February is Open Studio Month!

Blue Door Beads is doing something a little different this February: instead of regular classes, we are offering a range of Open Studio workshop options, designed to give those of you with some jewelry-making experience the chance to practice specific techniques with an experienced instructor present to help keep you on track & to answer technique-related questions.

Our regular classes will be offered again during the March/April/May class season, but in the meantime, check out all of the great Open Studio workshops you can take advantage of!

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Now that you’ve discovered the science & magic of electroforming, take it to the next level with this open studio time in our CreateSpace! During this two-hour workshop, it is your time to play with design elements by constructing multi-component links, or that stunning cabochon gemstone ring! Bring your unfinished projects and work alongside Dara while getting tips and ideas on how to perfect your pieces.

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Open Studio with Iris

Join Iris the first Sunday of every month for open studio time to work on your fine silver projects! If you have taken a fine silver fusing class before at BDB, then this open studio time is for you! Bring your unfinished projects and work alongside Iris while getting tips and ideas on how to perfect your piece. Tools & torch available to use, must bring or purchase fine silver and butane.

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Jewelry Repair with Sara

Calling all broken jewelry! In this open studio, you will learn the basic help to repair your own earrings, bracelets, and necklaces. Learn the names of all the basic findings used to do simple and quick repairs. This is a DIY open studio with consultation. Design and repair help will be provided – if specialized repairs are required, a fee may be quoted or a class recommended.

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Join us for the debut of our new cold metal open studio! Ready to take your cold metal manipulation to the next level? Work alongside Lydia for this exciting cold metal workshop, and enjoy practicing techniques you have not yet mastered, including cutting, filing, shaping, and riveting metal. Create whimsical shapes, layered pendants, and tons more!

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Stitch it Up with Carol

Want to learn a new seed bead stitch? Forget how to start one of your favorites? Stumped with a problem? Or, want to just hang out and bead together? Our seed bead open studio is the place to be! Drop in at specific times depending on the stitch you’d like to learn, or arrive at the beginning and stay all day to learn them all!

Please check our website for specific dates & times, as well as any materials needed and how to register. Hope you’ll join us soon!