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Workshop PhotoCold Connected Fold Form Bracelet
Instructor: Tracy Nelligan
A published professional artist of 35 years. Tracy Nelligan and Erin O'Toole are owners of Turtle Moon Arts. We travel around the country exhibiting at bead shows, teaching classes and providing trunk shows. (read more)Skill Level: Intermediate
Dates/Times: February 1, from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Fees: $140 » includes kit (copper brass wire, nuts/bolts/rivets).
Learn to design a unique cuff using fold form and cold connections. Decorate with fun tools: hammer, punches, hole punches, rivets. ... (read more)

Workshop PhotoMake and Take Leather Chic Bracelet
Instructor: Erin O'Tool
(read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, from 10:00am to 11:00am
Fees:
$5 » workshop fee
$30 » kit fee
1 hour make and take bracelet, leather tubed with whale tail. Kit includes round cord leather, tubes, whale tail clasp. (read more)

Workshop PhotoQuickie Make&Take: Making & Using Molds
Instructor: Christi Friesen
(read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, from 10:00am to 11:00am
Fees: $10
Spend about an hour with Christi Friesen having fun and learning more about making and using silicon press molds. Molds are perfect for use with polymer clay, epoxy clay, metal clay and more! Learn all about molds and have fun doing it! (Participating in this m&t also entitles you to a special discount for purchasing any additional CF supplies during... (read more)

Workshop PhotoRESIN, RELICS AND ANCIENT ARTIFACTS
Instructor: Susan Lenart Kazmer
My work is real... It is energetic, sometimes figurative and always about real life. ... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Fees:
$80 » Workshop fee
$25 » kit fee
Focus on new works in jewelry and Resin as it has never been presented before….sand, scratch, cast and scraffitto your way into creating unique objects and ancient artifacts in jewelry in combination with metal. Focus and build with resin using multiple thin layers while learning new techniques and application for scratching, crackling, engraving,... (read more)

Workshop PhotoKumihimo Demos
Instructor: Rebecca Ann Combs
Has always had a passion for creating and teaching. She is the founder of Design & Adorn Beading Studio and has been teaching a variety of jewelry making classes here since 2008. Her specialty is kumihimo jewelry, which she creates using both the foam disk as well as the more traditional wooden... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1-February 9, from 10:00am to 6:00pm
Fees: $0
Stop by booth #G182 for on-going kumihimo demonstrations. (read more)

Workshop PhotoMake and Take Leather Chic Bracelet
Instructor: Erin O'Tool
(read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, from 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Fees:
$5 » workshop fee
$30 » kit fee
1 hour make and take bracelet, leather tubed with whale tail. Kit includes round cord leather, tubes, whale tail clasp. (read more)

Workshop PhotoJapanese Clay Workshop
Instructor: Narumi Sato
http://Www.Narumido.com (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees:
$40 » Workshop fee
$35 » Kit fee
In this workshop, participants will learn how to make flower parts from Japanese Air dry Clay, and arrange them into a bouquet of Pendant (which can be worn also as a brooch The workshop include instruction and DVD training for working with clay. and also include the molds which is used in the making of these intricate lace (read more)

Workshop PhotoPods! Pods! Pods!
Instructor: Christi Friesen
Well known Polymer clay artist, teacher, and author featured in numerous magazines and juried exhibits. You can see her work at http://www.cforiginals.com (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees: $40
Pods are nifty things – they can be beads, or dangles or decor elements. In this workshop with Christi Friesen, you will explore so many different designs and textures of pods! All skill levels welcome. ALL SUPPLIES PROVIDED - no need to bring anything except your enthusiasm! Class will be held at DoubleTree hotel (To Bead True Blue show): 445 S.... (read more)

Workshop PhotoOrganic Metal Patinas
Instructor: Amber Franklin
A BFA Graduate of Academy of Art University in Traditional Illustration, now a lead Associate at Blick Art Materials in San Francisco. Amber has studied with Carole Witt of String Bead since 1994. She is a proud member of the String Bead Sing-along team and hard core Art-er. Amber is the essence of... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $69 » some supplies, including instructional handout, are provided.
Explore the wonderful world of changing metals from garish to gorgeous! Antique it, burn it, melt it, stuff it into little pots of potato chips, grass, eggs, tobacco, and sawdust, and see what comes out! Beautiful, permanent, quirkie! If it’s questionable, patina it! We will color, streak, blob and otherwise chew up metal and bring out its hidden... (read more)

Workshop PhotoTorch Soldering
Instructor: Carole Witt
Graduate of the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts, Carole has been teaching for over 15 years. Carole and her remarkable staff have a lineup of more than 50 classes in their extensive Jewelry Supply Store, String Bead, in Chico California. They are always striving to increase their ability to reach... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1, from 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Fees: $69 » all supplies including instructional handout are provided
This is an in-depth class that will equip you for using soldering torches. Once you understand the soldering process, good torch control, and the proper steps, soldering is a lot of fun. This introductory class focuses on getting you started on the right path, so you can confidently work and troubleshoot on your own. The earrings and necklace (not including... (read more)

Workshop PhotoWorking with Leather – Macramé Bracelets!
Instructor: Laura Gasparrini
Teaching the Art of Beadwork for over 15 years and creating jewelry since childhood. She is the principle designer and owner of Om Tara! Temple Arts and Inspired Adornment. Laura offers classes privately in beautiful Santa Barbara, California and beyond. (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fees:
$50 » workshop fee
$25 » kit fee
Learn basic macramé knots for creating simply beautiful leather and pearl bracelets. Make them short to stack together or wear separately; make them long to wrap several times around your wrist or wear as a necklace. We will design several different styles of macrame bracelets in this class. (read more)

Workshop PhotoGradient Viking Knit Crystal Bracelet
Instructor: Lisa Pavelka
Award-winning artist, author, television personality, and instructor known for making her classes fun, relaxing and informative. Learn more about Lisa, her work and product line at: http://www.lisapavelka.com (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $70
Learn how to create beaded Viking Knit strands for bracelets and necklaces. Students will complete a gradient knit bracelet of Swarovski crystals (color of kit may differ from sample photo). Learn tips and tricks for creating uniform stitches and concealed ends. Students will also receive an instructional, illustrated handout for easy reference when they get... (read more)

Workshop PhotoRiveting
Instructor: Veronica Maddox
Veronica Maddox has been beading and designing with String Bead since grade school. She has been involved in the beauty, fashion, and design industry since before high school. She has now turned her skills towards teaching and designing for String Bead. (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $69 » some supplies, including instructional handout, are provided.
This is an introduction to joining metal without having to solder, PERFECT for all of us who don't have a torch! Some things just can’t take the heat. Soooooo rivet them! Learn all the different ways to: hide a rivet, dome a rivet, tube a rivet, make them from scratch, or properly use ready-made rivets while making a fun “sampler”... (read more)

Workshop PhotoSteampunk Whale
Instructor: Christi Friesen
Well known Polymer clay artist, teacher, and author featured in numerous magazines and juried exhibits. You can see her work at http://www.cforiginals.com (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $50
Whales are wonderfully fun to make, and especially fun to trick out in steampunk gear! Create a whale focal bead in this workshop with Christi Friesen. (You could also use it as a small wall piece, or a brooch!) and add steampunk embellishments! ... (read more)

Workshop PhotoEnamels-Sgraffito + Symbolism - Making your own Mark
Instructor: Susan Lenart Kazmer
My work is real... It is energetic, sometimes figurative and always about real life. ... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Fees:
$80 » Workshop fee
$25 » kit fee
Learn wet and dry enamel in this hands on workshop, as you paint, scratch, draw, and layer your ideas onto copper while creating a vocabulary for enamel techniques and patterns. This workshop focuses on exploring the use of color and texture, from sifting, to painting and sgraffito, a scratching away technique that exposes another color fired underneath. ... (read more)

Workshop PhotoPoly-Squared Pendant
Instructor: Julie Picarello/Yellow House Designs
Award-winning artist, author and international instructor known for her color esthetics, design sense, and joyful teaching style. Learn more at http://www.yhdesigns.com. (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Fees: $80
In this workshop, students will explore an adaptation of an ancient metalsmithing technique and the way it can be used to create eye-catching polymer pendants of all shapes and sizes. Students will be guided through the process of custom mixing their own rich and luscious color palettes, imprinting a unique pattern using square or rectangular metal tubes,... (read more)

