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Workshop PhotoFoxtail 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)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 8:30am to 11:30am
Fees:
$86 » for workshop + jewelers bronze kit
$95 » for workshop + silver-filled kit
$88 » for workshop + copper kit and bead
$147 » for workshop + Argentium sterling kit and bead
How sophisticated! The chain is round and flexible. One version has an art glass focal bead–the bead in the Argentium™ sterling bracelet is by glass bead artist Kirsty Naray, and the one in the copper bracelet is by Ms Mussy, both from the Toronto area. ... (read more & registration)

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 PhotoTOHO Presents "TROPICAL SCRUNCHIE" BEADED FLOWER or BEADED BEAD
Instructor: Patty McCourt
Patty McCourt is a professional bead artist, jewellery designer, tutor, consultant and owner of a craft business BeadbyBead based in Nottingham (U.K). She lives in this city with her husband Bill and 2 lovely daughters, Katerina and Stephanie. Patty lectures, demonstrates and runs beading classes... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 9:00am to 12:00am
Fees: $55 » Cost of workshop includes hand outs and materials
Description: Spend an enjoyable and relaxed morning learning how to make these stunning and colourful beaded beads. Or you can give your creation a delightful flower look by adding a pearl or crystal to the middle of it. You will want to make a collection of them in different colors. Just be aware that making these gorgeous elements can become addictive! ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoZip It Up
Instructor: Maria Richmond
Presented by The Urban Beader (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 9:00am to 12:00am
Fees: $60 » Includes kit
You’ll be quite surprised at how fast this funky pendant works up. Use repurposed zippers to add texture and interest to 16 gauge wire. Once you’ve wrapped it, you can finish it with the spirals of your choice. (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoBeachin' Rivets
Instructor: Kieu Pham Gray
Http://kieuphamgray.com/ (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $95 » includes kit
Long walks on the beach have yielded pockets full of glass and nowhere to go. Here is a way to make them useful. Learn to drill glass and rivet the holes for a great finish. This class will offer hands on experience with a flex shaft and how to properly use it. (Note: there are no guarantees made as to the completion of project due to the sensitivity of... (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 PhotoHip to be Square 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)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Fees: $135 » includes all materials and supplies, use of tools, and a handout
Students will make a mixed metal pendant utilizing design, sawing, texturing, patina, and soldering techniques. Using a leading edge large gauge square wire and tension allows for non-traditional cab setting. Freehand design the levels or select from our hundreds of templates. No experience necessary and all tools and supplies are provided. Please call... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoDouble Bezel Beaded Cabachon
Instructor: John Creighton Petersen
I began beading about 10 years ago as “stress relief” from my everyday job, getting lost in patterns and mixing colors. With a background in the paper arts field, it became a natural evolution for me to begin incorporating these two mediums to create jewelry. Along the way I discovered... (read more)Skill Level: Intermediate. Working knowledge of right angle and peyote are required (no exceptions) along with the ability to follow a pattern/instructions
Dates/Times: February 2, from 9:00am to 5:00pm
Fees: $125 » for workshop fee, all supplies and complete instructions
Create an eye catching double bezel filled with found objects and German glass, all set using ICE Resin. Learn a variety of different techniques for using ICE Resin including how to layer resin in a bezel. The beading technique used in class can be applied to almost any basic shaped cabochon. ... (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 PhotoBOX KNOT NECKLACE
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 10:00am to 11:30am
Fees:
$35 » Class fee
$39 » Materials fee
Create a necklace of flat cord embellished with silver plate or brass beads – great for guys or dolls. Hint: you can also make a bracelet with this pattern. Materials needed: Box Knot kit, 1 strand 6mm large hole brass/silver plate beads, Faux Suede Coil Packet (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoVariety
Instructor: Kaycee Hoover
Kaycee has been working with jewelry in some form since she was 16. After many years of beading, selling and buying jewelry she turned her focus to teaching. A master of many techniques and styles, Kaycee finds a way to bring her love of beading into the classroom (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees:
$60 » Workshop fee
$30 » Kit fee
Wire work, variety of projects from single wire wrap to wire wrapped cabochons (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoMake Your Own Findings!
Instructor: Atalia Molaro
Teacher, Designer, and Buyer, for String Bead Chico. Atalia has been creating new classes and teaching the elements of beading skills for over six years. Her open saw work and metal skills are unparalleled. She plays a vital role in helping to create the over fifty classes taught at String Bead. (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $69 » some supplies included
Simple solder joints, Annealing, Melting, Headpins, Bails, Toggles. Earwires, S-hooks AND SOLDERING!!! We “basic” solder in this class but do not go into the science behind soldering like we do in “Torch Soldering” We recommend if you are planning to do a lot of soldering you take both. In this class we solder, in “Torch... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoOpen Workshop
Instructor: Lana May
Lana May received her first degree in mechanical engineering and a second degree in clothing and accessory design, then owned a clothing-design firm and began designing jewelry to wear with her evening wear. Now she teaches at her home studio, in the Phoenix area, all over USA, Germany, and Ukraine.... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 10:00am to 2:00pm
Fees:
$75 » Class fee
$20 » Kit fee
$65 » Kit fee
Choose bracelet, or necklace, or earrings depending on your favorite beading technique and beading level! I will teach ... (read more & registration)

Ongoing demonstrations
Instructors: Diane S. Hertzler & Beth Kraft
(read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2-February 7, from 10:00am to 6:00pm
Fees: $0
Diane will be demonstrating a quick bead crochet start and Beth will be demonstrating a simple kumihimo braid of ribbon using a small disk. Stop in and see how these great techniques! (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoInterchangeable Wire Wrapped Cabochon Pendant
Instructor: Ronda Stevens
Ronda has been teaching wire wrap design classes in the southeast for the past 10 years at bead shows and local bead stores. She specializes in traditional wire wrap design and loves to see her students succeed in her classes. She released her first book in October 2013, The Art of Wire Wrap... (read more)Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Dates/Times: February 2, from 11:00am to 2:30pm
Fees: $85
With traditional wire wrapped pendants, you are limited to 1 cabochon, but not with this technique. Open the hinged frame, remove the cabochon and replace with another stone of the same size. In this workshop you will create a wire wrapped frame that will fit a standard 30 x 40mm cabochon using sterling silver filled wire. Class fee includes sterling... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoTriple Threat 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)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 12:30pm to 3:30pm
Fees: $75 » for workshop + copper/black kit, other kits available
Classically elegant bracelets with very special clasps! If you’ve never tried chain mail before, this class is for you. Choose a three-in-three weave with interesting metal jump ring combinations. ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoPearls at Large
Instructor: Kieu Pham Gray
Http://kieuphamgray.com/ (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees: $99 » includes material kit
Learn to drill large holes into pearls to use with leather and other large beading material to create a shabby chic look. Along with proper drilling techniques, we will discuss the proper tools and equipment you will need to complete the task. (Additional tools may be purchased from instructor.) ... (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 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)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, 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 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)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 1:00pm to 5:30pm
Fees: $95 » 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 PhotoCrowning Glory
Instructor: Kieu Pham Gray
Http://kieuphamgray.com/ (read more)Skill Level: All. Confident beginner - Intermediate
Dates/Times: February 2, from 1:30pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $95 » includes kit
Set stones with from different angle. This way you can show off almost the entire stone with a professional look. You will learn soldering, cutting, and forming. Kits will have enough for 2 pendants just in case. Additional materials and tools maybe purchased from instructor. ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoCzech it Out
Instructor: Maria Richmond
Presented by The Urban Beader (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 1:30pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $75 » Includes kit
Build your wire-wrapping skills while making one of these wonderful necklaces. Choose 3 different beads from Maria’s large stock of Czech glass. Combine with hammered spiral jump rings and wrapped links. This is a class will benefit beginner and intermediate level wire-workers alike. (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoBERRIES ON THE VINE BRACELET
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 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Fees:
$35 » Class fee
$39 » Materials fee
We will create a beautiful multi-strand bracelet that resembles small berries hanging on a vine. You can use the same technique to create a necklace once you get the hang of it. Materials needed: Berries on the Vine kit, 1 strand of 3mm brass/silver plate round beads, 1 spool Tuff Cord #5, Super New Glue (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoByzantine beauty
Instructor: Kaycee Hoover
Kaycee has been working with jewelry in some form since she was 16. After many years of beading, selling and buying jewelry she turned her focus to teaching. A master of many techniques and styles, Kaycee finds a way to bring her love of beading into the classroom (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees:
$60 » Workshop fee
$30 » Kit fee
Come learn the beautiful art of chain maile. You will leave with a complete bracelet. Although this weave is also known as fool's dilemma, you won't be fooled as Brittany deftly teaches you this great pattern. Byzantine is a beautiful display of the beauty of chain mail in jewelry design and a great weave to start on. Learn the basics of chain mail... (read more & registration)

