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 HILAVIA PENDANT: Students will bezel a Luna soft cabochon with fire polish, crescents, and seed beads for a truly unique look. FEE: $20.00
Saturday, June 17 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
Wednesday, June 21 10:30-12:30
NEW TULA BRACELET: Combine crescent beads, 6mm rounds, and seed beads to create this bracelet with an edgy look. FEE: $20.00
Saturday, June 24 10:30-12:30
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, June 24 2:00-4:00
NEW BEADTREAT: Theme: Faux Phantom leaf cabochons. Prerequisite: Cabochon workshop(Bead embroidery workshop). FEE: $45.00 - includes lunch
Sunday, June 25 11:00-4:00
NEW DENICA PENDANT: Students will marvel at how quickly this intricate looking pendant goes together. You’re bound to make more than one. FEE: $20.00
Sunday, July 8 10:30-12:30
ASTORIA BRACELET: Students will stitch multiple layers of beads to create a bracelet design that is influenced by the Art Deco period. FEE: $20.00
Wednesday, July 12 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, July 15 2:00-4:00
NEW INTERTWINED: In this Peyote stitch techniques class, students will learn to weave an optical illusion pattern with open spaces. Prerequisite: Students must have working knowledge of Peyote stitch. FEE: $20.00
Saturday, July 22 10:30-1:00
SABANA PENDANT: Create a unique multi layer bezel for cabochons or Rivolis using Honeycomb beads, fire polish, and seed beads. FEE: $20.00
Wednesday, July 26 10:30-12:30
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