Make 2 Bracelets: Introduction to Stringing and Crimping through Kirkwood Community College Continuing Education Program

Date and Time: 12/02/2014 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cost: $55 register through Kirkwood or on site
Capacity: 8
Instructor: Karen Kubby
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.  Registration is through Kirkwood Community College or on site--follow this link to register through Kirkwood. and look for Beadology Iowa under the instructor search. 

There is a $30 instructor fee through Kirkwood and a $25 materials fee at the beginning of class.

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


Pearl Knotting

Date and Time: 12/06/2014 from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cost: $55
Capacity: 8
Instructor: Karen Kubby
Prerequisites: No previous experience necessary.
Description:

Everyone needs a classic string of pearls. In this class, you will learn the secrets of making pearl knotting easy.  Each person will leave with a bracelet made with fresh water pearls and a sterling silver clasp.  


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NEW CLASS!! Make Your Own Clasp

Date and Time: 12/06/2014 from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Cost: $55
Capacity: 6
Instructor: l
Prerequisites: No previous experience necessary.
Description:
There’s nothing like having a clasp that is totally integrated to the design of your jewelry piece.  Participants will learn how to make their own clasp from copper wire. 

Picture coming soon!!


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Intro to Boro Glass Work

Date and Time: 12/07/2014 from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Cost: $98
Capacity: 6
Instructor: Benjamin Revis, UI Scientific Glass Blower
Prerequisites: No previous experience necessary.
Description:

Learn how to manipulate borosilicate glass.  Participants will make a basic marble, solid pendant, and an icicle ornament.   

This class is the prerequisite for the December 14 Boro Pig class.  Take both for double rewards points.

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

 


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Twisted Fringe Earrings through Kirkwood Community College Continuing Education Program

Date and Time: 12/08/2014 from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cost: $55
Capacity: 8
Instructor: Karen Kubby
Prerequisites: No previous experience necessary.
Description:
Learn the right touch to make your beaded fringe hang with just the right amount of dangle, yet have no thread showing. Then give it a little twist to give your fringe further dimension. This pair of earrings will focus on the fringe, yet includes ladder stitch and wire work. 


 
There is a $30 registration fee through Kirkwood and a $25 materials fee at the beginning of class.


Soldered Pendant through Kirkwood Community College Continuing Education Program--this is class is full. Call to get on a waiting list.

Date and Time: 12/10/2014 from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cost: $70
Capacity: 6
Instructor: Leslie Hollis, MFA
Prerequisites: No previous experience necessary.
Description:
Learn both sweat soldering and spot soldering.  Using wire disks and sterling wire, create a one-of-a-kind pendant.  You will be using a butane and/or propane torch in this class.

There is a $45 registration fee through Kirkwood and a $25 materials fee at the beginning of class.
On site registrations will be taken but not counted towards the minimum class size in order for the class to take place. 


Brick Stitch Woman with Skirt

Date and Time: 12/13/2014 from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Cost: $55
Capacity: 8
Instructor: Karen Kubby
Prerequisites: No previous experience necessary.
Description:
Students will learn brick stitch, one of many off loom bead weaving techniques.  Using cylinder beads, students will form the torso of a woman, with 3-dimensional arms.  Fringe creates a skirt to create a flowing earring or pendant.  One woman will be made in class.



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Boro Pig

Date and Time: 12/14/2014 from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Cost: $98
Capacity: 6
Instructor: Benjamin Revis, UI Scientific Glass Blower
Prerequisites: Intro to Boro held on Dec. 7 or demonstrated equivalent skill set.
Description:

Using borosilicate glass, learn to push, pull, and shape hard glass into a cute pig figure.  The end product can be used as a piece of sculpture or add a bail to make a pendant.  

Prerequisite:  Intro to Boro held on December 7 or demonstrated equivalent skill set.   


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