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 TASSEL WORKSHOP: Tassels are all the rage in Fashion right now. Students will learn how to create and embellish tassels. Instruction on completing various styles of jewelry will also be shown. FEE: $25.00.
Saturday, Mar. 17 10:30-1:30
NEW CAUGHT IN A SCENT: Students will capture felted beads in a net of seed beads to create fun beaded beads. Completed beads can be used with Essential oils for aromatherapy jewelry, or they can be strung as is. FEE: $20.00. Saturday, Mar. 31 10:30-12:30
NEW SOLARIUM BEADED BEAD: Create a shell like beaded donut style bead. Fun to wear singularly on a ribbon or stacked on a chain. FEE: $20.00
Saturday, Apr 7 10:30-1:00
NEW BLANCA BRACELET: This quick moving project combines pinch beads with Czechmate triangles for an edgy style bracelet. Once you learn the techniques to create this beauty you won't be able to stop at one. FEE: $20.00
Saturday, Apr. 7 2:00-4:00
NEW TILE CUFF: Guest Instructor, Jenny Hansen will guide students step by step in the construction of a fashion forward cuff style bracelet. Students will incorporate Jenny's highly sought after handmade tiles with leather and crystals for a truly unique piece. FEE: $30.00
Saturday, Apr. 14 10:30-1:30
NOTE: Jenny's tiles will be available during a special Trunk sale at the store Apr. 3rd to Apr. 14.
YOU THINK IT'S CROCHET...BUT IT'S NOT: BACK NY REQUEST! In this techniques class students will use a basic bead weaving stitch to emulate bead crochet. Once mastered this technique can be used to quickly create beaded ropes. There is some pre class prep work that students will need to have completed by class time. FEE: $25.00
Saturday, Apr. 21 10:30-1:00
NEW SERENA PENDANT: Students will stitch Super Duo duet beads with fire polish and seed beads in this eye catching pendant. FEE: $20.00
Saturday, Apr. 28 10:30-12:30
NEW REA BRACELET: Stitch a multi level textural bracelet using just two styles of beads and seed beads. This will be a go to piece in our jewelry wardrobe! FEE: $20.00
Saturday, Apr. 28 2:00-4:00
NEW BEADTREAT: Theme: Framed. This is an all day workshop for bead Embroidery. Prerequisite: Cabochon workshop(Bead embroidery workshop). FEE: $45.00
Sunday, April 29 11:00-4:00
PEYOTE STITCH STUDIO: Are you in the middle of a peyote stitch project and just need a little extra help, stuck on reading a pattern, not sure how to construct a pattern, not sure how to increase or decrease? Does odd count make your head spin? Then this is the Peyote stitch class for you! Students must already know how to work with Peyote stitch. FEE: $20.00.
Saturday, May 12 10:30-12:30
DEKLA PENDANT: BACK BY REQUEST! Adorn a scallop bezeled cabochon with Chilli beads and crescents for a floral inspired pendant. FEE: $20.00.
Saturday, May 19 10:30-
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