Classes
We offer a wide range of classes for both veteran and novice jewelry artist. Learn the latest techniques with hands on instructions and inspiration. All tools are provided for use during class. Classes are also available for private sessions as well as for parties! Call 210- 490-7625 for questions.
 
• TRUNK SHOW March 14 & 15, 2015 •
 
For a printable class schedule click HERE.
 
Note: Space is limited, so register early! All classes must be paid in advance. Contact the store with your information to hold your space and to get pricing for supplies. There is a $20 non-refundable deposit on all 3-4 hour classes and a $40 non-refundable deposit required on all 5-8 hour classes. Classes must be paid in full 24 hours prior to class to continue to reserve your space. Classes are subject to change.
 
Beading, Kuhmihimo & Pearl Knotting
Introduction to Beading

Introduction to Beading
Beginning • 3 Hour Class
$20 (Supply Estimate $15)

Jan. 10, 24, Feb. 6, 13, 28 & Mar. 7, 20 • 10am to 1pm
This class is designed for the beginning jewelry artist.  Make a single strand necklace and a pair of earrings.  Learn jewelry design and learn to professionally finish a necklace.  You will also make earrings.  These techniques will launch you confidently into the world of bead stringing and design in just three hours.  The supply cost varies based on the beads that you select.

Tassel Necklace

New!
Tassel Necklace
All levels • 3 Hour Class
$25 (Supply Est. $20 based on beads you select)

Jan. 24, Feb 6 & Mar. 7 • 2pm-6pm
Learn to make this popular tassel necklace. It is very long and very in style! This class is great for the beginner jewelry artist.

Pearl Knotting

Pearl Knotting
All Levels • 3 Hour Class
$25 (Supply Estimate $16)

Feb. 28 & Mar. 20 • 2pm to 5pm
Learn to hand knot pearls and beads for the heirloom style fluid necklace or bracelet. The kit gives you tweezers, awl, silk and pearls to use and take home.

Kumihimo Japanese Braiding Technique

Kumihimo
All Levels • 3 Hour Class
$40 (Supply Estimate $15)
Feb. 20 • 12 to 4pm

Learn the ancient Japanese braiding technique with many strands of super duo beads and seed beads. 

double leather and rhinestone bracelet

New!
Double Leather & Rhinestone Bracelet
All Levels • 3 Hour Class
$20 (Supply Est. $15)

Jan. 10 • 3pm to 6pm
Mar. 8 • 12pm to 3pm

This stunning leather adds a lot of bling to your wrist. Double layers of rhinestones and you get to choose from a wide variety of colored leather on hand.

Leather Bracelet

New!
Leather Wrap Bracelet with Katie Holland
All Levels • 3 Hour Class
$20 (Supply Est. $10)
Feb. 13 • 2pm to 5:30pm

Learn this easy method of weaving crystals and leather to produce a stunning bracelet.  This bracelet is hot, hot, hot!
Instructor: Katie Holland

CHAIN MAILLE WITH ELIZABETH (JENNIE) HIMES
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Byzantine Bracelet
All Levels • 4 Hour Class
$35 (Kit Est. $20 Enameled)

Jan. 24, Feb. 14 & Mar 28 • 10am to 2pm
The Byzantine weave is an ancient and classic 4 in 1 weave. Learn to make this great bracelet. This is a very easy introductory class in the method of chain maille.
Instructor: Elizabeth (Jennie) Himes

Helm Weave Bracelet

Helms Weave Bracelet
All Levels • 4 Hour Class
$35 (Supply Est. $20)

Feb. 14 & Mar. 28 • 2pm to 6pm
Learn this classic Helm weave and launch yourself into the art of Chain Maille with this Scandinavian design. You can request sterling rings when you call in your reservation.
Instructor: Elizabeth (Jennie) Himes

Lancelot Bracelet

Lancelot Bracelet
All Levels • 4 Hour Class
$35 (Supply Est. $20)

Jan. 25 • 12pm to 4pm
Learn to combine Helm chain with a Japanese-style edging for a dramatic bracelet. Though it looks very intricate, it is easy to assemble.
Instructor: Elizabeth (Jennie) Himes

