Bead Society of New Mexico

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    • 25 May 2019
    • 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Mama's Minerals (800 20th St NW Ste B, Albuquerque, NM 87104)
    Register

    Wire Wrapping 101

    with Jeanette Easley


    $40 class fee + $7 materials fee, due upon signup

    Do you love stones, beads, fossils or gems?

    Ever wish you could wear those beloved objects?


    Learn to make all the parts needed to create your own professional quality jewelry. Practice using wire, tools, stones and beads. Add to your own jewelry box, make fabulous gifts or begin your own jewelry business. You will leave this class with an abundance of design ideas, sample parts and a finished pendant. Bring your own favorite stone, or select from the class supplies.

    Kit 1 ($5): 20 &22 gauge wire, 14 & 16 heavy gauge wires (copper, plated, brass)

    Kit 2 ($2): cabochons, rocks, sea glass, beads, glue, charms 

    Tool Loan (provided by Mama's): needle nose pliers, wire cutter, round nose pliers, crimp tool

     

    JeanetteEasleyBio.pdf

    Hosted at Mama's Minerals

    800 20th St NW Ste B, Albuquerque, NM 87104


    Special Note... you are not officially registered if you have not completed the registration and paid for the class.

    • 25 May 2019
    • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Mama’s Minerals (800 20th St. NW ABQ, NM)
    Register


    Jewelry Making for Kids

    $10 class fee + $5 kit fee = $15/person

    Learn to design and string a necklace or bracelet including beads and learn to crimp and attach a clasp to complete your design.

    Kit:  

    bead strand

    stringing kit

    spacer beads


    Tool Loaned by Mama's:

    needle nose pliers

    wire cutter

    round nose plier

    crimp tool

    bead board


    JeanetteEasleyBio.pdf

    Hosted at Mama's Minerals

    800 20th St NW Ste B, Albuquerque, NM 87104


    Special Note... you are not officially registered if you have not completed the registration and paid for the class.



    • 29 May 2019
    • 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Mama’s Minerals (800 20th St. NW ABQ, NM)
    Register


    Basic Jewelry Making

    $15 class fee

    NO kit provided


    Learn to design and create a necklace or bracelet using beads. You will learn how to create an interesting composition, what stringing materials to use, crimping and clasping techniques.



    Tool loan provided by Mama’s includes:

    needle nose pliers

    wire cutter

    round nose plier

    crimp tool

    bead board

    bead stoppers


    Student must bring or purchase:

    (10) 2x2mm Crimp Beads
    SoftFlex Beading Wire (at least 2 ft.)
    Clasp of Your Choice
    Beads of your choice

    (enough to complete a necklace of your desired length)


    JeanetteEasleyBio.pdf

    Hosted at Mama's Minerals

    800 20th St NW Ste B, Albuquerque, NM 87104


    Special Note... you are not officially registered if you have not completed the registration and paid for the class.



    • 30 May 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • 01 Jun 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Fair Grounds
    Register

    Volunteers Needed!

    Event is May 30- June 1 2019

    please sign up for a date/time

    if you have any questions, please contact Jamie Welles

    • 05 Jun 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center (7521 Carmel Ave NE)
    Register


    June Malone's Pastel Bordeaux Necklace

    June 5, 2019 from 4-7pm

    cost of workshop includes the kit

    Workshop Fee: $65 paid to the instructor

    Please REGISTER so the instructor can plan for the number attending.


    June Malone is an artist who has worked with a variety of materials and media. For the past 30 years she has worked with fiber, acrylics, cake frosting, counted cross stitch, needlepoint, and most recently, beads. June began working seriously with beads in 1999 when she needed some jewelry to go with a new outfit. She discovered Delica beads and now creates her own designs for elaborate 1-of-a-kind necklaces and earrings. She also develops kits full time so we can all enjoy her creations.. Examples of her beadwork designs are displayed on her web site: www.enchantedbeader.com

    Class fee will provide:

    All materials to make the Bordeaux necklace except for thread and needles


    You need to provide: 

    Needles - size 10

    Thread - 6# Fireline recommended

    Bead mat

    other items beader uses to bead

    needle nose and flat nose pliers


    There is a limit of 15 for this workshop so sign up early to get your seat! 

