Apr
26
5:30 pm17:30

Easy Soldered Bracelet

$60 The Class Fee includes your kit in copper. If you want sterling the kit is an additional $25.
4 Hour Class


This is part of a Learn To Solder series of classes held on Wednesday evening and on some weekends. This class will launch you into the world of table top soldering. Learn to solder rings and attach furnace glass beads to make this unique and colorful bracelet. There are follow up classes that are for building your skills in this fun class. You can purchase two classes for $50 each or one for $60 to step up your jewelry making skills.

210-490-7625

Apr
29
Apr 30

Beginning Silver Smithing Two Day Workshop Mounting Stones

10am to 5pm each day.
Class Fee $300 includes all silver and supplies.
This is a two day workshop from 10am to 2pm each day.

All stones, silver, supplies, and tools are furnished for the class. You will learn how to solder sterling silver, and 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.
A non-refundable deposit is needed to reserve your space. All classes must be paid in full 24 hours prior to date of class. 210-490-7625

May
3
10:00 am10:00

Introduction to Jewelry Making

$20 Plus (kit estimate $15)
3.5 hours

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 a few hours. The supply cost varies based on the beads you select. A non-refundable deposit is needed to reserve your space. All classes must be paid in full 24 hours prior to date of class. 210-490-7625

May
3
2:00 pm14:00

Pearl & Bead Knotting

$25 plus ( kit $16 estimate)
All levels
3hrs

Learn to hand knot pearls and beads for the heirloom style fluid necklace or bracelet. A non-refundable deposit is needed to reserve your space. All classes must be paid in full 24 hours prior to date of class. 210-490-7625

May
5
12:00 pm12:00

Loom Plus Bracelet w/ Sue Charette-Hood

$35 (Kit Estimate $20)
All Levels * 4 Hours


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.

May
6
2:00 pm14:00

Birds Tail Necklace

Birds Tail Necklace

$35 (Kit Est. $20) All Levels

Learn to stitch the new two hold dagger and crescent beads and assorted beads to create a stunning necklace. This necklace is supple and a great project for learning bead stitching.

Call 210-490-7625 to reserve your space.

May
7
12:00 pm12:00

NEW! Crescent Blossom Pendant

$35 (Kit Estimate $25)
All Levels
4hrs

Learn to stitch a double sided component with the new cresent, mini duos and fire polish beads into a classy pendant.210-490-7625

May
10
5:30 pm17:30

Easy Bangles - Introduction to Soldering

Easy Bangles (Introduction to Soldering)

$60 (Kit is No Charge in Copper and Silver will be available for purchase) * Entry Level * 4 Hr. Class

This class is the beginning class to a series of classes held every 2nd, 3rd and 4th Wednesday evenings and some week ends to build your metal-smithing skills. This class will teach you to form and solder metal with a hand held torch and how to work with tools to create stunning projects. Each class on Wednesday evening is a different project and is designed to build your skills in metals. This class has only 4 students and is required to have all costs paid at the time of registration and is non refundable. Once you have had this beginning class you can skip to any of the other Thursday night intermediate classes.

You can purchase a class for $60 or two for $50. The class fees for evening classes are non-refundable.

May
13
10:00 am10:00

Byzantine Chain Mail Bracelet with Jenny Himes

Byzantine Bracelet:

$35 (Kit Est. $20 up) All Levels

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 mail. Kits are available in enameled or sterling silver jump rings.

 

May
17
5:30 pm17:30

Soldering Hollow Beads

Hollow Beads

$60 (Kit is No Charge in Copper and Silver will be available for purchase) * Intermediate Level * 4 Hr. Class

Learn to make hollow form beads. This class will teach the basics of hollow forms to build your skills in soldering and forming metal. Learn to use the tools, torch, polish and more. This class requires you to have had a previous soldering class.

The evening silversmithing classes require you to pay upon registration the $60. If you purchase two classes the fee is $100.

