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2021-12 Bead-Therapy Event Newsletter

Thanks so much for a great Small Business Saturday!  I got to see many old friends and meet new ones this past Saturday!!  Oh, and if you haven’t noticed, I’ve gotten rid of the credit card convenience fee.  It was awful and I’m sorry I ever started it.


Closings during December – December 24-25 (Christmas Eve and Christmas day) to allow us to travel and celebrate the holidays with their/our family.  I visited my family over Thanksgiving and my parents are getting older (age 87 and 88).  My mother is doing poorly.  I’m going to need to go back down to Florida and spend some more time with them.  I hope I don’t need to go sooner.  Sorry. 


In January, we’ll be open New Year’s Eve, but closed on New Year’s day.


Changes coming in January.  I’ve been told (not directly, but from one of our teachers who teaches elsewhere) that classes at bead therapy have been intimidating.  Mainly this is in the Beginning beading class, but a lot of our classes are beginning classes, so it’s probably more of an issue than I thought to begin with.  From now on, prices will include a kit (for most classes) and you are certainly welcome to pick your own beads (please come early) and we’ll subtract the kit cost and charge for whatever beads you pick.  Remember that you get 10% off your purchases during class day. I’m also going to start selling tickets on EventBrite mainly because they help with advertising and reach more people.   


Dec. 2nd, 2021 Thursday 6p-9pm.  Free. Open Bead Night!!  We’ll help with whatever beading issues you might be having or come if you just want to make new friends, see old friends and meet with other beady people!  Come as early as you want!  Bring your own supper or run out and come back!



Dec. 4th, 2021 at 10am Susan Teaching Beginning Beading – Come and learn the basics of making strung necklaces, bracelets and earrings.  Cost of this class is $25.  Choice of kits with natural stones for $10 or other more expensive choices out of store stock.  Necklace shown is a sample of what can be made.  This is a beginning class.



Also- Ed Lewis is having a home show and he does BEAUTIFUL wood turning pieces and are really worth going and seeing.  They require “appointments” to view, so call now (or whenever).  They might consider doing viewings past the weekend, but understand the show won’t be as organized if you go later.  Elise will have some of her Kumihimo pieces (necklaces and some others) for sale too (and they are worth going to see if you don’t like woodworking….). Info in pics below-  I’m going, but don’t really have enough money to put a dent in the show, so you don’t have to worry!!



December 7th at 1pm – Lori teaching Christmas angel ornaments and earrings!  Cost of this class is $25 + supplies.  Lori taught this class earlier and people requested another.  This is a beginning beading class.  The ornaments make great teacher gifts and package/tree ornaments.




Dec. 9th at 1pm (Thursday) – Susan Teaching Christmas Ornament Cover - 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. Kits will be available for $10.  These are fun and easy to make! Class will last about 2.5 hours and you may or may not finish in class. You will be given a Christmas ornament to use with your cover.


Dec. 9th, 2021 Open Bead Night (see description listed above)


Dec. 10th, 2021 at 6pm (Friday) - Mandie Teaching Chakra Beading Yule and GIVING Party! Come and enjoy the art and gift of making bracelets (Chakra or Malas) for other and each other with the intention of finding a special message and surprise when bracelets are swapped and switched (you can choose to swap or not).  This is a special party, a surprise class for the holiday.  Open to teens and adults. A variety of colors for the heart chakra will be used. Cost of this class is $25 and is a beginning beading class.


Dec. 11th, 2021 at 1pm Nancy teaching her Quick and Easy Bramble Bracelet!  Come and learn these how to make these cute bracelets to wear or give to friends!  Make one or two or three bracelets!  This is a beginner class and it's easy! Nancy is a great teacher and can show you everything you need! Cost of this class is $25 Kits will be available for $10 or less.



December 11th, 2021 Tommy Jones Silversmithing demonstration (FREE) – 10am-5pm. Tommy will be available at Bead-Therapy to resize rings, repair jewelry pieces and to set stones. He can resize pieces that he has made or discuss repair/resizing your own pieces. He can also set stones or plan with you future pieces that you may want made. There is no cost to this demonstration/discussion. He is available for consultation and demonstration.




