Thursday, July 30, 2009

Back by popular demand!

The beautiful line of two-tone jewelry that features copper coins artfully framed in sterling silver that uses traditional Sanskrit and Tibetan symbols is now back in stock.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Guest Instructor Metal Smith Kieu Pham Gray

Spiral Chain Bracelet
In this class, you will be introduced to basic soldering and silversmithing techniques using a torch and complete a bracelet using your soldered links.
  • Class fee: $65, All supplies included.
  • Level: All levels
  • Tools Required: Chain Nose Pliers, Round Nose Pliers, Wire Cutter (or Flexible Wire Cutter), Chasing Hammer, Bench Block, Metal Files, Cup Burr.
Due to the popularity of this class, additional sessions have been scheduled!
  • Friday, September 18th, 2009, 9:00am-12:00pm ~ FULL
  • Friday, September 18th, 2009, 1:00pm-4:00pm ~ LIMITED SEATING
  • Friday, September 18th, 2009, 5:00pm-8:00pm ~ FULL
  • Sunday, September 20th, 2009, 9:00am-12:00pm ~ FULL
  • Sunday, September 20th, 2009, 4:30pm-7:30pm ~ FULL

Bezel Set Cabochon Pendant

Students will learn how to create a custom bezel, and set a cabochon.

Sorry this class is full
  • Class fee: $85, All supplies included.
  • Level: Intermediate (Prerequisite: Spiral Chain Bracelet class on Sept 18th)
  • Tools Required: Chain Nose Pliers, Round Nose Pliers, Wire Cutter.
  • Date: Saturday, September 19, 2009, 10:30am-4:30pm

Cold Connections Bracelet
Students will learn how to make cold connections using rivets and staples to create links for this sampler bracelet.
  • Class fee: $55, All supplies included
  • Level: All levels
  • Tools Required: Chain Nose Pliers, Round Nose Pliers, Wire Cutter (or Flexible Wire Cutter), Chasing Hammer, Bench Block, Metal Files, Center Punch, Two-Hole Punch.
  • Date: Two sessions available
  • Saturday, September 19, 2009, 5:30pm-7:30pm ~ Limited Seating
  • Sunday, September 20, 2009, 12:30pm-2:30pm ~ FULL

Friday, July 24, 2009

PMC Level 1 Certification, Introduction to Metal Clay

The Introduction to Metal Clay class features projects and techniques designed by Irina Miech and recognized by the PMC Guild International. In this class you will create eight metal clay projects while exploring a variety of basic techniques, such as rolling out clay, texturing, using syringe, making hollow forms, using sheet, and setting CZs. Have fun creating beautiful jewelry in metal clay!

  • Dates: September 11th & 12th (Friday 10am-7pm & Saturday 10am-5pm)

  • Cost: $335 (fee includes ALL supplies, tools, and the book Metal Clay for Beaders)

  • Location: The Bead Studio, Galleria West Shopping Center, 18900 W Bluemound Rd Ste 139, Brookfield, WI (located next to Eclectica)

  • To register: Call Eclectica at 262-641-0961

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Our September - October Class Schedule is now available

Spirea Bracelet
Have you been thinking about taking a PMC class? This is a great beginner project!

Treasure Key
Antique Skeleton Keys make great pendants!

Wire Wrap Cabochon Pendant

The Wire Wrapped cabochon class is a variation of the project
Irina did in the book Beautiful Wire Jewelry for Beaders.

Our new September - October class schedule is available at the store and on the web! Click here to view our class schedule on our website. We will explore many new techniques, including making jewelry out of antique keys and silversmithing. Please stop by the store or click on the link to see our new summer classes!

Friday, July 10, 2009

July PMC Level 1 Certification

We just finished PMC Level I. Everyone had a lot of fun in the class! Mark your calendar, the next Level I class is September 11th & 12th, 2009.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Swarovski Bead Sale!

Selected styles of Swarovski crystal beads and pendants are now on sale ~ 20% - 40% off, article #5301 bicone beads are included in the sale.

Deco Design Necklace featured in August issue of Bead&Button

The Deco Design Necklace by Irina Miech will be featured metal clay project with how-to instructions in the August 2009 issue of Bead&Button magazine.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

July Free Make and Take Event

Join us in July for our special Free Freshwater Pearl bracelet make and take event!
Learn how to string freshwater pearl bracelet and finish it using crimp beads.

Starts July 2nd runs through the end of July on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

Limited seating. One bracelet per person. Minimum age: 8 years.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Lisa Pavelka stamp textures

We are now carrying a line of stamp textures designed by Lisa Pavelka. They're highly detailed and they leave deep impressions that are great for metal clay!