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    Intro Metal Work: Wire Wrapping

    A knowledge of wire wrapping opens new doors to your ability to make your own unique jewelry! Come learn the basic techniques with a class that covers everything from wrapping stones to making pendants, to hammering wire and wrapping beads to make beautiful textured jewelry. This class includes a variety of wire gauges (thicknesses) and an assortment of beads and stones for students to use in their projects. And if that's not enough, you can also bring your own beads, stones, and shells from home! The finished project is guaranteed to be exactly how you want it.
    Intro Metal Work: Wire Wrapping

    6929 Laurel Ave, Takoma Park

    • Learn the basic techniques and concepts of jewelry design through wire wrapping
    • Choose from an assortment of beads and stones to create your one of a kind project
    • Have a great time working with your hands and creating beautiful work
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    Introduction to Crochet

    Do you have any friends or babies in your life? Or even better, friends that ARE babies? If you just answered yes, (and you probably did, because we really tried to include everyone there) -- you should seriously take this crochet class. Whether you're making a baby blanket or scarves for your buddies' holiday, crochet really is a wonderful way to make affordable, heartfelt gifts. Take this class and get a headstart on your toboggan hat. You'll cover the basics of crochet and learn to make an adorable blanket for baby or home! Beginners and seasoned knitters are both welcome -- you can begin a new craft or better your knitting technique! It's time to learn the skills you've always wanted to hone with knitting: the craft that keeps on giving.
    Introduction to Crochet

    1219 King St, Alexandria

    • Enjoy the meditative activity of crocheting
    • Explore different ways to design and embellish a blanket or an accessory that will keep you warm and cozy through the cold months and stylin' in the warm months!
    • Learn how to read a pattern, crochet, and finish a hat all in one evening
    • Pick up a life skill that you can use time and time again
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    Introduction to Knitting

    What skills are needed for this Intro to Knitting class? None! You don't even have to know how to pronounce the word "knitting"! (The "k" is silent.) Jump start you knitting hobby and learn all the basics in this comprehensive introductory class. You'll learn all the basic stitches, including the knit stitch and purl stitch. You'll also learn to cast on, bind off, and tinkle. Plus, your instructor will teach you common knitting terminology, so that last sentence might actually mean something to you! With your new knitting skills, you'll be able to knit all sorts of things, including mittens, hats, and scarves. They'd all make wonderful presents. You could also think outside of the box and make something really weird! Like a knitted dog house, or a knitted sack of potatoes. Just suggestions.
    Introduction to Knitting

    1219 King St, Alexandria

    • Learn the basics of knitting in a comprehensive introductory course
    • Practice stitches including the knit stitch and purl stitch
    • Develop your knitting skills so that you can make wonderful gifts
    • Make new friends in a cozy and comfortable environment
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    Peyote Stitch Bootcamp

    Ancient traditions transcend time and exist today through exquisite bead-work, specifically through the peyote stitch. Originating in Ancient Egypt, peyote pieces can be woven as flat, round, or tubes to create pouches or even decorate objects. In this class, you'll embrace these old traditions and learn the beading loom work behind the peyote stitch. This full-day workshop will teach you proper stitch techniques, through an array of unique projects to test your creativity and stitching skills. Decorate a bottle or fan handles, making sure to add your own unique touch!
    Peyote Stitch Bootcamp

    8506 Fenton St, Silver Spring

    • Explore the fundamentals of peyote stitching in this full-day workshop
    • Work on an array of class projects to create decadent beaded and stitched objects
    • Express your creativity through your artwork
    • All levels are welcome
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    Bead Stringing: Earrings and Necklace

    If you're tired of the same jewelry styles the stores have to offer, you can always make your own! Craft your own earrings and necklace with this great class! You'll learn the essentials of clasps, crimps, headpins, and finishing techniques. You'll have thousands of beads to choose from to create the perfect pieces for your masterpieces. You only have to pay for what you choose to take home, so feel free to make as much or as little as you want. It's a great way to make a necklace and earring set exactly how you'd like.
    Bead Stringing: Earrings and Necklace

