Sign ups will begin Monday, Jan. 2 at 12 noon Sign up early Don’t be left out! Tucson Treasures Preview Party Mon. Feb. 13 at 12 noon Every year at the end of January and beginning of February, the quiet city of Tucson, Az, becomes a circus of beads and gems. Vendors from all over the globe come to show their latest and greatest. Gretchen and Kris come home with a ton (almost literally) of new beads, it’s quite mind-boggling. Join us for the grand unveiling of what they bring back, but come early, items are on a first come-first served basis. Last year a bunch of very cool stuff never actually made it up onto the walls. Many items are in limited supply, and once they’re gone, we don’t know if we’ll see them again. Mark your calendar and bring a friend! Pre-Tucson Super Sale Sat. Jan 21 at 10am through Tues. Jan. 31st This year we’ve decided to make it bigger and better than before. As Gretchen prepares to go to the largest gem and jewelry show in the world, we need to work to make room for the boat load of new things she will return with. To do this we are offering HUGE discounts to you! Don’t miss out. Destination Art 3 Fri. March 17 & Sat. March 18 Have you done this shop hop yet? This is the third year, and it keeps getting better and more fun. If you haven’t come, you’re in for a treat. This year we will have more special events and we have a new shop that has joined the hop! This event is a shop hop, like many quilt shops do, but we’ve chosen to do it with shops that have many different specialties. It’s a two day event, you will pick up your passport at the first shop you visit and get it stamped at each shop you stop at. If you have a completed passport, you will leave it with the last shop you’re at, and you’ll go into a drawing for one of six fantastic gift baskets filled with tons of fun stuff from all six shops. Last years baskets were amazing! There will also be a project that you can pick up ingredients for at each stop. All the items are free, and if you pick them all up, you’ll be able to make yourself a souvenir of your travels! You’ll have so much fun, you won’t be able to wait for next years event! Copper Workshop Sundays Have you taken the Copper Centerpiece necklace class, and just dying to do more? For a $15 fee, returning students will have the run of the studio with Kris, learning, experimenting, and having fun! Make something new! Please make sure you sign up ahead of time to reserve your spot. Dates are: Jan. 22, Feb. 19, March 19 African Helix If you have ever seen this necklace, you have marveled how beautiful it is. This tube-like necklace can be used by itself or put a centerpiece on it to create a completely different necklace. You will use both tubular peyote stitch and African helix stitch in graduating color seed beads. The result is a beautiful color oriented necklace that will have everyone stopping to touch! Fee: $38 Sat. Feb. 18 & 25 10 - 12:30 Instructor: Kathi Quan Anastasia Necklace This traditional Russian stitch is called the Leningrad or St. Petersburg stitch. Here we will mix it with accent beads for an easy, delicate necklace. It works great as a strap for an amulet bag and a small purse and it also makes a delicate bracelet. Great beginner project! Fee: $28 Sat. Jan. 21 10 - 12:30 Instructor: Kathi Quan Art Clay Silver I Silver Art Clay is ground silver mixed with an organic binder that can be shaped and used along with your beading. The finished fired product is fine silver (.999 pure). If you have always wanted to learn to work with this fascinating medium, now's your chance. You will work with the clay making different objects, then fire them in the class. Fee: $72 plus a material fee of $50 (payable to Patsy) Sat. March 25 10 - 3:30 Instructor: Patsy Silva Art Deco Steps Bracelet This bracelet is a perfect class to introduce students to basic right angle weave. With the way the colors are variegated among the right angles of crystals, this piece has an Art Deco look to it that is a simple elegance. Fee: $28 