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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.

 

 

Pine Needle Basketry-Clipped Needles

$65

with Carolyn Quick

Calendar Aug 9, 2019 at 12 pm

Friday, August 9, 2019
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Tuition: $45 Materials: $20

Pine needle art is among the oldest crafts known and pre-dates pottery. For over 9,000 years, Native Americans have made such baskets for storing food and supplies. Although baskets can be made from a variety of materials, including sweet grass and raffia, among the most beautiful are from pine needles. We will discuss how to gather and prepare your own red pine needles from the lakes and woods around Ely. You'll take home your own woven pine needle basket.

About the Instructor:  Carolyn Quick has taught a variety of topics including high school English, music, several courses for the DNR, and has also been a field training officer for police officers. She is now retired with a background in law enforcement, finance and project management, and is most happy when in the woods.

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Pine Needle Basketry-Clipped Needles

$65

with Carolyn Quick

Calendar Sep 13, 2019 at 12 pm

Friday, September 13, 2019
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Tuition: $45 Materials: $20

Pine needle art is among the oldest crafts known and pre-dates pottery. For over 9,000 years, Native Americans have made such baskets for storing food and supplies. Although baskets can be made from a variety of materials, including sweet grass and raffia, among the most beautiful are from pine needles. We will discuss how to gather and prepare your own red pine needles from the lakes and woods around Ely. You'll take home your own woven pine needle basket.

About the Instructor:  Carolyn Quick has taught a variety of topics including high school English, music, several courses for the DNR, and has also been a field training officer for police officers. She is now retired with a background in law enforcement, finance and project management, and is most happy when in the woods.





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