Bead Fest Santa Fe 2017
 

Workshops by Anne Mitchell

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03/23/20178:30 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
03/23/20174:30 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
03/24/20178:30 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
03/25/20178:30 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
03/26/20178:30 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