Workshop Registration

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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


Newest Additions

45-Minute Beginner Workshops: Just launched! We have 7 exciting instructors providing our 16-workshop lineup. Choose '45-minute' from the length drop down to view our selection.

Lampworking: If you are interested in our lampworking workshops we have launched a great lineup! Once again we are parterning with Carlisle Machineworks to provide top of the line equipment and instructors. This year lampworking workshops will be Thursday, Friday, and Saturday - affording you all day Sunday to shop! To view all the lampworking workshops choose 'lampworking' in the technique drop down.

Open Torch Night: For the first time ever we are offering two Open Torch Nights, Friday and Saturday at 5:30pm - finish a project, try your hand on a torch! Ask questions, socialize, meet the instructors and artists! Add these to your schedule and remember to stop by.


Bead Fest customer service: 8:30AM-4:30PM Eastern
beadfest@fwmedia.com or (215) 510-2864

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08/19/2015

08/19/20158:30 am - 11:30 am170, Spiral Chain – Basic Soldering - $135
 
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Metalsmithing, Metalwork, Silversmithing, Soldering, Wire Work

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Spiral Chain – Basic Soldering
•  Wire working
 •  Soldering
  •  Forging metal
Learn the basic concepts in soldering while creating a Spiral Chain. By the end of this class you will have an understanding of necessary tools and materials to successfully solder simple joints. Students will complete a spiral bracelet by the end of class. You will complete this project in class.

Basic Skills Needed: Basic wire working

Materials you are required to bring: Side Cutters, round nose, flat nose or chain nose x2 or one of each, ruler, metal files (not diamond coated) or cup bur, magnifying glasses and Ott light as needed

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170, Spiral Chain – Basic Soldering - $135 [More Info]
Kieu Pham Gray
08/19/20158:30 am - 4:00 pm2-Day Workshop - 036, Metals 101: Jewelry Making Tools and Techniques for Beginners - $460

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Level: Beginner   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Metalsmithing, Metalwork, Soldering

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Metals 101: Jewelry Making Tools and Techniques for Beginners
•  Basic Jewelry Tool Use
  •  Basic solder joins
  •  How to saw and file metal
  •  Beginner fabrication of Jewelry
This is a technique-intensive, two-day introduction to safe and proper tool use for metal jewelry making. We will focus on beginner level skills needed for jewelry fabrication, including basic techniques like sawing, shallow metal forming and texturing, and elementary solder joins. You will learn how to use your tools properly, how to troubleshoot, and how to create basic metal shapes and forms for fabrication. You will leave class knowing how to saw, how to file, how to form a ring on a mandrel, how to create a shallow 3D form, how to use a vise, how to use a flex shaft, when to use an anvil, how a bench pin and ring clamp are used, and get hands-on experience many other shop and hand tools used in jewelry making. If you have wanted to try metal jewelry making, but were unsure how to get started with tools, this class is for you! You will complete this project in class.

Basic Skills Needed: I encourage brand-new beginner metal jewelry makers with no tool experience to take the class.

Materials you are required to bring: Notebook and Pen. This is a walk-in class, and all materials, tools and supplies are provided in the kit and in the classroom.

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036, Metals 101: Jewelry Making Tools and Techniques for Beginners - $460 [More Info]
Helen Driggs
08/19/20158:30 am - 4:00 pm2-Day Workshop - 080, The Found Object Sandwich Brooch - $355

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Level: Intermediate   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: 3D Design, Assembly, Basics, Cold Connections, Coloring Metal, Design, Drilling, Etching, Flex Shaft, Metalsmithing, Metalwork, Mixed Materials, Patina, Photography, Riveting, Stamping, Texturing, Tool Instruction, Wire Wrapping

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in The Found Object Sandwich Brooch
• Cold Connecting
  • Etching
  • Piercing
 • Design
 • Assemblage approach to jewelry making
Thomas Mann was one of the first artists to popularize the use of old photographs in art jewelry. This workshop offers the opportunity to explore the design concepts and fabrication techniques important to an assemblage approach to jewelry making. The Found Object Sandwich workshop introduces an unusual cold connection system from which students can extrapolate more jewelry engineering solutions. Mann will lead workshop participants in the creation of their own wearable found object creations. Students are encouraged to bring photographs (old, new or magazine) and found objects such as buttons, heirloom jewelry or materials they find on the streets or in nature, and industrial materials (chain, electronic parts, etc.). to incorporate in the design and fabrication of a personal wearable expression. You will complete this project in class.

Prerequisites: Students must have had some experience with sawing, regardless of skill

Materials you are required to bring: Photographs, old ones, new ones, magazine images. Very Important Note: If you want to make a very personalized pin that tell family history stories or celebrate family members, bring your ORIGINAL photographs. I will scan them, resize them, and print them for use in your pin. Little bits, buttons, heirloom jewelry parts, stuff found in the street, odd materials such as plastics, wood, chain, electronic parts, etc. Start looking for stuff on the streets and sidewalks wherever you go. Little bits of cultural ephemera.

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080, The Found Object Sandwich Brooch - $355 [More Info]
Thomas Mann
08/19/20158:30 am - 4:00 pm305, Exploring Niobium - $230

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Level: All Levels   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Anodizing, Metalwork, Niobium, Texturing, Wire Work

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Exploring Niobium
•  Cutting & shaping niobium wire
  •  Cutting & texturing niobium sheet
  •  Bath anodizing created parts
Students will learn how to cut, shape, drill, file and sand niobium wire and sheet to create elements that can be used in their jewelry creations. These parts will then be colorfully anodized in an electrolytic bath. You will complete this project in class.

Materials you are required to bring: Round nose pliers, chain nose pliers, flush wire cutter, and a task lamp if wanted

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305, Exploring Niobium - $230 [More Info]
Marti Brown
08/19/20158:30 am - 4:00 pm307, Success with 960 Silver Clay - $280

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Level: Intermediate   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Metal Clay, Technique Based

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Success with 960 Silver Clay
• Mix 960 clay appropriately from sterling and fine silver clays
  • Working with silver metal clays
  • Firing techniques peculiar to 960 clay
Students will mix the newest versions of sterling and fine silver clays to create a strong, open-shelf-fired metal. Focus will be on beginning designs and forms, and may include charms suitable for earrings or bracelets, pendants, toggles and bars, and rings. You will complete this project in class.

Materials you are required to bring: Pen or pencil. Optional: personal metal clay tools if you have them

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307, Success with 960 Silver Clay - $280 [More Info]
Ed and Martha Biggar
08/19/20158:30 am - 4:00 pm315, Micro Fold Formed and Enameled Link Bracelet - $195

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Level: All Levels   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Cold Connections, Enameling, Fold Forming, Metalwork, Riveting

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Micro Fold Formed and Enameled Link Bracelet
•  Micro fold forming
  •  Enameling
  •  Cold connecting
Using a simple micro fold forming technique developed by the instructor, students will create amazing dimensional textures on which to enamel. With just a few basic metal working skills, students will complete a cold connected, textured, and torch fired enameled link bracelet. You will complete this project in class.

Materials you are required to bring: Rubber mallet, steel bench block, tripod with screen, 3 point trivet, butane torch and butane, OPTIONAL items: Magnification, battery powered work light, ear plugs

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315, Micro Fold Formed and Enameled Link Bracelet - $195 [More Info]
Eva Sherman
08/19/20158:30 am - 4:00 pm2-Day Workshop - 423, Presto Change-O! - $305

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Level: Intermediate   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Cold Connections, Drilling, Hot Connection, Metalsmithing, Metalwork, Patina, Riveting, Silversmithing, Soldering, Stone Setting - Cabochon

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Presto Change-O!
•  Hinge making
  •  Box clasp construction
  •  Riveting
  •  Soldering
  •  Bezel setting
In this two-day workshop you learn to make a hinged bracelet with a bezel-set stone as the focal piece which is held in place with two box clasps. The stone portion can be detached from the bracelet band and other box clasps can be attached to change it into a pendant with interchangeable dangling components. Think of it as creating accessories for your accessories! You will learn two hinge making techniques and the basics of box clasp construction so you can add magic to your jewelry creations! You will complete this project in class.

Prerequisites: Competent with basic jewelry tools, sawing and soldering experience

Materials you are required to bring: Bring items to be used as the dangle part of the pendant. This could include found objects, beads, sheet metal, stones, etc. Wire for wrapping/securing the dangle pieces to the catch, polishing pads, papers or cloth, safety glasses, basic jewelry making tools - round nose pliers, flat nose pliers, wire cutters, metal shears, needle file set, round, half-round, flat, triangle, etc., bezel pusher, bezel roller or burnisher, bench pin, bench block or anvil and anvil pillow to dampen sound, jeweler's saw and blades (size #3/0 or 4/0), c(Digital calipers are available at Harbor Freight/Radio Shack for around $20), rawhide mallet, chasing hammer, rivet hammer or goldsmithing hammer, 1.25mm hole punch. Optional: Texturing hammers, planishing hammers, Ring clamp for holding small items for filing, hand files, liner chasing tool

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423, Presto Change-O! - $305 [More Info]
Richard Salley
08/19/20158:30 am - 4:00 pm442, Hodgepodge - A Confused Mixture - $280
   
  
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Level: All Levels   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Fusing

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Hodgepodge - A Confused Mixtur
•  Hand forging
  •  Fine silver fusing
  •  Viking double knit and texturing
Let me take the confusion out of this mixture. Yes you can! In just one day you can create this amazing Hodgepodge Bracelet. We will start out day with making the PMC slider filler rings and while they are firing we will texture, form and drill the silver rectangular back piece. After our lunch break, we will clean and texture the freshly fired PMC and them you will learn my secrets of making the Viking Double section out of fine silver. The last hour of class will be spent with assembly (and time permitting patina) then you can walk away with your very own completed creation. You will complete this project in class.

Materials you are required to bring: Instructor will provide ALL tools and supplies for class participants.

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442, Hodgepodge - A Confused Mixture - $280 [More Info]
Anne Mitchell
08/19/20158:30 am - 4:00 pm
THIS WORKSHOP IS SOLD OUT
484, Silver and copper New Mokume Gane pendant - $185
  
  
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Level: All Levels   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Metal Clay

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Silver and copper New Mokume Gane pendant
•  Precise layering of metal clays
  •  Filing and sanding without breaking
  •  Polishing using a JoolTool
Students will learn how to combine many layers of Art Clay Silver and Copper to create a marbled pendant. Precise step by step directions by Instructor Jackie Truty will give the student priceless tips on rolling, layering, filing and sanding that will guarantee success. Due to the long firing time, students will be able to pick up their pieces the at the Art Clay World booth during exhibitor hours. A JoolTool will be available with instruction on how to professionally finish the pendants. Art Clay Silver and Copper are the only silver and copper metal clays manufactured by the same company, and this allows for a seamless transition between metals after firing. Join Jackie for an eye opening class on learning a new version of an ages-old technique. You will complete this project in class.

Basic Skills Needed: Basic rolling out of metal clay

Materials you are required to bring: Magnifier

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484, Silver and copper New Mokume Gane Pendant - $185 [More Info]
Jackie Truty
08/19/20158:30 am - 4:00 pm492, Hip to be Square - $190

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Level: All Levels   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Assembly, Cold Connections, Design, Metalwork, Patina, Soldering, Stone Setting - Cabochon, Texturing

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Hip to be Square
• Soldering mixed metals
  • Cold Connections
  • Design
  • Sawing
  • Cabochon setting
Utilize large gauge square wire and tension to set unusual shaped stones. Select designs from our template book or freehand your design. Mixed metals will be soldered, cold connected, and sawed to finish the piece. You will complete this project in class.

Prerequisites: Must be 16 and have the ability to hold a saw, able to have use of both hands, not afraid of the torch.

Materials you are required to bring: None, unless you have a personal stone that you'd like to set. Perhaps a hand towel.

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492, Hip to be Square - $190 [More Info]
Kim St. Jean
08/19/20158:30 am - 4:00 pm602, Family Jewels - $180
   
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Level: All Levels   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Mixed Materials

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Family Jewels
•  Riveting with eyelets
  •  How to use mica
  •  How to design a multi-layered design
  •  How to attach elements to a bar connector
  •  Several ways to work with wire
Family Jewels & marries mica, a natural mineral element (also called muscovite), and printed photos to create a beautiful and intriguing wearable art jewelry or a decorative hanging element or unique sun catcher. Use your own family photos or adopt some new ones from a large group of images that I will provide! Paper and mica combine to make a beautiful magical art object. Join me for Family Jewels and create a timeless treasure guaranteed to please! You will complete this project in class.

Basic Skills Needed: Willingness to enjoy working with photographs, mica, rivets, and wire.

Materials you are required to bring: Bring if you can. Instructor will bring plenty to share: Metal bench block, 1.8mm hole punch, Sharpie, round, chain, and flat-nose pliers, wire or side cutter, medium bailing pliers, small scissors, ruler, safety glasses if you prefer your own. Instructor will have extra tools/supplies and plenty of images to share. If you decide to bring your own pictures, here are some guidelines: 1. Bring eight to ten approximately 1" X 2" or 2" X 3" Black and White ink jet or laser printed family photos, printed on regular printer paper, 2. Faces/upper bodies are better than more distant shots, 3. Make lighter rather than darker images if possible. They tend to darken under the mica sheets, 4. Leave room for a border that will be riveted.

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602, Family Jewels - $180 [More Info]
Jean Van Brederode
08/19/20158:30 am - 4:00 pm656, Extravagant Fine Silver Clay Spinner Rings - $240
   
   
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Level: All Levels   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Metal Clay

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Stacking Stones
• How to impart a texture onto metal clay
  • Construction of a secure screw closure
  • Design and construction of fine silver accent discs
  • How to make a ring out of metal clay
In this workshop, each student will design and make their own spinner ring with a screw mechanism and interchangeable discs out of fine silver metal clay. Each ring component, including the band, is imprinted with its own texture and can be worn in a variety of ways, with a different bead every day. (hole 2.5 mm) The screw closure can be decorated with dots, leaves, swirls, or any other ornaments that you desire: even a sparkling gem! Perfect for any bead lover, including lampworkers, who want to showcase their special beads. Skills learned include how to texture clay, how to make a solid ring band, and some tricks to make a simple element look special. You will complete this project in class.

Prerequisites: None

Materials you are required to bring: A small hairdryer, personal metal clay tools if desired

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656, Extravagant Fine Silver Clay Spinner Rings - $240 [More Info]
Sulie Girardi
08/19/20151:00 pm - 4:00 pm097, Beachin' Rivets - $125

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Level: All Levels   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Flex Shaft

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Beachin' Rivets
•  Flex shaft experience
  •  Sawing
  •  Drilling
  •  Riveting
Long walks on the beach have yielded pockets full of glass and nowhere to go. Here is a way to make them useful. Learn to drill glass and rivet the holes for a great finish. This class will offer hands on experience with a flex shaft and how to properly use it. (Note: there are no guarantees made as to the completion of project due to the sensitivity of glass. Colors and sizes will vary from sample.) Tools available for purchase from instructor. You will complete this project in class.

Basic Skills Needed: Familiarity with using a jeweler's saw

Materials you are required to bring: Flush side cutters (optional), eye protection, black Sharpie (fine tip), chain nose pliers, super grip gloves (optional), magnifying glasses and Ott light as needed

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097, Beachin' Rivets - $125 [More Info]
Kieu Pham Gray
08/20/2015

08/20/20158:30 am - 11:30 am318, Fist Full of Flowers - $120

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Level: All Levels   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Cold Connections, Metalwork, Wire Work

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Fist Full of Flowers
• Embossing
  •  Metal work
  •  Wire work
  •  Cold connecting
Create a bouquet of wire flowers to wear on your wrist all year round! Students will complete one textured cold connected cuff embellished with wire flowers and a lamp work bead. You will complete this project in class.

Materials you are required to bring: Oval steel bracelet mandrel, rubber mallet

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318, Fist Full of Flowers - $120 [More Info]
Eva Sherman
08/20/20158:30 am - 11:30 am344, Stack Um Bangles - $120

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Level: Beginner   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Annealing, Forging, Fusing, Metalsmithing, Metalwork, Patina, Soldering, Stamping, Texturing, Tool Instruction, Torchwork, Wire Work

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Stack Um Bangles
•  Soldering
  •  Forging / texturing / annealing
  •  Design considerations
  •  Patinas
Students will learn the basics of soldering copper to make bracelets, making jump rings and adding droplets as a design element. They will learn various texturing and coloring techniques to enhance their designs. An arm full of these would be a wonderful thing! You will complete this project in class.

Prerequisites: Familiarity with a torch and soldering is helpful but not required

Materials you are required to bring: Work surface, safety glasses, round and flat nose pliers, flush cutters, hammer, bench block, bowl and towel, blazer torch (optional)

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344, Stack Um Bangles - $120 [More Info]
Deedee Skigen
08/20/20158:30 am - 11:30 am360, Baroque Brios - $105

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Level: All Levels   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Basics, Metalwork, Patina, Technique Based, Wire Weaving, Wire Work, Wire Wrapping

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Baroque Brios
•  Create a customized frame for briolettes
  •  Hammering techniques
  •  Basic wire weaving
  •  Create earwires
  •  Patina and finish earrings to achieve an antique look
Students will build their wire skills while creating these lovely earrings. Faceted or smooth briolettes will star alongside hammered copper frames and woven wire detail with small pearls adding the perfect touch to complete these earrings. Several different types of ear wires will be demonstrated. You will complete this project in class.

Basic Skills Needed: Students should be familiar with basic hand tools for wireworking

Materials you are required to bring: Round nose pliers, chain nose pliers, flush-cut wire cutters, nylon-jaw pliers, permanent marker, bench block and hammer(optional), reading glasses, task lamp(if needed)

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360, Baroque Brios - $105 [More Info]
Maria Richmond
08/20/20158:30 am - 11:30 am462, Plexiglas Basics: Ring Stacks- $110

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Level: All Levels   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Design, Drilling

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Plexiglas Basics: Ring Stacks
•  Overview of plexiglas and acrylics
  •  Design exploration and generation
  •  Using a jewelers saw on plexiglas
  •  Filing and sanding plexiglas
  •  Drilling plexiglas
Did you know that Plexiglas comes in a huge array of colors? It also can be worked in many ways that metal can, using your basic metalsmithing hand tools. In this exciting workshop students will learn all about Plexiglas sheet, also known as acrylic. You will learn about the different thicknesses, the different colors, how to use it, and where to get it. We will start with basic cutting, filing, sanding and drilling to create stacks of colorful rings.We will also discuss how to incorporate Plexiglas into your jewelry making practice. It's fun to work with, you get a pop of color, and it's affordable. Join us and make a stack of rings for one finger, or a ring for each finger! You will complete this project in class.

Prerequisites: Some experience with using a jewelers saw and files

Materials you are required to bring: Jewelers saw, burlife, hand and needle files, including a large half round, dremel with small drill bit (optional), dust mask or bandana, bench pin and clamp

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462, Plexiglas Basics: Ring Stacks - $110 [More Info]
Laurel Nathanson
08/20/20158:30 am - 11:30 am517, From Russia with Love Earrings - $110
   
   
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Level: All Levels   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Bead Stitching, Bead Weaving

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in From Russia with Love Earrings
•  St. Petersburg chain
  •  Introduction to bead weaving
  •  Seed bead sizes, finishes, and terminology
Elegance and grace characterize these slender dangly earrings. The beaded chain is made of Miyuki Delicas and seed beads and worked in a double St. Petersburg stitch. This small earring project is perfect for beginners or beaders of any skill level who want to learn the basics of this versatile stitch. The bottom of the chain is adorned with a Swarovski crystal pearl. Workshop participants will choose from several color palettes. You will complete this project in class.

Basic Skills Needed: Students should be able to thread a beading needle and work with seed beads. Workshop if appropriate for all skill levels including beginners.

Materials you are required to bring: Reading glasses or magnifier if needed; task light is recommended; work surface (bead mat). Note: Bead weaving starter kit available for purchase during class (beading tray, mat, scoop, needles, and thread conditioner).

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517, From Russia with Love Earrings - $110 [More Info]
Janet Palumbo and Reem Iversen
08/20/20158:30 am - 11:30 am535, 4 into 1 with Square Wire Aluminum Jump Rings & Rubber Rings - $108
   
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Level: All Levels   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Chain Maille

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in 4 into 1 with Square Wire Aluminum & Rubber Jump Rings
•  Mastering the 4 into 1 weave.
  •  Opening and closing jump rings with two pair of flat nose pliers.
  •  Attaching the beginning to the end of the 4 into 1 weave so that the connection is not visible.
  •  How to apply Tool Magic to the tips of pliers to prevent marring the aluminum jump rings.
Master the traditional yet versatile 4 into 1 weave using highly reflective square wire aluminum jump rings and rubber rings. These small 3/16-inch rings result in a tight and sturdy weave, creating this amazing, repetitive, triangular design. The stretchable rubber rings allow you to slip the bracelet on without the need of a clasp. Even if you've constructed this weave before using the ¼-inch jump and rubber rings, you'll want to own another one using these smaller rings. You will not complete this project in class.

Basic Skills Needed: Ability to open and close jump rings

Materials you are required to bring: Two pair of flat nose pliers.

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535, 4 into 1 with Square Wire Aluminum Jump Rings & Rubber Rings - $108 [More Info]
Susan Thomas
08/20/20158:30 am - 11:30 am645, Basic Viking Knit Chain - $107
   
   
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Wire Weaving, Wire Work, Wire Wrapping

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Basic Viking Knit Chain
•  Weaving wire into Viking Knit
  •  Making basic wrapped loops
  •  Learning the different wire gauges and the feel of working with those wires
You will learn how to make beautiful woven Viking Knit chain to use in a bracelet or any design you choose. Everything you need to make 5-6 inches of Viking Knit in copper (not sterling), and the wire required to make a bracelet will be included, except beads. Please bring a selection of 10-20mm favorite beads with holes that can accommodate 20g wire. You will complete this project in class.

Basic Skills Needed: Everyone can learn Viking Knit, however, if you're familiar with the tools and the feel of wire, you may finish faster.

Materials you are required to bring: Masking tape or painter's tape, chain-nose pliers, round-nose pliers, flush cutters, ruler or measuring tape, selection of 10-20mm beads that can accommodate 20g wire. If you would like to slide a bead over the Viking Knit, that will require a large-hole bead with an opening of about 10mm

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645, Basic Viking Knit Chain - $107 [More Info]
Denise Peck
08/20/20158:30 am - 11:30 am648, Clockwork Cogs Chainmaille Bracelet
- $115

   
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Level: Advanced   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Chain Maille

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Clockwork Cogs Chainmaille Bracelet
•  Chainmaille
  •  Working with bronze jump rings
  •  Working with bright aluminum jump rings
  •  Incorporating metal gears into chainmaille
Clockwork Cogs is a stunning steampunk-inspired chainmaille bracelet. By incorporating platinum- and copper-plated gears, and alternating the focus between aluminum and bronze, Clockwork Cogs creates a fabulous visual statement whilst mirroring the mesmerizing and intricate technology found in clock mechanisms. Students will learn how to create the individual Clockwork Cogs units and assemble them into a bracelet; however, individual units also make fabulous earrings and pendants. You will complete this project in class.

