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Call (360) 393-4605 to register for these classes

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Beginning Earrings

$10 for the one hour class with bead kit
Tuesday 5/2/17 @ 5:30-6:30pm

begin-earrings

Level: Beginning     

Prerequisite: None     

Instructor: Criss Reynolds

Even if you don’t wear earrings, this is a great technique to add to your creative know how.  It will allow you to repair your jewelry or create new pieces.   In this class, you will learn about tools, techniques and materials to make simple loop earrings on a headpin.  You should be able to make two pair of earrings during the class.  You will also learn to join loops to hang two beads for your earrings or other creations.
 

Please call (360) 393-4605 to register for this class.

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 Wrapped Loop Earrings

$10 for the one hour class with bead kit
Tuesday 5/2/17 @ 7-8pm

Level: Beginning   

wrap-loop-earrings

Prerequisite: Beginning Earrings or know how to make simple loops.

Instructor: Criss Reynolds

 
You will learn to make wrapped loops, which are more durable than simple loops because they won’t accidentally come open causing you to potentially lose your beads.  You can use this same technique for adding beads to necklaces and bracelets and making bead connectors.  You should be able to make one pair of earrings.
 

Please call (360) 393-4605 to register for this class.

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 Viking Knit Earrings

$25 for the two hour class with bead kit
Wednesday 5/3/17 @ 5:30-7:30pm

Level: Beginning           

Prerequisite: None

Instructor: Megan Kinman

Viking knit is a type of weaving and is easy to make.   Viking Knit chains are made from long pieces of wire that are hand worked into interconnecting loops.  Can be sporty or classically elegant! You will learn to work with a drawing plate to weave your wire into a chain.

REQUIRED SUPPLIES: One spool of 24 gauge silver or copper craft wire, two crystal beads that are 2-4mm, two small bead caps and two earwires.  We will provide the jumprings and the tools to learn Viking Knit.  Then when you fall in love with it, you can buy your own tools. You may not be able to finish both earrings, but you will learn the technique to finish the set.   

Please call (360) 393-4605 to register for this class.

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Wrap Bead Bracelet
$25 for the two hour class with the leather
Thursday 5/4/17 @ 5:30-7:30pm         

Level: Beginning    Prerequisite: None        Instructor: Marcella Barton

This wonderful wrap bead bracelet is still so popular.  This time we have two new versions, one is a double wrap with seed beads and a single wrap with tila and seed beads.  You should be able to finish either one of these bracelets in the class.  Once you learn this technique, you can make all types of wrap bracelets with a variety of beads and multiple wraps. 

REQUIRED SUPPLIES: Both bracelets will need a shank button for a clasp.  Make sure the button has a large enough shank for the leather to go through, at least 2mm.

Double Wrap—1/2 tube of 8/0 seed beads and 4mm fire polish that equals a strand.  You can use most left over beads around these sizes for this bracelet. 

Single Wrap with Tilas—1/2 tubeTila’s and one tube of 11/0 seed beads. 

Please call (360) 393-4605 to register for this class.

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Learn to Crimp and Make a Bracelet

$10 for the one hour class with bead kit
Monday 5/8/17 @ 6-7pm

Level: Beginning      Prerequisite: None     

Instructor: Criss Reynoldscrimp

Have you had trouble with your crimping not holding and loosing beads?  Then learn the techniques to make a solid and permanent connection with crimps.  You can then attach a clasp or fix your  existing jewelry.  You will find out about the tools, techniques and materials needed to make a bracelet with a clasp.  Also find out about beading wire, crimp covers and wire guardians. 

Please call (360) 393-4605 to register for this class.

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Chip Tree of Life Pendant
$30 for the three hour class.  Minimum three students.
Saturday 5/13/17 @ 11am-2pm

Level: Beginning            

Prerequisite:  None               Instructor: Leanna Bowman

The tree of life has been around or a long time, but it is still so popular and inspiring.  Using stone or glass chips, you can fashion your own leaves and the wire will make the branches and roots.  You can make your own tree of life in two hours, learn to wire wrap and use hammers, mandrels and other tools.  

