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 .
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Where did summer go? September marks the beginning of fall. I am such a summer girl. Fall means its time to prepare for shorter days and longer nights. I’ve already taken out my beading supplies and I’m organizing them to make my annual Christmas gifts.
Pudgy Beads had an unforgettable summer. We scheduled fewer classes because I was off to Las Vegas and New York to promote my new handbag line. At the New York Gift Show my neighbor was the actress Mary Steenburgen. She was helping her daughter promote her candle line (Nell’s Compass). She and her daughter are extremely nice people. We even had time for a photo’s.
Now that we are all settled down, we have some great classes lined up between now and Christmas. So make sure you stay informed and read our newsletters. I’m almost finished with our resin class project. It’s been fun experimenting with the different resins. I finally settled on a uv cure resin that can be cured in sunlight or under a uv lamp…and it’s ordorless too. Yahoo..I don’t do toxic fumes to well.
We are in the planning stages of our Gem digging trip to Oceanview Mines. It’s a day trip in a limousine to the mines. The date is not firm but it will be sometime in November. For those of you who don’t know about the mine you can visit their website at www.digforgems.com. Space in the limo is limited and we already have 4 spots taken. Call us if you want to be put on the list for a direct email with detailed information.
What’s New!For all you antique freaks who have been bugging us about getting out point back crystals packaged. They are finally done. We have them in assorted sizes and we even packaged some in solid colors. Drop by the store to check them out.
What’s Hot And On Sale!Just in time for your holiday gifts we are closing out some great beading kits. These kits originally sold for $9.00 in our store and that was a great deal. We are closing them out for $3.00 each…what a DEAL.
(You must spend at least $10.00 to get this deal and you are limited to 3 kits. Three kits for the price of one).