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Come and learn how to make this lovely bracelet in fall colors! Ashley is a champion at wire techniques and she can show you how to make easy closures and how to add beads on wire for decoration of this bracelet. You may not finish this bracelet in class, but Ashley will discuss finishing and closure as well as making the bracelet the right fit for you! Cost of this class is $50 and includes all supplies to make your bracelet. Bring your wire tools if you have them, otherwise we have tools available for use.

Cost: $ 50.00
Come and finish these easy earrings in class with PAM!! Test out your Kumihimo skills. Everybody needs more earrings and you can make them if a multitude of colors if you want!! Cost of this class is $40 and includes all supplies you need to make your pair of earrings!

Cost: $ 40.00
Pam teaching beginning Beading!
- Oct 15, 2022 10:00 am

Want to design your own jewelry? Restring or learn how to fix something that?s broken? Make a bracelet that is small/large enough to FIT you? Come take this class and free your imagination for designing original pieces of jewelry. A kit is provided which makes a necklace (or bracelet) and a pair of earrings. Cost of this class is $40 and is a beginning beading class.

Cost: $ 40.00
Dale first developed this design in 1994 and since then have sold more than 1000 versions! It has become her absolute and repeat customer ?best seller?. Discover Dale's secret on how to lock pattern wire within the bracelet frame; how to prevent wraps from slipping; make your own hook & eye clasp; learn how to resize this bracelet in 15 minutes, and how to choose the correct pattern/square wire combination for success every time. The class fee includes all supplies needed to make one bracelet per student in class. Dale will provide complete tool kits for use while in class and you will receive written follow-up hand-outs to take home. Please Bring: notebook, pen/pencil, digital or cell phone camera (no flash please), magnifying eyewear if needed, and a bottled beverage.

Cost: $ 70.00
High End kit uses Argentium silver square wire and 14/20 Gold Fill Half Round wire instead of Parawire craft wire. Dale first developed this design in 1994 and since then have sold more than 1000 versions! It has become her absolute and repeat customer ?best seller?. Discover Dale's secret on how to lock pattern wire within the bracelet frame; how to prevent wraps from slipping; make your own hook & eye clasp; learn how to resize this bracelet in 15 minutes, and how to choose the correct pattern/square wire combination for success every time. The class fee includes all supplies needed to make one bracelet per student in class. Your instructor will provide complete tool kits for use while in class and you will receive written follow-up hand-outs to take home. Please Bring: notebook, pen/pencil, digital or cell phone camera (no flash please), magnifying eyewear if needed, and a bottled beverage.

Cost: $ 90.00
Mary has been making these lovely colored pencil components and using them for bead embroidery! You could just as easily make them into earrings or into other jewelry components! This class uses thin copper sheeting and (you guessed it) colored pencils! This is a beginning jewelry component class! Come and expand your skills in making beautiful and unique jewelry components! You will not be making a finished project, but a component that you can turn into a finished piece of jewelry. All while learning a new skill and having fun! Cost of class includes supplies.

Cost: $ 50.00
Emma Teaching Bead Crochet!!
- Oct 21, 2022 01:00 pm

Come learn this great skill with Emma! You can make beautiful rope necklaces once you have mastered it! You need to know how to make single/double stitch crochet to take this class and you need to pick up your supplies and load your beads prior to class. This will be a two part class due to the amount of time to finish your bracelet and Emma will show you how to make a bangle during the second session which will be arranged between Emma and student. Supplies needed are 6 different colors of size 8o seed beads, 135 s-Lon and size 4 Tulip (or similar) crochet hook. Cost of this class is $40 + supplies. Students will need to pick up loading instructions and their selections of beads (more contrast in the 6 colors is recommended), prior to class.

Cost: $ 50.00
Everybody who sees this bracelet wants to make it and Engibe makes it look easy!! Come and learn from the best!! This can be done by a beginner, but is a bit challenging if you haven't done needlework before. Beads and clasp are supplied to make your bracelet.

Cost: $ 45.00
Learn this great weave with Dina! This weave is a beautiful flat weave that wears elegantly! This class requires you to know European 4 in 1 which was taught previously. Cost of this class is $50 and includes all rings to make your bracelet as well as a toggle clasp. Rings are aluminum and anodized titanium. There will be a silver and niobium version that will be offered at the same time. If you do not know Euro 4:1, please contact the shop and request a private class BEFORE this one if you want to take this class.

Cost: $ 50.00
Learn this great weave with Dina! This weave is a beautiful flat weave that wears elegantly! This class requires you to know European 4 in 1 which was taught previously. Cost of this class is $80 and includes all rings to make your bracelet as well as a toggle clasp. Rings are sterling silver and niobium in either 16g or 18g, your choice. If you do not know Euro 4:1, please contact the shop and request a private class BEFORE this one if you want to take this class. Bring your pliers if you have them, otherwise we have tools to lend.

