Inspiration Playground

Our Inspiration Playground in an interactive DIY space next to the expo show floor where you'll fuel your creativity while you get one-on-one instruction; loads of inspiration and in most cases, a finished project.

You can ADD any of these listed below to your Expo Admission very easy! Read below for information on each offering, and make your selections on the Options page of registration. Each session is just $2. Register early for these demos & make-n-takes as spots will sell out quickly!

Add these onsite!



  3D Bracelet Jig with Beadalon
Make and Take
Length: 45-Minutes

  Use the brand NEW, Patent Pending, Award-Winning 3D Bracelet Jig to make an adjustable bangle bracelet with a Swarovski Crystal Bead dangle charm. Learn proper use of Bent Chain Nose Pliers and Flush Cutters in addition to basic wire wrapping techniques, and be inspired to use the 3D Bracelet Jig in even more creative ways. This class is for all levels of jewelry experience and is open to adults only.

You will complete a project.

Scheduled 10:15am, 11:15am, & 12:30pm on Friday and Saturday - Playground Side A
       
  Prong Set Earrings with Sew on Crystals
Make and Take
Length: 30-Minutes

  Prong set jewelry is a hot new trend and the style combinations are endless! Join us for a fast and fun make and take where you will learn tips and tricks for the perfect prong set crystal. Try out several different tools and techniques and leave with a new pair of Swarovski crystal earrings! This class is for all levels.

You will complete a project.

Scheduled 1:15pm on Friday, Saturday, & Sunday - Playground Side B
       
  Image Art Jewelry with Craft Fantastic
Make and Take
Length: 15-Minutes

  In minutes, create a charming piece of jewelry using Fantastic Glaze & Glue, Fantastic Art Images and Fantastic Jeweler's Dots. Get the resin look without the hassle, cost and toxicity of resin. Use family photos, collage or any paper ephemera.

You will complete a project.

Scheduled 12:15pm on Friday, Saturday, & Sunday - Playground Side B
       


  Perfect Loops Every Time with Metal Art Lab
Product Demonstration
Length: 45-Minutes

  Tired of "wonky" loops? Come join us and learn to make perfect loops ever time! We will start with basic loops and move on to bound loops then on to links made with beads and loops. You will be the boss of the wire in no time. We will provide all the tools and supplies you need for use in the class. You will leave with samples of your accomplishments and a free spool of wire to continue practicing at home.

You will not complete a project.

Scheduled 2:15pm on Friday, 3:15pm on Saturday, 2:15pm on Sunday- Playground Side B
       


  Findings, Findings, Findings! with Metal Art Lab
Product Demonstration
Length: 45-Minutes

  Ever wonder how findings are made? Come join us and get started making your own findings and components from wire! We will start with basic earring wires and branch out from there. In no time at all, you will find yourself making "hook 7 eye" clasps and even an s-hook, perfect to link together to make a bracelet or necklace. We will provide all the tools and supplies you need for use in class. You will leave class with samples of your accomplishments and a free spool of wire to continue practicing at home.

You will not complete a project.

Scheduled 3:15pm on Friday, 2:15pm on Saturday, 11:15am on Sunday - Playground Side B
       
  Eazy Knotter Hand Knotted Lariat with Designs by Reenie – Easy Knotter
Technique Demonstration
Length: 45-Minutes

  Try your hand at the easiest and fastest way to hand knot jewelry using the Easy Knotter. In this product demo/make & take, you'll receive hands-on instruction as well as all the pearls, crystals and string to make this beautiful lariat. Best of all, you just may finish it in time to walk out wearing it! Once you see how easy it is to create professional quality jewelry just by tying a knot, you'll never want to stop creating.

You may complete a project.

12:30pm on Sunday - Playground Side A

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