Kumihimo Pendant Necklace

Learn how to weave the ancient Japanese art form of Kumihimo to create a beaded necklace. You’ll learn how to weave 8 cords, adding a pendant as the focal and dropping seed beads into the weave as you work. We will go over the basics of the Kumihimo 8-chord weave, using a simple unique design which will enable you to completely create one half of the necklace during class and then finish the other half on your own. You will receive detailed written directions that will enable you to finish your design and create others. This is a beginning to intermediate class that will build familiarity with the technique and a foundation for creating more complex beaded Kumi designs.

January 13th Saturday (3:00-7:00) $50.00

Instructor, Inga Clark

Permanent Twist Multi-Strand Necklace

Did you ever wonder how those “twisty” necklaces that you see in the catalogs keep their permanent twist? Learn the secret in this class. Using flex wire and crimps, you can make a 3 to 6 strand necklace with a permanent twist.

January 26th Fri. 2:00-5:00 $40.00

Beverlee Stafford, instructor

FREE DEMO on the Knotty Do-It-All

January 20th Saturday (2:00- 4:00)

Star’s Beads very own Knotty Kathy will be showing off how Sandra Younger’s Knotty Do-It-All is a multi-functional cord knotting tool that allows users to quickly and easily perform a variety of knotting techniques, including coil knots, moose knots, overhand knots, macramé, braiding and much more. The sturdiest most versatile cord knotting tool on the market today includes an easy-to-follow instructional DVD and E-Photobook showcasing a wide variety of bracelets and necklaces. With no experience you can make professional-looking jewelry in just minutes! Come see how it works and you will be amazed!

*If you have been to previous demos, they are always different!

*Kathy also teaches a class using THIS board. Please check the class listing for latest offering.

Knotty Do-It-All: The Basics

Come find out all the amazing things you can do with this board. In this class you will learn to make 4 different knots – the overhand, the coil, the moose and the slider knots. You will learn to make a beaded wrapped bracelet and an overhand knotted bracelet. In addition, you will make an adjustable necklace using a donut for a pendant and a slider for clasp.  *You will need your own board to take this class and can be purchased at a discounted price @ Star’s Beads.

 January 27th Saturday (10:00 -2:00) $50.00

Kathy Scripka, instructor

Knotting Between Beads

Learn traditional knotting between beads and a professional way to attach a clasp.  This method is appropriate for pearls and semi-precious beads.  Complete a necklace of semi-precious 8mm beads in class.  Good for all levels and perfect to prepare you for making malas with a beaded tassel the next day!

February TBA  $40.00

Kathy Scripka, instructor

Knotted Mala with a Beaded Tassel

Come learn to make a beautiful knotted Mala along with a beaded tassel.  Malas are traditionally used for meditation and prayer, but they are also worn as necklaces. You may use any round stone or gemstone that holds meaning for you. There is traditionally 108 beads on each mala, along with a guru bead and tassel.  Come join us in making one!  This is the latest trend and there are so many tassel variations you can do from seedbeads to chain!  Knotting experience is required and is being offered December 30th, the Saturday prior to this class and is great for all levels.

February TBA     $50.00

Kathy Scripka, instructor

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