2016 Bead Fest Spring
 

Workshop Registration

ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR BEAD FEST SPRING 2016 IS CLOSED

You can register for workshops onsite starting Thursday, April 7 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


**Reminder: All workshop students get FREE admission to the Bead Fest Expo Hall!
04/07/2016

04/07/20168:30 am - 11:30 am Thursday, April 7, 2016
056, Casting 1-2-3 - $160
   
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Casting, Soldering

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Casting
  • Soldering
  • Carving

If you have been saving silver scraps but don't know what to do with it, here is an easy technique to custom cast charms and even rings. Using ancients techniques you will learn to transform scrap silver into wearable or usable pieces. (Although silver will be provided, students are welcome to bring additional silver scrap or grain to use during class.) You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring:
Eye protection, wire cutters, chain nose pliers, needle files, xacto knife

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056, Casting 1-2-3 - $160 [More Info]
Kieu Pham Gray
04/07/20168:30 am - 11:30 am Thursday, April 7, 2016
115, Woven Love Knot - $130
  
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Wire Weaving, Wire Work

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Wireweaving with a vice
  • Bend wire consistently to achieve desired outcome

We will use gold and silver filled to weave the love knot. Each side is completed separately, then woven together to complete this unique bracelet. We will finish off the bracelet with a sterling silver clasp. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: You must be comfortable working wire with your hands and maintaining tension. You do not need previous weaving experience, but you should have experience working with wire and understand how to control it

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

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115, Woven Love Knot - $130 [More Info]
Ronda Stevens
04/07/20168:30 am - 11:30 am Thursday, April 7, 2016
364, Bangalore - $120
 
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Riveting, Soldering, Wire Work

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Riveting
  • Soldering
  • Forging

Get started on your own collection of bangles, learning multiple methods of forging different metals, and methods for embellishing them. Participants will be able to make several bangles in various metals, learning the differences in working with sterling, brass, and copper. You'll learn to solder then forge, and how to forge then rivet, and even learn how to copper plate a solder join using dirty pickle and a steel washer. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring:
Chasing hammer, rawhide hammer, flat nose pliers, flush cutters, steel bench block.

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364, Bangalore - $120 [More Info]
Phyllis Flora
04/07/20168:30 am - 11:30 am Thursday, April 7, 2016
389, Flowers on a Twisted Branch - $130
 
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Assembly, Jig, Wire Work, Wire Wrapping

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Working with a jig
  • Wire forming
  • Wire wrapping
  • Assembly & finishing

Utilizing a Now That's a Jig setup from Brenda Schweder, you will create a gnarly branch upon which delicate wire flowers with Crystaletts centers seam to float. Then the branch will be suspended from chain to complete your statement necklace. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Basic wire working skills, working with plyers and jigs

Materials you are required to bring:
Flat nosed pliers, round nosed pliers, nylon flat nosed pliers, wire cutters - heavy duty and regular, wire working gloves (tight fitting) Dark annealed steel wire can be messy.

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389, Flowers on a Twisted Branch - $130 [More Info]
Janice Peck
04/07/20168:30 am - 12:30 pm Thursday, April 7, 2016
128, Domed Earring and Pendant Set - $115
   
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Bead Stitching

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Bezeling and setting a bead with a hole
  • Stepping up at the end of the round
  • Increasing to form shapes
  • Embellishing
  • Component connections

I have fallen in love with the Dome and O-Beads and I have had so much fun creating with both of these bead types. In this class you will create a beaded bezel for the dome and embellish with the O-Beads, then create an elongated triangular shape and connect them together add ear wires and you are done! For the Pendant use a larger Dome bead and work a butterfly bail. Make the earrings alone or the pendant alone or wear as a set, it's up to you! This set is fun to make and you can make them quickly once you have learned the technique. You can work them up in different colors for a casual look or go tone on tone for a more elegant look. You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Must be proficient in the Peyote stitch

Materials you are required to bring:
Needles: 10 and 12; beading wax; micro-crystalline or synthetic only. (Thread Heaven does not work. If you are unable to find this item the instructor will have some available for student use); 6lb. Fireline; magnification; task light; power strip

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128, Domed Earring and Pendant Set - $115 [More Info]
Diane Dennis
04/07/20168:30 am - 12:30 pm Thursday, April 7, 2016
428, Enameling and Black Paint Etching - $155
   
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Enameling, Etching, Lampworking, Torchwork

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Enameling larger spheres
  • Understanding using the heat of the flame
  • Black paint etching on a 3D object

We will be enameling and then etching off a design of your choice with both a flat surface and a sphere, oval or orbit shape large bead. This technique is just like when we were kids and made those fun little crayon etched pictures for our parents! You can make several pieces to use in you work later. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Enameling experience helpful but not necessary.

Materials you are required to bring:
1 canister of Mapp Gas, safety or Didymium glasses, scratching tools----such as dental picks, exacto knife, t-pin or small awl. Wear cotton or natural fiber clothing or bring a welders apron. No bare legs!!!!

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428, Enameling and Black Paint Etching - $155 [More Info]
Sara Lukkonen
04/07/20168:30 am - 4:00 pm Thursday, April 7, 2016
156, Pop Top Bead Bracelet Plus Extras! - $173
 
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Assembly, Basics, Design, Gluing/Adhesive, Metalsmithing, Recycling

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Repurposing soda bottle tops and tin
  • Basic jewelry assemblage using all basic jewelry tools
  • Use of metal hole punch set
  • Use of a Dapping block
  • Design and color techniques

In this workshop students will learn how to create two different style beads using bottle caps. Using a metal Disc Cutter, and Dapping block we will transform ordinary metal bottle caps into unique beads that will then be added to chain to make a unique bracelet. As time allows students may make as many beads as they like. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: There are no prerequisites required

Materials you are required to bring:
Chain nose pliers, flat nose pliers, round nose pliers, flush cutters, ball peen hammer, rubber or leather mallet, steel bench block with sound buffer (sand bag) Optional if you have please bring, Dapping block with dappers, metal disc cutter set.

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156, Pop Top Bead Bracelet Plus Extras! - $173 [More Info]
Erin Keck
04/07/20168:30 am - 4:00 pm Thursday, April 7, 2016
161, Making An Impression - $235
   
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Anodizing, Metalwork, Niobium, Stamping, Texturing, Embossing

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Texturing with different types of hammers
  • Embossing metal with the Sizzix Big Kick
  • Corrugating metal
  • Stamping niobium

Students will cut, file and sand niobium sheet and then emboss, imprint, texture and stamp the pieces to create pieces that can be used in jewelry pieces.  There is no "finished" project for this class as it is a techniques class. The students will finish the techniques being taught.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Basic use of hand tools

Materials you are required to bring:
Round nose pliers, chain nose pliers, flush cutter, fine point marker

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161, Making An Impression - $235 [More Info]
Marti Brown
04/07/20168:30 am - 4:00 pm Thursday, April 7, 2016
168, The Clasp Class - $170
  
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Brazing, Drilling, Finishing, Flex Shaft, Hot Connection, Metalsmithing, Metalwork, Silversmithing, Soldering, Torchwork

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• How to fabricate a box clasp
  • Fabricate a fold-over clasp
  • Fabricating a spring clasp

So, what's the catch? The catch (or clasp) with be the focus of this full day class. We will look at a variety of clasps that you can make to add a truly handcrafted closure to your pendants, necklaces and bracelts. No longer will you be limited by commercial catches for your creations. In this class you will fabricate three types of clasps...the box clasp, the fold-over clasp and the spring clasp. ***NOTE: we will NOT be making the bracelet shown in the photos...only clasps that could be used on a bracelet, necklace, or chain. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Sawing and silver soldering experience required

Materials you are required to bring:
Safety glasses, digital caliper (available at Harbor Freight and Radio Shack for around $20), scribe or fine point marker, basic jewelry making tools, including: round nose pliers, flat nose pliers, chain nose pliers, hand files or needle files, jeweler's saw and blades (#3/0 or #4/0), small hammer, metal shears, rawhide mallet, bench pin, bench block, sandpaper/polishing papers optional: 3inch or 4inch C-Clamp (or other clamp) sometimes needed to clamp bench pin to table work light magnifying glasses or optivisor

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168, The Clasp Class - $170 [More Info]
Richard Salley
04/07/20168:30 am - 4:00 pm Thursday, April 7, 2016 & Friday, April 8, 2016
187, Metals 101: Jewelry Making Tools and Techniques for Beginners - $530
  
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Metalsmithing

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Metals techniques
  • Tool use
  • Sawing and filing
  • Annealing and Soldering
  • Fabrication

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, 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! This is a class for the beginner, no experience is needed. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None. This is a walk-in with a notebook class.

Materials you are required to bring:
Notebook and Pen

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187, Metals 101: Jewelry Making Tools and Techniques for Beginners - $530 [More Info]
Helen Driggs
04/07/20168:30 am - 4:00 pm Thursday, April 7, 2016
235, Fast Fun Foldforming - $195
   
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Annealing, Chasing, Cold Connections, Fold Forming, Metalwork, Patina, Texturing

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Fold forming
  • Chasing on air
  • Cold connections

Charles Lewton-Brain developed fold forming; a series of metal folding techniques which allow rapid development of three dimensional surfaces using simple equipment. If rapid and simple have a place in your jewelry making repertoire, then this class is right up your alley! Techniques covered include; line folds, micro fold forming (aka the Sherman fold), chasing on air, applied textures, cold connections and patina applications. Students will create 4 funky and organic copper cuffs. All levels are welcome and no metalworking experience is required. Please Note: We will be doing lots of hammering and hearing protection is highly recommended. All levels are welcome and no metalworking experience is required. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring:
Rivet hammer, rubber or rawhide mallet, metal shears, metal file, round nose pliers, flush cutters, chasing hammer, steel bench block, oval steel bracelet mandrel, 4inch drill press vice

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235, Fast Fun Foldforming - $195 [More Info]
Eva Sherman
04/07/20168:30 am - 4:00 pm Thursday, April 7, 2016
251, Explosion Pendant - $195
   
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: 3D Design, Annealing, Cold Connections, Enameling, Hydraulic Press, Metalsmithing, Riveting, Texturing

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Immersion enameling
  • Hydraulic press
  • Sawing
  • Riveting
  • Texturing

Make a big, bold statement necklace!Enamel a focal piece and then cold connect it inside a formed shape. Take all that and cold connect to a backplate and add a unique wire bail as well as a simple neckwire to create a show stopping pendant. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Students should be comfortable with a torch and basic skills like sawing and filing

Materials you are required to bring:
Bench block and pad, riveting hammer, wire cutters, hole punching plier, flat file, saw, and slotted bench pin

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251, Explosion Pendant - $195 [More Info]
Debora Mauser
04/07/20168:30 am - 4:00 pm Thursday, April 7, 2016
313, Embellished Hook, Line And Sinker Bracelet - $183
   
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Finishing, Patina, Wire Weaving, Wire Work, Wire Wrapping

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Learn wire wrapping techniques
  • Different coiling techniques
  • Making a wirewoven clasp
  • Patina and finishing techniques

This bracelet project teaches both wire wrapping and weaving techniques while helping you to make a comfortable and adaptable bracelet design. The wire woven clasp and all techniques can be used in many other types of jewelry. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Students should be familiar with basic wirework. Experience making spirals will be helpful

Materials you are required to bring:
Round nose pliers, chain nose pliers, nylon pliers, flush cutters, permanent marker, awl, beading mat, chasing hammer, bench block, reading glasses, task lamp

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313, Embellished Hook, Line And Sinker Bracelet - $183 [More Info]
Maria Richmond
04/07/20168:30 am - 4:00 pm Thursday, April 7, 2016
317, Wire Woven Oval Bead Pendant - $218
   
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Level: IntermediateDescription of Workshop Levels
Technique: Technique Based, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Wire Work

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Several wire weaving techniques
  • Maintaining even wire tension
  • Large wire shaping techniques

Learn several wire-weaving techniques as you craft this graceful free-form pendant.Students will work on basic to intermediate weaving skills including weaving with beads as well as hand and tool wire shaping and manipulation techniques. Students will learn two main weaves.Focus will be on controlling wire tension and uniform spacing resulting in even and consistent weaves. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Must know basket weave

Materials you are required to bring:
Needle nose pliers, flat nose pliers, flush wire cutters, vinyl jaw plier, blue masking tape (1in. wide or narrower), ruler, needle tool, permanent marker, work mat, task lamp and magnification recommended

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317, Wire Woven Oval Bead Pendant - $218 [More Info]
Kaska Firor
04/07/20168:30 am - 4:00 pm Thursday, April 7, 2016
414, Stamping For Metal And Leather Jewelry - $284
  
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Leatherwork, Metalwork, Riveting, Stamping

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Basic leatherwork including stamping, cutting, dyeing and finishing
  • Metal stamping
  • Riveting

Learn the basics of stamping on metal and leather. Students will learn for stamp, dye, add hardware and give leather a professional finish as well as to stamp, attach, antique and polish metal embellishments to adorn the cuffs. Students will also learn to rivet metal to leather as well as foolproof stamping techniques for both mediums. Students should expect to finish several cuffs in class. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Familiar with basic jewelry tools

Materials you are required to bring:
Bench block, chainnose without grooves pliers, flush-cut wire cutters, ruler, scissors, riveting hammer, plastic or rawhide mallet, metal shears, file metal stamps and stamping hammer if students have them. Instructor will have stamps and stamping hammers for class to share.

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414, Stamping For Metal And Leather Jewelry - $284 [More Info]
Kate Richbourg
04/07/20168:30 am - 8:30 pm Thursday, April 7, 2016
117, Art Nouveau Designs in Metal Clay - $295
   
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: 3D Design, Design, Finishing, Metal Clay, Stone Setting - Faceted, Technique Based, Tool Instruction

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Creating metal clay bezel for large faceted gemstone
  • Rolling tapered coils with metal clay
  • Forming metal clay coils into art nouveau designs
  • Joining coils of clay with bezel set stone
  • Refining and finishing using brush and water

The Art Nouveau movement is noted for its appreciation of nature and fluid and flowing lines, making it a natural style for Metal Clay. During this workshop, Lis-el will teach you a variety of techniques for combining stones and glass with coils of metal clay to create elegant forms in this wonderful style. We will discuss the art nouveau aesthetic and go over many examples of finished designs. You will then be shown how to create a strong bezel for a large faceted gemstone, and then how to create elegant tapered coils to combine with the bezel set stone to complete your design. Proper joining of elements for a strong finished piece will be covered as well as how to refine your designs using brush and water. The finished focal can be combined with chain to create a beautiful necklace. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Basic understanding of metal clay and some experience working with it

Materials you are required to bring:
Metal clay working tools would be welcome, but I will have tools available if students need them.

