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Introduction to Beading

at Beadazzled - Falls Church 444 West Broad St, Falls Church, Virginia 22046

Learn about tools and materials. Construct basic earrings with headpins and beads. Create an 18" necklace on cable wire and learn how to finish with crimps. These techniques will launch you confidently into the world of bead stringing and design in just two hours.  Supplies: Basic Class Kit (available at the register) and enough beads in...

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$30

Glass Beadmaking

at Weisser Glass Studio and Gallery - Kensington 4080-B Howard Ave, Washington, District of Columbia 20895

What could be more fun than learning to melt glass over a torch? In this workshop you will learn to make glass beads using a canister torch. You will become comfortable melting glass rods in a flame and creating gorgeous glass beads. After learning how to make basic beads you will have ample time to create a variety of decorated beads. Equipment, safety,...

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$195

Mixed Media Eye Token with Theresa Martin

at Artistic Artifacts - Alexandria 4750 Eisenhower Ave, Alexandria, Virginia 22304

In the 18th and 19th century, Lover’s Eye Tokens were popular with the wealthy. A miniaturist painted just the eyes of a lover, preserving anonymity... thus the recipient alone knew the identity of the person depicted. The tokens were often elaborately decorated and worn as bracelets, brooches or pendants. Create your own version using a love token...

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$70

Beginning Wire

at Beadazzled - Falls Church 444 West Broad St, Falls Church, Virginia 22046

In this class students will build on the foundation of the basic wire loop technique to learn how to create your own findings.  Using simple tools and basic materials you can make your own earwires, headpins, and clasps.  We will show you how to make a variety of styles as well as teach students how to harden wire using Nylon Jaw Pliers and...

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$35

Workshop Wednesday

at Beadazzled - Falls Church 444 West Broad St, Falls Church, Virginia 22046

A free-form workshop where you can share and brainstorm with your fellow beaders. Staff will do demos on request, and share tips and advice. This is your opportunity to "Ask the Expert" on whatever beading issue you're interested in. Light refreshments will be served. Supplies:  Bring whatever project you're working on, or start from scratch...

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Classic Knotting

at Beadazzled - Falls Church 444 West Broad St, Falls Church, Virginia 22046

Learn how to make a classic knotted necklace for a timeless look. Knotting also buffers precious gemstone beads and pearls against wear, and protects them from loss in case the necklace breaks. Take this class and save money if you have heirloom knotted necklaces that need restringing. We will also discuss and demonstrate making a "floating bead" necklace....

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$30

Crazy Techniques

at Artistic Artifacts - Alexandria 4750 Eisenhower Ave, Alexandria, Virginia 22304

Start a small quilt or evening bag while exploring the ins and outs of crazy quilting. This versatile technique lends itself to a wide range of fabrics, plain or fancy. Best of all, there are no points to match. If you enjoy enriching the surface, machine or hand embroidery, beading and just about any other type of embellishment are all possibilities....

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$72

Soldering Workshop

at Weisser Glass Studio and Gallery - Kensington 4080-B Howard Ave, Washington, District of Columbia 20895

Soldering is often the hardest part of the copper foil process for artists to master. Problems commonly encountered include poor solder flow, uneven and streaky solder beads, and difficulty getting the proper amount of solder onto the foil for a professional look. The good news is that all these issues can be overcome with the use of proper tools and...

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$99

Kumihimo Braiding

at Artistic Artifacts - Alexandria 4750 Eisenhower Ave, Alexandria, Virginia 22304

Kumihimo braiding is a Japanese braiding technique that can be used to create unique pieces of jewelry, or cording/embellishments for fiber and mixed media art.  During the morning session, students will learn the basic braiding technique and create a necklace in the pattern of their choice. After lunch, the afternoon session will teach you how...

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$92

Class 2802 – MIG Welding for Dummies

at The Washington Glass School - Mt Rainier 3700 Otis St, Mount Rainier, Maryland 20712

Ever wondered about learning to weld? Want to impress your friends, your older brother and that cute bartender? It’s easier than you think! In three evenings you will learn how to lay a bead, and handle all sorts of sharp and dangerous tools. You will be able to complete a small project and leave with lots of ideas and know-how for other projects....

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$375

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A View to My Heart

at Artistic Artifacts - Alexandria 4750 Eisenhower Ave, Alexandria, Virginia 22304

Create a lovely shrine/altar using the beautiful Relics and Artifacts line of craft blanks by Sandra Evertson. A beautiful Valentine’s gift, or for year-round display.  You will learn collage and layering techniques with paint, finishes, paper and more while assembling a one of a kind mixed media piece of art that will be ready to hang or display...

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$85

The Dreamcatcher Reimagined

at Artistic Artifacts - Alexandria 4750 Eisenhower Ave, Alexandria, Virginia 22304

The purpose of this mixed media dream catcher isn’t to ward off bad dreams, but to capture moments in time from the past, present, or future. The base for this project is a metal tray (provided) which will be embellished with a lace doily “web”. Photos and other keepsakes will then be captured in the web. Additional embellishments will include...

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$82

Embellished Floral Cross-Body Bag

at Artistic Artifacts - Alexandria 4750 Eisenhower Ave, Alexandria, Virginia 22304

This charming bag holds your phone, keys and mad money. Start with hand dyed cotton and a vintage postcard transfer from Diane’s personal collection, then hand embellish with stitchery, beads and trims to your heart’s content.  Diane’s provided kits come in several colors and includes all materials plus easy sew-together instructions; your...

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$95

Stitchery With Hand Dyed Fibers

at Artistic Artifacts - Alexandria 4750 Eisenhower Ave, Alexandria, Virginia 22304

Spend a relaxing morning creating a small artwork on a sturdy watercolor-like background: a free-form trailing of flowers and vines or a “faux crazy quilt” (no piecing--just embroidery!) using our Tentakulum products: silk ribbons and a sampler of luscious hand-dyed cotton, silk and metallic fibers. Whether you are a complete novice or skilled...

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$60

Home Body Art Doll Assemblage

at Artistic Artifacts - Alexandria 4750 Eisenhower Ave, Alexandria, Virginia 22304

Create a unique art doll using a wooden house body and found objects. Create a holiday ornament or an art doll suitable for year-round display: hang on a wall, or create it to be a “shelf sitter” (finished size is approx 8 in. tall, and 3 in. wide). We will use polymer clay to create the face from a mold, and then add color. Found objects such...

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$70
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