Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Update to yesterday's Update

We are sneaking in a Viking Knit class on Thursday, November 10 @ 11AM.

Kathy Morris will be teaching this wire technique - it is so versatile, and can be embellished; you will be thrilled with the bracelet you make in the class! Viking Knit can be incorporated into so many designs - you'll love it. If you have always been leery of wire work, this is the wire technique for you - it is a very forgiving technique, and lots of fun. No worries about wasting wire with Viking Knit!!

Class fee is $60 and includes ALL supplies (including the copper clasp for your bracelet!) $25 deposit required for registration.

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

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Monday, September 26, 2011

Updated Class Schedule

More classes squeezed into our schedule before the Holidays! Lots of chances to make some beautiful jewelry for yourself, or to give as gifts!

Resinate! ICE Resin Jewelry Pendants (2-day workshop)

Saturday, October 22, 1PM
Saturday, October 29, 1PM

Fee for Resin Pendant Workshop is $60 and includes all supplies. $25 registration fee. Students will make 3 pendants in this workshop!

SUPER Cold Connections Extravaganza!
November 11, 12, 13, and 14; 9AM - 6PM
Read entire post to learn about discounted registration fees...

We are going to have a 4-day Cold Connections Blowout with Kathy Morris, who returns to YaYa Beads from the William Holland Lapidary School. The first 2 days will be the basic Cold Connections Workshop, and then the 3rd and 4th days will build on these skills. Students may take any or all of these classes - you do NOT have to sign up for all 4 days (but you'll be sorry if you don't!)

Basic Cold Connections on Friday & Saturday, November 11-12. This is a terrific, intense 2 day workshop on Cold Connections techniques, including cutting, sawing, annealing etching, texturing, and so much more. Students usually create anywhere from 5 to 12 pieces, depending on the size and complexity of the designs they choose. This is a very flexible class - no kits! Everyone makes whatever they choose, with lots of guidance and instruction from Kathy. The fee for this 2 day workshop is $130 (registration deposit: $65), and includes all supplies needed to learn the techniques and to make your pieces, as well as use of tools, etc. The only additional fees would be if you choose to use beads, crystals, etc from the shop as embellishment, or if you want bails, chain, earwires, or other materials to finish off your designs. If you have tools you wish to bring, or interesting found objects texturing implements - feel free!

On Sunday, November 13, Kathy will move on to enameling - this is a great addition to your cold connections skills, so prior cold connections experience IS a prerequisite, but you don't have to have taken it here! As long as you have taken it somewhere, you are welcome to learn how to enamel on copper in this class. Fee for this class is $55 (deposit: $35) and includes all materials except your metal. You may bring your own, pre-prepped copper pieces for enameling; you may bring your own sheet copper and prepare it during class, or we will have sheet copper available for purchase. The fee also includes all use of tools you may need although you may wish to bring your own tools, too.

This enameled copper bracelet and earring set was made in one of Kathy's prior one-day enameling workshops - and these weren't the only projects the student completed that day. If you work hard, this can be a very prolific class for you (especially if you prepare your copper pieces ahead of class!), as well as fun and educational.

On Monday, November 14, Kathy is again building on your cold connections skills, this time with a fairly new, exciting technique: alcohol ink. This is another wonderful way to add color to your cold connections designs, but with the torch/kiln required for enameling. Class fee: $55 (registration deposit: $35) includes all materials except your metal. You may bring your own, pre-prepped metal pieces (brass &/or copper); you may bring your own sheet copper &/or brass and prepare it during class, or we will have sheet copper/brass available for purchase. The fee also includes all use of tools you may need although you may wish to bring your own tools, too.

Prior cold connections experience is a prerequisite!

3 projects made with alcohol ink on metal:

**Please note: Registration fees are discounted for students that sign up for 3 or more days of classes this weekend and pay entire registration fee in advance:

3-day packages:

  • 2 Day Cold Connections Workshop + Enameling: $175 ($10 savings)

  • 2 Day Cold Connections Workshop + Alcohol Ink on Metal: $175 ($10 savings)

All 4 days: Cold Connections + Enameling + Alcohol Ink on Metal: $225 ($15 saving)
Wire-Wrapped Pendant (Cabochon): Sunday, November 20, 1PM

Great class for beginners and seasoned wire-wrappers as well. Class fee is $35 plus supplies; $15 registration deposit. This will be our lass formal class before the Holiday Season, so if you have always wanted to learn wire, why not now? Plenty of time left to make some beautiful wrapped cabochons as holiday gifts!

Call the shop to register for classes, or come on by - we'd love to see you!

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

Sunday, September 11, 2011

New Workshop: Resin Jewelry

Resinate! ICE Resin Jewelry

Saturday, October 22, 1PM
Saturday, October 29, 1PM

Let your creativity “resinate” with ICE Resin! Learn how to use found objects, keepsakes, and embellishments to create one-of-a-kind jewelry components. Resin jewelry is an exciting, easy technique that requires NO special tools or equipment. The skills and tips you learn in this class will allow you to be making your own unique resin jewelry at home right away!

The ICE Resin technique requires a minimum 72-hour "cure" time, so this is a 2-part workshop:

On Day 1, students will learn the unique qualities of jewelry-grade ICE Resin, and explore many of its uses in jewelry design. Samples of ICE resin jewelry components will be available for inspiration. The students will design their pendants, then mix and pour the resin. Each student will create 3 pendants in this workshop. ICE resin is a hands-on technique, and can be a little messy, so it is suggested that you dress appropriately!

At the end of Day 1, the pendants will be carefully set aside to allow for the 72-hour curing time.

On Day 2, students will learn clean-up and finishing techniques and complete their designs. If desired, students may purchase satin cord, leather, chain, or other findings needed to turn their new resin pendants into wearable jewelry.

Class fee is $60.00 and includes all supplies.