Sample menu of classes in our current rotation. Basics are offered monthly. Detailed information including dates and new classes can be found in current class schedule: http://www.thebuffalobeadgallery.com/this-months-classes/
Basic Jewelry: You’d like to make your own bracelet, but don’t know how to? We teach you how to begin and end a simple handmade piece of jewelry, utilizing all the basic techniques, including turning loops and attaching jump rings. Perfect total beginner’s class! Some materials supplied.
Basic Wire Wrapping: Beginner Level Want to add another skill? ….. Learn how to make a lovely and secure focal with your newly acquired wire wrapping skills. You will make one simple piece of jewelry. Project and supplies will vary month to month. Includes all craft wire.
Harmony: NEW CLASS Beginner Level, needle and thread experience recommended. Work with 2 hole silkies and superduos, then accent with 4mm druks, and 11º seed beads. Makes a lovely bracelet
Symmetry: Intermediate Level. Taking brick stitch to the next level, with 4mm cubes stitched together to form a diamond which is connected by 11º seed beads, creates a mesmerizing bracelet.
Florentine: Intermediate level. Rullas, Superduos, Firepolish, and seed beads united by right angle weave to create a wide, solid in appearance, bracelet. Project will be completed in class.
Medallion: Intermediate Level Create a statement necklace using superduos, 11º seed beads, and 4mm Chinese crystal. Medallions are made individually which makes your piece very versatile. Allow 3 hours, should be able to finish in class. As shown, 4 colors of Superduos.
Ripple: Advanced Level. Up for the challenge? Using 8º delicas to create the back drop for this necklace. Then create the ripple with 4mm firepolish, accented with 15º seed beads. Daggers on top of the ripple add visual drama. Finish with chain to customize the length. Allow 3 hours, may not finish in class.
Gibson: Beginner Level. Become familiar with two hole cabochon beads and superduos, plus O beads, 8º and 11º seed beads.
Hopscotch: Intermediate Level. Rulla beads woven together in a “hopscotch” pattern lined with 11º seed beads and then embellished with superduos and 3mm accent beads.
On Point: Beginner Level. Utilize peyote stitch with Superduos to create a necklace separated by rullas, highlighted with daggers and 3mm fire polish, framed by 15º seed beads and finished with chain to fit a desired length.
Radiance: Intermediate Level. Silkys combined with superduos and 11º seed beads with a option of a circular cabochon center accent.
Tantalizing Tangos: Beginner Level. NEW CLASS Have fun with shapes! Use two hole tangos, diamond duos, and rullas, with O beads to make an interesting, geometric bracelet.
Moonlit Tree Pendant: Different gauges of wire combine to make an elegant tree with a fresh water pearl accent, wire is included.
Russian Spiral: Intermediate Level. A classic stitch, with a twist. Learn to make the Russian Spiral stitch around a thick leather cord, giving it a bohemian style.
Curve: Intermediate Level Capture the magic with Swarovski Crystal rivolis, bezel set with 11º delica beads and 15º seed beads, and elegantly connected with 4mm Swarovski Crystal bicones. Utilizes circular peyote, perfect for a pendant or earrings.
Bohemian Cuff: Make a wide cuff with leather wrap techniques to create a joined triple stranded bracelet. 25% off all Czech buttons on the day of the class. We will supply the leather and C-Lon.
The Ellen: Beginner Level Dress them up or dress them down, using crescents, 2 hole cab, 8º, 11º, and 15º seed beads for these one of a kind earrings. Can easily be made into a pendant to for a matching set.
Unwinding Beauty: Spectacular earrings, using 4mm and 6mm Swarovski crystals, size 15 delicas, 11 and 8 seed beads. Looks complicated, but easy to make. Can be made into earrings or a bracelet!
Star Burst: Intermediate Level. Questions about working with daggers? This multi-layered flower accented with 4mm Swarovski Crystals, centered by a 8mm Swarovski pearl, secured by 8º and 11º seed beads will answer them. Will complete at least one flower in class, makes a fabulous pin or pendant.
Cosmic: Intermediate Level Diamonduos as the focal bead, superduos, 11º seed beads and 4mm firepolish for accents. Can easily be made into earrings, bracelet, or a necklace.
Crown: Beginner level. Superduos, 4mm Swarovski Crystals, and 11º seed beads combine to create a circular patterned bracelet.
Delightful Duets: Beginner Level. Superduos and 11º seed beads come together with RAW to make this simple yet beautiful bracelet.
Flora: Beginner Level. Combine wire and needle and thread to make these very versatile piece. The class will instruct you how to make earrings but can easily be made into a pendant with 11º delicas and 16g wire.
Hammer Time: Beginner Level Using only three different styles of beads, interlocks, superduos, and 8º seed beads and create this retro bracelet.
Snowflake Pendant: Beginner Level Perfect for a winter pendant for a necklace or can be made into a broch. Uses superduos, 3mm firepolish, 15º and 11º seed beads, and 18mm rivoli.
Milli-Dagger: Intermediate Level. Utilizing ladder stitch, with a base of monte and 11º seed beads, create a statement bracelet using layers of different size daggers. Perfect for any New Year’s event.
Renaissance: Beginner Level. Make these beautiful earrings utilizing RAW with 4mm druks and 11º seed beads, looks complicated and time consuming, but it’s not.
Zig Zag: Beginner level. Herringbone stitch with two hole beads. Using 11º seed beads and either rullas, superduos, or Tilas, the possibilities of this bracelet are endless!
Peyote Accents: Beginner level. Ready for a new stitch? Using 11º delicas, make peyote tubes as an accent around a pendant bar in class, includes some supplies. (two sessions available)
Cats Cradle: Beginner Level A twist on tubular peyote with diamonduos, O beads, and 1.8mm cubes around a base of leather.
Counter Point: Intermediate level. Statement bracelet, composed of 5 different types of beads. Bead weaving with two needles to create an intricate pattern. Allow for three hours for class. Knowledge of bead weaving is required.
Gala Earrings: Beginner level. Sparkling jewels for your ears or for a necklace. We’ll be working with 14mm rivolis, 3mm and 4mm firepolish, and 15º seed beads.
Fair & Square: Beginner level. Each element made individually, creating almost endless possibilities. Class will teach the bracelet, but can also can be made into a necklace or earrings! Each element made with Silkys, Superduos, 11º seeds, and connected with 4mm Swarovski pearls.
Sullivan: Beginner level. Superduos and tilas combine to create a flexible bracelet inspired by Buffalo’s architectural gems. This project teaches right angle weave and works with two hole beads.
Framed: Intermediate Level. Become familiar with using two needles with our new tango beads, silkys and 11º seed beads.
Wild Flower: Intermediate level Pips and seed beads make a dimensional flower that comes to life. Perfect for earrings, necklace or a bracelet. Class utilizes peyote stitch. Allow 3 hours, may not finish in class.