Workshop PhotoTorch Enameling
Instructor: Veronica Maddox
Veronica Maddox has been beading and designing with String Bead since grade school. She has been involved in the beauty, fashion, and design industry since before high school. She has now turned her skills towards teaching and designing for String Bead. (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $69 » all supplies including instructional handout are provided
A fun class that takes the fear and uncertainty out of torch enameling. This is a remarkably simple technique that will change your metalwork from passé to pizzazz! Very limited class size, so sign up soon! Tools and materials included. Plenty of extra materials and tools are available for purchase. All skill levels are welcome Your seat in the class... (read more)

Workshop PhotoQuickie Make&Take: Stamps/Texture sheets
Instructor: Christi Friesen
Well known Polymer clay artist, teacher, and author featured in numerous magazines and juried exhibits. You can see her work at http://www.cforiginals.com (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees: $10
Spend about an hour with Christi Friesen having fun and learning more about using stamp/texture sheets. Stamps have lots of to add to polymer clay and other materials! Have fun learning more about stamping on clay. (Participating in this m&t also entitles you to a special discount for purchasing any additional CF supplies during the show!) ... (read more)

Workshop PhotoFREE! Make&Take: Embellished Heart pendant
Instructor: Christi Friesen
(read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $0
Spend about an hour with Christi Friesen making a heart pendant out of polymer clay and embellishing it with beads, powders and other fun things! No need to sign up for this on, just show up in the lobby of the DoubleTree hotel (To Bead True Blue show) and join the fun! (read more)

Workshop PhotoAdvanced Torch Enameling
Instructor: Carole Witt
Graduate of the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts, Carole has been teaching for over 15 years. Carole and her remarkable staff have a lineup of more than 50 classes in their extensive Jewelry Supply Store, String Bead, in Chico California. They are always striving to increase their ability to reach... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $69 » all supplies including instructional handout are provided
Taking torch enameling to the next level for all you enthusiasts! Let's take it up a notch. In this advanced class, we will be using stencils, stamps, and shields, as well as exploring wet-packing, painting, and sgraffito. Also included is all sorts of new tips and suggestions for using stringers, millifori, and multiple wires in your pieces. So much... (read more)

Workshop PhotoDrilling Found Objects
Instructor: Beth Shea
Owner of Echo Artworks: http://www.echoartworks.com/ (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $75 » Includes kit
Ever come back from a beach vacation with your pockets filled with shells, beach stones, sea glass and other bits of flotsam you just had to take home with you? Found a great trinket at the junk shop or on the sidewalk and thought it would be great in a jewelry piece? Dying to use that great druzy or chunk of lapis but it has no hole? This is the workshop... (read more)

Workshop PhotoIllusions in Clay
Instructor: Lisa Pavelka
Award-winning artist, author, television personality, and instructor known for making her classes fun, relaxing and informative. Learn more about Lisa, her work and product line at: http://www.lisapavelka.com (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $60
Create dimensional optical illusions with polymer clay that fool the eye. Students will create a finished case in class. This workshop includes instructional handouts and there’s nothing to bring. Colors of clay and type of case may differ from sample photo. Lisa will bring all tools and materials! (read more)

Workshop PhotoJapanese Clay Workshop
Instructor: Kaori Watanabe
http://Www.lovelykaori.com (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 9:00am to 12:00am
Fees:
$60 » Workshop fee
$35 » Kit fee
In this workshop, You can make a "tutu", image of the dress which Alice was wearing in famous story "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland". ... (read more)

Workshop PhotoNugget Hoops
Instructor: Margaret Aden
Http://www.originalsinjewelry.com/blog/ (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 9:00am to 12:00am
Fees:
$60 » Workshop fee
$40 » Kit fee
This workshop will focus on creating hoops from sheet with soldered cage settings. Many types of nuggets and items can be captured within the cages. We will use Little Torches to create our settings and traditional silver smith techniques to shape and smooth the metal. We are going to talk about torches, files, hammers, bench blocks, how to add texture and... (read more)

Workshop PhotoWorking with Leather - Luscious Pearl Lariat
Instructor: Laura Gasparrini
Teaching the Art of Beadwork for over 15 years and creating jewelry since childhood. She is the principle designer and owner of Om Tara! Temple Arts and Inspired Adornment. Laura offers classes privately in beautiful Santa Barbara, California and beyond. (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fees:
$50 » Workshop fee
$25 » kit fee
Create an on-Trend Leather Lariat in this fun and inspiring class! Using easy to learn braiding and knotting techniques and large holed pearls, you will create anelegant lariat necklace to wrap, toss or wear long. A simple and contemporary look that is all the rage! (read more)

Workshop PhotoPainting in Clay
Instructor: Lisa Pavelka
Award-winning artist, author, television personality, and instructor known for making her classes fun, relaxing and informative. Learn more about Lisa, her work and product line at: http://www.lisapavelka.com (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $60
Create painterly patterns using individually colored clays. No two patterns are alike, but students will create enough material to make a finished piece in class with more material to take home and work with! You’ll learn how to create domed formations in an elegant bezel setting with a demonstration on hand polishing as well as have an option to... (read more)

Workshop PhotoPolymer Inclusions
Instructor: Julie Picarello / Yellow House Designs
Award-winning artist, author and international instructor known for her color esthetics, design sense, and joyful teaching style. Learn more at http://www.yhdesigns.com. (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 9:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $60
This workshop will collage two separate techniques into one stunning statement piece. Floating inclusions suspended in translucent clay are beautifully complemented with patterned “backfilled” clay, resulting in designs that are simultaneously controlled and pleasingly random. Several pasta machines will be available in class to share, but... (read more)

Workshop PhotoQuickie Make&Take: Swellegant! metals & patinas
Instructor: Christi Friesen
(read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 10:00am to 11:00am
Fees: $10
Spend about an hour with Christi Friesen having fun and learning more about using Swellegant! metal coatings, patinas and colorants. Swellegant! can make anything metallicious. Have fun learning more about aging and adding patinas too! (Participating in this m&t also entitles you to a special discount for purchasing any additional CF supplies during the... (read more)

Workshop PhotoCrinkle Cuff
Instructor: Atalia Molaro
Teacher, Designer, and Buyer, for String Bead Chico. Atalia has been creating new classes and teaching the elements of beading skills for over six years. Her open saw work and metal skills are unparalleled. She plays a vital role in helping to create the over fifty classes taught at String Bead. (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $69 » some supplies included
Learn how to make metal move, bend, and twist at your will! Let us show you the magic behind annealing your metal and making it pliable, all while creating for yourself an incredible cuff to add to your collection. Also included will be some patina and riveting skills for you to acquire! Multiple times to the torch and what to do before and after. Learn lots... (read more)

Workshop PhotoWIRE- Ancient techniques on New Frontiers - Forging + Brazing
Instructor: Susan Lenart Kazmer
My work is real... It is energetic, sometimes figurative and always about real life. ... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Fees:
$80 » Workshop fee
$25 » kit fee
Wire and fiber has been a prominent medium in ethnographic jewelry and adornment for centuries and used for binding, connecting, decorating and building of components.. Through many years of my own research and ethnographic repair, I have employed these same ideas to build my own unique body of work, influenced by my fashion experience, in forged wire. ... (read more)

Workshop PhotoWoven Omega Drop Earrings
Instructor: Margaret Aden
Http://www.originalsinjewelry.com/blog/ (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees:
$60 » Workshop fee
$35 » Kit fee
It’s Greek to me! I know the Omegas are actually upside down, but they are cool nonetheless. This quick and easy class will give students another technique to create inspiring, interesting earrings. The possible combinations of materials for structure are endless and students will be able to use this design in so many ways. This class utilizes a... (read more)