Dec. 14th, 2021 at 1pm (Tuesday) – Nancy teaches her Beautiful Dancing Gems Necklace set!  - Engibe saw Nancy wearing this lovely piece and demanded her to teach a class.  I'm all for that since I love it too!!  So, if you want to make a fabulous piece for yourself (ok, maybe YOU would make it for a gift, but NOT me) before the holidays, sign up and come on in!!  This is an intermediate class, so you must be comfortable with bead weaving.  This class lasts 2.5 hours (we might force Nancy to stay longer and keep an eye on us....) and cost is $25 + supplies (8mm round, gem duos, 4mm bicones (or pearls), 11o and 15o seed beads).


Dec. 16th, 2021 Open Bead Night (see description listed above).


December 24th and 25th, we are CLOSED


December 28-31st, 2021  Inventory Reduction Sale after Christmas, so plan on spending your Christmas gift money and gift certificates that week (your family DID give you a Bead-Therapy Gift certificate, right?).  The week after Christmas (Tuesday thru Friday) everything will be 20% off with the exception of cases, consignment jewelry and Delicas.  Sorry! 

Dec. 30th, 2021 Open Bead Night (see description listed above)

Jan. 1st, 2022 New Year’s Day- CLOSED 

Jan 6th, 2022 Open Bead Night (see description listed above)

Jan 8th, 2022 at 10am – Pam 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 $40 and is a beginning beading class. Pam is great with jewelry design and color selection!  This price includes a kit. 



Jan 8th, 2022 at 1pm 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 $45 and supplies required will be provided.  This is a Beginner class. Class size limited to 8! 

Jan 13th, 2022 Open Bead Night (see description listed above)


Jan 14th, 2022 at 6pm (Friday) Mandie teaching New Beginnings Chakra and Meditation Class!  Come and learn about Meditation techniques and various Chakra stones in this class. We will be focused on clear and white stones this month and learn more about chakra meaning. This class will be offered virtually, but please sign up one week in advance so that we can mail your beads to you.  Cost of this class is $35 and includes kit to make your Chakra Bracelet!



Jan. 15th, 2022 at 10am Dina teaching Byzantine Chainmaille Bracelet - Byzantine is a beautiful weave and looks much harder than it is. Once you get the pattern going, the weave goes together pretty quick. You should complete your bracelet in class. You have a choice of shiny aluminum or two tone round wire anodized aluminum rings. Bring your pliers if you have them, otherwise we have tools that you can borrow. Class fee includes kit and all rings needed.  Cost of this class is $45


Jan. 15th, 2022 at 1pm Pat Teaching Image Transfer on Polymer Clay for Pendant and/or earrings!  Learn this great technique transferring images to polymer clay while making a beautiful pendant and/or earrings! Learn how to condition clay, transfer images and bake your clay pieces.  This is a beginning Clay class.  Cost is $45 and includes the clay to make the class pieces. Pat makes beautiful clay pendant/earring sets (which you can always go and purchase if you'd rather!!)! 

Jan. 20th, 2022 - Open Bead Night (see description listed above).



Jan 22nd, 2022 at 10am – Ashley teaching Make your own Chain and Findings!  Come and learn from our resident wire expert how to make these Unique earwires/headpins and cool chains that are as individual as you are!  Making your own findings enhance your jewelry and make your work unique.  Cost of this class is $45 and is a beginning bead class that lasts for 2.5 hours.  Cost of this class includes supplies to make a pair of earrings and a bracelet.  Bring wire tools if you have them and if not, we have tools for lending.  Tools suggested- Round nose and chain nose pliers.  You will learn how to make your own clasps and or earwires!


Jan. 22nd, 2022 at 1pm– Tracy teaching Metal Stamping! Come and learn how to stamp on metal forms and make a bracelet and or earrings. This type of jewelry has been around for several years, but with all the cute design stamps, you can have a ball!  Cost of this class is $45 which includes supplies to make your own bracelet or pendant in class.


Jan. 27th, 2022 - Open Bead Night (see description listed above).



