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Welcome to the 2007 workshop scheduling, below is a listing of art educational institutions that have invited me to lead a variety of workshops. Scroll down to view a catalogue of workshops offered that are organized by class time, ranging from 1-hr earrings, 3 & 4-hr pendants, to 6-hr bracelets. I can supply all handtools necessary for ten students; needing only tables, chairs and adequate lighting. If you are interested in scheduling a workshop, please read the FAQ page, and then contact me.


April 13-15, 2007
Madison, Wisconsin

The third annual Art Glass and Bead show will be held at the Alliant Energy Center, located on the south side of downtown Madison. This fun filled weekend will be packed with venders and workshops to stimulate your creativity and help jumpstart a new hobby. This event is possible through the tireless efforts of Chris Mode. The registration for classes begins January 15th 2007. Sign up online or by calling Chris at (608) 838 - 8011.

Friday, April 13th

10am - 1pm
<- Beaded Crown Pendant

1:30pm - 4:30pm
Beaded Celtic Pendant ->


Sunday, April 15th

10am - 1pm
<- Beaded Square Pendant

1:30pm - 4:30pm
Beaded Starfish Pendant ->


April 21-22, 2007
St. Louis, Missouri
*workshop cancelled due to poor enrollment - bummer!

The Lady Bug Beads is the premier bead shop in the Midwest, located in the heart of Saint Louis. Over 3000 square feet of beads and findings displayed to make your shopping experience one to remember. They truly offer an mind-boggling variety of beads and craft supplies and have been voted the #1 bead shop in St. Louis for good reason. For more information or to sign up for a workshop please call Kristen Winter at (341) 644 - 6140.


Saturday, April 21st

<- 9:30am - 1pm
Celtic Byzantine Pendant

1:30pm - 5pm ->
Square Byzantine Pendant


Sunday, April 22nd

10am - 5pm
Inca Puño Bracelet


April 27, 28 & 29, 2007
San Francisco's Mission District, California
*workshop cancelled due to poor enrollment - double bummer!

The one and only Beadissimo is dedicated to promoting creativity and individuality by providing interesting and unique product and expert staff to help anyone interested in designing and creating jewelry achieve a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction. Sign up for a workshop by calling their helpful staff at (415) 282-2323.

Friday, April 27th

10am - 5pm
Parallel Byzantine Bracelet

Saturday, April 28th

10am - 5pm
Celtic Byzantine Pendant/Bracelet

Sunday, April 29th

10am - 5pm
Half-Square Byzantine Bracelet


May 12 & 13, 2007
Chicago, Illinois

The Lillstreet Art Center prides itself on being a lively community of artists working in a non-competitive environment which encourages and inspires artistic growth in the individual. Lillstreet Art Center supports the arts through an artist residency program, gallery, studio space, education and and outreach program. Sign up for a workshop by calling their friendly staff at (773) 769 - 4226.

Saturday, May 12th

10am - 5pm
<- Starfish Pendant
&
Celtic Pendant ->

Sunday, May 13th
Mother's Day

10am - 5pm
Zigzag Byzantine Bracelet


May 19, 2007 - posponed till Sat June 2nd
Wichita, Kansas

The CityArts redbrick building is located in the historic downtown area of Wichita, Kansas. It is the focal point for promoting the visibility of all cultural arts, serve as liaison to museums and attractions in the community, and to advise the City Council, City Manager and staff on matters related to the aesthetic excellence of Wichita’s arts environment. Sign up for a workshop by calling the helpful staff at (316) 462 – 2787.

Saturday, June 2nd

9am - 4pm
Inca Puño Bracelet

Saturday, June 2nd

5:30pm - 8:30pm
Celtic Pendant


June 11 - 15, 2007
Farmington, Pennsylvania

The Touchstone Center for Crafts is located in the beautiful Laurel Highlands 60 miles southeast of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This unique craft school has expanded to include contemporary and experimental techniques in addition to traditional and historic methods in disciplines such as blacksmithing, ceramics, metals, textiles, glass, oil and watercolor painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture. Sign up for this weeklong workshop by calling Diana Morreo at (800) 721 - 0177.


Half-Square Byzantine Necklace

In this weeklong workshop we will complete a Half-Square chain necklace that will be embellished with a strand of semi-precious beads. I will demonstrate how to utilize simple hand tools for wrapping wire into coils and hand-cutting jump rings. We will then be assembling pre-cut 18-gauge jump rings into the ago-old Byzantine chain. Next we will be adding perpendicular Crown formations onto the base chain. With the crown chain in hand, I will side step the final project and illustrate how to combine the crown chain into a Celtic formation. Back on track, we will be suspending the crown chain by a repeating sequence of larger jump rings to complete the Half-square design. The final necklace length will be embellished with beads and completed with an S-clasp. This workshop will conclude with a demonstration on forging s-clasps. You will leave with a completed necklace around your neck and a healthy hobby under your hat. This is a good opportunity to do something fun together with a partner or a young teen! No experience necessary, Ages 12 and up. Maximum number of students: 10.

Workshop material fee: $120 includes all sterling silver jump rings, semiprecious beads, hand-forged s-clasp, beading wire, and crimp beads needed for the project.

The instructor will provide all hand tools necessary, however students may bring their own flat-nose and/or chain-nose pliers if they choose. The material fee includes all jump rings and beads necessary, however students may choose to bring their own strand of 6mm beads if they have a particular semiprecious bead embellishment in mind. To help reduce eyestrain students with may also wish to bring their own freestanding light source (with extension cord) and head-mounted magnification.


