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The Bouncing Bead

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8876 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91941 United States
6194602323

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July 2017
$35

Wire Working: Linking

July 1 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Crucible Fire Arts Festival

In this class you will learn the basic skills of working to make closed, wrapped loops.  You will learn what types of tools work best with the wire to manipulate it as you desire.  This class will also cover how wire is sold in hardnesses, gauges, and metal types.

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Open Beading

July 5 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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OpenBeadingNight

Grab your friends and your unfinished projects and join us for our new Open Beading Night! Our goal is to create a fun, friendly, inclusive atmosphere where bead enthusiasts can enjoy a night out with like-minded people. We want each of you to feel welcome, join in the conversations, laugh, bead, play, or just share whatever project you are working on at the time. This FREE night happens the first Wednesday of every month from 12-7pm.  We all have opinions…

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$25

Chain Maille – Beautiful Byzantine

July 8 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Chain Maille Beautiful Byzantine - F

Making jewelry from chainmaille has become a popular way to create amazing and unique pieces. This class will offer an introduction into the basics of chainmaille and get you started with learning a simple pattern which can be turned into a bracelet, necklace, or even earrings. This course is recommended for those who are just starting out or who are interested in learning the Byzantine weave.

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$130

Soldering Series – Class 1 of 3

July 8 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Delve deep into the world of soldering with this comprehensive 3-part series!  You will be introduced to the different styles of soldering, and gain the understanding of how and when each style should be used.  Once you have finished the series, you will have a more in-depth knowledge of soldering, as well as new jewelry creations to show off! Class kit purchase required.  More info coming soon. You need only sign up ONCE for the series!   PHOTOS COMING SOON!

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$55

Four Corners Bracelet

July 15 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Four Corners - F

This bi-color bracelet is reversible. It is fun to make and wear! Each link is light and incredibly sturdy. Learn to create the links, combine them, and fabricate the toggle closure. Stitches include Right Angle Weave, Peyote, Brick, and a variation of square stitch.

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$130

Soldering Series – Class 2 of 3

July 15 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Delve deep into the world of soldering with this comprehensive 3-part series!  You will be introduced to the different styles of soldering, and gain the understanding of how and when each style should be used.  Once you have finished the series, you will have a more in-depth knowledge of soldering, as well as new jewelry creations to show off! Class kit purchase required.  More info coming soon. You need only sign up ONCE for the series! PHOTOS COMING SOON!

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$130

Soldering Series – Class 3 of 3

July 22 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Delve deep into the world of soldering with this comprehensive 3-part series!  You will be introduced to the different styles of soldering, and gain the understanding of how and when each style should be used.  Once you have finished the series, you will have a more in-depth knowledge of soldering, as well as new jewelry creations to show off! Class kit purchase required.  More info coming soon. You need only sign up ONCE for the series! PHOTOS COMING SOON!

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$45

Intro to Cold Connections

July 29 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Intro to Cold Connections 2017 - F

Learn to work with sheet metal while creating this individualized ID style bracelet. Learn to saw file texture and stamp the metal creating a truly unique design.  Learn the basics of connecting the metals without the use of heat, and finish off your design with chain and beads to make just the right statement.   PHOTO COMING SOON

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August 2017
$25

Ladder Necklace

August 5 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Ladder Necklace 4F

Are you new to wire work?  Come learn the most basic technique of a round wire loop and make this gorgeous seed bead ladder necklace.  It can be dressy or casual, with easy wearability...just slip on it over your head!  You'll also learn many variations using this technique and design to make at home.

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$45

Crystal Garden Path

August 12 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Crystal Garden Path Bracelet & Earrings - F

Take a walk in an enchanted garden; Swarovski Elements crystal cobblestones are edged with seed beads and 3mm crystal bead "flowers"; a bracelet and earrings fit for an elfin princess.  Beginning beaders will find this easier than they think, and experienced beaders will find it more complex than it looks!   I will offer “mini-kits” that include the 2-hole square beads, clasp, and matching ear wires for $25.00.   Full kits which include all seeds and 3mm crystals will be…

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$35

Wire Working: Caged Beads

August 12 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wire Working - Caged Beads - F

Learn to work with thicker-gauged wires to create this fun chunky bracelet.  You will make all to the wire components used to create the project.  Learn how to coil and cut your own jump rings, create eye pins, hooks clasps, and how to work-harden wire to insure structural integrity of this and future wire projects.

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$45

Wire Working: Cool Cabs

August 19 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wire Working - Cool Cabs - F

Have you ever wondered how those cabochons are so beautifully wrapped?  Well, now's your chance to find out for yourself!  Let Candace teach you how to use half round and square wire to wrap a cabochon tightly and oh, so gorgeously!

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$35

Wire Working: Creative Findings

August 26 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Have you ever just wanted a simple hook clasp or different style of ear wire to finish off the new piece of jewelry?  Then this is the class for you!  We will use wire to create those handmade final touches to your creative masterpieces.  Learn to create various styles of ear wires, hook clasps, decorative headpins, and more.   PHOTO COMING SOON

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