Basic Skills Needed: Students should have previous chainmaille experience and being very comfortable with opening and closing jump rings

Materials you are required to bring: Magnification if needed

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648, Clockwork Cogs Chainmaille Bracelet - $115 [More Info]
Michelle Brennan
08/20/20158:30 am - 12:30 pm018, Tic Tac Oh! - $115
   
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Level: All Levels   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Bead Weaving

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Tic Tac Oh!
•  Learn 2-drop peyote
  •  Create a toggle using netting stitch
  •  Learn even peyote stitch
  •  Design with color
  •  Customize a perfect fit
Weaving this 2- Drop Peyote cuff you'll enjoy that it is such a very "Fluid " stitch. Make the "Sparkly" toggle and you have one of the most stunning bracelets you've ever made. This stitch works up quickly leaving you wanting more! You will complete this project in class.

Basic Skills Needed: Some beading knowledge

Materials you are required to bring: Scissors, task light

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018, Tic Tac Oh! - $115 [More Info]
Phyllis Martin-Rennie
08/20/20158:30 am - 12:30 pm030, Sassy and Stylish Kumihimo Lariat - $140
  
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Level: Intermediate   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Embroidery

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Sassy and Stylish Kumihimo Lariat
•  Measuring the correct length of cord for a project
  •  Determining the correct proportions of the lariat
  •  Working with different sized beads in pattern
  •  Securely finishing the braid
  •  Combining multiple pieces into a finished piece of jewelry
The workshop will allow the participants to learn how to create a custom lariat using a selection of beads picked by the students and a method that will allow for maximum customization on the class project and future projects. Options for future projects using the skills learned in the workshop will be included in the class. The kit includes all needed to complete the project, however, options to further customize the project will be available at additional cost. You will not complete this project in class.

Prerequisites: Some experience creating kumihimo cords with or without beads.

Materials you are required to bring: Scissors, beading work surface, pencil, paper, any magnification needed,  task light, and if possible, a bead spinner

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030, Sassy and Stylish Kumihimo Lariat - $140 [More Info]
Kim Fox
08/20/20158:30 am - 12:30 pm410, Torch enameling 101: Basic torch enameling - $153

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Level: Beginner   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Enameling

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Torch enameling 101: Basic torch enameling
•  Torch enameling
  •  Safety with torches and torch enameling
  •  Application methods of enameling
Learn the basics of torch enameling with Sara Lukkonen, the owner-artist of C-Koop Beads. Using a Hot Head Torch™ learn safely to add colorful enamel powders to copper. Make as many beads, pendants & headpins as class time allows! You will complete this project in class.

Materials you are required to bring: Safety glasses

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410, Torch enameling 101: Basic torch enameling - $153 [More Info]
Sara Lukkonen
08/20/20158:30 am - 12:30 pm438, Fused, Forged & Riveted Infinity Bracelet - $145
 
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Level: All Levels   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Fusing

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Fused, Forged & Riveted Infinity Bracelet
•  Fine silver fusing
  •  Hand forging and forming
  •  Riveting and texturing techniques
In this 4 hour class we will create a fine silver medley that consists of an 8 gauge Infinity centerpiece attached to 8 gauge forged, textured and riveted "wings" and finished off to the desired length with individually fused rings.This class will help you explore, hone and refine several important metalsmithing techniques. Imagine all of this fun packed into just 4 hours.
This project will be completed in class.


Materials you are required to bring: Instructor will provide workstations for class participants use and will provide all materials to complete project in class.

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438, Fused, Forged & Riveted Infinity Bracelet - $145 [More Info]
Anne Mitchell
08/20/20158:30 am - 4:00 pm147, Magic Carpet - $225
   
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Level: All Levels   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Loom

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Magic Carpet
•  Warping and weaving on a loom
  •  Removing work from loom
  •  Finishing with ends and clasp
  •  Reading a pattern
Loom this stunning bracelet and learn how to add different bead sizes in a variety of colors. A simple end tube makes the finishing a magical experience. You will complete this project in class.

Materials you are required to bring: Beading surface; Thread Heaven or wax; scissors; thread zapper; magnification if needed; light.

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147, Magic Carpet - $225 [More Info]
Beth Kraft
08/20/20158:30 am - 4:00 pm162, Introduction Bezel Setting - Rings - $210
Level: Intermediate   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Annealing, Flex Shaft, Metalsmithing, Metalwork, Silversmithing, Soldering, Stone Setting - Cabochon


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Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Introduction Bezel Setting - Rings
•  Bezel setting
  •  Soldering
  •  Shaping metal
Take your metalsmithing skills to the next level with stone setting. This introductory stone setting class will add a polished look to your current metal work. All students will finish one ring, those who work quickly may finish 2-3 rings. (stones will vary) Additional materials and tools maybe purchased from instructor. You will complete this project in class.

Prerequisites: Must know how to solder silver with a torch. Some metal work experience a plus

Materials you are required to bring: Flush side cutters , flat nose or chain nose pliers, bezel rocker, burnisher, ring clamp, metal files, swivel vise (optional but recommended), divider (optional), Magnifying glasses and Ott light as needed, fine tip Sharpie, steel ring mandrel (optional)

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162, Introduction Bezel Setting - Rings - $210 [More Info]
Kieu Pham Gray
08/20/20158:30 am - 4:00 pm187, Keum Boo Anticlastic Cuff - $215

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Level: All Levels   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Design, Hydraulic Press, Metalsmithing, Silversmithing

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Keum Boo Anticlastic Cuff
•  Bond gold to silver
  •  Using hydraulic press
  •  Patination
Students will learn the ancient art of Keum Boo, the molecular bonding of pure gold to fine silver. After bonding, students will use a hydraulic press to form an anticlastic bracelet and finally they will finish their piece with liver of sulfur. You will complete this project in class.

Basic Skills Needed: Students must have basic metalsmithing knowledge such as how to file and patience

Materials you are required to bring: Flat file, cuticle scissors, tweezers, work mat, light, magnifiers as needed. Optional: paper cutting punches (butterfly, etc.)

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187, Keum Boo Anticlastic Cuff - $215 [More Info]
Debora Mauser
08/20/20158:30 am - 4:00 pm302, Pierced and Cut-Out: Mastering the Lentil Bead - $200

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Level: All Levels   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Basics, Metal Clay, Metalsmithing, Technique Based

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Pierced and Cut-Out: Mastering the Lentil Bead
•  Basics of lentil construction
  •  Design for cutouts or piercings
  •  Differences and similarities of 960 and fine silver clays
Students will take the process of lentil making many steps past basic to create one-of-a-kind openwork lentils. Layering, stone setting, and embellishing with cutouts and grain are skills that will be added during the class. Advantages of working with student's choice of 960 silver or fine silver will be discussed. You will complete this project in class.

Basic Skills Needed: Students must have a good working knowledge of metal clays

Materials you are required to bring: Pen or pencil. Student's choice of 50 grams of fine silver metal clay (PMC3, PMC+, or Art Clay) or 25 grams fine silver metal clay and 25 grams sterling metal clay (contact instructor if you have a question). Personal metal clay tools (since this is not a beginner class, students should have a collection of tools of their own).

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302, Pierced and Cut-Out: Mastering the Lentil Bead - $200 [More Info]
Ed and Martha Biggar
08/20/20158:30 am - 4:00 pm391, Sunrise Sunset - $190

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Level: All Levels   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Macramé

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Sunrise Sunset
•  Macramé
  •  Utilizing beads in macramé
  •  Jewelry design
Explore Micro macramé utilizing Miyuki Half tila beads and micro beading cord. Students will learn to utilize beads in macramé pieces on a macramé board. Basics of macramé will be covered in this class. A sample starter piece will be done to practice basics on. You will complete this project in class.

Materials you are required to bring: Flush cutters, scissors, ruler, bead mat, and task lamp

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391, Sunrise Sunset - $190 [More Info]
Debra Saucier
08/20/20158:30 am - 4:00 pm421, Pierce, Set, Texture and Polish: Rotary Tool Basics - $240
  
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Level: Beginner    Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Annealing, Dremel, Drilling, Finishing, Forging, Metalwork, Patina, Setting - Cabochon

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Pierce, Set, Texture and Polish: Rotary Tool Basics
•  Use of rotary tool
  •  Stone setting
  •  Drilling
Do you have a rotary tool, like a Dremel or a Flex Shaft that is languishing in your tool stash, just waiting to be used? Flummoxed by all of those random bits, drills and buffs that came with your tool? Want to speed up your jewelry production time? This is the class for you. This class unleashes the mystery behind the rotary tool and teaches you how to use a variety of bits to make your jewelry making easier with a professional flair. Students will work on a variety of cuffs and bracelets in class to hone techniques including texturing, filing, drilling, stone setting and polishing. Kit fee includes all materials and use of certain tools in class. You will complete this project in class.

Basic Skills Needed: Students should have some experience working with metal and be comfortable with general tool use though not necessarily the rotary tool itself.

Materials you are required to bring: A Dremel or other rotary tool. A handheld tool is preferable rather than a flex shaft. The instructor prefers a Dremel Series 3000 brand with cord. Universal chuck for the Dremel Metal File Flush wire cutters bench block Chasing hammer Nylon Jaw Bracelet bending pliers divider Oval bracelet mandrel (instructor will have 2 to share in class) safety glasses Texture hammer Rubber block

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421, Pierce, Set, Texture and Polish: Rotary Tool Basics - $240 [More Info]
Kate Richbourg
08/20/20158:30 am - 4:00 pm439, Woven with Flair Necklace - $213
   
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Level: Intermediate   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Torchwork, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Wire Work, Wire Wrapping

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Woven with Flair Necklace
•  Wire weaving
  •  Wire wrapping
  •  Wire work
  •  Torchwork
Make this stunning necklace using simple weaving techniques. Students will practice with copper wire then create the finished piece in fine silver. Students will learn several weaving techniques, secrets to keeping weaves even and consistent, large-gauge wire shaping methods and torch skills for drawing beads at the ends of wires. You will complete this project in class.

Prerequisites: Basic wire weaving experience

Materials you are required to bring: Chain nose pliers, flat nose pliers, flush wire cutters, flat nose vinyl jaw pliers, needle tool, blue painters' masking tape, ruler, permanent marker, recommended: work mat, task light and magnification.

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439, Woven with Flair Necklace - $213 [More Info]
Kaska Firor
08/20/20158:30 am - 4:00 pm446, Puttin' On the Ritz - $205
  
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Level: Intermediate   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Bead Stitching, Bead Weaving

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Puttin' On the Ritz
•  How to shape tubular herringbone
  •  How to firm up herringbone so it does not roll
  •  How to wrap crystal pearls with beadwork strips
The expression 'puttin on the Ritz' was inspired by the opulent Ritz Hotel, meaning to dress very fashionably. It is a popular song written by Irving Berlin in 1929, introduced in song by Harry Richman for the 1930 movie Puttin' On the Ritz! The song has been performed by many through the years and has been used in several movies. The last major revival of the song was by Taco released as a synthesized pop version in 1983 and includes a tap solo in the middle to honor the great Fred Astaire. Whether or not you dress casually or 'very fashionably' this necklace is comfortable and fun to wear. You must be proficient in the herringbone/Ndebelle stitch, working in a circular, tubular fashion with a step up at the end of each round. We will also be working the beads into ribbon strips which will give a soutache effect around the crystal pearls. You will not complete this project in class.

Prerequisites: Must be able to thread your own needle. Must be proficient in the herringbone stitch with step ups

Materials you are required to bring: Needles: #10 & #12, FireLine 6lb. test, micro-crystalline (synthetic) wax, scissors, thread burner, beading mat, task light and magnification-highly suggested

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446, Puttin' On the Ritz - $205 [More Info]
Diane Dennis
08/20/20158:30 am - 4:00 pm452, Resisting Developments - $235


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Level: All Levels   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Anodizing, Metalwork, Niobium

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Resisting Developments
•  Anodizing niobium
  •  Pattern development by applying materials to niobium that will resist anodizing
  •  Cutting niobium with metal shears, filing and finishing
Learn to apply basic metalworking techniques to niobium. Explore different resist techniques to create unique pieces that can be used in creating jewelry pieces. Students will learn how to cut, drill, shape, file and sand niobium sheet; work with several resist mediums; and bath anodizing techniques. You will complete this project in class.

Materials you are required to bring: Flush-cut wire cutters, metal files, chain-nose pliers without grooves, and round nose pliers

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452, Resisting Developments - $235 [More Info]
Marti Brown
08/20/20158:30 am - 4:00 pm455, Scrollwork Series - $215

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Level: All Levels   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Soldering, Wire Work

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Scrollwork Series
•  Learn to solder wire using silver solder paste
  •  Improve wire manipulation skills
  •  Learn to clean and polish silver after soldering
This is a workshop designed for people who love to work with wire and would like to add soldering to their skills. You will be taught how to use silver solder paste and join sterling silver wire together using a small butane torch. Completing a solid solder joint is only the first step in creating a beautiful sterling silver piece of jewelry. The finishing touch is the beautiful shine achieved using polishing compounds and tumbling. You will complete this project in class.

Basic Skills Needed: Should be comfortable working with 18- and 16-gauge wire and have the ability to manipulate wire using only pliers, no jigs used in class

Materials you are required to bring: Task lamp and Magnification if necessary

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455, Scrollwork Series - $215 [More Info]
Ronda Stevens
08/20/20158:30 am - 4:00 pm485, Leaf Print Fine Silver Pendant - $240
  
  
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Level: All Levels   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Metal Clay

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Leaf Print Fine Silver Pendant
•  Learning or improving metal clay skills
  •  Incorporating elements of nature into jewelry
  •  Learning a technique for hollow construction
  •  Patinating and hand polishing fine silver
In this workshop students will make a hollow fine silver pendant of their own design. The pendants will incorporate textures from fresh or dried leaves, and the hollow construction results in a lightweight yet substantial piece of jewelry. Leaves will be provided, but students can also bring botanical materials with personal significance, such as a dried flowers or greenery from a bridal bouquet. You will complete this project in class.

Basic Skills Needed: Basic metal clay skills are helpful, but not a necessity

Materials you are required to bring: Basic metal clay tools if desired.

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485, Leaf Print Fine Silver Pendant - $240 [More Info]
Sulie Girardi
08/20/20158:30 am - 4:00 pm501, Leather & Stone Bracelet - $200

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Level: All Levels   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Cold Connections, Design, Leatherwork, Metalwork, Mixed Materials, Patina, Riveting, Stone Setting - Cabochon, Wire Work

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Leather & Stone Bracelet
•  Leather Work
  •  Wire Work
  •  Cold Connections
  •  Stone Setting
  •  Metal Work
Create a multi-layered base to tab set the stone in, then use riveting and wire techniques to attach leather cord. You'll have choice of stone, metals, and leather colors. You will complete this project in class.

Basic Skills Needed: Ability to hold a saw

Materials you are required to bring: None, a hand towel would be helpful

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501, Leather & Stone Bracelet - $200 [More Info]
Kim St. Jean
08/20/20158:30 am - 4:00 pmNEW! LAMPWORKING WORKSHOP
564, Lampworked Glass Bead Bracelet- $190
   
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Lampworking

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Lampworked Glass Bead Bracelet
•  Use of a lampworking torch
  •  Basic bead making
  •  Bead decorating
In this workshop students will be introduced to the basics of lampworked glass bead making. we will make simple beads and shape and decorate them, we will make beads with silver foil and we will end the day by assembling our beads into a bracelet. You will complete this project in class.

Materials you are required to bring: None. Wear long hair in a ponytail/secured. Natural fiber clothing and close-toed shoes.

Lampworking materials and tools supplied by Carlisle Machine Works

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564, Lampworked Glass Bead Bracelet - $190 [More Info]
Stephanie Maddalena
08/20/20158:30 am - 4:00 pmNEW! LAMPWORKING WORKSHOP
571, Glass Press and Roller Fun! - $190
 
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Lampworking

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Glass Press and Roller Fun!
•  Use of presses
  •  Use of rollers
You will learn basic use of presses and rollers to make a variety of glass beads shapes. Practice time available to use different shapes and sizes of both! You will complete this project in class.

Basic Skills Needed: Ability to control a good amount of molten glass on a mandrel

Materials you are required to bring: Drink with a cover or straw. Hair ties, no melting clothing fabrics or floppy sleeves. An apron is helpful to keep clothing and lap safe.

Lampworking materials and tools supplied by Carlisle Machine Works

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571, Glass Press and Roller Fun! - $190 [More Info]
Ren Farnsworth
08/20/20158:30 am - 4:00 pmNEW! LAMPWORKING WORKSHOP
572, The Mysteries of Highly Silvered Glass- $245
  
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Lampworking

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in The Mysteries of Highly Silvered Glass
•  How to test the glass to find it's best use
  •  Improve techniques for working with sensitive glass
  •  How to make successful beads consistently
This one-day class will cover the most cost effective ways to use the highly silvered 104 glasses including decoration. Precision 104 from Northstar, Bella Donna Glass from Arrow Springs, Double Helix as well as parts of the Vetrofond, Moretti and CIM palette are selected for most interesting results. Several projects will enhance the students ability to test colors, mix colors and apply those techniques to bead decoration. Each student will take home a handbook filled with test results utilizing stringer and encasing techniques, utilizing each type glass for the best reactions. Each student will gain knowledge of how to test colors for maximum results. For beyond beginners. Includes 15 page booklet for easy reference at home.Stop wasting that expensive glass and learn how to use it effectively! You will complete this project in class.

Prerequisites: Some flameworking experience and a desire to understand the silvered glass

Materials you are required to bring: Please wear natural fiber clothing for safety (no nylon blouses). If you have long hair, please pull it back and secure it in a ponytail or barrette, your personal eye protection if you would like.  Personal lampworking tools (if you prefer to use your own), presses you like, etc. Excess glass goes home with student.

Lampworking materials and tools supplied by Carlisle Machine Works

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572, The Mysteries of Highly Silvered Glass - $245 [More Info]
Sara LaGrand
08/20/20158:30 am - 4:00 pmNEW! LAMPWORKING WORKSHOP
575, Beginning Borosilicate- $200
   
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Level: Beginner  Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Lampworking

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Beginning Borosilicate
•  Will learn how to gather glass
  •  How to correctly use a punty
  •  How to properly anneal your work
Class topics will include glass terminology, safety, shop setup, tool and equipment use. We will focus on the techniques that will easily carry you into the world of flameworking borosilicate glass. The techniques we will learn are, making a gather, "T" joints, butt joints (solid joints as well as punty joints), swipping on color, manipulating sculpturally hot glass and heat control. We will have lots of hands on time to work on each technique.You will complete this project in class.

Materials you are required to bring: Please wear natural fiber clothing for safety (no nylon blouses). If you have long hair, please pull it back and secure it in a ponytail or barrette, Didymium glasses, Tweezers (approx 8” long)

Lampworking materials and tools supplied by Carlisle Machine Works

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575, Beginning Borosilicate- $200 [More Info]
Bronwen Heilman
08/20/20158:30 am - 4:00 pm585, Delightful Dangles Bracelet - $195
Level: Intermediate   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Bead Weaving

   
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Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Delightful Dangles Bracelet
•  3D peyote triangles
  •  Triangle weave
  •  Bezeling chatons
I have fond memories of wearing a sweet charm bracelet in my youth. So I decided to do a modern take on it for the adult me! We'll create our own woven bracelet, and three different types of charms. A chaton charm sparkles, both front and back. A three dimensional triangle is a cute little bobble to play with. And puffy circles add a little more flash to the mix. You will not complete this project in class.

Prerequisites: Must know peyote stitch

Materials you are required to bring: Bead mat, scissors

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585, Delightful Dangles Bracelet - $195 [More Info]
Jill Wiseman
08/20/20158:30 am - 4:00 pm591, Lykoi Bracelet - $235
 
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Level: Intermediate   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Bead Weaving

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Lykoi Bracelet
•  Create shapes with peyote
  •  Work off the shaped to create bezels for tiny rivolis
  •  Connect and embellish with pearls and crystals
Create a wide cuff bracelet with two studded rows of shimmering crystals and a center with large pearls. You will not complete this project in class.

Prerequisites: Knowledge of peyote

Materials you are required to bring: Scissors, beading mat, task lamp, magnifiers if needed

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591, Lykoi Bracelet - $235 [More Info]
Liisa Turunen
08/20/20158:30 am - 4:00 pm596, Rain Chain Collier - $195
   
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Level: Intermediate   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Bead Weaving

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Rain Chain Collier
•  Cubic Right angle weave
  •  Prism Right angle weave
  •  Designing shapes in 3 dimensions
This project is inspired by the Japanese Rain chain, I so enjoyed while traveling through Japans beautiful country side. In this project you will combine the cubic right angle and prism right angle weave stitch to shape links that look like the Rain chain that comes in many different link shapes or combination of different shapes. This class will bring you another step further in shaping your bead work into three dimensions and I hope will inspire you to create your own shape rain chain link. You will not complete this project in class.

Basic Skills Needed: Must know Right Angle weave

Materials you are required to bring: Scissors, task lamp, beading mat, glasses if needed

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596, Rain Chain Collier - $195 [More Info]
Huib Petersen
08/20/20158:30 am - 4:00 pm621, Crop Circles - $185
   
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Level: All Levels   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Wireworking, Mixed Materials

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Crop Circles
•  Using Mica shapes to create a statement necklace
  •  Forming a base for Mica shapes using copper wire
  •  Soldering copper wire with a soldering iron
  •  Using patina to color copper wire
  •  Creating a wire-wrapped choker for the Mica necklace
The mineral mica has been known through the ages for its many uses, but none so spectacular as found in this captivating statement necklace! Crop Circles showcases the colors and texture of this amazing natural element in a most pleasing display. Join me as we explore the glittering properties of mica as we cut and layer rounds of silver, gray, green, and black-speckled mica sheets and attach them to a randomly hand-formed copper wire base. You will create its final size and form to create a truly one-of-a-kind masterpiece! Wear it, and wait for the compliments! You will complete this project in class.

Materials you are required to bring: Instructor will have some of everything to share. For the starred (*) items, you may choose to purchase ahead from http://glasssupplies.etsy.com *100 watt Weller soldering iron,*soldering iron holder w/ sponge,*one to two feet of solder - such as 60/40 or other, *gel or other flux and small flux brush, *sal ammoniac block to clean your tip, and heat resistant craft mat or metal cookie sheet. Round, chain, and flat nosed pliers. Small wire cutters, fine-tipped sharpie marker, pencil, two "Third Hand" holders with needle-nosed tweezers (not alligator clips) attached. Optional: magnifying visors or glasses for close-up work, camera phone, apron, extension cord and power strip, 100 watt soldering iron. Instructor will have a few to share.

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621, Crop Circles - $185 [More Info]
Jean Van Brederode
08/20/20151:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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298, Romantic Ruffled Cuff - $120
 
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Level: All Levels   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Annealing, Cold Connections, Forging, Metalwork, Patina, Riveting

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Romantic Ruffled Cuff
•  Forging
  •  Cold connections
  •  Patina applications
Create a romantic ruffled cuff; with an edge! This technique is a bit like making a pie crust, except that hammers and torches will be used to ruffle the edges. Students will learn forging, cold connecting and patina applications while completing one multi layered cold connected cuff. You will complete this project in class.

