Workshops by Francesca Watson

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

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


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08/21/20158:30 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
08/22/20158:30 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!

Click on More Info below for kit contents and classroom information
638, Welcome Home Jewelry - $205 [More Info]
Francesca Watson
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!

Click on More Info below for kit contents and classroom information
639, Chain Chain Chain - $210 [More Info]
Francesca Watson

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