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Best Bead Show - Tucson Spring
Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Go to MotorChic WristBelt Info Page
MotorChic WristBelt 10:00AM-12:00PM
Make the belt buckle—one of three featured in NTaJ!s latest findings vellum pattern template—and combine it with luscious leather (Melissa Cable’s Create Wrecklessly new line of leather) and sumptuous pearl rivets (Swarovski Elements’ crystal). Use t... [more]
Taught by Brenda Schweder for All Levels Total Cost: $30.00


Go to Charming Fibula Info Page
Charming Fibula 12:00PM-1:00PM
Tracy’s version of the Charming Bangle, this design lets you wear your favorite charms front and center! Use the Now That’s a Jig! to wind wire around a specific configuration and get stellar, consistent results! [more]
Taught by Tracy Bell for All Levels Total Cost: $15.00


Go to Learn to Dance the Now That’s a Jig! Info Page
Learn to Dance the Now That’s a Ji... 1:00PM-1:50PM
A quickie dance lesson on the who, what, when, where and why and how’s of creating wire jewelry on the NTaJ! If you love wire (and even if you don’t), you’ll find this tool an indispensable necessity for your jewelry bench! Walk out with a few sample... [more]
Taught by Brenda Schweder for All Levels Total Cost: $15.00


Go to TwistedHeart Bracelet by Tracy Bell Info Page
TwistedHeart Bracelet by Tracy Bel... 3:00PM-5:00PM
Take it to heart and learn the twists and turns of making (and repeating) this fabulous chain link on the Now That’s a Jig! Multiples are made easy and productivity soars when using the jig that Sits Tight and Stays Put whatever your wire metal of ch... [more]
Taught by Tracy Bell for All Levels Total Cost: $20.00


Go to Shape In Shape In Shape Components Info Page
Shape In Shape In Shape Components 5:00PM-6:00PM
Work the NTaJ! and its assorted shaped pegs as mandrels (surrounding and shaping wire to single pegs) to make super-minimal jewelry components to wear, share and sell! Mix ‘em, match ‘em and churn ‘em out—this jig makes working multiple elements a br... [more]
Taught by Brenda Schweder for All Levels Total Cost: $15.00


Go to Dragonfly Charm Oval Bangle Info Page
Dragonfly Charm Oval Bangle 6:00PM-7:00PM
Use the Now That’s a Jig! to make patterned wire and the (NEW!) oval bangle sizing puck to make the Charming (Oval) Bangle! Then adorn with this sweet Dragonfly charm—‘cause what’s a bangle without a little flying friend? [more]
Taught by Brenda Schweder for All Levels Total Cost: $15.00



Best Bead Show - Tucson Spring
Thursday, February 06, 2014

Go to Sea Urchin Bracelet Info Page
Sea Urchin Bracelet 10:00AM-1:30PM
Learn to combine ladder stitch and odd-count peyote stitch to make this sculptural beaded bracelet. Class covers both the bracelet and the toggle clasp. This is one of the first classes that is being taught with the not yet available to the publi... [more]
Taught by Hannah Rosner for Intermediate Total Cost: $79.00


Go to Beads in Bondage Info Page
Beads in Bondage 11:00AM-1:00PM
Beaded leather bracelet. [more]
Taught by Kelly Ladas for All Levels Total Cost: $89.00


Go to Learn to Dance the Now That’s a Jig! Info Page
Learn to Dance the Now That’s a Ji... 11:00AM-11:50AM
A quickie dance lesson on the who, what, when, where and why and how’s of creating wire jewelry on the NTaJ! If you love wire (and even if you don’t), you’ll find this tool an indispensable necessity for your jewelry bench! Walk out with a few sample... [more]
Taught by Brenda Schweder for All Levels Total Cost: $15.00


Go to Abacus & Scroll Bracelet by Tracy Bell Info Page
Abacus & Scroll Bracelet by Tracy ... 12:00PM-2:00PM
Tracy Bell shows how to work these old-world inspired links in wire and metal sheet on the Now That’s a Jig! The NTaJ! is the perfect tool for consistent and multiple elements in half the time! [more]
Taught by Tracy Bell for All Levels Total Cost: $25.00


