Bead Fest Santa Fe 2017
 

ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR BEAD FEST SANTA FE 2017 IS CLOSED

You can register for workshops onsite starting Thursday, March 23 at 7:30 AM for any classes with 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!
Take a look at the over 100 workshops we have lined up for you in March. Plan your schedule by using the drop down features to sort by Technique, Instructor, Skill Level, and Class Duration 



03/23/2017
Thursday, March 23, 2017

8:30 am - 11:30 am Thursday, March 23, 2017
749, Hippie Girl - $100

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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Bead Embroidery

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Basic bead embroidery stitching
  • Brick Stitch Edge
  • Cover a metal cuff

This fun and colorful cuff is created with a Greek native cord and bead embroidery. Several color options will be available for this bracelet. This covered cuff style uses a metal base totally covered with foundation and ultra-suede. One bonus with a covered cuff is that there are no sizing issues. Have fun and learn the basics of bead embroidery all at once. You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring:
Needles size 10, thread of choice, scissors, bead mat, lighting and magnification if required

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749, Hippie Girl - $100 [More Info]
Marcia Balonis
8:30 am - 11:30 am Thursday, March 23, 2017
206, Silver H2 Oh! – Water Casting - $149
 
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Water Casting


Create nature inspired pieces for one-of-a-kind pendants, rings, earrings and more. This free form technique is fun, easy and fool proof; no piece could ever be wrong. In addition to completing the pendant shown, students will have the opportunity to make several pieces that may be used after the class. Students will finish the project in class. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: Side cutters (flush preferred), chain nose pliers, flat nose pliers, Additional Sterling Silver or Fine Silver scrap (optional), Magnifying glasses and Ott light as needed


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206, Silver H2 Oh! – Water Casting - $149 [More Info]
Kieu Pham Gray
8:30 am - 11:30 am Thursday, March 23, 2017
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, sharpie

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196, Cool Cocktail Rings - $110 [More Info]
Debora Mauser
8:30 am - 12:30 pm Thursday, March 23, 2017
812, Kumihimo Hook Bracelet - $100
 
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Kumihimo

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
•  Find a relaxing way to hold the disk
  • Apply cord stiffener to string beads
  • Binding or sealing the end of a braid

Students will learn to how to set up cords to disk, string beads, braiding pattern, add beads during braiding and finish the project. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: Kumihimo disk, beading pat, scissor

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812, Kumihimo Hook Bracelet - $100 [More Info]
Yin Guang
8:30 am - 12:30 pm Thursday, March 23, 2017
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: 4” 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
8:30 am - 12:30 pm Thursday, March 23, 2017
975, Hand Forged Sailors Knot Link Bracelet - $150
  
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Forging, Fusing, Metalsmithing, Patina, Torchwork

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Fine silver fusing
  • Texturing and shaping
  •Finishing and patina

12-gauge fine silver is fused and forged to create an updated version of a link that has been around for hundreds of years. The Sailors Knot is one of those iconic links and accenting the centerpiece with heavy gauge fused links creates a unique bracelet. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: No supplies required. Instructor Supplies all tools and materials for student use.

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975, Hand Forged Sailors Knot Link Bracelet - $150 [More Info]
Anne Mitchell
8:30 am - 12:30 pm Thursday, March 23, 2017
428, Enameling and Black Paint Etching - $170
  
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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 3-D 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 - $170 [More Info]
Sara Lukkonen
8:30 am - 4:00 pm Thursday, March 23 & Friday, March 24, 2017
787, Multi-Ring Class - $410
 
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Metalsmithing, Silversmithing, Soldering, Stamping, Stone Setting - Cabachon, Torchwork

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Silver soldering w/hard solders
  • Picking & setting cabochons
  • Different ring shank styles
  • Polishing

This class takes ring-making to a new level. We will look at different styles of ring shanks and multiple adornments for your cabochon. Learn different bezel techniques as well as cabochon setting. De-mystify silver soldering and pick up little tips that will make all the difference as you apply these techniques to your work. This class will boost your confidence in using a torch and creating beautiful rings you can be proud of. You WILL complete 2 rings in this class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Previous silver soldering experience is helpful

Materials you are required to bring: 2 - Cabochons (Instructor will have some for sale at time of class), bench block, files, straight edge, sharpie, rawhide mallet, scribe (awl), jeweler's saw w/#2/0 blades. Suggested but NOT Required: ring mandrel, texturing hammers, brass mallet, flex shaft w/felt & muslin buffs, stamps, burnisher (bezel pusher), ring finger gauge (sizer)

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787, Multi-Ring Class - $410 [More Info]
Jeff Fulkerson
8:30 am - 4:00 pm Thursday, March 23, 2017
982, Soldered Collage Pendant - $200
  
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Metalsmithing, Metalwork, Soldering, Stamping, Stone Setting - Cabachon, Texturing

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Cut, texture and stamp metal
  • Sweat soldering
  • Setting a cabochon
  • Soldering a multi-step project


Learn the basics of soldering (or refresh your skills) while creating a collage of wire and sheet metal elements. Cut, shape and form elements from sheet metal and heavy gauge wire – don’t forget the bezel set cabochon! Add some texture and stamping and wear your pendant home. Students will first re-create one of the instructor's designs in copper to learn the techniques and then create a one-of-a-kind pendant of their own design from sterling silver. This class uses a butane torch. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Due to using a torch, must be 18 years or older

Materials you are required to bring: Battery operated light; magnifying eyewear if needed. Instructor provides all other tools and supplies for use in class.

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982, Soldered Collage Pendant - $200 [More Info]
Gwen Youngblood
8:30 am - 4:00 pmThursday, March 23, 2017
890, Kitchen Table Soldering - $200
  
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Basics, Metalsmithing, Metalwork, Silversmithing, Soldering, Stone Setting - Cabachon

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Soldering
  • Tool use
  • Stone setting

Love stones? Love metal? Working in a small home studio? In just one day, you'll learn a super-simple soldering method that will allow you to do it all in a small space and with a minimum of tools and equipment. You'll design a beautiful pendant using a unique, one-of-a-kind freeform stone as your guide. Create awesome, smooth sterling silver balls from scrap to embellish your piece and use hand-crafted stamps and lining tools to add personalized marks and interest. Finish by setting the stone and adding a simple pinch bail to hang it from your favorite chain - you'll be amazed at how much you can learn in just one day! And best of all, you'll do it all with a small, easy-to-use culinary butane torch! More advanced students will have the opportunity to create a handmade pinch bail if time permits. Absolutely everything to complete the project is provided in this workshop - all tools, materials, and equipment! In addition, students will receive a handout covering how to set up a basic home soldering station, complete with the instructor's preferred suppliers and resources. Students should bring a battery powered task light, a pen and notebook for note-taking, and eye magnification if required. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: Students must bring a battery-powered task light, a pen and notebook for note-taking, and eye magnification if needed. Everything else required to complete the project is provided - all tools, materials and equipment. Just come and have fun!!

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890, Kitchen Table Soldering - $200 [More Info]
Francesca Watson
8:30 am - 4:00 pm Thursday, March 23, 2017
648, Carved to Expose - $230
  
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: 3D Design,Basics,Design,Metal Clay,Mixed Materials,Technique Based

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Prepare clays for carving by rolling and layering
  • Learn carving and whittling techniques
  • Basic base metal clay firing techniques
 

Create a mixture of two separate base metal clays, then use carving tools to remove the top layer to expose what's underneath. Learn what base metal clays can fire together and appropriate firing schedules, while creating one-of-a-kind designs. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Basic knowledge of working with metal clays

Materials you are required to bring:
Writing materials, any personal metal clay tools (optional)

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648, Carved to Expose - $230 [More Info]
Ed and Martha Biggar
8:30 am - 4:00 pm Thursday, March 23, 2017
750, PMC 960 with Glass - $244
  
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Cold Connections, Design, Dremel, Drilling, Finishing, Flex Shaft, Metal Clay, Riveting, Tool Instruction

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Cold connections-riveting
  • Drilling glass & metals
  • Working with PMC 960
  • Firing metal clay-PMC 960

One-of-a-kind art jewelry is unique and reflects the unconventional taste of the wearer. The allure of hand wrought silver and artisan made glass pieces together is a hard to beat combination. In this workshop students will experience the excitement using traditional and alternative metal clay techniques to develop 2-sided reversible sterling silver settings for their pieces. Each piece created will be original and uniquely their own creation. In this workshop students will work with Sterling silver metal clay 960 to create findings for their supplied 2-sided dichroic glass cabochons. Metalsmithing techniques we’ll explore will include: cold connections, tube and standard rivets, bail construction, annealing, and soldering. Some jewelry experience is necessary to participate, but advanced skills are not required to be successful. This is an exciting technique to use with lots of inclusions such as found objects, contempt, vintage china pieces, semi-precious stone slabs and more. You WILL  complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: Everything will be provided!! Just come, learn and enjoy!

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750, PMC 960 with Glass - $244 [More Info]
Gail Stouffer
8:30 am - 4:00 pm Thursday, March 23 & Friday, March 24, 2017
830, Bumble Bee Collar - $495
 
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Level: Advanced Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Bead Embroidery, Design, Embroidery, Finishing, Gluing/Adhesive, Stone Setting - Cabachon

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Bead embroidery
  • Design and layout
  • Beaded fringe
In this two day workshop the student will start by learning to lay out a collar. A pattern will be supplied but some adjustments maybe be needed. The student will learn how to use grid lines to help with placements of components. The students will than glue patterned suede and a large Bumble Bee cabochon to the collar. Bead embroidery stitches will be used to bead around the cab. Layering techniques will also be learned to give the piece dept. The students will also be learning how to make beaded fringe and attaching this to the back of the collar in a very clean and professional way. The clasp will be adjustable to fit many sizes. This is a wonderful and challenging class but also easy once you get going. I will have 3 different color ways for the student to choose from. You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Student should be familiar with basic bead embroidery techniques such as back stitch, and picot edging.

Materials you are required to bring: Size 12 beading needles, beading thread, scissors, non-permanent fine marker, ruler, E6000 and tacky glue, light, beading pad, card board such as in cereal box.