Sat. Jan. 21 1:30 - 4 Instructor: Kathi Quan Art Fiber Necklace 1: The Original A fiber necklace is not only something different, but it's excellent for people with metal allergies. Using a lampwork glass bead as a centerpiece, students will learn the ins and out's of working in this fascinating medium. Fee $28 Wed. Jan 18 6 - 8 Instructor: Kris Buchanan Art Fiber Necklace 2: Lavish Spring This fiber necklace will expand your knowledge and use of fibers in necklaces. Again using a centerpiece, students will learn to make a necklace using fibers along with more beads than the original class. The finished piece is lavish like a spring day. Fee: $28 Wed. Feb. 8 6 - 8 Instructor: Kris Buchanan Arwen's Trinket A lacey medallion of crystal swings from a delicate necklace of seed beads and more crystal. Looking like a fairy’s plaything, this elegant necklace is quick to make and simply lovely to behold. Fee $28 Tues. Jan. 17 6 - 8:30 Instructor: Kathi Quan Aurora Ornament Karen DeSousa has written five books on how to make many variations of beaded ornaments and has taught at the Bead & Button Show. This ornament is an excellent introduction to ornament making and can be displayed all year long, because it is heirloom quality. Fee $38 Wed. March 8 & 15 6 - 8:30 Instructor: Karen DeSousa Baubles a nd Beads This bracelet looks like it might be juggling crystals from side to side. Using firepolish and crystals, students will construct a bracelet using a right angle weave variation. Excellent for Beginners! Fee: $28 Tues. Jan. 24 6 - 8:30 Instructor: Kathi Quan Beginning J ewelry Never made jewelry before? Want to? This is perfect for you. Learn the ins and out’s of creating your own jewelry. You will make two bracelets and a pair of earrings in class, and have the knowledge to create much more. Fee: $18 Sat. Jan. 21 10 - 12 Tues. March 21 6 - 8 Instructor: Gretchen Schueller Beginning Knotting This class introduces students to knotting between beads. Although the technique is a traditional one, students will be surprised to see the contemporary look of the necklace that is made in class. Fee: $28 Sat. Jan. 28 10 - 12:30 Instructor: Deanna Kittrell Beginning Wirework In the mood to try something new? Wirework will take you in a different direction with your work. Learning the ropes in basic wirework will also give you the knowledge to go on to one of our more advanced classes. Fee: $18 Sat. Jan 28 1:30 - 3:30 Tues. March 28 6 - 8 Instructor: Gretchen Schueller Bubbling Brook Necklace This necklaces resembles tiny bubbles finding their way up to the surface. This class is a variation of the Sea Urchin class, and is excellent for beginners. It can be made as a necklace or a bracelet. Fee: $28 Wed. Feb. 8 5:30 - 8:30 Instructor: Patsy Silva Business of Beading - 1 Finding Your Customer OK, you’ve made some jewelry and now you want to sell it. But to who? This class covers tips for finding your niche to begin a strong customer base. Fee: $28 Wed. Jan. 18 6 - 8 Instructor: Gretchen Schueller Bead Embroidered Pendant So many of the coolest clothing and accessories out there today have beads embroidered on them. Learn the best way to adhere beads to fabric while making a fascinating pendant that will be just the unusual centerpiece you’ve been looking for. Fee: $38 Wed. Feb. 15 & 22 6 - 8:30 Instructor: Kris Buchanan Beaded Byzantine Bracelet This square stitch treasure feels great on your wrist. The top row is embellished with crystals for an elegant look, but is suitable to wear with a t-shirt and jeans too. Fee: $38 Sat. Feb. 4 & 11 1:30 - 4 Instructor: Kathi Quan . Beaded Rope Necklace Crochet like you never have done before. Using beads and a crochet hook you’ll make this slinky rope that looks great by itself or a with a pendant. Prerequisite: Some crochet experience. Fee: $38 Sat. Feb. 18 12 - 4 Instructor: Patsy Silva Beaded Wire Pendant Using square wire, students will learn to make a truly unique centerpiece. Square wire adds another dimension to wirework and