Go to Girlie Pearlie Info Page
Girlie Pearlie 2:00PM-5:30PM
What girl doesn't like pearls? Marry pearls and seed beads together in a netting stitch and enjoy this feminine piece of jewelry. This is one of those stitches where you'll be thinking about making a matching necklace. [more]
Taught by Phyllis Martin-Rennie for All Levels Total Cost: $62.00


Go to Metal Embossing with Rolling Mill and Texturing Info Page
Metal Embossing with Rolling Mill ... 2:00PM-5:00PM
We will explore embossing metal blanks with the rolling mill and the Sizzex embossing machine. Students will explore creating raised forms on metal blanks using a variety of embossing mediums including found items, metal embossing dies and other mate... [more]
Taught by Judy Kintner (Gilmartin) for All Levels Total Cost: $69.00


Go to Treasures from the Sea Lariat Necklace Info Page
Treasures from the Sea Lariat Neck... 2:00PM-6:00PM
Learn to use the new two-hole Czech triangles in three types of peyote beaded beads all held together in a slinky, sexy silver silk lariat necklace. Students should be well versed in peyote stitch and be able to read a peyote word chart or graph.... [more]
Taught by Hannah Rosner for Intermediate Total Cost: $117.00


Go to Dragonfly Charm Oval Bangle Info Page
Dragonfly Charm Oval Bangle 3:00PM-4:00PM
Use the Now That’s a Jig! to make patterned wire and the (NEW!) oval bangle sizing puck to make the Charming (Oval) Bangle! Then adorn with this sweet Dragonfly charm—‘cause what’s a bangle without a little flying friend? [more]
Taught by Brenda Schweder for All Levels Total Cost: $15.00


Go to FairyFly by Tracy Bell Info Page
FairyFly by Tracy Bell 4:00PM-5:00PM
Make this dragonfly motif and learn to design around peg arrangements on the Now That’s a Jig!. This favorite bugster is so light and airy it reminds NTaJ! inventor Brenda Schweder of a fairy! Work any (or all) of the three sizes of this pretty motif... [more]
Taught by Tracy Bell for All Levels Total Cost: $15.00


Go to Infinity Heart Mustache Pendant Info Page
Infinity Heart Mustache Pendant 5:00PM-6:00PM
Work one or all three of these minimal and trendy pendant designs on the NTaJ! and learn how to wrangle motifs with simple peg arrangements. Then, finish off as many as you can complete in fifty minutes with a simple hook and ring clasp. So sweet, so... [more]
Taught by Brenda Schweder for All Levels Total Cost: $15.00



Best Bead Show - Tucson Spring
Friday, February 07, 2014

Go to Oh My Soldered Pendants Info Page
Oh My Soldered Pendants 9:30AM-3:00PM
*** Includes 30-minute lunch/shopping break*** This workshop introduces you to "stained glass" type soldering by learning step by step techniques.Your kit will inc. everything needed to set up @ your kitchen table! You will make two or more pendan... [more]
Taught by Phyllis Martin-Rennie for All Levels Total Cost: $99.00


Go to Bead Crochet Ropes Info Page
Bead Crochet Ropes 10:00AM-5:00PM
This class covers the techniques needed to make a beaded, crocheted lariat, bracelet or other piece. Students will string beads using a bead spinner, and begin a crocheted lariat which will be suitable for a bracelet. [more]
Taught by Judy Kintner (Gilmartin) for Beginner Total Cost: $112.00


Go to Dragonfly Charm Oval Bangle Info Page
Dragonfly Charm Oval Bangle 10:00AM-11:00AM
Use the Now That’s a Jig! to make patterned wire and the (NEW!) oval bangle sizing puck to make the Charming (Oval) Bangle! Then adorn with this sweet Dragonfly charm—‘cause what’s a bangle without a little flying friend? [more]
Taught by Brenda Schweder for All Levels Total Cost: $20.00


Go to Introduction to Bead Embellished French Ribbon Flowers Info Page
Introduction to Bead Embellished F... 10:00AM-2:00PM
Make a bead embellished wire ribbon flower using vintage style ombre wired ribbon, Jodie McDougall's felted wire and seed beads. A great intro to a fascinating and traditional ribboncraft - my own addition to it is the embellishment in seed beads and... [more]
Taught by Hannah Rosner for All Levels Total Cost: $84.00