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May
20
10:00 am10:00

Sterling Silver or Copper Link Bracelet

Class Fee $35 Plus Kit

Kit in Copper $12 or Sterling Silver $30* All Levels

Would you like to learn how to work with wire and make the gorgeous wire jewelry? In this class you will learn about wire, how to forge and make  loops, wrapped loops, spirals, a clasp and more. Our goal will be to make different components and put together a very unique bracelet.

Call for availability 210-490-7625

May
20
2:00 pm14:00

Easy Bangles - Introduction to Soldering

Easy Bangles (Introduction to Soldering)

$60 (Kit is No Charge in Copper and Silver will be available for purchase) * Entry Level * 4 Hr. Class

This class is the beginning class to a series of classes held every 2nd, 3rd and 4th Wednesday evenings and some weekends to build your metal-smithing skills. This class will teach you to form and solder metal with a hand held torch and how to work with tools to create stunning projects. Each class on Wednesday evening is a different project and is designed to build your skills in metals. This class has only 4 students and is required to have all costs paid at the time of registration and is non refundable. Once you have had this beginning class you can skip to any of the other Wednesday night intermediate classes.

Class fees are $60 for one class or two classes for $100. Kits in copper are at no charge and sterling silver is available for purchase if you would prefer silver. Call for availability, 210-490-7625.

 

May
24
5:30 pm17:30

Chase Me - Metal-Smithing Building Your Skills

Chase Me - Basics of Chasing and Repousse'

$60 (Kit is No Charge and Silver will be available for purchase) * Intermediate Level * 4 Hr. Class

No previous silver-smithing experience required.  Learn to chase or make lines or patterns with precsion in metal. Also learn to repousse' and make a pendant.  More in depth information of polishing, patinas and finishing. This class is part of a series of classes designed to build your skills in soldering and forming metal. All supplies are included in $60 class fee. Learn to use the tools, torch, polish and more. 

Each class is $60 or you can purchase two for $100.

 All classes must be paid in full 24 hours prior to date of class. 210-490-7625

 

 

 

 

 

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May
27
10:00 am10:00

Wire and Dot Beads Necklace

Wire and Dot Bead Necklace

$35  plus ( kit $20) * All levels

This class is designed for the entry level student but would build skills for the more adept wire worker. Learn to use artistic wire and Czech beads with swarvoski crystals to make this statement necklace. This is a good class to learn basic skills in making wire jewelry.

Call for availability 210-490-7625

May
27
2:00 pm14:00

Easy Soldered Bracelet with Beads

Easy Soldered Bracelet With Beads

$60 Fee includes supplies * All Levels * 4 Hr. Class

This is an entry level class to learn soldering. We make soldered rings and learn to wire wrap beads to this bracelet. This is the first of a series of classes we have on Wednesday evenings and some weekends to learn Table Top Soldering and to build your jewelry making and soldering skills.

The class fee is $60 for one class or two for $100. Call for availability 210-490-7625.

 


Apr
23
12:00 pm12:00

Helms Weave Bracelet

$35 (Kit estimate $20)
All Levels
Learn this classic Helm weave and launch yourself into the art of chain maille, with this Scandinavian design. Kits are available in enameled or sterling jump rings. Call for reservations. Please note: A non-refundable deposit is needed to reserve your space. 210-490-7625

Apr
22
2:00 pm14:00

Introduction to Jewelry Making

Introduction to Jewelry Making         $20 (Kit Est. $15 Based on Beads you Select)             

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 selectAll classes must be paid in full 24 hours prior to date of class. 210-490-7625

Apr
22
10:00 am10:00

Wire and Dot Beads Necklace

Wire and Dot Beads Necklace
Class Fee $35 Plus Kit Estimate of $20

This class is designed for the entry level wire student and will build skills for the more adept wire worker. Learn about wire and to use artistic wire and Czech beads with swarvoski crystals to make this neckace. You will learn wrapping and looping.

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Apr
19
5:30 pm17:30

Domed Earrings - Shaping and Forming Metal

 

Shaping & Forming Metal - Domed Earrings

$60 (There is no kit but silver will be available for purchase) * Intermediate Level * 4 Hr. Class

This class requires previous metal-smithing experience or Bangle Class.  Learn to form and dome metal and how to use a disc cutter. This class will teach the basics forging, soldering and you will make a stunning pair of domed earrings. Build your skills in soldering and forming metal. 

