Welcome to Yayi
Beads, Gems and Gallery, your source of materials and supplies for handcrafted
jewelry and original artwork. We provide a wide selection of Crystals and
Glass Beads, Metals Findings, Charms, Pendants, Fresh Water Pearls, beautiful
and personally Selected Gemstones, Books, Magazines and Tools. We also offer
classes and courses by regional and national artists in a nice and warm
atmosphere who inspire your creativity and senses.
Some of the classes we offer:
Start to Stringing:
inspirational class for beginners to star in the exciting world of jewelry
making. In this class you will learn about color, textures, materials, basics
of wire wrapping. At the end of this class you will complete and finish
jewelry pieces such as a necklace, earrings or a bracelet.
Leather Wraps Bracelet (Chan Luu Style): very popular bracelet with endless possibilities
in your design. You will learn to finish beautiful and eye catching pieces, (bracelet, necklace and earrings) decorated with big hole freshwater pearls
Leather and Knotted Spaces: learn to Knot with different materials like silk
threat, leather, lace, cord, leaving spaces in between where the color exalts
the beads used.
Link to Link: start to wrap wire using chain and metal
rings ,learn to make a loop wire and wrap the wire under the loop adding
personality and beauty to secure your master
Wire Cuff Bracelet: make a cuff frame for a bracelet
from a heavy gauge wire previously texturized and hammered and later
embellished with patina, beads, crystals, gems , etc. this workshop need
previous beading experience and is intended for more advanced
Hot Glass Cool Beads: After fuse/slump beautiful wine
bottles we encourage all participants to decorate the selected bottle with a
wire wrapping technique adding beads, charms and gems to your piece; enjoy
later your artwork in your parties making this a conversation
Other Classes we offer are the Basics of Earrings, How to Make
a Master Piece to Wear, Introduction to the Metal Clay World, Stitching and
embroidering with Seed Beads and Enameling Findings.
We also provide
follow up activities were you can bring your project and in a group, exchange
ideas and solutions to the problems and limitations in your designs.
supplies and materials for class projects will be selected at Yayi Beads, Gems
and Gallery prior to each class.
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