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Elements of Wire

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

Most beaders find they need to work with wire at some point, however dedicated they may be to bead weaving or basic stringing techniques.  Even if wire is not your primary medium it helps to know how to make basic components. This class will round out your jewelry making skills.   Students will Learn: This class is for wire work beginners...

Sunday May 26th, 1pm - 4pm

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Petal Pendant

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

Daggers and drops create these lovely flowers from the book Great Designs for Shaped Beads. Some familiarity with seed bead stitching is recommended.  This class is for you if:  You've done a little off-loom bead weaving and want to learn something more challenging  You like all things flowers  You like using daggers and drop...

Saturday Jun 1st, 2pm - 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...

Sunday Jun 2nd, 2pm - 4pm

Enameling

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

Immerse yourself in glass and fire! Apply glass to metal and see it transform in a hot kiln. Learning the basics is easy - spend the class trying out a large and fascinating array of techniques to create your beautiful and durable pieces of jewelry or sculpture.

Monday Jun 10th, 7pm - 10pm

  (12 sessions)
$475

12 sessions

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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 Jul 9th, 9:30am - 11:30am

  (8 sessions)
$239

8 sessions

Intermediate / Advanced Jewelry

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

Designed to allow intermediate and advanced artists to build skills and challenge themselves to perfect techniques and learn new ones, build a body of work, or finish a special project. Individual attention will be focused on each student as needed. This is a fun and nurturing place to take your skills and art to the next level. Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced...

Thursday Jun 13th, 7pm - 10pm

  (12 sessions)
$475

12 sessions

Metalsmithing And Design

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

Jewelry basics we will cover sawing, filing, soldering, stone setting as well as finishing and patinas. We will move on to design basics, learning to find inspiration and create ideas that you will then produce with your newly-acquired skills. Take home a piece you can be proud to create!

Friday Jun 14th, 9:30am - 12:30pm

  (5 sessions)
$210

5 sessions

Knotting

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

Knotting is all about spacing and finishing, making snug knots and choosing the right materials for the design. You'll learn all about it in this class, with written instructions and helpful tips to take home. This class is for you if:  You have never worked with knotting cord or an awl  You want to learn about design techniques for...

Monday Jun 10th, 2pm - 5pm

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 Jun 3rd, 3pm - 5pm

Beginning / Intermediate Jewelry

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

Dedicated to teaching the fabrication building blocks of successful metalworking: forming, soldering, polishing, stone setting, and more. We begin with three jewelry projects designed to teach techniques, tools and safety. The remainder of class is dedicated to making unique custom jewelry, small sculpture, household creations, and more.  Kit...

Wednesday Jun 12th, 7pm - 10pm

  (12 sessions)
$475

12 sessions

Peyote Stitch & Beyond

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

If you know how to thread a needle and follow a basic sewing pattern, off-loom bead weaving will have familiar techniques. But don't worry--these classes are designed to get you started regardless of prior experience with a needle! Students will Learn: This class teaches the basics of seed beading and students will learn about the different types...

Saturday Jun 8th, 2pm - 5pm

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 Jun 11th, 9:30am - 12:30pm

  (6 sessions)
$250

6 sessions

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 Jun 1st, 12pm - 2pm

Basic Stringing

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

Basic Stringing will show you the nitty-gritty of beading wires and crimp beads, with plenty of practice making secure finishes using a crimp tool. Written instructions, diagrams and helpful tips are included with your finished project. This class is for you if:  You've never had a jewelry making class  You want to learn more about necklace...

Tuesday Jun 18th, 2:30pm - 5:30pm

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 Jun 10th, 9:30am - 12:30pm

  (5 sessions)
$210

5 sessions

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