Retreat 2017 - March 10 - 12 - Doubletree by Hilton - Racine Harbourwalk Hotel, Racine, Wisconsin 










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Open beading will begin 9am Friday and continue through to 5pm Sunday in the Harbourview Room.

For class details, fee and supply lists, click photos below. For a brief bio on the instructor, click on her name:

Friday afternoon, March 10 - 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

c One O One BraceletOne O One Bracelet with Adele Kimpell  
Combine One® beads and O Beads in this unique design to create the three strand One O One Bracelet. Worked in the designer’s very simple adaptation of Right Angle Weave (RAW), you will make three individual strands (two strands using One® beads and one strand using O beads). The strands are joined to a small strip of flat RAW.

Note: Additional colorway samples are on class description - linked to photo at left.



Friday late afternoon/early evening, March 10 -  4:30 p.m. OR 6:00 p.m.

c Crystal Clay MakeTake

Crystal Clay Make and Take - at Funky Hannah's
Create an amazing mosaic style jewelry component. All materials will be supplied. Click here for another example.

Note: Choose your time preference on the application form. The photo does not link to a more detailed description. 



 Saturday morning, March 11 - 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.

c Serpentine Wrap BraceletSerpentine Wrap Bracelet with Adele Kimpell 
Not your typical wrap bracelet because this unique and stunning wrap does not use leather cord to support the beads and is created entirely with CzechMates crescent beads, Japanese seed beads and Czech Minos beads. Detailed step-by-step instructions will guide you through the making of this unique wrap.




c Pearly Pear Necklace

Pearly Pear Necklace with Stefanie Deddo-Evans
Bezel a gorgeous focal stone and embellish it symmetrically, creating an appealing balance. You’ll learn how to string the necklace so that the pendant does not shift or slide along the beaded strands. Stefanie will cover how to tie off loose threads in strung beads and will also share her creative process ideas and her favorite bead weaving tips with students.







c 9 Points of PerfectionNine Points of Perfection Pendant with Kim Rueth    FULL
Capture a rivoli in Delicas and seed beads, further embellish the bezeled rivoli with Piggy beads, three sizes of druks, and seed beads, turning it into a nine pointed star pendant.




Saturday afternoon, March 11 - 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.

c Beaded BeadsBeaded Beads with Adele Kimpell
Japanese seed beads combined with a variety of two- and four-hole beads are used to stitch the sculptural elegance of these beads. The beads are worked in a combination of quasi tubular Ndebele (herringbone), right angle weave and square stitch. The beads make a dramatic statement whether worn singly or multiple on a neck wire or carrier of choice. What fun to make and wear!




c Star Flower NecklaceStar Flower Pendant with Stephanie Deddo-Evans
Create a cute pendant using several different stitches and several different types of beads including CzechMate Bar beads. This is a quick and fun project that you can finish in class!





c Beaded DiodiaBeaded Diodia Bracelet with Becky Guzman
Make this fun and versatile reversible bracelet by weaving leather and chain with various sized beads on one side and crystal cup chain on the other. Each side has a different and distinct look so the bracelet can be worn dressy or casual.


Sunday morning, March 12 - 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.

c Renaissance Flair NecklaceRenaissance Flair Necklace with Renee Kovnesky
Create a delicate necklace with Czech 2-hole Tipp and SuperDuo beads and then layer on lots of detail with the use of Size 15 Seed Beads and True2s.

Note: Additional colorway samples are on class description - linked to photo at left.




c Lets EtchLet's Etch a Copper Disk with Joann Haas A new Sunday afternoon session has been added.
We will learn how to etch copper. We’ll draw or stamp a pattern on a copper disc, and then etch it using a solution of ferric chloride. The completed disc may be used in a variety of ways such as a pendant or as a focal for a bracelet. After the initial presentation, students are free to make as many pieces as time allows.

 Note: this class will be held at Funky Hannah's.


 Sunday afternoon, March 12 - 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.

c Build a Better Bezel

Build a Better Bezel with Traci Otte
You bought a Lunasoft cab, etched metal disc, fused glass cab, or polymer clay cab, but how do you turn it into a pendant? Learn a new, quick bezel technique using adorable, two-holed Super8 beads. This technique can easily be adjusted to work with several sizes and shapes of components. Add a scalloped bail and maybe some loops or fringe, and you’ll be wearing your new pendant in no time!

See Traci’s website for more pictures and info:

c Explore GlassExplore Glass Workshop at Hot Glass Shop  with Amanda Paffrath
Create your choice of a beautiful glass ornament or paperweight. A perfect introduction to working with hot glass. 

Note: this class ends at 4:00 p.m.


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