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Combining beads with wire to create chains for hanging focal pieces or extending beaded ropes is the perfect way to personalize and finish your projects. Students will explore different gauges of wire, bead sizes and tools while creating a variety of unique and eye-catching links. These links will be used to create a sampler chain or a quick reference clip. Pick your favorite link and begin a chain to wear alone or use to dangle a special pendant from. Simple beaded clasps will also be covered. Chain making is a very systematic, relaxing and satisfying process and a wonderfully useful addition to other jewelry.
Instructor: Chris Eisenberg discovered beading while recovering from an accident and the resulting traumatic brain injury. Beading was her therapy and credits it for helping her become whole again. Chris has a doctorate in classical piano performance from the University of Northern Colorado and am a performance coach and collaborator at Central Washington University. She has previously taught workshops at the Autumn Artist Retreat and in the Iron Mountain Arts studio near Port Gamble.