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Workshop PhotoTwisting the Night Away Necklace
Instructor: Annette Kinslow
Http://www.kinslowart.com/ (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 8:30am to 1:30pm
Fees: $150 » for workshop and kit
Twisting the Night Away was started when a friend and I challenged ourselves to come up with a design that was hip, fun, and a little crazy. It's been a really fascinating experience to work with this. I get to incorporate found objects, junk store finds, vintage and antique elements to create one-of-a-kind wearable collages based on a common art... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoLight and Shadow: The Art of Photographing Jewelry, Beads, Metal
Instructor: Doug Baldwin
Website http://dougbaldwinphoto.com/tucsonbeadshow.html (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Fees: $175 » (includes 18% gray card for setting exposure)
Come learn the secrets of how to shoot your jewelry, beads, and glass with a professional photographer and glass artist. See what aspects make for a high quality photograph. Learn the language of studio photography, the 9 parameters of successful photos and how to produce them. We’ll cover basic photography, the qualities of good lighting, composition,... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoTorch-Fired Sculptural Mesh Workshop
Instructor: Barbara Lewis
Http://www.paintingwithfirestudio.com (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 9:30am to 12:00pm
Fees: $100
Work with copper fabric to create a sculptural design that is lightweight and beautiful. Take advantage of the immersion process of torch-fired enameling to fire delicate metals while creating strength through the addition of enamel. Other finished work by the instructor will be displayed to demonstrate a range of sculptural ideas for working with copper... (read more & registration)

Workshop Photo“Plumeria” Torch-Fired Enamel on Brass
Instructor: Barbara Lewis
Http://www.paintingwithfirestudio.com (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $160 » All materials supplied
In this workshop you will learn how to use clear enamel to create color! With low-tech tools, we’ll be working with 6/20 enamel to fashion glass flower head pins that will embellishment a “classic” necklace style. We’ll be exploring in depth how to fire transparent enamel over brass to accentuate the details of the work. ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoBedazzled Bracelet
Instructor: Annette Kinslow
http://Www.kinslowart.com (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 4:00pm to 7:00pm
Fees:
$95 » Workshop fee and kit with copper wire
$135 » Workshop fee with silver filled wire in kit
This bracelet is a chameleon, and for that reason is one of Annette Kinslow’s most popular original designs. Make it full of crystals and look like a diamond spangled heiress or make it smaller with African and reclaimed glass beads and come off with the aura of a funky rock-n-roller. Your kit will contain sufficient silver filled wire and beads for... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoB.Y.O.B. (Bring Your Own Beads) BEADING HAPPY HOUR
Instructor: Kina Denton
Kina has been making jewelry for over 20 years and has a passion for experimenting with non-traditional materials. She also loves to use traditional materials in non-traditional ways. Bead-weaving, wire-working, knotting/braiding are her favorite techniques. If there is a way to turn an object... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees: $5
Come socialize, make new friends and have fun beading. Our very talented instructor will even be on hand to help you with your project or one of our kits! (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoTemple Gate Necklace
Instructor: Annette Kinslow
Http://www.kinslowart.com/ (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 8:30am to 1:00pm
Fees:
$125 » for workshop and copper kit
$165 » for workshop and silver filled kit
After days of relentless heat, the air has cooled. You’ve returned to the site of the ancient temple for one more day of excavation and searching. As you work, an artifact appears glistening slightly from beneath a covering of soil. Now it’s in your hand, this beautiful symbol once worn on the neck of the powerful priestess who held sway over... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoLight and Shadow: The Art of Photographing Jewelry, Beads, Metal
Instructor: Doug Baldwin
Website http://dougbaldwinphoto.com/tucsonbeadshow.html (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Fees: $175 » (includes 18% gray card for setting exposure)
Come learn the secrets of how to shoot your jewelry, beads, and glass with a professional photographer and glass artist. See what aspects make for a high quality photograph. Learn the language of studio photography, the 9 parameters of successful photos and how to produce them. We’ll cover basic photography, the qualities of good lighting, composition,... (read more & registration)

Workshop Photo“Great Composer” Torch-Fired Enamel
Instructor: Barbara Lewis
Http://www.paintingwithfirestudio.com (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 10:00am to 3:00pm
Fees: $180 » All materials supplied
White liquid enamel, tinted liquid enamel, ceramic decals, and firescale decoration unite to create a rich architectural design that repurposes a Bass Guitar “G” string as a choker that emphasizes the intention of the piece. This workshop, which is a project from “Mastering Torch-Fired Enamel Jewelry: the Next Steps in Painting with... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoB.Y.O.B. (Bring Your Own Beads) BEADING HAPPY HOUR
Instructor: Kina Denton
Kina has been making jewelry for over 20 years and has a passion for experimenting with non-traditional materials. She also loves to use traditional materials in non-traditional ways. Bead-weaving, wire-working, knotting/braiding are her favorite techniques. If there is a way to turn an object... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees: $5
Come socialize, make new friends and have fun beading. Our very talented instructor will even be on hand to help you with your project or one of our kits! (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoRennaisance Earrings
Instructor: Annette Kinslow
Http://www.kinslowart.com/ (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Fees:
$95 » with copper wire
$135 » with silver filled wire
A girl cannot have enough earrings. The many moods of a woman demands variety and choice. This design is very adaptable to differing shapes and colors, and they fit the bill for romantic and elegant styles. You’ll make your set from silver filled wire, dichroic glass and crystals. Extra kits will be available for purchase in class. Be sure to sign... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoElegant Wire Ring
Instructor: Annette Kinslow
http://Www.kinslowart.com (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 9:00am to 1:00pm
Fees:
$100 » with copper kit
$135 » silver kit
Want to make a fabulous ring that often garners compliments? My students have told me that they get compliments leading to conversations no matter where they are in the world as they travel and wear one of these rings. This distinctive ring is appropriate for evening wear or blue jeans and always adds a touch of elegance. The ring kit consists of written... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoLight and Shadow: The Art of Photographing Jewelry, Beads, Metal
Instructor: Doug Baldwin
Website http://dougbaldwinphoto.com/tucsonbeadshow.html (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Fees: $175 » (includes 18% gray card for setting exposure)
Come learn the secrets of how to shoot your jewelry, beads, and glass with a professional photographer and glass artist. See what aspects make for a high quality photograph. Learn the language of studio photography, the 9 parameters of successful photos and how to produce them. We’ll cover basic photography, the qualities of good lighting, composition,... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoInto the Mystic Necklace
Instructor: Annette Kinslow
Http://www.kinslowart.com/ (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 3:00pm to 7:00pm
Fees: $125 » for workshop and kit (beads, copper wire and metal sheet)
Imagine you’ve been travelling on The Silk Road. Finally, an oasis—a traders’ outpost filed with goods from exotic worlds. You walk among the wealthy merchants, the fortune tellers and adventurers. A glint of metal catch your eye. You look closer and see beads and jewels from Nepal, Tibet and China. A wisewoman spies you and as you try... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoB.Y.O.B. (Bring Your Own Beads) BEADING HAPPY HOUR
Instructor: Kina Denton
Kina has been making jewelry for over 20 years and has a passion for experimenting with non-traditional materials. She also loves to use traditional materials in non-traditional ways. Bead-weaving, wire-working, knotting/braiding are her favorite techniques. If there is a way to turn an object... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees: $5
Come socialize, make new friends and have fun beading. Our very talented instructor will even be on hand to help you with your project or one of our kits! (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoRennaisance Earrings
Instructor: Annette Kinslow
Http://www.kinslowart.com/ (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 5, from 9:00am to 12:30pm
Fees:
$95 » with copper wire
$135 » with silver filled wire
A girl cannot have enough earrings. The many moods of a woman demands variety and choice. This design is very adaptable to differing shapes and colors, and they fit the bill for romantic and elegant styles. You’ll make your set from silver filled wire, dichroic glass and crystals. Extra kits will be available for purchase in class. Be sure to sign... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoLight And Shadow: Photoshop for Jewelry, Beads, PMC, & Glass
Instructor: Doug Baldwin
Website http://dougbaldwinphoto.com/tucsonbeadshow.html (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 5, from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Fees: $175
Students will learn to process, color correct and crop their photos of jewelry, glass beads, and other art objects using Photoshop CS5 and Elements 11 with an experienced professional photographer and glass artist. Exposure level optimizing, background removal, color balancing, print and online file formats will be covered. See how to extract objects from... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoPainting with Fire Comprehensive I
Instructor: Barbara Lewis
Http://www.paintingwithfirestudio.com (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 5, from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Fees: $200
This workshop can qualify for Day 1 of the two-day PWF Teacher Certification, but also may be taken as a stand-alone class by those not interested in becoming a PWF Certified Teacher. ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoPWF Teacher Certification Program
Instructor: Barbara Lewis
Http://www.paintingwithfirestudio.com (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 5-February 6, from 10:30am to 4:00pm
Fees: $400.00 » total for both days
You'll learn the basics, safety concerns, how to set up the work station, troubleshoot beads, decorative techniques;how to work with liquid enamel, fire ceramic decals, make your own ceramic decals, use 6/20 enamel and enamel threads, and much more! It is entirely possible for Certified Teachers to recoup their workshop and licensing fee in their first... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoTemple Gate Necklace
Instructor: Annette Kinslow
Http://www.kinslowart.com/ (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 5, from 3:00pm to 7:30pm
Fees:
$125 » for workshop and copper kit
$165 » for workshop and silver filled kit
After days of relentless heat, the air has cooled. You’ve returned to the site of the ancient temple for one more day of excavation and searching. As you work, an artifact appears glistening slightly from beneath a covering of soil. Now it’s in your hand, this beautiful symbol once worn on the neck of the powerful priestess who held sway over... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoB.Y.O.B. (Bring Your Own Beads) BEADING HAPPY HOUR
Instructor: Kina Denton
Kina has been making jewelry for over 20 years and has a passion for experimenting with non-traditional materials. She also loves to use traditional materials in non-traditional ways. Bead-weaving, wire-working, knotting/braiding are her favorite techniques. If there is a way to turn an object... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 5, from 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees: $5
Come socialize, make new friends and have fun beading. Our very talented instructor will even be on hand to help you with your project or one of our kits! (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoInto the Mystic Necklace
Instructor: Annette Kinslow
Http://www.kinslowart.com/ (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 6, from 9:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $125 » for workshop and kit (beads, copper wire and metal sheet)
Imagine you’ve been travelling on The Silk Road. Finally, an oasis—a traders’ outpost filed with goods from exotic worlds. You walk among the wealthy merchants, the fortune tellers and adventurers. A glint of metal catch your eye. You look closer and see beads and jewels from Nepal, Tibet and China. A wisewoman spies you and as you try... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoTripnotic Necklace
Instructor: Laura Zeiner
Laura has been beading and teaching beadwork for about twelve years and has a passion for putting a contemporary spin on traditional stitches. Nature is a constant theme in her beading and she loves to incorporate uncommon objects and "old things" into her work. She lives in Austin, Texas... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 6, from 9:00am to 2:00pm
Fees: $110 » includes kit with focal bead
Tripnotic Necklace features bead embroidery, brick stitch, a little bit of wire work, and a lovely borosilicate glass bead by Barbara Steffen of Fire Spirit Beads. Fun sparkly embroidery, graceful dangles, and charming picot edges. What’s not to love? (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoLight and Shadow: The Art of Photographing Jewelry, Beads, Metal
Instructor: Doug Baldwin
Website http://dougbaldwinphoto.com/tucsonbeadshow.html (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 6, from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Fees: $175 » (includes 18% gray card for setting exposure)
Come learn the secrets of how to shoot your jewelry, beads, and glass with a professional photographer and glass artist. See what aspects make for a high quality photograph. Learn the language of studio photography, the 9 parameters of successful photos and how to produce them. We’ll cover basic photography, the qualities of good lighting, composition,... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoPainting with Fire Comprehensive II
Instructor: Barbara Lewis
Http://www.paintingwithfirestudio.com (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 6, from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Fees: $200
Take this as a stand-alone workshop or as the second day of the two-day PWF Teacher Certification Program. Please note that aspects of the “Business of Teaching” will be interwoven throughout the workshop. In this technique workshop, you’ll learn the immersion process of torch-fired enameling where there is no metal cleaning, adhesive or... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoElegant Wire Ring
Instructor: Annette Kinslow
http://Www.kinslowart.com (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 6, from 3:00pm to 7:00pm
Fees:
$100 » with copper kit
$135 » silver kit
Want to make a fabulous ring that often garners compliments? My students have told me that they get compliments leading to conversations no matter where they are in the world as they travel and wear one of these rings. This distinctive ring is appropriate for evening wear or blue jeans and always adds a touch of elegance. The ring kit consists of written... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoB.Y.O.B. (Bring Your Own Beads) BEADING HAPPY HOUR
Instructor: Kina Denton
Kina has been making jewelry for over 20 years and has a passion for experimenting with non-traditional materials. She also loves to use traditional materials in non-traditional ways. Bead-weaving, wire-working, knotting/braiding are her favorite techniques. If there is a way to turn an object... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 6, from 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees: $5
Come socialize, make new friends and have fun beading. Our very talented instructor will even be on hand to help you with your project or one of our kits! (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoTwisting the Night Away Necklace
Instructor: Annette Kinslow
Http://www.kinslowart.com/ (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 7, from 8:30am to 1:30pm
Fees: $150 » for workshop and kit
Twisting the Night Away was started when a friend and I challenged ourselves to come up with a design that was hip, fun, and a little crazy. It's been a really fascinating experience to work with this. I get to incorporate found objects, junk store finds, vintage and antique elements to create one-of-a-kind wearable collages based on a common art... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoLight and Shadow: The Art of Photographing Jewelry, Beads, Metal
Instructor: Doug Baldwin
Website http://dougbaldwinphoto.com/tucsonbeadshow.html (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 7, from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Fees: $175 » (includes 18% gray card for setting exposure)
Come learn the secrets of how to shoot your jewelry, beads, and glass with a professional photographer and glass artist. See what aspects make for a high quality photograph. Learn the language of studio photography, the 9 parameters of successful photos and how to produce them. We’ll cover basic photography, the qualities of good lighting, composition,... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoBedazzled Bracelet
Instructor: Annette Kinslow
http://Www.kinslowart.com (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 7, from 4:00pm to 7:00pm
Fees:
$95 » Workshop fee and kit with copper wire
$135 » Workshop fee with silver filled wire in kit
This bracelet is a chameleon, and for that reason is one of Annette Kinslow’s most popular original designs. Make it full of crystals and look like a diamond spangled heiress or make it smaller with African and reclaimed glass beads and come off with the aura of a funky rock-n-roller. Your kit will contain sufficient silver filled wire and beads for... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoLight And Shadow: Photoshop for Jewelry, Beads, PMC, & Glass
Instructor: Doug Baldwin
Website http://dougbaldwinphoto.com/tucsonbeadshow.html (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 8, from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Fees: $175
Students will learn to process, color correct and crop their photos of jewelry, glass beads, and other art objects using Photoshop CS5 and Elements 11 with an experienced professional photographer and glass artist. Exposure level optimizing, background removal, color balancing, print and online file formats will be covered. See how to extract objects from... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoBangles and Dangles
Instructor: Diane Sepanski
Http://dianesepanski.com/about.html (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 1-February 2, from 9:00am to 6:00pm
Fees: $250 » two day workshop
This class is for students with the metal clay basics under their belt and want to learn more. Attach items before firing and after firing. Learn how to make wire attachments and hinges in the assembly process. ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoViperscale Bracelet
Instructor: Marilyn Gardiner
Marilyn Gardiner has a passion for creating beadwork jewelry—and now chain mail jewelry as well. ... (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: Advanced
Dates/Times: February 4, from 8:30am to 11:30am
Fees:
$45 » class fee.
$36 » kit fee
$99 » optional upgrade fee for Sterling Silver
This is an exceptional bracelet with presence. Woven from heavy gauge silver or bronze rings, the bracelet appears to be curved, thick in the centre and thin at the edges. This is the most difficult project that Marilyn sells – and a class is rarely offered. Here is your opportunity to learn this! Are you up for the challenge? Make the bracelet with... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoChunky Contemporary Ring
Instructor: Dale “Cougar” Armstrong
Dale “Cougar” Armstrong is a diehard rockhound, lapidary, and a full-time wire jewelry artist, instructor and author; with a background in the fine arts, cloisonné and repoussé prior to making wire jewelry. With more than 40 years of combined experience, Dale uses... (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 8:30am to 12:30pm
Fees: $125.00 » includes class kit and use of instructor’s tools
Discover how to set your favorite chunky stones into a contemporary ring design that’s sure to be a show stopper. Using square and half-round wires, students will learn how to formulate and finish this beauty, so it fits every time. Class discussions will include: choosing the right stone for the right ring style and finger size; how to use ring sizers... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoCopper Soldered Pendant
Instructor: Kim St. Jean
Following ten years as a public school teacher, Kim combined her love of teaching with her creative talents and began teaching jewelry related classes. She has been teaching jewelry classes for over 15 years. She is an award winning instructor, author and jewelry designer. Kim has been published in... (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $75 » (includes all materials and supplies, use of tools, and a handout)
Students will make a copper pendant utilizing design, sawing, texturing, patina, and soldering techniques. Copper solder will be used for the bezel while copper brazing will be used to attach the bail. No experience necessary and all tools and supplies are provided. Please call 843-734-0764 click on the link below to sign up. SOLD OUT (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoPretty Polys
Instructor: Beth Kraft
Beth teaches at several national bead shows in addition to teaching bead-weaving and wire-work at her store, Nordic Gypsy Beads & Jewelry in Rochester, Minnesota. Beth's designs have been in several national publications and she has presented on Beads, Baubles, and Jewels and Bead.tv. Beth... (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $70 » includes kit
Create a pair of polyhedron using miracle beads that will make fabulous earrings. Once mastered you can create wonderful dodecahedron beads for earrings, bracelets, and necklaces. ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoLittle Traveling Needle/Tool Book
Instructor: Lorri Scott
Fiber artist and designer from Los Gatos CA, will teach two classes “Little Traveling Tool Book” and “Botanical Dye Printing and Nuno Felt Collage” at various hours during the Tucson Bead Show Feb. 4 – 19, 2013. ... (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $85 » includes all materials
Everyone needs a place to store their needles, scissors, thread, and other tools they use for projects when they’re on the go! Yes you can buy a plastic storage unit with all sorts of components but wouldn’t you rather have a sweet little handmade booklet to use? In this class you will learn how to nuno felt and make the booklet cover using... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoPainting Vintage Art Pendant
Instructor: Rochelle Vallee
Is an Ohio area gallery artist who works out of her home studio in the City of Parma, Ohio. Rochelle exhibits her art works in several galleries across the Eastern sea coast. Rochelle has been the owner of RoVals Boutique since 2004 and enjoys her homebased business that includes traditional art... (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 10:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $30 » kit included
Learn how to blend paint using various painting techniques on to metal and use wire and vintage material and crystals to create a one of kind art designed pendant. Bring 1 needle nose pliers, 1 round nose pliers, wire cutters for 20 gauge wire. All other materials will be supplied. Contact Information: Rochelle Vallee http://www.rovalsboutique.com (read more & registration)

