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FRINGE BEADED BEAD PENDANT NECKLACE
Instructor: Darcy Horn

Description:  In this 3 hour workshop we will construct a beaded bead using peyote stitch and fringe technique, then use our beaded bead in a strung necklace.

Time: Tuesday, January 31, 3pm-6pm

Class Fee: $100, includes kit in an eclectic/tribal mix. Pre-paid – Non Refundable.  Click here to register

Skill Level: Students must know peyote stitch. Limited Space – 6 students



FREEFORM PEYOTE BRACELET
Instructor: Darcy Horn

Description:  In this workshop we will construct a bracelet using peyote and brick stitch techniques, focusing on tips for a successful freeform design.

Time: Wednesday, February 1, 10am-5pm

Class Fee: $190, includes a custom kit.  Instructor with contact you for color choices. Pre-paid – Non Refundable.  Click here to register

Skill Level: Students must know peyote stitch and brick stitch. Limited Space – 6 students



VINTAGE BUTTON EARRING
Instructor: Cheryl Payton

Description:  Have you ever wanted to use buttons in your jewelry designs?!  Let this class help you explore creative uses for these glorious handmade buttons from the Czech Republic. In this 2 hour workshop we will make a pair of button earrings using handmade Czech glass buttons, wire and headpins to charm these babies to sparkly perfection.  Materials provided for class use only will include: jewelers hand tools.  (Sets will be made available at the conclusion of class for sale).  Materials/Kit:  Czech Glass Buttons, and assortment of Czech glass firepolish/Swarovski crystal beads, Earwires and findings. An assortment of colorways and their accenting beads will be provided for a choice in class.  The buttons pictured will not necessarily be the buttons available in class.   A bead pad is provided as the Instructor’s gift to you.  The kit is provided as part of your Class Fee.

Time: Thursday, February 2, 10am-12pm

Class Fee: $65, includes kit. Pre-paid – Non Refundable.  Click here to register

Skill Level: Beginner. Limited Space – 10 students


GERMAN GLASS BEAD SILK KNOTTED NECKLACE
Instructor: Cheryl Payton

Description: Come and indulge in the creation of this fun and eclectic piece for your collection in this 2 hour class.  You will be taught to hand knot these stunning and collectible Vintage German Glass Coins into a sumptuous, long 30-inch necklace that you will wear again and again.  Materials /Kit:  Beading Awl, Bead Pad, 12mm Vintage German Glass Coins, 10mm Czech Glass Coins, accent beads of Swarovski/Czech firepolish, and the findings you need to complete your masterpiece.  A bead pad is provided as the Instructor’s gift to you.  The kit is included in the Class Fee.

Time: Thursday, February 2, 3pm-5pm

Class Fee: $105, includes kit. Pre-paid – Non Refundable.  Click here to register

Skill Level: Intermediate. Limited Space – 10 students



EMBROIDERED GERMAN BUTTON EARRING
Instructor: Cheryl Payton

Description:  Another creative use for your vintage buttons!  In this 3 hour class you will be taught to bezel and bead embroider vintage German Glass button/bead into a fun button earring!  This class is work intensive and will require prior experience.  You will be working with circular peyote in 15/0 seed beads, as well as brick stich.  Materials/Kit:  Vintage German Glass Button/Bead, Czech Glass firepolish beads in various colors and sizes, Backing and facing material, Findings to complete your earring.  A bead pad is provided as the Instructor’s gift to you.  The kit is including in class fees.

Please select from 4 colorways:

  • Bone/Retro Green with accents in Turquoise, Deep and Olive Green (shown)
  • Deep Brown/Chartreuse with accents in Purple
  • Light Brown/Burnt Sienna with accents Fuchsia/Pinks
    Blue/Ink Blue with accents in Cornflower/Sapphire

Time: Friday, February 3, 9am-12pm

Class Fee: $70, includes kit. Pre-paid – Non Refundable.  Click here to register

Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced. Limited Space – 10 students



 
VINTAGE BUTTON BRACELET
Instructor: Cheryl Payton

Description:  Enjoy finding another way to use your collectible, handmade buttons in this creative and simple stranded bracelet in the fun 2 hour class! No prior experience required.  Material/Kit: Mixed Vintage German Glass buttons in two sizes all complimenting each other in the colorway you select, stranding materials, clasping, Czech glass accent beads.  Please make a note of your colorway choice when you sign up for this Class. A bead pad is provided as the Instructor’s Gift.  The kit is included in your Class Fee.

Time: Friday, February 3, 3pm-5pm

Class Fee: $70, includes kit. Pre-paid – Non Refundable.  Click here to register

Skill Level: Beginner. Limited Space – 10 students


Instructor Bio: Cheryl Payton

I’ve been teaching for well over 12 years in my own store as well as out at Women’s Expos, bead retreats, craft and bead shows, etc., from the floor of a booth or in a dedicated space. I’ve spoken on television, been interviewed and/or given talks, and taught in well attended public venues in many dozen large arena public venues over the years.


 

Instructor Bio: Darcy Horn

Darcy Horn has been in the beading business for 19 years. She’s had work published in Belle Armoire, The Craft’s Report, and Haute Handbags II. She also had her 15 minutes of fame (almost literally) when she appeared on the HGTV series “That’s Clever” in 2006. Her signature freeform technique appears in Beading Across America (2011). Darcy quit her day job 6 years ago to run her business full time, The Jade Dog Designs (art jewelry) and Jade.Dog.Beads (beads and beading supplies, with a focus on vintage metal components). She can be found all over the internet under the name “thejadedog.”

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