Workshop PhotoHere's My Heart
Instructor: Diane Whiting
Is a nationally recognized, award-winning designer and was one of the original CREATE YOUR STYLE with SWAROVSKI Ambassadors. She has been creating innovative jewelry and accessories for more than 10 years. Among other awards she has received, her “Crystal Bow Purse” placed 1st in... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees:
$30 » Class fee
$20 » kit fee
This sweet necklace is reversible; with tiny 2mm Swarovski Crystal beads adding extra sparkle to one side. Students can choose from a variety of colors. Learn the secrets of how to make the heart in various sizes and embed the chain. (read more)

Workshop PhotoOpen Back Bezels
Instructor: Margaret Aden
Http://www.originalsinjewelry.com/blog/ (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees:
$60 » Workshop fee
$35 » Kit fee
Have you ever had a really strangely shaped item you want to set where a regular bezel would hide interesting features on the back and a square wire insert wouldn’t catch the edge? This innovative Open Back Bezel technique will have students rethinking the standard bezel along with what can and cannot be captured in a setting. Inspired by a trip to... (read more)

Workshop PhotoBeautiful Button Bracelet
Instructor: Kim Fox
Kim is an award winning designer of finished jewelry and findings. She has been designing or making jewelry for most of her life. Her company HandFast Design by Kim Fox provides artisan designed and crafted clasps, cones and connectors. She has been addicted to kumihimo for about 6 years. From her... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees: $85 » including all tools needed
Learn how to create a beautiful beaded button bracelet using a colorful ground glass button and loop. We will learn the basics of 8 strand kumihimo with beads to create a custom button bracelet. Learn to measure cord and beads for a final project that you will be proud to wear. This course is beginning/intermediate and involves alternative endings for... (read more)

Workshop PhotoCrystal Bird
Instructor: Christi Friesen
Well known Polymer clay artist, teacher, and author featured in numerous magazines and juried exhibits. You can see her work at http://www.cforiginals.com (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees: $50
Add a little bling to your life with this crystal bird project! You will learn sculptural tricks and embellishment tips with Christi Friesen is this quick, easy and imaginative class. ... (read more)

Workshop PhotoSoft Soldered Kaleidoscope
Instructor: Dawn Hixon
Dawn Hixon was introduced to making jewelry over 10 years ago. She is the owner of Hearts Desire Paradise that caters to ladies who enjoy finding that perfect accessory for a good buy. Dawn enjoys sharing her art and crafts knowledge with folks at Central and Northern California craft fairs.... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees:
$69 » Workshop fee
$30 » kit fee
Here we have soft soldering coming together with some creative sparkle to make yourself an adorable kaleidoscope!! The main focus of this class is soft soldering: how to, the tools, and all the best techniques. Soft soldering is a charm of its own. It’s not truly jewelry soldering, but it still has appeal because it is used for setting things that... (read more)

Workshop PhotoI Can’t Believe It’s not Dichroic!
Instructor: Lisa Pavelka
Award-winning artist, author, television personality, and instructor known for making her classes fun, relaxing and informative. Learn more about Lisa, her work and product line at: http://www.lisapavelka.com (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Fees: $50
You’ll fool everyone with your Faux Dichroic “glass” creations set in an elegant bezel setting, all without the advanced skill-set required for glass and the expense. You’ll learn how to confidently work with one-step, quick cure resin. There’s nothing to bring and no additional kit fees. Bezel style may differ from sample... (read more)

Workshop PhotoStacks of Bangles
Instructor: Beth Shea
Owner of Echo Artworks: http://www.echoartworks.com/ (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees:
$75 » includes use of tools
$15 » kit
Wrists stacked with a variety of bracelets are quite the rage and are a great way to show your personality. Using wire and sheet metal and a variety of beads and embellishments, we’ll make a stack worthy of your uniqueness. Basic wire working skills are helpful, but not necessary. In this workshop, you will learn basic wire wrapping and forming,... (read more)

Workshop PhotoHeavy Wire Multi-Bangle Cuff
Instructor: Gina Sciligo
Gina Sciligo has been creating jewelry for 8 years. Her creations are to be found at multiple craft fairs under her business name of Jonna Deans. Her mother was her inspiration, so its only fitting that her business was named after her. She has been creating jewelry at Stringbead for the last five... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $69 » some supplies included
Love to play with wire? Well we have the class for you! Learn how to twist, bend, texture, and manipulate your metal into a fantastic, multi-bangle inspired cuff! We will spend time working on how to keep your pieces pliable, proper texturing techniques, and there's even a small glimpse into making some of your own findings. Learn the secrets of working... (read more)

Workshop PhotoCreate Fantastic Pendants!
Instructor: Craft Fantastic Instructor
(read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Fees: $28 » includes all materials
Come play with the most current products that Craft Fantastic has to offer! Receive a variety of components to make at least twelve ($60 plus value in materials) one-of-a-kind heirloom quality art jewelry projects using Fantastic Art Images, paper ephemera, collage or family photos. In minutes, learn how to create an archival, resin-look without the hassle... (read more)

Workshop PhotoResin with Open Settings
Instructor: Lisa Pavelka
Award-winning artist, author, television personality, and instructor known for making her classes fun, relaxing and informative. Learn more about Lisa, her work and product line at: http://www.lisapavelka.com (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $60
Learn the secrets for creating layered, mixed media creations in open frames and bezels all without having to work with messy, two-part resins that require measuring, mixing or days to cure! Everything you need is supplied at no additional charge. Just bring yourself! Bezels and inclusions in kit may differ from sample photo. (read more)

Workshop PhotoOpen Back Bezel Pottery Shard & Key Necklace
Instructor: Margaret Aden
Http://www.originalsinjewelry.com/blog/ (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Fees:
$140 » Workshop fee
$85 » Kit fee
Oh la la! This necklace is positively brimming with personality. The sea pottery open back bezel serves as the feature, but the necklace ain’t so bad either! Students will learn how to create the innovative open bezel setting and then will create a hand worked chain that is a masterpiece of combined materials. This is definitely the challenge project... (read more)

Workshop PhotoEnameled Flower Neck Cuff
Instructor: Carole Witt
Graduate of the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts, Carole has been teaching for over 15 years. Carole and her remarkable staff have a lineup of more than 50 classes in their extensive Jewelry Supply Store, String Bead, in Chico California. They are always striving to increase their ability to reach... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $69 » some supplies included
This project was too pretty to leave at home! Unlike most of our other classes this is a PROJECT class. We will ONLY be making this Neck cuff. We WILL be Torch Enameling The flowers. But we WON”T be going into depth on torch enameling techniques (That’s Torch Enameling. We have that class too).We WILL be twisting multiple layers of wires, filing... (read more)

Workshop PhotoLeather Plum Flower Necklace/ Wrap Bracelet
Instructor: Ashley Bunting
In elementary school she was all about making polymer clay beads. In middle school she took her first silversmithing class. At the age of 16 Ashley was hired at the local bead shop, where she would work for another 11 years, climbing the ranks to head designer and product developer. At 18 to was... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees:
$45 » workshop fee
$45 » kit fee
Leather flowers are a blast to make. Experimenting with size, shape, color, and heat forming can result in a bouquet of options. In this workshop you will learn how to make your own heat formed flowers from recycled leather. Using leather flowers, gemstones and pearls we will create a scrumptious chain of charms. The finished piece can be worn as a necklace... (read more)

Workshop PhotoCold Enameling
Instructor: Susan Lenart Kazmer
My work is real... It is energetic, sometimes figurative and always about real life. ... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees:
$50 » Workshop fee
$25 » kit fee
Reminiscent of this ancient technique and colorful appearance of enamelwork… color on metal ... (read more)

Workshop PhotoPolymer Collage
Instructor: Christi Friesen
Well known Polymer clay artist, teacher, and author featured in numerous magazines and juried exhibits. You can see her work at http://www.cforiginals.com (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $45
Polymer clay is especially good at creating colors, textures and patterns. In this class with Christi Friesen, you will learn tricks for making a delicious range of polymer color sheets. Then you will employ rip/cut and quilling techniques to turn those into a fantastic collage composition. Your piece can be a focal bead, brooch or small wall piece. ... (read more)

