Buttercup Beads
~where creativity blossoms!
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wire & metal design classes
~beautiful techniques to soothe your creative soul.

Wire & Metal Design Classes

~From craft, to copper, to silver - turn any type wire into something fabulous! 

You can twist it, curl it, bend it, mold it, stamp it, shape it - and even crochet with it. 
A fabulous medium to play with. Imagine the possibilities!

 

 Viking Knit - Wire Weave

If you love working with wire - you will love this great weaving technique. Learn how to create beautiful Viking Knit in one short class. 

Level:  Intermediate
Instructor:  Jo Quaglia/Andrea Mazzenga
Fee:  $45+ Materials  

 

bella

 

Bella Bead Bangle

Here is a beautiful little wire bangle that you can make in just a few hours.  So pretty and super easy to do - Make a few and stack them for this years hottest look! Perfect little holiday gifts -

Level:  Beginner
Instructor:  Andrea Mazzenga
Fee: $35 + materials.

  

Melody MacDuffee's Twisted Floral Earrings

If you missed Melody's workshop - now you have another chance!  Melody has given us permission to teach her workshops here at the store - Learn to make delicate twisted wire floral filigrees and attach them to sturdy frames that you can make by hand. Oh so beautiful and perfect for holiday gift giving! 

Level:  Intermediate
Instructor:  Andrea Mazzenga
Fee:  $35 + materials.

 

abacus ring

Abacus Ring

Learn how to make this pretty sterling wire ring with movable beads in one short class. You will love making this design!

Level:  Beginner/Intermediate
Instructor:  Rhonda Ferguson
Fee:  $35. + materials.

pearly pleasure

Pearly Pleasure

The pretty pearly pleasure necklace is a wire crochet project.  (Say that one really fast three times!) It is so easy to do that, even if you don’t know how to crochet, you will be an expert by the end of the class. You should be able to finish it in class so that you can wear it home.  Isn’t that great?!!! (Especially if you are like me and have a million projects not finished.)

Level:  Beginner
Instructor:  Meg McBrearty

erin go bragh

Erin Go Bragh

"Ireland Forever" - Learn how to make this pretty shamrock and floral bracelet in one short class. Everyone is Irish on St. Patty's Day - wear it proudly! Kits Available.

Level: Intermediate (Wire wrapping needed)
Instructor:  Andrea Mazzenga
Fee:  $35 + kit.

Indira - wire embroidery

Another pretty way to combine wire and crochet technique for an artisan cuff bracelet. Bead embellisments take this to a whole new level.  A breezy bracelet to do in one short afternoon - beautiful.

Level:  Intermediate - crochet knowledge needed
Teacher:  Andrea Mazzenga
Fee:  $35+ materials. 

serena

Serena Wire Cuff

Perfect for the coming season, this delicate wire crochet design is easy to do and will be finished by the end of class. You will love the texture of this light and airy technique. Super pretty, just like you!

Level: Intermediate
Instructor: Andrea Mazzenga
Fee: $35 + materials.

 

Sterling Spinner Rings 

Learn how to fuse and shape silver and copper into these super cool spinner rings. The outer copper and silver bands will spin around the center core band - a great technique and all yours to wear by the end of class. Love it!

Level:  Intermediate  (fusing experience helpful)
Instructor:  Sue Quinque
Fee:  $55 + materials 

  

Safari Pendant

How beautiful and artistic is this fabulous pendant.  Learn how to shape and form copper and brass into amazing textures.  Let Sue walk you through the steps in one short class. Wear your pendant home by end of class.

Level:  Intermediate (must have torch experience)
Instructor:  Sue Quinque
Fee:  $50 + materials

 

bean sprouts pendant

Bean Sprouts Copper Pendant

Learn how to make this fantastic free form copper design in just a few short hours. A perfect artistic piece to your collection! Let Sue show you how it's done. This class is for the pendant only - the earrings are shows as a suggestion. Once you know the technique you can finish them at home!

Level: Intermediate (torch experience)
Instructor: Sue Quinque
Fee: $45 + materials.

bean sprouts cuff

Bean Sprouts Copper Cuff

This is the companion piece to the beautiful Bean Sprouts pendant. Learn how to make this artistic and beautiful cuff bracelet in one short afternoon. Let Sue show you the secrets. You will love wearing this pretty design!

