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Best Bead Show - Tucson Spring
Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Go to HingedNeckring Info Page
HingedNeckring 10:00AM-12:00PM
Wrangle you a minimally awesome showcase necklace for a great art-glass focal on the Now That’s a Jig!! The system’s ArcMakr accessory is new and a must-have for creating these larger smooth curves! [more]
Taught by Tracy Bell for All Levels Total Cost: $54.00


Go to Abacus&Scroll Info Page
Abacus&Scroll 1:00PM-4:00PM
Create beaded chain links and work copper sheet on the Now That’s a Jig! to make this fabulous bracelet! The NTaJ! stationary jig takes the measuring and drudgery out of multiples! [more]
Taught by Tracy Bell for All Levels Total Cost: $59.00


Go to SpringaDingDing Earrings Info Page
SpringaDingDing Earrings 5:00PM-6:00PM
Create twisted wire forms on Now That’s a Jig! then embellish with Swarovski crystals and handmade lampwork beads. Finish into a pendant or pair of earrings with findings you also create on Now That’s a Jig! [more]
Taught by Tamara Honaman for All Levels Total Cost: $54.00



Best Bead Show - Tucson Spring
Thursday, February 05, 2015

Go to TwistFormWrap Cuff Info Page
TwistFormWrap Cuff 10:00AM-12:00PM
Organic designs are a snap on the Now That’s a Jig! Twist your own patterned wire, then form it into a general shape on the NTaJ!. Accent with structural wire lacing and use the BangleSizr pucks to form your mini sculpture into a cuff! (Optional: Pat... [more]
Taught by Tamara Honaman for All Levels Total Cost: $49.00


Go to Bead Crochet Ropes Info Page
Bead Crochet Ropes 10:30AM-5:30PM
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: $99.00


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 Exploring Niobium Info Page
Exploring Niobium 11:00AM-6:00PM
Niobium is a hypoallergenic metal that can be colored using personal color choices. If you want to learn how to work niobium into your jewelry designs this is the class for you. Learn to apply basic metalworking techniques to niobium sheet and wire; ... [more]
Taught by Marti Brown for All Levels Total Cost: $155.00


Go to StartrWorkshop Express Info Page
StartrWorkshop Express 1:00PM-3:00PM
Find out what MandrelMork, NeckAdjustments, and GrubConnectors are all about, and why they help you make beautiful jewelry quicker and easier! If you've never wrangled wire on a jig before, or if you need a refresher or reorientation, the Now That's ... [more]
Taught by Tamara Honaman for All Levels Total Cost: $49.00


Go to Wire Wrap Beginnings Info Page
Wire Wrap Beginnings 1:00PM-5:00PM
This class offers everything from the proper use of tools (letting your tools do most of the work) to discussions about wire gauges and wire properties. You will learn how to cap beads and how to make ear wires, eye pins, and head pins and many more ... [more]
Taught by Phyllis Martin-Rennie for All Levels Total Cost: $89.00


Go to Polymer Posy Mixed Media Bracelet Info Page
Polymer Posy Mixed Media Bracelet 2:00PM-5:00PM
Students will complete a bracelet in this project class. Various media will be used in the construction: soft leather, metal filigree, patina, polymer clay, waxed linen and ribbon. Students will learn the basics of working with polymer clay: conditio... [more]
Taught by Toni Pullen for All Levels Total Cost: $79.00


Go to FindingsbytheDozen Info Page
FindingsbytheDozen 4:00PM-6:00PM
The express version of Brenda’s FindYourOwnFindings workshop, learn how to make your own custom findings on the Now That’s a Jig! From jump rings to ear wires to eye- and headpins to coils and connectors and toggle clasps, get your findings on! [more]
Taught by Tamara Honaman for All Levels Total Cost: $49.00



Best Bead Show - Tucson Spring
Friday, February 06, 2015

Go to Vegas Info Page
Vegas 9:00AM-12:00PM
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 RAW. [more]
Taught by Phyllis Martin-Rennie for Beginner Total Cost: $65.00


