October’s birthstone is the opal. In this class, students will be guided through the creation of their very own opal necklace. This necklace will feature a Mexican Fire Opal of the students choice, matching seed beads and either sterling silver or vermeil spacers. Students will also be able to choose between a silver plate or gold plate chain, and findings to finish off this 18’ necklace. Not only will students learn how to make this necklace, but they will also learn about different types of opals.
Please note: Each necklace kit is unique and it will be necessary for each student to come to Bead Breakout to pick out their own kit prior to class. Pick-up is available between October 10th-14th at Bead Breakout, 2314 Monroe Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618, during business hours.
Tools needed in addition to kit:
Chain Nose Pliers
The recommended age for this class is 15+.
This class will take place online through Zoom. Links for Zoom classes will be sent by 12pm the day of the class. If you do not receive your link, please check your spam or email email@example.com.
About the teacher:
Bead Breakout began in 2005 in the hallway of a mammography clinic in Rochester, N.Y. Dr. Wende Logan-Young, founder and then owner of the Elizabeth Wende Breast Clinic, had been beading since the 1970’s. She spread her love of beading to her employees by closing down the clinic one day every winter for a “bead-in, morale -booster day.” Wende brought in her own beads to the clinic and all of the employees created pieces of jewelry of their choice. One of the employees, Andrea Taylor, shared Wende’s enthusiasm for beading and the two of them decided to sell beads in this unusual location.
As word began to spread, Andrea decided to open her own bead store. Andrea has now been the owner of Bead Breakout for 10 plus years. Being able to express her creativity in designing jewelry along with her customers has been very rewarding. Andrea and Wende are now teaming up again to combine their passion for beading and Wende’s passion of collecting opals... Mexican Fire, Australian Boulder and Ethiopian.
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