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.
 
Beading, Kuhmihimo & Pearl Knotting
Introduction to Beading

Introduction to Jewelry Making
Beginning • 4 Hour Class
$20 (Supply Estimate $15)
July 8, 22 • Aug.  5, 26 • Sept.  2, 23 • 10am-2pm

This class is designed for the beginning jewelry artist. Make a single strand necklace and a pair of earrings. These techniques will launch you confidently into the world of stringing and design in just three hours. The supply cost varies based on the beads you select.

Pearl Knotting

Pearl Knotting
All Levels • 4 Hour Class
$25 (Supply Estimate $16)
July 8 • Aug. 12  • Sept. 16 • 2-4pmZ

Learn to hand knot pearls and beads for the heirloom style fluid necklace or bracelet.

Tassels & More Tassels
All levels • 4 Hour Class
$20 plus (Select your beads)
July 17  • 12-4pm
Aug. 13 • 10-2pm

Step up your skills and learn to make silk and beaded tassel for those trendy designs.

Kumihimo Japanese Braiding Technique

Kumihimo
All Levels • 3 Hour Class
$40 (Supply Estimate $15)
Sept. 9 • 12-4pm

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

double leather and rhinestone bracelet

Double Leather & Rhinestone Bracelet
All Levels • 3 Hour Class
$20 (Supply Est. $20)
Aug. 13 • Sept. 23 • 2-6pm

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

CHAIN MAILLE WITH ELIZABETH (JENNIE) HIMES

Chain Maille Necklace
All Levels • 5 Hour
$45 (Kit $25)
Aug. 6 & Sept. 24 • 10-3pm

Learn to make this gorgeous chain mail necklace with a  metal focal pendant. This combination of metals and  chain mail is the perfect class for any beginner to intermediate student to learn the tools and methods to shape, pierce and finish metal and learn to make a simple chain mail necklace.

Sweet Pea Bracelet
All Levels • 4 Hour
$35 (Kit Est. $20 up)
July 10 & Aug. 14 • 12-4pm

This is a Marilyn Gardiner kit and instruction taught by Elizabeth Himes. The instructions are easy to follow and make a beautiful bracelet.

Petal Mail Necklace
Intermediate to advanced • 4 Hour Class
$40 (Kit $25)
Sept. 25 • 12-4pm

Learn this stunning Marilyn Gardiner necklace design in copper with black crystal accents.

 

Easy Cast Pewter
All Levels • 8 Hour Class
$55 (Kit $45)
July 9 • 10am to 4pm
Bring Lunch!

Learn to create easy unique components using pewter casting techniques and a butane torch. Learn to press molds into casting sand, pour the lead free pewter and refine and patina pieces. Make several pendants with your one pound of pewter. Kit includes melting ladle, casting sand, 1lb. pewter, spoon and tin. You will use solder board, torch, hammers, pliers, anvils, vises, shears, buffers and grinders, files, pickle, patina, impressions for molds and more.

easy pearl pea pod pendant

Easy Pearl Pea Pod Pendant
All Levels • 3 Hour Class
$30 Includes Supplies
Sept. 18 • 12pm to 4pm

Learn to work with copper to make this stunning pea pod pearl pendant. No soldering required and great for the beginner.

Don Noris Silversmithing

Beginning Silversmithing Class
Class Fee $300 Includes all Silver and Supplies
Aug. 27 & 28 from 10am to 5pm
This is a Two Day Workshop From 10am to 6pm Each Day

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.

 
Bead Stitching and Loomingwith Sue Charette-Hood
Loom Plus Bracelet

Loom Plus Bracelet
All Levels • 4 Hour Class
$35 (Kit Estimate $20)
August 19 • 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.

New!  
Cute Crescent Earrings
All Levels • 4 Hr. Class
$35 (Kit Estimate $20)
Aug. 21• 12-4pm & Sept. 10 • 10-1pm

Learn to stitch a reversible pair of earrings using the new two hole Crescent beads, pearls and seed beads. This class is perfect for the beginner to learn the basics of bead stitching. This "component design" can be used in a a variety of ways for earrings and other designs and was created as part of the Starman Trendsetter program.

Raspberry Sherbet with Crescents
All Levels • 3 Hour Class
$40 (Kit Estimate $20)
Aug. 20 • 2-5pm & Sept. 11 • 12-3pm

Learn to stitch a beautiful necklace, earrings and ring using the new two hole Crescent beads. This "simple beaded bead" can be used in a variety of ways for many different designs.

New!
Cloak & Dagger Necklace:
All Levels • 3 Hour Class
$40 (Kit Estimate $25)
Sept. 10 • 2-5pm

Learn to stitch this stunning necklace and earrings using a wide assortment of new bead types such as two hole dagger, mini duos, super duos, seed beads and more. Maximum bling will be stitched into this design. This is the perfect class to learn a unique bezel method for the Swarovski Crystal Ravioli crystals focal components and pearls.

New!
Just Rollin' Along Bracelet
All Levels • 3 Hour class
$35 (Kit Estimate $25)
August 20 • 10-1pm

Create an easy and blingy bracelet that cuddles your wrist. It is a 2013 Starman Trendsetter design by Eileen Barker that Sue has modified to use the New Quad Lentil Beads with lots of firepolish beads.

 

Come and join the fun! Learn the latest techniques with hands on instructions and inspiration for the novice or veteran jewelry artist. All classes must be paid in advance. Contact the store 210-490-7625 to reserve your space and to get pricing for kit supplies. There is a $20 non-refundable deposit on all 1-4 hour classes and a $40 non-refundable deposit required on all 5 hour or more classes. Classes must be paid in full 24 hours prior to class to continue to reserve your space. If you have a special coupon. You forfeit the groupon for classes not attended. Call 24 hours in advance to rescheduled a class reservation. Our classes are fun and enjoyable with a dedicated instructor and the class size is limited to six. Our classes are often full so please reserve your space in advance. We supply all the tools and instruction necessary to make your class fun and enjoyable.

Have a party or girls night out. Call us and make your reservation today!

 

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