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Beginner / Introductory Level Beading Art Classes:

 

Beading Art Class: Basic Bead Stringing from TLD DESIGN CNTR & GALLERY on Square Market

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Instructor:  Tammy Deck

Learn how to design beaded necklaces or bracelets for balance & beauty. A great class for restringing vintage or heirloom pieces. You may also choose to use your own hand made glass beads. Learn appropriate stringing materials and how to properly attach clasps for a professional finish.

Beads and tools are available for purchase from the Design Center.

This class may be scheduled one-on-one or for a private party with your friends!

 

Beading Art Classes: Beading School 101 from TLD DESIGN CNTR & GALLERY on Square Market

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Immerse yourself in 3 days of introductory level bead stringing and head pin wrapping techniques to get a jump start on your new found addiction... beaded jewelry!!! This class will start you off with the bare-bones basics via single and triple strand beading projects and progress you into more challenging, larger work. Five to six different projects (suitable for gift giving!) will be possible (some evening homework may be required) so that each student can learn professional finishing methods that are often overlooked by other "quickie" class structures.  Each student will also be learning to coordinate and design their own work from scratch. Students will learn about the different types of beads, stringing materials, findings and tools available on the market (available for purchase from us) and which combination is best suited to different beading art projects. Students will use design center tools during the class.

Beads, tools and books are available for purchase from the Design Center. (Students will receive a 10% discount on items purchased during the 3 day class.)

 

 

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Beading Art Classes: Bead Weaving Beginner Basics from TLD DESIGN CNTR & GALLERY on Square Market

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Instructor:  Tammy Deck

One session of 3 hours. Students will learn how to set up a bead loom, follow a pattern and weave a flat bracelet. Finishing techniques will be covered. Other projects will be discussed such as: chokers, trims, belts, head or hat bands. Beading materials for a bracelet and the bead loom (to keep) provided through class fee.

Additional beads, findings and tools are available for purchase from the Design Center.

This class may be scheduled one-on-one or for a private party with your friends!

also suitable for kids ages 9 and up.

 

Beading Art Classes: Beginner's Designing in the Round/Memory Wire Bracelets from TLD DESIGN CNTR & GALLERY on Square Market

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If you are just getting started in your beading obsession, this is a great class for you. Bring a stash of your own glass, semi-precious or crystal beads (or buy some from our Bead Store Drawers). During this 1 session class you will learn several special tricks specific to using memory wire and how to design for a bracelet that wraps several times around the wrist. Memory wire and the use of our tools is supplied through your class fee. If time allows... go on to create a pair of matching earrings.

This is a great class for moms and daughters to take together or scheduled as a separate party for your group of friends. (Phone: (630) 963-9573; or e-mail us: tammy@tlddesigns.com).

 

 

Beading Art Classes: Beginners Wire Wrap Basics from TLD DESIGN CNTR & GALLERY on Square Market
 

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Wire Wrap Beginner Basic Earring Dangles

This 3-hour class introduces students to the basic wire wrapped loop that is the foundation for many jewelry designs. Simple earrings, bracelets and necklaces can be made easily with this type of secure connection or this technique can be used to create more complex pieces as well. An overview of the tools and types of wire used for wire wrapping will be covered.  Completion of One or two Pairs of earrings possible.

Bring your magnifying glasses if needed and task lighting if desired. Beads and tools are available for purchase from the Design Center.

 

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Wire Twist Dangles and Beaded Links 

This class introduces the beginner jewelry student to the basic wire twist link that is a building block for most jewelry art assemblage. Students will learn how to make a collection of links and dangle components using head pins, eyepins and straight wire and then proceed to learn how to connect them for earrings, bracelets and necklaces or choose to make a charm bracelet. Regardless of your choice this class will offer the repetition needed to gain skill at professional looking wire wrapping. Projects may include one-of-a-kind lampwork beads, Bali silver beads, charms and Swarovski crystals (purchased separately). The bead obsessed will enjoy this class since we put a heavy dose of design strategy into our beading classes that will take students beyond the "cookie cutter" approach and challenges each participant to create their own wearable art.

A lunch break is built into the class time. Bring your magnifying glasses if needed and task lighting if desired. Beads and tools are available for purchase from the Design Center.

This class may be scheduled one-on-one or for a private party with your friends!

 

 

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Beading Art Classes: Beginner Peyote Stitch- Retro Daisy Rings from TLD DESIGN CNTR & GALLERY on Square Market

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Instructor:  Patty Pulliam

A fun and quick project to learn basic flat peyote stitch and have a finished piece at the end of the session. Students will create a beaded band adorned by a lampwork daisy bead and accented with a Swarovski crystal. Materials supplied via the class fee. Students choose from several different color palettes.

Great class for your party of friends... makes a great gift item, too!

 

BEADING ARTS: FLAT PEYOTE PATTERNS

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Instructor:  Patty Pulliam

The basics of flat peyote stitch for beginners. Flat Peyote makes a great ring, bracelet or as trap for a beaded amulet bag. We'll show you how to read a pattern and select colors as well as choose between regular seed beads and Delicas. Techniques on how to read or create a flat peyote pattern will be covered as well as finishing techniques for a bracelet. Students will get a good start on a bracelet or finish a small ring or sampler.

A very small selection of fancy Japanese Delica beads will be available for this class. Students will need 3 to 4 colors of Delicas, size "B" Nymo floss and a rigid beading needle.

 

 

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Right Angle Weave ~ Crystal Bling Bracelet

Instructor: Patty Pulliam

A great class for the beginning beader... this is a basic beaded bracelet class with the emphasis being focused on durable, professional assembly. Learn right angle weave while creating this sparkling gem of a bracelet. Using seed beads and bi-cone crystals, you'll quickly stitch up your own version of this bracelet o'bling.

Supply list provided upon registration. 
Beads and tools are available for purchase from the Design Center.

 

 

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Instructor: Patty Pulliam

An easy and quick project for the beginning bead weaver. Stitch a right angle weave base of size 6 beads, then embellish this base with size 10 or 11 beads. Use a different color on each side to create a fashionable and versatile bangle bracelet. Make the project your own by customizing the colors on each side of the bangle.

Supply list provided upon registration.
Beads and tools are available for purchase from the Design Center.

 

 

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Advanced Beginner ~ Level II:


 

 

A great class for the beginning beader... this is your basic bead bracelet class with the emphasis being focused on durable, professional assembly. Learn how to apply a variety of clasp styles. This class will focus (as in all our classes) on design and balance in the creation of artistic, unique pieces. Lampwork students are encouraged to bring their stash of lampwork beads.

Supply list provided upon registration. Beads and tools are available for purchase from the Design Center.

This class may be scheduled one-on-one or for a private party with your friends!

Date: (please call 630-963-9573 or email if interested in this class) **

 

 

This class is a fun way to learn flat peyote stitch with a simple variation that creates a complicated looking scallop in the finished piece. Change your beads... get a different look!  This technique works with any size and type of bead. Students will complete a bracelet in this class.  Great for holiday gift making!

Date: (please call 630-963-9573 or email if interested in this class) **

With some practice....same technique using triangle beads:

 

 

This 1 session class is good for intermediate/advanced bead weaving students.  The first hour is generally spent with Julie guiding you as you pull your beads together and map out your project. (This is not a "cookie cutter" class.) You will learn how to embellish the simple bead woven base which creates the firm foundation for this lush bracelet of beads.

Supply list will be provided upon registration. This is a great way to showcase lampwork beads and use up your odds and ends at the same time!

Beads and tools are available for purchase from the Design Center.

Date: (please call 630-963-9573 or email if interested in this class) **


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