Go to NestedPhlox Info Page
NestedPhlox 10:00AM-12:00PM
What’s better than a Phlox motif? Three nestled together to form this super trendy cuff! Wrangle all three sizes of this versatile motif on the Now That’s a Jig!, nest ‘em and punctuate it with a lovely Swarovski pearl. Attach the element to a pre-ma... [more]
Taught by Tamara Honaman for All Levels Total Cost: $59.00


Go to Wire Wrapped Floral Lampworked Necklace Info Page
Wire Wrapped Floral Lampworked Nec... 10:00AM-5:00PM
***Includes 60-minute lunch/shopping break*** This class focuses on assembly of a necklace comprised of handmade glass flowers, buds, and leaves on a disk base. Students will leave class with a finished product that is a unique and wearable one-of-a... [more]
Taught by Terry Henry for All Levels Total Cost: $159.00


Go to Pearl Knotting Info Page
Pearl Knotting 10:30AM-12:30PM
Classic pearl knotting simplified. [more]
Taught by Kelly Ladas for All Levels Total Cost: $95.00


Go to Happier Hour Info Page
Happier Hour 12:30PM-3:30PM
Enjoy how easy-peazy this bracelet is to create! You'll learn to make "Wire Mania" beads that can be used in many of your other designs. Other techniques you'll learn are making eye pins, chaining, & re-purposing materials in frames. Get creative & m... [more]
Taught by Phyllis Martin-Rennie for All Levels Total Cost: $55.00


Go to Metal Embossing with Rolling Mill and Texturing Info Page
Metal Embossing with Rolling Mill ... 1:00PM-4:00PM
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 dyes and other mate... [more]
Taught by Judy Kintner (Gilmartin) for All Levels Total Cost: $45.00


Go to StartrWorkshop Express Info Page
StartrWorkshop Express 1:00PM-3:00PM
Find out what MandrelMork, NeckAdjustments, and GrubConnectors are all about, and why they help you make beautiful jewelry quicker and easier! If you've never wrangled wire on a jig before, or if you need a refresher or reorientation, the Now That's ... [more]
Taught by Tamara Honaman for All Levels Total Cost: $49.00


Go to Express Yourself Info Page
Express Yourself 1:30PM-4:30PM
Niobium combines well with many other materials. In this class you will combine leather with niobium. It's all about you as you cut, file and sand a niobium plate to stamp your personal message on. You will anodize the plate to colors of your choice ... [more]
Taught by Marti Brown for All Levels Total Cost: $80.00


Go to Intro To Bead Stringing Info Page
Intro To Bead Stringing 3:45PM-6:15PM
This class will teach you about the fundamentals of beading and about materials and findings used in many beading designs. Do you know how to tell if semi-precious stones are real or fake? Are the crystals you’re buying what you think they are? Get t... [more]
Taught by Phyllis Martin-Rennie for All Levels Total Cost: $58.00


Go to FramedFiber Ring Info Page
FramedFiber Ring 4:00PM-6:00PM
The Now That’s a Jig! is your go-to tool for creating wire armatures, frames and captures! Create a fun mini-frame on the NTaJ! and work in your needle felted micro-masterpiece with fibers and Swarovski rivoli pendants for an eclectic ring (or pendan... [more]
Taught by Tamara Honaman for All Levels Total Cost: $59.00



Best Bead Show - Tucson Spring
Saturday, February 07, 2015

Go to ChainsbytheHalfDozen Info Page
ChainsbytheHalfDozen 10:00AM-12:00PM
Get the express version of this popular workshop making chain links on the Now That’s a Jig! From the simplest link - the jump ring - up to the OpenHeart link, you’ll have a good start to your chainmaking technique arsenal! [more]
Taught by Tamara Honaman for All Levels Total Cost: $54.00


Go to A Riveting Experience Info Page
A Riveting Experience 11:00AM-4:30PM
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: $98.00


Go to StartrWorkshop Express Info Page
StartrWorkshop Express 1:00PM-3:00PM
Find out what MandrelMork, NeckAdjustments, and GrubConnectors are all about, and why they help you make beautiful jewelry quicker and easier! If you've never wrangled wire on a jig before, or if you need a refresher or reorientation, the Now That's ... [more]
Taught by Tamara Honaman for All Levels Total Cost: $49.00


