WE OFFER CLASSES IN THE ARTWORK OF BEADING. THE INSTRUCTORS AT KNOT JUST BEADS HAVE A COMBINED TEACHING EXPERIENCE OF OVER 40 YEARS. WE ARE DEDICATED TO THE ART OF BEADWORK AS WELL AS THE KNOWLEDGE OF TECHNIQUES USED. OUR INSTRUCTORS WILL USE THEIR EXPERTISE TO LEAD YOU THROUGH AN EXPLORATION OF BEADWORK THAT IS UNPARALLELED. YOU WILL LEAVE CLASS NOT ONLY WITH THE UNDERSTANDING OF HOW A TECHNIQUE PERTAINS TO THE PROJECT AT HAND, BUT YOU WILL ALSO BE ABLE TO TAKE THAT TECHNIQUE AND CREATE YOUR OWN WONDERFUL BEADED OBJECTS OF ART.
MONTH AT A GLANCE
Our Beads & Brunch classes offer innovative projects with a little brunch mixed in. If you're the type of person that wants to get their bead fix in first thing in the morning then these are the classes for you! Bring your favorite morning beverage, we’ll offer the treats, instruction, and fun! See B&B next to the class name.
NEW JEWEL OF THE NILE: Combine two gorgeous Vintage Swarovski stones to create this stunner of a pendant. Using an open weave stitch, students will learn how to bezel the stones, you will then add the embellishments, and finally connect the stones to form this fabulous beaded piece. FEE: $30.00
Saturday, Nov. 30 FULL 10:30-1:30
Need a place to just get away for the day or a few hours and bead. Try our Free Open Bead. Every Thursday we offer a Free open bead session from 11a - 5pm. Relax in the serenity of our classroom while you work on your projects. This is a non instructional time for you to get any craft project done(or started). Join others who share your enthusiasm for crafting. Bring a lunch or order out. Staff is available to help with basic questions. Come and join the girls for a fun afternoon.
NEW B&B CLASS: DESERT BLOOM: Using a circular stitch, students will weave a statement pendant and matching earrings. FEE: $20.00
Wednesday, Dec. 4 10:30-12:30
ADDITIONAL SESSION ADDED - NEW ZIG ZAG: Students will marvel at the ease with which this bracelet comes together. Incorporate two styles of 2 hole beads for a versatile look. FEE: $20.00
Friday, Dec. 6 10:30-12:30
NEW SPOJENI: Very delicate in appearance, but built like a Mack truck. This sturdy bracelet has a very lovely open lattice weave construction. FEE: $20.00
Saturday, Dec. 7 FULL 10:30-12:30
NARAMEK: Weave a bangle style bracelet that fits like a glove. Students won’t have to worry about this bangle slipping off their wrist. Wear one or stack multiplies for a fashion forward look. FEE: $20.00
Saturday, Dec 7 2:00-4:00
I.A.Q. CLASS: BEADED SNOWFLAKES: Great for last minute gift giving. Turn these lovely beaded jewels into pendants, ornaments, or package adornments. Once you create one you’ll be hooked. FEE: FREE however you MUST stop in to pre register.
Wednesday, Dec. 11 FULL 12:00-1:00
ADDITIONAL SESSION ADDED - NEW SPOJENI: Very delicate in appearance, but built like a Mack truck. This sturdy bracelet has a very lovely open lattice weave construction. FEE: $20.00
Friday, Dec. 13 10:30-12:30
NEW THE MARY JANE: Just like your go to pair of shoes, this bracelet is great for everyday or can be tailored for that special occasion. FEE: $20.00
Saturday, Dec. 14 10:30-12:30
CABOCHON STUDIO: Have you taken the cabochon workshop and need some help getting pieces finished or do you just need a little creative jump start? This is the studio for you! Students will work at their own pace while learning advanced cabochon techniques. Prerequisite: Cabochon workshop. FEE: $15.00 Register for four sessions at the same time and pay just $12.50 ea.
Saturday, Dec. 14FULL 2:00-4:00
ADDITIONAL SESSION ADDED I.A.Q. CLASS: SAVANNAH LACE:
Explore a beading technique of yesteryear while creating this delicate interwoven bracelet. Once mastered students will be able to use this stitch to create wonderful lariats as well. FEE: FREE however you MUST stop in to pre register.
