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Fall 2019 Workshop List

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Workshop PhotoNefertiti Bracelet

Instructor: Merilou Jenkins
Merilou has been a practicing artist and teacher for over 40 years journeying through different materials, media, influences and forms. With each sojourn into a different media she has discovered new techniques that have made a mark on her work on the road to artistic creation. She utilizes... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: September 5, from 9:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $135 » Fees must be paid in full at time of registration. (Non refundable after August 15, 2019.)

Fee includes four hours of instruction, over 10 feet of 14KGF and 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. She will also provide all tools for you to use... Read More

Workshop PhotoDULCE' TRES

Instructor: Phyllis Martin
http://Www.sewbeadazzled.com Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: September 5, from 10:00am to 2:00pm
Fees: $40 » kit fee $65 payable in class

OH! It's a double-sided bling with thee rows of pearls and three rows of crystals, all captured in two different sizes of seed beads! And oh, look at the finish...!The Techniques learned in this class are Ladder Stitch & Herringbone, along with different finishing techniques. ... Read More

Workshop PhotoLady of the Eyrie

Instructor: Sharon Wagner
Sharon Wagner is a national/international beadwork designer/instructor living in Sterling Heights, MI. Sharon’s beadwork designs incorporate her favorite stitches; MRAW, peyote, netting, and herringbone. A serendipitous meeting with Crystaletts’ designer, Dorinda Balanecki resulted in... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: September 5, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $30 » kit fee $25-$35

A simple, classic style bracelet featuring Crystaletts® 3mm crystal buttons. Lovely for evening, perfect for every day, make several to wear together! Read More

Workshop PhotoEnhanced Basic Pendant

Instructor: Merilou Jenkins
Merilou has been a practicing artist and teacher for over 40 years journeying through different materials, media, influences and forms. With each sojourn into a different media she has discovered new techniques that have made a mark on her work on the road to artistic creation. She utilizes... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: September 5, from 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees: $135 » Fees must be paid in full at time of registration. (Non refundable after August 15, 2019)

You will learn how to make a basic pendant using any shape of cabochon and then how to embellish it with a variety of beads. Once you learn this technique you will be able to vary your design by adding or subtracting beads or crystals in a number of ways. Learn about wire temper, gauges, and wire shapes as well as tools. You will learn... Read More

Workshop PhotoPeyote with a Twist

Instructor: Kim Fox
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Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: September 5, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $125

This class uses peyote with a twist to create a highly dimensional bracelet that can be customized to fit the width and length that you want. Some experience with even or odd peyote is highly recommended as the peyote with a twist takes off from that basic stitch. We will be using size 8 beads and Fireline to stitch the bracelet together.... Read More

Workshop PhotoOcean Jasper Pendant

Instructor: Merilou Jenkins
Merilou has been a practicing artist and teacher for over 40 years journeying through different materials, media, influences and forms. With each sojourn into a different media she has discovered new techniques that have made a mark on her work on the road to artistic creation. She utilizes... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: September 6, from 9:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $135 » Fees must be paid in full at time of registration. (Non refundable after August 15, 2019.) Fee includes four hours of instruction, a large pear shaped ocean jasper cabochon, sterling silver wire, crystals 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.

The “DD” in the title refers to one of my former students who came up with this design, hence the name “DD” (for Dexter Design)! Learn about wire temper, gauges, and shapes as well as tools. You will learn how to measure enough wire, how to straighten wire, how to bind your bundle of wire, how to make a bail and... Read More

Workshop PhotoDO DADS , WRAPS, & SPRINGS WIRE CLASS

Instructor: Phyllis Martin
http://Www.sewbeadazzled.com Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: September 6, from 10:00am to 1:30pm
Fees: $40 » kit fee $30 payable in class

Personalize a link chain with your favorite crystal colors, pearls and wire. Learn to wrap, make the "PERFECT EYE PIN" ,coil, make springs hammer & much more using three different gauges of wire to create your own charming bracelet. You will also learn how to have your tools work for you ! ... Read More

Workshop PhotoDreams By The Seashore Pendant

Instructor: Betty Cox
Creator and instructor of unique and macabre jewelry designs Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: September 6, from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Fees: $130 » (includes kit at $95)

