Bead Fest Santa Fe 2017
 

Workshops by Eva Sherman

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03/23/20178:30 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
03/23/20174:30 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
03/24/20178:30 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
03/25/20178:30 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
03/25/20175:30 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