Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Update to class schedule

New class schedule:


Cabochon Pendant: Sunday, June 27, 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:

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 Gingko leaf

Beadwork & Wire-Weaving:

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.

Remember to visit us during Master's Week - some reminders about easy access to the shop during the week of Master's are provided at the end of the post immediately below this one.

Clip this coupon and bring it to the shop during Master's for additional savings!

Hope to see you soon!

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