Gold: 18 Projects to... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees: $85 » includes kit fee (silver clay and syringe, polymer clay) and use of tools, kilns and materials

Use Art Clay Silver to make a fine silver base. Add interior shapes with fine silver syringe. After firing, Jackie will show you how to use various Sculpy polymer clays to create your own colorful background. All pieces will be completed in this 3 hour class and ready to bake at home. Or, have Jackie bake your piece to pick up a little... Read More

Workshop PhotoLuminous Flora Pendant

Instructor: Melissa Rodarte
Melissa Mauk Rodarte’s true love is to teach beading. Her talents include getting pesky knots ... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Dates/Times: February 2, from 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees:
$40 » Workshop
$12 » Kit fee

We all love metamorphosis. This pendant has already ... Read More

Workshop PhotoFancy Spiral Kumihimo Necklace

Instructor: Kim Fox
Kim is an award winning designer of finished jewelry and findings. She has been designing or making jewelry for most of her life. Her company HandFast Design by Kim Fox provides artisan designed and crafted clasps, cones and connectors. She has been addicted to kumihimo for about 6 years. From her... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $105

Make this necklace using different sized beads to create this beautiful spiral. This is an intermediate class. Experience with kumihimo with beads preferred Class is 1-5 and includes beads and cord for necklace.as well as $25 credit towards clasp/cones for necklace. Kumihimo disk may be purchased for $10 if you don’t have one Read More

Workshop PhotoInterchangeable French Tassels

Instructor: Diane Whiting
Is a nationally recognized, award-winning designer and was one of the original CREATE YOUR STYLE with SWAROVSKI Ambassadors. She has been creating innovative jewelry and accessories for more than 10 years. Among other awards she has received, her “Crystal Bow Purse” placed 1st in... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Fees:
$30 » workshop fee
$27 » kit fee

Tassels are this year's biggest trend, and these are the best! Learn the traditional French method for making tassels of any size or width that have a flat, tailored top which offers multiple embellishment possibilities. These tassels have a convertible clasp attached so you can wear them with a variety of ropes or as a pendant. ... Read More

Workshop PhotoWoven Teardrop Pendant

Instructor: Ronda Stevens
Ronda has been teaching wire wrap design and soldering classes over 10 years at bead shows and local bead stores. She began teaching at larger venues in 2015 and opened her own studio in Jacksonville, FL. She specializes in traditional wire wrap design and loves to see her students succeed in her... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 1:30pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $85 » (Includes all required materials and use of instructors tools)

This class uses a flat vice to hold the wire during the weaving process. This weaving technique uses the same gauge Sterling Silver wire throughout the project. You will learn to manipulate and control your wire so that the weave is uniform. You will have your choice of a Faceted Briolette and will choose how to finish your pendant to... Read More

Workshop PhotoIntermediate Riveting

Instructor: Atalia Molaro
Teacher, Designer, and Buyer, for String Bead Chico. Atalia has been creating new classes and teaching the elements of beading skills for over six years. Her open saw work and metal skills are unparalleled. She plays a vital role in helping to create the over fifty classes taught at String Bead. Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: Intermediate, Riveting skills necessary.
Dates/Times: February 2, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $79 » all supplies including, instructional handout are provided.

Riveting the unrivetable! How do we rivet those fragile pieces? Keep them moving, and layer them, as well as keep them structurally sound. We will have limited components available, like our little enameled flowers, but taking the “enameled flower” class first gives you a lot more to work with. We will work on a pendant/ring... Read More

Workshop PhotoMake It & Take It: It's Impressionable

Instructor: Marti Brown
Marti Brown is a nationally known instructor. She has taught her classes in her studio and at Bead Fest venues, Bead and Button, for local bead stores and bead societies and at The Tucson Bead Show. She has been featured in Artisan Jewelry Times, an online magazine, and has an online video at... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $25 » all materials included

Come for a quick earring project and introduce yourself to the magic of niobium. Choose a pre-cut shape, impress a design into it and anodize it for your own niobium creation. Anodizing is simple, magical and your color choices make the earrings personally yours! Necessary tools will be provided. Read More

Workshop PhotoFill the Gap – a 7 Cord Beaded Bracelet

Instructor: Sally Battis
Sally Battis – I have been crafting most of my life. Once I retired from my full time job, beading (Kumihimo mostly) has been my thing. I have an online store where I make and sell Kumihimo bead kits. I fell in love with a 7 cord braid called Fill the Gap a few years ago. I created a 7... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees:
$50 » Workshop
$35 » Kits, will include the braiding disk, 7 cord template, beads, cord and clasp. Additional kits of just beads and cord are $25

Class is for a beaded bracelet of 7 different beads. There will be many different kits to choose from. Students will learn how to load and braid a beaded bracelet using only 7 cords as compared with the normal 8 cord Kumihimo round braid (Kongo Gumi). The finished braid looks very much like a kumihimo braid, but is much easier to... Read More

Workshop PhotoSoldering Workshop (Stone Setting)

Instructor: Carole Witt
Graduate of the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts, Carole has been teaching for over 15 years. Carole and her remarkable staff have a lineup of more than 50 classes in their extensive Jewelry Supply Store, String Bead, in Chico California. They are always striving to increase their ability to reach... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: Intermediate. Beginning Torch Soldering Skills necessary
Dates/Times: February 2, from 2:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $158 » some supplies including, instructional handout are provided.

An all day class to perfect your soldering skills! That’s right 8 hours at the torch!!! Lots of quality time, to make the mistakes you must fix, and conquer the difficulties you’ve faced, in learning the intricacies of torch soldering! We have a great group of instructors at this workshop so that there will be lots of 1-on-1... Read More

Workshop PhotoPENCILS ON POLYMER

Instructor: Christi Friesen
Christi is an award-winning artist and international teacher as well as the author of 11 books on creating with polymer & mixed media. She creates focal beads, brooches and jewelry as well as sculptural pieces and art vessels. Her workshops emphasize creativity and showcase the many ways to... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Fees: $10

Oh yeah, pencils work on polymer. Come find out some tricks! All skill levels welcome! All materials included. Read More

Workshop PhotoFUN BUNN

Instructor: Christi Friesen
Christi is an award-winning artist and international teacher as well as the author of 11 books on creating with polymer & mixed media. She creates focal beads, brooches and jewelry as well as sculptural pieces and art vessels. Her workshops emphasize creativity and showcase the many ways to... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Fees: $10

This mini sculpture is just darn sweet. Hop into this workshop and join the fun! All skill levels welcome! All materials included. Read More

Workshop PhotoOcean Waves Bracelet (Beginner Plus)

Instructor: Marilyn Gardiner
Marilyn Gardiner has a passion for creating beadwork jewelry—and now chain mail jewelry as well. Her jewellery reflects her love of pattern, design and colour from different eras and cultures. She is a teacher who enjoys working with adults to create jewellery. She teaches various jewellery... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 4:30pm to 7:30pm
Fees:
$50 » for workshop
$64 » Argentium® sterling silve bracelet kit
$27 » Copper bracelet kit

A perfect name! You can almost smell the salt in the air and hear the seagulls as you watch the tide go out. Can you see the waves? ... Read More

Workshop PhotoBasket Weave Stone on Stone Pendant

Instructor: Kim St Jean
Following ten years as a public school teacher, Kim combined her love of teaching with her creative talents and began teaching jewelry classes. Mostly self taught, Kim now has been teaching jewelry classes for 17 years. She is an award winning instructor, author and jewelry designer. Kim has been... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Fees: $115 » (includes all materials and supplies, use of tools, and a handout)