Cost: $ 80.00
ORIENTAL CREST TRUNK SHOW!
- Oct 28, 2022 10:00 am

COME SEE WILSON'S GREAT SELECTION OF FABULOUS GEMSTONES! You loved Wilson's last Trunk show in April of 2022, so I invited him back for another great show! Buy beads like Susan does!! Fondling large piles of beads and picking out THE BEST!! There will be at least 8-10 8 foot tables of mounds and trays of beads/pearls/gemstones/cabochons! Don't MISS THIS EVENT. Looking is Free! Come and see, touch and buy! This event is free so come and have a LOOK!!!

Cost: $ FREE
Marjorie returns to use to teach a beginning Lampwork beading. In this 6 hour class, you'll learn the safe use of tools and equipment needed for lampworking as well as how to create well-shaped basic beads and a variety of surface decorating techniques. Plan to spend the day making a handful of treasures! Marjorie teaches at John C. Campbell Folk School and the Appalachian Center for Craft. She is offering this class locally for our bead enthusiasts!! Cost of this class is $125 and includes instructions, glass and use of tools/torch. Minimum of 3 students required for this class to happen with maximum of 6. Please wear cotton clothing such as jeans and t-shirt. Lunch will be provided. Please wear cotton clothing, closed toe shoes and if you have long hair, tie it back.

Cost: $ 125.00
ORIENTAL CREST TRUNK SHOW!
- Oct 29, 2022 10:00 am

COME SEE WILSON'S GREAT SELECTION OF FABULOUS GEMSTONES! You loved Wilson's last Trunk show in April of 2022, so I invited him back for another great show! Buy beads like Susan does!! Fondling large piles of beads and picking out THE BEST!! There will be at least 8-10 8 foot tables of mounds and trays of beads/pearls/gemstones/cabochons! Don't MISS THIS EVENT. Looking is Free! Come and see, touch and buy! This event is free so come and have a LOOK!!!

Cost: $ FREE
Learn how to make these cute spiders just in time for Halloween and/or Christmas. This is a beginning beading class and cost is $45 which includes supplies for one spider. You should finish at least one spider in class. Feel free to bring any interesting beads that you want to try (but this will not change kit fee). Bring wire tools (pliers/cutters) if you have them. Class size limited to 4.

Cost: $ 45.00
Teacher Showcase and Sale event!
- Nov 12, 2022 10:00 am

Come see all our teachers fabulous work that they have made and have for sale! Rather buy a beautiful Christmas gift instead of making it? You'll have your pick here! See all the beautiful pieces! We have seveal teachers that sell at the Saturday and the Sunday market!!

Cost: $ FREE
Just in time for the holidays, each student will enjoy learning how to shape, chase, and then texture heavy gauge wire into a fascinating shape. Next will come discovering how to adorn their shape with crystal beads, resembling bubbles floating through a glass of sparkling champagne! Each bracelet will be made to be adjustable so it can be worn anyplace on an arm. The techniques taught can be used to create a wide variety of accessory pieces that will be shown during class. Your instructor will provide complete tool kits for use while in class and you will receive written follow-up hand-outs to take home. Please Bring: notebook, pen/pencil, digital or cell phone camera (no flash please), magnifying eyewear if needed, and a bottled beverage.

Cost: $ 60.00
How many holiday gifts did you forget? Did you remember the mail-carrier, hairdresser, UPS delivery-person, church friend, or a helpful neighbor??? Say thanks with a functional handcrafted gift that will make them smile all year long. Join Dale as she teaches you how to create a unisex Zipper-Pull, a Puffy Heart Pendant, a Pair of Leaf-Link Earrings, and a unisex Bracelet; All in just 2.5 hours! Students will each have their choice of gemstone and/or crystal beads and chain styles, and each gift made will include an organza bag so you can add a tag and it?s ready to give immediately! Extra kits will be available for purchase after class for those class students who wish to make more gifts at home. Your instructor will provide complete tool kits for use while in class and you will receive written follow-up hand-outs to take home. Please Bring: notebook, pen/pencil, digital or cell phone camera (no flash please), magnifying eyewear if needed, and a bottled beverage. You will make all 4 gifts in class!!

Cost: $ 45.00
An ornament is something used to adorn an object or a person. What better way to celebrate and share your love of the holidays than by gifting a handcrafted Ornament that can be used to decorate both a Tree and a Person! Each student will discover how to figure needed wire lengths, and then shape, chase, temper and texture their ornament before choosing to adorn it with sparkling crystal beads. Learn how to create the perfect hook that can fit either a branch or a beaded neckpiece or a scarf and the Ornament is ready to give and enjoy. Students will each choose their own designs and leave with two finished ornaments! Your instructor will provide complete tool kits for use while in class and you will receive written follow-up hand-outs to take home. Please Bring: notebook, pen/pencil, digital or cell phone camera (no flash please), magnifying eyewear if needed, and a bottled beverage.

Cost: $ 60.00