Autumn Lace Reversible Bracelet

Autumn Lace Reversible Bracelet
All Levels • 4 Hour Class
$35 (Supply Est. $20)

Feb. 15 • 12pm to 4pm
This bracelet is made with the classic Japanese 12-in-2 weave. This intricate lace like pattern is not difficult to learn. Great for the intermediate student.
Instructor: Elizabeth (Jennie) Himes

 
Bead Stitching and Loomingwith Sue Charette-Hood
Loom Plus Bracelet

New!
Loom Plus Bracelet
All Levels • 3 Hr. Class
$35 (Kit Estimate $20)

Mar. 13 • 12pm to 4pm
Learn to use the new Rick’s Beading Loom and you will love it. It is very easy to use and has only two ends left on each end to finish bracelet. Sue will also teach you how to end the bracelet and to attach a clasp.
Instructor: Sue Charette-Hood

Super Spiral Necklace or Bracelet Rope
All Levels • 3 Hour Class
$35.00 (Kit Est. $25)

Feb. 21 • 10am to 1:30pm
Learn a variation of the spiral stitch technique with the new Super Duo beads, crystals and seed beads to create a structural rope design for a bracelet or necklace. Students will also learn how to make a beaded clasp using the peyote and ladder stitch.
Instructor: Sue Charette-Hood

super duo pendant and earrings

New!
Super Duo Pendant and Earrings
All Levels • 3.5 Hr. Class
$40 (Kit Estimate $20)

Feb. 21 • 2:30 to 6pm
Make a superduo and triangle pendant and earrings to match the super spiral rope necklace.
Instructor: Sue Charette-Hood

Tahitian Earrings

New!
Tahitian Earrings
All Levels • 3 Hour Class
$35 (Kit $10)
Feb. 22 • 12pm to 3pm

Learn to stitch a pair of long earrings using the new superduo two hole beads, rivoli crystals, pearls and seed beads. A unitque bezel set method will be included.
Instructor: Sue Charette-Hood

super o ndebele bracelet

Super O Ndebele Bracelet
All Levels • 4 Hour Class
$35 (Kit $18)

Mar. 14 • 10am to 1:30pm
Learn the Ndebele (herringbone) bead stitch technique with Super Duo beads, crystals and seed beads.  The new “O” beads are added to the bracelet to make a creative and stunning bracelet. Students will also learn how to make a stitched clasp.
Instructor: Sue Charette-Hood

Cute Craw Rope Bracelet
All Levels • 4 Hour Class
$35 (Kit $15)

Mar. 14 • 2:30pm to 6pm
Learn the new CRAW “cubic right angle weave” technique with crystals and seed beads to create a bracelet to show off! Students will also make a matching pair of earring. Once you have mastered this basic CRAW stitch you will be ready for the more advanced CRAW designs.
Instructor: Sue Charette-Hood

Russian Spiral with Dangles Bracelet

New!
Russian Spiral with Dangles Bracelet
Intermediate Level • 4 Hour Class
$40 (Kit $24)
Mar. 15 • 12pm to 4pm

Learn the Russian Spiral stitch and add a spectacular dangle to create a bracelet suitable for that special event.

 
Wire Sculpting and Wire Wrapping with Kimberly Berlin
Jewerly Classes

Intro to Wire - Necklace Sampler
All Levels • 4 Hour Class
$30 (Supply Estimate $13)

Feb. 7 • 12pm to 4pm
Use multiple skills such as hammering, looping, and spiraling to create six new links.  Put them all together to form a beautiful necklace sampler.
Instructor: Kimberly Berlin

Link Bracelet

New!
Link Bracelet
All Levels • 4 Hour Class
$25 (Supply Estimate $10)
Jan. 17 & Feb. 8 • 12pm to 3pm

Learn to make this beautiful link bracelet. You will learn to work with wire to make a chain link and a clasp. This link is great to use in jewelry or with other links. The kits are available in copper and in sterling silver.
Instructor: Kimberly Berlin

Woven focal bead class

New!
Woven Focal Bead
Advanced • 4 Hour Class
$40 (Supply Estimate $20 Silver)

Oct. 26 • 12-4pm
Create a beautiful freeform woven Make a beautiful statement necklace and pendant. Learn a basic weave, a looped link, to make a clasp, wrap a bead and to create a focal bail. Magnifiers are required for the detailed work.
Instructor: Kimberly Berlin

