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2021-10 Bead-Therapy Event Newsletter

October Newsletter

Tommy's Silversmithing demonstration went well!  I don't think you all realized that he could resize rings, modify pieces and set stones right in the shop.  And he can resize any of his own rings for you to wear.  I'm going to have him back in November.  I'm doing a little arm twisting for a monthly demo for setting and resizing, etc, so stay tuned!!  

And don't forget that the holidays are coming and handmade jewelry pieces are generally well received by family and friends (and you can make something really lovely for less money than you could purchase similar items already made).  We can help you design special pieces as well. And did I mention ornaments?  Hmmmm...  Have you been in the shop recently?  Meredith and I have been busy making ornament covers.  Come see what you can make!!!

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Friday, Oct. 1st, 2021 - Mandie Teaching Orange Healing and Chakra Workshop! Participants will learn about chakras and make connections with how it relates to healing.  Lots of information will be provided. Bring a notebook! There will be a Charka awakening meditation, including chanting.   Participants will create bracelets or any jewelry piece of their liking using gentle orange colored stone and wood.  Snacks will be provided.  Namaste.  Cost of this class includes the beads.  We have many beads to choose from if you want to purchase more personal choices.  This is a Beginning Beading class.  Cost of this class is $25. Link is HERE.


October 2nd, 2021 at 10AM - Susan Teaching Beginning Beading!!!  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.  Supplies needed (if you have them) include a chain-nose pliers, beading wire, beads and clasp.  All supplies are for sale at bead therapy.  Cost of this class is $25 (+ supplies) and is a beginning beading class.   Link is HERE


October 2nd, 2021, 1PM - Susan P. teaching Wire Wrap Rings (Adjustable and regular)! - Make these Fashionable rings to wear or to give away as gifts!  Learn basic wire skills and tool use while creating something beautiful!  This is a beginner beading/wire class. Wire and and a selection of beads to choose from will be provided in class.  You will complete at least one ring in class (several completed 2-3 rings in the last class).  Bring your own jewelry tools (round nose and chain nose pliers) if you have them and if you don't, we have lending tools.  Cost of this class is $30.  Link for this class is HERE.


October 9th, 2021 - 10AM - Pam teaching Beginning Kumihimo!  Learn how to make the traditional 8 stranded round Kumihimo braid on the foam disc with S-lon and size 8o or satin rattail.   Come and learn how quickly this beautiful braid can be made. Cost of the class is $25 and supplies required are round Kumi disc, bobbins and weights. This is a Beginner class. Class size limited to 8!  Link to this class -HERE.


Oct. 9th, 2021 at 1PM - Engibe teaching Netting Shawl Necklace! - This class will be completed over 2 sessions and beginners will use larger beads unless they have a good sense of adventure.  Intermediate beaders will use size 11o seed beads.  You will begin the necklace in class and work at home on the bulk of the necklace and return the following Saturday to finish up with the dagger portion of the necklace.  Supplies needed include 8o (beginners) or 11o (intermediate) in two colors, single hole daggers, Fireline or thread of choice, needle and clasp of choice.  Cost of this class is $40.  2nd session will be arranged between you and Engibe.  Pay on line to reserve your spot.  Class size 6 people (please be courteous and wear a mask if you are unvaccinated).  Link to this class - HERE


October 13th, 2021 at 1PM - Amy Teaching her Zig Zag Finger Weave Bracelet!  Come and make this beautiful, but still casual beaded bracelet!!  This is a beginning beading class and all you need is your fingers (well, and beads and string, and maybe a macrame board...).  This is not macrame and is a bit easier, but tension is important.  Come and design your own fabulous bracelet!!  You can use macrame as a closure and makes the bracelet adjustable!  This would make a great gift for friends!!  Cost of this class is $25.  Link to this class - HERE


Oct. 16th, 2021 at 10AM - Nancy teaches her Beautiful Christmas Bracelet (you can do it in other colors if you want)! - Come and make this beautiful bracelet in Christmas colors or in whatever colors you want! This is a beginning Beading class!  Supplies needed include 6mm firepolish or round beads (in 2 colors), 11o seed beads, clasp of choice, needle and thread. Nancy is a great teacher! Even though I've had her teach this bracelet before Christmas for the past few years (ok, not last year due to covid), most people choose colors other than red and green! Beats me!!! As always- Holidays are just around the corner and these make great gifts!!  Cost of this class is $25.  Link is HERE.


October 16th, 2021 at 1PM - Cathy Teaching Artisan Silk Crochet Necklace!!  Come and make this fast and easy necklace with Cathy!  No prior knowledge of crochet is needed.  Cost of this class is $25 + supplies.  This is a beginning Beading class.  Supplies needed include size E silk thread, seed beads size 8o in whatever colors you want, size 0 (1.75mm) crochet hook and a clasp.  Link to this class is HERE.

