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

Date and Time: 09/06/2014 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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Intro to Boro Glass Work

Date and Time: 09/07/2014 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 September 14.  Marbles & Pendants class.  Take both for double rewards points.

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

 


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Twisted Sister Beaded Bracelet through Kirkwood Community College Continuing Education Program

Date and Time: 09/09/2014 from 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Cost: $60
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.  

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.

Registration is a $35 instructor fee through Kirkwood and a $25 materials fee paid the night of class. 


Make 2 Bracelets: Introduction to Stringing

Date and Time: 09/13/2014 from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cost: $55
Capacity: 8
Instructor: Bexx Caswell, MS
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 September 13, take both classes for double rewards points. 


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Make 3 Pairs of Earrings: Introduction to Wirework

Date and Time: 09/13/2014 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  September 13, take both classes for double rewards points. 

This class serves as the prerequisite for the Wire Bails class on September 20.


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Boro Marbles & Pendants

Date and Time: 09/14/2014 from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Cost: $98
Capacity: 6
Instructor: Benjamin Revis, UI Scientific Glass Blower
Prerequisites: Intro to Boro on September 7 or demonstrated equivalent skill set.
Description:
Use solid boro glass rods to create marbles and pendants. This is a ?next steps? class that will give participants a deeper understanding of the techniques needed to be successful in these two related skills. Instructor: Benjamin Revis, UI Scientific Glass Blower. Prerequisite: Intro to Boro on June 29 or July 6 or demonstrated equivalent skill set. Take both classes for double rewards points.


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Wire Bail Techniques

Date and Time: 09/20/2014 from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cost: $45
Capacity: 8
Instructor: Karen Kubby
Prerequisites: Experience with wrapped loops (see our Make 3 Pairs of Earrings class on September 13).
Description:
We don't mean hay bales when we are talking wirework and chain. Learn to make bails using a variety of top drilled shapes. Wrapped bails will also be taught. You will get a chance to practice your wrapped loops in this class. Walk away with a small cache of dangles and pendants. This is a techniques, not a project class.


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Wire Wrapped Bracelet

Date and Time: 09/20/2014 from 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Cost: $65
Capacity: 6
Instructor: Leslie Hollis, MFA
Prerequisites: No previous experience necessary.
Description:

Learn wire-wrapping techniques using copper wire.   Participants will make a very smart looking undulating bracelet with copper wire and beads. 


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Florals Under Glass

Date and Time: 09/22/2014 from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cost: $98
Capacity: 6
Instructor: Wendy Ford
Prerequisites: Flame I or equivalent
Description:

Learn to layer glass and make floral images under a clear encasing.  Students will review making a solid core bead, making your own stringers, and making flowers with dots, stringers, plunging, and twisting.  The final step will be to encase this embellished bead with clear glass.  The end result is a bouquet under glass. 


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

Date and Time: 09/24/2014 from 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cost: $65
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 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 through Kirkwood plus a $25 materials fee collected at the beginning of class.


NEW CLASS!! Micro Macrame Pendant

Date and Time: 09/27/2014 from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Cost: $75
Capacity: 6
Instructor: Karen Kubby
Prerequisites: No previous experience necessary.
Description:
Learn the basics of micro macrame to make a circular pendant using a variety of thread colors.  Then add 4mm Swarovski crystals to the mix and you have a spectacular piece for wearing or gifting.


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Knock off Wrapped Bracelet through Kirkwood Community College Continuing Education Program

Date and Time: 09/29/2014 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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