WIRE WRAPPED RING

Wire Wrapped Ring
All levels • 2 Hour Class
$25 (Kit Est. $17)
Jan. 18 & Mar. 29 • 12pm to 3pm

If you like wire wrapping, take it to a new level and make your own rings.  This beginner and intermediate class introduces you to three different ring patterns.  These fabulous rings are made with sterling silver, copper and Swarovski Crystals.
Instructor: Kimberly Berlin

 
Katie Holland’s Fun with Metal

Stamped Leather Bracelet
All Levels • 2 Hr. Class
$20 (Kit Est. $7)

Jan. 23 • 6pm to 8pm
Feb. 27 • 5:30pm to 7:30pm
March 13 • 5pm to 7pm

Learn to work with leather and learn to stamp charms onto metal and make a fun leather bracelet. Leave with a finished one-of a kind personalized bracelet.
Instructor Katie Holland

Tab Set Prong Pendant

Tab Set Prong Pendant
All Levels • 4 Hour Class
$40 (Kit Est. $15)

Jan. 31 • 3pm to 7pm
Learn how to add a stone to your metal work with no solder! Design your pendant around a stone of your choice while learning how to cut, texture, rivet, patina. Capture a stone using tab prongs and cold connections.
Instructor Katie Holland

Simple Soldering - Handful of Rings

New!
Simple Soldering - Handful of Rings
All Levels • 3 Hour Class
$65 (Includes Materials)
Jan. 31 • 10am to 1pm
Feb. 28 • 6pm to 9pm

Make 6 rings in various sizes using sterling silver, copper, and brass and leave class with a handful of rings! In this class you will learn how to do simple soldering to make rings out of wire and metal sheet. You will also learn how to solder on a pre made bezel cup and set a round stone. You will be working with a micro torch in this class.
Instructor: Katie Holland

Simple Soldering Free Form Prongs

New!
Simple Soldering - Free Form Prongs
Intermediate - Beginner • 3 Hour Class
$65 (Includes Materials)
Mar. 1 • 1pm to 4pm

Learn simple soldering and how to custom make a wire prong setting to hold a stone. Pick soldering will be covered in this class and how to use a micro torch.
Instructor: Katie Holland

Beaded Key Necklace

Beaded Key Necklace
All Levels • 2.5 Hour Class
$35 (Includes Materials)
Feb. 12 • 5:30pm-8pm *Special Valentines Version*
Feb. 27 • 10am to 12:30pm
Mar. 6 • 5:30pm to 8pm

Learn how to do the peyote stitch while making a colorful beaded key. This is a great fundamental stitch that every beginner should know. Students will make 1 key in class, students can customize their color choices.
Instructor: Katie Holland

Earrings with Katie Holland

Earrings with Katie
All Levels • 2 Hour Class
$27 (Includes Materials)
Jan 24 • 7pm to 9pm (Pair on Right)
Feb. 20 • 6pm to 8pm (Pair on Left)
Mar. 6 • 1pm to 3pm
(Pair on Right)
Learn how to do some easy metal working to make a stunning pair of earrings.
Instructor: Katie Holland

 
Metal in the Moonlight Classes

Metals in the Moonlight
Join us on the 1st and 3rd Friday Evening of each month from 5-9pm for an evening of socialization and metal jewelry making! Bring your own tools or rent ours. Call the store or email originalsbeads@sbcglobal.net for more information.

 
Silversmithing with Barbara Garrett
Don Noris Silversmithing

Beginning Silversmithing
Beginner
$300 (includes supplies)
Two Day Workshop

Mar. 21 & 22 • 10am - 6pm (two day workshop)
All stones, silver, supplies and tools are furnished for the class.  You will learn how to solder sterling silver.  You will design a pendant, make a bezel, solder it together, set the stone, and polish your projects. This is not just a project class.  You will be learning good basic skills that will allow you to make many different projects.  Class fee $300.00 (includes supplies & Silver) *Two Day Workshop

 

For more information call 210- 490-7625 or email originalsbeads@sbcglobal.net

 
• TRUNK SHOW March 14 & 15, 2015 •