This class has a ton of techniques, yet in only 3 hours!! But…it’s been done several times so no worry. Everyone will get a slate backing piece which we’ll learn how to drill. We’ll then create a base for the weave using soldering and cold connections. Once connected we’ll set the stone and weave the wire,... Read More

Workshop PhotoBead Ring Class

Instructor: Ronda Stevens
Ronda has been teaching wire wrap design and soldering classes over 10 years at bead shows and local bead stores. She began teaching at larger venues in 2015 and opened her own studio in Jacksonville, FL. She specializes in traditional wire wrap design and loves to see her students succeed in her... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Fees: $55 » (Includes all required materials and use of instructors tools)

This design was made to enhance and frame a focal bead. You will have your choice of oval Czech glass, natural stone, or other round flat or low dome bead. Class fee includes sterling silver filled wire, focal bead, written instructions with photographs and use of instructors tools. Additional kits will be available for sale. Read More

Workshop PhotoChandelier necklaces

Instructor: Pattie Parkhurst
Just as a diamond has many facets, my metal work in nature-inspired sculpture and jewelry has many dimensions. I was introduced to art and nature at a young age and these two passions continue to inspire my organic and earthy designs. After college I served on the board of The Colorado Metalsmithing... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Fees:
$50 » Workshop fee. Please bring your own needle nose pliers and flat heads pliers. I will supply everything else!
$20 » Kit #1. Or I can give you a tool and supply list.
$40 » Kit #2. Pliers included

You will learn new ways to use sheet metal, by texturing, and drilling then wire wrapping beads. Learn new techniques for production, like the good old assembly line. These are fun designs that are great for presents. You will make no less than 2 necklaces. Join me for an evening of fun and productivity. Read More

Workshop PhotoTorch Enameling

Instructor: Atalia Molaro
Teacher, Designer, and Buyer, for String Bead Chico. Atalia has been creating new classes and teaching the elements of beading skills for over six years. Her open saw work and metal skills are unparalleled. She plays a vital role in helping to create the over fifty classes taught at String Bead. Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $79 » all supplies including, instructional handout are provided.

A fun class that takes the fear and uncertainty out of torch enameling. This is a remarkably simple technique that will change your metalwork from passé to pizzazz! Very limited class size, so sign up soon! Tools and materials included. Plenty of extra materials and tools are available for purchase. All skill levels are welcome.... Read More

Workshop PhotoNEFERTITI BRACELET

Instructor: Merilou Jenkins
Merilou Jenkins has been a professional art teacher for over 40 years as well as a professional craftsman and jewelry designer who has been named as an “Illustrious Artist”. She is also the recipient of numerous awards at art shows and internet competitions. Her work has been featured in... Read More

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Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 8:00am to 12:00pm
Fees:
$85 » Fees must be paid in full at time of registration
$50 » materials fee includes over 10 feet of sterling silver wire, jeweler’s polishing cloth, a fleece work surface and a copy of her 12 page instruction book featuring complete instructions with color step by step photographs, all of which is yours to take home.

Although this bracelet looks complicated it can be done by those with little or no wire wrapping experience. Beginners and accomplished wire workers will both enjoy this bracelet. You will not only be proud to wear this home in style you will also learn how to re-create this stunning bracelet in small, medium or larger sizes. It can also... Read More

Workshop PhotoDouble Infinity Bracelet (Beginner)

Instructor: Marilyn Gardiner
Marilyn Gardiner has a passion for creating beadwork jewelry—and now chain mail jewelry as well. Her jewellery reflects her love of pattern, design and colour from different eras and cultures. She is a teacher who enjoys working with adults to create jewellery. She teaches various jewellery... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 8:30am to 11:30am
Fees:
$50 » for workshop
$60 » Argentium® sterling silver bracelet kit
$38 » or for jewelers’ bronze bracelet kit
$36 » or for copper bracelet kit

Peer through your magnifiers and find the treasure! This weave is easy to make, yet so engaging. It's a delicate bracelet with mini-teardrop beads that embellish each set of magnifiers. Choose from 3 metals, each with different colors of beads.. ... Read More

Workshop PhotoRainforest Leaves

Instructor: Marti Brown
Marti Brown is a nationally known instructor. She has taught her classes in her studio and at Bead Fest venues, Bead and Button, for local bead stores and bead societies and at The Tucson Bead Show. She has been featured in Artisan Jewelry Times, an online magazine, and has an online video at... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $115 » kit included

Learn to cut niobium sheet with metal shears, bend, texture it and then colorfully anodize your created pieces. Add beads with wire and jump rings to suggest falling rain. Students will learn how to cut, drill, shape, file, and sand niobium sheet and wire; some fold forming techniques; anodizing techniques. Necessary tools will be... Read More

Workshop PhotoSILVER BRAIDED RING WITH GEMSTONE

Instructor: Jackie Truty
Senior Art Clay Instructor and owner of Art Clay World, USA. In 2000, Jackie saw a demonstration on Art Clay Silver and has never looked back. In 2002, she acquired the rights as exclusive, North American distributor of Art Clay products. Her books, “Art Clay Silver and Gold: 18 Projects to... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $80 » includes kit fee (silver clay, paste and finding) and use of tools, kilns and materials

In this 3 hour class Jackie will instruct you in braiding fine silver into this unique ring. A gemstone setting will be attached. Firing and polishing will be completed in class and students will leave with a finished ring. Various gemstones will be available to set following completion of the ring. Handout will be provided. Read More

Workshop PhotoCaptured Cabochon

Instructor: Debora Mauser
Debora Mauser is a nationally known instructor that has been teaching for 7 years. You can find her classes at Bead Fest, Bead and Button, William Holland School as well as Tucson and local bead stores and schools and now for the first year Tucson Bead Show. She has been featured in many national... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $120

Do you want to add stones to your designs without soldering? This is the class for you! We will design and cold connect metal to encase your stone, each design being different and then make a quick and easy handcrafted chain! Choice of stone included or bring your own! Tools: Riveting hammer/bench block 2 flat nose pliers Read More

Workshop PhotoMarquise Bracelet

Instructor: Ronda Stevens
Ronda has been teaching wire wrap design and soldering classes over 10 years at bead shows and local bead stores. She began teaching at larger venues in 2015 and opened her own studio in Jacksonville, FL. She specializes in traditional wire wrap design and loves to see her students succeed in her... Read More

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Skill Level: Intermediate - must have experience working with half round and square wire
Dates/Times: February 3, from 9:00am to 12:30pm
Fees: $115 » (Includes all required materials and use of instructors tools)

You will use traditional wire wrapping techniques to create this stunning 3 Marquise bracelet. Emphasis will be placed on keeping your wire "On Square" and working with angles in this class. The kit includes 3 Cubic Zirconia gemstones, 3 Sterling Silver Readyset Basket settings, enough Sterling Silver and Gold filled wire to... Read More

Workshop PhotoBubble Earrings

Instructor: Eva Sherman
Http://www.grandriverbeads.com/index.html Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 9:00am to 12:30pm
Fees: $125 » (includes all required materials and use of tools)

Make it today, wear it tonight! Students will practice and perfect soldering skills, while creating a unique pair of earrings. Since the circular shape is such a foundational design element, pre-made sterling silver jump rings make the perfect building block for designing. Soldering experience is helpful, but adventurous beginners are... Read More

Workshop PhotoGemstone Tree of Life

Instructor: Dale “Cougar” Armstrong
Dale “Cougar” Armstrong is a rockhound, a lapidary, and a full-time wire jewelry artist, instructor and author with a background in the fine arts, cloisonné and repoussé. With more than 40 years of combined experience, she uses absolutely no solder or glue in her... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 9:00am to 12:30pm
Fees: $55 » includes class kit and use of instructor’s tools

There are many different ways to create a Tree of Life pendant! Students will choose from a wide variety of silver and colored wire and learn how to create their own style of tree. Then each will choose their own combination of gemstone chips and crystal beads and discover how to embellish their tree with leaves, ice, snow, or a moon! The... Read More

Workshop PhotoUrban Conchos

Instructor: Helen Driggs
Helen Driggs is the former Jewelry Group Technical Editor for Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist and an experienced metalsmith. Her popular column “Cool Tools & Hip Tips” and video library: Metalsmith Essentials: Basic Fabrication, Rivets & Cold Connections, Machine Finishing... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 9:00am to 1:00pm
Fees:
$65 » Workshop
$35 » Kit. Kit Contents: Metal sheet, recycled metal, other raw materials for mounting and riveting.