Friday, Dec. 20 12:00-1:00
2nd SESSION ADDED NEW CLEO: Crystals, pearls, and 2 hole beads combine to create a very classic cuff style bracelet. FEE: $20.00
Saturday, Dec. 21 10:30-12:30
ADDITIONAL SESSION ADDED CABOCHON STUDIO: Have you taken the cabochon workshop and need some help getting pieces finished or do you just need a little creative jump start? This is the studio for you! Students will work at their own pace while learning advanced cabochon techniques. Prerequisite: Cabochon workshop. FEE: $15.00
Saturday, Dec. 21 FULL 2:00-4:00
ADDITIONAL SESSION ADDED LOOMING WORKSHOP: Loom style bracelets are all the rage, from Boho Chic to High Fashion, and they cost a fortune! In this 5 hour workshop you will learn how to create one for a fraction of the cost. Don’t want to invest in a loom...No problem! This fool proof technique takes the worry out of bead gauge, works every time, and with all bead sizes. This is NOT a square stitch class. FEE: $40.00
Friday, Dec. 27 11:00-3:00
NEW THE CROWN JEWELS: That’s what everyone will think when you wear these sparkly jeweled earrings. Bezeled cushion cut Swarovski stones are embellished to the nines with crystals and pearls. FEE: $25.00
Saturday, Dec. 28 10:30-1:00
ROCKIN’ NEW YEAR’S BEAD IN: Ring in the New Year with beads! Knot Just Beads will be hosting our 3rd Annual Bead-In on Sunday Dec. 29th., 10a - 4p. We’ll have snacks, a lunch, goodie bags, a special project & more!(and beading of course). Come for a day of beading and a whole lot of FUN!!! Register early as space is limited FEE: $25.00
Sunday, Dec. 29 10:00-4:00
The following classes are scheduled on a one on one basis. Contact the store for available times.
INTRO TO GLASS BEADMAKING:
Learn the art of making glass beads from Milwaukee's only nationally exhibiting lampwork glass Artist, ROBERT JENNIK. Robert has over 15 years of hot glass experience with Moretti glass and has taught at the Bead & Button Show. Enjoy the quiet, meditative experience of melting glass with the Minor Bench Burner torch while you create lampwork beads of your own. Limit 2 students.
Class fee includes supplies. FEE: $80.00/ 4 hours
ALL ABOUT ETSY
This class offers some quick solutions to allow you to sell items online. The basics in photographing small items, such as beaded jewelry will be demonstrated. Manipulation of photos in ADOBE PHOTOSHOP will be shown. The second half of this class will be a live online setup of your very own Etsy.com site. This class will take place using a MACINTOSH IMAC computer system. Topics will include:
1) Linking to a paypal account to allow people around the world to purchase from your shop.
2) How to place keywords to enable others to find your site using the GOOGLE search engine.
3) How to set-up sections, shipping options, and load items to sell.
Students will receive up to 10 images of your jewelry ready to load to their Etsy web site.
FEE: $45.00/ 3 hours
"THE FINE PRINT"
2) Classes are for adults only, knot just beads® defines an adult as any person 18 years of age or older.
3) A minimum of 3 students is required to hold any class.
4) Class fees do not include supplies unless otherwise noted. Supply lists will be given upon registration of class.
5) Should you register for a class that requires a prerequisite and you do not meet that prerequisite you will be removed from the class and forfeit your class fee.
6) All classes start promptly at times stated. PLEASE be courteous to fellow class members by being on time. If you are more than 5 minutes late for a class you will not be allowed into the class and you will forfeit your class fee.
7) Not all projects will be completed in class.
8) All written material given in the class is copywritten and thereby protected by copyright laws.
9) Should you miss a class, any class materials and/or supplies will be held for you for 30 days from the date of the class. Materials and/or supplies can be picked up at Knot Just Beads during regular store hours.
Samples of all classes are on display in the store.
All classes will be held at knot just beads®.
knot just beads® reserves the right to refuse
class registration to any one person or persons.