Go to T-Fold Niobium Cuff Bracelet Info Page
T-Fold Niobium Cuff Bracelet 1:30PM-5:00PM
Apply the T-fold technique of fold forming to niobium without using a torch. You will texture it with hammers and then shape it to fit your wrist. Once the cuff has been created and textured you can anodize it choosing the colors that mean the most t... [more]
Taught by Marti Brown for All Levels Total Cost: $105.00


Go to WireCapturedCrystal with the Phlox Motif Info Page
WireCapturedCrystal with the Phlox... 4:00PM-6:00PM
The Now That’s a Jig! Phlox pattern template is SO versatile! Use the NTaJ! stationary jig to create a fun frame and use a layer of petals to capture our favorite blingthing--a brilliant Swarovski crystal. Your choice: create a pendant, ring or charm... [more]
Taught by Tamara Honaman for All Levels Total Cost: $49.00



Best Bead Show - Tucson Spring
Sunday, February 08, 2015

Go to FramedFiber Ring Info Page
FramedFiber Ring 10:00AM-12:00PM
The Now That’s a Jig! is your go-to tool for creating wire armatures, frames and captures! Create a fun mini-frame on the NTaJ! and work in your needle felted micro-masterpiece with fibers and Swarovski rivoli pendants for an eclectic ring (or pendan... [more]
Taught by Tamara Honaman for All Levels Total Cost: $59.00


Go to Dulce' X Tres Info Page
Dulce' X Tres 11:00AM-5:00PM
This cuff is a double-sided bling with three rows of pearls and three rows of crystals, all captured in two different sizes of seed beads! And oh, look at the finish! Learn the Ladder & Herringbone techniques as you make both sides of this bracelet a... [more]
Taught by Phyllis Martin-Rennie for Intermediate Total Cost: $109.00


Go to StartrWorkshop Express Info Page
StartrWorkshop Express 1:00PM-3:00PM
Find out what MandrelMork, NeckAdjustments, and GrubConnectors are all about, and why they help you make beautiful jewelry quicker and easier! If you've never wrangled wire on a jig before, or if you need a refresher or reorientation, the Now That's ... [more]
Taught by Tamara Honaman for All Levels Total Cost: $49.00


Go to Talisman Earrings Info Page
Talisman Earrings 1:00PM-4:00PM
Using niobium and fold-forming you will create your talisman earrings. You will learn to cut niobium sheet in the shapes of your choice. Finishing with files and sanding pads will ready your pieces for anodizing with electricity. Your earrings will b... [more]
Taught by Marti Brown for All Levels Total Cost: $80.00



Best Bead Show - MiamiSpring
Thursday, March 12, 2015

Go to A Riveting Experience Info Page
A Riveting Experience 11:00AM-4:30PM
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: $98.00



Best Bead Show - MiamiSpring
Friday, March 13, 2015

Go to Vegas Info Page
Vegas 10:30AM-1:30PM
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 RAW. [more]
Taught by Phyllis Martin-Rennie for Beginner Total Cost: $65.00


Go to Etching Imaginations Info Page
Etching Imaginations 2:30PM-6:30PM
Always wanted to learn to etch on metal, but didn't know where to start? This class will teach you all you want to know to get started, and even more. You will design your necklace, etch, and learn how to add "personal touches" with a torch! [more]
Taught by Phyllis Martin-Rennie for All Levels Total Cost: $83.00



Best Bead Show - MiamiSpring
Saturday, March 14, 2015

Go to Antique Key Pendant Info Page
Antique Key Pendant 10:30AM-5:30PM
In this class you will learn the basics of making wire shapes, crating a frame for your design, hard working wire to preserved the shape and many decorative weaving designs and way to embellish your creation. [more]
Taught by Mariela Corte for All Levels Total Cost: $145.00


Go to Happier Hour Info Page
Happier Hour 10:30AM-1:30PM
Enjoy how easy-peazy this bracelet is to create! You'll learn to make "Wire Mania" beads that can be used in many of your other designs. Other techniques you'll learn are making eye pins, chaining, & re-purposing materials in frames. Get creative & m... [more]
Taught by Phyllis Martin-Rennie for All Levels Total Cost: $55.00


