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Bead Designer Kacey Walkingstick begins sorting through new beads to add to the considerable selection.  (Courtesy photo)

Bead designer Kacey Walkingstick sorts through new beads to add to the selection available at Alouette Bead Design Center in the Services Mall, Bldg. 478. (Air Force photo by Jennifer D’Alessandro)

Bead Designers Kacey Walkingstick and Dawn Harlow are happy to help you start your new hobby in beading.  (Courtesy photo)

Bead designers Kacey Walkingstick, left, and Dawn Harlow are available to help crafters get started in a new beading hobby. Those who have never done any beading before can sign up for the next basic beading class from 4 to 6 p.m. Feb. 21. Students in this one-day class learn how to use a bead board and the tools needed to make a bracelet, necklace or ID badge holder. Cost is $5 and supplies are not provided. (Air Force photo by Jennifer D’Alessandro)

A beautiful, hand-made necklace created by an Alouette bead designer.

A beautiful, hand-made necklace created by an Alouette bead designer. (Air Force photo by Jennifer D’Alessandro)

TINKER AIR FORCE BASE -- Looking for a new and unique hobby? Arts and Crafts has just what you've been looking for.
   The Alouette Bead Design Center offers a basic beading class every month. This class is ideal for those who are just starting beading or are interested in starting something new. Students will learn how to make a bracelet, necklace or ID badge holder.
   Basic wire classes are also held monthly. Students in this class will learn to create a pair of earrings or a pendant.
   Beading offers many possibilities. With several different kinds of beads, anything is possible. Alouette offers a huge selection from precious beads, antique, pearls, vintage, sea beads and glass beads.
   They also carry a selection of costume and fashion jewelry. Do you have a family heirloom that needs repair? Alouette bead designers can help you repair your precious family treasure.
   The bead designers can also help you replicate a piece of jewelry using their vast selection of beads.
   It is easy to participate in this hobby according to your specific budget because there are so many different kinds of bead you can use.
   Beading is perfect for those who are looking for a new hobby or want a way to give friends and family unique gifts on birthdays, holidays, and special occasions. You can create classy, department store quality jewelry with a personal aspect.
   Beading is also great if you're looking for a calm and relaxing hobby. Alouette Bead Design offers classes in the Arts and Crafts building, Bldg. 478, on February 7 and 21 from 4-6pm. Cost is $5 plus supplies.
   Alouette bead classes are also offered at Alouette Unique Bead Shoppes around Oklahoma. For more information about Alouette Bead Design, call 734-5615.