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Bezelled Rivoli Earrings Class

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Bezelled Rivoli Earrings Class – Intermediate to Advanced Skill Level

Saturday, February 17, 2018 10-1p.m.

This class will show you how to bezel a rivoli and how to embellish upon that bezel all while creating a beautiful pair of earrings.  A few different colors to select from.  Please bring your beading needle and fireline to class with you.  Previous work with peyote is a must for this class.  You may need to complete the second earring on your own.

Class Fee $35
Approximate Materials Fee $30

Online Registration Here


Diamond Dotz Project Day

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Diamond Dotz Project Day – For all ages

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 1-3p.m. (Perfect project for school vacation)

What Is Diamond Dotz® All About?
DIAMOND DOTZ® is a phenomenal new craft involving the creation of beautiful designs using our Diamond Embroidery™ facet art kits which produce a stunning shimmery effect.

These beautifully designed kits feature a broad range of designs that cater to all tastes. Quick and easy to do, the end result is an exquisite DIAMOND DOTZ® design that is so visually spectacular that it will have you eager to do more!

Additionally, beyond our beginner skill level Diamond Embroidery™ facet kits, we also have intermediate and advanced skill level kits as well, so there is always a new and beautifully challenging DIAMOND DOTZ® design for you to complete.

Starter Kit Class with kit $10 – Many styles to select from.

Online registration here

The Tube Necklace Class

Tube Necklace

The Tube Necklace Class – (All skill levels)

Saturday, February 24, 2018 10-1p.m.

I must admit, sometimes there is a project that just sings to me and brings me much joy to make, and this pattern from Rae Burns is one of those special pieces.  In this class, you will learn how to create this beauty of a necklace with mere thread and needle and some great czech beads.

Length of necklace makes for easy wearing as it will fit over your head with no clasp if desired.  Many variations available once you learn this technique.  This project will need to be completed on your own.  Please bring your beading needle and fireline with you to class or you may purchase that before class begins.

Class Fee $35
Approximate Materials Fee $40

Online Registration Here

Lunch Bunch Beaders


Lunch Bunch Beaders – All invited!

Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Wednesday, March 28, 2018

11:00 – 2:00p.m.

Come together with other like-minded beading enthusiasts for an afternoon of beading and lunch.  Bring in your current projects, your UFO projects, or begin a new one.  Lunch plans will be made here during the group.  Will it be take out?  Will it be “bring your own”?  It’s all up to the group!  Fun, food, and beading!  I can’t think of a better way to spend your afternoon.

Looking to join, just call me at 413-782-0288 or email me at, or just show up!


Beginner Kumihimo Bracelet Class

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Beginner Kumihimo Bracelet Class (Beginner)

Saturday, March 3, 2018 10:30a.m. – 1:00p.m.

I know there are a few of you out there still that haven’t tried Kumihimo yet.  This is so much fun and very portable which makes it perfect for doing in front of the tv or on a road trip to visit relatives (as long as you aren’t the one driving – LOL).

Once you learn the ins and outs of this technique you will be hooked.  In this class you will learn how to braid with just cords and with beads.  You must pick up your beads, cord, and bobbins before this class because there is homework for you to do before the class.  Allow approximately 2-3 hours for this class. #kumihimo #kumi

Class Fee $25
Approximate Materials Fee $35 and up
Online Registration Coming Soon