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Introduction to Chainmaille

Date: Tuesday, April 2, 2019, 5-8pm

Skill Level: Beginner

Prerequisite: None

Instructor: Wendy Remmers

Class Price: $40

Required Kit: Select button below to view kit options.

Introduce yourself to the world of chainmaille in this comprehensive workshop. We’ll discuss the importance of precision sized jump rings, how to prepare and work with jump rings, type of pliers to use, and how to weave this simple yet impressive Rope Chain. From here you will have the skills to advance to more complex chainmaille weaves and beyond. Students can request to add an earring kit and start it in class. Project might not be completed in class. 

Minimum Number of Students: 2

Maximum Number of Students: 8

For more information or to register for classes call Lady Bug Beads at 314-644-6140.

Rose Gold Wire Wrapped Bracelet with Sterling Accent Beads

Date: Friday, April 5, 2019, 10-3:30 (bring a snack)

Skill Level: Beginner

Prerequisites:  None

Instructor: Debbie Garavaglia

Class Price: $98 (includes kit)

In this class we will wire wrap a beautiful bracelet featuring rose-gold (the latest color craze) with sterling silver beads for accent. You will make a custom clasp. We will make a 7” bracelet. (NOTE: You will need to provide 30 3-mm sterling silver beads)

Minimum Number of Students: 2

Maximum Number of Students: 6

For more information or to register for classes call Lady Bug Beads at 314-644-6140.

Classic Shaggy Cuff

Date: Friday,  April 5, 2019, 5:30-8:30 

Skill Level: Beginner

Prerequisites: good hand strength and endurance is a must

Instructor: Mariah Myerson

Class Price: $50

Stitch a simple base and then embellish to create this classic shaggy statement bracelet.

Minimum Number of Students: 2

Maximum Number of Students: 6

For more information or to register for classes call Lady Bug Beads at 314-644-6140.

Duality Pendant

Date: Thursday, April 11, 2019, 6-8pm

Skill Level: Intermediate

Prerequisites:  cubic right angle weave, netting

Instructor: Charlene Abrams

Class Price: $43

This asymmetric pendant has two holes through which to thread your necklace, forming an arc with two free-hanging drops, each terminating in an ornate fob with a downward-facing rivoli. A single-drop pendant can just as easily be created if preferred.

 

Prefer a lariat? Attach a single drop or a paired drop to each end of the lariat chain.

 

Want much MUCH more? Thread half a dozen pendants on a necklace, using larger beads/fatter sections to separate and spread them out.

 

Don’t like lariats or necklaces? Make a tall statement ring and get noticed!

 

Materials listed are for the double-drop version of the pendant. Choose size 15ºs that really pop against the 6mm beads

Minimum Number of Students: 2

Maximum Number of Students: 6

For more information or to register for classes call Lady Bug Beads at 314-644-6140.

Copper Cuff With Bezel Set Cab and Patina

Date: Saturday, April 13, 2019, 10-3:30

Skill Level: Beginner

Prerequisites:  Some soldering experience helpful but not required

Instructor: Debbie Garavaglia

Class Price: $85 (includes kit)

You will be making a lovely copper cuff using a precut blank from a pancake die. You will form the bracelet to your satisfaction and size and make and attach a bezel in which to set your choice of cabochon (you will have many to choose from).

Minimum Number of Students: 2

Maximum Number of Students: 6

For more information or to register for classes call Lady Bug Beads at 314-644-6140.

Crowned Jewel

Date: Saturday, April 13, 2019, 12-5pm

Skill Level: Intermediate

Prerequisite: Peyote stitch experience is required.

Instructor: Wendy Remmers

Class Price: $55

Required Kit: $30 (One kit makes a bracelet 7.25 inches long.)

Choose one from the following: 

1-Burgandy/Bronze 

2-Crystal/Silver/Lined

3-Hematite/Nickel

This Romanesque inspired piece features facetted jewels studded completely around the band with a clever snap closure for a seamless and perfect fit. Start with a quick and simple peyote band that will be embellished with radiant crystals and stitching that will crown your jewels and make you feel like royalty.  Project might not be completed in class.

Minimum Number of Students: 2

Maximum Number of Students: 8

For more information or to register for classes call Lady Bug Beads at 314-644-6140.

