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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...

$199

8 sessions

Wednesday Sep 26th, 7pm

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...

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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 and...

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...

Teen Jewelry

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

Learn to design and make jewelry from scratch! Students will learn to saw, form and texture, and solder metals together to create earrings, bracelets and rings. The instructor will demonstrate metalsmithing techniques that students can apply to their projects.

$170

6 sessions

Monday Oct 22nd, 4:15pm

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...

Handcrafted Jewelry Making w/ Gemology and Color Theory

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

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. 1st Saturday of the month is Bracelet Day - Making bracelets with elastic sting and...

Leather & Bead Wrap Bracelet

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

Create this contemporary bracelet that wraps beads between two lengths of leather and finishes with an updated “button and loop” closure.  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...

Tuesday Oct 9th, 2:30pm

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Bronze Casting & Mold Making

at The Fire Arts Center of Chicago - Hermosa
1830 N Kostner Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60639

This class is designed to familiarize students with the basics of lost wax casting process. Depending on the project students will learn wax casting and working technique, gating and venting, ceramic shell and investment molding techniques.  Students will be required to complete at least 3 finished projects. Repetition of this class will provide...

$100

4 sessions

Bead Weaving: Basic Stitches

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:  Students choose one stitch from the five basic stitches: Brick, Ndebele (herringbone),...

Metalsmithing And Design

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

This is a project-driven class in which you take your creation from design to completion. It will cover the needs of both beginners and advanced beginner students, starting with a tutorial of jewelry basics either as an introduction or refresher for those that already have experience. We will cover sawing, filing, soldering, stone setting as well as...

$245

6 sessions

Friday Oct 26th, 9:30am

Basic Stringing - Full Workshop

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...

Tuesday Oct 16th, 2:30pm

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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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Mechanisms Galore

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

Intended for students who are interested in unique ways to finish off a bracelet or necklace. Sick of store bought mechanisms? In this six week class we will focus on making our own clasps to really give the final touch to your handmade, 1-of-a-kind piece of jewelry.

$245

6 sessions

Thursday Oct 25th, 9:30am

Basic Earring Design - Full Workshop

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. This class is for you if:  You've...