makes even the simplest beads stunning Prerequisite: Wire Wrapped Cabochon. Fee: $28 Sat. Feb. 11 10 - 1 Instructor: Elaine Yamada . Beginning Chainma king This beginners class will teach students how to properly make a double ring chain using basic jump rings. This will prepare students for more advanced chainmaking projects. Fee: $28 Wed. Jan 25 6 - 8 Instructor: Deanna Kittrell Business of Beading - 2 Pricing Your Work I know how much it costs me to make, how much should I sell it for? Learn to price your work, to keep customers coming back and to maximize your profit. Fee: $28 Wed. Jan. 25 6 - 8 Instructor: Gretchen Schueller Business of Beading - 3 Marketing Your Work Now that you have identified who your customer is and you are able to keep up with sales, what can you do to make more money? Selling strategies and inventive marketing ideas are the focus of this class. Fee: $28 Tues. Feb. 14 6 - 8 Instructor: Gretchen Schueller Butterfly Chain This chain is a Japanese chain variation. Using two different sizes of rings and beads, students will learn to construct links that resemble a butterfly. Prerequisite: Beginning Chain Making Fee $28 Wed. March 8 6 - 8:30 Instructor: Deanna Kittrell Button Tassel Brooch Love buttons but just don’t know what to create with them? This class teaches students to make a stylish centerpiece or brooch from an interesting button, complete with a free flowing tassel. Fee: $28 Sat. Feb. 18 1 - 4 Instructor: Anne DeStefano By zantine Cha in Variations So you know how to make the Byzantine Chain, now take what you know and let it fly. This class explores several different variations on the simple chain. This is a must for chainmakers. Prerequisite: Beginning Chainmaking Fee: $28 Wed. March 22 5:30 - 8:30 Instructor: Deanna Kittrell By zantine/Qu e ens Chain The Byzantine Chain is one of the most common chains used in chainmaking. In this class you will also learn Queens Chain, which is a variation of the Byzantine Link. Prerequisite: Beginning Chainmaking Fee: $28 Sat. March 4 10 - 12:30 Instructor: Deanna Kittrell Ca lypso Chain Adding beads to a chain softens the look of the chain, and can make it more sophisticated as well. This class will teach students to manage the jumprings while adding beads. Pre-requisite: Beginning Chainmaking Fee $28 Tues. Feb. 7 6-8 Instructor: Deanna Kittrell Carnivale Orname nt This ornament, designed by Karen DeSousa, resembles a winter morning with frost on the windows. The delicate balance of open space and intricate beading really makes the design pop out. Fee: $ 38 Tues. Feb. 21 & 28 6 - 8:30 Instructor: Karen DeSousa C hain Maille Earrings Learn two different pairs of earrings that use chain instead of a fancy chandelier piece to hang dangles from. They’re the perfect set with your chain necklaces and bracelets. Prerequisite: Japanese Chain class Fee: $28 Wed. March 1 5:30 - 8:30 Instructor: Deanna Kittrell C hained Crystals This chain looks like a solid cuff, but is a flexible chain that has crystals filling all of the open spaces in it. The finished bracelet is modern looking and can easily go from day to evening wear. Fee: $28 Tues. Feb. 21 6 - 8 Instructor: Deanna Kittrell C handelier Earrings Long earrings are hot! Using basic earring making techniques you will take a few simple beads, headpins, and some wire, you will learn how to make these earrings without the expensive metal components. Prerequisite: MUST be proficient in making basic earrings Fee: $28 Wed. Feb. 22 6 - 8 Instructor: Gretchen Schueller . Copper Centerpiece (coldworking techniques) It’s amazing what you can do with a piece of copper, wire and some beads. Using techniques Kris learned at the Bead & Button Show as well as her own techniques, she will teach you how to color and manipulate copper into a centerpiece that is truly your own creation. Fee: $45 (+kit fee $5) Sat. Feb. 11 10:00 - 1:00 Instructor: Kris Buchanan . . Crochet Wire Bracelet Crochet is not just for Grandma anymore. Using basic crochet with wire and