New Class Schedule at Mana Beads through Nov 4

I will be conducting classes and workshops at Mana Beads in Nevada City, CA for the next several weeks. Check out the schedule after the jump and click through to get more details or to sign up at If you have questions about any of the upcoming classes, feel free to comment below or contact me!

The new schedule is now posted online and below.

I can’t believe I’m starting to schedule in November! It’s not quite the end of summer yet, but Fall is rapidly approaching and I have indoor crafts on my minds – including the holidays. Students often request that I do the holiday classes early so they can get a head start on gifts and holiday projects. With that in mind I have scheduled my first holiday project for the season: “Santa Face Earrings“. Later in November, I also plan on offering the ever-popular “Snowflake Ornament” and a new one called “Copper Etching for Christmas”. Watch this space.

There are two new classes on the calendar this time:
“Bead Embroidery for Quilters”  People are heading out of their gardens and into their craft rooms and I thought I’d share some inspirational quilting/beading techniques with this one. It’s a sampler class, just two hours, and it includes loads of images of inspirational art quilts.
“Criss-Cross Wire Weave Bangle” is another shorter-length class that I put together to show people how to do this easy & impressive wire bracelet. It incorporates good basic skills and we also learn how to make a hook-eye clasp from scratch!

As a side note: I’ll be selling my jewelry at the KVMR Celtic Festival Sept 30-Oct 1. If you go, stop by and say Hello! I love seeing familiar faces.


Sep 2017

Overlay Tree Pendant

SOLDERING: Tree of Life Overlay Pendant
Sat, Sep 23rd … 10:30 am – 2:30 pm … $45.00

Build on what you learned in the “Intro to Soldering” class and learn to master the jeweler’s saw! By making this overlay tree pendant, you will learn the basics of sawing a pattern as well as how to “draw” with your saw.

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Chrysoprase Ring

SOLDERING: Bezel Setting Workshop (Rings)
Sun, Sep 24th … 11:00 am – 5:00 pm … $65.00

This six-hour class allows soldering students the chance to learn bezel setting in a personalized way.

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Oct 2017

(class) Intro to Soldering & Fusing

Intro to Soldering
Sat, Oct 14th … 10:30 am – 12:00 pm … $20.00

Fire can be fun! This class is a pre-requisite for all of our torch classes. We will cover safety considerations, how to use the tools we need, and the fundamentals of soldering.

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Bead Embroidery for Quilters
Sat, Oct 14th … 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm … $30.00

NEW! Spend a couple of hours learning a variety of stitches and being inspired by the possibility of using beads in your quilting. We’ll work with a sampler to cover several different stitches, construction considerations, materials, and more. This is a great introduction to bead embroidery in quilting.

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Copper Silver Pendant Class

SOLDERING: Copper-Silver Pendant
Sun, Oct 15th … 10:30 am – 2:30 pm … $45.00

This is one of our most popular soldering classes! You will make a fun copper & silver pendant using a lot of fabrication and soldering techniques.

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Santa Face Earrings

Santa Face Earrings
Sat, Oct 21st … 10:30 am – 1:30 pm … $30.00

In plenty of time for the holidays! The sweet little Santa face earrings are a delight. Easy to make and easy to please. You can even do them in larger beads for an ornament.

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Nov 2017

“Criss-Cross Wire Weave” Bangle Bracelet
Sat, Nov 4th … 10:30 am – 12:30 pm … $25.00

NEW! You will love how simple it is to make this fabulous beaded bangle! You can use gemstones like the the ones shown here or sparkling crystals.

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