Gem Faire offers classes & demonstrations at most locations. Visit Gem Faire near you and take a Master Class
on creating a one of a kind piece of jewelry, using the finest gemstones or beads available.

Wire wrapping by Carolyn Eddy
If you wish to teach at a Gem or Bead Faire, please email
Bead classes with Donna Palmer
Bead weaving with Misti Cleveland
Wire wrapping by Carolyn Eddy

Classes are offered at Salt Lake City and other various Gem Faire locations.

Call (801) 391-1419

Carolyn Eddy, a self-taught wire artist, has been teaching Gem Faire classes for 12 years. She has mastered the mechanics of wire-wrapping, and in the last 22 years she has developed a revolutionary, step by step, no stress method of teaching students how to design jewelry with wire (wire-wrapping). She has won numerous awards nationally and internationally. Her work has been shown in various art shows, fairs, and collections all across North America. Her passion for wire-wrapping, as well as years of experience teaching and judging fine art create an effective and innovative classroom environment. She has also authored three books including "Let's Get Wrapped!," "All Wrapped Up!," and "Let's Get Wrapped #2." Tools furnished for classroom use without charge. Samples of class projects & alternate class projects are on display at the show.

Book Signing

Throughout the weekend

Salt Lake City:
June 20-22, 2014

Note: Listen for announcements. If no class sign ups, class time will be replaced with an alternate class, free demo or Q&A.

Class schedule:

Free lecture - wire & tool basics:

SAT & SUN 10am-10:30am

Consultation, Q&A:
No students registered for a scheduled class? ($25 per hour)
Bring your own project & materials, Carolyn will help you work through construction, mechanics, design problems or simply answer your questions.

2013 Open time, Q&A, book signing:
When no classes are in session or as follows:

FRI 1:30pm-2pm and 5:30pm-6pm
SAT 1pm-1:30pm and 5:30pm-6pm
SUN 2pm-2:30pm and 4:30pm-5pm

Traditional structured pendant class:
Learn wire wrapping techniques including cleaning, measuring, binding & design techniques that are basic foundation for creating a variety of traditional structured pendants & bracelets styles. $130 copper or plated metals (class fee includes materials & handout).

FRI 10am-5:30pm
(7.5 hours, including a half hour break 1:30pm-2pm)

Eye loops - the foundation technique:
Learn the basic foundation of wire handling techniques (eye-loops & twisted eye-loops). These 2 techniques are literally the foundation in creating thousands of jewelry items like pendants, earrings, purse or wine glass accents, book marks, key rings, plus a variety of chains & component jewelry pieces. Learn how to construct your own eye pins, twisted eye-loops & unique ways to string them together when creating designer chains & earrings, plus several styles of French hooks for your earrings. Note: students will have preferential seating & are advised to attend the 10am free lecture on tools & wire prior to this class. $30 base metal (class fee includes instruction, demo wire, commercial head/eye-pins, some accents & handouts). Additional information on materials provided upon registration.

SAT 10:30am-1pm

Sculptural bead pendant:
Learn sculptural wire handling techniques using a bead or crystal. $75 copper, colored or plated metals (class fee includes materials & handout).

SAT 1:30pm-5pm

Sculptural sophistication pendant:
Learn sculptural wire handling techniques that can be utilized when making pendants, earrings or sculptural clasps. $95 copper or plated metals (class fee includes materials, handout & two additional stones).

SUN 11am-4:30pm
(5.5 hours, including a half hour break 2pm-2:30pm)

Notice: Until the gold & silver market stabilizes, all Carolyn Eddy classes will be taught using only copper, plated wire & metal accents. Students wishing to use precious metal will be given a list of required wire & metal accent specifications upon registration, and a $5 discounted class price for providing their own precious metal supplies.
Bead classes by Donna Palmer

Classes offered at Costa Mesa, Del Mar, Salt Lake City & San Diego.

Call (858) 578-2273

Donna Palmer started beading in 1989 and has taught beading classes in the San Diego area since 1991.  She has been on the cover of Jewelry Crafts Magazine, featured in Embellishments as well as in Vicki Starr's Book on the Ndebele stitch. For more info or samples of her work, visit her web site at Only 4 seats per class, so be sure to reserve a spot in advance.

