The Twin Cities Bead Bazaar
Hopkins Eisenhower Community Center


Fall Show: October 26 - 27, 2019

Hours: 10:00 am-5:00 pm

Admission: $3.00


GoodyBeads.com is excited to sponsor the Twin Cities Bead Bazaar, which features an array of Jewelry Artists, Bead Vendors, Jewelry Making Classes and Product Demonstrations. This two-day event is open to the public and one of the most-popular events of its type in the country. For updates, sign up for our Newsletter and follow us on Facebook.

CLASSES

Want to teach your jewelry technique, skill or pattern? Join us and teach a class at the Twin Cities Bead Bazaar! Download an application to fill out for Fall 2019. For more information contact So Vang.

Classes are three hours long, unless noted. Payment for classes is due at the time of registration. Class fee does not include items in the “Supplies to Bring” description. Make sure you bring the necessary items noted. Some teachers may have materials you can purchase in class.

MORNING SESSION

Steven James

Discover Torch Enameling

Bring the pages of Steven’s book, Discover Torch Enameling, to life in this class. Students will learn the tricks and tips for ten of his favorite torch enameled techniques. What’s better, students will take home beautiful, new components to weave into their personal jewelry creations.


Supplies to Bring*: All materials provided


KIT FEE: $40.00

Art 206

All Levels



Class Fee: $85.00

Agnieszka Watts

Fantasy Bangle

The fashionable bangle is made from four kinds of beads and with only one stitch, cubic right angle weave. The pleasantly rounded shape is kept by the special flexible leather core and the color options are endless.


Supplies to Bring*: beading mat, beading needles #11, scissors, beading thread FireLine 6 lb.test, scotch tape


KIT FEE: $32.00

Cafeteria

Intermediate



Class Fee: $77.00

Maggie Thompson (Maggie T Designs)

Kumi Kuff Bangle

Students will create a roll on kumi bangle bracelet (no clasp) using magatamas and Czech glass roller beads.


Supplies to Bring*: 6” round foam kumi disk, weight, 8 bobbins, thread burner, super glue gel, chain nose pliers, round nose pliers, side cutter (Teacher will have all these supplies for sale at class time or beforehand in her booth)


KIT FEE: $29.99

Cafeteria

Beginner



Class Fee: $74.99

Cara Bennett (Veberod Gem Gallery)

Stamping for Beginners

Stamping is a great way to personalize your work with a minimal amount of tools, but like all other skills, it is harder than it looks! Come learn all the tricks to stamp a phrase onto a metal sheet, which can then be used as an embellishment to your other work. (Please note, we will not be finishing an entire piece of jewelry, this class focuses on stamping only and you will finish the work on your own time.)


Supplies to Bring*: Magnification. (Any tools needed for class will also be available for purchase.)


KIT FEE: $10.00

Cafeteria

Beginner



Class Fee: $55.00

Irina Miech (Eclectica)

Bracelet Components

Explore basic metal clay techniques as you create curved fine-silver bracelet components. Add a touch of color and embellish them with jewels. Students will make 2-3 pieces in class. Learn the basics of metal clay including imprinting, how to add a curve to pieces, setting stones, drilling connector holes, and finishing techniques.


Supplies to Bring*: All materials provided.


KIT FEE: $73.00

TBD

All Levels



Class Fee: $118.00

MIDDAY SESSION


Steven James

The Girls: Breast Cancer Awareness Earrings

After losing a vivacious friend to breast cancer, Steven created an enameling project that would celebrate her jovial spirit and take-no-prisoners approach to life. The Girls, as she called them, as well as her fight are honored with these fun and fearless earrings. Join Steven for a light-hearted session with a serious mission to fight breast cancer and support breast health.


Supplies to Bring*: All materials provided.


KIT FEE: $0.00

Art Room 206

All Levels



Class Fee: $45.00



AFTERNOON SESSION

Agnieszka Watts

Sunrise Cuff

This stunning bracelet is both gentle and feminine, with bold Swarovski crystals surrounded by beautiful pearls. Learn step-by-step how to construct this bracelet, through clear directions, demonstration, and detailed printed instructions. The base of the bracelet blank is covered with smooth seed beads (the herringbone ribbon) and the decorative central motif can be used also as a pendant.


Supplies to Bring*: beading mat, beading needles #11, scissors, beading thread FireLine 6 lb.test


KIT FEE: $44.00

Cafeteria

Intermediate



Class Fee: $89.00

Tai Salisbury (Veberod Gem Gallery)

Beginning Riveting

Learn to utilize the power of cold connections in the form of rivets! We will be making rivets from 16-gauge wire and hammering them in place. Extremely flexible skill, can be utilized a variety of ways!


