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
Need a place to just get away for the day or a few hours and bead. Try our Free Open Bead. Every Friday we offer a Free open bead session. 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.
MANDALA NECKLACE: Students will learn four different mandala patterns and how to join them to create a truly unique necklace. Play with color and design to make your necklace a one of a kind masterpiece. FEE: $25.00
Friday, Oct. 6 11:00-2:00
NEW CALI WHEEL PENDANT: Create a fun textural wheel style pendant that incorporates the 3 hole Cali beads, Fire polish, and Pip beads. Perfect project to experiment with the new 3 hole beads. FEE: $15.00
Saturday, Oct. 7 10:30-12:30
NEW HONEYCOMB BARGELLO: This one’s a visual mind bender. Colors flow from one to the next in this Bargello style cuff. Great for any skill level. FEE: $20.00
Saturday, Oct. 7 2:00-4:00
SABA BRACELET: In this class students will combine two different bead stitches to create a fun twisty bracelet using Crescent and fire polish. Design by Ella Des. FEE: $20.00
Saturday, Oct 14 19 10:30-12:30
BEAD EMBROIDERY 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,Oct 14 2:00-4:00
DAISY BEADED BEADS: Floral motif beaded beads with a bit of an edge. Students will marvel at the unique way in which these beaded beads come together. FEE: $15.00
Saturday, Oct. 21 10:30-12:30
NEW JULIA PRETL SNOWMAN BOX: We are pleased to announce that Julia Pretl has granted us permission to teach her Snowman box. This is an ADVANCED PEYOTE stitch class and students should be completely comfortable working in Peyote stitch. This 3 session class will cover reading a 3 dimensional pattern, and all aspects of the box construction. There is a separate pattern fee, see store for details. FEE: $45.00.
Sat. Oct. 21, Oct. 28 & Nov. 4, 2:00-4:00
NEW BEADTREAT: Theme: TBA. Prerequisite: Cabochon workshop(Bead embroidery workshop). FEE: $45.00 - includes lunch
Sunday, Oct. 22 11:00-4:00
AURORA PENDANT: This floral motif pendant comes to us from designer favorite, Ella Dess. Students will embellish a bezel Rivoli with Piggy beads, super duos, rounds, and seed bead. FEE: $20.00
Saturday, Oct. 28 10:30-12:30
NEW CALVINIA PENDANT: In this Intermediate class students will create a fun floral motif pendant that could also be done as a Holiday wreath.
Saturday, Nov. 4 10:30-12:30
NEW CALI BEAD CUFF: Multi row cuff style bracelet that incorporates cali beads, Firepolish, and seed beads.
Saturday, Nov. 11 10:30-12:30
NEW CORKSCREW: Students will learn how to manipulate a basic bead weaveing stitch into a spiraling tube. Enhanced with loads of sparkle this technique works well for bracelets and necklaces. FEE: $20.00
Saturday, Nov. 11 2:00-4:00
NEW QUILTED FLOWER PENDANT: Students will surround a Rivoli stone with a variety of 2 hole beads and seed beads.
Saturday, Nov. 18 10:30-12:30
NEW COUNTRY STAR PENDANT: Turn a Rivoli and Diamond duos into a star shaped pendant. Would also make a great ornament for Holiday gift giving.
Saturday, Nov. 25 10:30-12:30
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