Workshop Photo6 Strand Bracelet
Instructor: Tanya McGuire
Tanya is a lampwork artist from rural South Dakota with over 12 years of experience creating fun and whimsical beads and jewelry. She will be teaching several jewelry workshops during the Tucson Bead Show February 4th – 9th. Tanya works out of her home studio and exhibits her work at art shows... (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 10:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $50 » (Includes kit with written instructions)
Just a bit beyond basic stringing, you will create this bracelet that has 6 strands of seed beads mixed with Tanya’s lampwork beads. The kits for this workshop come in all sorts of colors and include everything you need except tools. Tools will be provided by the instructor for this class. ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoFlying Geese Bangle
Instructor: Diane S. Hertzler
Diane has been a bead designer and bead instructor for over 15 years; her work has appeared most recently in BEADWORK magazine. Diane is a CREATE YOUR STYLE with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS Ambassador. (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Dates/Times: February 4, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $105 » includes kit and written directions
This bangle is created using a new technique developed by Diane called Quilted Peyote stitch. It is embellished with SWAROVSKI Bicone Beads. Instruction will include teacher directions and assistance, written directions and graphics. ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoWHAT TO DO WITH ALL THAT SCRAP SILVER?
Instructor: Cheryl Orahood
Has had 25 to 30 years of experience in working with metal and teaching metals. (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees:
$90 » workshop fee
$30 » kit fee
Have you ever wanted to know what to do with the scrap silver from your wire wraping, metal working, and wiring beads. Well here is a chance for you to make a pendant with these pieces. We will be fusing, soldering , texturing our pieces of scrap. You will learn some tricks with the mini torch. Its helpful if you have had some experience using a torch but... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoClusters
Instructor: String Bead Instructor
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 more students and share the art of jewelry making. (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $69 » most supplies included
Combine textures, shapes, and colors in a cascade of beads. Beautiful, graceful, and versatile, this little museum piece can be as simple or as elegant as you choose. The color combinations are only limited by your own taste. . All tools are provided. Bead kits are available, but a good selection of beads are also provided. To register for this class or for... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoSpiffy Ear Wires in a Jiffy
Instructor: Team Sepanski’s Beth Eliason
(read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $35
Why use manufactured ear wires when it so easy to make your own? Handmade work should have handmade findings for the finishing touch. ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoMetallic Mania
Instructor: Lisa Pavelka
Lisa Pavelka is an award-winning artist, author and designer who has worked professionally for almost three decades with mixed mediums including polymer/metal clays, resin, wire and crystal to name a few. She teaches workshops, creative cruises, and professional seminars for artist internationally.... (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $45
Learn how to create dichroic glass effects with clay, foils and resins. Create professional quality jewelry and accessories quickly and easily even if you’ve never worked with these mediums before! Lisa will show you a variety of techniques to create patterns and effects including how to turn your scrap materials in to beautiful pieces of art. Students... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoToggles 3 Ways in Silver Metal Clay
Instructor: Cindy Pankopf
Art Clay Silver Master Instructor and owner of Cindy Pankopf’s Creative Place. (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: Beginner+
Dates/Times: February 4, from 10:00am to 3:00pm
Fees: $70 » does not include kit fee.
Make your own silver clay toggles to perfectly suit your jewelry creations, no matter your style. You will learn how to design your own custom closures three different ways: using snakes, using textured flat clay, and using textured snakes. The most important skill will be learning how the bar length and loop relate to each other for a secure fit. $40 kit... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoWire wrap Ring with Dichroic Bead
Instructor: Paula Radke
Paula has been working with glass for 30 years. (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 10:00am to 6:00pm
Fees: $15
Make a "bird nest" wire wrapped Ring using a dichroic bead. I use Parawire and love it. Let me show you how easy these rings are.. All day every day. Just show up. (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoMake a pair of Silver and Dichroic bead Earrings
Instructor: Paula Radke
Paula has been working with glass for 30 years. (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 10:00am to 6:00pm
Fees: $20
Make a pair of earrngs using my new ear wire made of 925 silver and your choice of dichroic beads. You will learn a wire wrap for making the loop at the top of the bead. This earring design makes it easy for you to change the bead for a new look using the same high quality silver ear wire for all of them. ... (read more & registration)

Leather Kumihimo
Instructor: Robert Jennik
(read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 11:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $0 » free demos
View these demos in Suite #109 (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoTilt-A-Whirl Earrings – Brick by Brick Series
Instructor: Shona Brooks
(read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 11:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $45 » Includes kit and supplies
Choose the color combination from our kit assortments the day of the class. Using the ring of a bottle cap and the Brick Stitch you’ll leave with a pair of “Tilt-A-Whirl” Earrings. Our kits are inclusive and we’ll have the scissors and the thread conditioner on hand for students to use. ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoParallel Harmony Bracelet
Instructor: Marilyn Gardiner
Marilyn Gardiner has a passion for creating beadwork jewelry—and now chain mail jewelry as well. Her jewellery reflects her love of pattern, design and colour from different eras and cultures. She is a teacher who enjoys working with adults to create jewellery. She teaches various jewellery... (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: Beginner Plus
Dates/Times: February 4, from 12:30pm to 3:30pm
Fees:
$45 » class fee
$39 » kit fee
$117 » Optional upgrade to Argentium Sterling Silver
This is an unforgettable bracelet that you’ll fall in love with! It’s not difficult to make—It only appears complicated. The square segments are built from the Parallel/Helm’s weave and offer heaps of future potential. You could, for example, add a square watch face, or add square cabochons. The bracelet is also available in Argentium... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoWired Romance Bracelet
Instructor: Rochelle Vallee
Rochelle Vallee is an Ohio area gallery artist who works out of her home studio in ... (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Fees: $70 » includes kit
Learn the art and beauty of wire wrapping using vintage wares from modern mid century. You will create a vintage piece of wearable art that you will enjoy for many years to come. ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoSpider Set Prong Pendant
Instructor: Kim St. Jean
Following ten years as a public school teacher, Kim combined her love of teaching with her creative talents and began teaching jewelry related classes. She has been teaching jewelry classes for over 15 years. ... (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $95 » (includes all materials and supplies, use of tools, and a handout)
Students will utilize cold connections, prong brazing, and wire wrapping to make this pendant with a unique stone setting. No experience necessary and all tools and supplies are provided. Please call 843-734-0764 or click on the link below to sign up. (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoCompose Your Style
Instructor: Beth Kraft
Beth teaches at several national bead shows in addition to teaching bead-weaving and wire-work at her store, Nordic Gypsy Beads & Jewelry in Rochester, Minnesota. Beth's designs have been in several national publications and she has presented on Beads, Baubles, and Jewels and Bead.tv. Beth... (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: Intermediate. Students must know bead crochet.
Dates/Times: February 4, from 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $75 » includes kit.
Pattern mixing is a fashionable way of saying 'I love it all!'. Mix patterns and colors to create a bead crochet roll-on bracelet showing off your personal style. Learn to do an invisible join. You must know how to bead crochet. To register for this class or for more information email Beth at beth@nordicgypsy.com. Please include your contact... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoFantastic Bezeling Cabochon Bead Embroidery
Instructor: Patty McCourt
Patty McCourt is a professional bead artist, jewellery designer, tutor, consultant and the owner of a craft business BeadbyBead based in Nottingham. She lives in this city with her husband Bill and her two lovely daughters, Katerina and Stephanie. ... (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 1:00pm to 5:30pm
Fees:
$65 » workshop fee
$20 » kit fee
Keen to know more about Bead Embroidery? This is the course for you. A course packed with creativity of how to produce beautiful embroidery jewelry with a new technique that will make it easier to frame different shapes of cabochons. You will be shown tips and a lot of Patty’s secrets including dying your bead foundation to match the colour of your... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoLadies Prong Ring
Instructor: Dale “Cougar” Armstrong
Dale “Cougar” Armstrong is a diehard rockhound, lapidary, and a full-time wire jewelry artist, instructor and author; with a background in the fine arts, cloisonné and repoussé prior to making wire jewelry. With more than 40 years of combined experience, Dale uses... (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: Advanced. (Must have experience making wraps with half-hard square wire)
Dates/Times: February 4, from 1:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees: $149 » includes class kit and use of instructor’s tools
Learn to handcraft individual prongs and set a faceted stone into a classic ladies ring. Several design possibilities will be shown and explained. Learn how to properly size this ring, for a perfect fit about every time! I will also share my formulas for future settings that work with about any stone. Each student will make two settings, almost guaranteeing... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoViking Knit Bracelet
Instructor: Team Sepanski’s Beth Eliason
(read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $75 » includes everything
Learn a combination of simple wire weaving techniques to create a flexible tubular chain, which we will transform into a beautiful bracelet. In this class you will learn 2 different stitches using both bronze and copper wire. The skills we will focus on, in addition to the stitches, are wire management, consistency, and adding wire. After making the... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoEtching
Instructor: Carole Witt
A 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)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $69 » some supplies included.
If you can draw it, stamp it, or high contrast it, you can etch it! YEAH! We will cover electric etch, UV resists, industrial resists, and chemical etching. If you have a favorite SMALL rubber stamp, bring it! We will all be chem. etching a charm. Very fun and informative class! All tools are provided. To register for this class or for more information:... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoMariah Bracelet
Instructor: Diane S. Hertzler
Diane has been a bead designer and bead instructor for over 15 years; her work has appeared most recently in BEADWORK magazine. Diane is a CREATE YOUR STYLE with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS Ambassador. (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Dates/Times: February 4, from 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees: $105 » includes kit and written directions
This bracelet is made using medallions, with flat, odd-count, and circular peyote stitches, and surface embellishment. A SWAROVSKI Bead will be bezeled and sewn to the top of each medallion. Instruction will include teacher directions and assistance, written directions and graphics. ... (read more & registration)

