Leisure Learning Unlimited, Inc.

 

Houston's Source For Lifelong Learning Since 1979

Jewelry Making

Note for PMC classes: Precious Metal Clay (PMC) is an organic binder that contains very small grains of metal in suspension. The binder can be shaped and formed into interesting pieces of jewelry and burns away when fired, leaving behind the fused metal. Learn everything you need to know to work with, dry, fire, polish, and patina PMC and leave with beautiful pieces of finished jewelry. For all PMC classes, no experience is necessary.

Basic Beaded Jewelry
Design and make jewelry with beautiful semiprecious and glass beads from all over the world. Learning the ancient art of beading and stringing is easy and fun. Hands-on, learn the basics of making beaded jewelry. Discover the calming relaxation of stringing, and turn your talent into profits as you create six beautiful pieces others will love too. Enter the vast world of beads!
Instructor: Cathy Buice
Area of Town: Heights: Heights/I-10
Price:               $35 + $47 (+ tax) for beads, clasps, charms & more
Class #Class Dates
Y4201J1 Sun 10:30am-1pm Aug 31
Y4201K1 Sat 10:30am-1pm Sept 27
Y4201L1 Fri 10:30am-1pm Oct 24

To register, click on the Class Number link above. (For online classes only, go to www.ed2go.com/llu to register.)

Intermediate Beading
Take the basics of beading to a higher level. Create a beautiful, multi-strand necklace and earring set. Learn new techniques for finishing your beaded pieces and how to turn jewelry components into unique pendants. For a fraction of the cost, leave with fabulous jewelry to rival designer creations.
Instructor: Cathy Buice
Area of Town: Heights: Heights/I-10
Price:               $35 + $45 for beads and findings to complete necklace & earrings
Class #Class Dates
Y4206E1 Sat 10:30am-1pm Aug 23
Y4206F1 Sun 10:30am-1pm Oct 19

To register, click on the Class Number link above. (For online classes only, go to www.ed2go.com/llu to register.)

Beaded Jewelry--Traditional Knotting
Using a method, that with proper instruction, is quite simple to learn and doesn't require expensive tools, create beaded jewelry by using the traditional knotting technique. Work with freshwater pearls, glass beads, silk and nylon cords. Finish and take home a beautiful knotted necklace and a new skill.
Instructor: Cathy Buice
Area of Town: Heights: Heights/I-10
Price:               $35 + $27 materials fee
Class #Class Dates
Y4211F1 Sat 10:30am-1pm Sept 13
Y4211G1 Sun 10:30am-1pm Oct 26

To register, click on the Class Number link above. (For online classes only, go to www.ed2go.com/llu to register.)

Beaded Jewelry--Wire Wrapping
Add a new dimension to your beaded jewelry creations by incorporating the element of wire into your designs. Learn the basic skills and techniques of wire wrapping used by professionals. Make a wonderful necklace and earring set that can be worn to many different occasions.
Instructor: Cathy Buice
Area of Town: Heights: Heights/I-10
Price:               $35 + $34 materials fee, tax
Class #Class Dates
Y4216E1 Sat 10:30am-1pm Aug 30
Y4216F1 Sun 10:30am-1pm Sept 28

To register, click on the Class Number link above. (For online classes only, go to www.ed2go.com/llu to register.)

Beginning Ring Making (6 meetings, $100, Robert Mullen)
Receive basic ring fabrication knowledge. Unlike a general beginning metals class, this class will focus on a specialized skill set within metalsmithing, affording students the opportunity to create refined objects. Beginners are welcome. In class make one band ring in silver with a stone setting. Topics covered include texture on metal, sawing, metal properties, stone setting, soldering, and design.
Instructor: Robert Mullen
Area of Town: Meyerland: S. Braeswood/Chimney Rock
Price:               $100 + $90 studio fee
Class #Class Dates
Y4230-61E6 Thurs 6:30-9:30pm Oct 30, Nov 6, 13, 20, Dec 4, 11

To register, click on the Class Number link above. (For online classes only, go to www.ed2go.com/llu to register.)

Jewelry Making--Metalsmithing (6 weeks, $100, Robert Mullen)
Learn basic beginning skills to create at least one piece of jewelry. In this introductory metalsmithing class, learn design layout, sawing, piercing, riveting and beginning soldering.
Instructor: Robert Mullen
Area of Town: Meyerland: S. Braeswood/Chimney Rock
Price:               $100 + $90 studio fee
Class #Class Dates
Y4249-62F6 Tues 6:30-9:30pm Sept 16, 23, 30, Oct 7, 14, 21
Y4249-62G6 Tues 6:30-9:30pm Oct 28, Nov 4, 11, 18, 25, Dec 2

To register, click on the Class Number link above. (For online classes only, go to www.ed2go.com/llu to register.)

   
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