Go to MotorChic WristBelt Info Page
MotorChic WristBelt 12:00PM-2:00PM
Make the belt buckle—one of three featured in NTaJ!s latest findings vellum pattern template—and combine it with luscious leather (Melissa Cable’s Create Wrecklessly new line of leather) and sumptuous pearl rivets (Swarovski Elements’ crystal). Use t... [more]
Taught by Brenda Schweder for All Levels Total Cost: $30.00


Go to Free Form Rings Info Page
Free Form Rings 3:00PM-6:30PM
Using sterling silver and 14-karat gold-filled square wire , you will learn to make a "base" for your ring. From this technique you will go on to make one ring with a stone and another swirl-type ring. The finishing touch will be your design! [more]
Taught by Phyllis Martin-Rennie for All Levels Total Cost: $92.00


Go to Infinity Heart Mustache Pendant Info Page
Infinity Heart Mustache Pendant 3:00PM-4:00PM
Work one or all three of these minimal and trendy pendant designs on the NTaJ! and learn how to wrangle motifs with simple peg arrangements. Then, finish off as many as you can complete in fifty minutes with a simple hook and ring clasp. So sweet, so... [more]
Taught by Brenda Schweder for All Levels Total Cost: $15.00


Go to Learn to Dance the Now That’s a Jig! Info Page
Learn to Dance the Now That’s a Ji... 4:00PM-4:50PM
A quickie dance lesson on the who, what, when, where and why and how’s of creating wire jewelry on the NTaJ! If you love wire (and even if you don’t), you’ll find this tool an indispensable necessity for your jewelry bench! Walk out with a few sample... [more]
Taught by Brenda Schweder for All Levels Total Cost: $15.00



Best Bead Show - Tucson Spring
Saturday, February 08, 2014

Go to A Riveting Experience Info Page
A Riveting Experience 9:00AM-3:00PM
Explore the different methods of riveting and cold connections while learning the many techniques of texturing metals. You will layer these pieces of metals with different shapes of other metals to form your choice of a unique bracelet or necklace. T... [more]
Taught by Phyllis Martin-Rennie for All Levels Total Cost: $109.00


Go to Dragons Hoard Bracelet Info Page
Dragons Hoard Bracelet 10:00AM-5:00PM
Combining fiber and beads in bead embroidery adds a subtle texture to your work. Get in on the next big craze right at the start - embellished wired ribbon! This piece combines vintage style ombre wire ribbon with Czech spikes and fabulous drusy quar... [more]
Taught by Hannah Rosner for Advanced Total Cost: $167.00


Go to Finishing Techniques for Beaded UFO's Info Page
Finishing Techniques for Beaded UF... 10:00AM-1:00PM
This is a learning experience for students who have completed beaded pieces and who are at a loss for a way to finish the piece. Students should bring the UFO to class and we will explore ways to finish. Clasps, wraps, endless chains, and other appro... [more]
Taught by Judy Kintner (Gilmartin) for Intermediate Total Cost: $60.00


Go to Shape In Shape In Shape Components Info Page
Shape In Shape In Shape Components 10:00AM-11:00AM
Work the NTaJ! and its assorted shaped pegs as mandrels (surrounding and shaping wire to single pegs) to make super-minimal jewelry components to wear, share and sell! Mix ‘em, match ‘em and churn ‘em out—this jig makes working multiple elements a br... [more]
Taught by Brenda Schweder for All Levels Total Cost: $15.00


Go to Dragonfly Charm Oval Bangle Info Page
Dragonfly Charm Oval Bangle 11:00AM-12:00PM
Use the Now That’s a Jig! to make patterned wire and the (NEW!) oval bangle sizing puck to make the Charming (Oval) Bangle! Then adorn with this sweet Dragonfly charm—‘cause what’s a bangle without a little flying friend? [more]
Taught by Brenda Schweder for All Levels Total Cost: $15.00