Go to Wire Wrap Beginnings Info Page
Wire Wrap Beginnings 1:30PM-5:30PM
This class offers everything from the proper use of tools (letting your tools do most of the work) to discussions about wire gauges and wire properties. You will learn how to cap beads and how to make ear wires, eye pins, and head pins and many more ... [more]
Taught by Phyllis Martin-Rennie for All Levels Total Cost: $89.00



Best Bead Show - MiamiSpring
Sunday, March 15, 2015

Go to Dulce' X Tres Info Page
Dulce' X Tres 11:00AM-5:00PM
This cuff is a double-sided bling with three rows of pearls and three rows of crystals, all captured in two different sizes of seed beads! And oh, look at the finish! Learn the Ladder & Herringbone techniques as you make both sides of this bracelet a... [more]
Taught by Phyllis Martin-Rennie for Intermediate Total Cost: $109.00



Best Bead Show - New York Spring
Friday, March 20, 2015

Go to Your Couture Creations - Gemstones Section Info Page
Your Couture Creations - Gemstones... 10:30AM-11:30AM
Your Couture Creations' Jewelry Making Classes are taught by Colorful Creations, L.L.C.'s sole artist, and owner, Beth Jessup, GIA AJP - a life-long jewelry artisan. A great way to learn the art of Bead Jewelry Making, and Traditional Pearl Tying, a... [more]
Taught by Beth Jessup for All Levels Total Cost: $65.00


Go to Your Couture Creations - Gemstones Section Info Page
Your Couture Creations - Gemstones... 1:00PM-2:00PM
Your Couture Creations' Jewelry Making Classes are taught by Colorful Creations, L.L.C.'s sole artist, and owner, Beth Jessup, GIA AJP - a life-long jewelry artisan. A great way to learn the art of Bead Jewelry Making, and Traditional Pearl Tying, a... [more]
Taught by Beth Jessup for All Levels Total Cost: $65.00



Best Bead Show - New York Spring
Saturday, March 21, 2015

Go to Your Couture Creations - Gemstones Section Info Page
Your Couture Creations - Gemstones... 10:30AM-11:30AM
Your Couture Creations' Jewelry Making Classes are taught by Colorful Creations, L.L.C.'s sole artist, and owner, Beth Jessup, GIA AJP - a life-long jewelry artisan. A great way to learn the art of Bead Jewelry Making, and Traditional Pearl Tying, a... [more]
Taught by Beth Jessup for All Levels Total Cost: $65.00


Go to Your Couture Creations - Pearls Section Info Page
Your Couture Creations - Pearls Se... 1:00PM-2:00PM
Your Couture Creations' Jewelry Making Classes are taught by Colorful Creations, L.L.C.'s sole artist, and owner, Beth Jessup, GIA AJP - a life-long jewelry artisan. A great way to learn the art of Bead Jewelry Making, and Traditional Pearl Tying, a... [more]
Taught by Beth Jessup for All Levels Total Cost: $65.00



Best Bead Show - New York Spring
Sunday, March 22, 2015

Go to Your Couture Creations - Gemstones Section Info Page
Your Couture Creations - Gemstones... 12:30PM-1:30PM
Your Couture Creations' Jewelry Making Classes are taught by Colorful Creations, L.L.C.'s sole artist, and owner, Beth Jessup, GIA AJP - a life-long jewelry artisan. A great way to learn the art of Bead Jewelry Making, and Traditional Pearl Tying, a... [more]
Taught by Beth Jessup for All Levels Total Cost: $65.00


Go to Your Couture Creations - Pearls Section Info Page
Your Couture Creations - Pearls Se... 3:30PM-4:30PM
Your Couture Creations' Jewelry Making Classes are taught by Colorful Creations, L.L.C.'s sole artist, and owner, Beth Jessup, GIA AJP - a life-long jewelry artisan. A great way to learn the art of Bead Jewelry Making, and Traditional Pearl Tying, a... [more]
Taught by Beth Jessup for All Levels Total Cost: $65.00



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