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Beginner’s “Get to Know Your Tools and Materials” Class

For those of you who haven’t made jewelry before,
this is the perfect class for you.

In this class, you will learn things like:

  1)  Why do we use one kind of wire for some things and another type for other things? 

   2) What is the difference?

  3) Why can’t I just buy the cheapest stuff to string on, nobody will see it anyway?

 4) What’s the difference in the number of strands inside a wire?

 5)  How do I use crimping pliers?

 6)  What are these things called wire guards and what are they good for?

 7)  Why do I have so many different pairs of pliers in my kit?

 8)  Can’t I just use the ones I have in the tool box in the garage?

 9)   What’s the difference between Silver Plated, Silver Filled, and Sterling Silver?

 10)  I am sensitive to metals in my earrings.  How do I know which wires are ok for me to use and which ones will bother me?

 11)  What is it about some earrings that make my ears hurt or itch?

 12)  What’s the difference between crimp tubes and crimp beads, and why is one any better than the other?

 And SOOOOOOO much more!!!

Find out the tricks of the trade from a professional.  She will help you avoid some of the pit-falls of a new designer.   
And pick her brain about things you have wondered about as you thought about making jewelry.

You will not make a piece of jewelry in this class, but bring your kit with you so the instructor can show you why you have each tool and how to use them correctly. 
When you leave this class you will have the knowledge to make jewelry-designing decisions with confidence.

This is a Group Class, so reservations are required at one of the times when a class is on the schedule


A Classic Heirloom

When you pass on something special to one of your heirs, it is called an "heirloom". 
When that item is very special - and valuable, it is called a classic heirloom. 
We sell everything needed for you to create that piece of wearable art that you can be proud to pass on to the next generation.  This is why we call our bead & jewelry shop "Heirloom Classics".