Vintage Ribbon Pendant Demo
Instructor: Kim Rueth
(read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees: $0 » free demos
View these demos in Suite #109 (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoDemo - Crocheting Around a Tube
Instructor: Tanya McGuire
Tanya is a lampwork artist from rural South Dakota with over 12 years of experience creating fun and whimsical beads and jewelry. She will be teaching several jewelry workshops during the Tucson Bead Show February 4th – 9th. Tanya works out of her home studio and exhibits her work at art shows... (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 3:00pm to 4:00pm & February 6, from 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees: $0
Using pearl cotton and a size 6 crochet hook, Tanya will show you tips and techniques for crocheting around a plastic tube to create a necklace, bracelet, or even a fiber bead. This technique is used in Tanya’s crocheted bracelet kit. http://www.tanyamcguire.com tanyamcguire2@gmail.com 605-350-6286 (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoTextile Ragg Beads – Brick By Brick Series
Instructor: Suz Klumb
(read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 3:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees: $35 » Included supplies
Join me in a class that brings textiles, a bit of soft sculpting and some brick stitch beading together to make a textile bead. Whether you use this bead in jewelry or for an embellishment for a craft project, it doesn’t matter. The fun is in the putting of all these elements together and watching as a unique textile bead is created. You’ll get... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoCreating “Drum Beads” with Klew
Instructor: Klew Lewis
Owner of Klew Expressions - more info at http://klewexpressions.com/index.htm (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 4:30pm to 7:00pm
Fees: $50 » includes all materials
In this class Klew will demo the basics of creating and reducing a cane as well as making and shaping the foundation bead for you to embellish with premade canes she will provide. While beads bake she will demonstrate the finishing process, which materials Klew will help to work with you on your bead after her demo. (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoBeginners Metal Clay
Instructor: Carrie Story
Certified PMC instructor and full-time metal clay artist. More information at http://www.divineornaments.net. (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 4:30pm to 7:30pm
Fees: $95 » includes fine silver and use of materials and tools
Learn everything you need to know to make your own custom jewelry from metal clay in one straightforward class. You will learn to roll, shape, texture, cut, refine, fire and polish metal clay. Carrie will provide design considerations that will lead to successful finished pieces. Learn Carrie's firing guidelines and techniques so that you can work with... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoConvertibles Bracelet Workshop with WireKnitZ®
Instructor: WireKnitZ® Instructor
(read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees: $25
The Convertibles Bracelet is an easy introduction to WireKnitZ®. With only two components to make this bracelet, you will select the WireKnitZ® color and magnetic clasp of your choice, which is a snap to attach and is available in antique metal finishes or shiny with crystal bling. Make one for a terrific bracelet, two for a chunky choker, three... (read more & registration)

Mini Flam Free Demo
Instructor: Cheryl Orahood
She is a metal smith and silversmith . She has been teaching metal smithing for the last 20 years. (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees: $0 » free class!
Cheryl will show you how to use this tool for jewelry making and silversmithing. If you have any questions or would like to register for this class please contact the instructor at 704-236-0663 or at glasscao@aol.com. (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoGive Metal Clay A Try
Instructor: Cindy Pankopf
Art Clay Silver Master Instructor and owner of Cindy Pankopf’s Creative Place (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Fees: $30 » does not include kit fee
This Make-and-Take is a quick and low-cost way to begin exploring silver metal clay. This quick mini-class offers you just a taste of what this fantastic material is like while you make your choice of up to 4 custom pieces; either earrings, charms or a pendant. Best of all, you will be able to wear your creations home because the findings are included! $25... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoSteampunk Fairy Dust Amulet
Instructor: Lisa Pavelka
Lisa Pavelka is an award-winning artist, author and designer who has worked professionally for almost three decades with mixed mediums including polymer/metal clays, resin, wire and crystal to name a few. She teaches workshops, creative cruises, and professional seminars for artist internationally.... (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Fees: $45 » includes all materials
Create a tubular pendant chock full of vintage mechanical elements and capped with layered, millefiori clay leaves. Lisa will guide you through the creation of quick and easy millefiori canes that are deceptively easy to create. She’ll share tips on slicing and application along with the methods for suspending your creations. Seats are limited. All... (read more & registration)

Workshop Photo"Japanese Chrysanthemum" Beads
Instructor: Eriko Page
Polymer Clay Artist and owner of Heart & Hand. (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Fees: $65
In this workshop students will learn polymer clay color mixing, bead shaping and millifiore caning techniques. Students will construct a chrysanthemum flower cane and experience how to apply cane slices in a dimensional composition to create beautiful, unique beads. In addition students will explore finishing styles and stringing options. Each student... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoChain, Leather and Dichroic Bead woven bracelet
Instructor: Paula Radke
Paula has been working with glass and making jewelry for 30 years. (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Fees: $85 » all materials and your choice of colors included
We will weave with 2mm leather, chain and dichroic beads into a very cool and sturdy bracelet. There are many variations of this design that we will talk about. You will be able to finish this in class. (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoGreek Goddess
Instructor: Kim St. Jean
Following ten years as a public school teacher, Kim combined her love of teaching with her creative talents and began teaching jewelry related classes. She has been teaching jewelry classes for over 15 years. She is an award winning instructor, author and jewelry designer. Kim has been published in... (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $75 » (includes all materials and supplies, use of tools, and a handout)
Using Copper bezel, wire, solder, and brazing techniques we will create this stunning pendant. Various bale options will be explored as well. You’ll have your choice of stone so no two will be alike. Please call 843-734-0764 or click on the link below to sign up. (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoSoldering
Instructor: Carole Witt
A 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)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, 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. Once you understand the soldering process, good 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 stones) will... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoString of Bubbles Bracelet
Instructor: Dale “Cougar” Armstrong
Dale “Cougar” Armstrong is a diehard rockhound, lapidary, and a full-time wire jewelry artist, instructor and author; with a background in the fine arts, cloisonné and repoussé prior to making wire jewelry. With more than 40 years of combined experience, Dale uses... (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 5, from 8:30am to 12:30am
Fees: $65 » includes class kit and use of instructor’s tools
Double Barrel Bail Making Pliers are not just for making bails! Come and learn how much fun it is to create a bracelet with "strings of bubbles"; then give your bubbles iridescence, by filling them with sparkling beads. The techniques taught in this class will enable you to later design and make an entire series of "bubble" jewelry, that... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoBouquet of Beautiful Beads
Instructor: Eriko Page
Polymer Clay Artist and owner of Heart & Hand. (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 5, from 8:30am to 10:30am
Fees: $55
Join renown artist Eriko Page for two hours of excitement and learning! You will explore how to make perfectly shaped and beautifully composed beads in this class. Eriko will share her unique millefiore canes of leaves and flower designs for you to use in creating your own exquisite beads. You will learn how to shape and form beads as well as cut and... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoByzantine Bias Bracelet
Instructor: Marilyn Gardiner
Marilyn Gardiner has a passion for creating beadwork jewelry—and now chain mail jewelry as well. Her jewellery reflects her love of pattern, design and colour from different eras and cultures. She is a teacher who enjoys working with adults to create jewellery. She teaches various jewellery... (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Dates/Times: February 5, from 8:30am to 11:30am
Fees:
$45 » class fee
$27 » kit fee
$103 » optional upgrade fee for an Argentium Sterling Silver
Classy and airy, yet substantial! I always look forward to finding new and interesting ways to use the exquisite Byzantine pattern. This lovely, flat weave with slanted segments has large, heavy rings along the edges. The bracelet is also available in Argentium sterling silver. Pre-requisite: You have previously completed a few chain mail projects. Tools... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoObject Oriented Jewelry Demo
Instructor: Vicki Schwager
http://Www.thePurseMuseum.com (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 5, from 9:00am to 9:45am
Fees: $10
A demonstration class on 'object oriented jewelry'. (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoCrazy Coil Crystal Rings
Instructor: Lisa Pavelka
Lisa Pavelka is an award-winning artist, author and designer who has worked professionally for almost three decades with mixed mediums including polymer/metal clays, resin, wire and crystal to name a few. She teaches workshops, creative cruises, and professional seminars for artist internationally.... (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 5, from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $45 » includes all materials
Turn beautiful colored wires into elegant crystal cocktail rings with an edgy appeal. You’ll learn exciting methods for coiling and twisting wire, how to form rings and size them, and adding unique SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS components. ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoBotanical Dye Printing & Nuno Felt Collage
Instructor: Lorri Scott
Fiber artist and designer from Los Gatos CA, will teach two classes “Little Traveling Tool Book” and “Botanical Dye Printing and Nuno Felt Collage” at various hours during the Tucson Bead Show Feb. 4 – 19, 2013. Lorri magically transforms undyed silk fabrics, ribbons,... (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 5, from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $85 » includes all materials
Fabric pieces are laid on the table, littered with fallen leaves, bygone rose petals, neglected rusty relics of iron and copper, perhaps sprinkled with tea or marigolds. Bundles of nature are wrapped, bound, and steamed then left to transcend and create magic. ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoAir Chasing Cuff Workshop
Instructor: Kim St. Jean
Following ten years as a public school teacher, Kim combined her love of teaching with her creative talents and began teaching jewelry related classes. She has been teaching jewelry classes for over 15 years. She is an award winning instructor, author and jewelry designer. Kim has been published in... (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 5, from 9:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $95 » (includes all materials and supplies, use of tools, and a handout)
Students will learn about annealing and use of the proper tools and equipment needed to perform air chasing. We will use copper pipe and copper sheet to make the cuffs, then apply a patina to enhance depth and dimension. Heat patinas will be explored as well. No experience necessary and all tools and supplies are provided. Sold Out. Please contact at... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoCarousel-Go-Round Bracelet – Brick by Brick Series
Instructor: Shona Brooks
(read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 5, from 9:00am to 2:00pm
Fees: $95 » Includes kit and supplies.
Do you see the likeness with our Tilt-A-Whirl Earrings Kit? You are right – this kit is for the individuals that likes a larger project. Students will choose from the kit color assortments the day of the class. Read more and register … http://www.glassgardenbeads.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=146 (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoKodachrome
Instructor: Beth Kraft
Beth teaches at several national bead shows in addition to teaching bead-weaving and wire-work at her store, Nordic Gypsy Beads & Jewelry in Rochester, Minnesota. Beth's designs have been in several national publications and she has presented on Beads, Baubles, and Jewels and Bead.tv. Beth... (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 5, from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Fees: $125 » includes kit.
Learn square stitch and pattern reading to make a brightly colored cuff. Hammer and shape the cuff base before attaching the bead work. To register for this class or for more information email Beth at beth@nordicgypsy.com. Please include your contact information and which class you are interested in. You can also call 507-261-8651. (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoBoho Gypsy Bracelet
Instructor: Tanya McGuire
Tanya is a lampwork artist from rural South Dakota with over 12 years of experience creating fun and whimsical beads and jewelry. She will be teaching several jewelry workshops during the Tucson Bead Show February 4th – 9th. Tanya works out of her home studio and exhibits her work at art shows... (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 5, from 10:00am to 11:00am
Fees: $55 » includes all materials
Create this fun Gypsy bracelet by knotting cord around Tanya’s bright lampwork flowers and leaves. The flower and leaf colors in these kits vary so your bracelet can match your personality. It would be helpful to have a clipboard or a Knotty-Do-It-All board. (www.theknottydoitall.com) ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoWired Romance Bracelet
Instructor: Rochelle Vallee
Rochelle Vallee is an Ohio area gallery artist who works out of her home studio in ... (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 5, from 10:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $70 » includes kit
Learn the art and beauty of wire wrapping using vintage wares from modern mid century. You will create a vintage piece of wearable art that you will enjoy for many years to come. ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoLUNA ORBIT
Instructor: Kim Rueth
Owner of Knot Just Beads for 20+ years, Kim has been creating bead projects for as long as one can remember. These days Kim is the Wizard of Beads, and is often referred to as the "Mother Ship". When the new Czechmate system became available Kim quickly adapted her knowledge of beads to... (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 5, from 10:00am to 12:30pm
Fees: $50 » Supplies included
These super adorable reversible earrings incorporate the new 12mm Luna soft cabochons. Once you learn how to create the main focal component you’ll also be able to use them for bracelets and necklaces. Student's will learn how to bezel cabochons with beads and then embellish them. Students will need a work mat or tray and scissors (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoLentil Beads in Silver Metal Clay
Instructor: Cindy Pankopf
Art Clay Silver Master Instructor and owner of Cindy Pankopf’s Creative Place. (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: Beginner+
Dates/Times: February 5, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $60 » does not include kit fee.
Create beautiful domed, hollow beads with clay textured by embossing. Dies give the clay an entirely different look than rubber stamps, these designs will be raised with really crisp straight edges instead of being depressed into the clay with soft edges. You will also learn how to support and dry the clay on a form. The domed halves fit together perfectly... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoPolymer Porcelain Class
Instructor: Christi Friesen
Award-winning polymer artist http://www.cforiginals.com (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 5, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $55 » includes everything
Learn a fund technique on how to make polymer look like porcelain- inspired by colorful Motawi tiles. All materials provided - All skill levels welcome (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoOpen Saw Work
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 four 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)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 5, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $69 » all supplies including instructional handout are provided.
Sawing out a design is the way to make your piece different from the rest. If you can trace it, you can saw it! Learn how to control your saw, turn sharp corners, get sharp points and add fine inside detail. We will be making a practice-everyday-template and a charm to wear home. Learn how to LOVE your saw! All tools are provided. To register for this class... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoBASIC SOLDERED BEZEL WITH STONE
Instructor: Cheryl Orahood
Cheryl has 25 to 30 years of experience as a metal smith, teacher and a silversmith. (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 5, from 10:00am to 2:00pm
Fees:
$90 » workshop fee
$35 » kit fee
This class will cover some basic soldering techniques along with hammering, texturing, and stamping. We will use a mini torch for annealing our metal. We will be using sterling silver sheet, wire and solder. You do not need any experience for this class. The cost of this class is $90.00 plus a kit fee of 35.00. Your instructor will be Cheryl Orahood .... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoTucson Bangle II
Instructor: Diane S. Hertzler
Diane has been a bead designer and bead instructor for over 15 years; her work has appeared most recently in BEADWORK magazine. Diane is a CREATE YOUR STYLE with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS Ambassador. (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: Strong Intermediate
Dates/Times: February 5, from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Fees: $160 » includes kit and written directions
This bangle is created using a technique developed by Diane called Cross-Over Peyote stitch. It creates a firm form without the need for any inside structure. It is embellished with SWAROVSKI Sew On Stones and Bicone Beads. Instruction will include teacher directions and assistance, written directions and graphics. ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoWire wrap Ring with Dichroic Bead
Instructor: Paula Radke
Paula has been working with glass for 30 years. (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 5, from 10:00am to 6:00pm
Fees: $15
Make a "bird nest" wire wrapped Ring using a dichroic bead. I use Parawire and love it. Let me show you how easy these rings are.. All day every day. Just show up. (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoMake a pair of Silver and Dichroic bead Earrings
Instructor: Paula Radke
Paula has been working with glass for 30 years. (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 5, from 10:00am to 6:00pm
Fees: $20
Make a pair of earrngs using my new ear wire made of 925 silver and your choice of dichroic beads. You will learn a wire wrap for making the loop at the top of the bead. This earring design makes it easy for you to change the bead for a new look using the same high quality silver ear wire for all of them. ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoCleopatra Reigns Bracelet
Instructor: Marilyn Gardiner
Marilyn Gardiner has a passion for creating beadwork jewelry—and now chain mail jewelry as well. Her jewellery reflects her love of pattern, design and colour from different eras and cultures. She is a teacher who enjoys working with adults to create jewellery. She teaches various jewellery... (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: Beginner
Dates/Times: February 5, from 12:30pm to 3:30pm
Fees:
$45 » class fee
$23 » kit fee
$65.50 » optional upgrade fee for an Argentium Sterling Silver
This is an elegant classic! It’s a flat weave with a row of shiny, round beads marching down the centre. This class is a perfect choice for learning chain mail, or for anyone who wants to add a timeless bracelet to their collection. The bracelet is also available in Argentium sterling silver. Pre-requisite: None. Tools designed for chain mail will be... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoWired Glamour Beauty Choker
Instructor: Rochelle Vallee
Is an Ohio area gallery artist who works out of her home studio in the City of Parma, Ohio. Rochelle exhibits her art works in several galleries across the Eastern sea coast. Rochelle has been the owner of RoVals Boutique since 2004 and enjoys her homebased business that includes traditional art... (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 5, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees: $105 » includes kit
During this class you will learn how to wire wrap using vintage wares from modern mid century wire and crystals. The chokers are the latest rage in New York fashion. Create a unique choker design using the latest techniques in wire wrapping. The choker necklace is comfortable to wear while you are at work or dancing the night away. ... (read more & registration)

