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.
TU•BEAD•LAR: BACK BY REQUEST. If you enjoy bead embroidery, you’re going to love this class. Students will take bead embroidery to a whole new dimension, tubular! A unique technique developed by Kim back in 2015, students will learn the secretes to creating unique ropes of bead embroidery. This is a great stash buster class. FEE: $45.00
Saturday, July 3 11:00 - 4:00 FULL
NEW - BEJEWELED FRAMES: In this 2 part class students will learn all the techniques required to create their own unique pendants. In week one students will learn to bezel a variety of stones or beads. In week two we will explore creating unique Peyote stitch frames and bejeweling them. Students should be comfortable working with Peyote stitch. FEE: $25.00
Saturdays, July 10 & 17 10:30 - 12:30 FULL
2nd Session NEW - ASTERIAS: Participants will be amazed at the unique construction of the spikey beaded beads. Use as a focal piece, string a set of them into a stunning necklace, or use them as a tassel topper. Working knowledge of Peyote stitch recommended. FEE: $20.00
Saturday, July 17 2:00 - 4:00 FULL
HUBBLE STITCH BEZELS: In this advanced, class students will unravel the mysteries behind creating bezels with the Hubble stitch. Bezeled Rivoli stones can be used in earrings, pendants, and bracelets. Participants should be comfortable working with 15° seed beads. FEE: $20.00
Saturday, July 24 10:30 - 1:00 FULL
3rd Session NEW - ASTERIAS: Participants will be amazed at the unique construction of the spikey beaded beads. Use as a focal piece, string a set of them into a stunning necklace, or use them as a tassel topper. Working knowledge of Peyote stitch recommended. FEE: $20.00
Saturday, July 24 2:00 - 4:00
NEW - CHRISTMAS IN JULY:
Get a jump start on your Holiday projects with new kits, projects, and products! Stop in for FREE demos and more. The classroom will be open for those wishing to bead.
Friday, July 30 10:00 - 5:00 & Saturday, July 31 10:00 - 5:00
PEARL KNOTTING: Kim does hand Pearl knotting for some of the biggest Jewelry stores in the area, and in this class she will share with you her tips and tricks for achieving professional knotted necklaces and bracelets. FEE: $20.00
Saturday, Aug 7 10:30 - 12:30
NEW - PEYOTE STITCH BASICS: In this three week course, students will learn how to begin Peyote stitch, even count Peyote stitch, Odd count Peyote stitch, and how to read a pattern. Perfect class for any skill level wanting to increase their Peyote stitch knowledge. FEE: $30.00
Saturdays, Aug. 7, 14, & 21 2:00 - 3:30
IN MY GARDEN: In this 2 session class, students will use a variety of bead weaving technique to create floral components and bracelet base. In session one we will concentrate on the floral components, in session two we will construct the components into a garden bracelet. There will be required homework between the two sessions. FEE: $30.00
Saturdays, Aug 14 & 21 10:30 - 12:30
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