Design & make gorgeous jewelry for your sweetheart, guy or gal! There are some super simple techniques for making jewelry that don't require special tools or advanced skills and can be easily learned. Make fun and elegant earrings without bending wire into wire wraps. Make a matching necklace or bracelet easily in almost no time at all!
This is a great class for people who like instant gratification, with or without good hand-eye coordination. You'll design your own jewelry in class (with the help of the instructor, if needed) and leave with it finished.
Ages 7-11 may attend with a supervising adult who is also enrolled in the class. Ages 12 and up may attend with no supervision. Sweethearts may take the class together without a chaperone.
What you will learn:
Assemble simple earrings using charms, jump rings and ear threads
Use beading chain (sterling silver or plated) to make necklaces and earrings
Assemble components with jump rings to make bracelets, necklaces and earrings
Create a simple wire loop
Finish off leather and beading chain with crimp ends
Add a clasp to necklaces and bracelets
String beads on SoftFlex beading cord
Finish a necklace strung on SoftFlex using flattened crimp beads
Which metals are best for sensitive skin
Materials: Everything you need is available in the class. Choosing your materials and designing your jewelry is part of the class. Materials for your project are not included in the class fee. You may choose from our large selection or bring your own. At the end of class you will pay for the materials you used for your project. All necessary tools will be provided in the class by the instructor.
Location: Classes are held at our store, 1544 Park Street, Alameda, CA 94501.
Discount: Students will receive a 10% discount on in-store merchandise for 4 weeks prior and 2 weeks after the class.
By signing up for this class, you are agreeing to the class enrollment terms and conditions.
Instructor: Marilyn Peters
Class size: 2 student minimum- 7 student maximum
Date & Time: Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, 1-3pm