All bead embroidered . Basic Bead embroidery techniques including peyote stitching is helpful bring needles and thread task light and I’ll provide bead mats. Contact Betty Cox @ 619-787-6047 for more info and signing up info . Class between 10-5 will not finish in class email also@ booop56@aol.com Read More

Workshop PhotoBotanical Impressions in Silver Clay

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

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Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: September 6, 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 PhotoMaterial Girl Bracelet

Instructor: Sharon Wagner
Sharon Wagner is a national/international beadwork designer/instructor living in Sterling Heights, MI. Sharon’s beadwork designs incorporate her favorite stitches; MRAW, peyote, netting, and herringbone. A serendipitous meeting with Crystaletts’ designer, Dorinda Balanecki resulted in... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: September 6, from 10:15am to 1:15pm
Fees: $40 » Kit 5 Class colorways $80

This luxurious crystal button bracelet slinks around your wrist, flashing with every move; you won’t want to take it off. Surprisingly simple to construct, this bracelet is so gorgeous everyone will think it is fine jewelry. Read More

Workshop PhotoFREEFORM OBJECT WITH WOVEN BAIL

Instructor: Merilou Jenkins
Merilou has been a practicing artist and teacher for over 40 years as well as a professional craftsman and jewelry designer who has been selected as an “Illustrious Artist” in addition to being the recipient of numerous awards at art shows and national competitions. Her work has been... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: September 6, from 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees: $135 » no refunds after August 15, 2019

Fee includes a freeform drusy (your choice), sterling silver and 14K gold fill wire, a jeweler’s polishing cloth, a fleece work surface and a copy of Merilou’s 12 page instruction book featuring complete instructions with color step by step photographs, all of which is yours to take home. You will also have the use of all... Read More

Workshop PhotoPEARL KNOTTING /INTRO to BEADING

Instructor: Phyllis Martin
http://Www.sewbeadazzled.com Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: September 6, from 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees: $40 » kit fee $45

Why Knot combine these two classes into one? This is a technique class where you will make two pieces of jewelry! How does completing a pearl knotted bracelet sound ? Learning tips & tricks to get that perfectly placed Knot! . After you've designed your necklace ,string , add a chain for length & crimp! ... Read More

Workshop PhotoLady of the Eyrie

Instructor: Sharon Wagner
Sharon Wagner is a national/international beadwork designer/instructor living in Sterling Heights, MI. Sharon’s beadwork designs incorporate her favorite stitches; MRAW, peyote, netting, and herringbone. A serendipitous meeting with Crystaletts’ designer, Dorinda Balanecki resulted in... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: September 6, from 2:15pm to 5:30pm
Fees: $30 » kit fee $25-$35

A simple, classic style bracelet featuring Crystaletts® 3mm crystal buttons. Lovely for evening, perfect for every day, make several to wear together! Read More

Workshop PhotoElegant Pattern Wire Bracelet

Instructor: Merilou Jenkins
Merilou has been a practicing artist and teacher for over 40 years journeying through different materials, media, influences and forms. With each sojourn into a different media she has discovered new techniques that have made a mark on her work on the road to artistic creation. She utilizes... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: September 7, from 9:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $135 » Fees must be paid in full at time of registration. (Non refundable after August 15, 2019.)

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 pattern wires, how to bundle all the wires together and hold everything in place with strategically placed wraps, how to make the hook and clasp and how to determine bracelet... Read More

Workshop PhotoBeginning Polymer Clay

Instructor: Barbara Sosna
Barbara Sosna (past president of Austin TX Polymer Clay Guild and Tucson Polymer Clay Guild, experienced instructor, published artist) Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: September 7, from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Fees: $135 » plus $25 kit fee for all supplies and clay needed. Payable to instructor at start of class.

Have you ever been curious about polymer clay? Have you wanted to learn about polymer clay? Here is your chance. At the end of this workshop, students will make beads that are samples of techniques. Then all will assemble the beads into a bracelet as shown in the picture. The goal is to have FUN and LEARN! Read More

Workshop PhotoSilver Fairy Bells

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

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: September 7, from 9:30am to 4:30pm
Fees: $110 » includes materials

Would you like a project making three-dimensional silver clay components? This is a fun project where you will learn to make silver clay slip and use it paint a dried flower and then make tiny vase shaped jewelry. ... Read More

