Register for Gail's Bonus Class Here!

  • This will help us determine how many kits Gail will need as well as how many heat guns and coloring tools to have on hand.

Fruitful Bauble
by Gail Crosman Moore

This bonus class is offered to make available a slightly more complex Shrinket construction that won’t fit into the primary class’s time frame but can be added to your class project with Gail.

These components that fold a Shrinket around a felt ball offer an opportunity to include another way to embellish our components and create a beautiful format for ‘fruit forming’.

Julie Haymaker
Julie is an artist, the founder of Shrinkets shrink plastic bead making molds , an illustrator and teacher.
Creating to her is a burning passion and the students she teaches keeps that fire burning.
Julie attended Kendal School of Design and graduated with a degree in Illustration.
Julie Attended California College of the Arts and studied Fine Metal Smithing and Ceramics .
Julie brings a life time of artistic skills to the work she creates today. Art is what centers me. My burning passion is making, creating, sharing. A lifetime background of artistic skills illustration, ceramics woodworking , fine metalsmithing prepped me for the rewards of teaching. As Founder and CEO of Shrinkets, I’m proud to introduce you to an inexpensive and versatile way to expand your own creativity by repurposing your designs.

Class Cost: Free for our attendees

Kit: $30 - Gail will have tons of options for you to choose from including felted balls, ribbons, sequins, pearls, rings, well as the Shrinket Material and use of all of her coloring tools and sharable heatguns. 
Duration: Noon-4pm PST


We'll have plenty of fun supplies on hand for you to create your own Shrinket Bauble - but if you'd like to bring any of your own inks or pencils please feel free to do so.  Just make sure you have them marked clearly as yours!

We'll also have heatguns available for you to use - and then offered at a discount for purchase once the class has ended.

Bonus Vegas 2022
Beaders Dream Retreat Class

Vegas 2022 Special Bonus Evening Classes

Our Friday and Saturday evening classes for this event will be taught by Julie Haymaker - the inventor and designer of the fun Shrinkets!

In this class, you will learn how to hand form

components using shrink plastic which also

includes creating a unique bail .

You will also use the Shrinkets Bezel Mold to

create a focal flower which will be designed

and colored using colored pencils adding patterns

with shading and contour line techniques .

The pendant will be assembled using cold

connection techniques.

Class kit fee $40 - Includes all the materials

to make this project plus the use
of the teacher tools.

Please feel free to bring your own tools or colored

pencils to use - just be sure to label them so they

don't get mixed up with the teachers tools!