45-Minute Beginner Workshops

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You can register for workshops onsite starting Wednesday, August 19 at 7:30 AM for any classes with seats available. Any workshop not marked as sold out have seats available.

Questions? Contact student registration onsite via email beadfest@fwmedia.com or by phone (215) 510-2864


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08/21/2015

08/21/201510:15 am - 11:00 am
THIS WORKSHOP IS SOLD OUT
NEW! 45-MINUTE BEGINNER WORKSHOP
1010, Wrapped Copper and Freshwater Pearl Earrings- $26

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Level: Beginner
Technique: Wire Wrapping

We will hand wire wrap freshwater pearls in a herringbone design with copper wire to create show stopping earrings!

No need to bring supplies or tools, we take care of that for you!

1010, Wrapped Copper and Freshwater Pearl Earrings - $26 [More Info]
Staci Egan
08/21/201511:30 am - 12:15 pmNEW! 45-MINUTE BEGINNER WORKSHOP
1007, Two Halves Make a Whole Earrings - $26
 
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Level: Beginner
Technique: Metal Work

In this workshop geared toward beginners students will be shown how to use a sheet metal Disc Cutter. They will learn to texturize metal, and will also be shown how to use a Dapping block. We will also cover a few basic jewelry techniques. Together in class by using these techniques students will construct this beautiful pair of earrings. All supplies and tools will be provided in class.

No need to bring supplies or tools, we take care of that for you!

1007, Two Halves Make a Whole Earrings- $26 [More Info]
Erin Keck
08/21/201512:45 pm - 1:30 pmNEW! 45-MINUTE BEGINNER WORKSHOP
1001, Faux Druzy Bracelet- $26
 
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Level: Beginner
Technique: Resin

Druzy stones are gorgeous, but often a little pricey. Make your own gorgeous faux druzy stone bracelet using a jeweler's grade resin and a fun technique. (Your choice of five colors to pick from) Compliment your bracelet with wire bead links in a coordinating color palette and handmade wireworked clasp.

No need to bring supplies or tools, we take care of that for you!
1001, Faux Druzy Bracelet - $26 [More Info]
Jen Cushman
08/21/20152:00 pm - 2:45 pmNEW! 45-MINUTE BEGINNER WORKSHOP
1005, Earrings Made Easy- $26
 
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Level: Beginner
Technique: Assembly

You can never have enough earrings, but this is your chance to learn how to make more. You’ll learn the correct way to open and close jump rings, and how to add beads and spacers for a light and airy look. You will have time to make 2 pairs of earrings in class.

No need to bring supplies or tools, we take care of that for you!

1005, Earrings Made Easy- $26 [More Info]
Donna Weeks
08/21/20153:15 pm - 4:00 pmNEW! 45-MINUTE BEGINNER WORKSHOP
1006, Fire Polish Beads Bracelet- $26
 
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Level: Beginner
Technique: Bead Stringing

There’s nothing better than a little sparkle to add style to a bracelet. See how easy this bracelet goes together using stringing wire, fire polish and seed beads, and spacer bars. And, of course, you’ll learn to use crimp beads and covers, and how to choose your stringing wire. Once you learn the basics of bracelet making, you’re ready to design your own jewelry.

No need to bring supplies or tools, we take care of that for you!

1006, Fire Polish Beads Bracelet- $26 [More Info]
Donna Weeks
08/21/20154:30 pm - 5:15 pmNEW! 45-MINUTE BEGINNER WORKSHOP
1012, Beading Basics: Necklace- $26

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Level: Beginner
Technique: Basics

Want to learn how to make jewelry? Do you aspire to become a jewelry designer? This is the best class for beginners who want to make sure they are using the right techniques! Learn stringing techniques and how to attach clasps to create basic necklaces and bracelets. After this class, you will be ready to make your own jewelry. You will complete a necklace by the end of class.

No need to bring supplies or tools, we take care of that for you!

1012, Beading Basics: Necklace - $26 [More Info]
Renee Prioleau
08/22/2015

08/22/201510:15 am - 11:00 amNEW! 45-MINUTE BEGINNER WORKSHOP
1017,Demystifying the Jeweler’s Saw FLASH Class with Thomas Mann- $26
   
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Level: Beginner
Technique: Metalsmithing

Have you ever wanted to extract shapes from a variety of materials where knives and scissors just won’t cut it? In Thomas Mann's Demystifying the Jeweler’s saw FLASH CLASS, you will embark on a journey with Tom's 40+ years of experience to guide you, as you learn how to use the simple yet amazing jeweler's saw. Each participant will leave with one of Tom’s signature mini-heart slot sculptures and tons of new info to inspire your mastery of the tool! 1) The anatomy of the jeweler’s saw and how each part helps improve your sawing success 2) The importance of sawing ergonomics and how the proper grip contributes to “The Whole Body Experience” 3)Sawing techniques such as starting a cut, turning a corner, piercing and several trouble-shooting tips 4) Guidance that will open the doors of making in a powerful way!

No need to bring supplies or tools, we take care of that for you!
1017, Demystifying the Jeweler’s Saw FLASH Class with Thomas Mann- $26 [More Info]
Thomas Mann
08/22/201511:30 am - 12:15 pmNEW! 45-MINUTE BEGINNER WORKSHOP
1014, Peyote Pendant- $26

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Level: Beginner
Technique: Peyote Stitch

Simple and charming! Create a pendant or charm using the Peyote Stitch technique. Complete your project a little wire & the use of bead caps & crystals .

No need to bring supplies or tools, we take care of that for you!

