Saturday, February 28, 2009

March Classes and Happenings

March Classes
Mon March 2nd- Basic Wire Link Earrings with Catina-Learn how to make your own wire ear hooks and also learn the basic wire link technique to create a funky pair of dangle earrings. (we will use copper wire in this class)................ Time: 6:30-7:30 Fee:$15.00 + material
Wednesday the 11th-Wire link bracelet with Shannon-Learn the technique of wire links to create a wire link bracelet while also learning how to make an S hook clasp........Time:6:30-9 Fee $20.00 + material

Saturday the 14th: Introducing the Itty Bitty Smithy: Bang your own bangle with Robert:in this class you will learn basic copper smithing techniques including annealing, texturing and shaping.Time: 12-2pm Fee:$30. (includes material) Class limited to 4

Thursday the 19th: Basic Beading with Shannon-Learn the basics to bead stringing. I will show you how to properly end your piece with crimping, adding your wire guardian, crimp cover and clasp for a finished look.Time: 6:30-8:00 Fee: $15.00 + material

Sunday the 22nd- Beading for Sassy Seniors- In this class we will create a bracelet and a pair of earrings. You will learn the technique of crimping, adding your wire guardian, crimp cover and clasp, as well as how to make a simple pair of dangle earrings.Time:2:30-3:30 Fee: $10 + material (class starts promptly at 2:30 so arrive early to pick out your goodies)

Wednesday the 25th: Interchangable necklace with Shannon-This necklace is a partial beaded necklace made on beading wire attached by small lobster claws to a leather like cord finished with wire coils for a finished look..Time:6:30-8:30 Fee $15 + material

Wednesday the 25th A.M. Class- Herringbone wire weave pendant with Shannon- learn the technique of herringbone. In this class you will create a herringbone centerpiece to take home and add to your beadwork.Time:11:30-12:30 Fee: $10 + materia**************************Space is limited so please sign up early! ************************************$10 classes with student ID (does not include material) *************************************************************Classes start promptly at 6:30 so please arrive around 6 or shortly after if you need to pick out your beads. *************************************************************Interested in teaching some weekend daytime classes at Bead Here Now? contact Shannon 904-475-0004***********************private classes available. ******************

We're back from Tuscan
Its that time of year again and Maria just got back from a fun filled trip of treasure hunting in Tuscon.
Stop by soon to check out all of our new treasures. We have a great selection of beautiful czech glass, lots of georgeous gemstones, cinnabar, large handcarved jade focal beads, a huge selection of fun ceramic beads (including animals, angels and devils, rainbows, peace signs and more.) large cloisonne focal beads, funky hammered copper chain as well as copper beads and bali silver.


**********************************Introducing The Itty Bitty Smithy
The Itty Bitty Smithy is a metal and glass studio coming soon. Local artist and blacksmith Robert Noelke (also my better half) will be doing some small scale metal working classes.Robert, along with Photographer Jay Shoots, recently won a design competition for the cities of Atlantic and Neptune Beach. Robert designed a 29 foot stainless steel gyroscope which spins with the wind and has seating around the base.When approved by the city council, the large sculpture will stand at the end of Atlantic Blvd in the roundabout by the Seaturtle and Ragtime in the town center..
We are opening a small studio in a space we've been hiding out in the back of the building. In addition to Roberts classes, I will be teaching some hammered copper classes, local glass artist Bryon Nobles will be teaching some fun glass pendant classes and Catina Jane will be doing hammered wire classes..
We are hoping to have the Itty Bitty Smithy up and running full time in the next couple of months, but we will be doing some introductory classes in the mean time.We will keep you posted.

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