THREE TRAILS TRADING POST

& ARTISAN GALLERY

 

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

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

Tuesdays,11 Weeks, 2 Hours per week

    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, starting in September and then will be offered again spring semester starting in February.  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. 

     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 adornments.

Materials cost $12.00

Looming                                  

Beading Projects!

     Paper bead rolling was a traditional craft, which was popular at the turn of the 19th century.  Victorian ladies used scraps of wall paper to hand roll beads, the beads were then strung onto long pieces of yarn, which once completed were hung up to create curtains, used to separate rooms.  This practice was then revived in the 1920s and 30s for paper bead jewelry making.

Paper Beads/ Metal Foil Beads               

Pewter Green Sand Casting               

     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.

Rosette  Appliqué                         

     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. 

Metal Projects!

Basic Copper Chain Maille Making        

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

Wire Wrap Bracelet                

Another instant gratification project.  No soldering or polishing necessary. Use square wire and one half round wire to wrap the square to make a beautiful copper wire wrapped bracelet, and wear it home.  

Glass Projects!

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

Fused Glass Pendant                                                              

Lampwork I - Glass Bead Making                                    

     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, and the use of a marver. 

     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                       

Basic Stringing                   

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

Jewelry Projects!

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.  Class from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM.  Please call to register!

$80.00 Value only $59.00 + bring a sack lunch

Homeschool Jewelry Art Day Class - Beads & Beading

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. Metal consist of artistic wire, pewter, brass, & copper. Class from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM.  Please call to register!

$140.00 Value only $98.00 + bring a sack lunch

Jewelry Art Day Class Jewelry Making - Metals

Homeschool Jewelry Art Classes!