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ORIENTATION TO BEADS AND JEWELRY FINDINGS Course
We require that you begin your beading and jewelry making education by taking our Orientation class.   Here we teach you how to select, buy and utilize various kinds of beads, metals, jewelry findings, clasps, stringing materials and tools. We review our class curriculum and how classes are sequenced, as well.

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This is class is free, but it is two and a half very full hours. 

Sat, 12/5/15, 9-11:30am
Sat, 1/23/16, 9-11:30am
Sat, 2/6/16, 9-11:30am
Sat, 3/5/16, 9-11:30am
Sat, 4/2/16, 9-11:30am
Sat, 5/7/16, 9-11:30am
Sat, 6/4/16, 9-11:30am
Sat, 7/9/16,9-11:30am
Sat, 8/6/16, 9-11:30am
Sat, 9/10/16,9-11:30am
Sat, 10/1/16, 9-11:30am
Sat, 11/5/16, 9-11:30am
Sat, 12/3/16, 9-11:30am

 

 

 


 

(1) BEAD WEAVING

 

BEAD WEAVING BASICS
$35.00 fee ($35.00 deposit reserves space)
(beginner level)




Sat, 12/12, 10am-3:00pm, with break for lunch
Sat, 2/13/16, 
10am-3:00pm, with break for lunch
Sat, 4/9/16, 
10am-3:00pm, with break for lunch
Sat, 6/11/16, 10am-3:00pm, with break for lunch
Sat, 8/13/16, 10am-3:00pm, with break for lunch
Sat, 10/8/16, 10am-3:00pm, with break for lunch
Sat, 12/10/16, 10am-3:00pm, with break for lunch



Take the first comprehensive class:

Bead Weaving Basics: Square, Peyote and Right Angle Weave Stitches

In this beginning class, we discuss such things as:
(1) SURVEY OF TYPES OF SEED BEADS, WHAT WORKS WHEN, QUALITY ISSUES
- HOW TO THREAD A NEEDLE
- HOW TO WAX YOUR THREAD
- HOW TO ADD A STOP BEADS
- HOW TO PICK UP BEADS WITH YOUR NEEDLE
- HOW TO HOLD YOUR PIECE WHILE WORKING IT
(2) STRINGING MATERIALS AND MANAGING THREAD TENSION
- COLOR EFFECTS OF THREAD
- FINISHING OFF AND ADDING THREAD
(3) BASICS ABOUT WAXES
(4) BASICS ABOUT NEEDLES
(5) ANTICIPATING ISSUES OF MOVEMENT, DRAPE, FLOW and DURABILITY
(6) THE STITCHES: Peyote, Square, Right Angle Weave
- OTHER IMPORTANT STITCHES AND STITCH VARIATIONS TO LEARN
(7) ATTACHING CLASPS

We practice 3 popular bead weaving techniques - Square, Flat Even-Count Peyote, and Right Angle Weave.
We go over instructions for making bracelets using these three stitches. Students will begin one of the three projects during class.


SQUARE STITCH

GARDEN WALK BRACELET (beginner level)
KIT AND INSTRUCTIONS ALSO AVAILABLE AT BE DAZZLED OR ONLINE
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ABACUS BRACELET (part of BEAD WEAVING BASICS class)
Beginner

 

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ETRUSCAN SQUARE STITCH BRACELET $35.00 fee + kit ($35.00 deposit reserves space)
KIT AND INSTRUCTIONS ALSO AVAILABLE AT BE DAZZLED OR ONLINE
TBA

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NETTING

COBBLESTONES BRACELET(beginner level)
KIT AND INSTRUCTIONS ALSO AVAILABLE AT BE DAZZLED OR ONLINE
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ETRUSCAN VINE NECKLACE
KIT AND INSTRUCTIONS ALSO AVAILABLE AT BE DAZZLED OR ONLINE
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NDEBELE