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

Workshop PhotoHerringbone stitch for all levels
Instructor: Lana May
Lana May received her first degree in mechanical engineering and a second degree in clothing and accessory design, then owned a clothing-design firm and began designing jewelry to wear with her evening wear. Now she teaches at her home studio, in the Phoenix area, all over USA, Germany, and Ukraine.... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 2:30pm to 6:00pm
Fees:
$70 » Class fee
$18 » Kit fee
$65 » Kit fee
Also called Ndebele (say, en-deh-BELLY) this fast, flexible, and fluid stitch is named for the African tribe known for its ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoChampleve’ Enamel Pendant in Fine Silver
Instructor: Sharon Kaplan
Sharon Kaplan is an award winning metalsmith and enamelist from Los Angeles, who loves to teach. She is debuting her Champleve’ Ready, Fine Silver Designs at this 2015 Tucson Bead Show. See her work at sharonkaplanjewelry.com. (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 4:00pm to 7:00pm
Fees: $160 » Includes: Fine silver, all supplies and tools are provided, just bring a great attitude!
Champleve’ Enamel is the technique where a recessed design is created in metal, in our case .999 Fine Silver. The recess is then filled with layers of the glass enamel. These layers are each fired in a kiln to fuse them to the silver and one another. Resulting in vibrant and luminous color seen only in glass on metal. I will teach you everything you... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoTiffany Bracelet
Instructor: Ronda Stevens
Ronda has been teaching wire wrap design classes in the southeast for the past 10 years at bead shows and local bead stores. She specializes in traditional wire wrap design and loves to see her students succeed in her classes. She released her first book in October 2013, Twists n Turns the Art of... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 4:00pm to 7:00pm
Fees: $80
Cup chain is so popular, but not all cup chain is created equal. I love the Swarovski bezel set cup chain so much, that I designed this bracelet around it. The Tiffany bracelet has a very high end look with the combination of sterling silver and gold filled wire. Class fee includes all sterling silver and gold filled wire, choice of colors in Swarovski... (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 PhotoPrometheus Copper & Bronze Clay; Boot Camp
Instructor: Divine Ornaments' Brenda Branson
More information at http://www.divineornaments.net. (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 4:30pm to 7:30pm
Fees: $95 » » includes 20 grams of Prometheus Copper or Bronze clay and use of materials and tools
Learn everything you need to know about Prometheus Copper and Bronze clays. From the consistency to the firing options, this class will provide you with the working knowledge to use the clays efficiently and utilize the versatility of this great medium. Brenda will discuss the clay properties and provide samples to use during class. You will work in the wet... (read more & 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 PhotoSoldered Chain!
Instructor: Michelle Marchiano
A beader since childhood and a college professor by trade, Michelle has brought her teaching expertise to the torch at String Bead in Chico. A curious person by nature, Michelle’s passion for mixed media, metal clays and the torch is only rivaled by her love for sharing it with others. Come... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $69 » some supplies included
This is our NEW favorite thing! Making Chains! Lots of them! Quickly and efficiently! As we all know time is money so in this class we will share some great professional shortcuts for assembling chain and getting the beauty and uniqueness you can only achieve by making your own chains. Bring a whole new dimension to your jewelry! We will explore turns twists... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoFold Form Cuff with Stone
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)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $95 » includes all materials and supplies, use of tools, and a handout
We will be annealing and hammering to create a fold formed cuff. We will design a multi-layered turtle bezel for the cabochon, then set the stone, which entails cold connections and stone setting techniques. We will patina if desired to add depth and dimension. Choice of cabochon and metals insure uniqueness. ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoByzantine Pendant
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)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 12:30am to 2:00pm
Fees: $48 » for workshop + copper kit, other kits available
Make an exquisite, keepsake pendant while learning the classic Byzantine chain mail weave. Includes a metal chain. Choose either Argentium sterling, copper or jewelers bronze rings. ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoArizona Sunset Spiral Necklace and Earrings
Instructor: June Malone
June Malone is an artist who has worked with a variety of materials and media. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in landscape architecture with a minor in art in 1971 and started out doing freelance residential landscape designs. For the past 30 years she has worked with many types of... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 8:00am to 12:00pm
Fees:
$50 » Workshop fee
$45 » kit fee
This class will teach how to make a spiral rope, a tubular peyote spiral beaded bead, and earrings that match the beaded bead (various sizes of seed beads). The beaded bead also has some embellishment on each end using fire polish beads and seed beads. The stunning colors were inspired by an Arizona sunset. Class attendees are responsible for bringing... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoCeltic Labyrinth 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)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 8:30am to 11:30am
Fees: $92 » for workshop + copper/black kit, other kits available
An out-of-the-ordinary bracelet! You’ll love these square mazes that lay flat and link together to make a design that only looks complex. Choose either Argentium sterling or jewelers bronze. ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoCalligraphy Cuff
Instructor: Maria Richmond
Presented by The Urban Beader (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 8:30am to 12:30pm
Fees: $75 » Includes kit
Students will learn hammering and wire-wrapping techniques while working with 14, 16 and 26 gauge copper wire. This versatile cuff bracelet can be dressed up with the addition of pearls, stone or crystals which will be available in class if the student chooses. (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoNotable Leather
Instructor: Kieu Pham Gray
Http://kieuphamgray.com/ (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 8:30am to 12:30pm
Fees: $115 » includes enough leather for 3+ note books, notebooks, snaps, rivets, button
Explore the leather working while creating custom leather notebooks. Students will learn to cut, dye, stamp and finish leather for a professional look. Projects will be customized by each student to suite their taste. There will be enough time to finish 2-4 notebooks depending on designs chosen by the student. ... (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 PhotoEasy Elegant 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)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 9:00am to 12:30pm
Fees: $85 » includes class kit and use of instructor’s tools
Imagine being able to make a simple, yet sturdy prong setting that will highlight your favorite cabochons, blister pearls, cameos and more! Each student will choose one focus item from a selection of blister pearls and cabochons, and then make it into a lovely finished pendant, embellished with accent beads and/or chain lengths. The formulas and techniques... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoHarmony & Melody
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)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 9:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $95 » Includes kit
Pearls, crystals and spirals combined with simple wire techniques to make this bracelet. You will learn the fundamentals used to make earrings, pendants, and charms. Kit colors vary. ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoLeather Rocks
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)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Fees: $135 » includes all materials and supplies, use of tools, and a handout
Make a Leather based bracelet sporting a cabochon of choice, set in a variety of metals. Finish it off with leather and wire, with choice of colors. No experience necessary and all tools and supplies are provided. Please call 843-734-0764 or e-mail info@studiostjean with contact information to sign up. (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 PhotoTilted Tila Bracelet
Instructor: John Creighton Petersen
I began beading about 10 years ago as “stress relief” from my everyday job, getting lost in pat-terns and mixing colors. With a background in the paper arts field, it became a natural evolution for me to begin incorporating these two mediums to create jewelry. Along the way I... (read more)Skill Level: Intermediate. Working knowledge of basic bead stitches and ability to follow a pattern/instructions without direct supervision
Dates/Times: February 3, from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Fees: $80 » for workshop fee, all supplies and complete instructions
Take your love of working with Tila beads to a new level to create this fun bracelet that features angled Tila beads, embellished with crystals. To view more images of completed class samples or more information regarding the class please visit artnewwave.com or email john@artnewwave.com (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoCHAN LUU STYLE BRACELET
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 10:00am to 11:30am
Fees:
$35 » Class fee
$65 » Materials fee
You’ve seen this woven leather wrap bracelet everywhere! Don’t pay hundreds of dollars; make your own original work of art. Combinations of color, beads, thread and leather are endless. Materials needed: Leather coil packet 1.5mm, 1 strand 3mm round SP beads, 1 strand 3mm cubed Brass beads, button, tuff cord #3 (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoRik Rak
Instructor: Kim Rueth
Twenty one + years ago someone had an idea to cash in her 401K, abandon the corporate system, and start a bead store. Knot Just Beads is the result of that idea. She’s never looked back! Kim has been creating bead projects for as long as one can remember. These days Kim is the Wizard of Beads,... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 10:00am to 12:30pm
Fees: $50 » includes bead kit and written handout
Using the designer’s adaptation of diagonal peyote stitch, ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoPearl Knotting
Instructor: Kaycee Hoover
Kaycee has been working with jewelry in some form since she was 16. After many years of beading, selling and buying jewelry she turned her focus to teaching. A master of many techniques and styles, Kaycee finds a way to bring her love of beading into the classroom (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees:
$60 » Workshop fee
$30 » Kit fee
Come learn ancient art of pearl knotting. You will leave with a complete bracelet and the knowledge of where this craft came from. This is truly a important technique to add to any ones skill level. (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoComposite "Rescue" Jewelry
Instructor: Amber Franklin
A BFA Graduate of Academy of Art University in Traditional Illustration, now a lead Associate at Blick Art Materials in San Francisco. Amber has studied with Carole Witt of String Bead since 1994. She is a proud member of the String Bead Sing-along team and hard core Art-er. Amber is the essence of... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $69 » all supplies including instructional handout are provided
A fun and interesting look at mixed media jewelry making. Do you have broken pieces? Do you have earrings that lost their mate? We're you gifted jewelry you don't like but can't get rid off? Bring it to this class to rework it into new and creative designs, along with unorthodox materials! We will discuss working with - and how to blend:... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoWoven Bracelet
Instructor: Ronda Stevens
Ronda has been teaching wire wrap design classes in the southeast for the past 10 years at bead shows and local bead stores. She specializes in traditional wire wrap design and loves to see her students succeed in her classes. She released her first book in October 2013, Twists n Turns the Art of... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 10:00am to 2:00pm
Fees: $100
You will learn to weave sterling silver filled wire using a flat vice. After completion, you will frame your weave use sterling silver filled 10 gauge half round wire and secure it with gold filled wire. Before class is over, you will be shown examples and we will discuss other ways to weave wire to make unique bracelets. Flat Vice and additional kits... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoBracelets with Swarovski crystals and pearls.
Instructor: Lana May
Lana May received her first degree in mechanical engineering and a second degree in clothing and accessory design, then owned a clothing-design firm and began designing jewelry to wear with her evening wear. Now she teaches at her home studio, in the Phoenix area, all over USA, Germany, and Ukraine.... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 10:00am to 2:00pm
Fees:
$75 » Class fee
$30 » Kit fee
$65 » Kit fee