Let’s reinvent the ubiquitous concho into something more urban; fashion forward and environmentally friendly. Explore upcycling and cold-connections as you rethink a classic ornament icon. We will use a wide variety of materials and techniques and do some creative problem solving in this urban approach to a classic motif. Sawing... Read More

Workshop PhotoWoodland Fairy Bracelet Copper Electroforming for Artists and Mad Scientists

Instructor: Terry Henry
I grew up in Los Gatos, Ca. and graduated from Los Gatos High School as an art student. I began my formal art training at San Jose State University. After a few years of study I began to worry about making a living as an artist. I opted for a degree in geology as I was good at it and the colors and... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 9:00am to 2:00pm
Fees:
$75 » Workshop
$75 » Kit Fee. Includes: Premade adjustable heavy copper bangle, electroformed flower, dichroic glass cabochon, glass micro-beads, CZ’s, Victorian stamped brass charms, copper wire, conductive paint, injection wax, glue, sealed organic material, tutorial containing detailed instructions, resources and photographs, and use of electroforming and buffing equipment and chemicals.

Interested in the newest trend in copper jewelry? Come join me as we turn found objects into copper. Explore the endless possibilities of copper electroforming in an easy to understand format. In this class we will be making a bracelet or cuff using a heavy adjustable premade copper bangle, electroformed flowers, stamped brass charms,... Read More

Workshop PhotoSoldering 101

Instructor: Pattie Parkhurst
Just as a diamond has many facets, my metal work in nature-inspired sculpture and jewelry has many dimensions. I was introduced to art and nature at a young age and these two passions continue to inspire my organic and earthy designs. After college I served on the board of The Colorado Metalsmithing... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Fees: $100 » this includes all materials and use of instructors tools Kits are not required but requested

Many people ask me how I soldered so many places together in one piece. Well soldering has a science, in this class I will explain the things you need to think about while soldering, then we will have lots of time to practice these skills. ... Read More

Workshop PhotoLeather Metal Glass

Instructor: Melissa Muir
Melissa Muir was introduced to making jewelry a little more than 10 years ago while living in the Washington, D.C. area and working as a computer programming teacher. Her jewelry making talent came as quite a surprise to her as she had never been involved in any sort of creative art before. It... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Fees: $225 » Cost includes all tools and materials necessary for class. Just come, learn and have fun

Leather, Metal and Glass Workshop: Friday, February 3, 2017 9:00am - 4:00pm ... Read More

Workshop PhotoLight and Shadow: The Art of Photographing Jewelry, Beads, Metal Clay, & Glass

Instructor: Doug Baldwin
Website http://dougbaldwinphoto.com/tucsonbeadshow.html Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Fees: $175 » (includes 18% gray card for setting exposure)

Come learn the secrets of how to shoot your jewelry, beads, and glass with a professional photographer and glass artist. See what aspects make for a high quality photograph. Learn the language of studio photography, the 9 parameters of successful photos and how to produce them. We’ll cover basic photography, the qualities of good... Read More

Workshop PhotoCab on a Bead Pendant/Link

Instructor: Kim St Jean
Following ten years as a public school teacher, Kim combined her love of teaching with her creative talents and began teaching jewelry classes. Mostly self taught, Kim now has been teaching jewelry classes for 17 years. She is an award winning instructor, author and jewelry designer. Kim has been... Read More

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Skill Level: Intermediate
Dates/Times: February 3, from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Fees: $155 » (includes all materials and supplies, use of tools, and a handout)

Well, isn’t that fancy? We’ll select a cabochon to bezel set in sterling, or copper if desired, then pick out a “flat-ish” bead to attach it to. We’ll be drilling a hole in the bead and riveting the mini pendant to it. A thin cord can be used to thread through into a pendant, or we can use coordinating wire... Read More

Workshop PhotoMetalsmithing 1-2-3

Instructor: Gwen Youngblood
Gwen is an Inventor, Instructor and Maker of Pretty Things. ... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 9:00am to 5:30pm
Fees: $210 » (includes all supplies needed to complete the project and use of instructor’s tools during class)

Learn the basics of metalsmithing in this day-long class of cutting, texturing, soldering and cold-connecting metal. Create a multi-layer pendant featuring a soldered bezel. Cut, form and solder the bezel portion of the piece. Add some texture and cold connect it to the base. Choose from multiple techniques for adding the bail. Give it a... Read More

Workshop PhotoThe Big Ass Ring in Tucson!

Instructor: Francesca Watson
Francesca Watson is a designer, maker and instructor who lives and works in the Texas Hill Country outside San Antonio. In 2012, she walked away from 25 years in administration and small business management to focus on living a more creative life. She and her husband now operate The Makery, a... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 9:30am to 5:30pm
Fees: $225 » workshop & kit fee

This fast-paced one day workshop will have you cutting, stamping, soldering and forming sterling silver wire and sheet into a one-of-a-kind setting for a gorgeous, chunky free-form stone. You’ll learn how to size and solder a ring band, create a bezel from scratch, and set a stone using age-old techniques with a modern twist to... Read More

Workshop PhotoFUSION COLLUSION: TRIPLE TERRIFIC PENDANT workshop with Anne, Gail and Christi

Instructor: Christi Friesen
Christi is an award-winning artist and international teacher as well as the author of 11 books on creating with polymer & mixed media. She creates focal beads, brooches and jewelry as well as sculptural pieces and art vessels. Her workshops emphasize creativity and showcase the many ways to... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 9:30am to 5:30pm
Fees: $150

This workshop will feature three different skills - silver work with Anne Mitchell, embellishment on felt with Gail Crosman Moore and polymer cutout bead with Christi Friesen. You will combine all three projects into one fabulous necklace by the end of the workshop. All skill levels welcome! All tools provided! All materials included! Read More

Workshop PhotoLEATHER WRAP BRACELET

Instructor: Ayla Pizzo
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Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 10:00am to 11:00am
Fees: $15

In this 1 hour beginning leather class, you will make a leather bracelet with a pearl button. Instruction and materials are valued at over $40, but this special make-n-take class is offered for only $15! Offered: Tuesday, 1/31 at 5:30pm and Friday, 2/3 at 10am Read More

Workshop PhotoSilk Scarves

Instructor: Michelle Marchiano
A beader since childhood and a college professor by trade, Michelle has brought her teaching expertise to the torch at String Bead in Chico. A curious person by nature, Michelle’s passion for mixed media, metal clays and the torch is only rivaled by her love for sharing it with others. Come... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $79 » all supplies including, instructional handout are provided.

The New Necklace ... Read More

Workshop PhotoBeginning Torch Soldering

Instructor: Carole Witt
Graduate of the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts, Carole has been teaching for over 15 years. Carole and her remarkable staff have a lineup of more than 50 classes in their extensive Jewelry Supply Store, String Bead, in Chico California. They are always striving to increase their ability to reach... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 10:00am to 1:30pm
Fees: $79 » allsupplies including, instructional handout are provided.