MOTHERS CELEBRATION BRACELET(beginner level) ($45.00 plus kit)
KIT AND INSTRUCTIONS ALSO AVAILABLE AT BE DAZZLED OR ONLINE
Sat, 4/16/16, 10am-5pm
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ETRUSCAN COLLAR ($65.00 fee + Kit -- prices vary by palette)
Instructor: Warren Feld

KIT AND INSTRUCTIONS ALSO AVAILABLE AT BE DAZZLED OR ONLINE
Sat, 12/17, 10am-5pm
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PEYOTE

 

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT BRACELET (part of BEAD WEAVING BASICS class)
Beginner

 

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PEYOTE 1-2-3 BANGLE
one-drop, two-drop and 3-drop peyote

Advanced Beginner

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Coming soon...

 


PEYOTE II: TUBULAR PEYOTE –$35.00 fee ($35.00 deposit reserves space) Requires Peyote I, or Stitch of the Month – Peyote, or equivalent experience as prerequisite 

TBA


BEADED CABOCHONS– PEYOTE STITCH WITH OPEN BACK METHOD $35.00 fee ($35.00 deposit reserves space)

TBA



BRICK

TUXEDO PARK BRACELET ($45.00 fee +Kit) (beginner level)
Instructor: Warren Feld
KIT AND INSTRUCTIONS ALSO AVAILABLE AT BE DAZZLED OR ONLINE
Now also available as online Video Tutorial at CraftArtEdu.com
Sat, 8/15, 10am-5pm
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FRINGE

MONET’S GARDEN BRACELET $45.00 fee plus kit of beads ($45.00+kit price deposit reserves space)
KIT AND INSTRUCTIONS ALSO AVAILABLE AT BE DAZZLED OR ONLINE
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CATERPILLAR ESPIRITU BRACELET $35.00 fee plus kit of beads ($35.00 + kit price deposit reserves space) (Kit runs around $86.50) (beginner level)
KIT AND INSTRUCTIONS ALSO AVAILABLE AT BE DAZZLED OR ONLINE (soon to be available)
Sat, 8/10/16, 10am-3pm
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RIGHT ANGLE WEAVE

CURVY BRACELET (part of BEAD WEAVING BASICS class)

Beginner
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BLAZING BARNACLES NECKLACE

KIT AND INSTRUCTIONS ALSO AVAILABLE AT BE BAZZLED OR ONLINE
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GWYNIAN ROPES BRACELET

Intermediate/Advanced
($65 + kit)

Right Angle Weave
KIT AND INSTRUCTIONS ALSO AVAILABLE AT BE DAZZLED OR ONLINE 
Sat, 12/17/16, 10am-5pm
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BEAD EMBROIDERY

HAPUA REEF BRACELET $45.00 instructional fee plus $95.00 kit fee ($140.00 deposit reserves space) (beginner level)
KIT AND INSTRUCTIONS ALSO AVAILABLE AT BE DAZZLED OR ONLINE
Sat, 6/18/16, 10am-5pm
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DAFFODIL CUFF BRACELET

KIT AND INSTRUCTIONS ALSO AVAILABLE AT BE DAZZLED OR ONLINE
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BEAD CROCHET

INTRODUCTION TO BEAD CROCHET: $45.00 instructional fee ($45.00 deposit reserves space) (3 hour class plus 1 additional hour to be scheduled by teacher and students)
TBA


PERLEN CROCHET

Cecilia Wells teaches this beginners class on Perlen Crochet (aka Turkish Crochet). This is a different bead crochet stitch than is traditionally taught. In this class you will learn the Perlen Crochet technique, and make a bracelet.
Instructional fee: $35.00 plus supplies
TBA
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DRAGON BACK BRACELET

KIT AND INSTRUCTIONS ALSO AVAILABLE AT BE DAZZLED OR ONLINE
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PETERSBURG CHAIN