I come up with some great projects with Swarovski crystals and pearls. Choose bracelet or necklace depend of your ... (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 PhotoRaised Texture Puzzle Piece
Instructor: Jody Young
Jody Young is a master bead artist and has created her “Raised Texture Beading” bead embroidery techniques for the past 15 years. She owned Beyond Beads for 21 years and after closing her store she moved to Maui for 2 years to follow her dreams of being an artist and selling her artwork.... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Fees: $165 » Includes kit
Jody’s Raised-Texture Beading technique is a free-flowing beading style with no pattern to follow, allowing the beads to speak for the perfect placement. Getting you out of the box, and being totally Inspired. In this workshop you will create a puzzle piece with design and special techniques of bead embroidery, peyote and other beading stitches. Your... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoKNOTTY PEARLS
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 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Fees:
$35 » Class fee
$68 » Materials fee
Made with only leather and pearls, this FUN piece can be worn as a necklace, wrap bracelet or even belt! Students will learn how to knot beads in place onto leather. It’s a wonderful jumble of knots and beads and the technique can be translated to many other stringing materials and beads. ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoSweet Deception
Instructor: Maria Richmond
Presented by The Urban Beader (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Fees: $65 » Includes kit
Build your wire-wrapping skills as you create these deceptively simple earrings. Forged and wire-wrapped teardrop-shaped frames surround clusters of Swarovski crystals in these lovely earrings. We’ll also cover fusing copper headpins to use to make your own earwires. (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoI Can't Believe It's not Glass
Instructor: Kieu Pham Gray
Http://kieuphamgray.com/ (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Fees: $99 » includes kit
Have you ever wanted to make glass beads but were afraid of fire, let alone burning a hole in your pocket? Learn how to make beads that look like glass without the high cost and extensive skill necessary…and no fire involved! Time for 5-8 beads but enough material for up to 15 beads. ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoBATIK EMBROIDERY PINK MARBLE BATIK NECKLACE
Instructor: Patty McCourt
Patty McCourt is a professional bead artist, jewellery designer, tutor, consultant and owner of a craft business BeadbyBead based in Nottingham (U.K). She lives in this city with her husband Bill and 2 lovely daughters, Katerina and Stephanie. Patty lectures, demonstrates and runs beading classes... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 1:30pm to 6:00pm
Fees: $82 » Cost of workshop includes all materials including batik, backing material, leather, rivoli, beads and handout. Choice of Batik material will be available to students to select from.
Description: This is an exciting and fascinating new course. Be one of the first to create this gorgeous and striking pendant using embroidery with the NEW “IN” creative medium: BATIK. This is an ancient textile technique that produces amazing patterns with endless artistic and design opportunities. You cannot afford to miss it! ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoViking Knit
Instructor: Kaycee Hoover
Kaycee has been working with jewelry in some form since she was 16. After many years of beading, selling and buying jewelry she turned her focus to teaching. A master of many techniques and styles, Kaycee finds a way to bring her love of beading into the classroom (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees:
$60$30
Come learn the beautiful art of wire weaving. This technique is also known as Trichinopoly so not only do you learn a new technique you learn a great new word! This terrific technique creates chain work that can be either airy and lacy or chunky and dense. Kaycee will teach you how to make your own tools for this class and then the technique itself. You will... (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)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $69 » some supplies included
Always adding new things! We will cover chemical etching, making at least two pairs of earrings. Electric etching, making a pendant. And discussions on other ways to achieve the etch you are looking for. We cover a wide range of resists, when and where they work. If you have a favorite small rubber stamp bring it! We will have stamps available and EVEN a... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoCoyote Tracks Bracelet
Instructor: Diane S. Hertzler
Diane began beading about twenty years ago after trying her hand at every other type of art or craft that used a needle or fabric. Beading rapidly became a passion, and she pursued classes with a number of well-known bead artists. Over the years, she began creating her own designs, and developing... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees: $105 » Includes kit, directions and instruction
Inspired by the Native American symbol for Coyote Tracks, this bracelet employs Delica Beads and dazzling Swarovski Crystals. This is the third in a series of Native American Southwestern designs. This bracelet is a perfect companion to wear with Four Strong Winds Bracelet or with Mariah Bracelet (kits also available at the show). This project utilizes... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoTwist on tube
Instructor: Lana May
Lana May received her first degree in mechanical engineering and a second degree in clothing and accessory design, then owned a clothing-design firm and began designing jewelry to wear with her evening wear. Now she teaches at her home studio, in the Phoenix area, all over USA, Germany, and Ukraine.... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 2:30pm to 6:00pm
Fees:
$70 » Class fee
$25 » Kit fee
$45 » Kit fee
Choose bracelet depend of your beading level! I will teach you variation of twist for different beading techniques and ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoLEATHER & METAL MULTI-STRAND BRACELET
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 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Fees:
$35 » Class fee
$65 » Materials fee
Create a two-strand bracelet by applying metal beads to leather. These bracelets look great stacked together and go with everything in your wardrobe! Hint: You can also make a necklace. Materials needed: Leather coil packet 1mm, 1 strand 4mm large hole brass/silver plate beads, 1 strand 6mm large hole brass/silver plate beads, Super New Glue, clasp kit (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoChampleve’ Enamel Necklace in Fine Silver
Instructor: Sharon Kaplan
Sharon Kaplan is an award winning metalsmith and enamelist from Los Angeles, who loves to teach. She is debuting her Champleve’ Ready, Fine Silver Designs at this 2015 Tucson Bead Show. See her work at sharonkaplanjewelry.com. (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 3:00pm to 7:00pm
Fees: $190 » Includes: Fine silver, all supplies and tools are provided, just bring a great attitude!
Champleve’ Enamel is the technique where a recessed design is created in metal, in our case .999 Fine Silver. The recess is then filled with layers of the glass enamel. These layers are each fired in a kiln to fuse them to the silver and one another. Resulting in vibrant and luminous color seen only in glass on metal. I will teach you everything you... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoGypsy Link Bracelet
Instructor: Ronda Stevens
Ronda has been teaching wire wrap design classes in the southeast for the past 10 years at bead shows and local bead stores. She specializes in traditional wire wrap design and loves to see her students succeed in her classes. She released her first book in October 2013, The Art of Wire Wrap... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 4:00pm to 7:00pm
Fees: $85 » includes kit
You will use sterling silver filled wire to create each link and closure of this bracelet. You will join them closed jump rings. That's the magic to this bracelet. You will never worry about open jump rings failing and your bracelet coming apart. Class fee includes sterling silver filled wire, soldered sterling jump rings, choice of beads and... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoAdorned Ankles; Fun with patinas
Instructor: Carrie Story
Owner of Clay Revolution, certified PMC instructor and full-time metal clay artist. More information at http://www.divineornaments.net. (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 4:30pm to 7:30pm
Fees: $75 » includes two copper or bronze charms, chain, beads, jump rings, and use of materials and tools
Don't forget your tootsies while having fun exploring the wonderful world of color! Learn to utilize patinas to take your jewelry designs to the next level. Students will learn to apply and mix a readily available patina medium to achieve dimension and depth on metal clay components. A selection of pre-made copper and bronze clay charms will be... (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 PhotoBeaded Ball Chain Bezel Bracelet
Instructor: John Creighton Petersen
I began beading about 10 years ago as “stress relief” from my everyday job, getting lost in patterns and mixing colors. With a background in the paper arts field, it became a natural evolution for me to begin incorporating these two mediums to create jewelry. Along the way I discovered... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 5:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $65 » for workshop fee, all supplies and complete instructions
Introduce yourself to the basics with creating embellished filled bezels with ICE Resin while learning a simple wrapping technique around a ball chain that is embellished with crystals. To view more images of completed class samples or more information regarding the class please visit artnewwave.com or email john@artnewwave.com (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)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $85 » 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 e-mail info@studiostjean with contact information to sign up. (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoHalf Drilled Pearls and Brooch Backings
Instructor: Carole Witt
Graduate of the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts, Carole has been teaching for over 15 years. Carole and her remarkable staff have a lineup of more than 50 classes in their extensive Jewelry Supply Store, String Bead, in Chico California. They are always striving to increase their ability to reach... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 3, from 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Fees: $69 » some supplies, including instructional handout, are provided.
Brooches! How fun! We will demo several brooch backs and discuss the different professional ways to set half drilled stones and pearls, while making this adorable brooch. You will leave the class knowing some great new skills! All tools are provided. Your seat in the class is secured when the class is paid for. To register for this class or for more... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoCoda 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)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 12:30am to 3:30pm
Fees: $72 » for workshop + kit, other kits available
A delightful, delicate bracelet to wear anywhere! The combination of large and small rings, plus metal beads, makes it an intriguing project. Choose either Argentium™ sterling or jewelers bronze versions. ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoSmall Pagoda Earrings by June Malone
Instructor: June Malone
June Malone is an artist who has worked with a variety of materials and media. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in landscape architecture with a minor in art in 1971 and started out doing freelance residential landscape designs. For the past 30 years she has worked with many types of... (read more)Skill Level: Intermediate. Attendees must have experience with peyote stitch.
Dates/Times: February 4, from 8:00am to 12:00pm
Fees:
$50 » workshop fee
$25 » kit fee
This class will teach how to take flat peyote stitch using Delica cylinder beads and turn it into a 3-dimensional “pagoda” designed to be worn as an earring. The fringe on the bottom of the earring uses simple stringing techniques using Delica cylinder beads, seed beads, fire polish, and Czech daggers. This is a great intro class for those... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoByzantine Gemstone 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)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 8:30am to 11:30am
Fees: $96 » for workshop + copper/black kit, other kits available
This heirloom quality bracelet combines AAA gemstone cabochons and the classic Byzantine chain mail weave. Choose either Argentium sterling with blue kyanite, or silver filled with labradorite, or copper with faceted black onyx. ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoGLITZY CABOCHONS
Instructor: PATTY McCOURT
Patty McCourt is a professional bead artist, jewellery designer, tutor, consultant and owner of a craft business BeadbyBead based in Nottingham (U.K). She lives in this city with her husband Bill and 2 lovely daughters, Katerina and Stephanie. Patty lectures, demonstrates and runs beading classes... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 9:00am to 12:00am
Fees: $52 » Cost of workshop includes all materials and handouts