    • 05 Jun 2019
    • 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Mama’s Minerals (800 20th St. NW ABQ, NM)
    Register


    Making Findings

    $40 class fee + $6 Kits fee = $46/person


    Learn to make your own findings (including clasps, chain links, caps etc.) using wire.


    Kits:

    Kit 1: 20 & 22 & 14 & 16 gauge wire

    Kit 2: beads


    Tool loan provided by Mama’s includes:

    needle nose pliers, wire cutter, round nose plier, crimp tool


    JeanetteEasleyBio.pdf

    Hosted at Mama's Minerals

    800 20th St NW Ste B, Albuquerque, NM 87104


    Special Note... you are not officially registered if you have not completed the registration and paid for the class.



    • 08 Jun 2019
    • 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Mama's Minerals (800 20th St NW Ste B, Albuquerque, NM 87104)
    Register

    Intermediate Wire Wrapping 

    with Jeanette Easley



    $40 class fee + $5 materials fee, due upon signup


    Basic Wire Wrap is a prerequisite for taking Intermediate level Wire Wrap.


    Now that you have basic wire wrap skills, expand your skill set by learning wire weaving. We will first create a wire cage. Then the will cover, creating several different woven pieces, that can be combined to create a unique piece of jewelry. Wire bead making will also be covered. You may or may not finish your pieces in the classroom, but will leave with the skills to complete your pieces on your own. 

    Kit 1 ($5): 20 &22 gauge wire, 14 & 16 heavy gauge wires (copper, plated, brass)

    Kit 2 ($2): cabochons, rocks, sea glass, beads, glue, charms 

    Tool Loan (provided by Mama's): needle nose pliers, wire cutter, round nose pliers, crimp tool



    JeanetteEasleyBio.pdf

    Hosted at Mama's Minerals

    800 20th St NW Ste B, Albuquerque, NM 87104


    Special Note... you are not officially registered if you have not completed the registration and paid for the class.

    • 08 Jun 2019
    • 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Mama’s Minerals (800 20th St. NW, ABQ NM)
    Register


    Viking Knit

    $40 class fee + $5 kit cost. Total of $45/person


    You will learn to weave a bracelet or necklace using wire and a dowel. Really beautiful end result.


    Kits:  

    Kit 1: bead caps, wire, clasps 

    Kit 2: dowels.


    Tool loan provided by Mama’s includes:

    needle nose pliers

    wire cutter

    round nose plier

    crimp tool


    JeanetteEasleyBio.pdf

    Hosted at Mama's Minerals

    800 20th St NW Ste B, Albuquerque, NM 87104


    Special Note... you are not officially registered if you have not completed the registration and paid for the class.




    • 15 Jun 2019
    • 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Mama’s Minerals (800 20th St. NW, ABQ NM)
    Register


    Instructors: Patti Farley, Julie Fear and Julie Goodding

    Hosted at Mama's Minerals

    800 20th St NW Ste B, Albuquerque, NM 87104


    This class will be comprehensive and for serious beginners.  You will leave with a different understanding of the importance of beading throughout history and throughout the world.   


    Only 12 people in the class so don't miss out on getting a seat.  Register today!


    The cost includes a tool kit with tote bag, needle nosed pliers, crimper, wire cutters, bead board, plastic box for beads, bead stops, Softflex wire (10' spool), crimping tubes, clasp and string of beads.  Kit is a $50 value.


     10:30-11:30:

    We discuss the history of beading and show a short video that is critically acclaimed, about beading from the beginning of time.   Beads were the first currency.  Countries have been bought and sold with beads.   It is a fascinating video with beautiful scenes of cultures and their beads.  Next we go through everything that is in the kit ($50.00 value) and have them take out their beads and place them on their bead board.


    11:30-12:30

    We discuss the Elements of design.  What makes a good design.  How do you choose what goes with what.   We have lots of samples to show and all three instructors show their work.   Then we go into color theory.   We give everyone a color wheel and explain how to use it.   If you have never used a color wheel you will love learning all about them.


