THREE TRAILS TRADING POST

& ARTISAN GALLERY

 

Oldest Bead & Mic-O-Say Store in the Greater Kansas City Area!   Since 1978

Call or e-mail and sign up for a class before the class is full!

816-252-5622 e-mail: threetrails@sbcglobal.net

Classes for Beginners to Advanced!

Class pictures listed below.

 Many classes are special one on one instruction!

 

 

 

 

Beading & Jewelry Making

Classes Offered

Learn the ancient art form of glass bead making - Lampwork.  Come and find out you can really make beads too!  You will learn safety with the torch, hot glass, simple round beads, decorating with dots, cylinders, decorating with lines, use of a marver, and making stringers. 

$65.00     

Continue the ancient art form of glass bead making – Lampwork part II.  Come and find out how to make different shaped beads and decorate beads on a more advanced level!  Part I is a prerequisite.  You will continue with safety, and the basics, make stringers, learn flow beads, learn to make a heart shaped bead, and more elaborate decorations.  Demonstration on making twisties.

 

$65.00     

Lampwork II - Glass Bead Making             

Lampwork I - Glass Bead Making                               

Free class, schedule your appointment, you buy your supplies here!  4” embroidery hoop required, bring or purchase here!

Rosette  Appliqué         free class + you buy supplies

1-1/2 hour class

 

In Rosette Appliqué Beading, students will use Czech beads to learn the Return Stitch in appliqué by beading in concentric circles to make a rosette.  The Return Stitch is not a traditional Native American beadwork technique however it has been recognized as one of the best methods in the last fifty years. 

         Great for Mic-O-Say!

Anytime during store hours!

                          

Learn to make an Indian type choker, using bone or horn.  Choose one of three styles to create your own look.  Leave with a finished choker. 

Great for Mic-O-Say!

free class + you buy supplies here!

 

Scheduled Classes

 

Sunday, Oct 21                  2:00 PM — 6:00 PM

Sunday, Nov 18                  2:00 PM — 6:00 PM

Sunday, Dec 16                  2:00 PM — 6:00 PM

Sunday, Jan 20                   2:00 PM — 6:00 PM

Currently scheduling by appointment as well.

Saturday, Oct 20               1:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Saturday, Nov 17               1:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Saturday, Dec 15               1:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Saturday, Jan 19               1:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Currently scheduling by appointment as well.

 

 

 

 

 

Free Classes Schedule for your Convenience

 

     Learn to make floral beads. You will learn simple flowers, complex stringers, surface decoration, and encasing.  This is an advanced  class, so you must be a proficient bead maker and have experience on the torch.

Advanced Lampwork Florals — Glass Bead Making

 

$65.00     

Cloisonné Enameling      by Sue Bergstrand                   

Learn the basics of the ancient form of traditional Chinese Cloisonné.  This elaborate and complicated art form has inspired   metalworkers,   muralists, jewelry artists, and painters all over the world. It is still highly popular and valued today, as it is still created by hand using many of the same traditions and processes passed on for generations.  Cloisonné involves a 5-step process.

$65.00     

Learn techniques  in feathering and encased stringers to decorate your beads at a more advance level.  Prerequisite PART 1 & 2 OR be a proficient bead maker and have experience on the torch.

$65.00     

Intermediate Lampwork                                               

Up-coming Class

We will be offering classes at your convenience for Beginning and Intermediate Lampwork (Glass Bead Making) Classes. The best price in town; annealing your beads is always included!  Call and make an appointment!

To contact us:

THREE TRAILS

TRADING POST

11022 E. Winner Rd

Englewood Station Arts District

Independence, MO 64052

Phone 816-252-5622

Business Hours:

Monday through Saturday

12:00 Noon to 6:00 PM

Third Friday each month

12:00 Noon to 9:00 PM

threetrails@sbcglobal.net

“All Choked up”           free class + you buy supplies

Jewelry Making & Beading Classes

Scheduled for your Convenience

 

Basic Stringing                 $20.00 + you buy supplies here!

2 hour class

Learn the basic stringing techniques for making your own bracelet, necklace, lanyard, or eye glasses holder. Leave with a finished piece of jewelry.

1-1/2 hour class

Decorated Donut           $35.00

Make a beautiful necklace with a soft leather lanyard. Learn wire wrapping techniques to embellish your donut into a beautiful necklace to wear home. 

1-1/2 hour class

Circular Peyote                $25.00 + supplies

                          

  

Learn circular peyote by beading around a dowel with Czech beads.  Use your seed beading skills to create your own one of a kind bead, slider, medicine bag, key chain, bracelets, necklaces, beading around a cane, walking stick, a fan handle, or a peace pipe. 

Great for Mic-O-Say!

Come and learn the basic steps of Beaded Appliqué.  In this beginning class, you will learn the one thread return stitch method.  You will begin a project with 3 color opaque Czech beads on material and will finish it at home.  You will need basic beading supplies (needles, thread, wax); if you have them, bring them. 

Great for Mic-O-Say!

Beaded Appliqué              $25.00 + buy supplies here

2 hour class

Learn the basics of “cold connections” & wire work, make wrapped loops, links, eye pins, headpins, coils, twists, spirals, jump rings, ear wires, and the classic “S” link or closure. 

Cold Connections         $35.00

2 hour class

Loom Beadwork is somewhat uncommon among early Native American work, although it was practiced among the Eastern, Great Lakes, and Midwest Tribes.  Today, loom beadwork is the most common technique used in Oklahoma to create fancy dance clothes, dance belts, and  other large flat work.  Great for armbands, bracelets, hatbands, headbands, legging strips, and other adornment on your attire. 

