Travel to Learn in Hood River County!

Welcome to Sparkling Creations!  As a member of the Hood River County Chamber of Commerce, we are offering special learning opportunitites for travelers from near and far.  The Travel to Learn in Hood River County campaign encourages visits to our area in Spring, one of the most awe inspiring seasons the Gorge offers - when nature begins its awakening from our long, cold winter.  If you've never taken the drive out to the Gorge, or if it's been a while...Spring wild-flowers and longer days make it a season not to be missed.  

While the drive to Hood River is a short 45-minutes, we always invite you to come to stay for a few days to experience a variety of unique learning opportunities available only here in the Gorge and spend the rest of your time exploring the area and discovering the magnificent beauty that is Spring in Hood River County!

 
 
We are very excited about the first day long seminars offered at Sparkling Creations.

 
MARCH 24th  11:30 - 5:00
CHAKRA BALANCING WITH CRYSTALS 
with Sparkling Creations resident Reiki Healer Master, Cyndi Howley
The ancient healing practice of using crystals and gemstones on a receiver's body for healing is called the Laying on of the Stones.  It is a powerful method of cleansing negative energy, clearing and balancing the Chakra, affecting emotional release and bringing light and healing into all the aura bodies.  The changes are always positive and usually gentle.
 
We are very pleased to provide you the opportunity to receive a Crystal Healing and Chakra Balancing session on-site, in our Crystal Cove.  Our resident Reiki Healer Master, Cyndi Howley, is accepting half hour and hour long appointments.  Sessions will include an introduction and Aura assessment, Chakra check-up, followed by a personalized crystal layout.  Sessions will conclude with a brief overview and continuing care suggestions.  Sessions will be $20/ half hour.
 
 
MARCH 31st  11:30 - 5:30
SEED BEAD WEAVING RETREAT

with Sparkling Creations artist, Janet Planet

This is our first all day bead retreat.  In this class, you will learn two different seed bead weaving techniques.  We will begin by reviewing seed beads and learning to make simple beaded beads.  We'll then break for lunch at local a restaurant and after lunch, we will learn how to create a spiral rope stitch.  A coffee break will follow and the day will conclude with another hour of instruction, Q&A, playing with color and practicing our fun, new skills.  Class participants will take away a bracelet project to finish at home.  Interested participants contact the shop to sign up.
 
Course fee includes supplies, $100.  Class size will be limited, 3 minimum/6 maximum. 

April 4th 6:00 – 8:00pm
FREE Basic Beading
with Sparkling Creations artist, Janet Planet
 
This class is a FREE opportunity to try your hand at basic bead work.  You buy only the supplies you need to learn hands on designing, stringing, and the use of basic tools. This is a demonstration class and you are encouraged to bring a project.  Come learn the first steps to making your own jewelry.
 
Supplies: Please bring beads for a necklace flex wire, crimp beads and findings, a crimping tool (if you have one).  All supplies can be purchased at Sparkling Creations.
 
 
April 11th  6:00-8:00pm
Basic Wire Link to Link

with Sparkling Creations, Janet Planet
 
Everyone loves earrings! Come learn the basic techniques to manipulate wire, headpins, and chains into beautiful pieces of jewelry. You will learn how to use tools and helpful tidbits to twisting the different wires available on the market. This class will really open up your world of jewelry design and home décor.
 
Supplies: Practice wire and beads will be supplied for you to learn with. You will need beads and supplies to work on a bracelet or earring set. Supplies include needle nose pliers, round nose pliers, and wire cutter tool. You may also purchase any and all supplies at Sparkling Creations.
 
 
May 9th 6:00 – 8:00
Spiral Tube Seed Bead Weaving
with Sparkling Creations, Janet Planet
 
This is a new class for us at Sparkling Creations. The spiral tube stitch looks like peyote stitch but takes a fourth of the time. It’s a very easy stitch that once learned you can manipulate into lots of fun jewelry pieces. You can add all sorts of beads and fun looks with this stitch. I will provide several examples of what you can do with this stitch.
 
Class Fee: $25 Supplies will be included.
 
 
May 17th 6:00-8:00
Knotting
with Sparkling Creations, Janet Planet
 
Everyone loves this class. Do you love the knots in your grandmother pearls? Want to give a whole new life to each of piece you design? Come on in and learn to put those little knots in between each little bead. This class will teach you the techniques to place the knot where you want it, how to finish the necklace, and little tricks for big holes.
 
Supplies: Please bring beads and proper findings for a necklace. You will also need to purchase the tool needed for knotting. You can purchase this and all your supplies at Sparkling Creations.
 
 
May 24th 6:00-8:00
Chakra Workshop
with Reiki Healer Master, Cyndi Howley
 
This workshop is a led discussion on all different topics relating to the chakras. We will discuss a different chakra each time, go through a guided meditation, and have group discussions. Other topics can include color therapy, gemstone therapy, and general goodness. This workshop is hosted by Sparkling Creations and facilitated by Cyndi Howley.
 
 
June 9th 12:00 – 2:00
Free Basic Beading
with Sparkling Creations, Janet Planet
 
This class is a Free opportunity to try your hand at basic bead work. You buy only the supplies you need to learn hands on designing, stringing, and the use of basic tools. This is a demonstration class and you are encouraged to bring a project. Come learn the first steps to making your own jewelry. 
 
Supplies: This is a unique class because we will be learning lots of stuff. Please bring beads for a necklace flex wire, crimp beads and findings. Bring crimping tool if you have it. All supplies can be purchased at Sparkling Creations.
 
 
 
Our Calendar and Events pages have detailed descriptions of all of the classes offered at Sparkling Creations.  
We invite and welcome you!