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.
 
• HOLIDAY TRUNK SHOW November 22 & 23, 2014 •
 
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)

Oct 3, 10, 31 • Nov 14, 21 • Dec. 12, 19 • 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)

Oct. 24, Nov. 7, Dec. 5 • 10am to 2pm
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)

Oct. 3 • 2pm to 5pm
Nov. 9 • 12pm to 4pm

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.

Kuhmihimo

Crystal Kumihimo
All Levels • 3 Hour Class
$40 (Supply Estimate $15)

Nov. 14 • 12 to 4pm
Learn the ancient Japanese braiding technique with many strands of crystals, fibers and seed beads. Instructor: Sue Charette-Hood

Leather and Rhinestones Bracelet

Leather & Rhinestone Bracelet
All Levels • 1.5 Hour Class
$15 (Supply Est. $15)

Oct. 5 • 12pm to 3pm
Oct. 31 • Nov 28 • 2pm to 5pm

Put a little sparkle on your wrist. This bracelet is delicate and very simple to learn. You may even want to make two.

double leather and rhinestone bracelet

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

Oct 24, Nov. 7, Dec. 5 • 3pm to 6pm
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)
Oct. 4 • 2pm to 5pm

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)

Oct. 25 • 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.

Helm Weave Bracelet

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

Oct. 25 • 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.

Lancelot Bracelet

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

Nov. 8 • 2:30pm to 6pm
Learn to combine Helm chain with a Japanese-style edging for a dramatic bracelet. Though it looks very intricate, it is easy to assemble.

Autumn Lace Reversible Bracelet

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

Nov. 8 • 10am to 2pm
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.

poinsettia bracelet

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Poinsettia Bracelet
All Levels • 4 Hour Class
$40 (Supply Est. $15)

Nov. 21 • 10am to 2pm
Dec. 7 • 12pm-4pm

A new design by Jennie, this bracelet is lush and stunning! Learn to use red, gold and green jump rings to make this great holiday bracelet.

New!
Christmas Tree Pendant and Earrings
All Levels • 3 Hour Class
$20 (Supply Est. $8)

Dec. 5, 20 • 10am to 12pm
This is a great set to start your holiday season out right!

 
Bead Stitching and Loomingwith Sue Charette-Hood

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

Oct. 18 • 10am to 1:30pm
Dec. 13 • 2pm to 5:30pm

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.

super duo pendant and earrings

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

Oct. 18 • 2pm to 5:30pm
Dec. 14 • 12pm to 4pm

Learn to stitch with the new Super duo seed beads to make a tropical looking bracelet to remind you of Tahiti. You will also learn to make a seed beaded clasp with super duos!

Tricky Triangle Earrings

Tricky Triangle Earrings
All Levels • 3 Hr. Class
$35 (Kit Estimate $10)
Oct. 19 • 12pm to 2pm

Learn to make a 3D pair of earrings using the new two hole triangle beads, crystals, seed beads. A Crystal drop can be stitched into this triangle for a more dramatic effect. The back side looks great too.

Triangulate Earrings
All Levels • 4 Hour Class
$35 (Kit $10)

Oct. 19 • 2pm to 4pm
Learn to make a triangular pair of earrings by stitching a triangle component with the new Super Duo beads, crystals, 15/0 and 11/0 seed beads. A crystal drop will be stitched into this triangle for a more dramatic effect. You will learn to assemble the components into an earring.

super o ndebele bracelet

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

Nov. 15 • 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.

rockin o cuff

Rockin O Cuff
All Levels • 4 Hour Class
$35 (Kit $15)

Nov. 15 • 2pm to 5:30
Learn the right angle weave technique with Super Duo beads, seed beads and the new “O” beads to create this fabulous bracelet. The design can be altered to be a narrow delicate bracelet or a super wide cuff! Students will also learn to make a clasp.

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

Nov. 16 • 12pm to 4pm
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.

Cut the Grass Bracelet

Cut the Grass Bracelet
All Levels • 4 Hour Class
$35 (Kit $20)
Dec. 13 • 10am to 1:30pm

Learn the Ndebele or herringbone technique with the new Riso, Super Duo and mini dagger beads with seed beads to create a textural 3D bracelet. Students will also learn how to attach the bracelet to a metal clasp.