Materials you are required to bring: Oval steel bracelet mandrel, rubber or weighted raw hide mallet, steel block, rivet hammer

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298, Romantic Ruffled Cuff - $120 [More Info]
Eva Sherman
08/20/20151:00 pm - 4:00 pm384, Dewdrops and Leaves - $105

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Level: Beginner   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Assembly, Basics, Finishing, Metalsmithing, Patina, Technique Based, Tool Instruction, Wire Weaving, Wire Work, Wire Wrapping

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Dewdrops and Leaves
•  Basic wire working skills
  •  Several wire wrapping and weaving techniques
  •  Harden wire with a hammer and bench block
  •  Create a variety of spirals
  •  Learn patina basics
While creating these earrings, students will learn several wire wrapping patterns and techniques that will help build their wire working skills while making beautiful and versatile earrings. Czech glass beads in round and leaf shapes will be available for the student to choose from. You will complete this project in class.

Basic Skills Needed: Students should be familiar with basic wire working hand tools, i.e. round nose and chain nose pliers and cutters

Materials you are required to bring: Round nose pliers, bent nose pliers or chain nose pliers, flush-cut wire cutters, nylon-jaw pliers, reading glasses(if needed), task lamp(if needed), hammer and bench block(optional)

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Maria Richmond
08/20/20151:00 pm - 4:00 pm513, Colorful Resin Square Rings - $100

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Level: All Levels   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Annealing, Patina,Resin, Tool Instruction

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Colorful Resin Square Rings
•  How to cut copper plumbers pipe
  •  How to anneal
  •  How to clean and patina copper
  •  Prepare paper for resin
  •  How to mix resin including adding pigment
Create adorable solder free square rings using copper plumbers pipe! In this workshop we will learn how to use pipe cutters to cut our pipe into segments. We will then anneal our pipe, and then form it into a square to make size 6 rings. You will then sift through a huge amount of origami and scrapbook papers and pick your favorites to embellish one side of your ring. We will learn all about mixing resin, including adding pigments. You can also make rings with pigmented resins to match your patterned rings. The resin will need to cure over night, but when you come back the next day, you will be able to begin stacking your new rings onto your fingers. Make as many rings as you can, the more the merrier! You will complete this project in class. (Resin will need to cure over-night, so students will need to pick their pieces up the following day.)

Materials you are required to bring: None

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513, Colorful Resin Square Rings - $100 [More Info]
Laurel Nathanson
08/20/20151:00 pm - 4:00 pm538, Dragon Scale Made Easy-AND Stretchable! - $117
   
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Level: All Levels   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Chain Maille

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Dragon Scale Made Easy-AND Stretchable!
•  Opening and closing jump rings with two pair of flat nose pliers.
  •  Mastering the beautiful Dragon Scale weave.
  •  Attaching the beginning to the end of the Dragon Scale weave so that the connection is not visible.
  •  How to apply Tool Magic to the tips of pliers to prevent marring the aluminum jump rings.
This complicated looking weave is amazing looking but intimidating to many. If you've wanted to try it out, this is the class for you. Not only do the rubber rings allow this bracelet to stretch on, it makes the construction easier. The kit includes enough rings to complete two large bracelets and you may choose from a variety of kit colors. You will not complete this project in class.

Basic Skills Needed: Ability to open and close jump rings

Materials you are required to bring: Two pair of flat nose pliers, work surface, and work lamp if needed.

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538, Dragon Scale Made Easy-AND Stretchable! - $117 [More Info]
Susan Thomas
08/20/20151:00 pm - 4:00 pmNEW! LAMPWORKING WORKSHOP
574, Beginning Lampworking - $110
  
  
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Level: BeginnerDescription of Workshop Levels
Technique: Lampworking

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Beginning Lampworking
•  Turning your torch on and off
  •  Making a round bead
  •  Making smooth shoulders
  •  Making well shaped round beads and dots
An introduction to the ancient art of making glass beads using soda-lime COE 104 (soft) glass and a torch. The class will cover safety, equipment, making well shaped, round beads and dots. Other techniques may be covered time permitting.
 You will complete this project in class.

Materials you are required to bring:Please wear natural fiber clothing for safety (no nylon blouses). If you have long hair, please pull it back and secure it in a ponytail or barrette.

Lampworking materials and tools supplied by Carlisle Machine Works

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Louise Mehaffey
08/20/20154:30 pm - 8:30 pm014, Hidden Treasures - $115
 
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Level: All Levels   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Basics, Bead Stitching

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Hidden Treasures
•  Ladder Stitch
  •  Increase & decrease in a pattern
  •  Herringbone stitch
  •  Finish with bead caps & toggle
Just look at the treasures of jewels in this in this gorgeous "Wear Anytime or All the Time" necklace! This is a new addition to a very old stitch, the Ndebele stitch, which comes from a South African tribe of very creative artists. The jewels are added in this rope to form a focal point that just enhances this gorgeous rope! You will not complete this project in class.

Prerequisites: Some seed bead experience

Materials you are required to bring: Task light, ext. cord, scissors, work surface

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014, Hidden Treasures - $115 [More Info]
Phyllis Martin-Rennie
08/20/20154:30 pm - 8:30 pm199, Luna Loom Cuff - $143

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Level: Intermediate   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Bead Stitching, Loom

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Luna Loom Cuff
•  Variation of warping and weaving on a bead loom
  •  Modified square stitch
  •  Adapting for multiple sizes of beads
  •  Removing a piece from the loom
  •  One method of adding a clasp
The Luna Cuff combines two sizes of larger beads within a loom-woven design. The cuff is embellished with seed beads and finished with a tube end that eliminates weaving in the warp thread ends. The larger beads are easy to see and stitch, and the result is super chic! This class uses the Beadalon jewel loom. No other looms will be demonstrated. Student will learn variations of loom warping and weaving on the Beadalon jewel loom, modified square stitch, adapting for multi-sizes of beads, ending and adding thread, embellishment, removing beadwork from loom, and adding a clasp. You will complete this project in class.

Prerequisites: Must have seed bead stitching experience with needle and thread, knowledge of square stitch very helpfu, tying knots

Materials you are required to bring: Bead mat, task lamp and extension cord, #11 or #12 hard beading needles, scissors, pliers to open and close jump rings, tape measure to check length, stringing glue to dab knots. (Optional)

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199, Luna Loom Cuff - $143 [More Info]
Leslie Rogalski
08/20/20154:30 pm - 8:30 pm411, Torch Enameling 202: Enameling & Riveting - $153

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Level: All Levels   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Enameling, Leatherwork, Riveting

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Torch Enameling 202: Enameling & Riveting
•  Basic enameling skills
  •  Safety with enamels and torches
  •  Riveting enameled pieces
In the class you will be enameling copper stampings and then riveting them to leather. Each student will be provided enough stampings, rivets, leather and findings to make great bracelet! Instructor will provide everything needed to do the enameling. Experience in enameling is preferred but not necessary. You will complete this project in class.

Prerequisites: Previous enameling class is good but not required

Materials you are required to bring: Safety glasses

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411, Torch Enameling 202: Enameling & Riveting - $153 [More Info]
Sara Lukkonen
08/20/20154:30 pm - 8:30 pm437, Loop-n-Tab - $140

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Level: All Levels   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Fusing

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Loop-n-Tab
•  Fusing fine gauge fine silver rings
  •  Mastering repetitive creation techniques
  •  Metal texturing techniques
The Hammered Linked Loop Ball-n-Tab is a fine silver take on an ancient link. In just a few hours you could make this amazingly delicate and beautiful fused link bracelet. With utilizing the simplest of tools unlock the tips and tricks for creating links that are virtually identical and learn to link together this creation. You will complete this project in class.

Materials you are required to bring: Instructor will provide workstations and all materials required to complete project in class.

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Anne Mitchell
08/20/20154:30 pm - 8:30 pm522, Heliotrope Earrings - $110
   
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Level: All Levels   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Bead Stitching, Bead Weaving

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Heliotrope Earrings
•  Circular right-angle weave
  •  Circular peyote stitch
  •  Circular herringbone stitch
Two-hole beads radiate from a central round to form earring components evocative of sunflowers. Learn to use a combination of circular right-angle weave, peyote, and herringbone stitches to create these 3-dimensional disc-shaped earrings. Elegant and unique, these earrings work for every occasion. This project was featured in BEADWORK magazine's Quick &Easy 2014 Special Issue. Workshop participants will choose from several glorious color palettes. You will complete this project in class.

Basic Skills Needed: Students should be able to thread a beading needle and work with seed beads. Workshop is appropriate for all skill levels including beginners.

Materials you are required to bring: Reading glasses or magnifier if needed; task light recommended; work surface (bead mat). Note: Bead weaver starter kit will be available for purchase during class (beading tray, mat, scoop, needle, and thread conditioner).

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522, Heliotrope Earrings - $110 [More Info]
Janet Palumbo and Reem Iversen
08/20/20155:30 pm - 8:30 pm171, Wishes – Interlocking Rings - $110

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Level: All Levels   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Metalsmithing, Metalwork, Silversmithing, Soldering, Wire Work

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Wishes – Interlocking Rings
•  Soldering
  •  Wire working
  •  Forging
Learn to solder interlocking rings to create this classic ring design. Students will have the choice of making a mixed metal ring or all sterling silver ring. You will complete this project in class.

Materials you are required to bring: Side cutters, flat nose or parallel pliers, steel ring mandrel (optional, several will be provided to share), magnifying glasses and Ott light as needed

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171, Wishes – Interlocking Rings - $110 [More Info]
Kieu Pham Gray
08/20/20155:30 pm - 8:30 pm188, Scrapbox Woven Cuff - $115

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Level: All Levels   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: 3D Design, Assembly, Cold Connections, Metalwork, Patina, Riveting

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Scrapbox Woven Cuff
•  Metal weaving
  •  Riveting
  •  Embossing
  •  Forming
  •  Patination
Using thin gauge embossed metal, we will weave a design and rivet that to a base and in turn rivet that base to a bracelet blank. Students will design with various metals. Once assembled, bracelet will be formed into a cuff. You will complete this project in class.

Basic Skills Needed: Comfortable working with multiple pieces of metal as once

Materials you are required to bring: Flat file, metal cutting shears, bench block and pad, riveting hammer, sharpie, hole punching tool, wire cutters, flat nose pliers

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188, Scrapbox Woven Cuff - $115 [More Info]
Debora Mauser
08/20/20155:30 pm - 8:30 pm295, Catch of the Day - $120

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Level: All Levels   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Brazing, Hot Connection, Wire Work

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Catch of the Day
•  Brazing
  •  Wire work
  •  Hot connections
Create a stunning pendant by brazing copper wire and adding faux sea glass. Brazing is a unique way to permanently bond copper. Unlike soldering which fills the joins with a fine seam, brazing takes advantage of the capillary action of the material and overflows the joins, resulting in more organic and unstructured style. You will complete this project in class.

Materials you are required to bring: Butane torch and butane, steel block, rubber or weighted raw hide mallet

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295, Catch of the Day - $120 [More Info]
Eva Sherman
08/20/20155:30 pm - 8:30 pm388, Tendrils Necklace - $110
   
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Level: All Levels   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Design, Finishing, Metalsmithing, Patina, Wire Weaving, Wire Work, Wire Wrapping

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Tendrils Necklace
•  Basic wireworking skills.
  •  Wire wrapping and weaving techniques.
  •  Work-harden their wire with a hammer and bench block.
  •  Techniques that will help spead up the process of coiling.
  •  Patina and finish their necklaces for an antiqued look.
This pendant design will help build wire wrapping skills as it enables you to showcase any medium to large lampwork disk bead with a mandrel hole of 3/32" or larger. It can be worked as a pendant alone, or with the accompanying chain tutorial to help you create a necklace that will do your beads justice without overwhelming them with wire. You will complete this project in class.

Basic Skills Needed: Students should be familiar with basic wire working hand tools, i.e. round nose and chain nose pliers and cutters

Materials you are required to bring: Round nose pliers, bent nose pliers or chain nose pliers, flush-cut wire cutters, nylon-jaw pliers, reading glasses(if needed), task lamp(if needed), hammer and bench block(optional)

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388, Tendrils Necklace - $110 [More Info]
Maria Richmond
08/20/20155:30 pm - 8:30 pm390, Aegean Bracelet - $130
  
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Level: Beginner   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Wire Wrapping

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Aegean Bracelet
•  Basic Wire Wrapping
  •  Wire Sculpture
  •  Jewelry Design
Learn ancient wire working techniques while creating this Grecian inspired bracelet. Students will learn to work with silver filled wire as well as techniques for calculating and designing wire wrapped channel bracelets. You will complete this project in class.

Materials you are required to bring: Flat nose pliers (wide), chain nose pliers, round nose pliers, flush cutters, nylon jaw pliers, Swiss style pin vise, ruler, fine tip perm marker, bead mat & task lamp

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390, Aegean Bracelet - $130 [More Info]
Debra Saucier
08/20/20155:30 pm - 8:30 pm
THIS WORKSHOP IS SOLD OUT
441, Teardrop Woven Pendant - $123

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Level: All Levels   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Torchwork, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Wire Work, Wire Wrapping

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Teardrop Woven Pendant
•  Wire weaving
  •  Wirework
  • Torchwork
Create this beautiful pendant using simple wire weaving and wire shaping techniques. Students will be given precise instruction as how to create the pendant from start to finish, but will also be encouraged to customize the finishing touches in order to create a one-of-a-kind piece. You will complete this project in class.

Materials you are required to bring: Chain nose pliers, flat nose pliers, flush wire cutters, flat nose vinyl jaw pliers, needle tool, blue painters' masking tape, ruler, permanent marker, recommended: work mat, task light and magnification

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441, Teardrop Woven Pendant - $123 [More Info]
Kaska Firor
08/20/20155:30 pm - 8:30 pm444, Tapestry Bracelet - $115
  
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Level: All Levels   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Bead Stitching, Bead Weaving

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Tapestry Bracelet
•  Imitate loom work with square stitch
  •  Learn how tension affects beadwork
  •  Learn how different sized beads work together
This is a trendy, comfortable, all occasion fun to wear bracelet uses the square stitch, which imitates the look of loomed beadwork. This bracelet gives the look of ready to wear bracelets with a much lower cost and without the loom! This bracelet works up fast and the charm is that it is very easy to finish, attach your crimp ends and clasp and you're ready to go! You will not complete this project in class.

Basic Skills Needed: Prior beading experience suggested, all beading levels welcome. You must be comfortable with threading your own needle.

Materials you are required to bring: Needles: #10 & #12, Fireline: 6lb. test, Scissors, Magnification, Task light

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444, Tapestry Bracelet - $115 [More Info]
Diane Dennis
08/20/20155:30 pm - 8:30 pm498, Armature Pendant - $115

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Level: All Levels   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Brazing, Design, Metalwork, Patina, Stone Setting - Cabochon, Wire Work

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Armature Pendant
•  Copper brazing
  •  Wire work
  •  Stone setting
  •  Patina
Select a stone then design and braze an armature around it. We will incorporate a bail into the design to complete the pendant. You will complete this project in class.

Basic Skills Needed: Comfort with using a handheld torch

Materials you are required to bring: None, a hand towel would be helpful

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498, Armature Pendant - $115 [More Info]
Kim St. Jean
08/20/20155:30 pm - 8:30 pm511, Plexiglas and Silver Pebble Earrings - $115

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Level: All Levels   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Drilling, Texturing, Wire Work

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Plexiglas and Silver Pebble Earrings
•  How to cut Plexiglas
  •  How to cut, file, texture and patina silver
  •  How to drill Plexiglas and silver
  •  Make wire hooks
There is nothing like bright, intense Plexiglas colors in conjunction with patinated sterling silver. This workshop will allow you to choose your favorite Plexiglas colors and create an adorable pair of earrings. Learn the basics of Plexiglas, or acrylic sheet, including where to purchase it, to how to use it, and any safety precautions you should take while working with it. Advanced students can explore more complex, detailed shapes, while beginners can stick with my favorite wobbly pebble shape. We will explore different texturing options for our silver, including hammering and stamping. Finally, we will learn how to make a very specific wire hook, which really compliments the overall design and ties everything together. If you finish one pair early, there will be plenty of Plexiglas color options left for you to make a second pair. You will complete this project in class.

Materials you are required to bring: Jewelers saw, files, bur-life, safety glasses, dust mask or bandana

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511, Plexiglas and Silver Pebble Earrings - $115 [More Info]
Laurel Nathanson
08/20/20155:30 pm - 8:30 pm539, Byzantine Rope with Scale Drop Fringe - $119
  
   
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Level: All Levels   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Chain Maille

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Byzantine Rope with Scale Drop Fringe
•  Mastering the Byzantine weave.
  •  Opening and closing jump rings with two pair of flat nose pliers.
  •  How to apply Tool Magic to the tips of pliers to prevent marring the aluminum jump rings.
Make sure your jewelry collection includes this long (38-inches!), delicate Byzantine rope. This fun, contemporary "flapper" length rope is embellished using scales for the fringe. Master the Byzantine weave using anodized aluminum and square wire jump rings. Choose from a variety of kit color combinations using red, pink, blue, yellow, green, purple, champagne, and black ice. You will not complete this project in class.

Basic Skills Needed: Ability to open and close aluminum jump rings

Materials you are required to bring: Two pair of flat nose pliers, work surface, and work lamp if needed.

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539, Byzantine Rope with Scale Drop Fringe - $119 [More Info]
Susan Thomas
08/20/20155:30 pm - 8:30 pm567, Twisted Bangles - $120
 
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Level: All Levels   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Wire Work, Wire Wrapping

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Twisted Bangles
•  Wire work
  •  Design composition
  •  Finishing
Learn multiple no solider ways of making great looking bangles. You will want to make an arm full. You will complete this project in class.

Basic Skills Needed: Some wire work experience is helpful but not necessary

Materials you are required to bring: Beading surface, round and flat nose pliers, flush wire cutters, safety glasses

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567, Twisted Bangles - $120 [More Info]
Deedee Skigen
08/20/20155:30 pm - 8:30 pm590, Bellatrix Necklace - $145
  
  
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Level: Intermediate   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Bead Weaving

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Bellatrix Necklace
•  Bezel pointy back stones
  •  Tubular right angle weave chains
  •  Seamlessly work the chain from the stones
This necklace is a reworked design improving on the classic lariat. Adding a simple design element to its construction makes it versatile and offers several ways to wear it. The secret is in the details. You will not complete this project in class.

Prerequisites: Good knowledge of right angle weave

Materials you are required to bring: Beading mat, scissors, task lamp, magnifiers if needed

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590, Bellatrix Necklace - $145 [More Info]
Liisa Turunen
08/20/20155:30 pm - 8:30 pm652, Sunburst Chainmaille Bracelet- $110
  
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Level: All Levels   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Chain Maille

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Sunburst Chainmaille Bracelet
•  Chainmaille
  •  Working with anodized aluminum
  •  Working with multiple ring sizes
  •  Creating and linking together multiple units to create a bracelet
The Sunburst Chainmaille Bracelet is created from combining and alternating bright aluminum jump rings and anodized aluminum (choice of 15 colours available for students to choose from) jump rings. Students will learn how to make the individual chainmaille units and link them together to create a beautiful bracelet. You will complete this project in class.

Basic Skills Needed: Previous chainmaille experience is highly recommended. Students should be familiar with opening and closing jump rings. Students should be comfortable working with chain nose pliers

Materials you are required to bring: Magnification if needed

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652, Sunburst Chainmaille Bracelet - $110 [More Info]
Michelle Brennan
08/21/2015

08/21/20158:30 am - 10:30 am649, Flower Power Chainmaille Pendant- $73
   
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Level: Advanced   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Chain Maille

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Flower Power Chainmaille Pendant
•  Chainmaille
  •  Adding beads to chainmaille
  •  Creating a structural pendant
Flower Power is a beautiful chainmaille pendant that captures stunning rainbow hematite beads within a large rainbow hematite ring to create a structural flower. Each rainbow hematite ring is coloured differently instantly creating a one-of-a-kind piece. Students will learn how to cage beads into their chainmaille designs. You will complete this project in class.

Basic Skills Needed: Previous chainmaille experience is required. Students must be familiar with working with jump rings

Materials you are required to bring: Magnification if needed

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649, Flower Power Chainmaille Pendant - $73 [More Info]
Michelle Brennan
08/21/20158:30 am - 11:30 am021, Desert Dreams - $115
   
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Level: All Levels   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Basics

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Desert Dreams
•  Weave spacers & beads together
  •  Ladder stitch
  •  Herringbone
  •  Color designing
Choose your colors as you combine your complimentary choice of metals to create this stunning bracelet. You'll weave different size seed beads & 4mm spacers to make the very interesting & enjoyable Herringbone stitch. Watch your beads tilt into your spacers to take a wonderful fluid shape. You'll love this pattern! You will not complete this project in class.

Prerequisites: Some beading experience

Materials you are required to bring: Task light, ext. cord, work surface, & scissors

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021, Desert Dreams - $115 [More Info]
Phyllis Martin-Rennie
08/21/20158:30 am - 11:30 am112, Tiffany Bracelet - $120

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Level: All Levels   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Wire Work, Wire Wrapping

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Tiffany Bracelet
•  Proper techniques to work with and control multiple pieces of wire
  •  Techniques to create parallel and angled wire wraps
  •  Learn to properly size a finished bracelet
  •  Fabricate the hook for your bracelet
The Tiffany Bracelet was designed using Swarovski cup chain and sterling silver filled and gold filled wire. We will be using traditional wire wrapping techniques to create this not so traditional wire wrapped bracelet. Each technique that you learn will be beneficial to future wire wrapping projects. You will complete this project in class.

Prerequisites: Previous wire wrapping experience helpful

Materials you are required to bring: Task light and magnification if necessary

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112, Tiffany Bracelet - $120 [More Info]
Ronda Stevens
08/21/20158:30 am - 11:30 am168, Pearls at Large - $130

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Level: All Levels   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Drilling

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Pearls at Large
•  Drilling
  •  Knotting
  •  Design
Learn to drill large holes into pearls to use with leather and other large beading material to create a shabby chic look. Along with proper drilling techniques, we will discuss the proper tools and equipment you will need to complete the task. (Additional tools may be purchased from instructor.) You will complete this project in class.

Materials you are required to bring: Side cutters, dust mask (required), eye protection (required), magnifying glasses and Ott light as needed, rag

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168, Pearls at Large - $130 [More Info]
Kieu Pham Gray
08/21/20158:30 am - 11:30 am240, Tri-tone Majestic Bracelet - $135
   
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Level: Intermediate   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Chain Maille

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Tri-tone Majestic Bracelet
•  Read a chain maille pattern and understand the instructions
  •  Work with multiple colors of jump rings
  •  Learn an intermediate chain maille weave
The Tri-tone Majestic Bracelet is an exceptional piece of jewelry. The three colors of rose, yellow and silver intermingle beautifully across the bracelet. The weave makes a substantial bracelet that is comfortable enough to wear every day. This statement piece of jewelry is both stylish and elegant and will be admired by others. Please join me for this class. You will not complete this project in class.

