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 DAISY BEADED BEADS: Floral motif beaded beads with a bit of an edge. Students will marvel at the unique way in which these beaded beads come together. FEE: $15.00
Saturday, Aug. 5 10:30-12:30
NEW CANDY PENDANT: This pendant looks great in any color combo from brites to monochromatic. Another great design from Ella Des.
Saturday, Aug. 5 2:00-4:00
NEW TWIN PEAKS: Turn Peyote stitch on edge in this multi layer bracelet class. I’m sure you’ll be making more than just one Perfect for any skill level.
Saturday, Aug. 12 10:30-12:30
NEW ON THE PLUS SIDE: Make a positive addition to your jewelry wardrobe with the eye catching pendant! Instructions for a matching bracelet will also be included.
Saturday, Aug. 12 2:00-4:00
NEW SABA BRACELET: In this class students will combine two different bead stitches to create a fun twisty bracelet using Crescent and fire polish. Design by Ella Des.
Saturday, Aug. 19 10:30-12:30
NEW BEADTREAT: Theme: Alternative edging techniques. Prerequisite: Cabochon workshop(Bead embroidery workshop). FEE: $45.00 - includes lunch
Sunday, Aug. 20 11:00-4:00
NEW TERRA BRACELET: Super Duo beads turn this way and that in this cuff style bracelet, embellished with Gekko beads. Weave in multiple bright colors for a casual look or metallics for a dressy look. FEE: $20.00
Saturday, Aug. 26 10:30-12:30
NEW SCISSOR CASE: Students will learn design and construction skills in this Advanced Peyote stitch class. A pattern will be provided or students may design their own. Students must be comfortable working in Peyote stitch.
Saturday, Sept. 2 10:30-1:30
NEW MANDALA NECKLACE: Students will learn four different mandala patterns and how to join them to create a truly unique necklace. FEE: $25.00
Sat. Sept. 16, 10:30-1:30
NEW BEADTREAT: Theme: Incorporating shaped beads. Prerequisite: Cabochon workshop(Bead embroidery workshop). FEE: $45.00 - includes lunch
Sunday, Sept. 17 11:00-4:00
NEW SCALLOPED OMBRE: Students will stitch layers of Super Duos with Honeycomb beads to create a scalloped necklace with ombre effect coloring. FEE: $25.00
Sat. Sept. 23, 10:30-1:30 - FULL
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