Classes

Please call the store to sign up 309-682-2323

Price of instruction for most classes is $15 or $20.  Copper enameling and George’s soldering classes have an extra $5 materials charge.  No supplies are included unless otherwise noted.  Viking Knit class includes weaving dowel and daisy.

If you would like to have a private party, please view details on our website:       http://freetobead.com/private-parties/

SEPTEMBER 2014 CLASSES & EVENTS

 Saturday August 30, 1pm Basic Beading, $15

Everything you need to know to start making beautiful jewelry.

Faith Hope and Love Bracelet made with TierraCast beads, charms, and clasp with Swarovski crystal.

Faith Hope and Love Bracelet made with TierraCast beads, charms, and clasp with Swarovski crystal.

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Thursday September 4th at 6pm Crystal Mosaic Pendant

Classes fee $20 includes epoxy clay, form and crystals sold separately

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Saturday September 6th at 1pm – Butterfly Garden Bracelet $15 class fee and $25 kit fee.  This bracelet is loaded with whimsical butterflies and flowers.  Including Vintaj components, Lucite flowers, and a variety of gorgeous sparkling Swarovski crystals.  Available in 3 different finishes: Antique Brass, Antique Silver, and Antique Copper.  You must have previous wire wrapping experience such as making earrings or crystal dangles to take this class.  Please call the store to sign up and reserve your spot.  309-682-2323

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Thursday September 11th at 6pm – Leather and Pearl Bracelet

String gorgeous large holed pearls on leather cord and learn to tie these super cool knots!  A very versatile bracelet that you can wear dressed up or with jeans.  And the best part is that all pearls are 20% off for the entire month of September!

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Saturday September 13th at 1pm Czech Me Out Bracelet with Lori Philips – Learn to make Lori’s unique design using Peyote stitch embellished with Czech Glass beads.  Some knowledge of Peyote stitch is required for this class.

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Wednesday September 17th at 6pm – Aluminum Stamping with Jenna $15 class fee.  Stamp, texture, and form aluminum stamping blanks to create customized rings, bracelets, pendants, or earrings!  Our aluminum is pure aluminum that has less skin reaction than sterling silver.  It’s a great metal to work with!  Come in and let Jenna show you how to stamp, texture, and color personalized aluminum pieces.  This is great for making mother’s necklaces or initial / date bracelets.  

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Saturday September 20 at 11am – Bead Stitching with Sheila – Beginner Peyote

Learn how to do this essential beading stitch, which is used in so many beautiful stitching designs!  Sheila will teach you this Peyote stitch, how to read patterns, and everything you need to know for successful Peyote Stitch beading. 

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Saturday September 20 at 11am – Metalwork Torch Designs with George

A very popular class where you will learn to braze copper and brass, create tab settings for stones, proper prep work for using the torch and much more!  Great class for all skill levels.

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Saturday September 27th at 11am – Vintage Adornment 2

Come in to learn this original and one of a kind Kim Stice designed necklace.  This is not found in any magazine or book, so you do not want to miss this exclusive class that is only available at Free to Bead!  This design uses the new two-holed Czech beads to create a romantic vintage-style necklace.  $20 class fee and kit is $18.

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Thursday September 25th – OPEN BEAD NIGHT – Also, Janet will be teaching her very popular leather crystal cuff bracelet class, there is no charge for this class!  These bracelets are a great – dare I say – Christmas Gift Idea!!!  Come in and have some fun with us!

ALSO….for those of you who missed it the first time

Peyote Stitch Silver Earrings with Annette - $20 class fee and kit is $15.  This is a great deal for all sterling silver components!!  Learn the basic Peyote Stitch while creating this modern and unique earring design.  

Peyote Stitch Silver Earrings

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DESTASH SALE!

Attention Beaders!  Do you have beads and supplies that you aren’t using?  Do you have more beads than you know what to do with?  Join Free to Bead for their DESTASH SALE!  Bring your beads and supplies, buy and trade with other bead artists, sell to the public!  

Saturday September 27th 11am – 5pm

Sunday September 28th Noon – 4pm

$10 per participant.  For more info or to reserve your spot in the sale, stop by the store or call Free to Bead at 309-682-2323 

Date to be announced – Peyote Stitch Silver Earrings with Annette - $20 class fee and kit is $15.  This is a great deal for all sterling silver components!!  Learn the basic Peyote Stitch while creating this modern and unique earring design.  

Peyote Stitch Silver Earrings

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 Date to be announced - Pyramids on the Horizon with Annette

class $20, kit $20…… let us know when you’d like to see this class again

Annette designed the fabulous bracelet using the thick licorice leather with a beautiful stitched Czech glass slider.  We have several colors to choose.

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3 thoughts on “Classes

  1. Flo

    I’m considering the class for The Checkmate Bracelet, which calls for Czech tiles with 2 holes. I have square tiles with only one hole in the narrow sides, and am wondering if there’s any way of incorporating these into something that will work for this class. I’m afraid one hole doesn’t allow for much stability. Thanks!

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  2. Elizabeth Hardaway

    I missed another great class, the March 21 stitched earrings. Maybe it will come around again… I am still interested in the the convertable crystal and lamp work necklace. I will keep watching

    Beth

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