Jewelry Making Classes

Available At Our Upcoming Philadelphia, PA Show


Create Your Own Masterpiece With Local Experts

Meet Beading Artist, Andrea Mazzenga, Owner Of Buttercup Beads

Andrea Mazzenga, RN, is a wife, mother, grandmother, and lampwork artist. She owns and operates Buttercup Beads, her beautiful little bead shop of 11 years, in Audubon, Pennsylvania. Art has always played a large role in her life, and she enjoys many other artistic avenues such as painting, photography, and poetry. She was pulled to her love of everything beads with her first glass flameworking class over 15 years ago. In 2007, she decided to leave medicine for sparkly things, and hasn’t looked back. She has taught her designs at BeadFest and has been published multiple times in both Bead & Button, and BeadWork magazines. In 2017, her projects were also featured in Creative Beading, Vol. 12 – The best projects from a year of Bead & Button Magazine. Andrea believes that everyone should take the time to explore their creative passions because it makes for a happy and satisfying life. You can contact her at www.buttercupbeads.com.

Meet Wire Artist, Gina Struebel of GS Designs

Gina Struebel specializes in one of-a-kind sculpted and woven wire art jewelry. Her pieces are inspired by nature and created to highlight the beauty of natural gemstones. She uses many different gauges of wire and cold fusion techniques such as coiling, weaving, wrapping and sculpting wire into beautiful one of kind wearable art jewelry. Her jewelry is handmade using natural gemstone and bead components, artisan custom cut cabochons, and copper, bronze, silver or gold wire along with handmade charms and findings. Her pieces have an elegant blend of traditional and contemporary designs, some delicate, some big and bold. She has been passionate about the arts all her life. Working in many mediums including drawing, painting, photography and graphic design. The love of design and art finally led her to working with metals, gemstones, beads and other mixed media components for jewelry. "I love the spontaneous nature of wire wrapping, I let the wire and gemstones (or mood) speak and guide me into what's to come and finding the perfect balance in the final creation. Working with wire and metal has been a fascinating and rewarding journey; I have finally found my passion!" Gina's designs can be found on her website: www.twistedandbent.com, or GS Designs.

Class Information

  • Classes will be conducted at booths 306 & 405
  • Class instruction is free! Kits include tutorial, all materials and use of tools to complete the project; with the exception of Beaded Beach Bangle, all projects should be completed by end of class. 
  • Class size is generally limited to 8 -10 students, extra seating available with prior approval of instructor.

Friday, March 9

Class Description

Time

Fee

Instructor

Hip Chick Bracelet

A quick beaded leather wrap bracelet.

Technique: Leather Wrap

Skill: Beginner

12:30pm-1:30pm

$25 kit.

Andrea Mazzenga

Tree of Life Pendant

Learn how to use wire to design and form a beaded pendant.

Technique: Hand Wire work

Skill: Beginner

1:00pm-3:00pm

Sterling kit $35.

Silver Filled kit $28.

Gina Struebel

Crazy for Crystals Bracelet

A sparkling bracelet using needles, fireline, crystals, and seed beads.

Technique: Off loom bead weaving

Skill: Beginner/Intermediate

2:30pm-3:30pm

$35 Kit.

Andrea Mazzenga

Wire Wrapped Cabochon Pendant

Learn how to use wire to bezel a stone cabochon.

Technique: Hand Wire wrapping

Skill: Beginner/Intermediate

3:30pm-6:00pm

Sterling kit $48.

Silver Filled $35.

Gina Struebel

Beaded Beach Bangle*

Weave a stunning Seed bead bangle using Delica beads. *Alternate Non Bangle Version Available.

Technique: 2 drop Peyote

Skill: Intermediate

4:00pm-6:00pm

$55. Kit

$45. Non Bangle

Andrea Mazzenga

Stringing 101 – Open workshop!

Go from shopping to designing all in one afternoon. Use you purchases to learn how to string and crimp a beautiful bracelet or necklace.

