Classes

Do You Have Classes?

Stained Glass StudentsThat question is often asked by those who visit our shop. Yes, we do!

Sassafras Moon World Gifts offers two kinds of classes.  Kay Berkley, a glass artist with over 30 years of experience, teaches stained and fused glass.  Sally Erickson, who creates many of the one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces for sale in the shop, will teach you how to make your own unique jewelry.

Classes are usually held in late spring and throughout the summer.  We prefer to keep the size between 7-10 students so that we may give more personalized attention.  They fill up fast!

Pre-registration is greatly appreciated.  Please contact us to sign up.

Classes Offered

Beginning Stained Glass
While making your own creation, you will learn selection and cutting of glass, use of hand tools, grinders, and saws to join individual pieces with copper foil and solder.  Each student creates a panel approximately 8 x 10 inches of their choosing.  Class fees include tools, glass and materials.  $100

Beginning Fused And Slumped Glass
Students will learn about glass compatibility by fusing two or more layers of glass together through heat.  Techniques of firing and cooling glass to maintain glass strength and durability, and slumping glass on molds, will also be covered.  Class fees include tools, glass and materials.  $100

Basic Beaded Jewelry Making
Basic design principles and experimentation with color, texture and size will be combined with learning to use basic tools to create jewelry such as earrings, bracelets and necklaces.  Class fees include tools, beads, findings and instruction booklet.  $35

Beginning Chainmaille Bracelet - NEW!
Learn the ancient art of chainmaille to create a bracelet in just one session!  Class fees include copper jump rings and clasps.  Tools will be provided for use and are available for purchase after class, if desired.  $45

2014 Class Schedule

Basic Beaded Jewelry Making

Class is one 2-1/2 hour session.  Choose from the following:

  • Friday, September 26, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Friday, October 17, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Friday, October 24, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Friday, November 14, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Saturday, October 18, 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Saturday, October 25, 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Saturday, November 15, 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Sally Erickson will be instructing a basic beaded jewelry class.

Cost for the beginning class is $35 -- you use our glass beads, our findings (items needed to create such items as ear wires, pins, crimp beads, etc.) and our tools.

Semi-precious beads such as turquoise, tiger eye, amethyst, malachite, lapis, and many more can be purchased for use. We have one of the biggest bead selections in Boone County - beads and pendants in glass, bone, horn, sterling silver, gold plate, silver plate, semi-precious stones, and much more. Or, bring your own!

This is a beginning class, with the assumption that students have no prior knowledge about beading or jewelry making. We begin the class with earrings because they are quick and easy.

We keep class membership small to assure individualized attention.  Contact us today if you are interested in attending.  Pre-paying will assure your spot.

Beginning Chainmaille Bracelet

Class is one 2-1/2 hour session. Choose from the following:

  • Friday, September 26, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Friday, October 17, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Friday, October 24, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Friday, November 14, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Saturday, September 27, 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Saturday, October 18, 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Saturday, October 25, 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Saturday, November 15, 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Learn the ancient art of chainmaille!  Fred Erickson, a student of the William Holland School of Lapidary Arts, will be the guest instructor of our beginning chainmaille bracelet class.

Cost for the beginning class is $45 -- you use our jump rings and clasps.  Tools will be provided for use and are available for purchase after class, if desired.  Choose to create your bracelet with copper or brass.  Premium metals can be chosen for an additional fee and include tinned copper, sterling silver and gold filled.  Drop by the store to see examples.

This is a beginning class, with the assumption that students have no prior knowledge about chainmaille.  Class will cover a brief history of the craft and teach the pattern 'two plus two'.

We keep class membership small to assure individualized attention.  Pre-registration for this class is required to ensure that we have adequate supplies on-hand for your chosen medium.  Contact us today if you are interested in attending.

Beginning Stained Glass

One class divided into three sessions:

  • Friday, May 2, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Saturday, May 3, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Sunday, May 4 (as needed)

Kay Berkley will be instructing a beginning stained glass class.  The class will cover cutting glass, use of hand tools, grinders and saws, and joining individual glass pieces with copper foil and solder.

Cost for the class is $100, which is all-inclusive -- you use our glass, our materials and our tools.  By the end of the weekend, you will take home an 8" x 10" panel of your own creation!

This is a beginning class, with the assumption that students have no prior knowledge about working with stained glass.

We keep class membership small to assure individualized attention.  Contact us today if you are interested in attending.  Pre-paying will assure your spot.

 

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