Jan 29th, 2022 at 10am – Dina teaching Beads in Motion Bracelet!  Learn this fabulous leather and metal bracelet with lively mobile beads with a nice magnetic class.  This is a beginning beading class and with all supplies to make your bracelet included.  Pictured is the copper version.  Dina is making a mixed metal color version as well.



Jan 29th, 2022 at 1PM Engibe teaching her Arrow Herringbone and Peyote Bracelet! Learn how to combine Peyote and Herringbone together in this beautiful bracelet. Cost of this class is $45 and lasts about 2.5 hours.  If you don't finish during class time, you can come back on an open day to finish. Be aware that this bracelet uses Delica beads.  It would be challenging for a beginner, but if you have knowledge of Peyote, you probably can do it.  Supplies are included with the cost of the class.

Feb. 3rd, 2022 - Open Bead Night (see description listed above).

Feb. 5th, 2022 at 10am Pam teaching Beginning Beading.  See description above.

Feb. 10th, 2022 - Open Bead Night (see description listed above).


Feb. 11th, 2022 at 6pm (Friday) - Mandie Teaching her February Chakra class focusing on Love (for Valentines). Red and gold colors!!  Learn more about meditation and chakras this month focusing on Red stones.  Cost of this class is $40 and is a beginning beading class.



Feb. 12th, 2022 at 1pm & Dec. 7th, 2021 at 10am - Jenny teaching Cane Glass Earrings or Keychain.  Learn/Improve your wire forming and jewelry designing skills while making these unique earrings with Cane glass.  Learn how to deal with larger holes in beads as well as designing your own beautiful accessories to wear!  These make great holiday gifts as well!  You will be able to make at least 1pair of earrings in class.  Bring your wire tools if you have them (we have tools to borrow if you don't) Other supplies needed include ear wires and 20g or -we have everything you need for sale.  This is a beginning bead class.  Cost is $40 and class lasts about 2.5 hours. Small bench block and hammer if you have it.



Feb. 12th, 2022 at 1pm Pat Teaching Stamping and Embellishing Polymer Clay for Jewelry Making.  In this class we will review Polymer clay conditioning and learn techniques for using stamps, cutters and powders to embellish and make beautiful and unique jewelry pieces. This is a beginning polymer clay class. We will provide clay and findings to make your own pendant and earrings. Cost of this class is $45.

Feb. 17th, 2022 - Open Bead Night (see description listed above).


Feb. 19th, 2022 at 10am – Annette teaching Wire Wrapped Pendant! - Learn how to wrap your own cabochons like a pro! Create beautiful pendants or earrings with Annette. Cost of this class is $50 and includes the wire and stone. Supplies needed: round nose, flat nose and chain nose pliers (if you have them). Bead mats and lights are provided. Class size limited to 6.  This is a beginning bead class.  Class lasts 2-2.5 hours.  You will complete one pendant in class.


Feb. 19th, 2022 at 1pm – Kassie teaching her Geometric Odd Count Peyote Bracelet!  Kassie returns to us wit a new pattern that I personally LOVE!   This bracelet is slinky and a joy to wear besides looking fabulous!  Kassie will show several different methods for the odd count turn around, but will encourage what she thinks is the easiest method.  She will also cover using the bead slide on clasps.  This is an intermediate class, so you will be expected to be comfortable with at least even count Peyote stitch.  Cost of this class is $30 and kits will be offered.

Feb. 24th, 2022 - Open Bead Night (see description listed above).


Feb. 26th, 2022 Judy teaching Paper Bead jewelry!  Learn how to make beautiful jewelry from paper! In this class you will learn how to make beads from junk mail, magazines and other (prettier) paper and turn them into beautiful jewelry! Supply list coming. Bring some of your favorite magazines and make beads out of them too!! This is a beginner beading class and all supplies are included. Cost of this class is $40.


Don’t forget that we offer many classes on demand.  If the teacher is local, most are willing to teach classes at a convenient time for you and the teacher.  I’m getting these on the website, but please have patience!!!   


I will be adding some classes during the week in Jan/Feb, so stay tuned.


Thanks for supporting Bead-Therapy and just remember to always shop small!!  



Chattanooga, TN