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Gather up your 'onesie" earrings, and your other assorted charms and small pendants, (you know, the ones collecting dust in your jewelry box) to create a fashionable, contemporary necklace filled with meaning and memories using your choice of chain from our collection of sterling and other materials. In this class, you'll learn not only about design, but how to attach your pieces using jump rings and to finish your necklace with the perfect clasp. You may use base metal or precious metal; the material cost will vary accordingly.
A traditional technique with contemporary styling and materials. Small Glass seed beads are first strung on thread and the crocheted iwth a crochet hook to amake a bracelet that has flexibility, strength, and rolls on. The class is two sessions. In the first, you will learn how to crochet and in the second you will be instructed on starting and ending your work to form a continuous bracelet. For home work between the two classes, you will practice crocheting and stringing beads to bring with you to the second calass. You will be provided with a spool of thread that Sign Up For Class »
Choosing from our extensive collection of materials, including our wide variety of contemporary beads, materials and unusual cords (such as hemp, rubber and leather), you will discover the rhythm of this contemporary twist on a traditional weaving technique. You will also learn how to attache different types of clasps. You can expect to create two bracelets in this class.
Hooks, toggles, and other endings made by you will enhance your creations. But choosing the right ending can be a challenge; the clasp can make or break your creation. With a little practice working with wire and other metals, you will learn to fashion the right piece to complement and complete your project. We will practice with craft wire and then complete two clasps using sterling material.You will learn about wire, tools and other options for creating your own findings.