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Beaded Link Bracelet - CANX


6/15/2024 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM ET

Unleash your creativity and craft a stunning Beaded Link Bracelet!
This beginner-friendly class will guide you through the process of creating a beautiful bracelet using simple looping techniques. You'll learn how to link various beads with copper, silver, or brass wire, forming consistently sized loops for a polished look. We'll cover how to finish your bracelet with a secure clasp, making it a wearable piece of art.

Ready to personalize your masterpiece? Explore a selection of beads – gemstones, metal, glass, or crystals – in a dazzling array of colors and textures to find the perfect combination that reflects your unique style.

Master the tools of the trade: We'll provide a hands-on introduction to essential jewelry-making pliers, including round-nose, flat-nose, chain-nose pliers, and flush cutters. We will also show you how to strengthen your clasp by hardening it with a hammer. You'll learn how to use each tool effectively and safely.

By the end of this class, you'll leave with a one-of-a-kind beaded bracelet and the skills to create more stunning jewelry pieces in the future!

Please read our Class Attendee Policy prior to class.

Location:  ground floor Metalsmithing Studio.

Class Size:  minimum 3 and maximum 8.      Age Group:  18+

Registration Fee:  $45 non-members and $38 for members.
Non-members will need to sign our General Waiver at the start of the class.

Materials Fee:  The kits range from $15 to $35+ depending on which stones and metals are picked:  

Metal wire choices: $10 for silver (silver plated copper);  2) gold yellow brass) and copper. Sterling silver also available @ $20.
Beads: glass will typically be $5.  Stones will depend on their rarity: from $5 (agates/jaspers); $10+ (quartz, etc) to the more expensive turquoise, larimar and malachite, etc).
Payable to the instructor at the beginning of class.

Option: you can also bring your own 8mm beads; 20g round wire (60 inches), and 18g (10 inches) for the clasp. 

Instructor:  Cheryl Barnes
Cheryl has been making jewelry for 35 years. She has been a member of the Bead Society of NH for more than 20 years and currently is President. She has taken many classes online as well as in person to continue growing and refining her skills. 

Cheryl is the owner of Creative Bead Studio.  She is a jewelry designer who has sold her jewelry at many local craft events and gift shops over the past 20 years. 

Cheryl has taught several popular classes here at Makers Mill. She shares her knowledge of semi-precious gemstones, wire gauges, and wire types, which tools to use that give a more ‘finished’ look, and how to care for your finished project. 

Cheryl enjoys teaching others. She will share her tips and tricks as she assists you in making this project. She provides picture instructions that she created so you can easily repeat this project. She teaches step by step, and checks your progress throughout the class.

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