This is an in-depth class that will equip you for using soldering torches. Once you understand the soldering process, good torch control, and the proper steps, soldering is a lot of fun. This introductory class focuses on getting you started on the right path, so you can confidently work and troubleshoot on your own. The earrings and... Read More

Workshop PhotoStar of Wonder Ornament

Instructor: Melissa Rodarte
Melissa Mauk Rodarte’s true love is to teach beading. Her talents include getting pesky knots ... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Dates/Times: February 3, from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Fees:
$65 » Workshop
$75 » Kit fee

Your Christmas tree has never looked so good! This is one ... Read More

Workshop PhotoSilver clay pendant with a bezel set cabochon

Instructor: Laura Moore
Http://www.billysabadkitty.com/ Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Fees:
$185 » workshop fee
$85 » kit fee

In this workshop you will learn my favorite method for making a bezel for a cabochon. We will create and fire the back plate for your silver pendant and learn to make your own bezel. Then we will attach the bezel using Silver Paste. You will then set your stone in your finished piece. This is an intermediate workshop; students must have... Read More

Workshop PhotoCutting A Concho: Riveted Leather Charm Pendant

Instructor: Candie Cooper
Candie Cooper is a jewelry designer with a passion for combining unique materials and color combinations, inspired by extensive travel and her years living in China. Candie is the author of Earringology, Necklace-ology, Metalworking 101 for Beaders, Felted Jewelry, and Designer Needle Felting.... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: Beginner
Dates/Times: February 3, from 11:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $35 » Workshop + Kit Fee

One of her most requested technique how-tos, Candie Cooper will show you how to use the Sizzix Jewelry Studio tool to create an amazing leather and tin concho pendant. You will learn tips for cutting leather, vintage cookie tins and more. Once the layers are cut, you will rive them together and add charms, beads and more. Participants... Read More

Workshop PhotoBeginners Silver Clay

Instructor: Carrie Story
Owner of Clay Revolution, certified instructor and full-time metal clay artist. More information at http://www.divineornaments.net. Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 12:30pm to 3:30pm
Fees: $95 » includes 10g fine silver metal clay and use of materials and tools

Learn everything you need to know to make your own custom jewelry from metal clay in one straightforward class. You will learn to roll, shape, cut, texture, refine, fire and polish metal clay. Carrie will provide design considerations that will lead to successful finished pieces. Learn Carrie's firing guidelines and techniques so... Read More

Workshop PhotoCOOL LAVA & TORCH FIRED ENAMELS

Instructor: Jackie Truty
Senior Art Clay Instructor and owner of Art Clay World, USA. In 2000, Jackie saw a demonstration on Art Clay Silver and has never looked back. In 2002, she acquired the rights as exclusive, North American distributor of Art Clay products. Her books, “Art Clay Silver and Gold: 18 Projects to... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees: $85 » includes kit fee (silver clay & enamels) and use of tools, kilns and materials

After making a textured base of fine silver, Jackie will instruct you in preparing and sifting colorful enamel powders onto your design. Using a butane torch, you will fuse the enamels and, after cooling, burnish to a high shine. Pendant will be completed in this 3 hour class and ready for you to take home. Handout will be provided. Read More

Workshop PhotoFiligree Cocktail Ring

Instructor: Dale “Cougar” Armstrong
Dale “Cougar” Armstrong is a rockhound, a lapidary, and a full-time wire jewelry artist, instructor and author with a background in the fine arts, cloisonné and repoussé. With more than 40 years of combined experience, she uses absolutely no solder or glue in her... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 1:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees: $90 » includes class kit and use of instructor’s tools

The Filigree Cocktail Ring is one of Cougars' signature designs. Learn to personalize it by using her standard 'tease, curve and connect' method to add small rosettes, spirals, loops, pearls, crystals, etc to the wires as they develop the detailed look of fine filigree around a beautiful focal bead. Discover how to properly... Read More

Workshop PhotoCelebrate the Stone!

Instructor: Dale “Cougar” Armstrong
Dale “Cougar” Armstrong is a rockhound, a lapidary, and a full-time wire jewelry artist, instructor and author with a background in the fine arts, cloisonné and repoussé. With more than 40 years of combined experience, she uses absolutely no solder or glue in her... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 1:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees: $145 » includes class kit and use of instructor’s tools

Learn to handcraft individual prongs and set a faceted stone into a stunning, versatile pendant that really “celebrates” the stone. Believe it or not, almost any size or shape faceted stone will work with this design! Each student will make two settings, almost guaranteeing that they will wear one pendant out of class. The... Read More

Workshop PhotoDaisy Chain Pendant

Instructor: Eva Sherman
Http://www.grandriverbeads.com/index.html Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 1:30pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $125 » (includes all required materials and use of tools)

Make it today, wear it tonight! Students will practice and perfect soldering skills, while creating a unique pendant. Since the oval shape is such a foundational design element, pre-made sterling silver jump rings made into ovals make the perfect building block for designing. Soldering experience is helpful, but adventurous beginners are... Read More

Workshop PhotoTwists n Turns Bracelet - TNT

Instructor: Ronda Stevens
Ronda has been teaching wire wrap design and soldering classes over 10 years at bead shows and local bead stores. She began teaching at larger venues in 2015 and opened her own studio in Jacksonville, FL. She specializes in traditional wire wrap design and loves to see her students succeed in her... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 1:30pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $85 » (includes all supplies needed to complete the project and use of instructor’s tools during class)

The is one of my favorite designs. It is a fun bracelet to make using square dead soft wire to enhance your choice of beads. You will be using sterling silver filled wire and have your choice of bead colors. Class fee includes sterling silver filled wire, beads of choice, written instructions with photographs and use of instructors... Read More

Workshop PhotoFill the Gap – a 7 Cord Beaded Bracelet

Instructor: Sally Battis
Sally Battis – I have been crafting most of my life. Once I retired from my full time job, beading (Kumihimo mostly) has been my thing. I have an online store where I make and sell Kumihimo bead kits. I fell in love with a 7 cord braid called Fill the Gap a few years ago. I created a 7... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees:
$50 » Workshop
$35 » Kits, will include the braiding disk, 7 cord template, beads, cord and clasp. Additional kits of just beads and cord are $25

Class is for a beaded bracelet of 7 different beads. There will be many different kits to choose from. Students will learn how to load and braid a beaded bracelet using only 7 cords as compared with the normal 8 cord Kumihimo round braid (Kongo Gumi). The finished braid looks very much like a kumihimo braid, but is much easier to... Read More

Workshop PhotoMicro Mosaic

Instructor: Carole Witt
Graduate of the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts, Carole has been teaching for over 15 years. Carole and her remarkable staff have a lineup of more than 50 classes in their extensive Jewelry Supply Store, String Bead, in Chico California. They are always striving to increase their ability to reach... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $79 » all supplies including, instructional handout are provided.

Anyone who knows Carole knows her passion for Micro Mosaic. After research, calling, studying with, and hounding as many authorities as she could, she finally gathered up enough fun facts and techniques to offer Traditional Micro Mosaic. We will pull our own tessere, incanalato, and leaves,and boccio using enamels and glass, and learn... Read More

Workshop PhotoColor on Metal

Instructor: Helen Driggs
Helen Driggs is the former Jewelry Group Technical Editor for Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist and an experienced metalsmith. Her popular column “Cool Tools & Hip Tips” and video library: Metalsmith Essentials: Basic Fabrication, Rivets & Cold Connections, Machine Finishing... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees:
$65 » Workshop
$35 » Kit. Kit Contents: Sheet Metal, Premade rivets, Beads, Head Pins, Earwires, use of instructors color pencils and pastels, fixative

Learn how to add a splash of vibrant color to your jewelry metal! We’ll use colored pencils and pastels to create rich layered color on copper or brass. We will create an easy pair of earrings in class – or students have the option to create a simple riveted pendant if they are experienced at fabrication techniques like sawing... Read More

Workshop PhotoHalf Drilled Pearls

Instructor: Michelle Marchiano
A beader since childhood and a college professor by trade, Michelle has brought her teaching expertise to the torch at String Bead in Chico. A curious person by nature, Michelle’s passion for mixed media, metal clays and the torch is only rivaled by her love for sharing it with others. Come... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $79 » all supplies including, instructional handout are provided.