    6929 Laurel Ave, Takoma Park

    • Become skilled in essential bead stringing techniques
    • Learn about clasps, crimps, headpins, ear wires, and other finishing techniques
    • Complete a beautiful and unique necklace and earring set
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    Introduction to Mosaics

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    Are you enamored by the colorful tiles and rigid edges of mosaics? Create your own mirror frame, glass tray, or ceramic animal with this mosaic class that guides you through the artistic process. There will be a wide variety of pretty glass and unique materials to glue down and craft your ideal project. A grouting demonstration will be given, along with plenty of grout for you to bring home and use after your mosaic has dried for 24 hours. Come enjoy the fun of making a mosaic in a relaxing atmosphere!
    Introduction to Mosaics

    155 Gibbs St, New York

    • Craft your own mosaic with beautiful glass tiles and learn how to grout it yourself
    • Make a mirror frame, glass tray, or ceramic animal with proper guidance and a grouting demonstration
    • Bring together your artistic vision and craft a project or design you're proud of
    • All materials are included and you will leave with a bag of grout to use at home
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    Basic Beading

    Is your jewelry box looking a little sparse? You have necklaces and bracelets to wear, but nothing that reflects your own personal style. Change that today by becoming a brilliant beader! During this class, you'll learn everything you need to know about basic beading, composition, technique, color, and shape. As you practice the essential beading techniques like stringing, crimping, and pearl knotting, you'll show off your personal style and creativity by crafting your very own pieces of art. Create a whole new collection of jewelry that you'll be proud to show off.
    Basic Beading

    1350 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington

    • Learn basic beading techniques like stringing, crimping, and knotting
    • Explore all the different techniques and tools used in beading
    • Create personal pieces of artwork
    • All levels are welcome
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    Fused Glass Plate Workshop

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    Looking for a little variety in your collection of candy plates, decorative dishes, or unique decorations? This fused glass plate workshop is exactly what you need! Create your own piece of fused glass on your own, designed by the specifications of your choice. Then the kiln will work its magic and you will have a beautiful and unique plate you can call your own. Pick up your plate two weeks after the class ends, so every detail and characteristic of your plate will be perfected and finalized!
    Fused Glass Plate Workshop

    155 Gibbs St, New York

    • Create a beautiful piece of fused glass that will serve as a unique plate
    • Let your artistic vision come to life with proper instruction and guidance
    • Make both an interesting decoration and a practical utility you'll be able to use forever
    • Complete the design and work of your creation and leave it for the kilns to finalize
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    Introduction to Chain Maille Jewelry Workshop

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    From soldier's armor to runway style, discover the versatile and trend-making material that is chainmaille. In this introductory jewelry workshop, you'll discover the art of using chainmaille in your designs and learn two different classic weaves that can be applied to a variety of jewelry. Let a professional jewelry artist guide you as you practice these techniques and bring your own flair to the final product. You'll not only leave with new skills, but also with your very own jewelry (earrings and a bracelet). Just imagine how good it will feel the next time someone asks you who designed your jewelry and your answer is a resounding "me!"
    Introduction to Chain Maille Jewelry Workshop

    155 Gibbs St, New York

    • Discover how to make your own chain-maille jewelry
    • Learn two classic weaves from a professional jewelry artist
    • Bring home a pair of earrings and bracelet that you created
    • Experience an environment fit for all levels
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    Glass Fusing Mini Workshop

    What you see through is what you get during this glass fusing workshop! You'll receive expert instruction from a professional artisan in the principals of glass fusing as you work to create a stylish 8x8-inch flat glass plate. Among the many points covered in this introductory class are principles of design and glass compatibility, as well as the techniques of the art of construction, fusing, and slumping. In the process, you'll learn to use the tools of the trade, including firing to complete your project. And when all's said and done, you'll have a vibrant, beautiful piece to show off your new talents! Pretty "glassy" stuff, huh?
    Glass Fusing Mini Workshop

    6772 Brigadoon Dr, Bethesda

    • Learn the art of glass fusing during a small-scale, hands-on, and beginner-friendly workshop
    • Master fundamental skills in glass design and construction while learning to use the tools of the trade
    • Design a stunning 8x8-inch flat glass plate that will be yours to keep
    • Expand your creative repertoire with a unique skill set that will be the envy of all your friends
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