REQUIRED SUPPLIES: One foot of 18 gauge craft wire and three feet of 26 gauge craft wire.  You can bring your own chips or buy one of our $1.00 bags from our chip soup.  There are over 14 choices in stones and colors.  To complete your necklace, bring a chain and closure of your choice.

Please call (360) 393-4605 to register for this class

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Hammered Earrings
$25 for the ninety minute class.
Monday 5/15/17 @ 5:30-7pm

Level: Beginning           

Prerequisite: Beginning Earrings or know how to do simple loops.  

Instructor: Criss Reynolds

Hammering metal is a fun  way to work with wire and make shapes with the side benefit of getting  rid of the day’s frustrations.   You will learn to free form your wire into unique shapes and make two pairs of earrings.  We use sound buffing mats, but it can be noisy so consider that if you have very sensitive ears. 

Please call (360) 393-4605 to register for this class.

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 Beginning Wire Working
$30 for the two hour class with wire used in class
Tuesday 5/16/17 @ 5:30-7:30pm
 
Level: Beginning    Prerequisite: None    Instructor: Megan Kinman

This is a great beginning cwire-work-earringlass to find out about wire and wire working. Learn about different types of wire, gauge (sizes), which gauge to use and how to use wire working tools.  In class, you should be able to make one pair of earrings, including the earwires and a basic hook for hook and eye closure.  You should also be able to make one ring adorned with coils.  

REQUIRED SUPPLIES: Bring your own bead (6-10mm) for the center piece of the ring and two beads for your earrings.

Please call (360) 393-4605 to register for this class.

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Wire Worked Cuff
$30 for the two hour class.
Thursday 5/1817 @ 5:30-7:30pm

Level: INTERMEDIATE             

Instructor: Megan Kinman

Prerequisite: Basic Wire Forms or equivalent experience. 

You can learn to make this very unique wire wrapped bracelet cuff with your favorite center pendant bead.  So Cute.

REQUIRED SUPPLIES:  One package 20 gauge craft wire. We suggest Bead Smith’s German Wire.  One large flat bead sized around 30mm.  Bring your pliers and bracelet mandrel, if available.

Please call (360) 393-4605 to register for this class.

 

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Beginning Earrings

$10 for the one hour class with bead kit
Saturday 5/20/17 @ 10:30-11:30am

begin-earrings

Level: Beginning      

Prerequisite: None     

Instructor: Criss Reynolds

Even if you don’t wear earrings, this is a great technique to add to your creative know how.  It will allow you to repair your jewelry or create new pieces.   In this class, you will learn about tools, techniques and materials to make simple loop earrings on a headpin.  You should be able to make two pair of earrings during the class.  You will also learn to join loops to hang two beads for your earrings or other creations.
 

Please call (360) 393-4605 to register for this class.

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 Wrapped Loop Earrings

$10 for the one hour class with bead kit
Saturday 5/20/17 @ 12-1pm

Level: Beginning   

wrap-loop-earrings

Prerequisite: Beginning Earrings or know how to make simple loops.

Instructor: Criss Reynolds

 
You will learn to make wrapped loops, which are more durable than simple loops because they won’t accidentally come open causing you to potentially lose your beads.  You can use this same technique for adding beads to necklaces and bracelets and making bead connectors.  You should be able to make one pair of earrings.
 

Please call (360) 393-4605 to register for this class.

_______________________________________________________________________________________

Learn to Crimp and Make a Bracelet

$10 for the one hour class with bead kit
Saturday 5/20/17 @ 2-3pm

Level: Beginning      Prerequisite: None     

Instructor: Criss Reynoldscrimp

Have you had trouble with your crimping not holding and loosing beads?  Then learn the techniques to make a solid and permanent connection with crimps.  You can then attach a clasp or fix your  existing jewelry.  You will find out about the tools, techniques and materials needed to make a bracelet with a clasp.  Also find out about beading wire, crimp covers and wire guardians. 

