Ornament Class

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Ornament Class – All Levels

Thursday, October 2, 2014 5:45p.m.

Ornament 1Two years in a row I donated a Christmas Tree all decorated to Melha Shriners for their Feztival of Trees and this year my tree theme is Ocean.  The Feztival takes place this year from 11/24-12/7.  Be sure to add this event to your calendar and attend.  It has grown into a spectacular event and benefits a great cause!

So, I’ve decided to offer a free ornament class and ask in return for anyone that would like to join in on the class to make and donate one (or more) Ocean themed (colors of the ocean and sand) beaded ornament to the tree.  You will have your choice of a stitched ornament pattern or a kumihimo ornament pattern.  Ornaments will be due into Simply Beadiful by 11/16.

Class Fee $0 (asking for one ornament donated)

Materials Fee $depends on the ornament you select



Teardrop Jewel Earrings by Eileen

Teardrop Jewel earrings by Eileen

Teardrop Jewel Earrings by Eileen (Advanced Beginner/Intermediate)

Saturday, October 4th 10:30a.m.

This design is truly stunning.  This pair of earrings is inspired from a design in a catalog.  Can anyone guess which catalog???  Eileen will teach you how to create these earrings and I bet some of you might even make a matching pendant!  You need to be comfortable maintaining tension and working with small beads in this class.  

Class Fee $35

Approximate Materials Fee $23

Venetian Glass Bead Trunk Show

Venetian Earring 1

Simply Beadiful Brings you a bit of Venice

Thursday, October 9 – Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Venetian glass artisans have been influencing bead makers since the mid fourteenth century and beads made in Venice and the Island of Murano are among the most recognized and collected in the world.

Venetian Earring 2Accept no imitations! All beads from Venice are made using the centuries-old process of hand forming a single glass bead on a copper wire and then dissolving the wire out of the bead using nitric acid. This leaves the bead hole crystal clean all the way through. Many “imitation” Venetian beads are mass produced (in places like China and India) with several beads formed on a single steel mandrel that has been coated with a liquid releasing agent. When the beads are later slid off the mandrel, the hole is coated with white powder remnants of the releasing agent. This is a sure fire way to tell the beads are not authentic Venetian beads.

Pellets & Pearls Bracelet by Carol Garfield

Pellets and Pearls

Pellets & Pearls Bracelet by Carol Garfield (Beginner)

Saturday, October 11, 2014 10:30a.m.

This bracelet will introduce you to a new Czech bead called the Pellet or Diabolo.  It’s shaped like an hourglass and features a flat surface on both ends.  This bracelet has a substantial look when it is stitched, but is delightfully light and easy to wear.

This is a super project for a beginner and perfect for all levels looking to try out this fun new bead.

Class and Materials Fee $25  (Includes beads, clasp, needles, thread, and instruction.

Beads only kit with instructions $19.95 available for purchase after the class date.

Jewelry Trends Class: Leather Multi Wrap Bracelet (Beginner)

Leather Wrap JCC

Leather Multi Wrap Bracelet
Thursday, October 16th 5:45p.m.
Leather is hot and so is this bracelet.  Learn how to create this multi-wrap leather bracelet.  Beginners welcome.  Combining basic materials and a little skill you will be able to create this gorgeous bracelet in no time.  Then you’ll want to experiment with different types and shapes of beads.  Be sure to bring a clip board with you to class.
Class Fee $25
Approximate Materials Fee $25-$35