Elements Demo
Instructor: Kim Rueth
(read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 5, from 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Fees: $0 » free demos
View these demos in Suite #109 (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoWire and Brick – Brick by Brick Series
Instructor: Suz Klumb
(read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 5, from 2:00pm to 4:30pm
Fees: $40 » includes kit
If you like making one of a kind you'll love this kit and class. I use simple stove-pipe wire (annealed steal) and brick by brick beadwork to makes this earring pair. I love coming up with my own style and I'll help others define theirs. Students will pick their color combination the day of the class. We'll have tools, scissors and thread... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoEverything’s Better with Ruffles
Instructor: Kim St. Jean
Following ten years as a public school teacher, Kim combined her love of teaching with her creative talents and began teaching jewelry related classes. She has been teaching jewelry classes for over 15 years. She is an award winning instructor, author and jewelry designer. Kim has been published in... (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 5, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $75 » (includes all materials and supplies, use of tools, and a handout)
We will be annealing and hammering to create the fold formed bangle, then brazing the ends together. After patina, beads will be strung and captured in the folds to create this stunning bangle. No experience necessary and all tools and supplies are provided. Please call 843-734-0764 or click on the link below to sign up. (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoUrban Funk Necklace
Instructor: Helena Hatten
Helena has been making jewelry for over 30 years and teaches wire working jewelry skills at several bead stores in the Metro Detroit area. Currently, Helena is a board member of the Great Lakes Beadworkers Guild and Chairman of the Bead Bonanza committee. (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All. Dexterity is necessary & wire wrapping experience is helpful.
Dates/Times: February 5, from 2:00pm to 5:30pm
Fees:
$55 » workshop fee
$54 » kit fee
The organically manipulated corrugated wire embellishments create this edgy industrial chic Urban Funk Necklace. Students will learn how to achieve various finishes on the corrugated wire as well as manipulation techniques unique to designing with WireKnitZ®. A detailed written tutorial with color photographs is included demonstrating each phase of... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoCold Connections Workshop
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 four 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)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 5, from 2:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $149 » some supplies included. Instructional Handouts included
Staples, cut V’s, prongs, lacing, weaving, caging, rivets, screws and bolts, folds, hinges, rings and so much more! We cover them all! Lets spend the day exploring loads of ways to connect things without glue or a flame. Fun projects, cool tools, and loads of examples! All tools are provided. To register for this class or for more information: call... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoOwl Mini Class
Instructor: Christi Friesen
Award-winning polymer artist http://www.cforiginals.com (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 5, from 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Fees: $25 » includes All materials
Whoooo's this class about? Make this happy lil hooter into a pendant. All materials provided - All skill levels welcome. More info at http://store.cforiginals.net/tuazowlmiclw.html (read more & registration)

Leather Kumihimo
Instructor: Robert Jennik
(read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 5, from 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees: $0 » free demos
View these demos in Suite #109 (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoDemo – Working with disc or flower beads
Instructor: Tanya McGuire
Tanya is a lampwork artist from rural South Dakota with over 12 years of experience creating fun and whimsical beads and jewelry. She will be teaching several jewelry workshops during the Tucson Bead Show February 4th – 9th. Tanya works out of her home studio and exhibits her work at art shows... (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 5, from 3:00pm to 4:00pm & February 7, from 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees: $0
Learn tips and techniques on how to make a disc or flower bead lay flat for earrings, or not flip when used as a pendant. Tanya will have several examples to give you ideas for other projects. http://www.tanyamcguire.com tanyamcguire2@gmail.com 605-350-6286 (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoFrolicking Fish in Silver Metal Clay
Instructor: Cathy Burton
Art Clay Silver Senior Instructor and teacher at Cindy Pankopf’s Creative Place (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: Beginner+
Dates/Times: February 5, from 3:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees: $60 » does not include kit fee
Build an undersea world and inhabit it with playful little fish, starfish or turtles. Guide a curious little guy on his journey to break through the turbulent waters to see what the bright light is all about. Learn how to create movement through the use of syringe and fine silver flakes. $75 kit includes: silver metal clay, 5g silver syringe with tip, fine... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoSculpted Focal Bead Workshop
Instructor: Klew Lewis
Owner of Klew Expressions - more info at http://klewexpressions.com/index.htm (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 5, from 4:00pm to 7:30pm
Fees: $65 » includes all materials
Klew will demo the Art of cane construction, reduction and shaping, followed by creating of bead foundation. Klew will provide assorted pre-made canes to select from to create your own focal bead in class. (read more & registration)

Workshop Photo“Doodle the Day Away”
Instructor: Shona Brooks
(read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 5, from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Fees: $35 » all supplies included
Who'd a thunk! Doodling is a great time filler, anxiety reliever, a creative release and actually a lot of FUN! Often used in art therapy, doodling is an under-rated illustration expression. The question is, did you realize there is actually a regimented format to doodling? Shona Brooks has taken "Doodling" to a new level. Nationally known for... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoMix and Mingle, Glass and Metal Clay
Instructor: Carrie Story
Certified PMC instructor and full-time metal clay artist. More information at http://www.divineornaments.net. (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All. Prior experience suggested but not required
Dates/Times: February 5, from 4:30pm to 7:30pm
Fees: $120 » includes fine silver, dichroic glass and use of materials and tools
Glass and metal clay mix together beautifully to create stunning jewelry components. Learn Carrie's secret "floating cabochon" method and design a unique fine silver pendant with a dichroic glass cabochon. Carrie will provide in-depth design considerations and firing guidelines while encouraging your creativity. Your pendant will kiln fire... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoVintage Glam Pendant
Instructor: Rochelle Vallee
Is an Ohio area gallery artist who works out of her home studio in ... (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 5, from 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees: $26 » includes kit
Learn how to blend various crystals and modern century period beads onto metal with wire to create a unique designed pendant. Bring 1 needle nose pliers, 1 round nose pliers, wire cutters for 20 gauge wire. All other materials will be supplied. Contact Information: Rochelle Vallee http://www.rovalsboutique.com (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoHearts Mini Class
Instructor: Christi Friesen
Award-winning polymer artist http://www.cforiginals.com (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 5, from 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees: $10 » all materials provided
These polymer clay hearts are fun to make and easy to wear! All materials provided - All skill levels welcome. http://store.cforiginals.net/tuazhedewefe.html (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoFOLD FORMED BRACELET
Instructor: Cheryl Orahood
Has 25 to 30 years in metal experience and in teaching. (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 5, from 5:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $95
We will be working with Copper in this class. We will be texturing, hammering, and annealing our metal. You will learn different fold forming techniques from a basic line fold to a T fold. Techniques for finishing will also be taught. This class costs $95.00. You don’t need any experience to take this class. Your instructor will be Cheryl Orahood who... (read more & registration)