Please call (360) 393-4605 to register for this class.

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Hand Knotted Pearl Necklace
$25 for the ninety minute class with bead kit
Tuesday 5/23/17 @ 5:30-7pm

Level: Beginning       

Prerequisite: None            

Instructor: Criss Reynolds

Want another way to string your pearls or beads?   Hand knotting using silk thread is easier than you might think.  It drapes beautifully and can protect your pearls or beads from rubbing and wearing.  There are a variety of options in knotting to change the look from formal to fun and casual.   You will learn to knot silk and be able to make a pretty glass pearl necklace by taking this class.

Please call (360) 393-4605 to register for this class.

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Another Netted Necklace
$30 for the two hour class
Wednesday 5/24/17 @  5:30-7:30pm

Level: Beginning         

Instructor: Pat Schmidt

Prerequisite: None

What an exquisite looking necklace!  It is so delicate, but could be worn from casual to dressy occasions.  I have been assured by Pat, the teacher, that this is easy.  Take this class and find out!

REQUIRED SUPPLIES: 150 each in two colors of 4mm fire polish, one tube each in two colors of 11/0 and a magnet.

Please call (360) 393-4605 to register for this class.

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Moon Tree of Life Pendant
$30 for the two & 1/2 hour class. Minimum three students
Thursday 5/25/17 @ 5:30-8pm

Level: Beginning           

Prerequisite:  None           

Instructor: Leanna Bowman              

The tree of life has been around for a long time, but this is a very nice version with a flat bead behind that could look like the moon or sun.  You will learn to wire wrap and use hammers, mandrels and other tools.  So much fun!

REQUIRED SUPPLIES: One foot of 18 gauge craft wire and three feet of 26 gauge craft wire.  For bead embellishment, you could bring an 18-22mm flat bead and one to three accent beads. To complete your necklace, bring a chain and closure of your choice.

 

Please call (360) 393-4605 to register for this class.

______________________________________________________________________________________

 Beginning Wire Working
$30 for the two hour class with wire used in class
Saturday 5/27/17 @ 10:30am-12:30pm
 
Level: Beginning    Prerequisite: None    Instructor: Megan Kinman

This is a great beginning cwire-work-earringlass to find out about wire and wire working. Learn about different types of wire, gauge (sizes), which gauge to use and how to use wire working tools.  In class, you should be able to make one pair of earrings, including the earwires and a basic hook for hook and eye closure.  You should also be able to make one ring adorned with coils.  

REQUIRED SUPPLIES: Bring your own bead (6-10mm) for the center piece of the ring and two beads for your earrings.

Please call (360) 393-4605 to register for this class.

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Wrap Bead Cuff
$25 for the two and half hour class
Saturday 5/27/17 @ 1-4pm

Level: INTERMEDIATE          Instructor: Marcella Bartoncuff

Prerequisite: MUST HAVE taken our Wrapped Bead Bracelet class or are very proficient in making Wrap Bead Bracelets.  You will most likely not finish this bracelet during the class time, but you will have learned everything you need to finish it later.

This cuff is made with five rows wide of three different types of beads  and it makes this amazingly beautiful bracelet.    

REQUIRED SUPPLIES for 7” BRACELET:  Five feet of 1mm leather, 8” strand of 8mm round beads (at least 24), one 16” strand of 4-5mm round or rondelle beads and one 16” strand of 3-4mm round or rondelle beads and a button with large shank that can accommodate four pieces of leather or add a split ring to the shank.

Please call (360) 393-4605 to register for this class.

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Wire Worked Cuff
$30 for the two hour class
Saturday 6/3/17 @ 10:30-12:30pm

Level: INTERMEDIATE           

Instructor: Megan Kinman

Prerequisite: Basic Wire Forms or equivalent experience. 

