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Shoulder Sweepers

at Bead In Hand - Oak Park 145 Harrison St, Illinois City, Illinois 60304

Customize your Shoulder Sweepers to be short, long or longer! The top can be wildly colorful or subtle neutrals, with as many colors and strands as long as you want. Materials for Shoulder Sweepers: ​Bead In Hand carries all of the materials recommended for this project and includes time during the class for shopping. Tools are also available...

Friday Jul 19th, 10:30am - 12:30pm

Forming and Construction for Jewelry and Objects

at Evanston Art Center - Evanston 1717 Central St, Evanston, Illinois 60201

Create unique, 3-D forms for jewelry and objects by learning to combine hammered metal forms with construction techniques. Perfect your soldering skills by learning to properly fit complex curves and edges.  Forming processes including sinking, raising, fold-forming, anticlastic forming, and forging. Skill Level: All Levels

Tuesday Jul 23rd, 9:30am - 12:30pm

  (6 sessions)
$250

6 sessions

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Beginning Jewelry (Ages 16+)

at Evanston Art Center - Evanston 1717 Central St, Evanston, Illinois 60201

Perfect for beginning students interested in learning how to make one of a kind jewelry. Learn basic fabrication skills such as using a jeweler's saw, drilling, finishing, soldering, riveting, basic stone setting and color on metal techniques. Expect to complete your own bracelets, rings, necklaces and more!

Monday Jul 22nd, 9:30am - 12:30pm

  (5 sessions)
$210

5 sessions

Bead Embroidery, Freeform Style

at Bead In Hand - Oak Park 145 Harrison St, Illinois City, Illinois 60304

Combining needle, thread, fabric and beads creates stunning pieces of wearable art! This class is for you if: You enjoy combining mediums and experimenting with different techniques You enjoy hand sewing and want to incorporate beads. You want to learn more about materials to use for bead embroidery Students will Learn: How to stitch around...

Saturday Jul 27th, 2pm - 5pm

Rejuvenated Jewelry

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Inspired by the little treasures you save and love, we will cleverly combine old and new elements to create spectacular jewelry. Bring your special and sentimental keepsakes, single earrings, buttons, charms, chains, family photos, and found objects and let Bonnie Arkin inspire your creativity.  You will learn to solder, wire wrap, and string....

Tuesday Sep 3rd, 9:30am - 11:30am

  (8 sessions)
$239

8 sessions

Tree of Life Pendant

at Bead In Hand - Oak Park 145 Harrison St, Illinois City, Illinois 60304

The Tree of Life is an iconic symbol in many cultures. Here you'll make your own frame and create your version of the tree in colors you love. Materials for Tree of Life Pendant Bead In Hand carries all of the materials recommended for this project and includes time during the class for shopping. Tools are also available for use during the class....

Saturday Jul 20th, 1:30pm - 5:30pm

Quick & Easy Wire Bezel

at Bead In Hand - Oak Park 145 Harrison St, Illinois City, Illinois 60304

This is a unique and easy way to attractively bezel cabochons without soldering or using a torch. Make a pendant and begin a beaded chain, or make a pair of earrings with long, graceful hooks. Materials for Quick & Easy Wire Bezel: ​Bead In Hand carries all of the materials recommended for this project and includes time during the class for...

Sunday Jul 21st, 11am - 1pm

Spiral Rope

at Bead In Hand - Oak Park 145 Harrison St, Illinois City, Illinois 60304

The basic spiral rope is classic.  It works well on its own as a bracelet or necklace, is easy to dress up or down with bead choices and offers numerous variations. This class is for you if: You've done a little seed beading and you're ready to expand You're new to seed beading and ready to get started You want to learn a simple seed bead...

Monday Jul 29th, 3pm - 5pm

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Basic Earring Design

at Bead In Hand - Oak Park 145 Harrison St, Illinois City, Illinois 60304

Basic Earring Design is a great way to start working with wire. Learn how to make simple loops, wrapped loops, and dangles -- techniques that can be used in a wide variety of jewelry designs. You'll also get written instructions with diagrams to take home so you'll always have refresher information handy. Students will learn:  The elements...

Tuesday Aug 6th, 3pm - 5pm

Wire-by-the-Row Earrings

at Bead In Hand - Oak Park 145 Harrison St, Illinois City, Illinois 60304

Learn the basics of Mel's new "Wire-by-the-Row technique, building row upon row of wire, as you create a distinctive pair of earrings in the shape of your choice. Materials for Wire By the Row Hoop Earrings 18 gauge, approx. 1 foot 24 gauge, approx. 2 feet 28 gauge, approx. 3 feet Size 15/0 seed beads in two colors ​Note:  Tools...

Friday Jul 19th, 2pm - 5pm

Handcrafted Intermediate Jewelry Making: Rings

at Seeds Center - Edgewater 1212 W Balmoral Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60640

Taking Jewelry Making to the next step with Seeds Center's Wire wrapping at Level 2. Students will learn how to create wire wrapped rings and how to embellish with crystals and precious stones. You will also learn how to create designs, learn gemology, and color theory.  Depending on your skill level and timing while learning, more than one or...

Saturday Jul 20th, 2:30pm - 4:30pm

Make Your Own Findings and Wire Beads

at Bead In Hand - Oak Park 145 Harrison St, Illinois City, Illinois 60304

Learn to make simple yet decorative clasps, ear wires, headpins, bead wraps, and a variety of surprisingly easy wire beads to use in your own creations. Materials for Make Your Own Findings and Wire Beads ​20 gauge and 26 gauge dead soft wire. Quantity depends on the number of items you want to make. ​Note:  Tools are available for use...

Sunday Jul 21st, 2pm - 5pm

Let's Cellini

at Bead In Hand - Oak Park 145 Harrison St, Illinois City, Illinois 60304

The Cellini Spiral stitch seems daunting, but it’s basically even count tubular peyote. The placement and variations of beads create the spiral.  Once you learn the basic pattern you’ll want to start more advanced versions! Students will Learn: Even count tubular peyote stitch How to make a "step up" at the end of each row How to maintain...

Saturday Aug 3rd, 2pm - 5pm

Easy Beaded Hoops & Bangles

at Bead In Hand - Oak Park 145 Harrison St, Illinois City, Illinois 60304

Learn to make beaded hoop earrings and fashionable beaded bangles that you can sear singly or stack in multiples. Materials for Easy Beaded Hoops & Bangles 20 gauge and 24 gauge dead soft wire 2 to 3 mm faceted rondelles, rounds or oval beads 1 six-inch strand large-hole Krobo beads (for bangle)​ Quantities for wire and beads vary depending...

Saturday Jul 20th, 10:30am - 12:30pm

Handcrafted Jewelry Making w/ Gemology and Color Theory

at Seeds Center - Edgewater 1212 W Balmoral Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60640

Full Course Name: "Handcrafted Beginners Jewelry Making w/ Gemology and Color Theory" In this class, you will learn the basics in jewelry making. The lessons include learning how to use jewelry tools, some gemology facts, the meaning of color, and tips on color combination. Tools and materials will be provided. Nickel and Copper sensitivity welcome....

Saturday Jul 20th, 12pm - 2pm

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