PETERSBURG ROPE BRACELET $35.00 instructional fee + kit (beginner level)
Sat, 6/20, 10am-3pm
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AUTUMNS END BRACELET
KIT AND INSTRUCTIONS ALSO AVAILABLE AT BE DAZZLED OR ONLINE
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SPIRAL ROPE




OTHER PROJECTS

BEZELWORKS PENDANT
Intermediate/Advanced
TBA

Combines tubular peyote, circular peyote, fringe, dimensional peyote, spiral ndebele stitchs
KIT AND INSTRUCTIONS ALSO AVAILABLE AT BE DAZZLED OR ONLINE
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COLORBLOCK BRACELET

(intermediate)
($35.00 + kit)
Sat, 2/20/16, 10am-3pm
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STREETSCAPE BARCELONA BRACELET

(intermediate)
($45.00 + kit)
KIT AND INSTRUCTIONS
Sat, 5/16/15, 10am-5pm
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DARA’S BRACELET WITH BEAD WOVEN SEPARATOR BARS

(intermediate)
($45.00 + kit)
KIT AND INSTRUCTIONS
Sat, 10/31/15, 10am-5pm
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BEADERS' CIRCLE
This unstructured group meets one Saturday afternoon each month, usually the 2nd or 3rd Saturday.   The group works one on particular project out of a recent Bead & Button or Beadwork magazine.  No fees.   If you don't have the magazine copies, you can download a set of instructions for each project at the magazine's website.

Next scheduled dates for Beaders Circle:

Sat, 12/5/15, 1-5pm
Sat, 1/23/16, 1-5pm
Sat, 2/6/16, 1-5pm
Sat, 3/5/16, 1-5pm
Sat, 4/2/16, 1-5pm
Sat, 5/7/16, 1-5pm
Sat, 6/4/16, 1-5pm
Sat, 7/9/16, 1-5pm
Sat, 8/6/16, 1-5pm
Sat, 9/10/16, 1-5pm
Sat, 10/1/16, 1-5pm
Sat, 11/5/16, 1-5pm
Sat, 12/3/16, 1-5pm



STUDY GROUP, THE BEADERS' GUIDE TO JEWELRY DESIGN,
by Margie Deeb

3 sessions to discuss concepts in the book

Session 1, Friday, April 10, 11am-1pm
UNITY

What does it mean when we say a piece has "Unity"? What kinds of things can we do to make a piece feel more unified?(read pp.10-29)

Session 2, Friday, April 17, 11am-1pm
COLOR, PATTERN, TEXTURE

How do beads/findings/stringing materials assert their needs for color / pattern / texture? (read pp. 30-57, and 91-109)

Session 3, Friday, April 24, 11am-1pm
LINE, SHAPE, FORM/THEME

What kinds of ways can we control the use of line / shape /form or theme to enhance our pieces? (read pp. 59-88 and pp. 111-131)

 



2. BEAD STRINGING

 

BS0001: BASICS OF BEAD STRINGING/ATTACHING CLASPS, $35.00 fee ($35.00 deposit reserves space) (Learn both needle/thread and crimp/flexwire approaches to stringing beads; pros and cons of various types of clasps; use of various types of jewelry findings; insights about stringing beads from an expert) (beginner level)


Sat, 11/28, 9am-1:30pm
Sat, 1/30/16, 9am-1:30pm
Sat, 3/12/16, 9am-1:30pm
Sat, 5/14/16, 9am-1:30pm
Sat, 7/23/16, 9am-1:30pm
Sat, 9/17/16, 9am-1:30pm
Sat, 11/19/16, 9am-1:30pm

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BS0003: PEARL KNOTTING $35.00 fee ($35.00 deposit reserves space) (Learn this simple, straightforward technique.  No special tools required) (beginner level)
Sat, 4/23/16, 9am-Noon
Sat, 11/12/16, 9-Noon

ASLO AVAILABLE AS ONLINE TUTORIAL
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3. WIRE WORKING

 

 