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830, Bumble Bee Collar - $495 [More Info]
Heidi Kummli
8:30 am - 4:00 pm Thursday, March 23, 2017
726, Fine Silver Filigree Pendant and Earrings with Pearls - $185
 

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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Assembly, Design, Filigree, Gluing/Adhesive, Metal Clay

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Learning to cut paper type into standard pieces
  • Quilling paper type into the appropriate shapes
  • Assembling the design and securing with paste type
  • Firing paper type in a kiln with a wire
  • Attaching a pearl with adhesive

Students will learn the ancient art of quilling, but with Art Clay Paper Type instead of paper. Basic quilling shapes and designs will be demonstrated and students will design a pendant and earrings of their own and, after firing pieces, will assemble the quilled elements into final pieces. One additional firing will complete the pieces and methods of finishing will be demonstrated and discussed. All finished pieces are 99.9 fine silver. Students will leave class with their finished pieces. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: No experience necessary, but quilling experience a plus.

Materials you are required to bring: Magnifiers and task lights

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726, Fine Silver Filigree Pendant and Earrings with Pearls - $185 [More Info]
Jackie Truty
8:30 am - 4:00 pm Thursday, March 23 & Friday, March 24, 2017
737, Talisman Necklace and Earrings - $400
  
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Bead Weaving

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Using Peyote stitch to make 3-dimensional bead weaving
  • Spiral rope and finishing the ends of the ropes
  • Embellishing 3-dimensional pieces

Workshop teaches beaders how to make an impressive 3-dimensional pendant to hang from the two spiral ropes with matching earrings.You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Familiarity with flat and tubular peyote stitches

Materials you are required to bring: Needles, thread, flat nose and round nose pliers, wire cutters, scissors, ruler or tape measure, other tools and items beader normally uses (e.g. wax, sewing pins, thread zapper, project lamp, bead mat or bead board)

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737, Talisman Necklace and Earrings - $400 [More Info]
June Malone
8:30 am - 4:00 pm Thursday, March 23, 2017
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
  • How to fabricate a fold-over clasp
  • How to fabricate 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 bracelets. 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: 3" or 4" 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
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm Thursday, March 23, 2017
207, 1+1+1+1=10 – Intro to Basic Silver Soldering - $127
   
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Soldering


1+1+1+1=10??? Yup! In this fast paced class you will learn how to multiply your skills from 4 simple ingredients. Using 4 materials you will learn to create TEN different chain links while learning to solder silver. We will discuss all the basics and safety, and then you will get hands on experience in torching and soldering silver and jump rings. Although you do not need any experience some wire work is helpful. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

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

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207, 1+1+1+1=10 – Intro to Basic Silver Soldering - $127 [More Info]
Kieu Pham Gray
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Thursday, March 23, 2017
791, Fused Copper and Argentium Silver Earrings - $120
  
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Fusing, Patina, Texturing

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

Learn to fuse together copper and Argentium sheet metal to make at least one pair of earrings. A simple butane torch setup is all you need. The contrast of two metals can be highlighted with texture and patina if desired.You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Students should be comfortable with a butane torch and filing


Materials you are required to bring: Flat file, metal cutting shears, ruler, and sharpie. Optional: butane torch setup, including cross locking pliers, torch and soldering board, texture hammer

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791, Fused Copper and Argentium Silver Earrings - $120 [More Info]
Debora Mauser
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm Thursday, March 23, 2017
976, Patterned Strap Hinge ID Bracelet - $150

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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Forging, Metalsmithing, Metalwork, Patina, Riveting, Texturing

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Fine silver fusing
  • Sheet metal forging/forming
  • Riveting

Using 20-gauge fine silver sheets, 24-gauge fine silver pattern wire and 14-gauge fine silver round wire forge and rivet a heavy gauge strap hinge bracelet that creates a unique statement all on its own. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: No supplies required. Instructor Supplies all tools and materials for student use.

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976, Patterned Strap Hinge ID Bracelet - $150 [More Info]
Anne Mitchell
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm Thursday, March 23, 2017
962, Lasso Ring - $125
  
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Silversmithing, Soldering, Stone Setting - Faceted, Torchwork

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Soldering
  • Forging wire
  • Stone setting

Make it today, wear it tonight! Using a butane torch, some silver wire, and a premade bezel, students will create an amazingly beautiful ring that is deceptively simple to construct. Students will learn techniques in soldering, filing, fabrication, and stone setting. Soldering experience is recommended. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Soldering experience is helpful

Materials you are required to bring: 6"x6" or larger solder board, butane, butane torch, steel ring mandrel. Please Note: All students must have a butane torch to complete this project. Instructor will have the required tools available for purchase, and will provide for use all other tools required to complete the project.

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962, Lasso Ring - $125 [More Info]
Eva Sherman
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm Thursday, March 23, 2017
800, Mosaic Bangles - $160
 
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Assembly, Basics, Design, Enameling, Metalwork, Torchwork

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Basic enameling
  •Understanding the heat of the torch
  • Applying enameled mosaic tiles to metal

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 how to cut and finish the enameled tiles to be applied to the bangle each student will have his or her own workstation. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: It will be helpful to know how to use a torch and some enameling experience

Materials you are required to bring: One canister of Mapp gas, safety glasses, wear natural fiber clothing that cover legs or bring welders apron, metal scissors-Fiskers work the best

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800, Mosaic Bangles - $160 [More Info]
Sara Lukkonen
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm Thursday, March 23, 2017
825, Patina Party - $115
 
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Coloring Metal, Patina

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Torch patina
  • Kitchen solution patina
  • Adding texture with patina

Let's have a party! Patina party that is!!! Join me in exploring various ways to add patina and color to your metal creations. We will use copper discs and create different effects from household items, torches, inks, pencils and more. Students will complete some applications in class and others will have to go home and fume, cure, and soak for a day or so! This is a technique based class with samples that will expand your horizon.You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: Nothing

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825, Patina Party - $115 [More Info]
Debora Mauser
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm Thursday, March 23, 2017
872, Landscape Copper Cuff - $100
 
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Basics, Coloring Metal, Design, Finishing, Metalwork, Patina, Texturing, Tool Instruction

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Using hammers to texture metal
  • Applying patinas in layers to create color and design
  • Forming a copper cuff
  • Finishing techniques
  • Methods for preserving patina finishes

Students will make a copper cuff bracelet with a subtle hammer texture, and then will apply layers of patina to resemble a landscape. Starting with a flat, pre-cut bracelet blank, students will sand edges, use various hammers to create textural interest, bend and form the cuff, then dip the bracelet in a patina several times to create a painterly, layered landscape effect. Various ways to protect the finish on the completed bracelet will be discussed and may be applied in class. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Although no experience is needed, students should be open to using a hammer to texture metal, and to the noise a hammer will make. Students will be using chemicals with strong odors to create color on metal.

Materials you are required to bring: Close-toed shoes, earplugs if desired.

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872, Landscape Copper Cuff - $100 [More Info]
Nancy Lee
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm Thursday, March 23, 2017
828, Day of the Dead Brooch - $140

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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Bead Embroidery, Design, Epoxie Clay, Finishing, Gluing/Adhesive

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Bead embroidery
  • Epoxy clay mosaic
  • Simple edging

In this fun class the student will learn to design and make a fun day of the dead brooch. The option to use something other than a skull will be available. The student can also make a pendant rather than a brooch. We will start by filling a metal setting with epoxy clay, and then pressing in a skull and beads to make and amazing design. The student will than glue the setting to suede and learn basic bead embroidery techniques to add beads, and beautiful hibiscus flower beads to the piece. The student will than learn to finish the pieces with, a backing, pin back or pendant bail and simple edging. There will be 3 color ways to choose from. You WILL  complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Students should be able to thread a size 12 needle. Be able to work with small size 15 beads. Be able to hold small components. Have basic knowledge of the back stitch but not required.

Materials you are required to bring: Size 12 beading needles, beading thread, scissors, light, beading pad, E6000 and tacky glue.

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828, Day of the Dead Brooch - $140 [More Info]
Heidi Kummli
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm Thursday, March 23, 2017
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
  • Metal work
  • Wire working

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
 
03/24/2017
Friday, March 24, 2017

8:30 am - 11:30 am Friday, March 24, 2017
903, Hot Leaf Patina Pendant - $95
  
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Annealing, Basics, Coloring Metal, Design, Drilling, Finishing, Fold Forming, Forging, Metalsmithing, Metalwork, Patina, Torchwork

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Fold forming
  • Annealing with a torch
  • Applying a patina using heat

Students will make a simple fold-formed copper leaf pendant and apply a heat patina. First students will anneal copper with a torch to soften it, make a simple fold in the metal using a rawhide mallet, cut the metal into a leaf shape using shears, smooth edges using files and sandpaper, drill a hole for hanging, and then apply heat to create beautiful, surprising colors on the copper pendant. Intermediate to advanced students may have time to make two pendants! You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: No advanced skills are needed in this workshop, however, students must be comfortable with the noise of hammers and drilling on metal and be willing to use a torch for a brief amount of time.

Materials you are required to bring: Students must wear closed-toed shoes and should bring hearing protection if needed.

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903, Hot Leaf Patina Pendant - $95 [More Info]
Nancy Lee
8:30 am - 11:30 am Friday, March 24, 2017
274, 3 in 3 with a Twist Bracelet - $130
  
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Chain Maille

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• The student will learn how to open and close jump rings
  • The student will learn how to read a chain maille pattern
  • The student will learn how to add texture to a weave




This beautiful bracelet utilizes chain maille techniques that require a minimum of tools. With a pair of chain nose pliers and a pair of flat nose pliers, the student can easily weave this design. All students should complete this project in class. The 3 in 3 with a Twist bracelet is beautiful and comfortable to wear. You WILL  complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: Clasp - medium sized, chain nosed pliers, flat nosed pliers, task lamp and extension cord (optional)

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274, 3 in 3 with a Twist Bracelet - $130 [More Info]
Sue Ripsch
8:30 am - 11:30 am Friday, March 24, 2017
755, Studs and Diamonds Bracelet - $120
    
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Bead Weaving

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
Double layer
  • Right angle weave
  • Embellishment

This piece is a statement of bling and shine as the little Minos beads and abundant crystals work together. This bead woven bracelet has a double layer of seed beads sewn around crystals rounds using the little Minos as anchor points. It isn't a hard pattern, but it is on the slow side, and oh so worth the work in the end.You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Students need to know basic right angle weave. This piece is created with multiple rows.

Materials you are required to bring:
Needles, thread of choice, 6 pound fire line recommended, scissors, bead mat, lighting and magnification if needed.