Everybody loves pearls. For Weddings, for Proms for oh, just everything! Nothing sets off and finishes a piece of jewelry or an outfit like a half drilled pearl in a proper setting. Learn the traditional setting procedures and also some fun unorthodox ways to keep your pearls both secure and professional. All tools are provided. Your... Read More

Workshop PhotoKnotted Pearl and Leather Tassel Necklace

Instructor: Laura Gasparrini
Teaching the Art of Beadwork for over 15 years and creating jewelry since childhood. She is the principle designer and owner of Om Tara! Temple Arts and Inspired Adornment. Laura offers classes privately in beautiful Santa Barbara, California and beyond. Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $75 » all materials included

Learn to make this gorgeous Boho-style Leather and Linen Knotted Pearl Tassel Necklace that’s easy to make and long on looks. It’s sure to become a new favorite for effortless, casual elegance. We’ll cover cord-knotting and basic assemblage techniques in this small group class with individualized instruction. Read More

Workshop PhotoFloral Fibula

Instructor: Marti Brown
Marti Brown is a nationally known instructor. She has taught her classes in her studio and at Bead Fest venues, Bead and Button, for local bead stores and bead societies and at The Tucson Bead Show. She has been featured in Artisan Jewelry Times, an online magazine, and has an online video at... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $105 » kit included

Cut and craft a flower and a leaf using fold forming and niobium sheet. Niobium wire makes the foundation and the pin and you will color them all by anodizing with electricity. Necessary tools will be provided, but if you prefer you may bring your own. Read More

Workshop PhotoByPass Earrings and Bracelet

Instructor: Debora Mauser
Debora Mauser is a nationally known instructor that has been teaching for 7 years. You can find her classes at Bead Fest, Bead and Button, William Holland School as well as Tucson and local bead stores and schools and now for the first year Tucson Bead Show. She has been featured in many national... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: Intermediate (need to know how to file, measure, comfortable with a torch)
Dates/Times: February 3, from 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees: $165

Create a unique wrap-a-round bangle with silver and stones! Complete the looks with complimentary earrings. We will use oxy/propane torch to create hot rivets to capture stones inside our wrap around bracelet and earrings. They are cool, contemporary, and very sassy! Tools needed: Flat file Read More

Workshop PhotoMy Melting Heart - A shrink plastic bracelet

Instructor: Julie Haymaker
Julie graduated with a degree in Illustration from Kendall School of Design in Michigan . She moved to Kansas City and worked for Hallmark Cards as a greeting card designer . ... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 3:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees: $95

In this class we will take shrink plastic to a new and charming level.We will create heart charms by altering the shrink plastic surface with paints, inks and pencils . Our hearts will be attached to a bracelet blank along with pre hand wire wrapped beaded dangles that out provided in the kit and metal heart charms . This will ... Read More

Workshop PhotoBeginners Silver Clay

Instructor: Carrie Story
Owner of Clay Revolution, certified instructor and full-time metal clay artist. More information at http://www.divineornaments.net. Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 4:30pm to 7:30pm
Fees: $95 » includes 10g fine silver metal clay and use of materials and tools

Learn everything you need to know to make your own custom jewelry from metal clay in one straightforward class. You will learn to roll, shape, cut, texture, refine, fire and polish metal clay. Carrie will provide design considerations that will lead to successful finished pieces. Learn Carrie's firing guidelines and techniques so... Read More

Workshop PhotoJoolTool Workshop

Instructor: Melissa Muir
Melissa Muir was introduced to making jewelry a little more than 10 years ago while living in the Washington, D.C. area and working as a computer programming teacher. Her jewelry making talent came as quite a surprise to her as she had never been involved in any sort of creative art before. It... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Fees: $125

Do you have a JoolTool and want to learn how to use it to its best capabilities? Have you decided to make the leap and purchase one for your studio and want to learn about the different accessories? In this workshop, you will work one-on-one with Melissa Muir to learn how to get that desirable high polish on your metals, and any other... Read More

Workshop Photo3-D Pendant

Instructor: Kim St Jean
Following ten years as a public school teacher, Kim combined her love of teaching with her creative talents and began teaching jewelry classes. Mostly self taught, Kim now has been teaching jewelry classes for 17 years. She is an award winning instructor, author and jewelry designer. Kim has been... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Fees: $95 » (includes all materials and supplies, use of tools, and a handout)

Love to use the Jeweler’s saw? Maybe you will after this class. We’ll select a design from the hundreds of stamps, and then learn how to do some intricate sawing. We’ll solder the sawn out pieces as relief to the base, giving us a 3-D effect. Fun and interesting project. E-mail: info@studiostjean if any questions Read More

Workshop PhotoSterling Silver Collars

Instructor: Ronda Stevens
Ronda has been teaching wire wrap design and soldering classes over 10 years at bead shows and local bead stores. She began teaching at larger venues in 2015 and opened her own studio in Jacksonville, FL. She specializes in traditional wire wrap design and loves to see her students succeed in her... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Fees: $60 » (Includes all required materials and use of instructors tools)

Everyone should have at least one sterling silver collar in their jewelry wardrobe, but in this class you will make 2 different styles. Both will be created in 10 gauge Sterling Silver half round wire and will be hammered to add texture and harden your wire. Simply following a design doesn't work when creating collars. I will show... Read More

Workshop PhotoGlass Fusing - But I Don’t Have a Kiln!

Instructor: Carole Witt
Graduate of the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts, Carole has been teaching for over 15 years. Carole and her remarkable staff have a lineup of more than 50 classes in their extensive Jewelry Supply Store, String Bead, in Chico California. They are always striving to increase their ability to reach... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $79 » some supplies including, instructional handout are provided.

“But I Don’t Have a Kiln”… DON’T LET THAT STOP YOU! We will cover microwave kilns! And their instant gratification! “But I DO Have a Kiln”…YOU WON”T BE BORED! We will cover so many aspects of glass fusing that you will be thrilled. We will Play with as many technique as we can cram... Read More

Workshop PhotoUFO Party

Instructor: Kim Fox
Kim is an award winning designer of finished jewelry and findings. She has been designing or making jewelry for most of her life. Her company HandFast Design by Kim Fox provides artisan designed and crafted clasps, cones and connectors. She has been addicted to kumihimo for about 6 years. From her... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $25 » fee for the class can be used as credit for any components purchased during the evening of the class

Unfinished Objects Party. Bring your purchases – there will be refreshments provided. And free discussion of beautiful endings to the items you want to make. . fee for the class can be used as credit for any components purchased during the evening of the class. Read More

Workshop PhotoMake Your Own Findings

Instructor: Atalia Molaro
Teacher, Designer, and Buyer, for String Bead Chico. Atalia has been creating new classes and teaching the elements of beading skills for over six years. Her open saw work and metal skills are unparalleled. She plays a vital role in helping to create the over fifty classes taught at String Bead. Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $79 » all supplies including, instructional handout are provided.

