Bead Fest Santa Fe 2017
 

Workshops by Gail Stouffer

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