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January 2020

Handmade Beaded Card & Envelope

January 29 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Beadology Iowa, 220 E Washington St
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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$60.00

Learn to use folding techniques to make a pop-up card with a matching envelope.  Embellish your card with beads.  Enjoy gifting this card to someone special.  No previous experience needed. Registration is through Kirkwood Community College. Register at: www.kirkwood.edu and go to Continuing Education and then search for Beadology Iowa under the instructor search.  On site registrations will be taken if registration through Kirkwood meets minimum requirements of two participants.  Instructor: Alyssa Jakowchuk. $30 instructor fee/$30 materials fee.  

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February 2020

Wire Wrapping Stones 2.0

February 1 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Beadology Iowa, 220 E Washington St
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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$78

This is the second in a series of wire wrapped stone classes. Use wire to capture a stone using different shapes of wire. Participants will learn to coil and weave wires together for layers of embellishment. Instructor: Cheryl Weatherford. Registration is $78 and includes all materials, instruction, and use of studio and tools. Register in person, via phone at 319 338-1566, or on-line.

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Cubed Right Angle Weave Pendant: Intro to CRAW

February 1 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Beadology Iowa, 220 E Washington St
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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$60.00

Cubed Right Angle Weave (CRAW) is a fun and fascinating stitch. It is hard to learn from video or written instructions. In this class you will learn CRAW with larger beads to create a pendant. Move on to embellishing the piece by “stitchin’ in the ditch”. No previous experience needed. Instructor: Karen Kubby  Note: This class serves as the prerequisite for the CRAW Circle Earrings on Feb. 13 & the Designing a Necklace with a CRAW Chain on Feb. 14.…

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Fundamentals of Metal Working: Pendant

February 2 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Beadology Iowa, 220 E Washington St
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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$128.00

In this full day metalworking class, learn the fundamentals of metalworking: sawing, filing, drilling, riveting, and stamping. Then design your pendant and put your newfound or refreshed skills to work. This class serves as a prerequisite for many classes in our metalworking series. No soldering involved in this project. No experience needed. Instructor: Maggie Joynt. Registration is $128 and includes all materials, instruction, and use of studio and tools. Register in person, via phone at 319 338-1566, or on-line.

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Kumihimo Beaded Bracelet

February 8 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Beadology Iowa, 220 E Washington St
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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$68.00

Learn beaded kumihimo or expand your finishing skills beyond glue-in endcaps.  Learn how to finish your Kongoh Gumi (round braid) bracelet with cones, a wire wrapped loop, and a lobster clasp.  A kumihimo disk and weighted tamas are included. No experience needed.   Instructor: Cheryl Weatherford. $68 bring your own tools/88 with tools included.   

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Wire Woven Loop Earrings

February 9 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Beadology Iowa, 220 E Washington St
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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$72.00

Learn to wrap thinner wire around thicker wire. This is a contemporary wire wrapping technique. Create a loop with this technique. Slip a recycled glass donut on this loop to form a lovely earring. Add an ear wire or create your own post. No experience needed. Instructor: Zanetta Hoehle. Registration is $72 and includes all materials, instruction, and use of studio and tools. Register in person, via phone at 319 338-1566, or on-line.

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Roaring Twenties Beaded Bracelet

February 10 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Beadology Iowa, 220 E Washington St
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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$60.00

Discover an easy to learn netting stitch from the Roaring Twenties using Toho seed beads. No book or magazine uses this stitch in a project—it is an exclusive Beadology Iowa stitch. You will create a graceful bracelet in no time at all. No previous experience necessary. Registration is through Kirkwood Community College. Register at: www.kirkwood.edu and go to Continuing Education and then search for Beadology Iowa under the instructor search. On site registrations will be taken if registration through Kirkwood…

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Gyrls Night Out: Circle CRAW Earrings

February 14 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Beadology Iowa, 220 E Washington St
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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$60.00

Using two sizes of Toho round beads and Cubed Right Angle weave to make a curved piece. Connect it into a circle. Embellish the circle on the bottom with more CRAW units and the sides with stitchin’ in the ditch. This is a fun way to use your CRAW skills. Instructor: Karen Kubby. Pre-requisite: basic CRAW skills—see Intro to CRAW on Feb. 1. Registration is $60 and includes all materials and instruction. Register in person, via phone at 319 338-1566,…

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Designing with CRAW Chain

February 15 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Beadology Iowa, 220 E Washington St
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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$68.00

Participants will make a long cubed right angle weave chain with one size of round Toho beads. Decisions on where to stitch the chain together will be determined by the student. There are endless ways to use this strategy to complete a unique piece. Tips and tricks for this decision making will be shared. Instructor: Karen Kubby. Pre-requisite: basic CRAW skills—see Intro to CRAW on Feb. 1. Registration is $68 and includes all materials and instruction. Register in person, via…

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Peyote Slide on Spiral Herringbone

February 22 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Beadology Iowa, 220 E Washington St
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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$72.00

Students will learn or review spiral herringbone and make a lariat. A slide to connect two sides of the lariat will be made with Delicas with peyote stitch. The slide has to be just the right tension around the lariat—not too loose or it will slip, and not too tight or it won’t slide. Instructor: Karen Kubby. Prerequisite: Flat peyote skills—see class on Jan. 11. Registration is $72 and includes all materials and instruction. Register in person, via phone at…

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Make Glass Beads

February 27 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Beadology Iowa, 220 E Washington St
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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$105.00

This class will teach you the art of lampworking, a technique of using a torch and melting glass rods to create various shapes. Safety and appropriate equipment handling are emphasized. Your beads will need to stay in a kiln overnight to be annealed. No previous experience needed. NOTE: Participants must be at least 15 years old. Registration is through Kirkwood Community College. Register at: www.kirkwood.edu and go to Continuing Education and then search for Beadology Iowa under the instructor search.…

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Boro Beads

February 29 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Beadology Iowa, 220 E Washington St
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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$105.00

This is an intermediate class for those with some lampworking experience. Use borosilicate glass to make glass beads. Instructor: Karen Kubby. Pre-requisite: Intro to Lampworking—see classes on Jan.18 & Feb. 27. Registration is $105 and includes all materials, instruction, use of studio and tools, and annealing. Register in person, via phone at 319 338-1566, or on-line.

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