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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 Feb 26th, 7pm - 9pm

  (8 sessions)
$239

8 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 Jan 26th, 12pm - 2pm

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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...

Thursday Feb 7th, 3pm - 5pm

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

Friday Feb 8th, 3pm - 5pm

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...

Tuesday Feb 12th, 2:30pm - 5:30pm

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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 Feb 11th, 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 Jan 26th, 2:30pm - 4:30pm

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 more...

Wednesday Jan 23rd, 7pm - 10pm

  (4 sessions)
$100

4 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...

Monday Feb 25th, 2pm - 5pm

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...

Saturday Feb 16th, 2pm - 4:30pm

Polygon Stitch

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

This is an advanced off-loom weaving pattern that creates a sturdy, multi-sided rope similar to African helix in technique. Previous seed beading experience is required.  This class is for you if:  You're an experienced seed beader looking for a new challenge  You like beaded ropes  You like experimenting with color changes...

Saturday Mar 2nd, 2pm - 5pm

Stamped Pendant Workshop

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 pendants for everyday wear – perfect for gifts or yourself!  We will cover the basics of metal stamping, texturing, filing, sanding and adding a patina. You’ll walk away with at...

Friday Mar 22nd, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

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...

Wednesday Feb 27th, 7pm - 9pm

  (8 sessions)
$239

8 sessions

Jewelry in the Maker Lab

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

Experiment with how the laser engraver and 3D printer can be utilized in your jewelry practice! The instructors will contact students directly about materials to bring to this workshop.

Saturday Mar 23rd, 1pm - 4pm

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 Feb 9th, 2pm - 5pm

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