Workshop Photo"Sunflower" focal bead/brooch
Instructor: Eriko Page
Polymer Clay Artist and owner of Heart & Hand. (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 5, from 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Fees: $65
In this workshop students will learn polymer clay color mixing, and millifiore caning techniques and sculptural cane composition and use of specialty tools. Students will construct a petal cane and experience how to apply cane slices in a dimensional composition to create one-of-a-kind floral focal pieces. In addition students will explore finishing... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoTriple Stone Celebratory Pendant
Instructor: Dale “Cougar” Armstrong
Dale “Cougar” Armstrong is a diehard rockhound, lapidary, and a full-time wire jewelry artist, instructor and author; with a background in the fine arts, cloisonné and repoussé prior to making wire jewelry. With more than 40 years of combined experience, Dale uses... (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 5, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $70 » class kit and use of instructor’s tools
Inspired by designs that feature the past, present and future, it doesn't matter what colors you choose, or what you’d like to celebrate. Learn how to properly set, use and secure snapset stones while creating a lovely pendant with stone colors that can represent anything you like! The workshop fee includes teacher’s fee, all necessary... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoAir Chased Multi-Layered Cuff
Instructor: Kim St. Jean
Following ten years as a public school teacher, Kim combined her love of teaching with her creative talents and began teaching jewelry related classes. She has been teaching jewelry classes for over 15 years. She is an award winning instructor, author and jewelry designer. Kim has been published in... (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 5, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $75 » (includes all materials and supplies, use of tools, and a handout)
Students will learn about annealing and use of the proper tools and equipment needed to perform air chasing. Air Chase a copper strip which will then be cold connected to contrasting metal and formed into a cuff. You’ll have a choice of metals and riveting materials. No experience necessary and all tools and supplies are provided. Please call... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoLearn to work with ArtGlass Clay/ Make buttons for Ladder Bracelets
Instructor: Paula Radke
Paula has been working with glass and making jewelry for 30 years. (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 5, from 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Fees: $65 » includes all materials and firing of finished work.
We will learn how to mix and mold ArtGlass clay and many techniques to shape and mix colors. You will have the opportunity to make a button to be used as a clasp for Wednesday night’s class project which is a ladder bracelet. You can make pendants, beads, clasps, buttons…… (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoLittle Traveling Needle/Tool Book
Instructor: Lorri Scott
Fiber artist and designer from Los Gatos CA, will teach two classes “Little Traveling Tool Book” and “Botanical Dye Printing and Nuno Felt Collage” at various hours during the Tucson Bead Show Feb. 4 – 19, 2013. ... (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 6, from 1:00am to 5:00pm
Fees: $85 » includes all materials
Everyone needs a place to store their needles, scissors, thread, and other tools they use for projects when they’re on the go! Yes you can buy a plastic storage unit with all sorts of components but wouldn’t you rather have a sweet little handmade booklet to use? In this class you will learn how to nuno felt and make the booklet cover using... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoAura Web Necklace
Instructor: Marilyn Gardiner
Marilyn Gardiner has a passion for creating beadwork jewelry—and now chain mail jewelry as well. Her jewellery reflects her love of pattern, design and colour from different eras and cultures. She is a teacher who enjoys working with adults to create jewellery. She teaches various jewellery... (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: Beginner
Dates/Times: February 6, from 8:30am to 11:30am
Fees:
$45 » class fee
$36 » kit fee
$27 » optional upgrade fee for a Silver Filled 10% necklace kit
Come weave an intriguing, mystical web! The building blocks are triangular shapes connected in a web-like structure. Your next step could be a bracelet and earrings to complete a winning trifecta. The necklace is also available in silver filled 10%. Pre-requisite:You have previously completed at least one chain mail project. Tools designed for chain mail... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoShawl Vine
Instructor: Dale “Cougar” Armstrong
Dale “Cougar” Armstrong is a diehard rockhound, lapidary, and a full-time wire jewelry artist, instructor and author; with a background in the fine arts, cloisonné and repoussé prior to making wire jewelry. With more than 40 years of combined experience, Dale uses... (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 6, from 8:30am to 12:30pm
Fees: $85 » includes class kit and use of instructor’s tools
Is it a shawl or a scarf pin? Perhaps it is a barrette? Discover how to use heavy gauge wire to create a “Twining Vine” that can be used as all of the ideas listed! Students will learn how to use tools to sculpt and then properly chase and texture heavy wire using hammers and a bench block. If desired the finished piece can be embellished with a... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoMetallic Ruffle Sensation Necklace
Instructor: Patty McCourt
Patty McCourt is a professional bead artist, jewellery designer, tutor, consultant and the owner of a craft business BeadbyBead based in Nottingham. She lives in this city with her husband Bill and her two lovely daughters, Katerina and Stephanie. ... (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Dates/Times: February 6, from 8:30am to 3:00pm
Fees:
$95 » workshop fee
$35 » kit including step by step instructions
Do you love metallic colors? This stunning necklace consists of a beaded rope and three ruffle beads using the amazing metallic seed beads. You will be shown how to create this fabulous necklace that will capture everyone’s attention!! You will be having expert guidance on the different beading techniques used. IT IS JUST UNMISSABLE!! This workshop is... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoBlooming Crystal Class
Instructor: Shona Brooks
(read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: Advance Beginner to Intermediate
Dates/Times: February 6, from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $75 » kit included
The Blooming Crystal Bracelet is a Susan Manchester design and one of Glass Garden’s most popular kits. If you love “Sparkle” this is most definetly a class for you to take. The pattern has versatility. Once students finish the bracelet they will quickly see how pendants, earrings and rings can be created with the blooming pattern. ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoSpectrum Earrings
Instructor: Beth Kraft
Beth teaches at several national bead shows in addition to teaching bead-weaving and wire-work at her store, Nordic Gypsy Beads & Jewelry in Rochester, Minnesota. Beth's designs have been in several national publications and she has presented on Beads, Baubles, and Jewels and Bead.tv. Beth... (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 6, from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $70 » includes kit
Bands of color give an intricate look to these brick-stitched earrings when dangling in the light. Have fun experimenting with color and shape. ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoVenus Flower-Fold Forming: Pods, Leaves
Instructor: Kim St. Jean
Following ten years as a public school teacher, Kim combined her love of teaching with her creative talents and began teaching jewelry related classes. She has been teaching jewelry classes for over 15 years. She is an award winning instructor, author and jewelry designer. Kim has been published in... (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 6, from 9:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $95 » (includes all materials and supplies, use of tools, and a handout)
We will be annealing and hammering to create fold formed pods and leaves. Once you are comfortable with the techniques we will then make a Venus Flower, which entails brazing, stone setting, and patina techniques. No experience necessary and all tools and supplies are provided. SOLD OUT (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoMeaningful Keepsake Pendant
Instructor: Diane Sepanski
Http://dianesepanski.com (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All. Experience with any metal clay is preferred.
Dates/Times: February 6-February 7, from 9:00am to 6:00pm
Fees: $275
Through time we visit special places and search for a memento to take home as a remembrance…only to come home with a collection of shells, bark, beads, and other remnants. Let’s bring those loose ends together and make your Meaningful Keepsake Pendant! Pendants will be made using the style shown with several variations. ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoPainting Vintage Art Pendant
Instructor: Rochelle Vallee
Is an Ohio area gallery artist who works out of her home studio in the City of Parma, Ohio. Rochelle exhibits her art works in several galleries across the Eastern sea coast. Rochelle has been the owner of RoVals Boutique since 2004 and enjoys her homebased business that includes traditional art... (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 6, from 10:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $30 » kit included
Learn how to blend paint using various painting techniques on to metal and use wire and vintage material and crystals to create a one of kind art designed pendant. Bring 1 needle nose pliers, 1 round nose pliers, wire cutters for 20 gauge wire. All other materials will be supplied. Contact Information: Rochelle Vallee http://www.rovalsboutique.com (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoParty Pendant
Instructor: Tanya McGuire
Tanya is a lampwork artist from rural South Dakota with over 12 years of experience creating fun and whimsical beads and jewelry. She will be teaching several jewelry workshops during the Tucson Bead Show February 4th – 9th. Tanya works out of her home studio and exhibits her work at art shows... (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 6, from 10:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $40 » (includes kit with written instructions)
Bling up one of Tanya’s lampwork beads with a party of little seed beads on top. You will perfect making wire wrapped loops in this class. Almost no two kits are the same for this project, so you will be creating an original. http://www.tanyamcguire.com tanyamcguire2@gmail.com 605-350-6286 (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoDUTCH LACE BRACELET
Instructor: Kim Rueth
Owner of Knot Just Beads for 20+ years, Kim has been creating bead projects for as long as one can remember. These days Kim is the Wizard of Beads, and is often referred to as the "Mother Ship". When the new Czechmate system became available Kim quickly adapted her knowledge of beads to... (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 6, from 10:00am to 12:30pm
Fees: $50 » Supplies included
Images of tulips dance along the edges of this lacy bracelet. Students will incorporate Super Duos, Fire polish, and seed beads to create this cuff style bracelet. Once your friends see you wearing this bracelet, they’ll all be begging you to make them one. Students will need a work mat or tray and scissors. ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoSuper Simple Metal Embossing & 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)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 6, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $69 » some supplies included.
Fun and functional, thin metal is a great embellishment to anything. We will make “Rubbing Sheets” that you can use as you wish; a pair of spool earrings; and some fun earrings and pendants using the Vintaj machine and various other rubbing techniques. Then we will add colors! Using inks, synthetic patinas, and stamps we will splash on the color... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoOrbital Cuffs
Instructor: Helena Hatten
Helena has been making jewelry for over 30 years and teaches wire working jewelry skills at several bead stores in the Metro Detroit area. Currently, Helena is a board member of the Great Lakes Beadworkers Guild and Chairman of the Bead Bonanza committee. (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 6, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees:
$45 » workshop fee
$39 » kit fee
The organically manipulated corrugated wire embellishments create the Orbital Cuffs. Create yours with or without Pearls for an attractive yet edgy industrial chic. Students will learn how to achieve various finishes on the corrugated wire as well as manipulation techniques unique to designing with WireKnitZ®. ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoTimberline Tennis Bracelet
Instructor: Diane S. Hertzler
Diane has been a bead designer and bead instructor for over 15 years; her work has appeared most recently in BEADWORK magazine. Diane is a CREATE YOUR STYLE with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS Ambassador. (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: Strong Beginner
Dates/Times: February 6, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $80 » includes kit and written directions
This bracelet is worked by weaving even count, flat, Peyote stitch. It is the difference in the sizes of the beads that creates the hills and valleys of this bracelet. The largest beads, SWAROVSKI Bicone Beads, will be the focal point of each “hill.” This bracelet was created as a companion to Cascades Bracelet. Instruction will include... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoCold Connection Ring
Instructor: Cheryl Orahood
She is a metal smith and silversmith . She has been teaching metal smithing for the last 20 years. (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 6, from 10:00am to 2:00pm
Fees:
$90 » workshop fee
$35 » kit fee
In this class we will learn techniques of riveting wire to make a cold connection ring. We will learn to use a torch to anneal and texture metal. We will be working with sterling silver, copper and brass. You do not need to have any experience to take this class. Class size limited to 12 students. You will need to bring safety glasses, round nose pliers,... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoWire wrap Ring with Dichroic Bead
Instructor: Paula Radke
Paula has been working with glass for 30 years. (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 6, from 10:00am to 6:00pm
Fees: $15
Make a "bird nest" wire wrapped Ring using a dichroic bead. I use Parawire and love it. Let me show you how easy these rings are.. All day every day. Just show up. (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoMake a pair of Silver and Dichroic bead Earrings
Instructor: Paula Radke
Paula has been working with glass for 30 years. (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 6, from 10:00am to 6:00pm
Fees: $20
Make a pair of earrngs using my new ear wire made of 925 silver and your choice of dichroic beads. You will learn a wire wrap for making the loop at the top of the bead. This earring design makes it easy for you to change the bead for a new look using the same high quality silver ear wire for all of them. ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoCeltic Stars Bracelet
Instructor: Marilyn Gardiner
Marilyn Gardiner has a passion for creating beadwork jewelry—and now chain mail jewelry as well. Her jewellery reflects her love of pattern, design and colour from different eras and cultures. She is a teacher who enjoys working with adults to create jewellery. She teaches various jewellery... (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: Beginner
Dates/Times: February 6, from 12:30pm to 3:30pm
Fees:
$45 » class fee
$26 » kit fee
$27 » optional upgrade fee for a Silver Filled & Black Bracelet
An unusual and eye-catching bracelet in a striking two-metal combo. Link together five stars: 2 small, 2 medium, and 1 large to build the bracelet. Best of all, it only LOOKS complex. The bracelet is also available in a silver filled 10% and black enamelled copper combination. Pre-requisite: None. Tools designed for chain mail will be provided for class use.... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoWired Glamour Beauty Choker
Instructor: Rochelle Vallee
Is an Ohio area gallery artist who works out of her home studio in the City of Parma, Ohio. Rochelle exhibits her art works in several galleries across the Eastern sea coast. Rochelle has been the owner of RoVals Boutique since 2004 and enjoys her homebased business that includes traditional art... (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 6, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees: $105 » includes kit
During this class you will learn how to wire wrap using vintage wares from modern mid century wire and crystals. The chokers are the latest rage in New York fashion. Create a unique choker design using the latest techniques in wire wrapping. The choker necklace is comfortable to wear while you are at work or dancing the night away. ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoSedona Sunset
Instructor: Beth Kraft
Beth teaches at several national bead shows in addition to teaching bead-weaving and wire-work at her store, Nordic Gypsy Beads & Jewelry in Rochester, Minnesota. Beth's designs have been in several national publications and she has presented on Beads, Baubles, and Jewels and Bead.tv. Beth... (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 6, from 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $90 » includes kit.
Colors of a vibrant sunset densely layered bring to mind Sedona evenings. Wrap and weave wire strands and beaded strands to create this lush piece. A modification and refinement of a technique I learned in Sedona. Kit colors vary. To register for this class or for more information email Beth at beth@nordicgypsy.com. Please include your contact information... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoRoller Coaster Mixed Media Bracelet – Brick by Brick Series
Instructor: Shona Brooks
(read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 6, from 1:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees: $95 » includes kit
The Roller Coaster Mixed Media bracelet utilizes hardware store washers, nuts and bottle cap rings. A simple ... (read more & registration)

Workshop Photo“Ultimate” Cabochon Pendant
Instructor: Dale “Cougar” Armstrong
Dale “Cougar” Armstrong is a diehard rockhound, lapidary, and a full-time wire jewelry artist, instructor and author; with a background in the fine arts, cloisonné and repoussé prior to making wire jewelry. With more than 40 years of combined experience, Dale uses... (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 6, from 1:00pm to 6:30pm
Fees: $93 » includes class kit and use of instructor’s tools
Discover Cougar’s secret to being able to turn almost any size and shaped cabochon into a beautiful pendant! Class discussion will include how to choose the right gauges and lengths of wire; different embellishment styles; formulas; bail technique; pricing your work for profit, and more. The workshop fee includes teacher fee, all necessary silver wire,... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoLOVE MAKING JEWELRY? LEARN HOW TO HAVE FUN AND MAKE MONEY TOO!
Instructor: Tomas Smith
Owners of A Bead Carnival (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 6, from 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Fees: $95
In this approximately 3 hour seminar you will learn proven techniques which can help your business make money, and have fun doing it. Some of the topics covered: ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoProng Set Explosion Pendant
Instructor: Kim St. Jean
Following ten years as a public school teacher, Kim combined her love of teaching with her creative talents and began teaching jewelry related classes. She has been teaching jewelry classes for over 15 years. She is an award winning instructor, author and jewelry designer. Kim has been published in... (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 6, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $75 » (includes all materials and supplies, use of tools, and a handout)
A variety of techniques will be utilized to create the explosion pendant. With a choice of design from hundreds of templates, stone and metals no two will be alike. We will saw, hammer, texture, braze, patina, then set the stone. No experience necessary and all tools and supplies are provided. Please call 843-734-0764 or click on the link below to sign up. (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoAster Cuff
Instructor: Sheryl Lamarand
As a member of the Great Lakes Beadworkers Guild and a Certified Zentangles Teacher, Sheryl brings over twenty years of beading experience to her classes, mastering techniques and patterns from many of the industry's leading designers! (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 6, from 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees:
$55 » workshop fee
$39 » kit fee
Asters get their name from the Latin word for "star" and their flowers are indeed the superstars of the fall garden. Sheryl Lamarand shares how to manipulate and fold WireKnitZ® to create the foundation and showcase the Aster flower inspired by Wendy Zollar’s Flower Button Closure for Netted Scarf design. Use tubular peyote and fringe... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoCascades Bracelet
Instructor: Diane S. Hertzler
Diane has been a bead designer and bead instructor for over 15 years; her work has appeared most recently in BEADWORK magazine. Diane is a CREATE YOUR STYLE with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS Ambassador. (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Dates/Times: February 6, from 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees: $125 » includes kit and written directions
Each unique tetrahedral “peak” of this bracelet is made using circular peyote stitch and a blending of colors. The edges of the peaks are embellished with SWAROVSKI Bicone Beads, and the peaks are sewn together to complete the bracelet. Timberline Tennis Bracelet was created as a companion bracelet to be worn with this bracelet. Instruction will... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoSoldering Workshop (Setting Stones)
Instructor: Carole Witt
A 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)Currently not available.
Skill Level: Intermediate. Beginning Torch Soldering necessary
Dates/Times: February 6, from 2:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $149 » some supplies included.
An all day class to perfect your soldering skills! That’s right 8 hours at the torch!!! Lots of quality time, to make the mistakes you must fix, and conquer the difficulties you’ve faced, in learning the intricacies of torch soldering! We have a great group of instructors at this workshop so that there will be lots of 1-on-1 help. A fun day for... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoCalliope Earrings - Brick by Brick Series
Instructor: Shona Brooks
(read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 6, from 3:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees: $45 » includes kit
A culmination of brick stitch elements, a ½ cut bottle cap ring to make a pair of earrings that looks like it might even make music – hence the name. Designed by Shona Brooks. Students will pick their color combination the day of the class. We'll have, scissors and thread conditioner for you to use while taking the class, of course if you... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoFantastic Focals in Metal Clay
Instructor: Carrie Story
Certified PMC instructor and full-time metal clay artist. More information at http://www.divineornaments.net. (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All. Prior experience suggested but not required
Dates/Times: February 6, from 4:30pm to 7:30pm
Fees: $115 » includes fine silver and use of materials and tools
This is a great class for students who are ready to take the next step with metal clay. In this class, you will learn how to dry the clay in form and join dried pieces to create original focal beads in the classic lentil shape. You will learn how to sculpt wet clay incorporating an original design to the outside of your focal bead. After completion of... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoVintage Glam Pendant
Instructor: Rochelle Vallee
Is an Ohio area gallery artist who works out of her home studio in ... (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 6, from 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees: $26 » includes kit
Learn how to blend various crystals and modern century period beads onto metal with wire to create a unique designed pendant. Bring 1 needle nose pliers, 1 round nose pliers, wire cutters for 20 gauge wire. All other materials will be supplied. Contact Information: Rochelle Vallee http://www.rovalsboutique.com (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoConvertibles Bracelet Workshop with WireKnitZ®
Instructor: WireKnitZ® Instructor
(read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 6, from 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees: $25
The Convertibles Bracelet is an easy introduction to WireKnitZ®. With only two components to make this bracelet, you will select the WireKnitZ® color and magnetic clasp of your choice, which is a snap to attach and is available in antique metal finishes or shiny with crystal bling. Make one for a terrific bracelet, two for a chunky choker, three... (read more & registration)