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117, Art Nouveau Designs in Metal Clay - $295 [More Info]
Lisel Crowley
04/07/201612:30 pm - 4:30 pm Thursday, April 7, 2016
055, Cascading Dewdrops - $125
  
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Basics, Finishing, Forging, Metalsmithing, Metalwork, Mixed Materials, Soldering

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Soldering
  • Sawing
  • Forming
  • Forging
  • Granulation

Create this contemporary pendant using sterling silver and copper. We will build from the beginning starting with stock material. Along the we will reinforce all the basics to metal work; shaping, forming, soldering and sawing. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Should have some basic knowledge of metal working

Materials you are required to bring:
Magnifying glasses and Ott light as needed, benchpin, nylon nose pliers, ultra flush side cutters, chain nose pliers, round nose pliers

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055, Cascading Dewdrops - $125 [More Info]
Kieu Pham Gray
04/07/201612:30 pm - 4:30 pm Thursday, April 7, 2016
119, Abalone Dreams Pendant - $137
  
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Soldering, Torchwork, Wire Work

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Work with paste solder
  • Capture a focal in a unique manner
  • Using a flex shaft to clean and polish

This soldering class is about using non traditional techniques to capture a focal. We will be using 10 gauge half round sterling silver wire to frame the abalone. You will then create your own design using sterling silver wire to embellish and complete your pendant. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Students should have some silver soldering experience. Students should also have experience working with and manipulating wire

Materials you are required to bring:
Task lighting and magnification (opti-visor recommended)

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119, Abalone Dreams Pendant - $137 [More Info]
Ronda Stevens
04/07/201612:30 pm - 4:30 pm Thursday, April 7, 2016
367, Resin Romp - $120
  
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Resin, Wire Work

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Resin
  • Wire work
  • UV Resin

This funky bracelet is creative, unique, jingly, and just plain fun to make and to wear.You'll learn to make your own open wire bezels, then fill them using UV resin, mica powder, watch parts, glitter, micro beads, gold and silver foil, paper scraps, shells, and whatever else we can put our hands on. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring:
Chain nose, round nose, flat nose, flush cutters, rawhide hammer, steel bench block, ruler.If you are able, bring low tack painters tape, and any ephemera you might like to include in your charms.

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367, Resin Romp - $120 [More Info]
Phyllis Flora
04/07/201612:30 pm - 4:30 pm Thursday, April 7, 2016
390, Wire Woven Fiddlehead Bracelet - $130
   
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Assembly, Metalsmithing, Wire Weaving, Wire Work, Wire Wrapping

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Wire Weaving
  • Hammering
  • Making a hinge & clasp
  • Sizing of Bracelet

Turquoise "Crystaletts" nestle in the centers of your copper wire fiddlehead coils. These coils are perched on a band of fine woven wire that is split in the back with a hinge for ease of wear. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Wire weaving; hammering; working with pliers(making eye-pins)

Materials you are required to bring:
Needle nose pliers, beading mat/work surface, flat nose pliers, nylon jawed flat nose pliers, flush cutters regular and heavy duty, fine point marker, magnifiers if needed or glasses

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390, Wire Woven Fiddlehead Bracelet - $130 [More Info]
Janice Peck
04/07/20164:30 pm - 8:30 pm Thursday, April 7, 2016
426, Torch Enameling 101 - $155
   
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Basics, Enameling, Lampworking, Tool Instruction, Torchwork

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Learning to use a torch for enameling
  • Basic art of enameling using two different methods
  • Understanding the applications of different enamels

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. You will learn two different methods of applying the enamels to beads and pendants.There will be many colors of enamels for you to select from including frit and stringers.Make as many beads, pendants & headpins as class time allows!Each student will have his or her own workstation. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Should have some understanding of a torch and not to be afraid of the torch

Materials you are required to bring:
1 canister of MAPP Gas, safety or didymium glasses, clothing that is of a natural fiber such as cotton.Must cover legs past the knees.Or a welders apron.

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426, Torch Enameling 101 - $155 [More Info]
Sara Lukkonen
04/07/20165:30 pm - 8:30 pm Thursday, April 7, 2016
061, No Sweat Soldering - Soldering Mixed Metals - $115
  
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Metalsmithing, Metalwork, Mixed Materials, Soldering

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Soldering
  • Forming
  • Forging

Learn how to solder mixed metals without a mess. Sweat soldering will reduce bleeding of solder onto mixed metals. Additionally, you learn how to cut, shape and forge sterling silver. Put all the pieces together to create these distinctive earrings. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring:
Magnifying glasses and Ott light as needed, nylon nose pliers, ultra Flush Cutters, chain nose pliers

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061, No Sweat Soldering - Soldering Mixed Metals - $115 [More Info]
Kieu Pham Gray
04/07/20165:30 pm - 8:30 pm Thursday, April 7, 2016
116, Filigree Wire Wrapped Bracelet - $130
 
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Wire Work, Wire Wrapping

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Learn about shapes and hardness of wire
  • Twist square wire with a pin vice
  • Wrapping with half round wire
  • Work with and control multiple pieces of wire

This is a class designed for beginners, but you will leave with a bracelet that has the look of a high end piece of jewelry. You will learn about different wire shapes and the hardness of wire used in wire wrapping projects. I will have the silver twisted wire prepared before class using my rolling mill, but I will go over the technique with you. Everything else will be twisted, bent and wrapped by you. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Students should have familiarity with wire working tools

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

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116, Filigree Wire Wrapped Bracelet - $130 [More Info]
Ronda Stevens
04/07/20165:30 pm - 8:30 pm Thursday, April 7, 2016
131, Cubic Right Angle Weave Earrings - $110
 
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Bead Stitching

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Learn right angle weave
  • Work right angle weave into a cube
  • Easy consistent stitching pattern
  • Instruction on a simple earring wire
  • Assembly

Take the fear out of Cubic Right Angle Weave (CRAW)! Learn an easy and consistent stitching pattern for the stitch using 3mm Firepolish beads and make a pair of earrings. Leave your preconceived conceptions about Cubic Right Angle Weave at the door. Previous seed bead experience highly suggested. You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Previous seed beading experience

Materials you are required to bring:
Micro-crystalline or synthetic beading wax, instructor will bring some for shared use, #12 or 13 beading needle, scissors, task light, power strip, magnification

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131, Cubic Right Angle Weave Earrings - $110 [More Info]
Diane Dennis
04/07/20165:30 pm - 8:30 pm Thursday, April 7, 2016
231, Basketweave Cuff - $115
 
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Riveting, Wire Weaving

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Constructing a basket weave
  • Cold connecting
  • Patina application

Weaving wire is a wonderful way to add texture and dimension to any project! Students will learn to cold connect a woven wire sheet to a cuff base to create a dramatic cuff. All levels are welcome and no metal working experience is required. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring:
Metal shears, metal file, flush cutters, chasing hammer, rubber or rawhide mallet, steel bench block, oval steel bracelet mandrel

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231, Basketweave Cuff - $115 [More Info]
Eva Sherman
04/07/20165:30 pm - 8:30 pm Thursday, April 7, 2016
373, Resin A-Go-Go - $110
  
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Resin, Wire Work

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Resin
  • Wire work

This is a fabulous way to learn how to use UV resin. We will create our own open wire bezels and transform them into these awesome go-go charms in the blink of an eye using mica powders. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring:
Chain nose, flat nose, round nose, flush cutters, rawhide hammer, steel bench block. If possible, also bring low tack painter's tape.

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373, Resin A-Go-Go - $110 [More Info]
Phyllis Flora
04/07/20165:30 pm - 8:30 pm Thursday, April 7, 2016
391, Mystery Monagram - $130
   
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Assembly, Jig, Wire Work, Wire Wrapping

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Using the "now that's a jig" starter setup
  • Wire wrapping
  • Assembly & making a closure

By turning, twisting, and flipping wire components you have created on "Now That's a Jig" by Brenda Schweder you will create a necklace of swirls that is easy and fun to wear. Be prepared for Lots of compliments. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Able to handle 18-gauge wire, wrapping on a jig

Materials you are required to bring:
Needle nose pliers, flat nose pliers, nylon jawed flat nosed pliers; gloves for wire working (tight fitting) steel wire is messy. Flush Cutters regular and heavy duty. Awl or Pokey Tool. Bead mat/work surface

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391, Mystery Monagram - $130 [More Info]
Janice Peck
04/07/20165:30 pm - 8:30 pm Thursday, April 7, 2016
594,Sterling Pod Earrings - $130
 
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Annealing,Fold Forming,Silversmithing,Soldering

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Fold forming
  • Annealing
  • Soldering

Tired of fold forming copper, then let's make these sterling earrings using fold forming techniques. We'll then solder sterling ear wires in place. A practice pair in copper will be made first. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Ability to yield a heavy hammer while standing.

Materials you are required to bring:
None

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594,Sterling Pod Earrings - $130 [More Info]
Kim St. Jean
04/08/2016

04/08/20168:30 am - 11:30 am Friday, April 8, 2016
595, Wire and Bezel Ring - $120
 
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Wire and Bezel Ring

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Bezel setting
  • Soldering
  • Sizing
Use sterling wire to make an ancient looking ring shank, then compliment the cab you chose with a contrasting copper or brass bezel. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Ability to hold and use a torch

Materials you are required to bring:
None

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595, Wire and Bezel Ring - $120 [More Info]
Kim St. Jean
04/08/20168:30 am - 11:30 am Friday, April 8, 2016
058, Hole-y Rocks! - $123
  
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Drilling, Wire Work

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Drilling
  • Wire work
  • Metal work

Learn to drill stones using a rotary tool. In this class we will discuss the right tools, bits and all the right supplies you will need to make Hole-y Rocks of your own. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring:
Magnifying glasses and Ott light as needed, 2 chain nose pliers or 1 flat nose, 1 chain nose pliers, side cutters, eye protection, super grip gloves (optional)

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058, Hole-y Rocks! - $123 [More Info]
Kieu Pham Gray
04/08/20168:30 am - 11:30 am Friday, April 8, 2016
243, Peek A Boo Pendant - $125
   
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: 3D Design, Annealing, Cold Connections, Design, Enameling, Hydraulic Press, Metalsmithing, Patina, Riveting, Tool Instruction

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Riveting on enamel
  • Immersion enameling
  • Sawing
  • Design
  • Textures

Create unique pendants by sandwiching pressed silhouette shapes with an enameled and highlighting the shapes with fancy sawn shapes. Students will learn immersion enameling a large piece, how to use the hydraulic press and how to rivet enameled pieces. Depending on speed, student might complete 2 pieces in class. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Students should have basic skills with metalsmith tools, like filing, sawing, texturing. Any enameling or press experience a plus but not required

Materials you are required to bring:
Riveting hammer, bench block and pad, flat file, hole punching pliers, saw, slotted bench pin, metal cutting shears, sharpie, optional : texture hammers, metal stamps

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243, Peek A Boo Pendant - $125 [More Info]
Debora Mauser
04/08/20168:30 am - 11:30 am Friday, April 8, 2016
290, Byzantine and Circles Bracelet - $130
   
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Chain Maille

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Open and close jump rings
  • Follow a chain maille pattern
  • Chain maille techniques for an intermediate weave

The Byzantine and Circles Bracelet is a chain maille piece that will have a presence on your wrist. The beauty and flexibility of this piece is wonderful. You will weave jump rings utilizing two pairs of pliers to make this magnificent bracelet. Please join me for this class. You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Knowledge of chain maille basic techniques

Materials you are required to bring:
Clasp (large), chain nose pliers, flat nose pliers, task lamp and extension cord (optional)

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290, Byzantine and Circles Bracelet - $130 [More Info]
Sue Ripsch
04/08/20168:30 am - 11:30 amFriday, April 8, 2016
355, Fire and Ice - Creating Fused Glass Cabochons Part 1 of 2 - $100
   
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Level: BeginnerDescription of Workshop Levels
Technique: Design, Dichroic, Fusing, Glassworking, Kiln Fusing, Technique Based 

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Cutting glass
  • Selecting specific types of glass for specific effects
  • Creating fused glass cabochons
  • How to prepare and fire fused

Cabochons in fused glass can be made to mimic opal, drusy, fire agate, and other beautiful stones. During this class, we will begin with an overview and basic instruction in creating fused glass cabochons. We will address the different types of fused glass, firing schedules and size considerations. You will then create your own unique fused glass cabochons which can be used in a variety of jewelry making designs. You will be shown specific ways to create cabochons that have the desired finished appearance, i.e. looking like opals, fire agate, etc. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Basic metal clay skills

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

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355, Fire and Ice - Creating Fused Glass Cabochons Part 1 of 2 - $100 [More Info]
Lisel Crowley
04/08/20168:30 am - 11:30 am Friday, April 8, 2016
410, Drilling Stones with a Dremel - $130
   
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Cold Connections, Drilling, Lapidary, Metalwork, Riveting

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Drilling stones
  • Make bails
  • Work with heavy-gauge wire

Learn to drill holes in a variety of stones and how to suspend them from handmade bails. Students will use a Dremel or other rotary tool, like a flex shaft and a variety of bits to make the holes as well as simple forging techniques to make bails. Students will understand the variety of bits that are available to drill holes in stones. Students will also learn to draw a ball on the end of wire and how to hammer and shape heavy-gauge wire into a bail. Students should expect to create components in class rather than a finished piece of jewelry. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Students should feel comfortable with basic jewelry tool use. Students will be working with torches and rotary tools so beginners experience or wiliness to learn are needed

Materials you are required to bring:
Bench block, chain nose pliers, chasing hammer, flush side-cutting pliers, round nose pliers, rotary tool like a dremel or flex shaft

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410, Drilling Stones with a Dremel - $130 [More Info]
Kate Richbourg
04/08/20168:30 am - 12:30 pm Friday, April 8, 2016
234, The Jump Ring - $120
   
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Hot Connection, Silversmithing, Soldering

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Soldering
  • Silversmithing
  • Patina application

Combining pre-made jump rings in varying sizes is a great way to create a stunning statement ring (or pendant) while perfecting soldering skills. In this beginner friendly class students will learn soldering tips and skills while creating a ring or pendant. All levels are welcome and no metalworking experience is required. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Soldering experience is helpful but not required

Materials you are required to bring:
Butane and butane micro torch (Eurotool max flame recommended by instructor), 6@quot;x6@quot; solder board, cross locking tweezers, steel ring mandrel, rubber or rawhide mallet, chasing hammer

