Wednesday, September 7, 2011

September Class Schedule (2011) & Pudgy News

BASIC BEADING WORKSHOP - BRACELET - This is our basic beginner’s stringing workshop. In this class, you will learn how to choose and attach clasps. You will learn about the different stringing materials and tools required to design with. You will leave with a finished bracelet. Materials not included. (Kits Priced from $7.00- $25.00. Saturday, Sept. 10th, 1pm-3pm.
SOLDERING WORKSHOP 1/BRACELET - Learning to solder can open up a whole new world of jewelry making to you. Though the process is fairly simple it does take practice. In this class you will be learn to solder Sterling or Copper square rings then fabricate them into a bracelet. We will spend some time on safety aspects and learning how to handle and adjust the flame. Class Fee: $65.00, Materials not included. September 17, 12:30pm – 4:00pm

Crochet wire cuff- If you have never worked with wire before then this class is for you. You will not only learn how to frame a wire cuff and you will also learn how to design a pattern around your frame with a smaller gauge wire. You will decide just how much wire or beads/crystals you want on your cuff. After learning the basics in this class you will be able to alter it to meed the needs of your prefered art form. (YOU MUST KNOW HOW TO DO A SINGLE CROCHET OR CHAIN STITCH).Class Fee: $40.00, Materials not included. September 24, 1pm – 3:30pm

Earring Trio - These three pairs of earrings would make great stuffing stuffers. You will use these wire designs over and over, especially the chandelier findings. You will learn trade secrets for making perfect bends in your wire without nicking or marring it. If you are new to working with wire you will be able to make these. I you are experienced with wire you will definitely learn some new techniques. Class Fee: $40.00 October 1, 1pm-3:30

PEARL KNOTTING - You will learn how to complete an elegant pearl necklace using the traditional European method of knotting between each pearl, which is an elegant way to protect the pearls or beads from rubbing each other and is a safeguard against loss if the strand breaks. You will master the use of finishing with French Bullion, which is found on most “better” pearl strands and attach the clasp. Materials not included. Class Fee: $25.00 October 8, 1pm-3pm .