Saturday, January 8, 2011

Updated class calendar

Current class schedule:

Sunday, January 23, 2011, 1PM: Wire-Wrapped Geometric Bracelet

Class fee is $35 plus supplies; $15 non-refundable deposit required for registration

On Saturday, January 29 @ 10:30 AM, Angela Foreman is returning with her Introduction to Art Clay Silver. In this class, you will learn all the basics of working with Art Clay Silver, and how to fire with both the torch and the kiln. You will start with clay, and end up with a fine silver (.999) pendant. Angie is a dynamic, patient instructor, and this class will likely hook you on working with metal clay! We also offer a number of classes in advanced Art Clay Silver techniques, and this intro class is a prerequisite for the advanced class. In order to get all the advanced classes scheduled, we can only offer this intro class 3-4 times a year, so don't miss out! Class fee is $65 and includes all supplies; $25 non-refundable deposit required for registration.

Saturday, February 5, 10:30AM: Chainmaille: Copper European 4-in-1 Bracelet
This is an extremely versatile weave with many variations.

Class fee is $35 plus supplies; $25 non-refundable deposit required for registration.

Saturday, February 19 (Part 1) AND Saturday, March 5: Corrugated Color Ribbon Cuff; 10:30 - 4PM (both days). YaYa Beads is pleased to be able to offer instruction in this beautiful peyote cuff, designed by Carol Dean Sharpe. This is a time-consuming project, but well worth it! Knowledge of basic even-count flat peyote stitch is a necessary prerequisite for this 2-day class, as peyote itself will NOT be taught during the class*. Students will be introduced to the pattern, and at the end of Day 1 are not expected to be finished with the bracelet itself, so will have 2 weeks to finish the stitching at home, and then Day 2 will be devoted to finishing the cuff. A number of options are available for the cuff's closure, including a peyote-stitched clasp if desired.

The fee for this 2-day class is $35 plus supplies (Fireline, needles, seed beads); $15 non-refundable deposit required for registration. Interested students should be aware that this cuff is a copyrighted design, and is for personal (non-commercial) use only.

*If you don't yet know basic peyote, but are interested in this class, there is plenty of time to learn: we teach peyote every day. on a flexible schedule, so give us a call!

Sunday, February 27, 1PM: Wire-Wrapped Rings

Daniel will be teaching the Hidden Bead Design:

Class fee is $35 plus supplies; $15 non-refundable deposit required for registration.

Friday, March 18, 9AM - 6PM: Kathy returns from William Holland with a brand new, technique-packed workshop: Basic Silversmithing. Students will learn a variety of metal-smithing techniques, including texturizing and soldering. Each student will complete 2 projects: a pair of copper earrings, and a hammered sterling silver "Stairstep" bracelet, which in addition to soldering, will teach students a bit of chainmaille in order to assemble the bracelet.

The fee for this intense 1-day workshop is $105 ($55 non-refundable deposit) and includes ALL supplies (except clasp and earwires).

On Saturday and Sunday, March 19 & 20: 2-day Cold Connections workshop (9AM - 6PM). This intense workshop teaches the curriculum of a full week of Cold Connections at William Holland Lapidary School, and is a real favorite with YaYa Beads customers.

Class fee is $145 and includes ALL supplies; $65 non-refundable deposit required for registration.

On Monday, March 21 @ 11:00 AM, Kathy will again be teaching Viking Knit, a fun and fascinating wire-weaving technique. Class fee is $60, and includes all supplies; $25 non-refundable deposit required.

Make sure to check the class calendar frequently, as it changes frequently as we schedule more and more classes.

YaYa Beads
109 Shartom Drive
Augusta, GA 30907
(behind the Washington Rd. Applebee's)

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Winter Weather Notice

In the event that the CSRA does, in fact, experience a winter weather event Sunday/Monday, and snow/sleet/ice remain on the ground on Tuesday, YaYa Beads will be CLOSED on Tuesday.

We appreciate your understanding, and apologize in advance for any inconvenience.