Bead Fest Santa Fe 2017
 

Workshops by Kaska Firor

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03/24/20178:30 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
03/25/20178:30 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
03/25/20175:30 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
03/26/20178:30 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