Workshop Photo"Japanese Chrysanthemum" Beads
Instructor: Eriko Page
Polymer Clay Artist and owner of Heart & Hand. (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 6, from 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Fees: $65
In this workshop students will learn polymer clay color mixing, bead shaping and millifiore caning techniques. Students will construct a chrysanthemum flower cane and experience how to apply cane slices in a dimensional composition to create beautiful, unique beads. In addition students will explore finishing styles and stringing options. Each student... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoFOLD FORMED PENDANT AND EARRINGS
Instructor: Cheryl Orahood
Cheryl has over 25 years of experience. (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 6, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $95
We will make a pendant and a pair of earrings in copper and sterling silver. We will learn to anneal and solder our metal with a micro torch. We will hammer, texture, and fold our metal pieces. This class will teach you a lot of different techniques in working with metal. You do not need any experience to take this class. Your instructor will be Cheryl... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoConcho Agate Pendant
Instructor: Kim St. Jean
Following ten years as a public school teacher, Kim combined her love of teaching with her creative talents and began teaching jewelry related classes. She has been teaching jewelry classes for over 15 years. She is an award winning instructor, author and jewelry designer. Kim has been published in... (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 6, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $75 » (includes all materials and supplies, use of tools, and a handout)
Set an unusual bead with custom tube setting and brazing techniques. We will saw, hammer, texture, braze, patina, then set the stone. Technique can be used on many beads. No experience necessary and all tools and supplies are provided. Please call 843-734-0764 or e-mail info@studiostjean.com with contact information to sign up. (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoDichroic Bead and leather Ladder stitch Bracelet
Instructor: Paula Radke
Paula has been working with glass and making jewelry for 30 years. (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 6, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $65
You will learn the ladder stitch using 2mm leather and dichroic beads to create a fabulous double wrap bracelet. The fee includes everything to complete your bracelet. (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoBouquet of Beautiful Beads
Instructor: Eriko Page
Polymer Clay Artist and owner of Heart & Hand. (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 7, from 8:30am to 10:30am
Fees: $55
Join renown artist Eriko Page for two hours of excitement and learning! You will explore how to make perfectly shaped and beautifully composed beads in this class. Eriko will share her unique millefiore canes of leaves and flower designs for you to use in creating your own exquisite beads. You will learn how to shape and form beads as well as cut and... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoButterly Necklace
Instructor: Marilyn Gardiner
Marilyn Gardiner has a passion for creating beadwork jewelry—and now chain mail jewelry as well. Her jewellery reflects her love of pattern, design and colour from different eras and cultures. She is a teacher who enjoys working with adults to create jewellery. She teaches various jewellery... (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: Beginner
Dates/Times: February 7, from 8:30am to 11:30am
Fees:
$45 » class fee
$32 » kit fee
$54 » optional upgrade fee for a Silver Filled Necklace kit
Unusual and elegant—this intriguing weave is captivating to wear, and easy to make. Can you “see” the butterfly wings and body in each segment? The necklace is also available in silver filled 10%. Pre-requisite: You have previously completed at least one chain mail project. Tools designed for chain mail will be provided for class use.... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoLadies Prong Ring
Instructor: Dale “Cougar” Armstrong
Dale “Cougar” Armstrong is a diehard rockhound, lapidary, and a full-time wire jewelry artist, instructor and author; with a background in the fine arts, cloisonné and repoussé prior to making wire jewelry. With more than 40 years of combined experience, Dale uses... (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 7, from 8:30am to 1:00pm
Fees: $149 » includes class kit and use of instructor’s tools
Learn to handcraft individual prongs and set a faceted stone into a classic ladies ring. Several design possibilities will be shown and explained. Learn how to properly size this ring, for a perfect fit about every time! I will also share my formulas for future settings that work with about any stone. Each student will make two settings, almost guaranteeing... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoFantastic Bezeling Cabochon Bead Embroidery
Instructor: Patty McCourt
Patty McCourt is a professional bead artist, jewellery designer, tutor, consultant and the owner of a craft business BeadbyBead based in Nottingham. She lives in this city with her husband Bill and her two lovely daughters, Katerina and Stephanie. ... (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 7, from 8:30am to 1:00pm
Fees:
$65 » workshop fee
$20 » kit fee
Keen to know more about Bead Embroidery? This is the course for you. A course packed with creativity of how to produce beautiful embroidery jewelry with a new technique that will make it easier to frame different shapes of cabochons. You will be shown tips and a lot of Patty’s secrets including dying your bead foundation to match the colour of your... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoBotanical Dye Printing & Nuno Felt Collage
Instructor: Lorri Scott
Fiber artist and designer from Los Gatos CA, will teach two classes “Little Traveling Tool Book” and “Botanical Dye Printing and Nuno Felt Collage” at various hours during the Tucson Bead Show Feb. 4 – 19, 2013. Lorri magically transforms undyed silk fabrics, ribbons,... (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 7, from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $85 » includes all materials
Fabric pieces are laid on the table, littered with fallen leaves, bygone rose petals, neglected rusty relics of iron and copper, perhaps sprinkled with tea or marigolds. Bundles of nature are wrapped, bound, and steamed then left to transcend and create magic. ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoMetallic Mania
Instructor: Lisa Pavelka
Lisa Pavelka is an award-winning artist, author and designer who has worked professionally for almost three decades with mixed mediums including polymer/metal clays, resin, wire and crystal to name a few. She teaches workshops, creative cruises, and professional seminars for artist internationally.... (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 7, from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $45
Learn how to create dichroic glass effects with clay, foils and resins. Create professional quality jewelry and accessories quickly and easily even if you’ve never worked with these mediums before! Lisa will show you a variety of techniques to create patterns and effects including how to turn your scrap materials in to beautiful pieces of art. Students... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoSpinning Wheels - Brick by Brick Series
Instructor: Shona Brooks
(read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 7, from 9:00am to 2:00pm
Fees: $70 » includes kit
The Spinning Wheels Necklace is a design by Shona Brooks. Multiple brick stitch wheels are stitched and assembled to the student’s desire or use one of Shona’s. The kit was released for our 2013 fall and holiday ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoMagic Carpet
Instructor: Beth Kraft
Beth teaches at several national bead shows in addition to teaching bead-weaving and wire-work at her store, Nordic Gypsy Beads & Jewelry in Rochester, Minnesota. Beth's designs have been in several national publications and she has presented on Beads, Baubles, and Jewels and Bead.tv. Beth... (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 7, from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Fees: $135 » includes kit; loom $25.00
Loom this stunning bracelet and learn how to add different bead sizes in a variety of colors. A simple end tube makes the finishing a magical experience. A bead loom is available for purchase. Kit colors vary. ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoPewter Casting Workshop
Instructor: Kim St. Jean
Following ten years as a public school teacher, Kim combined her love of teaching with her creative talents and began teaching jewelry related classes. She has been teaching jewelry classes for over 15 years. She is an award winning instructor, author and jewelry designer. Kim has been published in... (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 7, from 9:00am to 4:30pm
Fees: $145 » (includes all materials and supplies, use of tools, and a handout)
Create some unique components using pewter casting techniques. Pewter provided is lead free and made in the USA. Bring your own found objects for mold impressions or use some of ours, we have hundreds to choose from. With a variety of techniques we will cast “through it, into it, and on it”. Enough pewter will be provided to make up to 10... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoGive Metal Clay A Try
Instructor: Cindy Pankopf
Art Clay Silver Master Instructor and owner of Cindy Pankopf’s Creative Place (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 7, from 10:00am to 11:30am
Fees: $30 » does not include kit fee
This Make-and-Take is a quick and low-cost way to begin exploring silver metal clay. This quick mini-class offers you just a taste of what this fantastic material is like while you make your choice of up to 4 custom pieces; either earrings, charms or a pendant. Best of all, you will be able to wear your creations home because the findings are included! $25... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoWired Romance Bracelet
Instructor: Rochelle Vallee
Rochelle Vallee is an Ohio area gallery artist who works out of her home studio in ... (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 7, from 10:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $70 » includes kit
Learn the art and beauty of wire wrapping using vintage wares from modern mid century. You will create a vintage piece of wearable art that you will enjoy for many years to come. ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoLoopy Leaf Necklace
Instructor: Tanya McGuire
Tanya is a lampwork artist from rural South Dakota with over 12 years of experience creating fun and whimsical beads and jewelry. She will be teaching several jewelry workshops during the Tucson Bead Show February 4th – 9th. Tanya works out of her home studio and exhibits her work at art shows... (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 7, from 10:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $50 » (includes kit with written instructions)
Another project just a touch beyond basic stringing. This looped seed bead necklace is light and airy with lampwork leaves and a touch of fiber. There are lots of colors and variety in these kits. http://www.tanyamcguire.com tanyamcguire2@gmail.com 605-350-6286 (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoRiveting
Instructor: String Bead Instructor
(read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 7, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees:
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 stunning pair of earrings. All... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoBarb’s 4-Braid Cuff
Instructor: Sheryl Lamarand
As a member of the Great Lakes Beadworkers Guild and a Certified Zentangles Teacher, Sheryl brings over twenty years of beading experience to her classes mastering techniques and patterns from many of the industry's leading designers! (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 7, from 10:00am to 2:00pm
Fees:
$55 » workshop fee
$56 » kit fee
Make a dramatic statement with Barb’s 4-Braid Cuff. Sheryl Lamarand will show how artist/designer Barb Klann adapted directions for a four strand WireKnitZ® braid incorporating beaded herringbone end caps to accommodate the bulkiness of the wire mesh with a comfortable tube clasp closure. ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoA Night To Remember Bangle
Instructor: Diane S. Hertzler
Diane has been a bead designer and bead instructor for over 15 years; her work has appeared most recently in BEADWORK magazine. Diane is a CREATE YOUR STYLE with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS Ambassador. (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Dates/Times: February 7, from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Fees: $165 » includes kit and written directions
This bangle is made using layers of odd-count peyote stitch that are heavily embellished with two sizes of SWAROVSKI Bicone Beads. Instruction will include teacher directions and assistance, written directions and graphics. ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoWire wrap Ring with Dichroic Bead
Instructor: Paula Radke
Paula has been working with glass for 30 years. (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 7, from 10:00am to 6:00pm
Fees: $15
Make a "bird nest" wire wrapped Ring using a dichroic bead. I use Parawire and love it. Let me show you how easy these rings are.. All day every day. Just show up. (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoMake a pair of Silver and Dichroic bead Earrings
Instructor: Paula Radke
Paula has been working with glass for 30 years. (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 7, from 10:00am to 6:00pm
Fees: $20
Make a pair of earrngs using my new ear wire made of 925 silver and your choice of dichroic beads. You will learn a wire wrap for making the loop at the top of the bead. This earring design makes it easy for you to change the bead for a new look using the same high quality silver ear wire for all of them. ... (read more & registration)

Vintage Ribbon Pendant Demo
Instructor: Kim Rueth
(read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 7, from 11:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $0 » free demos
View these demos in Suite #109 (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoAs Good As it Gets Necklace
Instructor: Diana Harwood
Artist and teacher in jewelry design, wire crochet and wirework. For more information see escandalojewelry.com (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Dates/Times: February 7, from 11:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $104 » includes all materials.
Learn to create these fast and fabulous wire wrapped necklace using different types of wire. To register contact Diana at diana.harwood7@gmail.com or 210-788-1345. (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoTwisted Ring in Metal Clay
Instructor: Cindy Pankopf
Art Clay Silver Master Instructor and owner of Cindy Pankopf’s Creative Place (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: Beginner
Dates/Times: February 7, from 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Fees: $60 » does not include kit fee
This class is a great introduction to ring making with metal clay because you will learn about sizing rings in metal clay, properly conditioning clay, and rolling snakes as well as how to construct a virtually seamless flat band. The twist is a great design element that can be interpreted many ways. Firing considerations will also be discussed. $50 kit... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoThree Exquisite Pairs of Earrings: Intro to Chain Mail #2
Instructor: Marilyn Gardiner
Marilyn Gardiner has a passion for creating beadwork jewelry—and now chain mail jewelry as well. Her jewellery reflects her love of pattern, design and colour from different eras and cultures. She is a teacher who enjoys working with adults to create jewellery. She teaches various jewellery... (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: Beginner
Dates/Times: February 7, from 12:30pm to 3:30pm
Fees:
$45 » class fee
$45 » kit fee
Come and expand your earring collection—while trying out a fascinating jewellery-making technique. You will learn three chain mail weaves that you can use to make bracelets or necklaces in the future: start with the Mobius Ball (copper), then move on to Atlantis (jeweller’s bronze), and end with Butterfly (silver filled). Pre-requisite: None.... (read more & registration)

Leather Kumihimo
Instructor: Robert Jennik
(read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 7, from 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Fees: $0 » free demos
View these demos in Suite #109 (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoWired Glamour Beauty Choker
Instructor: Rochelle Vallee
Is an Ohio area gallery artist who works out of her home studio in the City of Parma, Ohio. Rochelle exhibits her art works in several galleries across the Eastern sea coast. Rochelle has been the owner of RoVals Boutique since 2004 and enjoys her homebased business that includes traditional art... (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 7, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees: $105 » includes kit
During this class you will learn how to wire wrap using vintage wares from modern mid century wire and crystals. The chokers are the latest rage in New York fashion. Create a unique choker design using the latest techniques in wire wrapping. The choker necklace is comfortable to wear while you are at work or dancing the night away. ... (read more & registration)

Extreme Beading Techniques
Instructor: Tomas Smith
(read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 7, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees: $95
This class will cover in great detail the use of many tools used in the construction of necklaces and bracelets as well as those used in making earrings. Some of the tools are: Crimp Tool, Flush Cutter, Round Nose, Chain Nose, Bent Nose, Awl. All of the tools and materials are provided. Students will learn about various stringing products and how and when... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoLeather and Metal to End It All
Instructor: Lisa Eaton
Designer and owner of Rustic Ruby Designs, considers being creative and using her artistic skills to be her lifelong passion. As a member of the String Bead team she has been applying those skills towards designing and creating unique handcrafted jewelry. Lisa spends a huge amount of her spare time,... (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 7, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $69 » all supplies including instructional handout are provided.
Seems that everywhere you look right now its leather! So it’s time to incorporate it into your own designs! But who wants the ends, clasps, and links to be the same old manufactured things that everyone else needs to use? Let’s learn to make it uniquely your own! Using saws, textured metals, rivets, rings, and so much more, we will create a... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoA Tiny Bohemian Book
Instructor: Pamela Huntington
Pamela Huntington is a full time artist, graphic designer and workshop instructor living in ... (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 7, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $85 » includes kit
Create your own romantic little bohemian fabric book, using hand dyed and nuno felted pieces from Lorri Scott’s class. Or if you are not taking Lorri’s class I will have materials available for you to use for your covers. If you have taken Lorri’s class your kit for this book class will include fabric for the pages, images, ribbons, and... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoCOLD CONNECTION BRACELET
Instructor: Cheryl Orahood
Cheryl has 25 to 30 years of experience as a metal smith and teacher (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 7, from 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees: $95
We will be making a Cold Connection Bracelet out of Copper, Silver, and Brass. In this class you will learn to hammer, texture, rivit and finish a bracelet. We will also learn to anneal our metals with a mini torch. This class is another way of putting a piece of jewelry together without soldering. You do not need any experience to attend this class. All... (read more & registration)

Elements Demo
Instructor: Kim Rueth
(read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 7, from 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees: $0 » free demos
View these demos in Suite #109 (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoLetter to a Friend in Metal Clay
Instructor: Cathy Burton
Art Clay Silver Senior Instructor and teacher at Cindy Pankopf’s Creative Place (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 7, from 4:00pm to 7:00pm
Fees: $60
Put your thoughts in this private, reversible envelope, and seal them with a drop of “wax” that will keep them secret. Address it to someone in particular, or keep it a mystery. You will learn how to cut out your envelope using a template and roll the flap over to form your bail. Just add a stamp, address, and seal it. No need to drop it in the... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoBeginners Metal Clay
Instructor: Carrie Story
Certified PMC instructor and full-time metal clay artist. More information athttp://www.divineornaments.net. (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 7, from 4:30pm to 7:30pm
Fees: $95 » includes fine silver and use of materials and tools
Learn everything you need to know to make your own custom jewelry from metal clay in one straightforward class. You will learn to roll, shape, texture, cut, refine, fire and polish metal clay. Carrie will provide design considerations that will lead to successful finished pieces. Learn Carrie's firing guidelines and techniques so that you can work with... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoVintage Glam Pendant
Instructor: Rochelle Vallee
Is an Ohio area gallery artist who works out of her home studio in ... (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 7, from 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees: $26 » includes kit
Learn how to blend various crystals and modern century period beads onto metal with wire to create a unique designed pendant. Bring 1 needle nose pliers, 1 round nose pliers, wire cutters for 20 gauge wire. All other materials will be supplied. Contact Information: Rochelle Vallee http://www.rovalsboutique.com (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoOrganic Metal Patina
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)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 7, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $69 » some supplies included.
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 & registration)