October 16th, 2021 at 1:30PM - Meredith Teaching Beginning Even Count Peyote Bracelet!  Come learn this versatile stitch with Meredith and make an eye-catching bracelet for yourself or a good friend. This is a beginning bead class and cost is $25.  Supplies needed include size 8o seed beads, needle and fireline.  Class lasts about 2.5 hours and you should be able to finish your piece in class.  If not Meredith will discuss finishing or you can join us for Thursday night Bead night and we'll help you finish.  Link to this class - HERE


October 19th, 2021 at 1PM - Susan Teaching Her Own Beaded Christmas Ornament Cover!  You know, Christmas is just around the corner and I love Love, LOVE Bejeweled Christmas Ornaments!!!  Making the covers is easy and it really dresses up your tree and makes special gifts for friends!  Cost of this class is $25 plus supplies.   I'll probably make up kits for the classes since you sure don't need whole strands for most of the beads.  These are fun and easy to make!  Link to this class - HERE


Oct. 23rd, 2021 at 10AM - 
Lori Teaching Christmas Earrings and Angel Tree Ornaments! Make yourself some beautiful Christmas earrings and/or a Lovely Christmas Angel Tree Ornament with Lori!  Lori has been making these Angels for years and the have been very popular!  This is a Beginning Beading Class!  No students younger than 14 please.  Cost of this class is $25.  Link is HERE.


Oct. 23rd, 2021 at 1PM - Susan Parry Teaching her Decorative Holiday Wire Christmas Tree!  Learn how to make a festive happy Christmas tree! Susan has made these trees for years and sold a multitude at InTown Gallery.  Make your own to decorate your house, office, where ever for the holidays!  We will have beads for sale to decorate with, or you can bring your own.  Supplies provided are 24g wire in color of choice, beads!  Class size limited to 8. This is a beginning beading class!  Cost of this class is $35 and includes all supplies.  Link to this class HERE.  


October 27th, 2021 at 1PM - Bobbie Teaches her Christmas/Halloween Spiders!!  Learn how to make these cute spiders just in time for Halloween and/or Christmas.  This is a beginning beading class and cost is $30 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 8.  Link to this class - HERE


October 30th, 2021 at 10AM - Susan Teaching Viking Knit!  Come learn this easy wire weave that makes a stunning array of jewelry possibilities! Materials needed include 24g wire (soft) and your fingers. This class is going to teach a technique and discussion will be held on making bracelets or necklaces with your knit. You may or may not finish a project in class. Supplies included in available in a kit (for $10) and includes a spool of 24g wire (color of choice) and a dowel to knit around. I will have draw plates to use.  This is a beginning bead class and cost is $25.   Link to this class - HERE

October 30th, 2021 at 1PM Amy Teaching Leather/Chain and beaded Bracelets Galore!!  Come and learn how to make one or several of these fabulous bracelets with Amy! This is a beginning beading class and cost is $25. Class lasts 2.5 hours. Supplies needed include beads, leather and chain.


November 13th at 10AM - Susan P. Teaching Fused Glass Dichroic Pendant! 
 Learn about fusing qualities of glass, COE of glass, the nature of Dichroic and art glass and how it's made, and then create your own one of a kind Dichroic pendant (s).  Learn about supplies needed and why you need them.  Pendants will be fused with some observation, but mostly done after class and pendants will be available for pick up the next week.  Cold work and after fusing will be discussed in class, but performed by instructor prior to pick up.  One bail will be provided and instructor will discuss application of bail.  You will make 1 or 2 pendants in class.  Cost of this class is $65.  Link to this class is HERE.  Class size limited to 8.

Other news and sundry stuff-
I'll try to make up some kits for the Christmas Ornament covers over the next couple of weeks incase you want any of those.  If you have any requests for kits or classes, please let me know.  We are starting the classes on demand (where you can request several of the classes that we teach at the shop outside of the usual Saturday teaching schedule.  Some classes need more than one student if the teacher has to drive a longer distance or create a big mess (think Pebeo washers- that will need 3 or more).  Cost of the classes will be the same.

If you have a group that would like to get together for a class, we can do special pricing for 8 or more students (meaning it would be a flat fee for the group rather than the usual $25 per person).  Larger classes will need to agree on the same project to be taught.  I will consider teaching at other times when the shop is closed for a larger group (Sunday afternoon, Friday evening, etc).

Zoom classes can be considered for out of town groups on case by case basis.  I'm trying to get a page on the website noting the available classes on demand, but there are only so many hours in a day......  And have you looked at the website?  I'm getting more and more pictures up!!  We've taken more than 6000 individual photos of items in the store.  That's a LOT!!!

And thank you for your support of my shop!  I couldn't have made it through COVID bad times without your support (ok, and my old job- I'm still doing it to help pay the bills and keep the shop well stocked!!- it's a disease, I tell you!!!)
112 Lee Parkway Drive
Chattanooga, TN. 37421