Store Info

225 N. Northwest Hwy
Palatine, IL 60067

Phone:
847.705.6614

email: facetsofisis@sbcglobal.net

Store Hours

Sun-Mon - Closed
Tue-Fri - 10 am-6 pm
Sat
- 10 am-5 pm

Holiday Hours

Dec 24, 10 am - 3 pm
Dec 25 & 26 - Closed
Dec 31
, 10 am - 3pm
Jan 1 & 2, 2017
- Closed

Breakfast & Beads

Saturday: Jan 14, 2017 & Feb 18, 2017
10 am to noon

Bring your own projects and get some assistance if needed. We can share techniques, show off our works of art, or simply support each other as we share in our addiction to beading. We will provide delicious pastries.

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Classes

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Class Descriptions

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Beading
     

Beading Basics - Necklace & Earrings

 
Beading Basics-Necklace & Earrings
Learn how to begin beading, which tools to use and how, and what techniques to follow for stringing beads and findings.
Prerequisite: None Fee: $25 Materials: Not Included
 
Braided Bracelet    
Braided Bracelet
Margot Potter, this bracelet's creator, did a wonderful job designing a beautiful bracelet that is strung on beading wire with pearls and Swarovski crystals, and then braided.
Prerequisite: None Fee: $25 Materials: Not Included
 

Dingle Dangle Bracelet

   
Dingle Dangle Bracelet
Learn how to wire wrap pretty combinations of beads onto link chain, creating a color dangling feast for your wrist and eyes.
Prerequisite: None Fee: $25 Materials: Not Included
 
Earrings, Earrings, Earrings!  
Earrings, Earrings, Earrings
Create beautiful earrings by wire-wrapping briolettes and various beads.
Prerequisite: None Fee: $25 Materials: Not Included
 

Helix Bracelet

   
Helix Bracelet
Learn how to make a very sparkley bracelet by combining Soft Flex beading wire and Swarovski crystals in the Right-Angle weave pattern.

Prerequisite: None
Fee: $25 Materials: Not Included
 
Rings, Rings, Rings!    
Rings, Rings, Rings
Learn how to create stylish and easy rings utilizing wire-wrapping techniques.
Prerequisite: None Fee: $25 Materials: Not Included
 
     

 

Bead Crochet
   

Bead Crochet Necklace

Bead Crotchet
Create a necklace with sparkling Swarovski crystals and/or semi-precious beads by crocheting them onto wire.
Prerequisite: None Fee: $25 Materials: Not Included
   

Josie's Garden Necklace

Josie's Garden
Create a necklace with sparkling Swarovski crystals and/or semi-precious beads by crocheting them onto wire. Learn how to make pretty flowers with yo-yo beads, utilizing wire-wrapping techniques. Furthermore, embellish your beautiful necklace with Lucite flower components wire-wrapped with beads and Swarovski crystals.
Prerequisite: None Fee: $25 Materials: Not Included
     

 

Bead Weaving
     

Anniversary bracelet

Anniversary bracelet
Make lovely tennis bracelet style anniversary bracelet utilizing our version of right angle weave along with cup chain and seed beads. Lots of radiant sparkle and bling!

Prerequisite: Cubic Right Angle Weave
Fee: $25 per person Materials: Not Included
     

Sue Di's necklace

Sue Di's necklace
Easy and fun way to get started learning basic bead weaving using the peyote stitch. There is also a class available for bracelet and earrings.

Prerequisite: None
Fee: $25 per person Materials: Not Included
     

Ziggy Zag bracelet

Ziggy Zag bracelet
Learn how to embellish a right angle weave base with seed beads and lots of crystals. Very comfortable bracelet that is very blingy.

Prerequisite: Right Angle Weave
Fee: $25 per person Materials: Not Included
     

Kiss the Ring

Kiss the Ring
This project is a great way to get started with learning basic Rivoli bezeling technique using Super Duos, seed beads, and adjustable ring base. Very substantial ring bling worthy of a bead queen.

Prerequisite: None
Fee: $25 per person Materials: Not Included
     

"Everything is Coming Up Daisies" Necklace

Everything is Coming Up Daisies Necklace
This is the coordinating necklace to the Daisy Bracelet project. A great way to get started with learning basic bead weaving techniques utilizing Super Duos, seed beads, and glass pearls. Will also learn how to connect segments with chain. Quite pretty and feminine!

Prerequisite: None
Fee: $25 per person Materials: Not Included
     

"Everything is Coming Up Daisies" Earrings

Everything is Coming Up Daisies Earrings
This is the coordinating earring to the Daisy Bracelet project. Quick and easy. Just in time for Mother's Day!

