CHESTERTON | Mara Wible will be teaching a different jewelry class each Tuesday during the month of August at the Chesterton Art Center.
Each class lasts approximately two hours and supplies are included.
Beginning Peyote will be offered at 5:15 p.m. Aug. 6. This class is an introduction to "off-loom" bead-weaving and the "even count" peyote stitch. Students will be working with very small seed beads and should come prepared (bring the cheater glasses if necessary). Wible will teach a Super-Duo Flat Bracelet class at 7 p.m. Aug. 6. The Super-Duo bead is a 2-holed, rice-shaped bead. (Because the Super-Duo beads are small, good eyesight is a must.) Students will create a fun bracelet using seed bead scallop technique. Both classes are $25 for members and $30 for non-members.
A Byzantine Bracelet class will be held at 5:15 p.m., followed by a Half Persian Bracelet class at 7 p.m. Aug. 13. The Byzantine class is an introduction to chain maille, while the Half Persian is an advanced chain maille class. Students are encouraged to take the Byzantine class first. Both classes are $25 for members and $30 for non-members.
A Beginning Stringing class will be offered at 5:15 p.m. Aug. 20 with a Super-Duo Rope Bracelet class offered at 7. In the Beginning Stringing class, students will learn to create a bracelet using flexible wire, crimps and the crimping tools. Wible will discuss the use of different materials - including when, where and why to use which ones. During the Super-Duo Rope Bracelet class, Wible will show the participants how to create a colorful bracelet using these new, popular, Super-Duo beads. Beginning Stringing is $20/$25 and Super-Duo Rope Bracelet is $25/$30.
A Beginning Wire Loop Bracelet class will be taught at 5:15 p.m. Aug. 27, followed by a Super-Duo Flower Bracelet class at 7. Participants will master the process of wrapping loops to join beads together, creating a beautiful bracelet. The cost for class is $20 for members and $25 for non-members. The students will make a fun, flower bracelet in the Super-Duo Flower Bracelet class. The technique can also be used to create earrings. The Super-Duo Flower Bracelet class is $25 for members and $30 for nonmembers of the Chesterton Art Center.
Each class has a maximum capacity of 12 students, allowing for lots of personal attention. To register, please contact the Chesterton Art Center at (219) 926-4711. The Chesterton Art Center is located at 115 S. Fourth St. To see a list of all the classes offered at the Chesterton Art Center, visit www.chestertonart.com.