2018 CLASSES

bead classes

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

NEW SANTA BRACELET: Learn 2 drop peyote stitch while creating a whimsical Santa bracelet. Class is free is the purchase of the bead kit pack of $15.00 Participants MUST register and pay kit fee.  FULL

FEE: FREE Saturday, Oct. 13  10:30-12:30


JULIA PRETL SANTA BOX: We  are pleased to announce that Julia Pretl has granted us permission to  teach her Santa Box. 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. FULL

FEE: $30.00.  Saturday,Oct 20 & 27  10:30-12:30


NEW SULTANA BEADED BEAD: You can never have enough beaded beads! Combine 2 hole Rullas with a variety of seed beads to create this fun little beaded beads. Pattern offers both a rondelle style and round style. 

FEE: $15.00 Saturday, Oct. 27   2:00-4:00


NEW CORAL FLOWER: In this two session, advanced peyote stitch class, participants will manipulate peyote stitch pieces to form a 3 dimensional floral pendant. Taught with permission of Ella Des.

FEE: $30.00 Saturday, Nov. 3 & 10   10:30-12:30


DUETS DANCE: Use Super Duo Duets with seed beads to create a uniquely patterned bracelet. Further enhance the bracelet with surface embellishments. 

FEE: $20.00 Saturday, Nov. 3   2:00-4:00


SOLARIS PENDANT: This easy to master, super cute pendant project is perfect for any skill level. If you’ve always wanted to try your hand at bezeling a Rivoli this is the class for you!

FEE: $20.00 Saturday, Nov. 10   2:00-4:00 


NEW EDITA PENDANT: Gemduos surround a bezeled Rivoli to create  a stunning pendant. Further embellish the edges with fire polish beads to add a bit of sparkle.

FEE: $20.00 Saturday, Nov. 17   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, Nov. 17   2:00-4:00


JULIA PRETL CLUB DAY: 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 by  stopping in or calling the shop.

FEE: free  Friday, Nov. 23  10:30-4:00 


NEW ORNAMENTAL BOBBLE: Participants will stitch a structured three sided bobble that encases Rivolis. Finished piece can be used as an ornament or pendant bobble. Students should be comfortable working with peyote stitch. Taught with permission of Ella Des.

FEE: $25.00. Saturday, Dec. 1   10:30-1:00


BUTTERFLY KISSES: BACK BY REQUEST! Kiss butterfly wings of Zoliduos with beaded surface embellishments. This bracelet class is perfect for any skill level.

FEE: $20.00 Saturday, Dec. 1   2:30-4:30


NEW DIYA PENDANT: Surround a bezeled cabochon with pinch beads and Quadratiles. Further embellish the edges with a variety of seed beads for a unique look.

FEE: $20.00 Saturday, Dec. 8   10:30-12:30


CATALINA BEADED BEAD: Join us for a day of beaded beads. The first one uses Super duos, fire polish, and seed beads to create the base of this embellished beaded bead. Perfect for any skill level.

FEE: $15.00 Saturday, Dec. 15   10:30-12:30


NEW SURYA BEADED BEAD: Join us for a day of beaded beads. The second one uses Super duos, fire polish, and seed beads to create the base that is then embellished with half tilas and more seed beads. Perfect for any skill level.

FEE: $15.00 Saturday, Dec. 15   2:00-4:00


NEW LACE PENDANT: Combine seed beads, super duos, and rounds in this two side pendant that offers several design possibilities. Perfect for any skill level. 

FEE: $15.00 Saturday, Dec. 22   10:30-12:30


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 by  stopping in or calling the shop.

FEE: free  Saturday, Dec. 22  2:00-4:00 

ETSY & LAMPWORK CLASSES

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

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. 

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