Knotting
Aug
25
12:00 PM12:00

Knotting

This knotting is a great class for anyone making jewelry. Whether you are a beginner or an expert, you will LOVE this class. Using silk cording you will learn to knot beads in the traditional method. Knotting your beads will add protection and flexibility to your pieces. This is a wonderful alternative to using Softflex. We carry the silk cord in many different colors. 

$35.00

Irene

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 Simply Elegant Semi-Precious Stone Earrings
Aug
26
12:00 PM12:00

Simply Elegant Semi-Precious Stone Earrings

You will enjoy creating these simple yet elegant semi-precious stone earrings (1 pair). You don’t need a kiln to include a little bling to your pieces! You will be adding a texture to your earrings, then refining to prepare them for torching. Once torched, the bezels will be added and torched again. You will then brush and patina your pieces. Finally, you will learn how to set your stones. Bring a pair of earwires or purchase from the shop to complete them.

Prerequisite - Let's Play With Metal Clay Intro Class + 4 hrs additional class/home experience.

*$85 (Includes Materials Fee for use of Fine Silver paste, 2 qty - 4mm Fine Silver Bezels and 2 qty - 4mm Semi-Precious Stone) + ($28.00 / 10g Art Clay Silver) to be paid day of class.

Art Clay Silver Senior Instructor: Despina Buoncristiani

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Wire Wrapping
Sep
5
3:00 PM15:00

Wire Wrapping

You will learn to link beads together using 22 gauge wire and a basic set of pliers. Once you have learned this technique, you'll know how to make earrings and dangle beads from your jewelry.

$35.00 + cost of materials

Irene

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Wire Wrapping
Sep
13
6:00 PM18:00

Wire Wrapping

You will learn to link beads together using 22 gauge wire and a basic set of pliers. Once you have learned this technique, you'll know how to make earrings and dangle beads from your jewelry.

$35.00 + cost of materials

Jayme

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Metal Clay Quickie
Oct
10
5:30 PM17:30

Metal Clay Quickie

Not sure you want to take the plunge with Metal Clay? Just want to try it, with no obligation... then this is the class for you! You will be making one piece of jewelry...a pendant necklace, dangle earrings or a delicate bracelet with four charms. The Fine Silver Clay, tools, and design stamps are provided for use in class. You will learn how to roll and refine your piece(s) to prepare them for torch firing. Espie will torch fire the pieces, then you will polish up and assemble with the provided findings. If you decide you want to learn more, then the next step is to take Let's Play with Metal Clay Intro Class, where you will create several pieces, and torch fire them yourself.

Space is limited to 4 students.

Class fee: $49.00, includes 5 grams of Metal Clay

Instructor: Espie Bouncristiani

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  Lets Play With Metal Clay Intro Class
Oct
20
10:00 AM10:00

Lets Play With Metal Clay Intro Class

Have you ever wondered what Metal Clay is? Come join us for a day of learning and creating with Art Clay Silver. This is an introductory class where you will learn the basics of Art Clay Silver (Fine Silver .999). You will be creating several pieces and torch firing them. Friends and family will be amazed with the beautiful pieces you made!  Findings and chains can be purchased at the shop to complete your pieces.  Class fee includes 20g of clay and use of tools. Nothing to bring but yourself!

Class Fee: $139.00

Art Clay Silver Senior Instructor: Despina Buoncristiani

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Beads, Beads, Beads!
Oct
21
11:00 AM11:00

Beads, Beads, Beads!

Join is for a day of learning and creating! In this class you will learn how to customize and create your own metal beads. Learn how to stamp, texture, shape, and solder beads in sterling silver, copper, and brass. We will patina, and tumble (if time permits). You will be able to use these learned techniques in other metalsmithing projects. All tools and consumables are provided, nothing to bring but yourself!

Class Fee: $125.00

Art Clay Silver Senior Instructor: Despina Buoncristiani

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Mixed Metal Riveting and Etching
Oct
26
4:30 PM16:30

Mixed Metal Riveting and Etching

Have you ever wondered how a design is added to metal? One way to do it is with a rolling mill, if you are lucky enough to own one, if not...Etching is your answer! We will learn how to etch on copper and brass base metals, add texture by hammering, punch and rivet pieces together for a layered look. A patina can be added to your pieces to bring out the detail if desired. Class fee includes instruction, use of stamps, ink, tools & etching solution. Copper & brass shapes, & rivets can be purchased from the shop prior to class.