Workshop PhotoAround The Town Earrings
Instructor: Diane Whiting
Is a nationally recognized, award-winning designer and was one of the original CREATE YOUR STYLE with SWAROVSKI Ambassadors. She has been creating innovative jewelry and accessories for more than 10 years. Among other awards she has received, her “Crystal Bow Purse” placed 1st in... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees:
$30 » Class fee
$20 » kit fee
Learn to bezel Swarovski Crystal Chatons and connect in a variety of combinations to short, medium or long dangling earrings. Extra materials will be included in the kit so students can also learn how to design their own symmetrical or asymmetrical pieces using the fundamentals of design and proportion. (read more)

Workshop PhotoSpiral Necklace
Instructor: Kim Fox
Kim is an award winning designer of finished jewelry and findings. She has been designing or making jewelry for most of her life. Her company HandFast Design by Kim Fox provides artisan designed and crafted clasps, cones and connectors. She has been addicted to kumihimo for about 6 years. From her... (read more)Skill Level: Intermediate
Dates/Times: February 4, from 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees:
$50 » Workshop fee
$45 » Kit fee
Create this beautiful necklace out of natural gemstones or beautiful glass beads. Learn how to work with various sized beads in creating the pattern for this necklace. The kit includes cord, beads, magnetic cone/clasp which can be exchanged for $10 credit towards other cones and clasps in the HandFast line. Optional disk and bobbins available for $20. (read more)

Workshop PhotoOpen Work Cuff
Instructor: Atalia Molaro
Teacher, Designer, and Buyer, for String Bead Chico. Atalia has been creating new classes and teaching the elements of beading skills for over six years. Her open saw work and metal skills are unparalleled. She plays a vital role in helping to create the over fifty classes taught at String Bead. (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $69 » some supplies included
It's time to become acquainted with the skill and beauty of open saw work! Acquire the passion and the patience while working on a cuff bracelet that you’ll love forever. Get to know the tricks that take the frustration out of saw work. Take the mystery out of filing sanding and finishing open saw work. Learn to love and be comfortable with open... (read more)

Workshop PhotoRockin Wrapped Flower Pendant
Instructor: Ashley Bunting
In elementary school she was all about making polymer clay beads. In middle school she took her first silversmithing class. At the age of 16 Ashley was hired at the local bead shop, where she would work for another 11 years, climbing the ranks to head designer and product developer. At 18 to was... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees:
$45 » workshop fee
$30 » kit fee
Love vintage metals and flowers, but don’t love the raw unfinished edges? This workshop teaches you how to use gorgeous gemstones to embellish vintage metal flower components. The piece is finished off with a sparkly Swarovski crystal, creating an elegant one of a kind piece. Then learn how the finished flower can be made into a pendant, a pin, or... (read more)

Workshop PhotoQuickie Make&Take: SurfaceFX powders and glitters
Instructor: Christi Friesen
(read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Fees: $10
Spend about an hour with Christi Friesen having fun and learning more about all the fun things you can do with mica powders, micro glitters, powders and other surface effects. The SurfaceFX kits contain a variety of powders that can be used on polymer clay, epoxy clays, resins and other materials! (Participating in this m&t also entitles you to a... (read more)

Workshop PhotoOver the Moon Cast Resin Charm Bracelet
Instructor: Jen Cushman
Jen Cushman is a natural storyteller who found mixed media art 13 years ago and never looked back. She is drawn to the imperfect, the funky, the quirky, the artsy and the authentic: be it people or objects or art. She is the author of two jewelry books, and she writes a business advice column called... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 3:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees:
$50 » Workshop fee
$15 » kit
Treasure hunters take heed. If you love incorporating unique found objects into your mixed-media jewelry, this is a techniques-based workshop tailor-made for you. Learn how to make molds from a handful of your favorite objects using a non-toxic silicone molding putty and then how to make resin castings from the molds. Discover how to completely alter your... (read more)

Workshop Photo“Fauxpal” - Faux Opal
Instructor: Lisa Pavelka
Award-winning artist, author, television personality, and instructor known for making her classes fun, relaxing and informative. Learn more about Lisa, her work and product line at: http://www.lisapavelka.com (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Fees: $40
Stop people in their tracks when you wear or sell your faux Opal creations! Super fast and easy to learn and master but it will look like it took much longer to create stunning pieces of jewelry. Students create a finished piece and receive instructional handouts. Learn how to prepare bezels for the opalescent inclusions. A bonus demonstration of how to set... (read more)

Workshop PhotoStitched and Stacked
Instructor: Beth Shea
Owner of Echo Artworks: http://www.echoartworks.com/ (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees:
$75 » includes use of tools
$15 » kit
Mixed media is all about combining a wide range of elements to make creations that are unexpected and unique. In this workshop, we’ll explore ways of combining metals and fibers to make visually complex and textured focals and jewelry components. We’ll stitch hand dyed silks, velvets and satins and stack then with hand colored metal stampings,... (read more)

Workshop PhotoElectroforming
Instructor: Veronica Maddox
Veronica Maddox has been beading and designing with String Bead since grade school. She has been involved in the beauty, fashion, and design industry since before high school. She has now turned her skills towards teaching and designing for String Bead. (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $69 » some supplies, including instructional handout, are provided.
Electroforming is a fascinating technique that has been known to only a few for years. This is where you get in on the secrets. Electroforming is fickle, exacting, and just soooo cool! We will be stopping at copper in this class, but it’s only a few steps away from whatever finish you want some other day. This class will take prep work so if you are... (read more)

Workshop PhotoWorking with Leather - Snake Knot Wrap Bracelet / Necklace
Instructor: Laura Gasparrini
Teaching the Art of Beadwork for over 15 years and creating jewelry since childhood. She is the principle designer and owner of Om Tara! Temple Arts and Inspired Adornment. Laura offers classes privately in beautiful Santa Barbara, California and beyond. (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 5, from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fees:
$50 » Workshop fee
$25 » kit fee
The sinuous Snake Knot is a beautiful knot that can be used as a spacer knot on its own or between beads, offering a new and different leather jewelry design. Design a stunning necklace that will become a sure favorite or wear it as a wrap bracelet that truly makes a bold statement. You will learn my variation for adding beads to this intermediate... (read more)

Workshop PhotoLove Knots and What Knots
Instructor: Lisa Pavelka
Award-winning artist, author, television personality, and instructor known for making her classes fun, relaxing and informative. Learn more about Lisa, her work and product line at: http://www.lisapavelka.com (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 5, from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $60
Create stunning, multi-colored wire coils that we’ll form into gorgeous rings. Learn how easy it is to master the wire coil using the Cobra Coiler. Samples and design ideas for creating other gorgeous pieces to wear, gift or sell will be covered. Participants can expect to create at least one finished piece. Bonus Swarovski crystal components will be... (read more)

Workshop PhotoTriangle Stacking Cuff
Instructor: Margaret Aden
Http://www.originalsinjewelry.com/blog/ (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 5, from 9:00am to 1:00pm
Fees:
$80 » Workshop fee
$20 » Kit fee
Class Description: It’s hip to be Triangle!! This class will teach student how to create geometric stacking cuffs, starting with the humble triangle. The simple and elegant lines of this cuff create a stunning look on the wrist. Students have been asking me to teach this for three years- so Voila!! My super method to finish off the wire so it does not... (read more)

Workshop PhotoVivid Wire Links: Wrapped, Coiled and Colored
Instructor: Jen Cushman
Jen Cushman is a natural storyteller who found mixed media art 13 years ago and never looked back. She is drawn to the imperfect, the funky, the quirky, the artsy and the authentic: be it people or objects or art. She is the author of two jewelry books, and she writes a business advice column called... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 5, from 9:00am to 1:00pm
Fees:
$65 » Workshop fee
$15 » kit fee
One of the most rewarding aspects of making your own jewelry is seeing the hand of the artist in your work. Learning how to make gorgeous pieces from a spool of humble wire is an art for all unto itself. Fortunately, making components from wire is not only fulfilling, it’s economical on your pocketbook and easier than you might think. In this workshop,... (read more)

Workshop PhotoQuickie Make&Take: Steampunk Tricks!
Instructor: Christi Friesen
(read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 5, from 10:00am to 11:00am
Fees: $10
Spend about an hour with Christi Friesen having fun and learning more about steampunk! Steampunk is an interesting look, and there are some niflty tricks to learn about creating a steampunk look in polymer clay, resin, epoxy clay and resin. Come join the fun! (Participating in this m&t also entitles you to a special discount for purchasing any... (read more)

