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Beautiful Beaded Serving Spoon

$34

with Autumn Cole

Calendar Jul 26, 2019 at 1:30 pm

Friday, July 26, 2019
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Tuition: $25  Materials: $9

Students will learn how to use beaded wire to wrap serving spoons to make a unique server for yourself or to give as a gift. They are fun to make and perfect to pop into a bowl of fruit salad or a casserole, adding a bit of color and whimsey. It’s the perfect spoon to take to a potluck since no one will confuse it with their own, and you’re not likely to leave it behind. What could be a better gift for a wedding shower, holiday gift, or to show appreciation to a wonderful hostess?

About the instructor: Autumn Cole has taught various classes at the Ely Folk School and elsewhere in creating jewelry and other items with beads and wire, as well as sewing and quilting. Autumn is retired from a career in psychology, part-time college instructor, and business owner of a consignment boutique. She says she has always enjoyed teaching, and her students give her rave reviews as an enthusiastic, patient, and encouraging instructor.

Her hobbies have included sewing, quilting, creating jewelry, and participating in outdoor sports. She finds creative activities to be a way to relax the mind and bring joy to the heart.She is currently a certified Happiness Coach and likes to focus on being a grateful and uplifting person while also helping other people do so.

 

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Create a Button Necklace

$50

with Kay Vandervort

Calendar Aug 3, 2019 at 1 pm

Saturday, August 3, 2019
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Tuition: $30 Materials: $20

Have you ever wondered what to do with your mom’s or grandmother's button jar? The button necklace is the perfect solution. This bead embroidered necklace uses buttons to create a focal point and incorporates a variety of glass and stone beads sewn into a design that complements the buttons.

Students will choose a kit with the colors they like. If you have some favorite, special buttons you’d like to incorporate into the color scheme you choose, bring them along!

 About the instructor: Kay says, “As children we could get out of doing dishes if we read. We read a lot. And, we could watch television if we had a project we were working on while we watched. Hence, all my life I have gotten into the habit of having a lap project---jewelry making, embroidery, sewing, or experimenting with a variety of artistic medium.”

Kay has a degree in secondary education and taught both in high school and technical college before moving to a career in not-for-profit management. She has facilitated trainings at both regional and statewide conferences on topics related to non-profit marketing, volunteer management, and volunteer recruitment and screening. She has taught several jewelry and polymer clay classes in the past at the Ely Folk School.

 

Create a Crystal Necklace

$40

with Kay Vandervort

Calendar Jul 31, 2019 at 1:30 pm

Create a Crystal Necklace
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Tuition: $20  Materials: $20

Students will combine crystals, chips and a variety of stone and glass beads into a cluster at the base of a chain. Students will work from a kit of beads in their choice of color. The beads will be woven on random pattern to create a pleasing design. Although the necklace looks intricate, it is simple to complete and no previous beading experience is needed.

About the instructor: “As children we could get out of doing dishes if we read. We read a lot. And, we could watch television if we had a project we were working on while we watched. Hence, all my life I have gotten into the habit of having a lap project---jewelry making, embroidery, sewing, or experimenting with a variety of artistic medium.”

Kay has a degree in secondary education and taught both in high school and technical college before moving to a career in not-for-profit management. She has facilitated trainings at both regional and statewide conferences on topics related to non-profit marketing, volunteer management, and volunteer recruitment and screening. She has taught several jewelry and polymer clay classes in the past at the Ely Folk School.

 

 

Create a Druzy Agate Necklace

$40

with Kay Vandervort

Calendar Jul 20, 2019 at 1:30 pm

Saturday, July 20, 2019
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Tuition: $20 Materials: $20

Druzy is the formation of tiny crystals on the surface of a gemstone, in this case agate. Each necklace will combine Druzy agate beads, and a selection of stone, glass and metal beads with a Druzy agate focal bead. This is a simple and unique necklace that a novice beader can easily complete in the time allowed for the class.

 About the instructor, Kay Vandervort:

Kay has a degree in secondary education and taught both in high school and technical college before moving to a career in not-for-profit management. She has facilitated trainings at both regional and statewide conferences on topics related to non-profit marketing, volunteer management, and volunteer recruitment and screening. She has taught several jewelry and polymer clay classes in the past at the Ely Folk School.

Kay retired to Ely three years ago after a career as a freelance writer followed by thirty years as a nonprofit executive director. She has taught several jewelry and polymer clay classes in the past at the Ely Folk School, sharing her beautiful creations, her skills, and her playfulness exploring color and creativity.

Create a Ribbon Necklace

$35

with Kay Vandervort

Calendar Jul 25, 2019 at 1:30 pm

Thursday, July 25, 2019
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Tuition: $20  Materials: $15

Students will combine ribbon, yarn, and beads to create a unique necklace appropriate for either casual or dressy occasions. This project is a great way to use up odds and ends of craft supplies. Students will work from a cit of yarns, beads and ribbon. Previous beading experience is not needed.

About the instructor: Kay says, "As children we could get out of doing dishes if we read. We read a lot. And, we could watch television if we had a project we were working on while we watched. Hence, all my life I have gotten into the habit of having a lap project: jewelry making, embroidery, sewing, or experimenting with a variety of artistic medium.”

Kay has a degree in secondary education and taught both in high school and technical college before moving to a career in not-for-profit management. She has facilitated trainings at both regional and statewide conferences on topics related to non-profit marketing, volunteer management, and volunteer recruitment and screening. She has taught several jewelry and polymer clay classes in the past at the Ely Folk School.

 

 

Huichol Beading

$35

with Anna Shallman

Calendar Aug 8, 2019 at 9 am

Thursday, August 8, 2019
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Tuition: $30  Materials: $5

Learn the tips and tricks to this Mexican art form. We will start with a small piece, exploring the basics then move on to a little bit bigger piece to master more skills. We will also go over how to prepare a piece to be beaded.This craft requires patience, precision, good eyesight, and the ability to work with small beads. Each participant will leave with complete written instructions and at least one completed piece.

About the instructor:  Anna Shallman has taught this beautiful beading technique successfully, creating her own designs. She has years of experience knitting and weaving beautiful articles with speed and precision, many of them her own design. She says, “I've been teaching beginners for about 20 years and it is one of my very favorite things to do."

 

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