The evening classes are $60 but you can purchase two for $100. All fees are non refundable.

 

Apr
16
12:00 am00:00

Tila Pearls Cuff or Pendant

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$35 Plus Kit Estimate of  $25 * All Levels

Learn to stitch a component with tila beads and pearls to create a pendant or attach to a metal cuff bracelet. This show stopper is a statement bracelet.

210-490-7625

Apr
15
10:00 am10:00

Cresent Blossom Pendant

$35 Plus Kit Estimate of $20
All Levels

 

Learn to stitch a double sided component with the new crescent, mini duos and fire polish beads into an elegant pendant.

210-490-7625

Apr
15
2:00 am02:00

Quatrefoil Earrings or Bracelet

$35 Plus Kit Estimate of $20
All Levels

Learn to stitch a component with the new quadralentil and tile beads to create a bracelet or earrings. This class teaches you to stitch using the new two hole beads.
 210-490-7625

Apr
14
12:00 pm12:00

Kumihimo Woven Bracelet

Class Fee: $40 plus kit estimate of $15.

Learn this ancient Japanese braiding technique with many strands of seed beads or crystals and a disk. This is an entry level class and is fun and easy.

Apr
12
5:30 pm17:30

Easy Bangles - Introduction to Soldering

Easy Bangles (Introduction to Soldering)

$60 (Kit is No Charge in Copper and Silver will be available for purchase) * Entry Level * 4 Hr. Class

This class is the beginning class to a series of classes held every 2nd, 3rd and 4th Wednesday evenings and some weekends in this quarter to build your metal-smithing skills. This class will teach you to form and solder metal with a hand held torch and how to work with tools to create stunning projects. Each class on Wednesday evening is a different project and is designed to build your skills in metals. This class has only 4 students and is required to have all costs paid at the time of registration and is non refundable. You can purchase one class for $60 or two for $50. Once you have had this beginning class you can skip to any of the other Wednesday night intermediate classes.

Apr
8
2:00 pm14:00

Pearl & Bead Knotting

$25 plus (kit $16 estimate)
All levels
3hrs

Learn to hand knot pearls and beads for the heirloom style fluid necklace or bracelet. A non-refundable deposit is needed to reserve your space. All classes must be paid in full 24 hours prior to date of class. 210-490-7625

Apr
8
10:00 am10:00

Sterling or Copper Wire Link Bracelet

$35 Plus (kit in sterling $30 or Copper $12)
3.5 hours

Would you like to learn how to work with wire and make the gorgeous wire jewelry. In this class you will learn about wire and make loops, wrapped loops, spirals, forging, clasps and more. Our goal will be to make different components to put together a very unique bracelet. 210-490-7625

Apr
5
2:00 pm14:00

Pearl & Bead Knotting

$25 Plus Kit (estimated $16)
All Levels
4 hours
Learn to hand-knot pearls and beads for the heirloom-style, fluid necklace or bracelet. Call for reservations. Please note: A non-refundable deposit is needed to reserve your space. 210-490-7625

Apr
5
10:00 am10:00

Introduction to Jewelry Making

$20 (Kit estimate $15)
3.5 Hours
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 a few hours. The supply cost may vary, based on the beads you select. Call for reservations. Please note: A non-refundable deposit is needed to reserve your space. 210-490-7625

Apr
2
2:00 pm14:00

Fire Wyrm Bracelet with Marilyn Gardiner a Visiting National Instructor

Fire Wyrm Bracelet   THIS CLASS IS FULL AND NOT AVAILABLE.

Beginning Plus

$35 Plus Kit

I love wearing this bangle-like bracelet–it attracts love and admiration wherever it travels. It is a variation of the Full Persian weave that is named after a mythical creature connected to battles, dragons and fire.

Skill Level: Advanced

Pre-requisite: Completion of several previous projects of increasing difficulty.