Supplies to Bring*: All materials provided.


KIT FEE: $15.00

Cafeteria

Beginner



Class Fee: $60.00

Dianna Wennblom

Wrapped Stone Pendant

Create an attractive pendant by wire wrapping an oval stone with square and half-round wire. Student kits will include wire, semi-precious stone, instructions, and other supplies.


Supplies to Bring*: Chain nose pliers, Round nose pliers, Flat nose pliers, Wire Flush Cutters, Ruler, Sharpie permanent marker, Bead mat.


KIT FEE: $22.00

Cafeteria

Beginner



Total price: $67.00

Connie LaTendresse and Anne Keogh

Sami Inspired Bracelet

These bracelets are based on the designs of the Sami people, who are the native people from the far northern parts of Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Russia. The bracelets are constructed with traditional materials including reindeer leather, tin thread (4% silver), and reindeer antler buttons. Students will learn to make a four strand braid using tin thread, and then they will hand sew their piece to reindeer leather to finish the bracelet.


Supplies to Bring*: Small scissors.


KIT FEE: $25.00

Cafeteria

Beginner



Total price: $70.00

Joe Manthei & Candie Cooper

Make a Fish Leather Wallet

Learn to design, cut out and hand-stitch fish leather to make a small minimalist wallet with two slots for business cards or credit cards. Beading optional on back side of wallet.


Supplies to Bring*: sharp scissors, one foot ruler, marking pen.


KIT FEE: $25.00

TBD

Beginner



Total price: $70.00

Irina Miech (Eclectica)

Introduction to Metal Clay

Students will create three to five fine-silver pendants and charms while experimenting with shapes and textures, then add a little sparkle with colorful gems. Learn the basics of metal clay such as imprinting, setting stones, and finishing techniques.


Supplies to Bring*: All materials provided.


KIT FEE: $73.00

TBD

All Levels



Total price: $118.00

Steven James

The Raindrop Pendant

The Raindrop Pendant is lovely to look at and equally fun to make. Come learn how to make one of Steven’s most popular projects -- learn about secret techniques and tools to produce this beautiful pendant. A cluster of color and creativity await you in this class with solid forecast of fabulous!


Supplies to Bring*: All materials provided.


KIT FEE: $40.00

Art Room 206

All Levels



Total price: $85.00


Class Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel a class please email so.vang@goodybeads.com before September 20, 2019. There will be a $5 processing fee assessed for each class cancelled. There are no refunds, exchanges or cancellations allowed after September 20, 2019.

Be sure to check out classes on Sunday, October 27!

MORNING SESSION

Lisa Krupp-Dooley

Whirligig Bracelet

The sparkling Whirligig bracelet is a great everyday bracelet! This beginner friendly bracelet is adjustable and uses bigger size beads, including 4mm Swarovski crystals and 8° seed beads.


Supplies to Bring*: Task lighting, bead mat/board, Superglue gel, Needle Nose Pliers, Wire Cutters, ruler


KIT FEE: $29.99

Cafeteria

Beginner



Total price: $74.99

Dianna Wennblom

Kindred Spades Bracelet

Create an attractive bracelet by shaping wire into links of a beaded chain closed with a clasp. Student kits will include wire, semi-precious stone beads, clasp, instructions, and other supplies.


Supplies to Bring*: Flush cutter, Chain nose pliers, 3-Step pliers , Round nose pliers (optional – if used, must mark tool to get consistent sizing), File - only needed if a sharp end is discovered, Ruler


KIT FEE: $28.00

Cafeteria

Beginner



Total price: $73.00

Agnieszka Watts

Forest Berries

Exercise your skills with right angle weave stitch and new demi-round seed beads to create this smooth and soft bracelet. First you will make the base using demi-rounds and later embellish it with the intricate decoration, which resembles the lush abundance of wild berries.


Supplies to Bring*: beading mat, beading needles #11, scissors, beading thread FireLine 6 lb.test


KIT FEE: $38.00

Cafeteria

Intermediate



Total price: $83.00

Katherine Buenger (Buenger Studios)

8-Strand Chevron Bracelet

Learn to make an 8-strand chevron braid with tin thread (4% silver), and leather cord. Students will have a choice of sewing leather on ends of braid for a button closure or a glue in silver plated clasp to finish the bracelet.


Supplies to Bring*: Small scissors


KIT FEE: $25.00

Cafeteria

Beginner



Total price: $70.00

Tai Salisbury (Veberod Gem Gallery)

Handmade Findings

Custom findings can add the personal touch your jewelry needs to stand out from the crowd. Learn how to make head pins, earwires, and clasps to finish your beading projects and more.