Prerequisite: None
Fee: $25 per person Materials: Not Included
     

Bead Embroidery

Bead Embroidery
Learn how to encase a 27mm Swarovski crystal with Miyuki seed beads and Czech pearls by using embroidery technique with interfacing and ultra suede. Two color schemes to choose from: Black Diamond/Black/Grey (sample pictured) or Light Colorado Topaz/Bronze/Brown.

Prerequisite: Peyote Stitch
Kit Fee: $19 Class Fee: $19
$25/person does not include materials
     

Bead Weaving Rivolis

Beaded Bead
Learn how to encase a rivoli using the Pagoda Earring designed by Kelly Weise. The techniques used are peyote, netting and square stitch. The kit includes size 11 and size 15 Japanese seed beads, Swarovski rivolis and crystals, and drop beads. There are three color ways available: Silver/Blue/Bronze, Gold/Teal/Peridot, or Purple/Pink (sample pictured).

Prerequisite: Peyote Stitch
Kit Fee: $18 Class Fee: $25/person does not include materials
 
"Illuminations" Pendant Illuminations Pendant
Make a lovely pendant utilizing peyote and netting techniques using a Swarovski Rivoli and crystals, Super Duos, and seed beads.
Prerequisite: Basic Bead Weaving Fee: $25 Materials: Not Included
 
"Everything is Coming Up Daisies" Bracelet Everything is Coming Up Daisies Bracelet
This project is a great way to get started with learning basic bead weaving techniques utilizing Super Duos, seed beads, and glass pearls. Quite pretty and feminine!
Prerequisite: None Fee: $25 Materials: Not Included
 

Chevron Bracelet

Chevron Bracelet
Learn how to begin bead weaving starting with the Chevron weave technique.
Prerequisite: None Fee: $25 Materials: Not Included
 

"Betty Bling" Bracelet

Betty Bling Bracelet
This is a great class for beginners to bead weaving. The bracelet is made using a variety of 4mm Swarovski crystals and Toho seed beads to form a ladder-like pattern.
Prerequisite: None Fee: $25 Materials: Not Included
 

"Sweet Cascade" Bracelet

Sweet Cascade Bracelet
Learn how to create a bracelet with a tumble of fun beads including flowers, leaves, teardrops, and much more. Technique uses big-eye needle with Fireline.
Prerequisite: None Fee: $25 Materials: Not Included
 

"Beadora" Bead

Beadora Bead
Learn how to make a beaded bead using netting technique and Swarovski crystals. These can then be collected onto a bracelet and/or necklace. These are great fun to make and collect in various colors.
Prerequisite: None Fee: $25 Materials: Not Included
 

"Tennis Anyone" Bracelet

Tennis Anyone Bracelet
Make a sparkley splenfdorous bracelet out of Swarovski crystals and Delica seed beads. Tennis bracelets could envy the brilliance of this bracelet.
Prerequisite: Peyote, Betty Bling, Chevron weave or equivalent Fee: $25 Materials: Not Included
 

"Mish Mosh" Bracelet

Mish Mosh Bracelet

Do you have leftover seed beads? Well this project is perfect for leftover size 6, 8, and 11 seed beads. Mix in 4mm cubes and/or triangle beads. Add a pinch of size 11 Delicas.  Voilà! Mish Mosh! This project is a variation of the Peyote stitch and fun.

Prerequisite: None Fee: $25 Materials: Not Included
 

"Elegant Spiral" Bracelet

Elegant Spiral Bracelet
Truly a sight to see.Weave a variation of the lazy spiral stitch using Czech glass pearls, Swarovski crystals and Delica Hex beads to create a breathtaking bracelet. Perfect for bridal!
Prerequisite: Chevron or Betty Bling Fee: $25 Materials: Not Included
 

"Peyote Wave" Bracelet

Peyote Wave Bracelet
No previous bead weaving experience? Not a problem. This is the perfect project to get you started. Easy bracelet created using even count peyote with size 8 and 11 seed beads.
Prerequisite: None Fee: $25 Materials: Not Included
 

"Classy Chic" Bracelet

Classy Chic Bracelet
Create a stylish bracelet using netted tubing, beads, and stringing. Bead weave technique for netted tubing utilizes the easy-to-use size 8 seed beads. As a bonus, we will also teach you how to embellish the netted tubing for a complimentary beautiful necklace.
Prerequisite: Betty Bling or Chevron Fee: $25 Materials: Not Included
 

