If you’ve not signed up for the retreat yet, now is the time! We’ve received the first round of projects from the members who will be teaching at the retreat, and they are wonderful! Our annual Teach It Forward retreat is a member benefit, so if you’re not a member this would be a GREAT time to join SFJAG!

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Modified Celtic Knot by DeeDee Skiegen

Students will learn to make this fun and versatile take off on a Celtic Knot pattern. It is a great project for any skill level. Once they have completed the pendant and earrings we will explore embellishments- adding beads, textures, color, oxidations and more.

The kit cost $5.00, includes: Copper wire to make earrings and pendants, beads for adornment, dowels for shaping.

Students should bring, work surface,flat and round nose pliers, magnifiers (if needed), task light

Instructor will have extra tools, wire and miscellaneous supplies


Ring Project by Kim Solokow

Design by Diane Fitzgerald. Taught with permission from the artist.


The Fascinator by Lici Cadavid

2017 retreat Cadavid Fascinator


Beaded Bracelet by Liana Miller
2017 retreat miller beaded bracelet


Book of Memories by Mariela Corte

2017 retreat corte


Little Ricky Loom Bracelet by Harriet Rudoff

This is a simplified method to looming any beaded bracelet. It can be done in three hours. The Little Ricky Lynn is mandatory for this process. It will be included in your kit.  The loom itself is $15. I will supply you with enough beads to make one bracelet and a toggle.  You need to bring scissors, bead mat Ott light, size 10 beading needle.
Kit price is $25


Wrapped Coin by Viki Colburn


Polymer Clay Inlay by Lynn Yuhr

Color mixing and pattern design are used to create veneers that are then inlayed into the new wooden components by Banyan Bay Studios.  Simple canes will be effectively used to create lovely patterned veneers that are securely inlayed into the wood. The wood and polymer combination provide a great focal pendant.

Kit fee: $12 and includes the clay and one pendant, more pendants will be available for purchase