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Beading In July! You don't want to miss these Exciting Classes!!

July Newsletter

Here we are again!!  More classes are planned for the next several months that you really DON'T want to miss!!  And as always- go to your local fun Bead-Therapy website to see all the fun classes planned!!  Here you go with a fun link (if needed) - CLASSES  Or read on below!!!  And the big sale?  Well, it hasn't happened yet due to my work schedule at my old job.  Ugh!  Sorry to be gone for several weeks in a row, but I do vacation coverage and it's summer.....  Everybody is gone on vacation!  I really miss you all, but the shop is so well stocked that I need to pay some bills. So come to the shop and bring a friend so I can work more at the shop and not at my old job.  I really want to not have to work my old job.....  so please, come in and bring a friend.   

More fun things to do at Bead-therapy!!!   Soul of Somanya Trunk Show is BACK!!!  Welcome to Melody MacDuffee!  Come see Melody and all of her interesting beads from Africa!  She is able to do classes this week too.  She'll be here through July 9th!

On to the CLASSES!!!

July 9th at 10AM  Dina teaches European Four in One Chainmaille Necklace!!  Make this slinky necklace in light weight aluminum either all in silver (aluminum) or silver and a color!  You could make 2 bracelets instead of the necklace if you'd like.  Cost of this class is $55 and includes all rings needed to make your necklace.  Link to this class HERE!!!

July 16th at 1PM - Pat teaching Stained Glass Pendant in Polymer Clay!!  
Learn how to make this beautiful Translucent clay pendant that loks like stained glass!  You will learn how to condition clay and mix colors to make this work of art.  Clay is included in class fee ($45).  We have clay tools to use, though you are welcome to bring your own if you have them.  Link to this class is HERE!

July 16th at 10AM Emma Teaching Bohemian Earrings!!  Come and learn how to make these popular dangly earrings with Emma!  She designs and makes her own patterns and they are gorgeous!!  These are made with Delicas and kits will be provided with cost of class.  Link to sign up for this popular class is HERE!!

July 16th at 1PM. Engibe Teaching Bead Embroidery!!  Love the look of bead embroidery pieces? Pendants, bracelets, brooches? Learn the techniques from Engibe! Pick a round cabochon 18mm or less and decorate it with seed beads, firepolish and other lovely beads to create your piece! This is a Beginning bead class and cost is $30. Supplies needed include a cabochon, stiff stuff, Ultrasuede, needle, some seed beads and fireline. Engibe will help pick out supplies and make suggestions. Supplies for this class are not included in cost and this depends on what you pick.  Link to this class is HERE!!

July 23rd at 10AM - Phillip teaching Beginning Wire Wrap/Weaving Pendant - Phillip returns after the long COVID hiatus to teach his unique method of wire weaving!  This is just the beginner course. Phillip is a self taught wire artist. He has sold his jewelry locally and as far away a California. He is a gentle soul and a patient teacher.  All needed materials are included in the cost of the class.  Bring your wire tools if you have them, otherwise you can use our class tools.  Cost of this class is $60. Class limited to 8 students.  Link to this class is HERE!

July 23rd at 1PM - Jenny teaching Cane Glass Earrings or Pendant (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 gifts as well!  You will be able to make at least 1pair of earrings (or zipper pull or bookmark) in class.  Bring your wire tools if you have them (we have tools to borrow if you don't) All supplies needed ito make your pair of earring or keychain is included in your class fee.  This is a beginning bead class.  Cost is $45 and class lasts about 2.5 hours.  Link to this class is HERE!!

July 30th at 10AM Amy Teaches Beaded Leather and Chain Bracelets of all sorts!!  Amy is going to teach you just about any and all Bracelets that you want to make out of her collection of fabulous bracelets!  A lot of you know Amy and she makes a LOT of great bracelets and Earrings!  She can teach different projects to several people at the same time (and still be coherent and a great teacher!).  You won't want to miss another great class with Amy.  Cost of this class includes supplies to make a bracelet of your own and Amy can even help you pick out supplies for more if you want to make gifts for friends/relatives or even for yourself. Cost of this class is $45.  Link to this class is HERE!!

July 30th at 1PM - Dale Cougar Armstrong teaches Tree of Life Pendant!  The Tree of Life is an esoteric philosophy common to many cultures and mythologies. The Ancients envisioned the entire cosmos in the form of a tree, whose roots grow deep in the ground, branches reaching high into the heavens. You can choose different colored gemstone chips to create your tree according to a favorite season, such as agates and jaspers for autumn; or aventurine with sprinkles of rose quartz to represent a blossoming tree in spring. Samples of different styles will be on display.  Your instructor will provide complete tool kits for use while in class and you will receive written follow-up hand-outs to take home. Cost of this class is $55 and includes gemstone chips/beads and wire for class.  Link to this class is HERE!!!

August 6th at 10am - Susan Teaching Netted Ornament Cover!!  - if you want to get a jump on the holidays and make ornaments for all your friends- come join me in learning/making this delightful and easy cover.  Cost of this class includes your ornament and all needed beads for it! This is a bead and time intensive class.  You will not finish this ornament in class, but can return for help if needed.  Cost of class is $55. This could be done by a beginner, but would be a bit challenging.  Link for this class HERE!!

August 13th at 10AM. Dina teaching Chandelier Chainmaille Earrings!!  Learn how to make these stylish earrings with Dina!  This pattern uses aluminum rings and crystals.  Bring your chainmaille pliers if you have them and otherwise we have pliers to use in the shop for class. You should be able to complete at least one earring in class.  this class lasts 2.5 hours. Cost of this class is $45 and comes with all supplies!  Link to this class is HERE!!

