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Bead Making Workshop

at GnarWare Workshop - Lower West Side 1838 West Cermak Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60608

Make a pile of beads! Join use for two hours of bead making that might extend into a day of bead making.  This workshop includes about 20-30 minutes of demo, and then participants can work independently for the rest of the time (or day) making beads. Includes 3 pounds of clay, tools, underglaze, and glaze.

Friday Oct 18th, 6pm - 8pm

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 Oct 29th, 7pm - 9pm

  (8 sessions)
$239

8 sessions

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Metalsmithing And Design

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

First uncover the jewelry basics: sawing, filing, soldering, as well as finishing and patinas. Then, we'll build on your design skills, learning to find inspiration and create ideas that you will then produce with your newly acquired talents. Take home a piece you can be proud of!

Friday Oct 25th, 9:30am - 12:30pm

  (5 sessions)
$210

5 sessions

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 Oct 21st, 9:30am - 12:30pm

  (6 sessions)
$250

6 sessions

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 Oct 21st, 3pm - 5pm

Advanced Rejuvenated Jewelry

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

This class is for those students who have participated in Rejuvenated Jewelry and are ready to learn more techniques and explore many creative ideas. We create spectacular jewelry from vintage broken jewelry, watches, tin, and china. Bring your grandma’s jewelry box and collected treasures.  Prerequisite: Rejuvenated Jewelry or consent of...

Tuesday Oct 29th, 12pm - 2pm

  (8 sessions)
$239

8 sessions

Leather & Bead Wrap Bracelet

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

The popular Leather & Bead Wrap Bracelet uses cord to securely wrap beads between two lengths of leather. Students will Learn: Students select beads and learn how to measure the correct amount of leather for their desired bracelet.  Students will attach the button and use the Griffin bead cord to add beads and wrap the bead cord...

Tuesday Oct 22nd, 2pm - 4:30pm

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 Nov 5th, 3pm - 5pm

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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. Students will learn:  Elements of necklace and bracelet design  Features of different clasps and closures ...

Sunday Nov 10th, 1pm - 4pm

Moldmaking 101 (Ages 16+)

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

Learn the basics of silicone mold making, creating 1-part molds and 2-part molds from a variety of different silicones and rubbers. Cast plastic or wax into your mold, and manipulate it further through carving, heat, or paint, which can then be hand-painted.  Mold making is a key technique for those interested in production. All molds created...

Thursday Oct 24th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (6 sessions)
$250

6 sessions

Flat Spiral Bracelet

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

Students will Learn: The basic pattern for the flat spiral stitch How to follow a bead weaving pattern How to identify which bead(s) their needle passes through for each step How to hold the work as they stitch How to add thread How to finish and attach (or make) a clasp By the end of class students will have completed: Students new to seed...

Saturday Nov 9th, 3pm - 5pm

Reuse & Recycle: Repurposing Scrap Metal & Old Jewelry

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

Transform scraps of silver left over to jewelry sitting in your drawers into new and exciting jewelry designs. With one-on-one instructor time, you will learn how to repurpose your old and unused metal and jewelry into new metal and design elements for new jewelry fabrications. Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Wednesday Oct 23rd, 9:30am - 12:30pm

  (5 sessions)
$210

5 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...

Monday Nov 11th, 2pm - 5pm

Simple Netted Necklace

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

Great for beginners, netting is simpler and faster than it appears. Students will Learn: How to follow a basic netting pattern How to identify which bead their needle passes through for each step How to add thread How to finish and attach (or make) a clasp By the end of class students will have completed: Students won't complete the necklace...

Thursday Oct 24th, 3pm - 5:30pm

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 Oct 19th, 2:30pm - 4:30pm

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