Bead Fest Santa Fe 2017
 

Workshops by Steven James

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03/24/20171:00 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
03/24/20175:30 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
03/25/20178:30 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
03/25/20175:30 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