Sometimes it can be tough to determine what, if anything, to give to those on your holiday gift list. Either your intended recipients have EVERYTHING, or you just want to avoid giving them the same old thing.
Making gifts gives you the opportunity to tailor a unique gift for EVERYONE on your holiday gift list. And this Fall Beads N Botanicals is offering several great classes to help you do just that.
Basic Wire Working: How to Make Earrings:
This is a great starter class! You’ll learn the basic techniques involved in creating earrings with head pins, eye pins and ear wires. You’ll make two pairs of earrings, one with a dangle. A few other earring styles will be demonstrated as well. $20, 1 hour, materials included.
October 12, 7 p.m.-8 p.m. Thursday
November 9, 7 p.m.-8 p.m. Thursday
Advanced Wire Working: Wire Wrapping Pendants:
Do you have a stone that would make a wonderful pendant? Techniques for caging tumbled and rough rocks in cages of wire will be taught. Hands-on. Wire and stones will be provided. Bring a special piece if, you want. $22, 1 ½ hours, materials included. (Taking Basic Wire Working: How to Make Earrings and/or Intermediate Wire Working is suggested as a prerequisite.)
November 30, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Thursday
Basic Stringing: Bracelet Design:
Want to learn how to put together a bracelet, but not sure how to begin? Or, how to end it? In this class you’ll learn how to work with specialty beading threads, what a crimp bead is, and how to use it, jump rings, and clasps to finish off your bracelet. $15, 1 hour, materials included.
October 19, 7 p.m.-8 p.m. Thursday
Basic Stringing: Necklace Design:
Want to learn how to put together a necklace, but not sure how to begin? Or, how to end it? In this class you’ll learn how to work with specialty beading threads, what a crimp bead is, and how to use it, jump rings, and clasps to finish off your necklace. Learn about the differences between choker and other-sized necklaces. $18, 1 hour, materials included.
November 2, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Thursday
Bath Salts and Body Scrubs
How to make lovely scented bath salts and body scrubs. Great for treating yourself, family and friends. $10, includes materials. 1 hour
November 7, 7 p.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday
Making Dream Pillows
How to make pillows to send sweet dreams to family and friends. This class discusses herbs traditionally used to induce sleep and also demonstrates how simple (or elaborate) a dream pillow can be. Perfect stocking stuffers!
December 13, 7 p.m.-8 p.m. Wednesday