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Classes
Diakonos Classes include all supplies needed to complete a beautiful piece similar to those pictured for each class listed below.  Students select actual bead colors and styles that they prefer using a "bead budget" for each class.  Tools provided.

Winter/Spring is a great time to take a class with a friend.  We are happy to design custom classes for any size group on most any day or evening.

UPDATE – NEW FORMAT FOR CLASS SCHEDULING:  You and a friend pick your own time for a class, and give us one week’s notice, and we then confirm that we can accommodate your request.   Classroom dates, and teaching resources would be secured via pre-payment for the class.   As always, feel free to call us at 608-873-0210 with any questions. 

GIRL POWER - designed for girls to young women ages 8-17 that want to have a birthday event, or a girl scout event.  Participants make a similar piece of jewelry but have ability to customize - basic bracelet or necklaces start at $10 per person, plus $55* for the instructor/leader for a 90-120 minute event.  5 to 14 participants. All tools, materials, and light refreshments provided. Customizable for most any budget.  Best time is Saturday mornings, but we can accomodate other times, including evenings. $100 Deposit due upon scheduling. 
*= for groups of 8 or less.  For group sizes 9-14 participants,
this fee increases to $90 to cover the cost of a second instructor. For groups of any size, we will aslo add WI sales tax to your total.

LADIES NIGHT OUT - designed for women of any age that want to have an event.  Participants make a similar piece of jewelry but have ability to customize - basic bracelet, earrings or necklaces start at $20* per
person for a 90-120 minute event.  5 to 14 participants. All tools, materials, and light refreshments provided. Customizable for most any budget.    Schedule daytime or evenings. $100 Deposit due upon scheduling.

*= $200 Minimum for a 90-120 minute event (i.e., a $30 project would need at least 7 attendees, a $20 project would need 10 attendees. To make it easy to reach the minimum for smaller groups, we do count other finished jewelry, kits, beads, tools, or accessories also purchased that evening by the group, towards the fulfillment of the $200 minimum.  


Click here to register online - note class name & date in comment line. You may also call 873-0210 or stop in the store to sign up.   


Diakonos-style Basics

Anytime with 2 person minimum and one weeks schedule notice

Instructor: Becky Guzman
Skills taught: Jump ring attachments, simple loops, dangles, leather crimps, leather foldovers and earring assembly - You decide skills needed and project(s) to make - Cost is $48 per hour (divided amoung students) plus your individual materials.   Budget $48 per student for a 90-120 minute class with at least 2 students. Picture above is a style example only.
Click here to register online - note class name & date in comment line. You may also call 873-0210 or stop in the store to sign up. Add WI Sales Tax

Ladder Weave Bracelets

Anytime with 2 person minimum and one weeks schedule notice

Instructor: Ed Guzman
These designs are all about fun!  Designed for beginner to intermediate beading enthusiasts to complete in approximately 60-90 minutes.    Chose from premium ceramics, Raku, or Mood beads (mood beads include a color chart).   Matching leather cording is woven in both directions through each bead, creating a ladder-like shape - thus the name.

  Skills taught include loop knots, basic design, sizing, and advanced bead threading. Cost is $35 per student and includes materials for one bracelet. 
Click here to register online - note class name & date in comment line. You may also call 873-0210 or stop in the store to sign up. Add WI Sales Tax.

Chevron Bracelets

Anytime with 2 person minimum and one weeks schedule notice

Instructor: Becky Guzman 
Fun and easy to make - this design pairs beautiful color medleys of beads with artisan metal rings in a zigzag, or chevron pattern.  Various button closures are available, as are choices of genya or premium leather cording for completion of your design.  Beginners can complete a bracelet project in about 60 minutes. 

Skills taught include loop knots, basic design, sizing, and bead stringing. Cost is $35 per student and includes materials for TWO bracelets
 Click here to register online - note class name & date in comment line. You may also call 873-0210 or stop in the store to sign up. Add WI Sales Tax.

Rivioli Bracelet


Anytime with 2 person minimum and one weeks schedule notice

"Rivioli" gets its name from eight ravioli-shaped Vintaj natural brass filigree squares filled with delicious Swarovski crystalrivoli.  The brass allows ample lighting through for the crystals to sparkle elegantly.  We can also design the 8th square to be modular, and house a leather disc - allowing you to soak in drops of your favorite scent or essential oils - enjoy sparkle AND aroma therapy! We pair 16 brass squares and eight 12mm rivolis connected by 9 sets of jump rings. Learn to use jewelry pliers to open and close jump rings, and optional wire wrapping for the dangle crystal.  Select from 9 NEW crystal color choices.  Cost $58.

