Twisted Sister

Date and Time: 06/04/2016 from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Cost: $58
Capacity: 8
Instructor: Karen Kubby
Prerequisites: No previous experience necessary.
Description:
Learn right angle weave to make this easy bracelet. Then add a twist of embellishment and you have your finished look. Wear these alone or make a set and stack them. This technique is great to use as a lariat, too. 


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Fundamentals of Hollow Glass

Date and Time: 06/05/2016 from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Cost: $98
Capacity: 6
Instructor: Benjamin Revis, UI Scientific Glass Blower
Prerequisites: No experience necessary.
Description:

Learn how to manipulate borosilicate glass tubing.  Participants will learn to stretch, blow, and embellish tube glass. 

Note this bargain:  also register for Implosion Pendant June 26 and get both classes for double rewards points.


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Peyote Stitch Beaded Beads through Kirkwood Community College Continuing Education Program

Date and Time: 06/06/2016 from 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cost: $58 register through Kirkwood
Capacity: 12
Instructor: Karen Kubby
Prerequisites: No previous experience necessary.
Description:

Weaving with beads isn’t has complicated as it looks.  Peyote stitch is a versatile and often used seed bead weaving technique.  Students will make beads by beading a rectangle then folding it up and zipping it closed to make a tight and seamless tube.  Fancy your bead up by adding layers of embellishment.  Samples of finished jewelry using peyote stitch will be available with discussion on the techniques used to construct them. 

Registration is through Kirkwood Community College or on site--follow this link to register and look for Beadology Iowa under the instructor search.

On site registrations will be taken but not counted towards the minimum class size in order for the class to take place.

$30 instructor fee/$28 materials fee. 


Free Soft Glass Tutorials

Date and Time: 06/09/2016 from 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Cost: $FREE
Capacity: 
Instructor: Wendy Ford
Prerequisites: Basic lampworking skills.
Description:
For those with base glass skills through our classes or other sources. Tap into Beadology Iowa instructor Wendy Ford’s expertise to expand your skill set.  These tutorials are not free intro classes. They are meant to help those wanting to get help starting or finishing a project, to perfect technique, or how to better use tools.  $15 lab fee to use the studio. Conversation is free.


Intro to Metal Working: Make a Copper and Brass Pendant through Kirkwood Community College--2 sessions

Date and Time: 06/10/2016 from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Cost: $100
Capacity: 6
Instructor: Leslie Hollis, MFA
Prerequisites: No experience necessary.
Description:

In this two session metal working class, learn the fundamentals of metal working:  cutting, sawing, filing, and soldering.  Then design your pendant and put your new found or refreshed skills to work. This class serves as a prerequisite for the Metal Bezel class on February 27.  No experience necessary.  

Registration is through Kirkwood Community College. Register at:

www.kirkwood.edu and go to Continuing Education and then search for Beadology Iowa under the instructor search.  On site registrations will be taken if registration through Kirkwood meets minimum requirements of two participants. Instructor: Leslie Hollis, MFA

 $45 instructor fee/$55 materials fee. 


Roaring TwentiesWeave Bracelet

Date and Time: 06/11/2016 from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Cost: $58
Capacity: 8
Instructor: Cheryl Weatherford
Prerequisites: No previous experience necessary.
Description:

Discover an easy to learn seed bead netting stitch from the Roaring Twenties.  No book or magazine uses this stitch in a project—it is an exclusive Beadology Iowa stitch.  You will create a graceful bracelet in no time at all. 

 


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Artifactory's Life Drawing Drop-In

Date and Time: 06/12/2016 from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Cost: $8
Capacity: 20
Instructor: None
Prerequisites: 
Description:

Drawing the figure is captivating and challenging. The figure may later inhabit our landscapes and scenes. Bring your drawing and sketching supplies for this monthly session of life drawing with a live model sponsored by Artifactory.  You must be present by 5:30pm to gain entry into this session.


Gyrls Night Out: Herringbone Stitch Bracelet

Date and Time: 06/17/2016 from 5:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Cost: $58
Capacity: 8
Instructor: Karen Kubby
Prerequisites: No experience necessary.
Description:
Learn tubular Ndebele, an African herringbone beading stitch. Use different sized beads to decrease and increase to make an undulating bracelet. 

 




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Make Glass Beads: Introduction to Lampworking--Flame I

Date and Time: 06/18/2016 from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Cost: $98.00
Capacity: 6
Instructor: Karen Kubby
Prerequisites: none, participants must be at least 15 years old to register
Description:
Learn the basics of lampworking, the art of working with glass rods and a torch to make glass beads. Safety and appropriate equipment handling will be emphasized. You will get a feel for how glass moves as it melts; how to use tools to make simple shapes with molten glass; and what you can do by adding different colors of glass in your beads. Your beads will be annealed overnight at the store.


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Free Metal Work Tutorials

Date and Time: 06/22/2016 from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Cost: $FREE
Capacity: 
Instructor: Leslie Hollis, MFA
Prerequisites: Basic metal working skills.
Description:

For those with base metal working skills through our classes or other sources. Tap into Beadology Iowa instructor Leslie Hollis’s expertise to expand your skill set.  These tutorials are not free intro classes. They are meant to help those wanting to get help starting or finishing a project, to perfect technique, or how to better use tools.  $15 lab fee to use the studio. Conversation is free.


Make 2 Bracelets: Introduction to Stringing

Date and Time: 06/25/2016 from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cost: $58
Capacity: 8
Instructor: Cheryl Weatherford
Prerequisites: No 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: Also sign up for Intro to Wirework on June 25 and get double rewards points.

 


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Make 3 Pairs of Earrings: Introduction to Wirework

Date and Time: 06/25/2016 from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Cost: $58
Capacity: 6
Instructor: Cheryl Weatherford
Prerequisites: No 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: Also sign up for Intro to Stringing on June 25 and get double rewards points.

 


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Next Steps in Hollow Glass: Implosion Pendant

Date and Time: 06/26/2016 from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Cost: $98
Capacity: 6
Instructor: Benjamin Revis, UI Scientific Glass Blower
Prerequisites: Intro to Hollow Glass Work on April 3.
Description:

Learn to manipulate and embellish hollow glass to make a floral implosion pendant.  

Note: Take both Fundamentals of Hollow Glass on June 5 and Implosion Pendant for double rewards.


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Flame II: Next Steps in Making Glass Beads

Date and Time: 06/27/2016 from 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Cost: $98.00
Capacity: 6
Instructor: Wendy Ford
Prerequisites: Flame I or equivalent
Description:
Continue to explore the art of lampworking with a torch and glass rods. In this class, you will learn more techniques for manipulating color, making the perfect dot, and shaping with a goal of making a variety of more complicated shapes, including a hollow bead--see the great fish beads in the photo to the left. Your beads will be annealed overnight at the store.

You must be at least 15 years old to register for this class.


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