*Note: Bring your PAID receipt from Donna, surrender it to the Show Ticket Booth to receive ONE FREE ADMISSION to Gem Faire.

Class schedule:

Beautiful Poinsettia Bracelet: made using the new 2-hole Super Duo Beads. Kits also available in other colors. Special show class & kit price. Class fee is $20, kit $35 (total $55).

Saturday 10am-1:30pm

African Helix Stitch: buy a complete kit with directions & diagrams and the class is yours for $10, kit $45 (total $55) many colors to choose from.

Sunday 10:30am-12:30pm

Free demos on hollow peyote beads & ladder stitch throughout the weekend. Listen for announcements.

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Bead weaving with Misti Cleveland
Classes offered at Costa Mesa Gem Faires

Misti Cleveland has been designing, teaching & selling jewelry for over 10 years. She has past experience as an instructor teaching at Michaels stores, currently teaches out of her home, at BEADS U NEED in Anaheim & at Bead It! in Chino. She also teaches at trade shows in Northern & Southern California. She enjoys working with crystals & developing her own patterns. She loves people & especially enjoys bead weaving & selling her pieces at small boutiques. She is Owner/Designer/Instructor of Happy New Minue! Jewelry.

All tools & supplies provided. Just bring your happy smile & be ready to have some fun! And it’s JUST IN TIME for MOTHER’S DAY! Space is limited. Pre-registration (with payment) by Sunday, April 27th recommended. Please contact Misti Cleveland directly to register & pre-pay.

Cystal Classic Ring Make & Take: A perfect gift for Mom (and that could be you, too, you know!) that won’t break your pocketbook! Come learn this simple, but classic ring technique. It’s so easy & versatile, you will want to make one for every outfit! Available in Silver-plate or Gold-plate—a Happy New Minu†e! Jewelry Original Design.

Class fee $8, supplies $5 (total cost: $13). Kits available: $10 each. Quantity discount available with paid pre-orders only, $8 each for 3-8; $6 each for 9 or more. (Ring mandrel not included.) Pre-order with payment by Sunday, April 27th for best color selection.

Friday & Saturday throughout the day

Mom's Heart of Gold Bracelet: Show Mom how much you love & appreciate her heart of gold! She won’t know it only took minutes for you to make her something so beautiful that looks so pretty! —a Happy New Minu†e! Jewelry Original Design. Other colors & metal finishes available for pre-order only by Sunday, April 27th.

Class fee $8, supplies $28 (total cost: $36). Kits available: $33 each, other colors available for pre-order only.

Friday 1pm & 1:15pm

Artemis Flower Necklace: Want to give Mom a flower that won’t fade? Learn this innovative technique of double-sided bead stitching with an experienced instructor to create this sweet little Swarovski Crystal flower pot pendant—a Happy New Minu†e! Jewelry Original Design.

Class fee $15, supplies $22 (total cost: $37). Kits available: $31 (updated: lavender or red petals). Pre-order with payment by Sunday, April 27th greatly recommended.

Friday & Saturday 1:30pm

Mom's Open Heart Necklace: Nothing says, “I love you, Mom,” like Swarovski Crystals. Show Mom your unending love this Mother’s Day with a sparkling Swarovski Crystal Open Heart pendant.  Learn 3-dimensional shaping with 2-needle weaving.

Class fee $20, supplies $25 (total cost: $45). Kits available: $35 each. Pre-order with payment by Sunday, April 27th for best color selection.

Friday & Saturday 3:15pm

Circle of Stars Bracelet: Let Mom know she is a STAR with this beautiful Swarovski Crystal bracelet—a Happy New Minu†e! Jewelry Original Design. Learn 2-needle bead weaving to create this dazzler. Kits available in limited colors at the show without pre-order.

Class fee $15, supplies $15 (total cost: $30). Kits available: $24 each. Pre-order with payment by Sunday, April 27th for best color selection.

Saturday 10:15am


Call (909) 210-2170