Prerequisites: Previous knowledge of opening and closing jump rings

Materials you are required to bring: Chain nose pliers, flat nose pliers, two row clasp, task lamp and extension cord (optional)

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240, Tri-tone Majestic Bracelet - $135 [More Info]
Sue Ripsch
08/21/20158:30 am - 11:30 am
THIS WORKSHOP IS SOLD OUT
316, Dune Cuff - $120

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Level: All Levels   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Chasing, Cold Connections, Fold Forming, Metalwork, Patina, Riveting

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Dune Cuff
•  Chasing on air
  •  Cold connecting
  •  Patina application
When using the chasing on air technique developed by Charles Lewton Brain, there is no support for the metal. Various size dapping tools are used to create interesting textural effects. Since this technique is a bit unpredictable, it does create some great free form designs! Students will complete one cold connected cuff embellished with either natural stone or Margarita beads, while experimenting with additional techniques including; annealing and work hardening, cold connecting, wire work, and patina application. You will complete this project in class.

Materials you are required to bring: Rubber mallet, oval steel bracelet mandrel, drill press vice (4"), steel bench block, OPTIONAL items: Magnification, battery powered work light, Ear plugs

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316, Dune Cuff - $120 [More Info]
Eva Sherman
08/21/20158:30 am - 11:30 am392, Bombay Bracelet - $120

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Level: All Levels   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Wire Work, Wire Wrapping

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Bombay Bracelet
•  Basic wire wrapping
  •  Utilizing fancy stones in wire work
  •  Using a cobra coiler
  •  Bracelet sizing
Students will learn to make a claspless wire bangle bracelet utilizing a cobra coiler and sterling silver filled square wire. Students can make an all silver bracelet or a color version to match the Swarovski Fancy Stone centerpiece. You will complete this project in class.

Materials you are required to bring: Flat nose pliers (wide), chain nose pliers, round nose pliers, flush cutters, nylon jaw pliers, ruler, Swiss style pin vise, fine tip perm marker, bead mat & task lamp

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392, Bombay Bracelet - $120 [More Info]
Debra Saucier
08/21/20158:30 am - 12:30 pm011, Abacus & Scroll Bracelet - $92
  
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Level: Beginner   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique:  Filigree, Loom

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Abacus & Scroll Bracelet
•  Jig setup
  •  Choosing wire to work with your jig
  •  Creating Consistent, repeatable components
  •  Using patina
  •  Tumbling, when and how
Tracy Bell shows how to make these old-world inspired links in wire and Metal sheet on the Now that's a Jig. This class will focus on creating the Abacus & Scroll Bracelet while learning how to make multiple matching elements in less time and with more precision then with your normal tools. A NTaJ system will be available for each student to experience how easy it is to use, putting less stress on your hands while making the jig work for you. You will complete this project in class.

Prerequisites: Some wire work experience would be helpful

Materials you are required to bring: Wire cutters, round nose pliers, chain nose pliers, square nose pliers, plantishing hammer, bench block, sand bag for under bench block.

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011, Abacus & Scroll Bracelet - $92 [More Info]
Tracy Bell
08/21/20158:30 am - 12:30 pm514, Bead Embellished Silver Hoops - $115


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Level: All Levels   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Drilling, Metalsmithing, Silversmithing, Torchwork, Wire Wrapping

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Bead Embellished Silver Hoops
•  Balling silver wire
  •  Drilling
  •  Forming and hammering wire into hoop shape
  •  Soldering additional wire segments into hoop shape(optional)
  •  Various ways to incorporate beads
Wondering what you are going to do with your ever expanding bead collection? Come make adorable bead embellished silver hoops! If you have never held a torch before, this workshop will give you insights as to how to begin to incorporate metals into your beading. If you are a soldering pro, this workshop will challenge you to come up with new ways to incorporate beads into your jewelry making practice. Work on one complex pair, or a couple of quick pairs. Your ears will thank you. You will complete this project in class.

Materials you are required to bring: A variety of beads. Optional: Pliers and wire cutters, forming hammers, plastic mallet

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514, Bead Embellished Silver Hoops - $115 [More Info]
Laurel Nathanson
08/21/20158:30 am - 4:00 pm027, Intro to Hydraulic Press - $195

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Level: All Levels   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Riveting, Finishing

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Hydraulic Press
•  Sawing dies for hydraulic press
  •  Pressing dies and silhouettes
  •  Forming bracelet
In this process based class students will learn many of the techniques that can be accomplished with a hydraulic press. Students will design and saw their own silhouette die, use pancake dies to cut multiple shapes, and use a bracelet to form their choice of anticlastic or synclastic bracelet. In their down time, students can spend time using their samples to make completed jewelry. You will complete this project in class.

Prerequisites: Basic metalsmithing skills, like filing

Materials you are required to bring: Bench pin, saw, saw blade, flat file, sharpie, ruler, flat nose pliers, riveting hammer

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027, Intro to Hydraulic Press - $195 [More Info]
Debora Mauser
08/21/20158:30 am - 4:00 pm035, Beginning Lapidary: Create your First Cabochon - $230

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Level: Beginner   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Lapidary

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Beginning Lapidary: Create your First Cabochon
•  Sawing small slabs
  •  Using a Trim Saw
  •  Refining a preformed slab
  •  Grinding and Sanding a stone
  •  Polishing a stone
Learn the fundamentals of the lapidary arts and how to trim a stone slab with a trim saw, use a grinding unit to preform, shape, refine and polish a cabochon. A wide variety of materials and techniques will be discussed, and students are encouraged to bring stone materials they wish to develop independently using lapidary work. By the end of the workshop, you will have the confidence to create your own stone cabochons using a wide range of lapidary equipment, including a trim saw, flat lap and Diamond Pacific Genie. You will complete this project in class.

Materials you are required to bring: Apron, safety goggles are mandatory. Wear old clothes; bring two old towels and a small bucket or basin. Please Note: Lapidary work is done wet. It is messy. DO NOT wear clothing that may be damaged by water and dirt.

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035, Beginning Lapidary: Create your First Cabochon - $230 [More Info]
Helen Driggs
08/21/20158:30 am - 4:00 pm
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068, Wire- Ancient Techniques on New Frontiers- Forging + Brazing - $185


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Level: All Levels   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: 3D Design, Brazing, Design, Drilling, Finishing, Flex Shaft, Fold Forming, Forging, Hot Connection, Metalsmithing, Metalwork, Resin, Soldering, Tool Instruction, Torchwork

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Wire- Ancient Techniques on New Frontiers- Forging + Brazing
•  Forging heavy gauge wire- appropriate stance and technique
  •  Brazing and soldering skills
  •  Ideas for setting stones
  •  Leather (fiber) and metal attachments
  •  Forging 16- and 18-gauge wire for use in attaching
Wire and fiber has been a prominent medium in ethnographic jewelry and adornment for centuries and used for binding, connecting, decorating and building of components. Through many years of my own research and ethnographic repair, I have employed these same ideas to build my own unique body of work, influenced by my fashion experience, in forged wire. In this workshop, learn to make your jewelry stronger, more interesting, unique, and personal by exploring new ideas for soldering, shaping, finishing and building of multiple components. Students will be challenged to think beyond traditional jewelry design to create jewelry that is both sculptural and wearable while attaining techniques for hand hammering, flattening and forging of round wire. Learn control with appropriate tools, safety and shaping techniques with correct stance and posture when hammering. You will complete this project in class.

Prerequisites: Must have used a torch, basic understanding of metal work, must have used a jewelers saw

Materials you are required to bring: Jewelers saw and size 3 blade (or what you are comfortable with) bench pin, (or tin snips) anvil, vice, hammer with a flat side, pliers-round needle nose, chain nose, wire snips, sandpaper, flexible shaft + small wood block to drill onto (optional), metal files; please contact me via Facebook or email if you are not able to bring supplies.

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068, Wire- Ancient Techniques on New Frontiers- Forging + Brazing - $185 [More Info]
Susan Lenart Kazmer
08/21/20158:30 am - 4:00 pm137, Metal Clay 960 Lentil Beads with Stones - $234

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Level: All Levels   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Metal Clay

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Metal Clay 960 Lentil Beads with Stones
•  Reverse bezel setting of stones
  •  Creating hollow forms
  •  Setting and using a digital kiln for metal clay
  •  Mixing clays to produce 960
  •  Using Patinas to enhance surface embellishment
Precious Metal Clay Silver 960 is an exciting medium that allows you to produce high quality, detailed hollow designs in sterling silver without the mess or equipment required for traditional jewelry casting. In this workshop we'll work with a blend of clays that is stronger with less shrink than traditional fine silver clays. Students will love the ability to create personalized, one-of-a-kind lentil focal beads encrusted with stones that they can wear alone on a chain, or add to their favorite beaded designs. In just one day students will create enviable heirloom quality silver pendants that work with any style! You will complete this project in class.

Materials you are required to bring: None. If you are a metal clay aficionado, bring your favorite tools. If you are a beginner, no worries! We'll supply everything you need!

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137, Metal Clay 960 Lentil Beads with Stones - $234 [More Info]
Gail Stouffer
08/21/20158:30 am - 4:00 pm
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194, Make an Impression - Cast Silver Components - $155


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Level: All Levels   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Design, Etching, Metalsmithing, Patina, Riveting, Soldering, Stamping, Texturing

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Make an Impression - Cast Silver Components
•  Riveting
  •  Soldering
  • Etching
  •  Bezel setting
Get the classic look of silver without paying the current price by using readily available and inexpensive, silver-bearing, lead-free solder that, when heated to a molten stage, can be easily stamped and takes on the look of cast silver. In this class, you will learn how to etch a master stamp of heavy gauge non-ferrous sheet metal, and then use the stamp to create cast silver components. You will then learn to set cabochons into bezel cups which will be affixed to the silver impression and then riveted onto a metal backdrop for earrings or pendants. You will complete this project in class.

Materials you are required to bring: Safety glasses, basic jewelry making tools - round nose pliers, flat nose pliers, wire cutters, needle file set round, half-round, flat, triangle, square, etc., hand files, metal shears, riveting hammer or goldsmithing hammer, 26-, 24- or 22-gauge copper or brass approx. 4"x4" minimum, silver bearing solder, solid core, lead free 3oz or more available at Lowes, Home Depot, Ace, and online. Some brand names to look for include Oatey and Bernzomatic. If you can't find the silver bearing, then any solid core, lead-free solder will do, bench block, bench pin, sharpie marker. Optional: 3" or 4" C clamp for securing the bench pin...you never know what kind of tables will be in the class, work light, texturing hammers, jewelers saw and blades (size #2/0 or 3/0), 1.25mm hole punch

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194, Make an Impression - Cast Silver Components - $155 [More Info]
Richard Salley
08/21/20158:30 am - 4:00 pm389, Zephyr - $175
   
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Level: Intermediate   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Bead Weaving

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Zephyr
•  St. Petersburg chain
  •  Attaching a bead clasp
  •  Stitching into a tube
  •  Color placement
Learn this unique bracelet and make St. Petersburg chain a breeze. Master single, double, triple, and tube! You will not complete this project in class.

Prerequisites: Experience with beadweaving.

Materials you are required to bring: Beading surface; Thread Heaven or wax; scissors; thread zapper; magnification if needed; light.

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389, Zephyr - $175 [More Info]
Beth Kraft
08/21/20158:30 am - 4:00 pm
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434, Tribal Cuff with PMC Accents - $300

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Level: All Levels   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Metal Clay,Metalsmithing,Metalwork

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Tribal Cuff with PMC Accents
•  Texturing of metals
  •  Fine detail riveting
  •  Use of PMC with molds
In this full day workshop you can create your own tribal cuff. The day will start by creating unique PMC accent pieces that will be placed on a textured base. This element will then be fitted into a precision folded and forged protective sheath that gives this bracelet that smooth and substantial feel. You will complete this project in class.

Materials you are required to bring: Instructor will provide ALL tools and supplies for class participants.

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434, Tribal Cuff with PMC Accents - $300 [More Info]
Anne Mitchell
08/21/20158:30 am - 4:00 pm445, Wire Woven Ring Workshop - $197

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Level: Intermediate   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Torchwork, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Wire Work

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Wire Woven Ring Workshop
•  Wire weaving
  •  Wire work
  •  Torchwork
Discover the art of making wire-woven rings. In this class students will construct two rings. Exact instructions will be provided for the first ring and then students will be free to customize the design while creating the second ring. The class will focus on understanding the basic construction of a wire woven ring and ways of customizing it. Techniques for proper sizing will also be explored. You will complete this project in class.

Basic Skills Needed: some experience with wire weaving will be helpful

Materials you are required to bring: Chain nose pliers, flat nose pliers, flush wire cutters, flat nose vinyl jaw pliers, needle tool, blue painters' masking tape, ruler, permanent marker, recommended: work mat, task light and magnification

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445, Wire Woven Ring Workshop - $197 [More Info]
Kaska Firor
08/21/20158:30 am - 4:00 pm493, Air Chase Cuff & Necklace Workshop - $185

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Level: All Levels   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Annealing, Fold Forming, Metalwork, Soldering

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Air Chase Cuff & Necklace Workshop
•  Annealing
  •  Hammering
  •  Soldering
  •  Patina
  •  Leather work
Learn to Air Chase copper pipe and sheet and walk out of this class with 2 pieces of jewelry. We will use leather cord and soldering techniques to turn the pendant into a necklace. You will complete this project in class.

Basic Skills Needed: Ability to hammer, hold a torch, stand at times

Materials you are required to bring: None, but a hand towel will be helpful

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493, Air Chase Cuff & Necklace Workshop - $185 [More Info]
Kim St. Jean
08/21/20158:30 am - 4:00 pm560, Nights in Morocco - $205
   
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Level: All Levels   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Bead Weaving, Finishing

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Nights in Morocco
•  Beadweaving
  •  Design composition
  •  Finishing
An unusual Moroccan walnut clasp and end caps are the focal point for this netted bracelet. The stitch is truly versatile and once learned, students can design a myriad of projects. You will not complete this project in class.

Basic Skills Needed: Familiarity with bead weaving is helpful but not required

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560, Nights in Morocco - $205 [More Info]
Deedee Skigen
08/21/20158:30 am - 4:00 pmNEW! LAMPWORKING WORKSHOP
561, Beginner Lampworked Glass Beads - $190
  
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Lampworking

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Beginner Lampworked Glass Beads
•  Using a lampworking torch
  •  Making a basic glass bead
  •  Making a decorated glass bead
  •  The use of silver foil in a glass bead
Learn what lampworking is all about! In this workshop students will learn to make their own glass beads using centuries-old Venetian techniques. We will make beads with surface decorations, encased and shaped beads and we will incorporate silver and copper leaf into the beads. You will complete this project in class.

Materials you are required to bring: None. Wear long hair in a ponytail/secured. Natural fiber clothing and close-toed shoes.

Lampworking materials and tools supplied by Carlisle Machine Works

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561, Beginner Lampworked Glass Beads - $190 [More Info]
Stephanie Maddalena
08/21/20158:30 am - 4:00 pmNEW! LAMPWORKING WORKSHOP
565, Lampwork Basics- $190
   
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Lampworking

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Lampwork Basics
•  3 types of basic beads – round/tab/tube/bicone
  •  Pulling stringers
  •  Basic dots using both stringers and full rod, basic studio setup and safety
This class is designed for those who would like to learn what it is like to be behind the torch and get a taste of working with lampwork glass. If this is your first time making a bead or you are just getting started, come join a class that will be both fun and informative. We will be covering the basics of studio setup and safety, three kinds of basic beads (round, tube, and tab), as well as how to make and use stringers to design your beads. We will also learn more about heat control in working with molten glass, and why it is important to learn this skill. We will also discuss the need for practice as well as experimenting with colors /design. The number of beads you will take home will depend entirely on the speed of the class as a whole – last year's class took home an average of 8 beads per person. A demonstration will also be done showing how twisties are made, as well as the use of 'Silver Glass' to help inspire you see the next steps in your lampworking adventure. All tools and glass needed to complete this one day course will be provided for use in class – however there will be items available for purchase should you choose to continue working with lampwork glass.You will complete this project in class.

Materials you are required to bring: Please wear natural fiber clothing for safety (no nylon blouses). If you have long hair, please pull it back and secure it in a ponytail or barrette.

Lampworking materials and tools supplied by Carlisle Machine Works

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565, Lampwork Basics - $190 [More Info]
Donna McClaren
08/21/20158:30 am - 4:00 pmNEW! LAMPWORKING WORKSHOP
569, Making Complex Beads Using Twisted Cane- $190
   
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Lampworking

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Making Complex Beads Using Twisted Cane
•  Pulling simple twisted cane
  •  Application and manipulation of twisted cane
  •  Encasing
We'll spend the day making twisted canes and then use different techniques to decorate beads with canes to produce many different looks. Techniques to manipulate the twisted cane will include: encasing, twisting,raking, and making discs. This class is designed for those who are comfortable already making basic beads.  You will complete this project in class.

Basic Skills Needed: Ability to make round bead

Materials you are required to bring: Please wear natural fibers; if you have long hair, please pull it back; please wear long pants and covered shoes

Lampworking materials and tools supplied by Carlisle Machine Works

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569, Making Complex Beads Using Twisted Cane - $190 [More Info]
Elizabeth Hopkins
08/21/20158:30 am - 4:00 pmNEW! LAMPWORKING WORKSHOP
573, Creativity and the Glass Corsage- $385
 
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Lampworking

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Creativity and the Glass Corsage
•  Learn how to apply glass to wire and create an armature to simulate a floral designed corsage
  •  Increase your ability to make 3 dimensional glass pieces
  •  Create a custom pin back
This class will focus on the creation of a glass corsage only in a two-day period. The first day, will be the lampworking portion, followed by wire working and assemblage the second day. The students will learn how to create the sculptural shapes. The students should have had several years of lampworking experience. Experimentation with color combinations will be encouraged. The students will be shown how to create glass sculptures using creative methods with the final design in mind. They will be making glass corsages of their OWN creation, not the exact piece shown. Each piece they create will be unique to them.You will complete this project in class.

Materials you are required to bring: Please wear natural fiber clothing for safety (no nylon blouses). If you have long hair, please pull it back and secure it in a ponytail or barrette.
Writing materials; 15-20 rods of 104 glass – choice of the Student; Personal lampworking tools (if you prefer to use your own); Butter knife; Wire working tools – jewelry pliers (chain nose) with no teeth, heavy duty wire cutters (both days) and smaller wire cutters.

Lampworking materials and tools supplied by Carlisle Machine Works

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573, Creativity and the Glass Corsage - $385 [More Info]
Sara LaGrand
08/21/20158:30 am - 4:00 pmNEW! LAMPWORKING WORKSHOP
576, Bottles to Beads - $200
 
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Lampworking

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Bottles to Beads
•  How to cut bottles
  •  How to test this glass for compatibility
  •  How to make beads with free glass
This is an intermediate/beginner class focusing on how to work with scrap glass from bottles. We will be focusing on how to safely cut bottles, how to determine if one bottle is compatible with another one and how to flame work this exciting and “free” recycled material. Some flamework experience is required.You will complete this project in class.

Materials you are required to bring: BOTTLES!! (please bring one or 2 to cut and share), 2 sets of tweezers, 1 small smasher, didynium glassesm, normal flameworking tools, rubberized gloves, 10-20 mandrels, wear cotton clothing, hair tied back, interest in recycled hot glass beads!!!


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576, Bottles to Beads- $200 [More Info]
Bronwen Heilman
08/21/20158:30 am - 4:00 pm583, Fine Silver Cabochon Pendant - $280
   
   
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Level: All Levels   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Metal Clay, Metalsmithing, Stone Setting - Cabochon

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Fine Silver Cabochon Pendant
•  Combining fine silver bezel wire with fine silver clay
  •  Dealing with shrinkage of metal clay
  •  Constructing a bezel
  •  Setting a cabochon
  •  Making a bail out of silver metal clay
In this technique-packed workshop students will design and construct a fine silver metal clay pendant that features a bezel-set cabochon. Students learn how to set bezel wire securely into a silver metal clay base, and discover some techniques designed to counter-act the shrinkage of the clay. Each pendant will feature a bail of the student's own design, as well as fine silver decorations if desired. Using some basic metalsmithing skills we then will set a beautiful cabochon, to create a truly beautiful piece of jewelry. You will complete this project in class.

Prerequisites: Basic metal clay skills are recommended

Materials you are required to bring: Basic metal clay tools if desired. If possible, stone setting tools (bezel rocker, etc). A small (travel) hairdryer, small straight file

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583, Fine Silver Cabochon Pendant - $280 [More Info]
Sulie Girardi
08/21/20158:30 am - 4:00 pm586, Abyssinian Bracelet - $244
   
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Level: Intermediate   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Bead Stitching

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Abyssinian Bracelet
•  Create solid beaded rings
  •  Embellish and connect
  •  To work open spaces into settings for crystal stones
Stitch an intricate wide bracelet with open rings and set sparkling crystals that will be a great addition to your beading collection. You will not complete this project in class.

Basic Skills Needed: Should have good knowledge of peyote stitch and right angle weave. Comfortable with using small beads.

Materials you are required to bring: Scissors, beading mat, task lamp, and magnifiers if needed

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586, Abyssinian Bracelet - $244 [More Info]
Liisa Turunen
08/21/20158:30 am - 4:00 pm608, Intricate Maille - $197
  
  
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Level: Intermediate   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Chain Maille

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Intricate Maille
•  Coiled Butterfly weave
  •  How to embellish a weave with new jump rings to create your own pattern
  •  How the new rings affect the structure and aesthetics of the weave
Start with a very basic chainmaille weave, and continue embellishing it until the resulting piece is intricately textured. Choose from one of several similar patterns for your finished piece; advanced students can design their own multi-dimensional variations with guidance from the instructor. You will complete this project in class.

Prerequisites: European 4-in-1 plus at least 3 other intermediate or advanced chainmaille weaves

Materials you are required to bring: Beading mat, 2 flat-nose pliers (rubber-coated pliers recommended), task lamp

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608, Intricate Maille - $197 [More Info]
Rebeca Mojica
08/21/20158:30 am - 4:00 pm618, Jingle Jangle Enameled Bangles - $180
   
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Level: All Levels   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Enameling

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Jingle Jangle Enameled Bangles
•  Kiln Enameling
  •  Bangle forming & sizing
  •  Riveting
  •  Metal Preparation
  •  Enamel Finishing
Enameled bangle bracelets just feel so comfortable especially when two or three of different widths are worn together! Wearing a group of these bracelets is not only colorful, but they also emit a sweet jingling sound! Together, we create several enameled bangles in your choice of styles, widths, & sizes. We'll use hydraulic press formed bangle blanks to kiln enamel front & back. The techniques you will learn in this class can be used to make an unlimited number of designs in many sizes limited only by your imagination! You will complete this project in class.

Materials you are required to bring: None

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618, Jingle Jangle Enameled Bangles - $180 [More Info]
Jean Van Brederode
08/21/20158:30 am - 4:00 pm631, Up and Over - $155
   
   
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Level: Intermediate   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Bead Weaving

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Up and Over
•  Cubic right angle weave
  •  Jewelry design
  •  Off loom 3 dimensional bead weaving
This piece is a fun practice in understanding dimensionality; Two layers of cubic right angle weave, woven through each other, and built around each other, while stitching, is what makes this an interesting project. The class will start with practicing the cubic or right angle weave and its particulars like how to turn a corner or connect one stitch to another. Once you have these basic techniques many variations are possible. Dangling from the tassels are pearls and facetted glass beads You will not complete this project in class.

