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.
 
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)
June 27 • July 4, 11 • Aug. 1, 15 • Sept. 5, 26 • 10am-1pm
July 20 • Aug. 17 • 12-3pm

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.

Leather and Rhinestones Bracelet

Leather & Rhinestone Bracelet
All Levels • 1.5 Hour Class
$15 (Supply Est. $15)
July 25 • 10am-1pm

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)
Aug. 1 • 2pm-5pm

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)
July 11 • Sept. 5 • 2pm-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

Pearl Knotting

Pearl Knotting
All Levels • 3 Hour Class
$25 (Supply Estimate $16)
July 4, Aug 15 • 2pm to 5pm
July 13, Sept. 28 • 12pm-3pm

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.

Stamped Leather Bracelet

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Stamped Leather Bracelet
All Levels • 2 Hr. Class
$20 (Kit Est. $7)
July 11 • Aug. 22 • Sept. 26• 6pm-8pm
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 Holand

Kuhmihimo

Crystal Kumihimo
All Levels • 3 Hour Class
$40 (Supply Estimate $15)
July 11 • Aug. 22 • Sept. 26 • 12-3:30pm

Learn the ancient Japanese braiding technique with many strands of crystals, fibers and seed beads. Instructor: Sue Charette-Hood

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Byzantine Bracelet
All Levels • 4 Hour Class
$35 (Kit Est. $20 Enammeled)
Aug. 24 • 12pm-4pm

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: Barbara Garrett

Flower Power Bracelet

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Flower Power Bracelet Chain Maille
All Levels • 4 Hour Class
$35 (Supply Est. $15 Enameled)
July 26 • Sept. 20 • 10am-2pm

Learn this easy method of chain mail to make this very attractive flowered bracelet with enameled jump rings. Very easy and lots of fun!

Japanese Lace Reversible Bracelet

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Japanese Lace Reversible Bracelet
Medium Levels • 4 Hour Class
$35 (Supply Est. $15)
July 12 • 10am-2pm
Sept. 21 • 12pm-4pm

This bracelet is made with the classic Japanese 12-in-2 weave. This intricate lace like pattern is not too difficult to learn.

Helm Weave Bracelet

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Helms Bracelet Chain Maille
All Levels • 4 Hour Class
$35 (Supply Est. $15)
July 26 • Sept. 20 • 3pm-6pm

Learn this classic Helm weave and launch yourself into the art of Chain Maille with this Scandinavian design.

Lancelot Bracelet

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Lancelot Bracelet Chain Maille
All Levels • 4 Hour Class
$35 (Supply Est. $15)
July 27 • 12pm-4pm
Aug. 23 • 10am-2pm

Learn to combine Helm chain with a Japanese-style edging for a dramatic bracelet. Though it looks very intricate, it is easy to assemble.

 

Bead Stitching with Sue Charette-Hood
tahitian bracelet

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Tahitian Bracelet
All Levels • 3.5 Hr. Class
$40 (Kit Estimate $15)
Aug. 23 • 10am-1:30pm

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)
July 13 • Aug. 24 • Sept. 28 • 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

Donna's Pearl Bracelet

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Donna’s Pearl Bracelet
All Levels • 3 Hour Class
$35.00 (Kit Est. $15)
Sept. 27 • 10am-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)
Aug. 23 • 2pm-5pm

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)
July 12 • 10-1:30pm
Sept. 27 • 2pm-5:30pm

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

Tila Crystal Bangle

Tila Crystal Bangle
All Levels • 4 Hour Class
$40 (Kit Est. $25)
July 12 • 2pm-5:30pm

Learn a combination of stitches to make this new tila bangle bracelet. Instructor: Sue Charette-Hood

 
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)
July 27 • 12pm-5pm
Aug. 31 • 12pm-5pm
Sept. 20 • 10am-2pm

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)
June 28 • Sept. 27 • 3pm-7pm

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

Woven focal bead class

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Woven Focal Bead
Advanced • 4 Hour Class
$40 (Supply Estimate $20 Silver)
June 29 • Sept. 21 • 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

Fanciful Tree Pendant

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Fanciful Tree Pendant
Intermediate • 4 Hour Class
$30 (Supply Estimate $15)
June 28 • July 26 • Sept. 27 • 10-2pm

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

Chain Woven Necklace
Intermediate • 4 Hour Class
$30 (Supply Estimate $30 Silver)
Coming Soon
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

 
Metals and Smoldering
Cold Connections and Torch Fired enamels with Katie Holland
Stamped Sterling Cuff Bracelet

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Stamped Sterling Cuff Bracelet
All Levels • 3 Hr. Class
$70 (Includes Supplies)
Aug 10 • Sept. 7 • 12-3pm

Stamp a sterling silver cuff with your favorite words or inspirational phrase. Students will practice stamping on copper before moving on to sterling silver. Instructor: Katie Holland

Earrings with Katie

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Earrings with Katie
Beginning • 2 Hour Class
$25 (Kit Est. $17)
July 25 • Aug. 29 • 6pm-8pm

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)
July 25 • 2pm-5pm

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

Lucky Steampunk Necklace

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Lucky Steampunk Necklace
All Levels • 5 Hr. Class
$65 (Kit Est. $25)
Coming Soon

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

 
Silversmithing with Barbara Garrett
Don Noris Silversmithing

Beginning Silversmithing
Beginner
$300 (includes supplies)
Two Day Workshop
Aug. 30 & 31• 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 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)
Aug. 2 • Sept. 6 • 10-2pm

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)
Aug. 2 • Sept. 6 • 3-7pm

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

 
Metal in the Moonlight Classes

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. Each 1st and 3rd Friday we demo a new product or tool, these items will also be available for you to try. For more information email originalsbeads@sbcglobal.net

 
Summer Metals Camp with Katie Holland

Learn how to fabricate metal jewelry while learning the basics in cold connections. $250.00 per person, Monday Aug 4th- Saturday Aug 9th, 1:00pm-5:00pm. Class space is limited to 8 students. Class cost included use of tools and all material kits. While this is a technique based course students will leave with several pieces of jewelry by the end of the week.

Summer Camp Day 1

Day 1: Basics
Learn about basic tools and how to cut and texture metal sheet.

Day 2

Day 2: Patinas
Learn several different methods to add patinas to your metal.

Day 3

Day 3: Rivets
Learn how to make and use wire rivets, tube rivets, screw rivets, and more.

Day 4

Day 4: Stamping
Use letter stamps and learn how to line up words along curved & straight edges.

Day 5

Day 5: Clasps and Connectors
Learn how to make your own toggle clasps and connector bars.

Free Day

Day 6: Free Day!
Put your new skills to use during an open studio day. Work on whatever you please with access to tools, work space, help and advice from Katie.

 

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