You can learn to make this very unique wire wrapped bracelet cuff with your favorite center pendant bead.  So Cute.

REQUIRED SUPPLIES:  One package 20 gauge craft wire. We suggest Bead Smith’s German Wire.  One large flat bead sized around 30mm.  Bring your pliers and bracelet mandrel, if available.

Please call (360) 393-4605 to register for this class.

__________________________________________________________________________________

Viking Knit Earrings
$30 for the two hour class
Saturday 6/3/17 @ 1:30-3:30pm

 

Level: Beginning           

Prerequisite: None

Instructor: Megan Kinman

Viking knit is a type of weaving and is easy to make.   Viking Knit chains are made from long pieces of wire that are hand worked into interconnecting loops.  Can be sporty or classically elegant! You will learn to work with a drawing plate to weave your wire into a chain.

REQUIRED SUPPLIES: One spool of 24 gauge silver or copper craft wire, two crystal beads that are 2-4mm, two small bead caps and two earwires.  We will provide the jumprings and the tools to learn Viking Knit.  Then when you fall in love with it, you can buy your own tools. You may not be able to finish both earrings, but you will learn the technique to finish the set.     

Please call (360) 393-4605 to register for this class.

 

_______________________________________________________________________________________

Learn to Crimp and Make a Bracelet

$10 for the one hour class with bead kit
Tuesday 6/6/17 @ 6-7pm
 
 Level: Beginning      Prerequisite: None     

Instructor: Criss Reynoldscrimp

Have you had trouble with your crimping not holding and loosing beads?  Then learn the techniques to make a solid and permanent connection with crimps.  You can then attach a clasp or fix your  existing jewelry.  You will find out about the tools, techniques and materials needed to make a bracelet with a clasp.  Also find out about beading wire, crimp covers and wire guardians. 

 

Please call (360) 393-4605 to register for this class.

_______________________________________________________________________________________

Wrap Bead Bracelet
$25 for the two hour class with the leather
Wednesday 6/7/17 @ 5:30-7:30pm         

Level: Beginning    Prerequisite: None        Instructor: Marcella Barton

This wonderful wrap bead bracelet is still so popular.  This time we have two new versions, one is a double wrap with seed beads and a single wrap with tila and seed beads.  You should be able to finish either one of these bracelets in the class.  Once you learn this technique, you can make all types of wrap bracelets with a variety of beads and multiple wraps. 

REQUIRED SUPPLIES: Both bracelets will need a shank button for a clasp.  Make sure the button has a large enough shank for the leather to go through, at least 2mm.

Double Wrap—1/2 tube of 8/0 seed beads and 4mm fire polish that equals a strand.  You can use most left over beads around these sizes for this bracelet. 

Single Wrap with Tilas—1/2 tubeTila’s and one tube of 11/0 seed beads. 

Please call (360) 393-4605 to register for this class.

_______________________________________________________________________________________

Moon Tree of Life Pendant
$30 for the two & 1/2 hour class.  Minimum three students.
Thursday 6/8/17 @ 5:30-8pm

Level: Beginning            Prerequisite:  None           

Instructor: Leanna Bowman              

The tree of life has been around for a long time, but this is a very nice version with a flat bead behind that could look like the moon or sun.  You will learn to wire wrap and use hammers, mandrels and other tools.  So much fun!

REQUIRED SUPPLIES: One foot of 18 gauge craft wire and three feet of 26 gauge craft wire.  For bead embellishment, you could bring an 18-22mm flat bead and one to three accent beads. To complete your necklace, bring a chain and closure of your choice.

Please call (360) 393-4605 to register for this class.

_______________________________________________________________________________________

Wrap Bead Cuff
$25 for the two and half hour class
Saturday 6/10/17 @ 1-4pm

Level: INTERMEDIATE          Instructor: Marcella Bartoncuff

Prerequisite: MUST HAVE taken our Wrapped Bead Bracelet class or are very proficient in making Wrap Bead Bracelets.  You will most likely not finish this bracelet during the class time, but you will have learned everything you need to finish it later.