Workshop PhotoCarnival Garden Brooch
Instructor: Ashley Bunting
In elementary school she was all about making polymer clay beads. In middle school she took her first silversmithing class. At the age of 16 Ashley was hired at the local bead shop, where she would work for another 11 years, climbing the ranks to head designer and product developer. At 18 to was... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 5, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees:
$45 » workshop fee
$35 » kit fee
Learn to embellish plastic filigrees with gorgeous crystals. Using a special stitch and a whole lot of sparkle you’ll turn a mundane component into a unique piece. Once you’ve glitz out the filigrees learn to stack the components into a gorgeous statement brooch. After class you’ll find many new applications for your newly acquired... (read more)

Workshop PhotoBronze Clay
Instructor: Michelle Marchiano
A beader since childhood and a college professor by trade, Michelle has brought her teaching expertise to the torch at String Bead in Chico. A curious person by nature, Michelle’s passion for mixed media, metal clays and the torch is only rivaled by her love for sharing it with others. Come... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 5, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $69 » some supplies included
Love P.M.C? But don’t like the prize. Bronze Clay is the way to go. Learn how use every piece of the clay, how to store it for later, set the kiln up, and how to get the most out of texturing and stacking. Have fun with the great colors it turns during firing, or learn how to make it the shinny bronze that everyone loves. Textures, tools, techniques,... (read more)

Workshop PhotoBricks & Crystals & Seeds, Oh My!
Instructor: Diane Whiting
Is a nationally recognized, award-winning designer and was one of the original CREATE YOUR STYLE with SWAROVSKI Ambassadors. She has been creating innovative jewelry and accessories for more than 10 years. Among other awards she has received, her “Crystal Bow Purse” placed 1st in... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 5, from 12:30pm to 4:30pm
Fees:
$35 » Workshop fee
$35 » kit fee
It’s easy to follow this brick road, even if it isn’t yellow! Students will use 2-hole brick beads, Swarovski crystals and seed beads to make an elegant and sparkling bracelet with a unique, hidden closure. (read more)

Workshop PhotoPainting with Polymer
Instructor: Christi Friesen
Well known Polymer clay artist, teacher, and author featured in numerous magazines and juried exhibits. You can see her work at http://www.cforiginals.com (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 5, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees: $40
Polymer can be used like paint to create a sculptural painterly effect. In this class, you will use polymer to compose focal beads/cabochons reminiscent of Van Gogh and Monet and other masterpieces. But don’t be intimidated – the results look spectacular, but they are easy to achieve in this Christi Friesen workshop. ... (read more)

Workshop PhotoLariat
Instructor: Kim Fox
Kim is an award winning designer of finished jewelry and findings. She has been designing or making jewelry for most of her life. Her company HandFast Design by Kim Fox provides artisan designed and crafted clasps, cones and connectors. She has been addicted to kumihimo for about 6 years. From her... (read more)Skill Level: Intermediate
Dates/Times: February 5, from 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees:
$50 » Class fee
$68 » Kit fee
Create this vibrant lariat using multiple sizes of beads and seed beads. Learn how to make a design from the bottom up leaving you many options to include in future designs. In the class you will be well on your way to creating the first half of the lariat and will have complete instructions as to how to finish the piece. Make the lariat short and flirty or... (read more)

Workshop PhotoTapestry Earrings
Instructor: Margaret Aden
Http://www.originalsinjewelry.com/blog/ (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 5, from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees:
$40 » Workshop fee
$20 » Kit fee
Inspired by Eastern Traditional Architecture, these earrings are versatile and lightweight—perfect for any pair of drops. The possible combinations of materials for structure are endless and students will be able to use this design in so many ways. This class utilizes a Figure 8 weave, but the trick of how to keep the struts even is a closely guarded... (read more)

Workshop PhotoBeach Combers Wrap-Around Bracelet
Instructor: Ashley Bunting
In elementary school she was all about making polymer clay beads. In middle school she took her first silversmithing class. At the age of 16 Ashley was hired at the local bead shop, where she would work for another 11 years, climbing the ranks to head designer and product developer. At 18 to was... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 5, from 2:00pm to 4:30pm
Fees:
$35 » workshop fee
$35 » kit fee
This is a great beginner workshop. During class you’ll master the technique of making paracord tubes. Paracord tubes open the door to a whole new way of using paracord. This technique is a lot of fun because it allows you to make your very own beads out of a common cord. Finish class by using your tubes and a few other precious beads to create a... (read more)

Workshop PhotoRiveting
Instructor: Veronica Maddox
Veronica Maddox has been beading and designing with String Bead since grade school. She has been involved in the beauty, fashion, and design industry since before high school. She has now turned her skills towards teaching and designing for String Bead. (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 5, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $69 » some supplies, including instructional handout, are provided.
This is an introduction to joining metal without having to solder, PERFECT for all of us who don't have a torch! Some things just can’t take the heat. Soooooo rivet them! Learn all the different ways to: hide a rivet, dome a rivet, tube a rivet, make them from scratch, or properly use ready-made rivets while making a fun “sampler”... (read more)

Workshop PhotoGradient Viking Knit Crystal Bracelet
Instructor: Lisa Pavelka
Award-winning artist, author, television personality, and instructor known for making her classes fun, relaxing and informative. Learn more about Lisa, her work and product line at: http://www.lisapavelka.com (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 5, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $70
Learn how to create beaded Viking Knit strands for bracelets and necklaces. Students will complete a gradient knit bracelet of Swarovski crystals (color of kit may differ from sample photo). Learn tips and tricks for creating uniform stitches and concealed ends. Students will also receive an instructional, illustrated handout for easy reference when they get... (read more)

Workshop PhotoTake Flight Copper Cuff
Instructor: Jen Cushman
Jen Cushman is a natural storyteller who found mixed media art 13 years ago and never looked back. She is drawn to the imperfect, the funky, the quirky, the artsy and the authentic: be it people or objects or art. She is the author of two jewelry books, and she writes a business advice column called... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 5, from 3:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees:
$50 » Workshop fee
$15 » kit fee
Let your imagination take flight with a cold enameled cuff that shows the world you’ve got game when it comes to your metalworking skills - annealing, forging, fold forming and riveting. We’ll start by making a basic copper cuff and use it as a substrate to ignite our creativity. Various ideas for color, design and form will be demonstrated... (read more)

Workshop PhotoHidden Rivets!
Instructor: Atalia Molaro
Teacher, Designer, and Buyer, for String Bead Chico. Atalia has been creating new classes and teaching the elements of beading skills for over six years. Her open saw work and metal skills are unparalleled. She plays a vital role in helping to create the over fifty classes taught at String Bead. (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 5, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $69 » all supplies including instructional handout are provided
Hidden rivets: taking riveting to the next level!! Layer these three pieces of metal into what looks like a soldered masterpiece, but which is actually completely flame-free assembly! We will share with you all of our favorite riveting tips and tricks to get your pieces looking as close to perfect every time. Lots of sawing and riveting! Your seat in the... (read more)

Workshop PhotoIllusions in Clay
Instructor: Lisa Pavelka
Award-winning artist, author, television personality, and instructor known for making her classes fun, relaxing and informative. Learn more about Lisa, her work and product line at: http://www.lisapavelka.com (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 6, from 9:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $60
Create dimensional optical illusions with polymer clay that fool the eye. Students will create a finished case in class. This workshop includes instructional handouts and there’s nothing to bring. Colors of clay and type of case may differ from sample photo. Lisa will bring all tools and materials! (read more)

Workshop PhotoDream Weaver Ring
Instructor: Jodi Bombardier
Jodi is an international instructor and self-taught jewelry designer, wire wrapping since 2005, wire weaving since 2008 and metalsmithing since 2010. She is a freelance writer for Step By Step Wire Jewelry and Easy Wire magazine and a contributing author to the books Wire Style and Wire Style 2. She... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 6, from 9:00am to 2:30pm
Fees: $115 » includes kit
If you're a ring junky like me, then you are going to want to learn how to make these stylish rings. A little bit of soldering, some weaving, and a ton of different semi-precious beads from which to choose to make a ring especially for you! You will learn how to shape round frames with heavy gauge wire, then use a butane micro torch and paste solder to... (read more)

