Join Yellowstone Agate Jewelry’s Paul and Patricia Gates to and learn how to make a beaded pendant necklace.
Location: Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel
Time: 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
- All supplies (Beads, beading wire, bead boards and findings, local stone pendant of choice (green aventurine, snowflake obsidian, zebra stone, or mahogany obsidian)
- Competed beaded pendant necklace to take home
- Lunch at Mammoth Hot Springs Dining Room
- Coffee, tea, water, and light refreshments
- Designing concepts including patterns, color combinations and length of necklace
- Extensions, various clasps, and fasteners
- Crimping (single vs double)
- How to use and open and close split rings and jump rings
- How to select beading wire and sources for supplies
- Use of round nose pliers, flat nose pliers, crimping pliers, split ring pliers and wire cutters and nippers
Price: $75, all inclusive
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About Paul and Patricia Gates, Yellowstone Agate Jewelry
World class trout fishing on the Yellowstone River drew Paul and Patricia Gates to Livingston, Montana. During many fishing trips, they discovered beautiful pieces of Montana agate and jasper in the gravel beds of the river. After retiring from more than twenty years of instrumental music teaching, they turned their passion for these local treasures into “Yellowstone Agate Jewelry”. Paul and Patricia cut, carve, polish, and hand craft Montana agate and other local stones into exquisite, one of a kind pieces of jewelry.
When not making jewelry, Pat and Paul continue their musical careers by performing with the Bozeman, Billings, and Helena Symphonies. Patricia performs on viola and flute, and Paul performs on bassoon, contrabassoon, and various saxophones.