Bring Supplies: Pliers designed for chain mail will be provided for class use but you may bring your personal tools. Bring eyeglasses or magnifiers for close-up work.

The kit includes step-by-step, illustrated instructions, 3 sizes of jump rings and a coordinating snap clasp.
Makes up to a 9” bracelet.
All rings are saw-cut and polished.

Kit Fees:
• $64 for Silver Filled (925/10) bracelet kit
• $37 for Jeweler’s Bronze and Silver Filled bracelet kit
• $35 for Black Enamelled Copper and Silver Filled bracelet kit

Call the store for availability and to make a reservation 210-490-7625. Full payment is due at the time of reservation and is non-refundable.

Apr
2
10:00 am10:00

Kinged Basket Weave Bracelet with Marilyn Gardiner a Visiting National Instructor

Kinged Basket Weave Bracelet

Intermediate Level

$35 Plus Kit

My new favorite! The horizontal and vertical lines of this compact pattern echoes the traditional basket weave found in many textile art forms. This is a chunky, substantial bracelet that measures only a half-inch wide. (aka Kinged Vipera Berus)

Pre-requisite: Completion of several previous projects of increasing difficulty.

Bring Supplies: Pliers designed for chain mail will be provided for class use but you may bring your personal tools. Bring eyeglasses or magnifiers for close-up work.

The kit includes step-by-step, illustrated instructions, 2 sizes of jump rings, and a beautiful, coordinating toggle clasp.
Makes up to a 9” bracelet.
All rings are saw-cut and polished.

Kit Fees:

• $78 for Silver Filled (925/10) bracelet kit
• $51 for Jeweler’s Bronze and Silver Filled bracelet kit
• $27 for Copper and Black Enamelled Copper  

Call the store to check availability and to register 210-490-7625. Full payment is due upon registration and is non-refundable.

Apr
1
2:00 pm14:00

Chrysanthemum Bracelet

Chrysanthemum Bracelet

Beginning Plus

$35 Plus Kit

Glowing chrysanthemums are linked one to the next–I hear lots of oohs and ahs when I wear this one. Choose sun–kissed gold or moonlit silver for the garden flowers on your wrist.

Pre-requisite: Completion of a few previous chain mail projects.

Bring Supplies: Pliers designed for chain mail will be provided for class use but you may bring your personal tools. Bring eyeglasses or magnifiers for close-up work.

The kit includes step-by-step, illustrated instructions, jump rings (silver filled or jeweler’s bronze), and a beautiful, coordinating toggle clasp. Makes up to a 9” bracelet.

Kit Fees:
• $125 for Argentium® sterling silver bracelet kit
• $78 for Silver Filled (925/10) bracelet kit
• $36 for Jeweler’s Bronze bracelet kit

Call the store to check availability and to register for classes call 210-490-7625. Payment must be made in full upon registration and are non-refundable.

Apr
1
10:00 am10:00

Double Infinity Bracelet with Marilyn Gardiner Visiting National Instructor

 

Double Infinity Bracelet

$35 Plus Kit

Beginning Level

Peer through your magnifiers and find the treasure! This weave is easy to make, yet so engaging, with mini-teardrop beads that embellish each set of magnifiers.

Pre-requisite: None

Bring Supplies: Pliers designed for chain mail will be provided for class use but you may bring your personal tools. Bring eyeglasses or magnifiers for close-up work.

The Kit Includes step-by-step, illustrated instructions, 4 sizes of jump rings, Unicorne mini teardrop beads, and a specially selected sterling, gold-color or copper toggle.
Makes up to a 9” bracelet.

Kit Fees:
• $67 for Argentium® sterling silver bracelet kit
• $30 for Jeweler’s Bronze bracelet kit
• $30 for Copper bracelet kit

Call the store to see about available and to schedule your class call 210-490-7625. Full payment is due upon reservation and national instructor classes are non-refundable.

Mar
31
2:00 pm14:00

Garter Belt Bracelet with Marilyn Gardiner Visiting National Instructor

Beginning Level * $35 + Kit

Think sexy, sultry and feminine. The curvy pattern of this weave creates a flat, stylish bracelet that is fun to wear.

