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CLASSES
Charmed Necklace
Finger Weaving
Crystal Cube Earrings
Funky Chunky Bracelet
Basket Weave Earrings
Wire Beaded Bead
Free Form Wire Work
Capturing the Cab
Wire Wrapped Pendant
Hinged Mosaic Bracelet
Free Form Link Bracelet or Necklace
Delicious Drop Necklace
Picot Points Bracelet
Organic Peyote & Wire Bangle
Beaded Ribbon Bracelet
Pearlie Girlie Bracelet
Peyote Garden Bracelet
Herringbone Stripe Bracelet
Three Way Bracelet
DIY - Design it Yourself!
Beaded Cluster Ring
Mosaic Bracelet
Wire Beaded Neckpiece
NEW CLASS! The Princess Necklace
Ever Bloomin' Cuff
Blooming Ring
R.A.W. (right-angle weave) Bracelet
Wire Work Earrings - Part I
Trinkets & Treasures
Mandala Earrings
Sculptural Peyote
Fold Over Bail - New Class!
Center Piece Necklace
Wire Collaged Bangle
Copper Etching
Miss M's Choker
Heart Pin Class
Crystal Spiral Bracelet
Wire Work Earrings - Part II
Bead Embroidered Pendant

Charmed Necklace

Learn wire working basics and more while creating this personal talisman. Form links and rings, spirals, coils, hooks, wraps, bead caps, and cages. A good class for beginning wire workers or wire workers who need to enhance their skills
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Finger Weaving

Beads and buttons, found objects and treasures, are interwoven into a sumptuous bracelet or necklace using the ancient style of finger weaving with some modern twists. An easy technique to master and the variations are endless
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Crystal Cube Earrings

Flashing faceted crystals take on a whole new dimension when sewn into these quick & easy beaded beads. Make a pair for some drop-dead gorgeous earrings to hang from some delicate chain, or pair with some coordinating beads.
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Funky Chunky Bracelet

Colorful yarns and fibers form the base of this fun bracelet, with a random weave of beads adding sparkle and texture. The ends are gathered into quick, peyote stitched bead caps, and finished with a cute button closure.
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Basket Weave Earrings

Using sterling silver wire and a few sparkly beads, you will create some uniquely intriguing earrings. Learn to form the wire base, weave and coil with wire to embellish your design, and how to finish adding bead links and ear wires.
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Wire Beaded Bead

Fine wire is used to interweave tiny beads into an organically textured bead. Use for a focal bead on a necklace or bracelet for a one-of-a-kind piece.
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Free Form Wire Work

Free formed wire bases are interwoven with beads and wire to shape an organic sculptured bracelet or neckpiece. In this "day of play" you'll learn to make links, jump rings, and hooks, along with wire weaving, twisting, hammering, and coiling techniques to complete a uniquely self-expressive piece.
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Capturing the Cab

Learn how to stitch a beaded bezel around a cabochon, turning it into a stunning focal piece for a necklace or bracelet.
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Wire Wrapped Pendant

Choose a shell, a piece of glass, a fragment of pottery, or other found object, and "wire it up" to become an interesting pendant. You'll learn to add coiled wire and wired elements to enhance and embellish your one-of-a-kind piece.
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Hinged Mosaic Bracelet

Learn to form wire frames that are woven and coiled with a tapestry of sparkling beads. Joined with self-made jump rings and finished with an elegant wire closure, makes this an easy to wear, eye catching bracelet.
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Free Form Link Bracelet or Necklace

Showcase a special suite of beads with fanciful links of free form wire. You will form, hammer, coil, and spiral while creating your one-of-a-kind piece, A fun class for all skill levels.
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Delicious Drop Necklace

A shimmering mixture of seed beads, tiny beads, pearls, & crystals are free form peyote’ stitched over a form to create the focal point of this elegant necklace. Strung with strands of coordinating and accent beads, you’ll turn your drop (or drops) into a one-of-a-kind yummy necklace.
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Picot Points Bracelet

This quick to make, easy to learn bracelet gathers more than its fair share of compliments! The sparkly Swarovski crystals and the punctuating “Picot Point” edges seem to draw the eyes when ever it’s worn. You will learn to form the base of the bracelet with interconnecting circles of beads, weave on embellishing beads in a criss-cross pattern, add a clasp with seed beads instead of jump rings, and finish with the distinctive picots.
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Organic Peyote & Wire Bangle

A basic Peyote stitch tube becomes an adventure in texture and pattern when composed of a mélange of tiny beads. Enhanced with a special focal bead or two, and completed with a decorative closure, the bangle becomes a work of art to wear. The first part of the class will be will be spent forming the wire base of the bangle, and designing and forming the decorative closure. The second part will be spent learning free form peyote, and stitching your free form Peyote tube.
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Beaded Ribbon Bracelet

Be inspired by the compelling color, texture, & pattern of a gorgeous ribbon, used as a base for a one-of-a-kind bracelet. Bead as little or as much as you like to enhance and embellish the ribbon and learn the finishing techniques for backing the base, fringing the edges, and adding a closure.
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Pearlie Girlie Bracelet

Quick to make - easy to wear - what could be sweeter?!! Why, the compliments you'll get when wearing this cute bracelet of course!
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Peyote Garden Bracelet

Spring comes early when you create this colorful garden for your wrist! Learn tubular peyote to form the base, how to add a meandering vine of flowers and peyote stitched leaves, and finish with a button closure.
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Herringbone Stripe Bracelet

Play with color while learning the popular Herringbone (N'debele) stitch. This soft tube drapes gracefully for a bracelet or necklace, and can be made in any color palate to match your mood.
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Three Way Bracelet

An elegant bracelet that can be worn 3 different ways - twisted, interwoven, or flat. Your choice of colors sets the mood to match any outfit.
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DIY - Design it Yourself!

