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Nuno Felted Scarf

Offered For: 15 & up
Class Dates Current Month: Sunday, December 14th 2-4:30pm
Class Cost: $40

This scarf is light as a feather yet beats back the Buffalo chill!  Choosing from a large palette of soft merino wool, we will lay out our design over a strip of silk gauze.  Once your design is layed out, you will spray your scarf with soap & water.  Then rolling the whole thing up in a long sheet of bubble wrap, the workout begins!  We will process the scarf until the wool migrates through the gauze....the best part...you leave with the scarf.  Beware...this takes some elbow grease...but totally worth the effort!  Totally - Wearable - Art!!

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Sea Glass Earrings

Offered For: Adults
Class Dates Current Month: Monday, December 15th 11am-12:30pm OR 7-8:30pm
Class Cost: $20 includes all supplies

Either choose from our stash of Sea Glass or bring your own! You will be drilling your selected peices of glass under water using our Dremel Drill Press.  Once your peices are drilled you willl choose some coordinating components and assembling them into your new earrings.

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Sea Glass Pendant

Offered For: 14 & up
Class Dates Current Month: Monday, December 15th 11am-12:30pm OR 7-8:30pm
Class Cost: $22

Learn the secret to drilling sea/lake glass and stones! We will be drilling our sea glass or stones under water using the Dremel drill press. Once your piece is drilled, dangle or attach some matching colorful beads and some easy wire work to create your unique pendant. We can provide glass or if you have your own found treasures of glass, bring those to create your pendant.

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Tiny Trinkets Resin Pendant

Offered For: 13 & up
Class Dates Current Month: Friday, December 26th 1:30-2:30pm OR Tuesday, December 30th 7-8pm
Class Cost: $25

In the metal bezel of your choice you will create a miniature collage.  Choose from teeny tiny gears, colorful backgrounds, and charms to create your keepsake pendant.  We will mix and pour a clear Ice resin to make it all shine and finish off your project by choosing a leather cord or coordinating ball chain.

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Leather/Charm Bracelet

Offered For: Teens & Adults
Class Dates Current Month: Saturday, December 20th 10-11am
Class Cost: $18 (additional charge to add charms & beads)

Looking for a quick class with a great outcome?  Learn how to metal stamp on a single small round metal disk. Then add the adorable charm to a double wrapped leather cord.  We have several colors of leather to choose from for this project.  A great "walk-in" option to make during regular business hours!

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Bangle Bracelet

Offered For: Teens & Adults
Class Dates Current Month: Saturday, December 20th 10-11am
Class Cost: Bracelet as shown ($32). Price varies depending on the number of charms.

Are you familiar with the current  "Alex and Ani" Bracelets? Well how about making a similar style bracelet yourself?  Pick from a variety of charms ($3 each) to add to the bangle bracelet you create yourself.  Or how about adding some glass beads or crystal beads to add some bling.  Better yet, personalize your bangle bracelet using our metal stamp letters to engrave into a metal charm!  This is a great "walk-in" project - stop in during our regular business hours to make this bracelet.

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Wire Wrapped, Felt Bead, Natural Stone Bracelet

Offered For: Teen & Adults
Class Dates Current Month: Monday, December 8th 11am-1pm OR 6:30-8:30pm
Class Cost: $25

Using silver or copper wire, and making felted beads with oodles of color choices, choosing from a selection of natural stones or beads, you will put together a bracelet you are sure to love!  In this class you will learn to make felted beads to match your favorite mood or outfit.  We will move on to adding some metal as we wire wrap each end and choose from stone or glass beads to create a one of a kind, perfectly fitting bracelet!

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Hammered Spoon Necklace

Offered For: Adults
Class Dates Current Month: Tuesday, December 30th 10am - Noon
Class Cost: $32 all supplies included

Choosing from a selection antique spoons, learn to saw, drill, hammer and stamp letters into your pendant!  These hand stamped pendants can be a meaningful declaration of your inner desires & attributes or an inspiring word.  Add a date or name on an additional copper disk that resonates with you! We will be using a metal bench block, hammer, different sized metal punch letters as well as a hand saw and dremel press. It takes a steady hand and a centered strike to achieve crisp letters.

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Beginning Knitting

Offered For: 12 & up
Class Dates Current Month: Knitting Circles
Class Dates Next Month: Tuesday mornings at 10am OR Saturday Mornings 11am
Class Cost: Throw a couple bucks in the "kitty"

Have you always wanted to learn to knit?  OR are you stuck on scarves and would like to branch out?  We have some beautiful projects for beginer knitters.  Join our Tuesday mornings knitting circle at 10am or schedule a time that's convenient for you. There are many beginner projects to choose from!