Prerequisites: Some knowledge of bead work in general and right angle weave stitch

Materials you are required to bring: Bead mat, scissors, needles , thread, size 11 seed beads 2 colors, 40 grams each, 26- 3 or 4mm crystals, 26- 3 or 4mm pearls, (kits available -- $40

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631, Up and Over - $155 [More Info]
Huib Petersen
08/21/20158:30 am - 4:00 pm
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635, Simple Soldering Boot Camp - $170
   
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Level: Beginner    Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Metalsmithing, Soldering, Stone Setting - Cabochon, Tool Instruction, Torchwork

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Simple Soldering Boot Camp
•  All the basics needed to get started with metalworking
  •  Soldering
  •  Using mixed materials
  •  Stone Setting
Get in your metalworking into shape! Kate Richbourg teaches all the basics you need to get started in this fast paced class that includes a variety of techniques including sawing, soldering and riveting. Based on the unique sampler section in Kate's book Simple Soldering, students learn a variety of basic soldering techniques in this class. Students will complete a series of sampler projects on 1" x 1" copper squares. After finishing this fast-paced class, students will be ready to move on to more complex projects with confidence. From sawing and riveting to soldering and stone setting; it's all covered right here. You will complete this project in class.

Materials you are required to bring: Bench block, chasing hammer, flush wire cutters, chain nose pliers, round nose pliers, metal file, metal shears.

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Kate Richbourg
08/21/20158:30 am - 4:00 pm637, Rollprinting and Keum Boo - $220
   
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Level: All Levels   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Metalsmithing,Metalwork,Silversmithing,Texturing,Tool Instruction

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Rollprinting and Keum Boo
•  Roll printing
  •  Metal embellishment
  •  Texturing metal
Expand your metalworking repertoire with the visual dimension of roll printing, then take it up a notch by adding the luster and warmth of gold. We'll use custom and purchased patterns in a rolling mill to add texture to copper and silver sheet for unique designs. Then we'll employ the ancient technique of Keum Boo to embellish our designs with real 23k gold. We'll put it all together into stunning earrings and several components you'll be happy to use in other projects. Join us for a fun and fast-paced workshop that is sure spark your creativity!You will complete this project in class.

Prerequisites: Prior experience with a butane torch helpful but not required

Materials you are required to bring: Eye magnification and a battery-powered work light - everything else is included!

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637, Rollprinting and Keum Boo - $220 [More Info]
Francesca Watson
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
08/21/20151:00 pm - 4:00 pm117, Cabochon Bracelet - $115

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Level: All Levels   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Wire Work, Wire Wrapping

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Cabochon Bracelet
•  Properly center your cabochon in the frame so that you can make many different sizes
  •  Work with and control multiple wires
  •  Create your own self closure
The idea of capturing a cabochon in a bracelet is not new, but with this design you will not be limited to a standard size cab. We will go over the layout of the bracelet and design it based on the selected stone. You will then create your bracelet using sterling silver filled wire. You will complete this project in class.

Prerequisites: Previous wire wrapping skills helpful

Materials you are required to bring: Task Light and magnification if necessary

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Ronda Stevens
08/21/20151:00 pm - 4:00 pm129, Selling on Etsy - $85
 
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Level: All Levels   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Business

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Selling on Etsy
•  How to get found in Etsy search
  •  Marketing and branding your jewelry
  •  Stand out product photography
Afraid to sell on Etsy because the jewelry category is heavily saturated? Or maybe you've listed a few items and you can't find your products in search or your product shows up on page 156? I have been selling jewelry on Etsy for over 7 years and on average I sell over $1000 a month. In this class I can show you simple strategies that can help you do the same! In this class we will discuss "key phrases". These "key phrases" are essential for you to become relevant and found on Etsy. We will explore how to communicate to our ideal client through our branding, social media, advertising, product photography and styling. It is possible to have success on Etsy, but it does take a lot of work and you need to be consistent. Hope you can join me! You will not complete this project in class.

Prerequisites: Currently selling or the desire to sell on Etsy. Basic knowledge of a PC and have a camera.

Materials you are required to bring: Pen, paper, business cards

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129, Selling on Etsy - $85 [More Info]
Staci Egan
08/21/20151:00 pm - 4:00 pm165, Double Cross Bracelet – Introduction to Basic Soldering - $135

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Level: All Levels   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Metalsmithing, Metalwork, Silversmithing, Soldering, Wire Work

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Double Cross Bracelet – Introduction to Basic Soldering
•  Silver soldering
  •  Wire working
  • Silversmithing
Learn the basic concepts in silver soldering while creating a unique loop design. By the end of this class you will have an understanding of necessary tools and materials to successfully solder simple joints. Students will complete a bracelet by the end of class. You will complete this project in class.

Basic Skills Needed: Wire working a plus

Materials you are required to bring: Side cutters, large round nose pliers or small step jump ring mandrel, flat nose or chain nose x2 or one of each, ruler, magnifying glasses and Ott light as needed

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165, Double Cross Bracelet – Introduction to Basic Soldering - $135 [More Info]
Kieu Pham Gray
08/21/20151:00 pm - 4:00 pm236, Pearly Gates Bracelet - $125

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Level: All Levels   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Bead Stringing/Knotting, Chain Maille

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Pearly Gates Bracelet
•  Read and understand a chain maille pattern
  •  Incorporate pearls or crystals into a chain maille bracelet
This beautiful chain maille bracelet is created utilizing Swarovski pearls or crystals, the choice is yours. The bracelet is substantial although very comfortable to wear. The jump rings utilized are both smooth and also twisted which adds texture and sparkle to the piece. You will be pleased with how the bracelet progresses throughout the class. Please join me and make this exciting chain maille project. You will not complete this project in class.

Prerequisites: Knowledge of opening and closing jump rings is helpful. Ability to use pliers

Materials you are required to bring: Chain nose pliers, flat nose pliers, cutters, crimp pliers, twenty-eight to thirty 8mm Swarovski pearls or crystals, clasp, task lamp and extension cord (optional)

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236, Pearly Gates Bracelet - $125 [More Info]
Sue Ripsch
08/21/20151:00 pm - 4:00 pm319, Ring of Fire - $120
 
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Level: All Levels   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Cold Connections, Metalwork, Texturing, Wire Work

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Ring of Fire
•  Metal work
  •  Wire work
  •  Cold connecting
This creative way to capture a cabochon or found object is quick, easy, and fun! Students will learn to forge a ring band, cold connect a cabochon, and embellish it with free form wire work, while creating up to 3 rings. You will complete this project in class.

Materials you are required to bring: Steel ring mandrel, rubber mallet

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319, Ring of Fire - $120 [More Info]
Eva Sherman
08/21/20151:00 pm - 4:00 pm387, Crystal Cocktail Ring - $115

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Level: All Levels   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Wire Wrapping

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Crystal Cocktail Ring
•  Basic wire working
  •  Working with square wire
  •  Jewelry design
Learn the basics of wire sculpture in this twist on a classic Pharaoh's ring. Working with sterling silver filled wire students will create this stunning cocktail ring, complete with a sparkling SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS fancy stone. You will complete this project in class.

Materials you are required to bring: Flat nose pliers (wide), chain nose pliers, flush cutters, nylon jaw pliers, Swiss style pin vise, ruler, fine tip Sharpie, bead mat, and task lamp

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387, Crystal Cocktail Ring - $115 [More Info]
Debra Saucier
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
08/21/20154:30 pm - 8:30 pm214, Prism Peyote Cuff - $130

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Level: All Levels   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Basics, Bead Stitching, Bead Weaving

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Prism Peyote Cuff
•  Odd count peyote with easy turn
  •  Following a charted pattern
  •  Ending and adding thread
  •  Beading a peyote toggle and loop closure
A spectrum of brilliant colors makes this shimmering cuff as much fun to stitch as it is to wear. Learn a fast and easy way to work in odd-count peyote! Included in our tutorial: the row-by-row text guide with full color chart, and illustrated step-by-step instructions to stitch up the toggle and loop clasp shown. Your Prism cuff will catch the light and everyone's eye! Project may not be completed in class but students will leave knowing how to finish on their own. You will not complete this project in class.

Prerequisites: Comfortable with even count peyote, sewing small beads with needle and thread.

Materials you are required to bring: Beadalon WildFire .006 (or Fireline) black beading thread, #11 or #12 hard beading needles, scissors, bead mat, task lamp with extension cord

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214, Prism Peyote Cuff - $130 [More Info]
Leslie Rogalski
08/21/20154:30 pm - 8:30 pm
THIS WORKSHOP IS SOLD OUT
285, Tres X Dulce' - $145
   
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Level: All Levels   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Bead Stitching

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Tres X Dulce'
•  Semi -Herringbone stitch
  •  Stitch a 2-layered bracelet all at one time
  •  Complete with bead caps
  •  Ladder stitch
Yes, does this runway-style bracelet look a little familiar? That's right; it's the Dulce Duo in three rows! And no, it's not three bracelets woven together! This means it's a double-sided bling with three rows of pearls and three rows of crystals, all captured in two different sizes of seed beads! And oh, look at the finish...! You can have a pearl day & a crystal day! You will complete this project in class.

Prerequisites: Some knowledge of beading

Materials you are required to bring: Task light, Ext. cord, Scissors

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285, Tres X Dulce' - $145 [More Info]
Phyllis Martin-Rennie
08/21/20154:30 pm - 8:30 pm364, Calligraphy Cuff - $105

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Level: Intermediate   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Assembly, Basics, Finishing, Metalsmithing, Patina, Wire Weaving, Wire Work, Wire Wrapping

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Calligraphy Cuff
•  Use simple mandrels to create complementary shapes in wire
  •  Use a hammer to harden wire
  •  Wire weaving and wrapping techniques
  •  How to securely connect components created
  •  How to use patina and finish bracelets to create an antique look
Students will learn to create and hammer heavy gauge wire shapes that will complement each other in the focal of this bracelet. They will also learn several wire wrapping techniques that will be used to complete the bracelet. Finally, students will learn to make a secure clasp as a closure. You will complete this project in class.

Basic Skills Needed: Students should have basic wireworking skills, proficiency in spiral-making with round nose pliers will be helpful

Materials you are required to bring: Round nose pliers, chain nose pliers, nylon-jaw pliers, flush-cut wire cutters, bench block and hammer(optional),reading glasses(if needed), task lamp(if needed).

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364, Calligraphy Cuff - $105 [More Info]
Maria Richmond
08/21/20154:30 pm - 8:30 pm530, Silver and Bead Ring Stacks - $115

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Level: Beginner   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Annealing, Drilling, Metalsmithing, Soldering, Wire Work

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Silver and Bead Ring Stacks
•  Bailing wire
  •  Annealing wire
  •  Drilling
  •  Forming rings, soldering rings shut
  •  Patina
The perfect workshop to use some of the cool beads you have just purchased here at Bead Fest. Using sterling wire in a variety of gauges, students will be able to increase there soldering skills and learn some basic soldering techniques, or brush up on old skills. Advanced students can work with the teacher in formulating more complex ring designs. We will learn ways to incorporate beads into our metalwork, and take some time to explore new and creative possibilities for integration. Make as many rings as we have time for, your fingers will be very happy. You will complete this project in class.

Prerequisites: Previous toruch use

Materials you are required to bring: Beads in a variety of sizes, including larger seed beads. Optional: Pliers, round nose, needle nose, cutters. Plastic mallet, forming hammer. Dremel and #60 drill bit.

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530, Silver and Bead Ring Stacks - $115 [More Info]
Laurel Nathanson
08/21/20155:30 pm - 7:30 pmNEW! OPEN TORCH NIGHT - Friday 5:30pm

We're excited to host our first-ever Open Torch Night! If you're hoping just to get a feel for lampworking technique or have a project you want to work on, stop by and try out some or all of the torches available. Lampworking Sponsor, Carlisle Machine Works Inc. will have representatives on hang to explain more about lampworking and help guide you! Watch some demos, meet some artists and exhibitors, and enjoy light snacks.

For safety: please wear natural fibers, long pants and covered shoes; if you have long hair it must be tied back.

Lampworking materials and tools supplied by Carlisle Machine Works
Light snacks and beverages sponsored by Wale Apparatus


Located in Hall D, lampworking classrooms
Open Torch Night - Friday
08/21/20155:30 pm - 8:30 pm062, Beads, Beads, Beads! - $120


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Level: All Levels   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Enameling

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Beads, Beads, Beads!
•  Bead pulling station
  •  Immersion enameling
  •  Use opaque and transparent enamels
Learn immersion enameling in this fun and easy class. Students will use a Mapp torch, patented Bead Pulling Station, beads and a large selection of unleaded enamels to quickly make beautiful beads to be used in their jewelry creations. Students will learn to set up a station and will be enameling within minutes. You will learn how to heat, immerse, and pull beads quickly as well as color theory by adding transparents to opaque beads. Students should make 20 or more beads in this class. You will complete this project in class.

Materials you are required to bring: Nothing

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062, Beads, Beads, Beads! - $120 [More Info]
Debora Mauser
08/21/20155:30 pm - 8:30 pm
THIS WORKSHOP IS SOLD OUT
066, Resin- Cold Enameling - $109


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Level: All Levels   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Brazing, Forging, Hot Connection, Leatherwork, Metalsmithing, Metalwork, Silversmithing, Soldering, Torchwork, Wire Work

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Resin- Cold Enameling
•  Techniques for color on metal
  •  Layering of color
  •  Resin application and techniques
  •  Use of sanding, crackling and inks
  •  Drilling basic metalworking
Reminiscent of this ancient technique and colorful appearance of enamelwork...color on metal. Cold enameling is an innovative technique using color on metal and a glass like appearance using resin. Often mistaken for glass, this product in combination with array colorful and surprising metal techniques. This workshop makes use of the enameling process. Explore techniques such as crackling, matte surface, basse taille, plique a jour, cloisonné, and even paint to create color, design, texture on metal. Also learn to create stone surfaces such as opal, fire opal and druzy. In this fast paced 3 hour workshop finish multiple components that will need time to dry. You will complete this project in class.

Materials you are required to bring: Jewelers saw or metal snips, 03 blades or what you are comfortable with, vice, files, ball peen hammer, anvil, center punch, all paints and expendables, pliers-needle nose, chain nose, wire snips

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066, Resin- Cold Enameling - $109 [More Info]
Susan Lenart Kazmer
08/21/20155:30 pm - 8:30 pm114, Interchangeable Cabochon Pendant - $120

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Level: Intermediate   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Wire Work, Wire Wrapping

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Interchangeable Cabochon Pendant
•  Fabrication process
  •  Create a wrapped bail for the pendant
  •  Discuss wire wrapping terminology
In this workshop you will create a wire wrapped frame that will fit a 30 x 40mm cabochon using sterling silver filled wire. With traditional wire wrapped pendants, you are limited to 1 cabochon, but not with this technique. Open the hinged frame, remove the cabochon and replace with another stone of the same size. You will complete this project in class.

Prerequisites: Should be comfortable working with half round wire

Materials you are required to bring: Task lighting and magnification if necessary

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114, Interchangeable Cabochon Pendant - $120 [More Info]
Ronda Stevens
08/21/20155:30 pm - 8:30 pm163, Who Moved the Hole? – Stone Drilling - $132


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Level: All Levels   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Design, Drilling

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Who Moved the Hole? – Stone Drilling
•  Drilling
  •  Cold connection
  •  Texturing
Drilling, stamping, and connecting. This class has a little bit of everything. Customize any stone/bead by drilling the hole where you want it. Students will learn the proper use of a flexshaft, drilling techniques, metal stamping and finally we will put it all together with a connection. You will complete this project in class.

Materials you are required to bring: Flush side cutters, round nose pliers, eye protection, black Sharpie (fine tip), chain nose pliers, super grip gloves (optional), magnifying glasses and Ott light as needed, metal stamps (optional), metal ruler, household hammer (at least 8 oz), divider (optional), bail making pliers (optional)

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163, Who Moved the Hole? – Stone Drilling - $132 [More Info]
Kieu Pham Gray
08/21/20155:30 pm - 8:30 pm258, Ladder in Maille Bracelet - $135
   
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Level: All Levels   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Bead Stringing/Knotting, Chain Maille

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Ladder in Maille Bracelet
•  Read and follow a chain maille set of instructions
  •  Weave a design in chain maille
  •  Learn how to incorporate crystals into a chain maille weave
The Ladder in Maille Bracelet is a statement piece of jewelry that incorporates crystals into the weave, adding color and interest. You will also utilize some twisted jump rings that give the piece added texture, sparkle and shine. The emphasis in this class is on creating and having fun as you make this stunning bracelet. Please join me for class. You will not complete this project in class.

Prerequisites: Knowledge of opening and closing jump rings is helpful

Materials you are required to bring: Chain nose pliers, Flat nose pliers, Crimp pliers, Wire Cutters, Two 6mm round Swarovski crystals, Eleven to fourteen 8mm round Swarovski crystals in a matching color to the smaller crystals, Clasp, Task lamp and extension cord (optional)

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258, Ladder in Maille Bracelet - $135 [More Info]
Sue Ripsch
08/21/20155:30 pm - 8:30 pm407, Downton Abbey Jewels - $120

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Level: All Levels   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Assembly, Basics, Bead Stringing/Knotting, Design, Mixed Materials, Wire Work

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Downton Abbey Jewels
•  Basic beading techniques
  •  Basic wire techniques
  •  Multi strand techniques
  •  Fancy finish techniques
  •  Color theory and design
Create this Downton Abbey inspired necklace combining beautiful beads with beading and wire techniques! This workshop will give students an opportunity to design and create a unique one of a kind necklace with beads, chain, findings, and unique jewelry components that are inspired by the Victorian era. Students will learn how to combine beading technique with color and design principles to create a beautiful multi-strand necklace. This class is a wonderful opportunity to explore one's creativity and develop unique design skills. This workshop is suitable for all levels. You will complete this project in class.

Prerequisites: Students must bring a basic tool kit (flat nose pliers, round nose pliers, and wire cutters) a battery operated lamp is optional

Materials you are required to bring: Basic tool kit (flat nose pliers, round nose pliers, wire cutters)

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407, Downton Abbey Jewels - $120 [More Info]
Renee Prioleau
08/21/20155:30 pm - 8:30 pm409, Woven Wrap and Roll- $115

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Level: Beginner
Technique: Bead Weaving, Fusing, Metal Clay, Metalsmithing, Metalwork, Texturing, Torchwork, Wire Weaving, Wire Work, Wire Wrapping

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Woven Wrap and Roll
•  Metal clay wet construction
  •  Wire weaving
  •  Fusing headpins
  •  Metalsmith techniques
  •  Texturing metal
Create a striking bracelet that is as fun to make as it is to wear. Weave a herring bone style bracelet using leather and wire, and create a PMC link and charm to connect. Fuse fine silver wire to create balled headpins with crystal drops. Learn to texture clay and hammer silver for a unique look. You will complete this project in class.

Materials you are required to bring: Small spray bottle, round nose pliers, wire cutters, flat nose pliers, badger balm or similar, 1 inch metal clay cutter (optional)

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409, Woven Wrap and Roll - $115 [More Info]
Melissa Kay-Steves
08/21/20155:30 pm - 8:30 pm418, Fold Form Cuff with Cabochon - $120

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Level: All Levels   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Cold Connections, Fold Forming, Metalwork, Stone Setting - Cabochon

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Fold Form Cuff with Cabochon
•  Annealing
  •  Fold Forming
  •  Sawing
  •  Cold Connections
  •  Tab Stone Setting
Students will use fold forming to make a copper cuff bracelet, then utilize sawing, cold connections, and stone setting to make this cuff. Choice of stone and metals will insure uniqueness. You will complete this project in class.

Basic Skills Needed: Must be able to hammer and hold a jeweler's saw.

Materials you are required to bring: None. Optional hand towel to save on paper towels.

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418, Fold Form Cuff with Cabochon - $120 [More Info]
Kim St. Jean
08/21/20155:30 pm - 8:30 pm451, Express Yourself - $110
  
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Level: All Levels
Technique: Anodizing,Cold Connections,Drilling,Metalwork,Niobium,Riveting,Stamping,Wire Work

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Express Yourself
•  Stamping on prepared niobium
  •  Bath anodizing niobium
  •  Making a custom clasp from niobium wire
Cut, file and sand a niobium stamping plate that you will use for stamping out a phrase of your choice. You will anodize the plate, pick out a leather band and create the ends with niobium to finish your bracelet. Students will learn how to cut, drill and punch holes, stamping and anodizing niobium. The leather will be finished with created niobium endings. You will complete this project in class.

Materials you are required to bring: Chain nose pliers, flush cutting pliers, metal files, round nose pliers, task lamp

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451, Express Yourself - $110 [More Info]
Marti Brown
08/21/20155:30 pm - 8:30 pm518, Monreale Earrings - $110
   
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Level: All Levels   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Bead Stitching, Bead Weaving

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Monreale Earrings
•  Peyote stitch
  •  Herringbone stitch
  •  Fringe stitch
  •  Introduction to bead weaving
Long twisted bugle beads are joined together, reminiscent of the paired twisted columns in the medieval cloister of Monreale in Sicily. Learn to combine peyote and herringbone stitches to create a unique teardrop shape, embellished with either Czech fire-polished crystals or, for a more dramatic look, faceted rondelle crystals. The combination of different colors, finishes, and bead shapes makes this architecturally inspired earring stand out. With several color palettes to choose from, you'll want to make more than one pair! This design was featured in BEADWORK magazine's Quick & Easy 2013 Special Issue. You will complete this project in class.

Basic Skills Needed: Students should be able to thread a beading needle and work with seed beads.

Materials you are required to bring: Reading glasses or magnifier if needed; task light recommended; work surface (bead mat). Note: Bead weaving starter kit will be available for purchase during class (beading tray, mat, scoop, needle, and thread conditioner).

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518, Monreale Earrings - $110 [More Info]
Janet Palumbo and Reem Iversen
08/21/20155:30 pm - 8:30 pm594, Siamese Marquis Necklace - $165
  
  
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Level: Intermediate   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Bead Weaving

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Siamese Marquis Necklace
•  Bezel large Swarovski stones
  •  Work cubic right angle weave off of embellished stones
  •  Connecting
Seamlessly blend two large marquis shaped Swarovski stones to cubic right angle weave chains. Layer the front for a unique shaped neckline that is fun to wear. You will not complete this project in class.

Prerequisites: Knowledge of right angle weave

Materials you are required to bring: Scissors, beading mat, task lamp, magnifiers if needed

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594, Siamese Marquis Necklace - $165 [More Info]
Liisa Turunen
08/21/20155:30 pm - 8:30 pm629, Chains by the Dozen - $95
  
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Level: All Levels   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Wire Work

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Chains by the Dozen
•  Use of a stationary and handheld wire jig systems
  •  Forming links and cold-connecting links to form a chain
  •  Various wire connection methods
  •  Anatomy of a chain link
Learn both traditional and contemporary chain links and how to make up your very own custom versions on the Now That's a Jig! and Now That's a Pliers! systems. You'll find that the jig's forte is creating links quickly and consistently, making one of the most labor-intensive jobs we have as jewelry makers a snap! You will not complete this project in class.