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234, The Jump Ring - $120 [More Info]
Eva Sherman
04/08/20168:30 am - 4:00 pm Friday, April 8, 2016
160, Niobium Painting in the Abstract - $220
  
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Anodizing, Metalwork, Niobium

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Cutting, and finishing niobium
  • Anodic painting
  • Basic wireworking

Students will cut, file and sand niobium sheet to prepare for the anodizing process. They will learn how to manipulate wired paintbrushes to create abstract patterns that will be made into earrings. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Students should be familiar with using pliers and cutters

Materials you are required to bring:
Round nose pliers, chain nose pliers, flush cutter and fine tip marker

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160, Niobium Painting in the Abstract - $220 [More Info]
Marti Brown
04/08/20168:30 am - 4:00 pm Friday, April 8, 2016
200, Stacking Stones - $190
   
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Annealing, Cold Connections, Design, Drilling, Finishing, Flex Shaft, Metalsmithing, Metalwork, Patina, Riveting, Silversmithing, Soldering, Stone Setting - Cabachon, Torchwork

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Stone drilling
  • Bezel setting
  • Soldering
  • Filing

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/Skills Needed: Silver soldering and sawing experience at a beginner or higher level will be needed

Materials you are required to bring:
Students should bring the following tools, safety glasses, basic Jewelry making tools - round nose pliers, flat nose pliers, wire cutters, hand files or 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), calipers (Digital calipers are available at Harbor Freight for around $20), rawhide mallet, ball-peen hammer or goldsmithing hammer or other type of small hammer for riveting. Optional: ring clamp, loupe, magnifying glasses or optivisor, small machinist square (2inch size or larger), miter cutting vise/jig

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200, Stacking Stones - $190 [More Info]
Richard Salley
04/08/20168:30 am - 4:00 pm Friday, April 8, 2016
319, Wire Woven Freeform Cuff - $210
  
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Technique Based, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Wire Work

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Several wire weaving techniques
  •Weaving with beads
  • Secrets to creating uniform weaves

Take your weaving skills up a notch as you work to create this unique cuff. Students will learn how to merge different weaving techniques to create exciting new patterns. The class will focus on improving weaving skills and learning more advanced techniques including weaving with beads. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Must have basic skills in over-over and over-under weaves

Materials you are required to bring:
Needle nose pliers, flat nose pliers, flush wire cutters, vinyl nose pliers, blue masking tape (1in. wide or narrower), ruler, needle tool, permanent marker, work mat, task lamp and magnification recommended

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319, Wire Woven Freeform Cuff - $210 [More Info]
Kaska Firor
04/08/20168:30 am - 4:00 pm Friday, April 8, 2016
329, Broom Casting - $180
   
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Level: Beginner / Intermediate / All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Basics

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Safety with open flames
  • Crucible preparations
  • Pouring molten silver
  • Soldering with broom castings

Enjoy the spontaneous process of broom casting. In this class students will have ample time to create a wide variety of broom cast pieces. These pieces lend themselves to eye catching jewelry, especially bold pendants and striking earrings. We will discuss the best use for each broom casting as the broom cast result is best guide for each project. Several options will be available for the student to create multiple broom cast pieces or solder findings for a finished pieces of jewelry. You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Safety and basics

Materials you are required to bring:
Safety glasses. Wear closed toe shoes! Work gloves *****Mapp gas torch with hook shaped tip (for melting)***** Butane gas torch for soldering, fire brick, Fine Silver grain or Sterling Grain (2 oz is plenty) *****ONE CRUCIBLE for each METAL TYPE***** Crucible holder or a large pair of insulated adjustable pliers. Recommended, yet optional; Hand tools-tweezers, flat nose, round nose pliers, insulated cross locking tweezers, copper tongs, solder picks, sand paper, needle files, brass brush or steel brush, wire cutters (flush tip). Apron (optional). Optivisor (optional)

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329, Broom Casting - $180 [More Info]
Linda Lurcott
04/08/20168:30 am - 4:00 pm Friday, April 8, 2016
347, "Taking Flight" Jeweled Clock - $190
  
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Assembly, Basics, Cold Connections, Coloring Metal, Design, Gluing/Adhesive

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Assemblage
  • Design
  • Basic jewelry skills

In this creative workshop students will design and create a Steampunk style clock of gears with a Bird theme. Jeweled embellishments and charms created by students will accent this clock to make it stunning. An illusion of movement will be discussed by giving dimension and balance. Come and create something really unique that you will not only cherish but will use throughout time. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: No prerequisites

Materials you are required to bring:
Apron, lap towel, basic jewelry tools, round nose pliers, chain nose pliers, flat nose pliers, flush cutters

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347, "Taking Flight" Jeweled Clock - $190 [More Info]
Erin Keck
04/08/20168:30 am - 4:00 pm Friday, April 8, 2016
378, Herringbone Basics- Intensive - $200
   
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Basics, Bead Stitching, Bead Weaving

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Flat Herringbone, herringbone patterns
  • Tubular Herringbone ropes: 2- 6 column, bumps, twists
  • Increasing and decreasing in Herringbone
  • Making shapes like flowers and bells using Herringbone
  • Sculptural herringbone

This fast paced, immersion technique class is a perfect way for you to move from a beginner beader to a skilled Herringbone technician with a complete understanding of the Herringbone stitch. Armed with your beading kit full of high quality beads, needles, threads, wax and more, you will be able to directly experience the many different forms and styles of Herringbone stitch. Make sample swatches for future reference. Bead flat, following a pattern, tubular, and sculptural. Acquire skills in increasing, decreasing, embellishing, and Herringbone shapes. When a pattern says Herringbone you'll say "I know it!" You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Students with wiliness to learn, who can thread a needle and work with small beads are all welcome! This class is geared towards brand new beaders who are motivated to learn and want to master the Herringbone stitch thru this fast paced, immersion course using a variety of multimedia presentations

Materials you are required to bring:
Scissors, task lamp, magnification if needed

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378, Herringbone Basics- Intensive - $200 [More Info]
Glenda Paunonen
04/08/20168:30 am - 4:00 pm Friday, April 8, 2016
392, Moonscape - $185
   
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Cold Connections, Coloring Metal, Design, Enameling, Hydraulic Press, Metalsmithing, Metalwork, Mixed Materials, Stone Setting - Faceted, Torchwork

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Basic torch enameling skills
  • Create a viewing hole in copper
  • Making a tab setting
  • Hydraulic press forming
  • Creating a "geode-look" in an enameled piece

Make a fascinating geode look using a unique and fascinating torch enameling process. No two are ever alike and the results are always incredible! Each student will learn torch enameling, metal-working skills, hydraulic press embossing, and forming cold-connecting and soldering techniques and leave with a beautiful complete necklace in his/her choice of color, shape, and size. Students should wear closed-toe shoes, natural fiber clothing, and have their hair tied back. Experience using a torch is helpful, but not required. . You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Some torch enameling and/or metal-working helpful, but not necessary

Materials you are required to bring:
Students may wish to bring their own dust mask, safety goggles, wire flush cutters, metal shears, chasing hammer, narrow flat-nosed pliers, small steel bench block, pounding pad. Instructor will have extras to share.

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392, Moonscape - $185 [More Info]
Jean Van Brederode
04/08/201610:15 am - 11:15 am297, Floral Stamped Earrings - $35
  
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Stamping

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Learn to use metal stamps. Use stamps to create an overlapping floral pattern to create on two circle blanks
  • Learn to stamp enamel. Have the opportunity to highlight the stamped floral pattern using stamped enamel
  • Attach earring findings. Use two pairs of pliers to attach an ear wire to the stamped blank
 
 

Students will use metal stamps and Alkeme blanks to create a one-of-a-kind pair of earrings. Using a brass hammer and floral metal stamps, students will stamp a unique pattern into the circle blanks. They will then use pliers to assemble the earrings. Students will leave the class with a finished pair of wearable earrings. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Participants should be comfortable using a hammer and pliers

Materials you are required to bring:
All tools and supplies will be provided by the instructor.

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297, Floral Stamped Earrings - $35 [More Info]
Sarah Scheffler
04/08/201610:30 am - 11:30 am677, Painted Pendant Party $35
   
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Level: Beginner
Technique: 3D Design, Basics, Coloring Metal, Design, Mixed Materials, Patina, Technique Based

Color me incredible! Learn to create artfully colored metal pieces in this patina painting class with Candie Cooper. Students will be given a blank slate pendant to work with, and will learn how to add layer after layer of paint to create a rich patina. Candie will discuss paints and finishes so that your pendant piece will remain perfectly protected while being worn. Pendants will then be strung on a Jesse James Beads strand of your choosing so that you leave class with a beautiful finished piece. Come play in the paint and beads! (PS - Consider bringing an old shirt as a smock, we're painting here people!)

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Painted Pendant Party

  • Painted Patinas and finishes
  • Stringing
  • Crimping
     

No need to bring supplies or tools, we take care of that for you!
677, Painted Pendant Party - $35 [More Info]
Candie Cooper
04/08/201612:00 pm - 1:00 pm680, Sari, Not Sari: Make Sari Silk Beads and a Necklace $35
 
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Level: Beginner
Technique: 3D Design, Assembly, Basics, Bead Stitching, Bead Stringing/Knotting, Design, Gluing/Adhesive, Leatherwork, Mixed Materials, Recycling

Learn to create unique handmade beads comprised of beautifully patterned Indian Sari Silk. Then, string your personal beads with complimenting bohemian beads from Jesse James Beads and leather lace from LeatherCord USA. There will be lots of bead sizes and shapes as well as silks to work with so you walk away with a piece that is completely you. Let your creative spirit shine as you learn a unique bead making skill that is as original as you.

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Sari, Not Sari: Make Sari Silk Beads and a Necklace

  • Bead making with silk
  • Stringing
  • Crimping
  • Using leather in design

     
No need to bring supplies or tools, we take care of that for you!
680, Sari, Not Sari: Make Sari Silk Beads and a Necklace - $35 [More Info]
Candie Cooper
04/08/201612:00 pm - 1:30 pm Friday, April 8, 2016
183, Discover Torch Enameling - Poet Lariat - $45
  
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: 3D Design, Coloring Metal ,Design, Enameling, Glassworking, Tool Instruction, Torchwork, Wire Work

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Create the wire word forms
  • Add glass to a loose wire form
  • Learn how to add finishing touches to the glass forms

Come work with words and wire to create a unique, one-of-a-kind lariat necklace (with extra words you can add on in a whim) using Steven's enameled Wire Wordz from his new book, Discover Torch Enameling. Leave all of your tools and troubles and home, as all materials/tools are provided in class and to celebrate Steven's new book, skip the kit fee as well - returning students of Steven who enroll can expect even more surprises in class! You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Students should feel comfortable working with a torch, small details, and multiple processes at once. While not a requirement watching his free basic torch-enameling classes can support this class experience. The videos can be found at macaroniandglitter.com/videos.

Materials you are required to bring:
No personal tools needed! Simply show up and be ready to create something special. All tools and materials are provided in class. Students will receive hand out via email.

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183, Discover Torch Enameling - Poet Lariat - $45 [More Info]
Steven James
04/08/20161:00 pm - 4:00 pm Friday, April 8, 2016
593, Domed Button Pearl Ring - $130
  
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Metalwork,Silversmithing,Texturing

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Design a ring shank
  • Soldering
  • Doming

Make this sterling ring with contrasting accent wire, and plain or textured dome backdrop for the button pearl. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Ability to hold and use a saw and torch

Materials you are required to bring:
None

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593, Domed Button Pearl Ring - $130 [More Info]
Kim St. Jean
04/08/20161:00 pm - 4:00 pm Friday, April 8, 2016
207, Short Stack - $123
  
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Metalsmithing, Metalwork, Mixed Materials, Silversmithing, Soldering, Stamping, Stone Setting - Cabachon

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Stamping
  • Bezel setting
  • Soldering

Make stacking rings with personalized monograms and add a touch of color by setting a stone. (a variety of stones will be provided to choose from.) You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring:
Flush cutters, chain nose pliers, nylon pliers, bezel rocker, magnifying glasses and Ott light as needed, leather mallet (optional), steel ring mandrill (optional), metal stamps (optional)

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207, Short Stack - $123 [More Info]
Kieu Pham Gray
04/08/20161:00 pm - 4:00 pm Friday, April 8, 2016
256, Layer it Up - $110
   
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: 3D Design, Annealing, Cold Connections, Hydraulic Press, Metalsmithing, Patina, Riveting, Texturing

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Sawing
  • How to use hydraulic press
  • Riveting
  • Working with 3d shapes
  • Texturing

Students will form two pieces of metal in the hydraulic press, saw out a design in the top piece and then nest them together by riveting.Options include 2 or 3 inch shapes, different designs, texturing and stamping the metal. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Comfortable with butane torch, sawing and filing

Materials you are required to bring:
Saw, slotted bench pin, bench block and pad, riveting hammer, metal cutting shears, files, and sharpie

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256, Layer it Up - $110 [More Info]
Debora Mauser
04/08/20161:00 pm - 4:00 pm Friday, April 8, 2016
262, Collage Cuff - $143
   
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Bead Stitching, Bead Weaving, Loom

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Warping and weaving on a bead loom
  • Adding and ending thread on a loom
  • Following a charted pattern

As fun to weave as it is to wear, our original Collage cuff is brilliant with silver lined colors of Delica beads, our Canyon Collage uses earthy desert colors, and our Mondrian Collage is bright with primary colors. The geometric pattern is easy to follow, and our tube end clasp makes finishing the loomwork a breeze. Students get to choose their colorway! Some students have come close to completing in class. You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Sewing small beads (size 11) with needle and thread

Materials you are required to bring:
Task light and extension cord, bead mat, scissors, extra beading needles (#12 2 1/4in)

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262, Collage Cuff - $143 [More Info]
Leslie Rogalski
04/08/20161:00 pm - 4:00 pm Friday, April 8, 2016
279, Rolling Byzantine Bracelet - $125
 
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Level: IntermediateDescription of Workshop Levels
Technique: Wire Work

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Follow a chain maille pattern
  • Incorporate crystals into a chain maille weave
  • Utilize simple wire work technique

The Romanov with Crystals Bracelet is a beautiful chain maille piece. The crystals are incorporated on a piece of wire that has a closed loop on each end. This bracelet can be individualized through your choice of crystal color(s). It is a very comfortable bracelet to wear and you will receive many compliments on it. Please join me for this fun and interesting class. You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Previous chain maille knowledge

Materials you are required to bring:
6mm Swarovski round or bicone crystals - 10 total, clasp, chain nose pliers, flat nose pliers, round nose pliers, wire cutters, task lamp and extension cord (optional)

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279, Rolling Byzantine Bracelet - $125 [More Info]
Sue Ripsch
04/08/20161:00 pm - 4:00 pm Friday, April 8, 2016
411, Fine Silver Fused Chain Bracelet - $130
  
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Fusing, Metalwork, Wire Work

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Fusing fine silver
  • Making a clasp
  • Hammering and shaping metal

Create a classic chain bracelet using the simple technique of fine silver fusing. No fuss or fumbling with firescale and pickle, just simple and sleek fine silver! Students will learn to use a torch to fuse fine silver rings together to form a chain as well as to make a hook and eye clasp. In addition students will also learn how to make headpins and adding dangles to the chain as embellishment. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Familiarity with jewelry tools and willingness to use a butane torch

Materials you are required to bring:
Bench block, bent nose pliers, chain nose without grooves pliers, chasing hammer, flush side cutting pliers, round nose pliers

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411, Fine Silver Fused Chain Bracelet - $130 [More Info]
Kate Richbourg
04/08/20161:30 pm - 2:30 pm699, Making Metal Fringe: Pendant and Earring Set $35
 
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Level: Beginner
Technique: Basics, Metalsmithing, Wire Work

Come play and experiment with various hammers to create textured wires that will be transformed into metal fringe for jewelry elements. Author of Metalworking 101 for Beaders, Candie Cooper, will take you step by step through this fun and easy process. You will have enough wire and Jesse James Beads to create multiple focal elements for jewelry pieces. Candie will show you how to use one of your fringed pieces to make a beautiful necklace using basic stringing techniques and incorporating leather. She will also show an easy way to make your own ear wires. Tassels and fringe are hot--Sign up now fashionistas!


Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Making Metal Fringe: Pendant and Earring Set

  • Texturing metal
  • Forming loops in flat wire
  • Basic stringing
  • Crimping
  • Using leather cord in design
No need to bring supplies or tools, we take care of that for you!
699, Making Metal Fringe: Pendant and Earring Set - $35 [More Info]
Candie Cooper
04/08/20162:30 pm - 4:00 pm Friday, April 8, 2016
181, Discover Torch Enameling - H2Oh! Components - $45
   
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Coloring Metal, Design, Enameling, Recycling, Tool Instruction

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Create bubbled effects in glass
  • Basic torch enameling techniques.
  • How to work with enameling paints

Leave your responsibilities at home and come play with one of Steven's favorite techniques. In this express enameling class you'll learn how to create truly one-of-a-kind enameling projects. You'll learn just how easy it is to work with H2Oh! Enamels while you create projects for pendants, earrings, charm bracelets and more. Never enameled? No worries – simply watch Steven's Basic Torch Enameling Video at macaroniandglitter.com and then come to class to explore the beauty of H2Oh! Enameling. This year, Steven has made this class even easier - no personal tools or torches needed, simply come to class and immerse yourself into this technique. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Students should feel comfortable working with a torch, small details, and multiple processes at once. While not a requirement, students are encouraged to review Steven's new book Discover Torch Enameling or they can watch his FREE torch enameling videos at macaroniandglitter.com/videos.

Materials you are required to bring:
No personal tools needed! Simply show up and be ready to create something special. All tools and materials are provided in class. Students will receive hand out via email.

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181, Discover Torch Enameling - H2Oh! Components - $45 [More Info]
Steven James
04/08/20163:00 pm - 4:00 pm693, Here Comes the Bridesmaids--Wedding Jewelry Accessory Ideas $35
 
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Level: Beginner
Technique: Assembly, Basics, Design

What can make your or someone's wedding day that much more special? Custom wedding jewelry. DIY bridal accessories are popping up all over and in this class, you will learn about bridal trends and make a sweet trio of jewelry pieces using Jesse James Beads and components. Candie Cooper will show three easy design techniques to create a stunning bracelet, pair of earrings, and necklace. We will work with colored beading wire, crystal cup chain and links to learn basic jewelry construction from stringing to prong setting links. She will also talk about necklace lengths and tailoring a piece to fit. Of course this set is perfectly sweet for a non-wedding day too! Join us, won't you?

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Here Comes the Bridesmaids--Wedding Jewelry Accessory Ideas

  • Using crystal cup chain
  • Basic stringing and design
  • Crimping
  • Opening and closing jump rings

     
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693, Here Comes the Bridesmaids--Wedding Jewelry Accessory Ideas - $35 [More Info]
Candie Cooper
04/08/20163:30 pm - 4:30 pm002, Beadalon presents: Elegant Swarovski Crystal Earrings $35

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Level: Beginner
Technique: Wire Work

Join Tamara Honaman as she walks you through creating your own earwires, a great skill to have when making your own handmade jewelry. Then, create this elegant wire wrapped, Swarovski crystal embellished drop you can add to your formed earwires. Walk out of class with a new sparkling creation you made yourself and the skills and know-how to create many more.


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002,Beadalon presents: Elegant Swarovski Crystal Earrings - $35 [More Info]
Tamara Honaman
04/08/20164:30 pm - 5:30 pm696, Happy Go Lucky Bracelet $35
 
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Level: Beginner
Technique: Basics

Round and round the beads and things go to create this eclectic bracelet. A potpourri of Jesse James Beads and unique stringing materials will be on hand so you can make your design suit you. Candie will show the various types of memory wire, how to string cotton cord and chain on it and how to make beaded dangles and charms. She will also show ideas for how to finish the ends of this amazing wire. Free spirits unite during this delightful class.

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Happy Go Lucky Bracelet

  • Stringing unique materials on memory wire
  • Finishing the ends of memory wire
  • Making beaded dangles
  • Opening and closing jump rings

No need to bring supplies or tools, we take care of that for you!
696, Happy Go Lucky Bracelet - $35 [More Info]
Candie Cooper
04/08/20164:30 pm - 8:30 pm Friday, April 8, 2016
112, Etsy Pinterest and Square Tools for Marketing and Sales - $100
 
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Business

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Setting up an Etsy site
  • Setting up a Pinterest site
  • Setting up a Square account
  • Basics for using a Table Top Studio for jewelry photography
  • Marketing and sales tips

Etsy, Pinterest and Square Tools to Improve Marketing and Sales Join kate for a workshop to learn about Etsy, Pinterest and Square. The workshop is designed to give you an introduction to these three powerful marketing and sales tools and instructions to set up each program. A screen, projector and I Pad with wi-fi will be used to visit each of these programs in real time to explore and learn about their potential. Learn how Etsy can serve as your web site with a fraction of the cost of maintaining a web page. Learn how Pinterest can be connected to your Etsy site to drive sales. Square is a tool to take credit card sales. The advantages of credit cards over cash will be discussed. The goal is to have participants sign up for these programs on their own devises during the presentation or to have detailed instructions to set up the programs when at home. A booklet developed by Kate is part of the class giving step by step instructions for set up as well as tips and resources. Picture taking is an important part of Etsy, Pinterest and Craft Shows. Demonstration of a reasonably priced Table Top Studio will be part of the class with information about purchasing this system. Kate is a Baby Boomer, and understands the struggles of learning new technology. She had to have a young waiter show her how to answer her new IPhone. If she can do it, you can do it. She will answer all questions at all levels. You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Basic computer skills, basic photography skills, a tablet, iPad, or laptop (not required)

Materials you are required to bring:
Notebook and pen. IPad, Tablet, Laptop (not required to take the class)

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112, Etsy Pinterest and Square Tools for Marketing and Sales - $100 [More Info]
Katherine Ohara
04/08/20164:30 pm - 8:30 pm Friday, April 8, 2016
226, Calligraphy Cuff - $105
  
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Finishing, Forging, Metalsmithing, Wire Weaving, Wire Work, Wire Wrapping

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Shape similar elements in heavy gauge wire
  • Wire wrapping techniques
  • Connecting layered elements securely
  • Patina and finish their bracelets

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 wirewrapping 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.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Students should have some experience with basic wire working tools, wire weaving and making spirals

Materials you are required to bring:
Students should bring round nose and chain nose pliers, flush cutters, nylon pliers, permanent marker. Bench block and hammer optional.

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226, Calligraphy Cuff - $105 [More Info]
Maria Richmond
04/08/20164:30 pm - 8:30 pm Friday, April 8, 2016
233, The Dune Cuff - $125
 
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Annealing, Chasing, Cold Connections, Fold Forming, Metalwork, Patina, Riveting

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Chasing on air
  • Cold connecting
  • Bead embellishing on metal

When using the "chasing on air" technique there is no support for the metal. Various size dapping tools are used to create the three-dimensional effect. Since this technique is a bit unpredictable, it does create some great free-form designs! Students will learn the "chasing on air" technique while completing one cold connected cuff embellished with crystal or stone beads. All levels are welcome and no metal working experience is required. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring:
4inch drill press vice, metal shears, metal file, flush cutters, chasing hammer, rubber or rawhide mallet, steel bench block, oval steel bracelet mandrel

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233, The Dune Cuff - $125 [More Info]
Eva Sherman
04/08/20165:30 pm - 8:30 pm Friday, April 8, 2016
590, Conquer the Jeweler's Saw - $110
  
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Patina

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Sawing
  • Cold connections
  • Patina

Tired of breaking lots of saw blades, then join Kim as she puts her unique perspective on sawing negative space. We'll then rivet a raised back piece to create a fun pendant. Hundreds of design templates and negative space shapes to choose from. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Ability to hold a jewelers saw

Materials you are required to bring:
None

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590, Conquer the Jeweler's Saw - $110 [More Info]
Kim St. Jean
04/08/20165:30 pm - 8:30 pm Friday, April 8, 2016
059, Knotty Love - Bracelet - $135
 
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Metalwork, Mixed Materials, Silversmithing, Soldering

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Soldering
  • Forging
  • Wire working

Simple yet sophisticated learn to make this timeless bracelet. For a finishing touch students will learn to make end caps. Students will basic soldering techniques, forging and forming metal. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Basic working knowledge of metal working.

Materials you are required to bring:
Magnifying glasses and Ott light as needed, round nose pliers, chain nose pliers, side cutters (flush preferred), needle files, nylon nose pliers, heavy duty wire cutters

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059, Knotty Love - Bracelet - $135 [More Info]
Kieu Pham Gray
04/08/20165:30 pm - 8:30 pm Friday, April 8, 2016
135, Lace Bracelet - $115
   
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Wire Work, Wire Wrapping

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Learn to techniques to keep square wire "on the square"
  • Make a self-closure for wire wrapped bracelets
  • Becoming more comfortable estimating measurements

The lace bracelet is one of my most versatile wire wrapped bracelets. There are so many beautiful beads to choose from, why limit your bracelet to one bead size. In this class you will become more knowledgeable of working with square, half hard wire. You will create a unique hook and eye for your bracelet. Each skill taught in this class can be used throughout many wire wrapping projects. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Should have previous experience working with square and half round wire

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

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135, Lace Bracelet - $115 [More Info]
Ronda Stevens
04/08/20165:30 pm - 8:30 pm Friday, April 8, 2016
163, Line Fold Niobium Cuff - $125
 
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Anodizing, Fold Forming, Metalwork, Niobium, Texturing

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Fold forming niobium without annealing
  • Anodizing
  • Texturing with hammers and other metal tools

You will cut , file and prepare niobium sheet. The created blank will be line folded and textured. Anodizing will allow you to color the cuff to your personal taste before shaping it to fit your wrist. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Ability to use basic hand tools

Materials you are required to bring:
6 inch ruler, fine point marker

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163, Line Fold Niobium Cuff - $125 [More Info]
Marti Brown
04/08/20165:30 pm - 8:30 pm Friday, April 8, 2016
182, Discover Torch Enameling - Spellbound - $105
   
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: 3D Design,Coloring Metal,Design,Enameling,Hot Connection,Soldering,Stamping,Tool Instruction,Torchwork

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Learn how to prep metal.
  • Make impressions in hot glass
  • Learn to connect the letter tiles to form words.

Score high points in this torch enameling class while you create jewelry inspired by everyone's favorite word game. You'll learn how easy it is to create letter tiles and connect them together to form a unique and one-of-a-kind pendant and be sure to leave all of your tools and troubles and home, as all materials/tools are provided in class. And to celebrate Steven's new book Discover Torch Enameling, enjoy a reduced kit fee as well - returning students of Steven who enroll can expect even more surprises in class! You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Students should feel comfortable working with a torch, small details, and multiple processes at once. While not a requirement, taking the reviewing Steven's book, Discover Torch Enameling or watching his free basic torch-enameling classes can support this class experience. The videos are available at macaroniandglitter.com/videos.

Materials you are required to bring:
No personal tools needed! Simply show up and be ready to create something special. All tools and materials are provided in class. Students will receive hand out via email.