Instructor: Ed Guzman, or Gloria Schoeberl. Click here to register online for either of these classes - note class name & date in comment line. You may also call 873-0210 or stop in the store to sign up.  Add WI Sales Tax.

Metal Pounding - Basic & Advanced



Basic - Anytime with 1 days notice - can be taken solo    

BASIC - Instructors - Ed Guzman/Studio Staff - You will learn how to use most of the tools of the pounding station and you will learn some of the techniques used by our metal smiths here at Diakonos Designs, including layout, centering, stamping, and letter filling.  Approximately 45 minutes and cost $15 plus any supplies (budget $25)  *Add WI Sales Tax

Advanced - Anytime with one weeks notice - Basic is a pre-requisite

ADVANCED - Instructors - Hank & Becky Guzman - You will learn how to use all of the tools and techniques used by our metal smiths here at Diakonos Designs, including texturing, doming, hole punching, hammer hardening, riveting and relief imprinting. Prerequisit - Metal Pounding Basics.  Approximately 90 minutes and cost $30* plus any supplies (budget $50). Add WI Sales Tax

For either metal pounding class, click here to register online for either of these classes - note class name & date in comment line. You may also call 873-0210 or stop in the store to sign up.  

Galaxy & Glamour Bracelets
Anytime with 2 person minimum and one week schedule notice

Instructor: Becky Guzman. 


"Galaxy" Rolo chain, leather & crystal bracelet

This class also has 2 variations…one with big chain and little crystals and one with little chain and big crystals…so you choose just the right amount of bling.  You’ll combine your choice of 12 chain finishes with dozens of leather options to create just the right look. 90 to 120 minutes. Cost is $40 and includes all materials and instruction.  Add WI Sales Tax

"Glamour" Box Rolo chain, leather & crystal bracelet

Same as Galaxy above, except box rolo chain is used with small crystals. 90 to 120 minutes. Cost is $42 and includes all materials and instruction.  Add WI Sales Tax

Click here to register online - note class name & date in comment line. You may also call 873-0210 or stop in the store to sign up.

Braided Double Wrap Bracelet

Anytime with 2 person minimum and one week schedule notice

Instructor: Becky Guzman.

Can you braid? Then you can make this bracelet - it's fun, easy and fast!  And so many choices of leather and beads you could make one of these to go with every outfit you own or to match school colors! This double wrap braided bracelet can be finished with a variety of toggle ends and other closures to suit your taste. 45-60 minutes. Cost is $24 and includes all materials and instruction.  Add WI Sales Tax.

Bracelet Station


Anytime with 2 person minimum and one week schedule notice

Instructor: Becky Guzman
A variety of styles of leather and closures are available for a varity of simple yet elegant bracelets. Cost is $10 plus materials for basic designs (budget $35). Add WI Sales Tax.

Click here to register online - note class name & date in comment line. You may also call 873-0210 or stop in the store to sign up.

 
Earring Workshop Class


Anytime with 2 person minimum and one weeks schedule notice

Instructor: Becky Guzman. 

Becky will show you how to make 3 pairs of earrings, in about 60 minutes, for just $40!  This class includes all instruction and materials to make one pair of earrings from each row pictured above. The retail value of the earrings is over $60!  All ear wires are lead & nickel free. Sterling ear wires available for an additional fee. Come early to select your components so that you are ready to start learning and creating at class time :) 

Click here to register online - note class name & date in comment line. You may also call 873-0210 or stop in the store to sign up. *$42.20 with WI sales tax

Wrapped Bracelet Class


Anytime with 2 person minimum and one weeks schedule notice

Instructor: Becky Guzman. Take part in the hottest new trend in bracelets. In this class you will learn how to make, weave, and finish these intricate wrapped double strand leather bracelets . Cost is $30 and includes all materials for 1 double wrap bracelet - students get to select their leather and bead colors and styles. 

Click here to register online - note class name & date in comment line. You may also call 873-0210 or stop in the store to sign up.    *Add WI Sales Tax