Supplies to Bring*: flush cutters, Chain Nose Pliers, Flat Nose Pliers, Round Nose Pliers, Magnification. (Any tools needed for class will also be available for purchase.)


KIT FEE: $25.00

Cafeteria

Beginner



Total price: $70.00

Irina Miech (Eclectica Beads)

Nature’s Elements in Silver

You can make a mold of anything -- twigs, buttons, rocks, etc. Students will use natural elements to create three to five beautiful organic pendants, charms, and other jewelry components. Then add a touch of color and sparkle by setting a stone to enhance your creation. Learn mold making, how to shape pieces using the molds, and metal clay finishing techniques. Students will also explore drilling connector holes and stone setting techniques.


Supplies to Bring*: All materials provided.


KIT FEE: $76.00

TBD

All Levels



Total price: $121.00

Amy Johnson

Enameled Minnesota Pendant

Show your Minnesota pride by wearing and designing your own one-of-a kind Minnesota pendant. You will design a one inch Minnesota shaped copper blank with enameled glass powders, stencils and decals. You will adhere your design to the copper blank by the use of a Map gas torch. Your finished pendant will hang from a 18 inch ball chain. Wisconsin and Iowa will also be available.


Supplies to Bring*: Aprons are optional, long hair tied back, closed-toed shoes


KIT FEE: $15.00

TBD

All Levels



Total price: $60.00

AFTERNOON SESSION

Dianna Wennblom

Herringbone Bracelet

Use herringbone wire wrapping technique create an elegant bracelet and earrings. Student kits will include wire spool, semi-precious stones, instructions, and other supplies.


Supplies to Bring*: Flush cutters, Wire straightening pliers, Chain nose pliers, Round nose pliers, Tape Measure or Ruler (to measure 16-inch wires), Fine Tip Permanent marker, Bead mat.


KIT FEE: $28.00

Cafeteria

Beginner



Total price: $73.00

Connie LaTendresse and Anne Keogh

Tin Thread Necklace

Using tin thread (4% silver), students will learn how to make a 5 strand braid and then use the braid to create a 20”-24” necklace with a reindeer antler ring, button and leather closure.


Supplies to Bring*: Small scissors.


KIT FEE: $35.00

Cafeteria

Beginner



Total price: $80.00

Cara Bennett (Veberod Gem Gallery)

Fusing Fine Silver

Fusing is a process of connecting metal using heat but no solder. While it is not exactly *easy* to do, the process is simple and requires very little in the way of time or tools. It is the perfect way to start adding your own metalwork into your beaded creations. We will focus on fusing rings of various sizes that will be useful in earrings, necklaces, bracelets and more. Finished pieces will be ready for you to incorporate into your own work.


Supplies to Bring*: Chain Nose Pliers, Flat Nose Pliers (or 2 Chain Nose), Flush Cutters, Magnificatio. (Any tools needed for class will also be available for purchase.)


KIT FEE: $40.00

Cafeteria

Beginner



Class Fee: $85.00

Class Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel a class please email so.vang@goodybeads.com before September 20, 2019. There will be a $5 processing fee assessed for each class cancelled. There are no refunds, exchanges or cancellations allowed after September 20, 2019.


Candie Cooper is a jewelry designer with a passion for combining unique materials and color combinations, inspired by extensive travel and her years living in China. Candie is the author of Necklace-ology (Lark Books 2012), Metalworking 101 for Beaders (Lark Books 2009), Felted Jewelry (Lark Books 2007), and Designer Needle Felting (Lark Books 2007). Candie has appeared on Beads, Baubles and Jewels and hosts daily Facebook live shows focusing on living a creative lifestyle. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Art Education and Fine Arts from Purdue University.






More Information on Candie classes to come!


Vendor Application

Twin Cities Bead Bazaar
Fall Show: October 26-27, 2019
Spring Show: May 2-3, 2020
Eisenhower Community Center, 1001 Hwy 7, Hopkins
Show Hours 10:00-5:00 both days

download Fall 2019 vendor application

NOTE: All spaces for the fall show have been filled. Please contact Kayla to be added to the wait list.


Planning ahead?:

download Spring 2020 vendor application


Sales Tax Documentation

Must fill out vendor application and sales tax documentation forms and submit to shows@twincitiesbeadbazaar.com





address

1001 MN-7, Hopkins, MN 55305
1 952-564-6618
2 blocks west of Hwy 169 on Hwy 7 - Turn at the light on 12th Ave

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Get ready for 2020!


Door Prize Sponsors


Sponsored door prizes will be given out hourly at the show! You’ll have the chance to win one of these breathtaking door prizes by coming to the show, taking a class, making a purchase or watching a demo.

We thank these nationally known brands who contributed to this year’s door prizes, Make and Takes, Demos and more!