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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 Jan 14th, 9:30am - 11:30am

  (8 sessions)
$274

8 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 Dec 16th, 2pm - 5pm

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

  (5 sessions)
$220

5 sessions

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 Dec 19th, 3pm - 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 Jan 6th, 9:30am - 12:30pm

  (5 sessions)
$220

5 sessions

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 Jan 14th, 12pm - 2pm

  (8 sessions)
$274

8 sessions

Kumihimo Japanese Braiding: Full Workshop

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

Kumihimo is a great travel project. Everything gets prepared in advance so you have a neat package that doesn't require extra tools and doesn't take a lot of space. Students will Learn: How to place their cords on the kumihimo disk How to add weights for proper tension The basic pattern for moving the cords and adding beads to create a beaded...

Sunday Dec 15th, 1:30pm - 4pm

Stamped Spinner Ring Ages 16+

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

Using metal stamps is the perfect way to create a personalized piece of jewelry with words, textures and creative designs.  Learn how to create one-of-a-kind ring for everyday wear – perfect for gifts or yourself! We will cover the basics of metal stamping, texturing, filing, sanding, soldering and patinas. Expect to make at least one ring. ...

Friday Feb 21st, 1pm - 4pm

Jewelry Making 3D Printing and Laser Cutting

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

If you are looking to create something special, personal and outstanding; combining  3D printing and laser cutting is the perfect vehicle to create a custom piece of jewelry. We will experiment designing complicated yet delicate meshes, utilize acrylic or wood as materials and make some bold new statements you just can’t achieve with other methods....

Saturday Mar 7th, 1pm - 4pm

Mixed Media Mold Making

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

Learn the basics of silicone mold making. Create one- and two-part molds from a variety silicones and rubbers, either taken from a created or found object. A variety of materials can be used alongside our molds, including wax, plastic, clay, plaster, and concrete. Designed to help you with production and will allow you to make multiples quicker, whether...

Thursday Jan 9th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (5 sessions)
$220

5 sessions

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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 ...

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$50

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...

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$35

Discover Crystals

at Linda Z's Sewing Center - Arlington Heights 1216 E Central Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60005

Embellishing with Swarovski crystals creates a one-of-a-kind piece that, if it's even available in stores, would be outrageous! Now you can learn to do it easily, beautifully & inexpensively! Note: Kits and supplies to be purchased at the center.

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$15

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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...

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$25

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.

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$35
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