$60.00

Instructor Espie

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Nov
7
5:30 PM17:30

Stamped: Mixed Metal Earrings

Make some noise with us while learning how to create your own custom designed earrings by stamping Sterling, Copper, and Brass blanks! Prepare your pieces by filing them smooth, and making sure they are flat. You will be practicing your stamping skills on copper sheet before you stamp your final blanks. Stack your pieces, or learn how to dome them for a dimensional design, it's up to you! Finally, you will finish off your earrings by adding a patina to bring out the stamped designs. 2 to 3 pairs of earrings will be created in class depending on class progress. 

$99.00 All tools and metal blanks provided for use in class. Earwires, findings, and bead accents can be purchased from the shop.

Art Clay Silver Senior Instructor: Despina Buoncristiani

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Nov
16
5:30 PM17:30

Toggletastic 2: Razzle-Dazzle

Are you tired of looking for the perfect toggle/clasp to compliment your design and not finding it? Why not create your own! You will be making one (1) Fine Silver toggle set. Select from provided template shapes and textures to design to your specifications. Learn how to make a bail to attach your wire or jumprings. To really make this focal piece dazzle, learn how to create and attach clay bezels which will house your cubic zirconia stones. There are several colors to select from, it’s all up to you! Price includes use of tools. Pieces will be fired in kiln off premises, delivered when ready.

Prerequisite - Let's Play With Metal Clay Intro Class + 4 hrs.

*$75 (Includes Materials Fee for use of syringe + 3 qty Cubic Zirconia stones in various sizes) + cost of clay ($43.50 / 14g Art Clay Silver to be paid day of class)

Art Clay Silver Senior Instructor: Despina Buoncristiani

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Bits n’ Pieces Fine Silver Ring
Aug
17
5:30 PM17:30

Bits n’ Pieces Fine Silver Ring

Make this one-of-a-kind modern designed ring that you will enjoy wearing everyday! Learn how to create a thinner shank that you will reinforce by overlaying with bits n’ pieces of textured clay. Choose one design or use more to assemble an eclectic piece. Add ball embellishments to finish it off. Once refined and fired you will patina to bring out the design! Rings will be fired off premises and returned to store when ready.

Prerequisite - Let's Play With Metal Clay Intro Class + 6 hrs additional class/home experience.

*$79 (Includes Materials Fee for use of syringe) + ($43.50 / 14g Art Clay Silver) to be paid day of class.

Art Clay Silver Senior Instructor: Despina Buoncristiani

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Macrame Plant Hanger
Aug
8
3:30 PM15:30

Macrame Plant Hanger

Macrame is everywhere especially at the Garden of Beaden! We love it! Not only for your jewelry but those plant hangers your mama made in the 70s :) Our twist on this old school design is we use a recycled wine bottle.

$35

Irene Sanchez

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Soldered Pendant
Jul
25
4:00 PM16:00

Soldered Pendant

A totally great beginning soldering class! I will have the glass pieces precut for you, but will demo how to cut the glass. The class fee includes a kit to make three pieces. A great way to gain experience with your soldering iron.

$45.00

*Requirement: You will need a GOOD soldering iron for this class.

Irene

 

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Color Me Beautiful Prismacolor Mixed Media Pendant
Jul
20
5:30 PM17:30

Color Me Beautiful Prismacolor Mixed Media Pendant

Let's create a One-of-a-Kind Masterpiece! In this class you will learn how to work with Prismacolor pencils to create a top plate, which could easily be mistaken for an enameled piece, but no torch or kiln are required! You will also be texturing a base piece in either copper or brass which will showcase your art! Assembly will be done with nuts and bolts...add a chain and you are ready to go! All tools and consumables will be provided, nothing to bring but your imagination!


*$89 (Includes Materials Fee for Copper and/or Brass blanks, Nuts & Bolts, use of Prismacolor pencils, Acrylic Sealer/Finisher)

Art Clay Silver Senior Instructor: Despina Buoncristiani

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Nature's Way Fine Silver Pendant
Jul
14
10:00 AM10:00

Nature's Way Fine Silver Pendant


There is beauty all around us! Learn how to capture the essence of organic materials by making molds of them, that can be used over and over again! You will be amazed by the details that are revealed. Once your mold has cured, you will be using it to create your unique pendant! Pieces will be torched in class, and finished off with a patina to bring out the details even more. Bring in your own organic pieces or use one of the available botanicals that will be provided in class.

