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Beadology Iowa

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220 E Washington St
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
319-338-1566 https://beadologyiowa.com/

September 2019

Make Glass Beads: Intro to Lampworking

September 21 @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Beadology Iowa, 220 E Washington St
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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$105.00

Making glass beads is great fun and an opportunity to play with fire in a controlled and supportive environment.  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 experience needed.  Instructor: Karen Kubby.  NOTE:  Participants must be at least 15 years old. Registration is $105…

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Voices of the Stones Trunk Show

September 28 @ 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Beadology Iowa, 220 E Washington St
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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Free

Join Carole and Mary from New York for a Voices of the Stones trunk show. The Bead Lab will be full of stone (raw to delicate and everything in between), pearls, metals, and glass.  Come to touch, explore, learn, and take home.  

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Florals Under Glass–Intermediate Lampworking

September 30 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Beadology Iowa, 220 E Washington St
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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$105.00

Learn to layer effetre glass and make floral images under a clear encasing.  Students will review making a solid core bead, making your own stringers, and making flowers with dots, stringers, plunging, and twisting.  The final step will be to encase this embellished bead with clear glass.  The result is a bouquet under glass. Instructor:  Wendy Ford Pre-requisite:  Make Glass Beads—see class on Sept. 21. Registration is $105 and includes all materials, instruction, use of studio and tools, and annealing. …

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October 2019

Beaded Holiday Ornament

October 5 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Beadology Iowa, 220 E Washington St
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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$72

Get a jump on the winter holiday season and learn how to bead an ornament cover with two-hole SuperDuo and Toho seed beads.  Your beading will cover a clear glass ornament.  If you can thread a needle you will be able to complete this ornament.  No experience needed.  Instructor:  Jim Emigh. Registration is $72 and includes all materials and instruction. Register in person, via phone at 319 338-1566, or on-line.

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Cosmic Flora Earrings

October 7 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Beadology Iowa, 220 E Washington St
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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$60 – $66

Create diamond shaped earrings out of CzechMate crescents, Superduos, Delicas, 2 sizes of Toho seed beads, and a Swarovski pearl.  This pattern is by Estelita Mayac Chiles and uses circular netting.  This session helps people follow the pattern published in the Dec 2018/Jan 2019 Beadwork magazine.  Participants must have or purchase a copy of the magazine to register.  No experience necessary. Registration is through Kirkwood Community College. Register at: www.kirkwood.edu and go to Continuing Education and then search for Beadology…

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Graduated Prismatic Right-Angle Weave (PRAW) Bracelet

October 12 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Beadology Iowa, 220 E Washington St
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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$72

Put your cubic right-angle weave and peyote stitch skills to work in this PRAW bracelet.  Learn to transition from PRAW to peyote stitch and back to PRAW again.  Decrease your peyote to graduate down to fewer stitches per round.  Embellish with Swarovski crystals.  Instructor: Karen Kubby. Prerequisite:  Cubed right-angle weave skills. Registration is $72 and includes all materials and instruction. Register in person, via phone at 319 338-1566, or on-line.

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Cold Connections:  Riveted Dangle Earrings

October 13 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Beadology Iowa, 220 E Washington St
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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$88

Welcome our newest guest instructor.  Learn to manipulate brass and copper by adding rivets and other cold connections.  Some design decisions will be in the hands of the participant.  Add texture through hammering and/or stamping.  Make a lovely pair of metal earrings with lots of movement.  No experience needed.  Instructor:  Maggie Joynt. Registration is $88 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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Fundamentals of Hollow Glass

October 13 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Beadology Iowa, 220 E Washington St
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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$105

Learn how to manipulate borosilicate glass tubing.  Participants will learn to stretch, blow, and embellish tube glass. No experience needed. Instructor:  Benjamin Revis, UI’s Scientific Glass Blower. 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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8th Annual Bead Challenge Exhibit Opening Reception

October 18 @ 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Beadology Iowa, 220 E Washington St
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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Free

Come see the talents of our customers who met the 8th Annual Bead Challenge.  These creative community members took a package with various beads and supplies and designed a variety of items.  You will be amazed at the spectrum of work that can be made from the same set of materials.  There will be food and drink to share. Image is a piece by  Kristen Rummelhart from the 7th Annual Bead Challenge.

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Kumihimo Companion Animal Collar

October 19 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Beadology Iowa, 220 E Washington St
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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$68 – $88

Use a Kara-Yatsu flat kumihimo braid in two colors of satin cord to create a collar for your favorite companion animal.  Add a ring to hang tags and connect a lead.  A medium sized quick release will be used.  Foam disk, 8 weighted bobbins, and weight container included with the tool fee.  No experience needed.  Instructor: Cheryl Weatherford. $68 without tools/$88 with tools.

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Next Steps in Hollow Glass:  Implosion Pendant

October 20 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Beadology Iowa, 220 E Washington St
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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$105

Learn to manipulate and embellish hollow boro glass to make a floral implosion pendant.  Instructor: Benjamin Revis, UI Scientific Glass Blower. Prerequisite:  Intro to Hollow Glass Work on Oct. 13 or equivalent. 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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Gyrls Night Out:  Metal Star Holiday Ornament

October 25 @ 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Beadology Iowa, 220 E Washington St
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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$88

Use a jeweler’s saw to cut out a star from metal sheeting.  Embellish the star using stamping techniques.  Add a ring or string for hanging and you are ready to go.  A great gift idea.  No experience needed. Instructor:  Maggie Joynt. Registration is $88 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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Pop-up Card & Envelope

October 26 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Beadology Iowa, 220 E Washington St
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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$60

Learn the art of folding paper to create a simple pop-up card.  Create a matching envelope.  No beads involved in this project.  This card will have to go to someone special. No experience needed.  Instructor:  Alyssa Jakowchuk. Registration is $60 and includes all materials and instruction. Register in person, via phone at 319 338-1566, or on-line.

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Double Braided Copper Bracelet

October 26 @ 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Beadology Iowa, 220 E Washington St
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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$60

Take yards of copper wire and learn a fast and fun braiding technique.  Make two braids and insert them into cones and add a clasp. A fast and furious class. Be sure to stretch your hands out before, during, and after class.  No experience necessary.  Instructor: Cheryl Weatherford. Registration is $60 and includes all materials and instruction. Register in person, via phone at 319 338-1566, or on-line.    

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Double St. Petersburg Chain Bracelet through Kirkwood

October 29 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Beadology Iowa, 220 E Washington St
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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$60

This stitch originated in Russia.  This class will get you familiar with the double version of this stitch with lots of repetition to create a bracelet. This stitch is great for making leaf motifs, too.  You will use Toho seed beads and pressed glass from the Czech Republic. 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…

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