Workshop PhotoLeather Butterflies
Instructor: Christi Friesen
Well known Polymer clay artist, teacher, and author featured in numerous magazines and juried exhibits. You can see her work at http://www.cforiginals.com (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 6, from 10:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $30
This is a quick and easy class that is too much fun! Join Christi Friesen and create your own flock of polymer butterflies that look like they’re made of leather! Yeehaw! ... (read more)

Workshop PhotoLovely Links
Instructor: Diane Whiting
Is a nationally recognized, award-winning designer and was one of the original CREATE YOUR STYLE with SWAROVSKI Ambassadors. She has been creating innovative jewelry and accessories for more than 10 years. Among other awards she has received, her “Crystal Bow Purse” placed 1st in... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 6, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees:
$30 » Class fee
$25 » kit fee
SWAROVSKI Crystal single-stone settings and chatons make elegance and attention-getting sparkle easy. This professional looking tennis bracelet will have everyone saying, “How Lovely”. Choose either 6mm or 8mm crystals. All supplies are included. Please bring reading glasses or magnifiers if needed. (read more)

Workshop PhotoEtching
Instructor: Amber Franklin
A BFA Graduate of Academy of Art University in Traditional Illustration, now a lead Associate at Blick Art Materials in San Francisco. Amber has studied with Carole Witt of String Bead since 1994. She is a proud member of the String Bead Sing-along team and hard core Art-er. Amber is the essence of... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 6, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $69 » some supplies included
Always adding new things! We will cover chemical etching, making at least two pairs of earrings. Electric etching, making a pendant. And discussions on other ways to achieve the etch you are looking for. We cover a wide range of resists, when and where they work. If you have a favorite small rubber stamp bring it! We will have stamps available and EVEN a... (read more)

Workshop PhotoOpen Back Bezel & Tapered Woven Cuff
Instructor: Margaret Aden
Http://www.originalsinjewelry.com/blog/ (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 6, from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Fees:
$120 » Workshop fee
$60 » Kit fee
Break two rules in one class: open back bezel and weaving into a taper. What!?! This innovative Open Back Bezel technique will have students rethinking the standard bezel along with what can and cannot be captured in a setting. Inspired by a trip to Italy and the fantastic pottery shards to be found along the Amalfi Coast—I wanted to show off the terra... (read more)

Workshop PhotoOrganic Metal Patinas
Instructor: Amber Franklin
A BFA Graduate of Academy of Art University in Traditional Illustration, now a lead Associate at Blick Art Materials in San Francisco. Amber has studied with Carole Witt of String Bead since 1994. She is a proud member of the String Bead Sing-along team and hard core Art-er. Amber is the essence of... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 6, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $69 » some supplies, including instructional handout, are provided.
Explore the wonderful world of changing metals from garish to gorgeous! Antique it, burn it, melt it, stuff it into little pots of potato chips, grass, eggs, tobacco, and sawdust, and see what comes out! Beautiful, permanent, quirkie! If it’s questionable, patina it! We will color, streak, blob and otherwise chew up metal and bring out its hidden... (read more)

Workshop PhotoPainting in Clay
Instructor: Lisa Pavelka
Award-winning artist, author, television personality, and instructor known for making her classes fun, relaxing and informative. Learn more about Lisa, her work and product line at: http://www.lisapavelka.com (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 6, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $60
Create painterly patterns using individually colored clays. No two patterns are alike, but students will create enough material to make a finished piece in class with more material to take home and work with! You’ll learn how to create domed formations in an elegant bezel setting with a demonstration on hand polishing as well as have an option to... (read more)

Workshop PhotoLeather Band Ring
Instructor: Jodi Bombardier
Jodi is an international instructor and self-taught jewelry designer, wire wrapping since 2005, wire weaving since 2008 and metalsmithing since 2010. She is a freelance writer for Step By Step Wire Jewelry and Easy Wire magazine and a contributing author to the books Wire Style and Wire Style 2. She... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 6, from 3:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees: $65 » Includes kit
Learn how to make this fun leather ring using 10 mm wide flat leather, sheet metal and rivets. In class, there will be several colors of leather from which to choose. You will be able to make 3-4 rings with the materials you receive in class. You will learn how to size and cut sheet metal, texture and paint the metal and make metal tabs, then rivet... (read more)

Workshop PhotoSoldered Chain!
Instructor: Michelle Marchiano
A beader since childhood and a college professor by trade, Michelle has brought her teaching expertise to the torch at String Bead in Chico. A curious person by nature, Michelle’s passion for mixed media, metal clays and the torch is only rivaled by her love for sharing it with others. Come... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 6, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $69 » most supplies included
This is our NEW favorite thing! Making Chains! Lots of them! Quickly and efficiently! As we all know time is money so in this class we will share some great professional shortcuts for assembling chain and getting the beauty and uniqueness you can only achieve by making your own chains. Bring a whole new dimension to your jewelry! We will explore turns twists... (read more)

Workshop Photo7th ANNUAL POLYMER CLAY & MIXED MEDIA PARTY NITE!
Instructor: Christi Friesen
(read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 6, from 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Fees: $10
Join us once again for the 7th annual polymer clay party nite! Have a blast with your favorite teachers doing make-and-takes all night long. Bring your polymer art and display it for a chance to win some goodies! Or just come and win one of the awesome door prize drawings going all night long! Bring your friends, this is going to be a good one! Doors open at... (read more)

Workshop PhotoI Can’t Believe It’s not Dichroic!
Instructor: Lisa Pavelka
Award-winning artist, author, television personality, and instructor known for making her classes fun, relaxing and informative. Learn more about Lisa, her work and product line at: http://www.lisapavelka.com (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 7, from 9:00am to 11:00am
Fees: $50
You’ll fool everyone with your Faux Dichroic “glass” creations set in an elegant bezel setting, all without the advanced skill-set required for glass and the expense. You’ll learn how to confidently work with one-step, quick cure resin. There’s nothing to bring and no additional kit fees. Bezel style may differ from sample... (read more)

Workshop PhotoOpen Back Bezels
Instructor: Margaret Aden
Http://www.originalsinjewelry.com/blog/ (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 7, from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fees:
$60 » Workshop fee
$35 » Kit fee
Have you ever had a really strangely shaped item you want to set where a regular bezel would hide interesting features on the back and a square wire insert wouldn’t catch the edge? This innovative Open Back Bezel technique will have students rethinking the standard bezel along with what can and cannot be captured in a setting. Inspired by a trip to... (read more)

Workshop PhotoJapanese Clay Workshop
Instructor: Sadagane takako
Http://franchouchou.com (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 7, from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $60 » Includes kit
The workshop include instruction and DVD training for working with clay. (read more)

Workshop PhotoStamped Leather Bracelet
Instructor: Jodi Bombardier
Jodi is an international instructor and self-taught jewelry designer, wire wrapping since 2005, wire weaving since 2008 and metalsmithing since 2010. She is a freelance writer for Step By Step Wire Jewelry and Easy Wire magazine and a contributing author to the books Wire Style and Wire Style 2. She... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 7, from 9:00am to 2:30pm
Fees: $115 » Includes kit
This bracelet has endless stamping and dye color possibilities! Expand your design skills by learning how to dye (several dye colors available) and finish leather edges in addition to learning how to set snaps. You will also learn how to measure, cut and stamp sheet metal (multiple stamps will be available from which to choose), torch color the metal, then... (read more)

Workshop PhotoMake Your Own Findings!
Instructor: Atalia Molaro
Teacher, Designer, and Buyer, for String Bead Chico. Atalia has been creating new classes and teaching the elements of beading skills for over six years. Her open saw work and metal skills are unparalleled. She plays a vital role in helping to create the over fifty classes taught at String Bead. (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 7, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $69 » some supplies included
Simple solder joints, Annealing, Melting, Headpins, Bails, Toggles. Earwires, S-hooks AND SOLDERING!!! We “basic” solder in this class but do not go into the science behind soldering like we do in “Torch Soldering” We recommend if you are planning to do a lot of soldering you take both. In this class we solder, in “Torch... (read more)