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755, Studs and Diamonds Bracelet - $120 [More Info]
Marcia Balonis
8:30 am - 9:30 am Friday, March 24, 2017
999, Business of Beading: Make it. Sell it. - $35

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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Business

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• How to price your jewelry
  • Marketing tips for online
  • Where to sell

Thinking about starting your own jewelry business or already selling online? In this class, Candie will share helpful tips for the ins and outs of selling your handmade creations. From pricing, to photos and where to sell be it at a show, shop or online, Candie will share everything she knows and answer your questions too! This is one of Candie’s most popular classes-don’t miss it! Plus, join us for Business of Beading Part 2 where she'll cover online marketing, packaging, branding and how to put a cohesive collection of jewelry together.Each participant will leave with a swag bag of goodies.


Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: Instructor will bring all necessary supplies.

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999, Business of Beading: Make it. Sell it. - $35 [More Info]
Candie Cooper
8:30 am - 11:30 am Friday, March 24, 2017
212, Enamels to Flight - $126

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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Enameling

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Prepare metal for torch fired enameling
  • Properly torch fire enamel
  • Series of steps learn to create a design with separation enamel

Take enamels to new heights with separation enamel. Through a series of layers and firing students will learn to transform copper and transparent enamels. (A variety of enamel colors will be provided to share.) You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: Chain nose pliers, 5 magazine pages of any kind, c. #2 paint brush (detail brush), magnifying glasses and Ott light as needed

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212, Enamels to Flight - $126 [More Info]
Kieu Pham Gray
10:00 am - 11:30 am Friday, March 24, 2017
1351, Leather Macrame with Fringe Benefits - $35

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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: 3D Design,Basics,Leatherwork,Macramé

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Designing with marcrame techniques
  • Adding paint and pigment to design
  • Design with color mixing skills
Let’s take an inexpensive part from the hardware store and knot luxurious leather around it. Candie Cooper will show you the ins and outs of this simple technique that you can use over and over. You’ll also have the opportunity to paint and add texture to your leather tassel and focal pendant. The pendant is surrounded by beautiful Dakota Stone beads and Beadalon findings. Leather from LeatherCord USA. You WILL complete this project in class.
 

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: Instructor will bring all necessary supplies.

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1351, Leather Macrame with Fringe Benefits - $35 [More Info]
Candie Cooper
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Friday, March 24, 2017
1355, Cut a Cuff, Set a Snap - $35

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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Assembly,Basics,Leatherwork,Mixed Materials,Riveting,Stamping,Technique Based

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• How to cut thick Vegtan leather with Sizzix
  • How to set a snap
  • How to use leather snaps

This quick class is going to cover a multitude of techniques. First Candie will show you how to cut a cuff with the Sizzix Jewelry Studio tool, next you'll learn how to decorate it with leather stamps, last you'll learn how to set a snap in your cuff. In between all of that will be some laughs, dying your cuff with leather dyes, and embellishment options. Learning how to set snaps and emboss leather can open up a whole new world of possibilities in DIY jewelry. Come give this class a go! Sponsored by Sizzix, Leathercord USA, and Beadalon.
You WILL complete this project in class.
 

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: Instructor will bring all necessary supplies.

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1355, Cut a Cuff, Set a Snap - $35 [More Info]
Candie Cooper
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Friday, March 24, 2017
1348, Cutting a Concho - $35

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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Basics,Leatherwork,Riveting,Stamping

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• How to cut  leather with Sizzix
  • How to rivet with decorative rivets
  • Stamping and stenciling leather with pigments

One of her most requested technique how-tos, Candie Cooper will show you how to use the Sizzix Jewelry Studio tool to create an amazing leather and tin concho pendant or pin. You will learn tips for cutting leather, vintage cookie tins and more. Once the layers are cut, you will learn how to stencil, paint, and stamp designs onto the surfaces. We will assemble the layers with decorative rivets, add charms, beads and more. Candie will demo how to string the pendant with beads or create a pin. Sponsored by Sizzix, Beadalon, and Leathercord USA. You WILL complete this project in class.
 

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: Instructor will bring all necessary supplies.

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1348, Cutting a Concho - $35 [More Info]
Candie Cooper
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Friday, March 24, 2017
1352, Silk Knotting Made Simple - $35

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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Basics,Bead Stringing/Knotting,Design

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• How to knot beads on silk
  • Easy finishing techniques
  • How to use the Knot A Bead Tool

One of Candie’s most favorite techniques comes to life in this class—knotted silk. Students will string a blend of Dakota Stones, glass and metals then set to knotting with Beadalon’s Knot-A-Bead tool. You will learn how to finish the ends and attach to a decorative chain to create a beautiful layering necklace. If you’ve struggled with knotting, come give this class a try. Candie will hold your hand through the process. Silk knotted jewelry is luxurious—you’re going to love this finished necklace! Sponsored by Dakota Stones and Beadalon. You WILL complete this project in class.
 

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: Instructor will bring all necessary supplies.

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1352, Silk Knotting Made Simple - $35 [More Info]
Candie Cooper
 
03/25/2017
8:30 am - 9:30 am Saturday, March 25, 2017
1370, Cutting a Concho - $35

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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Basics,Leatherwork,Riveting,Stamping

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• How to cut leather with Sizzix
  • How to rivet with decorative rivet
  • Stamping and stenciling leather with pigments

One of her most requested technique how-tos, Candie Cooper will show you how to use the Sizzix Jewelry Studio tool to create an amazing leather and tin concho pendant or pin. You will learn tips for cutting leather, vintage cookie tins and more. Once the layers are cut, you will learn how to stencil, paint, and stamp designs onto the surfaces. We will assemble the layers with decorative rivets, add charms, beads and more. Candie will demo how to string the pendant with beads or create a pin. Sponsored by Sizzix, Beadalon, and Leathercord USA. You WILL complete this project in class.
 

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: Instructor will bring all necessary supplies.

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1370, Cutting a Concho - $35 [More Info]
Candie Cooper
10:00 am - 11:30 am Saturday, March 25, 2017
1353, Paint and Pencil Colored Pendant - $35

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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Assembly,Basics,Coloring Metal,Design

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• What paints to use on metal
  • What colored pencils to use on metal
  • Finishing details

Doodle it…just a little bit! That’s just what Candie Cooper is going to show you how to do in this fun class! Students will play with paints and colored pencils to create a one of a kind pendant. She will also discuss how to punch holes in pendants as well as what to seal your one of a kind creation with. We will finish pendants with different bail options, add charms and more details and string onto a chain. If you love mixed media techniques with enamels and amazing surface decoration that's easy, come to this class. Sponsored by Beadalon, The Lipstick Ranch, and LeatherCord USA. You WILL complete this project in class.
 

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: Instructor will bring all necessary supplies.

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1353, Paint and Pencil Colored Pendant - $35 [More Info]
Candie Cooper
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Saturday, March 25, 2017
1350, Bohemian Druzy Painted And Beaded Cuff - $35

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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: 3D Design,Assembly,Basics,Leatherwork

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Adding color to leather with pigment
  • How to attach 3d elements to a leather cuff
  • What adhesives to use on leather
Calling all free spirits—let’s get a little messy and paint, gold leaf, stamp and stencil leather cuffs with all sorts of pigments to create a beautiful surface for your beadwork. We’ll top it off with a Czech beaded and focal druzy element anchored with leather. Each persons cuff will be 100% unique. Sponsored by Beadalon, Dakota Stones and LeatherCord USA. You WILL complete this project in class.
 

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: Instructor will bring all necessary supplies.

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1350, Bohemian Druzy Painted And Beaded Cuff - $35 [More Info]
Candie Cooper
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Saturday, March 25, 2017
1000, Business of Beading: Make it. Sell it with a Visit to Dakota Stones - $35

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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Business

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• How to price your jewelry
  • Marketing tips for online
  • Where to sell

Because there is never enough time in the Business of Beading 1 class, Candie has created a Business of Beading Part 2. This class will go into how to market your jewelry making business, packaging and presentation of jewelry, and overall branding of your style. We'll also visit the Dakota Stones booth to look at what it takes to put together a collection of jewelry. Candie will take time to answer individual questions. You'll leave this class feeling excited and motivated about creating and moving forward with your business! Please note: Business of Beading Part 1 is NOT required to take this class. Each person will leave with a piece of Dakota Stones swag


Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: Instructor will bring all necessary supplies.

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1000, Business of Beading: Make it. Sell it with a Visit to Dakota Stones - $35 [More Info]
Candie Cooper
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Saturday, March 25, 2017
1386, Silk Knotting Made Simple - $35

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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Basics,Bead Stringing/Knotting,Design

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• How to knot beads on silk
  • Easy finishing techniques
  • How to use the Knot A Bead Tool

One of Candie’s most favorite techniques comes to life in this class—knotted silk. Students will string a blend of Dakota Stones, glass and metals then set to knotting with Beadalon’s Knot-A-Bead tool. You will learn how to finish the ends and attach to a decorative chain to create a beautiful layering necklace. If you’ve struggled with knotting, come give this class a try. Candie will hold your hand through the process. Silk knotted jewelry is luxurious—you’re going to love this finished necklace! Sponsored by Dakota Stones and Beadalon. You WILL complete this project in class.
 

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: Instructor will bring all necessary supplies.

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1386, Silk Knotting Made Simple - $35 [More Info]
Candie Cooper
 
03/26/2017
10:00 am - 11:30 am Sunday, March 26, 2017
1354, Sari Silk Wrapped and Stitched Bead Making - $35

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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Assembly,Bead Stitching,Design,Technique Based

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• How to wrap beads in Sari silk
  • How to embellish surface of beads
  • Tips on how to string Sari silk beads

How about a little stitching on Sunday morning? Candie will show you how to make sari silk beads rich in earthy colors and texture. You will learn how to secure the silk, embellish the surface with seed beads and embroidery as well as tips on how to string your beads. These one of a kind beads look amazing knotted with gems or strung along with metal and more. Easy like Sunday morning, that's what this class is all bout. Sponsored by Beadalon. You WILL complete this project in class.
 

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: Instructor will bring all necessary supplies.

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1354, Sari Silk Wrapped and Stitched Bead Making - $35 [More Info]
Candie Cooper
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Sunday, March 26, 2017
1347, Embossing and Dying Vegtan Leather with Sizzix - $35

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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Basics,Leatherwork

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Embossing Vegtan leather
  • How to dye leather
  • How to punch holes in leather

Curious about leather embossing, dying with pigment and more? This class was made for you! Candie Cooper will show you how easy it is to make this fun leather pendant and necklace from start to finish from cutting, to forming, to dying and embellishing this sweet leather feather. Truly an amazing process! Candie will also show you how to attach findings to crystal cup chain. Class Kit will include beads, findings and chain so you can finish your necklace! Sponsored by Sizzix, Beadalon, and Dakota Stones. You WILL complete this project in class.
 

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: Instructor will bring all necessary supplies.

