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 JULIA PRETL MUMMY JACK BOX: We are pleased to announce that Julia Pretl has granted us permission to teach her Mummy Jack Box. Mummy jack is one of the larger Jack boxes in the series that Julia has to offer, and can be illuminated just like a Jack O' Lantern. 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.
Saturday June 23 & 30 10:30-12:30 FULL
NEW GEM RONDELLES: Add a beaded rondelle to your collection of beaded beads. This easy to master project will have you creating beaded rondelles in a slew of colors. FEE: $20.00
Saturday, June 30 2:00-4:00
NEW ISABELLA PENDANT: This versatile flower pendant can be constructed using a Rivoli or a Luna soft cabochon. Once you learn the secrets behind stitching this lovely project, you’ll be stitching a whole flower patch of pendants. FEE: $20.00
Saturday, July 7 10:30-12:30
CABLE HERRINGBONE: In this techniques class, students will learn how to create a cable bracelet while using an altered version of Ndebele. Students should have some stitching experience. FEE: $20.00
Saturday, July 7 2:00-4:00
GEKKO HELIX : BACK BY REQUEST! A Tribal technique with a modern flair. Take a tried and true bead weaving stitch, throw in some Gekkos and seeds, and voila, you have a fun and funky necklace! FEE: $20.00
Saturday, July 14 10:30-12:30
NEW AVIANA: In this two part advanced peyote stitch class, participants will stitch a structured flower pendant. Students should be comfortable working with peyote stitch. This class is being offered by request, if you already own the pattern you will receive a pattern credit off of the class fee. Taught with permission of Ella Des. FEE: $30.00.
Saturday, July 21 & 28 10:30-12:30
SABA BRACELET: Students will marvel at the way this bracelet twists and turns! Combine two different bead weaving stitches with just three styles of beads to create this intriguing bracelet. FEE: $20.00
Saturday, July 21 2:00-4:00
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, July 28 2:00-4:00
JULIA PRETL MUMMY JACK BOX: If you missed out on our first offering of this project, here is your chance to get in on the fun. We are pleased to announce that Julia Pretl has granted us permission to teach her Mummy Jack Box. Mummy jack is one of the larger Jack boxes in the series that Julia has to offer, and can be illuminated just like a Jack O’ Lantern. 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.
Saturday Aug. 4 & 11 10:30-12:30
SCALLOPED OMBRE NECKLACE: BACK BY REQUEST! this class is so popular we’re bringing it back for a 4th time! Students will create components with an ombre effect using Honeycomb beads, Superduos, and seed beads. FEE: $20.00
Saturday, Aug. 4 2:00-4:00
KUMIHIMO: Whether you need a refresher course, or are learning this technique for the first time, this is the class for you. We will cover all the steps to create a Kumihimo braided bracelet. Students will be working with firepolish beads for the class project, however numerous styles will be shown and discussed. NOTE: there is pre class prep work. FEE: $20.00
Saturday, Aug. 11 2:00-4:00 FULL
NEW PEACOCK NECKLACE: In this advanced stitching class, students will follow a detailed handout(more than 40 pages) to create this Peacock inspired necklace. Students should be comfortable working with Peyote stitch and Herringbone stitch. Taught with permission of Ella Des. FEE: $35.00
Saturday, Aug. 25 10:30-2:00 FULL
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