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.


Bead classes with Donna Palmer
If you wish to teach at a Gem or Bead Faire, please email info@gemfaire.com.
Bead weaving with Misti Cleveland
Wire wrapping with Dean Bennett
Bead classes by Donna Palmer


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

Call (858) 578-2273
Email: beadragon@aol.com

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 www.beadsandmagicwishes.org. 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 jewelry for over 12 years. She loves working with crystals & developing her own patterns. She loves people & especially enjoys bead weaving & selling her pieces at small boutiques and online. Misti Cleveland is Owner/Designer/Instructor of MistisJewelry.com. Maybe you met her at the 2014 Los Angeles County Fair, where she demonstrated her jewelry-making skills & also taught some free Make & Take Bracelets and Earrings in the DIY Design Studio at Fairplex, Pomona, CA. Her experience also includes instructing & demonstrating at Gem Faire, being a past instructor and demonstrator at Michaels stores in Chino, CA, instructing & selling her pieces at PasadenaBeadAndDesignShow.com in Pasadena, and BeadAndBoutique.com in Concord. She also designs custom jewelry for clients, offers Home Jewelry Parties & on-site classes, and has organized small boutique fund raisers for Crossroads Community Church, La Habra. Misti currently teaches out of her home in Ontario, CA and at Bead It in Chino, and at Beads U Need in Anaheim as well.

Class fee & supplies sold separately. All tools provided. Just bring your happy smile & be ready to have some fun! Space is limited. Pre-register at least 2 days prior to Gem Faire and receive a $2 coupon towards kits, patterns or supplies available at Misti's Jewelry at Gem Faire only.

Registration & payment: click on links or contact Misti Cleveland directly. Visit MistisJewelry.com for more information.

Class schedule:

NEW - Jewelry, Made to Order:
Bring your Gem Faire purchases to my booth & I will create something to your liking for you. Prices vary.

NEW - Jewelry Repair:
Repairs on most jewelry available. Ask for details. Prices vary.

NEW - Beginning Beading Make & Take Bracelet {as offered at LA County Fair}: Learn the basics of design & crimping to make your own bracelet!

Class fee: $10. Supplies: $10

Friday, October 17 starting at noon
Saturday, October 18
throughout the day

Class duration: approx. 15 minutes

NEW - Beginning Right Angle Weave Bracelet: Learn Right Angle Weave to make this lovely, sparkly, Swarovski Crystal Bracelet. Limited crystal colors available. Available with gold or silver-plated findings.

Class fee: $25. Supplies: $21

Friday, October 17 starting at noon
Saturday, October 18
throughout the day

Class duration: approx. 1.5 hours


Frozen Earrings Class - SAVE! {as seen at LA County Fair}: Learn my 3-dimensional weaving technique to create these sparkly Swarovski crystal earrings.

Class fee: $10. Supplies: $8.85

Friday, October 17 starting at noon
Saturday, October 18
throughout the day

Class duration: approx. 1 hour

NEW - Frozen Pendant Class {as seen at LA County Fair}: Learn my 3-dimensional weaving technique to create these sparkly Swarovski crystal pendant.

Class fee: $10. Supplies: $7.70

Friday, October 17 starting at noon
Saturday, October 18
throughout the day

Class duration: approx. 45 minutes


Frozen Ring Class - SAVE! {as seen at LA County Fair}: Learn my 3-dimensional weaving technique to create these sparkly Swarovski crystal ring.

Class fee: $10. Supplies: $5.90

Friday, October 17 starting at noon
Saturday, October 18
throughout the day

Class duration: approx. 1 hour


MORE INFO

Call (909) 210-2170
Email:Classes@MistisJewelry.com

Wire wrapping with Dean Bennett
Classes offered at Salt Lake City Gem Faires

Dean Bennett has been collecting and using stones for jewelry all his adult life.  He was fortunate six years ago to take a basic wire wrapping class and since that time has advanced artistically with his own techniques. He has taught numerous wrapping classes in northern Utah senior centers and in his home. Students will learn basic traditional principles while completing a piece to wear and be proud of. Most wire artists develop their own styles and techniques having learned the basic foundation methods. Dean’s classes emphasize that goal. Tools furnished for classroom use without charge. Samples of class projects will be on display.

Only 5 seats available per class, so be sure to reserve a spot in advance. A deposit of $25 (money order) reservation fee is required, remainder due before class time. Cancellation no later than 24 hours prior to class time will be accepted with a refund, after that time or no show – no refund. Cash or money order only, no credit/debit cards please.

Class schedule:

Free Discussion - wire & tool basics
Saturday 10am–10:30am

Open Time - Q&A
Sunday anytime if no classes are in session or as follows:
Friday & Saturday 1:30pm-2pm and 5:30pm-6pm

Traditional Structured (Pendant) Class: Learn basic wire wrapping techniques to include measuring, binding and design techniques that are the foundation for creating a variety of traditional structured pendants & earrings.

Class fee $120, includes copper, base, or plated metals, materials and handouts.

Friday 10am–5:30pm (7.5 hours with a half hour break 1:30pm-2pm)

Basics & Beyond Class: Learn basic wire wrapping techniques similar to Friday's class, but emphasizing different shaped stones. The same foundation principles are taught with some added more advanced methods and design choices.

Class fee $120, includes copper, base, or plated metals, materials and handouts.

Saturday 10:30am–5pm


MORE INFO

Call (801) 589-7945
Email:deansusanbennett@q.com