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1347, Embossing and Dying Vegtan Leather with Sizzix - $35 [More Info]
Candie Cooper
 
03/24/2017
8:30 am - 4:00 pm Friday, March 24, 2017
824, Barbell Pendant and Earrings - $205
  
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Hot Connection, Metalsmithing, Metalwork, Silversmithing, Soldering, Torchwork

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Hot rivets
  • Soldering
  • Metalsmithing

Students will learn to use rectangular wire and design a pendant and earring set of sterling silver and hot riveted fine silver. Each student will choose a style of pendant and earrings, mark, drill or punch holes, ball wire and then quickly get in and ball the second side of the wire to creative a two sided barbell balled rivet. Finish with a handcrafted set of sterling silver earwires and small silver chain. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Comfortable with torch

Materials you are required to bring: Flat file, optional: delron hammer, bench block, metal shears, 18-gauge hole punch

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824, Barbell Pendant and Earrings - $205 [More Info]
Debora Mauser
8:30 am - 4:00 pm Friday, March 24, 2017
981, Metalsmithing 1-2-3 - $200
  
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Cold Connections, Metalsmithing, Metalwork, Riveting, Soldering, Stone Setting - Cabachon, Texturing

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Cut, texture and stamp metal
  • Form and solder a bezel
  • Learn to rivet using a new tool, Riveting Essentials
  • Set a cabochon
 
Learn the basics of metalsmithing in this day-long class of cutting, texturing, soldering and cold-connecting metal while creating a multi-layer pendant featuring a soldered bezel. Add the bail and wear your pendant home. Techniques learned in this class offer endless possibilities for future projects. This class uses a butane torch.You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Must be 18 years or older

Materials you are required to bring: Battery operated light; magnifying eyewear if needed. Instructor provides all other tools and supplies.

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981, Metalsmithing 1-2-3 - $200 [More Info]
Gwen Youngblood
8:30 am - 4:00 pm Friday, March 24, 2017
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’s 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 MalletBall-peen hammer or goldsmithing hammer or other type of small hammer for riveting. Optional: ring clamp, Loupe, Magnifying glasses or Optivisor, small Machinist Square (2" size or larger),Miter Cutting Vise/Jig

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200, Stacking Stones - $190 [More Info]
Richard Salley
8:30 am - 4:00 pm Friday, March 24, 2017
977, A 21st. Century Take on the Classic Heavy Gauge Twisted Cuff - $250

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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Fusing, Metalwork, Patina

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
Fusing and Soldering Fine Silver
  Forging and texturing heavy gauge fine silver
  Patina and finishing

My love for heavy gauge and substantial wire cuffs continues unabated. A combination of twisted wire (which you will create from scratch) is sandwiched in-between 8 gauge fine silver wire. Each end of the cuff is capped off with stamped and textured finishes. Join me so I can share my 21st century take on this classic cuff form. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: No supplies or tools needed, instructor brings all supplies, tools and materials.

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977, A 21st. Century Take on the Classic Heavy Gauge Twisted Cuff - $250 [More Info]
Anne Mitchell
8:30 am - 4:00 pm Friday, March 24, 2017
751, PMC 960: Creating Pod Beads with Flush Mount Semi-Precious Stones - $244
  
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Design, Drilling, Finishing, Flex Shaft, Metal Clay, Stone Setting - Faceted, Texturing, Tool Instruction

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Reverse bezel setting - flush mounting
  • PMC 960 firing
  • Working with PMC 960
  • Finishing, patina & polishing PMC 960

In this workshop we'll work with a blend of clays that is stronger with less shrink than traditional fine silver clays. Students will love the ability to create personalized, one-of-a-kind hollow pod focal beads encrusted with bezel set, flush mounted, semi-precious stones that they can wear alone on a chain, or add to their favorite beaded designs. In just one day students will create enviable heirloom quality silver pendants that work with any style! Precious Metal Clay Silver 960 is an exciting medium that allows you to produce high quality, detailed hollow designs in sterling silver without the mess or equipment required for traditional jewelry casting. You WILL  complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: Everything will be supplied by the instructor. Come, learn & play!

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751, PMC 960: Creating Pod Beads with Flush Mount Semi-Precious Stones - $244 [More Info]
Gail Stouffer
8:30 am - 4:00 pm Friday, March 24, 2017
817, Argentium Spinner Ring - $220
 
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Annealing, Basics, Flex Shaft, Metalsmithing, Metalwork, Patina, Silversmithing, Soldering, Texturing

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• How to size a ring
  • Soldering Argentium and Sterling Silver
  • Flaring techniques for a wide band ring
  • Texturing sheet metal a texture hammer
• Making a spinning ring over another ring


Learn the fundamentals of soldering Argentium Silver and Sterling Silver metals with expert Janet Alexander who has over 40 years of experience in soldering. In this class you will make a wide flared band ring with your choice of spinner. Learn about the pros and cons of working in Argentium metal, annealing processes, solder types, sizing a ring, creating a spinner for the ring, flaring techniques, using a torch, and fast finishing techniques to save time. Janet brings extra tools for last minute registrations. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Know how to saw metal with a jeweler's saw

Materials you are required to bring:
Two sets of needle nose pliers, jewelers saw frame, fine point permanent marker, flat file, and ring mandrel if you don’t want to share. Optional: magnifying glasses and task light.

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817, Argentium Spinner Ring - $220 [More Info]
Janet Alexander
8:30 am - 4:00 pm Friday, March 24, 2017
938, Classic with a Twist: Turquoise and Silver Necklace- $220
   
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Basics, Metalsmithing, Metalwork, Silversmithing, Soldering, Stone Setting - Cabachon

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Stone setting
  • Soldering
  • Chain modification

We’re putting a new twist on that old classic: turquoise and silver. We’ll use textured sterling silver sheet to create a unique setting for a gorgeous chunk of genuine American turquoise. We’ll frame it out with textured wire, and then learn ways to add hand-made links to commercial chain for a time-saving custom look. We’ll put it all together with a made-from-scratch clasp for a necklace you’ll be proud to wear! (Please note: Prior soldering experience is required; students without prior soldering experience may not have time to complete their project in class.) Students will learn and work with the following skills and techniques: (1) Creating and sizing a bezel; (2) Soldering; (3) Stone Setting; (4) Creating soldered wire links; (5) Creating a simple clasp. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Some prior soldering experience necessary

Materials you are required to bring: All tools and materials are included! Students must bring the following: a free-standing battery-operated task light; eye magnification (if required); paper and pen for note-taking.

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938, Classic with a Twist: Turquoise and Silver Necklace- $220 [More Info]
Francesca Watson
8:30 am - 4:00 pm Friday, March 24, 2017
658, Get Your Nature on with Bronze Clays - $250
 
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Metal Clay,Texturing

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Compare and contrast 5 types of bronze clays
  • Review firing schedules and shrinkage
  • Discuss alternative methods of firing

Some of the newest and still changing metal clays on the market today are the bronzes. Come experiment with five different types and create small charms suitable for earrings, pendants, or charm bracelets, all based on leaves, shells, and other natural forms. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: A basic knowledge of metal clays (no specific brand required) will assist students in this class.

Materials you are required to bring:
Writing materials, personal metal clay tools if available.

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658, Get Your Nature on with Bronze Clays - $250 [More Info]
Ed and Martha Biggar
8:30 am - 4:00 pmFriday, March 24, 2017
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, 4" drill press vice

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235, Fast Fun Foldforming- $195 [More Info]
Eva Sherman
8:30 am - 4:00 pm Friday, March 24, 2017
928, Drop Earrings - $194
 
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Metalwork,Wire Weaving,Wire Work,Wire Wrapping

Capture the magic of freeform wire while creating these stunning earrings. Students will learn the basket weave techniques needed to complete the project, large gauge wire shaping techniques and how to use a torch to draw beads at the ends of wires. Students will practice in copper before completing a pair of silver earrings. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: Chain nose pliers, nylon tip pliers, flush wire cutters, needle tool, ruler, fine tip permanent marker, blue masking tape (1" or 3/4" is best) tape, recommended: task light, magnification and work mat

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928, Drop Earrings - $194 [More Info]
Kaska Firor
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Friday, March 24, 2017
280, Turkish Roundmaille with a Twist Bracelet - $130
 
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Chain Maille

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Following a chain maille pattern
  • Incorporating twisted jump rings into a weave
  • Different chain maille techniques
 
 
The Turkish Roundmaille with a Twist Bracelet is a chain maille piece that is fun to make and easy to wear. By utilizing two pairs of pliers, you will be able weave jump rings into a completed project. Some students will complete the project in class. This is an outstanding piece of jewelry that you will wear often. You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Previous knowledge of chain maille

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

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280, Turkish Roundmaille with a Twist Bracelet - $130 [More Info]
Sue Ripsch
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Friday, March 24, 2017
904, Funky Pierced Leaf Pendant - $100
 
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Annealing, Basics, Coloring Metal, Design, Drilling, Finishing, Flex Shaft, Fold Forming, Forging, Metalsmithing, Metalwork, Patina, Torchwork

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Detailed sawing using jeweler's saw
  • Patina application
  • Annealing with a torch

Saw out a copper pendant in a funky stylized leaf shape, and then apply a low-tech heat patina. Students can come up with their own shape or use instructor's pattern. First, copper will be annealed to soften it, the creased in half to fold. The pattern will be pasted to the copper and cut out using a jeweler's saw; decorative holes will be drilled including a hole to accommodate student's own cord or chain (not provided). Once the pendant is made, a heat patina will be applied. Other patina possibilities will be discussed. Students who are more advanced with the jeweler's saw may have time to work on a second pendant. Enough copper will be included in the Material Kit to make two pendants.You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Students must be able to use a jeweler's saw and be open to using a torch to anneal metal as well as be prepared for the sound of hammering.

Materials you are required to bring: Students must bring a jeweler's saw, bench pin with clamp, extra sawblades if desired or needed, wear closed-toed shoes, and bring hearing protection if needed.

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904, Funky Pierced Leaf Pendant - $100 [More Info]
Nancy Lee
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Friday, March 24, 2017
734, Discover Torch Enameling: The Triptych Pendant - $115
 
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: 3D Design, Basics, Coloring Metal, Design, Enameling, Metalsmithing, Metalwork, Soldering, Torchwork

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Students will learn how to torch fire irregular copper shapes
  • Students will learn to solder multiple connection points at the same time
  • Students will learn how to create solder enameled pieces together

It's one of Steven's newest projects - The Triptych Pendant. In class you'll discover how easy and effortless is to create a collection of color blocked pendant designs. Students will be able to create several pendants during the course of this class. Steven has all the torches, tools and techniques waiting for you to explore and if you bring a copy of his new book, Discover Torch Enameling - he has a special surprise for you too!. 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: No personal tools needed! Simply show up and be ready to create something special. All tools and materials are provided in class. Steven allows you to "capture the class" with smartphone video - so please bring your cameras. Please note these student-made tutorials are intended for personal use only.