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Glass Mosaic Picture

Offered For: Ages 10 & up
Class Dates Current Month: Thursday, December 18th 10:30am-12:30pm OR 7-9pm
Class Cost: 8x10 picture $35, 5x7 picture $25 (additional choices are available)

With so many options - this one takes some consideration...Your mosaic can have a theme, a 3-D vase or object coming toward you that's ready for fresh flowers or anything else you can imagine! The mosaics are laid out on an ordinary glass frame and can include pictures, words, or found objects. When you hang them in a window - they come to life! We will be smashing glass, adding beads, thread, wire, leather, dried flowers, photos. We will then carefully mix & pour Ice Resin over the whole picture and let it set for 24 hours. The end product is a "stained glass" looking picture. Start collecting your "little found treasures" to add to your picture now! This is collaging Kicked up! To reserve your spot, call us at 406-2137 or e-mail us from the "contact us" tab above.

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Copper & Resin Pendant

Offered For: Ages 16 & Up
Class Dates Current Month: Saturday, December 13th 1-3pm
Class Cost: $32 all supplies included

Cut, File, Drill and Buff ordinary copper pipe into an extraordinary pendant. In this class you will learn to use a pipe cutter and Dremel for shaping the piece. Once the copper is ready, we will be pouring ice resin into your hand-made copper bezel. Copper ball chain or leather will finish your pendant. The end result is a transformation of hardware into an eye catching pendant. To reserve your spot, call us at 406-2137 or e-mail us from the "contact us" tab at the top of the page.

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Wall Hanging - Basics of Nuno Felting

Offered For: Ages 10 & up
Class Dates Current Month: Friday, January 9th 10am-1pm
Class Cost: $40

Come learn the basics of Nuno Felting while making an upscale wall hanging. This is a great beginner class to learn the basics. Nuno felting is a wonderfully organic process using wool and silk gauze to make a light and airy work of art! Choosing from our wide selection of (wool) colors you will be able to develop the hue of your choice. You can add wire and beads to you creation to make it truly a multi-media piece of artwork. To reserve your spot, call us at 406-2137 or e-mail us from the"contact us" page of the website.

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Antique Polymer Clay Pendant (or Earrings)

Offered For: Ages 8 & Up
Class Dates Current Month: Monday, December 22nd 11am-Noon OR 7-8pm
Class Cost: $22

Using our irresistable molds, polymer clay and finishes of different sorts, make a pendant to match your mood! Our molds are gratifying to use as your piece pops out in perfect detail. Choosing from the many colors polymer clay has to offer, the base color of your pendant is of your choice, and when you start adding finishes it becomes a tiny piece of wearable artwork! Wire a bead while we fire the main piece and choose from our selection of ball-chain for your "ready to wear" new jewelry. To reserve a seat in this class call us at 406-2137 or e-mail us from the "contact us" tab above.

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Steampunk Jewelry

Offered For: Ages 16 & up
Class Dates Current Month: Thursdsay, January 8th 10am-12:30pm OR 6:30-9pm
Class Cost: $40 includes all supplies

Steampunk! What is it? Come and combine the class of Victorian style with 19th century gadgetry and create some REALLY FUNKY jewelry! We will work with various mediums while we pound, wire wrap, cut metal, roll clay or felt wool to create a wearable masterpiece. Use basic jewelry making skills along with some "off the path" techiniques too! You will have access to all of the tools and equipment at our studio, set up and ready to go. To reserve your spot, call us at 406-2137 or e-mail us from the "contact us" page.

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Wire Wrap Earring Class

Offered For: Teens & Up
Class Dates Current Month: Friday, December 5th 10am-Noon OR 6:30-8:30pm
Class Cost: $25

Join us in learning the basics of earring making with a plethora of choices of beads and findings to choose from. Our first pair of earrings will be simple assembly while the second pair we will be designing our own wire wrapping, coiling or looping to make your earrings truely one-of-a-kind!  As usual, all supplies included!

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Beginning Needle Felting

Offered For: 10 & up
Class Dates Current Month: Friday, January 2nd 10am-Noon OR 3-5pm
Class Cost: Project choices begin at $14

Relax while you needle felt a picture on the wool purse of your choice. No Worries - It's easier than sewing! Using a hardened steel needle with barbs on the edges, you can lightly punch your design into your shoulder bag, change purse or wristlet. Choose from our wonderful selection of colored merino wool roving. The design possiblities are wide open with this forgiving medium!  Class fee includes all materials.

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Spoon Pendant

Offered For: Ages 13 and Up
Class Dates Current Month: Friday, December 12th 11am-12:30pm OR 7-8:30pm
Class Cost: $22

Learn about sawing, drilling and wire working. There is nothing more fun than taking an everyday object and converting it into wearable art! You will convert a silver spoon into a gorgeous pendant...add a bead for color and enjoy your new addtion to your jewelry stash.

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Felted Mini Hip Purse 1/2 Day Workshop

Offered For: Adults
Class Dates Next Month: Sunday, January 25th 2:00-5:30pm
Class Cost: $45 includes all supplies

Join us while we lay out our wool and use soap, water & elbow grease to experience the magic of felting under your very own fingertips!  You will be amazed as the puff of fiber turns into a dense and durable fabric. We will choose from a tremendous selection of colors of beautiful Merino wool as well as a selection of straps for to give your bag a professional, finished look.  Truely a one-of -a-kind creation, these bags will be like NO OTHERS!  Prior wet felting experience helpful, but not necessary.  All materials included.