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182, Discover Torch Enameling - Spellbound - $105 [More Info]
Steven James
04/08/20165:30 pm - 8:30 pm Friday, April 8, 2016
247, Moon Crater Bracelet - $115
   
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Annealing, Chasing, Cold Connections, Metalsmithing, Riveting, Texturing

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Low tech chasing
  • Using disc cutter
  • Layering dimension metals
  • Rivets
  • Texturing

Learn to add dimension to your work by using low tech hand tools to create a cuff from copper and brass.  Add 'dimples and humps' to an underplate filling out circles cut out of the top plate.  Students will use a disc cutter to form a design, use punches and stamps to add dimension as well as  texture hammers to embellish to top plate. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Any metalsmithing experience a plus and students should be willing to use butane torch

Materials you are required to bring:
Riveting hammer, bench block and pad, ruler, sharpie, metal shears, flat and round file

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247, Moon Crater Bracelet - $115 [More Info]
Debora Mauser
04/08/20165:30 pm - 8:30 pm Friday, April 8, 2016
288, Romanov with Crystals Bracelet - $130
   
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Wire Work

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Follow a chain maille pattern
  • Incorporate crystals into a chain maille weave
  • Utilize simple wire work technique

The Romanov with Crystals Bracelet is a beautiful chain maille piece. The crystals are incorporated on a piece of wire that has a closed loop on each end. This bracelet can be individualized through your choice of crystal color(s). It is a very comfortable bracelet to wear and you will receive many compliments on it. Please join me for this fun and interesting class. You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Previous chain maille knowledge

Materials you are required to bring:
6mm Swarovski round or bicone crystals - 10 total, clasp, chain nose pliers, flat nose pliers, round nose pliers, wire cutters, task lamp and extension cord (optional)

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288, Romanov with Crystals Bracelet - $130 [More Info]
Sue Ripsch
04/08/20165:30 pm - 8:30 pm Friday, April 8, 2016
361, Circular Weave Earrings - $114
  
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Weaving, Wire Weaving, Wire Work, Wire Wrapping

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Circular weave
  • Adding beads to the weave
  • Keeping proper tension for uniform weaves

Learn how to make beautiful woven circular components while creating this fun pair of earrings. The class will introduce the basic basket-weaving and wire-shaping techniques. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Some experience with wire and wire tools will be helpful

Materials you are required to bring:
Needle nose pliers, flush wire cutters, vinyl nose pliers, blue masking tape, permanent marker, recommended: work mat, task lamp and magnification

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361, Circular Weave Earrings - $114 [More Info]
Kaska Firor
04/08/20165:30 pm - 8:30 pm Friday, April 8, 2016
405, Crystal Cocktail Ring - $120
  
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Wire Work

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Basics of wire working tools
  • Basics of wire sculpture
  • Utilizing Swarovski Elements in wireworking

Eye catching twist on a Pharohs ring made of silver filled wire and a Swarovski Crystal Fancy Stone. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring:
Beading mat, chain nose pliers, flat nose standard pliers (wide), round nose pliers, flush end-cutting pliers, permanent marker (pointed), ruler, task lamp, Swiss style pin vise (optional)

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405, Crystal Cocktail Ring - $120 [More Info]
Debra Saucier
04/09/2016

04/09/20168:30 am - 11:30 am Saturday, April 9, 2016
085, Downton Abbey Jewels - $130
   
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Assembly, Bead Stringing/Knotting, Design, Mixed Materials, Wire Work

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• 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. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Basic beading skills required

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

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085, Downton Abbey Jewels - $130 [More Info]
Renee Prioleau
04/09/20168:30 am - 11:30 am Saturday, April 9, 2016
149, Crackle and Ink My Polymer Clay - $110
   
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Assembly, Basics, Design, Glazing, Mixed Materials, Polymer Clay

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Basics of working with polymer clay--conditioning with pasta machine
  • Use alcohol inks for desired color
  • Adding gold leafing for crackled effect
  • Form clay into desired pendant shape
  • Add cording to finish and hang a pendant

Learn to make this beautiful pendant with our crackling and inking technique. Condition clay, add gold leafing then crackle. Next, use alcohol inks for color. Once you have the pendant base, learn to create a pendant shape with clay cutters or freehand cutting techniques. You'll add a touch of sparkle with a Swarovski pendant enhanced by our custom bezel. We use cording to create a finished pendant, complete with hand made, clay beads, that you create. Then make a bracelet with your extra clay! You will add glaze and have a finished project. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None. We will teach you everything!

Materials you are required to bring:
Nothing

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149, Crackle and Ink My Polymer Clay - $110 [More Info]
Donna Weeks
Amy Gunn
04/09/20168:30 am - 11:30 am Saturday, April 9, 2016
210, Twinkle Twist Bracelet - $147
 
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Metalsmithing, Metalwork, Soldering, Stone Setting - Faceted

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Soldering
  • Forging
  • Shaping

In this class we will make a twist and add a twinkle to create stacking bracelets. You will learn to solder, forge and twist sterling silver You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring:
Magnifying glasses and Ott light as needed, ultra flush side cutters, chain nose pliers, round nose pliers

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210, Twinkle Twist Bracelet - $147 [More Info]
Kieu Pham Gray
04/09/20168:30 am - 11:30 am Saturday, April 9, 2016
219, Discover Torch Enameling - Peep Show Components - $105
 
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: 3D Design,Basics,Coloring Metal,Design,Enameling,Metalwork,Tool Instruction,Torchwork

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Create the copper components used in the project.
  • Learn about faux sandblasting to mute the glossiness of the glass allowing a closer match to skin tones
  • Add and fire enamel to irregularly shaped copper components.

The show is about the begin and in this class you'll learn the ins-and-outs for working with these unique shapes that allow the wearer (depending on the mood) to show a little or a lot of skin. Steven will help tease out new designs as you combine these classically colored-components into a necklace or bracelet. And to celebrate Steven's new book Discover Torch Enameling, enjoy a reduced kit fee as well - returning students of Steven who enroll can expect even more surprises in class! You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Students are encouraged to review Steven's new book Discover Torch Enameling or they can also watch his FREE torch enameling videos at macaroniandglitter.com/videos.

Materials you are required to bring:
All tools and materials complete the project are provided in class - students only need to come to class ready to create.

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219, Discover Torch Enameling - Peep Show Components - $105 [More Info]
Steven James
04/09/20168:30 am - 11:30 am Saturday, April 9, 2016
252, Fused Argentium Earrings - $115
  
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Fusing, Texturing

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Fusing
  • Forming
  • Texturing

Quick and simple earrings that will turn into your favorites! Learn to shape and fusing Argentium wire into basic shapes, add jump rings and then create your own ear wires. Depending on design (large or small) students will have enough wire to create 2 pair of earrings. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Comfortable with a small butane torch

Materials you are required to bring:
Wire cutters, flat file, 2 pair of flat/chain nose earrings (your choice), bench block and pad. Optional: texture hammer, medium bail making pliers, and your own butane torch

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252, Fused Argentium Earrings - $115 [More Info]
Debora Mauser
04/09/20168:30 am - 11:30 am Saturday, April 9, 2016
299, Graduated Double Spiral Rope Necklace - $160
   
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Chain Maille

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Open and close jump rings
  • Follow a chain maille pattern
  • Weaving a basic chain maille design

The Graduated Double Spiral Rope necklace is a chain maille project that is simple to make and beautiful to wear. The weave is timeless and you will find yourself reaching to wear it again and again. With two sets of pliers, you should make it at least half way through the necklace in class. Some students will complete the necklace. Although the kit is 18inches in length, you will be able to upgrade to a longer length if you wish. Please join me for this class. You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

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

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299, Graduated Double Spiral Rope Necklace - $160 [More Info]
Sue Ripsch
04/09/20168:30 am - 11:30 am Saturday, April 9, 2016
365, Caught in a Net Pendant - $134
   
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Level: Beginner / Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Torchwork, Wire Weaving, Wire Work, Wire Wrapping

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Basic weaving
  • Creating uniform loops
  • Looping with beads

Learn how to encase a stone in a looped wire net while creating this fun pendant. Students in this class will learn the secrets to making uniform looking and tightly fitting loops that hold the stone securely. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Some experience with wire and wire tools will be helpful

Materials you are required to bring:
Needle nose pliers, flush wire cutters, blue masking tap, ruler, needle tool, permanent marker, recommended: work mat, task lamp and magnification

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365, Caught in a Net Pendant - $134 [More Info]
Kaska Firor
04/09/20168:30 am - 4:00 pm Saturday, April 9, 2016
021, Introduction to Lapidary, Cut your First Cabochon - $250
  
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Lapidary

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Lapidary
  • Techniques for lapidary
  • Using a Trim Saw
  • Grinding and Polishing 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.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None. This is a walk-in with a notebook 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. It is loud. DO NOT wear clothing that may be damaged by water and dirt.

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021, Introduction to Lapidary, Cut your First Cabochon - $250 [More Info]
Helen Driggs
04/09/20168:30 am - 4:00 pm Saturday, April 9, 2016
048, Graffiti Bangles - A Liquid Enamel Adventure - $185
   
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Coloring Metal, Enameling, Metalsmithing, Metalwork, Mixed Materials, Riveting

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• How to use liquid enamels
  • Enamel using a kiln
  • Use sgraffito enameling techniques
  • Create, size, and rivet a bangle
  • Finishing an enameled bangle

Whether you have never tried kiln enameling, or have some experience, you'll love making these delightful and colorful Graffiti (Sgraffito) Bangles that were featured in Belle Armoire Jewelry Summer 2015! You will make at least two bracelets that fit you perfectly using a wide selection of colors. Jean will provide lots of ideas for markings (scratchings), or bring along some ideas of your own. You'll love the look and feel of your new bracelets, and the best part is that you can say that you made them yourself! Proceed with caution - Enameling can be addicting! You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Some enameling experience suggested. Accomplished beginners would be successful

Materials you are required to bring:
Students may wish to bring (teacher will also have some to share) - eye protection, personal dust mask, hammer, round, chain, and flat nosed pliers. Art Girls' Tools (http://artgirlstools.etsy.com) and Enamel Warehouse (http://enamelwarehouse.etsy.com) are both great sources for tools and enameling supplies!

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048, Graffiti Bangles - A Liquid Enamel Adventure - $185 [More Info]
Jean Van Brederode
04/09/20168:30 am - 4:00 pm Saturday, April 9, 2016
110, Simple Soldering Boot Camp - $175
   
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Metalsmithing, Soldering

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Soldering
  • Learning to use a butane micro torch
  • Cutting Metal
  • Soldering Mixed Metal

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 NOT complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None. This class is for beginners.

Materials you are required to bring:
1.8mm hole punch pliers, bench block, chasing hammer, flush wire cutters, chain nose pliers, round nose pliers, metal file, metal shears.

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110, Simple Soldering Boot Camp - $175 [More Info]
Kate Richbourg
04/09/20168:30 am - 4:00 pmSaturday, April 9, 2016
118, Fire and Ice - Combining Fused glass and Metal Clay  Part 2 of 2 - $295
  
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Level: IntermediateDescription of Workshop Levels
Technique: Design, Finishing, Fusing, Metal Clay, Patina, Stone Setting - Cabachon, Technique Based, Tool Instruction   

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Creating cab surround settings for glass
  • Creating embrace settings for glass
  • Setting cubic zirconias in metal clay
  • Using coils of clay to create ornate settings 

During this workshop we will explore the delightful and varied ways that fused glass can be combined with fine silver metal clay. Cabochons in fused glass can be made to mimic opal, drusy, fire agate, and other beautiful stones. Because the glass can be fired in with the clay, your designs will integrate beautifully with the glass and there is no need for measuring and shrinkage calculation.  You will be shown a variety of ways to set glass cabs, including cab surrounds, embrace settings and traditional bezel style settings, taking into account the shrinkage of the clay and how that impacts the glass. you will also be shown how to use fireable cubic zirconia as accents in your designs. You will then create your own unique designs using your choice of the techniques you have been shown. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Basic metal clay skills

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

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118, Fire and Ice - Combining Fused glass and Metal Clay  Part 2 of 2 - $295 [More Info]
Lisel Crowley
04/09/20168:30 am - 4:00 pm Saturday, April 9, 2016
162, In My Garden - $235

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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Anodizing, Fold Forming, Metalwork, Niobium, Wire Work

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Fold forming leaves without the need to anneal
  • Creating flowers from metal
  • Anodizing niobium
  • Making armatures and findings

Using niobium wire, you will create an armature and clasps for your necklace. Leaves will be fold formed without the need to anneal. Flowers will be cut, filed and dapped. All the pieces will be anodized and wired together. A SilverSilk chain will be assembled to complete the necklace. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Ability to use pliers, hammers and cutters

Materials you are required to bring:
Round nose pliers, chain nose pliers, flush cutter, fine point marker

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162, In My Garden - $235 [More Info]
Marti Brown
04/09/20168:30 am - 4:00 pm Saturday, April 9, 2016
202, Neanderthal Jewelry - $165
   
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Annealing, Brazing, Cold Connections, Design, Forging, Fusing, Hot Connection, Metalsmithing, Metalwork, Recycling, Silversmithing, Soldering, Torchwork

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Fusing sterling silver
  • Brazing
  • Alternative stone settings
  • Recycling scrap silver

Get in touch with your inner caveman in this full-day workshop that will introduce you to fused, forged, funky jewelry. Learn to make fabulous pieces with no solder, no flux...no fooling! After learning the basics of fusing sterling, you'll be turned loose to create rings, pendants, earrings or bracelets that will emerge from your scrap silver and amaze you. You'll acquire some primitive techniques that break all the rules but give exciting results that any Flintstone would love to wear! You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Soldering and sawing experience helpful but not essential for success in this class

Materials you are required to bring:
Safety glasses, jewelers saw and blades (#2/0-3/0), bench block, bench pin, pliers-flat nose, chain nose, round nose, files a hand files and/or needle files, calipers or metric ruler, hammer (chasing, goldsmith, ball peen), rawhide mallet, wire cutters, bezel rocker or bezel pusher, burnisher. Optional: texturing hammers, metal stamps, 1.25mm and/or 1.80mm hole punch, ring mandrel, metal shears, 3inch or 4inch C-Clamp or vise that will clamp onto the bench top. Supplies to bring: sterling silver - (scraps or new 24gauge-18gauge) how much? The more you bring the more you can make, but as a minimum 3inch x 6inch of 22-gauge or 24-gauge. Scraps work really well, so bring some if you have. Sterling wire in all configurations add interesting effects...bead, half-bead, twist, gallery, etc. Optional: copper or brass sheet or wire, stones or cabochons, found objects...especially rusty, textured stuff!