Materials you are required to bring: Task light and optics

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629, Chains by the Dozen - $95 [More Info]
Brenda Schweder
08/22/2015

08/22/20158:30 am - 10:30 am417, Vintage Vogue Jewels - $90

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Level: All Levels   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Assembly, Basics, Bead Stringing/Knotting, Design, Filigree, Mixed Materials, Wire Work

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Vintage Vogue Jewels
•  Basic beading techniques
  •  Basic wire techniques
  •  Fancy finish techniques
Have a passion for all things vintage...? Be inspired to create a necklace and earrings with beautiful beads, classic chains, and antique findings with fancy beading and wire techniques! This workshop will give students an opportunity to design and create a timeless necklace and earrings with beads, findings, and unique jewelry components that are inspired by the Victorian era. Students will learn how to combine beading and wire techniques to create your own chain and filigree finishes to create some elegant jewels that will always be in style. This class is a wonderful opportunity to explore one's creativity and develop unique design skills. This workshop is suitable for all levels. You will complete this project in class.

Basic Skills Needed: Knowledge of basic beading skills

Materials you are required to bring: Students must bring a basic tool kit (flat nose pliers, round nose pliers, wire cutters) to take this class. A battery operated lamp is optional.

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417, Vintage Vogue Jewels - $90 [More Info]
Renee Prioleau
08/22/20158:30 am - 10:30 am650, Daisy Medallion Chainmaille Pendant - $75
   
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Level: All Levels   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Chain Maille

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Flower Power Chainmaille Pendant
•  Chainmaille
  •  Incorporating rubber rings into chainmaille designs
  •  Working with very small stainless steel jump rings
  •  Adding different components into chainmaille
The Daisy Medallion is a beautiful and colourful chainmaille pendant that incorporates EPDM rubber rings around a metal washer (lead and nickel free). With fourteen different colours of rubber rings available, students will be able to customize their pendant to their liking. You will complete this project in class.

Basic Skills Needed: Previous chainmaille experience is required. Students should be comfortable opening and closing jump rings in tight spaces. Students should be comfortable working with very small jump rings.

Materials you are required to bring: Magnification if needed

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650, Daisy Medallion Chainmaille Pendant - $75 [More Info]
Michelle Brennan
08/22/20158:30 am - 11:30 am127, Fish Tales - $115

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Level: All Levels   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Bead Weaving, Gluing/Adhesive

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Fish Tales
•  Fish tail braid
  •  Laddering beads
  •  Adding a button to leather
  •  Measuring for wrist length
Just like fish this bracelet can grow to whopper length! Make this fishtail braid to wrap once, twice, or five times. You will complete this project in class.

Materials you are required to bring: Beading surface; thread heaven or wax; scissors; thread zapper; magnification if needed; light

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127, Fish Tales - $115 [More Info]
Beth Kraft
08/22/20158:30 am - 11:30 am164, Glorious Crowns - $123
 
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Level: All Levels
Technique: Metalsmithing, Silversmithing, Soldering, Stone Setting - Cabochon

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Glorious Crowns
•  Soldering
  •  Stone setting
  •  Cutting metal
Set stones with from different angle. This way you can show off almost the entire stone with a professional look. You will learn soldering, cutting, and forming. Kits will have enough for 2 pendants just in case. Additional materials and tools maybe purchased from instructor. You will complete this project in class.

Basic Skills Needed: Some soldering experience helpful

Materials you are required to bring: Chain nose pliers, ultra flush cutter, magnifying glasses and Ott light as needed

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164, Glorious Crowns - $123 [More Info]
Kieu Pham Gray
08/22/20158:30 am - 11:30 am184, Rotary Tools Demystified: Dremels Only - $135

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Level: Beginner
Technique: Dremel, Drilling, Metalsmithing, Metalwork, Mixed Materials, Technique Based, Tool Instruction

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Rotary Tools Demystified: Dremels Only
•  Setting up a new (or old) Dremel Tool
  •  Confidence using the tool
  •  Drilling many jewelry materials
  •  What your attachments are for - bring anything!
  •  How to work safely with a rotary tool
Admit it: You own a Dremel and you've never opened the box... Sound familiar? In this beginner technique class, we focus on the safe and proper use of rotary tools, and learn about the many different attachments available to grind, sand, cut, carve, polish and buff all kinds of materials, like plastics, wood, paper, and metal. Learn to troubleshoot, which attachments work for what material, and how to effectively use your rotary tool with confidence. We will spend a significant amount of time drilling, as this is the most-used technique for this class of tool. Students completing this class are welcome into and encouraged to sign up for my "Rotary Tools: Advanced Techniques" class. You will not complete this project in class.

Basic Skills Needed: None. This class is for the beginner beginner, and I welcome students who own a brand-new unopened or unused hand held rotary tool, a.k.a. "Dremel"

Materials you are required to bring: Hand-held electric-powered Dremel tool (or other brand) machine and parts kit; any model, PLEASE: no battery-operated models, no rechargeables, no "flex-shaft" Dremels. This class is for hand-held units only. Notebook and pencil, portable bench pin or block of wood to drill into. Drill bits and collets if you have them. I encourage you to bring your mystery attachments. If we have time, you may experiment on the kit materials using them. SAFETY GOGGLES.

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184, Rotary Tools Demystified: Dremels Only - $135 [More Info]
Helen Driggs
08/22/20158:30 am - 11:30 am312, Celtic Rondelle Explosion Bracelet - $155

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Level: All Levels
Technique: Bead Stringing/Knotting, Chain Maille

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Celtic Rondelle Explosion Bracelet
•  Read and understand chain maille instructions
  •  Incorporate rondelles into a chain maille bracelet
  •  Chain maille tips and techniques
The Celtic Rondelle Explosion Bracelet is an explosion of sparkle and shine. This is a substantial bracelet that has rondelles strung throughout its length. The bracelet is fun to make and very comfortable to wear. You will love the feel of it on your wrist and also the many compliments you will receive. Please join me for this class. You will not complete this project in class.

Prerequisites: Knowledge of opening and closing jump rings is helpful

Materials you are required to bring: Chain nose pliers, flat nose pliers, crimp pliers, wire cutters, two row clasp, task lamp and extension cord (optional)

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312, Celtic Rondelle Explosion Bracelet - $155 [More Info]
Sue Ripsch
08/22/20158:30 am - 11:30 am395, Bodacious Braided Bracelet - $125

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Level: All Levels
Technique: Leatherwork, Macramé

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Bodacious Braided Bracelet
•  Braiding technique
  •  Fitting and finishing techniques
  •  Design composition
Banyan Bays signature braiding technique is perfect for this bold and different leather bracelet. Adventuresome students can easily transfer the technique to a necklace, belt or purse strap. Let the braiding adventure begin. You will complete this project in class.

Materials you are required to bring: Flat nose pliers, ruler, scissors

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395, Bodacious Braided Bracelet - $125 [More Info]
Deedee Skigen
08/22/20158:30 am - 11:30 amNEW! LAMPWORKING WORKSHOP
568, Lampwork Tree of Life - $175
   
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Lampworking

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Tree of Life
•  Working with a larger glass press
  •  Using SIS to create background texture without losing the design
  •  Using stringers to create 3D shapes
The Tree of Life is a popular symbol that is always in style. In this class, you will learn how to use Zoozii's Large+ Lentil press to create the base needed to make this bead. Students will be able to choose the color of their background glass. You will also get to take home the Large+Lentil Press! Discussion will include which types of glass colors work best with the design and how to take advantage of reactions for the background of the bead. Please note: these are larger beads ‐ approximately 1 ½ inches in diameter, so they will need to be annealed overnight and shipped to the student after class. All other materials and tools needed to complete the bead (marver, mandrels, tweezers, glass, etc.) will be provided for use in class – but if you have favorite tools, be sure to bring them. You will complete this project in class.

Prerequisites: Some experience at the torch, pulling stringers, basic understanding of bead making

Materials you are required to bring: Please wear natural fiber clothing for safety (no nylon blouses). If you have long hair, please pull it back and secure it in a ponytail or barrette.

Lampworking materials and tools supplied by Carlisle Machine Works

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568, Lampwork Tree of Life - $175 [More Info]
Donna McClaren
08/22/20158:30 am - 11:30 amNEW! LAMPWORKING WORKSHOP
577, Intro to Dichroic Extract - $150
   
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Lampworking

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Intro to Dichroic Extract
•  How to correctly add dichroic extract to hot glass beads
  •  How to stretch this product
  •  Learn some fun ways of using DE
Everyone LOVES bling! Everyone LOVES glass! And glass beads made with dichroic glass is BLING!!! But, it isn’t so easy to apply dichroic glass to glass beads without burning out the dichro, or bleeding dichro to the surface. What if there was dichroic glass without the glass? There is!!!! I would love to introduce you to Dichroic Extract. Dichroic Extract was developed by Brian Serck along with Coatings by Sandburg (CBS). Bronwen Heilman has developed techniques that affords the flame worker to apply Dichroic Extract directly to the bead, with or without encasing it. You will complete this project in class.

Materials you are required to bring: Normal flameworking tools, didynium glasses, 10-20 mandrels, wear cotton clothing, hair tied back, interest in making some bling on Beads!

Lampworking materials and tools supplied by Carlisle Machine Works

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577, Intro to Dichroic Extract- $150 [More Info]
Bronwen Heilman
08/22/20158:30 am - 11:30 am921, Selling on Etsy - $85
 
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Level: All Levels   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Business

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Selling on Etsy
•  How to get found in Etsy search
  •  Marketing and branding your jewelry
  •  Stand out product photography
Afraid to sell on Etsy because the jewelry category is heavily saturated? Or maybe you've listed a few items and you can't find your products in search or your product shows up on page 156? I have been selling jewelry on Etsy for over 7 years and on average I sell over $1000 a month. In this class I can show you simple strategies that can help you do the same! In this class we will discuss "key phrases". These "key phrases" are essential for you to become relevant and found on Etsy. We will explore how to communicate to our ideal client through our branding, social media, advertising, product photography and styling. It is possible to have success on Etsy, but it does take a lot of work and you need to be consistent. Hope you can join me! You will not complete this project in class.

Prerequisites: Currently selling or the desire to sell on Etsy. Basic knowledge of a PC and have a camera.

Materials you are required to bring: Pen, paper, business cards

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921, Selling on Etsy - $85 [More Info]
Staci Egan
08/22/20158:30 am - 12:30 pm116, Woven Bracelet - $133

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Level: All Levels   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Wire Weaving, Wire Work, Wire Wrapping

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Woven Bracelet
•  Weave wire
  •  Work with heavy half round wire to frame your finished weave
  •  Create your own clasp to finish your bracelet
You will learn to weave sterling silver filled wire in this unique chevron design. You will then frame the finished weave in 10 gauge half round wire and add a touch of gold filled wire wraps to create this elegant bracelet. You will complete this project in class.

Prerequisites: Previous wire wrapping skills helpful

Materials you are required to bring: Task lamp and magnification if necessary

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116, Woven Bracelet - $133 [More Info]
Ronda Stevens
08/22/20158:30 am - 12:30 pm326, Braided, Beaded, and Wired - $125

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Level: All Levels   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Cold Connections, Design, Finishing, Technique Based, Wire Work

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Braided, Beaded, and Wired
•  Learn wire braiding
  •  Learn to add beads in several different ways to the project
  •  Add and create bead caps
  •  Create a focal bead bar
This is a Swedish braiding technique applied to wire. Once the basic pattern is learned, many variations can be easily done. I've taken the idea even further by adding another of my favorite elements: BEADS! This is much easier to do than Viking knit. It is actually easy enough for age 8+. In this class we will complete one or more bracelets. You will complete this project in class.

Basic Skills Needed: Be able to follow verbal instructions in numeric order. Be able to measure and cut wire with a wire cutter

Materials you are required to bring: Ruler, felt tip pen, wire cutters, round nose plier, chain nose pliers, task lamp if you need one

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326, Braided, Beaded, and Wired - $125 [More Info]
Cooky Schock
08/22/20158:30 am - 12:30 pm592, Fair & Square Bracelet - $195
   
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Level: Intermediate   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Bead Weaving

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Fair & Square Bracelet
•  Create square shapes with peyote stitch
  •  Create bezels for small stones
  •  Connecting the components and embellishing
Graceful and sophisticated, this bracelet wears comfortably and has a lot of shimmer. A real statement piece with a blinged out magnetic clasp. You will not complete this project in class.

Prerequisites: Knowledge of peyote

Materials you are required to bring: Scissors, task lamp, beading mat, magnifiers if needed

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592, Fair & Square Bracelet - $195 [More Info]
Liisa Turunen
08/22/20158:30 am - 12:30 pm609, Elemental Leaves - $135
  
   
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Level: Beginner   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Chain Maille, Scale Maille

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Elemental Leaves
•  How to open and close jump rings
  •  Incorporating scales and jump rings
  •  Creating color fades in chainmaille
Create a surprisingly lightweight statement necklace out of colorful aluminum "scales" and jump rings. Once you understand the pattern, you can easily (and quickly!) make bracelets and earrings. You'll learn how to adjust the orientation of the scales to create different textures. Choose from one of 5 "elemental" color schemes (fire, water, earth, aether or sky). Don't let the size of this project fool you; it is a perfect piece for a beginning chainmaille student! You will complete this project in class.

Basic Skills Needed: Previous jewelry making helpful (but not required)

Materials you are required to bring: Beading mat, 2 flat-nose pliers (rubber-coated pliers recommended), wire cutters, task lamp

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609, Elemental Leaves - $135 [More Info]
Rebeca Mojica
08/22/20158:30 am - 12:30 pm
THIS WORKSHOP IS SOLD OUT
620, Molten Relics - $110
  
   
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Level: All Levels   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Soldering

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Molten Relics
•  Metal cuff preparation - copper or brass
  •  Melting silver-bearing solder with a butane torch
  •  Using a rubber stamp to make an impression in solder
  •  How to patina on metal & solder
  •  How to size and form a matel cuff
Do you love bracelets that look like fine silver? In this magical process, we will create a perfectly-sized silver patterned cuff in your choice of widths. Using copper or brass as your base, learn how to stamp into torch-heated silver-bearing solder, create a patina, then form a perfectly shaped cuff bracelet; all in just a three-hour workshop! You will complete this project in class.

Materials you are required to bring: Nothing. Instructor will provide all supplies. Students may wish to bring a favorite wood-backed rubber stamp with deeply etched design.

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Jean Van Brederode
08/22/20158:30 am - 4:00 pm069, Resin, Relics, and Ancient Artifacts - $180


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Level: All Levels   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Annealing, Coloring Metal, Design, Dremel, Drilling, Finishing, Fold Forming, Forging, Patina, Resin, Texturing

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Resin, Relics, and Ancient Artifacts
•  Sgraffitto techniques in resin
  •  Casting with rubber silicone
  •  Layering resin to create cloudy and alternative surfaces
  •  Soldering filigree bezel form
  •  Drilling finish work of resin and metalwork
Focus on new works in jewelry and Resin as it has never been presented before sand, scratch, cast and scraffitto your way into creating unique objects and ancient artifacts in jewelry in combination with metal. Focus and build with resin using multiple thin layers while learning new techniques and application for scratching, crackling, engraving, transferring of imagery, making marks and coloring surface. Set your finished components with filigree bezel wire brazing presented. Ample time to finish many resin components in layers and metal bezel settings. You will complete this project in class.

Basic Skills Needed: I will guide all levels, helpful if you have had prior metal clay experience but not mandatory

Materials you are required to bring: Please bring-optional- hot 60 watt bulb and lamp, ( this is for drying resin so we can build in layers.), rusted found bezel such as coco lid, jar lid or any type of cup shape, meaningful small objects such as photos, inclusions such as text, leaves, sticks, herbs, sand, dried flowers. Objects to cast, (I will have some as well)

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069, Resin, Relics, and Ancient Artifacts - $180 [More Info]
Susan Lenart Kazmer
08/22/20158:30 am - 4:00 pm094, Woven Drop Earrings - $197

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Level: All Levels   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Torchwork, Wire Weaving, Wire Work, Wire Wrapping

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Woven Drop Earrings
•  Wire Weaving
  •  Wire Work
  •  Torch Work
Capture the magic of freeform wire while creating these stunning earrings. Students will learn the basket weave techniques needed to complete the project, large gauge wire shaping techniques and how to use a torch to draw beads at the ends of wires. Students will complete a practice earring before working on the final pair. You will complete this project in class.

Materials you are required to bring: Chain nose pliers, flat nose pliers, round nose pliers, flush wire cutters, flat nose vinyl jaw pliers, needle tool, blue painters' masking tape, ruler, permanent marker, work mat, task light and magnification recommended

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094, Woven Drop Earrings - $197 [More Info]
Kaska Firor
08/22/20158:30 am - 4:00 pm096, Broomcasting with Sterling - $190

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Level: Intermediate   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Annealing, Fusing

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Broomcasting with Sterling
•  Choose the best broom for boom casting
  •  Gain a basic understanding of pouring.
  •  Develop understanding of grain weight to determine the broom casting size
  •  Safely pour molten sterling
Students will gain a better understanding of broom casting results. Safety and environmental cautions will be discussed. Tools, equipment and varies conditions will be be explained. Instructor will have samples of finished work, along with photos to guide students in the technique associated with each sample. Various options will be discussed. Sterling pours will be demonstrated by the instructor, followed by students practice pours. You will not complete this project in class.

Prerequisites: Experience with a torch.

Materials you are required to bring: Safety Glass (a must), wear covered shoes (a must), journal for taking notes or making sketches, galvanized steel bucket (from hardware store), apron, small round crucible and INSULATED crucible holding handle, large tip Butane torch, 1-2 ounces Sterling grain, fire brick, small container or zip lock baggie

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096, Broomcasting with Sterling - $190 [More Info]
Linda Lurcott
08/22/20158:30 am - 4:00 pm138, Metal Clay Pendants with Vintage China - $234

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Level: All Levels   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Metal Clay

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Metal Clay Pendants with Vintage China
•  Grinding porcelain chards
  •  Making pinch Bails in metal clay
  •  Spot soldering using a micro torch
  •  Making bezels
Jump into Bezel Setting in Metal Clay! This workshop will introduce you to the exciting world of setting inclusions Metal Clay. We will work with PMC 3 and fine silver bezel wire, to add beautiful vintage china shards and make pendants that are truly romantic, art deco, Asian and more! Don't miss this hybrid approach to new techniques in soldering on metal clay that will open the door to loads of new possibilities in jewelry making. You will complete this project in class.

Prerequisites: Students must have some experience with a micro torch

Materials you are required to bring: Bring your metal clay tools and favorite textures

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138, Metal Clay Pendants with Vintage China - $234 [More Info]
Gail Stouffer
08/22/20158:30 am - 4:00 pm
THIS WORKSHOP IS SOLD OUT
200, Stacking Stones - $190

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Level: All Levels   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Drilling, Finishing, Flex Shaft, Metalsmithing, Soldering, Stone Setting - Cabochon

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Stacking Stones
• Stone drilling
 • Bezel setting
  • Tube riveting
 • Soldering
Learn an exciting way to add interest and intrigue to your jewelry pieces. Everyone will want to know how you manage to secure one stone on top of another. In this class the mystery will be revealed and you will acquire a skill that will blow the lid off the design possibilities! From here, the sky is the limit! In this class you will have the option of creating a ring or pendant with the stacked-stone process. You will complete this project in class.

Prerequisites: Comfortable using a jeweler's saw, soldering experience helpful

Materials you are required to bring: Safety glasses, basic Jewelry making tools - round nose pliers, flat nose pliers, wire cutters, metal shears, ring clamp, needle file set, half-round, flat, triangle, etc., hand files - #4 cut half-round or half-round ring file, #2 flat or half-round, bezel pusher, bezel roller or burnisher, bench pin, bench block , jewelers saw and blades (size #2/0 or 30), rawhide mallet. Optional: 3" or 4" C clamp for securing the bench pin...you never know what kind of tables will be in the class, work light, texturing hammers, metal stamps, 1.25mm hole punch, polishing papers.

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200, Stacking Stones - $190 [More Info]
Richard Salley
08/22/20158:30 am - 4:00 pm303, Success with Prometheus Clays - $210
  
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Level: All Levels   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Basics, Metal Clay, Mixed Materials, Technique Based, Tool Instruction

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Success with Prometheus Clays
•  Learn the basics of base metal clays with Prometheus Copper and Bronze
  •  Understand the basic firing methods for base metal clays
  •  Learn to use basic designs to create wearable pieces
This class focuses on the basics of base metal clays, in particular Prometheus Copper and Prometheus Bronze, very popular in Europe and now available in the US. These clays are very dense and make attractive colors when fired, and when mixed together to create a rosy-colored metal.

Basic Skills: Listening and learning skills

Materials you are required to bring: Pen or pencil. Optional: personal metal clay tools

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303, Success with Prometheus Clays - $210 [More Info]
Ed and Martha Biggar
08/22/20158:30 am - 4:00 pm
THIS WORKSHOP IS SOLD OUT
435, Fold Form & Riveted Accent Hinged Cuff - $270

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Level: All Levels   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Fold Forming, Metalsmithing, Metalwork, Soldering

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Fold Form & Riveted Accent Hinged Cuff
•  Basic line fold form
  •  Metal texturing
  •  Tube rivets
In this full day action packed adventure each student will create a unique hinged bracelet. The central section of the bracelet will be accented with a line and twisted fold form. The side pieces of the bracelet will be fortified and accented with hand forged elements. All of these pieces will then be riveted in place. Finally, a fused link chain and closure will be used to fit the piece to each individual. You will complete this project in class.

Materials you are required to bring: Instructor will provide workstations and all materials and tools required to complete project in class.

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435, Fold Form & Riveted Accent Hinged Cuff - $270 [More Info]
Anne Mitchell
08/22/20158:30 am - 4:00 pm499, Etching, Sawing, & Hinges, Oh My! - $185
 
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Level: All Levels   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Cold Connections, Design, Etching, Metalwork, Patina, Riveting, Soldering, Texturing

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Etching, Sawing, & Hinges, Oh My!
•  Etching
  •  Sawing
  •  Soldering
  •  Cold Connections
  •  Patina
Create a hinged, etched pendant choosing a shape from our template book, or design your own. We will have hundreds of stamps to choose from for the etched interior and the sawed window. You will complete this project in class.

Basic Skills Needed: Ability to hold a saw, use both hands.

Materials you are required to bring: None, a hand towel would be helpful.

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499, Etching, Sawing, & Hinges, Oh My! - $185 [More Info]
Kim St. Jean
08/22/20158:30 am - 4:00 pmNEW! LAMPWORKING WORKSHOP
562, Lampworked Glass Flowers- $190
   
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Lampworking

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Lampworked Glass Flowers
•  Lampworking on copper wires
  •  Lampworking simple leaf and berry shapes
  •  Lampworking simple and complicated flower shapes
In this workshop students will learn techniques to make simple and complicated lampworked glass flowers and leaves, berries and pods. we will talk about techniques to assemble flowers into a necklace. You will complete this project in class.

Basic Skills Needed: Basic lampworking skills are required for this class

Materials you are required to bring: None. Wear long hair tied back/in a ponytail. Natural fiber clothing and closed toe shoes.

Lampworking materials and tools supplied by Carlisle Machine Works

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562, Lampworked Glass Flowers - $190 [More Info]
Stephanie Maddalena
08/22/20158:30 am - 4:00 pmNEW! LAMPWORKING WORKSHOP
570, Introduction to Lampwork- $190
  
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Level: Beginner  Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Lampworking

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Introduction to Lampwork
•  Creating basic bead shapes
  •  Pulling stringer and using them for bead decoration
  •  Pulling simple cane and making simple floral beds
Learn to create a variety of glass beads using the lampworking technique. Beginning with the basic hand techniques used to manipulate glass rods into beads, the class will then focus on developing good shapes, pulling stringer, applying dots, raking, twisting, making cane, and simple florals. An emphasis will be placed on safety and annealing practices. This class is designed specifically for the beginner who has not worked with a torch before and is designed to give you a basic understanding of the fundamentals of beadmaking. You will complete this project in class.