1014, Peyote Pendant - $26 [More Info]
Phyllis Martin-Rennie
08/22/201512:45 pm - 1:30 pmNEW! 45-MINUTE BEGINNER WORKSHOP
1002, Iced Enamels Button Bracelet- $26

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Level: Beginner
Technique: Resin

Cold enameling is a new art process utilizing enameling powders, glitter powders and other interesting surface mediums in conjunction with a glasslike product called ICE Resin. These mediums used in tandem with time honored metalworking techniques add color and texture to metal. Create a colorful button bracelet.

No need to bring supplies or tools, we take care of that for you!
1002, Iced Enamels Button Bracelet - $26 [More Info]
Jen Cushman
08/22/20152:00 pm - 2:45 pmNEW! 45-MINUTE BEGINNER WORKSHOP
1008, Nature's Gift Earrings- $26

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Level: Beginner
Technique: Wire Wrapping

The workshop is designed to teach the essential technique of wire wrapping. Earring components will consist of hoops made from various exotic woods, decorative accent beads, and sterling earwires. In completing this workshop, students will make design decisions, wire wrap accent beads, and leave with a pair of earrings.

No need to bring supplies or tools, we take care of that for you!

1008, Nature's Gift Earrings- $26 [More Info]
Deedee Skigen
08/22/20153:15 pm - 4:00 pmNEW! 45-MINUTE BEGINNER WORKSHOP
1003, Faux Fire Opal Earrings- $26
 
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Level: Beginner
Technique: Resin

Creating the look of faux fire opals is easy and fun with lovely inclusions from Susan Lenart Kazmer ICE Resin. Fire Opal inclusions, when combined with ICE Resin create a texture and depth inside bezels that mimics the look of real gemstone. Learn this exciting technique while making a beautiful pair of earrings. Wirewrapped bead dangles and handmade French ear hooks are also part of the project.

No need to bring supplies or tools, we take care of that for you!

1003, Faux Fire Opal Earrings - $26 [More Info]
Jen Cushman
08/22/20154:30 pm - 5:15 pmNEW! 45-MINUTE BEGINNER WORKSHOP
1011, Copper Wrapped Sea Glass- $26

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Level: Beginner
Technique: Wire Wrapping

We will hand wire wrap Sea Glass with solid copper wire. This technique may be used to create pendants, earrings, ornaments and much more!

No need to bring supplies or tools, we take care of that for you!

1011, Copper Wrapped Sea Glass - $26 [More Info]
Staci Egan
08/23/2015

08/23/201510:15 am - 11:00 am
THIS WORKSHOP IS SOLD OUT
NEW! 45-MINUTE BEGINNER WORKSHOP
1015, No Fail Stack Rings- $26
 
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Level: Beginner
Technique: Soldering

Are you curious about soldering? Want to use a torch but are fearful about getting started? Kate will help put those fears to rest. In class students will learn how to use a butane torch to make three stacking finger rings. Using pre-cut bands, students will learn to solder, hammer and polish the rings and wear them right out of class.

No need to bring supplies or tools, we take care of that for you!

1015, No Fail Stack Rings - $26 [More Info]
Kate Richbourg
08/23/201511:30 am - 12:15 pm
THIS WORKSHOP IS SOLD OUT
NEW! 45-MINUTE BEGINNER WORKSHOP
1016, Simple Stamped Rings- $26
   
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Level: Beginner
Technique: Metalsmithing

Everyone loves a “cigar band” style ring. Kate teaches how easy it is to make this stylish ring that has a bit of vintage flair. This whirlwind class teaches the basics of design, layout, and stamping on metal. Students will learn annealing, simple tricks for successful stamping and a special antiquing and sealing technique just for brass. Expect to complete two rings in class.

No need to bring supplies or tools, we take care of that for you!

1016, Simple Stamped Rings - $26 [More Info]
Kate Richbourg
08/23/201512:45 pm - 1:30 pmNEW! 45-MINUTE BEGINNER WORKSHOP
1013, Beading Basics: Earrings- $26
   
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Level: Beginner
Technique: Basics

Everyone loves a beautiful pair of earrings… the favorite fashion jewelry! In this class, you will learn how to create high quality earrings. In this class, you will be able to master the basic techniques to design earrings for any occasion. You will complete two pairs of earrings by the end of class.

No need to bring supplies or tools, we take care of that for you!

1013, Beading Basics: Earrings - $26 [More Info]
Renee Prioleau
08/23/20152:00 pm - 2:45 pmNEW! 45-MINUTE BEGINNER WORKSHOP
1009, Knotted Necklace- $26
 
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Level: Beginner
Technique: Assembly

This workshop is designed to teach Tin Cup Knotting using colored cord, colorful wood, and glass beads. This simple yet striking design incorporates a knotting technique that can be used with pearls, gemstones, and a host of other beads. Students will complete a necklace and have a choice of beads and color combinations. In doing so, they will also learn basic design composition, and closure assembly.

No need to bring supplies or tools, we take care of that for you!

1009, Knotted Necklace- $26 [More Info]
Deedee Skigen
08/23/20153:15 pm - 4:00 pmNEW! 45-MINUTE BEGINNER WORKSHOP
1004, Heritage Jewelry- $26

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Level: Beginner
Technique: Resin

Learn to make personalized jewelry that intimately unique to your family heritage. Both vintage and modern imagery are forever sealed under ICE Resin, a jeweler’s grade two-part epoxy resin that never fades or yellows. Learn how to properly seal photo and how to measure and mix ICE Resin for guaranteed results every time. Vintage imagery will be provided as part of the class. Optional: to personalize you piece, bring a photo sized no larger than 2.5x2.5 inches (ink jet, toner based or even one made at a photo center OK).

No need to bring supplies or tools, we take care of that for you!

1004, Heritage Jewelry - $26 [More Info]
Jen Cushman

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