Cubed Right Angle Weave Pendant: An Introduction to 3RAW

Date and Time: 08/02/2014 from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Cost: $55
Capacity: 6
Instructor: Karen Kubby
Prerequisites: No previous experience necessary.
Description:

Cubed Right Angle Weave (3RAW) is a fun and fascinating stitch.  It is hard to learn from video or written instructions.  In this class you will learn 3RAW with larger beads to create a pendant.  Move on to embellishing the piece by “stitchin’ in the ditch”. This class will satisfy the prerequisite for the Curved RAW Techniques later that same day. 

Note:  Take booth this class and Curved RAW Techniques class later that day and get double rewards points.

 


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NEW CLASS! Curved Cubed Right Angle Weave Techniques

Date and Time: 08/02/2014 from 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Cost: $55
Capacity: 6
Instructor: Karen Kubby
Prerequisites: Cubed Right Angle Weave--see class earlier that day.
Description:

Use different sized beads to create curvature to RAW.  You can utilize this technique to make interesting 3-D shapes with lots of negative space. This is a skill building class withou a specific project.    Please note that the picture to the left is a finished project using this technique.

Note:  Take booth the RAW Pendant and Curved RAW Techniques class and get double rewards points.


 


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Intro to Hollow Glass

Date and Time: 08/03/2014 from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Cost: $98
Capacity: 6
Instructor: UI Scientific Glass Blower Benjamin Revis
Prerequisites: No previous experience necessary.
Description:

Learn to manipulate and blow hollow tubing to create a sphere and an implosion pendant.  

 

Note:  Take both Intro to Hollow Glass and Blown Boro Sphere for double rewards points.

 


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Twisted Sister Beaded Bracelet through Kirkwood Community College Continuing Education Program

Date and Time: 08/04/2014 from 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Cost: $55
Capacity: 8
Instructor: Karen Kubby
Prerequisites: No previous experience necessary.
Description:

Learn right angle weave to make this easy bangle or clasped 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.  No previous experience necessary.  Instructor: Karen Kubby

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.

 


Soldered Pendant

Date and Time: 08/05/2014 from 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Cost: $65
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.

This class fulfills the prerequisite for the Metal Bezel class on August 9.
 

Note:  Take both Soldered Pendant and Metal Bezel for double rewards points.


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NEW CLASS! Metal Bezels

Date and Time: 08/09/2014 from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Cost: $75
Capacity: 6
Instructor: Leslie Hollis, MFA
Prerequisites: Basic Soldering--see Soldered Pendant class on Tuesday, August 5.
Description:

Use your soldering skills to make a bezel around a stone cabochon.  Participants will make a simple pendant as a vehicle for learning metal bezeling skills. Instructor: Leslie Hollis, MFA

 

Prerequisite:  simple soldering, see Soldered Pendant class on Tuesday, August 5.

 

Note:  Take both Soldered Pendant and Metal Bezel for double rewards points.


 


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Blown Glass Sphere

Date and Time: 08/10/2014 from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Cost: $98
Capacity: 6
Instructor: Benjamin Revis, UI Scientific Glass Blower
Prerequisites: Intro to Hollow Glass--see class on August 3, 2014.
Description:

Learn to manipulate and blow hollow tubing to create a sphere. Then learn embellishment techniques for hollow glass. Participants will also make an implosion pendant.


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NEW CLASS! Puffy Rings Earrings

Date and Time: 08/16/2014 from 10:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Cost: $55
Capacity: 8
Instructor: Karen Kubby
Prerequisites: No previous experience necessary.
Description:

Learn to use super duos and round seed beads to make fast puffy rings.  In class, we will be making earrings.  This componentcan be used to make a reversible bracelet or necklace. 



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Triangle Earrings

Date and Time: 08/23/2014 from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Cost: $65.00
Capacity: 12
Instructor: Karen Kubby
Prerequisites: Knowledge of flat peyote stitch
Description:
These 3-D triangles are elegant and funky and are a blast to wear as earrings. Combine peyote and herringbone stitches to create a 3-D triangle with crisp corners and straight sides.


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Flame II: Next Steps in Making Glass Beads

Date and Time: 08/24/2014 from 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Cost: $95.00
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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Peyote Stitch Techniques through Kirkwood Community College Continuing Education Program

Date and Time: 08/26/2014 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cost: $55.00
Capacity: 12
Instructor: Karen Kubby
Prerequisites: No previous experience necessary.
Description:
Peyote stitch is a basic and incredibly versatile seed bead weaving technique. Beading magazines have many projects that utilize peyote stitch. This workshop will share even count flat and tubular peyote techniques.  This is a skill building class without a specific project.  Learn when to use each stitch and walk away with samples of each.

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.


NEW CLASS! Pretty Post Beaded Earrings

Date and Time: 08/30/2014 from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Cost: $55
Capacity: 8
Instructor: Karen Kubby
Prerequisites: No previous experience necessary.
Description:

Learn to embroider with beads using running stitch.  Participants will then make a set of post earrings using ultra suede and silver plated flat backed posts.  

 


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