This cuff is made with five rows wide of three different types of beads  and it makes this amazingly beautiful bracelet.    

REQUIRED SUPPLIES for 7” BRACELET:  Five feet of 1mm leather, 8” strand of 8mm round beads (at least 24), one 16” strand of 4-5mm round or rondelle beads and one 16” strand of 3-4mm round or rondelle beads and a button with large shank that can accommodate four pieces of leather or add a split ring to the shank.

Please call (360) 393-4605 to register for this class.

 

_______________________________________________________________________________________

Beginning Earrings

$10 for the one hour class with bead kit.
Monday 6/12/17 @ 5:30-6:30pm

begin-earrings

Level: Beginning      

Prerequisite: None     

Instructor: Criss Reynolds

Even if you don’t wear earrings, this is a great technique to add to your creative know how.  It will allow you to repair your jewelry or create new pieces.   In this class, you will learn about tools, techniques and materials to make simple loop earrings on a headpin.  You should be able to make two pair of earrings during the class.  You will also learn to join loops to hang two beads for your earrings or other creations.
 

Please call (360) 393-4605 to register for this class.

__________________________________________________________________________________

 Wrapped Loop Earrings

$10 for the one hour class with bead kit
Monday 6/12/17 @ 7-8pm

Level: Beginning    

wrap-loop-earrings

Prerequisite: Beginning Earrings or know how to make simple loops.

Instructor: Criss Reynolds

 
You will learn to make wrapped loops, which are more durable than simple loops because they won’t accidentally come open causing you to potentially lose your beads.  You can use this same technique for adding beads to necklaces and bracelets and making bead connectors.  You should be able to make one pair of earrings.
 

Please call (360) 393-4605 to register for this class.

 _______________________________________________________________________________________

 Beginning Wire Working
$30 for the two hour class with wire used in class
Thursday 6/15/17 @ 5:30-7:30pm
 
Level: Beginning    Prerequisite: None    Instructor: Megan Kinman

This is a great beginning cwire-work-earringlass to find out about wire and wire working. Learn about different types of wire, gauge (sizes), which gauge to use and how to use wire working tools.  In class, you should be able to make one pair of earrings, including the earwires and a basic hook for hook and eye closure.  You should also be able to make one ring adorned with coils.  

REQUIRED SUPPLIES: Bring your own bead (6-10mm) for the center piece of the ring and two beads for your earrings.

Please call (360) 393-4605 to register for this class.

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Hand Knotted Pearl Necklace
$25 for the ninety minute class with bead kit
Monday 6/19/17 @ 5:30-7pm
 

Level: Beginning        Prerequisite: None             Instructor: Criss Reynolds

Want another way to string your pearls or beads?   Hand knotting using silk thread is easier than you might think.  It drapes beautifully and can protect your pearls or beads from rubbing and wearing.  There are a variety of options in knotting to change the look from formal to fun and casual.   You will learn to knot silk and be able to make a pretty glass pearl necklace by taking this class.

Please call (360) 393-4605 to register for this class.

______________________________________________________________________________________

Another Netted Necklace
$30 for the two hour class
Tuesday 6/20/17 @ 5:30-7:30pm
Level: Beginning         

Instructor: Pat Schmidt

Prerequisite: None

What an exquisite looking necklace!  It is so delicate, but could be worn from casual to dressy occasions.  I have been assured by Pat, the teacher, that this is easy.  Take this class and find out!

REQUIRED SUPPLIES: 150 each in two colors of 4mm fire polish, one tube each in two colors of 11/0 and a magnet.

Please call (360) 393-4605 to register for this class.

