Natural Icon Designs

   Nature abounds with every day treasures! At Natural Icon Designs I make well made, handmade jewellery with a focus on semi precious gemstones, bone, amber, wood and freshwater pearls. I enjoy and take pride in creating every piece myself. Unless otherwise noted all pieces are one of a kind.

If you are interested in making your own treasures, I offer jewellery making classes taught in Calgary, including bead stringing, wire wrapping, making earrings, bracelets and necklaces. My fully equipped studio has a relaxed atmosphere with a low student to teacher ratio and classes are affordable with no pressure to over spend.

  You will not only have fabulous accessories, but also enhanced confidence, self esteem, and the fun and joy of creativity!

   Unlike classes at bead shops, you may bring beads you already have to a class. Supplies for one project are included in the price of the class so you don’t have to worry about keeping track of each bead that you are buying so the focus is totally on learning and designing.

 

               

WORKshops & classes 

Looking to learn how to make your own accessories? Necklaces, bracelets and earrings are a snap once you know the correct techniques and where to buy the right tools and supplies in town and online. Have a little more time? Maybe the Lost Art of Wood-burning or try your hand at resin. Resin can be used in making jewellery or incorporated into mixed media art.


October November & December

Private lessons will be available for the next three months with group classes resuming in the new year! To stay in the loop either join my email newsletter group or drop me a line and I will email you personally when I have the January group class schedule complete! For a private lesson drop me a line and we can work out the details.


Gift Card
from 85.00

With these gift cards your loved ones can choose the class that they really want to take!

Please indicate on the check-out form whether you would like me to email you a printable gift certificate or whether you prefer to receive a hardcopy by Canada Post. I can also email or snail mail the recipient directly. Each gift card comes with their own unique coupon code to register online, by email or on the phone. 

Important note on taxes: I regret that my system cannot distinguish between regular products and a gift certificate at this time so if you are in Canada gst will be added on. I will refund the tax amount by applying it to the gift card amount or provide jewellery product that is equal to the tax at the time of the class. Thanks for your understanding!

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January 2016

The Lost Art of Woodburning
from 200.00

Spend the weekend learning step by step how to create a wood burned mixed media art work. Little art experience is necessary just some time and patience. There is something very soothing about burning patterns into wood. You will learn how to use the wood-burner safely, how to transfer your drawing onto the wood, which wood works best, how to apply gold leaf and how to add colour with wood stain and seal it properly. This class will be two six hour sessions so you will not be rushed and have time to finish your project! A light lunch will be provided. This class runs Saturday the 23rd and Sunday the 24th from 10 am to 5 pm. The class takes place at Wolf Willow Studio in the the SW neighbourhood of Spruce Cliff. Material cost is included and you have the option of purchasing your wood-burning tool.

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The Magic of Gemstones
from 200.00

Are you ready for the good stuff? I have much love for semi precious gemstones.  The variety and beauty and sheer magic that the mineral kingdom displays is evidence to me that there is a higher power of some sort.  Spend an evening learning about gemstone properties and the science, history and ideas associated with many different stones. You will also make a necklace and earring set or a bracelet using some pieces from my special stash!  January 21st 6:30 to 9:30 pm

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Private Lessons - All You Need to Know to Get Started
147.00

There are three things you need to know to make your own jewellery! Learn how to crimp, wire wrap and use jump rings on your own in a private lesson. One on one instruction is invaluable and fun. Choose from all the colours in the rainbow from my bead selection or bring your own beads and we can use those to create a bracelet, pair of earrings and a necklace in this 3 hour session.

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Past and future classes & workshops