Recycle Your Jewelry

Date/Time: 2 days, Saturday, October 20 & 27, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Sue Swanson
Make your old jewelry fun again – don’t let it roll around in your drawer! Do you have pieces that are:
• Too long or too short
• Have clasps that are hard to close
• Broken pieces
• Old beads, rhinestones, single earrings and lonely beads

We will learn how to use jewelry findings including jump rings, chain, stringing materials, wire guardians, crimp beads, crimp covers and a variety of clasps. Bring your old beads to make something new and create a piece you will enjoy wearing for the holidays. There will also be a sharing table for odds and ends.

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Rings, Rings & Rings!

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 24, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Kim Bakken-Parr
Using Precious Metal clay (clay composed of silver particles, water, and an organic binder) students will be able to create the ring of their dreams. You will initially start working with polymer clay to become familiar with tools, textures, and techniques. This clay is rolled, shaped, and molded to get the perfect ring. Using PMC, students will form their ring on a mandrel. There is no hammering, sawing, or soldering. The final rings are all 99.9% pure silver, called “fine silver.” All tools and materials are supplied by the instructor; just bring a lunch and your creativity!

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3 Bead Braid – Sami Inspired Bracelet

Date/Time: Saturday, November 17, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Kim Bakken-Parr
This advanced class uses the same skills learned in other Sami Bracelet classes and adds another technique. But never fear – if you have not taken the beginning class you are still welcome in this class! This bracelet incorporates string silver bead onto the pewter braid. This is another great class for students who want to make Sami bracelets, but do not want to do a lot of hand sewing. We will be using small items, if you require magnification for the close hand-work, please bring your own. Bring a lunch.

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Tin Thread and Leather Cord Necklace

Date/Time: Thursday, November 1, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Katherine Buenger
Students will choose color of leather cord and make a 5-strand braid. The necklace is finished with a silver plate magnetic closure.

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Fancy Zig-Zag Stitch Necklace

Date/Time: Saturday, November 3, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Sue Swanson
Horace Goodhue collected and catalogued this stitch from the Native Americans in Minnesota. It is made of size 11 seed beads embellished with Swarovski crystals. Its lacey quality makes a beautiful choker with a gentle curve. Kits will be available in red, blue or purple. Please specify color when you register.

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