Bead Bar-color outside the lines

Dianka Pocop . Colorado

Tuesday, October 2, 6PM

Price for class: $125

Class Description: If your head is spinning from all the new techniques you have learned during the conference for your work life, why not take a breather with us at the Bead Bar and come create a great keepsake memory of your time with us here in Estes Park--or get a head start on some holiday gifts. In this fun, informative and chillaxed atmosphere, come enjoy and run your fingers through Dianka's Bead Bar filled with thousands of beads from over twenty years of Dianka's collecting. Vintage beads from the 1920's, handpainted czech rose beads dating back to the 1890's, all varieties of semi-precious stones including many turquoises, amethysts, corals, pearls and more --all the while enjoying a glass of wine from the local Snowy Peaks winery(tea from the local Serendipitea shoppe will be available as an alternative as well)... 

This will be a very open and loose class as far as design surprised when you allow spontinaity and thousands of beads to lead your design. You will have the opportunity to make 5 pairs of earrings(beads of your choosing) with a variety of ear wires and one bracelet or necklace or bracelet/necklace(the bracelet hooks on to a chain back to create a necklace).

All skill levels are welcome...if you have played with jewelry making before just come and enjoy hunting and gathering to make some fun gifts with materials you may have not seen before. If you are a beginner, no worries..Dianka will be teaching the basics from ear wire creating, attaching clasps, finishing endings, and more. In addition, Dianka will provide an industry list and bring sample catalogs from the top wholesale suppliers for jewelry supplies if you want to continue with your new addiction after the conference.

Supplies needed: Your sparkling personality and open mind to create some wonderful new jewelry. Inspirations sheets--this class if very loose on design so you will be able to create til your hearts desire.

Supplies provided: all supplies needed will be provided in class including pliers, cutters, some unusual tools to try out,beads, inspiration sheets. Sources for future supplies. Wine. Tea.

Supplies included in class fee: 
all bead supplies to create 5 pairs of earrings and one bracelet/necklace or necklace. 
One sterling silver and semi-precious stone pendant to accent your finished piece.(value$75 and up)
(pendants available will be of various shapes and stones from turquoise to moonstone to lapis to larimar and more!)

ADDED SURPRISE: Access to the bead bar bonanza-it is the end of the season in Estes so Dianka will bring a variety of pendants available for purchase at wayyyyy below wholesale cost and an additional 15% will be donated to the nonprofit ArtFusion will be supporting. One 50% off coupon for any item at Mystic Mountain Gallery located in downtown Estes Park.