Learn how to frame semi-precious stones or cabochons with this easy to follow technique that will give you great results in a short time. You won’t need to use any backing material or leather to capture the gemstones. Patty will show you how to embellish the frame with sparkling crystals and you’ll take home at least one finished piece. Come and... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoChampleve’ Enamel Earrings in Fine Silver
Instructor: Sharon Kaplan
Sharon Kaplan is an award winning metalsmith and enamelist from Los Angeles, who loves to teach. She is debuting her Champleve’ Ready, Fine Silver Designs at this 2015 Tucson Bead Show. See her work at www.sharonkaplanjewelry.com. (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 9:00am to 12:00am
Fees: $160 » Includes: Fine silver, all supplies and tools are provided, just bring a great attitude!
Champleve’ Enamel is the technique where a recessed design is created in metal, in our case .999 Fine Silver. The recess is then filled with layers of the glass enamel. These layers are each fired in a kiln to fuse them to the silver and one another. Resulting in vibrant and luminous color seen only in glass on metal. I will teach you everything you... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoDouble Cross Bracelet - Intro Basic Soldering
Instructor: Kieu Pham Gray
Http://kieuphamgray.com/ (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 9:00am to 12:30pm
Fees: $107 » includes kit
Learn the basic concepts in silver soldering while creating a unique loop design. By the end of this class you will have an understanding of necessary tools and materials to successfully solder simple joints. Students will complete a bracelet by the end of class. ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoAir Chasing Cuff & Pendant 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)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, 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 cuff and pendant, then apply a patina to enhance depth and dimension. Time permitting we may finish off the pendant with a leather cord. No experience necessary and all tools and supplies are... (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 PhotoBeaded Spine Journal
Instructor: John Creighton Petersen
I began beading about 10 years ago as “stress relief” from my everyday job, getting lost in patterns and mixing colors. With a background in the paper arts field, it became a natural evolution for me to begin incorporating these two mediums to create jewelry. Along the way I discovered... (read more)Skill Level: Intermediate. Working knowledge of brick stitch and peyote are required (no exceptions) along with the ability to follow a pattern/instructions
Dates/Times: February 4, from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Fees: $100 » for workshop fee, all supplies and complete instructions
Incorporate your love of beading with bookmaking in this exciting mixed media class! You’ll learn basic texture and layering techniques while learning this simple and easily replicated book binding technique. And make this book stand out with a beaded spine and resin embellishment for the cover of the book. ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoHammered, Wired, Coiled and Stitched
Instructor: Maria Richmond
Presented by The Urban Beader (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 9:00am to 4:30pm
Fees: $130 » Includes kit
This necklace project features techniques from multiple disciplines including wirework, metalwork and modified Right Angle Weave. It is an ideal way for a confidant beginner or intermediate jewelry maker to gain experience in other areas while creating an exceptional piece of jewelry. (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoBeads in Bloom
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)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 9:30am to 11:00am
Fees: $40 » Includes kit
Create unusual bead blooms with a simple technique that lends itself to many creative applications. Beads in bloom can be used to create unique pins,necklaces, lariats, earrings, and rings. You will complete this project in class. Kit colors vary. ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoBASIC EARRINGS
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 10:00am to 10:45am
Fees:
$15 » Class fee
$10 » Materials fee
Using the same wire wrapping method to create pendants, chain and dangles, students will leave with a finished pair of earrings. If preferred, a simple loop technique is also available. Materials needed: Earring Kit (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoRiveting
Instructor: Veronica Maddox
Veronica Maddox has been beading and designing with String Bead since grade school. She has been involved in the beauty, fashion, and design industry since before high school. She has now turned her skills towards teaching and designing for String Bead. (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $69 » all supplies including instructional handout are provided.
This is an introduction to joining metal without having to solder, PERFECT for all of us who don't have a torch! Some things just can’t take the heat. Soooooo rivet them! Learn all the different ways to: hide a rivet, dome a rivet, tube a rivet, make them from scratch, or properly use ready-made rivets while making a fun “sampler”... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoVariety
Instructor: Kaycee Hoover
Kaycee has been working with jewelry in some form since she was 16. After many years of beading, selling and buying jewelry she turned her focus to teaching. A master of many techniques and styles, Kaycee finds a way to bring her love of beading into the classroom (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees:
$60 » Workshop fee
$30 » Kit fee
Wire work, variety of projects from single wire wrap to wire wrapped cabochons (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoBeaded frame for cabochons
Instructor: Lana May
Lana May received her first degree in mechanical engineering and a second degree in clothing and accessory design, then owned a clothing-design firm and began designing jewelry to wear with her evening wear. Now she teaches at her home studio, in the Phoenix area, all over USA, Germany, and Ukraine.... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 10:00am to 2:00pm
Fees:
$80 » Class fee
$20 » Kit fee
$65 » Kit fee
I come up with some great projects with Cabochons. Choose design depend of your favorite technique or beading ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoShibori Silk Wrist Wrap
Instructor: Jody Young
Jody Young is a master bead artist and has created her “Raised Texture Beading” bead embroidery techniques for the past 15 years. She owned Beyond Beads for 21 years and after closing her store she moved to Maui for 2 years to follow her dreams of being an artist and selling her artwork.... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Fees: $185 » Includes kit
Shibori Silk Ribbon is my new creative find! This ribbon is so exciting - the wavy texture, the silkiness, the colors! It's the perfect canvas for my Raised Texture beading style. In this workshop you will learn and create a Wrist Wrap cuff using my special techniques of bead embroidery, peyote and other stitches. No pattern to follow allowing... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoFURNACE GLASS FRINGE
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 11:00am to 12:30am
Fees:
$35 » Class fee
$28 » Materials fee
Learn the unique knots and wraps to make this dangling fringe bolo style necklace. Materials needed: Leather coil packet 1.5mm, Super New Glue, 9 David Christensen’s Furnace Glass Beads (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoCabochon Bracelet
Instructor: Ronda Stevens
Ronda has been teaching wire wrap design classes in the southeast for the past 10 years at bead shows and local bead stores. She specializes in traditional wire wrap design and loves to see her students succeed in her classes. She released her first book in October 2013, Twists n Turns the Art of... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 11:00am to 2:00pm
Fees: $80
The idea of capturing a cabochon in a bracelet is not new, but with this design you will not be limited to a standard size cabochon. We will go over the layout of the bracelet based on stone size and discuss measurements necessary to achieve your desired results. We will use sterling silver filled wire. All sterling silver filled wire, cabochon of choice,... (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)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, 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 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)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 1:00pm to 5:30pm
Fees: $150 » 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 PhotoSpiral Chain - Intro to Basic Soldering
Instructor: Kieu Pham Gray
Http://kieuphamgray.com/ (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Fees: $100 » includes kit
Learn the basic concepts in soldering while creating a Spiral Chain. By the end of this class you will have an understanding of necessary tools and materials to successfully solder simple joints. Students will complete a spiral bracelet by the end of class. ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoBOX KNOT NECKLACE
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 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Fees:
$35 » Class fee
$39 » Materials fee
Create a necklace of flat cord embellished with silver plate or brass beads – great for guys or dolls. Hint: you can also make a bracelet with this pattern. Materials needed: Box Knot kit, 1 strand 6mm large hole brass/silver plate beads, Faux Suede Coil Packet (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoZen Garden
Instructor: Kaycee Hoover
Kaycee has been working with jewelry in some form since she was 16. After many years of beading, selling and buying jewelry she turned her focus to teaching. A master of many techniques and styles, Kaycee finds a way to bring her love of beading into the classroom (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees:
$60 » Workshop fee
$30 » Kit fee
This is one of our most popular classes we offer! This class is a great way to learn about wire and all the wonderful things that wire can do. As you create your personal bonsai tree you will learn how to bend and mold wire as you make a frame for the tree to grow on. You will learn the art of twisting wire to form the trunk and limbs as well as how to space... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoMaking Unique Leather Findings
Instructor: Michelle Marchiano
A beader since childhood and a college professor by trade, Michelle has brought her teaching expertise to the torch at String Bead in Chico. A curious person by nature, Michelle’s passion for mixed media, metal clays and the torch is only rivaled by her love for sharing it with others. Come... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $69 » all supplies including instructional handout are provided
What do you get when you mix leather, metal, and a little bit of riveting? A gorgeous, trendy, bracelet of course! But who wants findings that anyone can by in a store or at a show? This class will take you through the steps and techniques to altering and manipulating your metal into unique hinges, endings, and clasp. We will do some easy riveting and... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoBracelets with Swarovski crystals and pearls.
Instructor: Lana May
Lana May received her first degree in mechanical engineering and a second degree in clothing and accessory design, then owned a clothing-design firm and began designing jewelry to wear with her evening wear. Now she teaches at her home studio, in the Phoenix area, all over USA, Germany, and Ukraine.... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 2:30pm to 6:00pm
Fees:
$75 » Class fee
$30 » Kit fee
$65 » Kit fee
I come up with some great projects with Swarovski crystals and pearls. Choose bracelet or necklace depend of your ... (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 PhotoBASIC STRINGING
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 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees:
$20 » Class fee
$25 » Materials fee
Learn how to bead your own necklace! Using easy and professional finishing techniques and tools, you can create FUN over and over again. Materials needed: Necklace Kit, 1 strand freshwater pearls (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoCabochon Ring
Instructor: Ronda Stevens
Ronda has been teaching wire wrap design classes in the southeast for the past 10 years at bead shows and local bead stores. She specializes in traditional wire wrap design and loves to see her students succeed in her classes. She released her first book in October 2013, Twists n Turns the Art of... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Fees: $70 » Workshop fee and kit
Use this unique technique to capture a cabochon of your choice. We will use traditional wire wrapping techniques to capture a cabochon of your choice. You will learn to wrap the ring shank to finish off the project. Additional kits will be available for sale. (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)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 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 PhotoPocket Watch Necklace
Instructor: John Creighton Petersen
I began beading about 10 years ago as “stress relief” from my everyday job, getting lost in patterns and mixing colors. With a background in the paper arts field, it became a natural evolution for me to begin incorporating these two mediums to create jewelry. Along the way I discovered... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 5:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $75 » for workshop fee, all supplies and complete instructions
