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Creating Compound Shrinket Beads, Gail Crosman Moore, July 8, 2023

July 8 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm



Gail Crosman Moore

July 8, 2023

Plus daily kit fee $45 – includes all materials

Early Bird Special! (expires May 31)
Sign up for all three and your kit fees will be $35 each day!


Sign up for Creating Compound Shrinket Beads here:


*** Please read studio information and waiver of liability at the end of this class listing.***



In this Full day class students will explore the creation and assembly of several compound shrink plastic beads. Using stencils, inks and either opaque or transparent plastic, we will create a trio of beads that can be assembled to create a contemporary Lariat necklace using some interesting fabric covered elastic. Kit to Include: Shrinket Blanks, All tools and colorants, Elastic $45

Deadline for cancellation – June 7, 2023

This Lady Rocks!!!
There is a richness on many levels regarding my rudimentary forms of inspiration. Pods, eggs, seeds and seashells serve to hide, conceal and protect a vulnerable interior as it offers unseen potential: opening doors to hope, beauty and mystery. Gail’s pieces come from a place where biology and botany might meet time travel. Seeds, pods, bones, cocoons, shells, cells and eggs; the evidence of lives previously lived or in the process of becoming, are some of what capture her attention and drive her to interpret the forms that embody the essence of emergence, evolution and potential. Its the yin-yang, push-pull, hard-soft, shiny-mat, cold warm dichotomy that intrigues her and calls her to juxtapose many different materials. Everything starts with a seed, a thought, an action. Her body of work has grown out of that inspiration and imagery for many years, starting with an education in horticulture which set the stage for a lifetime of honoring this basic life form. She uses the pod as metaphor to illustrate the exceptional phases of life. Pods house seeds and hidden potential. Seeds emerge into life, meant to reproduce. Life fades, husks decay and are reclaimed by the earth. This full circle serves to enrich her personal experience and emboldens her to share what she has learned and practiced with students the world around. She can be found exhibiting at craft shows that have included The Smithsonian Craft Show, The Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show and The League of New Hampshire Craft Shows as well as various Bead Shows worldwide. Teaching where invitations take her including Japan, Lithuania, Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands and The Bahamas all add to a rich pool of visual resource and wonderful human connections. www.gailcrosmanmoore.com


        ⭐️⭐️⭐️MARK YOUR CALENDARS!⭐️⭐️⭐️

All published workshops found at

*TBA = “To Be Announced*

May 6, 2023 – April Wengren – Simple Sawing for Success – 
              One day class 

May 7, 2023 – April Wengren – Simple Sawing for Success –  
Repeated one day class – Same as May 6, 2023 

May 20, 2023 – Nancy Sacco – Fantasy Stone Bracelet (resin project) TBA

NEW!  May 21, 2023 Nancy Bryant Leaf Wrapped Ring with Carved Tourmaline

June 11, 2023 Jean Van Brederode, Sterling Tree Pendant and Ring 

June 24, 2023- Nancy Sacco – Unisex Sterling Ring with Gold Accent TBA  

NEW! July 7 – 9, 2023 Gail Crosman Moore – THREE workshops!   

July 15, 2023  Jean Van Brederode – NEBULA   

July 16, 2023 Vivian Lambert – Fairy Necklace TBA

NEW!  July 22 – 23, 2023 – Lynne Suprock – Soldered Stuff Bracelet  

NEW!  July 28 – 30  Sulie Girardi (Metal Clay) TBA

August 12, 2023 – April Wengren – Enameled Trinket Dishes – TBA 
One Day Class

August 13, 2023 – April Wengren – Enameled Trinket Dishes – TBA
Repeated One Day Class – Same as August 12, 2023

August 20, 2023 – Nancy Sacco – TBA

August 26, 2023 Jean Van Brederode – TBA

August 27, 2023 – Erin Keck – Creative Techniques with Metal – TBA

September 6 – 7, 2023 – Keith LoBue – Steeling Beauty
September 8 – 10, 2023 – Keith LoBue – Object Lessons

September 16, 2023 Jean Van Brederode Hocus Pocus Halloween Spirit Necklace 

September 22 – 24 – Tom Ellis – TBA

September 30, 2023 – Nancy Sacco – TBA

October 7, 2023 – April Wengren – TBA

October 8, 2023 – April Wengren – TBA

October 28, 2023 Jean Van Brederode – TBA


*** Covid info ~ At this time, masks are optional *** 

*** Bring a bag lunch & closed drink container ***
STUDIO Covid safety precautions in place:
Social distancing with plexiglass dividers between each student, sanitized surfaces; hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes on every student table area;  plenty of ventilation with overhead fans and circulating fresh air; pack-your-own-lunch. 

