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For serious rockhounds, amateur fossil hunters,
gem queens & More!

Located in historic downtown San Juan Bautista, California
209 Third Street, 95045     (831) 623-4441

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Beginning

Jewelry Stringing 

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Location & Parking:Classes take place at the Rock Shop, classroom "A". Parking is available on the main streets or behind the Rock Shop, entrance on 4th Street to a large open parking area. Enter up the stairs through the glass door, classroom is on the immediate right. For students in wheelchairs, please enter from the front of the store, classroom is down the hall to the left. Signs will be posted.


Date & Time:
This is a 2 hour class, please check the calendar for available dates and times.

Description: Learn to make basic necklaces, bracelets and anklets using stringing wire. Single strand, double strand and /or pieces that can be versatile in style.

Tools & Materials: Tools are provided for up to 10 students, for more than 10,  students can bring their own tools or purchase a basic set of pliers at the Rock Shop for $9.95 plus a 25% discount. Stringing Kits for making necklaces and bracelets  are available from the Rock Shop for $4.00, which is included in the price of the class. The Stringing Kit includes 6 feet of stringing wire in two different gauges (3 feet of each thickness), crimps and three different styles of clasps in your choice of either gold or silver tone. A Bead board is optional, not included in the kit but is available from the Rock Shop. Important! Beads are not included. Prior to the class date, either purchase beads from the Rock Shop including spacer beads, accent beads, charms etc...or feel free to bring your own. All Rock Shop students receive a 25% discount on items purchased being utilized in a class, kit price includes the discount. The Rock Shop staff is happy to assist if you need creative input!

Class Size: 10 Maximum, 4 Minimum.

Cost: Classes are $30.00 for one 2 hour class, which includes a $5.00 Stringing Kit. Students are required to pay and receive the Stringing Kit at the time of signing up. Drop-in students are welcome, but must pay cash if class is not offered during regular business hours of 10am to 5pm. Drop-ins can only be accepted if the class student minimum is met and the class is not full. Class fees are non-refundable unless the class is cancelled by the instructor or the Rock Shop, in which case students have the option of a refund, or the fee can be applied to the same class on another date. Parents or guardians are welcome to accompany a student(s) taking the class at no extra charge. Course waivers will be provided upon sign up or the first day of class.

Sign up in person at the Rock Shop or call (831) 623-4441.
Visa, MasterCard, Money Order and Cash accepted.


Instructor:
Diedra Kmetovic, a native of California, is a self-taught bead-weaver who has been working with beads to make jewelry for over thirty years.  At the age of 8 her grandmother gave her a box of beads and she has been hooked ever since.  Her particular favorite technique is hollow-formed, sculptural-peyote stitch with which she makes miniature amphora, covered with beaded flowers. Ms. Kmetovic has also been trained in metal jewelry making techniques and glass bead making.  She holds a teaching credential from the state of California and loves to teach students of all ages how arts and crafts not only inspire creativity but also relate strongly to math and science.