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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...

Saturday Jul 27th, 2pm - 5pm

Shoulder Sweepers

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

Customize your Shoulder Sweepers to be short, long or longer! The top can be wildly colorful or subtle neutrals, with as many colors and strands as long as you want. Materials for Shoulder Sweepers: ​Bead In Hand carries all of the materials recommended for this project and includes time during the class for shopping. Tools are also available...

Friday Jul 19th, 10:30am - 12:30pm

Easy Beaded Hoops & Bangles

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

Learn to make beaded hoop earrings and fashionable beaded bangles that you can sear singly or stack in multiples. Materials for Easy Beaded Hoops & Bangles 20 gauge and 24 gauge dead soft wire 2 to 3 mm faceted rondelles, rounds or oval beads 1 six-inch strand large-hole Krobo beads (for bangle)​ Quantities for wire and beads vary depending...

Saturday Jul 20th, 10:30am - 12:30pm

Quick & Easy Wire Bezel

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

This is a unique and easy way to attractively bezel cabochons without soldering or using a torch. Make a pendant and begin a beaded chain, or make a pair of earrings with long, graceful hooks. Materials for Quick & Easy Wire Bezel: ​Bead In Hand carries all of the materials recommended for this project and includes time during the class for...

Sunday Jul 21st, 11am - 1pm

Make Your Own Findings and Wire Beads

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

Learn to make simple yet decorative clasps, ear wires, headpins, bead wraps, and a variety of surprisingly easy wire beads to use in your own creations. Materials for Make Your Own Findings and Wire Beads ​20 gauge and 26 gauge dead soft wire. Quantity depends on the number of items you want to make. ​Note:  Tools are available for use...

Sunday Jul 21st, 2pm - 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. Students will learn:  The elements...

Tuesday Aug 6th, 3pm - 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 Jul 29th, 3pm - 5pm

Let's Cellini

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

The Cellini Spiral stitch seems daunting, but it’s basically even count tubular peyote. The placement and variations of beads create the spiral.  Once you learn the basic pattern you’ll want to start more advanced versions! Students will Learn: Even count tubular peyote stitch How to make a "step up" at the end of each row How to maintain...

Saturday Aug 3rd, 2pm - 5pm

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 Aug 4th, 1:30pm - 4pm

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 Sep 5th, 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. Students will learn:  Elements of necklace and bracelet design  Features of different clasps and closures ...

Tuesday Sep 17th, 2:30pm - 5:30pm

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...

Saturday Aug 31st, 2pm - 4:30pm

Sparkle Band Albion Bracelet

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

Learn the basics for this new bead weaving stitch by Heather Kingsley-Heath.  Once you understand the fundamentals for albion stitch you'll realize there are countless ways to vary the simplest pattern and create stunning results. This class is for you if: You're new to seed beading and ready to get started (could be a little challenging...

Monday Aug 12th, 3pm - 5pm

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 Sep 21st, 2pm - 5pm

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 Sep 7th, 2pm - 5pm

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