Workshop PhotoFold Form & Riveted Accent Hinged Cuff
Instructor: Anne Mitchell
Anne started her creative career over 25 years ago as a professional lighting designer. Looking for another outlet for her artistic energies, Anne began teaching chain making and metal working approximately 15 years ago for just pure enjoyment. During those years, Anne found that the creative outlet... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 7, from 10:00am to 6:00pm
Fees: $65 » does not include Kit Fee $115 (Payable to teacher in class)
In this full day action packed adventure each student will create a unique hinged bracelet. The central section of the bracelet will be accented with a line and twisted fold form. The side pieces of the bracelet will be fortified and accented with hand forged elements. All of these pieces will then be riveted in place. Finally, a fused link chain and closure... (read more)

Workshop PhotoWoven Crown Hoops
Instructor: Margaret Aden
Http://www.originalsinjewelry.com/blog/ (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 7, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees:
$60$25 » Kit fee
Inspired by Eastern Traditional Architecture, these earrings are versatile and lightweight—perfect for a hoop where you will get a lot of look for not a lot of drag. The possible combinations of materials for structure are endless and students will be able to use this design in so many ways. This class utilizes a Figure 8 weave, but the trick of how to... (read more)

Workshop PhotoHere's My Heart
Instructor: Diane Whiting
Is a nationally recognized, award-winning designer and was one of the original CREATE YOUR STYLE with SWAROVSKI Ambassadors. She has been creating innovative jewelry and accessories for more than 10 years. Among other awards she has received, her “Crystal Bow Purse” placed 1st in... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 7, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees:
$30 » Class fee
$20 » kit fee
This sweet necklace is reversible; with tiny 2mm Swarovski Crystal beads adding extra sparkle to one side. Students can choose from a variety of colors. Learn the secrets of how to make the heart in various sizes and embed the chain. (read more)

Workshop PhotoResin with Open Settings
Instructor: Lisa Pavelka
Award-winning artist, author, television personality, and instructor known for making her classes fun, relaxing and informative. Learn more about Lisa, her work and product line at: http://www.lisapavelka.com (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 7, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees: $60
Learn the secrets for creating layered, mixed media creations in open frames and bezels all without having to work with messy, two-part resins that require measuring, mixing or days to cure! Everything you need is supplied at no additional charge. Just bring yourself! Bezels and inclusions in kit may differ from sample photo. (read more)

Workshop PhotoTorch Soldering
Instructor: Carole Witt
Graduate of the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts, Carole has been teaching for over 15 years. Carole and her remarkable staff have a lineup of more than 50 classes in their extensive Jewelry Supply Store, String Bead, in Chico California. They are always striving to increase their ability to reach... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 7, from 2:00pm to 5:30pm
Fees: $69 » all supplies including instructional handout are provided
This is an in-depth class that will equip you for using soldering torches. Once you understand the soldering process, good torch control, and the proper steps, soldering is a lot of fun. This introductory class focuses on getting you started on the right path, so you can confidently work and troubleshoot on your own. The earrings and necklace (not including... (read more)

Workshop Photo“Fauxpal” - Faux Opal
Instructor: Lisa Pavelka
Award-winning artist, author, television personality, and instructor known for making her classes fun, relaxing and informative. Learn more about Lisa, her work and product line at: http://www.lisapavelka.com (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 7, from 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Fees: $40
Stop people in their tracks when you wear or sell your faux Opal creations! Super fast and easy to learn and master but it will look like it took much longer to create stunning pieces of jewelry. Students create a finished piece and receive instructional handouts. Learn how to prepare bezels for the opalescent inclusions. A bonus demonstration of how to set... (read more)

Workshop PhotoIntermediate Torch Soldering
Instructor: Michelle Marchiano
A beader since childhood and a college professor by trade, Michelle has brought her teaching expertise to the torch at String Bead in Chico. A curious person by nature, Michelle’s passion for mixed media, metal clays and the torch is only rivaled by her love for sharing it with others. Come... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 7, from 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Fees: $69 » most supplies included
Knowing how to use your torch is just the beginning! Learning proper setup, fit, how to control your solder flow, why joints break sometimes, what metals do what in the flame, and how to troubleshoot all of the above is the focus of this class while giving you loads of time at the torch. Kits for bracelets or rings will be available for purchase; prices will... (read more)

Workshop PhotoCreate Fantastic Pendants!
Instructor: Craft Fantastic Instructor
(read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 7, from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Fees: $28 » includes all materials
Come play with the most current products that Craft Fantastic has to offer! Receive a variety of components to make at least twelve ($60 plus value in materials) one-of-a-kind heirloom quality art jewelry projects using Fantastic Art Images, paper ephemera, collage or family photos. In minutes, learn how to create an archival, resin-look without the hassle... (read more)

Workshop PhotoPrometheus Copper & Bronze Clay; Boot Camp
Instructor: Carrie Story
Owner of Clay Revolution, certified PMC instructor and full-time metal clay artist. More information at http://www.divineornaments.net. (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 8, from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $95 » includes 20 grams of Prometheus Copper or Bronze clay and use of materials and tools
Learn everything you need to know about Prometheus Copper and Bronze clays. From the consistency to the firing options, this class will provide you with the working knowledge to use the clays efficiently and utilize the versatility of this great medium. Brenda will discuss the clay properties and provide samples to use during class. You will work in the wet... (read more)

Workshop PhotoForged & Twisted Link Bracelet
Instructor: Anne Mitchell
Anne started her creative career over 25 years ago as a professional lighting designer. Looking for another outlet for her artistic energies, Anne began teaching chain making and metal working approximately 15 years ago for just pure enjoyment. During those years, Anne found that the creative outlet... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 8, from 9:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $40 » does not include Kit Fee $60 (Payable to teacher in class)
Join me for a morning of forging and fusing fun. We will take 10 gauge wire and forge, flatten, texture and twist the wire to create the mail elements of this 3 sectioned bracelet. To give the piece movement and sparkle we will rise rings to act a sliders and attach the sections together. Finally, the piece will be finished off with a handmade S-hook... (read more)

Workshop PhotoForging & Texturing Techniques
Instructor: Jodi Bombardier
Jodi is an international instructor and self-taught jewelry designer, wire wrapping since 2005, wire weaving since 2008 and metalsmithing since 2010. She is a freelance writer for Step By Step Wire Jewelry and Easy Wire magazine and a contributing author to the books Wire Style and Wire Style 2. She... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 8, from 9:00am to 2:30pm
Fees: $105 » Includes kit
Learn to texture and forge heavy gauge copper and sterling silver wire, twisting and turning it into unique pieces of jewelry. You will also learn how to anneal wire and sheet metal and also make ball ends with fine silver using a micro torch. You will also learn how to torch color and oxidize copper and sterling, using liver of sulfur and Silver Black. You... (read more)

Workshop PhotoMake and Take Leather Chic Bracelet
Instructor: Erin O'Tool
(read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 8, from 10:00am to 11:00am
Fees:
$5 » workshop fee
$30 » kit fee
1 hour make and take bracelet, leather tubed with whale tail. Kit includes round cord leather, tubes, whale tail clasp. (read more)

Workshop PhotoCold Connections
Instructor: Atalia Molaro
Teacher, Designer, and Buyer, for String Bead Chico. Atalia has been creating new classes and teaching the elements of beading skills for over six years. Her open saw work and metal skills are unparalleled. She plays a vital role in helping to create the over fifty classes taught at String Bead. (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 8, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $69 » some supplies included
Know what tools and metals do when you pound, punch, stamp and otherwise shape them to your will. It’s what gives you a professional air, and permanence to your piece. So many things to put together! Let’s get them to stay in a way that is secure, professional, and unorthodox! Stitching, screwing, capturing, and much, Much more. Learn how to... (read more)

