Gem and Bead Gallery
Jewelry Making Classes
Beading Classes are offered on Thursdays and Fridays and Saturdays 10AM and 2PM.  Each class usually lasts about 1.5-2.0 hours and includes the use of our tools.  The fee is $30.00-$35.00 and currently our 2 most popular classes are  Beading 1 and  Wiring 1 for beginners.  We also offer classes in Spanish.  Please call  (305)358-9099 to schedule your class because they fill up fast!  Private one-on-one classes are available also. 
Class of July 2003!
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Beading 1- This class is perfect for people who want to learn the foundations of creating beautiful necklaces and bracelets.  This class will teach you from beginning to end several different techniques to make necklaces and bracelets.    In this class, you will learn about the different tools, materials, findings, techniques, and stringing materials most commonly used.  Techniques include use of crimps, memory wire, and how to attach a clasp to leather.  Though it is a begginer course, many students create beautiful necklaces and bracelets after this one course.  Curriculum covers necklace and
bracelet making (two in one)!  $30.00 (Price includes use of tools and materials)
Wiring 1- This class is the first step in learning how to create beautiful wire jewelry.  Once you  complete this class, you will be able to produce some of  this season's hottest new earrings, necklaces, and pendants!  You'll learn to use a variety of materials including wire, chain, and several earring components, many of which are currently being used by the area's top designers!  (Many of who sell to the major department stores) $35.00 (Price includes use of tools and materials)
Gem & Bead Gallery
48 E. Flagler St.
Suite # 3
(305) 358-9099

Located: downtown Miami, accross from the Seybold Building in the Jewelry District.
email:  houseofgems1@yahoo.com
Pearl Knotting - Learn the art of knotting pearls and finishing a pearl necklace with French Wire (very nice look).  French wire is usually what fancy-shmanzy jewelry stores use to finish high-end gemstone necklaces.  Really adds value to beautiful gemstone beads, which are too nice and pricey for traditional crimp tubes. $45.00 (Price includes use of tools, pearls, and other materials)
Leather Jewelry Making - Learn to make exotic leather chokers and braceletes, which are accented with wire-wrapped semi-precious gemstones.  NEW!  Call for details!
Weaving - Learn to make chokers with beads using a weaving technique.  These chokers usually take several hours to complete, but are extremely beautiful and sell for hundreds because of the labor.  Please call for details!
Sign up for a beading class today!  (305) 358-9099
* Basic courses include use of tools & materials.  Advanced courses are very specific and usually require some merchandise purchases because you will create jewelry-quality work that is yours.  Please schedule your classes early because they sometimes fill up several weeks in advance.  Class size is limited to only 6 per class.
Beading 2- This class will teach you to make more elaborate necklaces such as how to make multi-strand necklaces, graduate several strands of necklaces, and how to make basic knots.  This class will also teach you how to put together more elaborate designs.  In this class you will make a necklace using thread and bead tips.  Beading Class I recommended or prior beading instructions. $35.00 )Price includes use of tools and materials)
Wiring 2- Wire 2 class is a great follow-up to the Wire I class.  In this class, you will learn to make more complicated wire designs, headpins, earrings, earwires, and clasps.  You will also learn the basics of bead wire wrapping.  Wire I class is a prerequisite or prior wiring experience. $35.00 (Price includes use of tools and materials)
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