Rummage through the many beads, buttons, and charms I'll have available to design your own fun bracelet - elegant or funky, playful or subtle - your choice!
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Beaded Cluster Ring

Be it Bling or another thing - the Ring's the thing! Stitch up this easy to wear finger jewel and make it everyday classy or over the top sassy.
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Mosaic Bracelet

Weave a tapestry of beads onto this wire based cuff. You will learn to form and hammer wire into the basic cuff, coil and weave beads with wire, and finish with an elegant wire closure. Simple to learn for a beginner, but results are gorgeous enough for an expert. BEADS OF CONTENTMENT - Modesto CA
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Wire Beaded Neckpiece

You'll hammer, twist, and form a base of heavy gauge wire encrusted with a glittering array of beads, pearls, and stones, to construct an "OH WOW!" one-of-a-kind neckpiece.
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NEW CLASS! The Princess Necklace

Five embellished beaded beads make up the focal point of this versatile necklace. Strung with coordinating beads and clasp, it will make you feel like royalty.
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Ever Bloomin' Cuff

Flowers are blooming all over this wire based cuff! You'll learn the steps to form the base, wire together beads, pearls, and stones to create your blooms, and how to plant them on the cuff for an elegant wrist garden.
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Blooming Ring

A little bit of wire, a few sparkly beads, mix them up together and voila’, you’ve got a darling ring! You’ll want one for every finger and one for every girlie-girl on your holiday list.
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R.A.W. (right-angle weave) Bracelet

Learn a new stitch while creating this fabulous bracelet. Fire-polished faceted beads come together to form a base for the overlay of this “criss-cross” bracelet.
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Wire Work Earrings - Part I

Turn plain wire and beads into fabulous, fun and funky earrings. Learn to form basic and decorative ear-wires, connectors, and jump rings to create any style to want to wear.
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Trinkets & Treasures
Saturday, July 13, 2013 - 10:00 to 4:00
What to do, what to do, with all those special beads and baubles you’ve been hoarding? Learn to weave a 4 strand braid of seed beads to hang your booty from, while creating this treasure trove of a necklace. How long or short you make is up to you, or maybe up to how many trinkets are in your stash.
BEADS OF CONTENTMENT - Modesto CA;

Mandala Earrings
Sunday, October 6, 2013 - 10:00 to 2:00
A variation on peyote stitch in the round creates these lovely earrings. Stitched with some light catching crystals and seed beads, these meditative forms can also be used for bracelet elements or a pendant.
KANDRA'S BEADS - Solvang CA;

Sculptural Peyote
Saturday, October 12, 2013 - 10:30 to 4:30
Choose a special bead, button, or object to showcase, and learn how to stitch a peyote bezel or capture your focal pieces while surrounding them in organic, textural peyote stitch.Combine shapes and sizes of beads while increasing and decreasing,to create wonderful texture, and play of color and form.
BEAD ARTISTRY - Fresno, CA;

Fold Over Bail - New Class!
Saturday February 15, 2014 - 9:am to 12:pm
Make a gorgeous pendant by forming an eye-catching bail from metal sheet. You’ll design the perfect shape to enhance a special bead or two, cut and texture your piece, and learn to fold the bail and attach the focal beads. You can choose to hang your pendant from a simple leather cord, chain, bead strand or ribbon.
BEADS OF CONTENTMENT - Modesto CA;

Center Piece Necklace

Let a gorgeous bead be your inspiration for a stunning necklace. Mix in some coordinating beads and findings, and learn all the techniques you will need to finish your one-of-a-kind piece. Learn various ways how to hang the centerpiece, how to string single or multiple strands of beads, when and how to use cord or beading wire for stringing, and how to correctly finish the ends and add clasps.
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Wire Collaged Bangle
Saturday March 15, 2014 - 9:am to 12:pm
Let your creative juices flow while forming this art-for-the-arm bangle! Waves and swirls of wire will intertwine together as you shape the wire base, then layer over with basket woven components, coiling and beads, creating this uniquely organic piece.
BEADS OF CONTENTMENT - Modesto CA;

Copper Etching
Sunday March 2, 2014 - 1:pm to 4:pm
Learn this easy process of adding depth, texture, and pattern to plain metal, and create a stunning cuff bracelet with your results. Etched pieces can be used in so many ways, and not just for jewelry, so join the fun!
My Home Studio - Fresno CA;

Miss M's Choker

This lovely beaded necklace features special focal beads dropping from a beaded base. A simple and easy project, it can be made as elegant or casual as you wish, by your choice of beads.
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Heart Pin Class

Express your hearts whimsy and wit with a pin made from wire and beads. Learn wire forming, wrapping, pin & catch mechanism, script & pattern stamping, coiling, and beading embellishments.
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Crystal Spiral Bracelet

A simple spiral rope stitch gets glamorous with addition of sparkling Swarovski crystals. The technique is easy to master, the stitching is quick, and the variations are endless.
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Wire Work Earrings - Part II

More earring components using wire to form multi-loop drops, wire on delicate sparkles, hoops & more. (Prerequisite: Wire Work Earrings part I, or any other wire earring class with C.R.)
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Bead Embroidered Pendant
Saturday, October 5, 2013 - 10:00 to 4:00
Explore the versatile medium of bead embroidery while creating a one-of-a-kind pendant. Learn several basic stitches, methods for finishing, and the inspiration to produce a variety of beautiful objects.
KANDRA'S BEADS - Solvang CA;

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