Classes

January Classes & Events

Intrepid Beaders ClubDesign & Adorn’s Intrepid Beaders Club
Do you finding yourself mindlessly scrolling through endless online boards looking for inspiration?

Is your feed overflowing with shared tutorials and hacks you’re going to do SOMEDAY?

If your ratio of completed projects to shared links is quickly approaching zero,

You may be suffering from Chronic Pin Fatigue.

Treatment is simple!

Join the Design & Adorn Intrepid Beaders Club! Starting in March 2018, you’ll get a box of curated beads and an inspiring online community to share your ideas & designs with.

When your box comes each month you can dig in right away or wait for our live unboxing party online and we can open our boxes together. What you do with your beads is up to you…stringing, wire wrapping, kumihimo. Work with your skill set and add other beads & supplies from your stash if you like. Post pictures of what you’ve made in our private Facebook group and bounce ideas off your fellow makers. Later in the month we’ll have a second live video session to share our progress.


2-day-intensive-marudai-525x325Friday & Saturday, January 5th & 6th
11:00 AM – 5:00 PM (1 hour lunch break)
2-Day Intensive Marudai Workshop
$250
Instructor: Rebecca Combs
All Levels


Butterfly StitchFriday, January 5th
10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Butterfly Stitch
$30
Instructor: Alex Du Pont
Newbie: We’ll teach you everything you need to know for this project.


Wire Wrapping Basics 525x325Friday, January 5th
2:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Wire Wrapping Basics
$25 Tuition + $15 Kit
Instructor: Libby Claridge
Newbie: We’ll teach you everything you need to know for this project.


Beaded Rope w Title 525x325Saturday, January 6th
9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Kumihimo Beaded Rope
$30
Instructor: Alex Du Pont
Beginner Kumihimo: Now that you know the basics of kumihimo, master the bead spinner to reduce you set-up time.


intro-to-ricks-loom-525x325-w-titleSaturday, January 6th
1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Intro to Ricks Loom
$40
Instructor: Libby Claridge
Newbie: We’ll teach you everything you need to know for this project.


Friday & Saturday, January 12th & 13th
Customer Appreciation Weekend!
Make & Takes 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM both days


Box Weave w Title 525x325Friday, January 12th
2:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Box Weave Chain Maille
$30
Instructor: Richard Swanborg
Beginning Chain Maille: You can already open & close jump rings, but no previous chain maille experience is required.


Silky Diamond Watch Cuff onlineSaturday, January 13th
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Silky Diamond Watch Cuff
$40
Instructor: Alex Du Pont
Beginner/Beginner Plus Bead Stitching: You’ve done at least one or two previous bead stitching projects.


Kumihimo Basics 525x325 w TitleSaturday, January 13th
1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Kumihimo Basics
$30
Instructor: Rebecca Combs
Newbie: We’ll teach you everything you need to know for this project.


Viper BasketFriday, January 19th
10:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Viper Basket Chain Maille Bracelet
$50 Tuition + Choice of Kit
$73 Argentium Silver Kit
$42 Jeweler’s Bronze Kit
Guest Instructor: Marilyn Gardiner
Beginning Chain Maille: Previous experience opening & closing jump rings is very helpful, but not required.


Parallel CuffFriday, January 19th
2:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Parallel Cuff Chain Maille Bracelet
$50 Tuition + Choice of Kit
$90 Silver Filled Kit
$50 Jeweler’s Bronze Kit
Guest Instructor: Marilyn Gardiner
Beginner-Plus Chain Maille: You are very comfortable opening/closing jump rings and you have completed at lease one previous chain maille project.


Staggered ByzantineSaturday, January 20th
10:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Staggered Byzantine Chain Maille Bracelet
$50 Tuition + Choice of Kit
$120 Silver Filled Kit
$52 Copper Kit
Guest Instructor: Marilyn Gardiner
Beginner-Plus Chain Maille: You are very comfortable opening/closing jump rings and you have completed at lease one previous chain maille project.


Kinged BasketweaveSaturday, January 20th
2:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Kinged Basketweave Chain Maille Bracelet
$50 Tuition + Choice of Kit
$91 Silver Filled Kit
$54 Jeweler’s Bronze Kit
$29 Copper & Black Enameled Copper Kit
Guest Instructor: Marilyn Gardiner
Intermediate-Advanced Chain Maille: You are very comfortable independently completing at least two different chain maille weaves and you have completed several previous chain maille projects.