Great for Mic-O-Say!

1-1/2 hour class

Looming             free class + you buy supplies

Home School Classes — You Schedule for your Convenience

 

Students will learn 4 jewelry making techniques for making jewelry to take or finish at home.  Any extra supplies will have an additional cost.  Age should be 10 and up.  Limited # of seats in class.  Register now!  This class will be taught by a certified Teacher with 20 years of public school classroom experience.

$80.00 Value only $59.00 + bring a sack lunch

Homeschool Jewelry Art Day Class - Beads & Beading

2 hour class

                          

Brick Stitch Earrings              $25.00 + materials

Learn basic Brick Stitch.  Use your seed beading skills to create your own one of kind  pair of earrings with fringe by making 2”-3” long earrings that will be mounted on ear wire hooks.  Use your new skills to make a medicine or amulet bag. 

                           Great for Mic-O-Say!     

Students will learn 4 jewelry making techniques for making jewelry to take or finish at home.  Any extra supplies will have an additional cost.  Age should be 10 and up.  Limited # of seats in class.  Register now!  This class will be taught by a certified Teacher with 20 years of public school classroom experience. Metals consist of Artistic Wire, Pewter, Brass, & Copper.

$140.00 Value only $98.00 + bring a sack lunch

Jewelry Art Day Class Jewelry Making - Metals

Learn to cut, design, and fuse glass. Create a unique piece of wearable art.

2 hour class

Fused Glass                 $35.00

2 hour class

                          

Flat Peyote                     $25.00 + supplies

Learn one of the most popular stitches Flat Peyote. We will use Czech seed beads for you to learn to make or to enhance your jewelry.  Use your new seed beading skills to create your own one of a kind bead, slider, medicine bag, key chain, bracelets, necklaces…. the list is endless. 

Great Beginners & for Mic-O-Say!

Lazy Stitch or Lane Stitch was the beadwork of the Plains Indians.  This is a good class for beginners. You will begin a project with 2 color opaque Czech beads on material and will finish it at home.

Great for Mic-O-Say!

Lazy Stitch               $25.00 + you buy supplies here!      

2 hour class               

Learn the basic steps to bead a round a cylinder and leather, 2 drop gourd stitch.  You will learn how to graph a simple design and begin a project with 3 color opaque Czech beads around a dowel and leather that will be finished it at home.  Great for Mic-O-Say!

Gourd Stitch              $25.00 + you buy supplies here!                

2 hour class

                          

And you bring the garment, 2 hour class

Beaded Embroidery Appliqué    $25.00 plus supplies

Learn simple beaded Embroidery that you can use to embellish clothing or a quilted wall hanging.  Use your seed beading skills to create your own one of kind design. 

If you are a person that likes instant gratification, this is the perfect project for you.  No soldering or polishing necessary. Make a beautiful sterling silver wire wrapped beaded ring, and wear it home.

Wire Wrap Beaded Ring                     $45.00

2 hour class

Advanced Lampwork -Sculptural Bead Making    

                                       $65.00

Learn to make sculptural beads!  While learning these sculptural beads the focus will be on heat control thru the glass and design. This is an intermediate class, so previous glass and torch experience is needed. 

3 hour class

2 hour class

Basic Chain Making          $35.00 + supplies

  

If you are a person that likes instant gratification, this is the perfect project for you.  Learn to make your own Sterling Silver chain by assembling cut metal wire rings into a pattern. No soldering is necessary. 

2 hour class +

Wire Wrap Cabachon          $45.00      

If you are a person that likes instant gratification, this is the perfect project for you.  No soldering or polishing necessary. Make a beautiful wire wrapped pendant, and wear it home.   There is copper or sterling silver available. 

2 hour class +

Wire Wrap Bracelet                 $45.00 

If you are a person that likes instant gratification, this is the perfect project for you.  No soldering or polishing necessary. Make a beautiful wire wrapped bracelet, and wear it home.   There is copper or sterling silver available. 

2 hour + class

Pewter Green Sand Casting             $45.00

If you are a person that likes instant gratification, this is the perfect project for you.  Learn green sand casting technique.  Bring an old button, something that is flat on the back, or use something of mine to make a pewter pin.  We will make a mold using green sand and will cast lead free pewter to make a beautiful silver tone pin.  You will learn clean up and polishing to finish your pin and have it ready to wear home. 

"One on One Lampwork"     $40.00 per hour 

Learn new techniques for decorating your beads.  Jump deeper in the knowledge of lampwork by learning more difficult techniques in glass placement and heat control. Prerequisite PART 1 & 2 OR be a proficient bead maker and have experience on the torch.  This class will teach 3 new processes. 

$65.00     

Intermediate Lampwork                                               

Saturday, (Call to schedule) 1:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Currently scheduling by appointment as well.

    Three Trails Trading Post is proud to be offering an Art Class,  “Introduction to Jewelry Making”, to Homeschool Associations, students, and parents.  Three Trails is located in Independence in the Englewood Station Arts District, “Where the Arts Live in Independence”.

    This class will be offered on Tuesday mornings from 9 to 11 AM.  It will run for 11 weeks, It is offered in the spring and the fall.  Students will learn 10 jewelry making techniques with one week for finishing touches on jewelry projects. Class Tuition is $220.00, this includes the cost of one item per learning subject.  Any “extra” supplies will have an additional cost. This is more than a $300.00 value for only $220.00.  This works out to only $10.00 per hour.  Age should be 10 and up.  Limited # of seats in class.  Register now!

     This class will be taught by a certified Teacher with 20 years of public school classroom experience.

Homeschool Jewelry Art Classes!

Tuesdays,11 Weeks, 2 Hours per week