This doubled sided necklace will captures your creative personality and transform it into this stunning mixed media jewelry piece! You will learn how to use ICE Resin with non-tradition forms, along with coloring/layering embellishments and working with Iced Enamels for creating a cold enameling technique. While the resin is setting, we will create the... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoOrganic Metal Patinas
Instructor: Amber Franklin
A BFA Graduate of Academy of Art University in Traditional Illustration, now a lead Associate at Blick Art Materials in San Francisco. Amber has studied with Carole Witt of String Bead since 1994. She is a proud member of the String Bead Sing-along team and hard core Art-er. Amber is the essence of... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 4, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $69 » some supplies, including instructional handout, are provided.
Explore the wonderful world of changing metals from garish to gorgeous! Antique it, burn it, melt it, stuff it into little pots of potato chips, grass, eggs, tobacco, and sawdust, and see what comes out! Beautiful, permanent, quirkie! If it’s questionable, patina it! We will color, streak, blob and otherwise chew up metal and bring out its hidden... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoBASIC STRINGING
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 12:00am to 1:00pm
Fees:
$20 » Class fee
$25 » Materials fee
Learn how to bead your own necklace! Using easy and professional finishing techniques and tools, you can create FUN over and over again. Materials needed: Necklace Kit, 1 strand freshwater pearls (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoWire Wrapped Bangle Bracelet.
Instructor: Lana May
Lana May received her first degree in mechanical engineering and a second degree in clothing and accessory design, then owned a clothing-design firm and began designing jewelry to wear with her evening wear. Now she teaches at her home studio, in the Phoenix area, all over USA, Germany, and Ukraine.... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 5, from 12:30am to 6:00pm
Fees:
$70 » Class fee
$45 » Kit fee
Learn wire wrapping techniques and how to use a bracelet mandrel to create this cool bangle bracelet. In addition to ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoWoodland Spiral Necklace and Earrings
Instructor: June Malone
June Malone is an artist who has worked with a variety of materials and media. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in landscape architecture with a minor in art in 1971 and started out doing freelance residential landscape designs. For the past 30 years she has worked with many types of... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 5, from 8:00am to 12:00pm
Fees:
$50 » Workshop fee
$55 » kit fee
This class will teach how to make a spiral rope, a tubular peyote spiral beaded bead, and earrings that match the beaded bead (various sizes of seed beads). The beaded bead also has some embellishment on each end using seed beads. Also the spiral rope and the beaded bead use Rizo’s to add interest and texture. NOTES: Class attendees are responsible... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoFour Winds 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)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 5, from 8:30am to 11:30am
Fees: $87 » for workshop + kit, other kits available
Both beautiful and very challenging! The Four Winds weave looks deceptively simple—so come learn its intricacies and add a stunning new pattern to your repertoire. ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoOcean Lace 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)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 5, from 8:30am to 11:30am
Fees: $100 » for workshop + kit, other kits available
This is a very special charm bracelet! It features art glass lentil beads by Kirsty Naray, a bead artist from Toronto, jump rings in a lacy weave, 4 coordinated colors of Swarovski crystals, metal spacer beads and milagro heart charms. It is completed with a whimsical heart toggles or a hammered ellipse toggle. ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoWoven Wings, Thursday
Instructor: Maria Richmond
Presented by The Urban Beader (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 5, from 9:00am to 12:00am
Fees: $60 » Includes kit
Practice this simple weaving pattern while creating these wonderful spiraled copper and silver-filled earrings. This project can be adapted for many other types of jewelry. (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 PhotoWoven Beaded 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)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 5, from 9:00am to 12:30pm
Fees: $75 » includes class kit and use of instructor’s tools
Turn your favorite beads into wearable art while learning to make this enjoyable wire bracelet. The formulas and techniques taught will enable one to make many different variations of this design, including an ankle bracelet, hoop earrings and a necklace! ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoBezel Setting - Intro to Stone Setting
Instructor: Kieu Pham Gray
Http://kieuphamgray.com/ (read more)Skill Level: Intermediate
Dates/Times: February 5, from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Fees: $210 » includes kit
Take your metal smithing skills to the next level with stone setting. This introductory stone setting class will add a polished look to your current metal work. ... (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 PhotoPeyote Bezel Bracelet
Instructor: John Creighton Petersen
I began beading about 10 years ago as “stress relief” from my everyday job, getting lost in patterns and mixing colors. With a background in the paper arts field, it became a natural evolution for me to begin incorporating these two mediums to create jewelry. Along the way I discovered... (read more)Skill Level: Intermediate. Working knowledge of peyote stitch required (no exceptions) along with the ability to follow a pattern/instructions.
Dates/Times: February 5, from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Fees: $100 » for workshop fee, all supplies and complete instructions
Peyote stitch takes on a new look with this fabulous bracelet created with bugle and Delica beads with a resin bezel centerpiece. Creating your bezel includes a complete introduction to working with ICE Resin, coloring/layering embellishments and working with Iced Enamels for creating a cold enameling technique. ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoCollage & Mixed Media: Part One
Instructor: Catherine Bickford
Catherine Bickford is a well known teacher and has taught at many venues throughout the U.S., including Too Bead True Blue in Tucson, AZ, Craft and Hobby Show in Los Angeles, CA, Inspired in Charlotte, NC and Artascope Studios in South Portland, ME. She is currently featured on the new season of... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 5, from 10:00am to 12:00am
Fees: $50 » includes all materials and supplies
This class provides a fun foundation for those of you who wish to experiment with collage and mixed media techniques in your wearable art. You will learn the basics of collage including how to distress with color wash and glazing, and how to create textured effects with stencils and patinas. You will get an overview of what tools and materials are needed for... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoBERRIES ON THE VINE BRACELET
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 10:00am to 11:30am
Fees:
$35 » Class fee
$39 » Materials fee
We will create a beautiful multi-strand bracelet that resembles small berries hanging on a vine. You can use the same technique to create a necklace once you get the hang of it. Materials needed: Berries on the Vine kit, 1 strand of 3mm brass/silver plate round beads, 1 spool Tuff Cord #5, Super New Glue (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoASTERACEAE
Instructor: Kim Rueth
Twenty one + years ago someone had an idea to cash in her 401K, abandon the corporate system, and start a bead store. Knot Just Beads is the result of that idea. She’s never looked back! Kim has been creating bead projects for as long as one can remember. These days Kim is the Wizard of Beads,... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 5, from 10:00am to 12:30pm
Fees: $65 » includes bead kit and written handout
Experiment with the newest drop bead from Preciosa while ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoCrinkle Cuff
Instructor: Atalia Molaro
Teacher, Designer, and Buyer, for String Bead Chico. Atalia has been creating new classes and teaching the elements of beading skills for over six years. Her open saw work and metal skills are unparalleled. She plays a vital role in helping to create the over fifty classes taught at String Bead. (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 5, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $69 » some supplies included
Learn how to make metal move, bend, and twist at your will! Let us show you the magic behind annealing your metal and making it pliable, all while creating for yourself an incredible cuff to add to your collection. Also included will be some patina and riveting skills for you to acquire! Multiple times to the torch and what to do before and after. Learn lots... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoKumihimo
Instructor: Kaycee Hoover
Kaycee has been working with jewelry in some form since she was 16. After many years of beading, selling and buying jewelry she turned her focus to teaching. A master of many techniques and styles, Kaycee finds a way to bring her love of beading into the classroom. (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 5, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees:
$60 » Workshop fee
$40 » Kit fee
Come learn the beautiful art of kumihimo. This is the beautiful, yet simple art of braiding cord. Learning this technique truly opens up a whole new world of design concepts. This technique has been used in necklaces, bracelets, clothing, and just about anything you can think of. You will learn all aspects of kumihimo, braiding from color selection and how... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoWire Wrapped Earrings
Instructor: Lana May
Lana May received her first degree in mechanical engineering and a second degree in clothing and accessory design, then owned a clothing-design firm and began designing jewelry to wear with her evening wear. Now she teaches at her home studio, in the Phoenix area, all over USA, Germany, and Ukraine.... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 5, from 10:00am to 1:30pm
Fees:
$70 » Class fee
$45 » Kit fee
Learn wire wrapping techniques and how to use a bracelet mandrel to create this cool earrings. In addition to wire ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoEmbossed Velvet Raised Texture
Instructor: Jody Young
Jody Young is a master bead artist and has created her “Raised Texture Beading” bead embroidery techniques for the past 15 years. She owned Beyond Beads for 21 years and after closing her store she moved to Maui for 2 years to follow her dreams of being an artist and selling her artwork.... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 5, from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Fees: $155 » Includes kit
In this workshop you will experience the Raised Texture Beading Techniques beading upon a vintage style velvet embossed cut out from the 1920’s era. In this workshop you will learn and create a piece that could become a piece of art that could be added to headband, hat bracelet or focal for necklace. This is a great “New” workshop that... (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 PhotoKey To My Heart Bracelet
Instructor: Diane S. Hertzler
Diane began beading about twenty years ago after trying her hand at every other type of art or craft that used a needle or fabric. Beading rapidly became a passion, and she pursued classes with a number of well-known bead artists. Over the years, she began creating her own designs, and developing... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 5, from 10:30am to 5:30pm
Fees: $150 » Includes kit, directions and instruction
Description: The key to every beader’s heart is a project that is simple in design, but elegant in presentation, and here it is: Key to My Heart Bracelet. Using a variation of circular peyote stitch, this eye-catching bracelet employs Duracoat Delica beads and Swarovski Rounds, and a dazzling Swarovski Crystal Pendant Key. This is an intermediate skill... (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 PhotoTiffany Bracelet
Instructor: Ronda Stevens
Ronda has been teaching wire wrap design classes in the southeast for the past 10 years at bead shows and local bead stores. She specializes in traditional wire wrap design and loves to see her students succeed in her classes. She released her first book in October 2013, Twists n Turns the Art of... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 5, from 11:00am to 2:00pm
Fees: $80
Cup chain is so popular, but not all cup chain is created equal. I love the Swarovski bezel set cup chain so much, that I designed this bracelet around it. The Tiffany bracelet has a very high end look with the combination of sterling silver and gold filled wire. Class fee includes all sterling silver and gold filled wire, choice of colors in Swarovski... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoShawl Pins with Prometheus Bronze Clay
Instructor: Divine Ornaments' Brenda Branson
More information at http://www.divineornaments.net. (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 5, from 12:30pm to 3:30pm
Fees: $110 » includes 20 grams Prometheus Bronze Clay, bronze bezel, choice of stones and use of materials and tools