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202, Neanderthal Jewelry - $165 [More Info]
Richard Salley
04/09/20168:30 am - 4:00 pm Saturday, April 9, 2016
228, Simple Soldered Silver Wire Rings - $195
  
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Annealing, Design, Silversmithing, Soldering, Stone Setting - Faceted

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Soldering
  • Fabrication
  • Stone setting

Using a butane torch, silver wire, and a few premade bezels, students will create 3 amazingly beautiful rings that are deceptively simple to construct. Students will learn techniques in soldering, filing, fabrication, and stone setting. Soldering experience is helpful but not required. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Soldering experience is helpful but not required

Materials you are required to bring:
Butane micro torch (Eurotool max flame recommended by instructor), butane, third hand, solder board, flush cutters, rawhide or plastic mallet, steel ring mandrel

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228, Simple Soldered Silver Wire Rings - $195 [More Info]
Eva Sherman
04/09/20168:30 am - 4:00 pm Saturday, April 9, 2016
351, Scrappy Bits and Pieces Bracelet - $175
   
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Assembly, Basics, Cold Connections, Coloring Metal, Design, Dremel, Drilling, Etching, Leatherwork, Metalsmithing, Metalwork, Mixed Materials, Patina, Recycling, Riveting, Technique Based, Texturing, Tool Instruction, Wire Work

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Leatherwork
  • Metal etching
  • Cold connections and riveting
  • Patinas
  • Texturizing metal

In this technique based workshop students will discover not only several ways to manipulate metal, they will also learn a bit of leather tooling. As students learn metal etching, metal embossing and cold connections with metal they will also learn embossing leather and dying leather. In the end students will leave with an amazing bracelet that will display all of the techniques they have been taught. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: No prerequisites required

Materials you are required to bring:
Apron, lap towel, basic jewelry tool kit, round nose pliers, flat nose pliers, chain nose pliers, flush cutters, metal shears, metal file, chasing hammer or ball peen hammer, steel bench block with sand bag or sound buffer

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351, Scrappy Bits and Pieces Bracelet - $175 [More Info]
Erin Keck
04/09/20168:30 am - 4:00 pm Saturday, April 9, 2016
363, Water Casting - $180
   
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Level: Beginner / Intermediate / All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Basics

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Prepare a casting crucible
  • Safely pour molten metal
  • Solder with unique shapes
  • Forming wire
  • Solder wire

The water casting workshop offers an intriguing way to add organic dimension to one's jewelry making skill set. Each piece that is pour has a shape all it own. With continued pours during the first portion of the workshop hours, students results will most likely turn out similarly enough to create pair of earrings or a pendant. The most common shape that occurs from a water casting pour is nest like, which lends itself nicely to an actual nest design. Students will have the latter portion for fabrication of their water castings. Patina and pearls are great for enhancing the design inside the "nest". Some students may complete a project, some may prefer to complete at home studio. You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Safety and basics

Materials you are required to bring:
Large galvanized steel bucket, safety glasses. Wear closed toe shoes! Work gloves. ****Mapp gas torch with hook shape large tip**** Butane gas torch for soldering, Sterling silver scrap or grain, small crucible with appropriate insulated handle or small crucible and a pair of long handle insulated adjustable pliers, fire brick, hand tools: wire cutters (small flush) and long needle nose pliers. Recommended, yet optional; Hand tools-tweezers, flat nose, round nose pliers, insulated cross locking tweezers, copper tongs, solder picks, sand paper, needle files, center punch, brass brush or steel brush. Apron (optional). Optivisor (optional)

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363, Water Casting - $180 [More Info]
Linda Lurcott
04/09/20168:30 am - 4:00 pm Saturday, April 9, 2016
377, Right Angle Weave Basics - Intensive - $200
   
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Basics, Bead Stitching, Bead Weaving

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Basics of Right Angle Weave using pearls, crystals
  • Right angle weave using seed beads, and embellishing
  • Tubular Right Angle Weave including, Cubic & prismatic
  • Increasing, decreasing, and Right Angle Weave shapes
  • Right Angle Weave Beads and Bobbles

This fast paced, immersion technique class is a perfect way for you to move from a beginner beader to a skilled Right Angle Weave technician with a complete understanding of the stitch. Armed with your beading kit full of high quality beads, needles, threads, wax and more, you will be able to directly experience the many different forms and styles of the Right Angle Weave stitch by making sample swatches for future reference. Learn flat, tubular, cubic, prismatic, and embellished right angle weave, as well as acquiring skills in increasing, decreasing, reading patterns, and more. Never be afraid of a pattern using Right Angle Weave! You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Students with wiliness to learn, who can thread a needle and work with small beads are all welcome! This class is geared towards brand new beaders who are motivated to learn and want to master the Right Angle Weave stitch thru this fast paced, immersion course using a variety of multimedia presentations

Materials you are required to bring:
Scissors, task lamp, magnification if needed

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377, Right Angle Weave Basics - Intensive - $200 [More Info]
Glenda Paunonen
04/09/20168:30 am - 4:00 pm Saturday, April 9, 2016
425, Sunrise Bracelet - $195
   
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Macramé

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Managing multiple cords
  • Work with smaller cord sizes
  • Utilize new tagging system to manage cords

Step up your macramé game with this double wave bracelet. Learn master significant macrame lines at one time. Learn how to incorporate beads into your macrame projects as well as master juggling large numbers of cord lines with a tagging system. You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Basic macramé knots with practice

Materials you are required to bring:
Beading mat, task lamp and magnifiers

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425, Sunrise Bracelet - $195 [More Info]
Debra Saucier
04/09/20168:30 am - 4:00 pm Saturday, April 9, 2016
591, Art-Deco Pendant - $195
 
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Metalsmithing,Patina,Soldering,Stone Setting - Cabachon

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Solder
  • Design
  • Setting a cabochon

Use round wire, square wire, bezel and a cabochon to create a unique Art-Deco period pendant.
You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Ability to hold and use a torch

Materials you are required to bring:
None

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591, Art-Deco Pendant - $195 [More Info]
Kim St. Jean
04/09/201610:00 am - 11:00 am694, Princess Beading Party $35
 
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Level: Beginner
Technique: Basics

Calling all princesses near and far for a jewelry making party full of sparkle and glamour! This class is especially geared for children that want to make jewelry. Each child will have the opportunity to pick from Jesse James Beads new princess beading kits which feature sweet pendants of Ariel, Cinderella, Belle, Elsa, Anna and Tinkerbelle. Each student will leave with a chunky style necklace. Costumes are optional, but encouraged! Get your cameras ready for this fun class event! Grown ups required to stay during event.


Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Princess Beading Party

  • Bead stringing
  • Tying elastic
  • Making a necklace and matching bracelet
     
No need to bring supplies or tools, we take care of that for you!
694, Princess Beading Party - $35 [More Info]
Candie Cooper
04/09/201610:15 am - 11:15 amSaturday, April 9, 2016
296, Stamped Cuff Bracelet - $35
  
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Level: BeginnerDescription of Workshop Levels
Technique: Stamping

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Students will learn to metal stamp. Stamp a word or phrase of choice onto an aluminum bracelet blank
  • Learn to form a bracelet. Use the bracelet bending pliers and the bracelet bending bar to make a cuff   bracelet
  • Learn to stamp enamel. Will be able to highlight stamped impressions using a water based stamped enamel
 
 
In this workshop students will use metal stamps, a hammer, bracelet bending pliers, a bracelet bending bar and stamp enamel to create a lightweight, wearable cuff bracelet. Using an aluminum bracelet blank and metal stamps, students will stamp a word or phrase of their choice onto the blank. They will then be able to use several different tools to create the cuff bracelet. After highlighting the impression with stamp enamel, students will walk out of the class wearing a hand crafted, personalized piece of jewelry. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring:
All materials and supplies will be provided by the instructor.

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296, Stamped Cuff Bracelet - $35 [More Info]
Sarah Scheffler
04/09/201611:30 am - 12:30 pm697, Make it Together: Charm Necklaces for Teens and Grown-ups $35
 
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Level: Beginner
Technique: Wirework

Bead it together! Bring your favorite tween or teen to this fantastic charm necklace class. Together, Candie Cooper and Jesse James Beads have made it their mission to teach the next generation how to make jewelry. Candie will show you how to make tassels from cotton cord, wire and bead cones to make fun charms. Then we will incorporate Jesse James Beads ceramic animal beads and dangles to create focal pieces that hang from beautiful beaded chain. Bonding over beads? We can't think of a better way to spend time together!

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Make it Together: Charm Necklaces for Teens and Grown-ups

  • Making wire wrapped dangles
  • How to make tassels
  • How to open and close a jump ring
No need to bring supplies or tools, we take care of that for you!
697, Make it Together: Charm Necklaces for Teens and Grown-ups - $35 [More Info]
Candie Cooper
04/09/20161:00 pm - 2:00 pm679, Bright & Bohemian Bracelet $35
 
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Level: Beginner
Technique: 3D Design, Assembly, Basics, Bead Stringing/Knotting, Design, Mixed Materials

A perfect class for beaders of all ages. Students will create a glistening decoupage charm, learn tricks on stringing pattern flow, and also creating beaded dangles. All students will leave class shining with a fun boho-style bracelet on their wrist.

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Bright & Bohemian Bracelet

  • Using beading elastic
  • Wrapped loops
  • Decoupage
     
No need to bring supplies or tools, we take care of that for you!
679, Bright & Bohemian Bracelet - $35 [More Info]
Candie Cooper
04/09/20161:00 pm - 2:30 pm Saturday, April 9, 2016
346, After Midnight Necklace - $65
  
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Bead Stringing/Knotting, Design

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Incorporate filigree beads into their designs
  • Creating a 2 tier necklace
  • Attaching ends to a beaded center component

Students will learn how to incorporate larger filigree beads into their stringing designs. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Bead stringing, crimping, opening/closing jump rings, wire wrapped loops

Materials you are required to bring:
Crimping pliers, wire cutters, 2 pairs of chain nose, bent nose or flat nose pliers or a combination of any 2 with smooth jaws and a bead board if desired.

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346, After Midnight Necklace - $65 [More Info]
Heidi Parviainen
04/09/20161:00 pm - 2:30 pm Saturday, April 9, 2016
427, Discover Torch Enameling - Holi-Inspired Components - $65

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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Basics, Coloring Metal, Design, Enameling, Glassworking, Mixed Materials

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Students will learn how to prepeare projects for design
  • Students will learn how to apply colored enamels using Steven's Holi-inspired technique.
  • Students will learn how to set the coloring enamels

Inspired by the Hindu Holi Festival these one-of-a-kind enameling projects are a celebration of creativity and color! You’ll learn just how easy it is to work with Steven’s Holi technique, while you create projects for pendants, earrings, charm bracelets and more. Never enameled? No worries – simply watch Steven’s Basic Torch Enameling Video at macaroniandglitter.com and then come to class to explore the beauty of enameling. This year, Steven has made this class even easier - no personal tools or torches needed, simply come to class and immerse yourself into this unique design technique. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Students should feel comfortable working with a torch, very small details, and multiple processes at once. Watching Steven's FREE Basic Torch Enameling video at macaroniandglitter.com/videos will help support this class experience.

Materials you are required to bring:
All supplies are provided in class.

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427,Discover Torch Enameling - Holi-Inspired Components - $65 [More Info]
Steven James
04/09/20161:00 pm - 4:00 pm Saturday, April 9, 2016
057, Etched with Depth - Sterling Silver Etching - $130
  
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Etching

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Etching in sterling silver

Learn how to create etched designs in Sterling Silver. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring:
Magnifying glasses and Ott light as needed, chain nose pliers, old credit card

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057, Etched with Depth - Sterling Silver Etching - $130 [More Info]
Kieu Pham Gray
04/09/20161:00 pm - 4:00 pm Saturday, April 9, 2016
145, Mokume Gane in Polymer Clay - $110
   
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Assembly, Design, Polymer Clay, Texturing

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Condition clay by using a pasta machine
  • Use of alcohol inks to add color
  • Use of gold leafing
  • Layering clay for Mokume Gane effect
  • Slicing clay using a blade

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 desired shapes. Once baked, the pieces can be assembled into a necklace, bracelet or individual pendants. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: No previous knowledge required

Materials you are required to bring:
None. Instructor supplies everything.

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145, Mokume Gane in Polymer Clay - $110 [More Info]
Donna Weeks
Amy Gunn
04/09/20161:00 pm - 4:00 pm Saturday, April 9, 2016
196, Cool Cocktail Rings - $110
  
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Annealing, Cold Connections, Finishing, Forging, Metalsmithing, Metalwork, Riveting, Texturing

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• How to rivet domed metal
  • Forming adjustable ring shanks
  • Creative designs

Students will make two large, bold cold connected cocktail rings using copper, brass and sterling accents. The ring shank will be adjustable. If you already rivet then expand your skills by riveting domed discs and adding a 3d look to your work. We will discuss design options, texture techniques and ring shank shapes. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Students should feel comfortable using basic metalsmithing tools, like files, shears, hammers and not be afraid of a torch

Materials you are required to bring:
Metal cutting shears, flat file, riveting hammer, bench block/pad, and sharpie

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196, Cool Cocktail Rings - $110 [More Info]
Debora Mauser
04/09/20161:00 pm - 4:00 pm Saturday, April 9, 2016
224, Celestial Medallion - $110
   
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Assembly, Cold Connections, Coloring Metal, Design, Finishing, Metalsmithing, Metalwork, Riveting, Texturing, Tool Instruction

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Easy riveting
  • Texturing
  • Designing
  • Using patina
  • Coloring metal

Create this one-of-a kind medallion pendant, and explore the use of cold connections to secure a copper piece of your own design set in copper. Learn proper riveting techniques, metal stamping, and using patinas to make a gorgeous pendant anyone would be proud to wear. Beginners welcome, no prior skill or experience is needed. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring:
1-# 6 or #8 flat art paint brush, chasing hammer or small hammer and a steel block. Optional: Prismacolor premier colored pencils (in tin only), flat nosed pliers, metal stamps or texturing tool of your choice.

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224, Celestial Medallion - $110 [More Info]
Roxan O'Brien
04/09/20161:00 pm - 4:00 pm Saturday, April 9, 2016
384, Freeform Woven Ring with a Stone - $123
 
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Torchwork, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Wire Work

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Combining different weaves
  • Working with large gauge wires
  • Creating a secure woven cage to hold a stone

Create this awesome ring using just a few wire wrapping and weaving techniques. Students will follow precise instructions to complete this ring, but will also be given pointers on how to customize the design to make it their own. The class will focus on improving weaving skills and learning to combine different techniques. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Must know the basket weave and the over-over weave

Materials you are required to bring:
Needle nose pliers, flush wire cutters, vinyl nose pliers or wire straightener, blue masking tape (1in. wide or narrower), ruler, needle tool, permanent marker, recommended: work mat, task lamp and magnification

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384, Freeform Woven Ring with a Stone - $123 [More Info]
Kaska Firor
04/09/20162:30 pm - 3:30 pm695, Crystal Cage Bead Tassel Necklace $35
 
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Level: Beginner
Technique: Basics, Wire Work

Get up close and personal with these wildly popular crystal cage beads from Jesse James Beads that were featured in the winter issue of Stringing magazine while creating this chic layering necklace. Geometric design elements are everywhere including jewelry. This contemporary necklace design goes together in a snap while you learn the basics of stringing, crimping and wire wrapping. Candie will show you variations on the piece as well. See you there, divas!


Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Crystal Cage Bead Tassel Necklace

  • Stringing and crimping
  • Wire wrapped links
  • Opening and closing a jump ring
     
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695, Crystal Cage Bead Tassel Necklace - $35 [More Info]
Candie Cooper
04/09/20164:00 pm - 5:00 pm700, The Business of Beading: Selling at Craft Shows $35
 
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Level: Beginner
Technique: Business

Do you sell at craft shows or are thinking about it? Join in this workshop to learn the basics of selling jewelry at shows from branding, getting the word out, packaging and display ideas, and a packing list so you are ready to roll by show day. Self-appointed expert in ambiance (with endorsements from lots of her friends), Candie Cooper will show you the ropes on how to create an amazing booth that engages customers so you can nail the sale down. And because you are awesome, Jesse James Beads and friends swag bags go out to all attendees!


