The GEM Project Boquete Class Schedule
Tuesday, July 1st 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Project: Introduction to Peyote Stitch
Cost: $35 (includes supplies)
Using seed beads & beading thread we will stitch together a beautiful Native American style keychain. Once you learn this technique your imagination with design will go wild!
Thursday, July 3rd 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Project: Pearl Knotting
Cost: $25 + $15 for supplies
Create a beautiful pearl necklace using the same techniques they use at Tiffany’s! You will be able to choose from a variety of colors of freshwater pearls and different designs.
Saturday, July 5th 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Project: Loom Bangle Bracelet
Cost: $45 + $12 for supplies
In this class you will learn how to create beautiful designs using graph paper, how to warp the loom and finishing techniques to complete an amazing colorful project.
Tuesday, July 8th 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Project: Charm Bracelet
Cost: $25 + $7 for supplies
Using basic wire wrapping skills we will create a charm bracelet to suit your personal style. The possibilities are endless!
Thursday, July 10th 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Project: Introduction to Chainmaille
Cost: $35 + $10 for supplies
Come and learn the techniques to creating a beautiful chain using jump rings. You will get familiar with the tools, learn the most effective way to open and close your links and leave with many ideas on different designs to try!
Saturday, July 12th 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Project: Multi-Layer Necklaces
Cost: $45 + supplies (cost depends on stones you choose)
This stunning design is the one everyone has been waiting for. You will put your design skills to work to create a multi-colored, multi-stranded necklace that when united together creates an incredible piece of art.
Tuesday, July 15th 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Project: Kuna Wrapped Bracelets
Cost: $25 + $5 for supplies
Ever wondered how those beautiful Kuna women wrap their beads? Now is your chance to learn! Join us on gaining knowledge on Kuna wrapping techniques.
Thursday, July 17th 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Project: Introduction to Memory Wire
Cost: $25 (cost for supplies depends on the stones you choose)
Whether yo desire to create a ring, a pair of earrings, a bracelet, necklace or anklet, memory wire can do it all. Choose your project and use your design skills to create a piece molded just for you!
Saturday, July 19th 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Project: Organic Designs
Cost: $45 (includes supplies)
Join our Organic Jewelry Designer to learn various techniques and gain ideas!
Tuesday, July 22nd 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $25 (includes supplies)
Using head pins and a colorful mix of beads, silver and gold, we will create a stunning pair of earrings with the design of your choice.
Thursday, July 24th 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Project: Unconditional Love Bracelets
Cost: $25 + $10 for supplies
In life we could all use a little reminder to share and show our conditional love. Together we will create a beautiful bracelet with crystals, natural stones and other bead combinations along with a love charm of your choice. This class will teach you basic stringing techniques using wire, crimp beads and toggle clasps.
Saturday, July 26th 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Project: Open Workshop
Cost: $12 per hour + supplies
Come and join us for an open workshop with The GEM Project Designers. Come with a project in mind or find one when you arrive. The GEM Designers will be there to answer any questions you may have and to show you techniques you would like to learn.
If you are interested in participating in The GEM Project Classes, they will be held at Habla Ya Language Center in the Los Establos Center in Boquete, Panama. You can also obtain more information about the project online at www.thegemproject.com. Pre-registration is greatly appreciated, but walk-ins will be welcome on the day of the classes, given there is space available. The GEM Project & Unexpected Moments of Magic Foundation are also looking for volunteers of all types, so if you would like to help others by sharing your knowledge, skills & talents, we would love to have you on our team and can promise you a meaningful experience that will enhace you life in a way only volunteers know! Join us today! The positions and possibilities are endless. You can find some the current volunteer opportunities at www.hablayapanama.com by clicking on volunteers. Hope to see you soon!