Level: Intermediate
Instructor: Sue Quinque
Fee: $50 + materials.

endless circles

Endless Circles Bracelet

New Silver fusing bracelet by Sue Quinque! Learn how to make this pretty linked bracelet by forming fused links in fine silver. Many applications to this technique, and if time allows you can even make earrings!

Level: Intermediate (must have torch experience)
Instructor: Sue Quinque
Fee: $45 + materials.

birds nest

Bird's Nest

This adorable pendant is easy to do and so realistic too!  Make beautiful little nests to use as pendants, earrings and even rings. Let Andrea show you how to create this great design in one short class.

Level:  Beginner
Instructor:  Andrea Mazzenga
Fee: $35+ materials.

bead wire crochet

Fun With Wire Crochet

Create a beautiful beaded crochet necklace in your choice of colors and bead selection. No crochet experience necessary.  A stunning addition to any wardrobe and a great way to put a familiar technique to new use! 3 hours.

Level:  Beginner
Instructor:  Andrea Mazzenga
Fee:  $35.00 + Materials

through the grapevine

Through the Grapevine

Grow your own little sparkling grapevine with this fun and fabulous technique. Learn how to make realistic looking grape bunches in one short class.  Use as earrings, wine charms, necklaces and more! You will love doing this project, the variations are endless.

Level:  Beginner
Instructor:  Andrea Mazzenga
Fee:   $35+materials

happy hearts wire pendant

Happy Hearts - Wire Pendant

With Sue's help you can learn how to make this whimsical wire heart pendant in just a few hours. Perfectly fun and fabulous! You will love making this design. Be still my happy heart.....

Level:  Intermediate
Instructor:  Sue Quinque
Fee:  $40. + materials.

double dutch wire cuff

Double Dutch Wire Cuff

The hottest technique with wire this season is weaving wire into fantastic shapes. Add this amazing technique to to you wire skills and imagine the possibilites and uses in other projects - the variations are endless. Let Sue show you how to make this beautiful cuff in an afternoon.

Level:  Intermediate - wire working experience a must
Instructor:  Sue Quinque
Fee:  $45. + materials

copper etching

Copper Etching

Wow - learn how to take your original designs and etch them into copper to make beautiful findings for your favorite projects.  Learn how to make pendants, beads, spacers - you name it with this amazing and trendy technique! The newest and the hottest technique and all yours to know is just a few short hours.

Level:  Beginner/Intermediate
Instructor:  Sue Quinque
Fee:   $40+ materials.

Working with wire experience necessary.

copper folding with enameling

Copper Folding and Enamel Pendant

All you metal lovers will love this one! Learn the new technique of copper folding with enameling. This is a great way to expand your metal working skills. Bold & Beautiful - just like you! Let Sue show you the secrets.

Level: Intermediate/Advanced - metalworking, enameling helpful
Instructor: Sue Quinque
Fee. $45 + kit.


 


ruffled copper bangle

Ruffled Copper Bangle

How amazing is this copper bangle!  Let Sue show you how to form copper sheeting and finish with soldering beautiful embellishments.  An amazing art piece that can be all yours within a matter of hours.

Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Instructor:  Sue Quinque
Fee:  $60. + materials

split copper cuff

Split Copper Cuff

If you loved ruffled copper bangle - it's time to take your skills to the next level with this amazing artisan piece!  This is an advanced metal forming class with focus on sawing and soldering skills. Students must be experienced in both techniques and bring table vise, hand saw, and torch to class.  Sign up early, as seating is restricted due to the nature of the techniques.

Level:  Advanced
Instructor:  Sue Quinque
Fee: $60 + materials.

cold connections

Cold Connections

This is a great class to begin your riveting and texturizing skills. Learn how to do cold connections without the use of torches or soldering - a fun and easy way to assemble a pendant!

Level: Beginner
Instructor: Andrea Mazzenga
Fee: $35. + materials.

wire cab

Wire Wrapped Cabochon

This classic wire technique will allow you to create beautiful cabochon pendants in one short class. Let Sue show you the secrets!