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734, Discover Torch Enameling: The Triptych Pendant - $115 [More Info]
Steven James
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Friday, March 24, 2017
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 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
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Friday, March 24, 2017
854, Fill the Gap - Keyfob - $35
        
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Kumihimo

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
7 cord braiding
  Braiding with beads
  Using a Kumihimo braiding disk

This workshop will teach how to braid using 7 cords instead of the 8 cords used in the basic round Kongo Gumi. The 7 cord structure is called Fill the Gap. It is much easier to learn than Kumihimo, but has the same overall look to the finished braid. The Class assignment will be a key fob or zipper pull. Materials will be 1) Large Lobster Claw clasp, 2) size 8/0 seed beads, 3) various other beads (leaves, drops, flowers, pips), 4) cLon beading cord. and 5) Kumihimo Braiding Disk. The basic instructions will teach how to braid with various type of beads, that are commonly used in making jewelry. Doing the shorter key fob gives the skills needed for making bracelets or necklaces, in less time. You WILL complete this project in class.


Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: Students will not need bring anything. They can bring a beading mat, but I will have some people can use.

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854, Fill the Gap - Keyfob - $35 [More Info]
Sally Battis
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Friday, March 24, 2017
827, Porcelian Critter Earrings - $165
 
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Bead Embroidery, Design, Finishing, Stone Setting - Cabachon

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Back stitch
  • Simple edging
  • Gluing of stones, components and findings

In this workshop the student will be making a pair of earrings, the students will have many stones colors to choose from, they can be post or wire earrings. We will start by gluing the porcelain critter heads to ultra-suede. Than using the back stitch add beads around the head. The student will be able to choose natural stones of their choice, and then gluing those in place. The student will learn how to stitch small tube beads and some other finishing beads to the earrings. Than the earrings will be trimmed, backed and finished with a simple edging. The student should be able to finish one complete earring in the glass, and have a firm and wonderful written instructions on how to finish the second earring. Students will be able to pick from two kits. One with owl heads and the other with otter heads. You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Student should be able to thread a size 12 needle. Be able to work with small size 15 beads. Be able to see and hold small components. Having an understanding of the basic back stitch a plus, but not required.

Materials you are required to bring: Size 12 beading needle, beading thread, scissors, beading pad, light, E6000 glue, tacky glue.

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827, Porcelian Critter Earrings - $165 [More Info]
Heidi Kummli
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm Friday, March 24, 2017
906, Twigs and Pebbles Earrings - $100
  
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Assembly, Basics, Design, Drilling, Finishing, Forging, Hot Connection, Metalsmithing, Metalwork, Silversmithing, Soldering, Texturing, Torchwork

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Hammer texturing
  • Soldering
  • Finishing

Students will complete a pair of sterling silver dangle earrings in class. Beginning with round silver wire, students will hammer the metal, allowing the wire to move organically. Students with some soldering experience will solder three pebble-like elements from balled-up silver and then add jump rings and provided ear wires to finish the earrings. Students with no soldering experience, or those not able to solder, can omit the pebble shapes and the jump rings, and instead drill a hole in the top of the earrings to accept the provided ear wires. Both beginner and intermediate students can leave with a finished pair of earrings. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Students must wear close-toed shoes and secure long hair. Students with some soldering experience will be able to complete the pictured earring project, however, the design may be altered slightly for those students with no soldering experience or those who do not wish to solder. Students should be comfortable with loud hammering noise; or bring hearing protection.

Materials you are required to bring: Please bring a flux brush (small paintbrush) your favorite hammer and a steel bench block, any size, if you are able. Bring magnification glasses or eyewear and hearing protection as needed. Students wear close-toes shoes and tie back long hair.

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906, Twigs and Pebbles Earrings - $100 [More Info]
Nancy Lee
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm Friday, March 24, 2017
869, Bead Bird - $110
  
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Bead Crochet, Bead Embroidery, Bead Stitching, Bead Weaving, Design, Gluing/Adhesive, Mixed Materials, Riveting, Tool Instruction, Wire Knitting/Crochet

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Bead embroidery
  • Wire and bead crochet/beading
  • Mixed media and tool instruction

Your beaded bird will take flight as you use bead embroidery, bead crochet, and origami stars as well as the instructor's cone and spiral making tools and mixed media materials on your birds. Instructors will work individually with student as they customize their bird. As the photos show the finished birds will look nothing alike. Kenny Hallstead, state fair award winner who made the scarab inspired bird (in the photograph with the dagger bead wings) hopes to co-teach this class with Margo based on availability. This mentored lab style class will encourage design sharing, innovation, and getting to know your classmates. You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Must have seed bead experience, and the ability to sew on your own piece

Materials you are required to bring: Magnifying or reading glasses, craft lamp & extension cord, sewing scissors, size 11/0 needles (prefer Sharps) filigree metal piece for birds' hat, any special beads or materials like cabs crystals, or agate slabs, you would like to use to decorate your bird. Bring dagger beads for bird's wing if desired. You will need to bring all of your own beads except for the legging beads. If you don't like the legging color pathways, please bring 2 colors of 11/0 beads for leggings.

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869, Bead Bird - $110 [More Info]
Margo Yee
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm Friday, March 24, 2017
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
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm Friday, March 24, 2017
745, Discover Torch Enameling: The Raindrop Pendant - $115
 
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: 3D Design, Assembly, Cloisonné, Coloring Metal, Design, Enameling, Metalsmithing, Mixed Materials, Torchwork

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Students will learn how to prepare the metal for fire, including cutting and annealing
  • Students will learn how to properly fire the enamel
  • Students will learn how to prepare the metal for fire, including cutting and annealing
 

The Raindrop Pendant is lovely to look at and equally fun to make. Come learn how to make one of Steven's newest creations - learning the secret tools and techniques beyond the beautiful pendant. A cluster of color and creativity await you in this class with solid forecast of fabulousness! 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: No personal tools needed! Simply show up and be ready to create something special. All tools and materials are provided in class. Steven allows you to capture the class with smartphone video - so please bring your cameras. Please note these student-made tutorials are intended for personal use only.

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745, Discover Torch Enameling: The Raindrop Pendant - $115 [More Info]
Steven James
 
03/25/2017
Saturday, March 25, 2017

8:30 am - 11:30 am Saturday, March 25, 2017
1027, Mobius Pendant - $145
   
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Level: All Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Forging, Metalsmithing, Metalwork, Soldering

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

Tired of the same old thing? Take a turn in your silver to create this classic yet modern pendant. You will learn the secret to transforming sterling silver sheet into a graceful moving form. In this class you will refine your sawing, soldering and finishing skills. Students should have some soldering and sawing skills. (Students will complete the pendant however, some will want to refine the pendant at home.) You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Must know how to silver solder and have some sawing knowledge

Materials you are required to bring: Bench pin, chain nose pliers, needle file set (fine cut), nylon nose pliers, magnifying glasses and Ott light as needed

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1027, Mobius Pendant - $145 [More Info]
Kieu Pham Gray
8:30 am - 11:30 am Saturday, March 25, 2017
291, Chainmaille Lace Bracelet - $130
  
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Chain Maille

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Follow a chain maille pattern
  • Combine different chain maille techniques
  • Weave a more complex design


The Chainmaille Lace Bracelet is a chain maille piece that has both beauty and a presence on your wrist. You will be amazed as to how turning the piece and weaving in a different direction can alter the look of the chain. It is a fun project that I am certain you will enjoy. Please join me for this wonderful class. You WILL NOT complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Knowledge of chain maille

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

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291, Chainmaille Lace Bracelet - $130 [More Info]
Sue Ripsch
8:30 am - 12:30 pm Saturday, March 25, 2017
820, Fused Argentium Pendant with Granulation - $122

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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Annealing, Finishing, Flex Shaft, Fusing, Metalsmithing, Metalwork, Patina, Silversmithing, Soldering, Stone Setting - Cabachon

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Making granuation
  • Working with argentium silver
  • Setting a cabochon stone
• Advanced soldering techniques
• Creating a Hidden Bail

Learn the ins and outs for fusing Argentium Silver and 22k Gold granulation from expert jeweler, Janet Alexander the 2015 Saul Bell Finalist. With her 40 years of experience in working with metals, Janet passes on her tricks and tips on working with metals. In this Intermediate class learn the processes of fusing and how it differs from soldering. Learn when to fuse and when to solder, how to set a cabochon stone, and make granulation. Janet brings extra tools for last minute registrations. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Students should know how to saw metal and have experience using a torch

Materials you are required to bring:
Flush cut wire cutters, fine flat file, needle nose pliers, jewelers saw frame and 4/0 blades, burnisher, fine tipped tweezers, fine tipped permanent marker.

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820, Fused Argentium Pendant with Granulation - $122 [More Info]
Janet Alexander
8:30 am - 12:30 pm Saturday, March 25, 2017
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

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: 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
8:30 am - 12:30 pm Saturday, March 25, 2017
983, No Solder, No Glue - $115

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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Metalsmithing, Metalwork, Riveting, Stamping, Texturing

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Texturing and stamping
  • Using wire rivets
  • Creating and using ball-head rivets

No solder needed here as students explore a variety of riveting and texturing techniques to create a one of a kind pendant. Learn to cut and form the base piece and the various embellishments. Add some texture and stamping for interest. Explore the use of traditional wire rivets, make and use ball-head rivets, and a simple tube rivet. Add some extra bling by riveting a bezel cup or prong setting and setting a cabochon or faceted CZ. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Due to torch useage, must be 18 years or older

Materials you are required to bring: Battery operated light; magnifying eyewear if needed. Instructor provides ALL other tools and supplies for use in class.

