Saturday, July 21, 2012

August Specialty Classes

We have chosen a brand new wire design for our August 26 wire class - scroll down to check it out!

Sunday, August 12, 1PM: Wire-wrapping, Basic Cabochon Pendant

This is our most basic wire-wrapping class: lots of instruction in types of wire, various tools, plus students will learn to make a beautiful wrapped cabochon.

Class fee: $35 plus supplies, $15 deposit required for registration.

Saturday, August 18 - Sunday, August 19: COLD CONNECTIONS

This is a terrific, intense 2-day workshop jam-packed with basic Cold Connections techniques, including cutting, sawing, annealing, etching, texturing, patination, and so much more. Students usually create anywhere from 6 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, helpful tips, and hands-on instruction from the workshop leader. The fee for this 2 day workshop is $145 (nonrefundable registration deposit: $65), and includes handout materials, 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!

More information about this workshop can be found here.

For any interested students, we will be offering an optional 3rd day of Cold Connections instruction on Monday, August 20. On this 3rd day of class, some more advanced techniques such as fold-forming will be taught, and students can also dig deeper into any previously-learned techniques according to their own lines of interest. The fee for this optional 3rd day is $65 ($35 non-refundable deposit required for registration).

Here are some pictures of projects created with Cold Connections techniques:

Tuesday, August 21, 11:30 AM: Knotted Silk Necklace
In this class, students will learn the same technique used to knot pearls, combining the beads of their choice with colorful silk cord to create their own unique knotted silk necklace. This versatile technique works for almost every size and shape of bead, so the possibilities are endless!

Class fee: $25 plus supplies, $10 deposit required for registration. Bring your own lunch (or eat before class) - no lunch break will be taken.

Wednesday, August 22, 11:30 AM: Kumihimo

Master this ancient Japanese braiding technique, and create your own gorgeous beaded necklace. Kumihimo was originally designed for braiding textiles, but the possibilities expand when you add beads! You'll love the various ways you can use Kumihimo in your jewelry designs!

Class fee: $35 plus supplies, $15 deposit required for registration. Bring your own lunch (or eat before class) - no lunch break will be taken.

Sunday, August 26, 1PM: Wire-wrapped Magyar Conquest Cuff

This is a new class for us! Students will create a beautiful twisted wire cuff using heavy gauge aluminum wire, choosing from a variety of available colors.

Class fee: $35 plus supplies, $15 deposit required for registration.

 Call the shop to register, OR come by and see examples of all these wonderful projects!

Hope to see you soon!
YaYa Beads
109 Shartom Drive
Augusta, GA 30907
(behind the Washington Rd. Applebee's)

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