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Create a Unique Dangle Necklace
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Create a Unique Dangle Necklace

$50

with Kay Vandervort

Wednesday, May 19, 2021
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM 

Tuition: $35   Materials: $15

We all need some lovely single or double strand beaded necklaces to liven up an outfit. But, Kay Vandervort believes, we also need a necklace or two that breaks the normal rules and makes a uniquely personal statement. That's what these dangle necklaces do. They combine clay, wire, leather, stones, and random bits of metal off the street, and/or a variety of beads and charms to create an organic look perfect for our Northwoods environment.

Students will experiment with how to combine a variety of different materials into their creations. This is a fun class that encourages students to "think outside the box." Cords, chain and findings will be available as well as a variety of items that can be incorporated into the designs. Necklaces can be simple or elaborate. Individuals are encouraged to bring any broken jewelry they might like to incorporate into their creations, although plenty of materials will be available to students to work with.

This class will be held in person with limited seats available. Masks should be worn and social distancing observed. In addition to adhering to CDC and Minnesota State guidelines, the Ely Folk School is closely monitoring local public health.

About the instructor: Kay Vandervort retired to Ely in 2014 and has become very involved in the community. She participates in AAUW (American Association of University Women,) works part-time at the Dorothy Molter Museum, and is involved in a book club, writing group, and a number of local discussion groups.

Kay enjoys experimenting with many types of craft media, is a wizard with color and jewelry design, and has taught a variety of creative jewelry classes at the Ely Folk School.

Create a Leather and Stone Bracelet

$50

with Kay Vandervort

Calendar May 27, 2021 at 1 pm

Thursday, May 27, 2021
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM 

Tuition: $35  Materials: $15

These leather framed bracelets of stone and glass beads are fun to wear and great for any occasion. They fit casual and more dressy occasions alike. Students will work from a kit that includes the leather cord, coordinated beads and the button closure. Additional beads and charms will be available for students interested in adding more variety to their finished product.

Some beading experience is helpful but not required. This is a fun project because when the student begins to work in the beads, it may seem that it will never turn out. But then, suddenly, it comes together to make a creatively unique bracelet. Students will be able to complete their projects within the three hours available for the class.

This class will be held in person with limited seats available. Masks should be worn and social distancing observed. In addition to adhering to CDC and Minnesota State guidelines, the Ely Folk School is closely monitoring local public health.

About the Instructor: Kay Vandervort retired to Ely in 2014 and has become very involved in the community. She participates in AAUW (American Association of University Women,) works part-time at the Dorothy Molter Museum, and is involved in a book club, writing group, and a number of local discussion groups.

Kay enjoys experimenting with many types of craft media, is a wizard with color and jewelry design, and has taught a variety of creative jewelry classes at the Ely Folk School.

Create a Memory Wire Bracelet

$40

with Kay Vandervort

Calendar Jul 24, 2021 at 1 pm

Saturday, July 24, 2021
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Tuition: $25  Materials: $15

Memory wire bracelets are fun to make and classy to wear. They utilize a wire that holds its shape when worn so that no closure is needed on this bracelet. Unleash your creativity and select from a variety of glass and stone beads. Personalize your bracelet to your color and style preferences. 

Students will learn how to finish off the ends of the bracelet and design the finished look so that it is pleasing to the eye. Bead selections from casual to dressy will be available. With Kay’s coaching, you can be an expert in beading in just a few hours!

This class will be held in person with limited seats available. Masks should be worn and social distancing observed. In addition to adhering to CDC and Minnesota State guidelines, the Ely Folk School is monitoring local public health.

About the instructor: Kay Vandervort retired to Ely in 2014 and has become very involved in the community. She participates in AAUW (American Association of University Women,) works part-time at the Dorothy Molter Museum, and is involved in a book club, writing group, and a number of local discussion groups.

Kay enjoys experimenting with many types of craft media, is a wizard with color and jewelry design, and has taught a variety of creative jewelry classes at the Ely Folk School.

 

 





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