NEW CLASS! Metal Bezels

Date and Time: 10/25/2014 from 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Cost: $75
Capacity: 6
Instructor: Leslie Hollis, MFA
Prerequisites: Simple soldering--see Soldered Pendant class on Saturday, October 11 or equivalent skills.
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. 

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


 


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Bezel a Rivoli Crystal

Date and Time: 10/25/2014 from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cost: $65
Capacity: 8
Instructor: Karen Kubby
Prerequisites: Tubular peyote stitch skills--see Peyote Napkin Ring on October 4.
Description:
Learn to use peyote stitch to bezel a rivoli, a round Swarovski crystal with a point on the back. Once your beaded bezel is complete, you can embellish it, add a peyote bail, and you have a sparkly pendant that can be added to chain, leather, or a beaded lariat. 

 


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

Date and Time: 10/27/2014 from 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cost: $65
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.

 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.

 


There is a $35 instructor fee through Kirkwood and a $30 materials fee at the beginning of class.


Herringbone Tweed Bracelet

Date and Time: 11/01/2014 from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Cost: $105
Capacity: 12
Instructor: Laurel Kubby, MD
Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of flat or tubular herringbone stitch. See Herringbone Bracelet on October 4 or Herringbone Techniques on October 18.
Description:

Learn how to combine 2-holed half-bricks and seed beads to create a flat carpet that looks like basket weave or tweed.  You will create a wide cuff bracelet that will end in a magnetic clasp.  This bracelet will get a lot of attention, so be ready to make more than one.


NOTE:  Take all 3 of Laurel’s classes November 1 & 2 for $248 (save $30)


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Winged Bail--Must Bring a Focal Bead

Date and Time: 11/01/2014 from 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Cost: $75
Capacity: 12
Instructor: Laurel Kubby
Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of peyote. See Peyote Napkin Ring on October 4.
Description:

Every beader needs a collection of bail patterns for their various necklaces.  In this class you will create a peyote stitch bail that can be made in many sizes for a variety of needs.  Bring your own focal bead.  Each student will have the opportunity to consult with the instructor to design a unique bail attachment of her/his focal bead.  Students will share their ideas to create multiple choices for future pendants.

Student must bring a focal bead 

NOTE:  Take all 3 of Laurel’s classes November 1 & 2 for $248 (save $30)


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Kumihimo Bootcamp--Floral Bracelet

Date and Time: 11/02/2014 from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Cost: $98
Capacity: 12
Instructor: Laurel Kubby
Prerequisites: No previous experience necessary.
Description:

Learn the basics of kumihimo, the art of Japanese braiding.  Start with thread only, move on to adding seed beads to the braid, then flower beads.  Repeat this process backwards to complete your bracelet.  Get many technical tips in this one project. 

NOTE:  Take all 3 of Laurel’s classes November 1 & 2 for $248 (save $30)


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Intro to Hollow Glass

Date and Time: 11/02/2014 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.  

This class is the prerequsite for the Blown Ornament class on November 9.

 

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

 


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Knock off Wrapped Bracelet through Kirkwood Community College Continuing Education Program

Date and Time: 11/05/2014 from 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Cost: $60
Capacity: 8
Instructor: Karen Kubby
Prerequisites: No previous experience necessary.
Description:

Wrapped bracelets are all the rage and can cost up to $225.  Learn to make these fashion icon pieces yourself out of leather, beads, and thread.  Vegan alternatives available.  These pieces are fun to make and are great for wearing and gifting. 

Registration is ONLY 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.This is the second of five independent classes through Kirkwood.

Registration includes a $35 instructor fee and a $25 materials fee collected at the beginning of class.


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Make 2 Bracelets: Introduction to Stringing

Date and Time: 11/08/2014 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 November 8, take both classes for double rewards points. 


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Make 3 Pairs of Earrings: Introduction to Wirework

Date and Time: 11/08/2014 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 November 8, take both classes for double rewards points. 

 


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Blown Glass Ornament

Date and Time: 11/09/2014 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 November 2, 2014.
Description:

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


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

Date and Time: 11/10/2014 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. 


Soldered Pendant through Kirkwood Community College Continuing Education Program

Date and Time: 11/11/2014 from 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Cost: $70 through Kirkwood
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. 


NEW CLASS!! Chinese Button Knotting

Date and Time: 11/15/2014 from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Cost: $55
Capacity: 8
Instructor: Joanne Mauck
Prerequisites: No previous experience necessary.
Description:

Use satin cord to learn the basic single Chinese Button Knot.  Incorporate tagua nuts and large holed beads to create a necklace. Notice the use of two knots to make the clasp.

Chinese’s Button Knots are prehistoric and were once a lost art.  Chinese knots originated as decoration, fashioned as symbols of happiness, longevity, prosperity & nobility. Buddhism considers the endless pattern, in its cyclical nature, to represent that good luck will continue forever. 


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

Date and Time: 11/15/2014 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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NEW CLASS!! Beaded Arrow Earring

Date and Time: 11/16/2014 from 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Cost: $55
Capacity: 6
Instructor: Lillian Pope
Prerequisites: No previous experience necessary.
Description:

Learn to build this simple yet elegant earring by layering seed beads with copper beads. Finish it off with a copper curb chain.  Customize it with your favorite bright colors, and suspend it at any length you choose.  Make a pair for yourself or as a gift for someone special.  

 

 


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Twisted Fringe Beaded Earrings through Kirkwood Community College

Date and Time: 11/18/2014 from 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Cost: $55 through Kirkwood
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.


NEW CLASS!! Flower Power: Glass Flower Disks

Date and Time: 11/22/2014 from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Cost: $75
Capacity: 6
Instructor: Karen Kubby
Prerequisites: Flame I or equivalent skills. See Flame I on June 14 or June 24.
Description:
Learn to make a disk with layers of colors. Spot heating will allow you to use tools to manipulate the glass into a flower. These beads are great for making pendants and earrings. Note this bargain: Take Flame I on November 15 and get double rewards points. 


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NEW CLASS!! Soldering Sampler

Date and Time: 11/22/2014 from 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Cost: $75
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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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. 

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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

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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