Monday, October 10, 2011

Class Schedule, October 2011 - Pudgy News

Basic Beading Workshop
Wire Wrap/Rosary Wrap

If you are new to working with wire then this class is for you. You will learn everything there is to know about making and perfecting the rosary wrap. The rosary wrap is made with wire that you use to secure your beads or charms onto a chain or finding. You will perfect this technique by connecting your rosary wraps into chain, making a necklace and a pair of earrings. Class Fee $25.00, Dates: Saturday October 15, 1:00pm – 3:00pm, Materials not included. (KIT PRICES FROM $15-$30.00).

Crochet Necklace

To make this beautiful necklace or bracelet you will need to know how to chain stitch. You will be using the chain stitch with wire for this project. You will incorporate the beads of your choice into your design. This is Perfect one for holiday gifts. Class Fee: $45.00, Date: Sunday October 16 pm, 1:00pm-3:00pm. Materials not included.


Hoop earrings are all the rage. This is a beginners wire project. You will be forming your own wire hoops so you can make them any size you want. You will be wrapping crystals or beads of your choice around your hoops to create stunning earrings. You will even get a little fabricating experience by forming and hammering the ends of your earrings..FUN!  Class Fee: $35.00, Date: Sunday October 23pm, 1:00pm – 3pm, Materials not included.

Copper Clay Workshop

Discover the new and exciting world of Copper clay by making your own pendant and earrings! If you have wanted to explore Precious Metal Clay then this class is for you. The same skills you learn can be applied to PMC. Copper clay is not only beautiful but inexpensive especially when you compare it to Precious (silver) metal clay. Copper clay can be molded, shaped, stamped, carved and cut to create original and unique pendants. Come prepared to play with clay. Class Fee: $60.00, Date: Saturday October 29 pm, 12:30pm-4:00pm. Materials not included

Pudgy News/On sale

Autumn is finally here and this time of year is a great time for beading. I do more beading during the winter months than I do in summer. A favorite way to spend my evening after work is to snuggle up with my bead project and a cup of tea. I’m in full gear now and I’m making my holiday gifts. I’ve settled on what I’m making and pretty much gotten all of them laid out. Now the fun begins.

Please join us for a trunk show with “Fusion Glass” On October 22nd and 23rd . Hours: 11am to 5pm Saturday and 12pm to 4pm Sunday. For those of you unfamiliar with Fusion Glass They produce beautiful Dichroic glass beads and jewelry. Their work is absolutely amazing and their prices are the best around since they manufacture the product themselves. To see their beautiful work visit their website at

On Sale!!!
Jewelry cleaning cloths – $1.50 each  6” x 5 ½”

Velvet covered padded displays. They measure 4 ¼” wide and  8 1/8” tall. We have them for $3.00 and they are available in black and white.

Holiday Shows to Sell
If you sell your jewelry this is definitely the right time to sell. Pre holiday sales during the next couple of months should be brisk, especially for handcrafted items. Here are some show leads to get you selling. Most of these have deadlines to apply so get your application in by the deadlines.

Show and Sell Art Affair
Sunday November 13, 2011
Signal Hill Park Community Center
1780 East Hill St.,
Signal Hill, CA
Deadline for applications is Oct 26th
For more info contact: or call 562-822-5260

Farmers Market
Airport Business Park
5000 E. Spring St.
Long Beach, CA 90815

I think this is the best Farmers Market in Long Beach. Located at Spring and Clark. This market has Pony Rides, Petting Zoo, magicians, jugglers, stiltwalkers, rides and many activities. Hours are 8:30 am to 2:00 pm every Sunday. Parking and free admission. For vendor info contact:  or call 818-859-2001.