Learn these fundamentals and techniques in The Business of Beading: Selling at Craft Shows

  • Get the word out
  • Display basics and your brand
  • Packaging ideas
  • Show packing list 
No need to bring supplies or tools, we take care of that for you!
700, The Business of Beading: Selling at Craft Shows - $35 [More Info]
Candie Cooper
04/09/20164:30 pm - 5:30 pm001, Sizzix presents, with Dreamtime Creations: Leather and Crystal Fob $35
 
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Level: Beginner
Technique: Leather

Learn to use the Sizzix(R) Big Shot die cutting machine and their new line of leather cutting dies designed by artist Jill MacKay. Stack your leather cut outs using cold connections, then assemble your design to create a fun fob embellished with Swarovski crystal rhinestones. Hang your new leather design on your purse, your jeans, or wherever you want to add a splash.

No need to bring supplies or tools, we take care of that for you!
001, Sizzix presents, with Dreamtime Creations: Leather and Crystal Fob - $35 [More Info]
Tamara Honaman
04/09/20164:30 pm - 8:30 pm Saturday, April 9, 2016
356, Etsy Pinterest and Square Tools for Marketing and Sales - $100
 
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Business

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Setting up an Etsy site
  • Setting up a Pinterest site
  • Setting up a Square account
  • Basics for using a Table Top Studio for jewelry photography
  • Marketing and sales tips

Etsy, Pinterest and Square Tools to Improve Marketing and Sales Join kate for a workshop to learn about Etsy, Pinterest and Square. The workshop is designed to give you an introduction to these three powerful marketing and sales tools and instructions to set up each program. A screen, projector and I Pad with wi-fi will be used to visit each of these programs in real time to explore and learn about their potential. Learn how Etsy can serve as your web site with a fraction of the cost of maintaining a web page. Learn how Pinterest can be connected to your Etsy site to drive sales. Square is a tool to take credit card sales. The advantages of credit cards over cash will be discussed. The goal is to have participants sign up for these programs on their own devises during the presentation or to have detailed instructions to set up the programs when at home. A booklet developed by Kate is part of the class giving step by step instructions for set up as well as tips and resources. Picture taking is an important part of Etsy, Pinterest and Craft Shows. Demonstration of a reasonably priced Table Top Studio will be part of the class with information about purchasing this system. Kate is a Baby Boomer, and understands the struggles of learning new technology. She had to have a young waiter show her how to answer her new IPhone. If she can do it, you can do it. She will answer all questions at all levels. You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Basic computer skills, basic photography skills, a tablet, iPad, or laptop (not required)

Materials you are required to bring:
Notebook and pen. IPad, Tablet, Laptop (not required to take the class)

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356, Etsy Pinterest and Square Tools for Marketing and Sales - $100 [More Info]
Katherine Ohara
04/09/20165:00 pm - 6:30 pm Saturday, April 9, 2016
186, Discover Torch Enameling - Totally Tubular 2.0 - $55
   
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: 3D Design,Cold Connections,Coloring Metal,Design,Enameling,Tool Instruction,Torchwork,Wire Work

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Learn how to prepare the metal - cutting and filing
  • Learn about the technique for adding enamel to the tubular metal
  • Learn different ways to use their finished components

Short & Sweet or Long & Lovely, in this class Steven will show you how to enamel on to small copper tubing which in turn can be used in any jewelry creation. Students will learn how to prepare the metal, from cutting and filing to the proper way to for fusing the enamel to the metal. And to celebrate Steven's new book Discover Torch Enameling, currently available for pre-orders on Amazon.com, enjoy a reduced kit fee as well. Remember all tools and materials are provided in class, simply show up and be ready to create something special. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Students should feel comfortable working with a torch, small details, and multiple processes at once. While not a requirement watching his free basic torch-enameling classes can support this class experience. The videos can be found at macaroniandglitter.com/videos.

Materials you are required to bring:
All tools and materials are provided in class, simply show up and be ready to create something special.

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186, Discover Torch Enameling - Totally Tubular 2.0 - $55 [More Info]
Steven James
04/09/20165:30 pm - 7:00 pm Saturday, April 9, 2016
146, Create Your Own Fantasy - $80
   
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Assembly, Design, Painting

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Learn to use Prisme Fantasy and moon paints for a variety of effects
  • Use of bezels as painting surface
  • Learning how paint reacts on different surfaces

If you have ever wanted to paint, but feel you have no talent in that direction, or just want to try a new painting medium, you'll love these new paints by Pebeo. The paints are designed to move, blend, and create worlds of fantastic images all on their own. You apply the paint to a frame and watch as it begins to work its' magic. The paints take 6 hours to set up, 72 hours to completely cure. Within a few minutes of applying, you will begin to see the swirling patterns taking shape. When dry, they look like abstract works of art, and you are the artist. You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Creativity and imagination is all that is required

Materials you are required to bring:
Nothing

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146, Create Your Own Fantasy - $80 [More Info]
Donna Weeks
Amy Gunn
04/09/20165:30 pm - 8:30 pma Saturday, April 9, 2016
206, Separation Enamel - $113
   
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Enameling, Metalwork

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Enameling
  • Design
  • Forming

Learn to create a new effect in enamel. Through a series of firing layers of transparent enamels, students will learn how to create this unique process of separation enamel. (A variety of enamel colors will be provided to share.) You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Basic knowledge of torch fired enamel

Materials you are required to bring:
Chain nose pliers, side cutters, 10 magazine pages of any kind, magnifying glasses and Ott light as needed, #2 paint brush (detail brush), wood dap and punch

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206, Separation Enamel - $113 [More Info]
Kieu Pham Gray
04/09/20165:30 pm - 8:30 pm Saturday, April 9, 2016
222, Into the Woods - $110
   
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Coloring Metal, Design, Finishing, Metalsmithing, Metalwork, Patina, Stamping, Technique Based, Texturing, Tool Instruction

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Coloring on metal
  • Metal stamping
  • Texturing
  • Using patina
  • Proper use of tools

Rich in meaning, the tree of life is a powerful symbol, if you are interested in symbolic jewelry or just have a love of nature this workshop is for you. Create this beautiful Tree of Life pendant in copper using a colored pencil technique. Students will learn how to apply color to metal, stamping, and the use of patina to enhance the overall beautiful appearance of the finished design. No prior experience needed. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring:
1-12 pack of Prismacolor premier colored pencils or larger (in tin only); no other colored pencils will work, or can be purchased by contacting the instructor at least 4 weeks before the start of the class. Price $21.00. 1-#0 or #1 flat art paint brush, and 1-# 6 or #8 flat art paint brush, 1-black permanent extra fine felt tip marker (sharpie), pencil and soft eraser. Optional: Flat nosed pliers, metal stamps of your choice, and small steel block for stamping. Small metal files for jewelry making, chasing hammer or small hammer, and metal scribe.

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222, Into the Woods - $110 [More Info]
Roxan O'Brien
04/09/20165:30 pm - 8:30 pm Saturday, April 9, 2016
348, Victoriana Bracelet - $105
  
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Design, Other

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Place beads into a crochet style bracelet
  • "Free form" crochet
  • Finishing the ends of a crochet piece

Students will create a beautiful " Free Form" crochet bracelet with a vintage palette. The emphasis will be on bead placement not perfect crochet stitches. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Bead stringing, basic knowledge of crochet is recommended

Materials you are required to bring:
A metal J or K crochet hook or similar size, and chain nose pliers, side/flush cutters

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348, Victoriana Bracelet - $105 [More Info]
Heidi Parviainen
04/09/20165:30 pm - 8:30 pm Saturday, April 9, 2016
603, Prong Set Explosion Pendant - $110

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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Brazing, Cold Connections, Design, Metalwork, Patina, Texturing

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Sawing
  • Design
  • Brazing

Select a stone and shape, free-formed or from our templates, then design a pendant to highlight the stone.
You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Ability to hold and use a torch, saw and hammer

Materials you are required to bring:
None

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603, Prong Set Explosion Pendant - $110 [More Info]
Kim St. Jean
04/10/2016

04/10/20168:30 am - 11:30 am Sunday, April 10, 2016
148, Wrap,Wrap, Wrap It Up Leather Bracelet - $110
   
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Assembly, Design, Gluing/Adhesive, Leatherwork, Mixed Materials, Wire Work

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Calculate desired length when using 3 wraps of flat leather
  • Use 26-gauge wire to wrap cup chain onto leather
  • Inserting additional 26-gauge wire to bracelet as needed
  • Finish by using E-6000 to adhere toggle in place

We've taken the wrapped leather bracelet in a whole new direction by adding crystal cup chain. You'll begin by measuring the desired length of leather and cup chain, and use 26 gauge wire to anchor the chain to the flat leather base. Wrap, wrap and wrap some more with the wire until you have secured the cup chain all around three wraps of your bracelet. We'll show you how to add additional wire as needed, and how to hide the loose ends to make your bracelet neat and snag proof. Adjust the size to your liking, and then finish by gluing on a very unique spiral toggle clasp. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring:
Nothing

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148, Wrap,Wrap, Wrap It Up Leather Bracelet - $110 [More Info]
Donna Weeks
Amy Gunn
04/10/20168:30 am - 11:30 am Sunday, April 10, 2016
220, Dazzling Color on Copper - $110
   
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Coloring Metal, Design, Finishing, Metalsmithing, Metalwork, Patina, Stamping, Technique Based, Texturing, Tool Instruction

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Coloring metal
  • Texturing
  • Design
  • Metal stamping
  • Proper tool use

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.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring:
1-12 pack of Prismacolor premier colored pencils or larger set (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-#0 or #1 small flat art paint brush, and 1-# 6 or #8 flat art paint brush, 1-black permanent extra fine felt tip marker (sharpie), pencil, and soft eraser. Optional: Small metal files for jewelry making, flat head pliers, chasing hammer or small hammer, steel block, texturing tools.

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220, Dazzling Color on Copper - $110 [More Info]
Roxan O'Brien
04/10/20168:30 am - 11:30 am Sunday, April 10, 2016
239, Wild Wire Charm Choker - $85
   
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Annealing, Basics, Design, Wire Work

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• 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 NOT complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Some wire wrapping is helpful such as a wire wrapped loop and having used pliers before

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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239, Wild Wire Charm Choker - $85 [More Info]
Staci Smith
04/10/20168:30 am - 12:30 pm Sunday, April 10, 2016
040, Bricklayer Bracelet - $160
  
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Bead Weaving

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Peyote stitch
  • Herringbone
  • Connecting components

Here's a fun class to further explore peyote stitch using two hole beads. We will create components and then connect them, with special attention on sizing adjustment options and various methods for weaving out threads. You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Familiar with peyote stitch is encouraged

Materials you are required to bring:
Assorted beading needles

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040, Bricklayer Bracelet - $160 [More Info]
Stefanie Deddo-Evans
04/10/20168:30 am - 12:30 pm Sunday, April 10, 2016
205, Orbital Rings - $129
  
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Annealing, Assembly, Finishing, Forging, Metalsmithing, Metalwork, Silversmithing, Soldering

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Soldering
  • Forging
  • Forming

Send jump rings into orbit by shaping, forming, and soldering sterling silver. You'll learn to create a pendant that is out of this world! You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Basic silver soldering knowledge

Materials you are required to bring:
Magnifying glasses and Ott light as needed, 2 Chain nose pliers or 1 flat and 1 chain nose, ultra flush side cutters, fine tweezers, hoop mandrel (optional)

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205, Orbital Rings - $129 [More Info]
Kieu Pham Gray
04/10/20168:30 am - 12:30 pm Sunday, April 10, 2016
270, Captured Cabochon and Chain - $110
 
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Annealing, Chain Maille, Cold Connections, Design, Metalwork, Riveting, Texturing

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Riveting
  • Stone setting
  • Simple chain maille
  • Design

Students will design and create a unique cold connected stone with a simple one in one or two in two chain maille chain. Limited by only your imagination! Combine metal, rivets, tabs and more to cold connect one of favorite stones. A great way to set a stone without soldering. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Should be familiar with riveting, sawing, filing

Materials you are required to bring:
A cabochon and complimentary beads, rivet hammer, bench block and pad, 2 pair chain/flat nose pliers your choice

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270, Captured Cabochon and Chain - $110 [More Info]
Debora Mauser
04/10/20168:30 am - 12:30 pm Sunday, April 10, 2016
320, Teardrop Pendant - $123
   
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Level: Beginner / Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Torchwork, Wire Weaving, Wire Work

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Wire weaving
  • Large wire bending skills
  • Balling up wires with a torch

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.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Some experience with wire and wire tools will be helpful

Materials you are required to bring:
Needle nose pliers, flat nose pliers, flush wire cutters, vinyl nose pliers, blue masking tape (1in. wide or narrower), ruler, needle tool, permanent marker, work mat, task lamp and magnification recommended

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320, Teardrop Pendant - $123 [More Info]
Kaska Firor
04/10/20168:30 am - 12:30 pm Sunday, April 10, 2016
421, Peacock's Delight - $120
 
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Macramé

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Basic macramé
  • Utilizing beads in macramé work
  • Beginning & ending macramé pieces

Learn some basic macrame knots in this micro-macrame bracelet. Bracelet features Miyuki Seed Beads & Swarovski Crystals. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring:
Beading mat, task lamp and magnifiers (small beads)

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421, Peacock's Delight - $120 [More Info]
Debra Saucier
04/10/20168:30 am - 4:00 pm Sunday, April 10, 2016
029, Celestial Fusion - $185
   
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Cold Connections, Design, Enameling, Hydraulic Press, Metalsmithing, Metalwork, Mixed Materials, Torchwork

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Basic torch enameling skills
  • Hydraulic press forming
  • Making a tab setting
  • Making a bale
  • Creating an impressed design in metal

Create a magical domed pendant using a unique and fascinating torch enameling process. No two are ever alike and the results are always incredible! Each student will learn kiln enameling, metal-working skills, cold-connecting, hydraulic press embossing, forming, and soldering techniques and leave with a beautiful complete necklace in his/her choice of color, shape, and size. Students should wear closed-toe shoes, natural fiber clothing, and have their hair tied back. Experience using a torch is helpful, but not required. . You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Experience using a torch is helpful but not required

Materials you are required to bring:
Students may wish to bring their own dust mask, safety goggles, wire flush cutters, metal shears, chasing hammer, narrow flat-nosed pliers, small steel bench block, pounding pad. Instructor will have extras to share.