Prerequisite - Let's Play With Metal Clay Intro Class.

*$69 (Includes 2-part mold, enough for one impression) + cost of clay ($21.75 / 7g Art Clay Silver to be paid day of class)

Art Clay Silver Senior Instructor: Despina Buoncristiani

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Essential Chandelier Earring  **Intermediate Edition
Jun
29
5:30 PM17:30

Essential Chandelier Earring **Intermediate Edition

This class should be called just plain essential because it is packed with techniques that you will use over and over during your entire jewelry making lifetime- in all types of wire jewelry- neatly packaged in a darling pair of chandelier earrings. This class is intermediate due to its fast pace. (There could possibly be a two part beginner edition to be scheduled at a later date if deemed necessary by customer request. If you are interested in attending a two-part beginner Essential Chandelier Earring class, please make your request by contacting the Garden Of Beaden)

This 2 1/2 hour class is jam packed with instruction, we will touch on every aspect of making & designing these earrings, from hammer hardening our base component to finishing each dangle with a neat little spiral- with emphasis on the correct way to make a link and why it's important, scallops for your dangles and using a color wheel to help with choosing a successful color combos more quickly- and much much more!

*Also the first five people to sign up for this class will get an awesome surprise gift from the instructor

*Previous intermediate wire experience strongly recommended

*A list of materials needed will be available when you sign up for this class

***Arrive 15 minutes early and bring 5 to 10 of your most interesting and beautiful beads to participate in a just for fun bead swap with the instructor and other class participants

$40.00

Dayna Allen
From Hi Lola!

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Wire Wrapprd Cabochon Pendants
Jun
20
12:00 PM12:00

Wire Wrapprd Cabochon Pendants

If you are comfortable using wire and pliers to make simple jewelry and findings, come join us for the next step. In this class we will use different shapes of copper wire to wrap a flat backed gemstone cabochon. You will learn foundational techniques that you can apply to many different styles of wrapping, while creating a finished pendant to take home.

45.00

Ellen

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Fern Grotto Fine Silver Ring
Jun
9
10:00 AM10:00

Fern Grotto Fine Silver Ring



Learn a new way to construct an unconventional ring. You will be texturing your main piece with a fern motif and shape it around your mandrel. A smaller leaf will be created and added to complete the circle. Accent with a little bling by adding a 2mm CZ and ball embellishments if you choose. Price includes use of tools. Pieces will be fired in kiln off premises, delivered when ready.

Prerequisite - Lets Play With Metal Clay Intro Class

Class Fee: $79.00

*$79.00 includes Materials Fee (use of Fine Silver syringe) + cost of clay (43.50 / 14g Art Clay Silver to be paid day of class

Art Clay Silver Senior Instructor: Espie Buoncristiani

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Hinged Bangle
Jun
3
1:00 PM13:00

Hinged Bangle

In this beginner/intermediate class you will learn to make a super stylish bangle with a functional hinge so that those of us with larger than average chance can easily support this classic yet very much on trend look! Form and function! 

**this class requires basic wire work knowledge

** A list of materials needed will be available when you sign up for this class, likely available for purchase at the Garden Of Beaden

**Arrive 15 minutes early and bring 5 to 10 of your most interesting and beautiful beads to participate in a just for fun bead swap with the instructor and other class participants**

$35.00

Dayna Allen
From Hi Lola!

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Torch Enameling
Aug
25
1:00 PM13:00

Torch Enameling

In this class you will create a beautiful pair of copper enameled earrings. The earrings will not need to be put in a kiln, you will be torching them! A base layer will be added and fired. You will then draw into an additional sifted enamel layer to get your design and fire again. Several enamel colors to select from. Just think of the possibilities, you will be amazed with your results! All tools provided for use in class.

$89.00

Despina

 

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Chandelier Earrings
Aug
5
10:30 AM10:30

Chandelier Earrings

Love wire and earrings? you will love this class!! We will have kits available but welcome you to bring your own materials. Call or come in to sign up and we will give you the material list. Beginners welcome

$15.00 plus kit

10:30-12:30

Winona

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Triptic Fine Silver Semi Precious Stone Pendant
Aug
4
1:00 PM13:00

Triptic Fine Silver Semi Precious Stone Pendant

Make this colorful dainty pendant while learning how to set stones too! In this class you will learn how to connect small geometric pieces by supporting them from the back. Then dress up your design by creating a rollover bail. Bezels will be added to your piece in this 2 step firing process. Finally set your stones to finish it off!  

