formerly Country Bumpkin
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Classes

Classes

To Schedule Your Classes
We are holding the classes on Sundays when the store is closed. We are also limiting the size of the classes to practice social distancing. We will require that everyone wear a mask.

Call Beads & Brushstrokes at 843-884-8808 to register for upcoming classes. Credit card is required to reserve a spot. We require a 50% deposit for each class. Full refund is given with 24 hours advance notice for cancellation.

Upcoming Classes:

JANUARY

Ring Around the Cabochon
When: January 9
Time: 10am-6pm
Teacher: Deb Gates
Fee: $110

This is a great refresher class if it’s been a while since you have soldered! All materials and tools will be provided. Students will learn to determine their ring size and design a ring with a cabochon. Students will measure and create a bezel and then solder to the back plate. All set in sterling. Students will have the option to use decorative trim.

Textured Bracelet with Focal Cabochon
When:January 16
Time: 10am-6pm
Teacher: Deb Gates
Fee: $110

Learn metal stamping. All materials and tools will be provided Using a rolling mill to create texture—or using metal stamps (your choice), students will take sterling silver and form the metal into the shape of a bracelet and then add a bezel and stone. This is a great class to learn metal stamping. For practice, we will begin stamping on copper. When signing up please indicate whether you want to use the rolling mill or metal stamps.

Fold Forming— Beginning class
When: January 23
Time: 11am-6pm
Teacher: Deb Gates
Fee: $75

All materials and tools will be provided. Students will learn to move metal, create fold form designs, create a bowl out of copper, and create a shaped bracelet.

Sterling Earrings— Beginning class
When: January 31
Time: 11am-6pm
Teacher: Deb Gates
Fee:

All materials and tools will be provided. Students will complete 2 pair of earrings—making two types of ear wires. Learning to make a balled head pin. These make great handmade presents. Limit 6 students per class.

FEBRUARY

Keum boo— Intermediate class
When: February 6
Time: 10am-6pm
Teacher: Deb Gates
Fee: $125

Students will create a pair of earrings out of fine silver and apply 24 kt gold using the ancient technique of Keum boo to create one of a kind pair of earrings and pendant.

Soldering Intensive– Beginning soldering class
When: February 13
Time: 10am-6pm
Teacher: Deb Gates
Fee: $110

LEARN TO SOLDER! LEARNING TO SOLDER WILL TAKE YOUR SKILLS AND DESIGNS TO ANOTHER LEVEL!!!
All materials and tools will be provided. Students will make a sterling 16-18 inch chain. Using 16 gauge sterling wire, we will make jump rings and develop an understanding of the soldering process. Using hard, medium, easy and extra easy solder. And turn these jump rings into the chain. Make “S” hook clasp of 14 gauge sterling. Clean and file jump rings –and then tumble/polish the chain.

Etched Double Layered Pendant
When: February 28
Time: 10am-6pm
Teacher: Deb Gates
Fee: $125

All materials provided. Students must have soldering experience. Students will choose to etch or texture the top or bottom layer of a
double layered pendant. Create a bezel formed around a cabochon and design a bail. Students will be introduced to sweat soldering.

Monthly Classes

1st Wednesday, Metal/Beading Workshop
Bring your project, borrow our tools and share creative time with others, from 10-1pm, cost is $5.00. Staff member available for help and questions.

2nd and 4th Thursdays, Beginning Beading Classes
5:00-6:30 Thursday evenings, cost is $20.00. Janice will teach basic beading techniques and create earrings and bracelet/necklace.


About Beads & Brushstrokes

Beads & Brushstrokes, formerly Country Bumpkin Arts and Crafts as been serving the lowcountry for 32 years. We have grown over the years just as the families we have served. We get a kick out of seeing the children of children who took classes here over 20 years ago.

Today, there is very little "country" in Country Bumpkin, but like a "bumpkin" there remains a lot of free spirit and creative living.

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Beads and Brushstrokes
formerly Country Bumpkin
New Location: Lansing Plaza 918C Lansing Drive off HWY 17
next to Trader Joe's
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
Phone: (843) 884-8808
Website: https://www.countrybumpkinarts.com
Email: contactus@countrybumpkinarts.com