Workshop PhotoPewter Casting Custom Settings
Instructor: Kim St. Jean
Following ten years as a public school teacher, Kim combined her love of teaching with her creative talents and began teaching jewelry related classes. She has been teaching jewelry classes for over 15 years. She is an award winning instructor, author and jewelry designer. Kim has been published in... (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 7, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $75 » (includes all materials and supplies, use of tools, and a handout)
We will cast pewter into custom bezels made from patterned bezel. Or, you can choose to make pewter cast “cabochons” that can be tab set. Pewter provided is lead free and made in the USA. Bring your own found objects for mold impressions or use some of ours, we have hundreds to choose from. We will copper soldering and brazing techniques to make... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoIntroduction to ArtGlass Clay
Instructor: Paula Radke
Paula has been working with glass and making jewelry for 30 years. (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 7, from 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Fees: $65 » includes Copper Turtle Pendant and four jars of glass clay and firing of your projects.
We will learn how to mix and mold ArtGlass Clay. You can play with any of my 100 molds and/or make pieces of glass to finish a copper turtle pendant made by Patricia Healey. Your fired pieces will be available to you the day after the class. (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoBouquet of Beautiful Beads
Instructor: Eriko Page
Polymer Clay Artist and owner of Heart & Hand. (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 8, from 8:30am to 10:30am
Fees: $55
Join renown artist Eriko Page for two hours of excitement and learning! You will explore how to make perfectly shaped and beautifully composed beads in this class. Eriko will share her unique millefiore canes of leaves and flower designs for you to use in creating your own exquisite beads. You will learn how to shape and form beads as well as cut and... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoBeaded Flat Mesh Bracelet
Instructor: Marilyn Gardiner
Marilyn Gardiner has a passion for creating beadwork jewelry—and now chain mail jewelry as well. Her jewellery reflects her love of pattern, design and colour from different eras and cultures. She is a teacher who enjoys working with adults to create jewellery. She teaches various jewellery... (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 8, from 8:30am to 11:30am
Fees:
$45 » class fee
$66 » kit fee
$155 » optional upgrade fee for a Sterling Silver Bracelet kit
This is a sensuous bracelet that flows like water around your wrist. It is a beautiful, classic design enhanced with small heishi or donut beads down the sides. 3 cm. wide. It’s my personal favorite! The bracelet is also available in Argentium sterling silver. Pre-requisite: You have previously completed at least one chain mail project. Tools designed... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoTimeless Beauty Bracelet
Instructor: Dale “Cougar” Armstrong
Dale “Cougar” Armstrong is a diehard rockhound, lapidary, and a full-time wire jewelry artist, instructor and author; with a background in the fine arts, cloisonné and repoussé prior to making wire jewelry. With more than 40 years of combined experience, Dale uses... (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 8, from 8:30am to 12:30pm
Fees: $99 » includes class kit and use of instructor’s tools
I first designed this bracelet in 1994 and since then I have sold more than 1000 versions; it has become my absolute and repeat customer “best seller”. Learn my secret on how to lock pattern wire within the bracelet frame; how to prevent wraps from slipping; make your own hook & eye clasp; learn how to resize this bracelet in 15 minutes, and... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoTOHO Beads - Metallic Ruffle Sensation Necklace
Instructor: Patty McCourt
Patty McCourt is a professional bead artist, jewellery designer, tutor, consultant and the owner of a craft business BeadbyBead based in Nottingham. She lives in this city with her husband Bill and her two lovely daughters, Katerina and Stephanie. ... (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Dates/Times: February 8, from 8:30am to 3:00pm
Fees:
$95 » workshop fee
$35 » kit including step by step instructions
Do you love metallic colors? This stunning necklace consists of a beaded rope and three ruffle beads using the amazing metallic seed beads. You will be shown how to create this fabulous necklace that will capture everyone’s attention!! You will be having expert guidance on the different beading techniques used. IT IS JUST UNMISSABLE!! This workshop is... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoGreat Balls ‘O Crystal
Instructor: Lisa Pavelka
Lisa Pavelka is an award-winning artist, author and designer who has worked professionally for almost three decades with mixed mediums including polymer/metal clays, resin, wire and crystal to name a few. She teaches workshops, creative cruises, and professional seminars for artist internationally.... (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 8, from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $45 » includes all materials
Create a stunning ball of crystal that will get you tons of compliments. Learn how Lisa’s custom “Free-Weave” forms can easily be transformed into sparkling spheres with an elegant dangling crystal accent. Learn about variations in shape and connective components. Lisa will discuss other options for patterns and color design. Students will... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoFish Tales
Instructor: Beth Kraft
Beth teaches at several national bead shows in addition to teaching bead-weaving and wire-work at her store, Nordic Gypsy Beads & Jewelry in Rochester, Minnesota. Beth's designs have been in several national publications and she has presented on Beads, Baubles, and Jewels and Bead.tv. Beth... (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 8, from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $75 » includes kit.
Just like a fish, this bracelet can grow to whopper length! Make this fish tail braid to wrap once, twice, or five times! To register for this class or for more information email Beth at beth@nordicgypsy.com. Please include your contact information and which class you are interested in. You can also call 507-261-8651. (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoHinged Brooch/Pendant
Instructor: Kim St. Jean
Following ten years as a public school teacher, Kim combined her love of teaching with her creative talents and began teaching jewelry related classes. She has been teaching jewelry classes for over 15 years. She is an award winning instructor, author and jewelry designer. Kim has been published in... (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 8, from 9:00am to 4:30pm
Fees: $125 » (includes all materials and supplies, use of tools, and a handout)
We’re pulling out all the techniques to make this hinged pin/pendant. Students will choose a design from one of hundreds in our template book, or draw one of their own. We will then etch, saw, texture, cold connect, solder, patina, etc to complete this brooch that can also be worn as a pendant. We will make a pin converter as well. No experience... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoWired Romance Bracelet
Instructor: Rochelle Vallee
Rochelle Vallee is an Ohio area gallery artist who works out of her home studio in ... (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 8, from 10:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $70 » includes kit
Learn the art and beauty of wire wrapping using vintage wares from modern mid century. You will create a vintage piece of wearable art that you will enjoy for many years to come. ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoJOAN OF ARC BRACELET
Instructor: Kim Rueth
Owner of Knot Just Beads for 20+ years, Kim has been creating bead projects for as long as one can remember. These days Kim is the Wizard of Beads, and is often referred to as the "Mother Ship". When the new Czechmate system became available Kim quickly adapted her knowledge of beads to... (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 8, from 10:00am to 12:30pm
Fees: $60 » supplies included
Be one of the first to work with the Brand New Czechmates two hole triangle beads.These beads are first debuting by Starman in Tucson 2014. Students will marvel at how quickly this three dimensional bracelet works up. Students will need a work mat or tray and scissors. Contact at: (414)771-8360 or email customerservice@knotjustbeads.com. (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoPearl Knotting
Instructor: String Bead Instructor
(read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 8, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $69 » most supplies included
Take the mystery out of pearl knotting! Learn one of the oldest beading skills. Both traditional and modern techniques are covered. Explore multiple finishing options and fun new ways to incorporate this ancient technique into modern jewelry. We will have a variety of real pearls, and a collection of lovely designer clasps for you to choose from. 1 16”... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoCompanion Bracelet
Instructor: Diane S. Hertzler
Diane has been a bead designer and bead instructor for over 15 years; her work has appeared most recently in BEADWORK magazine. Diane is a CREATE YOUR STYLE with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS Ambassador. (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Dates/Times: February 8, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $105 » includes kit and written directions
This bracelet was created as a companion to be worn with Beads & Buttons Bracelet that I taught for CREATE YOUR STYLE with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS in Tucson several years ago. It is made using circular peyote stitch links that connect to SWAROVSKI Margarita and Bicone Beads. Instruction will include teacher directions and assistance, written directions and... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoBASIC SOLDERED RING
Instructor: Cheryl Orahood
Cheryl is a metal smith and silversmith. She has been teaching metal smithing for the last 25 to 30 years. (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 8, from 10:00am to 2:00pm
Fees:
$90 » workshop fee
$25 » kit fee
In this class we will learn techniques of riveting wire to make a cold connection ring. We will learn to use a torch to anneal and texture metal. We will be working with sterling silver, copper and brass. You do not need to have any experience to take this class. Your instructor will be Cheryl Orahood. She is a metal smith and silversmith . She has been... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoFlourish
Instructor: Cindy Pankopf
Art Clay Silver Master Instructor and owner of Cindy Pankopf’s Creative Place (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Dates/Times: February 8, from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Fees: $110 » does not include kit fee
Fine silver wire marries beautifully with metal clay, and in this bracelet they are actually fired together to bond. You will begin by braiding multiple bundles of wire together on a foam disk. This easy kumihimo band will then become the foundation for the sculptural metal clay lily and leaves that naturally transition into the clasp. No marudai or kumihimo... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoMake a pair of Silver and Dichroic bead Earrings
Instructor: Paula Radke
Paula has been working with glass for 30 years. (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 8, from 10:00am to 6:00pm
Fees: $20
Make a pair of earrngs using my new ear wire made of 925 silver and your choice of dichroic beads. You will learn a wire wrap for making the loop at the top of the bead. This earring design makes it easy for you to change the bead for a new look using the same high quality silver ear wire for all of them. ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoWire wrap Ring with Dichroic Bead
Instructor: Paula Radke
Paula has been working with glass for 30 years. (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 8, from 10:00am to 6:00pm
Fees: $15
Make a "bird nest" wire wrapped Ring using a dichroic bead. I use Parawire and love it. Let me show you how easy these rings are.. All day every day. Just show up. (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoYou Cab Do It, Setting Cabochons In Metal Clay
Instructor: Carrie Story
Certified PMC instructor and full-time metal clay artist. More information athttp://www.divineornaments.net. (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: Prior experience required
Dates/Times: February 8, from 12:30pm to 4:30pm
Fees: $135 » includes fine silver, cabochon and use of materials and tools
Learn to set a stone into your pendant, post-firing, by designing a bezel setting with metal clay. You will learn to calculate the size of the clay bezel to adjust for shrinkage, make a placeholder, and carefully structure a thin clay bezel on your pendant. Carrie will explain her method to create a strong, thin bezel. You will set your cabochon with bezel... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoWired Glamour Beauty Choker
Instructor: Rochelle Vallee
Is an Ohio area gallery artist who works out of her home studio in the City of Parma, Ohio. Rochelle exhibits her art works in several galleries across the Eastern sea coast. Rochelle has been the owner of RoVals Boutique since 2004 and enjoys her homebased business that includes traditional art... (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 8, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees: $105 » includes kit
During this class you will learn how to wire wrap using vintage wares from modern mid century wire and crystals. The chokers are the latest rage in New York fashion. Create a unique choker design using the latest techniques in wire wrapping. The choker necklace is comfortable to wear while you are at work or dancing the night away. ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoSolar Flare Necklace
Instructor: Norma Melton, Founder of WireKnitZ®
Art gallery owner, decorative arts and custom framing consultant, and Founder of WireKnitZ®, Norma Melton’s artistic aesthetic evolved over a consulting career of over thirty years and now creates her own 3-dimensional wearable art. While leading her new company, Norma enjoys developing... (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 8, from 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees:
$45 » workshop fee
$79 » kit fee
Fun & flirty or classic & elegant! Create the Solar Flare Necklace by stretching, twisting and manipulating the copper wire tubular knit mesh. You will learn various techniques to set and keep your design in place as well as storage and travel suggestions to keep your unique artwear safe. ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoSerendipity
Instructor: Beth Kraft
Beth teaches at several national bead shows and her designs have been in several national publications. She has presented on Beads, Baubles, and Jewels and Bead.tv. Beth was a Saul Bell Design Award finalist and a BeadStar finalist. Her website is http://www.nordicgypsy.com. (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 8, from 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $135 » includes kit
Beads of all shapes and sizes turn this simple Japanese kumihimo braid into a stunning, serendipitous necklace. Kit colors vary ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoChaos Prong Pendant
Instructor: Dale “Cougar” Armstrong
Dale “Cougar” Armstrong is a diehard rockhound, lapidary, and a full-time wire jewelry artist, instructor and author; with a background in the fine arts, cloisonné and repoussé prior to making wire jewelry. With more than 40 years of combined experience, Dale uses... (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 8, from 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $65 » includes class kit and use of instructor’s tools
Learn how my “happy mistake” became the base harness for many future designs! Students will learn to bend and fold wire to create individual prongs that will encase a lovely 18mm Swarovski rivoli into an elegant pendant with a “reverse bail”. You will be amazed at where this technique can take you! The workshop fee includes... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoSteampunk Fairy Dust Amulet
Instructor: Lisa Pavelka
Lisa Pavelka is an award-winning artist, author and designer who has worked professionally for almost three decades with mixed mediums including polymer/metal clays, resin, wire and crystal to name a few. She teaches workshops, creative cruises, and professional seminars for artist internationally.... (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 8, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $45 » includes all materials
Create a tubular pendant chock full of vintage mechanical elements and capped with layered, millefiori clay leaves. Lisa will guide you through the creation of quick and easy millefiori canes that are deceptively easy to create. She’ll share tips on slicing and application along with the methods for suspending your creations. Seats are limited. All... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoPunching and Texturing
Instructor: Lisa Eaton
Designer and owner of Rustic Ruby Designs, considers being creative and using her artistic skills to be her lifelong passion. As a member of the String Bead team she has been applying those skills towards designing and creating unique handcrafted jewelry. Lisa spends a huge amount of her spare time,... (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 8, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
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. In this class, we cover a host of tools and techniques. We punch out shapes, roll them out, hammer them, dap them into domes, and otherwise abuse them and come out with a REALLY COOL... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoDWTS (Dancing With the Stars) Bangle
Instructor: Diane S. Hertzler
Diane has been a bead designer and bead instructor for over 15 years; her work has appeared most recently in BEADWORK magazine. Diane is a CREATE YOUR STYLE with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS Ambassador. (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Dates/Times: February 8, from 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees: $105 » includes kit and written directions
This bangle is made using odd-count, flat, peyote stitch and embellished with three sizes of Swarovski Bicone Beads. Instruction will include teacher directions and assistance, written directions and graphics. ... (read more & registration)

