Mala Bracelet and a Guided Practice

Date and Time: 05/07/2016 from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cost: $48
Capacity: 8
Instructor: Leslie Hollis
Prerequisites: No previous experience necessary.
Description:
Make your own prayer bracelet, called a Mala using thread, beads, and a tassel.  Prayer beads are a traditional tool used to count the number of times a mantra is recited when praying or meditating.  Many religious practices use a form of mala. This mala will be in the Buddhist/Hindu tradition of 27 beads. A guided meditation using your newly constructed mala will take place at the end of class, for those who choose to participate. 




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NEW CLASS!! Soldering and Bezeling through Kirkwood Community College

Date and Time: 05/11/2016 from 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Cost: $100
Capacity: 6
Instructor: Leslie Hollis, MFA
Prerequisites: No experience necessary.
Description:

In this two session metal working class, participants will focus on learning and  practicing basic soldering skills.  Then use these skills to make a pendant with a bezel around a stone cabochon.  Instructor:  Leslie Hollis

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.

 $45 instructor fee/$55 materials fee.


Free Soft Glass Tutorials

Date and Time: 05/12/2016 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.


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Bojangles Bracelet

Date and Time: 05/14/2016 from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Cost: $98.00
Capacity: 8
Instructor: Cheryl Weatherford
Prerequisites: Ability to make a wrapped loop.
Description:
Make a wire bracelet using sterling and copper wire and a variety of beads, including crystal, stone, and glass. This project is not for those who love perfect symmetry. The end product is asymmetrical, fun, and beautiful--and different, every time you make one!.


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One-on-One Bead Crochet Tutorials

Date and Time: 05/14/2016 from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Cost: $38/person
Capacity: 
Instructor: Karen Kubby
Prerequisites: No experience necessary.
Description:

Sign up for private or small group bead crochet tutorials.  Each private session will be 45-minute appointment.  Appointments must be made in advance and will be taken on the hour at 4pm and 5pm.  These sessions are for one or two people.  

 


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Artifactory's Life Drawing Drop-In

Date and Time: 05/15/2016 from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Cost: $8.00
Capacity: 30
Instructor: 
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.

No pre-registration necessary.  Must be present by 5:30pm to participate.


NEW CLASS!! Puffy Rings Earrings through Kirkwood Community College

Date and Time: 05/20/2016 from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Cost: $58
Capacity: 8
Instructor: Karen Kubby
Prerequisites: No experience necessary.
Description:

Participants will learn to use super duos and round seed beads to make reversible earrings. In class, we will be making earrings.  This component can be used to make a bracelet or necklace.  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.

$30 instructor fee/$28 materials fee.


NEW CLASS!! Sunflower Drop Earrings

Date and Time: 05/21/2016 from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Cost: $78
Capacity: 8
Instructor: Karen Kubby
Prerequisites: Tubular peyote stitch skills.
Description:

Using peyote stich and a variety of embellishment techniques, create this circular pair of earrings with a lovely drop using 2 sizes of seed beads, magatamas, pressed glass, and Swarovski crystals. 


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Make 3 Pairs of Earrings: Intro to Wirework through Kirkwood Community College Continuing Education Program

Date and Time: 05/24/2016 from 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cost: $58
Capacity: 6
Instructor: Karen Kubby
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.

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.  

$30 instructor fee/$28 materials fee.

 


Free Metal Work Tutorials

Date and Time: 05/25/2016 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.


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Soldering Sampler

Date and Time: 05/28/2016 from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cost: $78
Capacity: 6
Instructor: Leslie Hollis, MFA
Prerequisites: No previous experience necessary.
Description:

This workshop involves beginner and intermediate soldering. Learn and hone a variety of soldering skills—connecting an open jump ring, adding a ring to another piece, and more. 


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NEW CLASS!! Swarovski Wire Earrings

Date and Time: 05/28/2016 from 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Cost: $68
Capacity: 6
Instructor: Zanetta Hoehle
Prerequisites: No experience necessary.
Description:

Learn from a new guest instructor to use jewelry making tools and wire wrapping techniques to make earrings that dangle and sparkle.  After class, take these techniques and explore your own designs. 

 

 


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