Workshop PhotoWorking with Leather Lace – Mixed Media Leather and Chain Necklace
Instructor: Laura Gasparrini
Teaching the Art of Beadwork for over 15 years and creating jewelry since childhood. She is the principle designer and owner of Om Tara! Temple Arts and Inspired Adornment. Laura offers classes privately in beautiful Santa Barbara, California and beyond. (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 8, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees:
$50 » Workshop fee
$25 » kit fee
In this class we’ll combine stringing, wirework and chain work techniques to create an eye-catching necklace with adjustable clasp that you can wear short for a earthy twist on a classic multiple strand necklace. Or wear it long for a contemporary look! We’ll practice the basics of stringing, crimping, assemblage and wire binding and weaving... (read more)

Workshop PhotoCrystal Viking Knit Bracelet
Instructor: Tracy Nelligan
A published professional artist of 35 years. Tracy Nelligan and Erin O'Toole are owners of Turtle Moon Arts. We travel around the country exhibiting at bead shows, teaching classes and providing trunk shows. (read more)Skill Level: Intermediate. Must have knowledge and skill of double weave.
Dates/Times: February 8, from 10:00am to 3:00pm
Fees: $78 » includes kit (box, wire, dowel, crystals, silver plated endcaps & a 3 bead lampwork set handcrafted by Tracy.
Learn how to incorporate crystals in the viking knit and attach Tracy Nelligan's handcrafted lampwork 3 bead set for a gorgeous bracelet. ... (read more)

Workshop PhotoMake and Take Leather Chic Bracelet
Instructor: Erin O'Tool
(read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 8, from 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Fees:
$5 » workshop fee
$30 » kit fee
1 hour make and take bracelet, leather tubed with whale tail. Kit includes round cord leather, tubes, whale tail clasp. (read more)

Workshop PhotoFINISHING Your Pieces!
Instructor: Carole Witt
Graduate of the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts, Carole has been teaching for over 15 years. Carole and her remarkable staff have a lineup of more than 50 classes in their extensive Jewelry Supply Store, String Bead, in Chico California. They are always striving to increase their ability to reach... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 8, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $69 » most supplies included
There is never time in classes to do proper FINISH work! This class is all about just that! We will be exploring the professional, provocative, and permanent way to achieve the right shine and brilliance of your metal. We will cover files, sandpapers, buffs, and OH SO MUCH MORE! All tools are provided. Your seat in the class is secured when the class is paid... (read more)

Workshop PhotoFused, Forged & Riveted Infinity Bracelet
Instructor: Anne Mitchell
Anne started her creative career over 25 years ago as a professional lighting designer. Looking for another outlet for her artistic energies, Anne began teaching chain making and metal working approximately 15 years ago for just pure enjoyment. During those years, Anne found that the creative outlet... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 8, from 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees: $40 » does not include Kit Fee $58 (Payable to teacher in class)
In this 4 hour class we will create a fine silver medley that consists of an 8 gauge Infinity centerpiece attached to 8 gauge forged, textured and riveted "wings" and finished off to the desired length with individually fused rings. This class will help you explore, hone and refine several important metalsmithing techniques. Imagine all of this fun... (read more)

Workshop PhotoHalf Drilled Pearls and Brooch Backings
Instructor: Carole Witt
Graduate of the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts, Carole has been teaching for over 15 years. Carole and her remarkable staff have a lineup of more than 50 classes in their extensive Jewelry Supply Store, String Bead, in Chico California. They are always striving to increase their ability to reach... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 8, from 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Fees: $69 » all supplies including instructional handout are provided
Brooches! How fun! We will demo several brooch backs and discuss the different professional ways to set half drilled stones and pearls, while making this adorable brooch. You will leave the class knowing some great new skills! All tools are provided. Your seat in the class is secured when the class is paid for. To register for this class or for more... (read more)

Workshop PhotoCold Connected Fold Form Bracelet
Instructor: Tracy Nelligan
A published professional artist of 35 years. Tracy Nelligan and Erin O'Toole are owners of Turtle Moon Arts. We travel around the country exhibiting at bead shows, teaching classes and providing trunk shows. (read more)Skill Level: Intermediate
Dates/Times: February 9, from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Fees: $140 » includes kit (copper brass wire, nuts/bolts/rivets).
Learn to design a unique cuff using fold form and cold connections. Decorate with fun tools: hammer, punches, hole punches, rivets. ... (read more)

Workshop PhotoMake and Take Leather Chic Bracelet
Instructor: Erin O'Tool
(read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 9, from 10:00am to 11:00am & February 9, from 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Fees:
$5 » workshop fee
$30 » kit fee
1 hour make and take bracelet, leather tubed with whale tail. Kit includes round cord leather, tubes, whale tail clasp. (read more)

Workshop PhotoKiln Enameling
Instructor: Veronica Maddox
Veronica Maddox has been beading and designing with String Bead since grade school. She has been involved in the beauty, fashion, and design industry since before high school. She has now turned her skills towards teaching and designing for String Bead. (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 9, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $69 » some supplies included
Finally! How to kiln enamel! The perfect enameling surfaces without the drawbacks of torchburn! Although we LOVE torch enameling some pieces just need …the kiln! All tools are provided. All Skill levels are welcome. Your seat in the class is secured when the class is paid for. To register for this class or for more information: call 530-894-2323 or... (read more)

Workshop PhotoTribal Cuff with PMC Accents
Instructor: Anne Mitchell
Anne started her creative career over 25 years ago as a professional lighting designer. Looking for another outlet for her artistic energies, Anne began teaching chain making and metal working approximately 15 years ago for just pure enjoyment. During those years, Anne found that the creative outlet... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 9, from 10:00am to 6:00pm
Fees: $65 » does not include Kit Fee $130 (Payable to teacher in class)
In this full day workshop you can create your own tribal cuff. The day will start by creating unique PMC accent pieces that will be placed on a textured base. This element will then be fitted into a precision folded and forged protective sheath that gives this bracelet that smooth and substantial feel. Kit Fee not included: $130.00 (Payable to teacher in... (read more)

Workshop PhotoTorch Soldering
Instructor: Carole Witt
Graduate of the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts, Carole has been teaching for over 15 years. Carole and her remarkable staff have a lineup of more than 50 classes in their extensive Jewelry Supply Store, String Bead, in Chico California. They are always striving to increase their ability to reach... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 9, from 2:00pm to 5:30pm
Fees: $69 » all supplies including instructional handout are provided
This is an in-depth class that will equip you for using soldering torches. Once you understand the soldering process, good torch control, and the proper steps, soldering is a lot of fun. This introductory class focuses on getting you started on the right path, so you can confidently work and troubleshoot on your own. The earrings and necklace (not including... (read more)

Nunn Design Workshops
Instructor: Becky Nunn
(read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1-February 9, ongoing.
Fees: $0 » free demos!
Learn to use resins, glazes and stampings to make elegant jewelry and pendants. Ongoing demonstrations and workshops. Booth #G110. See http://www.nunndesign.com for more information. (read more)

SilverSilk Demonstrations
Instructor: Booth #GP303
(read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1-February 9, ongoing.
Fees: $0 » free demos!
On-going free demonstrations at booth #GP303, on how to use the new SilverSilk knitted jewelry wire. (read more)

Tips & Techniques for Wirelace™
Instructor: Linda Hartung
Designer and owner of Alacarte Clasps™ and Wirelace™. (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1-February 9, ongoing.
Fees: $0 » free demos!
Daily demonstrations of the new Wirelace as seen in the August issue of Bead & Button and Beadwork, and techniques on how to use the stylish glue-it-yourself designer clasps. http://www.alacarteclasps.com (read more)

Chainmaille Demos
Instructor: Edie Edwards
(read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1-February 9, ongoing.
Fees: $0 » free demos!
Offering free ongoing demos on the proper way to open and close jumprings along with free charts on suggested ring sizes for different weaves. Booth #B20. (read more)

PARAWIRE Wire and Jewelry Design Demos
Instructor: Parawire Design Team
(read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1-February 9, ongoing.
Fees: $0
Free Demos in jewelry design, wire wrapping and more from top designers such as Diana Harwood, Lisa Pavelka and Jamie North. (read more)

Also see The Tucson Bead Show Workshop List February 2 - 7, 2015

500 Exhibitors · Galleries · Merchant Displays · Wholesale & Retail
February 1 – February 9, 2015 · 10am to 6pm · Complimentary On-site Parking
Doubletree Reid Park | 445 S Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ | Special To Bead True Blue Room Rate