Simple solder joints, Annealing, Melting, Headpins, Bails, Toggles, Earwires, S-hooks AND SOLDERING!!! We will “basic” solder in this class but do not go into the science behind soldering like we do in “Torch Soldering” We recommend if you are planning to do a lot of soldering you take both. In this class we... Read More

Workshop PhotoHoneycomb Clasp Style Bracelet on the Endless Loom

Instructor: Deb Moffett-Hall
Designer, inventor, and author. Deb created the new Endless Loom, and also Quick Start Peyote Cards. Both items received rave reviews in the major bead magazines. Deb’s beadwork has appeared in Bead & Button magazine, and Beadwork Magazine. She was the Editor of Bead-Patterns, the magazine... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees:
$30 » workshop fee
$45 » kit fee

Learn from the inventor! Tips and techniques for weaving on the new Endless Loom: the no warp threads to tie-off bead weaving system. You will make this lovely Honeycomb clasp style bracelet in class. ... Read More

Workshop PhotoTripoli Earrings

Instructor: Melissa Rodarte
Melissa Mauk Rodarte’s true love is to teach beading. Her talents include getting pesky knots ... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees:
$15 » Workshop
$5 » Kit fee

For the girl who loves art deco and feels at home in a worn-in ... Read More

Workshop PhotoParallax Amulet

Instructor: Melissa Rodarte
Melissa Mauk Rodarte’s true love is to teach beading. Her talents include getting pesky knots ... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees:
$15 » Workshop
$11 » Kit fee

A little bit steampunk, this abstract floral pendant is a fun ... Read More

Workshop PhotoStar Jasmine Earrings

Instructor: Melissa Rodarte
Melissa Mauk Rodarte’s true love is to teach beading. Her talents include getting pesky knots ... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees:
$15 » Workshop
$5 » Kit fee

These petite beaded jewels may become your new favorite, ... Read More

Workshop PhotoFruit Loops Bracelet

Instructor: Melissa Rodarte
Melissa Mauk Rodarte’s true love is to teach beading. Her talents include getting pesky knots ... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees:
$15 » Workshop
$9 » Kit fee

These fun bracelets add a little bit of eye candy to your wrist. ... Read More

Workshop PhotoDragonfly Path Bracelet

Instructor: Melissa Rodarte
Melissa Mauk Rodarte’s true love is to teach beading. Her talents include getting pesky knots ... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees:
$15 » Workshop
$18 » Kit fee

We all need a little whimsy in our life. So close your eyes and ... Read More

Workshop PhotoScalloped Wreath

Instructor: Melissa Rodarte
Melissa Mauk Rodarte’s true love is to teach beading. Her talents include getting pesky knots ... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees:
$15 » Workshop
$18 » Kit fee

Love the look and feel of the vintage 1950’s, but would just as ... Read More

Workshop PhotoChrysanthemum Bracelet (Beginner Plus)

Instructor: Marilyn Gardiner
Marilyn Gardiner has a passion for creating beadwork jewelry—and now chain mail jewelry as well. Her jewellery reflects her love of pattern, design and colour from different eras and cultures. She is a teacher who enjoys working with adults to create jewellery. She teaches various jewellery... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 8:30am to 11:30am
Fees:
$50 » for workshop
$125 » Argentium® sterling silver bracelet kit
$78 » for silver filled (925/10) bracelet kit
$36 » for jewelers’ bronze bracelet kit

Glowing chrysanthemums are linked one to the next. I hear lots of oohs and ahs when I wear this one! Choose sun-kissed gold or moonlit silver for the garden flowers on your wrist. ... Read More

Workshop PhotoSterling Silver Spinner Ring

Instructor: Ronda Stevens
Ronda has been teaching wire wrap design and soldering classes over 10 years at bead shows and local bead stores. She began teaching at larger venues in 2015 and opened her own studio in Jacksonville, FL. She specializes in traditional wire wrap design and loves to see her students succeed in her... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 9:00am to 10:30am
Fees: $45 » (Includes all required materials and use of instructors tools)

A spinner ring is one of those unique designs that you will enjoy making and wearing. In this class you will learn how to measure your sterling silver sheet so that you will have a perfect fit for your ring. The techniques that you learn in this class will make sizing any band type ring a breeze. You will have your choice of sterling... Read More

Workshop PhotoSILVER AND POLYMER SUNSET PENDANT

Instructor: Jackie Truty
Senior Art Clay Instructor and owner of Art Clay World, USA. In 2000, Jackie saw a demonstration on Art Clay Silver and has never looked back. In 2002, she acquired the rights as exclusive, North American distributor of Art Clay products. Her books, “Art Clay Silver and Gold: 18 Projects to... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $85 » includes kit fee (silver clay and syringe, polymer clay) and use of tools, kilns and materials

Use Art Clay Silver to make a fine silver base. Add interior shapes with fine silver syringe. ... Read More

Workshop PhotoKeumboo

Instructor: Pattie Parkhurst
Ust as a diamond has many facets, my metal work in nature-inspired sculpture and jewelry has many dimensions. I was introduced to art and nature at a young age and these two passions continue to inspire my organic and earthy designs. After college I served on the board of The Colorado Metalsmithing... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 9:00am to 1:00pm
Fees:
$75 » Workshop
$55 » Kit fee

A sure way to make your work stand out and increase value is to add high karat gold in an easy to learn technique called Keum-boo. Each student will learn and practice this fun metal gilding technique. I have learned these techniques from many teachers and compiled the best most successful way to do keum-boo. 24k gold and argentium... Read More

Workshop PhotoReticulation Pendant and Earrings

Instructor: Debora Mauser
Debora Mauser is a nationally known instructor that has been teaching for 7 years. You can find her classes at Bead Fest, Bead and Button, William Holland School as well as Tucson and local bead stores and schools and now for the first year Tucson Bead Show. She has been featured in many national... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 9:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $140

Learn to depletion guild reticulation silver, bringing the fine silver to the top, then heat until you mold, move and melt the silver into creating one of a kind texture. Take the metal and create a pendant and earrings with small bezel set stones! This class is jam packed with techniques!! ... Read More

Workshop PhotoUltimate Cabochon Pendant

Instructor: Dale “Cougar” Armstrong
Dale “Cougar” Armstrong is a rockhound, a lapidary, and a full-time wire jewelry artist, instructor and author with a background in the fine arts, cloisonné and repoussé. With more than 40 years of combined experience, she uses absolutely no solder or glue in her... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 9:00am to 2:00pm
Fees: $95 » includes class kit and use of instructor’s tools

Discover Cougar’s secret formula for being able to turn almost any size and shaped cabochon into a beautiful pendant! You can later formulate this pattern to turn many other items into unique pendants, such as a coin, cameo, faceted stone, etc. This is a great class for the lapidary who would like to set their own stones using cold... Read More

Workshop PhotoHollow Form and Shadow Box Jewelry Workshop

Instructor: Melissa Muir
Melissa Muir was introduced to making jewelry a little more than 10 years ago while living in the Washington, D.C. area and working as a computer programming teacher. Her jewelry making talent came as quite a surprise to her as she had never been involved in any sort of creative art before. It... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Fees: $225 » Cost includes all tools and materials necessary for class. Just come, learn and have fun

The hydraulic press is a powerful tool for creating multi-dimensional jewelry. We will make multiple pieces using both hot and cold connection techniques. You will use hammers and the Rolling Mill to create unique textures and patterns. This class uses a torch for soldering and joining. We will also be using a jewelers saw to create... Read More

Workshop PhotoTalisman Trio

Instructor: Marti Brown
Marti Brown is a nationally known instructor. She has taught her classes in her studio and at Bead Fest venues, Bead and Button, for local bead stores and bead societies and at The Tucson Bead Show. She has been featured in Artisan Jewelry Times, an online magazine, and has an online video at... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Fees: $185 » kit included

Fold form without annealing three charms that will be anodized to your personal taste. Create a chain with niobium wire, and complimentary beads to make your charms into a unique talisman. Necessary tools will be provided, but if you prefer you may bring your own. Read More