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983, No Solder, No Glue - $115 [More Info]
Gwen Youngblood
8:30 am - 12:30 pm Saturday, March 25, 2017
934, Woven Bead Ring - $124
  
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Weaving,Wire Weaving,Wire Work,Wire Wrapping

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Wire weaving
  • Ring size
  • Wire wrapping




Expand your wire skills as you discover the art of making wire-woven rings. The class will focus on understanding the basic construction and design and will explore techniques for proper ring sizing. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Would be helpful to have a little wire-weaving experience

Materials you are required to bring: Pliers: (chain nose, nylon jaw), flush wire cutters, medium tip permanent market, needle tool, blue masking tape (1" or 3/4" is best), recommended: task light, magnification, work mat these tools will be provided for sharing but students can bring their own as well: (ring mandrel, plastic or raw hide hammer)

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934, Woven Bead Ring - $124 [More Info]
Kaska Firor
8:30 am - 4:00 pm Saturday, March 25, 2017
822, Discover Torch Enameling - The Lantern Pendant - $200
 
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: 3D Design, Annealing, Assembly, Cold Connections, Coloring Metal, Enameling, Etching, Hot Connection, Metalsmithing, Metalwork, Mixed Materials, Recycling, Tool Instruction, Torchwork, Wire Wrapping

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Students will learn how to prepare all pieces of metal
  • Students will learn how to enamel caps or the main lantern with a Raku finish
  • Students will learn how to light the lantern
  • Students will learn simple soldering techniques which showcase the relic-like quality of the piece

Light your path to creativity with The Lantern Pendant. Spend a full-day crafting a lantern, while combining several different techniques including Raku enameling, etching, metal stamping and simple soldering. Create a one-of-a-kind focal piece that will shed light on your personal style be it hung in your home or close to your heart. With just a simple twist, you'll be able to cast a glow out into the world. 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: No personal tools needed! Simply show up and be ready to create something special. All tools and materials are provided in class. Steven allows you to capture the class with smartphone video - so please bring your cameras. Please note these student-made tutorials are intended for personal use only. If you have challenges working with and seeing small components, please bring your magnification tools.

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822, Discover Torch Enameling - The Lantern Pendant - $200 [More Info]
Steven James
8:30 am - 4:00 pm Saturday, March 25 & Sunday, March 26, 2017
203, Ketoh Bracelet - $385
  
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Annealing, Assembly, Brazing, Chasing, Drilling, Flex Shaft, Fold Forming, Leatherwork, Metalsmithing, Metalwork, Patina, Recycling, Silversmithing, Soldering, Stamping, Stone Setting - Cabachon, Texturing, Torchwork

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Hinge making
  • Clasp construction
  • Bezel setting
 


Navajo Indian archers wore wrist guards called Ketohs to protect their forearms from the snap of their bowstrings. Navajo silversmiths adapted the ketoh form into decorative jewelry. Taking inspiration from the original Ketoh, this 2-day workshop will guide you to fabricate a modern, hinged version that you’ll be proud to wear even if you never pull back a bowstring.You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Silver soldering and sawing proficiency are required for this class.

Materials you are required to bring: Bring a leather belt (or part of a belt approx. 8 inches long x 1.5 inches wide x approx. 1/8 inch thick). Basic jewelry making tools will be needed, including round nose and flat nose pliers, wire cutters, hand files or needle files, small hammer for tube setting, metal shears, jeweler's saw and blades (# 3/0 or 4/0), bench pin, bench block or anvil, safety glasses, mallet. Optional: texturing hammers, metal stamps, 1.25mm or 1.80mm hole punch, decorative silver wire (patterned wire, half-bead wire, etc.)

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203, Ketoh Bracelet - $385 [More Info]
Richard Salley
8:30 am - 4:00 pm Saturday, March 25, 2017
781, Stone on Stone Pendant - $218
  
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Drilling, Flex Shaft, Forging, Gluing/Adhesive, Lapidary, Metalsmithing, Silversmithing, Soldering, Stone Setting - Cabachon, Torchwork

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Drilling stones
  • Making bezel cuts
  • Silver soldering

In this class you will learn how to drill a hole in a cabochon to allow you to set another stone on top of it. You will learn how to make cuts in your bezel with a cut-off wheel and how to solder small components without melting everything! We will go over setting small cabochons both calibrated and custom shapes. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Previous silver soldering experience will help but not required

Materials you are required to bring: Cabochon, files, bench pin, bench block, jeweler's saw w/#2/0 blades, rawhide mallet, scribe, diagonal cutters (flush cutters work best) 400 grit sand paper, texture hammer(s). OPTIONAL: Stamps, bezel burnisher, bezel rocker, brass brush

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781, Stone on Stone Pendant - $218 [More Info]
Jeff Fulkerson
8:30 am - 4:00 pm Saturday, March 25, 2017
978, Thick Gauge Bezel Set Honey Quartz PMC Pendant With A Fine Silver Chain - $280
 
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Fusing, Metal Clay, Metalwork, Patina, Stone Setting - Faceted

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
Fine Silver Fusing Techniques
  Prong Settings for Faceted Semi-Precious Stones
  PMC-3 Techniques
  Patina & Finishing Techniques

In this action packed and intensive day we will make a PMC base to hold a Honey Quartz Baguette Cut Gemstone. After firing, we will add the prongs for the pressure setting and the heavy gauge hand created bezel and bail to set off this amazing pendant. All of this will be finished off with a handmade fine silver chain in its creation; I will show you my tricks for fast and furious chains. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: No supplies required. Instructor Supplies all tools and materials for student use.

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978, Thick Gauge Bezel Set Honey Quartz PMC Pendant With A Fine Silver Chain - $280 [More Info]
Anne Mitchell
8:30 am - 4:00 pm Saturday, March 25, 2017
972, Metal Morphosis - $205
 
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Fusing, Soldering, Stone Setting

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

Create dramatically textured links by fusing sterling silver scraps to a silver base plate. Embellish the central links with 5 tube set bezels for an added touch of elegance. Students will create 7 links which may be linked together to form a bracelet or statement necklace, or used individually to create pendants and/or earrings. Students will learn to fuse silver without melting, a huge cost and time saver! No experience required.
.You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: Large Butane torch, butane, 6"x6" or larger solder board,

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972, Metal Morphosis- $205 [More Info]
Eva Sherman
8:30 am - 4:00 pm Saturday, March 25, 2017
946, Resisting Developments - $230
  
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Anodizing, Cold Connections, Dremel, Drilling, Metalwork, Niobium, Technique Based

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Anodizing niobium
  • Using painted on resists as an anodizing aid
  Using PnP Blue as an anodizing resist
  Making cold connections


Create unique jewelry when you cut, file, and sand niobium. You will learn four different resist techniques to develop patterns on your pieces that can be colored by bath anodizing. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Basic metalworking skills

Materials you are required to bring:
The instructor will provide all necessary supplies

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946, Resisting Developments - $230 [More Info]
Marti Brown
8:30 am - 4:00 pm Saturday, March 25, 2017
753, PMC 960: Earring with Bezel Set Stones - $244
   
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Metal Clay, Soldering, Stone Setting - Cabachon, Tool Instruction

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Working with PMC 960
  • Firing PMC 960
  • Bezel setting cabochons
  • Soldering PMC 960


In this workshop we'll create gorgeous dangling earrings with great designs and beautiful bezel set semi-precious stones. This is an introductory workshop, so not experience is required! Once you get started, you'll love this rewarding medium! PMC 960 Sterling Silver is an exciting medium that allows you to produce quality, detailed designs in sterling silver without the mess or equipment required for traditional jewelry casting. You will love the ability to create personalized, one-of-a-kind jewelry quickly and easily! You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Beginner level, but all levels will come away with knowledge!

Materials you are required to bring: All tools, materials, and supplies are included to execute the entire student project. Additional tools and supplies will be available for purchase to make projects later at home.

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753, PMC 960: Earring with Bezel Set Stones - $244 [More Info]
Gail Stouffer
8:30 am - 4:00 pm Saturday, March 25, 2017
941, Golden Texture: An Introduction to Roll Printing and Keum Boo - $215
   
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Metalsmithing, Metalwork, Texturing

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Roll printing
  • Keum Boo
  • Depletion gilding

This fun beginning workshop introduces you to two completely different metals techniques, and while each one by itself will add a new dimension to your metalworking repertoire, together they create high-impact drama on simple sheet metal. First, you'll learn how to use a rolling mill to create deep, detailed patterns on both copper and sterling silver using a variety of materials, including paper patterns. Then you'll learn the process of depletion gilding as a method of preparing sterling silver for the application of pure 24k gold foil. This ancient Korean technique, known as Keum Boo, adds the luster and warmth of real gold to your jewelry pieces for a striking and unique design element. Best of all, this technique requires only simple, inexpensive equipment and a little elbow grease to get started. Students will learn and work with the following skills and techniques: (1) Roll printing; (2) Depletion gilding; (3) Keum Boo (applying 24k gold to silver); (4) Creating handmade earwires. You WILL  complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None - beginners welcome!

Materials you are required to bring: All tools and materials are included! Students must bring the following: a free-standing battery-operated task light; eye magnification (if required); paper and pen for note-taking.

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941, Golden Texture: An Introduction to Roll Printing and Keum Boo - $215 [More Info]
Francesca Watson
8:30 am - 4:00 pmSaturday, March 25, 2017
399, Altered Surface Talismans Jewelry - $180
  
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Metalwork 

Challenge what is commonly held notions of what is considered jewelry. Gain knowledge of my studio style, tools and techniques for altering sheet metal and incorporating personal mementos and found objects to create wearable works of art. Learn metal techniques such as hand hammering, shaping, stamping, build dimensional pieces by dapping, folding, forming and manipulation. finishing and a variety of oxidizing methods. Add color, layer and style to your metalwork. Learn personal methods, formulas and techniques for altering, patterning and coloring the surface of sheet metal. Work with hand made traditional and nontraditional formulas to create colorful patinas and emulate artifacts from a lost civilization. Use these altered metal pieces to build a unique charm bracelet. Jewelry techniques include clean up, polishing, design, color and layout of ideas. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Basic metalworking skills

Materials you are required to bring: Tin snips, wire snips, needle nose and chain nose pliers, small hammer, anvil, metal file, (drill if you have one- 52 drill bits) Optional- beads, tin scraps, found or small precious objects.