    While we pick up lunch for those who ordered it, everyone goes out into the store and looks for things they might want to put with their beads provided in the kit.  This is not mandatory but simple an exercise in what you learned in color theory and design.


    12:30-1:00

    shopping at Mamas


    1:00-4:00

    While we eat lunch, we begin to lay out our beads into a design.   Everyone gets hands on help with three instructors in the room.   We give tips based on our own experiences.  


    There is a 13 page handout of all the information.   We help each person with crimping and with adding a clasp.   The class ends when the last person finishes their necklace.  Usual timing is between 2pm and 4pm.   Everyone wears their necklace home. 


    Refunds will be issued up to 24 hours in advance.  After 24 hours  you can reschedule the class but no refund will be issued.


    Special Note... you are not officially registered if you have not completed the registration and paid for the class.




    • 19 Jun 2019
    • 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    Register


    Bead Crochet

    $30 class fee + $14 kit fee = $44 / person


    In this class you will learn to create a basic crochet chain, a crocheted closure, as well as how to incorporate a variety of beads into a crocheted chain. The necklace will be approximately 36 inches long and may be worn long or doubled around the neck. We will be using a variety of mixed sizes, colors, and textures of beads.

    Note: no crochet experience needed.


    Kits:

    Kit 1: crochet hook, crochet thread

    Kit 2: 100 beads, 2 sizes


    Student to bring to class:

      scissors 


    JeanetteEasleyBio.pdf

    Hosted at Mama's Minerals

    800 20th St NW Ste B, Albuquerque, NM 87104


    Special Note... you are not officially registered if you have not completed the registration and paid for the class.


    • 29 Jun 2019
    • 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Mama’s Minerals (800 20th St. NW ABQ, NM)
    Register


    Basic Jewelry Making

    $15 class fee

    NO kit provided


    Learn to design and create a necklace or bracelet using beads. You will learn how to create an interesting composition, what stringing materials to use, crimping and clasping techniques.



    Tool loan provided by Mama’s includes:

    needle nose pliers

    wire cutter

    round nose plier

    crimp tool

    bead board

    bead stoppers


    Student must bring or purchase:

    (10) 2x2mm Crimp Beads
    SoftFlex Beading Wire (at least 2 ft.)
    Clasp of Your Choice
    Beads of your choice

    (enough to complete a necklace of your desired length)


    JeanetteEasleyBio.pdf

    Hosted at Mama's Minerals

    800 20th St NW Ste B, Albuquerque, NM 87104


    Special Note... you are not officially registered if you have not completed the registration and paid for the class.



    • 29 Jun 2019
    • 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Mama’s Minerals (800 20th St. NW, ABQ NM)
    Register


    $30 class fee + $25 materials = $55/person

    Taught by Jeanette Easley

    Make intricately woven and braided cords using this time-honored Japanese art form. You get to keep your materials which include a Kumihimo disc, bobbins, a weight, a toggle, and two cones!

    Kit: 8 bobbins with weight, 1 kumihimo disk,

    Approx 100 3-4 mm beads, 2 cones, clasp (toggle or hook/eye) 6 ft S-lon cord

    JeanetteEasleyBio.pdf

    Special Note... you are not officially registered if you have not completed the registration and paid for the class.


    • 13 Jul 2019
    • 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Mama's Minerals (800 20th St NW Ste B, Albuquerque, NM 87104)
    Register

    Wire Wrapping 101

    with Jeanette Easley


    $40 class fee + $7 materials fee, due upon signup

    Do you love stones, beads, fossils or gems?

    Ever wish you could wear those beloved objects?


    Learn to make all the parts needed to create your own professional quality jewelry. Practice using wire, tools, stones and beads. Add to your own jewelry box, make fabulous gifts or begin your own jewelry business. You will leave this class with an abundance of design ideas, sample parts and a finished pendant. Bring your own favorite stone, or select from the class supplies.

    Kit 1 ($5): 20 &22 gauge wire, 14 & 16 heavy gauge wires (copper, plated, brass)

    Kit 2 ($2): cabochons, rocks, sea glass, beads, glue, charms 

    Tool Loan (provided by Mama's): needle nose pliers, wire cutter, round nose pliers, crimp tool

    JeanetteEasleyBio.pdf

    Hosted at Mama's Minerals

    800 20th St NW Ste B, Albuquerque, NM 87104


    Special Note... you are not officially registered if you have not completed the registration and paid for the class.