Workshop PhotoMetal Morphosis

Instructor: Eva Sherman
Owner at Grand River BeadStudio Blogger at Eva Sherman Designs Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Fees: $185 » (includes all required materials and use of tools)

Create dramatically textured links by fusing sterling silver scraps to a silver base plate. Embellish the central links with tube set bezels for an added touch of elegance. Students will create 8 links which may be linked together to form a bracelet or statement necklace, or used individually to create pendants and/or earrings. Students... Read More

Workshop PhotoLight and Shadow: The Art of Photographing Jewelry, Beads, Metal Clay, & Glass

Instructor: Doug Baldwin
Website http://dougbaldwinphoto.com/tucsonbeadshow.html Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Fees: $175 » (includes 18% gray card for setting exposure)

Come learn the secrets of how to shoot your jewelry, beads, and glass with a professional photographer and glass artist. See what aspects make for a high quality photograph. Learn the language of studio photography, the 9 parameters of successful photos and how to produce them. We’ll cover basic photography, the qualities of good... Read More

Workshop PhotoThat’s a Wrap Bracelet

Instructor: Kim St Jean
Following ten years as a public school teacher, Kim combined her love of teaching with her creative talents and began teaching jewelry classes. Mostly self taught, Kim now has been teaching jewelry classes for 17 years. She is an award winning instructor, author and jewelry designer. Kim has been... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Dates/Times: February 4, from 9:00am to 5:00pm
Fees: $155 » (includes all materials and supplies, use of tools, and a handout)

Leather is in, why? Because we said so! In that case, let’s make a statement bracelet with a bezel set stone, which is toggled after wrapping the leather around your wrist 3 times. Choices of: shape, cabochon, leather color, and metals make for a myriad of design options. (Sterling available at class time for an up-charge if... Read More

Workshop PhotoA Classic Turquoise Necklace in Tucson!

Instructor: Francesca Watson
Francesca Watson is a designer, maker and instructor who lives and works in the Texas Hill Country outside San Antonio. In 2012, she walked away from 25 years in administration and small business management to focus on living a more creative life. She and her husband now operate The Makery, a... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner/Intermediate
Dates/Times: February 4, from 9:00am to 5:30pm
Fees: $225 » workshop & kit fee

Put a new twist on that old classic: turquoise and silver. You’ll use textured sterling silver sheet to create a unique setting for a gorgeous chunk of genuine American turquoise. You’ll frame it out with textured wire, then learn ways to add hand-made links to commercial chain for a time-saving custom look. Put it all... Read More

Workshop PhotoLayered and Riveted

Instructor: Gwen Youngblood
Gwen is an Inventor, Instructor and Maker of Pretty Things. ... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 9:00am to 5:30pm
Fees: $199 » (includes all supplies needed to complete the project and use of instructor’s tools during class)

This class explores basic metalsmithing and creative riveting techniques using Gwen’s patent-pending Riveting Essentials, including the use of tubes to create a dimensional, elevated pendant. Also included are discussions of additional design ideas, opportunities to practice cutting, shaping and texturing metal and a simple... Read More

Workshop PhotoFURNACE GLASS FRINGE

Instructor: Ayla Pizzo
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Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 10:00am to 12:30pm
Fees: $95

This 2.5 hour class will produce a fabulous necklace made from David Christensen Furnace Glass. Instruction and materials are included. Only $95. Skill Level: Beginner. Offered: Wednesday, February 1, 4pm and Saturday, February 4 at 10am Read More

Workshop PhotoStackables

Instructor: Symone Beasley
Symone Beasley is one of String Bead’s golden girls. She has worked alongside all the instructors and has played a vital role in helping with all the classes taught at the shop. Symone is patents at its best! and our very best beginners instructor. Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $79 » some supplies including, instructional handout are provided.

String Bead is excited to be teaching how to make these trendy stackable rings! Instruction on how to make 5 different types of stackable rings. We will be pairing our soldering skills with our design skills to create this timeless, delicate project. We will be using bronze, copper, and sterling. Choose which types of rings best suit your... Read More

Workshop PhotoBeginning Torch Soldering

Instructor: Michelle Marchiano
A beader since childhood and a college professor by trade, Michelle has brought her teaching expertise to the torch at String Bead in Chico. A curious person by nature, Michelle’s passion for mixed media, metal clays and the torch is only rivaled by her love for sharing it with others. Come... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 10:00am to 1:30pm
Fees: $79 » all supplies including, instructional handout are provided.

This is an in-depth class that will equip you for using soldering torches. Once you understand the soldering process, good torch control, and the proper steps, soldering is a lot of fun. This introductory class focuses on getting you started on the right path, so you can confidently work and troubleshoot on your own. The earrings and... Read More

Workshop PhotoThree Daisies

Instructor: Laura Moore
Http://www.billysabadkitty.com/ Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 10:00am to 2:00pm
Fees:
$55 » workshop fee
$25 » kit fee

Silver metal clay. Learn how to make a pendant with a pretty design, a fold over bail and set fireable cubic zirconia in silver clay while making this sweet little pendant and. We will make the design, fire and finish the pendant in class. The texture plate for daisies will be provided but you are welcome to bring any mold or texture you... Read More

Workshop PhotoSterling Silver Scroll Ring

Instructor: Ronda Stevens
Ronda has been teaching wire wrap design and soldering classes over 10 years at bead shows and local bead stores. She began teaching at larger venues in 2015 and opened her own studio in Jacksonville, FL. She specializes in traditional wire wrap design and loves to see her students succeed in her... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 10:30am to 12:30pm
Fees: $40 » (Includes all required materials and use of instructors tools)

This has been one of my most popular rings to sell and teach. You will learn to manipulate your 16 gauge sterling silver wire into scrolls that fit together to create this beautiful ring. In this class you will learn to use a template to measure your material for a proper fit for your ring. The kit includes enough Sterling silver wire... Read More

Workshop PhotoCREATIVE PLAY DAY

Instructor: Christi Friesen
Christi is an award-winning artist and international teacher as well as the author of 11 books on creating with polymer & mixed media. She creates focal beads, brooches and jewelry as well as sculptural pieces and art vessels. Her workshops emphasize creativity and showcase the many ways to... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 11:00am to 4:00pm
Fees: $45

Stay all day, or come and go as you like! ... Read More

Workshop PhotoTransverse Landscapes; Drawing with Copper Syringe

Instructor: Carrie Story
Owner of Clay Revolution, certified instructor and full-time metal clay artist. More information at http://www.divineornaments.net. Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 12:30pm to 3:30pm
Fees: $95 » includes 50g Prometheus Copper, Prometheus Syringe, chain, jumprings and use of materials and tools

Learn the basics of Prometheus Copper Clay in this fun beginner's class. Learn how to design a landscape picture across panels to create this stunning bracelet. Carrie will provide design considerations that will lead to successful finished pieces. Using a syringe of metal clay, you will draw your design allowing for movement within... Read More

Workshop PhotoFractal Foundations Bracelet

Instructor: Melissa Rodarte
Melissa Mauk Rodarte’s true love is to teach beading. Her talents include getting pesky knots ... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Dates/Times: February 4, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees:
$35 » Workshop
$30 » Kit fee

Geometry and poetry can create beauty. These ... Read More

Workshop PhotoFILIGREE PETAL & PEARL PENDANT

Instructor: Jackie Truty
Senior Art Clay Instructor and owner of Art Clay World, USA. In 2000, Jackie saw a demonstration on Art Clay Silver and has never looked back. In 2002, she acquired the rights as exclusive, North American distributor of Art Clay products. Her books, “Art Clay Silver and Gold: 18 Projects to... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees: $80

