*CLASSES at Let It Bead*
A new assortment of classes to enhance your beading prowess!
Other than our regular weekend classes in BASIC BEADING and BASIC WIRE MANIPULATION (and those with a date listed), our classes are scheduled upon request -- we will schedule a class at a time convenient for you! Please look over the list, choose a class, and call us to register. Classes require a minimum of two students. We encourage you to sign up a beading companion to come along with you!
*10% off all materials purchased day of class!*
BASIC BEADING $25 2 Hours
2 - 4pm every other Sunday
Learn a no-nonsense approach to the basics of beading. We will teach you about all the materials and techniques needed to create beautiful necklaces and bracelets, plus share our expertise in design and color.
BASIC WIRE MANIPULATION $35 2 Hours
11am - 1pm every other Saturday
This class teaches all the basic techniques for manipulating wire: reinforced loops, incorporating beads into a chain, and embellishing with wire. Come immerse yourself in the wonderful world of wire -- it’s only the beginning!
Note: This is a technique class only.
BASIC SILK KNOTTING $25 2 hours
Learn how to knot and finish a necklace using either French wire or clamshells to attach a clasp. Beads may be knotted continuously or in a “floating” presentation. A pendant may also be added.
INTRO TO LOOMWORK $25 2 hours
Learn the fundamentals of using the proper materials, threading, beading and pattern design on a bead loom.
PEYOTE STITCHING $25 2 hours
Learn the basics of off-loom seed beading stitches that are the basis for more advanced beadwork designs. Each class will be tailored to the specific requests of the students.
ESSENCE OF ELASTIC $12.50 1 hour
Ever wrestle with elastic? Either the knot doesn’t hold or it breaks away. This class goes over all you could ever need to know about the ever so fussy elastic. Learn about the proper products, what beads you can and cannot use, the correct knots and finishing secrets.
ADVANCED WIRE TECHNIQUES #1 $40 2 hours
Step up your wire skills by learning to embellish a hammered wire shape. You will learn to coil wire and tiny beads for an elegant look. (pre-requisite: Basic Wire Manipulation)
ADVANCED WIRE TECHNIQUES #2 $40 2 hours
Take it to the next level beyond basic wire techniques. In this class, using a decorative bead and fine gauge wire, you will learn to weave wire into a beautiful herringbone wrap. You will learn what gauges of wire are appropriate, along with what beads will and won’t work for this technique. (pre-requisite: Basic Wire Manipulation)
PRIVATE LESSONS $35/hour/person
For those that would prefer more personal attention, we offer private versions of all of our classes. We also set up private classes for those wanting to do a specific project requiring step-by-step assistance.
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