Workshop PhotoCHAIN GANG

Instructor: Phyllis Martin
http://Www.sewbeadazzled.com Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: September 7, from 10:00am to 1:30pm
Fees: $35 » kit fee 35

Embellishing chain is what this necklace is all about. You'll learn a little to weave seed beads & crystals into a chain .the amount of beads to use per 1/2 in. will depend on the link chain you have chosen ! Balance out your piece using Pearls. It's a great necklace to give as a gift to yourself! This necklace is for all... Read More

Workshop PhotoCrabby the Pendant

Instructor: Betty Cox
Creator and instructor of unique and macabre jewelry designs Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: September 7, from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Fees: $135 » includes kit

Requires basic bead embroidery techniques using back stitching and peyote. Beaded on stiff felt with a soft suede backing. Each crab is slightly different in color. Crab is porcelain created just for my class. Beads, shells and cabochons all provided. Price for kit is $95. With instructions included. Class with kit cost $135. Contact... Read More

Workshop PhotoLady of the Eyrie

Instructor: Sharon Wagner
Sharon Wagner is a national/international beadwork designer/instructor living in Sterling Heights, MI. Sharon’s beadwork designs incorporate her favorite stitches; MRAW, peyote, netting, and herringbone. A serendipitous meeting with Crystaletts’ designer, Dorinda Balanecki resulted in... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: September 7, from 10:15am to 1:15pm
Fees: $30 » kit fee $25-$35

A simple, classic style bracelet featuring Crystaletts® 3mm crystal buttons. Lovely for evening, perfect for every day, make several to wear together! Read More

Workshop PhotoLightweight Everyday Earrings

Instructor: Merilou Jenkins
Merilou has been a practicing artist and teacher for over 40 years journeying through different materials, media, influences and forms. With each sojourn into a different media she has discovered new techniques that have made a mark on her work on the road to artistic creation. She utilizes... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: September 7, from 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees: $135 » Fees must be paid in full at time of registration. (Non refundable after August 15, 2019.)

Fee includes four hours of instruction, enough 14K gold fill and sterling silver wire to make the earrings, sterling silver ear wires, 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.... Read More

Workshop PhotoDULCE' TRES

Instructor: Phyllis Martin
http://Www.sewbeadazzled.com Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: September 7, from 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees: $40 » kit fee $65 payable in class

OH! It's a double-sided bling with thee rows of pearls and three rows of crystals, all captured in two different sizes of seed beads! And oh, look at the finish...!The Techniques learned in this class are Ladder Stitch & Herringbone, along with different finishing techniques. ... Read More

Workshop PhotoMaterial Girl Bracelet

Instructor: Sharon Wagner
Sharon Wagner is a national/international beadwork designer/instructor living in Sterling Heights, MI. Sharon’s beadwork designs incorporate her favorite stitches; MRAW, peyote, netting, and herringbone. A serendipitous meeting with Crystaletts’ designer, Dorinda Balanecki resulted in... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: September 7, from 2:30pm to 5:30pm
Fees: $40 » Kit 5 Class colorways $80

This luxurious crystal button bracelet slinks around your wrist, flashing with every move; you won’t want to take it off. Surprisingly simple to construct, this bracelet is so gorgeous everyone will think it is fine jewelry. Read More

Workshop PhotoDay Dreamer

Instructor: Kim Fox
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Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: September 7, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $85

Learn the Day Dreamer Stitch using right angle weave. We will make a bracelet out of this stitch using super duo beads as well as size 11 seed beads. There will be color options available so that your piece can be uniquely yours. We will be using a big eye needle and fireline to stitch your beautiful bracelet together. The Day Dreamer was... Read More

Workshop PhotoWIRE SCULPTURE PENDANT

Instructor: Merilou Jenkins
Merilou has been a practicing artist and teacher for over 40 years as well as a professional craftsman and jewelry designer who has been selected as an “Illustrious Artist” in addition to being the recipient of numerous awards at art shows and national competitions. Her work has been... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: September 8, from 9:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $135 » no refunds after August 15, 2019

You may have learned how to wrap a cabochon but now you can take it to the next level – you can learn how to do free form sculpting with wire to create elegant and distinctive pieces of jewelry. The final piece can be stand alone as a stunning pendant or you can go on to incorporate it into a necklace for a truly spectacular effect.... Read More