Jewelry Making Basics w title 525x325Friday, January 26th
10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Jewelry Making Basics
$25 Tuition + $20 Kit
Instructor: Libby Claridge
Newbie: We’ll teach you everything you need to know for this project.


Ebb and Flow Bracelet 525x325Friday, January 26th
2:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Ebb & Flow Kumihimo Bracelet
$30
Instructor: Libby Claridge
Beginner Plus – Intermediate Kumihimo: Previous experience with beaded kumihimo is required.


To Bead True Blue Colors of Stone Logo Black BackgroundVisit us at the gem show!
January 27th – February 3rd
Casino Del Sol
Booth 126-127


Peyote Slider Beads w Title 525x325Saturday, January 27th
10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Peyote Stitch Slider Beads
$30
Instructor: Libby Claridge
Newbie: We’ll teach you everything you need to know for this project.


kumihimo-essentials-525x325-w-titleSaturday, January 27th
1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Essential Kumihimo
$30
Instructor: Libby Claridge
Newbie: We’ll teach you everything you need to know for this project.


February Classes & Events

2-day-intensive-marudai-525x325Friday & Saturday, February 2nd & 3rd
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM (1 hour lunch break)
2-Day Intensive Marudai Workshop
$250
Instructor: Rebecca Combs
All Levels


Dulce Vida EarringsFebruary 9th
10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Dulce Vida Earrings
$29
Instructor: Alex Du Pont
Newbie: We’ll teach you everything you need to know for this project.


The Crystal Dragon w Title 525x325Friday, February 9th
12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
The Crystal Dragon Bracelet
$79
Instructor: Richard Swanborg
All Levels Bead Stitching


Kumihimo Basics 525x325 w TitleFriday, February 9th
1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Kumihimo Basics
$29
Instructor: Libby Claridge
Newbie: We’ll teach you everything you need to know for this project.


Jewelry Making Basics w title 525x325Saturday, February 10th
9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Jewelry Making Basics
$25 Tuition + $20 Kit
Instructor: Libby Claridge
Newbie: We’ll teach you everything you need to know for this project.


Tubular Herringbone 525x325Saturday, February 10th
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Tubular Herringbone
$29
Instructor: Alex Du Pont
Beginner Bead Stitching: You’ve done at least one other bead stitching project.


kumihimo-math-525x325-w-titleSaturday, February 10th
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Kumihimo Math
$29
Instructor: Rebecca Ann Combs
Intermediate/Advanced Kumihimo: You should be very comfortable working independently using beaded kongoh gumi.


Tennis Bling Bracelet Bead Artisty Kit Stephanie Harrell 525x325Saturday, February 10th
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Tennis Bling Bracelet by Stephanie Harrell
$39 Tuition + $22 Kit
Instructor: Richard Swanborg
Newbie: We’ll teach you everything you need to know for this project.


Kumihimo Design Class w Title 525x325Saturday, February 10th
2:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Kumihimo Design Class
$39
Instructor: Rebecca Ann Combs
Intermediate/Advanced Kumihimo: Write a plan for a custom kumihimo necklace base on the beads or pendant you bring as inspiration. No braiding techniques will be taught.


Night on the Town w Title 325x525Friday & Saturday, February 16th & 17th
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Night on the Town Chain Maille Necklace
$99 Tuition + $99 Kit
Instructor: Richard Swanborg
Beginner Plus / Intermediate Chain Maille: You should be comfortable with the Byzantine “fold & flip.”


harmony-necklace-525x325Friday, February 16th
10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Harmony Kumihimo Necklace
$29
Instructor: Rebecca Ann Combs
Beginner Plus / Intermediate Kumihimo: You should be comfortable with the basic round braid on the disk.


Fancy Fringe Braclet Bead Artisty Kit Stephanie HarrellFriday, February 16th
1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Fancy Fringe Bracelet
$39 Tuition + $65 Kit
Instructor: Alex Du Pont
Newbie: We’ll teach you everything you need to know for this project.


Infinity BraceletFriday, February 16th
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Infinity Bracelet
$25
Instructor: Libby Claridge
Newbie: We’ll teach you everything you need to know for this project.


The Phoenix Earrings 525x325Saturday, February 17th
9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Phoenix Earrings
$29
Instructor: Alex Du Pont
Beginning Right Angle Weave: Previous beading stitching experience is helpful, but not required.


