European (Pearl) Knotting Class
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Traditional European (or Pearl) knotting is an elegant way to make jewelry. It not only protects pearls and other stones, the silk knotting provides a beautiful draping effect when wearing your piece.
It his class, we’ll use any combination of faceted Swarovski® crystals, bold colored or traditional white pearls and silk to create a bracelet. We’ll also share other examples of knotted pieces to provide inspiration on future projects.
- 1.5 hours
- Intermediate, Ages 14+
Class Registration Policy
Abeille reserves the right to cancel any class with insufficient enrollment. We will refund your registration fee if you are unable to attend a proposed make up date.
Store credit will be given for cancelations made at least 48 hours in advance of the start of a class, unless otherwise noted. All other cancelations or no-shows are nonrefundable.
Week of July 4: Closed for vacation (June 30-July 11)
Labor Day Weekend
December 25 – Merry Christmas!
December 26 – Happy Boxing day
December 30 – Monday, January 7: Closed for vacation
* Mondays: Closed – always
Happy Birthday to everyone born in May! Your birthstone is the emerald, a gorgeous and bright green gem. Emerald was a powerful stone to many different cultures. The ancient Egyptians believed it symbolized eternal youth, while the ancient Romans associated it with fertility and rebirth. During the sixteenth century, Spanish Conquistadors found the indigenous people of Latin America wearing sumptuous emeralds and starting mining the beautiful gem. Emeralds are durable but still suspect to breaking due to inclusions found within the gem. Hence, fine emeralds are extremely rare, valuable, and expensive!
Love emeralds but can’t afford them? Abeille has tons of 4mm Swarovski® crystals reminiscent of the lustrous green gem, aptly titled “Emerald.” So stop by and make yourself a gorgeous pair of earrings or necklace to honor the month you were born in!
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Save the date for this year’s biggest jewelry and accessory show at Abeille as part of Brookline Artists Open Studios. The show kicks off on Friday, April 26 at 5:30pm – 9pm and continues Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28 from 11am to 6pm. On Friday evening, sip and mingle with the local designers. It’s a great opportunity to connect with amazingly wonderful and talented neighbors.
There will be free demonstrations and give aways throughout the weekend. The following have been scheduled and more updates to follow:
- Sunday at 1pm: Earring Basics
- Sunday at 2pm: Transforming Comic Books
Abeille, 45 Harvard Street, Brookline Village
Learn a little about the artists below:
- Amy Hutchinson of A Full Cup Design | email@example.com
Amy has been sewing since childhood and makes the most amazing purses, totes, bags, iPad and kindle device covers. She also works with silk and wool to make the most luxurious nuno felted scarves. Amy’s mission finding beauty in simplicity and laughter over a full cup of tea. Come have a spot of tea with Amy and enjoy her simple treasures.
- Courtney Johanson of Court Collects | firstname.lastname@example.org
Courtney has a passion for creating beaded jewelry and loves the process of collecting materials, dreaming up designs, and making them a reality. Each piece she makes is one of a kind and features a mix of glass beads, chain, and other metal components. Courtney’s designs are delicate, simple, and can be worn anywhere.
- Jennifer Lippay | email@example.com | 617.767.3529
An eclectic mix of styles, these one of a kind pieces reflect an array of influences from vintage to sophisticated bohemian. Incorporating semi-precious, seed, ethnic (African,Thai), lamp-work glass (early Christian Logan), freshwater pearls and swarovski crystals beads.
- Liz Lirakis of Tracimoc | firstname.lastname@example.org
Liz Lirakis is an avid film nerd and loves to put her imagination to work. She takes homeless comic books and transforms them into unique useable and wearable art. All the art is created from the original comic print, which allows each piece to be completely unique. Pieces include wallets, wall letters, canvas collage, rings, necklaces, clothing, earrings, pins, bracelets, cufflinks, photo frames, purses, musical instruments and more!
- Michelle Rothman of Ojas Collection | email@example.com
Jewelry inspired by the many moods of a woman using fine stones and metals.
- Sasha Walsh Designs | firstname.lastname@example.org
Sasha earned her BFA in Metalsmithing from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Fascinated by the beauty in life, Sasha finds herself obsessed with the geometric complexity of nature. She is especially inspired by the formation of crystal organization. Thus creating new forms that appear as direct replications of these recognizable organic matters however disrupting natures order by way of the human hand. Sasha mimicks the power we have to alter nature’s path, which ultimately leads to chaos and overgrowth present throughout her work.
- Lisa Trachtman of Saint Germain Studios and Abeille | email@example.com
Lisa is a self taught jewelry designer. Saint Germain studios focuses on simplicity and personalization using vintage components, charms and customized hand-stamped or fingerprint pendants.
Use this interactive map to checkout other artist locations or stop by @abeille to pickup a paper map.