Workshop PhotoSilver Dish Pendant with a pearl

Instructor: Laura Moore
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Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: September 8, from 9:30am to 1:30pm
Fees: $120 » materials included

In this workshop using fine silver metal clay we will make a beautiful fine silver dish with a pearl on the front and a handmade bail on the back. I have many designs to choose from for your pendant. You will learn draping and drying on a form, making a rolled bail and pearl attachment. ... Read More

Workshop PhotoDO DADS , WRAPS, & SPRINGS WIRE CLASS

Instructor: Phyllis Martin
http://Www.sewbeadazzled.com Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: September 8, from 10:00am to 1:30pm
Fees: $40 » kit fee $30 payable in class

Personalize a link chain with your favorite crystal colors, pearls and wire. Learn to wrap, make the "PERFECT EYE PIN" ,coil, make springs hammer & much more using three different gauges of wire to create your own charming bracelet. You will also learn how to have your tools work for you ! ... Read More

Workshop PhotoDragonia!

Instructor: Betty Cox
Creator and instructor of unique and macabre jewelry designs Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: September 8, from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Fees: $150

Dragonia! All bead embroidered. All on stiff material . Only sell kits for teaching includes a Raku ceramic wing and a variety of shapes of beads. Price $150, will not complete in class. experienced bead embroider to do this class experienced beginner is fine to advanced. Backstitching and peyote techniques. Contact Betty Cox @... Read More

Workshop PhotoSparkling Beaded Beads

Instructor: Sharon Wagner
Sharon Wagner is a national/international beadwork designer/instructor living in Sterling Heights, MI. Sharon’s beadwork designs incorporate her favorite stitches; MRAW, peyote, netting, and herringbone. A serendipitous meeting with Crystaletts’ designer, Dorinda Balanecki resulted in... Read More

Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: September 8, from 11:00am to 2:00pm
Fees: $30 » Kits: Buttons & Seed Beads $20 Buttons Only $15

Beaded beads featuring Crystaletts® crystal buttons. Learn three beaded beads for a variety of uses. Variations and uses for these BBs will be discussed in this technique focused class! String multiples together for a dazzling necklace. Makes pairs of matching BBs for earrings. Super-size the oval bead for a stunning pendant! Use... Read More

Workshop PhotoMy Little Princess Fine Silver Ring

Instructor: Inez Flaugh
Inez Flaugh has always loved creating beautiful things with her hands and has dabbled in just about every media out there. Her love of glass and making jewelry is what started Inez down the path in Metal Clay. She took an Introduction to Metal Clay class in 2012 and her head exploded with ideas of... Read More

Skill Level: Intermediate
Dates/Times: coming soon
Fees: $110

This is such a delicate ring, it could be worn on the pinky or any other finger and look simply elegant, hence My Little Princess. This will be a fun class to learn the following skills: Proper sizing of the ring for proper fit post firing, rolling a snake band, setting 2mm CZs, adding a bezel cup to the band for the cabochon and choosing... Read More

Workshop PhotoBezel Set Fine Silver Ring

Instructor: Inez Flaugh
Inez Flaugh has always loved creating beautiful things with her hands and has dabbled in just about every media out there. Her love of glass and making jewelry is what started Inez down the path in Metal Clay. She took an Introduction to Metal Clay class in 2012 and her head exploded with ideas of... Read More

Skill Level: Advanced
Dates/Times: coming soon
Fees: $180

This project has so many techniques to learn it will make your head spin. In this class you will be working with Art Clay Silver to create your own unique bezel set cabochon ring using the following skills: Rolling and texturing the clay, making a ring sized to fit, sizing the platform to fit your cabochon and the decorative wire. You... Read More

Workshop PhotoBezel Set Fine Silver Pendant

Instructor: Inez Flaugh
Inez Flaugh has always loved creating beautiful things with her hands and has dabbled in just about every media out there. Her love of glass and making jewelry is what started Inez down the path in Metal Clay. She took an Introduction to Metal Clay class in 2012 and her head exploded with ideas of... Read More

Skill Level: Advanced
Dates/Times: coming soon
Fees: $180

This beautiful pendant is a fusion of new and old. The new of working with Art Clay silver to create the base for the cabochon and the old using traditional metal smithing techniques to create and set the bezel and decorative wire in place. The following skills will be used: Rolling and texturing the clay to create the platform to fit... Read More
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