Loom Plus Bracelet

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

Oct. 17, Dec. 12 • 12-4pm
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

 
Wire Sculpting and Wire Wrapping with Kimberly Berlin
Jewerly Classes

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

Oct. 25, Nov. 16, Dec. 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.

Stamped Metal Earrings

Bezel Wrapped Cabochon
Intermediate To Advanced • 4 Hour Class
$30 (Supply Estimate $32)

Nov. 9 • 12pm to 4pm
Using a standard onyx cabochon learn the basics of wire wrapping cabochons working with square wire and half-round wire.  These skills can easily be adapted to accommodate any cabochon shape.

Earring Trio Class

New!
Earring Trio
All Levels • 4 Hour Class
$30 (Supply Estimate $15)
Dec. 14 • 12m to 4pm

Beautiful earrings are a must have for every wardrobe. Create three beautiful earring sets using crystals, beads and copper or sterling wire. Learn to sew in beads, spiral, and hammer and loop wire. Instructor: Kimberly Berlin

New!
Christmas Ornament
All Levels • 4 Hour Class
$25

Nov. 8 • 10am to 2pm
Make a unique holiday ornament to gift or adorn your tree. Learn wire working techniques that can easily be applied to make almost any framed ornament design.

Woven focal bead class

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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

 
Katie Holland’s Fun with Metal
Lucky Steampunk Necklace

New!
Lucky Steampunk Necklace
All Levels • 5 Hr. Class
$65 (Kit Est. $25)
Oct. 12 • 1pm to 6pm

Make a steampunk inspired necklace using your lucky number for inspiration! In this class you will learn how to cut, texture, rivet, patina, saw and create height using copper and brass sheet. You will have one hour for lunch. Instructor Katie Holland

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

Nov. 14, Dec. 12 • 5:30pm to 7:30pm
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.

Stamped and Riveted Charm Bracelet
All Levels • 3 Hour Class
$40 (Kit Est. $12)

Dec. 14 • 5pm to 9pm
Using Copper and brass circle blanks, students will learn how to stamp words along curved and straight lines. Bring your own quote or favorite words to stamp or choose from a list the instructor will provide.

Stamped Bracelet
All Levels • 3 Hour Class
$40 (Kit Est. $12)

Students will learn the basics of making metal jewelry. Learn how to cut, texture, rivet, patina and stamp words onto copper sheet.  All while making a fun dangling charm bracelet.  Leave with a finished one-of-a-kind personalized bracelet.

Earrings with Katie

New!
Mixed Metal Earrings
All Levels • 3 Hour Class
$20 (Kit Est. $7)

Oct. 19 • 4pm to 6pm
Learn to work with metal sheet to make this stunning pair of earrings. Learn to use a disc cutter, file and patina metal. Bring your jewelry making to the next level.

Tab Set Prong Pendant

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

Dec. 6 • 2pm to 6pm
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.

Stamped Sterling Cuff Bracelet

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Stamped Sterling Cuff Bracelet
All Levels • 3 Hr. Class
$70 (Includes Supplies)

Dec. 13 • 6pm to 9pm
Stamp a sterling silver cuff with your favorite words or inspirational phrase. Students will practice stamping on copper before moving on to sterling silver.

Earrings with Katie
All Levels • 3 Hr. Class
$40 (Kit Est. $12)

Oct. 18 • 6pm to 9pm
Learn to make three different pairs of earrings while you learn to cut and texture copper and brass sheet.

 
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. This evening event will be on October 3, 17, November 7 and December 5 and 19th. 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

Nov. 1 & 2 • 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

Easy Soldering – Stacked Silver Rings

Easy Soldering – Stacked Silver Rings
Entry Level • 4 Hour Classked Silver Rings
$60 (Includes Silver)

Oct. 11, Dec. 6 • 10-2pm
Learn to create easy soldered stacked rings.  Learn the basics of soldering, texturing sterling silver and in this class take home several wonderful rings for you or for friends. Class fee $60 this includes supplies, silver and tools.

Easy Soldered Chain Bracelet
Beginning Level • 4 to 5 Hour Class
$60 (Includes Silver)

Oct. 11, Dec. 6 • 3pm to 5:30pm
Learn to create easy chain bracelet with a designer link. Learn the basics of soldering, and forging. The class fee of $60 includes all supplies, silver and tools.

 

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

 
• HOLIDAY TRUNK SHOW November 22 & 23, 2014 •