June 23 & 24, 2007
Brookfield, Connecticut

The Brookfield Craft Center is located in Brookfield, Connecticut, ten miles north of Danbury on the banks of the Still River. Besides such traditional subjects as ceramics, weaving, metalsmithing, woodworking and stained glass, the Center offers many unique topics including boat building, business skills, home restoration, photography, design theory, and decorative arts techniques. Our workshops are taught by nationally acclaimed visiting artists & craftsmen who come to the Center from across the nation. Sign up by calling Kristin Muller at (203) 775 - 4526.


Saturday, June 23rd

<- 10am - 1pm
Crown Byzantine Pendant

1:30pm - 4:30pm ->
Celtic Byzantine Pendant

Sunday, June 24th

10am - 5pm
Zigzag Byzantine Bracelet


July 13 - 15, 2007
Tacoma, Washington

The 12th annual Puget Sound Bead Festival will be held at the newely built Tacoma Convention Center and is produced by the good people at The Bead Factory. To get more information or sign up for a workshop please call their helpful staff at 1-888-500-BEAD.

Friday, July 13th

8am to 4pm
<- Celtic Byzantine Pendant

SOLD OUT

Saturday, July 14th

8am to 4pm
Parallel Byzantine Bracelet

SOLD OUT

Sunday, July 15th

8am to 4pm
Wave Byzantine Bracelet


July 20 - 22, 2007
Wilmington, Delaware

The Wire Jewelry Fest will be held at the Chase Center on the Riverfront and is a special event sponsored by Step by Step Wire Jewelry magazine of Interweave Press. Get mor information and sign up for workshops online at www.wirejewelryfest.com.

Saturday, July 21st

9am - 4pm
Tripoli Chain Bracelet

Sunday, July 22nd

9am - 4pm
Zigzag Byzantine Bracelet


August 24 - 26, 2007
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Bead Fest Philadelphia will be held at the Valley Forge Convention Center and is a special event sponsored by Step by Step Wire Jewelry magazine of Interweave Press. Get more information and sign up for workshops online at: www.stepbystepbeads.com.

Saturday, August 25th

1pm - 8pm
Beaded Starfish Byzantine

Sunday, August 26th

9am - 4pm
Zigzag Byzantine Bracelet


November 16 - 18, 2007
Memphis, Tennessee

The Bead Fest Memphis will be held at the Agricenter International Center and is a special event sponsored by Step by Step Wire Jewelry magazine of Interweave Press. Get more information and sign up for workshops online at: www.stepbystepbeads.com.

Friday, November 16th

9am - 4pm
Beaded Starfish Byzantine

Saturday, November 17th

9am - 4pm
Zigzag Byzantine Bracelet

Sunday, November 18th

9am - 4pm
Tripoli Chain Bracelet



The University For Man
Manhattan, Kansas

The University For Man is a non-profit education center offering a wide variety of community learning programs; located at 1221 Thurston, on the south side of Kansas State University. Sign up for workshop by calling UFM at: (785) 539-8763 or go online to: www.tryufm.org, click on ‘Noncredit Classes’, ‘Currently Scheduled Courses’, ‘Creative Free Time’, at the bottom are class: ‘07CCF88A’ & ‘07CCF88B’.

 

October 20th or Nov 10th
Saturday's: 1 to 4pm

In this one-day three-hour wire and bead workshop we will be handcrafting three pair of gallery quality earrings. Learn to apply a variety of innovative wire to plier techniques to handcraft earring hooks, assemble chain, and embellish with beads. In this unique cold-connection jewelry class, we will utilize simple hand-tools to hold gemstone beads on silver wire and then set them into a dynamic chain design composed of flush-cut and tumbled jump rings. Scott will provide all hand tools needed with supply kits containing sterling silver components and quality gemstone beads. Workshop Fee: $47.



The Jewelry Box & Gifts
Topeka, Kansas

The Jewelry Box & Gifts is a 'sweet' bead-shop offering a wide selection of quality beads, jewelry, and handmade fudge to the capitol city of Topeka; located at 2900 SW Oakley Ave, on the west side of the Brookwood Shopping Center. Sign up for a class by calling Cheri Rowe at: (785) 271-5600, closed on Mondays, "cause Grandmas gotta make fudge".


October 6th or 27th
Saturday’s: 9am to 12 or 1 to 4pm

In this one-day three-hour wire and bead workshop we will be handcrafting three pair of gallery quality earrings. Learn to apply a variety of innovative wire to plier techniques to handcraft earring hooks, assemble chain, and embellish with beads. In this unique cold-connection jewelry class, we will utilize simple hand-tools to hold gemstone beads on silver wire and then set them into a dynamic chain design composed of flush-cut and tumbled jump rings. Scott will provide all hand tools needed, and supply kits containing sterling silver components. Choose your gemstone beads from the Jewelry Box's wide selection of quality gemstone, Swarovski, and cast-glass beads. Workshop Fee: $69 + beads, and you might not be able to leave without some of Cheri's homemade fudge. yum!

November 17th
Saturday: 9am - 12/ 1 - 4pm

In this six-hour workshop we will complete a Byzantine chain bracelet and embellish it with semi-precious beads, as seen on the book cover. I will demonstrate how to utilizing simple hand tools for wrapping wire into coils and hand-cutting jump rings. We will then be assembling pre-cut 18-gauge jump rings into the Byzantine chain, completed by adding sets of beads throughout the chain in a zigzagging pattern. Bracelets will be completed with your choice of a super-strong magnetic clasp (seen at left) or a traditional hand-forged S-clasp; both techniques will be demonstrated. You will leave with a bracelet on your wrist and a healthy hobby under your hat. This is a good opportunity to do something fun together with a partner or a young teen! No experience necessary. Workshop Fee: $119.



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