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Date and Time: 05/10/2019 from 5:30PM to 8:30PM
Instructor: Karen Kubby
Prerequisites: Ability to make a wrapped loop.
Use your wrapped loop skills to make a pair of earrings that dangle and sparkle. Use colorful USA woman-made furnace glass, Italian glass swirls, and Swarovski crystals to make these earrings. Optional dutch-treat snacks somewhere downtown after class.
Date and Time: 09/20/2020 from 1:00PM-4:00PM
Instructor: Zanetta Hoehle
Prerequisites: No experience necessary.
Use copper wire to learn to close two ends of a flat weave into a cylinder to form an open pod. Add crystals to the center of the pod, to finish one end with a loop and add an additional crystal, and to finish the other end with a bail so you can hang it from your favorite chain. This project lends itself to using birthstone colors and celebrating family.
During the COVID-19 recovery period, classes are limited to 6 people on a first come first served basis via paying the registration fee. Face coverings must be worn during class and participants will be spaced at least 6 feet from each other. Tools will not be shared and will be cleaned before and after use. Please call for more details about our safety protocols. Demos done through Zoom.
Date and Time: 12/06/2020 from 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Instructor: Cheryl Weatherford
Prerequisites: Any wireworking experience.
This intricate-looking project is great for wire weaving beginners and focuses on the coiled wire decoration that sits along the edge of a gemstone cabochon. Students will get a fundamental understanding of weaving with decorative bands, create a double spiral and learn how to use household tools to make the wire weaving process easier. A multi-speed drill demonstration will be provided during class on how to pre-coil wire for future projects.
Date and Time: 05/13/2021 from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Instructor: Karen Kubby
Prerequisites: No experience needed.
Take a laser cut metal pendant with an etched butterfly wing, and add a Swarovski butterfly bead on top. This is a quick project that gets you some wirework practice—a bail and a wrapped loop.
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/$30 materials fee.