August 13th at 1PM. Pat Teaching Watercolor Polymer Clay Pendant and/or Earrings!!  Come and learn this beautiful clay technique and a great pair of earrings and a pendant in dreamy colors!  Cost of this class includes all supplies needed in class to make your own earrings.  Cost of this class is $45.  Link to sign up for this class is HERE!!

August 20th at 1P - Dale Cougar Armstrong teaches "Round and Round", a Donut Pendant! -  Almost everyone knows what a donut shape is, such as an edible cake or something to sit on. However, in the jewelry making world a donut shaped item might be an interesting stone, a carved Paua shell, or a metal washer! Students in this class will discover how to use wire, accent beads, and their choice of a unique Pebeo donut to create their own distinctive pendant. Several different pendant examples will be on display, as well as donut bracelet and necklace ideas. ** Students from this class who wish to purchase 3 or more designer Pebeo donuts after class will receive a 20% discount on them!!  Your instructor will provide complete tool kits for use while in class and you will receive written follow-up hand-outs to take home. Cost of this class is $45.  Link to this class is HERE!

September 10th at 10AM - Elizabeth Edwards Teaching Right Angle Weave Bootcamp!!  Do you have a fear of Right Angle Weave? Believe it is a difficult stitch that you can't master? You are WRONG!! Come learn/master this useful stitch with Elizabeth! This is an intensive six hour class in which you learn basic the basic Right Angle Weave and how to embellish it and design your own exciting pieces! Cost of this class will include all supplies to make all three bracelets shown. This is a Beginning Beading Class. Elizabeth is nationally known and taught at Bead and Button at the 2019 B&B show. She was scheduled to teach THIS class at the Bead and Button show 2020, but nobody was able to take the class due to cancellation of the whole show due to COVID.  We are lucky enough to have her teaching at Bead-Therapy on this date! Come join Elizabeth for this great class! Size of class limited to 8.  Cost TBD.  Link to this class is HERE!!

September 17th at 10AM - Dina Teaching Half Persian Four in One Chainmaille Bracelet!!  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 added later as an option.  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.  Link to sign up to this class is HERE!!

September 17th at 1PM - Dale Cougar Armstrong teaches "Crystal Chaos Pendant!" - This project is actually the result of an accident that turned into a really cool, universal design. Learn to create free form prongs on an18mm round Rivoli stone, complete with a reversed bail. The formulations and techniques taught will allow you to make a prong setting for about any stone or cabochon in future designs! Samples of different ideas will be on display.  Your instructor will provide complete tool kits for use while in class and you will receive written follow-up hand-outs to take home. Cost of this class is $55.  Link to this class is HERE!

September 17th at 1PM. Pat Teaching Retro Cane Polymer clay Pendant!  Learn how to make these fun Retro pieces with a clay extruder and cane work!!    You will learn how to condition clay and mix colors to make this work of art.  Clay is included in class fee.  We have clay tools to use, though you are welcome to bring your own if you have them.  Cost of this class is $45 and includes clay and findings.  Link to this class is HERE!!

September 24th at 1PM. Nancy Teaching Precious Metal Clay Jewelry!!  Come experience a new medium (fine silver clay) with designing and learning how to prepare your jewelry pieces for drying and kiln firing.  You can make either 2 pair of earrings or pendant and earrings depending on size.  Nancy will provide information about the nature of silver clay, how to design, how to avoid problems with your clay and how to finish your pieces.  You will need to return to finish and pick up your pieces.  Nancy will discuss how to finish and will offer a set time to meet back for finishing your pieces.  if you are unable to meet back up at that time, then she will discuss finishing on your own.  This is a beginning precious metal clay class.  She will discuss the differences between fine silver clay and base metal clays.  Future, more advanced classes will be discussed.  Nancy requires 3 students for the class to happen.   Price includes 15gm of fine silver clay. Students will complete and pre-finish, the pieces will be fired by the instructor and tumbled. We will have tools for you to use on your project in class, but these are not included as part of the kit.  Pieces will be available for pick up and finishing with Nancy the following Thursday at 6PM.  Cost of this class is $98.  Link to sign up for this class is HERE!!!

October 1st at 10AM. Kassie Shaw Teaches another fabulous Beading Project!  I have information about this class, I know I do, but I can't find it anywhere I have a few months to find it, so stay turned!!!

October 1st at 1PM. Annette teaching Beginning Wire Wrap 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 sign up for this class is HERE!!

October 15th at 1P - Dale Cougar Armstrong teaches "Timeless Beauty" Wire Bracelet! 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.  This class can be done in a more affordable version for $70 (craft wire) HERE or a High End kit (Argentium and gold fill wire) for $90 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!!!   

And generally, I sometimes (ok, all the time) don't really proof this newsletter prior to sending it out.  Most of the time because I'm sending it out at the last minute and in sort of a hurry.  Please excuse the poor grammer and misspelled words.  That's not my strong suit!  

And please remember to shop small.  I know there are a lot of other places that you can shop at to purchase your beads.  I'd like to think that we offer valuable knowledge and skills to enhance your jewelry (or beaded whatever) making.  The big boxes continue to get bigger and I'm hearing of more and more of my fellow bead shop owners having to close down because they can't compete.  I can't compete either, but would like to think that I offer more choices and services that make you want to come back for more.  Thanks for your support and I hope that I can stay here for you for many more years to come!

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