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399, Altered Surface Talismans Jewelry - $180 [More Info]
Susan Lenart Kazmer
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Saturday, March 25, 2017
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:
• Learn to open and close jump rings
  • Learn to follow a chain maille pattern
  • Learn how to weave 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
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Saturday, March 25, 2017
057, Positively Negative Etching - Sterling Silver Etching - $150
  
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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 your own etched designs in Sterling Silver. In this class you will learn how to transfer your own designs to sterling silver and create a chemical etch. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: Magnifying glasses and Ott light as needed, heavy duty side cutter, nail polish, clean rag (like pieces of a t-shirt)

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057, Positively Negative Etching - Sterling Silver Etching - $150 [More Info]
Kieu Pham Gray
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm Saturday, March 25, 2017
885, Copper and Polymer Clay Cuff and Polymer Earrings - $85
   
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Design, Polymer Clay

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Basics of polymer clay and conditioning with pasta machine
  • Technique of creating a patterned rolled cane and cutting with a blade
  • Adhering polymer to copper

In this class you will learn how to create a rolled patterned cane using 4 colors of polymer, how to adhere polymer to copper and to create a smooth finish. You'll also learn how to use copper domes and create a smooth finish using sand paper and the Jool Tool. You'll love the copper and polymer cuff with earrings to match. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: Pasta machine (I prefer Makin), 12 x 12 glazed tile, 4 colors of polymer clay (I prefer Premo)

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885, Copper and Polymer Clay Cuff and Polymer Earrings - $85 [More Info]
Karen Hamilton
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm Saturday, March 25, 2017
875, Reticulated Pendant with Tube CZ Setting- $119

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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Basics, Finishing, Flex Shaft, Fusing, Metalsmithing, Metalwork, Patina, Silversmithing, Soldering, Stone Setting - Faceted, Texturing, Torchwork

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Reticulation sterling silver
  • Fusing argentium
  • Tube setting a faceted stone

Who doesn’t love to watch metal melt! Reticulating silver creates mountains and valleys by melting the sterling silver alloy (80/20) metal to a precise heat. Every reticulation comes out different. Create your own reticulated pendant and learn a fast and easy way to set a stone in a tube setting and then solder the pieces together creating your own one of a kind art piece. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Must know how to solder

Materials you are required to bring:
Jewelers saw frame and 3/0 – 4/0 blades, burnisher, fine small flat file, ring mandrel (if you don’t want to share), mallet, flush cutters, and safety glasses.

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875, Reticulated Pendant with Tube CZ Setting - $119 [More Info]
Janet Alexander
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Saturday, March 24, 2017
855, Fill the Gap - Keyfob - $35
        
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Kumihimo

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
7 cord braiding
  Braiding with beads
  Using a Kumihimo braiding disk

This workshop will teach how to braid using 7 cords instead of the 8 cords used in the basic round Kongo Gumi. The 7 cord structure is called Fill the Gap. It is much easier to learn than Kumihimo, but has the same overall look to the finished braid. The Class assignment will be a key fob or zipper pull. Materials will be 1) Large Lobster Claw clasp, 2) size 8/0 seed beads, 3) various other beads (leaves, drops, flowers, pips), 4) cLon beading cord. and 5) Kumihimo Braiding Disk. The basic instructions will teach how to braid with various type of beads, that are commonly used in making jewelry. Doing the shorter key fob gives the skills needed for making bracelets or necklaces, in less time. You WILL complete this project in class.


Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: Students will not need bring anything. They can bring a beading mat, but I will have some people can use.

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855, Fill the Gap - Keyfob - $35 [More Info]
Sally Battis
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Saturday, March 25, 2017
716, Discover Torch Enameling - Designs that kick GLASS - $55

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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: 3D Design, Coloring Metal, Design, Enameling, Glassworking, Mixed Materials, Recycling, Technique Based, Texturing, Torchwork

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Students will learn basic torch enameling techniques
  • Students will learn how to embed glass beads into designs
  • Students will learn how to create designs with transparent openings

It's Steven's newest torch enameling class and you can be one of the first students to play with his new design techniques. You'll love the ease of recreating these eye-catching designs and be amazed by their stunning beauty. Come to class and play with fire, color and your creativity! 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: No personal tools needed! Simply show up and be ready to create something special. All tools and materials are provided by Steven.

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716, Discover Torch Enameling - Designs that kick GLASS - $55 [More Info]
Steven James
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm Saturday, March 25, 2017
837, Stackable Cuff Bracelet- $114
  
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Basics, Design, Finishing, Technique Based, Wire Weaving, Wire Work, Wire Wrapping

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Several wire weaving techniques
  • Bending and forming
  • Finishing

Stacking multiple bracelets is very fashion forward and more interesting if the bracelets are different in some way. Add some interest to your stack of bracelets with this woven cuff. Whether it is one of many on your wrist or just the one, you decide. Just as you can decide the woven pattern that brings this piece to life. Using techniques typically seen in textiles and basketry, you will fill your cuff with intricate woven patterns which will bring your simple cuff to life with texture and interest. The Stackable Cuff Bracelet is a great beginning weaving class to learn the techniques for future wire weaving classes. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: With wire weaving and wire wrapping, your hands are your tools through the majority of the project.The ability and strength to hold your project for long periods of time while leveraging against them and good hand dexterity are a must. Also the ability to feel comfortable and manage fine wire and multiple wires at one time are required.

Materials you are required to bring: Wire cutters, Round nose pliers, Chain nose pliers, a ruler or measuring device, a bead mat, task light and extension cord (highly suggested but not required). Optional: nylon jaw pliers, a ring clamp (for anyone with hand strength issues) and seamstress tape.

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837, Stackable Cuff Bracelet- $114 [More Info]
Jeannine Mankins
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm Saturday, March 25, 2017
956, Trapeze Earrings - $125
  
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Design, Drilling, Forging, Hot Connection, Metalsmithing, Metalwork, Silversmithing

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Designing
  • Hot rivets
  • Creating hinges
  • Hot riveting stones

Articulation, movement, swinging metal! The movement of these earrings will catch the light and attention when wearing. Learn to design, forge, and hot rivet to make two pair of sterling silver earrings, one with stones, and one without. We will drill holes, ball wire and attach all pieces to make earrings that are hinged in one or two places. Once you complete a sterling silver pair of earrings, we will move on the more challenging aspect of making hot rivets with stones! Come join me and learn the secrets of success! You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Must know how to file

Materials you are required to bring: Ruler, sharpie, flat file, chasing hammer and bench block, wire cutters

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956, Trapeze Earrings - $125 [More Info]
Debora Mauser
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm Saturday, March 25, 2017
210, Twinkle Twist Bracelet - $141
 
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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 - $141 [More Info]
Kieu Pham Gray
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm Saturday, March 25, 2017
899, Bark Pendant with Granulation - $170

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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Assembly, Basics, Design, Dremel, Drilling, Metal Clay, Metalsmithing, Patina, Stone Setting - Faceted, Torchwork, Wire Work

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

This popular class fills quickly! So much fun. Bring a funky piece of bark and whittle it down to create the model for your piece. You will make a mold you can use again to transfer your design to silver. Granulation the metal clay way is clean, professional and stress free. This time we will gypsy set a couple tiny faceted stones for a little sparkle. (not pictured) If you bring a 20 or 22 inch sterling chain, a patina can be added. The chain in the photo is a popcorn chain. Every piece looks different and exciting. One of my favorite classes to teach. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Good hand eye coordination, ability to work very small

Materials you are required to bring: Bring a funky piece of bark about 3 inches by 1 inch, or use one of mine, task Lamp, magnifiers, fine long bent nose pliers, emery board, playing cards or thickness slats, clay roller, fine paint brush, small clay shaper, fine tweezers

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899, Bark Pendant with Granulation - $170 [More Info]
Donna Lewis
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm Saturday, March 25, 2017
818, Playing with Fire - $120
  
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Cold Connections, Coloring Metal, Metalwork, Riveting, Torchwork

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Applying flame patina
• Working with leather

In this class we will use fire to paint a broad spectrum of color while creating a one of a kind patterned copper canvas. Several inspired cuffs incorporating leather will be created from the fire painted sheet. All finished pieces will be sealed to preserve the flame patina. 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: 6"x6" or larger solder board, oval steel bracelet mandrel, butane torch. Please Note: All students MUST have a butane torch to complete this project.

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818, Playing with Fire - $120 [More Info]
Eva Sherman
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm Saturday, March 25, 2017
929, Horseshoes and Teardrops - $115
 
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Forging, Niobium, Wire Work

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Making horseshoe links
  • Making teardrop links
  • Anodizing niobium wire
  • Assembling a chain



Learn how to make simple style chain links. Anodizing them and assemble them into stunning bracelets. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Basic knowledge of pliers & cutters

Materials you are required to bring:
Instructor will bring all necessary supplies

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929, Horseshoes and Teardrops - $115 [More Info]
Marti Brown
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm Saturday, March 25, 2017
1100, The Teardrop Pendant - $124
   
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Wire Weaving,Wire Work,Wire Wrapping

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
•Basic wire weaving
  • Balling up wires
  • Shaping woven wires




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: None

Materials you are required to bring: Chain nose pliers, nylon tip pliers, flush wire cutters, needle tool, ruler, fine tip permanent marker, blue masking(1" or 3/4" is best) tape, recommended: task light, magnification and work mat

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1100, The Teardrop Pendant - $124 [More Info]
Kaska Firor
 
03/26/2017
Sunday, March 26, 2017

8:30 am - 11:30 am Sunday, March 26, 2017
205, Riveting Enamel - $117

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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Enamel








Learn enameling and cold connections in one class. You will learn to torch fire enamel on copper and use transparent enamels on silver to create true colors. After firing all the pieces you will rivet the pieces together. Students will finish at least one pendant.You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: Chain nose pliers, #2 paint brush (fine tip), 5 pages of any magazine (of any kind), Flat nose pliers, Side cutters (flush preferred), Magnifying glasses and Ott light as needed

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205, Riveting Enamel - $117 [More Info]
Kieu Pham Gray
8:30 am - 11:30 am Sunday, March 26, 2017
660, Make Your Own Textures with Photopolymer Plates - $160
  
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: 3D Design,Metal Clay,Polymer Clay,Technique Based

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• How to use photopolymet plates to create personal texture
  • Learn which fonts work best for photopolymers plates
  • Use silver metal clay to create a small charm with one of your textures



Learn the ins and outs of creating your own designs, including popular words and phrases, in this short class for metal clay and polymer clay users. Students will have the opportunity to create a simple pair of silver earrings with one of their own designs. You WILL complete this project in class.


Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring:
Scissors, scotch tape, writing materials, metal clays tools (optional)

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660, Make Your Own Textures with Photopolymer Plates - $160 [More Info]
Ed and Martha Biggar
8:30 am - 11:30 am Sunday, March 26, 2017
164, Rainforest Leaves - $120
  
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Anodizing, Assembly, Fold Forming, Metalwork, Niobium, Texturing, Wire Work

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Fold forming niobium without annealing
  • Anodizing
  • Embellishing with seed beads

Niobium sheet will be cut and folded so that a leaf shape can be cut out. Then the shape will be hammered to complete the fold forming. After unfolding the leaf it will be additionally textured, filed and anodized. To finish the earrings earwires will be constructed and they will be embellished with drop seed beads. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Ability to use basic hand tools

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

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164, Rainforest Leaves - $120 [More Info]
Marti Brown
8:30 am - 12:30 pm Sunday, March 26, 2017
964, Bypass Bangle and Earrings - $135
 
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Hot Connection, Metalsmithing, Silversmithing

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Hot rivets
  • Setting stones with rivets
  • Measuring

A contemporary way to show off your favorite small beads! Using your skills of forming, measuring and creating hot rivets, students will make a sterling silver bangle with complimentary earrings! With a little care, the appropriate torch this technique is easy, quick and will open new doors in your jewelry creations. Students will have choice of beads from several strands. You WILL  complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed:
Must be comfortable with torch

Materials you are required to bring: Metal ruler

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964, Bypass Bangle and Earrings - $135 [More Info]
Debora Mauser
8:30 am - 12:30 pm Sunday, March 26, 2017
979, Hour Glass Pinched Loop Chain - $135
 
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Fusing, Metalwork, Patina

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Fine silver fusing
  • Shaping and forming
  • Patina




My exploration and updating of classic chains to fine silver creations continues. This current variation is an embellished version of the classic pinched loop chain. By rounding out and opening up the loops and adding a single fused link for movement and flash this delicate chain is a great addition to the classic links series that I started 4 years ago. You WILL  complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: No supplies required. Instructor Supplies all tools and materials for student use

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979, Hour Glass Pinched Loop Chain - $135 [More Info]
Anne Mitchell
8:30 am - 12:30 pm Sunday, March 26, 2017
877, Cloisonne Enameled Pendant - $122
  
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Basics, Cloisonné, Torchwork

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Cloisonné enameling
  • Cleaning enamel
• Torch enameling
• Wet packing enamel

It’s always fun to add color to your jewelry pieces! Whether you have done torch enameling before or not, this beginner class introduces you to adding more technique to your enameling knowledge! Learn the basics of Cloisonné enameling while creating this fun Kaleidoscope Pendant! We will make this fun pendant using torch enameling techniques on copper. Janet learned enameling from several award winning artists and passes on her expertise of 40+ years in making jewelry. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring:
Needle nosed pliers, round nosed pliers, fine point tweezers, wire cutters or sharp scissors, and flat file. Optional: Optivisor or magnifying glasses and task light.

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877, Cloisonne Enameled Pendant - $122 [More Info]
Janet Alexander
8:30 am - 12:30 pm Sunday, March 26, 2017
930, Big Wire Hoop Earrings - $123
 
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Basics, Finishing, Technique Based, Wire Work, Wire Wrapping

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Building a frame
  • Bending and coiling wire
  • Managing multiple wires
  • Wrapping a head pin

Big hoop earrings are always fashionable, but these big hoops have a little more pop! Using 2 different gauged wires, a few findings and a mix of seed beads and crystals you will form and embellish a beautiful pair of unique hoop earrings that can be casual enough to wear with your favorite jeans or fabulous enough to wear out for a night on the town.You WILL  complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: With wire wrapping your hands are your tools through out the majority of the project. The ability and strength to hold your project for long periods of time while leveraging against them and good dexterity are a must. Also, the ability to feel comfortable working with fine wire and multiple wires at one time. Some previous wire experience is recommended.

Materials you are required to bring: Wire cutters, chain nose pliers, round nose pliers, a ruler or measuring device, a bead mat or tray, a task light and extension cord. Optional: nylon jaw pliers.

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930, Big Wire Hoop Earrings - $123 [More Info]
Jeannine Mankins
8:30 am - 4:00 pm Sunday, March 26, 2017
257, Spinner Bangles - $230
  
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Metalsmithing

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Silver soldering
  • Measuring your wrist for proper fit
  • Several texturing methods
  • Forming bangles
  • Finishing

You've made the spinner ring, now take a step up and make a bangle to go with it! In this class you'll get a chance to have fun while making a couple of spinner bangles. We will focus on proper silver soldering technique to ensure a good joint, as well as several texturing techniques. We will also go over proper filing technique so you get better results for your efforts. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Basic knowledge of jewelry tools

Materials you are required to bring: Files, Jeweler's saw w/#2/0 blades, Rawhide mallet, Texturing hammers, 320 or 400 grit sand paper, bench pin, diagonal flush cut pliers, ruler, Scribe (awl), bench block. Suggested but not required: round bracelet mandrel (stepped and/or tapered), brass brush, silver/copper wire for additional spinners, brass mallet, combination square (sliding T-square), stamps, cloth measuring tape

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257, Spinner Bangles - $230 [More Info]
Jeff Fulkerson
8:30 am - 4:00 pm Sunday, March 26, 2017
915, Making connections-Riveting II step in Talismans - $180
 
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Metalwork

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Combine layers of metal sheet, found objects and paper to create layers of negative and positive space
  • Focus on cold joining techniques such as riveting traditional, nut and screw
  •Learn to add height and dimension by incorporating technique using tubing which creates a hollow form

Combine layers of metal sheet, found objects and paper to create layers of negative and positive space to complete an unusual wearable charms, Talismans and pendants. Focus on cold joining techniques such as riveting traditional, nut and screw, bundled objects such as a small stack of paper. Also, learn to add height and dimension by incorporating technique using tubing which creates a hollow form. Learn clean up and finish work. Attach to a charm bracelet or create a pendant. Multiple pieces will be finished in class. Use of jewelers saw will be helpful. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Good metalworking skills or Talisman Bracelet is the prerequisite

Materials you are required to bring: Please bring- jewelers saw, size 03 blades, (or tin snips) wire snips, chain nose and needle nose pliers, ball peen hammer, anvil, anvil pillow, flat metal files, photographs, transparency’s, personal objects

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915, Making connections-Riveting II step in Talismans - $180 [More Info]
Susan Lenart Kazmer
8:30 am - 4:00 pm Sunday, March 26, 2017
898, Organic Silver Rings with PMC - $240

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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Assembly, Basics, Design, Dremel, Drilling, Finishing, Metal Clay, Metalsmithing, Patina, Stone Setting - Faceted, Texturing, Torchwork, Wire Work

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Metal clay manipulation
  • Sizing and shrinkage calculation
  • Faux granulation

A very popular class! Wonderful way to learn a little or a little more about PMC. I prefer you concentrate on building only one superb ring rather than trying to crank out crummy ones. We will add granulation the sneaky metal clay way and this time we will gypsy set a few tiny stones for just a hint of sparkle. These funky rings are so much fun to make and allow for a wonderful day of stress free creation along with great shopping time. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Good hand eye coordination, ability to work small

Materials you are required to bring: STEPPED Ring Mandrel on a stand is the most important item for this class. Borrow from a friend if you need to. Sharing these or working with a different tool will add stress to your experience. Task lamp, magnifiers, playing cards or open ended thickness slats ( the enclosed ones are too small for this use, fine long bent nose pliers for tiny granulation work, metal clay roller, fine needle tool, emery board

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898, Organic Silver Rings with PMC - $240 [More Info]
Donna Lewis
8:30 am - 4:00 pm Sunday, March 26, 2017
958, Wire Woven Eye Pendant - $250
  
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Weaving,Wire Weaving,Wire Work,Wire Wrapping

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Wire weaving
  • Shaping large guage wires
  • Basket weave




Create this beautiful and unique pendant using a variety of wire skills. In this class you will learn intermediate to advanced weaving techniques with special attention given to improvement of wire-weaving proficiency, including consistency and flow. Students will have a choice of working with a hand crafted lampwork glass eye-shaped, or oval-shaped domed bead. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Must have wire-weaving experience

Materials you are required to bring: Flush wire cutters, chain nose pliers, flat nose pliers, nylon jaw pliers, needle tool, ruler (12 inches or longer), medium tip permanent marker, blue masking tape (1in or 3/4in is best) Recommended: task light, magnification, work mat

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958, Wire Woven Eye Pendant - $250 [More Info]
Kaska Firor
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Sunday, March 26, 2017
907, Line Fold Cuff - $125
  
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Anodizing, Fold Forming, Forging, Metalwork, Niobium, Texturing

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Fold-forming
  • Anodizing niobium
  • Forging for texturing metal
 
 

You will discover the magical properties of niobium that allow fold-forming without annealing and creating vivid colors through anodizing. You will cut, file, line fold and texture your bracelet. Anodizing will allow you to color the cuff to your personal taste.You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Basic experience with metal working

Materials you are required to bring: All supplies will be brought by the instructor

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907, Line Fold Cuff - $125 [More Info]
Marti Brown
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Sunday, March 26, 2017
944, Old Wise Oak - $117

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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Basics, Design, Finishing, Technique Based, Wire Work, Wire Wrapping

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Creating a frame
  • Wire sculpting
  • Wire wrapping
  • Connecting and finishing wire ends
In this class you will learn how to memorialize the Old Wise Oak in wire, stone and small beads to create a beautiful and unique pendant. Like oak trees in nature, no two will look alike! You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: With wire wrapping your hands are your tools throughout the majority of the project. The ability and strength to hold your project for long periods of time while leveraging against them and good hand dexterity are a must. Also the ability to manage multiple wires at one time and work with small beads are required.

Materials you are required to bring: Round nose pliers, chain nose pliers, wire cutters, ruler or measuring device, a beading mat or tray, task light and extension cord. Optional: nylon jaw pliers, bench block and chasing hammer (if you would like to hammer the frame).

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944, Old Wise Oak - $117 [More Info]
Jeannine Mankins
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Sunday, March 24, 2017
856, Fill the Gap - Keyfob - $35
        
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Kumihimo

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
7 cord braiding
  Braiding with beads
  Using a Kumihimo braiding disk

This workshop will teach how to braid using 7 cords instead of the 8 cords used in the basic round Kongo Gumi. The 7 cord structure is called Fill the Gap. It is much easier to learn than Kumihimo, but has the same overall look to the finished braid. The Class assignment will be a key fob or zipper pull. Materials will be 1) Large Lobster Claw clasp, 2) size 8/0 seed beads, 3) various other beads (leaves, drops, flowers, pips), 4) cLon beading cord. and 5) Kumihimo Braiding Disk. The basic instructions will teach how to braid with various type of beads, that are commonly used in making jewelry. Doing the shorter key fob gives the skills needed for making bracelets or necklaces, in less time. You WILL complete this project in class.


Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: Students will not need bring anything. They can bring a beading mat, but I will have some people can use.

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856, Fill the Gap - Keyfob - $35 [More Info]
Sally Battis