"Sassy Stackable" Bracelet

Classy Chic Bracelet
Make this lovely bead-woven bracelet in your favorite shades or birthstone color. So easy that you'll want to make one for yourself. So addictive that you'll want to make other lovelies to stack.
Prerequisite: None Fee: $25 Materials: Not Included

"Fabulous Fringe" Necklace

Fabulous Fringe Necklace
This is the coordinating necklace to the Beaded Feathers Earrings. So versatile and sophisticated!
Prerequisite: None Fee: $25 Materials: Not Included  
 

"Cuties" Beaded Bead Bracelet

Cutie Bracelet
Learn bead weaving that creates cute beaded beads Uses seed beads in a netting technique. No bead weaving experience needed. Fun and easy to do!
Prerequisite: None Fee: $25 Materials: Not Included
 

"Peanut" Rope

Cutie Bracelet
Learn this lovely pattern designed by Cynthia Newcomer Daniel. Three colors of peanut beads are woven together to create a softly textured rope that looks like a complicated, loosely-woven braid, but isn't! Because it isn't actually braided, it will never lose its shape; everyone who sees it will wonder how you did it! Make it any length you desire; wear it as is, or add your own pendant; this beautiful rope is as versatile as you are.
Prerequisite: Peyote Stitch Fee: $25 Materials: Not Included

"Double Spiral" Necklace

Cutie Bracelet
Learn how to bead weave this "blingalicious" double spiral necklace using easy to see size 8 and 6 seed beads with 4mm crystals. This is also a great pattern for an economical bracelet.
Prerequisite: None Fee: $25 Materials: Not Included
 

"Tila Waves" Necklace

This dual-needle project is great for beginners, and those wanting to try Tilas. It creates a light-weight necklace that winds and twists like a lazy river around your neck. You will have no problem creating this stylish and trendy project in the 2 hour class. The piece is so cute and easy to wear with your favorite t-shirt, you'll want to make one in every color!
Prerequisite: None Fee: $25 Materials: Not Included
 

"Hugs & Kisses" Bracelet

The Hugs & Kisses bracelet uses a double-needle method to right-angle weave. It is a great project for beginners and those that enjoy building quick easy projects that look marvelous! You will be surprised by how easily this elegant design whips up and goes great with so many outfits. This is a great way to learn one of the most popular bead weaving foundation stitches.
Prerequisite: None Fee: $25 Materials: Not Included (Kit Available
 

"Swirl & Twirl" Bracelet

Learn how to embellish a Right-Angle Weave base with swirls and twirls of seed beads and glistening crystals. Just in time for holiday party bling!
Prerequisite: None Fee: $25 Materials: Not Included
 

"Isis" Pendant

Learn how to encase a Swarovski rivoli and embellished with even more crystals.  Elegant and classic design that can be work day into night.
Prerequisite: Ladder Stitch Fee: $25 Materials: Not Included (Kit Available
 

"Claudia's Spiral Cascade" Necklace

Claudia's Spiral Cascade Necklace
This is our first 2-day class. But totally worth it! Create an elegant necklace that is the complimentary piece to the Elegant Spiral Bracelet. Feels awesome on and ohhh soooo beautiful!
Prerequisite: Elegant Spiral Bracelet Fee: $50 Materials: Not Included
 

Joan's "Go-to-It" Necklace

Joan's Go to It Necklace
Create a versatile and lovely necklace utilizing the Single Spiral Stitch with separators in sparkly crystals and pewter throughout. Not sure what necklace to wear with that outfit? This is it! A great "go to" necklace.
Prerequisite: None Fee: $25 Materials: Not Included
 

"Loom Me Not" Bracelet

Joan's Go to It Necklace
Learn how to interweave 4mm Czech glass beads and Miyuki seed beads into a woven pattern without using a loom. The look is casual with the use of leather and pewter findings. Very "Bohemian" - great with jeans and a t-shirt!
Prerequisite: None Fee: $25 Materials: Not Included
 

"Starlet" Earrings

Starlet earrings
Great sparkle comes in small packages! If you aren't into the glittery dangle earrings, an ear-hugging post earring can still pack a powerful punch. These little beauties will catch light from every angle and are lightweight and easy to wear too!
Prerequisite: Peyote Fee: $25 Materials: Not Included

"Tzarina Rope" Bracelet

Tzarina Rope bracelet
Named after a Russian princess, this rope piece uses three different accent beads to provide a unique and elegant pattern for those interested in experimenting with the Russian Spiral stitch. Deceptively easy to work, this will easily become a favorite rope piece to whip up for any outfit.
Prerequisite: None Fee: $25 Materials: Not Included
 

