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This one-day class will explore simple shapes and designs that can be used when creating earrings whether using posts or earring wires. The first half of the class is creating our polymer pieces using simple shapes and thinking about symmetry or asymmetrical design, the weight of the earrings and how to imbed findings. The second half of the class is putting them together with earring wires you will make yourself.
Registration is open to all. Visit the class page for information
Join SFJAG on August 26th and 27th for bead weaving artist Liisa Turunen, who will be presenting two projects, The Mirage Bracelet, sparkling crystals on the top and sides, embellished with pearls, and the Pallas Necklace, a reversible necklace named after the Pallas Cat. Information and registration for both of these classes can be found by clicking here.
Club Bead 2018
Registration for Club Bead 2018 is now open. Our 2nd annual Club Bead will feature world-renowned instructors Cynthia Rutledge, Melanie Potter, and Nancy Cain, teaching at the lovely all-inclusive Club Med Sandpiper Bay in Port St. Lucie, Florida. Club Bead will take place from February 1st through the 5th of 2018. Visit the information and registration page to learn more.
Teach It Forward
Our highlight event each year is our Member Retreat. The dates are October 13th – 15th, 2017. We’re back at the lovely Club Med Sandpiper Bay in Port St. Lucie, Florida.If you’re new to the guild, you’re going to want to check this out – 3 days of fun, where members share their knowledge with each other in a series of classes. The entire weekend – rooms, food, drink, and classes, is only $350 for a double. Its a great value. Visit the Member Retreat page for all the info!
Promote Your Work, Help SFJAG
One of SFJAG’s goals has long been to help our talented members promote their amazing work to a wider audience. We are planning a new advertising piece that works towards that end. JAG members are invited to submit photos of their work to be included on a new postcard piece, due out later this year. Submission photos do not have to be professional grade. For more info on this opportunity, or to send us your work, please click here for all the details.
Out on a Lark
Join our own Linda Landy for a fun class in bead embroidery, entitled “Out on a Lark.” The focus of this dramatic bead embroidered collar is a spectacular songbird in all his feathered glory sitting on background of bonded silk Dupioni fabric with a delicately stitched frame. Registration opens July 1st for SFJAG members. Click here for more information.