Leather Kumihimo
Instructor: Robert Jennik
(read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 8, from 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees: $0 » free demos
View these demos in Suite #109 (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoBeginners Metal Clay
Instructor: Carrie Story
Certified PMC instructor and full-time metal clay artist. More information athttp://www.divineornaments.net. (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 8, from 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Fees: $95 » includes fine silver and use of materials and tools
Learn everything you need to know to make your own custom jewelry from metal clay in one straightforward class. You will learn to roll, shape, texture, cut, refine, fire and polish metal clay. Carrie will provide design considerations that will lead to successful finished pieces. Learn Carrie's firing guidelines and techniques so that you can work with... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoChunky Contemporary Ring
Instructor: Dale “Cougar” Armstrong
Dale “Cougar” Armstrong is a diehard rockhound, lapidary, and a full-time wire jewelry artist, instructor and author; with a background in the fine arts, cloisonné and repoussé prior to making wire jewelry. With more than 40 years of combined experience, Dale uses... (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 8, from 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Fees: $125 » includes class kit and use of instructor’s tools
Discover how to set your favorite chunky stones into a contemporary ring design that’s sure to be a show stopper. Using square and half-round wires, students will learn how to formulate and finish this beauty, so it fits every time. Class discussions will include: choosing the right stone for the right ring style and finger size; how to use ring sizers... (read more & registration)

Workshop Photo"Sunflower" focal bead/brooch
Instructor: Eriko Page
Polymer Clay Artist and owner of Heart & Hand. (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 8, from 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Fees: $65
In this workshop students will learn polymer clay color mixing, and millifiore caning techniques and sculptural cane composition and use of specialty tools. Students will construct a petal cane and experience how to apply cane slices in a dimensional composition to create one-of-a-kind floral focal pieces. In addition students will explore finishing... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoDichroic Charm Necklace, Bracelet and/or earrings.
Instructor: Paula Radke
Paula has been working with glass and making jewelry for 30 years. (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 8, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Fees: $65
I will provide everything you will need to make this dichroic charm necklace. If you wish you can make just a bracelet or earrings or all three.The process is simple but a really important thing to learn and that is the opening and closing of jump rings. You will enjoy your finished necklace for many years to come. ... (read more & registration)

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)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 8, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $69 » some supplies included.
If you can draw it, stamp it, or high contrast it, you can etch it! YEAH! We will cover electric etch, UV resists, industrial resists, and chemical etching. If you have a favorite SMALL rubber stamp, bring it! We will all be chem. etching a charm. Very fun and informative class! All tools are provided. To register for this class or for more information: call... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoBouquet of Beautiful Beads
Instructor: Eriko Page
Polymer Clay Artist and owner of Heart & Hand. (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 9, from 8:30am to 10:30am
Fees: $55
Join renown artist Eriko Page for two hours of excitement and learning! You will explore how to make perfectly shaped and beautifully composed beads in this class. Eriko will share her unique millefiore canes of leaves and flower designs for you to use in creating your own exquisite beads. You will learn how to shape and form beads as well as cut and... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoMake it Move, Hinges in Metal Clay
Instructor: Carrie Story
Certified PMC instructor and full-time metal clay artist. More information at http://www.divineornaments.net. (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All. Prior experience suggested
Dates/Times: February 9, from 8:30am to 12:30pm
Fees: $120 » includes fine silver and use of materials and tools
Add interest and depth to your metal clay designs. In this class you will learn to incorporate hinges in your metal clay jewelry. You will design a fine silver pendant, create hinges, and incorporate them into your construction. Carrie will discuss sizing and placement considerations along with pin finishing. You will finish your pin ends using a simple... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoDouble Orbits Rings!
Instructor: Dale “Cougar” Armstrong
Dale “Cougar” Armstrong is a diehard rockhound, lapidary, and a full-time wire jewelry artist, instructor and author; with a background in the fine arts, cloisonné and repoussé prior to making wire jewelry. With more than 40 years of combined experience, Dale uses... (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 9, from 8:30am to 12:30pm
Fees: $45 » includes class kit and use of instructor’s tools
Everyone loves rings and this one will be a best seller at your next show! Learn how to formulate the platform and orbits according to the size of the focal item you choose. Many design variables are possible. Using a gemstone nugget, a pearl or a favorite faceted bead students will learn how to properly size the ring for a perfect fit and how to resize it... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoTOHO BEADS - Scarlet Beaded Bead Necklace
Instructor: Patty McCourt
Patty McCourt is a professional bead artist, jewellery designer, tutor, consultant and the owner of a craft business BeadbyBead based in Nottingham. She lives in this city with her husband Bill and her two lovely daughters, Katerina and Stephanie. ... (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 9, from 8:30am to 12:30pm
Fees:
$55 » workshop fee
$20 » kit including step by step instructions.
Scarlet Beaded Bead Necklace : Have you ever covered a bead to create another bead? In this exciting and fun workshop you will learn how to cover different types of beads: glass, resin, pearls or wooden beads using different colors of size 11/0 seed beads including the gorgeous metallic range. Then you will be shown how to embellish the beaded beads to... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoRomantic French Cuff
Instructor: Pamela Huntington
Pamela Huntington is a full time artist, graphic designer and workshop instructor living in the woods of New England. Whimsical digital collage, assemblage, one of a kind custom books and fabric arts are all part of her mixed media background. She has taught at Artfest, Paper Cowgirl, Art and Soul,... (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 9, from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $85 » includes kit
There is something so romantic about a lovely, lacey, embellished cuff for your wrist. I hope you can come join me for a 3 hour class where we will design and make a romantic cuff. We will add ribbon flowers, beading and if you wish and even some fabric photos for added interest. I will have the materials for you to use, but feel ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoGreek Goddess
Instructor: Kim St. Jean
Following ten years as a public school teacher, Kim combined her love of teaching with her creative talents and began teaching jewelry related classes. She has been teaching jewelry classes for over 15 years. She is an award winning instructor, author and jewelry designer. Kim has been published in... (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 9, from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $75 » (includes all materials and supplies, use of tools, and a handout)
Using Copper bezel, wire, solder, and brazing techniques we will create this stunning pendant. Various bale options will be explored as well. You’ll have your choice of stone so no two will be alike. Please call 843-734-0764 or click on the link below to sign up. (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoDimensional Treasure Tins
Instructor: Lisa Pavelka
Lisa Pavelka is an award-winning artist, author and designer who has worked professionally for almost three decades with mixed mediums including polymer/metal clays, resin, wire and crystal to name a few. She teaches workshops, creative cruises, and professional seminars for artist internationally.... (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 9, from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $45 » includes all materials
In this technique oriented class you’ll learn how to create the Sutton Slice technique for 3D surface treatments with polymer clay. Additions for the method will be demonstrated and students will have the chance to finish their project with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS crystals. ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoRight on Rivoli
Instructor: Beth Kraft
Beth teaches at several national bead shows in addition to teaching bead-weaving and wire-work at her store, Nordic Gypsy Beads & Jewelry in Rochester, Minnesota. Beth's designs have been in several national publications and she has presented on Beads, Baubles, and Jewels and Bead.tv. Beth... (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 9, from 9:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $100 » includes kit
Have you always wanted to work with rivolis but thought they were too tough? Learn this easy method of making a beaded bezel. Join these sparkling beaded gems to create a bright and fun bracelet. To register for this class or for more information email Beth at beth@nordicgypsy.com. Please include your contact information and which class you are interested... (read more & registration)

Mini Flam Free Demo
Instructor: Cheryl Orahood
She is a metal smith and silversmith . She has been teaching metal smithing for the last 20 years. (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 9, from 10:00am to 11:00am
Fees: $0 » free class!
Cheryl will show you how to use this tool for jewelry making and silversmithing. If you have any questions or would like to register for this class please contact the instructor at 704-236-0663 or at glasscao@aol.com. (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoPainting Vintage Art Pendant
Instructor: Rochelle Vallee
Is an Ohio area gallery artist who works out of her home studio in the City of Parma, Ohio. Rochelle exhibits her art works in several galleries across the Eastern sea coast. Rochelle has been the owner of RoVals Boutique since 2004 and enjoys her homebased business that includes traditional art... (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 9, from 10:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $30 » kit included
Learn how to blend paint using various painting techniques on to metal and use wire and vintage material and crystals to create a one of kind art designed pendant. Bring 1 needle nose pliers, 1 round nose pliers, wire cutters for 20 gauge wire. All other materials will be supplied. Contact Information: Rochelle Vallee http://www.rovalsboutique.com (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoSoft Soldering
Instructor: String Bead Instructor
(read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 9, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $69 » some supplies included.
Soft Soldering has a charm of it’s own. Not truly Jewelry soldering it still has its appeal. It is a great skill for setting things that can’t take a flame heat or the rigors of riveting. In this class we will be soldering pictures under glass and soldering around tiles, old china, and other fun bits and pieces to make some really spiffy charms.... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoTennis Bracelet in Basic Black
Instructor: Diane S. Hertzler
Diane has been a bead designer and bead instructor for over 15 years; her work has appeared most recently in BEADWORK magazine. Diane is a CREATE YOUR STYLE with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS Ambassador. (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Dates/Times: February 9, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $107 » includes kit and written directions
SWAROVSKI Cube Beads are bezeled, sewn together and embellished with SWAROVSKI Bicone Beads. Instruction will include teacher directions and assistance, written directions and graphics. ... (read more & registration)

Workshop Photo"Under The Sea" Seascape
Instructor: Christi Friesen
Award-winning polymer artist http://www.cforiginals.com (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 9, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $65 » all materials provided
Make this delightful jellyfish seascape pendant. Learn mixed media techniques and surface effects. All materials provided - All skill levels welcome. http://store.cforiginals.net/tuazjjesepes.html (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoSilver Clay Bezel Bracelet
Instructor: Cindy Pankopf
Art Clay Silver Master Instructor and owner of Cindy Pankopf’s Creative Place (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Dates/Times: February 9, from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Fees: $100 » does not include kit fee
Learn how to set real gemstone cabochons into your metal clay creations without worry if the stone can be fired. You will learn how to form bezel wire to create a custom fit for any cabochon. This bezel will then get incorporated as a focal point for a bracelet. You will also get to try your hand at some decorative carving to enhance the setting.... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoMake a pair of Silver and Dichroic bead Earrings
Instructor: Paula Radke
Paula has been working with glass for 30 years. (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 9, from 10:00am to 6:00pm
Fees: $20
Make a pair of earrngs using my new ear wire made of 925 silver and your choice of dichroic beads. You will learn a wire wrap for making the loop at the top of the bead. This earring design makes it easy for you to change the bead for a new look using the same high quality silver ear wire for all of them. ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoWire wrap Ring with Dichroic Bead
Instructor: Paula Radke
Paula has been working with glass for 30 years. (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 9, from 10:00am to 6:00pm
Fees: $15
Make a "bird nest" wire wrapped Ring using a dichroic bead. I use Parawire and love it. Let me show you how easy these rings are.. All day every day. Just show up. (read more & registration)

Leather Kumihimo
Instructor: Robert Jennik
(read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 9, from 11:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $0 » free demos
View these demos in Suite #109 (read more & registration)

Vintage Ribbon Pendant Demo
Instructor: Kim Rueth
(read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 9, from 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Fees: $0 » free demos
View these demos in Suite #109 (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoWired Romance Bracelet
Instructor: Rochelle Vallee
Rochelle Vallee is an Ohio area gallery artist who works out of her home studio in ... (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 9, from 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Fees: $70 » includes kit
Learn the art and beauty of wire wrapping using vintage wares from modern mid century. You will create a vintage piece of wearable art that you will enjoy for many years to come. ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoWoven Wonder, Weaving in Metal Clay
Instructor: Carrie Story
Certified PMC instructor and full-time metal clay artist. More information at http://www.divineornaments.net. (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All. Prior experience suggested
Dates/Times: February 9, from 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $120 » includes fine silver and use of materials and tools
In this class you will learn the fine art of weaving metal clay sheet. You will learn three different weave designs, and will create a pendant or earrings using your favorite weave technique. Carrie will explain the tips and tricks for creating straight weaves and finished edges. Carrie will also discuss a recipe for making your own metal clay sheet... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoLittle Traveling Needle/Tool Book
Instructor: Lorri Scott
Fiber artist and designer from Los Gatos CA, will teach two classes “Little Traveling Tool Book” and “Botanical Dye Printing and Nuno Felt Collage” at various hours during the Tucson Bead Show Feb. 4 – 19, 2013. ... (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 9, from 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $85 » includes all materials
Everyone needs a place to store their needles, scissors, thread, and other tools they use for projects when they’re on the go! Yes you can buy a plastic storage unit with all sorts of components but wouldn’t you rather have a sweet little handmade booklet to use? In this class you will learn how to nuno felt and make the booklet cover using... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoLittle Butterfly Mini Class
Instructor: Christi Friesen
Award-winning polymer artist http://www.cforiginals.com (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 9, from 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Fees: $25 » all materials provided
Learn mixed media and polymer clay techniques with this fun little butterfly! All materials provided - All skill levels welcome. http://store.cforiginals.net/tuazlibusufe.html (read more & registration)

Elements Demo
Instructor: Kim Rueth
(read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 9, from 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees: $0 » free demos
View these demos in Suite #109 (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoGive Metal Clay A Try
Instructor: Cindy Pankopf
Art Clay Silver Master Instructor and owner of Cindy Pankopf’s Creative Place (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 9, from 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Fees: $30 » does not include kit fee
This Make-and-Take is a quick and low-cost way to begin exploring silver metal clay. This quick mini-class offers you just a taste of what this fantastic material is like while you make your choice of up to 4 custom pieces; either earrings, charms or a pendant. Best of all, you will be able to wear your creations home because the findings are included! $25... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoBling Flower Mini Class
Instructor: Christi Friesen
Award-winning polymer artist http://www.cforiginals.com (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 9, from 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Fees: $25 » all included
Make this sparkley bling flower full of shimmer and pizzazz using polymer clay, fun embellishments, and shimmery surface effects. All materials provided - All skill levels welcome. http://store.cforiginals.net/tuazblflmicl.html (read more & registration)

Chainmaille Demos
Instructor: Sonoran Beads
(read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4-February 9, ongoing.
Fees: $0 » free demos!
Offering free ongoing demos on the proper way to open and close jumprings. (read more & registration)

Glass Clay Demos by Paula Radke
Instructor: Paula Radke
(read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4-February 9, ongoing.
Fees: $0 » free demos!
Learn to create beautiful glass pendants and beads using an extraordinary new product. For more information and to register contact Paula at 805-459-3329 or paula@paularadke.com. (read more & registration)

SilverSilk Demonstrations
Instructor: SilverSilk
(read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4-February 9, ongoing.
Fees: $0 » free demos!
On-going free demonstrations at booth #GP229, on how to use the new SilverSilk knitted jewelry wire. (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoWire Wrapping Made Easy with Diana Harwood
Instructor: Diana Harwood
Artist and teacher in jewelry design and wirework. (read more)Currently not available.
Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 5-February 7, ongoing.
Fees: $0
Wire-work demos - ongoing. (read more & registration)

Also see the To Bead True Blue Workshop List