"NOLA Nights" Bracelet

NOLA Nights Bracelet
This lightweight, super-sparkly bracelet will be a signature favorite. Learn an even count netting technique using 11/0 seed beads and your favorite crystals. You will love how fast the netting works up and creates a high-quality, beautiful piece everyone will adore!
Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of bead weaving or sewing. Fee: $25 Materials: Not Included
 

"Bricked In" Pendant

Bricked In pendant
Like a little stained glass window, the Bricked In Pendant shines bright and cheerful, showing off its lovely flowers. Learn brick stitch in this fun and whimsical pattern.
Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of bead weaving or sewing. Fee: $25 Materials: Not Included
 

"Mackenzie" Bracelet

Mackenzie bracelet
Make this easy bead-woven bracelet featuring the vibrant Super Duos and Size 11 Miyuki seed beads. Finish off with an easy-to-use magnetic clasp. Tada! Floral boutique on your wrist.
Prerequisite: None Fee: $25 Materials: Not Included
 

"Montana Luster" Bracelet

Montana Luster bracelet
Ever wonder what RAW (Right Angle Weave) is? So many bead weaving patterns assume that you know RAW. This is the perfect class to learn the basics of RAW without the frustration of trying to figure it out on your own. Directions are simple to follow and bracelet turns out oh so pretty.
Prerequisite: None. Fee: $25 Materials: Not Included
 

"Dream Catcher" Necklace

Dream Catcher necklace
Tassels, tassels, tassels are all the rage! Learn how to bead weave the sparkly "dream catcher" using a variation of brick stitch. Enhance the focal with wire wrapped segments and chain with a fun tassel at the end.
Prerequisite: None. Fee: $25 Materials: Not Included
 
   

 

Lampwork
   

Glass 101: An Introduction to Making Glass Beads

This two hour class will teach you how to safely use a glass torch and how to make a basic round bead. Learn to pull simple stringers and explore the beginnings of surface decoration.
No glass experience required Fee: $125 Materials: All Materials Included
   

Glass 102: Decorating Your Glass Beads

This two hour class builds on your Glass 101 knowledge. Learn various surface decoration tecniques like how to apply stringer, frit, and dots. Explore surface manipulation by raking, feathering, and twisting the glass.

No glass experience required Fee: $125 Materials: All Materials Included
   
     

 

Leatherwork

   

"Flip It" Bracelet

Flip It Bracelet
Learn how to make this awesome leataher and silver plate bracelet. It's easy to make and you even make the clasp closure. Fun to wear casual with shorts and a t-shirt. This style is even unisex!
Prerequisite: None Fee: $25 Materials: Not Included
 

"Casual Sparkle" Bracelet

Casual Sparkle bracelet
Hot new fashion "must have". Learn new technique of weaving crystals onto leather for a very "hip" looking bracelet that can be worn casual as you enjoy the sparkle of bling-bling.
Prerequisite: None Fee: $25 Materials: Not Included
 
   

 

Wire Wrapping
   

Wire Wrapping Basics - Necklace

Wire Wrapping Basics-Necklace
Learn the basics of working with wire to make a necklace and simple wire wrapping techniques to create a unique pendant.
Prerequisite: Beading Basics Fee: $25 Materials: Not Included
 

Cuff Bracelet

Wire Cuff Bracelet
Expand your basics of working with beads to wire wrapping techniques to create a unique cuff bracelet using a variety of beads and seed beads.
Prerequisite: None Fee: $25 Materials: Not Included
 

Tree of Life Pendant

Copper Pendant
Learn how to apply wire wrapping technique to create a beautiful "Tree of Life" pendant using birthstone gemstones or economical semi-precious chips. "Tree of Life" is recognized as an important symbol by various cultures and faiths throughout the world. Inspirational and exquisite.
Prerequisite: None Fee: $25 Materials: Not Included
 

Wired Up Bracelet

Wired Up Bracelet
Make an awesome wire cuff bracelet by getting all wired up with various wire gauges and "orphan" Sheila lampwork beads. You construct the free-form bracelet from start to finish including making your own closure.
Prerequisite: None Fee: $25 Materials: Not Included
 

Chakra Pendant

Wired Up Bracelet
Make a simple but elegant pendant featuring Swarovski crystals representing the seven Chakras that are considered the centers in our body for which energy flows.  Easy to wire wrap and economical project for beginners!
Prerequisite: None Fee: $25 Materials: Not Included