Make Glass Beads--Flame I--Intro to Lampworking

Date and Time: 05/23/2015 from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Cost: $95
Capacity: 6
Instructor: Karen Kubby
Prerequisites: NOTE: Participants must be at least 15 years old.
Description:

Making glass beads is great fun and an opportunity to do something outside of your normal routine.  You’ll have an unusual response to give when friends ask you what is new in your life.  This class will increase your hand-eye coordination and allow you to make beads that can be used in jewelry making. 

 This class will teach you the art of lampworking, a technique of using a torch and melting glass rods to create various shapes.  Safety and appropriate equipment handling are emphasized.  Your beads will need to stay in a kiln overnight to be annealed. 

NOTE:  Participants must be at least 15 years old.


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Bead-In

Date and Time: 05/23/2015 from 6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Cost: $75
Capacity: 12
Instructor: 
Prerequisites: 
Description:

Come for a full evening of beading, instruction, food, and fun.  Bring unfinished projects, get assistance from Beadology Iowa staff, use the flame studio (for those with Flame I or Intro to Boro or equivalent).  The structured project will be a wrapped beaded bracelet.  This will also be a time to get or freshen up your cubed right angle weave skills for the RAW Links Bracelet class on May 30.


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RAW Links Bracelet

Date and Time: 05/30/2015 from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Cost: $75
Capacity: 12
Instructor: Karen Kubby
Prerequisites: Cubed Right Angle Weave--see Bead-in on May 23.
Description:

Make cubed right angle weave frames and learn to connect them with peyote stitch to make a negative space bracelet.  We will be using three different stitches, two different embellishment techniques, and three different sized beads.  Variations on this design will be discussed in class.  

 Prerequisite:  Cubed Right Angle Weave.  


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Make Glass Beads--Flame I--Intro to Lampworking

Date and Time: 06/20/2015 from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Cost: $95
Capacity: 6
Instructor: Karen Kubby
Prerequisites: No previous experience necessary.
Description:

Making glass beads is great fun and an opportunity to do something outside of your normal routine.  You’ll have an unusual response to give when friends ask you what is new in your life.  This class will increase your hand-eye coordination and allow you to make beads that can be used in jewelry making. 

 This class will teach you the art of lampworking, a technique of using a torch and melting glass rods to create various shapes.  Safety and appropriate equipment handling are emphasized.  Your beads will need to stay in a kiln overnight to be annealed. 

NOTE:  Participants must be at least 15 years old.


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Make 2 Bracelets: Introduction to Stringing

Date and Time: 06/27/2015 from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cost: $55
Capacity: 8
Instructor: Cheryl Weatherford
Prerequisites: No previous experience necessary.
Description:

Bracelets are big this season.  Wearing multiple bracelets at once is even better.  This class places a focus on professional stringing and design techniques.  You will make two bracelets using two different stringing materials. One bracelet will be made strung on nylon using glass beads from the Czech Republic and sterling silver beads.  The second bracelet will be strung on flexible wire and made with handmade glass and Swarovski crystals.  You will learn how to use crimp beads to finish this bracelet.  Both bracelets will be secure and beautiful.  

Note this Bargain: If you also sign up for Introduction to  Wirework on June 27,  take both classes for double rewards points. 


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Make 3 Pairs of Earrings: Introduction to Wirework

Date and Time: 06/27/2015 from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Cost: $55
Capacity: 8
Instructor: Karen Kubby
Prerequisites: No previous experience necessary.
Description:

Who doesn’t need a new pair of earrings?  Learn to make earrings for yourself or as gifts.  Two wirework skills will be practiced and used to make three pairs of earrings.  The first skill is making a closed wrapped loop that allows you to make earrings and pendants.  The second skill is making a closed wrapped loop inside of a closed loop, allowing you to attach dangles to chains.  You will make earrings from glass, stone, pearls, and Swarovski crystals.

Solid instruction on the use of jewelry tools will assist you in making three pairs of earrings.  You will receive encouragement in discovering simple yet elegant earring designs.

 Note this Bargain: If you also sign up for Introduction to Stringing on June 27, take both classes for double rewards points. 

 


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NEW CLASS!! Metal Ring with Embellishment

Date and Time: 06/27/2015 from 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Cost: $80
Capacity: 6
Instructor: Leslie Hollis, MFA
Prerequisites: Soldering skills--see Soldered Pendant class on March 3.
Description:

Take your soldering and metal working skills to the next level.  Create your design, form your ring to size, and solder your components into place.  

 

 


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Intro to Borosilicate Glass

Date and Time: 06/28/2015 from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Cost: $98
Capacity: 6
Instructor: UI Scientific Glass Blower Benjamin Revis
Prerequisites: No experience necessary.
Description:

Learn how to manipulate borosilicate glass.  Participants will make a pawn for a chess set, a basic marble, and an icicle ornament.   

 

Note:  You must be 15 years old to participate in this class.

 


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