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.
 
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.
 

For a printable class schedule click here.

 
Beading, Kuhmihimo & Pearl Knotting
Introduction to Beading

Introduction to Beading
Beginning • 3 Hour Class
$20 (Supply Estimate $15)
April 11, 19, 25 • May 9, 23, 31 • June 13, 21, 27 • 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.

Pearl Knotting

Pearl Knotting
All Levels • 3 Hour Class
$25 (Supply Estimate $16)
April 19, 25 • May 9, 31 • June 13, 21• 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.

Kuhmihimo

Crystal Kumihimo
All Levels • 3 Hour Class
$40 (Supply Estimate $15)
April 18, May 30 & June 20 • 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)
April 5 & June 7 • 2 to 5pm & May 25, June 1 • 12 to 3pm

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

Leather Bracelet

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Leather Wrap Bracelet with Katie Holland
All Levels • 3 Hour Class
$20 (Supply Est. $10)
April 5 & June 7 • 10 to 1pm

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

Fun with Looping Necklace

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Fun with Looping Necklace
All Levels • 3 Hour Class
$20 (Supply Est. $15 plus beads)
April 11 & June 20 • 2 to 5pm

Learn this easy method of looping wire and beads into a stunning “y” shaped design. You will also learn how to work with the One Step Looper tool and will learn to open and close jump rings. There are several designs to work with. Instructor: Barbara Garrett

Chain Maille Earrings

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Byzantine Necklace
All Levels • 4 Hour Class
$35 (Kit Est. $30 Copper)
June 6 • 12 to 4pm

The Byzantine weave is an ancient and classic 4 in 1 weave. Learn to make this great necklace. This is a very easy introductory class in the method of chain maille.
Instructor: Barbara Garrett

 
Wire Sculpting and Wire Wrapping with Kimberly Berlin
Introduction to Wire Necklace

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Introduction to Wire Necklace
All Levels • 5 Hour Class
$40 (Kit Copper $10 – Silver $25)
April 5, May 24 & June 7 • 12 to 5pm

Make a beautiful wire necklace and learn five new links and a clasp. Become familiar with wire-working tools and learn to create a necklace. Estimated class time is five hours. Upon class sign up, pre request either a copper or sterling wire kit. Instructor: Kimberly Berlin

Earring Trio Class

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Earring Trio
All Levels • 4 Hour Class
$30 (Supply Estimate $15)
April 6 • 12 to 4pm, April 19 • June 28 • 3 to 7pm • May 3 • 10 to 2pm

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

Fanciful Tree Pendant

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Fanciful Tree Pendant
Intermediate • 4 Hour Class
$30 (Supply Estimate $15)
April 13 & May 25 • 12 to 4pm & June 28 • 10 to 2pm

Create a fanciful stylized tree using wire, glass beads, pearls and stone. Every tree is unique. Learn to loop, use a mandrel, sew in beads, make a clasp, hammer and twist wire. Instructor: Kimberly Berlin

chain woven necklace class

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Chain Woven Necklace
Intermediate • 4 Hour Class
$30 (Supply Estimate $30 Silver)
April 19 • 10 to 2pm • May 3 & 3 to 7pm • June 8 • 12 to 4pm
Make a beautiful statement necklace and pendant. Earn 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

Woven focal bead class

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Woven Focal Bead
Advanced • 4 Hour Class
$40 (Supply Estimate $20 Silver)
May 4 & June 29 • 12 to 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

 
Metals and Smoldering
Cold Connections and Torch Fired enamels with Katie Holland
Lucky Steampunk Necklace

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Lucky Steampunk Necklace
All Levels • 5 Hr. Class
$65 (Kit Est. $25)
May 17 • 10am to 4pm

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 and Riveted Charm Bracelet

Stamped and Riveted Charm Bracelet
All Levels • 3 Hour Class
$40 (Kit Est. $25)
Jan. 24, Feb. 20, Mar. 20 • 4pm to 8pm
April 12 • 2 to 6pm & June 15 • 12 to 4pm

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.
Instructor Katie Holland

Stamped Metal Earrings

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Stamped Metal Earrings
Beginning • 2 Hour Class
$25 (Kit Est. $17)
April 5 & 12 • 10 to 1pm