    • 13 Jul 2019
    • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Mama’s Minerals (800 20th St. NW ABQ, NM)
    Register


    Jewelry Making for Kids

    $10 class fee + $5 kit fee = $15/person

    Learn to design and string a necklace or bracelet including beads and learn to crimp and attach a clasp to complete your design.

    Kit:  

    bead strand

    stringing kit

    spacer beads


    Tool Loaned by Mama's:

    needle nose pliers

    wire cutter

    round nose plier

    crimp tool

    bead board


    JeanetteEasleyBio.pdf

    Hosted at Mama's Minerals

    800 20th St NW Ste B, Albuquerque, NM 87104


    Special Note... you are not officially registered if you have not completed the registration and paid for the class.



    • 17 Jul 2019
    • 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Mama's Minerals (800 20th St NW Ste B, Albuquerque, NM 87104)
    Register

    Intermediate Wire Wrapping 

    with Jeanette Easley



    $40 class fee + $7 materials fee, due upon signup


    Basic Wire Wrap is a prerequisite for taking Intermediate level Wire Wrap.


    Now that you have basic wire wrap skills, expand your skill set by learning wire weaving. We will first create a wire cage. Then the will cover, creating several different woven pieces, that can be combined to create a unique piece of jewelry. Wire bead making will also be covered. You may or may not finish your pieces in the classroom, but will leave with the skills to complete your pieces on your own. 

    Kit 1 ($2): cabochons, rocks, sea glass, beads, glue, charms 

    Kit 2 ($5): 20 & 22 gauge wire, 14 & 16 heavy gauge wires (copper,plated,brass) 

    Tool loan provided by Mama’s includes: needle nose pliers, wire cutter, round nose pliers, crimp tool



    JeanetteEasleyBio.pdf

    Hosted at Mama's Minerals

    800 20th St NW Ste B, Albuquerque, NM 87104


    Special Note... you are not officially registered if you have not completed the registration and paid for the class.

    • 20 Jul 2019
    • 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Mama’s Minerals (800 20th St. NW, ABQ NM)
    Register


    Instructors: Patti Farley, Julie Fear and Julie Goodding

    Hosted at Mama's Minerals

    800 20th St NW Ste B, Albuquerque, NM 87104


    This class will be comprehensive and for serious beginners.  You will leave with a different understanding of the importance of beading throughout history and throughout the world.   


    Only 12 people in the class so don't miss out on getting a seat.  Register today!


    The cost includes a tool kit with tote bag, needle nosed pliers, crimper, wire cutters, bead board, plastic box for beads, bead stops, Softflex wire (10' spool), crimping tubes, clasp and string of beads.  Kit is a $50 value.


     10:30-11:30:

    We discuss the history of beading and show a short video that is critically acclaimed, about beading from the beginning of time.   Beads were the first currency.  Countries have been bought and sold with beads.   It is a fascinating video with beautiful scenes of cultures and their beads.  Next we go through everything that is in the kit ($50.00 value) and have them take out their beads and place them on their bead board.


    11:30-12:30

    We discuss the Elements of design.  What makes a good design.  How do you choose what goes with what.   We have lots of samples to show and all three instructors show their work.   Then we go into color theory.   We give everyone a color wheel and explain how to use it.   If you have never used a color wheel you will love learning all about them.


    While we pick up lunch for those who ordered it, everyone goes out into the store and looks for things they might want to put with their beads provided in the kit.  This is not mandatory but simple an exercise in what you learned in color theory and design.


    12:30-1:00

    shopping at Mamas


    1:00-4:00

    While we eat lunch, we begin to lay out our beads into a design.   Everyone gets hands on help with three instructors in the room.   We give tips based on our own experiences.  


    There is a 13 page handout of all the information.   We help each person with crimping and with adding a clasp.   The class ends when the last person finishes their necklace.  Usual timing is between 2pm and 4pm.   Everyone wears their necklace home. 