                        ★THINGS TO BRING
*** LUNCH *** – BYO Bag lunch and covered drink, mask, optional apron.
See above for class materials needed.

Charmed I’m Sure Studio is located at
7 Nita Court, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050.
Jean’s cell – 717-919-7444.
I encourage you to arrive by 9.45 AM.
Class will begin promptly at 10:00 AM.

Please park at the lower end of the driveway OR in the cul-de-sac “nose in” to the property
Please do not block mail boxes.
Enter around the LEFT side of the house through the studio door.  Follow the arrows 😉

*** NOTE – Please respect any No Parking signs and do not park on lawns. ***

Without purchasing a ticket in advance, Charmed I’m Sure Studio cannot reserve a space in any workshop.
Please feel free to share workshop announcements and website information!

We now have special rates at several close-by hotels! 

                     FAIRFIELD INN & SUITES
503 Winding Creek Boulevard Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania 17050
OR 1 717-766-9006
Nightly rate is $89 per night for Charmed I’m Sure students unless the hotel is booked with other events.  Reserve early as the hotel fills fast.
Ask for the Charmed I’m Sure Studio rate.  Ask to talk to BILL if our deal is not available.  He’ll fix you up if there are any rooms available in the hotel.
Use this special rate link:

                  Holiday Inn Express and Suites
2055 Technology Parkway, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

Guests can call their reservations system and ask to be a part of “Charmed I’m Sure Studio” and they will be directed to a 10% discount.

Best Western Plus
4900 Woodland DR
Enola, PA 17025

Guests need to tell that they are part of  “Charmed Studio” and staff should be able to assist them for the booking.  The rate for our group is $89.00 a night plus taxes, etc.

                                    La Quinta
Close by but no special rates available.


By purchasing this workshop, you agree to the following conditions:

Release and Waiver of Liability

Please read carefully.

By purchasing this workshop, you agree to release Charmed I’m Sure Studio, Jean and Lee Van Brederode, their neighbors, or the workshop instructor from any liability that may result from your participation in this event.

This Release and Waiver of Liability is executed by the purchaser of this workshop and Charmed I’m Sure Studio and affiliates members, managers, employees, instructors, neighbors, etc. (collectively “Charmed I’m Sure Studio”) with regard to classes, activities, and workshops held at Charmed I’m Sure Studio.

The Participant does hereby freely, voluntarily, and without duress agree to the following terms:

1.Waiver and Release:

Participant does hereby release and forever discharge and hold harmless Charmed I’m Sure Studio and its successors and assigns from any an all liability claims, and demands of whatever kind or nature, either in the studio or on the property known as 7 Nita Court, Mechanicsburg, PA.  which arise or may hereafter arise from Participants involvement in activities hosted, organized or involving Charmed I’m Sure Studio. Participant understands and acknowledges that this Release discharges Charmed I’m Sure Studio from any liability or claim that the Participant may have against Charmed I’m Sure Studio with respect to any accident, bodily injury, personal injury, illness, or property damage that may result from Participants involvement either in the studio or on the property known as 7 Nita Court,  Mechanicsburg, PA

2. Assumption of the Risk:

Participant recognizes and understands that there may be inherent risk with regard to Participant’s involvement. Participant understands and acknowledges that this Release discharges Charmed I’m Sure Studio, it’s owners, instructors, neighbors, employees, from injury, illness, accident, or property damage resulting from participation in any event associated with Charmed I’m Sure Studio.

3. Insurance:

The Participant understands that insurance for liability, health, and medical or disability coverage in any way related to this event and under this agreement is the sole responsibility of Participant.

4. Indemnification:

Participant agrees that he/she will indemnify and hold Charmed I’m Sure Studio, instructors, employees, neighbors, or owners of 7 Nita Court, Mechanicsburg, PA, harmless from any liability resulting from involvement in this event by Participant, his/hers assigns, heirs, guests, invites or other persons accompanying Participant.

5. Other:

Participant expressly agrees that this Release is intended to be as broad and inclusive as permitted by laws of the State of Pennsylvania and that this Release shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of Pennsylvania. Participant agrees that in the event that any clause or provision shall not otherwise affect the remaining provisions of this Release which shall continue to be enforceable.


Charmed I’m Sure Studio
7 Nita Court
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050 United States
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Compound Beads
In this Full day class students will explore the creation and assembly of several compound shrink plastic beads. Using stencils, inks and either opaque or transparent plastic, we will create a trio of beads that can be assembled to create a contemporary Lariat necklace using some interesting fabric covered elastic. Kit to Include: Shrinket Blanks All tools and colorants Elastic $45
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