Wire Wrapped Cabochon Trio w Title 525x325Saturday, February 17th
12:30 – 2:30 PM
Wire Wrapped Cabochon
$29 Tuition + $10 Kit
Instructor: Rebecca Ann Combs
Newbie: We’ll teach you everything you need to know for this project.


kumihimo-essentials-525x325-w-titleSaturday, February 17th
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Essential Kumihimo
$29
Instructor: Libby Claridge
Newbie: We’ll teach you everything you need to know for this project.


Large Hole Leather Macrame 525x325Friday, February 23rd
10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Large-Hole Leather Macrame
$29
Instructor: Libby Claridge
Newbie: We’ll teach you everything you need to know for this project.


European 4-1 Chain Maille 325x525Friday, February 23rd
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
European 4-1 Chain Maille
$49
Instructor: Richard Swanborg
Beginning Chain Maille: You can already open & close jump rings, but no previous chain maille experience is required.


Cellini Spiral 525x325Saturday, February 24th
9:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Cellini Spiral Peyote Stitch
$49
Instructor: Richard Swanborg
Beginner Plus Bead Stitching: You done at least two other bead stitch projects.


Water Dancer 4 Pack w Title 525x325Saturday, February 24th
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Water Dancer Kumihimo
$29
Instructor: Libby Claridge
Beginner / Beginner Plus Kumihimo: Previous beaded kumihimo experience is required


Classic Silk Knotting 525x325 w TitleSaturday, February 24th
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Classic Silk Knotting
$29
Instructor: Libby Claridge
Newbie: We’ll teach you everything you need to know for this project.


Bountiful Bracelet 525x325Saturday, February 24th
2:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Bountiful Bracelet
$35
Instructor: Alex Du Pont
Intermediate Bead Stitching: Previous experience with tubular herringbone stitch is required.


Class Policies

Registration: Tuition payment is due at time of registration. Register in person or over the phone 520-209-1900.

Cancellation Policy: Advance notice of 2 business days* is required to transfer to another course. After that time if you need to cancel (or don’t come to class) you will forfeit the class tuition.

*Classes taught by guest instructors or multi-day workshops required 2 weeks notice to receive a credit or transfer.

Arrival Time: All classes begin promptly at the posted start time. Please plan to arrive 10-15 minutes early. This ensures that all students will be ready to begin at the start of class. Late arrivals are extremely disruptive to classes. Please note that if you arrive 15 minutes late or more, you may be barred from attending class and will forfeit your registration fee.

Minimum Enrollment: Classes not meeting minimum enrollment may be canceled by Design & Adorn. In that case you will have your choice of a refund or store credit.

Class Materials: Except where otherwise noted, class tuition does not include materials. If you need to shop for supplies on class day, please arrive 20-30 minutes early so you’re ready to go at the start of class.

Homework: If a class has a HOMEWORKhelpWhat does Homework mean?Some intermediate kumihimo classes have homework that needs to be completed before class. This typically involves cutting the cords and stringing the beads. When you sign up for a homework class, you’ll be given a instruction sheet explaining what needs to be done. requirement you’ll get the homework instructions when you register.  Homework must be completed at home before the start of class or you will not be allowed to participate and you will forfeit the class tuition.

Scent-Free Environment: Some people are sensitive to smells such as perfume, cleaning solutions and even scented lotions. (Rebecca is one of these folks, and some smells—while pleasant—can induce awful headaches or coughing/sneezing fits). Please be considerate and refrain from wearing perfume or scented lotion during class.

Guests: Please do not bring unregistered guests with you. There is no place for them to “hang out” for the duration of your class. We do not allow audits.

Children: Our classes are designed for adults and teenagers ages 14 and up. At this time we do not offer classes for younger children. Your teenage children 14 and older are welcome to attend any of our classes (assuming they meet the course prerequisites.)

Respect for Students and Teachers: Design & Adorn desires to foster a positive environment in our classes and we do not tolerate rude, bad behavior, inappropriate conversations, swearing or foul language, violent, physical or verbal abuse. If you are removed from class for any of these behaviors, you will not receive any refunds nor be allowed back into class.

Design & Adorn instructors strive to provide the highest-quality instruction possible. We appreciate that you’ve chosen to spend your money on our classes, and we promise to be patient, cheerful, and attentive to your needs. If you ever feel as though an instructor has not met your expectations, please call 520-209-1900 or email us at classes@DesignAndAdorn.com and let us know—we can’t make changes unless we know about the issue!