Pearl & Bead Restringing Made Simple

A Cabrillo College Extension Course

Instructor, Estelle Drinkhaus

4 Tuesdays, May 10-31, 2022

6:00-9:00 pm

Room: Horticulture 5001

Register before March 31: $95 (3/31; $105)

Material fee to be paid to instructor in class

To Register: Cabrillo Extension: 831-479-6331

You are welcome to Call Estelle with any questions: 831-239-2828

Please see Cabrillo Spring Catalogue for more info

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Pearl & Bead Restringing Made Simple

Preface: I have created this private (1-2 students at a time) new Pearl & Bead restringing class during the time of Covid. We will be Socially distanced and wearing masks. To schedule your class call: Estelle Drinkhaus 831-239-2828

Come join me to learn the “Lost Art of Hand Knotting”. Repair your treasured strands of pearls and beads. You’ll learn how to redesign and combine to make a completely new and unique piece if you choose to…..or simply restring Grandma’s keepsake pearls. The class takes place in my home by the Ocean in Santa Cruz. The first class lasts 2 hours. You’ll learn about the correct tools, threads, and findings in order to create a hand knotted project. The follow up class will be scheduled, when you feel ready, have worked on a few pieces and have many questions.

The cost of the class is $100. This includes a full kit of everything your’ll need to begin restringing: Specialty tweezers for knotting, two types of beads and pearls, plenty of thread to string future projects, 2 types of pliers, cutters, and assorted clasps and findings. You’ll also receive a booklet listing each method I will teach you in detail and a resource catalogue from Fire Mountain Gems.

I extend a 10% discount if there is someone you would like to take the class with.

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Do you have a group of friends that would like to learn “The Lost Art of HandKnotting”?
It could be for a birthday, or just a “lets get together and learn how to repair our broken
strands of beads and pearls party. I’ll come to you with all the kits and skills I bring to my
classes at Cabrillo & Capitola Parks & Rec. It’s loads of fun, and … absolutely can
learn to hand knot your pearls and beads in a day. Call for info: Estelle 831-239-2828

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Hello, and welcome!

I’ll be posting class schedules here, along with locations and directions, and registration information. Classes are informal and fun! You’ll learn a new skill, and most likely make some new friends along the way!

This page will be updated regularly, whenever new class schedules are set up. Check back often, or bookmark this page! We’re looking forward to meeting you! Feel free to leave comments here if you have any questions or requests about classes.


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