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February 2020 Class and Event Schedule

February 2020 Class and Event Schedule

Super Bead Bowl Weekend is January 31st – February 2nd, Secret Valentine Project Night is Feb 13th, and Tucson Preview Day will be held on Saturday, Feb 15th.

Super Bead Bowl Weekend – Friday-Sunday,  Jan 31 – 2, 2020
I’ve been in Tucson for the last couple of years on Super Bowl Weekend and this year I’m going a bit later.  Come join us for some fun and different projects this weekend starting Friday , January 31st and going through Sunday, February 2nd at 3p.m.  All class projects shown beneath this post.  Click here to see projects and to register online.

Curly Q Necklace Class Friday, Jan. 31st 6p.m. Class 1/2 Full.

Armor Necklace or Bracelet Class Saturday, February 1st 10a.m. Three spaces left.

Fused Glass Hearts Sun Catcher Class Saturday, Feb. 1st 1p.m. Two Spaces available.

Alcohol Inks Beginners Class Saturday, Feb. 1st 4p.m. Class is now full. Waiting list available.

Straight Line Kumihimo Bracelet Class Sunday, Feb 2nd 10a.m. Class 1/2 full.

Coiled Spirals Bracelet Class Sunday, Feb. 2nd 1p.m. Two spaces left.














Beginner Kumihimo Bracelet Class – Saturday, February 8, 2020 10:30-1p.m.
Kumihimo, the art of Japanese braiding, is such a fun project to learn and is perfect as a lap project to do in front of the television or on a long plane ride.  This class is open to all beginners and you must come prior to class to pick up a few supplies so that you can do your homework to be ready for class. (This class is full). Please call if you are interested in taking this class on a different date. 413-782-0288
Class Fee $35 plus materials   Online Registration

Secret Valentine Project Night – Thursday, February 13, 2020 6-9p.m. Open to all skill levels
I’m so excited to be bringing this fun night back.  It’s been a few years and I have some great projects in mind for this night.  You will create a necklace, bracelet, and a pair of earrings at this fun event.  The fee to attend includes all projects and some themed sweets to snack on.  Bring your favorite beverage.
$65 Fee pp  Online Registration  Just 4 spaces left

Tucson Preview Day – Saturday, February 15, 2020 10-2p.m.

All the goodies that I find on my trip to Tucson will be on display and ready to purchase on Saturday, Feb. 15th.  Be sure to add this to your calendar and check out all the exciting new stuff I bring back with me.


Sweetheart Necklace or Earring Project for School Vacation – Skill level beginner for all ages
Thursday-Saturday 2/20-2/21 at 1p.m. each day
Looking for something creative to do during the school vacation?  Come and join in the fun of creating your very own glass glitter druzy quartz-like heart pendant or earrings.
$18 per project or $32 to make the set  Register online

Entwined Again Leather & Pearl Bracelet Class – Saturday, February 22, 2020 10-1p.m.  All Skill Levels welcome

Another classic piece has been resurrected 10 years later and has a few different twists this time.  This new class combines a little bit of fusing silver wire into headpins (yes, with a torch) and using sterling wire in a wrapping technique.  I’ll lead you step by step through this classic piece that you’ll love to wear through the next decade.  Choose from many leather colors and classic white pearls.
Class Fee and Materials $65 Online registration

Lunch Bunch Meet and Bead – Wednesday, February 26, 2020 11-2p.m.
Looking for a few hours to bead and hang with some other bead minded people too.  Every last Wednesday of each month is a great opportunity for you to come and join the group.  Everyone welcome.


Michele Klous of Many Stitches will be here at SB teaching 2 Classes – Saturday, February 29th at 10 and 1:30p.m.

Jubilee Bracelet Class – 2/29 10-1p.m.  Beginner right angle weave and simple bead weaving for this project.  Please bring your 6lb. fireline and size 12 tulip needle to class.  Class Fee & Materials $75 Online registration  Last day to register for this class is Tuesday, February 25, 2020.


