2019 CLASSES

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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.

OCT / NOV / DEC CLASSES

  • PETALS & BUDS: BACK BY REQUEST Participants will learn to weave a new Peyote stitch and Herringbone petal form, then we’ll assemble the forms into fun Buds. Examples will be shown for how to incorporate these components into other pieces. Students should be comfortable working with Peyote stitch and small beads. FEE: $20.00
  • Saturday, Oct. 19   10:30-12:30

  • 2ND SESSION ADDED! MAKE A STATEMENT!: Students will weave a 3D Peyote stitch form, embellish it, and then stack it with additional  Peyote stitch pieces to create a fun and funky pendant. Whether you wear this pendant short on a ribbon or long on a chain, it will make a statement. FEE: $25.00
  • Saturday, Oct. 19   1:30-4:30

  • BEADED NEEDLE CASE - back by request: In this  class, students can choose to design their own needle case pattern or select one offered in class. We will stitch a needle case cover, then embellish it. Use your beaded needle case as a necklace bauble, make a “Wish” necklace or use it to store your beading needles. Includes needle case.  FEE: $25.00.
  • Saturday, Oct. 26   10:30-1:30

  • NEW  BEADTREAT: STITCHED & STACKED II: In this all day, advanced stitching event, participants will create a pendant. Students should be comfortable working with Peyote stitch and small beads. FEE: $45.00
  • Sunday, Oct. 27   11:00-4:00

  • NEW  RUFFLE PENDANT: Students will surround a cabochon or Rivoli with a ruffle of beads to create this stunning pendant. Additional embellishment ideas will also be demonstrated. FEE: $25.00
  • Saturday, Nov. 2   10:30-1:00

  • NEW  PEYOTE LINKS: In this series of classes select the shape of the link or links you'd like to create. Make a chain with the same style link or mix it up and combine several different styles for a one of a kind look. Students should be comfortable working with Peyote stitch and small beads. Each class is  FEE: $20.00 or sign up for all 3 at the same time for just $45.00.
  • OCTAGON LINKS Saturday, Nov. 2   2:00-4:00
  • TRAPEZOID LINKS Saturday, Nov. 23   2:00-4:00
  • TEARDROP LINKS Saturday,Dec.14   2:00-4:00

  • NEW  GET TO KNOW PEYOTE STITCH: In this techniques class, students will learn many aspects of flat peyote stitch. From even count to shaped pieces, learn it all! Don’t know how to get from point A to point B without thread showing, once you complete this class you’ll know exactly what to do. Add to your bead weaving tool box with this comprehensive class, perfect for the beginner, great for any skill level. FEE: $30.00
  • Saturday,Nov. 9  10:30-1:30 

  • JULIA PRETL CLUB SESSION: If you’ve taken a Julia Pretl box class at the store you are welcome to join us for any and all Julia Pretl Club session. Continue working on a  box or start a new one. You must pre register for these sessions. FEE: free 
  • Saturday, Nov. 9  2:30-4:30 

  • NEW  HOLIDAY PODS: Learn how to stitch and construct a Pod structure designed with Holiday themes, 3 designs will be provided in class. Further embellish with mini tassels, they can be used as ornaments, earrings, or as necklace components. FEE: $25.00
  • Saturday, Nov. 16  10:30-1:00

  • LUNA FLOWER: If you missed out on this class during our Christmas in July series, now is your chance to take it before the Holiday season. This lovely pendant is so quick and easy that you’ll want to make one to match your whole holiday (and everyday) wardrobe! Create it in floral colors or...Going to a nativity play? Wear a gold and white one to represent angels! Going to a Christmas party? The Holly colorway is the (color)way to go! FEE: $20.00
  • Saturday, Nov. 16   2:00-4:00

  • NEW  STEMS:FLOWER #1: In this advanced two week stitching class, students will first stitch individual components of a flower. In week two, we will assemble the components to create the finished flower. Completed flowers can be used as brooches, focal pieces, or decoration. Students should be comfortable working with Peyote stitch.  FEE: $30.00
  • Saturdays, Nov. 23 & 30  10:30-12:30

  • TITHONIA FLOWER- back by request: A new pattern from one of our favorite designers, Ella Des. Surround a luna cab with seed beads, Gemduos, and fire polish to create this whimsical pendant named after the Mexican Sunflower. Taught with permission of Ella Des. FEE: $30.00.
  • Saturday, Dec. 7   10:30-1:00

  • NEW  SQUIGGLES: In this class students will create fun squiggly 3D Peyote stitch components, perfect for a necklace. Students should be comfortable working with Peyote stitch and small beads.  FEE: $20.00
  • Saturday, Dec. 7   2:00-4:00

LAMPWORK CLASSES

Lampwork 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


THE FINE PRINT

  • 1) All class fees are due in full at  the time of registration, and are non-refundable, and non-transferable.  Registration may be done in person, with Mastercard, Visa, Discover or  cash. Due to the popularity of our classes we are unable to hold any  spaces without payment of class fee. Deadline to register for any of the  classes is 3 days prior to the start of that class. However, we advise  that you register early as classes fill quickly. In the event of a  cancellation, you will be notified within 1 day of the start of the  class.Refunds will be issued in the form of a store credit.
    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.
  • 10) If you miss a I.A.Q. class the materials will not be held for you.
  • 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.