Level:  Beginner/Intermediate
Instructor:  Sue Quinque
Fee: $40+ materials

cage wrapped cab

Caged Wire Cab

This technique is perfect for cabs, stones, and sea glass.  Learn how to use wire to wrap almost anything!  A whimsical approach to a classic technique. Let Sue show you the secrets.

Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Instructor: Sue Quinque
Fee:  $40+ materials

 

Wire Spool Knitting

Learn how to use wire to create an amazing wire neckace using the spool knitter - A perfect way to finish off many of your favorite pendant projects - let Carol show you the secrets!

Level:  Beginner
Instructor:  Carol LePage
Fee: $35 + material

Noisy Metal Stamping Workshop

Come play with our fun tools and make some great little charms. Pay for materials used.  (Remember your earplugs! ;)

Level:  beginner
Instructor:  Andrea Mazzenga

copper enameling

Copper Enameling

We're proud to be able to offer copper enameling!  All the latest craze and newest trend in metal work - you will love how easy and amazing it is to enamel most any metal.  Let Sue show you how it's done! The possibilites are endless - you will love working with enamels! Stunning!

Level: Intermediate
Instructor:  Sue Quinque
Fee: $60 + kit

"Knot Hard" - Wire Pendant

Another great class by Sue Quinque!  Test your wire working skills with this fun and beautiful pendant. Learn how to fashion an artistic swirly knot in copper wire in one short afternoon. (Also looks great in sterling!) Let Sue show you the secrets..

Level:  Intermediate
Teacher:  Sue Quinque
Fee:  $40.00 + materials.

 

Sterling Coiled Bangle

Absolutely stunning design and easy to do. Learn how to make this coiled bracelet in one easy class. Finish with a pretty handmade "S" clasp and wear it home and impress your friends and family!

Level:  Beginner
Instructor:  Andrea Mazzenga
Fee:  $35.00 + Materials

Eye Candy Jewelry

Treat yourself to some little goodies without all the guilt - learn how to fashion a gorgeous necklace using a variety of beads, caps, and findings.  Focus is on hand -shaped wire link techniques. 

Level:  Intermediate - some wire/tool working knowledge.
Instructor:  Andrea Mazzenga
Fee:  $35 + materials

tree of life pendant
 

Tree of Life Pendant

How pretty is this little pendant? Learn how to hand wrap a beautiful Tree of Life pendant in just a few short hours. Work in craft wire or sterling.   Perfect to give as a gift for your someone special. 

Level:  Beginner/Intermediate
Instructor:  Andrea Mazzenga
Fee:  $35.00 + materials.
 

Tree of Life Symbolism
The Tree of Life symbol meaning represents different qualities/virtues like wisdom, strength, protection, beauty, bounty and redemption. It is also considered to be the symbol of 'Creator'. The tree is associated with the creator because it provides protection, supports abundant fruit production and thereby, regeneration. This analogy can also be used to describe the life of humans. We as humans develop 'roots' of our beliefs, 'branch out' by means of wisdom and the 'trunk' (mind & body) keeps them connected.

The Tree of Life meaning as perceived in different faiths, belief systems and cultures, resonates with a simple and strong message of unity. The Tree of Life symbol indicates that all forms of life are connected through a cosmic energy and that we as humans should live in harmony with rest of the living beings.

Enchanted Garden

How pretty is this little bracelet?!  Learn how to construct a beautiful blooming garden of your own.  Arrive early to review the supply list and choose your floral beads from our beautiful floral mixes. Knowledge of simple loop making and wire wrapping technique helpful. Perfectly pretty!

Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Instructor:  Andrea Mazzenga
Fee:  $35.00 + Materials

Boro Bubble Bangle Bracelet  (try to say that  ten times fast...)

A perfect addition to any wardrobe - beautiful borosilicate beads wrapped with sterling silver and finished with a handmade clasp. Stunning!  2 hours.

Level:  Beginner
Instructor:  Andrea Mazzenga
Fee:  $35 + materials.