Zippy Zinnia Pendant Class – 2/29 1:30p.m.  4 hour class Some peyote bezeling helpful.  Advanced Beginner-Intermediate bead weaving class.  Please bring your 6lb. fireline and size 12 tulip needle with you to class.  Class Fee and Materials $75  Online registration  Last day to register for this class is Tuesday, February 25, 2020.


March 2020 Class and Event Details

Six all new classes this month and the very popular Wrap it Up Pendant is back for one more hurrah!  Lots of great basic projects that welcome all skill levels, one non-jewelry project, guest teacher Carmelina Calabrese, and a Finishing Weekend are all on tap for this month.

Six Strand Kumihimo Necklace Project – Beginners are welcome
Saturday, March 7th 10-1p.m.
This is a fantastic way to get introduced to a simpler form of kumihimo.  This project will feature kits and you will need to finish the item on your own time.  If you have a color request, please be sure to get it in way before I start making up the kits.
Kit Class $48  Register here

Tubular Bangle or Necklace Class – All Skill Levels Welcome
Thursday, March 12th 6-8p.m.
Learn the basics of this valuable and fast building stitch.  It is your choice on whether you create a bangle or continue on to a necklace.  Bring your fireline and beading needles with you to class.
Class Fee $25   Materials Fee $20 (bracelet) and up (for necklace)  Register here

Fused Glass Spring Dish Class with Sherry – All skill levels welcome
Friday, March 13th 6-8p.m.
Sherry will guide you through the creative process of making two glass dishes.  Great project for all ages.  Space limited.  Register early.
Class fee $50 per person.  Register here


Azzura Bracelet Class – Guest Teacher Carmelina Calabrese
Advanced Beginner Skill Level – Saturday, March 14th 11-2p.m.
Join in on Carmelina’s first class here at SB.  She is a jewelry designer with great taste and talent and will be here to guide you through this stunning bracelet.
Class and kit fee $95.  Register here


Finishing Weekend is Back!
Saturday, March 21st – Sunday, March 22nd
If you have a few UFO (unfinished objects) items in your stash, this is the perfect weekend to come and hang out and get them completed.  This weekend will also include a few classes too so be sure to register as early as possible if you’d like a spot.  Email me at if you would like to reserve a spot.

Terrifically Triangular Bracelet Class with Betsy – Beginner Skill Level
If you’ve been wanting to learn peyote stitch, this is a great beginner class to start with.  Betsy will be here to teach her pattern and show you step by step how to create this fun bracelet.  Bring your fireline and beading needle with you to class or pick some up the day of the class.   Class fee and kit $35  Register here

Wrap it Up Pendant Class – All Skill Levels Welcome
Saturday, March 21st 3-5p.m.
Super fun project that comes out great every time no matter what your wire working experience.  Let me guide you step by step through this great pendant project and I guarantee you’ll be making more.
Class Fee and Materials $45 Register here

I Dream In Beads Bag Project – All Skill Levels Welcome
Sunday, March 22nd 11-1p.m.
This might just be my next great obsession.  Join us as I show you how to creatively embellish this bag with beads and with vinyl.  Class is open to all skill levels.
Class and kit fee $25  Register here


Lunch Bunch – March 25th 11-2p.m.

Great time to come hang out in the studio and work on your current jewelry project along with other like minded bead fanatics.  Also, get some expert advice on basic projects or kits too.


Spiral Stitch Necklace Class – All Skill Levels Welcome
Thursday, March 26th 6-8p.m.
Another great basic bead weaving stitch that you should add into your bead skills.  This is a fun project and you will need to finish it on your own since it is necklace length.  The class will cover adding a clasp or making it long enough to go over your head so that you can complete at your leisure.
Class Fee $25 plus materials.  Register here

Open Studio – Saturday, March 28, 2020

Perfect time to come and finish up your current project while spending time in the company with other beaders.

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