Think like a Designer with late-May classes

Imagine translating this image into bead embroidery, or enamel, or lampworked beads, or metalwork: where would you start? The incredible colours of the flowers? The shape of the tulip petals? Would you identify a single flower or try to capture the mass of the field?

Learning a technique is the first step in designing your own piece of art jewellery. Once you become familiar with how to put components together, you can then create your own look – and ultimately – your own designs! Our late-May classes feature a wide variety of techniques for all levels of jewellery making. New classes include a stunning pendant featuring metalwork with Iris Rogers Melamed that will include cold-connections, sawing and piercing and stone-setting. Angela Peace has a new pearl-knotting course that uses no tools – no awls, no tweezers, no nothing!

Here are the classes and open sessions May 21 – 31:

Planet BeadFXWednesday, May 23
Open Bead Night
Facilitator: Bonnie Cottingham
6:00 – 8:00pm
Bring your projects and work on them over coffee and conversation with friends!

Thursday, May 24
Afternoon Bead Tea
Facilitator: Pamela Kearns
1:00 – 3:00pm
Be among the first to see the new weekly products!

Jewellery Making 101
Instructor: Pamela Kearns
5:00 – 9:00pm
Learn the basic skills of wire loops, crimping and what all those pliers are about!

Friday, May 25
Introduction to Crochet de Luneville/Tambour Embroidery, Part 2
Instructor: Catherine Sequalino Poitier
6:00 – 9:00pm
Continue your journey of haute couture bead embroidery!

Saturday, May 26
Foxtail Bracelet (aka Full Persian)
Instructor: Marilyn Gardiner
10:00am – 1:00pm
Discover how to create this classic chainmaille weave!

NEW Metalsmith Essentials: Riveted Pendant with a Faceted Stone
Instructor: Iris Rogers Melamed
10:00am – 5:00pm
Step-up your metalworking skills with three techniques in one project!

Candy Cane Cord
Instructor: Marilyn Gardiner
2:00 – 5:00pm
Its round and yummy, just like a Christmas candy cane!

Sunday, May 27
NEW Double Strand Silk Pearl Knotting
Instructor: Angela Peace
11:30am – 2:30pm
Learn the two silk strand, no tool method, for tying perfect knots between beads or pearls.

Double-sided Pendant with Swarovski Beads
Instructor: Lucie Lee
12:00 – 4:00pm
Explore the world of wire-weaving while creating a statement pendant!

Monday, May 28
Happy Hour Torching
Facilitator: Carol Cooper
5:00 – 9:00pm
Work on your lampwork beads with friends!

Planet BeadFXWednesday, May 30
Open Bead Night
Facilitator: Pamela Kearns
6:00 – 8:00pm
Schedule yourself dedicated beading time!

Thursday, May 31
Afternoon Bead Tea
Facilitator: Pamela Kearns
1:00 – 3:00pm
Bring your UFOs and PHDs or start a new project!

Click on the class or open session title to complete complete information including course description and applicable fees. You can also go to the May class calendar to see all of the opportunities.

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