Take A Class with Me in Tucson at To Bead True Blue

So excited to be teaching in Tucson in late January and early February!

Check out the below descriptions.  My classes specialize in mixed media techniques and unique connections and a lot of laughs.  To top it off all my classes are sponsored so your materials are FREE! Plus I give away a bunch of free stuff thanks to my sponsors.

All tools are provided by Beadalon, but you can bring your own if you like.

Class space is limited to 10 and cost $35 at the Doubletree Hotel.  There will be a registration table at the front to help you find the classroom.

Materials kit is free thanks to Beadalon.com, JesseJamesBeads.com, Sizzix and LeatherCordUSA.com.  Thank you to these generous, sponsors!

Leave your questions in the comments section.  Thanks for your interest in my classes!

Jan 28th 2-4PM Leather Macrame Fringe Benefits Necklace:  Let’s take an inexpensive part from the hardware store and knot luxurious leather around it. Candie Cooper will show you the ins and outs of this simple technique that you can use over and over. You’ll also have the opportunity to paint and add texture to your leather tassel and focal pendant. The pendant is surrounded by beautiful Jesse James Beads and Beadalon findings. Leather from LeatherCord USA. 

Jan 29th 2-4PM Knotting Made Simple:  One of Candie’s most favorite techniques comes to life in this class—knotted silk. Students will string a unique blend of signature Jesse James Beads then set to knotting with Beadalon’s Knot-A-Bead tool. You will learn how to finish the silk ends and attach to a decorative chain to create a beautiful layering necklace. If you’ve struggled with knotting, come give this class a try. Candie will hold your hand through the process. Silk knotted jewelry is luxurious—you’re going to love this finished necklace!

Sponsored by JesseJamesBeads.com and Beadalon.

January 31 4-6PM How to Emboss Leather–Light As A Leather Feather Necklace  Curious about leather embossing, dying with pigment and more? This class was made for you! Candie Cooper will show you how easy it is to make this fun leather pendant and necklace from start to finish from cutting, to forming, to dying and embellishing this sweet leather feather. Truly an amazing process! You will have 3 color options to make your feather piece.  Candie will also show you how to attach findings to crystal cup chain. Class Kit will include beads, findings and chain so you can finish your necklace! Sponsored by Sizzix, Beadalon, and Jesse James Beads.

Feb. 1 4:30-5:30 BUSINESS Of BEADING:  Thinking about or have your own jewelry business?  In this class, Candie will share helpful tips for taking good photos, marketing online, selling at craft shows as well as online.   You’ll also learn ideas for branding and telling your story so your jewelry shines. This is one of Candie’s most popular classes-don’t miss it!
Each person will leave with a swag bag of jewelry making goodies. Sponsored by Sizzix, Beadalon, and Jesse James Beads.

Feb 3 11-1 Cutting A Concho: Riveted Leather Charm Pendant:
One of her most requested technique how-tos, Candie Cooper will show you how to use the Sizzix Jewelry Studio tool to create an amazing leather and tin concho pendant.  You will learn tips for cutting leather, vintage cookie tins and more.  Once the layers are cut, you will rive them together and add charms, beads and more. Participants will have the opportunity to string their unique pendant with beautiful beads and wire to create a stunning necklace.  Sponsored by Sizzix, LeatherCordUSA.com, Beadalon, and Jesse James Beads.com.

Take a Beading Class in Philly!

Urban Cowgirl Necklace with Candie CooperIt’s been all hustle lately getting ready for the Bead Fest party in Philly next weekend!  Writing instructions, photographing, laundry, packing etc…  I’m ready to get this shindig started!  Ok, I still have some things to do (like a lot of things actually), but you know what I mean.  I can’t wait to hang with my fellow jewelry makers and JesseJamesBeads.com crew.

If you’re in the area, may I invite you to a class?  This one is $26 and includes EVERYTHING thanks to the sponsors above.

Now, I better get back to it y’all!

My Craftsy Class is On Sale!

Craftsy Jewelry Classes SaleAll the jewelry making classes are on sale at Craftsy including mine, Beading with Wire, Chain, and Leather!

Check out the classes HERE!

Bead Fest Classes

bead fest classes with Candie Cooper and Jesse James BeadsI am in high gear getting ready to teach a ton of classes at Bead Fest next weekend with Jesse James Beads and Beadalon.  So much to pack, organize and prepare for.  My head spins!  Thank God for chocolate.Purple Boho Beader suppliesOne of the classes I’m most excited about is the Boho Beader!  Each student will get a goodie bag like this in your fave color (YES, you get to pick what colors you want to work with!) and then we will set to designing a unique statement piece of jewelry like this:Purple Boho BeaderOR THIS:Orange Spice Boho BeaderThe ribbon was the inspiration for this design mixed in with Jesse James Beads Elite Strands and Chain Reaction.  Remember that Calgon commercial?  “Calgon, take me away!”  That’s what happens to me when I design with ribbon and trim from India and beautiful beads like these.  I magically teleport myself to another place, thinking about all the sights, sounds and energy (and no dishes to do or laundry to fold).

For more pictures and versions, check out the class link page and look for BOHO BEADER!

Bead Fest is August 22-24th!

I hope I get to meet you in person at Bead Fest, but if you can’t make it, you can at least find these Elite JJB beads at JoAnn Fabrics and Crafts stores.

Back to Bead Fest with Jesse James Beads

Candie Cooper and Sarah James at Bead FestIt’s time for round two of Bead Fest near Philadelphia!  I’ll be there teaching jewelry making classes, partnering with Jesse James Beads!Beading classes with Jesse JamesDoesn’t this look appetizing?!  Beadalon and Jesse James Classes with Candie CooperWe are also collaborating with Beadalon–makers of great findings and tools!  Jesse James Bead Fest ClassI taught two classes there in the Spring and the ladies were delightful.  The other thing I love about working with them is everyone’s jewelry project turns out differently because we bring lots of beads to choose from.Candie Cooper Chalkin' Up the Jesse James Bead BoothHere is a handy link so you can take a peek at the class offerings and if you can’t make a class, come say howdy at the Jesse James Beads booth! <3  It’s always a good time being around my fellow jewelry makers, playing in the piles of beads and talkin’ shop.  I really do love it!

Make a Statement Necklace Class in Philly

Candie Cooper Leopard Statement Necklace.jpgGood day to you!  I wanted to show you some detail shots of a class I’m teaching in Philly next month at Beadfest Spring.  It’s the statement of all statement necklaces.  Big and bold, sassy and classy!  I’m teaming up with Jesse James Beads—they have such exciting and unique beads like the ones above.  All the supplies are kicked in from the awesome people at Beadalon.

Candie Cooper Leopard Print Necklace 2.jpgJust look at that!  Stalk and pounce!  That doesn’t sound right, but you get my reference right?  Like a big cat! Rawr!

Do you live in the Philadelphia area?  You can come make this necklace with me and experience the CC freak show first hand!  Lucky!  And guess what?  It’s only $26!  That includes all the supplies too.  Literally, just bring yourself.  It makes me want to hop around just thinking about it.  We will have fun!

Before I forget, we will actually have several bead choices.  So if leopard isn’t your thing, we will find something for your unique style!  Jesse James Beads and I want you to be happy!

Here is a link to the class page and sign up info.

Fingers crossed I get to meet you!