Materials you are required to bring: Please wear natural fibers; if you have long hair, please pull it back; please wear long pants and covered shoes

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Elizabeth Hopkins
08/22/20158:30 am - 4:00 pm614, Etched Copper Journal Necklace - $180
 
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Level: All Levels   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Assembly, Cold Connections, Etching, Metalsmithing

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Etched Copper Journal Necklace
•  Metal etching with ferric chloride
  •  Creating a hinge from scratch
  •  Creating cold connections
In this workshop students will create a miniature etched copper journal. Students will learn to etch metal using ferric chloride. Students will create a hinge from scratch. Students will also create their own necklace clasp. The copper journal necklace that is created will be a special keepsake. You will complete this project in class.

Materials you are required to bring: Apron, lap towel, chain nose pliers, round nose pliers, flat nose pliers, jewelry file, Steel bench block and sandbag to set it on or some other object to muffle noise. Chasing hammer, sharpie marker wide tip. Materials that are optional are small bailing pliers, euro punch 1.5mm. Non serrated metal shears. Teacher will have extra tools but if you have these please bring them.

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614, Etched Copper Journal Necklace - $180 [More Info]
Erin Keck
08/22/20158:30 am - 4:00 pm630, My Father's Watchband - $155
  
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Level: Intermediate   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Bead Weaving

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in My Father's Watchband
•  Cubic right angle weave stitch
  •  Design
  •  3 dimensional off bead weaving
This very majestic piece is stitched in tubular right angle weave links. Putting the links together is a puzzle by it self and makes the project even more interesting. Tubular right angle weave is a wonderful and supple weave that lend it self for many uses, in this piece links that give the look of an old fashioned watchband my Father used to wear, but the possibilities are endless. If time allows I will talk about these possibilities. The class will start with practicing the stitch. And its particulars like turning a corner and stitching one part to another will be covered while stitching the first couple of links in class. You will not complete this project in class.

Basic Skills Needed: Some basic knowledge of off-loom seed bead weaving, and needlework

Materials you are required to bring: Needles, thread, size 11 seed beads in 3 colors 35 gram each, bead mat, scissors. (kits available -- $40)

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Huib Petersen
08/22/20158:30 am - 4:00 pm634, Color and Design for the Bead Jewelry Artist - $160
   
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Level: All Levels    Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Filigree

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Color and Design for the Bead Jewelry Artist
•  How to use creativity and intuition with color
  •  How to use thread for advanced bead stringing techniques
  •  Learn a variety of attractive and durable finishing techniques
Prepare yourself for a day-long bead, color and design intensive. Color can be a stumbling block for new artisans as well as those more seasoned in the craft. In the morning session, students use their creativity and intuition with color, shed preconceived notions and roadblocks and learn to mix beads into sophisticated blends. Kate shares her extensive collection of beaded jewelry in class to provide inspiration and examples of technique. Also a variety of stringing materials and their best uses will be discussed. But things don't stop there. In the afternoon class continues with students designing and starting a multi-strand necklace featuring a focal bead or centerpiece incorporating advanced stringing techniques. Whether you are a metal worker, glass bead artist or into mixed media, this is the class you need to ramp your jewelry skills up a notch. Students are also invited on a lunch-time treasure hunt with Kate to meet of her favorite bead vendors and find interesting and unique pieces to add to their creations. Students are encouraged to bring a notebook and camera to class along with any samples of jewelry they might wish to share. You will not complete this project in class.

Basic Skills Needed: Students should have a familiarity with basic stringing techniques

Materials you are required to bring: 1 spool size 4 nylon thread or other medium-weight nylon thread. Thread should be heavy enough to fit all chosen beads. • 1 Centerpiece. It could be anything, such as a large bead, carved semi precious piece, flat disc or donut. • A bead mix. Mix includes: 2-3 types and colors of seed beads sizes 8/0-11/0; approximately 25 pieces of 2, 3 or 4 different 3-4mm beads; approximately 25 pieces of 2 or 3 different 6mm beads; approximately 8 pieces of 2 or 3 different interesting 8-10mm beads. Think interesting color and material mixes here. • 1 Bead with a large hole to cover the knot on top of the centerpiece. 10 strands of nylon thread should fit inside this hole. • 6-8 beads for the back of the necklace. These beads must have holes to accommodate 5 strands of size 4 thread. • 2 beads for the ends of the necklace. The holes must accommodate 10 strands of size 4 thread and can measure between 8-12mm. • 1, 20mm bead that is elongated, like a tube or bicone for the toggle end of the button and loop clasp. • 15 size 6 seed beads or other small bead with large holes for the loop end of the clasp. • A ready-made clasp can be used instead of the button and loop closure Scissors Chain nose pliers Twisted wire beading needles, fine Clear nail polish or Hypo Cement Beading surface Baggies to transport beads and project home Notebook and pen Camera if desired Lamp and magnification if needed.

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634, Color and Design for the Bead Jewelry Artist - $160 [More Info]
Kate Richbourg
08/22/20158:30 am - 4:00 pm638, Welcome Home Jewelry - $205

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Level: Intermediate   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Drilling,Flex Shaft,Metalsmithing,Metalwork,Silversmithing,Soldering

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Welcome Home Jewelry
•  Basic soldering
  •  Soldering
  •  Prong setting
  •  Dimensional fabrication
Get the full metalsmithing experience with a whimsical and uniquely personal project designed to give you a fun introduction to essential jewelry-making techniques. In this substantial house pendant and earring project, you'll texture metal, solder elements together, and create a 3-dimensional sculptural setting. We'll make embellished earwires, set pinch bails, patina and polish, and end up with a gorgeous mixed-metal jewelry set you'll be proud to wear! Join us for a fast-paced, wide-ranging workshop that will move your metalsmithing skills to the next level. You will complete this project in class.

Prerequisites: Prior experience with a butane torch helpful but not required

Materials you are required to bring: Eye magnification and a battery-operated work light - everything else is provided!

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638, Welcome Home Jewelry - $205 [More Info]
Francesca Watson
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
08/22/201512:30 pm - 2:00 pm148, Beads in Bloom - $71


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Level: All Levels   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Bead Stitching, Macramé

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Beads in Bloom
•  Bead shape & color mixing
  •  Simple bead weaving & needle threading
  •  Gluing
Create unusual bead blooms with a simple technique that lends itself to many creative applications. Beads in bloom can be used to create unique pins, necklaces, lariats, earrings, and rings. You will not complete this project in class.

Materials you are required to bring: Beading mat, scissor, thread zapper, magnification if required, light

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148, Beads in Bloom - $71 [More Info]
Beth Kraft
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
08/22/20151:00 pm - 3:00 pm169, Simply Marbelous - $91

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Level: All Levels   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Metalsmithing, Metalwork, Mixed Materials, Silversmithing, Soldering, Stone Setting - Cabochon

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Simply Marbelous
•  Creative stone setting
  •  Soldering
  •  Forming metal
See the light shine through this pendant. Using marbles and round beads as the center piece, you will fabricate a sterling silver bezel and set the bead in place. Students will have time to make at least two pendants. You will complete this project in class.

Materials you are required to bring: Flush side cutters, flat nose or parallel pliers, magnifying glasses and Ott light as needed, curved burnisher, Sharpie, bead mat

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169, Simply Marbelous - $91 [More Info]
Kieu Pham Gray
08/22/20151:00 pm - 4:00 pm038, Rotary Tools Demystified: Flex Shaft Only! - $120

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Level: Beginner   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Basics, Drilling, Flex Shaft, Metalsmithing, Metalwork, Mixed Materials, Tool Instruction

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Rotary Tools Demystified: Flex Shaft Only!
•  How to set up a flex shaft
  •  How to use different attachments
  •  How to drill holes in metals, wood, polymer and plasics
  •  How to sand and polish
  •  Maintaining the Flex shaft
You can learn to set up and effectively use a Flexible Shaft tool -- with confidence. We will focus on the safe and proper use of these tools, and learn about the many different attachments available to grind, sand, cut, carve, polish and buff all kinds of materials, like plastics, wood, paper, and metal. This is a class for the beginner, no experience is needed. You will complete this project in class.

Materials you are required to bring: Flexible shaft machine and stand, accessories kit; any model. Notebook and pencil, portable bench pin, SAFETY GOGGLES.

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038, Rotary Tools Demystified: Flex Shaft Only! - $120 [More Info]
Helen Driggs
08/22/20151:00 pm - 4:00 pm192, Metal Patinas - $125

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Level: All Levels   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Mixed Materials, Patina

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Metal Patinas
•  Learning about patinas
  •  Gold leafing
  •  Layering colors and materials
  •  Working with interference paints
Leave this class with a stunning brass cuff wrapped around your wrist. Join Alison Lee, from CRAFTCAST.com, and explore the possibilities and unique results you can get with simple patinas. Start with a brass cuff blank and have lots of fun watching the patina process happen right before your eyes. Color possibilities span from brilliant turquoise to burnt umber and everything in between. Add further surface color and embellishments using a variety of materials and techniques. You will complete this project in class.

Materials you are required to bring: Eye protection

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192, Metal Patinas - $125 [More Info]
Alison Lee
08/22/20151:00 pm - 4:00 pm238, River of Maille Bracelet - $130
   
   
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Level: All Levels   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Chain Maille

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in River of Maille Bracelet
•  Read and understand a chain maille pattern
  •  Build a chain maille weave
  •  Learn chain maille techniques and design tricks
The River of Maille Bracelet lives up to its name. It feels and looks like a river of silver flowing along your wrist. This is an interesting weave to build and you should enjoy the class. The addition of twisted jump rings adds an element of interest to the piece as well as sparkle and shine. Although this is a more substantial chain maille weave, it is very comfortable to wear. Please join me for this class. You will not complete this project in class.

Prerequisites: Knowledge of opening and closing jump rings is helpful

Materials you are required to bring: Chain nose pliers, flat nose pliers, two row clasp, and task lamp and extension cord (optional)

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238, River of Maille Bracelet - $130 [More Info]
Sue Ripsch
08/22/20151:00 pm - 4:00 pm
THIS WORKSHOP IS SOLD OUT
524, Into the Woods Tree Pendant - $110
   
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Level: All Levels   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Assembly, Cold Connections, Coloring Metal, Design, Metalwork, Stamping, Technique Based, Texturing

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Into the Woods Tree Pendant
•  How to color metal
  •  Texturing metal
  •  How to use patina on metal
  •  Drawing skills
Rich in meaning, the tree of life is a powerful symbol for the interconnection of all life, if you are interested in symbolic jewelry or just want to make a pretty tree pendant this workshop is for you. Create the look of an enameled piece without the use of a kiln. This technique uses colored pencil and permanent ink to color a copper surface. You will learn to use metal stamps, dimple pliers, and patina to design a beautiful pendant you can be proud of. No prior skill or experience is needed. You will complete this project in class.

Materials you are required to bring: 1-12 pack of Prismacolor premier colored pencils (in tin only); no other colored pencils will work, or can be purchased by contacting the instructor at least four weeks before the start of the class. Price $21.00, 1- #1or #2 flat art paint brush, and 1-#6 or #8 flat art paint brush, 1-black permanent extra fine felt marker (sharpie) and pencil."

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524, Into the Woods Tree Pendant - $110 [More Info]
Roxan O'Brien
08/22/20151:00 pm - 4:00 pmNEW! LAMPWORKING WORKSHOP
566, Twisties and Murrini - $110
  
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Lampworking

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Lampwork Basics
•  Making twisties using the mandrel method
  •  Making twisties using the full rod method ('toothpaste style')
  •  Making complex twisties (sometimes called 'latticino')
  •  Basic murrini types (bullseye and string)
  •  Learning more about heat control and taking advantage of it to pull longer pieces
If you have played with glass for even a little while and you have not had the chance to use twisties and murrinis, this is the class for you. We will cover three different styles of twisties (mandrel, full rod, and 'complex' twisties) and how to use each type in your beads. We will also be making some beads in class so that you will be able to use your new skills in your finished work. Part of the fun of this class is that students are not required to make their twisties and murrinis in the exact colors as the instructor – rather the technique will be taught and you will be given the option of choosing your own palette to explore in class. All tools needed to complete this class will be provided for use in class - however if you have favorite tools (such as marvers or tweezers), please feel free to bring them. You will complete this project in class.

Basic Skills Needed: Making twisties using the mandrel method

Materials you are required to bring: Please wear natural fiber clothing for safety (no nylon blouses). If you have long hair, please pull it back and secure it in a ponytail or barrette.

Lampworking materials and tools supplied by Carlisle Machine Works

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566, Twisties and Murrini - $110 [More Info]
Donna McClaren
08/22/20151:00 pm - 4:00 pmNEW! LAMPWORKING WORKSHOP
578,Making Cups from Bottles - $145
 
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Lampworking

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Intro to Making Cups from Bottles
•  Learn how to safely cut bottle glass and turn it into a beautiful drinking cup


This is a beginning class focusing on how to work with bottles. We will be focusing on how to safely cut bottles and how to grind the ends to make a beautiful recycled bottle glass vessel.

 You will complete this project in class.

Materials you are required to bring: BOTTLES!! (please bring one or 2 to cut and share), rubberized gloves, wear cotton clothing, hair tied back, interest in making cool cups!

Lampworking materials and tools supplied by Carlisle Machine Works

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578, Making Cups from Bottles- $145 [More Info]
Bronwen Heilman
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
08/22/20154:30 pm - 8:30 pm099, Beachin' Bezels - $120

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Level: Advanced   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Metalsmithing, Metalwork, Mixed Materials, Soldering

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Beachin' Bezels
•  Stone setting
  •  Chasing
  •  Forming
Sometimes you just want to see both sides of a stone when you are setting it. This bezel setting technique will show you how to set free-formed stones without a back and at the same time introduce you to Fretz stakes. Students who work quickly will finish two pieces. A selection of glass will be provided to choose from. Additional materials and tools maybe purchased from instructor. You will complete this project in class.

Basic Skills Needed: Sterling silver soldering skills

Materials you are required to bring: Chain nose pliers, nylon nose pliers, ultra flush cutters, Fretz 10x3 wheel stake (I-15), holder insert stake (h-2) with stake holder (H-1), options available from instructor $125 -$160, small goldsmith hammer or small planishing hammer (or something similar), magnifying glasses and Ott light as needed, burnisher, C-clamp for stake holder (5-6"), magnifying glasses and Ott light as needed

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099, Beachin' Bezels - $120 [More Info]
Kieu Pham Gray
08/22/20154:30 pm - 8:30 pm340, Plexi Pendant - $115

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Level: All Levels   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Annealing, Cold Connections, Coloring Metal, Lucite, Metalsmithing, Patina, Riveting, Texturing

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Plexi Pendant
•  Designing with metal and plexi glass sheet
  •  Correct tools to use with plexi glass
  •  Riveting two unlike materials
Acrylic sheet is a wonderful medium to work with that will add interest and another form of color to your jewelry techniques. Design a pendant that will incorporate this great material and learn the best ways to work with it. We will create and use wire rivets to hold the layers together. You must be proficient with the jewelers saw for this class. You will complete this project in class.

Prerequisites: Adventurous beginners welcome, but must be adept at using a jeweler's saw

Materials you are required to bring: Jewelers saw, 2/0 saw blades, steel bench block and pad, chasing hammer, glue stick, felt tip pen, bench pin and clamp

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340, Plexi Pendant - $115 [More Info]
Cooky Schock
08/22/20154:30 pm - 8:30 pm502, Tantilizing Tentacle Cuff - $120
   
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Level: Intermediate   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Bead Embroidery, Design

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Tantilizing Tentacle Cuff
•  Backstitch
  •  Edging techniques
  •  Shaping and sizing a cuff bracelet
  •  Transferring designs on to beading substrate
This fun and funky cuff bracelet works up relatively quickly for bead embroidery. Learn the ins and outs of working with this new material while creating this unusual piece. Students will learn about sizing and shaping, as well as how to transfer designs onto the surface of the material. You will not complete this project in class.

Prerequisites: Students should have completed 3-5 bead weaving projects using size 11 seed beads.

Materials you are required to bring: Scissors, beading surface, task light, extension cord, microcrystalline wax or beeswax, fine point tweezers, pencil, magnifiers if necessary, Sobo or Tacky glue will be needed to complete the project, but we will probably not get that far in class.

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502, Tantilizing Tentacle Cuff - $120 [More Info]
Francie Broadie
08/22/20154:30 pm - 8:30 pm607, Alhambra Pendant - $116
 
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Level: Advanced   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Chain Maille, Wire Work

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Alhambra Pendant
•  Combining metal and rubber rings
  •  Techniques for building upon a weave to create new layers
  •  Squeezing into tight spots in chainmaille
Weave rubber rings into metal jump rings to create a dramatic 2.5" (6.4 cm) pendant in the instructor's signature intricate style. The pattern resembles Moorish tiles, hence the name Alhambra. Students receive instructions, but note that this design is a preview from the instructor's upcoming book and instructions will not be available to the general public until the book is released. You will complete this project in class.

Prerequisites: Fluency with Japanese Bulls Eye, Helm Chain (Parallel), plus 3 additional intermediate- or advanced-level chainmaille weaves.

Materials you are required to bring: Beading mat, 2 flat-nose pliers (rubber-coated pliers recommended), task lamp

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607, Alhambra Pendant - $116 [More Info]
Rebeca Mojica
08/22/20154:30 pm - 8:30 pm622, The Gift That Keeps Giving - Creating Jewelry from Castoffs - $110
   
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Level: All Levels   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Metalwork

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in The Gift That Keeps Giving - Creating Jewelry from Castoffs
•  Using plastic cast-off gift cards to create a panel bracelet
  •  How to prepare and size sheet copper into panels for use in a bracelet
  •  How to texture copper sheet
  •  How to cut and rivet plastic gift card sections to copper panels for a bracelet
  •  How to assemble panels of a bracelet with jump rings properly
Gift cards are mini works of art used as tokens of friendship, tribute, or gratitude, then used and thrown out with the trash. The Gift That Keeps Giving shows you how to preserve the beauty of cast-off gift cards long after they are used! Join me in The Gift That Keeps Giving - Creating Jewelry from Castoffs as we create a one-of-a-kind linked bracelet while fine-tuning your metal texturing, creating a patina, designing, riveting, and sizing skills! You will complete this project in class.

Materials you are required to bring: I have several sets of these supplies to share with my students. Bring what you can. You are welcome to share my tools & supplies. Small ball peen hammer, bench block, pad or folded washcloth to muffle hammering, needle nose pliers, chain nose pliers, flat nose pliers, small metal shears, scissors, 1.8 mm hole punch, small metal files. Optional: center punch, texturing hammer(s), gift cards (I will have plenty!), rivet setter, other size small hole punches like 1.5mm and 1.25mm, Dremel with 1/16 drill bit, magnifying glasses.

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622, The Gift That Keeps Giving - Creating Jewelry from Castoffs - $110 [More Info]
Jean Van Brederode
08/22/20155:30 pm - 7:30 pmNEW! OPEN TORCH NIGHT - Saturday 5:30pm

We're excited to host our first-ever Open Torch Night! If you're hoping just to get a feel for lampworking technique or have a project you want to work on, stop by and try out some or all of the torches available. Lampworking Sponsor, Carlisle Machine Works Inc. will have representatives on hang to explain more about lampworking and help guide you! Watch some demos, meet some artists and exhibitors, and enjoy light snacks.

For safety: please wear natural fibers, long pants and covered shoes; if you have long hair it must be tied back.

Lampworking materials and tools supplied by Carlisle Machine Works
Light snacks and beverages sponsored by Wale Apparatus


Located in Hall D, lampworking classrooms
Open Torch Night - Saturday
08/22/20155:30 pm - 8:30 pm039, Rotary Tools Part Two: Advanced Techniques - $140
 
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Level: Intermediate   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Basics, Carving Stone, Dremel, Drilling, Metalsmithing, Metalwork, Mixed Materials, Technique Based, Tool Instruction

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Rotary Tools Part Two: Advanced Techniques
•  Sanding and Abrading with finesse
  •  Drilling hard materials with a diamond drill
  •  Polishing metal
Once you've mastered the basic of your Dremel or Flexible Shaft tool it's time to learn about the many different advanced techniques and attachments available to grind, sand, cut, carve, polish and buff all kinds of materials. We've covered drilling plastics, wood, paper and metals, now we will delve into hard materials like glass, ceramic and stone. This is a class for rotary tool users who have mastered the basics and are very familiar with their equipment. Prior experience with the equipment is mandatory -- It is suggested students complete one of my beginner rotary tool classes: Dremels Only! or Flex Shaft Only! prior to attending this class; however instructor permission to take only this class is possible with advance approval. You will complete this project in class.

Basic Skills Needed: Student should have completed either one of my Rotary Tools Demystified Classes: either Dremels Only or Flex Shaft Only. If they have not, please email me (hidriggs@comcast.net) for approval to sign up based on questions I will ask them about their knowledge and experience with their equipment.

Materials you are required to bring: Dremel tool or flexible shaft machine and stand -- and know how to set it up, whatever attachments you own, Notebook and pencil, Portable bench pin, Strong wire nippers, Strong utility pliers with teeth, Ball peen or chasing hammer, Center punch, Steel bench block. An old, shallow glass or pyrex dish, a container for water, SAFETY GOGGLES.

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039, Rotary Tools Part Two: Advanced Techniques - $140 [More Info]
Helen Driggs
08/22/20155:30 pm - 8:30 pm074, Mokume Gane in Clay - $110


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Level: All Levels   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Assembly, Design, Polymer Clay, Texturing

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Mokume Gane in Clay
•  Layer clay and use gold leafing
  •  Paint with alcohol inks
  •  Use tools to add texture and designs
  •  Use a slicing blade
  •  Assemble the clay into pendants, earrings, etc.
Traditionally, mokume gane refers to an ancient technique where metals were assembled to resemble the grain in wood. By using polymer clay instead of metal, we can achieve an effect that adds dimension, depth, and a blending of colors to our clay projects. You will learn to tint translucent clay, add gold leafing, make a layered stack and pattern by stamping with clay tools. When the piece is ready, it will be sliced into wafer thin sections and placed on more clay to be cut into the desired shapes. Once baked, the pieces can be assembled into a necklace, bracelet or individuals pendants. You will complete this project in class.

Prerequisites: Know how to condition clay, some experience with slicing blades

Materials you are required to bring: Nothing

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074, Mokume Gane in Clay - $110 [More Info]
Donna Weeks
08/22/20155:30 pm - 8:30 pm
THIS WORKSHOP IS SOLD OUT
160, Dazzling Color on Copper - $110

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Level: All Levels   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Assembly, Coloring Metal, Design, Patina, Stamping, Texturing

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Dazzling Color on Copper
•  Give copper the look of an enameled piece without the use of a kiln
  •  Proper way to apply patinas
  •  Use metal stamps
Create the look of an enameled piece without the use of a kiln! This amazing technique uses colored pencil and permanent ink to color a copper surface. In this workshop you will learn how to prepare copper to accept hand-applied color for a permanent effect, and how to use metal stamps, fluid color, and patina to design a beautiful pendant you can be proud of. Beginners welcome! No prior skill or experience is needed. You will complete this project in class.

