the Calendar

  Check out our upcoming Jewelry Making Class Curriculum.

Call 214-824-2777 to sign up and let your creative side shine!

 

Sep
21
Sun
2014
Silk Knotting w/ Gemstones @ Beads of Splendor
Sep 21 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThis next step in Silk Knotting.  You will learn how to knot gemstones with a new twist for a professional look. 

We also refer to this technique as "knotting without clamshells"

This in an intermediate knotting class – please have already taken the "silk knotting with pearls" class.

Students to bring or buy materials:  see below

 

Students to bring or buy:

1-2 strands of beads

1 card of silk that fits your beads

2 Roundells/End beads – appropriate to size of beads

2 closed jumprings – appropriate to size of beads

1 clasp – any style you prefer

open jumprings to attach clasp (unless you use use an S-Hook clasp)

Sep
23
Tue
2014
Intro to Soldering @ Beads of Splendor
Sep 23 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Intro To Soldering  This is our revised introductory class that includes all new projects!

Using sterling silver, fine silver wire, and jump rings we'll make the following:
ball-end headpins, a clasp, French wires, and a pair of textured silver earrings (as shown). This class is an introduction to safely soldering with a butane torch. We touch on an array of tools, chemicals, materials, and several different techniques in this class.
Join us for the first time, or take as a refresher.
*Beginners welcome!
*All materials & tools provided

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sep
26
Fri
2014
Silver Lining Earrings @ Beads of Splendor
Sep 26 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Silver Lining Earring

Use a butane torch, hammer, + steel block to flatten + texture heavy guage sterling silver wire into a pair of earrings.

Lightweight (you almost don't feel them at all), they will quickly become a favorite wardrobe staple.

* Beginner friendly – we use a butane torch, so be ready to wield some fire power!

* Sterling silver wire included.

* Beads NOT included – Bring or buy your own if you'd like to add them.

Sep
27
Sat
2014
Intro to Soldering @ Beads of Splendor
Sep 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Intro To Soldering  This is our revised introductory class that includes all new projects!

Using sterling silver, fine silver wire, and jump rings we'll make the following:
ball-end headpins, a clasp, French wires, and a pair of textured silver earrings (as shown). This class is an introduction to safely soldering with a butane torch. We touch on an array of tools, chemicals, materials, and several different techniques in this class.
Join us for the first time, or take as a refresher.
*Beginners welcome!
*All materials & tools provided

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wine + Gems: Blue Moon Necklace @ Beads of Splendor
Sep 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Blue Moon Necklace linen gems

Once in a blue moon everything just falls into place.  That's how this necklace came together – effortless + free-flowing.

Knot + twist gemstone beads and waxed linen to create a necklace will make you want to put on a party dress and go dancing!

This is the first class in our new "Wine + Gems Series":  Bring your materials, we will provide tools, instruction, + wine.

Suggested Supply List:

Waxed linen: 2 or 4 ply

Beads: w/ holes large enough to slide on your waxed linen. We suggest a variety of sizes, and colors (maybe even shapes) to add interest.  Be sure to test your beads on the linen before class.

Clasp: toggle, hook + eye, or S-hook

 

Sep
28
Sun
2014
Wine + Gems: (Get) Hammered Earrings @ Beads of Splendor
Sep 28 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Get Hammered Earring 2

Another "Wine & Gems Series" class :-) 

Students learn how to twist + hammer wire + beads into simple, wearable, artistic earrings – while drinking wine!

*Beginner friendly – everyone welcome

*Students to bring or buy the following for each pair of earrings:

(generally 3 pair can be made in class)

16 – 20 gauge wire

2 beads (for each pair of earrings) that fit on the various gauges of wire

coordinating French Wires