Beginner:

WIRE CLINIC:

Making Loops and Coiled Loops on Head and Eye Pins
$15.00 fee (tools and wire provided)    ($15.00 deposit reserves space)

Thurs, 1/15, 5:30-6pm

TBA

 

 

CORE COURSES

WIRECORE1: MIX & MATCH BRACELET

(beginner level)
Learn about wires, tools, and several simple wire-wrapping techniques
$35.00 instructional fee PLUS $25.00 kit fee ($60.00 deposit)  (6 student limit)

Sat, 1/9/16, 9am-Noon
Sat, 2/27/16, 9am-Noon
Sat, 3/19/16, 9am-Noon
Sat, 5/21/16, 9am-Noon
Sat, 6/25/16, 9am-Noon
Sat, 7/16/16,9am-Noon


ELECTIVES

 

WIRECORE2: WIRE WRAP BRACELET WITH BEADS
Learn to create structurally-functional bracelet with wires and beads

$35.00 instructional fee PLUS $45.00 sterling silver kit fee or $25.00 copper kit fee ($80.00 deposit w/sterling kit or $60.00 deposit w/copper kit) (6 student limit)

TBA


 

WIRECORE3: WIRE WRAP CABOCHON - PENDANT
Learn to make structural supporting frame w/pendant bail by wrapping cabochon

$35.00 instructional fee PLUS $35.00 sterling silver kit fee or $20.00 copper kit fee ($70.00 deposit w/sterling kit or $55.00 w/copper kit) (6 student limit)
Sat, 2/27/16, 1-4pm

 

 


ELECTIVES

WIRE10: JEWELRY FINDINGS and CHAIN BRACELET
Learn to make simple wire shapes and jewelry findings, as well as a chain-linked bracelet
$35.00 instructional fee PLUS $15.00 kit fee ($50.00 deposit) (6 student limit)

TBA

 

 

WIRE14: COLD CONNECTIONS COMPONENTS BRACELET
Learn connection and metal texturing techniques by creating components to assemble into a bracelet. $35.00 instructional fee PLUS $25.00 kit fee ($60.00 deposit) (6 student limit)
Sat, 6/25/16, 1-4pm

 

 

WIRE13: VIKING KNIT BRACELET
Learn to make a bracelet using wire and the viking knit technique $35.00 instructional fee PLUS $15.00 kit fee ($50.00 deposit) (6 student limit)


Sat, 1/9/16, 1-4pm


 

 

 

WIRE 15: SPARKLE AND SHINE NECKLACE
$35.00 instructional fee PLUS $75.00 kit fee ($110.00 deposit) (6 student limit)

Sat, 3/19/16, 1-4pm


 



WIRE 16: SWIRLED PENDANT WITH EARRINGS
$35.00 instructional fee PLUS $35.00 kit fee ($70.00 deposit) (6 student limit)


Sat, 5/21/16, 1-4pm




WIRE 17: CONTEMPORARY PENDANT
$35.00 instructional fee PLUS $30.00 kit fee ($65.00 deposit) (6 student limit)

Sat, 7/16/16, 1-4pm

 

 





4. BUSINESS OF CRAFT

 

 

 

BUS3001: PRICING AND SELLING YOUR JEWELRY
http://www.craftartedu.com/jewelry/warren-feld-pricing-and-selling-your-jewelry
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(Learn to apply a formula for determining a fair retail price and a fair wholesale price; learn basics of marketing process) 
This class is now only available online at CraftArtEdu.com
$15.00 video tutorial (51 minutes)

 

Learn how to achieve "fair pricing" for your art with businessman/ artist, Warren Feld. Understand your role in the world of jewelry commerce and how to make money by doing what you love, through fair pricing of your work. No handout is included in this class. Price: $15 ; Media: Jewelry ; Level: Beginner ; Duration: 51:09



 