Just back from Japan where she learned advanced quilling techniques using Paper Type clay, Jackie will show you, in this 3 hour class, how to coil, fire, combine and layer these beautiful shapes into an elegant, fine silver filigree pendant. A cultured pearl will top off this piece. You will complete this piece in class, but there is an... Read More

Workshop PhotoLampwork Bead Bracelet

Instructor: Ronda Stevens
Ronda has been teaching wire wrap design and soldering classes over 10 years at bead shows and local bead stores. She began teaching at larger venues in 2015 and opened her own studio in Jacksonville, FL. She specializes in traditional wire wrap design and loves to see her students succeed in her... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: Advanced - students must have experience and be adept at wrapping with half round wire and be comfortable working with/handling multiple wires
Dates/Times: February 4, from 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $135 » (Includes all required materials and use of instructors tools)

I designed this to enhance an Artisan created lampwork lentil bead. This is an advanced class. You will work with multiple square wires to create a 3 dimensional frame around your bead. The student will be provided with an Artisan created lampwork lentil bead, Sterling Silver accent beads, Sterling Silver and Gold Filled square and... Read More

Workshop PhotoEar cuffs and Climbers

Instructor: Michelle Marchiano
A beader since childhood and a college professor by trade, Michelle has brought her teaching expertise to the torch at String Bead in Chico. A curious person by nature, Michelle’s passion for mixed media, metal clays and the torch is only rivaled by her love for sharing it with others. Come... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: Intermediate. Torch Soldering skills necessary.
Dates/Times: February 4, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $79 » some supplies including, instructional handout are provided.

Let’s dress up your ears! With Cuffs and Climbers! Torch Soldering skills are necessary for this class. Let’s play with tube settings and half drilled pearls; prong settings are also available. This is a fun intermediate class where we put your soldering skills to the test! All tools are provided. Your seat in the class is... Read More

Workshop PhotoShambhala Triple Wrap Macrame Bracelet

Instructor: Laura Gasparrini
Teaching the Art of Beadwork for over 15 years and creating jewelry since childhood. She is the principle designer and owner of Om Tara! Temple Arts and Inspired Adornment. Laura offers classes privately in beautiful Santa Barbara, California and beyond. Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $75 » all materials included

Learn to make this gorgeous and on-trend Shambhala Triple Wrap Macrame Bracelet ... Read More

Workshop PhotoRiveting

Instructor: Symone Beasley
Symone Beasley is one of String Bead’s golden girls. She has worked alongside all the instructors and has played a vital role in helping with all the classes taught at the shop. Symone is patents at its best! and our very best beginners instructor. Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $79 » all supplies including, instructional handout are provided.

This is an introduction to joining metal without having to solder, PERFECT for all of us who don't have a torch! Some things just can’t take the heat. Soooooo rivet them! Learn all the different ways to: hide a rivet, dome a rivet, tube a rivet, make them from scratch, or properly use ready-made rivets while making a fun... Read More

Workshop PhotoWild Woman Bangles

Instructor: Debora Mauser
Debora Mauser is a nationally known instructor that has been teaching for 7 years. You can find her classes at Bead Fest, Bead and Button, William Holland School as well as Tucson and local bead stores and schools and now for the first year Tucson Bead Show. She has been featured in many national... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $115

Use hardware components from your local store, leftover wire and beads from your bench and create a unique Wild Woman bangle. Students will learn to make coils, wire beads, discuss design options and use a variety of wire gauges and shapes. Your imagination is your guide! Kit includes enough material for 2 bangles and most students will... Read More

Workshop PhotoFREE Open Studio

Instructor: Dale “Cougar” Armstrong
Dale “Cougar” Armstrong is a rockhound, a lapidary, and a full-time wire jewelry artist, instructor and author with a background in the fine arts, cloisonné and repoussé. With more than 40 years of combined experience, she uses absolutely no solder or glue in her... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 2:30pm to 5:30pm
Fees: $0

Do you have questions about one of the classes you took with me this week? Maybe you didn’t have time to finish your project? Perhaps you made one in your room and need help finishing it? Whatever the reason, if it has to do with Traditional Wire Jewelry Design, feel free to pop in to ask questions or advice or to work on a... Read More

Workshop PhotoHoneycomb Clasp Style Bracelet on the Endless Loom

Instructor: Deb Moffett-Hall
Designer, inventor, and author. Deb created the new Endless Loom, and also Quick Start Peyote Cards. Both items received rave reviews in the major bead magazines. Deb’s beadwork has appeared in Bead & Button magazine, and Beadwork Magazine. She was the Editor of Bead-Patterns, the magazine... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 4:00pm to 7:00pm
Fees:
$30 » workshop fee
$45 » kit fee

Learn from the inventor! Tips and techniques for weaving on the new Endless Loom: the no warp threads to tie-off bead weaving system. You will make this lovely Honeycomb clasp style bracelet in class. ... Read More

Workshop PhotoCandy Cane Cord Bracelet (Advanced)

Instructor: Marilyn Gardiner
Marilyn Gardiner has a passion for creating beadwork jewelry—and now chain mail jewelry as well. Her jewellery reflects her love of pattern, design and colour from different eras and cultures. She is a teacher who enjoys working with adults to create jewellery. She teaches various jewellery... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 4:30pm to 7:30pm
Fees:
$50 » for workshop
$106 » for Argentium® sterling silver bracelet kit
$26 » or for copper bracelet kit

Create an unusual and contemporary bracelet that originates from the tradition of Japanese chainmail. It’s easy to make and versatile—you could add charms to the large rings if you wished. ... Read More

Workshop PhotoWhimsical Weave Bracelet

Instructor: Ronda Stevens
Ronda has been teaching wire wrap design and soldering classes over 10 years at bead shows and local bead stores. She began teaching at larger venues in 2015 and opened her own studio in Jacksonville, FL. She specializes in traditional wire wrap design and loves to see her students succeed in her... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Fees: $55 » (Includes all required materials and use of instructors tools)

This is a fun class that works up quickly using 18 gauge wire so you have a nice substantial bracelet when complete. You will have your choice of bead color. Class fee includes sterling silver filled wire, beads of choice, written instructions with photographs and use of instructors tools. Additional kits will be available for sale. Read More

Workshop PhotoKumihimo 101

Instructor: Rebecca Combs
Rebecca Ann Combs has always had a passion for adventuring, creating, and teaching. The combination has led her around the world to her new home in Tucson, Arizona. There she founded Design & Adorn in 2008, a jewelry supply store specializing in Kumihimo and beadwork. A well-respected... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: coming soon
Fees: $59 » includes all materials

Learn how to make beautiful braids for necklaces, bracelets, key chains, and more! Kumihimo braids are beautiful on their own and are a fabulous backdrop for focal beads, pendants, and charms. ... Read More

PARAWIRE Wire and Jewelry Design Demos

Instructor: Parawire Design Team
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Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 28-February 4, ongoing.
Fees: $0

Free Demos in jewelry design, wire wrapping and more from top designers such as Diana Harwood, Lisa Pavelka and Jamie North. Read More

Jewelry Making Demos!

Instructor: Laura Gasparrini
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Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 28-February 4, ongoing.
Fees: $0 » free demos!

Daily demonstrations ongoing each day on jewelry making techniques, crimping, knotting and more! Read More

Workshop PhotoKumihimo Demos

Instructor: Rebecca Ann Combs
Has always had a passion for creating and teaching. She is the founder of Design & Adorn Beading Studio and has been teaching a variety of jewelry making classes here since 2008. Her specialty is kumihimo jewelry, which she creates using both the foam disk as well as the more traditional wooden... Read More

Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: January 28-February 4, ongoing.
Fees: $0

Stop by booth #G182 for on-going kumihimo demonstrations. Read More
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