Pre-requisite: Completion of a few previous chain mail projects.

Bring Supplies: Pliers designed for chain mail will be provided for class use but you may bring your personal tools. Bring eyeglasses or magnifiers for close-up work.

The kit includes step-by-step, illustrated instructions, 4 sizes of jump rings (Argentium® sterling silver or jeweler’s bronze) 

and quality toggles in sterling or gold-plated pewter.
Makes up to a 9” bracelet.

Kit Fees:
• $99 for Argentium® sterling silver bracelet kit
• $25 for Jeweler’s Bronze bracelet kit

Call to make your registration. Full payment is due upon registration and will be non refundable.  Call 210-490-7625 to see is positions are available.

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Mar
31
10:00 am10:00

Celtic Wings with Marilyn Gardiner Visiting National Instructor

Class Fee $35 Plus Kit

Beginning Level

Celtic Wings Bracelet

This delicate yet striking bracelet can be paired with your favorite blue jeans, or with a classic, black dress. But here’s the bonus: it’s easy-to-make and perfect for starting your chain mail adventure.

Bring Supplies: Pliers designed for chain mail will be provided for class use but you may bring your personal tools. Bring eyeglasses or magnifiers for close-up work.

The Kit includes step-by-step, illustrated instructions, 3 sizes of jump rings (Argentium® sterling silver or copper) and quality toggles in sterling or copper-plated pewter.
Makes up to a 9” bracelet.
Kit Fees:
• $79 for Argentium® sterling silver bracelet kit
• $19 for Copper bracelet kit

These classes require full payment upon registration and the amount is non refundable. Please call the store to check availability and make a reservation 210-490-7625.

Mar
24
12:00 pm12:00

Kumihimo Braiding with Sue Charette-Hood

Kumihimo

$40 plus (kit estimate $15) * All levels * 3 hrs.

Learn this ancient Japanese braiding technique with many strands of  seed beads or crystals.

A non-refundable deposit is needed to reserve your space. All classes must be paid in full 24 hours prior to date of class. 210-490-7625  

Mar
23
5:30 pm17:30

Chasing And Repousse' - Beginning Silversmithing Class

Chase Me - Basics of Chasing and Repousse

$60 Fee includes supplies * All Levels * 4 Hr. Class

Buy one evening class for $60 or Two for $50

This class is great for all beginners and is open to all level of students. Learn to cut, file and shape metal. Transfer a design onto the metal and learn to chase beautiful lines to make patterns or prepare for repousse'. Learn to repousse' or move metal in low relief. This class is part of the Learn To Solder and Metal Smith Classes now available on Wednesday evenings and some weekends. You can purchase two classes for $50 each or one for $60. These classes are skill building classes in working with metal.

This class requires full payment to reserve a space. 210-490-7625

Mar
18
Mar 19

Bezel Setting - Silversmithing 2 Day Workshop

 

2 DAY WORKSHOP

Bezel Setting a Stone

Class Fee $300 Includes all silver and supplies.

This is a two day workshop from 10am to 5:30 pm 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.   You will make and design 2 pendants in this class.

A non-refundable deposit is needed to reserve your space. All classes must be paid in full 24 hours prior to date of class. 210-490-7625

Mar
11
10:00 am10:00

Autumn Lace - Chain Mail Jewelry

 

Autumn Lace Bracelet:

$35 (Kit Est. $15) All Levels

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

 

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Mar
4
10:00 am10:00

Orbiting Bracelet - Chain Mail Jewelry

Orbiting Bracelet:

This bracelet is made with interlocking enameled jump rings in two different colors. This pattern is easy to learn and the bracelet is stunning. 

All classes must be paid 24 hours prior to date of class. 210-490-7625

Jan
14
10:00 am10:00

Introduction to Jewelry Making

$20 Plus (kit estimate $15)
3.5 hours

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 a few hours. The supply cost varies based on the beads you select. A non-refundable deposit is needed to reserve your space. All classes must be paid in full 24 hours prior to date of class. 210-490-7625