Experience Level: Beginner

Learn to work with 11/0 glass seed beads at Beaded Jewelry from 12 to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 6 in The Studio. In this workshop led by Billie Theide, participants will focus on making a pair of beaded earrings. The same techniques can be applied to jewelry that functions as brooches, bracelets and necklaces. Participants will explore design process and color theory strategies. A variety of techniques and finishes will be presented and students will receive a folder of printed handouts.

$80/person. Register here by June 29. All sales are final.

If you will need disability-related accommodations to participate, please email

About the instructor

Billie Theide is a former chair of the Crafts Program at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, where she was a Professor Emerita. Theide is a metalsmith, jeweler and ceramicist. Her work is in public art collections around the world including the Smithsonian, Museum of Arts & Design in New York City, Nelson Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City and the Racine Art Museum, among others.

She is the recipient of a Visual Arts Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and five Artists Fellowship Grants from the Illinois Arts Council. Theide has been recognized for her excellence in teaching and is a Distinguished Member and Past-President of the Society of North American Goldsmiths.

About The Farms

The Farms: An Allerton Folk School, offers classes, workshops, and gatherings focusing on art, outdoor education, science, storytelling, and wellnessAll experiences value hands-on, experiential teaching and learning, and are facilitated by and for the members of the community.

See the complete summer course schedule here.


Jul 06 2024


12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Jul 06 2024
  • Time: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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