Prerequisite - Let's Play With Metal Clay Intro Class + 4 hrs additional class/home experience.

 

*$95 (Includes Materials Fee for use of syringe and paste + 3 qty, 4mm Fine Silver Serrated Bezels, and 3 qty, 4mm Semi-Precious Stones) + ($43.50 / 14g Art Clay Silver) to be paid day of class.

1-5pm

Espie

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Vintage Ring
May
19
1:00 PM13:00

Vintage Ring

Love the look of vintage rings...then why not make one yourself with a vintage button motif! Learning how to shape and create your band is a skill you will use again and again. After the band is created, you will create a mold with a vintage button. Once cured, clay will be placed in it to make your ring topper. When your pieces are dried and refined, you will attach the topper tothe band and reinforce with decorative accents. Price includes use of tools in class. Finished rings will be fired off premises and delivered when ready.

$79.00 plus clay

Despina

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Form Fold Leaf Earrings
Nov
17
6:00 PM18:00

Form Fold Leaf Earrings

Foldforming is a metalsmithing technique developed by Charles Lewton-Brain in 1985 and is the only new metalsmithing technique developed in the last thousand years. Foldforming is the process of folding, hammering, annealing and unfolding sheet metal to form organic 3-Dshapes; many that are found in nature, such as, leaves, flowers and rams horns. In our projectwe will use the forged line-fold to produce leaves that we will make into earrings.

Thursday Nov. 17th 6-8pm

$35.00

Donna Gunn

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Freckled Pear Finishing Workshops
Aug
27
11:00 AM11:00

Freckled Pear Finishing Workshops

 Have a Freckled Pear project that is still a work in progress?  Let's fix that!  Come bead with us!  Bring your Freckled Pear workshop project or kit and bead among friends with Melissa & Kelly on hand to help as needed.  This day is free of charge but you will need to register to reserve your spot.  Space is limited.
Register @ Garden of Beaden, Upland (909) 949-7107

 

Melissa

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Henna Tattooing
Aug
18
4:00 PM16:00

Henna Tattooing

Come to the Garden of Beaden for your henna tattoo, Ellen does beautiful work! prices range from 5.00-25.00. please call to reserve your time. We'll need to know you are coming so we have enough henna, so please rsvp.

 

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Buttons, Buttons, Beautiful Art Clay Buttons!
Jul
22
11:00 AM11:00

Buttons, Buttons, Beautiful Art Clay Buttons!

Closure findings can become the centerpiece of your designs! In this class you will learn how to create button closures in a variety of sizes, textures and shapes...flat buttons with holes for beading, and shank style so that your connection can be hidden. 3 buttons will be made, one being a shank style button where you will learn how to dome the piece and add a connector on the back. Pieces will be fired in kiln off premises, delivered when ready. Price includes use of tools.

 Prerequisite - Let's Play With Metal Clay Intro Class.

Despina    $60 plus clay

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Lets Get Tubular Fine Silver Beads
Jun
17
2:00 PM14:00

Lets Get Tubular Fine Silver Beads

Add some interest to your pieces with custom tube beads. You will learn how to shape tube beads by creating and forming 3 beads. Add texture with paste, punch holes in them, or decorate with syringe. Let your imagination be your guide! Price includes use of tools. Pieces will be fired in kiln off premises, delivered when ready.

Prerequisite - Let's Play With Metal Clay Intro Class.

 

*$60 + cost of clay ($43.50 / 14g Art Clay Silver to be paid day of class)

$60.00

 

 

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Toggletastic Fine Silver Toggle/Pendant
Jun
8
6:00 PM18:00

Toggletastic Fine Silver Toggle/Pendant

Are you tired of looking for the perfect toggle/clasp to compliment your design and not finding it? Then why not create your own! In this class you will be creating one (1) Fine Silver toggle set. Select from provided template shapes and textures to design to your specifications. You will also learn how to make bails for the back of your pieces to attach your wire or jumprings. Add embellishments if you choose, it’s all up to you! Price includes use of tools. Pieces will be fired in kiln off premises, delivered when ready.

 

Prerequisite - Let's Play With Metal Clay Intro Class.

*$60 + cost of clay ($43.50 / 14g Art Clay Silver to be paid day of class)

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