Classic Shaggy Cuff

Date: Sunday,  April 14, 2019, 2-5pm

Skill Level: Beginner

Prerequisites: good hand strength and endurance is a must

Instructor: Mariah Myerson

Class Price: $50

Stitch a simple base and then embellish to create this classic shaggy statement bracelet.

Minimum Number of Students: 2

Maximum Number of Students: 6

For more information or to register for classes call Lady Bug Beads at 314-644-6140.

Lotus Bud Earrings

Date: Tuesday, April 16, 2019, 5-8pm

Skill Level: Intermediate

Prerequisite: Peyote stitch experience is required.

Instructor: Wendy Remmers

Class Price: $40

This stylized lotus bud motif makes a darling pair of earrings and combines techniques in bead bezeling, square stitch, and a touch of netting. For students that like daintier pendants, this design converts easily and can become a matching set. Familiarity with peyote stitch is required to accommodate the class length and get students further along. Project will not be completed in class.

Minimum Number of Students: 2

Maximum Number of Students: 8

For more information or to register for classes call Lady Bug Beads at 314-644-6140.

Mobius Square Knots

Date: Thursday, April 25, 2019, 6-8pm

Skill Level: Intermediate

Prerequisite: Must have done at least one other chainmaille weave.

Instructor: Wendy Remmers

Class Price: $35

The Mobius weave comes in many variations and sizes and is fun, simple, and timeless. Students will weave rings into Mobius Square Knot segments that will then be connected to form this cool and stylish bracelet that is perfect for everyday wear. Tips will be shared on how to create identical knots that sit in the same direction, making your bracelet look uniformed and well seated. Project might not be completed in class.

Minimum Number of Students: 2

Maximum Number of Students: 8

For more information or to register for classes call Lady Bug Beads at 314-644-6140.

Quella

Date: Thursday, April 25, 2019, 6-8pm

Skill Level: Intermediate

Prerequisite: cubic right angle weave

Instructor: Charlene Abrams

Class Price: $43 + $0.80 for 8 crescent beads (enough for one Quella Beaded Bead), multiple sets available

These lightweight beaded beads pack a punch in terms of texture and shape, but work up fairly quickly. The variety of beads required allow you to play with colour, either picking a highly contrasting colour palette, or staying within a narrow slice of the colour wheel for a more soothing effect.

 

One or two make perfect, swingy, lightweight earrings, and multiples would be gorgeous in a necklace or bracelet.

 

If you don’t have crescent beads in your stash and need to purchase them:

- For one Quella beaded bead, you will need eight crescent beads ($0.80)

- For two Quella beaded beads, you will need sixteen crescent beads ($1.60)

- For three Quella beaded beads, you will need twenty-four crescent beads ($2.40)

- For four Quella beaded beads, you will need thirty-two crescent beads ($3.20)

- For five Quella beaded beads, you will need forty crescent beads ($5.00)

Minimum Number of Students: 2

Maximum Number of Students: 15

For more information or to register for classes call Lady Bug Beads at 314-644-6140.

Macrame Daisy Cuff

Date: Friday,  April 26, 2019, 5:30-8pm

Skill Level: Beginner

Prerequisites: good hand strength and endurance is a must

Instructor: Mariah Myerson

Class Price: $45

Color and texture combine in this macrame project for beginners. Colorful knotted cord contrasts with the shine and sparkle of beads and crystals to create this beautiful daisy bracelet.Don’t forget to print out supply list below.

Minimum Number of Students: 2

Maximum Number of Students: 7

For more information or to register for classes call Lady Bug Beads at 314-644-6140.

Sterling Pendant & Matching Earrings With Bezel Set CZ’s

Date: Saturday, April 27, 2019, 10-3:30pm (bring a snack)

Skill Level: Beginner

Prerequisites:  None

Instructor: Debbie Garavaglia

Class Price: $88 (includes kit)

You will be making a sterling silver pendant and matching earrings, all with bezel set CZ’s. You will use a disk cutter, texturize metal, and bezel set stones. Note: SS chain will be provided, but you will provide your own ear wires and lobster clasp.

Minimum Number of Students: 2

Maximum Number of Students: 6

For more information or to register for classes call Lady Bug Beads at 314-644-6140.

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