Congratulations to those born in April! Your birthstone is the sparkling diamond. The diamond is the hardest substance on earth. They are found mostly in South Africa, Russia, and in Arkansas. Throughout the world, diamonds come in a variety of colors; yellow and colorless diamonds are most commonly used.
Diamonds have a unique history behind them.The word diamond comes from the Greek word “adamastos”, meaning invincible. In 1477, the Archduke Maximilian of Austria gave a diamond ring to his fiancee, Mary of Burgundy. His gift started the tradition of buying diamonds as engagement rings to honor the prospect of marriage.
Ever since Marilyn Monroe uttered the immortal phrase “diamonds are a girls best friend,” diamonds have always been in style. Whether it’s a pair of tiny diamond studs for a girl celebrating her sixteenth birthday, or a longer strand of diamonds for an older woman, you can’t go wrong with this beautiful gem! Abeille has a pair of beautiful crystal ball earrings resembling diamonds for just $35 or our Birthday Bangles.
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DIY Ombre Necklace! The Ombre trend is in and we love it on Jewelry! Since Ombre is such a trend right now what better way to get involved than to make your own necklace!
48 – dark matte color oval beads
30 – light oval beads
33 – gunmetal daisy spacer beads
2 – Crimps
2 – crimp covers
1 – Jump ring
1 – Lobster Claw Clasp
Total Cost: $25
Were you born in March? Lucky you, your birthstone is Aquamarine! The word comes from the Latin “Aqua” and “mare” meaning sea water. The ancient Romans believed the stone was symbolic of Neptune, the god of the sea, and could provide protective powers against the dangers of the ocean. The ancients also believed that the stone had magical healing properties, especially when submerged in water, to cure illnesses of the heart, liver, stomach, and throat. The gem symbolizes safety and security, especially with long-term relationships. Aquamarine can be found in many places, most notably in Brazil, as well as China, India, Australia, Africa, and the United States.
Aquamarine encapsulates all the beautiful colors of the sea. The light, crystalline blue-green color is sure to dazzle and delight. The color emphasizes the soft blue of one’s eyes, or brings out the green in a teal sweater. Pair this gem with jeans and a t-shirt for a casual yet cool look. Abeille has many different beads in Aquamarine, ranging from elegant Swarovski® crystals to strands of Aquamarine rice pearls. Why not stop by the store and see what works for you!
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Born in February? Happy Birthday! Your birthstone is the beautiful amethyst, a semi-precious stone that we here at Abeille love working with. Amethyst is actually a type of quartz, ranging from a light violet color to a deep purple. Amethyst can contain streaks of red, blue, and when exposed to extreme heat, it turns yellow and is then referred to as Citrine.
Amethyst has a rich history, dating back to the Greeks and Romans. There are several stories in Greek mythology as to how Amethyst got its purple color. In one version, the God of wine sheds tears of wine that stained a crystalline quartz statue of his unrequited love purple. Amethysts are said to possess many powers and in medieval times, soldiers wore it for protection and to provide good fortune in war. It was believed that the Amethyst could also protect crops from tempests and locusts, as well as drive out evil spirits, in general. Amethysts were once prized gemstones, in the same class as diamonds and rubies, and were often found in the jewelry of the royals. In fact, the Empress Catherine the Great of Russia once sent thousands of miners into the Ural range solely to search for Amethysts.
In modern times, amethyst is more widely available, and many gem therapists believe that the Amethyst has a cleansing and healing affect. It is said that people in need of a calming effect or who have suffered a great loss gravitate towards this powerful gem.
In celebration of February birthdays, Abeille is offering an in-store special of 20% off all amethyst strands for the entire month of February! Strands start at just $8.95!
Not crafty? We have several premade pieces using amethyst. Check out our amethyst gem drop earrings, gem drop necklaces in our new online store! Don’t forget- we also offer classes and custom jewelry design and consulting for a unique one-of-a-kind piece.
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In addition to hosting ten talented artists, Abeille is excited to be home to fun activities for the Brookline Open Studios from Friday, April 26 through Sunday, April 28. On both Saturday and Sunday we will be demonstrating simple earring techniques at 1pm and button ring techniques at 3pm. We will be raffling off a free class (up to $40 value) and a pair of our increasingly popular enamel flower earrings!
Don’t forget our Open Studios kickoff party Friday, April 26 from 5:30pm until 9pm!
We love blogger “Lil Blue Boo” and are happy to share her latest tutorial on Rhinestone Wrap Bracelets. It’s a great use for the beautiful Vintage Rhinestone available @abeille.
Other ideas are these amazing Rhinestone Cuffs from Saint Germain Studios.
Simply choose from our small, medium or large brass cuffs, clean with alcohol or sand paper, apply E6000 glue and attach rhinestone chain! We are happy to kit them and ship.