beads, you will learn to combine many strands to form a beautiful bracelet that looks much more complex than it is to make. Fee: $28 Wed. March 15 5:30 - 8:30 Instructor: Patsy Silva Crystal Cra ze Charm Bracelet With a wirework base, students will learn to embellish with head pins and various beads. This bracelet sounds as good as it looks, and is much easier than it looks. It’s sure to garner complements. Prerequisite: Beginning Wirework Fee: $28 Sat. March 25 10 - 12:30 Instructor: Gretchen Schueller Crystal Garden Bracelet A bracelet fit for a queen, this one uses over 200 Swarovski crystal bicones in a hexagonal pattern reminiscent of Moorish mosaics. Advanced beaders only, please. Fee $38 Sat. March 4 & 11 10 -12:30 Instructor: Kathi Quan Crystal Zig Zag Bracelet In this class students will learn triangular right angle weave with two different colors of Swarovski crystal. This class is an excellent start for those who wish to take the Passion Flower bracelet. Fee: $28 Wed. Jan. 25 6 - 8:30 Instructor: Kris Buchanan Date With Oscar This amazing bracelet looks like diamonds. Imagine it on a starlets arm as she walks up the red carpet. This bracelet is an extension of the Diamond Brick Road, just a little different pattern, even more beautiful. Prerequisite: Diamond Brick Road Fee: $28 Wed. March 1 5:30 - 8:30 Instructor: Lettie Larson Dazzl eberry Bracelet This bracelet looks like you have berries around your wrist. Only these berries are shiny! Although it also makes an excellent necklace, it sits flat on your wrist for a comfortable fit. Fee: $38 Sat. Feb. 11 & 18 10 - 12 Instructor: Lettie Larson Debbie Bracelet Using crystal cubes and seed beads, students will link flowery segments into an elegant bracelet. Beginners welcome! Fee: $28 Tues. Jan. 17 6 - 8 Instructor: Lettie Larson Diamond Brick Road This bracelet is a petite jewel that Dorothy would have loved. Swarovski crystals are framed by seed beads in this bracelet that uses a non-specific beading pattern. Beginners Welcome! Fee: $28 Wed. Feb. 8 5:30 - 8:30 Instructor: Lettie Larson Double Debbie Bracelet Debbie bracelet out of control. Students will learn to make this wide cuff style bracelet with the same ingredients as the basic Debbie bracelet, and a whole new twist. Prerequisite: Debbie Bracelet Fee: $28 Sat. Feb. 4 1-4 Instructor: Lettie Larson Double Spiral Rope This stitch can be done as a necklace or a bracelet. In class, students will learn the basics of creating a simple spiral rope that looks like twice the work of the original, but isn’t. Beginners Welcome! Fee: $28 Tues. March 7 5:30 - 8:30 Instructor: Patsy Silva Earcuffs These cuffs give the illusion of multiple piercing, but you don’t even have to have pierced ears to wear them! An accessory that goes with everything. Prerequisite: Beginning Wirework or equivalent experience Fee: $28 Tues. Feb. 28 5:30 - 8:30 Instructor: Elaine Yamada Embellished Peyote Cabochon Looking for a way to bead a cabochon even thought it doesn't have any holes to string through? In this class you will learn to surround a cabochon with seed beads, then learn to form layers of embellishment to enhance the look. Pre-requisite: Some seed bead experience necessary Fee: $38 Tues. March 21 & 28 6 - 8:30 Instructor: Kathi Quan Flat Chain Maille Bracelet This cuff style bracelet looks like something worn in the middle ages, but with our modern additions, it is a bold but elegant statement for your wrist. This is a versatile chain to learn. Prerequisite: Beginning Chainmaking Fee: $ 28 Sat. March 4 1-4 Instructor: Deanna Kittrell . Flat Wire Cuff This wire cuff is made of square wire which makes it shimmer like nobody's business. Students will learn to secure the pieces of wire and make it one solid cuff. The finishing techniques you learn will be helpful in other wirework projects as well. Pre-requisite: Wire Wrapped Cabochon Fee: $38 Sat. March 11 10 - 1 Instructor: Elaine Yamada Flower Fringe Necklace This playful necklaces uses basic stringing techniques