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Chip Tree of Life Pendant
$30 for the three hour class.  Minimum three students.
Thursday 6/22/17 @ 5:15-8:15pm

Level: Beginning            

Prerequisite:  None               

Instructor: Leanna Bowman

The tree of life has been around or a long time, but it is still so popular and inspiring.  Using stone or glass chips, you can fashion your own leaves and the wire will make the branches and roots.  You can make your own tree of life in two hours, learn to wire wrap and use hammers, mandrels and other tools.  

REQUIRED SUPPLIES: One foot of 18 gauge craft wire and three feet of 26 gauge craft wire.  You can bring your own chips or buy one of our $1.00 bags from our chip soup.  There are over 14 choices in stones and colors.  To complete your necklace, bring a chain and closure of your choice.

Please call (360) 393-4605 to register for this class

__________________________________________________________________________________

Learn to Crimp and Make a Bracelet

$10 for the one hour class with bead kit
Saturday 6/24/17 @ 10:30-11:30am
 

Level: Beginning      

Prerequisite: None     

Instructor: Criss Reynoldscrimp

Have you had trouble with your crimping not holding and loosing beads?  Then learn the techniques to make a solid and permanent connection with crimps.  You can then attach a clasp or fix your  existing jewelry.  You will find out about the tools, techniques and materials needed to make a bracelet with a clasp.  Also find out about beading wire, crimp covers and wire guardians. 

Please call (360) 393-4605 to register for this class.

_______________________________________________________________________________________

Beginning Earrings

$10 for the one hour class with bead kit
Saturday 6/24/17 @ 12:30-1:30pm

begin-earrings

Level: Beginning      

Prerequisite: None     

Instructor: Criss Reynolds

Even if you don’t wear earrings, this is a great technique to add to your creative know how.  It will allow you to repair your jewelry or create new pieces.   In this class, you will learn about tools, techniques and materials to make simple loop earrings on a headpin.  You should be able to make two pair of earrings during the class.  You will also learn to join loops to hang two beads for your earrings or other creations.
 

Please call (360) 393-4605 to register for this class.

__________________________________________________________________________________

 Wrapped Loop Earrings

$10 for the one hour class with bead kit
Saturday 6/24/17 @ 2-3pm

Level: Beginning

wrap-loop-earrings

Instructor: Criss Reynolds

Prerequisite: Beginning Earrings or know how to make simple loops.

 
You will learn to make wrapped loops, which are more durable than simple loops because they won’t accidentally come open causing you to potentially lose your beads.  You can use this same technique for adding beads to necklaces and bracelets and making bead connectors.  You should be able to make one pair of earrings.
 

Please call (360) 393-4605 to register for this class.

 

______________________________________________________________________________________

 Beginning Wire Working
$30 for the two hour class with wire used in class
Monday 6/26/17 @ 5:30-7:30pm
 
Level: Beginning    Prerequisite: None    Instructor: Megan Kinman

This is a great beginning cwire-work-earringlass to find out about wire and wire working. Learn about different types of wire, gauge (sizes), which gauge to use and how to use wire working tools.  In class, you should be able to make one pair of earrings, including the earwires and a basic hook for hook and eye closure.  You should also be able to make one ring adorned with coils.  

REQUIRED SUPPLIES: Bring your own bead (6-10mm) for the center piece of the ring and two beads for your earrings.

Please call (360) 393-4605 to register for this class.

_______________________________________________________________________________________

Hammered Earrings
$25 for the ninety minute class and it includes wire and bead kit for two pair of earrings.
Tuesday 6/27/17 @ 5:30-7pm

 

Level: Beginning           

Prerequisite: Beginning Earrings or know how to do simple loops.  

Instructor: Criss Reynolds

Hammering metal is a fun  way to work with wire and make shapes with the side benefit of getting  rid of the day’s frustrations.   You will learn to free form your wire into unique shapes and make two pairs of earrings.  We use sound buffing mats, but it can be noisy so consider that if you have very sensitive ears. 

Please call (360) 393-4605 to register for this class.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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