Learn to texture and stamp two to three earrings sets. You also will learn how to add texture and words onto metal as well as how to add a patina. This class focuses on stamping and embellishment.
Instructor: Katie Holland

Torch Fired Enameling

Torch Fired Enameling
All Levels • 3 Hr. Class
$40 (Kit Est. $15)
April 13 & May 18 • 12 to 3pm

Fuse glass to metal with this popular and fun technique!
Learn how to torch fire enamel as well as how to add patterns to your enameling. Student will walk out with several pieces that can be incorporated into pendants and earrings.
Instructor Katie Holland

Three earrings with katie holland

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Three Earrings with Katie
All Levels • 3 Hr. Class
$40 (Kit Est. $12)
May 10 • June 14 • 10 to 1pm

Learn to make three different pairs of earrings while you learn to cut and texture copper and brass sheet.
Instructor: Katie Holland

Initial Necklace

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Initial Necklace
All Levels • 3 Hr. Class
$40 (Kit Est. $12)
May 10 & June • 2 to 5pm

Learn how to use a jewelers saw and rivet. Make a gorgeous custom initial necklace out of copper and anodized aluminum sheet. In this class you learn to saw, rivet, patina, cut and texture metal sheets.
Instructor: Katie Holland

 
Silversmithing with Barbara Garrett
Don Noris Silversmithing

Beginning Silversmithing
Beginner
$300 (includes supplies)
Two Day Workshop
April 26 & 27 • June 28 & 29 • 10am to 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 or a ring, 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) *Two Day Workshop*
Instructor: Barbara Garrett

Easy Soldering – Stacked Silver Rings

Easy Soldering – Stacked Silver Rings
Entry Level • 4 Hour Classked Silver Rings
$60 (Includes Silver)
May 24 • 10 to 1pm

Learn to create easy soldered stacked rings. Learn the basics of soldering 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.
Instructor: Barbara Garrett

Fractured Series - Intro to Rolling Mill

Fractured Series – Intro. To Rolling Mill
Intermediate Level • 4 to 5 Hour Class
$40 (Kit Est. $25)
April 18 & May 11 • 10 to 4pm

Learn to use the new economy rolling mill and pattern wheels in this intermediate class. Also learn a great use for scrap silver to make the “Fractured Series”. This class does require that you have already taken a basic soldering class. Class fee $40 plus the cost of silver you may use.
Instructor: Barbara Garrett

Bead Stitching with Sue Charette-Hood
tahitian bracelet

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Tahitian Bracelet
All Levels • 3.5 Hr. Class
$40 (Kit Estimate $15)
April 26 & May 31 • 2 to 5:30pm

Learn to stitch with the new Superduo seed beads to make a tropical looking bracelet to remind you of Tahiti. You will also learn to make a seed beaded clasp with superduos! Instructor: Sue Charette-Hood

Loom Plus Bracelet

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Loom Plus Bracelet
All Levels • 3 Hr. Class
$35 (Kit Estimate $20)
April 27, June 1 • 12 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

Donna's Pearl Bracelet

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Donna’s Pearl Bracelet
All Levels * 3 Hour Class
$35.00 (Kit Est. $15)
May 31 • 10am to 1:30pm

Learn to use right angle weave with embellishments to create this stunning bracelet. Instructor: Sue Charette-Hood

russian spiral bracelet class

Russian Spiral with Dangles Bracelet
Intermediate Level • 4 Hour Class
$40 (Kit $24)
June 21 • 10 to 1:30pm

Learn the Russian Spiral stitch and add a spectacular dangle to create a bracelet suitable for that special event. Instructor: Sue Charette-Hood

Tila Pearl and Peaks Bracelet

Tila Pearl and Peaks Bracelet
All Levels • 3 Hr. Class
$35 (Kit Estimate $15)
April 26 • 10 to 1pm

Learn how easy it is to stitch a Swarovski pearl and crystal bracelet. Instructor: Sue Charette-Hood

 
Metal in the Moonlight Classes

Join us every Friday Evening for "Metal in the Moonlight" from 5-9pm for an evening of socialization and metal jewelry making! Bring your own tools or rent ours. Each week we demo a new product or tool, these items will also be available for you to try.