Learn the basics of Prometheus Bronze Clay in this fun beginner's class. Learn how to roll, shape, set pre-made bezels, refine, fire and polish bronze metal clay. Class will include basic information on the composition of Prometheus metal clays, tools needed, tips for success, various methods for firing and polishing. Brenda will provide design... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoBeaded and Zipped
Instructor: Maria Richmond
Presented by The Urban Beader (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 5, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Fees: $60 » Includes kit
This funky bracelet can be created using recycled/re‐purposed materials and embellished with beads chosen from a wide selection. Students will learn to shape and hammer a bracelet base, prepare a zipper for wire wrapping, and apply patina to create a unique bracelet. (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoTOHO Presents SUMMERTIME NECKLACE
Instructor: Patty McCourt
Patty McCourt is a professional bead artist, jewellery designer, tutor, consultant and owner of a craft business BeadbyBead based in Nottingham (U.K). She lives in this city with her husband Bill and 2 lovely daughters, Katerina and Stephanie. Patty lectures, demonstrates and runs beading classes... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 5, from 1:30pm to 6:00pm
Fees: $72 » Cost of workshop includes all materials and handouts.
Description: Take this opportunity to learn how to create this beautiful and stylish necklace under the expert tuition of Patty McCourt. You will be shown tips and techniques on how to make the double sided pendant using mini-daggers, the three dimensional circle elements plus a different way to bezel a rivoli. This is a fabulous, eye catching necklace. So,... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoCupids’ arrow
Instructor: Kaycee Hoover
Kaycee has been working with jewelry in some form since she was 16. After many years of beading, selling and buying jewelry she turned her focus to teaching. A master of many techniques and styles, Kaycee finds a way to bring her love of beading into the classroom. (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 5, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees:
$60 » Workshop fee
$30 » Kit fee
Come learn the beautiful art of wire wrap. You will leave with a complete project (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoCollage & Mixed Media: Part Two
Instructor: Catherine Bickford
Catherine Bickford is a well known teacher and has taught at many venues throughout the U.S., including Too Bead True Blue in Tucson, AZ, Craft and Hobby Show in Los Angeles, CA, Inspired in Charlotte, NC and Artascope Studios in South Portland, ME. She is currently featured on the new season of... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 5, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $75 » includes all materials and supplies
This class offers in depth instruction on to incorporate beads, chain, and charms into your mixed media jewelry. Learn how to create beautiful embellishments along with collage techniques such as such as distressing with color wash and glazing, creating textured effects with stencils and masks, as well as advanced techniques such as image transfer, and... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoSoldering Workshop (Stone Setting)
Instructor: Carole Witt
Graduate of the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts, Carole has been teaching for over 15 years. Carole and her remarkable staff have a lineup of more than 50 classes in their extensive Jewelry Supply Store, String Bead, in Chico California. They are always striving to increase their ability to reach... (read more)Skill Level: Intermediate. Torch soldering skills needed
Dates/Times: February 5, 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 PhotoSQUARE KNOT TWIST BRACELET
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 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Fees:
$35 » Class fee
$37 » Materials fee
Learn a spiraling macramé pattern to create a bracelet dressed up with beads. Materials needed: Square Knot kit, 1 spool Tuff Cord #5, 1 strand 4mm brass/silver plate beads (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 PhotoChampleve’ Enamel Initial Charms in Fine Silver
Instructor: Sharon Kaplan
Sharon Kaplan is an award winning metalsmith and enamelist from Los Angeles, who loves to teach. She is debuting her Champleve’ Ready, Fine Silver Designs at this 2015 Tucson Bead Show. See her work at www.sharonkaplanjewelry.com (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 5, from 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Fees: $130 » Includes: Fine silver, all supplies and tools are provided, just bring a great attitude!
Champleve’ Enamel is the technique where a recessed design is created in metal, in our case .999 Fine Silver. The recess is then filled with layers of the glass enamel. These layers are each fired in a kiln to fuse them to the silver and one another. Resulting in vibrant and luminous color seen only in glass on metal. I will teach you everything you... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoInterchangeable Wire Wrapped Cabochon Pendant
Instructor: Ronda Stevens
Ronda has been teaching wire wrap design classes in the southeast for the past 10 years at bead shows and local bead stores. She specializes in traditional wire wrap design and loves to see her students succeed in her classes. She released her first book in October 2013, The Art of Wire Wrap... (read more)Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Dates/Times: February 5, from 4:00pm to 7:30pm
Fees: $85
With traditional wire wrapped pendants, you are limited to 1 cabochon, but not with this technique. Open the hinged frame, remove the cabochon and replace with another stone of the same size. In this workshop you will create a wire wrapped frame that will fit a standard 30 x 40mm cabochon using sterling silver filled wire. Class fee includes sterling... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoPaint with Gold; Bezel Setting and Gold Plating
Instructor: Carrie Story
Owner of Clay Revolution, certified PMC instructor and full-time metal clay artist. More information at http://www.divineornaments.net. (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 5, from 4:30pm to 7:30pm
Fees: $130 » includes pre-made .999 silver pendant, choice of stones, 24k gold and use of materials and tools
Learn how to professionally set your choice of stones in fine silver metal clay. You will learn to properly size and set small cabochon stones simply and affordably. Once set, you will learn to use a pen plating machine and plate your creation with 24 karat gold. This is the most cost effective way to highlight your metal clay work with gold. Carrie will... (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 PhotoSlide Mount Mixed Media Necklace
Instructor: John Creighton Petersen
I began beading about 10 years ago as “stress relief” from my everyday job, getting lost in patterns and mixing colors. With a background in the paper arts field, it became a natural evolution for me to begin incorporating these two mediums to create jewelry. Along the way I discovered... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 5, from 5:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $70 » for workshop fee, all supplies and complete instructions
This doubled sided necklace will captures your creative personality and transform it into this stunning mixed media jewelry piece! You will learn how to use ICE Resin with non-tradition forms, along with coloring/layering embellishments and working with Iced Enamels for creating a cold enameling technique. While the resin is setting, we will create the... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoBecoming an Art Night Out Consultant - Information Session
Instructor: Catherine Bickford
Catherine Bickford is a well known teacher and has taught at many venues throughout the U.S., including Too Bead True Blue in Tucson, AZ, Craft and Hobby Show in Los Angeles, CA, Inspired in Charlotte, NC and Artascope Studios in South Portland, ME. She is currently featured on the new season of... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 5, from 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Fees: $Free
Would you like a proven way to earn money from your creativity? If you are like me, you love the joy that creating brings to your life. But what if you could make a living sharing that joy with your friends and family? Wouldn’t that be the best of all worlds? Well that’s what the Art Night Out® business system delivers. I started Art Night... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoSimply Bohemian X2
Instructor: Maria Richmond
Presented by The Urban Beader (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 5, from 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Fees: $58 » Includes kit
In this class, students will use basic wire working techniques to create pendants from a variety of beautifully made Golem Design Studio beads from Bulgaria. Students should be able to complete two pendants in class. (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoElements in Heat - Intro to Torch Fired Enamel
Instructor: Kieu Pham Gray
Http://kieuphamgray.com/ (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 5, from 6:00pm to 9:30pm
Fees: $98 » includes kit
Add a new dimension to copper and silver without breaking your budget! Learn proper firing techniques to easily add color and design to metal. Students will create fun charms from copper and enamel for pendants, earrings or bracelets. Additional materials and tools maybe purchased from instructor. ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoBaroque Brios
Instructor: Maria Richmond
Presented by The Urban Beader (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 6, from 8:30am to 11:30am
Fees: $65 » Includes kit
Students will build their wire skills while creating these earrings. Faceted or smooth briolettes will star alongside hammered copper frames and woven wire detail with small pearls adding the perfect touch to complete these earrings. (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoBeachin' Rivets
Instructor: Kieu Pham Gray
Http://kieuphamgray.com/ (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 6, from 8:30am to 11:30am
Fees: $95 » includes kit
Long walks on the beach have yielded pockets full of glass and nowhere to go. Here is a way to make them useful. Learn to drill glass and rivet the holes for a great finish. This class will offer hands on experience with a flex shaft and how to properly use it. (Note: there are no guarantees made as to the completion of project due to the sensitivity of... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoTila Bezel Bracelet
Instructor: John Creighton Petersen
I began beading about 10 years ago as “stress relief” from my everyday job, getting lost in pat-terns and mixing colors. With a background in the paper arts field, it became a natural evolution for me to begin incorporating these two mediums to create jewelry. Along the way I... (read more)Skill Level: Intermediate. Working knowledge of basic bead stitches and ability to follow a pattern/instructions without direct supervision
Dates/Times: February 6-February 2, from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Fees: $80 » for workshop fee, all supplies and complete instructions
Take your love of working with Tila beads to a new level to create this fun bracelet that features angled Tila beads, embellished with crystals. You will create your own bezel for the focal point of your bracelet with fabulous inclusions and embellishments and set with ICE Resin. This is the perfect class for learning how to incorporate mixed media and... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoTOHO Presents "TROPICAL SCRUNCHIE" BEADED FLOWER or BEADED BEAD
Instructor: Patty McCourt
Patty McCourt is a professional bead artist, jewellery designer, tutor, consultant and owner of a craft business BeadbyBead based in Nottingham (U.K). She lives in this city with her husband Bill and 2 lovely daughters, Katerina and Stephanie. Patty lectures, demonstrates and runs beading classes... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 6, from 9:00am to 12:00am
Fees: $55 » Cost of workshop includes hand outs and materials
Description: Spend an enjoyable and relaxed morning learning how to make these stunning and colourful beaded beads. Or you can give your creation a delightful flower look by adding a pearl or crystal to the middle of it. You will want to make a collection of them in different colors. Just be aware that making these gorgeous elements can become addictive! ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoChampleve’ Enamel Pendant in Fine Silver
Instructor: Sharon Kaplan
Sharon Kaplan is an award winning metalsmith and enamelist from Los Angeles, who loves to teach. She is debuting her Champleve’ Ready, Fine Silver Designs at this 2015 Tucson Bead Show. See her work at sharonkaplanjewelry.com. (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 6, from 9:00am to 12:00am
Fees: $180 » Includes: Fine silver, all supplies and tools are provided, just bring a great attitude!
Champleve’ Enamel is the technique where a recessed design is created in metal, in our case .999 Fine Silver. The recess is then filled with layers of the glass enamel. These layers are each fired in a kiln to fuse them to the silver and one another. Resulting in vibrant and luminous color seen only in glass on metal. I will teach you everything you... (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)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 6, 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 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 PhotoFantasy Cuff Workshop
Instructor: Gale Thomssen