Materials you are required to bring: 1-12 pack of Prismacolor premier colored pencils (in tin only); no other colored pencils will work, or can be purchased by contacting the instructor at least four weeks before the start of the class. Price $21.00. 1-#1or #2 flat art paint brush, and 1-# 6 or #8 flat art paint brush, 1-black permanent extra fine felt tip marker (sharpie)

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160, Dazzling Color on Copper - $110 [More Info]
Roxan O'Brien
08/22/20155:30 pm - 8:30 pm202, Collage Loom Cuff - $143

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Level: All Levels   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Basics, Bead Stitching, Loom

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Collage Loom Cuff
•  Basic loom warping and weaving on the Beadalon jewel loom
  •  How to follow a loom pattern
  •  Ending and adding thread
  •  Removing beadwork from loom
  •  Adding a clasp
The perfect class to add bead weaving on a loom and following a more intricate pattern to your beading repertoire! We teach on the Beadalon Jewel Loom which is easier than any other loom to set up so you get into the weaving fast. Our clasp ends make the finish faster, too! You will not complete this project in class.

Prerequisites: Students must be able to sew small beads with a needle and thread. No knowledge of loom weaving is required.

Materials you are required to bring: Bead mat, task lamp and extension cord, #11 or #12 hard beading needles, scissors, pliers to open and close jump rings, tape measure to check length, stringing glue to dab knots. (Optional)

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202, Collage Loom Cuff - $143 [More Info]
Leslie Rogalski
08/22/20155:30 pm - 8:30 pm264, Monte Python Necklace - $140
 
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Level: Intermediate   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Chain Maille

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Monte Python Necklace
•  Read and understand a chain maille pattern
  •  Increase and decrease within a weave
  •  Learn to make a chain maille necklace
The Monte Python Necklace is a unique and interesting chain maille project. The necklace seems to undulate around your neck causing you to receive many compliments. It is beautiful and very comfortable to wear. In class you will make an 18 inch necklace but will have the opportunity to make it longer if you so desire. Please join me for this class. You will not complete this project in class.

Prerequisites: Previous knowledge of opening and closing jump rings and weaving a chain maille design

Materials you are required to bring: Chain nose pliers, Flat nose pliers, Clasp, Task lamp and extension cord (optional)

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264, Monte Python Necklace - $140 [More Info]
Sue Ripsch
08/22/20155:30 pm - 8:30 pm308, Rainforest Leaves - $120

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Level: All Levels   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Anodizing, Finishing, Fold Forming, Forging, Metalwork, Niobium, Texturing, Wire Work

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Rainforest Leaves
•  Cutting, fold forming and finishing niobium sheet
  •  Bath anodizing to color niobium
  •  Creating their own earwires
Line fold-forming will be used in creating leaf shapes. They will be prepared by filing and sanding for anodizing. The students will control the colors they anodize. You will complete this project in class.

Materials you are required to bring: Round nose pliers, chain nose pliers, flush wire cutter, fine-tip marker, a task lamp if needed

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308, Rainforest Leaves - $120 [More Info]
Marti Brown
08/22/20155:30 pm - 8:30 pm500, Pugnacious Prongs Ring - $130

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Level: All Levels   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Patina, Silversmithing, Soldering, Wire Work

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Pugnacious Prongs Ring
•  Soldering
  •  Silversmithing
  •  Wire Work
  •  Stone Setting
  •  Patina
Capture virtually any stone with the pugnacious prongs of this sterling ring. Hundreds of stones to choose from. You will complete this project in class.

Basic Skills Needed: Ability to hold a handheld torch

Materials you are required to bring: None, a hand towel would be helpful

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500, Pugnacious Prongs Ring - $130 [More Info]
Kim St. Jean
08/23/2015

08/23/20158:30 am - 10:30 am448, Wild Wire Gypsy Charm Choker - $90
   
  
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Level: All Levels   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Assembly, Design, Wire Wrapping

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Wild Wire Gypsy Charm Choker
•  Free style wire working, wire wrapped loops
  •  Working with 16 gauge wire in a long continuous piece
  •  Design with many different elements
  •  Visual balance while asymmetrical
  •  Tips and tricks to finish wire work end
Create an amazing Gypsy Style Choker, using an assortment of art beads and gemstones (kits will vary, students get to pick their own). We will make a wire neck piece with 16g antiqued copper, that will be the main part of the necklace. From here we will discuss design using an assortment of beads as charms. Get design tips and tricks for creating visual balance in an asymmetrical design as well as learn to do some basic wire wrapping and finishing tips.You will complete this project in class.

Basic Skills Needed: Some wire wrapping is helpful such as a wire wrapped loop

Materials you are required to bring: Flush cutters / wire cutters (will be cutting 16 gauge copper wire- cutters must be recommended for that gauge), round nose pliers, chain nose pliers, half round file (optional), beads (optional, if they want to add their own into the mix)

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448, Wild Wire Gypsy Charm Choker - $90 [More Info]
Staci Smith
08/23/20158:30 am - 10:30 am651, Solar Flare Chainmaille Pendant - $73
  
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Level: All Levels   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Chain Maille

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Solar Flare Chainmaille Pendant
•  Chainmaille
  •  Working with square wire jump rings
  •  Creating structural chainmaille
The Solar Flare Chainmaille Pendant uses various colours of square wire anodized aluminum jump rings (16 colours will be available for students to choose from) to create a stunning lightweight and structural pendant.
You will complete this project in class.

Prerequisites: Students should be comfortable with opening and closing jump rings and working with chain nose pliers

Materials you are required to bring: Magnification if needed

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651, Solar Flare Chainmaille Pendant - $73 [More Info]
Michelle Brennan
08/23/20158:30 am - 11:30 am101, Design Discoveries with Broom Castings - $85

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Level: Intermediate   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Annealing, Soldering

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Design Discoveries with Broom Castings
•  Design within the scope of the broom casting result
  •  Assembly options
  •  When to solder or cold connect a broom casting
Class will discuss the various options for Broom Cast uses and the many ways to incorporate broom castings into jewelry. Instructor will show samples and photos of her Broom Cast Collection. Instructor will instruct student on ways to view the piece for the best use and several tips to address soldering and/or assembly issues for a secure piece of jewelry as well as the ascetics. You will not complete this project in class.

Prerequisites: Broom casting and soldering and a willingness to explore variations.

Materials you are required to bring: Thoroughly cleaned broom castings, sketch pad and pencil, sand paper (400-1000), set of needle files, forming pliers, brass brush, optivisors, the following items are recommended, yet optional: camera, sterling silver round wire 16-gauge 5 feet, sterling silver round wire 18-gauge 5 feet, sterling silver round wire 20-gauge 5 feet, sterling silver square wire 16- or 14-gauge, cross locking insulated tweezers

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101, Design Discoveries with Broom Castings - $85 [More Info]
Linda Lurcott
08/23/20158:30 am - 11:30 am126, Cheery O - Exploring the O Bead - $103
   
   
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Bead Weaving

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Cheery O - Exploring the O Bead
•  Ability to work with needle and thread and small beads
  •  Right angle weave
  •  Peyote
  •  Netting
  •  Multiple stitches
Students will pick from a selection of different O bead designs to make one of the 3 different patterns. Students will receive all 3 patterns using the fun O beads. The use of the O bead in design will make you Cheery. You will not complete this project in class.

Basic Skills Needed: Ability to work with needle and thread and small beads

Materials you are required to bring: 6 pound fire line, size 10 and 12 needles, bead mat, lighting if desired

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126, Cheery O - Exploring the O Bead - $103 [More Info]
Marcia Balonis
08/23/20158:30 am - 11:30 am167, Metal Inlay - $127

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Level: Intermediate   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Metalwork, Silversmithing, Soldering

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Metal Inlay
•  Sawing
  •  Soldering
  •  Fusing
Look closer, this is not Keum-boo or silver leaf. In this class you will learn to imbed sterling silver sheet into copper sheet. Through a series of steps, you will be taught to create a seamless bond between two metals. Students will be provided with a selection of simple designs for the class. Students should be prepared with some sawing and soldering skills. You will complete this project in class.

Prerequisites: Must know how to use a jeweler's saw

Materials you are required to bring: Side Cutters, needle files, magnifying glasses and Ott light as needed, bench pin, sharpie

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167, Metal Inlay - $127 [More Info]
Kieu Pham Gray
08/23/20158:30 am - 11:30 am230, Garter Chain with a Twist Bracelet - $125

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Level: Intermediate   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Chain Maille

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Garter Chain with a Twist Bracelet
•  Build a chain maille bracelet
  •  Layering rings together in a chain maille design
  •  onstruction of a chain maille bracelet
Create a beautiful silver or two-tone chain maille bracelet that will be a statement piece in your jewelry wardrobe. The twisted jump rings add sparkle and shine to this bracelet. It is very comfortable to wear and will look elegant on your wrist. This is truly an everyday piece of jewelry. You will not complete this project in class.

Prerequisites: Previous chain maille experience of opening and closing jump rings

Materials you are required to bring: Chain nose pliers, flat nose pliers, two row clasp, task lamp and extension cord (optional)

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230, Garter Chain with a Twist Bracelet - $125 [More Info]
Sue Ripsch
08/23/20158:30 am - 11:30 am341, 45 RPM Earrings - $110
  
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Level: All Levels   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Cold Connections, Coloring Metal, Design, Drilling, Forging, Metalsmithing, Riveting, Texturing

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in 45 RPM Earrings
•  Learn how to work with vinyl
  •  Which vinyl records are best to work with
  •  Cleaning vinyl
  •  Preserving the paper labels
  •  How vinyl differs from acrylic
You see those old vinyl records at yard sales, etc. but not all are still playable. So let's recycle them by combining copper, rivets and sterling ear wires into a pair of "rockin" with the oldies earrings. You will complete this project in class.

Basic Skills Needed: Adept at working with a jeweler's saw. Have knowledge of basic hand tools.

Materials you are required to bring: Jeweler's saw, 2/0 saw blades, steel bench block and pad, chasing hammer, glue stick

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341, 45 RPM Earrings - $110 [More Info]
Cooky Schock
08/23/20158:30 am - 12:30 pm398, Monet's Garden - $135
 
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Level: All Levels   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Bead Weaving, Wire Wrapping

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Monet's Garden
•  Bead weaving
  •  Finishing techniques
  •  Wire work
Even if you have not visited France, this necklace will transport you to Giverny and Monet's gardens. This basic netting like stitch is easy to learn and has a wide range of variations. You will enjoy the compliments you will surely receive. You will not complete this project in class.

Basic Skills Needed: Basic familiarity with wire work is helpful

Materials you are required to bring: Task light, magnifiers (optional), round and flat nose pliers

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398, Monet's Garden - $135 [More Info]
Deedee Skigen
08/23/20158:30 am - 12:30 pm408, Bloomin Copper Bracelet - $115
   
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Level: Intermediate  Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Cold Connections, Coloring Metal, Design, Metalwork, Patina, Riveting, Stamping, Texturing, Tool Instruction

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Bloomin Copper Bracelet
•  Learn easy riveting
  •  Color metal using color pencils
  •  Texture metal
  •  Filing and shaping metal
Create the look of an enameled flower bracelet without the use of a kiln. This amazing technique uses colored pencil and permanent ink to color metal. In this workshop you will learn how to prepare metal to accept hand applied color for a permanent effect, and how to texture and shape metal, use metal stamps, rivet and patina metal. Some experience working with metal helpful. You will complete this project in class.

Basic Skills Needed: Some experience working with metal helpful

Materials you are required to bring: 1-12 pack of Prismacolor premier colored pencils (in the tin only), no other colored pencils will work, or can be purchased by contacting the instructor at least four weeks before start of class. Price $21.00. 1-#1or #2 flat art paint brush, and 1-# 6 or #8 flat art paint brush, 1-black permanent extra fine (felt tip only) marker (sharpie). Small metal files for jewelry making, round nose pliers, chasing hammer, safety glasses, small steel block, and metal shears- scissors able to cut 24 gauge copper. Instructor will have some shears, and other tools to use in class if you don't have every tool, but student may have to wait to use them if not everyone brings needed tools

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408, Bloomin Copper Bracelet - $115 [More Info]
Roxan O'Brien
08/23/20158:30 am - 12:30 pm436, Forged & Twisted Link Bracelet - $145
 
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Level: All Levels   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Fusing

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Forged & Twisted Link Bracelet
•  Fine silver fusing
  •  Hand forging and forming
  •  Riveting and texturing techniques
Join me for an afternoon of forging and fusing fun. We will take 10 gauge wire and forge, flatten, texture and twist the wire to create the mail elements of this 3 sectioned bracelet. To give the piece movement and sparkle we will rise rings to act a sliders and attach the sections together. Finally, the piece will be finished off with a handmade S-hook closure. You will complete this project in class.

Materials you are required to bring: None, instructor supplies everything

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436, Forged & Twisted Link Bracelet - $145 [More Info]
Anne Mitchell
08/23/20158:30 am - 12:30 pm606, Art Deco Cuff - $114
  
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Level: Intermediate   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Chain Maille, Wire Work

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Art Deco Cuff
•  Combine jump rings with rubber ring
  •  How to create different looks by manipulating the placement of the two colors of rubber
  •  Different finishing techniques (permanently closing the weave in on itself, or attaching a clasp)
Squeeze and fold rubber rings into small metal jump rings to create a bold and striking geometric bangle. Students will receive diagrams for additional variations on this motif, including earrings. You will complete this project in class.

Prerequisites: Previous chainmaille experience; students should be comfortable working with jump rings as small as size 18 SWG 1/8" (3.2 mm) inner diameter

Materials you are required to bring: Beading mat, 2 flat-nose pliers (rubber-coated pliers recommended) appropriate for working with small jump rings, task lamp

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606, Art Deco Cuff - $114 [More Info]
Rebeca Mojica
08/23/20158:30 am - 12:30 pm615, Secret Message Capsule - $105
   
  
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Level: All Levels   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Assembly, Basics, Etching

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Secret Message Capsule
•  Metal etching using ferric chloride
  •  Basic jewelry skills will be taught
  •  Assembling with chain and rosary wrapping
  •  Heat embossing on metal
In this workshop students will be creating Secret Message Capsules using spent bullet shell casings that have been cleaned and prepared. Students will be taught to etch using ferric chloride. Students will learn heat embossing on metal. We will cover basic jewelry skills such as working with jump rings, wrapping beads on a head pin and eye pin; students will construct their Secret Message Capsules. Each student will leave with a finished necklace and pair of earrings. You will complete this project in class.

Materials you are required to bring: Apron, lap towel, round nose pliers, chain nose pliers, bent nose pliers, Flush cutters. Fat tip Sharpie marker

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615, Secret Message Capsule - $105 [More Info]
Erin Keck
08/23/20158:30 am - 4:00 pm067, Enamels-Sgraffito + Symbolism- Making Your Own Mark - $180


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Level: All Levels   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Metalsmithing, Metalwork, Mixed Materials, Technique Based, Texturing, Tool Instruction, Torchwork

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Enamels-Sgraffito + Symbolism- Making Your Own Mark
•  Techniques for liquid enamels and layering
  •  Multiple scraffito techniques
  •  Techniques for kiln fired and torch fired enamels
  •  Techniques for pencils, markers, and crayons to make marks
  •  Techniques for rubber stamps and decals
Learn wet and dry enamel in this hands on workshop, as you paint, scratch, draw, and layer your ideas onto copper while creating a vocabulary for enamel techniques and patterns. This workshop focuses on exploring the use of color and texture, from sifting, to painting and sgraffito, a scratching away technique that exposes another color fired underneath. In this workshop, learn to make marks, text and symbolism to express yourself in jewelry created by using carbon pencils, enamel crayons and decal transfer. Other techniques presented are use of stencils, rubber stamps and pressing objects and marking into wet enamels. Liquid enamels can be mixed to create your own colors. This application opens up many new possibilities within enamel work. Learn a handful of new ideas and create a few finished pieces. Kiln and torch used in this workshop. You will complete this project in class.

Basic Skills Needed: Basic jewelers saw, basic metalworking

Materials you are required to bring: Jewelers saw, size 03 blades, anvil, bench pin, (or tin snips) wire snips, chain nose and needle nose pliers, ball peen hammer, files, anvil, awl, vice, optional drill. Please contact me if you cannot bring your supplies.

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067, Enamels-Sgraffito + Symbolism- Making Your Own Mark - $180 [More Info]
Susan Lenart Kazmer
08/23/20158:30 am - 4:00 pm091, Wire Woven Cabochon Pendant - $223


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Level: Intermediate   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Wire Weaving, Wire Work, Wire Wrapping

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Wire Woven Cabochon Pendant
•  Wire weaving
  •  Wire wrapping
  •  Basic torch skills
Learn several weaving techniques as you complete this unique pendant. Follow precise instructions to create a woven bezel for the cabochon and the pendant's bail then use the skills learned in class and your creativity to finish the pendant in your own unique way. Students in this class will learn intermediate to advanced wire-weaving techniques as applied to working with cabochons. Discussion and demonstrations will include design process, various weaving techniques and several construction methods. You will complete this project in class.

Basic Skills Needed: Must know basket weaving technique

Materials you are required to bring: Chain nose pliers, flat nose pliers, round nose pliers (all pliers without grooves), flat nose nylon jaw pliers, flush-cut wire cutters, needle tool, fine-tip permanent marker, painter's masking tape, ruler, recommended: work mat, task lamp, magnification

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091, Wire Woven Cabochon Pendant - $223 [More Info]
Kaska Firor
08/23/20158:30 am - 4:00 pm203, Hinged Copper Locket - $175

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Level: All Levels   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Annealing, Assembly, Basics, Cold Connections, Drilling, Etching, Metalsmithing, Riveting, Silversmithing, Wire Work

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Hinged Copper Locket
•  Riveting
  •  Clasp fabrication
  •  Wire hardening and forming
  •  Hinge fabrication
In this class students will fabricate a locket with a hinged cover using a variety of cold connection techniques including riveting, wire staples, prong closures, wire forming, shaping and hardening, hook and eye clasp construction. You will complete this project in class.

Materials you are required to bring: Basic jewelry making tools will be needed, including round nose and flat nose pliers, wire cutters, hand files or needle files, jeweler's saw and blades (# 2/0 or 3/0), small hammer for riveting, metal shears, bench pin, bench block or anvil, safety glasses. Bring a small photo or copy of a photo to put inside the locket (laminated or sealed might be a good idea) approximately 3/4" x 3/4" to fit the opening inside the locket. Optional: 3" or 4" C clamp for securing the bench pin. You never know what kind of tables will be in the class, work light, texturing hammers, 1.25mm hole punch, hardware store needle nose pliers with serrated jaws

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203, Hinged Copper Locket - $175 [More Info]
Richard Salley
08/23/20158:30 am - 4:00 pm304, Success with Bronze Clay - $250

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Level: All Levels   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Basics, Metal Clay, Technique Based

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Success with Bronze Clay
•  Basics of using base metal clays
  •  How to plan for accurate and successful firings
  •  Learning the similarities and differences between several types of metal clays
Students will have the opportunity to use five different brands of bronze clays, including Metal Adventures, Hadar's, Prometheus, and Goldie. Learning the similarities and differences of these five clays, including powder and pre-mixed clays, will give students a broad overview into the world of bronze clay. Although this class is primarily about techniques and comparisons instead of creating finished jewelry, students may make pieces that are wearable. You will complete this project in class.

Prerequisites: Although not required, some exposure to metal clays will be very helpful

Materials you are required to bring: Pen or pencil. Optional: personal metal clay tools

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304, Success with Bronze Clay - $250 [More Info]
Ed and Martha Biggar
08/23/20158:30 am - 4:00 pm507, Humbug Necklace - $205
   
   
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Level: Intermediate   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Assembly, Bead Weaving, Design

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Humbug Necklace
•  How to use tubular peyote to create pyramids
  •  Cubic right angle weave
  •  Clasp design
  •  Component assembly
Asymmetry and geometry come together in this stunning necklace. This seemingly complicated geometric piece is actually made up of simple components. Students will learn a nifty technique for creating beaded pyramids. They will also learn a puffy triangle, as well as a cubic right angle weave custom clasp. This class is chock full of techniques and tips for creating your own designs using the component technique. You will not complete this project in class.

Basic Skills Needed: Students should be familiar with peyote stitch, herringbone and right angle weave and should be comfortable working with small beads.

Materials you are required to bring: Scissors, beading surface, microcrystalline wax or beeswax, task lamp, extension cord and magnifiers if necessary.

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507, Humbug Necklace - $205 [More Info]
Francie Broadie
08/23/20158:30 am - 4:00 pm584, Ferris Wheel Bracelet - $215
 
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Level: Intermediate   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Bead Weaving

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Ferris Wheel Bracelet
•  3D right-angle weave
  •  Embellishment
  •  Incorporating wire work with beadweaving
Take your basic right-angle weave skills up a notch to stitch this three-dimensional bracelet, encrusted with crystals. A little extra wire embellishment adds some extra excitement! You will not complete this project in class.

Prerequisites: Previous right-angle weave experience helpful.

Materials you are required to bring: Beading mat, scissors

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584, Ferris Wheel Bracelet - $215 [More Info]
Jill Wiseman
08/23/20158:30 am - 4:00 pm639, Chain Chain Chain - $210
   
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Level: Beginner   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Fusing, Metalsmithing,Technique Based, Wire Work

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Chain Chain Chain
•  Chain making
  •  Link making
  •  Fusing
There is nothing like handmade chain to finish your jewelry projects! And it's so easy to transform plain round wire into supple elegant chain that it feels a little like magic. We'll take the plunge by forming simple links into unique, stylish earrings, then move on to a fused and formed chain design complete with a solid silver drop embellishment. Join us for a fun day of working with wire and fire – you'll never look at chain the same way again! You will complete this project in class.

Prerequisites: Prior experience with a butane torch helpful but not required

Materials you are required to bring: Eye magnification and a battery-operated work light - everything else is provided!

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639, Chain Chain Chain - $210 [More Info]
Francesca Watson
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
08/23/20151:00 pm - 4:00 pm329, Silk Road Bangle - $110

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Level: All Levels   Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Bead Stitching,Cold Connections,Metalsmithing,Mixed Materials,Texturing

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Silk Road Bangle
•  Create a focal bead of sheet metal
  •  Embellish metal with seed beads
  •  Work with silk ribbon
  •  Create a bangle that will not turn on the wrist & fit perfectly
  •  Create stitch rivets
A bangle that will stay in place & not turn to the back of the wrist? Yes, it's true! You will create your own special bangle that will fit perfectly. Also learn to form sheet metal into a large focal piece then stitch rivet it closed. Bead embellishment techniques will be applied to add the finishing touches to these one-of-a-kind bangles. You will complete this project in class.

Basic Skills Needed: Thread a needle, sew beads onto ribbon, cut metal with shears

Materials you are required to bring: Assorted beads for embellishment (seed beads various sizes, crystals, sequins etc in your colors.) Beading thread to match color scheme, scissors, chasing hammer, steel bench block & pad

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329, Silk Road Bangle - $110 [More Info]
Cooky Schock
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

Online Registration for Bead Fest Philadelphia 2015 is closed


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.

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