Peyote Stitch Techniques

Date and Time: 04/26/2014 from 10:00 AM - 12:00 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 flat and tubular peyote techniques. Learn when to use each stitch and walk away with samples of each. This is a techniques, not a project class. 

This class is a prerequisite for the Beaded Toggle later that same afternoon.

Take both classes for $100 ($20 off).
  You must come in or call to register in order to receive this discount.


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Beaded Toggle

Date and Time: 04/26/2014 from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Cost: $55.00
Capacity: 8
Instructor: Karen Kubby
Prerequisites: Round peyote stitch (see our Peyote Stitch Techniques class the morning of April 22).
Description:

Making a matching clasp for a beaded piece of jewelry allows you to make a completely coordinated piece of artwork. Learn new and innovative ways to use peyote stitch to make both the ring and bar of a beaded toggle.   

Prerequisite:  Tubular peyote stitch skills—see peyote stitch techniques that same morning. 

Take both classes for $100 ($20 off).
  You must call or come in to register to receive this discount.


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Pearl Knotting through Kirkwood Community College Continuing Education Program

Date and Time: 04/28/2014 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cost: $55
Capacity: 10
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.  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.


Make 2 Bracelets: Introduction to Stringing

Date and Time: 05/03/2014 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 May 3, take both classes for $100.  You must register in person or via phone to get this discount.


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Make 3 Pairs of Earrings: Introduction to Wirework

Date and Time: 05/03/2014 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  May 3 take both classes for $100.  You must register in person or via phone to get this discount.


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Intro to Borosilicate Glass

Date and Time: 05/04/2014 from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Cost: $98
Capacity: 6
Instructor: UI Scientific Glass Blower Benjamin Revis
Prerequisites: No 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 May 11 Marbles & Pendants class.  

Take both classes for $180.

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

 


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NEW CLASS!! Birds Nest Pendant

Date and Time: 05/10/2014 from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Cost: $45
Capacity: 8
Instructor: Bexx Caswell, MS
Prerequisites: No previous experience necessary
Description:
Use wire and pearls, stones, or crystal to create a quick and beautiful birds nest filled with “eggs”.  Make a smaller version on your own for earrings.  Use birth stone colors to represent children in a family as a precious gift.


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Bezel a Rivoli Crystal

Date and Time: 05/10/2014 from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Cost: $65
Capacity: 8
Instructor: Karen Kubby
Prerequisites: Round peyote stitch skills.
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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Boro Marbles & Pendants

Date and Time: 05/11/2014 from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Cost: $98
Capacity: 
Instructor: Benjamin Revis, UI Scientific Glass Blower
Prerequisites: Intro to Boro on May 4 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.  

Prerequisite: Intro to Boro on May 4  
demonstrated equivalent skill set.  Take both classes for $180.

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


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

Date and Time: 05/12/2014 from 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cost: $55 register through Kirkwood or on site
Capacity: 12
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. 


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 first of five independent classes through Kirkwood.


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NEW CLASS!! Kaleidoscope Pendant

Date and Time: 05/17/2014 from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cost: $55
Capacity: 
Instructor: Karen Kubby
Prerequisites: No previous experience necessary.
Description:

The project is called Kaleidoscope and is a round donut shape made from pearls, crystals, and seed beads.  Participants will create a pendant.  This project is easily adapted for making a pair of earrings on your won.  

Note this bargain:  Take both this class and Chenille Stitch Bracelet for $100.


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NEW CLASS!! Chenille Bracelet

Date and Time: 05/17/2014 from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Cost: $55
Capacity: 8
Instructor: Bexx Caswell, MS
Prerequisites: No previous experience necessary.
Description:

Learn the newest stitch to hit the bead world.  Developed by a French designer, this stitch is reminiscent of herringbone, yet has a flavor all its own. 

Note this bargain:  Take both this class and Kaleidoscipe Pendant for $100.

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Pearl Knotting through Kirkwood Community College Continuing Education Program

Date and Time: 05/20/2014 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 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.  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.


Ruffles Galore

Date and Time: 05/24/2014 from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Cost: $75
Capacity: 8
Instructor: Karen Kubby
Prerequisites: Experience with any seed bead weaving.
Description:

Learn to use two-hole tile beads to make a base off of which you add layers and layers of ruffles.  You won’t believe how easy this glamorous bracelet is to make.  This piece uses very small seed beads, so be sure to bring your reading glasses to class. 


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Sunday Night Bead Club: Dutch Spiral

Date and Time: 05/25/2014 from 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Cost: $55
Capacity: 8
Instructor: Karen Kubby
Prerequisites: No experience necessary.
Description:

Dutch spiral is a variation of round peyote stitch.  Add drops and multiple beads per stitch to add color and texture to create an undulating tube of beads for use as a bracelet or lariat. 

Picture is of a finished piece usiing Dutch Spiral.


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NEW CLASS!! Soldered Pendant

Date and Time: 05/31/2014 from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Cost: $65
Capacity: 8
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. 

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