2016 Bead Fest Summer
 

Workshops by Susan Lenart Kazmer

ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR BEAD FEST SUMMER 2016 IS CLOSED

You can register for workshops onsite starting Wednesday, August 17 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!

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08/17/20168:30 am - 4:00 pmWednesday, August 17, 2016
399, Wire-Caging common Object+Neck Form - $185
  
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Level: BeginnerDescription of Workshop Levels
Technique: Annealing, Brazing, Finishing, Forging, Silversmithing, Soldering, Wire Work

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Soldering wire and sheet together
  • Forging and brazing wire to create neck form
  • Soldering and caging stone to create unique bezel form
 • Shaping, polishing, clean up, design for finished piece
 • Pick soldering and traditional soldering presented

Build a unique cage like bezel form to encase a druzy stone using an open form technique created from forged wire. The overall look allows you to view all sides of your object that you are encasing. Students will finish one pendant in the morning and the afternoon will provide an opportunity to expand on this idea by forging and brazing a wire neck form. In this 6 hour smithing class learn to anneal, solder, pick solder, shape, and draw a bead and all skills to create cage-like jewelry. Learn proper metalworking techniques for soldering, shaping and clean up. Learn some short cuts and ideal techniques for teaching soldering in a class room. Students will leave with a complete neck form and pendant. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Basic metalworking skills.

Materials you are required to bring:
Wire snips, round needle nose and chain nose pliers, small hammer, anvil, small file

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399, Wire-Caging common Object+Neck Form - $185 [More Info]
Susan Lenart Kazmer
08/18/20168:30 am - 11:30 amThursday, August 18, 2016
403, Free Form structures-wire + resin - $110

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Level: All LevelsDescription of Workshop Levels
Technique: Annealing, Assembly, Basics, Cold Connections, Design, Forging, Metalwork, Wire Work

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Anneal, forge and shape small gauge wire
  • Overcome difficulties of pouring liquid resin into extreme open back
  • Create extreme open back bezels
 • Transparency techniques in resin
 • Correct safety tips with forging heavy gauge wire

Using Wire and Resin Students will be challenged to think beyond traditional jewelry design to create jewelry that is both sculptural and wearable while attaining techniques for annealing, hand hammering, flattening and forging of round wire to create unique bezel forms. Learn control with appropriate tools, safety and shaping techniques with correct stance and posture when hammering heavy gauge wire on an anvil. Collage, Mix and pour resin into the ultimate open back bezel created from multiple layers of hand hammered wire. Students will finish at least one component pendant filled with Ice Resin. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Basic metalworking.

Materials you are required to bring:
Please bring, hammer, small anvil, round and chain nose pliers, wire snips.

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403, Free Form Structures-Wire + Resin - $110 [More Info]
Susan Lenart Kazmer
This option is sold out.08/18/20161:00 pm - 4:00 pmThursday, August 18, 2016
402, Resin, Relics and Ancient Artifacts- Casting - $110

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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Basics, Casting, Cold Connections, Finishing, Patina, Resin, Wire Work

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Cold form sgraffito (scratch away) using waxes
  • Creating rubber silicone mold
  • Mixing, pouring resin into molds
 • Finish, polishing and creating a relic from cast resin
 • Engraving, layering of color,

Focus on new works in jewelry and Resin as it has never been presented before….sand, scratch, cast and scraffitto your way into creating unique objects and ancient artifacts in jewelry in combination with metal. Focus and build with resin using multiple thin layers while learning new techniques and application for scratching, crackling, engraving, transferring of imagery, making marks and coloring surface. Learn to build a rubber silicone mold to pour resin into. Mix, pour and cure Ice resin. Each student will leave with a few pendants and components, a journal full of ideas and a whole new direction to focus your work. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Basic metalsmithing skills.

Materials you are required to bring:
Pliers- chain and round nose, wire snips,

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402 Resin, Relics and Ancient Artifacts- Casting - $110 [More Info]
Susan Lenart Kazmer
This option is sold out.08/19/20168:30 am - 11:30 amFriday, August 19, 2016
THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW SOLD OUT 398, Caging and Brazing Hollow Forms - $110

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Level: BeginnerDescription of Workshop Levels
Technique: Annealing, Brazing, Finishing, Flex Shaft, Metalsmithing, Metalwork, Silversmithing, Soldering, Wire Work

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Brazing or soldering wire to sheet metal
  • Setting and soldering filigree bezel wire
  • Hard, medium and sold solder presented and used
 • Pick soldering
 • Shaping a hollow cage form with wire

Explore the cage form in sterling silver as small wearable relics by creating your own unique hollow form pendant. In this 3 hour hands on workshop learn or polish up on proper metalworking techniques for soldering, shaping and clean up. Discover some short cuts and ideal techniques for teaching soldering in the classroom. Understand the process of combining filigree bezel wire, round silver wire and sheet metal. Solder with medium and soft solder to finish a jewelry component that we will complete with leather. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Simple soldering, basic knowledge of metalworking.

Materials you are required to bring:
Please bring-pliers- round and chain nose, wire snips, tin snips.

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398, Caging and Brazing Hollow Forms - $110 [More Info]
Susan Lenart Kazmer
This option is sold out.08/19/20161:00 pm - 4:00 pmFriday, August 19, 2016
400, Just Leather- Fashioning and Constructing Forms - $115

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Level: All LevelsDescription of Workshop Levels
Technique: Basics, Design, Finishing, Forging, Leatherwork, Metalwork, Wire Work, Wire Wrapping

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Stitching on leather with glovers needle
  • Forging and shaping wire work for finishing techniques
  • Knotting and shaping design and length leather
 • Finishing techniques
 • Combining wire and leather to complete a finished jewelry neck form

Learn to build and complete 3 distinctive and unusual leather, neck forms that I use in my work and fashion assignments. Expand your leather vocabulary and allow it to add comfort, durability, sophistication and a trendy edge to your finished work in this 3 hour class. Walk away with these three leather neck forms. 1- choker form-Learn hand stitching to combine multiple leather strands using a Glovers needle and bright colored thread. Fabricate metal wire for a distinctive finish. 2-Fringe form- simple combination to allow use of tied leather fringe to enhance your look 3- Multiple strand with end caps, this piece includes rivet. Bring your own jewelry components or attend another class of mine to build a pendant. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Ready to learn my leather techniques.

Materials you are required to bring:
Wire snips, needle round and chain nose pliers,

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400, Just Leather- Fashioning and Constructing Forms - $115 [More Info]
Susan Lenart Kazmer