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
Z4265E1 Sat 10:30am-1pm May 9
Z4265F1 Sun 10:30am-1pm Jun 14
Z4265G1 Fri 10:30am-1pm Jul 10

To register, click on the Class Number link above. (For online classes only, go to www.ed2go.com/llu or www.yougotclass.org/catalog.cfm/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
Z4268C1 Sat 10:30am-1pm Jun 27

To register, click on the Class Number link above. (For online classes only, go to www.ed2go.com/llu or www.yougotclass.org/catalog.cfm/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
Z4271C1 Sat 10:30am-1pm May 2
Z4271D1 Sat 10:30am-1pm Jun 6

To register, click on the Class Number link above. (For online classes only, go to www.ed2go.com/llu or www.yougotclass.org/catalog.cfm/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
Z4275B1 Sat 10:30am-1pm May 23
Z4275C1 Sun 10:30am-1pm Jul 12

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

Lost Wax Casting
Instruction in wax ring sizing, investment, burnout, vacuum and centrifugal casting, polishing and stone setting with an under-bezel. Students can make up to 10 rings. All tools and supplies furnished, you need to furnish wax models, metal and stones.
Instructor: George Sanders
Area of Town: Heights: Oxford/25th St
Price:               $150 + 10 and up for materials
Class #Class Dates
Z4280D5 Wed 6:30-9:30pm May 20, 27, Jun 3, 10, 17

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

Lost Wax Casting
Receive instruction in: wax carving, wax wire and sheet fabrication, lathe turning, hot wax forming and design. Also covered: investment, burnout, polishing, and vacuum & centrifugal casting. All tools and supplies furnished for brass or bronze casting. Students may provide commercial wax patterns.
Instructor: George Sanders
Area of Town: Heights: Oxford/25th St
Price:               $100 + $90 studio fee
Class #Class Dates
Z4281E5 Wed 6:30-9:30pm Jun 24, Jul 1, 8, 15, 22

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

Beginning Ring Making (6 meetings, $120, Claire Webb)
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: Claire Webb
Area of Town: Meyerland: S. Braeswood/Chimney Rock
Price:               $120 + $90 material fee due 1st day of class
Class #Class Dates
Z4290-645A6 Thurs 6:30-9:30pm Jul 9, 16, 23, 30, Aug 6, 13

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

Jewelry Making--Metalsmithing (6 weeks, $120, Claire Webb)
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: Claire Webb
Area of Town: Meyerland: S. Braeswood/Chimney Rock
Price:               $120 + $90 studio fee
Class #Class Dates
Z4305-635A6 Tues 6:30-9:30pm Jun 30, Jul 7, 14, 21, 28, Aug 4

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

   
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