B E A D  S O C I E T Y  O F  N M


CLASSES

We have a great variety of instructors teaching many different techniques.  Check out the classes and come join us!


Upcoming Classes

    • 06 Aug 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (MDT)
    • Amapola Gallery / Old Town ( 205 Romero St NW, Ste D)
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    Larimar Pendant

    Stringing Class

    Class is $35

    Kit is $15 

    Instructor:

    Pam Troutman

    Class is limited to 8 adults (due to limitation of these beads to make 8 kits, plus the completed project sample). If others want to join in and bring their own beads, they will need to let me know so I bring enough of the last bullet items ($5 if they bring their own beads).

    Kit fee is $15 and includes:

    • Silver lined Glass seed beads size 10 and size 6
    • Larimar beads, Aquamarine beads, and pre-designed Larimar pendant
    • Wire guardians, crimps, clasp, beading wire

    Pam will bring tools for finishing necklaces.

    Students are recommended to have

    • standing magnifier or reader glasses if available as the seed beads are small.

    Larimar, also called "Stefilia's Stone", is a rare blue variety of the silicate mineral pectolite found only in the Dominican Republic, in the Caribbean. Its coloration varies from white, light-blue, green-blue to deep blue.

    Miguel Méndez and Peace Corps volunteer Norman Rilling rediscovered Larimar in 1974 on a beach at the foot of the Bahoruco Mountain Range, the coastal province of Barahona. Natives believed that the stone came from the sea, and they called the gem Blue Stone. Miguel took his young daughter's name Larissa and the Spanish word for sea (mar) and formed Larimar, to suggest the colors of the Caribbean Sea where it was found. The few stones that they found were alluvial sediment, washed into the sea by the Bahoruco River. An upstream search revealed the in situ outcrops in the range and soon the Los Chupaderos mine was formed.

    Aquamarine (from Latin: aqua marina, "sea water") is a blue or cyan variety of beryl.



    • 14 Aug 2021
    • 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM (MDT)
    • Creativity Warehouse (1950 Juan Tabo Blvd. NE, ABQ, NM)
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    Design, Color, Shape, Balance and Texture

    Gemstone Properties

    Jewelry Project - Multi Strand Convertible Neck Piece

    Instructor: Anik Malm

    Registration DEADLINE is August 1st.

    class fee: $45

    kit fee: $55

    (limited number of additional kits will be made available for purchase)

    SS – Sterling Silvers

    4 strands round Beads in various sizes from 6mm-10mm 

    1 strand 4mm round beads coordinated.

    2 strands accent beads in project coordinating color of different and interesting shapes

    4 large Focal coordinating beads.

    40-60 various SS Spacers, bead caps and filler beads coordinated in sizes

    1 decorative SS 4 Strand Clasp with extender chain

    12-16 SS 2 x 2 Crimps

    3 yards Soft Flex Extreme .925 SS Beading Wire

    8 SS Medium to Large Lobster Claw Clasps

    8 Closed SS Jump Rings – 5mm to 7mm

    8 Closed SS Jump Rings – 6mm to 8mm

    8 Open SS Jump Rings – 4mm to 5mm

    SS Hallmark

    Optional: 8 SS Crimp Covers

    8 SS Wire Guards

    Gemstone and Metal “Meaning and Properties” Cards

    Students to bring their tools (or purchase tool kit listed below): 
    Needle Nose Pliers
    Flat Nose Pliers
    Bent Nose Pliers
    Round Nosed Pliers
    Flush Cutters
    Crimping Pliers
    Beading Mat
    Design Board
    Notebook and Pen for taking notes.

      Location is in a strip mall with easy pull up and parking.

      It is located on Juan Tabo between Menaul and Indian School

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      The emphasis of this class will be how Design, Color, Shape, Balance and Texture all play an important role in jewelry making as well as the meaning of the gemstones.  

      Anik will teach basic knowledge in these necessary elements and how they can make a huge difference in the outcome of your jewelry pieces. 

      This class is for everyone, whether you are a seasoned Jewelry Maker or just beginning.  Everyone and all levels are welcome…… BSNM members and prospective members alike. 

      For the beginners, Anik will be offering for purchase a tool and supply kit at her wholesale prices for those of you who want to get started but don’t yet have the supplies and tools. 

      Anik has a successful ecommerce and retail business, so naturally the class will tend to lean toward successful selling of your jewelry pieces but is certainly not the focus. The class is for everyone, whether you sell your pieces or keep them for yourself.

      We will be making a Multi Strand Convertible Neck Piece.  One of Anik’s best sellers.  You will have a choice of the Main color:  Please specify your Main color choice at Registration.

      As well, Anik will be making available additional kits to take home.

      The project will consist of 3-4 strands that can be easily converted to single strand, 2, 3 or 4 strands.

      It will be on a Saturday late afternoon with 4 hours packed with instruction and fun. Anik always makes It festive with refreshments and door prizes. She will also have some select pieces of her work on display and available for purchase at special pricing and discounts for the evening.

      Tools

      Over the years, Anik has used many different brands of jewelry making tools from budget tools to the most expensive on the market.  Hands down she highly recommends Xuron tools for many reasons she will likely explain in class. 

      Xuron Tool Kit: Complete $127 (Wholesale Prices)

      A La Carte also available

      Needle Nose $15

      Flat Nose $17

      Bent Nose $24

      Round Nose $20

      Flush Cutter $13

      Crimping Pliers $20

      Beading Mat $8

      Design Board $10


      Individual tools and kits can be purchased at class.  Supplies will be limited.


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