2016 Bead Fest Fall
 

Workshops by Donna Lewis

ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR BEAD FEST FALL 2016 IS CLOSED

You can register for workshops onsite starting Thursday, October 13 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!
10/13/20164:30 pm - 8:30 pmThursday, October 13, 2016
703, Granulated Bark Pendant - $155

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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Assembly, Design, Dremel, Finishing, Kiln Fusing, Metal Clay, Metalsmithing, Metalwork, Mixed Materials, Patina, Torchwork

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Metal clay manipulation
  • Mold making
  • Faux granulation
 • Construction
 • Finishing

Artists will bring a small, thin piece of bark, cactus or any other piece of interest. Keep in mind the finished piece will be about 2 inches high by a half to three quarters inch wide with the depth of a pendant. That should help. You will trim your bark down to create the piece you want. Then we will make a mold of it using two part silicone material. You will use that mold to set up your piece, then you will add granulation the metal clay way and prepare it for firing. If you bring a 20 inch silver chain we can patina that to match your pendant. The one in the picture is a popcorn chain. You will be ready to wear it to dinner! You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Ability to work small

Materials you are required to bring:
Magnifiers, task lamp, very fine bent nose pliers - longer is better, fine emery board, fine paint brush, Dremel if you have one

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703, Granulated Bark Pendant - $155 [More Info]
Donna Lewis
10/14/20168:30 am - 4:00 pmFriday, October 14, 2016
706, Silver Woven Bead with PMC - $245

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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Assembly, Dremel, Finishing, Metal Clay, Metalsmithing, Mixed Materials, Patina, Weaving

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Building PMC over an armature
  • Weaving and applying PMC sheet
  • Use of the PMC syringe
 • Dry and wet construction
 • Finishing

Artists can learn so much about PMC by creating this simple bead! You use lump, sheet and syringe to construct this bead over an armature. It's an amazing introduction about the way to work with metal clay. Next piece you make, you can have this bead near and remember what you did to accomplish each step. Very empowering. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Ability to work in detail with hands

Materials you are required to bring:
Magnifiers, task lamp, tiny embroidery scissors, small metal ruler, needle tool, mechanical pencil, fine paint brush, fine emery board

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706, Silver Woven Bead with PMC - $245 [More Info]
Donna Lewis
10/15/20168:30 am - 4:00 pmSaturday, October 15, 2016
707, Pave' Button Pendant with PMC - $245

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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Assembly, Drilling, Finishing, Metal Clay, Patina, Stone Setting - Faceted, Other

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Metal clay manipulation
  • Mold making
  • Stone set prep
 • Pave stone setting
 • Invisible bail setting

Artists will use a small vintage button with interesting texture to create a mold for PMC. We will then create a beautiful pendant that can be prepped for pave stone setting. Patience is a virtue with this wonderful piece but worth the effort when you finish and wear your glittery sparkling pave set pendant. The flashes are wonderful and setting in metal clay won't interfere with the textural finish from the button. You will love it! You can bring your own button or use one of mine. I have been collecting and have many to choose from. Be sure your button is small so you have enough time to set all the stones. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Excellent hand eye coordination, ability to work very small, and tons of patience

Materials you are required to bring:
Magnifiers, magnifiers, magnifiers and task lamp, task lamp, task lamp, extra fine tweezers titanium work best, fine emery board, fine paint brush, button optional and be sure it is small so you have time to set enough stones. 1 inch diameter maximum. Bring an 18 or 20 inch silver chain to wear your sparkles to dinner.

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707, Pave' Button Pendant with PMC - $245 [More Info]
Donna Lewis