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Felted Soap

Offered For: Ages 8 & Up
Class Dates Current Month: Wednesday, December 10th 11am-12:15pm OR 6:30-7:45pm
Class Cost: $12 includes all supplies

Join us for one of our favorite beginning wet felting classes - SOAP! You will have the cleanest hands in town at the end of this class. Use this finished item as an ultimate loofah in the shower or bath. After the soap is wrapped and has an attractive little "jacket" on, we will needle felt a little picture into it! It's easy and fun! Adults and children welcome. Call to sign up at 406-2137.

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Polymer Clay Utensils

Offered For: Adults
Class Dates Current Month: Tuesday, December 16th 6:30-8:30pm OR Wednesday, December 17th 10am-Noon
Class Cost: $25 (includes 2 utensils)

Have you worked with polymer clay and wanted to go further without buying all the tools? Come and join us for a night of polymer creating. This is an introductory class where you will be making polymer handled serving utensils. You will finish a fork and spoon set that is packed with personality! The class fee includes clay, utensils and firing. To sign up call Creative Essence at 406-2137.

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Oatmeal Bar Soap

Offered For: 8 & up
Class Dates Current Month: Saturday, December 13th 2-3:30pm
Class Cost: $15 for 7.5 ounces (makes 2-4 bars)

Use our premium melt & pour supplies to make your 2 layered soap...one side exfoliating, the other smooth - this soap is perfect for face & body! Combine oats with your choice of coconut milk or three butte soapbase, add kaolin clay for a wonderful, gentle soap.  Choose from a wide selection of fragrances to achieve your favorite scent. This soap makes a perfect gift as you will be using special papers, punches and brads to decorate the packaging for your custom soap!

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Byzantine Bracelet

Offered For: ages 14 & Up
Class Dates Current Month: Monday, December 29th 10am-12:30pm OR Saturday, January 3rd 10am-12:30pm
Class Cost: $40 all supplies included

This will be your favorite piece of jewelry. The Byzantine bracelet is one of the most popular Chainmaille projects. Using jump rings and pliers, repeat just a few basic steps to create a timeless piece of jewelry. Fee includes everything for class.

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PMC Earrings - Two Sessions

Offered For: Adults
Class Dates Current Month: Wednesday, December 10th 10:30am-12:30pm OR 7-9pm Second session will be scheduled at your convenience to complete project
Class Cost: $30 Class fee, plus approximately $60 for 25 grams PMC plus earring findings

Here's the precious metal clay (PMC) class you have been looking for. Come and create your own pair of silver earrings. Each student wil get a 25 gram packet of PMC to create approximately 3 pair of earrings. When you wear these fun creations - everyone will want to know where you got them!

PMC is a mixture of fine pure silver particles, organic binder and water. Treat it just like clay by stamping and sculpting it, then watch it turn to solid silver after being fired in a kiln for 20 minutes. Turn it loose into our tumbler to bring out a professional silver shine. Come back the following class to add depth and contrast to your piece by using liver of sulfur and hand polishing. Then you are ready to finish your earrings with findings of your choice (prices vary). To sign up call 406-2137.

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Silk Painted Scarf

Offered For: ADULTS or Teens
Class Dates Current Month: Tuesday, December 23rd 10am-Noon OR Thursday, December 26th 1-3pm
Class Cost: $32 all supplies included

There is nothing more lovely than the feel of silk on the skin. Come learn the ways of silk painting in this class which is pure fun. You will be absorbed in your painting as you learn the basics of using color and motion in silk painting. Experiment with salt and paint colors on the "demo swatch", before moving to your , sure-to-be luxurious scarf. This is a fluid and forgiving medium rich in color and experience. Beware -You may get uncontrollably hooked! Class max 6. To sign up, call the shop at 406-2137 or e-mail us from the contact us page.

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Needle Felted Critter

Offered For: Ages 10 & up
Class Dates Current Month: Wednesday, December 17th 10am-Noon OR 6:30-8:30pm
Class Cost: $25 includes supplies

This class will introduce you to the basics of needle felting. You will create a little 3-D creature that is too cute to resist! Your choice of a bird, owl, mouse or bunny will put you in a position to use the skills you learn to expand your creature collection beyond the basics. All materials are included in the cost of the class. Sign up via e-mail from the "contact us" tab above or call the shop at 406-2137.

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Leather Wrap Bracelet

Offered For: Ages 11 & Up
Class Dates Current Month: Saturday, December 27th 12:30-2:30pm
Class Cost: $30 all supplies included for a double wrap

Come make this fun and funky leather wrap bracelet with your pick of beads. Depending on how diligent you are - you can choose to make a 2, 3 or 4 wrap bracelet! Finish your bracelet with your choice of a button from our great selection. This bracelet will sure to get lots of attention when its worn! Sign up on line below or call the shop during business hours at 406-2137.

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Address:
9450 Clarence Center Road
Clarence Center, NY 14032

Phone: (716) 406-2137

Email: info@creativeessenceshop.com

Hours:
Sunday and Monday: Open for scheduled events and classes
Tuesday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

 

Note: We open evenings and weekends for scheduled events and classes.  Please call us to arrange your gathering!