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.

JUNE / JULY / AUG CLASSES


NEW ISOSCELES: You’ve mastered the Peyote stitch triangle, maybe created a Kaledocycle or two...now it’s time to step it up a notch. Combine peyote stitch with 2 drop Peyote stitch to weave elongated triangles. And what do you make with elongated triangles? - You’ll have to come to class and find out. FEE: $20.00

Saturday, June 22   10:30-12:30


NEW GEOMETRIX: You’ll be amazed at what you can do with some Delicas and metal frames. Check out our series of classes that incorporates a basic bead weaving stitch with the frames to create Geometric forms. Each class is  FEE: $20.00 or sign up for all 3 at the same time for just $50.00.

EARRINGS Saturday, June 22   2:00-4:00

PENDANT Saturday, June 29   2:00-4:00

NECKLACE Saturday, July 13. 2:00-4:00


NEW LILY: A 2 session class in which students will weave a 3D Lily. Working with three different bead sizes we’ll create the petals, then in week two we’ll work on leaves, stem, and assembly. Students should be comfortable working with Peyote stitch and small beads. FEE: $25.00

Saturday, June 29 & July 6   10:30-12:30 FULL


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, July 6  2:00-4:00 FULL


CONTESSA: A blast from the past, this is one of our most popular classes. Students will use an altered form of flat spiral to weave a stunning graduated necklace. This is a great stash buster project. (sneak peak was offered on Sat. May25) If you missed it, stop in and check out the sample on display. FEE: $20.00

Saturday, July 13. 10:30-12:30.


NEW LUNA PENDANT: Holly edition of the Luna flower pendant.
This lovely pendant is so quick and easy that you’ll want to make one to  match your whole holiday (and everyday) wardrobe!  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!

Tuesday July 16th   11:00 - 1:00 $20.00
Tuesday July 16th   4:30 - 6:30 $20.00


NEW BEADTREAT: In this all day, advanced stitching event, participants will learn how to create either a 3D Butterfly or Dragonfly. Students should be comfortable working with Peyote stitch and small beads. FEE: $45.00

Sunday, July 21   11:00-4:00


NEW PETALS & BUDS: Participants will learn to weave a new Peyote stitch and Herringbone petal form, then we’ll assemble the forms into fun Buds. Students should be comfortable working with Peyote stitch and small beads. FEE: $20.00

Saturday, July 27   10:30-12:30 FULL


NEW BEADED NEEDLE CASE: In this 2 session 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, Aug. 3 & Aug. 10   10:30-12:30


JULIA PRETL TURTLE BOX: BACK BY REQUEST 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, Aug. 3 & 10   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, Aug. 17   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, Aug. 24  2:00-4:00  FULL

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. 

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