Saturday, March 20, 2010

Class Update

We have added some exciting new classes to our schedule, and some old favorites are also returning. Here is the latest update to our class calendar:

Celtic Earrings: Sunday, March 28, 1 PM
Class fee: $35 plus supplies

Celtic Earrings

Cabochon Pendant: Sunday, April 18, 1 PM
Class fee: $35 plus supplies

All the fundamentals of wire-wrapping are taught in this class, so it is a great class for beginners, and for those who want to add to their wire-wrapping knowledge. Plus you leave the class with a beautiful wrapped pendant!

Art Clay Silver:

Intro Art Clay: Saturday, March 27, 10:30 AM
Class fee: $65 (includes all supplies)

All the core knowledge needed for working with Art Clay Silver is taught in this class, and it is a required prerequisite for Angela's advanced Art Clay Silver Classes. Plus you leave the class with a beautiful pendant!

Silver Paste: Saturday, April 17, 10:30 AM
Class fee: $65 (includes all supplies)

Students will make a pendant, component, or earrings using an organic object such as a leaf to provide the basic shape. Bring your own leaf or flower, or use one provided by the instructor.

example of Art Clay silver paste on ginkgo leaf

Beadwork & Wire-Weaving:

Circular Wrapped Pendant & Earrings: Saturday, May 15, 10:30 AM
Class fee: $35 plus supplies

Bead Embroidery: Saturday, June 5 AND Saturday, June 19, 10:30 AM
Workshop fee: $80 plus supplies

This is a brand new class for YaYa Beads! Students will make a beaded cuff, similar to those shown below, in this 2-day workshop. On day 1, students will learn the fundamentals of bead embroidery, and begin their project. In the 2 weeks between class dates, students will be expected to work on their cuff, so they are prepared to learn how to finish the bracelet on the second class date.

Cold Connections: Friday & Saturday, June 18-19, 9 AM - 6 PM
Workshop fee: $135 (includes all supplies)

Kathy Morris returns to YaYa Beads from the William Holland Lapidary School to teach students how to make pendants, earrings, bracelets, and all sorts of jewelry components from copper and brass sheet. This 2-day workshop has become one of our most popular classes!

Enameling on Copper: Sunday & Monday: June 20-21, 9 AM - 6 PM
Workshop fee: $115 (includes all supplies except where noted below)
Expand on your metal-working skills in this brand new 2-day workshop. Kathy Morris will be teaching students to add color to their copper components with enamel, which is powdered glass that must be fused to the metal in a kiln.

Students may bring completed copper pieces to enamel in the class, or may make the copper components in the class (or both; however, copper-working will NOT be taught in this class, so prior knowledge of cold connections techniques is mandatory for this enameling workshop!) Students who bring their own previously-created copper pieces to the class will leave the workshop with more finished pieces, but there will be plenty of time during the workshop to design and create the copper pieces you wish to enamel.

An example of an enameled copper bracelet, with matching earrings, is shown below.

A full class description for the enameling workshop is being developed, and we will post it here as soon as it is available. Students should be aware that the class fee will include all enameling supplies but will NOT include any copper that students use to design and create components. Copper will be available for purchase at the time of the class, or you may bring your own.

Important reminder, especially to our out of town guests:

We are open during Masters® week! Traffic is not bad at all once you pass the Rhinehart's area on Washington Road or if you are coming from the Evans-Martinez direction. If you are coming from South Carolina, the easiest way to reach YaYa Beads during Masters® is to exit on Riverwatch Parkway, turn right at the bottom of that exit and travel on Riverwatch to Fury's Ferry Road. Turn left on Fury's Ferry, and go one block to the next red light, which is Washington Road. Turn left on Washington Road, and go through one more light, and you will see us immediately ahead on the left.

If you are traveling from the West, well bless your heart! You will exit on Washington Road (exit 199, and turn left. Go about 1/4 mile, and we will be on your right. Traffic will be congested at this exit during peak golf hours (usually until about 11 AM, and then picking up again around 3:30 PM.)

Don't be afraid of Augusta during Masters®! Come see us!

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