Beadweaving Classes

Air Chasing

Learn this fun and easy way to chase metal into interesting and unpredictable patterns using just a vise and hammers.

Basic Wire Wrapping

This class is a must if you are ready to open yourself up to a whole new world of beading. You will learn to link beads together using a 22g wire and a set of pliers. Once you have mastered this technique you’ll know how to make earrings, attach pendants and dangle beads from your jewelry.

Beaded Bangle

This chunky bangle is an eye catcher! Handmade wire beads and a combination of metal and color make this a go to bangle for all occasions. You will learn how to use the coiling gizmo and various techniques for the wire beads.

Bohemian Rhapsody

Byzantine Bracelet

Byzantine is an ancient pattern for weaving chain and an excellent starting point for learning chain maille. Using jump rings you can create this beautiful "chain" bracelet in one afternoon. You can experiment with different color of jump rings to make a cool two tone bracelet.

Caged Bead Sampler

Learn 3 different ways to "cage" a bead, and end with an elegant hand made S clasp.

Caged Pendant

This pendant features a simple, clean looking woven frame. This design is perfect for featuring a special focal cabochon or bead.

Charming Links Bracelet

In this wire working class, you will a couple of different techniques. Such as: Combining textures & Depth and Charms (using different gauges of wire). Bring your creativity!!

Curlicue Cuff

This sweet little cuff set will surely get noticed. You will learn how to form and manipulate wire to get these cute little curlicues.

Drilling 101

Learn how to safely use your Dremel to drill stones, seaglass, glass and ceramics in this introduction to drilling. This class is learning a technique and not necessarily making these earrings.

Earrings Galore

You'll be learning different designs of wire earrings that you won't be able to pick your favorite! Using wire and beads these earrings will be long lasting and durable besides of being great gifts for friends and family.

Embellished Coil Briolette Earrings

These dangle earrings are constructed and finished to give a very professional appearance with a little sparkle. In this project you will start to link and combine simple elements to generate more complex forms using the 'Deluxe Coiling Gizmo'.

Embellished Fiber Beads

Learn how to make these lovely fiber beads using a variety of yarns, ribbons and fibers. Then embellish them with wire, beads, crystals or whatever beauties you have in your stash.

Embossed Holiday Ornament

It's Back! Last years popular Holiday ornament class is back with new patterns for an angel or Christmas tree as well as last years birdie. In this class you'll learn how to rivet, emboss and paint metal! You'll also receive supplies to complete one ornament of your choice excluding embellishing beads.

Fairy Bangles

Riveting and wire wrapping will be a part of learning how to make this whimsical bangle and the best part is you will leave with a finished bracelet! We have a good supply of fairy ribbon and beads to help you make this magical little bracelet.

Fine Silver Bangles

The Jingle, Jangle of bangles...come make as many bangles you can in two hours. You'll learn how to shape, texture and add bar bells to these unique pieces.

Fine Silver Fusing

In this class you will learn the basics of fusing. This technique will allow you to create your own chains and components to add some "fun" to your projects. This is a fun and simple technique that can be done safely and quickly. No soldering or harsh chemicals! Just instant gratification! The techniques we cover in class are: How to set a safe and productive workstation, cut nicely, flush jump rings, fuse and link rings together (making a chain), and texture and shaping your fused rings.

Fold Forming Metal

Learn how to anneal, texture and fold form copper sheet metal to make these rustic earrings.

Just Links

Learn how to make several links that can be joined into a bracelet. Egyptian coil, love knot, spiral, coil and twisted coil. You will aslo learn how to make 3 different closers. You will be able to finish one bracelet. (except for the Egyptian coil)

Loopy Bezel Pendant

Discover the fun making this beautiful loopy bezel, with a twist of embellishment giving the pendant a delicate weave look. This is the perfect project you would like to do again and again. You will learn how to use "The thing-a-majig tool. You will gain confidence in bending and wrapping the wire almost like sewing. You'll end up with a luminescent pendant to be proud of.

Pendant Wrapping

In this class you will learn a traditional technique for wrapping cabachons to make an elegant and classy pendant. Some experience with wire is recommended.

Pro-coiling Gizmo Workshop

In this class you will learn how to use the pro-coiling gizmo to make fancy twisted wire, "caterpillar" beads and coiled beads. You will also learn how to copper solder a twisted wire circle to cute little hoop(or big hoops!) Then add a bead in the center.

Queen for a Day Tiara

Anyone can be a “Queen for a Day” with a simple yet elegant tiara! In this class we will make a tiara with embellishments. We will use a wire wrapping technique to attach beads to a metal tiara headband. These sample pictures display Swarovski crystals, pearls, fire-polish beads, and 24g silver plated wire. This is a great gift idea for all those future mini queens!

Ring A Ding

This class is a great introduction to wire weaving. We will make a ring using a decorative weave with a choice of two different styles.

Riveting

Learn how to set rivets to connect metal to metal. We will learn how to use metal tubing, wire, eyelets, and nail rivets. Bring your jewelry making to the next level! Instructor will supply scrap metal to practice on.

Optional supply list: sheet metal, 24 or 26 guage, chasing hammer, file, bead reamer and whatever holepunch you may have.

Rosary/ Beaded Chain Class

In this class you will learn how to construct a rosary or make a beaded chain which can be used as a necklace or several wrapped bracelet. I love using semi-precious stones to create both but you can use any bead you like including Swarovski crystals and pearls, Czech glass etc. You will need the ONE STEP LOOPER tool for this class which will be available at our store.

Snake Weave Wire Cuff

Great introduction to wire weaving. We will weave wire around beads and finish with a decorated closure.

Stamp Soldering

Have fun stamping your own charms, pendants or links using lead free solder, a torch and a stamp. That's all there is to it!

Stamping

Stamp your own inspirational message on metal. You will learn how to texture and stamp metal blanks to make either a pendant or attach to leather for a hip bracelet!

Sun Catcher

Get ready for summer and make this fun suncatcher while learning how to rivet, emboss and paint metal!

Sweat soldering

This simple soldering technique will get your creative juicers flowing! Learn to attach metal to metal to create pendants, earrings and much more.

Tree of Life Pendant

This lovely pendant is made using wire and beads. You use a simple wire wrapping technique to create the tree, its branches and the ring on which they are placed. The silver sample was made for my mother. I used colored crystals that represented birth months of my mom and dad, all their children, grandchildren and in-laws. It makes it so personal. This is one of my mom’s favorite pieces. This pendant makes a great Mother’s Day gift.

Viking Weave

Zig-Zag Weave Beaded Cuff

This impressive cuff is sure to wow! Elegant yet substantial this cuff will get noticed!

9823 Mira Mesa Blvd

San Diego, CA 92131
Phone  (858) 831-9190
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@bead-cellar.com

 

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