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/

OCTOBER 2014 CLASSES & EVENTS

 Saturday October 4th, 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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Saturday October 4th at 1pm Bronze Clay Workshop

This very popular work shop will teach you the fundamentals of working with metal clay. Bronze clay works the same as silver clay but is much, much less expensive. The cost of the workshop is $70 and this includes 30 grams of clay…enough to make several items. Call early to reserve your spot…682-2323

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Thursday October 9th at 6pm – FREE CLASS INSTRUCTION – Glamour Bracelet with Janet

This bracelet was super popular last year for Christmas gifts!  Come in for FREE class instruction for this special class and all Leather is 20% off for the entire month of October.  This is a great time to get started on handmade Christmas gifts for your girlfriends and family members!!

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Saturday October 11 AT 11AM- COPPER ENAMEL with Elaine Miller

Apply glass powders to copper forms and kiln fire to create vibrant designs.  You can make several during this all day workshop. $20 plus $5 material fee and the copper forms are purchased separately.

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Saturday October 11th at 1pm – Crystal Mosaic Pendant

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

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Tuesday October 14 at 6pm - Wine and Beads at Kouri’s on Sterling Peoria IL – More information coming soon!

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Thursday October 16th at 6pm – Leather and Crystal Bracelet

Free instruction for this class using the special of the month….leather.  A very simple wrap bracelet using crystal cup chain, round leather, and waxed linen cord with a button closure.  Great holiday gift idea!  Easy and inexpensive, come in and make several!

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Saturday October 18th at 11am – Torch Metalwork 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 October 18 at 11am Stitching with Sheila

Cute and easy twisted bubble bracelet…… good for those just learning how to stitch.  So many color mixes to choose from!

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Thursday October 23rd at 6pm – Peyote Stitch Silver Earrings 

$20 class fee and kit is $15.  Original design by Janet Hill.  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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JOIN US SATURDAY OCTOBER 25 FROM 9AM TO 3PM FOR THE WOMEN’S LIFESTYLE SHOW AT PEORIA CIVIC CENTER 

Save the date for our 2014 Show – Saturday, October 25th.  As we move into our 23rd Women’s Lifestyle Show we are bringing you exactly what you’ve asked for… a DYNAMIC MAKEOVER to renew and reinvent our show, including a new grand entrance, while guaranteeing we keep our highly-acclaimed women’s event the one you don’t want to miss. We are going to offer you MORE of what you have been looking for in a women’s show!

We are the LARGEST WOMEN’S SHOW IN ILLINOIS, and we are still the #1 all women’s event in Central Illinois. Our show is the one event that everyone looks forward to attending, and this year it will blow you away with some inviting changes and exciting surprises.  With over 300 vendors and 100,000 square feet of exhibit space to explore, you’ll discover new interactive pavilions that will indulge, exhilarate, and excite all of your senses.  Just imagine the possibilities!

  One looks tells it all…from our newly designed logo to our website. When you walk in the door you will immediately be dazzled by the change in aesthetics. We’ve created a new, updated look for Central Illinois and we’ve moved from a trade show venue to a NEW show for today’s MODERN woman.

Show HoursSaturday, October 25, 2014     9AM – 3 PM

Peoria Civic Center – Exhibit Halls A-D
201 SW Jefferson Ave.
Peoria, IL 61602
309.673.8900

Soderstrom Makeup

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Tickets: Tickets are available now at the Peoria Civic Center Box Office and Peoria and Bloomington Kroger stores. Tickets will also be available at the door on the day of the show for $10 each.

Note: Rolling carts, wheeled bags, suit cases and oversized bags will NOT be allowed on the show floor due to safety regulations. A complimentary coat check will be available for personal items and purchases.

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FRIDAY OCTOBER 31 OPEN HOUSE AND SEED BEAD TRUNK SHOW BEGINS……STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFO

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Saturday November 1 Vintaj designs with Diana Kolowski 

Diane Kolowski has taken several workshops at Vintaj headquarters, Galena, IL and she will show us some of the the techniques she has mastered.  Class is $20 and materials are not included.

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Tuesday November 3 – Bead and Wine Night 6:30pm-8:30pm at Kouri’s on Sterling in Peoria IL – More information coming soon!

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Saturday Nov 8, 1pm Copper Clay Workshop

Join Barb Hodges for this exciting new class using copper metal clay.  This clay works exactly like bronze clay but fires to the pink gold color of copper.  Join us for a fun and exciting day. $70 for 30 grams of clay, class instruction and firing.

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Saturday November 15 Loom Woven Bracelet

Class $15 plus supplies

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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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