NEW CLASS!! Blooming Flower Beaded Pendant

Date and Time: 08/01/2015 from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Cost: $58/64
Capacity: 8
Instructor: Karen Kubby
Prerequisites: No experience necessary.
Description:

Use peyote and herringbone to create a large blooming flower pendant using a pattern from the June 2015 Bead & Button magazine.  This project is fun and a bit addicting.  You may end up with an entire garden.  You must either have the magazine or purchase one in your class fee.  


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Peyote Stitch Napkin Ring through Kirkwood Community College

Date and Time: 08/05/2015 from 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Cost: $55
Capacity: 8
Instructor: Karen Kubby
Prerequisites: No experience necessary.
Description:

Learn the fundamentals of tubular even count peyote stitch by making a beaded napkin ring.  Then make a whole set for your holiday entertaining and gifting.  

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.

-$35 instructor fee/$20 materials fee.


Two Drop Peyote Bracelet

Date and Time: 08/08/2015 from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Cost: $68
Capacity: 12
Instructor: Karen Kubby
Prerequisites: No experience necessary.
Description:
Learn a variation of peyote stitch, an off loom bead weaving technique.  This bracelet has its embellishments woven into the piece as it is being made.  Techniques for finishing the bracelet edges and adding the clasp and closure will be shared.  This is a fun way to construct a woven bracelet. 


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Intro to Hollow Glass

Date and Time: 08/09/2015 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 Sphere class on April 12.

 

Note:  Take both Intro to Hollow Glass and Blown Boro Sphere on August 16 for double rewards points.

 


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Bojangles Bracelet

Date and Time: 08/15/2015 from 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Cost: $98.00
Capacity: 8
Instructor: Cheryl Weatherford
Prerequisites: Ability to make a wrapped loop (see Make 3 Pairs of Earrings earlier on August 15).
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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Make 3 Pairs of Earrings: Introduction to Wirework

Date and Time: 08/15/2015 from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cost: $58
Capacity: 8
Instructor: Cheryl Weatherford
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.

 

This class serves as the pre-requistie for Bojangles.

 Note this Bargain: If you also sign up for Bonjangles later on August 15, take both classes for double rewards points. 

 


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Blown Glass Sphere

Date and Time: 08/16/2015 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 April 5, 1-4pm.
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 Your Own Ear Wires through Kirkwood Community College's Continuing Education Program

Date and Time: 08/19/2015 from 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Cost: $55 through Kirkwood
Capacity: 8
Instructor: Leslie Hollis, MFA
Prerequisites: No experience necessary.
Description:
Learn to make your own ear wires using sterling hard round wire and jewelry making tools.  


 
There is a $35 registration fee through Kirkwood and a $20 materials fee at the beginning of class.


NEW CLASS!! Tips and Tricks to Creating Asymmetrical Jewelry

Date and Time: 08/22/2015 from 10:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Cost: $68
Capacity: 8
Instructor: Karen Kubby
Prerequisites: No experience necessary.
Description:

Join us in this second session of a new kind of workshop for Beadology Iowa.  This workshop will be a combination of lecturettes, demonstrations, and experiential learning about the various tips and techniques for designing and creating asymmetrical pieces.  Participants are encouraged to bring asymmetrical pieces in their collection—those that work and those that don’t—to be incorporated into the conversation. 

 

 

 


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NEW CLASS! Glass Owl Bead Making-- What a Hoot!

Date and Time: 08/26/2015 from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cost: $98
Capacity: 6
Instructor: Wendy Ford
Prerequisites: Flame I or equivalent.
Description:
This class is for the advanced beginner/intermediate lampworker. Expand your skills by learning embellishment techniques to add wing patterns, ears, eyes, and beak to a core barrel bead to make your personalized owl.


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NEW CLASS!! Intro to Metal Working

Date and Time: 08/29/2015 from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Cost: $98
Capacity: 6
Instructor: Leslie Hollis, MFA
Prerequisites: No experience necessary.
Description:

Learn the fundamentals of metal working:  cutting, sawing, filing, and soldering.  Then design your pendant and put your new found or refreshed skills to work. No experience necessary.   Instructor: Leslie Hollis, MFA

Picture coming soon!


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