Wise Weeds Botanicals

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Beginner's Kumihimo: The Art of Japanese braiding

Beginner's Kumihimo: The Art of Japanese braiding. Originally used to braid lacing for the Samurais’ armor, today it is a popular jewelry making technique. The literal translation of Kumihimo means the "coming together (kumi) of threads (himo)". It’s fast, easy, and fun! Our Beginner's class shows you how to make the basic round Kumihimo braid. 

Level: Beginner – No previous braiding or jewelry making experience required.
Technique Learned: Basic 8-Strand Round Braid using a foam Kumihimo disk
Length of Class: 2 Hours

Cost: $45, includes all materials, including Beginner's kit. (The Kit for beginners includes the Kumihimo braiding disc-zap jewelry gel- 8 bobeez no tangle thread bobbins- findings kit plus a rattail braid color mix.) Pre-registration with pre-payment required to make sure we have enough materials on hand and room in the class.

Thursday, September 5, 6 to 7:30pm. Preregister  by September 3rd
 OR Saturday,  September 21, 1 to 3pm. Preregister by September 17

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Psychic & Health Fair in Downtown Urbana, IL

Psychic & Health Fair:
Saturday, September 14, 2013
10 am to 5 pm

Come for a session with the best readers & healers in the Champaign Urbana area.

Readings to include: Channeled Readings, Clairvoyant Readings, Energy Art Readings, Stone Readings, Psychic readings & Tarot Readings, Chakra Balancing, Massage, Reiki, Reflexology

Healing sessions to include: hand or foot reflexology, Reiki energy healing, Chakra balancing, Cranio Sacral and more.

Cost: $20 per 15 minute reading. Longer sessions available at additional cost.

Next Fairs: Oct 19 and Nov 23

Psychic & Health Fair Updates 

117 North Broadway Ave, Urbana, Illinois 61801

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Monday, August 26, 2013

Beginning Earrings: Basic Wire Working

A great starter class! You'll make two pairs of earrings. Learn about head pins, eye pins, how to properly open up jump rings and much more. Please Note: This class is a pre-requisite for our Wire-Wrapping Pendants class.

(Earrings pictured are just an example and not the exact pair that you will make in the class.)

Please pre-register and prepay by Tuesday, Sept 10.

Cost: $15, 1 hour, materials included.
Thursday, September 12, 6pm to 7pm

Beginning Earrings: Basic Wire Working Updates & Additional Information 

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Fall Herbal Medicine Chest Class in Urbana, IL

Herbal Medicine Chest Course Medicinal Herbalist Catherine Novak (and owner of Beads N Botanicals) teaches this course. She says, “Over the years, I’ve discovered that each individual herb has so much to teach us about healing and our relationship to nature. Just when I make the mistake of thinking I know almost everything about an herb’s properties, I learn of another through direct life experience or knowledge shared with me by herbalists whom I respect.”

This course will cover somewhere between 25 and 50 herbs altogether. However, you should be very pleased with yourself if you develop a working knowledge of considerably less. The Herbal Medicine Chest covers holistic approaches to “medicine,” a traditional Chinese medicine view of “medicine,” and a Native American perspective on “medicine.”

You will learn how to use herbs safely and responsibly; methods of preparing herbs; suggested herbs to keep on hand for everyday use; how to make herbal oil infusions and salves; and how to use wild edibles as food and medicine.
At the end of this class you will take home an herbal healing salve created during this class.

Five Weeks on Wednesday nights, from 6:15pm to 7:45pm. starting September 18, 25, October 2, 16 and 23 (no class on Oct 9 because of Reiki Circle.)
Cost: $150 per person, due by September 14th.

SAVE $25: Early Registration Discount $125 prepaid by September 7th. Pre-payment and pre-registration required. Minimum of three students required for this class to run with no more than 10 students. (we will have a waiting list for more than 10 students)

Herbal Medicine Chest Updates

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