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.

MAR / APR / MAY CLASSES

FLASHING DAGGERS EARRINGS: Combine two different bead weaving stitches to create these fun dangle earrings with Etched or Tattoo daggers. Participants should be comfortable working with and seeing small beads. FEE: $15.00

Saturday, Mar. 16   10:30-12:30


BATCYCLE - SECOND SESSION: Join us while we explore the construction methods of a Batcycle. What’s a Batcycle? It’s a Kaliedocycle with added dimension and texture. Prerequisites: Whosey What’s It Class & Kaleidocycle class. Pre class homework. FEE: $25.00

Saturday, Mar. 30   10:30-1:30 


NEW PEYOTE STITCH BEADTREAT: Explore aspects of dimensional. In the morning participants will create samplers of several techniques. In the Afternoon we will further explore and experiment. Prerequisite: Students must have working knowledge of Peyote stitch. Fee: $45.00

Sunday, Mar. 31   11:00-4:00


NEW SAKURA BEADED BEAD: In this advanced beaded bead class students will construct a dodecahedron with Nibbits and seed beads. If you are a bedead bead junkie this is a must take class! Fee: $15.00

Saturday, Apr 6   10:30-12:30


NEW SOPHRONIA PENDANT: A new design offering form Kim! Tila beads, Super duos, firepolish, and seed beads combine to create a fabulous pendant. The easy to follow thread path is perfect for any skill level. Fee: $20.00

Saturday, Apr 6   2:00-4:00


APPLE BLOSSOMS: Guest  instructor Fen Li brings us a fun Spring time project. This is one of  the first patterns Fen developed when she started making beaded flowers. Create one stem for a fabulous centerpiece, or make multiples for a  show stopping display. This is a beginner friendly project. FEE: $35.00

Saturday, Apr. 13   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, Apr. 13   2:30-4:30 FULL


NEW JULIA PRETL FIR TREE BOX: We are pleased to announce that Julia Pretl has granted us permission to teach her Fir Tree 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. FEE: $30.00.

Saturday, Apr. 20 10:30 - 12:30 & Apr. 27  2:30-4:30 FULL


QT BRACELET: Using just two bead styles, students will weave a lattice pattern bracelet. I absolutely love this bracelet, from the construction technique to the lattice aesthetic, Love Love Love! Great for any skill level. FEE: $15.00

Saturday, Apr. 20   2:30-4:30


LUCKY BAMBOO: This Bamboo never needs watering and will always bring you Good Luck! Join  Guest instructor, Fen Li and learn the techniques required to create  this unique French beaded arrangement. This is a beginner friendly  project. FEE: $35.00

Saturday, Apr. 27   10:30-1:30


NEW PEYOTE STITCH BEADTREAT: Explore aspects of dimensional. In the morning participants will create samplers of several techniques. In the Afternoon we will further explore and experiment. Prerequisite: Students must have working knowledge of Peyote stitch. Fee: $45.00

Sunday, Apr. 28   11:00-4:00


NEW STARS & STRIPES 3D STAR: Students will learn how to bead a warped square following a charted pattern and then assemble them into a 3D star. Prerequisite: Students must have working knowledge of Peyote stitch. FEE: $25.00.

Saturday, May 4   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, May 11   2:00-4:00


NEW JULIA PRETL TURTLE BOX: We are pleased to announce that Julia Pretl has granted us permission to teach her Turtle 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. FEE: $30.00.

Saturday, May 18 & 25   10:30-12:30


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, May 18  2:00-4:00


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, May 25   2:00-4:00


2ND SESSION! FRENCH BEADED CHRISTMAS TREE:

Join  Guest instructor Fen Li for Christmas in July. Learn how to make a  French beaded Christmas tree using seed beads and wire in this beginner  friendly class. Learn the two most basic techniques in making French  beaded flowers: the basic frame and continuous loops. Once you’ve  mastered these two techniques, you can go on to making many more beaded  flowers.

FEE: $35.00.

Saturday, August 17   10:30-1:30


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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