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The Lori Ornament

This ornament is named for a very special person Lori Singer. The class fees from this class will be donated in her honor to Agrace Hospice Center. This ornament embodies the grace and fun that she brought to all our lives. So spread a little Christmas cheer and join Shannon for a great cause and learn a fabulous ornament for your loved one.

Forest Song

The soft and mellow look of this bangle is achieved by elegant netting, which ties the piece together. The textured melon beads create an additional dimension of the piece. The intricate decoration of the bangle resembles the lush abundance of forest wild berries and flowers.

Nov 15
Pink Opal Earrings
Nov 16
Golden Daisy Bracelet
Nov 16
Cassiopeia Pendant

Guest Artist Classes


Two-part class Part 1- Learn to make two beautifully crafted glass fused pendant in the first class by layering your favorite colors. This technique lends itself well to a glass mosaic. To be able to wrap your pendants once done they will need to be fired to a full fuse. (will learn about in class Part 2 -Learn to wrap one of your glass pendants in brass or copper wire. You will learn a technique that will allow you to finish your piece in class. This technique has been taught by Shannon for over 10years. If it is possible to enhance your artwork more, this will do it! You will receive FREE copper or brass wire for one pendant with the purchase of CLASS444A If you just want to fuse glass pieces you can sign up for CLASS444B $24

Cost: $ 40.00
Alcohol Inks + Resin = mini mysterious masterpieces! Combining the brilliant colors of alcohol ink with the suspension properties of two-part epoxy resin results in some fabulous explosions of color that look like a miniature world come to life! We will discuss types of resin and play with colors of inks to create truly one-of-a-kind components. Join mixed media artist Erin Prais-Hintz of Tesori Trovati Art for this fun and colorful play date! All materials will be provided for you to make a variety of different shapes. Working with resin and alcohol inks can be messy, so please dress appropriately. Optional: you are welcome to bring your own alcohol inks, especially if you have favorite colors and don't want to share, but you will not need to buy any, as the instructor will share her vast resources! Please remember that this is a highly improvisational technique and the results will vary. Resin needs a full 24 hours for curing before the big reveal...promise it will be worth the wait! Optional: If you are able to come back to Meant To Bead on Sunday afternoon, anytime between 3:00-4:00, Erin will stick around to welcome you to the Sisterhood of the Petri Dish. We will ooh and aah over the big reveal of our resin work and discuss issues such as finishing, cleaning up mistakes, questions about the process, etc.

Cost: $ 65.00
Quick Cure Clay is a brand new clay product by Ranger Industries that needs no kiln or oven to cure. This one-part pliable clay cures in just minutes using a heat too - perfect for the impatient artists among us! This exploratory class will focus on the unique properties of this new clay, including methods for sculpting, embellishing, adding color, curing and finishing. There really are no limits on what you can create and your direction will be unique to you. Put on your explorer's cap with mixed media artist Erin Prais-Hintz of Tesori Trovati art and let's have some fun!

Cost: $ 65.00
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  • Meant to Bead
  • beadinfo@meanttobead.com
  • (608) 837-5900
  • 201 E. Main St.
    Sun Prairie WI 53590
  • Monday - Friday 10-8, Sat 10-5, Sun 12-4