Sandy Shoreline

Another fun project from Sue Quinque!  Reminiscent of little sandcastles along a sandy shore - this pretty necklace will amaze your friends and family. Learn how to make this beautiful wire and lampworked bead necklace in one short afternoon.  Sue will show you the steps - wear your project home by the end of class!   Looks amazing in other color combinations too. A real conversation piece!

Level:  Intermediate (wire working knowledge needed)
Instructor:  Sue Quinque
Fee:  $45+ materials.

Coil Swirl Linked Lampwork

Another fabulous wire design!  Let Susan Quinque show you how to fashion beautiful coil swirls to link lampwork beads into a most intriquing bracelet!  A perfect way to get through the mid winter doldrums.

Level:  Beginner/Intermediate  (Some wire working knowledge helpful.)
Instructor:  Sue Quinque
Fee: $35.+ Materials

 

Creative Cold Connections

Are you ready to take your metal working skills to a whole new level?  Let Sue show you how to make a beautiful pendant in one short class.  A great way to expand your metal working skills - this class will show you how to cut sheeting, texturize, punch, rivet and do other cold connections using a variety of tools. No flux, or soldering iron involved!  Cold connections is the hottest rage in metal working today!  Hurry - class size is very limited. You will love this class -

Level:  Beginner/Intermediate - some metal/wire working knowledge needed.
Instructor:  Sue Quinque
Fee:  $45. + kit

   

Basketweave Copper Pendant

A new year - a new metal project from Sue Quinque!  Let Sue show you how to do this marvelous basketweave technique with thin copper strips.  Finish with a unique patina technique. Embellish with your favorite beads or wire work!  Very unique  - a real conversation piece.

Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Instructor:  Sue Quinque
Fee: $35.+ materials

Egyptian Coils

One of the oldest and most beautiful of the wire techniques - let Sue show you the secrets to making uniform coil links to then fashion into a beautiful bracelet - you will feel like a modern day Cleopatra wearing this little beauty!  3 hours.

Level: Intermediate (Some wire working knowledge)
Instructor:  Sue Quinque
Fee: $40+ materials.

  

Wire Wrapped Galaxy Beads

If you love working with wire - you will love this project.  Learn how to make your own little wire wrapped galaxy beads with some wire, crystals, and small beads.  Flirty and fun - let Sue show you the secrets.  2 hours.

Level:  Beginner
Instructor:  Sue Quinque
Fee:  $35. + Materials

 

Swirly Cue Bracelet

This beautiful bracelet takes wire coiling to a whole new level.  A substantial and stunning piece and it can be all yours in just 2 hours. Wear it home to dazzle your friends!

Level:  Beginner/Intermediate
Instructor:  Sue Quinque
Fee: $35. + materials. 

 

Pearl Swirl Bracelet

You'll be sure to make a  fashion statement with this beautiful bracelet.  Let Sue show you how to create a generous swirl of pearls with twisted wire in just three hours.  Stunning.

Level:  Beginner/Intermediate - some wire working experience helpful.
Instructor:  Sue Quinque
Fee:  $45. + Materials.

Sterling Kuchi Wire Pendant

You will be amazed at your wire talents once you are finished with this freeform wire beaded pendant. A bold and beautiful look for any wardrobe - a one of a kind piece created by your very own hands. Stunning.

Level:  Intermediate - you need some prior wireworking experience on this little puppy.
Instructor:  Susan Quinque
Fee:  $45+ materials.

   

 Viking Knit - Wire Weave

If you love working with wire - you will love this great weaving technique. Learn how to create beautiful Viking Knit in one short class. Let Jo show you the secrets!  This is not done with knitting needles - rather it is hand woven on a wooden dowel. Complicated looking, but deceptively easy to do.  A great weave that will lend itself to many variations and applications.  The above examples are just the start!  Beautiful.  4 hours.

Level:  Intermediate
Instructor:  Jo Quaglia
Fee:  $45+ Materials  

Curly Cabochon Bezel

Continue you wire working experience by learning how to do mini coiling with beads and crystals around a beautiful bead or cabochon.  A unique and fresh way to embellish any focal piece.  Place it on a simple silk cord and wear it home after class!  2 hours.

Level:  Beginner
Instructor:  Sue Quinque
Fee:  $35. + materials


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