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Cane Glass, Polymer Clay and Chainmaille OH MY!! Come have fun at Bead-Therapy in February!!

February is packed full of fun things to do!  We are adding a a "Senior Tuesday Afternoon" event with Lori Shalett where you can come (you don't really need to be a senior, but we thought that there are a lot of Senior events on get the picture) and learn basic jewelry techniques and design from Lori.  You can bring items that you want to learn how to repair or suggestions for improvement (repurposing) or you could ask Lori her thoughts/ideas on using what beads you have to make jewelry. You could ask her to pick something out for you within a budget to make for yourself or as a gift with color choice.  We can have some projects for you to choose from that you can learn how to do.  this event will evolve according to your needs!!  Cost of this "class" is $10 per person and will include a kit for making the planned (hopefully pictured project.)  These events will happen on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month.  You needed more excitement in your life anyway, right?!

And, as mentioned in a prior newsletter, I'm going to be selling tickets on Eventbright (which hasn't been overly exciting for me yet), but I'll keep the classes with links to my website for you to select and purchase a spot prior to them being offered on event bright.  They will post on my site long before I can post them on evenbright anyway, so you'll get first pick and all seats might be sold out before I can get them on evenbright anyway (at least I hope so- you all ARE my favorites!!)

I'll try to keep at least a month ahead on class listings even if I don't have a picture to go with a class on my website and in the newsletter (notice that I am saying TRY....).  Feel free to make suggestions for classes or request classes through Facebook messenger and click on send message, or call the shop (423)-509-1907 if I'm not offering something that you want taught.  Remember that we can do classes on demand with some teachers if they are local for the same cost with the understanding that they might want more than one student per class.  That will vary from teacher to teacher.  Here is a LINK to the classes on Demand page if you want to look at what can be taught.

And TOMMY JONES is coming back on February 12th with all of his great Silver Smithing skills RIGHT BEFORE Valentine's Day!!  and I have fabulous OPAL and Moonstone cabs for sale too!!  It's a WIN WIN situation!!  I know you don't want to miss this!!  You can bring gold or silver jewelry for re-sizing or repair OR- he can make your loved one something else fabulous!!  Lots of options!!

Lets move on to classes being offered!

Feb. 5th, 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. Link to purchase tickets HERE!

Feb. 5th, 2022 at 1PM - Amy teaching X's and O's Bracelet!! - This is an easy beginner beading bracelet that will introduce you to the easiest form of Right Angle Weave (which is Susan's favorite!) and this can be a casual bracelet or a fancy bracelet depending all on what beads you choose!  Class size limited to 8.  Amy is a great teacher and has taught many classes here at Bead-Therapy!   Cost of this class is $40 and includes all materials to make the bracelet shown or a similar style (with different colors).  Link to purchase your tickets HERE!

February 8th, 2022 at 2- 4PM Senior Tuesday with Lori!  Come and learn basic jewelry techniques as well as designing and creating your own individual jewelry!  Why pay for something at the local stores that cost too much, are poor quality and aren't exactly what you wanted anyway?!  Want to match a certain piece of clothing in color or create something stunning to set off your outfit?  Lori can help!!  Just want a LOT of earrings to choose from?  Lori can help!!  There is no charge for this class.  Kits will be offered for $10 to make 2 pair of earrings pictured or similar.  Projects will change from class to class and will be based on requested skills by attendees.  Pictures will be posted prior to class.  Lori will stick to the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month except when she's on vacation.  

Feb. 10th, 2022 - Open Bead Night (6p-9pm.)  Free.  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 earlier than 6p if you want!  Bring your own supper or run out and come back!


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. You will make a chakra bracelet using red and gold colors while learning more about the inter-relationships of the various chakras.  Cost of this class is $40 and is a beginning beading class.  This class can be offered virtually.  You must purchase tickets a week in advance for virtual class to allow us to mail the beads to you (no cost) or you can use your own beads/supplies for $30. Link to purchase your tickets HERE!



Feb. 12th, 2022 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.  Link to purchase your tickets HERE!



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.  Link to purchase tickets is HERE!

Feb 16th (Wednesday), 2022 at 2PM- Amy teaches Zig Zag stone 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 $40.  Link to purchase tickets HERE!

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 8.  This is a beginning bead class.  Class lasts 2-2.5 hours.  You will complete one pendant in class.  Link to purchase tickets HERE!


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 for sale at the class.  Link to purchase tickets HERE!

February 19th, 2022 (Saturday, by special request) Annette teaching Coiled Wire Earrings and Bead making!  We've had this class requested several times and since Annette is coming for the wire wrap class, I've talked her into teaching this class as well!  In this class you will learn how to coil wire to make unique, fashionable earrings and bead components to be used in your jewelry techniques.  Cost of this class includes a spool of 24g Parawire in copper, gold or silver and enough 20g wire to make a pair of earrings and about 10 beads about an inch long per bead.  Bring your own wire tools to use or we have shop tools that you can use during class if needed. (Picture shows examples of coiled earrings and the type of beads to be made in class.  You won't be making all of the jewelry pictured during class).  Cost of this class is $35 and class will last 2-2.5 hours.  Link to purchase your tickets HERE!

February 22nd, 2022 at 2- 4PM Senior Tuesday with Lori!  (See Description listed above)

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

Feb 26th, 2022 at 10AM - Pam teaches How to Finish your Kumihimo Projects!  Love all of your Kumi bracelets/necklaces, but they sit unfinished because you aren't sure how to do it?  Or you finished it, but aren't happy with the look?  Come in and learn from the best!  Cost of this class is $30 since you won't be actually making a piece, but being shown several ways of finishing pieces and/or getting help with finishing yours!! Any supplies needed to finish your piece can be purchased at a 10% discount on class day! Link to purchase tickets HERE!