BUS3009:  SO YOU WANT TO DO CRAFT SHOWS  
http://www.craftartedu.com/warren-feld-so-you-want-to-do-craft-shows
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(Learn how to find craft shows, apply for booth, set up booth, market, inventory and the like) 
This class is now only available online at CraftArtEdu.com
$30.00 video tutorial (114 minutes)

 

 

GETTING YOUR JEWELRY BUSINESS STARTED
($30.00 class fee)
TBA

 

 

 


 

5. Workshops Schedule



ETRUSCAN SQUARE STITCH BRACELET

January 31, 2015
Square Stitch
Advanced Beginner Level

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Wear your inner Etruscan metalsmith! Design a Square-Stitched frame of faceted metal beads surrounding a rich vein of gemstone squares.


STREET SCAPE BARCELONA BRACELET
May 16, 2015
Petersburg Chain, Netting
Intermediate Level

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PETERSBURG ROPE BRACELET
June 20, 2015
Petersburg Chain
Beginner Level

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TUXEDO PARK BANGLE BRACELET
August 8/15/15
Brick Stitch
Advanced Beginner Level

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Strut your stuff through Tuxedo Park on the East Side of Lower Manhattan! Learn how much shaping, interest and dimensionality you can achieve with the simple, basic Brick Stitch.


DARA'S BRACELET
October 31, 2015
Right Angle Weave, Peyote, Bead Stringing w/Needle and Thread
Intermediate

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ETRUSCAN COLLAR
December 19, 2015
Ndbele Stitch
Intermediate/Advanced Level

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Create a sophisticated, contemporary Etruscan-style collar! Layer two Ndebele stitched strips, slightly curving the interior edge and embellishing with chain.




COLORBLOCK BRACELET
February 20, 2016, 10am-3pm
Layered Right Angle Weave Stitch
Intermediate Level

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MOTHER'S CELEBRATION BRACELET
April 16,2016, 10am-5pm
Ndbele Stitch (Flat and Tubular)
Advanced Beginner/Intermediate Level

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Express the joy in your life with this South African ritual-style piece! Utilize several variations of the Ndebele Stitch, including flat, 3 types of spiral tubes, rapid and slow increasing and decreasing.






HAPUA REEF CUFF BRACELET
June 18, 2016, 10am-5pm
Bead Embroidery
Advanced Beginner/Intermediate Level

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Capture the romance of the shallow waters along a tropical lagoon beach! Learn several simple bead embroidery techniques for expressing the artistry of it all.






CATERPILLAR ESPIRITU BRACELET
August 20th, 2016, 10am-3pm
Fringe
Advanced Beginner Level

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Capture an aspiring, spiritual essence! Learn to create an expressive fringe bracelet using a very large palette of colors and shapes.






GWYNIAN ROPES BRACELET
December 17th, 2016, 10am-5pm
Right Angle Weave
Intermediate



A cacophony of shapes interwoven within both orderly and chaotic planes and ropes. Play with fanciful right angle weave combinations of super duos, long magatamas, peanuts, mini drops, crystals and seed beads.







J
EWELRY DESIGN CAMP

Immerse yourself into a week-long study of jewelry design theories,
and their applications and manipulations with various materials, techniques and strategies.

Camp Director, Warren Feld
http://www.warrenfeldjewelry.com/jewelrydesigncamp/

There are two 1-week sessions. Participants are invited to either session, or both. The focus is on designing jewelry, primarily using bead weaving techniques, but also incorporating techniques from bead stringing and wire working, as well. For beginners, intermediate and advanced students alike. Each session provides a separate series of projects, based on technical skill levels.

Sessions 1 and 2
TBA
10am-5pm each day
Session 1: The Architectural Basis of Bead Weaving Stitches
Core Project: Catenary Arches Bracelet

TBA
10am-5pm each day
Session 2: Fringe, Edge, Strap, Bail, Surface Embellishment in Jewelry -- Art or Not?
Core Project: BezelWorks Pendant with Strap