along with fringe making to create a necklace that floats on the neck. Once the basic design is mastered, experiment with all the possibilities! Beginners Welcome! Fee: $28 Tues. Feb. 7 5:30 - 8:30 Instructor: Anne De Stefano . Freeform Peyote Stitch Bracelet Using different colors and sizes of seed beads you will peyote stitch them together to make this “show stopper” bracelet. It is the type of bracelet that will demand attention. Come in and see the examples as soon as possible. Fee $38 Tues. Jan. 17 & 24 5:30 - 8:30 Instructor: Patsy Silva . Gloria’s Bracelet Are you right angle weave challenged? This bracelet eases you into it with enough repetition to help you learn the stitch but without the complexity of a larger project. Quick and beautiful! Fee: $28 Sat. Jan. 28 10 - 12:30 Instructor: Kathi Quan . Great Wall Necklace This micro knotted necklace uses a slab of serpentine at it’s center that is enhanced by the dangles of beads that drape onto it. Each piece is as different as the person making it. Fee: $ 38 March 15 & 22 6 - 8:30 Instructor: Kristine Buchanan . Japanese Lace Bracelet This chain bracelet is a variation of the classic Japanese Chain. It is a narrower band of links that has a pattern that resembles the open weave of lace. Prerequisite: Beginning Chainmaking Fee: $28 Wed. Feb. 15 6 - 8:30 Instructor: Deanna Kittrell . Josephine Necklace A delicate necklace woven with seed beads, this piece sparkles as it drapes on your neckline. This piece is made with seed beads using a modified netting technique. Prerequisite: Seed bead experience required Fee $38 Sat. Feb. 18 & 25 1:30 - 4 Instructor: Kathi Quan Kumihimo Braiding Kumihimo is the ancient art of Japanese braiding. These highly decorative braids have strength and flexibility and have always been admired for their usefulness and beauty. In class you will learn round Kumihimo, the most basic of the Kumihimo braids. This is a beginner class, no experience necessary. Fee: $48 Sat. Feb. 25 12 - 4 Instructor: Karen DeSousa Medieval Medallion This 3-D flower pendant and matching bail will make you feel like a queen when you wear it. Use it at the center of a multi- stand necklace or a simple strand of pearls, it looks great however you decide to use it. Fee: $38 Sat. March 4 & 11 1:30 - 4 Instructor: Kathi Quan Minoan Bracelet Named for Minoan royalty, this bracelet is fit for a queen or at least a bead princess! You will learn two layer right angle weave and finishing techniques. Experience with right angle weave required. Fee: $38 Sat. Feb. 4 & 11 10 - 12:30 Instructor: Kathi Quan O h Domino Looking for something truly unique to use in your work? Why not make your own centerpiece? Using average dominoes students will learn to use different dyes, inks, stamps and more to transform a domino from ordinary to extraordinary. Fee: $28 Tues. March 7 6 - 8:30 Instructor: Gretchen Schueller . Passion Flower Bracelet This delicate looking bracelet with flowers made of crystal is a triangular right angle weave variation. It is delicate on the wrist, but makes a big statement. Prerequisite: Crystal Zig Zag or equivalent experience Fee: $28 Tues. Feb. 21 & 28 6:00 - 8:30 Instructor: Kathi Quan Polka Dot Bracelet This bracelet dances across your wrist with dots of color held together with a web of seed beads. There are so many different color combinations you can use with this bracelet to make each one very different from the last. Prerequisite: Seed bead experience required Fee $28 Sat. Jan. 28 1-3:00 Instructor: Kathi Quan . Poppy Slider This slider can be added to just about any necklace you have that doesn’t already have a centerpiece. Students will learn to create a base and then embellish it with a variety of beads. Fee: $38 Wed. Feb. 15 & 22 6 - 8:30 Instructor: Nanette Young-Greiner Round Chain Maille This chain has been around since the time of King Arthur. It's taking chain maille to the next level, a new shape, round! Prerequisite: Beginning Chainmaking Fee: $38 Sat. Feb. 25 10 - 12:30 Instructor: Deanna Kittrell . Serpentine Ndebele Bracelet Delica beads wind in and out of accent beads in this bracelet to create a piece that’s sparkling and looks a bit like snakeskin. If you look carefully, you can see this is an Ndebele variation. Prerequisite: Seed bead experience required. Fee: $38 Tues. Feb. 7 & 14 6 - 8:30 Instructor: Kathi Quan . Spanish Dancer Kumihimo This advanced flat Kumihimo braid is accentuated by the strand of beads that shows off it’s shape. The ruffle this creates looks like the dress of a Spanish dancer. Add an interesting focal bead and the piece really takes off. Fee: $48 Sat. March 25 12 - 4 Instructor: Karen DeSousa . Sugared Donut Capture a Pi or donut bead in a Swarovski crystal cage, then hang it as a pendant to make a lovely necklace. The crystals and seed beads create a bezel that adds to the beauty of the stone. Pre-requisite: Some seed bead experience necessary Fee: $38 Tues. March 7 & 14 6 - 8:30 Instructor: Kathi Quan Tennis Anyone? At a glance, this bracelet can be mistaken for a diamond tennis bracelet. It’s delicate and sparkly, and if you look close, you’ll see that it is a right angle weave variation with crystals. Fee: $28 Sat. Feb. 4 10 - 12:30 Instructor: Lettie Larson Top & Bottom Tango Braid This sultry necklace is an advanced Kumihimo Braid that explores the use of multiple lengths of cording, drop beads, and a different pattern altogether. Prerequisite: Kumihimo Braiding Fee: $48 Sat. March 11 12 - 4 Instructor: Karen DeSousa Twisted Wire Cuff This wire cuff is made from loosely braided square and round wire. Although it looks freeform, it is actually a well controlled pattern. Prerequisite: Beginning Wirework or equivalent experience Fee: $38 Sat. March 4 10 - 12:30 Instructor: Elaine Yamada W edding Knot The Wedding Knot chain looks like the design in wedding knot quilts. The rings create a flexible chain that can be worked into a bracelet or longer for a necklace. Pre-requisite: beginning chainmaking or equivalent experience Fee: $38 Tues. March 14 6 - 8:30 Instructor: Deanna Kittrell Wire Sculpture Necklace This necklace combines basic and freeform wire work with an eclectic assortment of beads. This necklace goes from industrial to earthy with a switch of your beads. Fee: $38 Wed. March 1 & 8 5:30 - 8 Instructor: Anne DeStefano Wire Textile Cuff Using multiple strands of wire, students will learn to weave this cuff including accent beads and a centerpiece. Looking for something new in wire? This is it. Fee: $38 Tues. March 14 & 21 6 - 8:30 Instructor: Catherine Cerna Wire Wrapped Cabochon This class will teach you how to do a basic border wrap of a glass or stone cabochon. You will learn how to set bindings around 3 or more strands of sterling silver wire that will form a bezel around your choice of cabochon. Fee $38 Tues. Jan. 24 5:30 - 8:30 Wed. March 22 5:30 - 8:30 Instructor: Elaine Yamada Bead Buddies Have you been to a Bead Buddies meeting? We started this group a little over 5 years ago to bring the beaders in the area together to share ideas, thoughts, and the love of beads. It is open to anyone who loves beads, regardless of skill level. Come to a meeting and have fun with us! The more, the merrier! . We meet the second to the last Thursday of each month. Jan. 19, Feb. 16 & March 23 See our website for location. Class Registration Policies Please read carefully Your space in a class is not secure until paid in full. Class sign ups can be done in person or by phone. Class sign ups are first come, first served. A supply list will be given to you when you sign up for a class. Supplies are not included in the class fee unless specified. Please arrange to come in prior to the class to pick out your supplies since there will not be time during class to do so. Cancellation Policy 72 hours notice is required for cancellation of a class to receive a store credit. Less than 72 hours notice will result in forfeiture of class fee. If you cannot make it to a class, you can send someone as a substitute.