Feb. 26th, 2022 at 1Pm - 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.  Link to purchase tickets HERE!!

March 5th, 2022 at 10AM - Susan teaching Beginning Beading. (description above). Link to purchase tickets HERE! 

March 5th, 2022 at 1PM Amy Teaches the 3 Strand Finger Weave Bracelet - I know that it looks like a beach type of bracelet but you can wear it anywhere, anytime!  Through this does take a little time to weave, Amy is a great teacher and can show you how! Everything you need will be provided in a class kit.  Cost of this class is $45 and class lasts about 2.5 hours.  You may or may not finish this project in class, and Amy will discuss finishing.  Link to pay for this class is HERE!

March 8th, 2022 at 2- 4PM Senior Tuesday with Lori! 
 (description above)

March 12th, 2022 at 10AM - Dina teaching Byanztine Rose Bracelet in her Chainmaille Series Class!  (Picture coming soon).  Come learn this beautiful chainmaille weave using lightweight shiney aluminum and anodized aluminum rings!  They don't tarnish and they are lightweight so you never get tired of wearing them!  This is an easy beginner chainmaille weave and if you don't finish the bracelet in class, you can either stay later and finish on class day or come back on a Thursday night open bead night and we'll help you finish! Picture to follow. Link to purchase tickets HERE!

March 12th, 2022 at 1PM - Pat Teaches Clay Embellishment using Mokume Gane technique!  You will review your skills at conditioning clay and will learn how to produce a Mokume Gane block of cane and show you how to embellish your base clay to make beautiful pieces of jewelry with it. This is a beginning clay class and all clay and findings will be provided with cost of class. Bring your own clay tools (roller, cutters, blades and pasta machine) if you have them, otherwise we have shop tools to use.  Cost of this class is $45.  Liink to purchase tickets HERE!

March 22nd, 2022 at 2- 4PM Senior Tuesday with Lori!  (See description above).

March 24th, 2022 at 1PM - Making Custom Metal Charms: Design, Cutting, Stamping and Finishing with Anita Mills!  In this class you will learn how to design your own metal charm, cut, stamp and finish it under the skillful eye of Anita!  Anita has exhibited her work in numerous solo and group exhibitions—both competitive and invitational, in regional and national venues. I am proud to have such an accomplished teacher at Bead-Therapy!  Picture and more info to follow. Cost of this class is $65. Link to pay for this class HERE!

March 26th, 2022. Engibe teaching her Lovely 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 $65.  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 for this class - HERE!

March 27th, 2022 (Sunday) Mary Teaching Colored Pencil Components!! -

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 this class is $50 and lasts between 2-2.5 hours.  Link to pay for this class HERE!

April 2nd, 2022 at 10AM Dina teaching the Flat Box Chainmaille Bracelet class.
  This weave is closely related to Byzantine and looks great as a bracelet or necklace!  We will be making a bracelet in bright aluminum rings.  Come and learn this new and easy Chainmaille technique!!  Cost of this class is $45 and lasts 2.5 hours.  You should be able to complete your bracelet during this class or can return for help on Thursday Open Bead Night or a time arranged with Dina on Fridays! Picture to follow! Link to purchase your seat HERE!

April 2nd, 2022 at 1PM. Pat teaching Polymer clay Art Frame pendant!  In this class, you will learn how to make and embellish an art frame covering for a cabochon or natural stone slab. This is an intermediate class so you will be expected to know how to condition clay and basic clay tool skills.  Bring your clay tools and pasta machine if you have them.  We will have tools to use in class if you don't have any.  Class fee includes clay, cab and embellishment materials to make a pendant.  You should be able to finish your work of art in class.  This is a 4 hour class.  Cost of this class is $60 and includes a stone and all clay supplies to make your pendant. Picture shown is a difficult piece, but I had to show it.  You might want to make something a bit less challenging.  Purchase your tickets for this class HERE!

April 2nd, 2022 at 10AM Marjorie teaching Beginning Lampwork Beadmaking!!  -   Marjorie returns to us 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 Art center.  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 2 students required for this class to happen with maximum of 8.  Purchase your tickets HERE!!

May 21st, 2022 at 10AM - Dina teaching Graduated Byzantine Necklace in Bright Aluminum rings!  Dina will discuss the importance of Aspect Ratio in making Chainmaille jewelry at the beginning of this class and show samples of appropriate AR and poor AR for Byzantine.  Some chainmaille experience is suggested though this could be done by an adventurous beginner.  You will not finish this project in class.  Kits will be provided.  It is suggested that you either arrive early for this class to "open" your rings or pick up a kit early and open rings prior to class so you won't use class time for prep work.  Bring your pliers to class is you have them (jewelry chain nose pliers- you need 2- you can use a flat nose and a chain nose, but sometimes the flat nose will interfere).  We have tools that you can use in class and tools for sale- remember that you get 10% off all your purchases on class day (classes will not be discounted). Cost of this class is $55 (quite a few rings with this project).  Link to purchase your tickets

May 21st, 2022 at 1PM - Pat teaching Mica Shift Polymer Clay technique for creating jewelry components!
 In this class you will review clay conditioning and discuss the properties of mica shift in metallic polymer clay to make beautiful jewelry components.  Clay will be provided for you in this class to make a pair of earrings and either a pendant or bracelet bar.  Class will last about 2.5 hours.  You may or may not finish your project in class depending on your speed.  if you don't finish, Pat will discuss how to finish your project and/or you can return on an open bead night and we will help you finish. Cost of this class is $45.  Purchase your tickets HERE!!

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!!!    

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



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