Technique: Crimping/Stringing

Skill: Beginner

1:00pm-5:00pm - as seats become available.

$10. – Includes, handout, demo, wire, crimps, & tool use. Bring your own beads and findings.

Buttercup Beads Staff

Saturday, March 10 

Class Description

Time

Fee

Instructor

Hip Chick Bracelet

A quick leather and bead wrap bracelet.

Technique: Leather Wrap

Skill: Beginner

10:30am-11:30am $25 kit. Andrea Mazzenga

Wire Wrapped Rings Duet

Learn how to make two different wire wrapped rings in one short class!

 Technique: Hand Wire Wrapping

Skill: Beginner

10:30am-11:30am

Sterling kit $30.

Silver filled $25.

Gina Struebel

Beaded Beach Bangle*

Weave a stunning Seed bead bangle using Delica beads. *Alternate Non Bangle Version Available.

Technique: 2 drop Peyote

Skill: Intermediate

12:00pm-2:00pm

$55 Kit.

$45 Non Bangle.

Andrea Mazzenga

Wire Wrapped Cabochon Pendant

Learn how to use wire to bezel a stone cabochon.

Technique: Hand Wire wrapping

Skill: Beginner/Intermediate

12:30pm-3:00pm

Sterling kit $48.

Silver filled $35.

Gina Struebel

Crazy for Crystals Bracelet

A sparkling bracelet using needles, fireline, crystals, and seed beads. 

Technique: Off loom bead weaving

Skill: Beginner/Intermediate

2:30pm-4:00pm $35 Kit. Andrea Mazzenga

Tree of Life Pendant

Learn how to use wire to design and form a beaded pendant. 

Technique: Hand Wire work

Skill: Beginner

4:00pm-6:00pm

Sterling Kit $35.

Silver filled $28.

Gina Struebel

Boho Chic

Learn how to knot beads and cording to make a stunning necklace.

Technique: Pearl Knotting

Skill: Beginner/Intermediate

4:30pm-6:00pm $35 Kit. Andrea Mazzenga

Stringing 101 – Open workshop!

Go from shopping to designing all in one afternoon. Use you purchases to learn how to string and crimp a beautiful bracelet or necklace.

Technique: Crimping/Stringing Skill: Beginner

12:30pm-5:00pm - as seats become available. $10 – Includes, handout, demo, wire, crimps, & tool use. Bring your own beads and findings. Buttercup Beads Staff

Sunday, March 11  

Class Description

Time

Fee

Instructor

Hip Chick Bracelet

A quick beaded leather wrap bracelet.

Technique: Leather Wrap

Skill: Beginner

11:00am-12:00pm $25 kit. Andrea Mazzenga

Crazy for Crystals Bracelet

A sparkling bracelet using needles, fireline, crystals, and seed beads.

Technique: Off loom bead weaving

Skill: Beginner/Intermediate

11:30am-1:30pm $35 Kit. Andrea Mazzenga

Wire Wrapped Rings Duet

Learn how to make two different wire wrapped rings in one short class!

Technique: Hand Wire Wrapping

Skill: Beginner

12:00pm-1:00pm

Sterling Kit $30.

Silver filled $25.

Gina Struebel

Tree of Life Pendant

Learn how to use wire to design and form a beaded pendant.

Technique: Hand Wire work

Skill: Beginner

2:00pm-4:00pm

Sterling $35.

Silver filled $28.

Gina Struebel

Boho Chic

Learn how to knot beads and cording to make a stunning necklace.

Technique: Pearl Knotting

Skill: Beginner/Intermediate

2:30pm-4:30pm

$35 Kit.

Andrea Mazzenga

Stringing 101 – Open workshop!

Go from shopping to designing all in one afternoon. Use you purchases to learn how to string and crimp a beautiful bracelet or necklace.

Technique: Crimping/Stringing

Skill: Beginner

2:00pm-4:30pm - as seats become available. $10 – Includes, handout, demo, wire, crimps, & tool use. Bring your own beads and findings. Buttercup Beads Staff