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029, Celestial Fusion - $185 [More Info]
Jean Van Brederode
04/10/20168:30 am - 4:00 pm Sunday, April 10, 2016
155, Exploring Niobium - $230
   
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Anodizing, Metalwork, Niobium, Texturing, Wire Work

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Wire work with niobium wire
  • Working with niobium sheet
  • Bath anodizing niobium
  • Texturing metal sheet with hammers
  • Texturing metal sheet with corrugation

Make a variety of shapes and findings with niobium wire and sheet. Learn how basic techniques such as forging, corrugating and sanding work on niobium. Then learn how electricity works to create color on niobium through anodizing. There is no "finished" project for this class as it is a techniques class. The students will finish the techniques being taught.


Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Students should be acquainted with basic jewelry tools: pliers and cutters

Materials you are required to bring:
Round nose pliers, chain nose pliers, flush cutter, fine tip marker

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155, Exploring Niobium - $230 [More Info]
Marti Brown
04/10/20168:30 am - 4:00 pm Sunday, April 10, 2016
195, Urban Conchos - $220
   
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Cold Connections, Metalsmithing, Metalwork, Mixed Materials, Technique Based, Texturing

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Design
  • Fabricating with mixed materials
  • Cold connections

Let's reinvent the ubiquitous concho into something more urban; fashion forward and environmentally friendly. Explore upcycling and cold-connections as you rethink a classic ornament icon. We will use a wide variety of materials and techniques and do creative problem solving in this urban approach to a classic motif. Student will explore the possibilities of design around a basic shape and form, using layered techniques and textures, and expanding the possibilities of simple object creation into something more sophisticated and fun. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Basic metalsmithing skills are preferred; I will accept beginners with the understanding that I have to cater to the general skill level of the class

Materials you are required to bring:
Flush wire cutters, jeweler's saw and 2/0 blades, ball peen or chasing hammer, rawhide mallet, set of hand files, set of sanding papers, center punch, bench pin and steel block, chain nose, flat nose and round nose pliers, sharpie marker fine, flex shaft, stand and chuck key (optional), desired work light/surface

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195, Urban Conchos - $220 [More Info]
Helen Driggs
04/10/20168:30 am - 4:00 pmSunday, April 10, 2016
201,The Etched Silver Saddle Ring
- $205
 
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Annealing, Chasing, Design, Finishing, Flex Shaft, Forging, Metalsmithing, Metalwork, Patina, Silversmithing, Texturing, Torchwork

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Forging a ring band
  • Soldering
  • Filing

Saddle up! Learn the extensive possibilities and practical process behind using PnP Blue as an etching resist, while building a beautifully embellished sterling silver saddle ring. Learn how to set up, use and safely dispose of the chemicals used in the etching process. We will also focus on additional metal smithing skills in order to further the design potential of your etched piece. This beginner to intermediate journey into the world of silver etching will open up new jewelry making vistas.

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You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Silver soldering and sawing skills are necessary for this class

Materials you are required to bring:

Safety glasses, jewelers saw and blades (#2/0-4/0), bench block, bench pin, pliers-flat nose,chain nose, round nose, files, metal shears, scissors, calipers, hammer -chasing, goldsmith, ball peen, rawhide mallet, wire cutters, scribe, bezel rocker or bezel pusher, burnishers, ring mandrel, polishing pads or fine steel wool. Optional -1.25mm and/or 1.80mm hole punch, nylon jaw ring bending pliers, half-round/flat bending pliers, miter vise/jig




201, The Etched Silver Saddle Ring - $205 [More Info]
Richard Salley
04/10/20168:30 am - 4:00 pm Sunday, April 10, 2016
376, Peyote Basics - Intensive - $200
   
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Basics, Bead Stitching, Bead Weaving

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Flat even and odd count peyote, reading a graph
  • Tubular even, odd, and sculptural peyote
  • Increasing, decreasing in peyote
  • Bezeling, embellishing, zipping, layering
  • Squares, triangles, and other peyote shapes

This fast paced, immersion technique class is a perfect way for you to move from a beginner beader to a skilled peyote technician with a complete understanding of the stitch. Armed with your beading kit full of high quality beads, needles, threads, wax and more. You will be able to directly experience the many different forms and styles of peyote stitch, such as: tubular peyote, sculptural peyote, circular peyote, as well as acquiring skills in increasing, decreasing, zipping, stitching in the ditch, embellishing, reading patterns, and peyote shapes. You'll be making sample swatches that you can keep for future reference. You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Students with wiliness to learn, who can thread a needle and work with small beads are all welcome! This class is geared towards brand new beaders who are motivated to learn and want to master peyote stitch thru this fast paced, immersion course using a variety of multimedia presentations

Materials you are required to bring:
Scissors, task lamp, magnification if needed.

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376, Peyote Basics - Intensive - $200 [More Info]
Glenda Paunonen
04/10/20168:30 am - 4:00 pm Sunday, April 10, 2016
387, Formed Flower Pendant - $195

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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Annealing, Drilling, Hot Connection, Soldering

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Sawing and filing
  • Dapping and forming
  • Multiple soldering steps
  • Burnishing

Lovely formed flower pendant can be completed in one class with attention detail and hands on skill application. This project offers as variety of skills for students to complete a dimensional and wearable art sculpture. Once complete the student gains the knowledge and skills to explore more variations leading to creations beyond this project. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Safety and basic

Materials you are required to bring:
Safety glasses. Wear close toe shoes!!! Bench pin, jewelers saw and extra saw blades (size 4/0), round nose pliers, sand paper- 800-1200 grit, hand files, plannishing hammer, fire brick, Butane torch, refill canisters, Recommended, yet optional; apron, optivisors, center punch, table top extended support for bench pin, tripod with screen, wood dapping block, steel bench block or anvil, brass or steel brush, weighted raw hide mallet or rubber mallet, burnishers

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387, Formed Flower Pendant - $195 [More Info]
Linda Lurcott
04/10/20169:30 am - 10:30 am Sunday, April 10, 2016
354, No Fail Stack Ring - $35

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

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Making a ring
  • Soldering
  • Hammering

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. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring:
none

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354, No Fail Stack Ring - $35 [More Info]
Kate Richbourg
04/10/201610:15 am - 11:15 amSunday, April 10, 2016
298, Domed Heart Pendant - $35

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Level: All LevelsDescription of Workshop Levels
Technique: Stamping, Dapping

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Learn to metal stamp. Use metal stamps to stamp a word or name of choice onto a heart-shaped stamping blank
  • Learn to use a dapping block. Use a wood dapping block and punches to create a concave or convex form
 • Learn to stamp enamel. Have the opportunity to highlight the stamped word using black stamp enamel
 
• Assemble a necklace. Use pliers and a jump ring to attach the pendant to the chain



Students will create a unique pendant using metal stamps and an Alkeme heart-shaped stamping blank. After stamping a name or word of their choice into the blank, students will have the opportunity to use a dapping block. They will use the block to create a concave or convex form. Using pliers and a jump ring, students will assemble the necklace. They will have a wearable, personalized, truly one-of-a-kind necklace at the end of this class. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring:
All materials are provided. Participants are not required to purchase or bring anything.

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298, Domed Heart Pendant - $35 [More Info]
Sarah Scheffler
04/10/201610:30 am - 11:30 am678, As Seen in STRINGING Magazine $35

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Level: Beginner
Technique: Basics, Design, Leatherwork ,Wire Work, Wire Wrapping

Make this pair of earrings that was featured in the Fall '15 issue of Jewelry Stringing Magazine. Designed by Candie Cooper, these earrings embody beautiful bohemian chic. You will learn from the designer about using pigments on leather while painting tassels, how to make handmade wire hoops, as well as adding sparkly crystal cup chain to your pieces. Not into earrings? These would make excellent pendants too! Leather and tassels are everywhere in the jewelry design world, this class teaches design aesthetic and an artful technique - Join in for a unique class!

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in As Seen in STRINGING Magazine

  • Painting leather
  • Wire wrapping and forming
  • Working with cup chain
     

No need to bring supplies or tools, we take care of that for you!
678, As Seen in STRINGING Magazine - $35 [More Info]
Candie Cooper
04/10/201611:00 am - 12:00 pm Sunday, April 10, 2016
111, No Fail Stack Ring - $35

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

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Making a ring
  • Soldering
  • Hammering

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. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring:
none

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Kate Richbourg
04/10/201612:00 pm - 1:00 pm698, Stitch, Rivet, Layer: Make Bracelets You Can Wear Together $35
 
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Level: Beginner
Technique: Basics, Gluing/Adhesive, Leatherwork

This class brings Candie's latest video with Interweave on leather cuffs to life with basic leatherworking techniques. You will learn how to punch holes in leather, what adhesives to use, and how to embellish with rivets. We will top the cuff off with Jesse James Beads druzy Bracelet Boutique links and beautiful butterfly beads. But we're not stopping there! Jesse James is kicking in an extra bead strand so you can create a quick second bracelet that's perfect for layering. If you've been curious about leather, this class is for you. See you there!


Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Stitch, Rivet, Layer: Make Bracelets You Can Wear Together

  • Basic leather work: punching holes and adhesives
  • Riveting to leather
  • Using beading elastic
No need to bring supplies or tools, we take care of that for you!
698, Stitch, Rivet, Layer: Make Bracelets You Can Wear Together - $35 [More Info]
Candie Cooper
04/10/201612:30 pm - 1:30 pm Sunday, April 10, 2016
416, Simple Stamped Rings - $35
   
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Stamping

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Stamping on metal
  • Polishing
  • Antiquing metal

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 three rings in class. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring:
All supplies are provided.

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Kate Richbourg
04/10/20161:00 pm - 4:00 pm Sunday, April 10, 2016
638, Carving Polymer Clay - $95
   
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: 3D Design, Polymer Clay

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Forming beads
  • Surface technique’s for coloring raw clay
  • Carving
  • Designing on a 3d surface
  • Wire work to make a necklace

In this class you will learn to form a focal bead (you will make two each) and use pastels to color the surface of the raw clay. We will practice some doodles, practice carving, and talk about 3d design allowing the piece to have interest and flow. This class requires a good amount of hand strength and control. Safety equipment is required. When your beads are done, we will wire them into a pendant that you can wear.. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Experience Drawing Zen doodles is helpful; having carved or used a lino carver is helpful as well. Must have good motor skills, arthritic hands will not be able to do this class

Materials you are required to bring:
1.5 or 2mm U gouge micro carver (available at www.cooltools.us or a lino cutter- though lino cutters are more difficult to work with. If you must go with a lino cutter, I highly recommend this one http://www.amazon.com/Inovart-Lino-Cutter-Handle-Cutters/dp/B00598K94A/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1447167053&sr=8-8&keywords=lino+cutter. Rubber block (optional) 2 leather finger guards or leather glove, clay roller, eye protections, polymer work surface (plastic cutting board or tile)needle tools, round nose pliers, chain nose pliers, wire cutter

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Staci Smith
04/10/20161:15 pm - 2:15 pm003, Beadalon presents: Elegant Swarovski Crystal Earrings $35
     
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Level: Beginner
Technique: Wire Work

Join Tamara Honaman as she walks you through creating your own earwires, a great skill to have when making your own handmade jewelry. Then, create this elegant wire wrapped, Swarovski crystal embellished drop you can add to your formed earwires. Walk out of class with a new sparkling creation you made yourself and the skills and know-how to create many more.


No need to bring supplies or tools, we take care of that for you!
003,Beadalon presents: Elegant Swarovski Crystal Earrings - $35 [More Info]
Tamara Honaman
04/10/20161:30 pm - 2:30 pm702, Painted Pendant Party $35


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Level: Beginner
Technique: 3D Design, Basics, Coloring Metal, Design, Mixed Materials, Patina, Technique Based

Color me incredible! Learn to create artfully colored metal pieces in this patina painting class with Candie Cooper. Students will be given a blank slate pendant to work with, and will learn how to add layer after layer of paint to create a rich patina. Candie will discuss paints and finishes so that your pendant piece will remain perfectly protected while being worn. Pendants will then be strung on a Jesse James Beads strand of your choosing so that you leave class with a beautiful finished piece. Come play in the paint and beads! (PS - Consider bringing an old shirt as a smock, we're painting here people!)

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in Painted Pendant Party

  • Painted Patinas and finishes
  • Stringing
  • Crimping
     

No need to bring supplies or tools, we take care of that for you!
702, Painted Pendant Party - $35 [More Info]
Candie Cooper
04/10/20162:00 pm - 3:00 pm Sunday, April 10, 2016
721, 60 Minute Marketing: Top Tips for Promoting your Jewelry Business - $35
  
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Design

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Learn essential tips for a business marketing "tune up"
  • Learn about a variety of digital marketing resources, how to use them and find what works for you
  • Create an action plan specifically tailored to your business and marketing goals

With over 25-years of industry experience, instructor Kate Richbourg shares her digital marketing and promotional tips in this fast-paced, 60-minute workshop. Kate will clarify and explain the often confusing online world of creating and maintaining an engaging online presence. Topics include digital marketing, social media, web design and ecommerce. You will leave class with the tools to create a personal marketing plan to give your business and creativity a shot-in-the arm. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring:
No supplies needed. Students will need a notebook and pen. An emailed synopsis of the presentation will be emailed to students after class. .

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721, 60 Minute Marketing: Top Tips for Promoting your Jewelry Business - $35 [More Info]
Kate Richbourg
04/10/20162:30 pm - 3:30 pm004, Now That’s a Jig! presents: TriAngle Pendant Necklace- $35
    
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Level: All Levels
Technique: Wire Work, Jig Work

Create this TriAngle pendant necklace of TriPetal links inspired by Brenda Schweder’s Making&Designing with the SimpleSingle TriPetal methodology. Wrangle three TriPetals and a TriAngle frame of steel wire on the Now That’s a Jig!, connect the elements with JumpRings, and top it all off with suede lacing. Make one fashion-forward necklace; leave with the knowhow to make a plethora of other SimpleSingle Link designs!
 
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Janice Peck
04/10/20163:00 pm - 4:00 pm676, This and That Bracelet $35
 
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Level: Beginner
Technique: Assembly, Basics, Design, Mixed Materials

A little bit of THIS and a little bit of THAT is exactly what we are going to use to make this unique bracelet! We will work with multiple strands of fiber, leather, cords, and then add dashes of sparkle with beads and baubles. Candie will discuss mixing colors and textures to create an amazing bracelet. If you're curious about adhesives and jewelry making, this class is for you as we will discuss what glues to use and what ones to lose! Each person will leave with a completed bracelet.

Learn these fundamentals and techniques in This and That Bracelet

  • Working with multiple materials and adhesives
  • Color design and theory
  • Combining textures in jewelry design
  • Wrapped loops
  • Opening and closing jump rings
     


No need to bring supplies or tools, we take care of that for you!
676, This and That Bracelet - $35 [More Info]
Candie Cooper