Tucson based jewelry artist works and creates in her home studio. She combines her 30 year love of creating jewelry and teaching. She enjoys working with copper and combining ingredients. Gale teaches classes at Mani Om Bead and Jewelry in Tucson. She displays her work in three galleries in Arizona,... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 6, from 9:30am to 1:30pm
Fees: $75 » kit included (handout, all materials, supplies and use of tools).
This class will combine two layers of copper with various beads and findings. Then students will use paste patinas to enhance the colors of the chosen beads creating a unique fantasy cuff. Each student will learn 2 cold connections methods, use of paste patinas, as well as folding of copper. Students will learn about annealing and use of the tools and... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoDrilling & Wire-Wrapping Sea Glass: Part One
Instructor: Catherine Bickford
Catherine Bickford is a well known teacher and has taught at many venues throughout the U.S., including Too Bead True Blue in Tucson, AZ, Craft and Hobby Show in Los Angeles, CA, Inspired in Charlotte, NC and Artascope Studios in South Portland, ME. She is currently featured on the new season of... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 6, from 10:00am to 12:00am
Fees: $50 » includes all materials and supplies
Drilling & Wire-Wrapping Sea Glass: Part One ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoSQUARE KNOT TWIST BRACELET
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 10:00am to 11:30am
Fees:
$35 » Class fee
$37 » Materials fee
Learn a spiraling macramé pattern to create a bracelet dressed up with beads. Materials needed: Square Knot kit, 1 spool Tuff Cord #5, 1 strand 4mm brass/silver plate beads (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoOpen Work Cuff
Instructor: Atalia Molaro
Teacher, Designer, and Buyer, for String Bead Chico. Atalia has been creating new classes and teaching the elements of beading skills for over six years. Her open saw work and metal skills are unparalleled. She plays a vital role in helping to create the over fifty classes taught at String Bead. (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 6, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $69 » some supplies included
It's time to become acquainted with the skill and beauty of open saw work! Acquire the passion and the patience while working on a cuff bracelet that you’ll love forever. Get to know the tricks that take the frustration out of saw work. Take the mystery out of filing sanding and finishing open saw work. Learn to love and be comfortable with open... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoRight-angle weave for all levels
Instructor: Lana May
Lana May received her first degree in mechanical engineering and a second degree in clothing and accessory design, then owned a clothing-design firm and began designing jewelry to wear with her evening wear. Now she teaches at her home studio, in the Phoenix area, all over USA, Germany, and Ukraine.... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 6, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees:
$70 » Class fee
$18 » Kit fee
$50 » Kit fee
Choose bracelet depend of your beading level! I will teach you variation of RAW and how to use this technique for ... (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 PhotoGypsy Link Bracelet
Instructor: Ronda Stevens
Ronda has been teaching wire wrap design classes in the southeast for the past 10 years at bead shows and local bead stores. She specializes in traditional wire wrap design and loves to see her students succeed in her classes. She released her first book in October 2013, The Art of Wire Wrap... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 6, from 11:00am to 2:00pm
Fees: $85 » includes kit
You will use sterling silver filled wire to create each link and closure of this bracelet. You will join them closed jump rings. That's the magic to this bracelet. You will never worry about open jump rings failing and your bracelet coming apart. Class fee includes sterling silver filled wire, soldered sterling jump rings, choice of beads and... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoButton Box Jewelry with Silk
Instructor: Jody Young
Jody Young is a master bead artist and has created her “Raised Texture Beading” bead embroidery techniques for the past 15 years. She owned Beyond Beads for 21 years and after closing her store she moved to Maui for 2 years to follow her dreams of being an artist and selling her artwork.... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 6, from 11:00am to 4:00pm
Fees: $145 » Includes kit
Jody is bringing back her Button Box Jewelry from 1994 that was published in Bead and Button with a new twist. In this workshop you will learn her Raised Texture Beading techniques using a piece of Shibori silk and a button and creating a brooch or necklace focal piece. Questions email Jody at jodybead@aol.com or call at 808-446-2966 (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)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 6, from 12:30pm to 3:30pm
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 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)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 6, from 12:30pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $95 » 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 PhotoFURNACE GLASS FRINGE
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 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Fees:
$35 » Class fee
$28 » Materials fee
Learn the unique knots and wraps to make this dangling fringe bolo style necklace. Materials needed: Leather coil packet 1.5mm, Super New Glue, 9 David Christensen’s Furnace Glass Beads (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoTendrils Necklace
Instructor: Maria Richmond
Presented by The Urban Beader (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 6, from 1:00pm to 4:30pm
Fees: $75 » Includes kit
This pendant design will help build wirewrapping skills as it enables you to showcase any medium to large artisan lampwork disk bead with a mandrel hole of 3/32″ or larger. It can be worked as a pendant alone, or with the accompanying chain tutorial to help you create a necklace that will do your beads justice without overwhelming them with wire. (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)Skill Level: Intermediate. Students must know bead crochet.
Dates/Times: February 6, from 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $95 » includes kit with preloaded beads
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 PhotoDrilling & Wire-Wrapping Sea Glass: Part Two
Instructor: Catherine Bickford
Catherine Bickford is a well known teacher and has taught at many venues throughout the U.S., including Too Bead True Blue in Tucson, AZ, Craft and Hobby Show in Los Angeles, CA, Inspired in Charlotte, NC and Artascope Studios in South Portland, ME. She is currently featured on the new season of... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 6, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $75 » includes all materials and supplies
In this class you will learn simple metalsmithing methods to create sophisticated jewelry. You will begin by learning the steps to drilling glass including what type of drill and drill bits to use and how to keep the drill cool. Once you have mastered drilling, you will create dramatic textured findings for your drilled treasures by hammering and shaping... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoHeavy Wire Multi-Bangle Cuff
Instructor: Gina Sciligo
Gina Sciligo has been creating jewelry for 8 years. Her creations are to be found at multiple craft fairs under her business name of Jonna Deans. Her mother was her inspiration, so its only fitting that her business was named after her. She has been creating jewelry at Stringbead for the last five... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 6, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $69 » some supplies included
Love to play with wire? Well we have the class for you! Learn how to twist, bend, texture, and manipulate your metal into a fantastic, multi-bangle inspired cuff! We will spend time working on how to keep your pieces pliable, proper texturing techniques, and there's even a small glimpse into making some of your own findings. Learn the secrets of working... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoBracelets with Tila beads, Supper Duo, Magatama, or Rizo beads
Instructor: Lana May
Lana May received her first degree in mechanical engineering and a second degree in clothing and accessory design, then owned a clothing-design firm and began designing jewelry to wear with her evening wear. Now she teaches at her home studio, in the Phoenix area, all over USA, Germany, and Ukraine.... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 6, from 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Fees:
$75 » Class fee
$40 » Kit fee
$50 » Kit fee
I come up with some great projects with Tila beads, Supper Duo, magatama, and rizo beads. Choose bracelet ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoCHAN LUU STYLE BRACELET
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 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Fees:
$35 » Class fee
$65 » Materials fee
You’ve seen this woven leather wrap bracelet everywhere! Don’t pay hundreds of dollars; make your own original work of art. Combinations of color, beads, thread and leather are endless. Materials needed: Leather coil packet 1.5mm, 1 strand 3mm round SP beads, 1 strand 3mm cubed Brass beads, button, tuff cord #3 (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 PhotoWoven Bracelet
Instructor: Ronda Stevens
Ronda has been teaching wire wrap design classes in the southeast for the past 10 years at bead shows and local bead stores. She specializes in traditional wire wrap design and loves to see her students succeed in her classes. She released her first book in October 2013, Twists n Turns the Art of... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 6, from 3:00pm to 7:00pm
Fees: $100
You will learn to weave sterling silver filled wire using a flat vice. After completion, you will frame your weave use sterling silver filled 10 gauge half round wire and secure it with gold filled wire. Before class is over, you will be shown examples and we will discuss other ways to weave wire to make unique bracelets. Flat Vice and additional kits... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoPicturesque Bronze Tree Pendant
Instructor: Carrie Story
Owner of Clay Revolution, certified PMC instructor and full-time metal clay artist. More information at http://www.divineornaments.net. (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 6, from 4:00pm to 8:00pm
Fees: $120 » 20 grams of Prometheus Bronze clay, 10 grams Prometheus Bronze Syringe, resin and use of materials and tools
Learn to combine several techniques to create this beautifully colored bronze tree pendant with Prometheus Bronze Clay. Class will include basic information on the composition of Prometheus metal clays, tools needed, tips for success, various methods for firing and polishing. You will learn Carrie's method for sculpting stunning, organic tree... (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 PhotoChampleve’ Enamel Earrings in Fine Silver
Instructor: Sharon Kaplan
Sharon Kaplan is an award winning metalsmith and enamelist from Los Angeles, who loves to teach. The is debuting her Champleve’ Ready, Fine Silver Designs at this 2015 Tucson Bead Show. See her work at sharonkaplanjewelry.com (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 6, from 5:00pm to 7:30pm
Fees: $140 » Includes: Fine silver, all supplies and tools are provided, just bring a great attitude!
Champleve’ Enamel is the technique where a recessed design is created in metal, in our case .999 Fine Silver. The recess is then filled with layers of the glass enamel. These layers are each fired in a kiln to fuse them to the silver and one another. Resulting in vibrant and luminous color seen only in glass on metal. I will teach you everything you... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoMetal Petals
Instructor: John Creighton Petersen
I began beading about 10 years ago as “stress relief” from my everyday job, getting lost in patterns and mixing colors. With a background in the paper arts field, it became a natural evolution for me to begin incorporating these two mediums to create jewelry. Along the way I discovered... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 6, from 5:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $50 » for workshop fee, all supplies and complete instructions
Your jewelry and mixed media pieces will never look the same after learning how to create these stunning flowers from metal. You will learn how to cut, color and shape/form your metal to assemble a range of flowers including sunflowers and roses. Completed flower will be set in a bezel with a chain necklace provided. ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoBecoming an Art Night Out Consultant - Information Session
Instructor: Catherine Bickford
Catherine Bickford is a well known teacher and has taught at many venues throughout the U.S., including Too Bead True Blue in Tucson, AZ, Craft and Hobby Show in Los Angeles, CA, Inspired in Charlotte, NC and Artascope Studios in South Portland, ME. She is currently featured on the new season of... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 6, from 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Fees: $Free
Would you like a proven way to earn money from your creativity? If you are like me, you love the joy that creating brings to your life. But what if you could make a living sharing that joy with your friends and family? Wouldn’t that be the best of all worlds? Well that’s what the Art Night Out® business system delivers. I started Art Night... (read more & registration)