Go to Infinity Heart Mustache Pendant Info Page
Infinity Heart Mustache Pendant 12:00PM-1:00PM
Work one or all three of these minimal and trendy pendant designs on the NTaJ! and learn how to wrangle motifs with simple peg arrangements. Then, finish off as many as you can complete in fifty minutes with a simple hook and ring clasp. So sweet, so... [more]
Taught by Brenda Schweder for All Levels Total Cost: $15.00


Go to Learn to Dance the Now That’s a Jig! Info Page
Learn to Dance the Now That’s a Ji... 1:00PM-1:50PM
A quickie dance lesson on the who, what, when, where and why and how’s of creating wire jewelry on the NTaJ! If you love wire (and even if you don’t), you’ll find this tool an indispensable necessity for your jewelry bench! Walk out with a few sample... [more]
Taught by Brenda Schweder for All Levels Total Cost: $15.00


Go to How to make a strong foundation for Bead Embroidery Info Page
How to make a strong foundation fo... 2:30PM-4:30PM
In this class I will demonstrate how to build a solid foundation for Bead Embroidery work. There are several ways to do this with materials you can get at your local fabric shop and materials you can purchase online. We will cover most of the many op... [more]
Taught by Cindy Hulsey for All Levels Total Cost: $69.00


Go to MotorChic WristBelt Info Page
MotorChic WristBelt 3:00PM-5:00PM
Make the belt buckle—one of three featured in NTaJ!s latest findings vellum pattern template—and combine it with luscious leather (Melissa Cable’s Create Wrecklessly new line of leather) and sumptuous pearl rivets (Swarovski Elements’ crystal). Use t... [more]
Taught by Brenda Schweder for All Levels Total Cost: $30.00


Go to Vegas Info Page
Vegas 3:00PM-6:00PM
What happens in Vegas doesn't always stay in Vegas! Let me introduce you to your new favorite bracelet! The only decision you need to make is what color you are going to choose. Great class for anyone who wants to learn. [more]
Taught by Phyllis Martin-Rennie for Beginner Total Cost: $57.00



Best Bead Show - Tucson Spring
Sunday, February 09, 2014

Go to Pretty Pleased Info Page
Pretty Pleased 10:00AM-1:30PM
No need to worry if you don't know how to crochet. You’ll learn an easy new technique, and will relish this fresh, innovative approach to a time-honored favorite. Learn all the basics, including finishing off and repairing broken wire. You'll add a n... [more]
Taught by Phyllis Martin-Rennie for All Levels Total Cost: $72.00


Go to Wire Wrapped Floral Lampworked Necklace Info Page
Wire Wrapped Floral Lampworked Nec... 10:00AM-5:00PM
***Includes 60-minutes lunch/shopping break*** This class provides students with a basic assembly process for floral necklaces using disk beads and glass components on ni-chrome wire. Concepts learned will be useful beyond the design provided in th... [more]
Taught by Terry Henry for All Levels Total Cost: $159.00


Go to Learn to Dance the Now That’s a Jig! Info Page
Learn to Dance the Now That’s a Ji... 3:00PM-3:50PM
A quickie dance lesson on the who, what, when, where and why and how’s of creating wire jewelry on the NTaJ! If you love wire (and even if you don’t), you’ll find this tool an indispensable necessity for your jewelry bench! Walk out with a few sample... [more]
Taught by Brenda Schweder for All Levels Total Cost: $15.00


Go to Shape In Shape In Shape Components Info Page
Shape In Shape In Shape Components 4:00PM-5:00PM
Work the NTaJ! and its assorted shaped pegs as mandrels (surrounding and shaping wire to single pegs) to make super-minimal jewelry components to wear, share and sell! Mix ‘em, match ‘em and churn ‘em out—this jig makes working multiple elements a br... [more]
Taught by Brenda Schweder for All Levels Total Cost: $15.00


Go to Dragonfly Charm Oval Bangle Info Page
Dragonfly Charm Oval Bangle 5:00PM-6:00PM
Use the Now That’s a Jig! to make patterned wire and the (NEW!) oval bangle sizing puck to make the Charming (Oval) Bangle! Then adorn with this sweet Dragonfly charm—‘cause what’s a bangle without a little flying friend? [more]
Taught by Brenda Schweder for All Levels Total Cost: $15.00



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