Beading Classes
If you live in Minnesota, (north metro area) and like to learn by doing, come bead with me! Make and take home one of these pieces in a single relaxed and fun session.  You'll also be given a worksheet to take home so you can make more on your own.
Beginner Stringing: 2 hours  $10.00

Make and take home a necklace or bracelet in one class!
Learn to string a simple necklace or bracelet using cable and crimps. In the class well talk about what materials are best to use for different projects, learn about crimping the ends, attaching clasps, and tying knots.  I will supply the cable, crimps and a simple lobster clasp.  You bring the beads you would like to use.
Holiday Bracelet  1 ½  hours   $10.00 (using your supplies) or $20 (supplies provided)

Make and take home a cute holiday bracelet!
In this class you will learn a stitch called single needle R.A.W. (Right Angle Weave). Its a very simple stitch, but produces lovely results!  Makes a very nice gift for the holidays!

Supply list: *Size 11.0 seed beads in the colors you choose (approx. 10 -20 grams) *Clasp of your choice * Fireline fishing line *12 to 16 4mm round or bicone crystals  *Size 12 beading needle
Netted ornament:  2 hours  $20.00  (includes cost of materials and beads)

In this class youll learn to make a pretty netted ornament that you will be proud to display on your tree or to give as a gift.

Thread, needles, beads, scissors, etc. will be provided.  I will provide simple glass ornaments, but if you want a fancier one, feel free to bring it.  This netting completely encloses the ball, so it cant be taken off.
Netted necklace:  2 hours  $20.00  (includes cost of materials and beads)

In this class youll learn to make a pretty netted necklace, and begin to learn the netting technique which can be used to make many other things.  Thread, needles, beads, scissors, etc. will be provided.  We will be making a beaded ball and loop type clasp, but if youd like to use a metal clasp, please bring your own.  
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Beaded Rings  2 hours $15.00 (materials provided)

Learn to make cute beaded rings with seed beads and larger focal beads. This class will teach you the ladder stitch and a daisy stitch too.  Make a handful for stocking stuffers!
Materials and beads will be provided, but if you have special beads youd like to use, by all means, bring them!
Spiral Bracelet:  2 to 3 hours  $15.00  (materials provided)

Learn to do the spiral stitch and make a gorgeous bracelet or necklace that you will be proud to say you made yourself!  This stitch, although complicated looking, is really quite easy. A bracelet may be able to be finished in one class. All beads, thread, etc. provided. You pick the colors! You will also learn to make a beaded ball and loop closure for this bracelet, but if youd like to use a metal clasp, please bring your own.  
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Earrings:  1 hour  $10.00  (includes cost of materials and beads)

In this class youll learn to make earrings like the ones shown using headpins and beads.  Well be learning to make both simple and wrapped loops on the headpins and discuss making your own headpins too.
I will provide the materials needed, and have tools to use, but if you have special beads youd like to use or your own tools (rosary pliers) please feel free to bring them.  I will also be providing surgical steel earwires, but will have sterling earwires available for a small extra charge.
Call 763 444-4484 or email me for class times and more info.

If there's something that you would like to learn to make, just ask!  I will be happy to add classes, or give one on one instruction.  :)
Rubys Jewelry Design and Beadwork
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