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

Workshop PhotoSweatpea 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)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 7, from 8:30am to 11:30am
Fees: $81 » for workshop + kit, other kits available
I remember the sweet peas in my Grandmother’s flower garden, when I wear this bracelet. It’s an exciting new weave with connections to the full Persian. My kit options only use a single color of metal, but I can see it being made in alternating colors or a range of different colors, just like a garden of flowers. ... (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 PhotoWishes- Interlocking Rings
Instructor: Kieu Pham Gray
Http://kieuphamgray.com/ (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 7, from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fees: $99
Learn to solder interlocking rings to create this classic ring design. Students will have the choice of making a mixed metal ring or all sterling silver ring. ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoEasy Elegant 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)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 7, from 9:00am to 12:30pm
Fees: $85 » includes class kit and use of instructor’s tools
Imagine being able to make a simple, yet sturdy prong setting that will highlight your favorite cabochons, blister pearls, cameos and more! Each student will choose one focus item from a selection of blister pearls and cabochons, and then make it into a lovely finished pendant, embellished with accent beads and/or chain lengths. The formulas and techniques... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoKaleidoscope
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)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 7, from 9:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $90 » Includes kit
Learn the techniques for tubular Ndebele (herringbone). Embellish the tube with crystals, miracle beads, squares, roundels, etc. to make this bracelet a kaleidoscope of color. Kit colors vary. ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoWoven Chain Window Bezel
Instructor: John Creighton Petersen
I began beading about 10 years ago as “stress relief” from my everyday job, getting lost in patterns and mixing colors. With a background in the paper arts field, it became a natural evolution for me to begin incorporating these two mediums to create jewelry. Along the way I discovered... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 7, from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Fees: $100 » for workshop fee, all supplies and complete instructions
Create a spectacular open backed bezel that will be your window frame to fill with amazing embellishments, set with ICE Resin. While the resin is setting, you’ll be busy learning how to create a wrapped chain necklace, then incorporating a basic beading stitch to embellish the necklace with crystals. ... (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 PhotoAbstracts: Wirewrapping the Unusually-shaped Bead
Instructor: Maria Richmond
Presented by The Urban Beader (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 7, from 9:00am to 4:30pm
Fees: $130 » Includes kit
Choose from a wide selection of abstract artisan lampwork beads and learn Maria’s techniques for creatively embellishing a bead without overwhelming it. Numerous wire wrapping techniques will be demonstrated that can be incorporated in this piece. (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoCreating Talisman: Part One
Instructor: Catherine Bickford
Catherine Bickford is a well known teacher and has taught at many venues throughout the U.S., including Too Bead True Blue in Tucson, AZ, Craft and Hobby Show in Los Angeles, CA, Inspired in Charlotte, NC and Artascope Studios in South Portland, ME. She is currently featured on the new season of... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 7, from 10:00am to 12:00am
Fees: $50 » includes all materials and supplies
Have you ever wondered why you gravitate toward the same color palettes? Would you like to know what it means when certain images continually show up in your art? In this class you will learn the meanings of various colors and symbols and then incorporate them into your very own "talisman" or good luck charm. We will work with a wide variety of... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoBASIC EARRINGS
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 7, from 10:00am to 10:45am
Fees:
$15 » Class fee
$10 » Materials fee
Using the same wire wrapping method to create pendants, chain and dangles, students will leave with a finished pair of earrings. If preferred, a simple loop technique is also available. Materials needed: Earring Kit (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoCabochon Ring
Instructor: Ronda Stevens
Ronda has been teaching wire wrap design classes in the southeast for the past 10 years at bead shows and local bead stores. She specializes in traditional wire wrap design and loves to see her students succeed in her classes. She released her first book in October 2013, Twists n Turns the Art of... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 7, from 10:00am to 12:30pm
Fees: $70 » Workshop fee and kit
Use this unique technique to capture a cabochon of your choice. We will use traditional wire wrapping techniques to capture a cabochon of your choice. You will learn to wrap the ring shank to finish off the project. Additional kits will be available for sale. (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoFLORENCE
Instructor: Kim Rueth
Twenty one + years ago someone had an idea to cash in her 401K, abandon the corporate system, and start a bead store. Knot Just Beads is the result of that idea. She’s never looked back! Kim has been creating bead projects for as long as one can remember. These days Kim is the Wizard of Beads,... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 7, from 10:00am to 12:30pm
Fees: $55 » includes bead kit and written handout
Delicate and refined, this regal looking bracelet will be a go ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoPearl Knotting
Instructor: Gina Sciligo
Gina Sciligo has been creating jewelry for 8 years. Her creations are to be found at multiple craft fairs under her business name of Jonna Deans. Her mother was her inspiration, so its only fitting that her business was named after her. She has been creating jewelry at Stringbead for the last five... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 7, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fees: $69 » some supplies, including instructional handout, are provided.
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 PhotoPeyote for all level
Instructor: Lana May
Lana May received her first degree in mechanical engineering and a second degree in clothing and accessory design, then owned a clothing-design firm and began designing jewelry to wear with her evening wear. Now she teaches at her home studio, in the Phoenix area, all over USA, Germany, and Ukraine.... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 7, from 10:00am to 2:00pm
Fees:
$75 » Class fee
$20 » Kit fee
$50 » Kit fee
One of the first stitches most of us learn, peyote instructions abound, and it’s a relatively easy stitch to pick up. ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoConversation Sticks
Instructor: Jody Young
Jody Young is a master bead artist and has created her “Raised Texture Beading” bead embroidery techniques for the past 15 years. She owned Beyond Beads for 21 years and after closing her store she moved to Maui for 2 years to follow her dreams of being an artist and selling her artwork.... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 7, from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Fees: $175 » Includes kit
The Conversation Stick you will create in this workshop will become a unique piece of art that will bring up conversation. You will bead upon a unique piece of Petrified wood that is 10 million years old. You will experience netting stitch techniques along with Raised Texture. You learn to create layering, design and perfect placement of your beads. ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoBASIC STRINGING
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 7, from 11:00am to 12:00am
Fees:
$20 » Class fee
$25 » Materials fee
Learn how to bead your own necklace! Using easy and professional finishing techniques and tools, you can create FUN over and over again. Materials needed: Necklace Kit, 1 strand freshwater pearls (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoPrometheus Copper & Bronze Clay; Boot Camp
Instructor: Divine Ornaments' Brenda Branson
More information at http://www.divineornaments.net. (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 7, from 12:30pm to 3:30pm
Fees: $95 » includes 20 grams of Prometheus Copper or Bronze clay and use of materials and tools
Learn everything you need to know about Prometheus Copper and Bronze clays. From the consistency to the firing options, this class will provide you with the working knowledge to use the clays efficiently and utilize the versatility of this great medium. Brenda will discuss the clay properties and provide samples to use during class. You will work in the wet... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoSpiral Chain - Intro to Basic Soldering
Instructor: Kieu Pham Gray
Http://kieuphamgray.com/ (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 7, from 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Fees: $100 » includes kit
Learn the basic concepts in soldering while creating a Spiral Chain. By the end of this class you will have an understanding of necessary tools and materials to successfully solder simple joints. Students will complete a spiral bracelet by the end of class. ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoQuilted Diamonds Bangle
Instructor: Diane S. Hertzler
Diane began beading about twenty years ago after trying her hand at every other type of art or craft that used a needle or fabric. Beading rapidly became a passion, and she pursued classes with a number of well-known bead artists. Over the years, she began creating her own designs, and developing... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 7, from 1:30pm to 5:30pm
Fees: $135 » Includes kit, directions and instruction
Students in this intermediate skill level class will learn bangle sizing, color selection and sequencing, and a new technique called “Quilted Peyote Stitch.” Inspired by the Quilt Festival in Oregon, this eye-catching, double sided bangle will garner compliments from a wide variety of needle-and-thread artisans. Students will be most successful... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoBATIK EMBROIDERY PINK MARBLE BATIK NECKLACE
Instructor: Patty McCourt
Patty McCourt is a professional bead artist, jewellery designer, tutor, consultant and owner of a craft business BeadbyBead based in Nottingham (U.K). She lives in this city with her husband Bill and 2 lovely daughters, Katerina and Stephanie. Patty lectures, demonstrates and runs beading classes... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 7, from 1:30pm to 6:00pm
Fees: $82 » Cost of workshop includes all materials including batik, backing material, leather, rivoli, beads and handout. Choice of Batik material will be available to students to select from.
Description: This is an exciting and fascinating new course. Be one of the first to create this gorgeous and striking pendant using embroidery with the NEW “IN” creative medium: BATIK. This is an ancient textile technique that produces amazing patterns with endless artistic and design opportunities. You cannot afford to miss it! ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoKNOTTY PEARLS
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 7, from 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Fees:
$35 » Class fee
$68 » Materials fee
Made with only leather and pearls, this FUN piece can be worn as a necklace, wrap bracelet or even belt! Students will learn how to knot beads in place onto leather. It’s a wonderful jumble of knots and beads and the technique can be translated to many other stringing materials and beads. ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoEnameled Flower Neck Cuff
Instructor: Carole Witt
Graduate of the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts, Carole has been teaching for over 15 years. Carole and her remarkable staff have a lineup of more than 50 classes in their extensive Jewelry Supply Store, String Bead, in Chico California. They are always striving to increase their ability to reach... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 7, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $69 » some supplies, including instructional handout, are provided.
This project was too pretty to leave at home! Unlike most of our other classes this is a PROJECT class. We will ONLY be making this Neck cuff. We WILL be Torch Enameling The flowers. But we WON”T be going into depth on torch enameling techniques (That’s Torch Enameling. We have that class too).We WILL be twisting multiple layers of wires, filing... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoCreating Talisman: Part Two
Instructor: Catherine Bickford
Catherine Bickford is a well known teacher and has taught at many venues throughout the U.S., including Too Bead True Blue in Tucson, AZ, Craft and Hobby Show in Los Angeles, CA, Inspired in Charlotte, NC and Artascope Studios in South Portland, ME. She is currently featured on the new season of... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 7, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $75 » includes all materials and supplies
Building on what you learned about symbols and colors in Creating Talisman: Part One, this class covers the healing and uplifting properties of gemstones, such as carnelian, turquoise, amethyst, and citrine. We will work with a wide variety of materials and processes, while learning the secret meanings of colors, symbols, and gemstones. You will combine... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoNetting for all levels
Instructor: Lana May
Lana May received her first degree in mechanical engineering and a second degree in clothing and accessory design, then owned a clothing-design firm and began designing jewelry to wear with her evening wear. Now she teaches at her home studio, in the Phoenix area, all over USA, Germany, and Ukraine.... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 7, from 2:30pm to 6:00pm
Fees:
$70 » Class fee
$20 » Kit fee
$60 » Kit fee
Here’s a technique with centuries of ethnic heritage. Master exciting designs in Netting. ... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoCabochon Bracelet
Instructor: Ronda Stevens
Ronda has been teaching wire wrap design classes in the southeast for the past 10 years at bead shows and local bead stores. She specializes in traditional wire wrap design and loves to see her students succeed in her classes. She released her first book in October 2013, Twists n Turns the Art of... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 7, from 3:00pm to 7:00pm
Fees: $80
The idea of capturing a cabochon in a bracelet is not new, but with this design you will not be limited to a standard size cabochon. We will go over the layout of the bracelet based on stone size and discuss measurements necessary to achieve your desired results. We will use sterling silver filled wire. All sterling silver filled wire, cabochon of choice,... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoValentine Charm; Patinas on Prometheus Metal Clays
Instructor: Divine Ornaments' Brenda Branson
More information at http://www.divineornaments.net. (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 7-February 4, from 4:00pm to 7:00pm
Fees: $110 » includes charms, chain, jump rings, beads, clasps, pins and use of materials and tools
Get creative while exploring the wonderful world of color! Learn to utilize different patina techniques to enhance and add color to your metal clay creations. Students will work with Vintaj patinas and practice applying to achieve dimension and depth. A selection of pre-made copper and bronze clay charms will be available to allow creative expression. Class... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoLEATHER & METAL MULTI-STRAND BRACELET
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 7, from 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Fees:
$35 » Class fee
$65 » Materials fee
Create a two-strand bracelet by applying metal beads to leather. These bracelets look great stacked together and go with everything in your wardrobe! Hint: You can also make a necklace. Materials needed: Leather coil packet 1mm, 1 strand 4mm large hole brass/silver plate beads, 1 strand 6mm large hole brass/silver plate beads, Super New Glue, clasp kit (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 PhotoChampleve’ Enamel Pendant in Fine Silver
Instructor: Sharon Kaplan
Sharon Kaplan is an award winning metalsmith and enamelist from Los Angeles, who loves to teach. She is debuting her Champleve’ Ready, Fine Silver Designs at this 2015 Tucson Bead Show. See her work at sharonkaplanjewelry.com. (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 7, from 4:00pm to 7:00pm
Fees: $160 » Includes: Fine silver, all supplies and tools are provided, just bring a great attitude!
Champleve’ Enamel is the technique where a recessed design is created in metal, in our case .999 Fine Silver. The recess is then filled with layers of the glass enamel. These layers are each fired in a kiln to fuse them to the silver and one another. Resulting in vibrant and luminous color seen only in glass on metal. I will teach you everything you... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoKiln Enameling
Instructor: Carole Witt
Graduate of the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts, Carole has been teaching for over 15 years. Carole and her remarkable staff have a lineup of more than 50 classes in their extensive Jewelry Supply Store, String Bead, in Chico California. They are always striving to increase their ability to reach... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 7, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fees: $69 » some supplies included
Finally! How to kiln enamel! The perfect enameling surfaces without the drawbacks of torchburn! Although we LOVE torch enameling some pieces just need …the kiln! All tools are provided. All Skill levels are welcome. Your seat in the class is secured when the class is paid for. To register for this class or for more information: call 530-894-2323 or... (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoChampleve’ Enamel Necklace in Fine Silver
Instructor: Sharon Kaplan
Sharon Kaplan is an award winning metalsmith and enamelist from Los Angeles, who loves to teach. She is debuting her Champleve’ Ready, Fine Silver Designs at this 2015 Tucson Bead Show. See her work at sharonkaplanjewelry.com. (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 8, from 8:30am to 12:30am
Fees: $190 » Includes: Fine silver, all supplies and tools are provided, just bring a great attitude!
Champleve’ Enamel is the technique where a recessed design is created in metal, in our case .999 Fine Silver. The recess is then filled with layers of the glass enamel. These layers are each fired in a kiln to fuse them to the silver and one another. Resulting in vibrant and luminous color seen only in glass on metal. I will teach you everything you... (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)

Glass Clay Demos by Paula Radke
Instructor: Paula Radke
(read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2-February 7, 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)

Workshop PhotoWire Wrapping Made Easy with Diana Harwood
Instructor: Diana Harwood
Artist and teacher in jewelry design and wirework. (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2-February 7, ongoing.
Fees: $0
Wire-work demos - ongoing. (read more & registration)

Workshop PhotoEvery evening
Instructor: Lana May
Lana May received her first degree in mechanical engineering and a second degree in clothing and accessory design, then owned a clothing-design firm and began designing jewelry to wear with her evening wear. Now she teaches at her home studio, in the Phoenix area, all over USA, Germany, and Ukraine.... (read more)Skill Level: All
Dates/Times: February 2, ongoing. & February 3, ongoing.
Fees:
$70 » Class fee
$20 » Kit fee
$65 » Kit fee
Choose bracelet, or necklace, or earrings depend of your favorite beading technique and beading level! I will teach ... (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 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)

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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)

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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)

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)

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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)

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)

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