    Refunds will be issued up to 24 hours in advance.  After 24 hours  you can reschedule the class but no refund will be issued.


    Special Note... you are not officially registered if you have not completed the registration and paid for the class.




    • 24 Jul 2019
    • 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Mama’s Minerals (800 20th St. NW ABQ, NM)
    Register


    Making Findings

    $40 class fee + $6 Kits fee = $46/person


    Learn to make your own findings (including clasps, chain links, caps etc.) using wire.


    Kits:

    Kit 1: 20 & 22 & 14 & 16 gauge wire

    Kit 2: beads


    Tool loan provided by Mama’s includes:

    needle nose pliers, wire cutter, round nose plier, crimp tool


    JeanetteEasleyBio.pdf

    Hosted at Mama's Minerals

    800 20th St NW Ste B, Albuquerque, NM 87104


    Special Note... you are not officially registered if you have not completed the registration and paid for the class.



    • 26 Jul 2019
    • 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Mama’s Minerals (800 20th St. NW ABQ, NM)
    Register


    Basic Jewelry Making

    $15 class fee

    NO kit provided


    Learn to design and create a necklace or bracelet using beads. You will learn how to create an interesting composition, what stringing materials to use, crimping and clasping techniques.



    Tool loan provided by Mama’s includes:

    needle nose pliers

    wire cutter

    round nose plier

    crimp tool

    bead board

    bead stoppers


    Student must bring or purchase:

    (10) 2x2mm Crimp Beads
    SoftFlex Beading Wire (at least 2 ft.)
    Clasp of Your Choice
    Beads of your choice

    (enough to complete a necklace of your desired length)


    JeanetteEasleyBio.pdf

    Hosted at Mama's Minerals

    800 20th St NW Ste B, Albuquerque, NM 87104


    Special Note... you are not officially registered if you have not completed the registration and paid for the class.



    • 07 Aug 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Mama’s Minerals (800 20th St. NW, ABQ, NM)
    Register

    Adele Frances's Silk Cocoon Pod Necklace

    August 7, 2019 from 4-7pm

    Workshop Fee: $40 paid to the instructor

    (includes the $10 kit fee)


    Please REGISTER so the instructor can plan for the number attending.

    Learn to work with silk cocoon pods to make a beautiful and very unique necklace. You will learn design techniques, enhancement techniques with pens, and construction techniques.

    Kit includes:

    22 cocoons, necklace cord, variety of 6/0 beads, waxed string, hand made paper, patterns to make leaf 


    Students to bring to class: 

    small hole punch, scissors, any additional beads or papers you want to include in design


    Adele's Bio:

    Adele Frances is a retired career counselor and life coach whose current mantra is “Why work when you can create?”    She has been involved with the Albuquerque art scene for the past twelve years, selling her mixed media and fiber creations in galleries around the city and state.  Now she is concentrating on her new duties as docent at the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History where she leads tours for school children.  A true Gemini, Adele flits from passion to passion, thus discovering the potential of silk cocoons as jewelry components last year.  She is happy to pass on what she has learned and hopes you will enjoy this upcoming workshop and expand your own skills.


    • 04 Sep 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Mama’s Minerals (800 20th St. NW ABQ, NM)
    Register


    Bead Embroidery, presented by Leah Ready

    August 7, 2019 from 4-7pm

    Workshop Fee: $50 paid to the instructor

    (includes the kit)

    Please REGISTER so the instructor can plan for the number attending.

    Learn to make a beautiful 2” x 2” pin using bead embroidery techniques. Each one will be a unique design and the skills you learn can be used in a lot of different projects.

    Kit includes:

    flower and leaf pieces

    animal charm

    felt and ultra suede

    pin back

    Students need to bring:

    small tube E6000 glue

    needles #12 and #10 sharps (NOT beading needles)

    thread (SoNo, OneG, Nymo D, Fireline#6)

    sharp scissors

    size 15 in gold or silver, size 11/0 in several blues and several greens

    This is a good way to use up leftover beads!


    Leah Ready Bio:

    I have played with beads all my life. The colors and textures and the use of stitches to bind all fulfill my creative needs.


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