STUDIO BEADS, LLC
816 Waukegan Road
Deerfield, IL 60015
847-607-8702
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Workshops


Our weekly classes are running on their regular schedule.


Please contact Studio Beads for additional information (847-607-8702)


PLEASE WELCOME BACK TO STUDIO BEADS

DIANE FITZGERALD!

Diane brings back her multi-holed bead magic, with four 1/2 day workshops.

Here we go:

ENIGMA ROBOT & TUBULAR BEAD with Diane Fitzgerald

Friday (morning), November 4 - 10 am to 1 pm

"My dear little robot was named Enigma because the trunk of his body looks like the gears in the Enigma machine developed by Alan Turing to break Hitler's secret code during WWII." says Diane.

Make him happy with his arms up or ready to hug with his arms straight.

This is an intermediate skill beadwork project.

The cost of this workshop is $45 but can be combined with all 4 projects at a discounted rate of $150.

CRYSTAL CROWN PENDANT with Diane Fitzgerald

Friday (afternoon) November 4 - 2pm to 5 pm

Create a sparkling crystal sphere or tiny garden atop a crystal point, with a finished size of approximately 2.5".

This is an intermediate skill beadwork project.

The cost of this workshop is $45 but can be combined with all 4 projects at a discounted rate of $150.


STARZ BRACELET with Diane Fitzgerald

Saturday (morning), November 5 - 10 am to 1pm

Make and connect star-shaped units using CzechMates two-hold triangles and quadratiles and with domed seed bead centers.

This is an intermediate skill beadwork project.

The cost of this workshop is $45 but can be combined with all 4 projects at a discounted rate of $150.




ARCOS CHAIN/CACTUS NECKLACE
with Diane Fitzgerald

Saturday (afternoon), November 5 - 2 pm to 5 pm

Take a familiar technique, the spiral rope, add a twist and a new multi-hole bead and voila! A unique new pattern emerges, the Arcos Cactus Chain. The pattern is great for a necklace or earrings or even a bracelet.

There are two different patterns included in this project.

This is an intermediate skill beadwork project.

The cost of this workshop is $45 but can be combined with all 4 projects at a discounted rate of $150.








HERE COMES MELANIE!

Melanie Potter is on her way! We can't wait.

She has 3 beautiful pieces starting with:

THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO with Melanie Potter

Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 10 am to 4 pm

The spirit in which Mozart wrote The Marriage of Figaro was one of mirth and light-hearted comedy. This necklace exudes a similar effervescence with its openwork medallion foundation onto which all other components are stitched. The medallion features a cubic zirconia and pearl center with strands of tiny pearls woven together to form a twisted rope of alternating colors around its diameter.

The smaller bezels feature small zircons with embellishments that float over the edge. The three-strand necklace matches the materials used on the medallion, creating a cohesive ensemble. The clasp features a focal component that matches to the center of the medallion creating a continuity in the composition and secures with a hidden rare-earth magnet.

The skill level required for this workshop is intermediate with a knowledge of chevron chain, peyote, and stringing.

The cost of this workshop is $90 but can be combined with other Melanie workshops for a discounted rate of $75 per each workshop.

LAURELIA (Necklace) with Melanie Potter

Friday, November 11, 2016 - 10 am to 4 pm

Laurelia is inspired by the beautiful Peruvian nutmeg tree which is an evergreen tree with rice pearl-shaped buds and fringed flowers. Laurelia showcases fancy flowers along the front neckline stitched in peyote and fringing with a zircon setting at the center. These flowers are linked together and attached to the necklace.

The necklace features budding vines at the center with a cord woven in Herringbone surrounding the vine to provide definition and strength to the necklace. Both ends of the cord are wrapped with zircon bezels to provide additional visual interest. The clasp incorporates the same style of flower with a hidden earth magnet and latch to create a secure closure.

The skill level required for this workshop if intermediate and used peyote (circular and flat), herringbone, and fringing.

The cost of this workshop is $90 but can be combined with other Melanie workshops for a discounted rate of $75 per each workshop.

SWING OF THINGS (Necklace) with Melanie Potter

Saturday, November 12, 2016 - 10 am to 4 pm

Like the idiom, "the swing of things", which represents the normal flow and rhythm of daily life, so too this necklace is a fanciful interpretation of a pendulum embodying this expression. Pendulums are a fitting visual representation of the ebb and flow of life. Someone wise once said, "Remember this...Life is like a pendulum. When things go down, they will swing back up."

Using peyote, chevron chain and embellishing this long svelte pendulum necklace is full of potential for any wardrobe.

Skill level required for this workshop is intermediate.

The cost of this workshop is $90 but can be combined with other Melanie workshops for a discounted rate of $75 per each workshop.



Please contact Studio Beads for more information. (847-607-8702)
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