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.
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 FULL 10:30-12:30
NEW CALI BEAD CUFF: Multi row cuff style bracelet that incorporates cali beads, Firepolish, and seed beads.
Saturday, Nov. 11 FULL 10:30-12:30
NEW CORKSCREW: Students will learn how to manipulate a basic bead weaving 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 FULL 10:30-12:30
NEW CORNUCOPIA: Cellini Spiral with a twist. Students will combine seed beads with two holes beads for a fun new look. Use this technique to create pendants, beaded beads, necklaces, or even ornaments! FEE: $15.00
Saturday, Dec. 2 10:30-12:30
NEW ART NOUVEAU NECKLACE: Students will marvel at the ease with which this elegant necklace comes together. Paired with the beaded chain it’s a hit! FEE: $20.00
Saturday, Dec. 9 10:30-12:30
NEW O’ TANNENBAUM: Stitch yourself a forest of these super cute Christmas trees. Perfect for earrings, ornaments, and Holiday gift giving. Prerequisite: Students must be comfortable working with Peyote stitch. FEE: $20.00 FULL
Saturday, Dec. 9 2:00-4:00
NEW BEADTREAT: Theme: Cutouts - fun & quirky pendants. Prerequisite: Cabochon workshop(Bead embroidery workshop). FEE: $45.00 - includes lunch
Sunday, Dec. 10 11:00-4:00
NEW TWILIGHT STARS: Once you master the techniques to create these open 3D stars you’ll be addicted. Super fun to stitch with loads of possibilities. Prerequisite: Students must be comfortable working with Peyote stitch. FEE: $20.00
Saturday, Dec. 16 10:30-12:30
CALI WHEEL PENDANT: BACK BY REQUEST - If you missed this last time now is your chance! 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, Dec. 16 2:00-4:00
SCALLOPPED OMBRE NEKACE: BACK BY REQUEST - this class is so popular we’re bringing it back for a 3rd time! Students will create components with an ombre effect using Honeycomb beads, Superduos, and seed beads. FEE: $20.00
Saturday, Dec. 30 10:30-12:30
NEW JULIA PRETL DRAGONFLY BOX: We are pleased to announce that Julia Pretl has granted us permission to teach her Dragonfly box necklace. This is an ADVANCED PEYOTE stitch class and students should be completely comfortable working in Peyote stitch. This two session class will cover reading a 3D pattern, and all aspects of the box construction. There is a separate pattern fee, see store for details. FEE: $30.00.
Sat. Jan. 13 & 20, 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, Jan. 13 2:00-4:00
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